Courtenay’s Wayward Distillery has donated 2000 litres of its hand sanitizer to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for distribution to not-for-profits and emergency services in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

The hand sanitizer will be packaged in 20 litre pails with integral spouts. As hand sanitizer supply and costs ebb and flow in these volatile times, Wayward wants to provide consistency to not-for-profit organizations who are in need of this valuable resource. Notfor-profits may submit a request for up to a maximum of five pails by visiting the CVCF website at: and completing the online form.

Dave Brimacombe, CEO of Wayward Distillery, reached out to both the Campbell River and Comox Valley Community Foundations as he is well aware of the broad reach of these foundations. “The team at Wayward loves to play and work right here, in this spectacular part of the world. We’ve always been part of community fundraisers, farmers markets, and festivals and events throughout our almost six years of business in the Comox Valley. As this global health crisis evolves, we are as committed as ever to connecting with our community as best we can.”

“The Comox Valley Community Foundation is very happy to be able to support this initiative as it is yet another example of our community stepping up to assist our front-line agencies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “The use of hand sanitizer contributes to good hand hygiene, and will be invaluable to the many organizations in our communities needing to transition their operations to ensure safe service.”

Wayward is a certified BC Craft Distillery that ferments and distills BC honey into spirits and was one of the first distilleries in the province to add hand sanitizer to its list of products that they make here in Courtenay. Wayward is licensed by Health Canada to produce the hand sanitizer, which is formulated in accordance with World Health Organization standards, and is on the Government of Canada’s approved supplier list.

Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation