100+Women Who Care about Kus-kus-sum Raise Over $15,000
100+ Women Who Care is a relatively new group in the Comox Valley. Every quarter they have a meeting to choose a charity to support and each woman writes a cheque for $100. Since there are 155 women in the group the donation was $15,500. This was bumped up by Investors Group Financial Services, who provided $200 in matching funds for a total of $15,700.
To decide on a charity, three nominees are put forward from the members of 100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley. Each nominee has three minutes to make a speech and then the members vote for the winner. Kathy Haigh, Project Watershed’s Director of Fundraising, gave the winning speech at the last meeting. She said “There was stiff competition and we are honored to be voted the winning charity for this round”.
The funds will go toward the acquisition and restoration of the Kus-kus-sum site. The Kus-kus-sum site, located next to the 17th Street Bridge on Comox Road, was a sawmill that was decommissioned in 2006. Project Watershed, in partnership with both the K’ómoks First Nation and the City of Courtenay, has embarked on an initiative to restore it to natural habitat.