Janice Perrino

Janice Perrino

Pumpkin promotion

NANAIMO – Organizations and businesses donate to charities in Nanaimo.

Fiery fundraiser

Carol Fisher, left, Bev Lietdke and Chris Crabtree, right, present a donation of $1,200 to Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. The money was raised by Cedar United Church’s event Fire and Ice chili competition last year.

Housing help

Dawne Anderson of the Nanaimo Salvation Army, receives a cheque for more than $2,200 from the proceeds of B. Gingerbread Homes from Byron Gallant and Steve Strenja of B. Gallant Homes and the Gingerbread Man. The second-annual event featured a gingerbread house building competition between business teams, a colouring contest, and hands-on gingerbread house building and decorating for families at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre prior to Christmas.