Month: November 2019

Cold Snap Coming; More on Leaf Mulch

Cold Snap Coming; More on Leaf Mulch

Our unusually warm and sunny November is over with the first of the winter’s cold snaps predicted to start dropping temperatures tomorrow. Time to finish mulching the garden! Lows of -4 to -6oC [20-25oF] may materialize by the end of the week and that is getting pretty nippy for winter lettuce and salad greens. Be ready to throw a tarp or plastic sheet over those beds if you are in colder inland or higher elevations locations. The shoulders of carrots, beets and other roots showing above ground can be damaged if they are exposed but will be fine if they are mulched. Winter varieties of cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leeks, etc. are hardier to lower temperatures and will be fine.

Films Of Change

“Keep Your Money, We Want Change” will be a free screening of films created by local youth at the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

The screening will feature original films created by participants of the Youth Media Project at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. This is a free, all ages event, open to the general public. Doors will open at 6:30 for people to mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy the free snacks

Crimson & Gold 2019 Gala raises in excess of $70,000

“The evening was elegant, yet fun, with delicious food and a tremendous program of silent and live
auctions, music and an introduction to the impact our donors, through the Comox Valley Community
Foundation, have had on our community,” said Chrissie Bowker, CVCF Board member and Chair of the
Gala Committee. “We are so pleased with how this event has grown over the years and would like to
thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and guests for their continued support of the Community
Foundation and our Gala.”

Joy to the World: A display of Nativity Creches from Around the World.

Creches, or nativity scenes depicting the birth of Christ, became popular in the middle ages as teaching tools for a mainly illiterate populace. As these scenes became popular, they were replaced with more permanent ones made by local artists, including smaller ones for the home. The tradition continues today.

Joy to the World: A display of Nativity Creches from Around the World.

Joy to the World: A display of Nativity Creches from Around the World.

Creches, or nativity scenes depicting the birth of Christ, became popular in the middle ages as teaching tools for a mainly illiterate populace. As these scenes became popular, they were replaced with more permanent ones made by local artists, including smaller ones for the home. The tradition continues today.

Write for Rights 2019 Focuses on Grassy Narrows Youth

Write for Rights 2019 Focuses on Grassy Narrows Youth

Comox Valley Amnesty International takes action with the annual Write for Rights campaign to do the ‘write’ thing and demand justice for youth in Grassy Narrows, Ontario. CV Amnesty invites the community to join us in standing up for the rights of these and other youth defenders of human rights on Monday, December 9, between 4 and 6 pm at the Courtenay Library.

Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”

Fire Hall Project & AAP Open House

Fire Hall Project & AAP Open House

Residents and non-resident owners of property in the Village of Cumberland are invited to learn more about the proposed construction of a new fire hall – and the alternate approval process that is underway to seek elector assent to pay for its construction.

Converting the Churches To a New Cosmology

Converting the Churches To a New Cosmology

The Christian Churches—and here I’m referring to the mainstream Christian Churches I’m familiar with—were leaders in a wide variety of social change issues: schools, hospitals and medical services, racial integration, development of labour unions, reform of prisons, opposition to wars and nuclear weapons, and so forth. But in terms of climate change they have been strangely silent.

Local Immigrant Partnership Collaboratory

Local Immigrant Partnership Collaboratory

The Immigrant welcome centre continues to be a respected leader for fostering safe, respectful, diverse, inclusive and welcoming communities. Over the past 27 years, the Immigrant Welcome Centre (IWC) has become a respected organisation in supporting newcomer integration in our community.