Cook family gives back to Athletic Hall Association

The Cook family, headed by Huu-ay-aht First Nation Chief councillor Jeff Cook, have made a large donation to the Alberni Athletic Hall.

The Cook family, headed by Huu-ay-aht First Nation Chief councillor Jeff Cook, have made a large donation for the second year in a row to the Alberni Athletic Hall Association.

The Cook family started their fundraisers last year as a way to give back to the Athletic Hall, because so many family members have benefited from programs at the hall.

The Cook family held two separate fundraisers in the winter. The Westwind Pub beer and burger night and the vacation raffle—which featured a trip for four to Disneyland and a Vancouver Canucks’ game package, sponsored by Huu-ay-aht Group of Business and Probyn Log Ltd.—both raised a total of $3,900.

“The Cook family has three generations of members who have accessed the Athletic Hall Facility in the many years of its existence,” Jeff Cook said.

“We are very grateful for the continued dedication of the Athletic Hall members and directors for all the time they put in volunteering to keep the community healthy and active.

“There have been countless Nuu-chah-nulth and Alberni Valley youth using the facility for sports and numerous Nuu-chah-nulth families experiencing cultural activities there as well. This support of our youth and community gives us purpose to give back.”

The Cook family’s two-year total for donations is $6,500. Last year’s donation helped cover the final costs for the elevator lift, making the facility fully wheelchair accessible.

This year’s donation will go into general operating funds, and will help with the Athletic Hall Association’s next project, a grateful association president Larry Spencer said.

The association hopes to erect a sign on Roger Street, about the same size as the one in front of Alberni District Secondary School, announcing events happening at the hall.

Meanwhile, the Cook family is already planning it spring fundraising.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

twitter.com/alberninews

Just Posted

Port Alberni Black Sheep win match against Island rivals

Black Sheep squared off against the Nanaimo Hornets for TC Cup action

11th annual Magic Cottage kicks off this weekend in Port Alberni

Cottage will be open over two weekends in November

Port Alberni RCMP hold second bike registration event

Project 529 will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday, Nov. 17

Husky Gas Station robbed on Third Avenue

Port Alberni RCMP still searching for suspect

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

Most Read