Summer is always a welcome reprieve from the hecticness of the school year gone by and a chance to reflect on recent activities and plan for what is to come.

We had a wonderful spring at the CDA culminating with our Annual General Meeting in June. Particularly appreciated this year were the “heartfelt highlights” from each of our Program Managers. There is so much to celebrate across all programs.

I am looking forward to working with our Board of Directors over the next year. The 2019.20 Board brings a mix of experience and new energy. A special welcome to our brand new Board members Nicole Chow and Christine Evanochko.

On the 12th of July, the CVCDA celebrated 45 years of providing service to the families and children of the Comox Valley. Over these years, the organization has touched numerous lives within the community and the community has given back with their enduring generosity and kindness.  

On July 20th we celebrated with the new COBS Bakery team by taking part in their Community Day event. All purchase proceeds that day went directly to the CVCDA. Then on July 27th we will be the beneficiaries of admission donations from the Classic Cars on the Green car show at Crown Isle. As always, we are deeply appreciative of being part of these events.

What we also do over summer is start planning for our 44th Telethon event taking place on November 3rd. While the big day is still a few months away, there is plenty to do including preparation of the raffles and silent auction, choosing a child to be our poster ambassador, and making sure we have all the supplies needed.

Here’s to some lazy, hazy days in summer for us all. See you in the fall.

 

Joanne Schroeder

Executive Director, Comox Valley Child Development Association