Crafting Christmas Crackers for YANA

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The crafting of 5000 Christmas Crackers for YANA has begun! We are looking for eagle-eyed, nimble-fingered adult volunteers to help create YANA Christmas Crackers for this annual fundraising tradition.

Check out this tutorial video by our lead cracker creator Robbie. Does this look like something you’d be able to do? Would you love to help raise money in support of YANA’s accommodation and travel funding programs for Comox Valley families?

See the drop in and private booking times on the Christmas Crackers Event Page, and join the YANA Christmas Crackers Volunteer Crafters Team!


We give thanks to the fine folks of Northgate Christian Education Society (Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy.) We appreciate that you think of us of YANA!

We are happy to recognize the Cumberland Masonic Lodge and the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon for their recent contribution to YANA. Cumberland Lodge chose YANA as their local charity recipient for 2019 and the Grand Lodge matched the funds! We are so grateful for this support, thank you!

The Sid Williams Theatre Society held a 50/50 raffle and the winner chose to donate his/her portion to YANA! We love the generosity of the Comox Valley!

We always knew that participants of the Kusam Klimb were tough, strong and generous! We’d like to give them a ginormous (as big as Mt. H’Kusam!) thank you for their donation to YANA.

Huge thanks to Loblaws (Real Canadian Superstore) for their recent donation. We appreciate their continuing support of YANA through their “Save It Forward Program.”

Thank you Kathleen for throwing your Beautycounter event for YANA! By making your customers look good you are helping our local YANA families feel good too!

There’s a new motorcycle repair business in town – Boot Hill performance Ltd. At their recent grand opening they held a ‘Lot Party’ with live music donated by Chris Andres plus served delicious food and car wash. Amongst all that awesomeness, the owners collected donations for YANA which we appreciate so much!

We’d like to acknowledge Fall River Logging Ltd for their charitableness. They held their annual golf tourney and donations were generously given to YANA. Thank you Fall River Logging!

YANA would like to give a shout out to the City of Courtenay’s Canada Day Committee for all their amazing work in creating a wonderful day for Comox Valley citizens on July 1st. It was a perfectly hot day for the local celebrity dunk tank, and variety show. All the “cool” proceeds were donated to YANA. Woo Hoo!