The 13th Annual Odlum Brown Christmas Village was a fine success again this year. The event raised $14,300, with proceeds shared between the CV Boys & Girls Clubs and the Child Development Association. There were lots of great entries, with the People’s Choice Award going to the Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start Preschool for their wonderful rendition of the new K’omoks First Nation administration building, complete with totems. Congratulations to this group for an exceptional entry!
As for me, I had another opportunity to team up with the good folks at Coast Realty Group Comox Valley. Together we fashioned a gingerbread replica of the Filberg Lodge.
This unique heritage building was created for Robert and Florence Filberg in the 1930’s. Designed in the arts and crafts style by master builder William Haggarty, the house was originally intended as a summer retreat, but the Filbergs loved it so much that they made it their year-round home.
Upon Robert Filberg’s death in 1977, the Lodge was bequeathed to the Vancouver Foundation, and ownership was transferred to the Town of Comox in 1979. Today it’s a Municipal Heritage site with a teahouse and a beautiful park that’s open for the famed Filberg Festival and other public events. Year-round, you can enjoy a calming stroll through the 9-acre waterfront property.
Thanks again to Coast Realty for another fun partnership, and to Odlum Brown for their hard work in fundraising for these very worthy charities.
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