TRAINOR SPOONER Advisory Group
We are all very grateful for the communities we live in, and we each come to our community in different ways. For that, we take great pride in giving back within our communities, and we each do that in different ways. From regularly donating to local charities and supporting local businesses, we are committed to providing regular, on-going support to many organizations. We encourage you to support your local communities in ways that are meaningful to you.
"Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much." Helen Keller
Proud to be a Community Partner of the Cumberland Forest
Both Rob and Tricia are avid supporters (and users!) of the Cumberland Forest and donate both time and money to support the efforts of the Cumberland Community Forest Society which are to protect our forests. The Cumberland Community Forest Society was formed in 2000 with the mission to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest for its multiple community values. Guided by the shared belief that this forest is now worth more to our community standing than as timber. Learn more, or to add your support, visit www.cumberlandforest.com.
Coldest Night of the Year
It is cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt and hunger across our country. Participating cities and towns walk and raise money for charities in their community. #CNOY Comox Valley is hosted by the Comox Valley Transition Society (www.cvts.ca) and the Dawn to Dawn society (dawntodawn.org). The TRAINOR SPOONER Advisory Group proudly participates in this community event - as team "TSAG We Walk". For more information visit: CNOY Comox Valley
Ride2Survive is a participant supported evert to raise funds that go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. What does 'participant supported' mean? 100% of the money raised by the participation in unique, individual challenges are directed to the CCS. The original event was one-day 400km bike ride from Kelowna to Delta, with riders leaving at 2:30 a.m. and arriving in Vancouver 18 hours later that same day. It was truly a unique event in that it was staffed and organized completely by volunteers, with every fundraising dollars go directly to the CCS. Things changed in 2020. The fundraising efforts shifted to be individual events that were the brain-children of people in our communities - they walk, run, ride, hike crazy distances in short, crazy time periods. Rob's challenge for 2020 became the R2SDirty200. Objective: ride 200km on dirt (or gravel) within a 24-hour period. In 2021 Rob launched Survive The Divide - Riding Gravel for Cancer Research an endeavor to ride on gravel roads from one tip of Vancouver Island to the other; and in 2022 plans to follow the Ride the Divide route from Canada to Mexico. Stay tuned for more! Since 2005 Ride2Survive events have raised over $9,000,000, and counting.