Thunderballs Fundraiser

The second annual Thunderballs event takes place Monday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. in downtown Cumberland.

This legendary event features 4,000 golf balls rolling down Dunsmuir Avenue in an exciting race. The first 30 balls to cross the finish line win a prize.

First prize is $1,000 cash.

Thunderballs 2015 is a fundraising event for the Cumberland Community Schools Society.

This year’s event takes place on Dunsmuir between First and Second before the Empire Days Parade and promises to be great entertainment for all ages. Tickets are $5 each and available from Polka Dot Pants, Alley Cuts, Tarbell’s Deli, Mudsharks Coffee Bar, Riding Fool Hostel, Seeds Food Market and the Waverley Hotel.

Tickets will also be available on Village Market Day in front of the Thunderballs demo and Monday morning befo...

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Mountain Film Festival Fundraiser

With the assistance of the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS), Cumberland youth organized and hosted the fifth annual Cumberland Mountain Film Festival on April 10.

The Cumberland Mountain Film Festival is the only festival that features exclusively local content and is organized right here in the Comox Valley.

The sold-out crowd enjoyed a selection of short outdoor adventure films from around Vancouver Island. Outstanding films included kiteboarding at Goose Spit, surfing on the west coast, mountain biking through scenic Cumberland, and the first winter ascent of Mount Harmston.

The festival raised more than $1,300 for the Cumberland Skatepark Project.

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Van Smashing Fundraiser at Motorcycle Round-up

On August 11th, the CCSS Skatepark Committee put on a “Smash-A-Van” fundraiser at the Cumberland Motorcycle Round-Up. By donation you could take a swing at a van with a baseball bat, sledge hammer or field hockey stick.  It was a fun event that allowed the committee to speak with the public regarding the project, and raised a little money along the way.

Bash a Van

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Empire Days Popcorn Fundraiser

The CCSS Skatepark Committee joined Cumberland Empire days to raise awareness for the project and to raise money selling popcorn by donation.  Thank you to all of you who donated generously.


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Skatepark Community Feedback Session

The CCSS Skatepark Committee hosted its first feedback session regarding a future skatepark in Cumberland.  Thirty five community members showed up to watch a movie, eat snacks, comment on skatepark designs.  Brian Savard of Spectrum Skateparks spoke about skatepark construction and Pam Willis spoke about the community’s connection to the project.  Thank you to the speakers and to everyone who showed up and gave their input.

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