Comox Valley Community Foundation To Participate In Second Round Of Emergency Community Support Fund
“As infection rates start to rise again in communities across the country, ongoing support is
vital in the fight against COVID-19,” says Matt Beckett, CVCF President. “Local charities and
non-profit organizations are pillars in this community. For over six months, they have been
working tirelessly to support those who need it most but the reality is, they’re struggling
with increased demand at the same time as revenues have decreased. We’re thrilled to be
able to flow additional emergency funding their way through the ECSF but we also see the
need for stabilization support for the sector, so they can continue their good work in our
community over the long haul.”
“As a result of our research and working in our communities, we know that mental health and the ability to cope during this pandemic is a huge concern. Meanwhile the numbers of people facing homelessness continues to increase as people lose their jobs and their savings dry up,” said Signy Madden, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver, Executive Director.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, our local community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support of all kinds—in particular, to individuals and communities experiencing continued or heightened vulnerability,” Madden added. “Demand for their services have increased dramatically. We are proud to work in partnership with the federal government and help organizations carry out their vital work in the coming months to ensure no one is left behind.”
The Comox Valley Airport is happy to announce the restart of WestJet’s morning and
evening service to Calgary. Starting today, sixteen additional weekly flights have been
added to the current schedule, increasing service to twice daily via Calgary and adding
two additional flights to Edmonton, for a total of four weekly.
The Hebrew word shalom is understood in English simply as peace, but (as usual) the English falls short of its true meaning. Shalom refers to the peace that comes as a result of there being justice for all.
“Our Comox Valley business community has once again been incredibly generous and we
invite you to view the great selection of items available,” added Beckett. “Both the Gala and
online auction raise much needed funds for the Foundation to continue our important work
in the community.”
This year in lieu of the 17th annual dinner the Courtenay Child Haven Committee is selling take out Indian Dinners for four for $50 on October 16th at 5 pm at the Courtenay Legion. Pre-payment by e-transfer will be the method of payment and social distancing will be practiced.
The pandemic continues to illuminate the ways the social determinants of health are interconnected and how they impact our health. Housing, food insecurity, social isolation, accessibility, transportation, diversity and inclusion, social support and connections, education and employment are social determinants of health and all have been impacted by this pandemic. Our coordinating circle and action teams continue to safely meet and focus on collective action to positively impact these social determinants of health.
During the next few months, the health network will share resources and information about social isolation, mental health, and wellness on our social media. Please join us there, we would love your input.
We are all in this together. Be kind, be calm, be safe.
This year, not being able to sell the juice at various events due to the Pandemic could have affected the success of the Backyard Blend fundraiser, however, a number of local retailers have stepped up to help. The 100% pure apple juice, with no chemical additives, can now be purchased at several locations.
Much needed upgrades to Cumberland’s basketball and racquet courts at Village Park are now complete. The upgrades include a new racquet court configuration maximizing the existing space for one tennis court and two pickleball courts. The new layout reduces the likelihood of errant balls disrupting adjacent games