HEROES & ZEROS

If you have a pat on the back or a kick in the pants for somebody, submit it to heroesandzeros@campbellrivermirror.com

HERO – Thanks to our Heroes! Southgate Staff and Students would like to  thank everyone who helped make our Terry Fox Run so successful: to the RCMP for helping keep the street safe for us, to Little Caesar’s for your pizza donation, to our neighbours for cheering us on, and to Sunwest Auto in Courtenay for water, oranges, and for matching our fundraising with another thousand dollar donation. Terry would be so proud. Thank you from Valerie Sawyer on behalf of  Southgate Gators

HERO – Carrie-Lynn McInnes, Kari Lewis and Kari’s 15 year old Daughter Kara. These three extraordinary ladies have decided to feed Campbell River homeless on Friday nights out of their own pockets. Making Sandwiches in the afternoon of that Friday, giving out Coffee and some sort of fruit, an apple, banana or oranges. Also some sort of sweet, cookies, muffins, cupcakes to name a few. Many Thanks and buckets of roses to the three of you, we need more extraordinary people like you. I also would like to thank the many people who responded to my post on a social network about getting some Blankets, Jackets, and Sweaters together to hand out to our homeless, as our nights are getting colder, they will need them. Now our homeless have full bellies and something warm and cozy to keep them warm throughout the night. It warms my heart to see the chain reaction that three good people can cause. Our community is wonderful that way. Other heroes are: Katie Rose, Candace Lynn, Colette Papove, Lindsay Fredrickson-Ward, Jennifer Sanna Leanne Joseph, Rob Shepley. Thank-you for your generosity. – Marie Bertrand

HEROES – Bright smiles and cheerful mornings from all the staff on the surgical floor at Campbell River Hospital to the generous family for the donation of the brand new coffee maker!  Our old one was definitely in need of replacing!  It was an honour to care for your family member and to spend time with your family over these past few months.  We really appreciate your kindness!  And your loved one is truly missed by us all. – Amber Finneron

HEROES –  The Campbell River Volunteer Society would like to thank all the Heroes that supported our Trip Raffle Fundraiser this summer!  We had three great prizes to win including a $1500. Travel Voucher from The Travel Place, two nights at Middle Beach Resort in Tofino and two nights and a spa package from Courtenay Old House Village and Suites! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that purchased and/or helped sell tickets including our board members, friends, family, coworkers, volunteers, member agencies and the community!  Because of your support we were able to make this a successful fundraiser!  FMI and pictures see our Facebook Page. – Louise Howes

HEROES – Thank you so much to the Maritime Heritage Centre for allowing us to participate in the ever wonderful Boat Rodeo again this year. To Kermit and all the staff at Associated Tire for the lend of their BBQ trailer and to Advanced Marine for their fantastic donation! Not forgetting a big thank you to all who came down and showed their support for us. – Jennifer Parker on behalf of Campbell River Head Injury Support Society

HEROES –  Our community for their support with our Thanksgiving Lunch.  Donations and support from Lin Kohlhofer (Mrs. K), Quality Foods, Save-On Foods, Thrifty Foods, Superstore, Walmart, Diana Bell, Karen Langford, Judy Ridgeway, parents, and staff resulted in a hot turkey dinner for over 300 staff,  students and special guests.  The food was delicious and we couldn’t have done it without everyone?s support.  Thank you Campbell River! – Principal Don Ottosen and Vice Principal Lorill Vining on behalf of Pinecrest Elementary

HEROES – Thrifty Foods for their donation of corn for our Corn Roast. The corn was enjoyed by all  of Robron Centre; students, teachers, parents, guardians and Community groups that make up our Centre.  It was delicious. – Joanne Hart

HEROES – Volunteer Campbell River would like to thank those that contributed to our second annual Volunteer Fair at Spirit Square on Sept. 8. The CR Mirror for partnering with us on advertising. Jim Creighton and Spirit Square for your organization and support with the event and putting up and down all those tents and tables. Cat and the B-Sides for the great music during our event.  LaniCakes for the wonderful celebration cake. Althea Vermaas for the donation of jelly beans for our jelly bean count. Quality Foods, Stonehouse Teas, Seize the Day Promotions, Des Morrow, Sharon Herbin, Pam Mann, and member agencies for donations towards our Volunteer Passport Prizes. Thanks to all of you along with Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, St. John Ambulance, CR Head Injury, CR Hospital, CR Literacy, CR Adult Care Society, Immigrant Welcome Centre, Cameryn’s Cause, CR Emergency Services, Scouts, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, CR Seniors Centre, CR Skating Club, JHSNI Kidstart, Habitat for Humanity, Girl Guides and the City of CR Recreation and Culture for your participation along with the public that attended our event to make it a success. It was a beautiful day with sunshine, great people, music, networking, community involvement, recruitment and support of volunteerism. – Louise Howes, Volunteer Campbell River

HEROES – Inclusion and to David Freeman for the wonderful evening of music at “Inclusion & Friends” on Saturday Sept. 22. Thanks also to Lin Kohlhoffer, Marty Graham, Erika Loeb and Ben Attfield from the Cooking Basics program for all the delicious snacks during the intermission and thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed a fabulous evening of great music and good friends. $301 was raised and all proceeds from this event will go to help support Specialized Recreation programs offered by the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department.  Thank you so much everyone and watch for upcoming Inclusion & Friends evenings. – Judy Ridgway, Programmer, City of Campbell River Recreation& Culture

HEROES – All who participated in the Breastfeeding Challenge Event at the Campbell River Library on Oct. 29. Special thanks to all the moms and babies who “latched on” at 11 a.m. and to the dads and siblings who came out to support them. As well thank you to Oceangrove Midwifery and the Healthy Beginnings Program, Thrifty Foods and lastly, the Campbell River Library for hosting the Event. –  Joanne Hoffmann Funk, VIHA Public Health Nurse

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