From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)

From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coombs Junction Furniture helps out Royal Canadian Legion branches

Donations made for Parksville, Qualicum Beach

The Parksville and Qualicum branches of the Royal Canadian Legion have a Coombs business to thank.

Owner of Coombs Junction Furniture, Parry Gallagher, and Scott Morgan, sales associate at Coombs Junction Furniture, recently presented two cheques for a combined total of $1,750 to the Royal Canadian Legion.

Each cheque totalled $875, and were donated to Branch 49 in Parksville and Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach.

“I’m just so surprised by the large sum,” said Ken Griffith, president of Branch 49.

Throughout the month of October, with every purchase over $999.99 (before tax) the business advertised they would donate $50 to the local legions.

READ MORE: COVID-19: Qualicum Beach Legion pares down Remembrance Day celebration

As this was the first donation by the business, Morgan said that Coombs Junction Furniture plans to make it an annual fundraiser. He said they want to challenge other businesses in the area to help out the Royal Canadian Legion, and hopes that next year they can donate even more. Morgan had a grandfather he never met that fought, and ultimately gave his life, in the Second World War.

“Now is the time when I think everyone needs to come together to help out. I’d love to see more businesses help. And even individuals who can donate.”

Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of Branch 76, said “I would like to thank the owner and employees of Coombs Junction for putting this together and giving us such a wonderful donation. It’s a very nice tradition to start.”

mandy.moraes@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

CoombsfundraiserfundraisingParksvilleRoyal Canadian Legion

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cheryl Dill visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
PQBeat: Talking jobs, tourism and business with Cheryl Dill in Parksville

Podcast: COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on Vancouver Island

(File photo)
PQB crime report: Vandals strike in Parksville, prowler lurks in Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP receive 276 complaints in one-week period

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future finally surfaces at Royal B.C. Museum

Museum dives into the world of the killer whale as delayed feature exhibition now open

New figures show Canadian housing prices outpacing those in other developed countries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian housing prices fastest rising in the world

Relative to 2000, housing prices have risen by a factor of more than 2.5

Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Styrofoam done as a takeout option on Island’s Pacific Rim

Tofino and Ucluelet ban polystyrene take-out containers

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

RCMP dog bit man during traffic stop on Friday, April 17

This photo shows crews battling the fire at 7987 Galbraith Cres. that caused extensive damage and displaced six residents early Sunday morning. (Central Saanich Fire/Department Twitter)
Six fortunate to escape terrifying early-morning fire in Greater Victoria

Damage to the duplex extensive with one resident said to be ‘catatonic’ after escaping building

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Wildfire fanned by winds near Merritt prompts evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service says the suspected human-caused blaze was fanned by winds

Most Read