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A shout-out to Jillian!  It’s so cool seeing kids helping kids. Jillian is a student from Ecole Puntledge who organized a bake sale for YANA and brought in birthday money, too!

We love our Community Impact volunteers from First Credit Union & Insurance ! Karen B and Paul hit the town for us with Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride posters and Karen M and Tracy helped with some important archiving work. Such a great initiative that YANA benefits from!

A strong showing of YANA love was found at GP Vanier. We appreciate that you got the school mindful of all we do and fundraised for us in a big way. You rock!

Our gratitude to Mrs. Daneliuk’s Grade 6 & 7 class from Valley View Elementary School. These creative students donated the charitable portion of their entrepreneur fair proceeds to YANA and we’re so pleased.

Kudos to Comox Legion Branch 160 for the many years of contributions to YANA.  We are also grateful for the outreach opportunity you offered us at your recent Information Fair.

Thank you to Royston Elementary School who hosted a very successful art show and auction with proceeds to YANA!

We love our sponsors! Thank you so much to all the various businesses getting behind the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride, an important fundraiser for YANA. Our volunteer committee is busy behind the scenes getting everything ready for our August 19th cycling event and our sponsors ensure event expenses are covered so that monies raised go the cause. Sponsors are listed on our registration site, check them out!

Thank you Cedar Grove Roofing Supply!  They held a charity drive for YANA and we think that’s awesome!

Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride Early Registration Deadline July 16

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Join us for the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride on Sunday, August 19. Cyclists of all ages and abilities can take part in this fun and challenging ride through the beautiful Comox Valley. Routes of varying distances ensure everyone can participate. There is a 25km, 50km and a 100km loop as well as a 6km family route that allows riders of all ages to cycle together. For little ones not yet using pedals we will be hosting a special Little Wheelers activity in the park. Register before July 16 and receive a commemorative shirt courtesy of Dr. Andreas Conradi.

Click here for more information, to register or to pledge a cyclist.  Bikes will keep us together!

Every City Needs One

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We were thrilled to receive a grant from the City of Courtenay earlier this year that allowed us to do various maintenance projects at our four YANA apartments in Vancouver. Now all apartments have sofa beds in the living room, a new dining room table and chairs, new rugs, ottomans, curtains and well-functioning computers and wifi. We also added a beautiful reminder of home through local artwork by Tracy Kobus. “Every City Needs One” is a perfect addition to each apartment.  The YANA apartments continue to be an important resource for Comox Valley families who need to stay in Vancouver while a child or pregnant mother has medical treatment.