Category: Village of Cumberland

Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator Hired

The Village of Cumberland is excited to announce the hiring of Kaelin Chambers as Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator. Originally from Powell River, Kaelin, his wife and 9 year old son moved to Cumberland from Vancouver three years ago. Kaelin has 10 years of experience in undertaking socio-economic assessment and community engagement, particularly in relation to resource management and environmental planning and policy. Kaelin was also co-chair of the Economic Development Steering Committee which contributed to Cumberland’s Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023.

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Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Plant

Cumberland is continuing to make improvements to the quality and resiliency of its community water system. Work has begun this summer to construct a new water treatment plant, which will include dual barrier disinfection of ultraviolet (UV) and on-site chlorine generation, and a treated water storage reservoir to meet the BC Drinking Water Guidelines.

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New Washroom Building Unveiled at Cumberland Lake Park

The new amenity building features washrooms with four private showers – doubling the number of shower units previously offered – in addition to a private family washroom and accessible features.  The facility replaces an old washroom building that was ready to be retired. The project also included structural improvements to the neighbouring concession building, including a new roof, re-construction of the covered canopy, and updates to the façade.  The total cost of the project was $205,000.

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Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday

he community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm in Cumberland BC.

“His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye” ~ from the song “The Day They Shot Ginger Down” by Gordon Carter

2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.

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Goodwin’s Reach: 100 Years Later

When Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin arrived in Cumberland in the fall of 1910 to take up work as a mule driver in the No. 5 mine, he could not have imagined the impact of his legacy both in the Village and across the country. Although 100 years has passed since Goodwin was shot and killed by Special Constable Dan Campbell in the woods beyond Comox Lake, sparking Vancouver and Canada’s first general strike, his life and death continues to evoke strong emotions and fiery conversations. Over the years, the Goodwin story has caught the imagination and attention of diverse artists and historians. These voices will be featured in an exhibit Goodwin’s Reach, debuting at the Cumberland Museum and Archives during Miners Memorial June 22-24, and running until October 12, 2018.

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Geoff Berner performing at Miners Memorial

For the past 15 years, Jewish-Canadian accordion player, singer-songwriter, and novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world, packing venues in places like Berlin, London, Oslo, Zurich, Seattle, Toronto, Edmonton and his home city of Vancouver. Berner is returning to Cumberland on Saturday, June 23, for an intimate evening performance at the Cumberland Cultural Centre as a part of Goodwin 2018 and Miners Memorial Weekend.

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Forest Stories Summer Arts Camp

This  NEW 2-week Forest Stories Summer Camp ​is presented by the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Elevate and Convoy​. Designed for 7 –12 year olds​​ the program is built around theatre, music,and forest myths and legends. The connecting themes are creativity, nature and community. 
 
9 am 3 pm ​daily ​July 16-20 and 23-27 and final celebration Saturday July 28th in #6 Park.

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Victoria Day Long Weekend in Cumberland 1888 to 2018 – Celebrating 130 Years

The May Long Weekend is around the corner. There is no better place to celebrate the ‘unofficial’ beginning of the summer season than at Victoria Day Celebrations in Cumberland, May 19th to 21st. The weekend kicks off this Saturday with Cumberland’s annual street market extravaganza – Village Market Day, the ever popular Soap Box Derby, a meet and greet reunion for ‘old’ and ‘new’ Cumberland, and an epic garage sale at the Cumberland Community Church. Head to Cumberland Village Park and enjoy a meal at the Cumberland Community School PAC concession, take in the Washoe tournament, and share a table at the beer garden. Festivities run from 10am to 6pm.

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