Courtenay Celebration Proceeds Support Youth Programs

March 16, 2015

The enthusiasm that local residents are showing for the City of Courtenay’s Centennial Celebrations has been tremendous so far, and the Centennial Celebration Committee is hard at work planning more community events and fundraising initiatives. All proceeds from the Centennial celebrations will be added to the "Centennial Legacy Endowment", a fund that will be donated to the Comox Valley Community Foundation where it will be directed to fund programs that specifically support youth.

"We want to support Courtenay's youth and provide them with a community experience they will value as they go through life, no matter where their future takes them," says former Courtenay Mayor Ron Webber.

One of the fundraising initiatives that will contribute to the Legacy Endowment Fund is the sale of Courtenay Centennial T-Shirts, which will soon be available for sale at the Lewis Centre and the Florence Filberg. You can find updates to more upcoming fundraisers on the City of Courtenay website at, or on Facebook and Twitter using the official hashtag #Courtenay100.

Also coming up is the Citizens of the Century Award nomination deadline on March 31, 2015. If you'd like to acknowledge the contribution of a volunteer in your family or business, past or present, there's still time to nominate them for this prestigious award. The awards are sponsored by the Canadian Western Bank, and the eligibility requirements and nomination form are available online on the City of Courtenay website.

For more information about business sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for upcoming events, contact the Courtenay Centennial Celebration Committee at or call 250-334-4441.

This project has been supported by the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

 Ce projet a été appuyé par le Programme Développement des communautés par le biais des arts et du patrimoine du ministère de Patrimoine canadien.