Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Kus-kus-sum Fundraising Blitz

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.

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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


Kus-kus-sum Fundraising Blitz

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50/50 Raffle

Congratulations to Nancy Gothard who won!



of $100,000 - all to be matched!

50/50 Raffle



Nancy Gothard

Ticket Sales Closed

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.

Good Luck!

Silent Auction


Auction Opens

Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 12 PM


Silent Auction Donation Form

We are no longer accepting donations.


Auction Closes

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.

Reverse Telethon


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!

Streamed component

From 1 pm – 4 pm, during the Reverse Telethon, Project Watershed will be showing a variety of short nature based films relevant to the Kus-kus-sum project. The films will be interspersed with fundraising updates from the Reverse Telethon and modeling of auction items. We will announce the end of the auction and the highlights from that just after 3 p.m. At 3:45 p.m. we will announce the winner of the 50/50 raffle.


Please note that this is a partially live event and this schedule may shift a bit as the duration of the live portions may not be exactly as estimated.

Estimated Show Time       



Opening of Event


Welcome by K’ómoks First Nation


Kus-kus-sum in our Community


What is an Estuary


Plants in the Estuary with Yarrow Willard


Reverse Telethon Update and Auction Item Display 


Biodiversity with Michele Jones 


Kus kus sum Supports the Salish Sea


Salmon and the Estuary with Dave Davies and Lora Tryon


Glass Salmon for Kus-kus-sum


Reverse Telethon Update and Auction Item Display 


Birds of the K’ómoks Estuary


Barn Owls with Dan Bowen


Herons with Ian Moul


Eagles with Marj Birch


Swans with Art Martell


Reverse Telethon Update and Auction Item Display 


Hollyhock Flats History with Norma Norton 


The K’omoks Estuary- A cultural & archaeological treasure


Announce Auction Close and HIghlights  


K’ómoks Estuary Speaks


Kus-kus-sum and Reconciliation


Announce Raffle Close


Kus-kus-sum Helps Tackle Climate Change


Bats with Tim Ennis


Imagine Kus-kus-sum 


Announce Raffle winner, Reverse Telethon Wrap up



Sign Up Form

Volunteer to help with this event

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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.

K'ómoks First Nation

Layne and Brenda of 40 KNOTS with Caitlin Pierzchalski ~ L.Stewart