Donation

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

 

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers website logo. (Submitted)

Grandmothers to Grandmothers to host Parksville outdoor plant sale in May

Donations of plants, tools, garden arts and crafts are welcome

 

Chris and Cheryl Cote run the Oceanside Christmas Wishes and help a minimum of 10 low-income families every year, from gifts to groceries and more. (Facebook photo)

Christmas Wishes group offers boost for low-income families in Parksville Qualicum Beach

‘We want to cover everything so it’s not just about the gifts’

 

Liz Sahlstrom, pictured with her horse Breeze, made a $5,000 donation to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society. (Submitted Photo)
Liz Sahlstrom, pictured with her horse Breeze, made a $5,000 donation to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society. (Submitted Photo)
Toy Drive ‘drive through’ cancelled for Nov. 25. (Courtesy of Tigh-Na-Mara)

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive drive through cancelled for Nov. 25

Resort will continue to accept donations on behalf of the Society of Organized Services

Toy Drive ‘drive through’ cancelled for Nov. 25. (Courtesy of Tigh-Na-Mara)
Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Retired Netflix exec from Nanaimo donates to two area non-profit groups

Schools foundation and child development centre in Nanaimo to benefit with $15K each

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Paula Lucas and her family have lost everything after a fire in the unit next to theirs at Dogwood Apartments was destroyed by fire on June 28, 2020. A family friend has started a Go Fund Me account to help Lucas relocate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island family loses everything after house fire next door

Friends of Paula and Clifford Lucas are raising funds to help the young family

Paula Lucas and her family have lost everything after a fire in the unit next to theirs at Dogwood Apartments was destroyed by fire on June 28, 2020. A family friend has started a Go Fund Me account to help Lucas relocate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Kim Burden (wearing a hat) of 100 Fine Gentlemen of Oceanside Who give A Damn, presented Dawn McKee of Inclusion Parksville a $9,300 donations with fellow members Royal LePage realtor Matt Breedlove and Town of Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison. (Michael Briones photo)

New Parksville Qualicum Beach men’s group donates $9.3K to Inclusion Parksville

100 Fine Gentlemen of Oceanside Who Give A Damn just formed in December

Kim Burden (wearing a hat) of 100 Fine Gentlemen of Oceanside Who give A Damn, presented Dawn McKee of Inclusion Parksville a $9,300 donations with fellow members Royal LePage realtor Matt Breedlove and Town of Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison. (Michael Briones photo)