Special thanks this month go out to Powell River’s First Credit Union and Insurance. Since becoming a station sponsor First Credit Union has opened their arms to CJMP- helping us almost $1500 for our Top the Tower Campaign.
CJMP was blown away by First Credit Union and Insurance generous spirit. Thank you First Credit Union for all you do from raising funds for us at your Jeans Day, donating proceeds from concession sales from this year’s Theatre Under the Stars to presenting us with a generously big cheque.
Special thanks also to volunteers from Powell River Women’s Punk Rock Choir who stomped out in force to help out at Theatre Under the Stars as well as Powell River Regional District manager of emergency services Ryan Thoms who helped us spread the word about CJMP’s emergency broadcast system.
Things got sudsy on Sunday, August 14, as Powell River Fire Rescue generously threw their efforts into a car wash for CJMP’s Top the Tower Campaign.
Working tirelessly in between calls, the firefighters washed cars at a fast and furious pace while still taking time to smile and share a splashy laugh or two.
Thanks to Powell River Fire Rescue over $450 was raised towards CJMP’s Top the Tower Campaign. Special thanks to CJMP sponsors First Credit Union & Insurance for the use of their Joyce Avenue parking lot and their tent as well—the shade was much appreciated on such a blessedly hot day.
Special thanks to all the firefighters, volunteers and CJMP people who made the day such a fun success.
CJMP is proud to have been part of this year’s Blackberry Street Party, Marine Avenue’s biggest festival. With music, food, dancing and more, the festival drew in locals and tourists to celebrate together and showcase Powell River’s culture, arts, businesses and non-profits. CJMP set up their live radio station at the south end of the festival, channeling the airwaves coming live from the studio and playing them out onto the street. Many thanks to Bad Karen (Every Day is Like Sunday), DJ Kamandi (Cowbell Radio), and DJ TripleDub (Pow!Town Get Down) for their awesome shows which we got to blast onto the street, as well as a big thank-you to everyone who helped set up, staff the booth and take down. Good times were had by all!
Featured: our high-tech equipment for playing radio over our huge speakers and modern sound system: an old Sony Walkman
Buy one at our outdoor events (such as Blackberry Street Festival August 19th on Marine Ave.) or at Base Camp Art & Coffee on Marine Avenue!
First Credit Union Donated $500 to “Top the Tower Campaign” last night at the Movie Under the Stars event at Larry Gouthro Park, in Powell River, BC.
CJMP’s own promotions director Bad Karen Skadsheim and Powell River Community Radio Society director Suzan Roos very happily accepted the big check, plus CJMP will get the concession stand proceeds, as well!
CJMP thanks First Credit Union, who are already sponsors of CJMP, and have gone that extra mile to help us “Top the Tower” (i.e. help us raise our goal of $15,000 to move our current signal location to Gallagher Hill in Cranberry, which would increase our potential broadcast range by 300% or more).
We encourage local businesses and non-profits to donate via Sponsorships, individuals/families to become Sustaining Members, and everyone to donate what they can to “Top the Tower“!
Oh! And if your car needs a wash (and whose doesn’t?) keep it filthy for us until this Sunday August 14th? Why, you ask?
We have a CJMP benefit Firefighter Car Wash going on in the First Credit Union parking lot on Joyce Avenue from 11AM-3PM. By donation (we suggest $10, but pay what you can). See you there. We think it’ll be a hot one!
We will have t-shirts and memberships for sale as well and wet soapy fun galore. Want to help us out? Just drop on by.