Category: Community

Birchbark Technology Opens Saturday At CVAG

KC Adams’ exhibition Birchbark Technology will open with a reception, artist talk, and community engagement opportunities at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 1 p.m. Adams, a Winnipeg-based artist of Cree and Ojibwa decent, is currently in residence in Courtenay as she prepares new work and embellishes existing work that embraces past and current technologies.

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Support African Grandmothers with the Glacier Grannies

GLACIER GRANNIES are Grandmothers and ‘Grandothers’ (You do not need to be a Grandmother!) who support our African sisters who are bringing up their grandchildren who became orphans when their parents died from HIV&AIDS. We host special events and create and sell a wide variety of crafts. We have a Sewing Group, a Felting Group and an Angel Making Group. If you would like to make new friends while you support African Grandmothers, please join us at our next meeting: Monday January 27 at 1:30 Comox United Church 250 Beach Drive Comox

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Declutter for a Cause Workshop in Support of Transition Society

The WBN is pleased to present two inspirational speakers for a ‘Declutter for a Cause’ workshop in support of the CV Transition Society (CVTS). The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23rd at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 2937 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay. The event is part of a year-long commitment by WBN members to support and raise funds for a different nonprofit each year.

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Habitat For Humanity Canada Kicks Off National Student Writing Contest

Founded by Genworth Canada in 2007, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1.5 million dollars
towards helping build decent and affordable housing in communities across Canada. Last year, over 8,000
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada shared what home means to them and this year, Habitat for
Humanity Canada is hoping for a record-breaking 10,000 submissions. Three grand prize winners, one from
each grade, will receive a $30,000 grant to be directed to the local Habitat build of their choice. Nine runners
up, three from each grade, will win a $10,000 grant towards a local Habitat build. Every student entry earns a
$10 donation towards that student’s local Habitat for Humanity ensuring that communities benefit from each
student’s participation.

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Community Enrichment Awards to take place January 21

Members of the public are welcome to attend as we recognize and celebrate the 2020 Community
Enrichment and Professional Development grant recipients and the work that is done by the many
non-profit organizations in our community in support of children and youth, seniors, the
environment, adults with disabilities, and our community’s most vulnerable residents.

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Media Release – Historic Aircraft installed at the Comox Valley Airport

Visitors departing Comox Valley Airport can now view an exciting new addition soaring overhead.
A replica World War I aircraft has recently been installed above the departures lounge. The plane
is a 7/8th scale Nieuport 11, built and flown by local aviation enthusiast Captain David Freeman,
prior to the 100th Anniversary of the historic battle of Vimy Ridge.

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