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Kayak and wine events aim to boost Sansum Point fundraising as deadline looms

With an Aug. 31 fundraising deadline looming to save Sansum Point, conservationists are planning kayaking and cork events to pump the purchasing purse.

The Land Trust and the Cowichan Land Trust still need $500,000 to buy the 128-acre seaside property appraised at $1.9 million.

Cowichan Bay artist Sue Coleman, recently chipped $15,050 into the Point pot. Her donation stemmed from global patron sales of a limited-edition giclee print of Sansum Point.

Next, the eco-gem will receive proceeds from an Aug. 20 culinary event Sampler For Sansum starting at noon at Godfrey-Brownell Vineyards.

That afternoon of wine tastings, appetizers, music, and a silent auction costs $10 per person.

Sansum Sampler ushers a $50 TLC Winemaker’s Dinner at Godfrey-Brownell.

Call the Cowichan Land Trust at 250-746-0227.

TLC’s Paddle Picnic will be launched Aug. 21 at Maple Bay beach at 9 a.m.

The $100 day of kayaking and exploring North Cowichan’s verdant, historic Sansum Point sees Wilderness Kayaks provide a guide, boats and all the gear, plus boating insurance.

Call 250-746-0151.

For more about these events, or making tax-deductible donations, visit conservancy.bc.ca or call 1-877-485-2422.

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