Month: January 2021

Making Your Dreams Come True

Making Your Dreams Come True

What my mature students taught me was that people have dreams at all ages. My teenage students at school were full of them. How I would love to have the opportunity to coach them, now that I’m not on staff anymore. Maybe I’ll make this into another dream…

Dialogue on CoVid

We Canadians for the most part have been responsible citizens not only protecting ourselves but also being aware of our responsibility to others. Even with all the precautions the problem still continues to grow.

Cook, Eat, Learn: Waste Free Lunches

Zoom in and learn about the landfill, do a waste audit and talk about waste free lunches. The workshop includes a cooking class with some lunch treat ideas. An ingredient and equipment list will be provided.

A Religious System in a Changing World

For many centuries the church has cared for the sick, the suffering and the poor. It is doing the same today. But it also has a history of being dogmatic about the nature of Earth and its creatures.

A Religious System in a Changing World

A Religious System in a Changing World

For many centuries the church has cared for the sick, the suffering and the poor. It is doing the same today. But it also has a history of being dogmatic about the nature of Earth and its creatures.

Gallery Members Featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Gallery Members Featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of the year from February 4-27, 2021. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. Art cards are also available for sale.

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”

Crown the Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of The Year’

Crown the Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of The Year’

“Easily overlooked and often undervalued, trees deserve their moment in the spotlight,” says CVN Director Karen Cummins. “This contest is simply a fun and inclusive way for people to identify and highlight individual trees in the Comox Valley that hold significant interest, cultural importance, strong heritage value or natural beauty.”

Seeking the Truth

Seeking the Truth

The belief-bias effect occurs when we accept only the evidence that conforms to our beliefs and reject or ignore any evidence that does not. Our beliefs are the mind states we create to deal with threats and fears.

6th Street Bridge Green Zone

6th Street Bridge Green Zone

If you share with me the view/longing in your heart to see our Comox Valley community be about more than Big Box Stores, Big Box Consumerism and a lengthy strip mall that has no more community to it than every other strip mall in North America, then you will find this Youtube video most interesting

Welcoming Communities Coalition

Welcoming Communities Coalition

Our Community forums around Discrimination and Racism were great and we appreciate everyone that attended. As a follow-up to that and based on the feedback received, we are excited to announce that the Immigrant Welcome Centre and the Welcoming Communities Coalition will be hosting our annual joint (Campbell River and Comox Valley) virtual Collaboratory on Wednesday February 24th, 2021 from 2pm – 4:30pm via Zoom.

Space Between Us

Space Between Us

It is hard to remember that just one year ago our biggest challenge was all the snow. Little did we know that COVID-19 would have such a significant impact on our programming and operations.

The Big Lie

The Big Lie

Like most of you who watch the day to day horrors of what is happening in our poor suffering world, I was shocked but not surprised by what happened in Washington on January 6th. Why this paradox? I knew it was definitely a situation created and ready to happen, so I was not surprised when it did. I guess I was shocked that the forces of truth and decency allowed it to happen. It should have been just a big show of cursing angry obscenities, waving confederate flags, followed by a peaceful dispersion, and people going home feeling they had fulfilled their patriotic duty to protest. Instead it turned out to be a big victory for the big lie.

2021 North Island Writers Conference

2021 North Island Writers Conference

The Comox Valley Writers Society is hosting its 4th annual North Island Writers Conference which runs from Jan. 8 to the 29th. Opening Night is a free event on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 pm. The public is invited but registration is required for access.
All conference workshops are offered via Zoom