Island COMEBACK a Regenerative Initiative
To Keep Our Island Vibe Alive
Together We Can Make A COMEBACK…
Quadra Island, BC – May 25, 2020 – Quadra Island has joined a pandemic economic response and recovery initiative called Island COMBACK. Created by a diverse cross-section of BC’s rural islanders, this grassroots gift certificate and donation program will assist our most vulnerable businesses and community groups during the pandemic and beyond. Rural islanders are interconnected, strong, and caring. Island COMEBACK’s goal is to help each island be better able to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Island COMEBACK is an e-commerce site designed to promote and sell gift certificates for Quadra Island artisans, businesses and non-profits. It also serves as a donation platform allowing Quadra community groups and organizations to receive funds to see them through the pandemic. It calls upon our local community, and the world, to support the recovery of our rural island culture, and economy by purchasing a gift certificate or making a donation to local artisans, businesses and community organizations across all sectors.
Discovery Island Chamber of Commerce Secretary Mark Lasby says response locally has been positive, “Islanders take pride in our uniqueness and in reaching out to local organizations and businesses everyone sees the benefit of being part of a recovery program that has been created by islanders for islanders.”
Island artisans, businesses and organizations can sign up and register for free to generate immediate funds. Those who benefit, include small sector businesses, artisans, craft food and beverage makers, farmers, restaurants, and wellness providers, as well as community service organizations. Please visit islandcomeback.ca/register for more information and to register.
This response and recovery initiative has been developed and sponsored by the Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP) along with our rural island partners. RIEP’s long-term mission is to build economic resiliency for BC’s rural islands and to “keep the island vibe alive.”
The rural islands of BC participating in Island COMEBACK include Quadra, Bowen, Cormorant, Cortes, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Malcolm, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna, Pender, Texada, Thetis and the area of the Broughton Archipelago, as well as Indigenous communities with traditional or reserve lands on these islands. To learn more, please visit: islandcomeback.ca and to register visit: islandcomeback.ca/register.
Now is the time to come together, together we can make a comeback.
C Me Communications – Salt Spring Island, 2005