Category: Comox Valley Regional District

CVRD Asks Public to Refrain from Smoking in Parks

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has implemented a smoking ban in its parks, effective July 17, 2017 due to dry conditions and some fire services resources moving off-island to aid in the BC interior fires.

Although key personnel and equipment have been deployed to the BC interior, sufficient firefighters and equipment remain in the region to maintain a first-response capability locally, as was required with the Curtis Road brushfire in Comox over the weekend.

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eBob Commuter Challenge endorsement

What is Commuter Challenge all about? According to the website information at The Commuter Challenge is a week-long event during Canadian Environment Week (June 4-10, 2017). It’s a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces to track trips taken to work by transit, cycling, walking, carpooling, or telecommuting. You and your colleagues can win some fantastic prizes just for telling us how you got to and from work between June 4-10. eBob Trailers strongly endorses the Commuter Challenge, and challenges other individuals and businesses to take up the challenge. eBob Trailers are Canadian made electric Back-of-bike trailers with hub motors, disc brakes, signal lights, lockable...

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Boil Water Notice Lifted for Users of the Comox Valley Water System

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately.  The notice was issued on May 31 due to a positive E. coli sample from the Comox Reservoir. Island Health requires that a boil water notice be issued immediately when E. coli is detected in the treated water. Only after three days of clean samples can the boil water notice be lifted. Since the initial detection, approximately 25 water samples throughout the Comox Valley water system have been tested. All samples have been...

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Businesses Asked to Join the Commuter Challenge

Comox Valley residents who track how they get to work the week of June 4 – 10 will be eligible to win a prize as part of Commuter Challenge week. “The Commuter Challenge is meant to help people think about their daily commute,” says Vince Van Tongeren, Policy and Sustainability Analyst for the Comox Valley Regional District. “If it’s possible to take the bus, ride your bike, walk, carpool or work from home, even one day a week, you could be rewarded for taking the challenge,” he adds. Commuter Challenge is a national event where cities and workplaces are encouraged...

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Community Calendar


Tri-Focals Art Exhibition

Jul 25 – Aug 12 all day

Tri-Focals Art Exhibition
July 25th to August 12th
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 till 4
Opening Reception Saturday July 29th 1pm
Pearl Ellis Gallery – 1729A Comox Avenue, Comox, BC

Paintings by David Ballantyne and Sharon Lalonde
Sculpture by Ingrid Mayer



Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Gate 6:30/Show 7:30

Tickets are currently available online via or our FaceBook page @LIVEinFilbergPark

Cycling: Cairo to Cape Town

Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr. Brenda Trenholme of Rossland, B.C. completed a 121 day fundraising ride for the Canadian based charity KEEF (Kenya Education Endowment Fund) on May 14, 2016. She cycled 11.397 km from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa, visiting ten countries enroute, with the Canadian tour company Tour d’Afrique (TDA Global Cycling) and a core group of 18 international bicyclists.

Brenda blogged:
“We are woken daily at 4:45 AM to prepare ourselves and our bikes, pack up our gear, breakfast at 6AM to be on the road by 7.” From the Sudan “108 degrees – nine hours of demanding, body jangling washboard roads” and “The huge pumpkin globe of the sun that rose at dawn heralded by the Muslim chant and a cacophony of camels groaning as they were being loaded; donkeys braying, sheep and goats bleating and roosters crowing.” From Kenya – “38 degrees and barely crawling against a fierce, steady wind. The howling [of hyenas] kept some of us awake last night.” From Tanzania – “spotted our first wild giraffes today loping gracefully along. Magnificent! 47 degrees with high humidity.”
From Cape Town – “This is it, the day towards which we have all been striving, here at last! It was a 60 km ride to our meeting point where we were greeted by the welcome scent of the salty Atlantic air and waves crashing on an endless white beach. It was a welcome sight, despite the fog which blocked our view of Table Mountain. After savouring a special last lunch at the seaside, with tears of mixed emotion, and photos on the beach, we jubilantly rode the final 10 km in convoy to our beachfront hotel in Cape Town. Many awaited us there with cheers and banners. Emotions ran high as we put down our bikes and posed for our last photo together. Riders, their loved ones and the staff were happy, relieved, exhausted, proud, amazed! Awards were given out to the racers and champagne flowed freely all afternoon………Well that’s it folks, TDA 2016 is now done and it’s time to move on. However, most of those on this great African continent who shared their riches with us still struggle to move forward with little education. I am grateful to and wish to thank once again those of you who supported or who will support my effort to raise funds for the Kenya Education Endowment Fund. It represents a ‘hand up, not a hand out’, as these students must want and work for the support they earn. It has been my great privilege to ride for this worthy cause.”

Why did she ride for KEEF? In her words, “Giving food, shelter and medicine will help needy people today, but they will still need more tomorrow. However, giving them an education gives them the tools they need to effect powerful, relevant, positive social change so they can meet their own needs in the future. Our support profoundly alters the lives of students, their families and often their community.” Secondary and post-secondary education are beyond the means of many Kenyan families. KEEF currently supports 110 students in high school and 40 in post-secondary institutions. Graduates employed in a variety of trades, professions and business endeavours are bringing about very real transformations to their society.

Please join Dr. Brenda Trenholme as she shares the cultural, historical and geographical highlights of her cycling odyssey on Thurs., July 27 at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church (250 Beach Drive, Comox)

Read about Brenda’s Ride on her blog and see her pictures at Support her efforts at Tax deductible receipts are available. Please mark your donation Brenda’s Ride


Evergreen Club Friday Night Dance

Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Evergreen Club is a 55+ active social hub! Grab your friends & neighbours and come on out for a night of fun dancing. Enjoy the live music in the Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre! $7.00 members, $9.00 non-members at the door. Dancing is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. With a break at 9pm. FMI call the Filberg Office at 250-338-1000.



NDP leadership candidate coming to Courtenay @ Evergreen Seniors Lounge

Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Niki Ashton, a Federal NDP leadership candidate will host a meeting for party members and supporters to talk about about her vision for the Federal NDP and Canada. A Question and Answer session will follow.

Date: Sunday, July 30th
Place: Evergreen Seniors Lounge
Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Time: 12 noon – 2:00 pm
Coffee and tea will be served.

For more information: contact Rick Dobson at


Filberg Festival @ Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

Aug 4 – Aug 7 all day

The 2017 Filberg Festival is also proud to showcase a select group of 130 artisans and makers of fine art in a variety of media ranging from metalwork, pottery, toys, woodcrafts, jewellery, paintings, glass, textiles and specialty foods.

Gate admission is charged at the Filberg Festival, as it is the primary fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization which has the responsibility of restoring and maintaining the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park’s site and buildings ( Advance festival tickets are available as of May 1st online at, at the I-HOS Gallery and Roxanne’s Fashions in the Comox Mall at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations as of July 1st.

Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, BC on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Enjoy art and nature surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range.


Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Gate 7:30/Show 8:30

Tickets are currently available online via or our FaceBook page @LIVEinFilbergPark

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