Month: January 2019

Be The Stranger

Be The Stranger

In 2016, I traveled more than 3200 kilometers by train visiting family and friends in France. This four week journey was multi-faceted on so many levels.

Playing Climate Change Football

The Curtain opens with the two men, Economo and Enviro in a heated discussion about how they should be preparing for the looming threat of a potentially disastrous climate changing world.

Launching of Canadian Journalism Innovators

This past week about 1,000 journalists were laid off at some of the most recognized organizations, from Buzzfeed, which will cut 15 per cent of its workforce, to HuffPost, to Gannett — the U.S.’s largest newspaper chain.

His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin, Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche Will Visit Comox Valley

His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin, Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche Will Visit Comox Valley

On September 6, 2018 a formal grand enthronement ceremony for His Holiness, the 34th Menri Trizin, Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche, took place at Menri. Ligmincha International has organized a three-month tour for His Holiness and his attendant monks, and we are very pleased that His Holiness has included Sherab Chamma Ling, the only Bön Centre in Canada, as part of their 2019 European, UK and North American tour.

“Expression of Gratitude” Exhibit at Comox Valley Airport Until May 2019

“Expression of Gratitude” Exhibit at Comox Valley Airport Until May 2019

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) has partnered with the Comox Valley Arts Council to exhibit the talents and vision of local artists with creations based on a theme related to living on Northern Vancouver Island. This year’s exhibit, titled “Expressions of Gratitude” features 25 different works, displaying realism, abstract and non-objective forms in mixed media, graphite, oil, watercolour, acrylic and photography.

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue

Special Fundraising Event on February 9th! The CVWBN Board of Directors is excited to announce our B.O.O.S.T. recipient is hosting an entertaining evening at the Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay on February 9th at 7 – 10 pm.

Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song

Last week, I was asked this profound spiritual question, “Do you sing”? At first, I answered in the negative, because I perceived the query at face value. Later, the words fell deeper within me and the answer rose to the surface.

Try “Energy Walking” For Health And Longevity

Try “Energy Walking” For Health And Longevity

Walking in a lively way can encourage physical and mental habits that help you look and feel younger, healthier, and happier.
Energy walking involves walking with your body in a certain alignment while maintaining focus on your yong chun acupressure points just below the balls of your feet.

Coal, Conflict and Community: Exhibit Opening and Talk at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

Coal, Conflict and Community: Exhibit Opening and Talk at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to explore their new permanent labour history exhibit: Coal, Conflict and Community. Join them for an opening reception on January 31st, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm. A curatorial talk takes place at 7 pm, featuring this unique history, and some of the challenges and lessons learned from exploring this part of the community’s past.

Approaching Painting: New Exhibition at Comox Valley Art Gallery

Approaching Painting: New Exhibition at Comox Valley Art Gallery

Approaching Painting opens on January 26th at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. It presents the work of local artists and interpretive collaborators. The artists will be on site for the opening and in rotating weeks in the new Gather Space to conduct creative research.

A Climate Change Course for Teens

A Climate Change Course for Teens

I was quite taken by the recent UN Report on the dangers of climate change. It indicated that given the rate at which our planet is warming, we would have to take definitive action by 2030. If we don’t, we face dire consequences by 2040.

January 15th: Pruning, Grow Lights, SWD, Yams

January 15th: Pruning, Grow Lights, SWD, Yams

Well, I don’t know if there will be a winter this year or not, but other than windstorms, there hasn’t been much winter in evidence. As I started to write this, it was sunny and unusually warm outdoors and I suddenly remembered that early warm weather makes trees bloom early….I leaped up and shot out the door to start pruning my trees and grapes.