Tickets for the 2023 YANA Big Love Benefit on sale Sunday, January 15th

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Join us for the first IN-PERSON Big Love Benefit since 2020!

Our collective hopes may have been dashed before, but this is the year we will come together, in person, once again in celebration and support of YANA families!

The 2023 YANA Big Love Benefit Gala will take place on Friday, February 24th at the Florence Filberg Centre Signature Venue.

The event will be live-streamed as well for those who would like to attend virtually. Join us in person or online for a long-awaited incredible evening of philanthropy, celebration, and community spirit!

Tickets go on sale online, Sunday, January 15th at 10am sharp.

Signature Venue tickets are $125 each.
Live-Stream tickets are by tax-deductible donation.

Ticket purchase link and event info here:

Be sure to set your alarms, tickets sell out in just SECONDS!

With both in-person and virtual options, Big Love 2023 is about choice and flexibility!  Attendees will enjoy an electric evening of community connection, delicious dining and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to bid on incredible items and packages in both the online auction and live auction, hosted by the one and only, Dave Stevens.

The night will include a moving photo presentation captured by the talented Karen McKinnon offering a glimpse into the experiences of a YANA family deeply impacted by the generous support this community provides.

Your in-person or virtual Big Love Benefit ticket gives you exclusive access to both the FULL silent auction running from February 14th to 24th and the exciting LIVE auction during the Big Love event on Friday, February 24th.

Show your support by bidding on the amazing items donated by generous individuals and businesses from around the Comox Valley and beyond. There are sure to be some hot-ticket items up for bid including gift certificates, experiences, local pottery and artwork, collectibles, and much, much more!

Join the community of supporters rallying behind YANA families! Every ticket purchased, every item auctioned, every dollar donated makes a difference.

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible donation made of behalf of the generosity shown at the Royston Nano Brewery auction! We are truly humbled by the massive donation that was made and cannot thank you enough for your kindness. This donation will make such a huge difference in our ability to continue our important work and make a positive impact in our community. We are so grateful to be part of such a compassionate and giving community.

Colourful but snowy thank you to Isabelle.D for donating 50% of her proceeds from the Gazebo Art Sale she hosted in the snow! Your paintings, and art cards are absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for choosing YANA as your charity of choice!

YANA would like to give a shout out to Knappett Construction who made personal donations at their staff Christmas Party!  We are extremely grateful when organizations decide to make YANA their Charity of Choice, thank you!

We are so grateful to Tayco Paving for their extremely generous donation in lieu of Christmas gifts at their Christmas Party! Their kindness will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the families we support, and we are truly thankful for their support!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We were so lucky to have Lisa in the office last week for Franklin Covey’s Give Back Event! What an amazing way for Franklin Covey and their employees to show their commitment to their community and make a positive impact on the people around them!

If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider reaching out about potential volunteering opportunities. For any information or questions regarding volunteer opportunities please head to our website at

Thank you doesn’t seem to feel enough when thanking the Comox Valley Regional District Unit members of CUPE Local 556 for their recent donation. These municipal workers work so hard, and we’re very grateful that they thought of YANA to be the recipient of their generosity!

Woofs here, woofs there, everywhere a woof woof! Huge thank you to Courtenay Bosley’s and Amy Shaw Photography for putting together such a fantastic fundraiser! Who doesn’t love holiday photos of their animals!? From dogs to cats to bunnies despite the weather, you all showed love to your furry friends and the YANA families. We couldn’t be more grateful to you all who came out!

A major thank you needed to T.Lewis for his recent donation to help offset the recent loss of recent donors this last month. Your support speaks for itself, and we are incredibly grateful for what you’re able to do for the families we support.

When you pile in a bunch of volleyball folks with HUGE hearts in a gym what do you get? Ahh-mazingness. The Comox Valley Sports and Social Club challenged the volleyball community to raise money for YANA and fill not one but TWO vans full of items for the Comox Valley Food Bank! How incredible is that. Not only did the players raise $750.00 but the club then matched it to raise the total to $1500!!! Holy heartwarming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us say “yes” to the families who need it most.