Andre Guerin from the Port Alberni Fire Dept. tosses a Christmas tree onto a pile outside of the AV Multiplex on Jan. 3. Firefighters volunteered their time to collect trees on behalf of KidSport.

KidSport benefits

KidSport is a couple of thousand dollars richer to start the new year, thanks to a pair of fundraisers.

  • Jan. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

KidSport is a couple of thousand dollars richer to start the new year, thanks to a pair of fundraisers.

KidSport teamed up with the city to collect used Christmas trees over two days at the AV Multiplex parking lot. Trees were dropped off by donation, and were taken away by city workers to be chipped for compost at the public works yard.

Approximately $1,700 was collected as well as 200 trees, KidSport representative Ron Doetzel said.

Quality Foods held a fundraising barbecue for Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ fans and raised $320. Quality Foods manager Gord Groves recently presented a cheque to Doetzel for that amount.

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