Join us this year on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 as the Comox Valley
Child Development Association (CVCDA) hosts their 44th Children’s Telethon at the Sid
Williams Theatre, from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
The Telethon is a FREE event for the whole family to enjoy through a range of live
performances and activities, while also being part of the wonderful fundraising spirit here
in the Comox Valley. There will be special guest MC’s, door prizes and the very rare
opportunity of being behind the scenes of a live Shaw Spotlight, tv broadcast.
Each year the Telethon raises funds contributing to the overall operating costs of the
CVCDA including, the 13 different programs operating under their umbrella. One additional
goal for this year is to build on their existing outdoor play space, that was initially realized
through the generous fundraising of the Comox Valley McHappy Day and evolving it in to a
Natural Playground. This will be a space designed to make use of existing topography and
natural materials and create an open-ended outdoor play area for children to make
discoveries and interact with their environment.
There are a number of ways to contribute to this year’s fundraising goals. Supporters are
invited to phone in their pledges during the Telethon, where volunteers will be ready to
take their calls (250-334-9200). Of course, in person donations are always welcome
throughout the event and can be made any time before or after the Telethon via their
website or through their main reception (237 – Third Street, 250-338-4288). Additionally,
the 2019 CVCDA Silent Auction is currently excepting bids online and will also be live onsite
to make those in person bids. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for five dollars
with one of two exceptional prizes to be won including a return flight for 2 anywhere
WestJet flies or a Deluxe Raffle Basket valued at $2,900. Visit CVCDA.CA for all details.
The Comox Valley Child Development Association is a non-profit organization locally
supporting children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families for 45 years.
In 2018, over 1000 Comox Valley children and their families used services at the CVCDA. All
of the CVCDA’s programs are designed to not only enrich the lives of the people who access
these services but also to contribute to a stronger Comox Valley that welcomes and
includes everyone who lives here.