48th CVCDA Children's Telethon

On behalf of the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA), we would like to offer a BIG THANK YOU to all who participated and supported us at our 48th CVCDA Children’s Telethon. With your support, Comox Valley, we were able to raise a total of $150,342 by the end of our 2023 event held Sunday, November 5th from 12pm – 8pm and broadcast live from the Sid Williams Theatre.

It was very exciting to welcome the public to the theatre, where our families and community could join us to celebrate our dedicated supporters.

The Telethon itself, is a FREE event where the whole family can come down and experience a live Rogers tv broadcast, enjoy over 30 performances, raffles, special guests, kids activities and simply just be part of the wonderful fundraising spirit of the Comox Valley.

Families also had the opportunity to view from the comforts of their own home or where ever they were in real-time from their TVs or streaming devices.

CVCDA Children's Therapy Centre

CVCDA Children’s Therapy Centre located at 255 Cliffe Avenue, downtown Courtenay.

This year, with your donations we will continue to build on our programs and meet local demands to improve upon the lives of the children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families, who utilize our services.

Additionally this year, we continued building on our fundraising goal to fund the initial planning stages of a new capital project. The Therapy Building, one of our oldest and most historic buildings, which is in great need of replacing or major upgardes in order to more easily meet the growing demand for our Early Intervention Therapy (EIT) services.

We are very happy to report we also had a very successful 2023 CVCDA Online Auction outcome raising just over $14,303.37. Our combined 50/50 and Prize Raffles additionally raised a total of $10,105 allowing one winner, Glen Christensen to take home the jackpot of $2,522.50. We also had two grand prize winners. Helen Burns who won a Westjet Gift of Flight Voucher and Alison McDonald, a Tofino package including accommodation from Middle beach Lodge and a Whale or Bear Watching Tour from Jamie’s Whaling Station. All of these fundraisers were included in our telethon total.

We would also like to thank the countless 2023 CVCDA Telethon event supporters including our Co-Producer and Broadcast Partner, Rogers tv and the technical abilities and streaming services  of the entire team at the Sid Williams Theatre who worked closely with us to bring the Telethon to the viewers. We could not have done it with out all of the contributions of goods and service donations, coverage from our Media Partners, Comox Valley Record and 97.3 The Eagle and much, much more community support all around. Thank You!

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is a non-profit society that has served children and youth with diversabilities and their families since 1974.

Rogers tv
97.3 The Eagle
Comox Valley Record


We would also like to thank all of the unnamed contributors and our event MCs, Entertainers and Volunteers who donated their time and skills. We greatly appreciate every one’s generosity and fundraising support.

30 Minute Hit
40 Knots Winery
5th Street Florist
Affordable Custom Picture Framing
Arbutus RV
Atlas Café
Bartle & Gibson
Big Willy’s Paintball
Blackfin Pub
Blinds Bubble Boutique
Bosley’s Comox
Broken Squirrel Wellness
Cameron Contracting
Canadian Tire
Cascadia Liquor
Central Builders-Home Hardware
Charlene Wallace-Dille
Cherry Wine Fashions
Church Street Taphouse
City of Courtenay/Mayor Bob Wells
COBS Bread
Colin Crooks, Author
Comox Bike Company
Comox Golf Club
Comox Recreation
Comox Rentals & Recreation
Courtenay Recreation

Courtenay and District Museum & Palaeontology Centre
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Crystal Clear Photography
CV Photographic Society
CV Regional District
Design Therapy
Extreme Ends Salon
Foundation Hair Salon
Foxglove Hollow Studio

Pythian Sisters
Real Canadian Superstore
Rhodos Coffee & Bistro
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Rogers Business
Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA
Searle’s Shoes
Serious Coffee
Shylo Peterson Fine Art
Sid Williams Theatre Society
Sieffert’s Farm Market
Stacey Hartman
States of Summer
Summit Fine Wines
Sunnydale Golf & Country Club
Taylor’d Tech Services
The Butchart Gardens
The Curious Cat
The Mustard Lady
The Old Farm Market
The Park at Crown Isle
Tidal Café
Tina Vincent, Royal LePage
Trail Bicycles
Tree Island Ventures
Vancouver Island Musicfest
Watts Costume Rentals
White Wave Medical Aesthetics
Wild + United Athletics
Wildflower Mercantile
World Community
Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular