Annual Curves food drive kicks off

Members of Curves gyms in Fernie and Sparwood are helping local families by collecting for Elk Valley food banks this month.

Members of Curves gyms in Fernie and Sparwood are helping local families by collecting for Elk Valley food banks this month.

During the month of April, Curves gyms will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive and collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks.

“Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin.  “This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Fernie area community, too.

“Everything that our members donate at their local clubs will benefit local families in need.”

In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to win cash prizes for their local food banks.

Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest.

Curves clubs have donated more than 27.6 million kilograms of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004.

“The past few years have been difficult for many families,” said Heavin.

“Curves annual Food Drive is one way that everyone in the Elk Valley can make a real difference for a community family that is struggling.

“We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining one of our gyms, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”

Curves in Fernie is located at 1561 10th Avenue, and in Sparwood at 112 Centennial Square.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 3 reopens 10 hours after Jaffray crash

It’s the third crash involving a cattle liner in two months

RCMP search for man exposing himself in Fernie’s downtown core

Elk Valley RCMP is investigating a report of a man exposing himself… Continue reading

|Between the pipes| Part three: The Goal

A special feature series by Riley Fonger, Fernie Ghostriders starting goaltender

Committee to oversee expansion of Teck coal mine in Sparwood

Socio-Community Economics Effects Advisory Committee formed; plus other District of Sparwood news

Accused in Fernie stabbing case remanded in custody

Livan Chris Barnett is scheduled to appear in Cranbrook Law Courts via video on December 17

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to create a U.S. Space Command.

Groups preparing new pipeline legal challenge, argue government’s mind made up

A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if the federal government reapproves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Notorious Toronto triple killer gets third consecutive life sentence

Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father’s death.

‘Subdued’ housing market predicted in B.C. through 2021: report

The Central 1 Credit Union report predicts “rising but subdued sales” over the next three years, with little movement in median home prices.

A journey through 2018’s top pop culture moments

Was there any pop culture this year? Of course there was.

‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector

Price of Alberta oil plummeted so low that Alberta’s Premier said Canada was practically giving it away

Wicked weather, including heavy snow, rainfall, hammers southern B.C.

Environment Canada has posted winter storm warnings for the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 3

Caretaker jailed, must pay back money after stealing $260K from elderly B.C. couple

Antonette Dizon, now 50, had been hired to provide extra care for Henry and Helen Abfalter

Most Read