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When, Where and What will YOU Ride?

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The 2020 Comox Bike Company Ride is a fully flexible, socially distanced event. 

Registration is entirely by donation.

Whether you are in the position to give a little or to give a lot- Bikes will keep us together….even when we’re apart.

Show your love for biking and for the YANA families in our community, and join the team! Every dollar donated is used to provide support for families needing to travel for medical treatment for a child or pregnant mother.

Flex your ride!

  • Ride WHEN you like- Any time between August 1-15, 2020.
    • Early morning, late in the day, ride one day, or ride many days….the choice is yours!
  • Ride WHERE you like- Choose your own personal route distance, location, and pace.
    • 1km or 1000kms; road, trail, track, or living room; speed of light or a snail’s pace…the choice is yours!
  • Ride WHAT you like- If it has wheels and is powered by YOU, it’s perfect for this ride.
    • Road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, e-bike, trike, unicycle….the choice is yours!

SAFETY FIRST– Ride Safely observing current social distancing guidelines and all rules of the road/trails.

Mike Seib at Dark Seib Enterprises continues to support YANA with monthly donations from Charlie’s Auto Wash.  Mike, we thank you and appreciate your ongoing support!

When the ‘Marvellous Mask Making Marcie Dumais’ refused to accept payment for the 6 PPE masks she made Patti Fletcher decided to donate the funds to YANA! Thanks from the tip of our masks to the bottom of our hearts.

Huge gratitude to Nourish Wellness for making us their charity of choice for proceeds from their Karma Yoga classes this Spring. What a wonderful way to try out different yoga styles while giving back to our community!

A big shout out to the staff at Waypoint Insurance, Crown Isle who generously donated funds raised from their Jeans Day to YANA. Thank you so much!!

We’re so grateful to the Children’s Health Foundation Vancouver Island for their generous funding of our Denman Hornby Connector Program for Expecting Mothers and our YANA Connects Parent and Caregiver Support Program.  These programs allow YANA to help Denman/Hornby families safely welcome their new wee ones into the world, and to provide a safe space where all YANA family caregivers can lean on each other for peer support and camaraderie.  We are very excited to be able to offer these valuable programs again this year thanks to the ongoing support of CHFVI.  To read more about the Children’s Health Foundation Vancouver Island and the great work they do, visit https://islandkidsfirst.com

June 1, 2020 COVID-19 Update

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To our YANA Families and Community Supporters,

Our YANA services will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic but we are continuing to do our part in slowing the spread and in keeping our clients and staff safe. 

Effective June 1, 2020, we will be open for necessary drop-in visits during our normal Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm office hours. 

We ensure a sanitized environment in the office and will continue to take the appropriate precautions to minimize risks associated with the virus. ALL visitors will be required to answer health check questions before entering, wash hands or sanitize upon arrival, and maintain 6ft/2m social distance at all times.  

If you are experiencing cough, shortness of breath, fever or any other COVID-19 type symptoms please do NOT visit the office.  

To access client care services remotely or to connect with us about community fundraising or donations outside office hours, please call us at 250-871-0343 or send an email to info@yanacomoxvalley.com

Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and for your help in the coordinated effort stay safe as we start to cautiously reopen services in our community.  💗

There aren’t the words to describe the depths of our gratitude to the Comox Valley Community Foundation and their philanthropic donors.  They’ve bestowed us with a grant to help replace the carpets in our YANA apartments with new laminate flooring, which will be highly impactful to the families who need the most hygienic environment possible.   Thank you!!

YANA feels really honoured that some of our biggest supporters are kids and schools.  We’d love to say a HUGE thank you to Ecole Robb Road and all the awesome students for the donation from their very creative VIP Seating fundraiser.  We think you’re all VIP!  

Sending love to United Way and all those anonymous donors in our community who decide to give to YANA.  We appreciate you and what your generous financial gifts enable us to do to help Comox Valley families who need to travel for the medical treatment of a child or pregnant mother.