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Bring out your loonies Campbell River, this is war!

Every resident of Campbell River is asked to donate a loonie so we can beat Powell River in the Loonie War. - Metrocreative Connection
Every resident of Campbell River is asked to donate a loonie so we can beat Powell River in the Loonie War.
— image credit: Metrocreative Connection

Campbell River Head Injury Support Society (CRHISS) is declaring war against Powell River.

It is our Fifth Annual Loonie Wars to raise community awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as provide funds to support our local TBI survivors. Starting Friday Feb. 21  every resident of Campbell River is asked to donate a loonie. The donations will be collected for a week until Feb 28. The “war” is against the brain injury association in Powell River. The community that collects the most funds per capita will be declared the winner and their local Brain Injury Organization will be awarded the  prestigious Loonie War Trophy.

Last year our community showed a grand effort in support but we just came up short and had to hand over the trophy to Powell River Brain Injury Society.

CRHISS is determined to get back our beautiful trophy this year and that’s why they need your help and support.

Groups such as City Council, schools, service clubs, businesses, Churches and neighborhoods are encouraged to get involved in the fun by challenging each other to “fight the war” by contributing their loonie(s).

This event will increase the public’s knowledge of their community’s brain injury organization and the services that are provided. The money donated in each municipality stays in each community. The Loonies will go to that community’s TBI non-profit organization to provide funding for continuation of their vital services.

CRHISS is counting on your loonies to help them re-claim the trophy.

Your donation (which can include all forms of monies) can be made by putting it into the containers that will be placed in local businesses throughout Campbell River during that week; delivering it directly to the CRHISS office at 591-9th Ave. (under the big orange roof); or phoning their office at 250 287-4323 for other options.

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