Month: November 2020

Canadian Tire Donates 2400 Litres Of Sanitizer To Support Local Not-For-Profits

Canadian Tire Donates 2400 Litres Of Sanitizer To Support Local Not-For-Profits

“Sanitizer is an absolute necessity for local charities as they continue to provide services
and programming for residents of the Comox Valley during this second wave of the COVID19 pandemic,” said Bert Heeringa, Owner/Operator Canadian Tire Courtenay. “Recognizing
that the purchase of sanitizer is an extra expense for many community organizations with
already tight budgets, we wanted to assist them in reducing their costs and instead allow
them to direct their funds in support of their clients and mission.”

Compassion in Action

So much energy, so much blessed energy,
propels the young to excel at something,
a place to call home, a cause to celebrate,
a purpose to explore, meaning to be felt,
feelings to be understood and enlivened
with the passion of a race in time.

The Writing is on the Wall

Few people know that handwriting is more than a means of communication. It’s actually a graphic picture of processes going on in the brain. You may have noticed how your writing has changed over the years or how it looked different when you were going through a challenging time.

The Writing is on the Wall

Few people know that handwriting is more than a means of communication. It’s actually a graphic picture of processes going on in the brain. You may have noticed how your writing has changed over the years or how it looked different when you were going through a challenging time.

Creating a Sustainable Comox Valley–Together

What distresses me about Courtenay is the nearly complete ignorance of the Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy (CVSS). This 2010 document was developed as a consensus by a large team of volunteers, by community vetting of all of its proposals, by councilors and staff from all the Comox Valley municipalities and the regional district, by a highly skilled team of professionals with expertise in planning for sustainable communities. No Comox Valley municipal direction document has ever been so visionary nor so widely vetted and agreed on.

Pod Creative’s 1K Website Special!

Pod Creative’s 1K Website Special!

Pieter, Michael, & Hannah are getting pretty darn sick of Covid. So we’ve come up with a way to say thank you to our community for weathering this storm with us. For Pieter’s 44th birthday we are offering a $1k website and hosting special!

Linda’s List for Nov. 18: Mulching, Citrus Protection, Planning Ahead

Linda’s List for Nov. 18: Mulching, Citrus Protection, Planning Ahead

In fact, now is a good time to get organized for the next gardening season in general. Given the run on everything to do with gardening last spring, it would be good idea to get an early start on laying in supplies, seeds and soil amendments. Seed companies are still shipping at this time of year, supplying 2020 seeds or a mix of 2020 and 2021 stock that has come in. Some companies are taking orders after Dec. 1 for January shipment. Don’t forget to check out the web sites of local seed companies: with 2021 Seedy Saturday dates in doubt or cancelled, you can still get seeds by mail order from companies you might have counted on seeing at a Seedy Saturday event.

Stunning Arctic Film Screens Nov. 27-29

Stunning Arctic Film Screens Nov. 27-29

Under Thin Ice follows extreme divers and cinematographers—Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr—on a daring Arctic expedition to see how wildlife is adjusting to changes in their habitat as a result of global warming. But things don’t go exactly as expected, and as the duo travel in search of animals, they experience first-hand the repercussions of rapid climate change.

The Soul Is Calling

These times of isolation are giving us an opportunity to listen to parts of our being which are often ignored because our minds run the show. When there isn’t any distraction, our hearts start to whisper and tell us about our dreams and goals which we would still like to experience. These whispers can become persistent and create either motivation or regrets.

Next Step For Proposed Rural Roadside Garbage And Recycling Collection Service Approved

“We are thankful for the more than 3,000 people who took the time to fill out the survey and tell us whether this is a service they would like to see,” said Director Edwin Grieve, Chair of the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC). “Comments shared about why their community could – or couldn’t – be a good candidate has helped staff address questions about a potential service.”

Comox Valley Community Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Comox Valley Community Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day

“On this special day, the Comox Valley Community Foundation would like to express its
appreciation both to our donors for their long-term vision and support of this community,
and to all those who work within the not for profit and charitable sectors for their service
to our community,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community
Foundation

Affordable Art Featured At Pearl Ellis Christmas Show

Affordable Art Featured At Pearl Ellis Christmas Show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. The Gallery is currently open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm with COVID protocols in place. Signage for direction and spacing is installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time

Compassion for the Elderly

Compassion for the Elderly

The implication to me is that as a society we are missing a great opportunity to access the combined intelligence and compassion from our senior population. We can take a lesson from our indigenous communities who consider the role of the elder as a sacred time. We can include seniors in the decision making process as guides on the side. We can put them in positions to instruct and lead through the powers of compassion and wisdom. When it comes for care of the elderly, we can give them all an opportunity to continue to find meaning and purpose in day to day living. We can scientifically go about giving them opportunities to grow and keep their memories intact through appropriate exercise and a well-rounded diet. In other words we treat them as valued human beings.

Blue Christmas Video Service Offers Holiday Comfort

Blue Christmas Video Service Offers Holiday Comfort

Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, and can be especially difficult during holidays. For some,
the feeling of loss makes family connections during the holidays even more important. Others may feel
the need to find an entirely different approach to holidays, or just feel numb and disengaged. Each
person’s experience is unique, and all are normal grief responses. By merging Blue Christmas with
Celebrate a Life, families can honour loved ones or acknowledge the absence in their lives during this
time.