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Telus, through their “Give Where You Live” Program, approved a grant to Highland Secondary School “to empower and enable youth to be agents of change”. What a great way to give back to kids and families in our community. Thanks Highland and Telus.

The Courtenay Office of Workers Compensation made a nice donation to YANA through their corporate “Helping Hands” program. It’s so nice that your local donations can be given to a local charity through your gifting program.

The Comox Valley Principals and Vice Principals Association continue to pay back to YANA We know that they get to see first hand the impact of childhood illnesses and injuries on their students and their families. YANA helps all children under the age of 19 living in School District 71 who must leave the Comox Valley for medical treatment elsewhere.

Marjan Jackson was a YANA Volunteer extraordinaire when she volunteered to do all the work to bring the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir to the Comox Valley. It was a fantastic evening at Mark R. Isfeld School. Thank you so much Marjan. Thanks go as well to the corporate sponsors of the event – Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, McQueen Construction, Canadian Western Bank and Tim Hortons. It was a great partnership with Mark R. Isfeld School, as well.

What a fun time on a sunny day at the airport. The Comox Valley Airport Commission matched the funds raised by a barbecue for airport volunteers and the public by On the Fly Cafe. It was nice to connect with these kind folks again.

Courtenay Kia held a barbecue and donated proceeds to YANA We love summer barbecues and what better way to do it than with proceeds to a local charity like YANA

Jascha Phillips decided to cut his long hair and donate the money he raised to YANA We sure love it when family and friends get behind a kid doing good in our community. Thanks Jascha.

Thank you to Pam Tessman who did a little busking with her son – singing ‘Here to Help’. The donated the proceeds from their busking day to YANA – so sweet!

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who decorated and donated trees to the Driftwood Mall’s Christmas Tree fundraiser for YANA A big thank you to Heather who organized the entire event.

April 22-26 was the first annual YANA Week in the Schools. What a great way to raise awareness about how YANA helps families in School District 71. Many schools held awareness assemblies and fund raising events. We thank our Director, Hugh MacKinnon for an amazing job of organizing this, and attending many of the events.