Month: July 2020

Mill(S)-ing For Corporate Pie In The Sky

Mill(S)-ing For Corporate Pie In The Sky

I am utterly flummoxed over this recent Dave Mills Californication: B.C. renewable energy projects get screwed post on the Dogwood website. I find it almost impossible to correlate this sleight of hand doggerel with the Dave Mills and Dogwood organization that I respect/value so highly for its effectiveness in bringing people together to promote strong, healthy local communities and lobby for government accountability at all levels.

Poetry with Purpose Systemic Racism

It’s time to stop and try to put ourselves in their shoes. This poem is an attempt to understand systemic racism and what it might feel like to face the full impact of being other.

Secretary-Treasurer Leaving District for Position in the Okanagan

“We are pleased for Nicole’s opportunity to relocate closer to family and friends but will miss
her and the leadership she brought to our District,” expressed Superintendent Tom Demeo.
“Nicole successfully led us through two key budget reviews and was able to oversee major
capital project initiatives such as the Hornby school replacement, and the Lake Trail seismic
project.”

Lake Trail Community School Garden

Lake Trail Community School Garden

As we re-think what community programming looks like through our organization this summer, we have been turning towards the forest. Connecting with nature and being together, safely, is good for us all. From the community garden to Roy Stewart Morrison Nature Park to Puntledge Park, we are finding ways to continue to build community connections surrounded by the natural world. Further details below!

Local Cobs Bread fundraises for CVCDA

Local Cobs Bread fundraises for CVCDA

Between Monday, July 20 and Friday, July 24, 2020, our local Comox Valley Cobs Bread is once again showing they care by giving back to the community.

For every six-pack of hot dog or hamburger buns purchased, Cobs will donate $1 to Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA).

Finding a Voice

Finding a Voice

The Courtenay and District Museum is hosting “Finding a Voice: Gender, Sexuality and Music Through the Work of Elinor Dunsmuir,” a travelling exhibition produced by Craigdarroch Castle

Pearl Ellis Gallery Reopening With Local Oil Painter

Pearl Ellis Gallery Reopening With Local Oil Painter

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to announce it is reopening on August 6 with an exhibition by local artist, Kay Larson. Born in the Maritimes, Kay has lived in the Comox Valley for twenty-six years; the ocean has never been far away. Mostly self-taught, she dabbled in a few art courses at North Island College when she was younger. This is her first solo exhibition, showcasing ten years of painting in the evenings. Kay uses oils to portray West Coast themes, along with modern and vintage subjects. You may discover an arbutus tree, a mermaid, sailboat, raven or take in a view from a different perspective. From time to time during the exhibition, Kay’s son Des Larson will be dropping in to play acoustic music.

Wild Craft Play

Wild Craft Play

Come and Wild Craft Play for a day-long adventure workshop for youth ages 8 to 14, . Engage in real-life epic adventures and build resilience in nature through play! Imagine Capture the Flag with a whole new level of awesome. Let the story carry you into your own craft, scout imaginative territory, engage with other characters, follow clues and be guided on your quest…are you curious yet? If you don’t know what Wild Craft Play is, then prepare yourself! This game has been built on the shoulders of giants with a shift of context, keeping competition, finding collaboration. Seeking treasures of any kind is any child’s thrill, where “jail” is now a healing temple and strange and miraculous things happen. Want to find out more?

Simba Investments Contributes to CVCDA’s Reopening Plan

Simba Investments Contributes to CVCDA’s Reopening Plan

We are continually working through the next phases of our reopening plan. Renovations are currently underway in order to safely resume our in person services through out our buildings. It has been a process including a complete internal assessment of the association with considerations for all individuals, employees, workspaces and services. Our OH&S Committee then prepared the CVCDA COVID-19 Safety Plan. Our completed reopening plan incorporates many of the guidelines laid out by the Provincial Health Authority, WorkSafe BC, Health Sciences Association and our Occupational Health and Safety Committee. We look forward to advancing to the next phases of reopening once construction has been completed and getting back to a more ‘normal’ way of operating.

CVCDA Receives TAP Funding Through the CVCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant

CVCDA Receives TAP Funding Through the CVCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant

With the onset of COVID-19 and the directive of the Provincial Health Authority to reduce/close or realign services, the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) has been faced with some very tough decisions. The Autism Program (TAP) is one of the few CVCDA programs that relies on service fees to operate these services. As the community closed and social isolation began we were forced to begin layoffs in this program. We were willing and hopeful about continuing remote services but for some children this absolutely did not work. One example of this is when children rely on cochlear implants. With the announcement of the Comox Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant we were hopeful that if we were successful in obtaining additional funding we could provide emergency services to TAP

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect July 23

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 2 water restrictions beginning Thursday, July 23 to coincide with BC Hydro’s planned water flow reduction in the Puntledge River.

I Believe in What I Do

I Believe in What I Do

I believe that this life is not just a random occurrence in a sea of chaos. There seems to be a pattern, a master plan, an intelligence, where all energy and matter survives and thrives according to universal laws. I believe that the energy that is in me, the energy of love, the energy that I create, is a part of that plan. I am here for a purpose, and that purpose is to grow and expand through the power of love.
I possess a unique set of tools to offer my fellow human beings. I write. It is my intention to put thoughts into words to create feelings which will resonate with my readers, helping them create their own positive energy, which hopefully will lead them to expand and grow into the people they want to be.