A Smart Guy Who Knows His Pi!

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Jack Boan is a smart guy who knows his Pi!  He will be blowing people’s minds by reciting Pi on Pi Day (3.14) Thursday March 14th at Mark R Isfeld Secondary.  He has done it officially for a YANA fundraiser for three years now.  In his first year he recited 605 digits, second year he upped it to 808 digits, and last year he recited more than 1100 digits!  He has kicked off collecting his pledges and was hoping others would consider donating as well.

It’s easy, just go to https://www.yanacomoxvalley.com/donate/.  Mention ‘Pi Day’ or ‘Jack Boan’ in the notes section of your donation and YANA can attribute the donations to Jack’s fundraiser.  Jack says, “I am hoping to raise as much money as I can this year for Y.A.N.A.”  See Comox Valley Record’s article below to read his last year’s world ranking and more info:  https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/comox-valley-student-serves-up-more-than-1000-pieces-of-pi-for-charity-2/

Big Love 2019 – Astounding Generosity!

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The electricity, the magic, and the generosity surrounding this year’s Big Love Benefit was astounding. YANA supporters heard about the growing need for services and about the impact YANA assistance makes for local families. They came together with a resounding “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!”

Heaps of big love to everyone that had a hand in this record breaking year!

Meet YANA Big Love WestJet raffle winner Lana!

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What a magical winning moment!

Lana was in the house at the Florence Filberg Centre on Friday night at the 2019 Big Love Event when the winning name…HER name was called (note: winner did not need to be in attendance). And that was just the beginning, because this story is going to give you the feels!

In tears with the surprise of winning and all of the emotions of the night, Lana came to the edge of the stage to claim her prize. She asked to have the mic.

Nearly 400 event attendees and volunteers had just been introduced to an incredibly special YANA family through Karen McKinnon’s photo presentation. Touched by their story of challenge and resilience, Lana decided to pay it forward big BIG time. She announced that she wanted to donate the 2 Westjet tickets to little Kayden and Karris’s family! Lana multiplied this gift by adding in a stay at her family’s condo in Mexico. YANA board member Ashley joined the avalanche of generosity and offered to donate the additional 2 flights needed for the family of 4 to travel together if they could.

This story truly shows the profound feelings and actions of the night, and this community’s unbelievable support for YANA.

Congratulations Lana and thank you for creating a beautiful circle of giving!

And, of course, thank you to each and every volunteer who sold raffle tickets for us, and everyone who purchased a ticket!!

Photo credit:  Ali Roddam

Big Love WestJet Raffle Tickets on Sale Now

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Show your support for children and families in the Comox Valley by purchasing a YANA Big Love WestJet Raffle ticket!

Click HERE to request tickets and a YANA volunteer will contact you to fulfill your order. Winning ticket will be drawn at the Big Love Benefit Event. *Winner does not need to be present at the draw on Feb 22, 2019.

Online Auction Bidding Starts January 22

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From Jan 22 (9am) to February 8 (9pm), the whole community can participate in Big Love through the YANA Online Auction. The online auction includes 4 pairs of coveted tickets to the sold out Big Love Gala night! Now everyone can see our community’s generosity, find cool stuff and be part of the BIG LOVE needed to support local families. Get started with the quick registration so you’re ready to place your first bid on January 22nd. Thank you for supporting YANA Big Love!

Find the online auction here: https://charityauction.bid/YANABIGLOVEONLINE

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