Nanoose Community Services’ annual golf tournament this year, with major sponsors Coastal Community Credit Union and Fairwinds, raised more than $25,000 for low-income families in the area.
Parksville Chrysler donated hole in one insurance and Brian Dugaro from Investors Group offered a $5,000 cash prize for a hole in one. Karen Kenyon at Coast Realty and Island Timberlands were also generous supporters. The live auction featured an autographed Trevor Linden jersey along with an exquisite button blanket and native art prints from the Nanoose First Nation. The silent auction featured a variety of terrific donations from local businesses and artists.
Nanoose Community Services provides a week’s groceries once a month for low income individuals and families living in the area, as well as providing a variety of other services for residents who need help.
“We owe all our sponsors a huge ‘thank you,’” said the food bank’s Charlie Brucker.
“This money will help us purchase groceries in the months where donations of groceries are slim.”
“And a special thank you to Cindy Koutecky and her staff at Coastal Community Credit Union, Jason Burrows and Quality Foods plus the congregation from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, who went all out to make the event a success.”