Coastal Black Solstice Run – June 21

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Coastal Black Winery is delighted to announce their first annual Solstice Fun Run. This event will lead guests through the 600 acre estate winery nestled at the base of Mount Washington. Featuring a 5 km fun run, delicious snacks and sparkling wine, this evening promises to be very special. Annie Becker will be performing songs from her award winning album after the run.

funrun007_2With over 100 acres of fruit, Coastal Black is the largest cultivated blackberry farm in Canada. Their dedication to organic practices includes pollinating the vineyard with their own bees. A commitment to the preservation of land, air and waterways is one of the core values that inspire this family run farm.

Four years of wine sales for this growing winery has delivered them several domestic and international awards. The facility which features a tasting room, patio bistro, and ‘barn’ style event space has recently expanded with the addition of a wood fired, brick, pizza oven.

Coastal Black is generously supporting YANA and Cameryn’s Cause with a portion of the proceeds from registration to be donated to the runner’s choice. YANA is thrilled to share this opportunity with Cameryn’s Cause and for participants to gain more awareness of these two organizations. Both of these non-profit groups provide support to families with children who must travel outside of their communities for medical care. YANA supports families in the Comox Valley and Cameryn’s Cause serves Campbell River.

Check out the event photos here!


Seven-year-old, Lilia Spencer, started a candy-o-gram service to raise money for YANA and she exceeded her fundraising goal. A big thank-you to Lilia and her family for keeping YANA in their hearts.

Central Builders holds their Ladies Night with proceeds to YANA each year in May. Participants have a great time. This and other staff events resulted in a significant donation. Thank you!

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Many thanks to Christopher Smith for the hard work that was involved in reopening the sani-dump station at Canadian Tire with dumping fees going to charity. Chris has created a unique way for campers to support YANA.

407 Squadron, Pilots and Flight Engineers raised funds for YANA at their Elks Ball. Having fun and helping local families is a win-win! Thank you.

Salish Seafoods held a barbecue in conjunction with the reopening of their retail shop. Donations to YANA were generously made by those attending.

Elijah Cox and his friend Kieran McDougall wanted to do something to help YANA. They set up a stand in their neighbourhood and sold hot chocolate with all proceeds donated to YANA. Great idea!


Taven Caldwell-Waluk collected donations to YANA in lieu of birthday gifts. What a generous guy!

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Thanks to Two Eagles Lodge for making a donation through BMO Invest Comox Valley.

Croquet for YANA kicked off YANA Week in the Schools. Many thanks to Christopher and Wendy Smith of Enecon Alberta for organizing this fun event. The rain stayed away long enough for the participants to really enjoy themselves.