Project Watershed hosted a Fundraising Blitz this November which closed with a Reverse Telethon on Saturday, November 28th. The Blitz successfully raised over $60,000 and donations are still rolling in. All donations from the Blitz have been matched by the Ngan-Page family fund and they have extended their commitment to match donations until December 31st!
Project Watershed Now Accepts E-transfers
Christmas is coming and this year visits with relatives, friends and family are being discouraged. In these social distancing times sending a beautiful card will show you care and support our local environment.
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.
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.
Deanne McRae and Mackenzie Gartside have started something new in downtown Courtenay – The Uplifters Shop. Unlike a normal for profit retail store, most of the items they sell have some kind of charity kickback. In this way the store “lifts up” a variety of charities both local and abroad. One project they are supporting is Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum initiative.
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.
One of our wonderful supporters is sewing face masks and donating the proceeds to Kus-kus-sum. They are quality hand made cotton masks with a filter pocket and non-woven filter provided, pleated front, and a wire inserted over the nose piece for a better fit.
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.
Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook have donated 43 of their paintings and seven from their collection for a semi-formal gala event to raise funds and awareness for the purchase and restoration of 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. 50 ART DRAW tickets at $500 each will be presold for the event (ART DRAW ticket holders may bring 1 guest). Tickets to attend the event as an onlooker will be $15.
Project Watershed invites everyone out to the Bayside Cafe on November 30 for the closing of our 2019 Keeping It Living Art Show and to celebrate all the activities and successes we have had this past year.”2019 has been quite a year for Project Watershed and our Kus-kus-sum initiative. We felt that a celebration amongst art that supports Kus-kus-sum was a great way to wrap it all up before Christmas.” said Kathy Haigh, Fundraising Director.
The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at #5 2760 Cliffe Ave in Courtenay.
A recent donation from Janine Martin and Dave Procter gives a huge boost to the Kus-kus-sum fundraising initiative! Janine and Dave made a commitment to donating $50,000 at Project Watershed’s annual Salmon BBQ in September. The donation cheque was presented on the Kus-kus-sum site later that month. The Kus-kus-sum initiative aims to unpave the abandoned sawmill site and create habitat for fish and wildlife. Janine and Dave’s generous donation helped Project Watershed make and surpass the amount needed for their October 30 payment to Interfor Co.