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Early Bird Tickets for 27th World Community Film Fest

  Give a gift of  films and treat yourself to savings before Dec. 31st with Early Bird passes to the 27th World Community Film Festival to be held Feb. 2 and 3, 2018.  Over 30 of the most inspiring documentaries from Canada and abroad cover a myriad of social justice topics. Many of the uplifting and entertaining films have received rave reviews and awards at festivals such as Hot Docs, and Vancouver International Film Festival. Opening night feature, Meet Beau Dick, Maker of Monsters, is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, an enigmatic carver from Alert Bay, BC. ...

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Youth Media Project call for Applications

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. In this 13-week program, youth receive training in video production, gain employability skills, and work with a network of community partners to create videos through work placements – highlighting community resources, and presenting ideas for community change. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street- involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.

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Where the Heart Is: Benefit for Supportive Housing

The Comox Valley is warmly invited to be part of a special benefit night dedicated to supportive housing efforts in the Comox Valley on Thursday December 14th at the Waverley Hotel.

Join Elevate the Arts and a host of musicians, friends and neighbours for a night of music, compassion, kindness, joy, knowledge building and connection! 100% of funds raised go to Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness and the Comox Valley Transition Society.

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O Christmas Tea – Q&A with James and Jamesy

Many of our readers may recognise the names James and Jamesy. They are the characters in the upcoming uproarious holiday-themed comedy, O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy, which is showing this coming Monday (December 11th) at 7:30pm at the Sid Williams Theater. To help set the stage had a chat with Aaron Malkin and Alistair Knowles about this show.

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Reel​ ​Youth​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​and​ ​Cumberland​ ​Community​ ​Schools​ ​Society​ ​Seek​ ​Local​ ​Youth Films

The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) in conjunction with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is once again seeking film submissions from local youth.

“Last year we were excited to have three local films included in the festival. We would love to top that this year. Our goal is to showcase as many local filmmakers as possible at our
screening,” said Kate Ashton, Program Coordinator for CCSS. “Please help us spread the word to as many youth filmmakers, and future filmmakers as possible. If you are looking for a winter break activity, how about making a film?”

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Expanded Elevate Bazaar this Weekend!

For the sixth year in a row, lovers of art, crafts and the curious will gather in the dark belly of the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay for the annual Elevate Winter Bazaar!

This Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th, 40 carefully selected creators of beautiful, breathtaking and bizarre art and craft will descend on Downtown Courtenay. This highly anticipated craft fair offers attendees the opportunity to discover enticing, intriguing and unusual works from inspired local artisans.

A NEW special Friday evening event features the sounds of DJ Selector Sproutsonic, delicious elixirs, a card-making cavern and a unique night-time craft fair shopping opportunity! The Elevate Bazaar runs Friday Dec 8th from 5-9 pm.

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Helen Austin and Doug Cox in Concert for Hospice

1st Tuesday Fundraiser hosts Judy and Bruce Wing would like to invite you to the Mex Pub on Tuesday, December 5th to hear featured guests Helen Austin and Doug Cox. The evening concert begins at 7:30pm and admission is by donation with all proceeds supporting the Comox Valley Hospice Society. This will be the last event hosted by the Wings, and the new host Scott Lyle will be continuing the tradition in the new year. The Wings feel very confident that they’ve found the perfect fit for carrying the event forward, and are pleased that the events will continue to bring together great music and causes.

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