Butterfly Effect

Join us and release a butterfly in memory of a loved one. Everyone is welcome.

Our annual Butterfly Effect is a heartwarming family event that touches the lives of everyone in the Alberni Valley.
The event is family friendly and includes kids' activities, live music, a bbq by donation and more!

Join us at 11th Avenue Park (beside our community office at 2579 10th Ave) on Saturday, June 24, 2023!
Event runs 11:30am-2pm
Butterfly pickup starts at 12:30pm
Release at 1pm

Butterflies are $25 each, with all proceeds directly supporting AVHS.


Jim's Clothes Closet has also sponsored a number of butterflies so that anyone in the community can participate at no cost.

To reserve a no-cost butterfly, please contact our office directly by phone at 250-723-4478, through our social media pages, or using this form.

Event Sponsors


John Kuch

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for believing in the important services we provide to the Alberni Valley.  
This event is made possible through the generous support from local businesses.


How to Support the Butterfly Effect

Each spring this event brings together members of our community to reminisce about loved ones we have lost. We honour them by releasing a butterfly in their memory. Together we celebrate a beautiful moment when hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies are released into the air.

Purchase a butterfly to support the event, and/or join us for live music, a barbecue and bake sale, and kids' activities!

If your business, organization or service group recognizes the value we provide to the community, consider supporting us and become aligned with our society.

Please contact the Community Office for more information.