World-wide Climate Change Theatre Project in Cumberland December 18th

Presented by the Forest Story Project and Elevate, this intimate evening will feature multi-voiced readings of 13 short plays from writers around the world connected to climate change and resiliency themes. Dark, funny, thought-provoking, irreverent and hopeful, the readings feature local community members Wendy Morin, Bobby Herron, Anne Marie Scott, Esther Purves-Smith (*with permission from Canadian Actors’ Equity Association), Lee White, Will Cole Hamilton, Tina Willard-Stepan, Dan Griffith, Robin Konstabaris,Meaghan Cursons, Kai White, Indi White and Kera McHugh.

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A Valley of Activists

The Comox Valley is known for many things but one aspect that attracted me to move here 18 years ago was its long record of activism. You merely have to take even a cursory look at all the different events, demonstrations, coalitions and campaigns and you can’t help being impressed by people’s commitment.

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Winter Shelter Benefit hits the Waverley Saturday

Come early for a delicious dinner at the Wave and settle in to enjoy a lovely night of music starting right at 730 pm and running through till midnight. Pay what you can at the door. 100% of proceeds go to The Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness who provide critical emergency shelter and housing services in our community. Cheques can be written to either organization if a tax receipt is desired. The Winter Shelter Benefit is presented by Elevate and friends.

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Reframing for a Climate Change Culture

We all live in frames. They are the intellectual, psychic and emotional contexts within which we send and receive messages, establish and maintain relationships, see the world and give it meaning. In a word we don’t see the world the way it is; we see the world the way the way we are. And, we live in our stories about our world. When we work with people in different cultures and want to communicate with them we have to reframe. We have to try and understand their cultures and perspectives.

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Indigenous Youth Inspired to be the Nation’s Next Storytellers

A total of 150 Canadian Indigenous youth from as far as Nova Scotia, Toronto, Thunder Bay,
and the Yukon joined students from the mainland and Vancouver Island to listen to and engage
with a line up of CBC’s Indigenous journalists and veteran hosts including Duncan McCue and
Ian Hanomansing. The seasoned journalists imparted a message about their life journey and how
it brought them to their chosen vocation today

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