Eggs Benefit looking for volunteers to get cracking for a good cause

Oceanview Church will host their 5th Eggs Benefit fundraiser on June 23 in Ladysmith

Oceanview Church will host their 5th Eggs Benefit fundraiser on June 23 in Ladysmith.

Eggs Benefit is a biannual event put on by the church to raise funds for community projects. In previous years, causes have been tied to projects spearheaded by the Ladysmith Kinsmen. This year, the Eggs Benefit will be raising funds to develop a multi-use trail around Forrest Field.

“They have a neat vision for [the trail],” Oceanview Church Pastor Darrin Phillips said. “They want the bottom half to be paved, and the top half will be hard-packed gravel, so a mom with a stroller, even with small wheels, it’ll be no problem. They want it wide enough so two wheelchairs could pass. They want it to be super accessible for people.”

RELATED: Oceanview hosts Eggs Benefit on Sunday for Aggie Hall playground

The event was inspired by a former custodian at the church who also worked at Island Gold eggs. The company was looking for a charitable cause to donate to, and the custodian suggested they help Oceanview Church and the Ladysmith Kinsmen to rebuild Brown Drive kid’s park. Island Gold eggs offered 3,000 eggs to support the cause.

“We had a leadership team meeting and discussed it, prayed about it, and did all those things. By the end of the meeting we’d come up with the idea to turn the church into a one-day cafe and serve omelettes,” Phillips said.

Since then, the Eggs Benefit has become a well-known event in the community. 20 “celebrity chefs” from the community will come to cook omelettes. Residents can look forward to a full breakfast with their custom cooked omelette, toast, and coffee/hot chocolate. The event is by donation, and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward funding the Forrest Field trail project.

“It’s headed up by the Rotary, and the other service clubs in town. They’ll promo it and we just basically serve breakfast for free, and people can drop in whatever they want to do for a donation,” Phillips said.

Eggs Benefit is an open community event, and not a religious function.

“There’s no hidden agenda,” Phillips said. “I know people come from all different viewpoints. Some people have had bad experiences with church, and all those kinds of things. We just want to throw it out to as many people in the community as possible,”

The church is looking for volunteers to help put on the Eggs Benefit. Volunteers are needed to help crack eggs, distribute omelette toppings, general cleanup, and more. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact Oceanview Church. For more information visit oceaviewchurch.ca.

Just Posted

Remembering Jack Neil, ace fighter pilot and father

Remembrance Day is an opportunity for John Neil to remember his father, Jack

Ladysmith Arts Council creates Remembrance Day poppies for display

The poppies were prepared by both established artists, and student artists

Carbon monoxide poisoning incident brings dangers of the gas to light

Chemainus adult and child go to hospital for treatment

Man seriously injured after shock and fall from electrical tower in Cassidy

20-year-old was being transported to hospital in Victoria

Ladysmith Legion exists to serve the community

Members of the Legion are busy all year round providing services and funding to the community

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Canadians mark Remembrance Day this morning

This year exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War

Devils strike early, hang on for 2-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver now 0-8-3 in last 11 games versus New Jersey

Most Read