Finlay Boggan celebrated his 5th birthday and donated his birthday money to YANA. What a sweetie!

Thank you to St. Michael & All Angels, Protestant Chapel at CFB Comox for their donation.

The Town of Comox have been donating bottles and cans from their receptacles to YANA over the last year and hardworking youth volunteer, Christopher Parkinson, has been working extremely hard at the Comox Return It Centre turning the bottles and cans into money to support our program. Thank you to everyone involved!

Terry Lee from Orion Facilitated Planning showed his support of local children who require medical treatment outside the community through a generous donation to YANA. Thank you.

Did You Know?

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Did you know that we made 5,000 Christmas crackers in record time?!  Thanks to an amazing volunteer response and tremendous leadership by YANA Board Director, Lesley Hunter, we completed crafting on November 3rd, 2014.  These beauties will be making their debut this weekend at the Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire at the Florence Filberg Center, November 7,8 & 9.  Click here for more information.

Our friends at Shaw captured some of the magic.  Take a peek!

Morning At The Movies Screens Retro Classic – Ghostbusters

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“Who you gonna call?”

If you grew up in the 80s you will likely know the answer to this question. Adam Duncan, President of ADI Benefits, admits he grew up in the 80s and admits his all time favourite films are from that era.

“I think it was a great decade filled with great films,” says Duncan. “I can name at least a dozen I’d like to see one more time on the big screen.”

Duncan wanted to do something fun for family and friends last year, so he rented the Rialto Theatre and invited the community out for a special showing of “Back To The Future.” Since moving to the Comox Valley he has been a supporter of YANA and thought the event would be a cool fundraiser. It went so well he decided to do it again.

“Halloween seems like a perfect time of year for Ghostbusters and the morning after Halloween is perfect for a movie day,” continues Duncan. “This is a great community and I’d just like to show my appreciation for being a part of it.”

Doors open November 1st at 9:30 am for the 10:00 am showing at the Rialto Theatre, 2655 Cliffe Avenue.

DSC_0012There’s a prize for the best costume, though coming in pjs is fine too. The concession will be open and offering special prices. Admission is by donation to YANA, with a suggested $5 minimum at the door.

Please RSVP to with the number in your family or group.

Parental Advisory: This is the full movie version and was rated PG at its original release in 1984.

Interested in displaying a poster to help promote this fun event?  Click here!


Thank you to the generous individuals who donate monthly through Canada Helps. Your quiet commitment to YANA is noticed and much appreciated.

It is not often that stormtroopers and other Star Wars villains come to town so we were excited and grateful to be included in the action at the In Con Family Gaming Convention.

InCON at Games and Grounds

Thank you to Tim Chaisson and the Island Charity Wrestling crew who hosted their annual wrestling event and donated proceeds to YANA. We love these crazy guys with huge hearts!

Nicest Wrestlers Ever

The Georgia Straight Hot Jazz Society hosted a dance in memory of Len Wilkie. What a lovely tribute and a great gift to the community.

Jackie Wilkie 2014 Geirgia Straight Jazz Society salute to Len Wilkie