Get Ready for Operation High Jump 2023

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Operation High Jump Athlete Sharing Her Success

The Town of Comox recreation department will host the 28th Annual Operation High Jump at Vanier Track in Courtenay on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

This long-standing annual event showcases the talents and sportsmanship of adults with disabilities in our community.

Participants travel from as far away as Powell River to take part in this just-for-fun track meet. As reported by one participant, “They have been counting down the days since last year!”

“The day will be full of smiles and high fives,” said Heather Bailey, recreation programmer at the Comox Community Centre.

The Courtenay Kiwanis Club will be onsite, offering supportive and enthusiastic volunteers. Lunch will be provided for the athletes, Water Pure and Simple will keep participants hydrated, and St. John Ambulance will take care of any first aid needs.

This annual event is free for participants and registration can be completed online by visiting

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Media Contacts:

Andrew Clements or Amy Bauman, Recreation Supervisor or



Heather Bailey, Recreation Programmer

250-339-2255 ext. 5700