Category: A & E

Tickets On Sale For Cvag’s Winter 2020 Film Series

Passes for all ten films are $126 for CVAG members and $135 for non-members. Individual tickets are $14 each for CVAG members and $15 for non-members.
(Please note: passes and tickets are sold for either Sunday or Wednesday screenings.)
Call 250-338-6211 ext 1 to purchase over the phone, or drop by CVAG at 580 Duncan Avenue in Courtenay.

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Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”

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In Nature’s Realm

In Nature’s Realm is a celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of settlers, explorers and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems.

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Survival Strathcona Style, Off the Grid and On the Edge

Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Situated on Highway 28 halfway between Campbell River and Gold River, the ‘Lodge,’ as it is affectionately known, began as a cedar log building that floated across from one side of the lake to the other when Upper Campbell Lake was flooded during the 1958 construction of Strathcona Dam.

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Gallery volunteers showcase their art at Pearl Ellis

Volunteers, most of them artists, help keep the Pearl Ellis Gallery, the Comox Recreation Centre
Showcase, the Comox Library display and the Comox Valley high school bursary program
running and moving forward. The final exhibition of the year at the Pearl Ellis Gallery features
work by our volunteers. A wide variety of art including paintings, mixed media, photography,
sculpture and greeting cards will be on display and available for purchase. If you are looking for
a special one-of-a-kind gift, you can find something original and created locally at the Pearl Ellis
Gallery.

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Food Security Film and Discussion

As California farmers struggle with drought and other impacts of climate change, our ability to grow and access local food is becoming more important every year. World Community’s film series continues Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College with the film Five Acres (30 min.) followed by a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers and local food activists from Nanaimo and the Comox Valley.

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Emily Cars hit the stage at Cornerstone Taphouse

Downtown Courtenay’s musical hot-spot, Cornerstone Taphouse is hosting Valley band the Emily Cars on Saturday, November 16th from 9 to 11 pm. This five piece Cumberland based band is dedicated to crafting highly original songs with attention to detail when it comes to lyrics, arrangements and rhythm. Add to that their love of melodic hooks and you have musical package that IS the Emily Cars.

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John Gogo’s Coal & Wood Show hits Cumberland November 15th

Vancouver Island home grown songwriter and storyteller John Gogo will be hitting the stage on Friday November 15th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall with his new “Coal & Wood Show”. This engaging one-man show written and performed by Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast.

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