Members and volunteers of the Baynes Sound Lions Club will participate in the Wheelbarrow Walk on Sunday, November 6, a long-standing tradition that coincides with the Comox Valley Child Development Association’s (CVCDA) 47th Annual Children’s Telethon broadcast from the Sid Williams Theater.
The Lions will begin their march at 8:30 a.m., embark on a 32-kilometre ride, pushing a wheelbarrow from Fanny Bay, heading north on Highway 19A, and finish up on the telethon stage around 5 p.m. The Baynes Sound Lions Club CVCDA will present live on stage the profits they have raised, contributing to the day’s total donations. cClub’s donation will include the Wheelbarrow Walk’s total and funds from additional initiatives leading up to the TV campaign, including a bottle drive and various community donations.
New this year, the group has put together two impressively stocked gift baskets for the raffle, with tickets priced at $2 each. In each of the various baskets you’ll find contributions from various local artisans and businesses, BC Ferries passes and even an espresso machine in one.
The community is invited to meet walkers anywhere along their route to show their support and contribute donations to the big yellow wheelbarrow. There is also an opportunity for any of the participants to mortgage the sponsor’s card.
Their route will follow the old highway with a number of different rest stops, where the public can engage with walkers. The Fanny Bay Inn will prepare members and volunteers for the trip with some coffee and then on to Buckley Bay and Just Like Mom’s Bakery. Hikers will travel through Union Bay where they will stop for lunch at the market around 1pm, then enjoy a quick refreshment at Roy’s Towne Pub as they travel through Royston to Courtenay. Pedestrians will stop at the Whistle Stop Pub before finally making their way downtown along Cliffe Avenue to the Sid Williams Theater.
For more information about the Wheelbarrow Walk, raffle tickets or a pledge, please contact Jacquie Miller at 250-898-7515.
The 47th CVCDA Children’s Telethon will be broadcast live on Shaw TV Channel 4 or available on CVCDA.ca for streaming from noon to 8pm and of course, you can join us in person again this year at the Sid Williams Theater.
All funds raised stay here in the Comox Valley to support children, youth, and adults with diverse abilities and their families. Last year, more than 1,000 Comox Valley children and their families used the services provided at CVCDA. All CVCDA programs are designed to not only enrich the lives of people who access these services but also to contribute to creating a stronger Comox Valley that welcomes and includes everyone who lives here.