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Thank you, Ladies at the Eastern Star, for choosing YANA as a recipient of your fundraising efforts.

Hurray for Josephine Patry who collected money from her 6th birthday to donate to other kids through YANA.

Central Builders’ Hosting Ladies Night in May

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Once again, Central Builders’ is supporting YANA by hosting Ladies Night. The date is set for May 1 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Tickets are on sale in advance and the evening promises to include lots of learning, laughter and skill building.
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Easter Eggstravaganza on Monday, April 21

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Investors Group has teamed up with the Town of Comox and Quality Foods to host an Easter Eggstravaganza on April 21st at Comox Marina Park. An Easter egg hunt starts at noon (sharp) and a BBQ and activities by donation will follow. All proceeds will be donated to YANA. See the poster below for more details.

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Brooklyn Elementary School helps YANA help families through their annual mat sale where older students have the opportunity to sell used toys on a mat in the gym and younger students have the chance to purchase. Thanks to Dede Willans, students, staff and parents who participated. Lots of learning and fun takes place through this event and over $400 was raised for YANA.

Donation tins sit on the counters of many of our partners in the business community. We thank them for their ongoing support of YANA and the public for making sure every penny counts. To find out how you can participate in this initiative, contact us.

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A big thank you to donors who give monthly to YANA through Canada Helps. Your commitment is greatly appreciated. Canada Helps is a convenient way for donors to have their donations charged monthly to their credit cards, and receive an immediate tax receipt directly by email. Learn more about this donation option here.

Community Spirit Soars At Dinner & Auction

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Sincere gratitude to the “hundreds of hearts” that contributed to the YANA Dinner & Auction held Friday, February 28th. Together we raised $63,800 for local families who need to leave the Comox Valley for medical treatment.

It was a night filled with community spirit thanks to numerous volunteers, joyful guests, generous donors and caring sponsors. A huge shout out to the volunteer planning committee (Loretta Semple, Sarah Stromquist, Alana Pearson, Harmony Dyck, Lesley Hunter, Judy Cryer, Kelly Rusk, Kris Johnson and Marcie Dumais), auctioneer Dave Stevens, Karen McKinnon, Ron Pogue, Bob Wells, Carl Tessmann and Comox Taxi. Many thanks to Tria Fine Catering, All-In-One Party Rentals, Four Frames Photo Booth and Tick-It for providing exceptional service at discounted rates. We live in a community that cares about kids!

Read what the Comox Valley Record has to say about the 2014 Dinner & Auction.

2014 Dinner & Auction Photo Gallery

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Photographer Ron Pogue captured the magic of the evening. Scroll through the gallery below to see some of the images from the event and see more pictures here.

Generous Donation Made By Courtenay Family Chiropractic

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In 2011, Courtenay Family Chiropractic started a fund raising campaign to help support YANA. Early in 2014, they decided they should tally up the funds and make the donation happen. Much to their surprise, and the grateful delight of YANA, the total was an impressive $10,130.  

Courtenay Chiro Cheque2 cropThe entire team at Courtenay Family Chiropractic is extremely proud to be able to make this donation. Dr. Marnie Grant and Dr. Ken Heinrich (right) are presenting the cheque to YANA (Kris Johnson, left) on behalf of their team. Thank you so much for this incredible donation, it will support so many of the families who need to leave the Comox Valley for their child’s medical needs.