Everybody Deserves A Smile 2023


  • Exhibition November 17 - December 5 2023

Bags of Hope — Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary, Mr. Swaney’s Grade 7 Class
for Everybody Deserves A Smile 2023

CVAG Hub Gallery


Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) aims to educate and create with local students and their communities in a heartfelt, homemade way to compassionately reach out to those in need during the holidays.

This year, the 20th anniversary of EDAS, the goal is to deliver 1500 care packages. 1050 care packages are being delivered locally to the Comox Valley, and 450 will be distributed to Victoria and East Hastings, Vancouver.


Between November 13 – December 5, the EDAS program is collecting woolen 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
  • Cumberland Community School
  • Comox Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Courtenay Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Starbucks – near Boston Pizza
  • Uptown Yarns
  • Coastal Community Credit Union – near Superstore
  • Evergreen Club in the Florence Filberg Centre
  • RE/MAX Realty – in Courtenay
  • Studio IPF: Inner Pursuit Fitness
  • Cumberland Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • 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, Lake Trail Community, Miracle Beach Elementary, Hornby Island Community

Financial donations to the project are accepted through:


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 from Mr. Swaney’s Grade 7 Class