Greening the Comox Valley St. Patrick’s Dinner
This year we will celebrate the winning photographs from the 2018 Keeping It Living Competition – the photographers will receive their awards and their photographs will be displayed and up for auction. We will also unveil the new Safe Haven label on this terrific dessert wine that is being bottled right now! Ebbing, the artwork for the new label, was generously donated by Monica Gewurz.
Monica Gewurz is a mixed media contemporary artist living in Vancouver, with a science and art background she is a supporter of Nature Trust BC, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and other great environmental causes. This summer while visiting the Comox Valley, she was inspired by the Kus-kus-sum initiative and our other projects in the Island and decided to support this great project by donating some of her artwork. Prints of Ebbing (featured in the 40 Knot fortified wine) will be available for sale and Copper Ocean, another of her paintings, will be auctioned with the
As usual the celebration will include a traditional Irish meal by As You Like It Catering, Irish music and local 40 KNOTS wine. There will also be a 50/50 draw, prizes for best dressed and a limerick competition.
There are only 50 tickets available. If you purchase a table of 6 we will throw in a free Project Watershed Membership. Get your tickets early as this event sold out quickly last year!
Sponsor this event for $600 – we will add you as a sponsor and give you up to 6 tickets to invite your coworkers or clients.
Date: Saturday, March 16th ~ doors open at 5 pm
5 pm ~ Happy Hour – Costume Prizes
6 pm ~ Dinner
7:30 pm ~ Limerick Competition
Location: 40 KNOTS Winery, 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox
Cost: $75 thereafter
Tickets are being sold online using the form below and at the Project Watershed office. TICKETS ARE LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
The Project Watershed office is located at 2356a Rosewall Crescent, Tin Town, Courtenay, 250-703-2871.
Tax receipts will be issued for ticket purchases less approximately $30/ticket.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
A three tiered fundraiser that includes a 50/50 raffle, online auction, and reverse telethon to raise funds to protect and restore Kus-kus-sum.
On Saturday, September 26, forty volunteers pitched in to collect garbage at Kus-kus-sum and Hollyhock Flats as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The photos and short video captured from the day illustrate just how industrious it was.
Project Watershed has raised over $2.9 million for Kus-kus-sum and they are closer than ever to acquiring and restoring the site to natural habitat for fish & wildlife, climate change mitigation, reconciliation and community health.
Christopher Smith of Glaskrafter Art Glass is generously donating the proceeds from a selection of his beautiful kiln cast glass salmon sculptures to the Kus-kus-sum project. In fact, he has already donated $1,600 to Kus-kus-sum for a sculpture bought in August.
We were finally able to hold the Paintings, By The Numbers event on Sept 12, 2020. The event raised over $25,000 for Kus-kus-sum and despite the fact that it was very different than we had planned preCOVID, it turned out to be a success.
Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook have donated 43 of their paintings and seven from their collection to raise funds and awareness for Kus-kus-sum through the engaging and powerful medium of art and the promise of getting a great deal. Each painting is worth between $1,500 and $4,000.
The Kus-kus-sum project that Project Watershed is spearheading will not only create habitat for fish and wildlife, help mitigate climate, and increase green space, it will also help our community put reconciliation into action.
On June 30, the students and instructors of Toshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudo, in Courtenay, completed 108 kata (kata is a series of self-defence techniques combined in a traditional form) as fundraiser for the Kus-Kus-Sum project, in appreciation of Project Watershed’s good work for natural habitat of the valley and the estuary.