Everybody Deserves A Smile 2022

November 18 2022 / 10:00am - December 5 2022 / 5:00pm

Starting November 18, the Community Gallery in the CVAG lobby will display the creations that Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary students from Ms. Julie + Ms. Makinson’s grade 2/3 class and Mr. Swaney’s late immersion grade 7 class have made for Everybody Deserves A Smile 2022.


Each winter, the EDAS program engages local students and educators in an arts-based outreach program. Students have created hand-painted bags to be filled with donated items and delivered to those in need during the holidays. To raise community awareness, these “envelopes of love” are displayed at various locations, including CVAG.

910 care packages are to be handed out locally in the Comox Valley this year.


Between November 14 – December 5, the EDAS program is collecting tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, woollen socks, toques, mitts/gloves, and scarves. Please donate sizes: men’s/non-binary x-large and women’s medium.

Donate in person at one of the drop box locations:

  • Comox Community Centre
  • Village Yarn Shoppe
  • Cumberland Community School
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library, Courtenay
  • Uptown Yarns
  • Evergreen Club in the Florence Filberg Centre
  • Re/Max Realty, Courtenay
  • Studio IPF: Inner Pursuit Fitness
  • Participating schools: Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary, Arden Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Ecole Robb Road Elementary, Queneesh Elementary, Highland Secondary, G.P. Vanier Secondary, Mark Isfeld Secondary, Huband Park Elementary, Navigate (NIDES), Brooklyn Elementary, Cumberland Community, Aspen Elementary, Courtenay Elementary

Financial donations to the project are accepted through:

$15 pays for one pair of woollen socks, a scarf, and a toque (someone will have warm feet, a warm head, and a warm heart).
$35 provides one person in need with a full EDAS package: woollen socks, a scarf, a toque, gloves, toiletries, and cookies.
$70 pays for two people to receive a full EDAS package.


Follow EDAS on Instagram and Facebook.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery supports collaborations with community schools through a variety of undertakings throughout the year.

Image: art by Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary Students