Campbell River Mayor Charlie Cornfield (left) and Powell River Mayor Stewart Alsgard tussle over the Loonie War Trophy expecting their respective communities to come out ahead in the Brain Injury Society fundraiser.

Cities vie for Loonie War title

The Campbell River Head Injury Support Society (CRHISS) is declaring the second annual “Loonie War” to raise community awareness about traumatic brain injuries

The Campbell River Head Injury Support Society (CRHISS) is declaring the second annual “Loonie War” to raise community awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as provide funds to support our local TBI survivors.

Starting Monday, every resident of Campbell River is being asked to donate a loonie. The donations will be collected for a week until Feb 28.

The “War” is against the brain injury association in Powell River. The community that collects the most funds per capita will be declared the winner and their local Brain Injury Organization will be awarded the prestigious Loonie War Trophy.

Last year Campbell River had great support from the community but were narrowly beaten by Powell River Brain Injury Society. CRHISS is determined to bring this beautiful trophy home this year. And that’s why they need your help and support.

They are again encouraging groups such as City Council, schools, service clubs, businesses, and neighborhoods to get involved in the fun by challenging your members to “fight the War” by contributing their loonie(s). This event will increase the public’s knowledge of their community’s brain injury organization and the services that are provided.

The money donated in each municipality goes to that community’s TBI non-profit organization to provide funding for continuation of their vital services. They’re counting on your loonies to help them claim the trophy.

Your donation (which can include paper money as well as loonies) can be made by putting it into the containers that will be placed in businesses throughout Campbell River during that week; delivering it directly to their office at 1195 D Fir St; or phoning their office at 250 287-4323 for other options. Contact them for more information.