Dec 28, 2017, 15:37 PM

More Than 200 Show for Annual Community Christmas Dinner

Courtenay for annual community Christmas dinnerMore than 200 people converged at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay, BC
on Christmas Day for the Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner.

From the Comox Valley Record:

One reason for the increase attendance was the First Student Charter Bus shuttle service offered for the first time in 2017.

First Student Canada supplied a school bus and Ambassador Transport provided a 15-person passenger van, as pick-ups were arranged in Cumberland, Maple Pool Campground, Washington Inn Apartments and the Comox Legion.

“The one that went to Washington Inn picked up I think close to 20, so it definitely helped,” said James. “When I asked, at the beginning of the meal, how many first-timers there were, about 25 or 30 people put their hand up, so word is definitely getting out there.”

Organizers raised a total of approximately $3,500 to spend on the food. As it has been for 35 years, the majority of the money raised came from local businesses. More...