Chemainus Business Improvement Association coordinator Shelley Johnstone, left, and CBIA president Chris Istace present a cheque for $1,700 to Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association’s president Chrissy Kemppi from the proceeds of the first Pumpkin Spice Run in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community bolsters Neighbourhood House efforts

Donation from Pumpkin Spice Fun Run reaches $1,700 mark

It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

The Chemainus Business Improvement Association’s first-ever 5K Family Fun Pumpkin Spice Run in early November was all about healthy lifestyles, community spirit and contributing to a great cause.

On all accounts, the event met and surpassed its goals and raised $1,700 in the process for Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and the good work the organization does.

The CBIA’s president Chris Istace and coordinator Shelley Johnstone made the presentation to Neighbourhood House Association president Chrissy Kemppi before Christmas.

“Neighbours helping Neighbours,” said Kemppi is the motto of the organization and this was a prime example of people making the effort and having fun at the same time.

Johnstone said the organization was selected for the event proceeds “because of the impact they have on the community.

“It was wonderful to see the community come together for some active fun in support of Cowichan Neighbourhood House,” she added. “I loved seeing the participants of all ages come out for this fun run, one was celebrating her first birthday by running her first 5k. We’ve had remarkable business support as well, with sponsorships, in-kind donations and people-power help.”

The money came especially in handy for Neighbourhood House before Christmas because it directs funds and energy toward hampers and assisting families in need.

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