YANA Big Love Benefit

Friday, February 23, 2018 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.

On-line ticket sales begin Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10am. Guests are grouped into tables of 8. You can purchase up to 8 tickets. Tickets sell extremely fast.

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The evening begins with the opportunity to visit, purchase a refreshment, 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.

NEW for 2018! From February 7 (9am) to February 20 (9pm), YANA will be offering an opportunity for the whole community to participate in Big Love through an online auction. Now everyone can see our community’s generosity, find cool stuff, buy raffle tickets and be part of the “big love” needed to support local families. LINK COMING SOON!

Here’s how you can be involved:

  • Purchase a ticket to attend the event.
  • Donate an item, gift basket or service for the auction.
  • Provide cash sponsorship to cover event expenses in order to maximize funds to Comox Valley children and their families. Various sponsorship opportunities are available with business acknowledgement matching the level of sponsorship.
  • Bid in the new online auction. Check out the amazing contributions and bid on what you love knowing all proceeds support local families. LINK COMING SOON!

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 so special.

Looking Back


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.


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.


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.


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.