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PVFD What's New

Boots for Food 2020-District 69 Fire Departments
Posted: Oct 21, 2020

Due to the pandemic, this year's food and toy drive will look very different with no door-to-door neighbourhood collection. On November 14 and November 15, firefighters will be collecting cash donations only for the Salvation Army at locations throughout Oceanside, at their firehalls and some departments will also accept donations at their firehalls on Saturday, November 21. District 69 firefighters will shake the boots and look forward to another successful year. Residents should check with their local department for arrangements in your community.

The first food drive was held in 1997 and now includes eight departments in District 69; Bow Horn Bay Fire Department, Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Deep Bay Fire and Rescue, Errington Volunteer Fire Department, Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department. Parksville Volunteer Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department. Over the years, Oceanside residents have always contributed generously and this year, donations are even more important. 

Bow Horn Bay Fire Department
The Bow Horn Bay Fire Department will accept curbside cash donations at the Bow Horn Bay firehall (220 Lions Way) on Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Fire Chief Clayton Bucoviz 
250 757-9433;

Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department
Members of the Coombs Hilliers Fire Department will collect cash donations on November 14 and 15 at locations in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Acting Lieutenant Kevin Fuson
250 752-2144;

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department
Both the Dashwood firehall (230 Hobbs Road) and Meadowood firehall (1800 Galvin Place) will accept curbside food and cash donations on Saturday, November 14 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Fire Chief Nick Acciavatti 

Deep Bay Fire Department
On Saturday, November 21 between 10 am and 2 pm, the Deep Bay Fire Department will accept food and cash donations at the Deep Bay firehall (5031 Mountainview Road).
Chief George Lenz 
250 757-2030;

Errington Fire Department
The Errington Fire Station # 1 will collect cash donations at the Co-op Gas Bar and liquor store, corner of Church Road and Alberni Highway and at the Errington Fire Station (960 Errington Road) on November 21 between 10 am and 4 pm.

Fire Chief Troy Bater 
250 248-5601;

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department
On November 14 between 10 am and 2 pm, Nanoose firefighters will be at Springford Farms and Quality Foods to collect cash donations. As well, residents may purchase Quality Foods gift cards from Quality Foods rather than a cash donation. Donations will go to the Nanoose Community Cupboard to assist Nanoose residents in need.

Denis Holme 

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department
Parksville firefighters will be shaking the boots at several locations throughout the City on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 9 am to 5 pm.

Captain Mark Adelborg 
250 248-3242;

Qualicum Beach Fire Department
Qualicum Beach firefighters will be collecting cash donation at several locations throughout the Town on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Deputy Fire Chief Peter Cornell 

Donations are extremely important to the Salvation Army food bank and Society of Organized Services to provide for less fortunate in our community. Donations may also be made as follows:

Society of Organized Services is gratefully accepting donations for the Christmas program. Financial donations can be made online anytime at and also by phone, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4.30 pm at 250 248-2093. Due to pandemic operating restrictions, toys, gifts and gift cards for children and youth can be dropped off at the SOS Christmas Tent located outside the SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville, on the McMillan Street side of the building) starting November 16 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 11.30 am.

Salvation Army food bank 
  • Food donations are accepted at 886 Wembley Road, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 11.30 am and also Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 3.30 pm. 
  • Monetary donations can be made in the following ways:
Cheque by mail: Mt Arrowsmith Salvation Army, PO Box 1874, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H6
Credit card by phone: 250 586-6250
For information and media contact:
Deb Tardiff, Manager of Communications
City of Parksville