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CVCF Announces Granting Program for 2021/2022

CVCF Announces Granting Program for 2021/2022

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is pleased to announce that over $275,000 will be available in the form of grants for registered charities and not for profit organizations in 2021-2022.

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

The new Zamboni not only produces zero emissions but also will save approximately $6,000 annually compared to the older propane Zamboni.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney added that North Island-Powell River is also perfectly aligned with the government’s blue economy strategy mandate: “We have an ocean economy. The conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon habitats is a high priority for all of our residents. We are highly concerned with the climate crisis. We are actively engaging in reconciliation projects with the First Nations in our area. And we are also suffering economically, in part because of the decisions of your government.”

‘Observation Challenge’ at Seal Bay Nature Park.

‘Observation Challenge’ at Seal Bay Nature Park.

“The Observation Challenge is designed to encourage people to spend time in the park and look for 12 ‘things’ along the 7.3-km multi-use Forest Loop trail,” explains Perrin. [The Coast Salish name for Forest Loop is ‘ʔayigən’, pronounced ‘eye-eee-gin’.] “My friend, Anne Smythe, and I had fun riding through Seal Bay to identify items and then I created a list of 12 clues. Things to look for can be natural or man-made and, with the exception of the first one being close to the parking lot, all items are located on — and visible from — the Forest Loop trail. We encourage all participants to stay on the designated trails and to practice the BCHBC’s commitment to ‘Leave no trace.’ Be sure to pack a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes because it takes about two hours to leisurely walk the Forest Loop.”

Hercules Aircraft Conducting Search And Rescue Training

Hercules Aircraft Conducting Search And Rescue Training

Some aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) are larger than many passenger airplanes and may appear to be flying lower than they actually are. RCAF aircrew adhere to strict rules and regulations at all times to ensure safety.

Welcoming Communities Rock Painting Project

Welcoming Communities Rock Painting Project

Volunteer Campbell River is also supporting a workshop on anti-Asian racism by mother and daughter duo, Thanh and Charis. This fits in with our commitment to Welcoming Communities

Parkinson SuperWalk

Parkinson SuperWalk

This year, we are bringing you an engaging virtual SuperWalk experience with monthly exercise challenges, and an online opening ceremony which will be livestreamed on Saturday, September 11th at 10:00am. You can participate by walking in your local community (observing physical distancing), or joining us for a special exercise class following the opening ceremonies! We encourage you to gather your teammates, register online, and start fundraising today!

Register now to be part of the Food Hub Forum

Register now to be part of the Food Hub Forum

“Our study will be the first step to promote local collaboration among local food contributors, explore opportunities to expand our local food production and market share, as well as prepare a business plan for a Comox Valley Food Hub,” explains Alana Mullaly, CVRD General Manager of Planning and Development Services.