Momentum Building for Courtenay Spring Social

March 7, 2016

The Courtenay Centennial Committee says plans are coming together for a special evening of fun, food, and live music. And while the theme is based on a popular M­­­anitoban social gathering, the committee says this event is all about creating a legacy for the youth of the Comox Valley.

The Courtenay Spring Social on Friday, March 18 at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay is modeled after a “Manitoba Social”, a festive, informal gathering where the goal is to have fun and raise money for a good cause. The event will feature a performance by local rock music favourites Reunion.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, with a buffet style chilli dinner, including a vegetarian option, starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.

The event will raise monies for the Centennial Legacy Fund, supporting the development of local children and youth through their participation in academic, athletic, cultural, recreational, vocational and other activities provided by non-profit organizations in the Courtenay area where funding is a barrier to participation. The fund is administered by the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

Centennial Committee member Rod Hunter said they’ve received a tremendous response for the event so far. “We want to send out huge thanks to everyone who is donating their time to this evening of fun and fundraising for the Centennial Legacy Fund,” said Hunter.

“A special shout-out to Reunion who will be playing a two hour set, and Bruce and Judy Wing who have graciously agreed to play a 45 minute warm-up set. Mike Sutcliffe, sound engineer, will be providing his expertise for both acts, Ann Thompson of Sound Advice is providing a concert-quality sound system, and Long and McQuade are contributing stage lighting and related equipment. Everyone is really getting behind this event.”

Edwin Grieve has volunteered to be the emcee for the evening to keep it rolling along. The event will include a prize draw for two Westjet tickets anywhere the airline flies, a prize basket from downtown Courtenay merchants, a 50/50 draw, plus a couple of special surprises. Local craft beer will available from Gladstone and Forbidden Breweries, along with wine and non-alcoholic drink options. The bar will be operated by the Courtenay Rotary Club with all profits being donated to the Centennial Legacy Fund.

Tickets are now available at the Courtenay Recreation Florence Filberg Centre, Lewis Centre, Courtenay City Hall, and Billy D’s Pub.

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For more information, call City of Courtenay Recreation and Cultural Services at 250-334-4441 or visit