The Driftwood Mall’s Christmas Tree Auction in support of YANA raised an amazing $9,138.68 this year! The annual event, started by the Mall in 1999, has generously supported YANA for the past 16 years.
Local businesses and individuals decorate trees which are then displayed in the mall concourse, where members of the public can take part in a silent auction and bid on their favorite tree. The winners take home the fully decorated trees, many complete with gifts, and the Driftwood Mall donates the proceeds to YANA.
Some highlights this year include the Comox Valley Airport’s tree aptly called “The Gift of Flight” which earned $2,525, making it the highest bid ever at this event! The Chalifoux/Luscombe family’s lovely handcrafted decorations, featuring painted gourds, made “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a crowd stopper. The Needle Loft’s beautiful quilt set was a dreamy treasure under their tree and all the bright orange goodness under Home Depot’s tree made it a huge hit with bidders. The care and generosity that all sponsors put into their trees was a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas!
YANA would like to thank everyone who took part this year and made the Driftwood Mall’s fundraiser such a huge success. Our gratitude to:
Chalifoux/Luscombe Family; Courtenay Fish and Game; In Loving Memory of Kaiya Williams; London Drugs; Trisha Randle; Driftwood Ticket Centre; Tisdall/Godfrey/Van Cleave Family; CV Business Network; Kelli Andrews; Team Deters/Team Behan; Investors Group Financial; All In One Party Shop; Boston Pizza; Comox Airport; Target; Generation Gap; Vrable Family; McKenzie Gartside; Kingfisher; Needle Loft/Seams Perfectly Simple; K.W. Electric; Banks/Razmus Family; The Bisque Restaurant; Quality Foods and A Step Above; Gayles Grooming In Memory of Kweil Lewis; Home Depot; The Rushton Family; Angels; Ecole Au-Coeur-De-Lile; Mosaic Vision Care; Sandi Piper; and The Tee Box.