(Image / Edward Joe)

A pancake breakfast is planned for Saturday morning to help raise funds for a Duncan family that lost their home in BC’s most damaging windstorm ever.

The Duncan family of 5 were left homeless after a tree fell directly on top of their house, caving in the roof. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but the following days brought extensive water damage to the home, destroying most of the family’s belongings.

They were also told not to re-enter the home as the tree was in a dangerous position that threatened to collapse even further into the house. To make matters worse, thieves broke into the residence after the storm and stole money and Christmas gifts while the family was recovering in a local hotel.

That’s why tomorrow, friends of the family are hosting a pancake breakfast at Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt.

The breakfast will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and all funds raised will be given directly to the family.

A GoFundMe campaign was also created to help rebuild the home, and at the time of publication, over $1500 had been raised.

Family member Edward Joe thanks the community and everyone who’s donated so far.

“We’ve had Cowichan tribes step up for us and help us out with our hotel from December 20th to January 15th.”

Donations will go towards rent, clothing, furniture, food, necessities and food for the family as they strip down and rebuild their home.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

  • When: Saturday, January 12th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Rainbow Kitchen, 500 Admirals Road