Sixty foodies got a special “appetizer” of the BC Seafood Festival when celebrity Chef Ned Bell served a gourmet “estuary luncheon” in the Comox Valley. Canadian cookbook author, national TV personality and champion for sustainable seafood and oceans, Chef Bell came to support Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum project to restore the old sawmill site on the Courtenay River. With partners […]
Friends and neighbours from across the Comox Valley came together on March 2nd for a very special fundraising event for the Kus-kus-sum Project. The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) crew brought their trivia party event talents to the K’omoks Band Hall to raise funds for this important effort to purchase and restore the old Field Sawmill site.
Cumberland Forest volunteers descended on the K’omoks Band Hall and CCFS Chair Evan Gough and CCFS Director John Gower served as quiz-masters for this fun filled night of brain busting fun, prizes and community building! K’omoks First Nations provided the venue and Cory Frank served up a delicious canteen with local seafood all donated for the cause! My Tech Guys provided technical support and beverage donations from Cumberland Brewing Company, Gladstone Brewing Company and Heavenly Libations rounded out the tasty fun.
26 brave trivia teams included great representation from Village of Cumberland Council, Courtenay City Council, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, Project Watershed, Imagine Comox Valley and K’omoks First Nation Band Council.
“From mountain top through streams, lakes, forests, rivers and wetlands to the estuary – the health of the natural environment is something we all care about in the Comox Valley. Regardless of where we live, we share a watershed. The Cumberland community is grateful for the ongoing support, from across the Comox Valley, for our ambitious forest protection efforts and we’re paying it forward for this amazing project!” said CCFS Chair Evan Gough.
The spirit of collaboration and cooperation is alive and well in the Comox Valley. In total $5303 was raised for the Kus-kus-sum Project, $4,803 from event revenues and $500 from a special donation from My Tech Guys presented as part of the evening’s fun. These funds will be matched as part of a special “Estuary Angel” contribution to fundraising efforts for the project this year which means the event helped add $10,606 toward this year’s fundraising goals!
To learn more about the Cumberland Community Forest Society visit www.cumberlandforest.com.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play within the traditional territory of the K’ómoks Nation.
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