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General News · 9th August 2016
Lovena Harvey
Thank you to all who attended the POH SHO 2016 and made it an incredible success.

We raised over $6500!

We will have eight scholarships available specifically for Cortes youth wanting to attend camp in 2017. Way to go Cortes! A registration announcement will be made in January.

This Power of Hope fundraiser was made possible by what makes Cortes such a special place: the volunteerism and kindness of so many people. We are so grateful!

First, a big shout out to the youth who were involved, many of whom were brave enough to get up on stage and offer their skills and talents, thank you Felix, Tosh, Kai, Iris, Sonya, Isla, Nikko and Osha.

Next the amazing Power of Hope camp counsellors, fondly called the "Zilla’s": Thank you Maria, Ariel and Tate aka DJ Raven, who pulled the show together and Mark, Simon, Simon, Ann, Tom-Pierre, Johanna, Megan and Katree who jumped in to help so freely.

And to Norm Harry, who welcomed us so warmly.

What an additional crew of volunteers we had! Thank you to Amy Robertson, Oliva Parton, Scotty Martin and Ryan, Kai, Tosh and Asha Harvey.

Bouquets of Roses to the generous folks and organizations who donated items to make our Silent Auction a HUGE success! Thank you, thank you to the following donors - we couldn’t have done it without you!:

Amy Robertson, Becca’s Beans, Charles Steinberg, Cortes Natural Food Coop, Cortes U Brew, Deepa Naryan & John Blaxall, Drum Mama Studios, Fairmont Empress Victoria, Fawn Baron, Fiona Young, Gathering Place, Gorge Harbour Marina, Hannus Grosse, Hollyhock, Iris Steigemann, Jess & Andy Copping - Whaletown Soaps, Joel Solomon, Julian Ayers, Linnaea Farm, Lisa Gibbons, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Marnie’s Books, Michael Waters, Mike and Donna Manson, Misty Isles, Noba Anderson & Peter Schmidt, Ocean Mountain Yoga in Campbell River, Oliva Parton, Oriane Lee Johnston, Paul Stamets, Paulette Cole, Priya Huffman, Reel Youth, Robert Bateman, Ron Bazaar, Shivon Robinsong, Tacofino, Tarun Nayer, TwinComm, Vera’s Burger Shack.

A special thank you to our Executive Director Sarah Downey, and Board members Bill Weaver, Johanna Robertson and Michael Millman for volunteering at the event and gifting POH with your time and energy.

One last big shout out to the Cortes community who packs the Hall each year for the POH SHO – thank you for attending, for the money at the door, for bidding on the auction items and for your generosity of spirit.

Send us an email if you are interested in registering a youth, ages 14 to 18 for Power of Hope 2017! Check us out

If you are able, please consider providing a one-time or monthly donation at You can see the POH video that we opened the Show with there as well. Check it out!

With gratitude,

Lovena Harvey

Power of Hope Board Member
Cortes POH SHO coordinator