Month: December 2018

Deadline for Making a Charitable Donation in 2018

Deadline for Making a Charitable Donation in 2018

Today is the deadline for making a charitable donation in 2018. As per CRA regulations, only donations postmarked on or before December 31, 2018 will receive a charitable tax receipt for credit for the 2018 calendar year.

Resolutions to Make 2019, B.C.’s Year of Transparency

It’s that time of year again to propose a few New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s political class and this year there’s a bit of a theme to the resolutions: transparency. No ill can come from it and it will fit into most holiday budgets to boot.

Free New Year’s Eve Swim and Skate

The Comox Valley Regional District, Tim Hortons and 97.3 The Eagle have teamed up again this year to offer a free family Swim and Skate this New Year’s Eve at the Comox Valley Sports Centre from 5 – 8 pm. Enjoy goodies, compliments of Tim Hortons, as well as amazing prize packs given out throughout the evening – plus enjoy games and festivities for all ages. Donations to the Comox Valley Food Bank will be accepted. Skate rentals are also free however it’s recommended to come early.

New Way of Volunteering: A Coordinating Circle With A Difference…You

December 17th was a big day for the Comox Valley Community Health Network, at the Little Red Church in Comox. We were meeting the applicants to the Coordinating Circle. Since this week is the time of the year many of us make New Year resolutions, please click on this article to see if you, or someone you know, should be a key participant in 2019.

New Way of Volunteering: A Coordinating Circle With A Difference…You

New Way of Volunteering: A Coordinating Circle With A Difference…You

December 17th was a big day for the Comox Valley Community Health Network, at the Little Red Church in Comox. We were meeting the applicants to the Coordinating Circle. Since this week is the time of the year many of us make New Year resolutions, please click on this article to see if you, or someone you know, should be a key participant in 2019.

Was This The Year Of Women In Comox Valley Politics?

Was This The Year Of Women In Comox Valley Politics?

What was the most important occurrence this year in the Comox Valley? Was this the Year of Women in politics? You can certainly make a case that it was. More women ran for public office and were elected than the prior year in all branches of Comox Valley local government.

Creativity & The Chaos Cycle: Strategizing Your Success

Creativity & The Chaos Cycle: Strategizing Your Success

One thing is for sure in life… to create is to thrive, and to thrive is to grow. And for humans, as proud recipients of the much prized “Triune Brain”, this is triply true. While other living beings naturally fulfill their environmentally and ecologically supportive roles in life, we humans have deep rivers of emotional turmoil and mountains of rationale to navigate.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Everyone at Tide Change joins me in wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing holiday season. We thank you for your support and input in 2018. As you can tell by the photograph, my activity of choice is reading a good book by the fireplace with a latte, of course. Take the time to care for yourself and remember to stay in the “present” moment, because it is truly a gift.
– Message from the Editor
Tide Change will return on December 27th.

Revisiting Harry’s Love Affair With The Clouds And Stars

Revisiting Harry’s Love Affair With The Clouds And Stars

I once took a series of photographs of a man named Harry. In his own way, Harry modeled the life of Thoreau. He lived alone in a shack he built himself 25 years earlier, while he was slipping into legally blindness. When technology made it possible to transplant new sight into his eye sockets, Harry vowed to see the world from a different perspective.

Last Minute Gift Idea: CVAG Film Series

Last Minute Gift Idea: CVAG Film Series

If you are still missing a last minute gift for stocking stuffers, how about a ticket or a season pass for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Winter 2019 Film Series.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery Celebrates

The Comox Valley Art Gallery Celebrates

As one year ends and a new one begins, the Comox Valley Art Gallery has lots to share and celebrate. As 2018 comes to a close, we recognized the accomplishments of CVAG’s executive director, Sharon Karsten and the Youth Media Project students. The 44th Winter Art Market features a wide variety of well-made things. One more community make art event provides a time out at this busy time of year to make a take-away art project.

Mediterranean Colours Featured at The Pearl Ellis Gallery

Mediterranean Colours Featured at The Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery starts off the new year with “Now and Then: Paintings by Stephanie Wood” from January 8th to 26th. Stephanie spent 25 years living on the island of Cyprus before moving back to Vancouver Island five years ago. This exhibition presents canvases contrasting the exuberant colours and strong Middle Eastern themes of one island with the healing greens and delicate leaf patterns of the other.

Stormwater Systems Shift Slowly Toward Green Infrastructure

Stormwater Systems Shift Slowly Toward Green Infrastructure

Stormwater management plans in the Comox Valley have historically treated rainwater as waste, something to be collected and disposed of quickly, usually into previously clean streams or directly into the ocean. Our local governments have commonly relied on hard engineering solutions that employ expensive infrastructure, such as storm drains, catch basins, pipes and ponds.

How to Liberate Yourself From Fear and Procrastination

How to Liberate Yourself From Fear and Procrastination

Are you feeling locked into patterns that prevent you from moving forward with your goals? We all do in one aspect or another.
Whether the procrastination is chronic and has you pinned into a corner, or small details to finish projects… It’s helpful to know procrastination is a natural stage of growth.

What is Truth?

What is Truth?

This is the period of the year when many promises are made, but very few will be kept after the stroke of midnight on January 1st. It is the time when ghosts of Christmases past revisit us as we take stock of the last twelve months. The question is, “Can we learn to speak the truth to ourselves”?