Need Shelter Now? Raising the Roof

New community garden to grow food for the homeless

A community garden growing vegetables to help feed the homeless and disadvantaged will soon spring to life on vacant land in downtown Courtenay. The project is being organized by the Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society and will be funded with the help of a $2,500 grant from the… Keep reading »

Garden for homeless approved in Courtenay

The Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society will build a community garden in Courtenay, but not just any community garden. According to society director Tom Grant, the society will ask Courtenay’s homeless and disadvantaged to contribute to garden by working in it. “A lot of these people who are… Keep reading »

Musical boosts charities

More than 700 people attended performances of ‘The Best Little Broadway Show in the West’ at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. The three musical dinner shows were the second ‘Have a Heart’ fundraising effort organized by Strathcona Sunrise Rotary Club supported by members of other Rotary Clubs in the… Keep reading »

Huband students work hard to fund-raise for the homeless

“Stick to it and you can do it.” This was the slogan used by MacKenzie and Chaylene, two Grade Five students at Huband Park Elementary who led a campaign to raise money for the homeless. With the help of other students, the girls organized a penny drive and toy sale… Keep reading »


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