Kus-kus-sum Fundraising Blitz
Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is on the cusp of completing the purchase of the Kus-kus-sum site. The final payment for the property is due November 30th. After the title of the land has been transferred Project Watershed can begin restoration activities in the spring.
Kus-kus-sum is the concrete area known as the old Field Sawmill next to the 17th Street bridge on Comox Road. Once restored the site will create 8.3 acres of fish and wildlife habitat, provide recreational and educational opportunities, help mitigate climate change, attenuate localized flooding and put indigenous reconciliation into action.
Our Goal: $100,000
ALL FUNDS RAISED TO BE MATCHED BY NGAN-PAGE FAMILY FUND
Kus-kus-sum Fundraising Blitz
Tickets On Sale
Friday, 13 November 2020 at 10:58 AM
Ticket Sales Close
Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 3:30 PM
Raffle Ticket Numbers
The ‘TICKET ID’ number printed vertically along the top, left portion of your ticket. See image.
All funds raised by the 50/50 raffle will go directly towards the restoration of the site! Tickets for the 50/50 are $5 each and we are selling a maximum of 4,000 tickets. There will be one winner and the size of the jackpot will be determined by the number of tickets sold. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win! We only will draw from the ticket numbers sold.
Click the buy now link and select the number of tickets you would like to purchase at $5 each. Complete your purchase using your preferred method of payment through the CanadaHelps secure payment system.
Because our event is going virtual this year, there will be no in-person opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets. Ticket sales will close on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 3:30 pm.
The draw takes place on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 3:45 pm.
Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 12 PM
Silent Auction Donation Form
We are no longer accepting donations.
Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Project Watershed and representatives from the K’ómoks First Nation have collected a variety of goods and services for our November 2020 Online Auction. The Auction goes live on November 16th, 2020 at 12 pm and will continue thru to 3:00 pm on November 28, 2020. Winners will be announced at the end of the Reverse Telethon.
It’s a good idea to check the auction site regularly as new items will be added until November 20.
The silent auction will be run entirely online, footage of the items will be streamed online as part of the Reverse Telethon on November 28th.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
1 PM – 4 PM
Instead of waiting for people to call us, we are working with our network of supporters to call them. Calls will go out on November 28th between 1 pm and 4 pm. This will allow us to amass a network of callers maximizing our reach and impact during the Blitz. (If this timing does not work for you but you do want to take part in this event, let us know).
There will be tiered rewards for Call Reps who reach predefined fundraising thresholds. Call Reps will work in 1-hour shifts calling 10 or more people from a premade call list that they compile. We will connect with all callers prior to their shift and have a support team available through out the event. Call Reps will be able to call from the comfort of their own home.
Call Reps are the most important component of this fundraiser please sign up now and join us in unpaving paradise!
We are looking for volunteers to help with our final fundraising push of 2020 for Kus-kus-sum. We will need people to help with:
- Managing the silent auction – gathering silent auction and prize items, uploading information to silent auction software
- Managing the reverse telethon – creating and implementing a reward system, scheduling callers/callees, managing spreadsheets
- Day of organization and management – help set up/tear down, support callers
This land [Kus-kus-sum] is in K’ómoks First Nation traditional territory and our work with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is not intended to abrogate or derogate from out our asserted Aboriginal title and other Aboriginal rights. Any steps we take working in conjunction with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society must not be interpreted as extinguishing or consenting to the infringement of our Aboriginal title and rights. Further, the Field Sawmill site is [ or maybe] the site of an old K’ómoks First Nation Village, and our participation in this project is without prejudice to any specific claim the K’ómoks First Nation may file in relation to this site.