There’s a sweet way to celebrate the City of Courtenay’s 100th birthday. Commemorative chocolate bars for Courtenay’s centennial year are available at Hot Chocolates on 5th Street.

The bars are $4 each, with $1 from each sale going to the Centennial Legacy Endowment Fund. The chocolate bars feature a variety of photos from the Courtenay and District Museum’s archives.

The chocolate would be a perfect pairing with other Centennial fundraising items.

Select wines are available at four Comox Valley wineries: 40 Knots, Blue Moon, Beaufort, and Coastal Black.

You can also make a festive addition to your wardrobe with a Centennial t-shirt, at the Courtenay Recreation Lewis and Filberg Centres. Only $20 including tax. Limited sizes available.

About the Fundraiser

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) was founded in 1996 and administers a variety of funds received each year through endowment funds, bequests, living donors, and other gifts.

The funds are invested in perpetuity, and the interest earned becomes available to the community through annual grants, scholarships, and bursaries administered by the CVCF. Since 1996, the foundation has awarded $1.5 million to a wide variety of community groups and students.

Funds collected for the Centennial Legacy Endowment Fund will be directed back to the community through grants supporting youth initiatives and community-building projects. To learn more, or to make an online donation to the fund, visit the Canada Helps link found at