Category: Community

An Open Letter To The Graduating Class Of 2020

For all of us the last few months have been new and stressful and sometimes scary, but it has
also opened doors to new possibilities and ways of looking at our world; doors that I hope you
will burst through with passion and curiosity, and a desire to change things for the better. I will
tell you that this will make some of us older folks uncomfortable at times. Please be kind and
patient, but also be persistent. We need to be made uncomfortable. The future is yours. I can’t
wait to see what you do with it.

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Graduation 2020 Vehicle Parade Routes and Traffic Advisory

In order to follow the Provincial Health Officer’s guidelines of gatherings of no more than 50
people, each of the respective secondary schools – G.P Vanier, Highland and Mark R. Isfeld –
will conduct a drive-up ceremony to ensure social distancing restrictions are respected and
maintained.

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Thriving Together

hriving Together Series was launched to share stories about how newcomers and immigrants are thriving while respecting social distancing rules. They are also sharing ideas around our our community can be more welcoming. We will be sharing these stories bi-weekly. If you or anyone else you know would like to share their story during this pandemic, you can reach out to our Welcoming Coalition Coordinator.

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Emergency Operations Centre Announces Comox Valley Virtual Recreation Guide Now Available

The Comox Valley Recreation Guide will have a different look this summer. Recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District have been closed since March 16 to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As each jurisdiction adapts their operations to meet provincial health requirements, the quarterly Comox Valley Recreation Guide has gone virtual.

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Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James is a man from Trinidad and Tabago who grew up in Brooklyn. He is an inspirational speaker and poet currently living in Kelowna. In this edition Andrew Davis and Jessica Lightburn talk racism, Black Lives Matter and humanity with him. It also turned out the date this was recorded (June 5) was his 60th birthday!

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Comox Valley Sports Centre Reopening Fitness Facility

The re-opening of the fitness facility at the Sports Centre follows the BC Recreation and Parks Association and WorkSafe BC guidelines. The CVRD will be opening the gym for strength and cardio workouts within Arena 2. Moving the facility to Arena 2 ensures the two meter physical distancing requirement and cleaning protocols in accordance with Provincial Guidelines.

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The Glacier Grannies are Walking Across Africa

African grandmothers walk for survival every day – to fetch water, take goods to market, collect medicine and perform other vital daily tasks. In solidarity with them, we have joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, and are virtually “walking across sub-Saharan Africa.” As we cannot all walk together, we are striding independently each day from June 1 to 30. We are collecting pledges, with all funds going to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Foundation.

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