Charity and Donations

Hugh Grist is chair of the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Community Foundation releases second round of emergency funding

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation will provide $75,000 to support local charities…

Hugh Grist is chair of the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Participants in a seminar which provided input to a local food recovery and distribution program, was funded by Loblaws through the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Community Foundation delivers emergency funds

Special COVID-19 grants will go to organizations helping vulnerable population

Participants in a seminar which provided input to a local food recovery and distribution program, was funded by Loblaws through the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
Double R Meats owner Dallas Ward serves samples to Penny Cote and her husband Brian during the Westcoast Nibbler at the Alberni Athletic Hall on Feb. 29, 2020. Ward won the Best Meat category at the fundraising event. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

West Coast Nibbler raises more than $10,000 for Port Alberni charities

Third annual event featured food and beverages from local suppliers

Double R Meats owner Dallas Ward serves samples to Penny Cote and her husband Brian during the Westcoast Nibbler at the Alberni Athletic Hall on Feb. 29, 2020. Ward won the Best Meat category at the fundraising event. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
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LETTER: Consumers need to learn more about cobalt mining when buying batteries

I feel compelled to write about one of the darker sides of our modern technology…

  • Mar 4, 2020
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Toronto Maple Leafs alumni member Brad May meets his PAACL opponents during team introductions prior to the start of the Inclusion Cup, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at the AV Multiplex in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Maple Leafs alumni take over Alberni Valley Multiplex

Inclusion Cup raises funds for Port Alberni Association for Community Living

Toronto Maple Leafs alumni member Brad May meets his PAACL opponents during team introductions prior to the start of the Inclusion Cup, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at the AV Multiplex in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni RCMP Const. Maria Marciano will run in the Wounded Warriors Vancouver Island run from Feb. 23 to March 1, 2020. She will take the leg into Port Alberni on Feb. 27. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Wounded Warrior Run gets personal for Port Alberni RCMP participant

Run will come to Port Alberni on Thursday, Feb. 27; fundraising dinner planned for Legion Br. 293

Port Alberni RCMP Const. Maria Marciano will run in the Wounded Warriors Vancouver Island run from Feb. 23 to March 1, 2020. She will take the leg into Port Alberni on Feb. 27. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Steve and Richard Guineau of Go To Guys are gearing up for spring yardwork. (TERESA BIRD PHOTO)

BIZ BEAT: Get a head start on spring cleaning in Port Alberni

Chris Fenton walks across a desert to raise funds for ACAWS

Steve and Richard Guineau of Go To Guys are gearing up for spring yardwork. (TERESA BIRD PHOTO)
Kinette Barb Kalugin, left, Mayor Sharie Minions, and Kinsmen Jason Ferguson and Bruce Hadley sign the proclamation at Port Alberni City Hall for Kin Canada Week Feb. 16-22. (ALICIA PUUSEPP PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Kin groups celebrate service club’s centennial

Port Alberni’s Kin club has been serving the community for 84 years

  • Feb 15, 2020
Kinette Barb Kalugin, left, Mayor Sharie Minions, and Kinsmen Jason Ferguson and Bruce Hadley sign the proclamation at Port Alberni City Hall for Kin Canada Week Feb. 16-22. (ALICIA PUUSEPP PHOTO)
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo
Darren and Laura Brown of Boomerangs Café have planned a three-day fundraiser to send funds back to Darren’s homeland of Australia, which has been ravaged by more than 100 wildfires since December 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni café, pair of teens rally support for Australia bush fire relief

Boomerangs Café plans three-day fundraiser; teens prepare to help in wildlife recovery

  • Jan 21, 2020
Darren and Laura Brown of Boomerangs Café have planned a three-day fundraiser to send funds back to Darren’s homeland of Australia, which has been ravaged by more than 100 wildfires since December 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Alberni Valley News)
Participants in a seminar which provided input to a local food recovery and distribution program, was funded by Loblaws through the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Community Foundation opens grant application process for 2020

Nearly $30K available for Port Alberni-based charities

  • Jan 18, 2020
Participants in a seminar which provided input to a local food recovery and distribution program, was funded by Loblaws through the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)