Community events are an important part of our work. Whether we are hosting the event or it is organized through a 3rd party, events help to raise much-needed funds for CVTS and increase awareness about the work we are doing in the community.
Each year, 5 key events take place in the Comox Valley that support women, children and families who access CVTS services. Learn more about these events and the people who organize them.
The Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year is a winter walk-a-thon raising money for people who are struggling through poverty and homelessness in the Comox Valley. CVTS partners with Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness Society to host this annual event which takes place the last Saturday of February.
Each year, a group of volunteers get together to organize an annual Comox Valley International Women’s Day Festival. The event takes place on March 8, the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality, and is a fundraiser for Comox Valley Transition Society.
Peace begins at home…it’s an idea that many of us hold dear. But for many women, children, elders and families in our communitt, this is not the case. For too many, home is not a place of safety, security and sanctuary; instead, it is a place where family members or intimate partners use violence and coercion to maintain power and control. For two weeks in April, CVTS works to educate the community about the continued issue of domestic violence, encouraging people to wear purple ribbons and do their part to help end family violence.