Category: A & E

“Offerings” opens Friday, Oct. 13 at CVAG

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host an art opening, artist talk and welcoming for France Trépanier’s exhibition “Offerings / Offrandes” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7pm.
The events are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The gallery is located at 580 Duncan Avenue in downtown Courtenay.
The reception will also honour and acknowledge the artists, K’omoks elders and others who worked on the research, production and installation of artwork at the new North Island Hospital in Comox Valley.

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Rafe Mair Left Us a Final Book

Staff at Watershed Sentinel Books are deeply saddened to learn of Rafe Mair’s passing this Thanksgiving morning. Mair had been working with WS Books on his final book, Politically Incorrect: How Canada Lost Its Way and the Simple Path Home.

Mair had been actively engaged with the co-editing process, and was always keen and quick to correspond, even throughout challenges with his health. His lively sense of humour made him a joy to work with. Sadly, he passed away while the book was still at the printers.

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CANADA’S JUNO AWARD WINNING QUARTET THE FRETLESS AT THE MERVILLE HALL

Juno Award winners, The Fretless, touch down at the Golden Gumboot Award winning Big Yellow Merville Hall, on Saturday, October 21st for a rocking concert as part of their current North American tour. Having just won a 2017 Canadian Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, the quartet has been in high demand throughout the summer and is capitalizing on that popularity by ramping up their tour schedule.

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Big Photography Show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Vickie Lapp Memorial Photo Show And Sale runs from Oct.17 to Nov.4 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery. A wide variety of photography including including wildlife, landscape, still life, portrait and abstract will be on display. Some of the best photographers in the Comox Valley including the Comox Valley Camera Society are represented. A Reception will be held on Sat. Oct. 21 between 1-4

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2nd Annual “Salmon Day at Ecole Puntledge”

All ages are welcome to join us at Ecole Puntledge Park School on Thursday, October 12th from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. for our 2nd Annual “Salmon Day Festival”.

This celebration of “all things salmon” follows up on the success of last year’s format, combining an after-school public event with an Open House for parents and families. Fun, free activities for all ages will include an aboriginal welcome, musical acts by kids, smoked salmon (and bannock) served to everyone, and traditional storytelling inside a giant, inflatable salmon with Angela Brown from Vancouver’s Nylon Zoo.

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Kim Bannerman Book Launch October 19

Join author Kim Bannerman for the release of her newest historical mystery novel, ‘The Agony of St. Alice’, at the Cumberland Museum and Archives on October 19 at 7 pm. In this new novel, the sequel to ‘Bucket of Blood’ and ‘Mark of the Magpie’, Lizzie Saunders finds her hopes for a secure life in ruins, and must flee from the law with the help of an unexpected traveling companion. Her journey will take her far into the snow-bound wilderness, where monsters prowl and hunger reigns, and the winter turns weak men cruel. Kim Bannerman writes short stories, novels,...

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TheatreWorks ‘One Strike, Two Brothers’ – October 14

The Cumberland Museum and Archives and TheatreWorks are joining forces once again to create a special production as an extension of Comox Valley Art’s LocalColours ArtsFest.

TheatreWorks has a reputation for creating original, thought-provoking material that weaves historical accuracy with characters that allow audiences to connect with the issues of the times. Last year, the performance of Coal Town Kids was a great success and was recognized in the One Act Theatre Festival for Best Original Script, Best Production, Best Ensemble Acting, and Best Backstage Coordination.

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Freightened – World Community Kicks off Fall Film Series

Cheap clothes, electronics, food — all of it travels the globe by ship. And the true cost of shipping is higher than you may think. Learn more about this and what you can do to make a difference at World Community’s film screening of Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

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