Red Cod Forge open house a success

Nanoose Community Cupboard gets a healthy helping hand for Christmas

Quality Foods employees recently held their Christmas Party and their children donated gifts to the SOS Christmas Program. Andy Telfer of the SOS receives the donations from Dianna Rivard of Quality Foods.

An event to raise money for the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard was so successful on Dec. 17, it will now become an annual event. The owner of the Red Cod Forge held a Christmas studio open house last Saturday and he is overwhelmed by how generous the community was. The event generated $434.00 for the local food bank and Dave Kasprick said he had so much fun holding the fundraiser, he’s going to do it again next year.

The artist donated the proceeds from the sale of his original forged star fish to the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard.  Kasprick created quite a few of the one-of-a-kind metal pieces which completely sold out. All of the proceeds from the sale went directly to the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard.  Kasprick said people also dropped off food donations.

“All the donations helped out. It was a huge success. We had lots of people come by from all over,” he said.

Also pleased with the generosity of the community is Virginia Brucker. She and her husband Charlie started the Nanoose Bay Christmas Elf Program over 20 years ago and the food bank that grew out of it now helps over 100 people a month.  Brucker said the big cash donation was a welcome surprise.

“I thought we might get $100. I was amazed by the total,” said Brucker.

She added the money will go a long way in buying fresh fruit and vegetables for the needy after Christmas.

Brucker said she is thrilled that Kasprick is going to turn the fundraiser into an annual event and she can’t thank him enough.

“He made the items himself. He spent a lot of his time on this,” she stated.

Brucker and her elves have also been busy and have provided help to 222 people this Christmas.

She said although they plan on taking a breather over the next few days, she reminds people that they need to remember there are hungry people in the community not just at Christmas, but year round.

If you would like to assist the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard e-mail info@nanoosecommunityservices.com.

 

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

Just Posted

Clinic helps retired Parksville educator return to running

ORCA Learn to Run program to start Feb. 5

Robbie Burns to be celebrated across Parksville Qualicum Beach

Legions host suppers and celebrations in trio of communities

Naked Naturals has tentative deal for $2.5M purchase of town-owned in Qualicum Beach

Business plan includes a new grocery store, 32 units of rental housing and parking

Council passes resolution regarding construction of roundabout in Qualicum Beach

Town hopes to get additional funds from a Beautification Grant

VIDEO: Cold snap brings ideal conditions for Okanagan icewine

Take an inside look at how icewine is made

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

Blue Monday is a myth but seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues are real

Canadian Mental Health Association says weather can affect mood

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read