Month: January 2020

Exclusive Art Event Supports Kus-kus-sum

Exclusive Art Event Supports Kus-kus-sum

Renowned Canadian artists Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook are supporting Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum initiative with a unique art event in Courtenay. “Paintings, By the Numbers” will be at the Native Sons’ Hall on May 2, 2020. Only fifty $500 tickets will be sold, and all ticket holders will take home a painting, worth between $1,500 and $4,000, based on a raffle system devised by Ken Kirkby himself. When talking about the event Kirkby was heard saying “This event is not just a good deal, it’s a steal!”

Donation of land rights from Father Charles Brandt ensures 27-acres of natural forest on the banks of the Oyster River are protected in perpetuity

Today, the Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is pleased to announce the establishment of a conservation covenant over 27-acres of wild land on the banks of the Oyster River. The land is currently home to spiritual leader and conservationist Father Charles Brandt, 95, who asked the CVLT to protect the mature forest and riparian areas for future generations.

World Community Film Festival Opens Friday

World Community Film Festival Opens Friday

The 29th World Community Film Festival is ready to roll in Downtown Courtenay on January 31st and February 1st with over 25 engaging and inspiring documentaries that showcase social and environmental justice stories from Canada and around the world.

Bright Colours At The Pearl Ellis Gallery

Bright Colours At The Pearl Ellis Gallery

Members of the Pearl Ellis Gallery have responded to the call to bring in their brightest colours, to help lighten moods and the gallery walls during the dreariest days of winter. How individual artists interpret “bright colour” is the theme of the current exhibition, on display from January 28-February 15. Paintings, photography, fabric art and sculpture are included in the show and all work is available for purchase.

Camp Kerry Offers First Vancouver Island Youth Grief Camp

Camp Kerry Offers First Vancouver Island Youth Grief Camp

The Comox Valley Hospice Society and YANA are pleased to collaborate with the Camp Kerry Society in announcing an information session for Vancouver Island’s first Grief Camp for Youth which will be held this Spring, from March 20th to 23rd near Crofton, BC.

Registration Open for the Young Women’s Ocean Literacy Camp

Registration Open for the Young Women’s Ocean Literacy Camp

Are you a young woman enrolled in a secondary school in British Columbia between the age of 15 and 18 and are passionate about protecting our oceans? In partnership with Ocean Wise, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre and Navigate NIDES, Comox Valley Schools is excited to announce the 3rd annual Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp will take place 12 to 16 July 2020. Participants will embark on a learning journey in leadership and put their new-found skills into action with an ocean conservation project

Robbie Burns Fiddle Family Contra Dance At The Merville Hall

Robbie Burns Fiddle Family Contra Dance At The Merville Hall

Och! On Saturday, January 25th, in praise of the ever hovering spirit of Robbie Burns, the Contra dance Fiddlejam Funtime Fiddlers will play for the dancing, prancing, bare legged, kilted Scotsmen (full of “haggis” and wee drams of liquid barley), who will be will be hooting it up about the Big Yellow Merville Hall hardwood floor.

Anxiety about Climate Change: A lecture with John Betts

Anxiety about Climate Change: A lecture with John Betts

By now, any debate as to whether anthropogenic global warming (AGW) or climate change is real or not is over, but our feelings about these issues are far from resolved. We are increasingly anxious! For those experiencing denial, it is the anxiety of our core ideology being under attack. For those experiencing visceral awareness of these issues, it is the anxiety of feeling helpless in the face of a “climate apocalypse” potentially impacting us, but definitely impacting our children and grandchildren.

Jacob Marley Returns

Jacob Marley Returns

I want to start this week’s post with a story. It’s about a Christmas event but it is not about Christmas. It is about our children and grandchildren to whom we owe an inheritance of a healthy planet—an inheritance WE are failing miserably to provide.

CVN invites the public to learn about protecting a Marine Ecosystem

CVN invites the public to learn about protecting a Marine Ecosystem

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture by Dorrie Woodward and Barbara Mills from the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS). They will present ADIMS many efforts to advocate for, and protect the vital marine ecosystem surrounding Denman Island. The lecture entitled “Advocating for the Baynes Sound marine ecosystem one step at a time” is on Sunday January 19, 2020 and will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.