Richard Davis

Meals for a Deal

Meals for a Deal

The Farmers Kitchen meals are the first of several announcements this summer relating to this campaign.

Just Do It—Saving Our Earth One Bicycle At A Time

It may seem a daunting task but it is hardly more difficult than nonviolently expelling the British from India. It’s about having the gumption to say no to our atmosphere polluting planes and automobiles and say yes to the healthy for people and planet transportation by bicycles. The thing I like most about this ride a bike; save our Earth and its peoples idea is that we don’t need anyone to organize us or tell us it is ok to act now or organize us. We can just go do it!

Free Overdose Prevention Workshop Planned for Cumberland

Earlier this month, British Columbia marked the fifth anniversary of its declaration of a public health emergency over the opioid crisis, yet the crisis shows no signs of abating. More than 7,000 people have died in the province since 2016, and last year’s total of 1,724 lives lost was the worst on record.

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to the product they need

“I was homeless as a teenager and later, I was a low-income single mother. I remember doing
everything I could to make my supplies stretch- when I was homeless I would often steal
tampons after trying to find some for free. When I was a young, poor single mother, every
penny spent was towards my daughter- I would bus for hours to try to find free menstrual
supplies. I would use old rags. I would wear a tampon for way, way longer than I should’ve. It
was food for my baby or tampons, so I chose food for my baby.”

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to the product they need

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to the product they need

“I was homeless as a teenager and later, I was a low-income single mother. I remember doing
everything I could to make my supplies stretch- when I was homeless I would often steal
tampons after trying to find some for free. When I was a young, poor single mother, every
penny spent was towards my daughter- I would bus for hours to try to find free menstrual
supplies. I would use old rags. I would wear a tampon for way, way longer than I should’ve. It
was food for my baby or tampons, so I chose food for my baby.”

Cumberland Community Schools Society  Bingo Nights are back

Cumberland Community Schools Society Bingo Nights are back

“Bingo is back, but it is going to look a little different,” says Kate Ashton, Program Coordinator
for CCSS. “We are meeting on Facebook Live each Wednesday. The livestream starts at 6pm
with the games starting at 6:30pm.”

Linda’s List : The Spring Pest Edition

Linda’s List : The Spring Pest Edition

Realizing that many new subscribers will not have seen some of these notes in previous years, here is a roundup on common pests at this time of year and what to do about them:

1st Annual Cumberland Fungus Fest

1st Annual Cumberland Fungus Fest

This 4 day experiment in hybrid virtual/real world programming features 5 live stream talks with fungus experts, an online CCFS Science Pub panel, dance events, film screenings, a bio blitz, myelium themed playlists, pop up performance art, kids art projects, a mushroom market and more. Your $25 unlocks a whole world of discovery with exclusive links to online events, downloads, films and presentations. The best part? 100% of proceeds support biodiversity projects of the CCFS.

Walk With Me

Walk With Me

We welcome you to walk with us – as we journey through the intimate aspects of a crisis that has deeply impacted our community – in pursuit of meaningful change. The artwork and audio created through this project can be visited: September 30 – November 21 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th) Wednesdays + Saturdays / 10am – 4:30pm

COVID protocols will be followed.

RAISE A GLASS TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

RAISE A GLASS TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

This year, not being able to sell the juice at various events due to the Pandemic could have affected the success of the Backyard Blend fundraiser, however, a number of local retailers have stepped up to help. The 100% pure apple juice, with no chemical additives, can now be purchased at several locations.

Basketball and Racquet Court Upgrades Complete at Cumberland’s Village Park

Basketball and Racquet Court Upgrades Complete at Cumberland’s Village Park

Much needed upgrades to Cumberland’s basketball and racquet courts at Village Park are now complete. The upgrades include a new racquet court configuration maximizing the existing space for one tennis court and two pickleball courts. The new layout reduces the likelihood of errant balls disrupting adjacent games

I Miss the Easy Library Access

We may well be protected from viruses on the outside through social distancing but wither on the inside from lack of soul connection. No wonder people are breaking the rules to have their needs met.

Immigrant Welcome Centre Introduces Coalition Assistant

Immigrant Welcome Centre Introduces Coalition Assistant

Meet our New Welcoming Communities Coalition Assistant, Laurel Megalli. In her own words:
“I grew up in the Comox Valley and have recently returned to the Island after living in the UK for the past 3 years. I moved to London in 2017 to do my master’s in Art History, and after completing my degree I worked for a cultural communications company in London where I worked on communications strategies for museums, galleries and other arts organizations.

United Way Invites You to Show Your Local Love During Their Annual Campaign

United Way Invites You to Show Your Local Love During Their Annual Campaign

“Island Health is pleased to celebrate 30 years of supporting United Way’s annual Workplace
Giving Campaign,” said James Hanson, Vice President of Clinical Operations for Central and
North Island at Island Health. “Our staff share a commitment to supporting the health of people
in their communities and donating to the United Way is an extension of the care we are
honoured to provide each day.”