Category: Community

May Day celebration in Cumberland on May 1

Come join us for the May Day celebration in Cumberland on May 1 As well as the annual Bean Dinner put on by the Cumberland Museum, this year we are again having the May Day parade. May Day may possibly have had its origins in Australia in 1856 when workers there, in pursuit of the 8-hour day, took a ‘holiday’ to demonstrate their strength . This holiday, the “Eight Hours Procession”, was, however, in April rather than May. The 8-hour day fight was revived in the USA in 1886, when, on May 1, close to 300,000 workers, in 13,000...

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“The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Room 203, Tyee Building at NIC The CV Jung Society presents “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson. The lecture is $20 for the public, and $15 for members. Dr. Allyson will use material from Jung’s great work “Answer to Job” and personal clinical work with a survivor of evil, to explore the eternal question, “How do we confront evil, and how do we engage with it?” The Comox Valley Jung Society will present a lecture “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s...

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May 1 Workers Day Bean Supper

Monday, May 1st International Workers Day and May Day are celebrated in Cumberland with an old fashioned community bean supper featuring a tasty plate of working class food; biscuits, baked beans and slaw. Share a meal with friends and enjoy live music, drinks, stories, photos, and more! Tickets available online at, at the museum, or RSVP by calling 250 336 2445.Tickets are available online at, at the museum, or RSVP by calling 250 336 2445. This year’s event features western Canadian musician John Gogo. The Victoria Times Colonist has called John “one of the most talented singer/songwriters this area...

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Introduction to Coyote Mentoring and Time To Play Film

Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program (HIH) is excited to welcome and host Kim Hunter, Director and Producer of the film Time To Play at the Cumberland Community School (Multi Purpose Room in the Beaufort Building at 2674 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland) on Saturday, April 22 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Kim Hunter has been working with young children her whole life, but formally in the classroom for the last two decades. Kim’s 45-minute documentary film stems from her concerns about the ways our culture is orienting our thoughts about what is best for children. Her hope with this film is...

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Phase 2 of Village Upgrades project begins on Cumberland Road

Cumberland, BC – Phase 2 of Cumberland’s Village Upgrades project is now underway. Construction has started on Cumberland Road from Union to Bevan – and on Bevan Road from Wellington to Cumberland roads – to upgrade the road, streetscape and traffic movement, and to add bike lanes on both sides of Cumberland Road. Work will continue through the summer with completion targeted for fall 2017. A short section that crosses the wetland will require additional work as well. “We’re excited to see the second phase of the project begin,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. “The work will make the entry...

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NIC Students Host “Food For Thought” for National ACP Day – April 16

We all know that none of us is immortal. Why, then, are so many of us reluctant to talk about the inevitable? Nursing students at North Island College helped get the conversations started this year for April 16th, National Advance Care Planning Day, by hosting “Food For Thought” for their classmates and instructors. The innovative approach offered a chance for intergenerational participants to consider thought provoking questions with others about the care they would want if they were ever unable to speak for themselves. And, doing this over food in a casual setting was the perfect way to decrease...

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Construction to Begin on HMCS Quadra Sewer Forcemain Replacement

April 10, 2017 Beginning the week of April 17, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will begin work to replace the aging sewer forcemain serving HMCS Quadra. Construction will occur along Goose Spit and Hawkins roads (through Goose Spit Regional Park), beginning at HMCS Quadra, and is estimated to last six weeks through May 31, 2017. The impacts of the work will be reduced by the use of horizontal directional drilling – a method that eliminates the need for full road excavation. This will ensure the sensitive park habitat is protected and that work can be completed as quickly...

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Cumberland Community Schools Society offers community programs for all ages

The Village of Cumberland is excited to announce that construction of the much anticipated Skatepark and Jump Park is moving ahead in spring 2017. The new skatepark and jump park will be built in Village Park adjacent to the Dog Park and Wellington Colliery Trail. The project is a collaboration between the Village and the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) and United Riders of Cumberland (UROC). While finalized designs for this site have been developed over the past year, Villagers have had a Cumberland skatepark and jump park on their wish list for over a decade. “This project has...

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Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Kicks Off!

For more information visit www.UltimateFifty/ Tickets will also be available at upcoming events including this weekend at the Spring 2017 Home Expo and Canadian Tire, Courtenay on April 22 and 23. The Comox Valley Hospice Society is asking you to make our community a better place to live and a more compassionate place to die. You can be the lucky winner of up to $25,000 cash just by purchasing a $10 ticket giving you a 1 in 5,000 chance of winning! All the while, you will be supporting hospice care for people right here at home. Ken Long, last...

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Mac Wood AGM features bird talk

TUESDAY April 18th 7.00pm Comox Recreation Centre, Room ‘A’ Image credit: North American robin (Turdus migratorius) – Christopher Martin Photography Noted local birder Art Martell is guest speaker at the Macdonald Wood Park Society (MWPS) annual general meeting on April 18th. Art’s new talk is entitled “Some of our Common Forest Birds and their Conservation”.  As the Volunteer Caretaker for the K’ómoks Important Bird Area, and active with BC Field Ornithologists and Bird Studies Canada, Art brings an admirable breadth of knowledge to his topic.  It promises to be an informative and engaging presentation. The free talk is on Tuesday,...

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