Thank you to all the volunteers who are working hard to make the 2014 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride even bigger and better than last year. We appreciate your love of riding and your love of YANA!

Judy & Bruce Wing presented Annie Handley at their 1st Tuesday Fundraiser. Annie chose YANA as the recipient of donations at the door. We appreciate all the effort that Judy and Bruce put into these fundraising events and are thankful for the fabulous musicians who share their talent.

Thank you to our volunteer board of directors who are behind the scenes making good things happen every month. Your commitment is much appreciated!


Thanks to the XI Alpha Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for their donation in June to help us keep families together when a child has to leave the valley for medical treatment.

A shout out to Three Sisters One Bead who made these adorable pendant necklaces and offered them as gifts to a few of our most courageous clients.


Thank you to all the schools who participated in YANA fundraising or awareness activities this past school year. It is exciting to see kids helping kids and to see the efforts of teachers and administrators who foster this great work ethic in their students.

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.