YANA Big Love Benefit

Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay

The Big Love Benefit is an annual dinner and auction in celebration of the philanthropy and love that surrounds YANA. This gala fundraiser is filled with fun, friends and community spirit.

The evening begins at 5:30pm with the opportunity to visit, purchase refreshments and draw tickets, and peruse the hundreds of silent auction items that are generously donated by our community. Tria Fine Catering provides a delicious buffet dinner and dessert, followed by a heart-felt photo presentation by McKinnon Photography featuring one of our courageous YANA families. Auctioneer Dave Stevens leads an exciting live auction where guests have the opportunity to bid on amazing packages.  Last call is at 11:30pm.

Big Love 2020 was a record-breaking success!  We’re looking forward to next year already. The next YANA Big Love Benefit will be FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021.

Tickets will go on sale Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at 10:00am and will be available here on the YANA website. Tickets generally sell out in seconds. Mark your calendars!

The Comox Valley has embraced the concept that it takes a community to raise a child. We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, and many supporters who make this evening grand. Special thanks to our sponsors who help us create a memorable evening and a successful fundraiser! We are so grateful for your generosity!

Looking Back

2020

On every great team, each player puts their hand in for the cheer, and voices rise together to shout their rally cry. Each person in the circle knows if they play their role selflessly, with passion and determination, the result will be a source of huge pride for everyone involved.  And so it is with the 2020 YANA Big Love Benefit! Thank you to every sponsor, donor, attendee, volunteer and supporter who put their hands in and raised a record-breaking $166,000 at this magical event. This was a big BIG win for YANA families in our community!

Thank you Ali Roddam Photography for the gorgeous images below capturing the electricity of the night, Jabin Postal Films for the beautiful video allowing everyone to see exactly what the Big Love surrounding YANA means to our community, and Karen at McKinnon Photography for sharing the touching story of one of the beautiful YANA families we all come together to support.

2019

The electricity, the magic, and the generosity surrounding the 2019 Big Love Benefit was astounding.  YANA supporters throughout the Comox Valley and beyond showed their fierce community spirit coming together to raise an incredible $158,000!  Heaps of big love to everyone that had a hand in this record-breaking year!  View Karen McKinnon’s 2019 video presentation here.  Enjoy photos of the evening by Ali Roddam below!

 

2018

What a night!  We are thrilled to announce a record-breaking net fundraising total of $122,000!  Sponsors, donors, volunteers, guests and online auction shoppers showed their big, big love for YANA families in connection with our February 23rd Big Love Benefit. Sincere thanks to all contributors! Our hearts are full!

2017

We are deeply grateful for the love and community spirit surrounding our annual gala event. Thank you to all contributors! Together, we raised $91,000 for local children and families.  Check out some snapshots from the evening.

2016

The love shared at the 2016 Big Love Benefit was big indeed and we are incredibly grateful for everyone’s contribution. Thank you to all guests, volunteers, donors and sponsors. Have a peek at some of the photographs provided by McKinnon Photography.

2015

We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 YANA Dinner & Auction was a huge success! We appreciate everyone’s contribution. Our community really came together to make this happen and to show support for YANA. Thank you to guests, volunteers, donors, and sponsors. It was an amazing night!  Scroll through the gallery below to see some of Ron Pogue’s photographs from this special evening and see more pictures here.

2014

Photographer Ron Pogue captured the magic of our 2014 YANA Dinner & Auction. Scroll through the gallery below to see some of the images from the event and see more pictures here.