Category: Village of Cumberland

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Cumberland Recreation is continuing its collaboration with BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the University of British Columbia’s Active Aging Research Team to offer two free programs to encourage seniors to get up, get out and get active in 2019. Choose to Move and ActivAgeTM are free for anyone 65 years and older, who are not currently active, but want get moving.

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Women’s History Month at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives celebrates Women’s History Month with two unique events. Life in a coal town like Cumberland was not easy for the women who settled here. Dangerous mining conditions and the loss of husbands and sons meant that many women struggled to make ends meet, in a world where only men were allowed to work in the coal mines. The best way to survive and care for the family was to take control. Join community guide, Marianne Bell, on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm, on a guided walking tour of the Village featuring stories of women who lived extraordinary lives making Cumberland their home.

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Cumberland residents to vote on wastewater borrowing in local government elections

When the local government elections are held Saturday Oct. 20, Cumberland residents will see a question on the ballot asking them to vote yes or no to the Village borrowing money to upgrade its liquid waste treatment system to meet provincial standards. The Village is looking to borrow $1.2 to $4.4 million for the project, which would construct an upgraded lagoon wastewater (sewer) treatment plant to handle liquid waste for Cumberland in a better environmental fashion for the next 20 years. Cumberland has applied for federal and provincial grants to cover the rest of the $9.7 million project.

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Cumberland Launch of the Ride Island Campaign

The Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Tourism Consortium (VIMBTC) in partnership with the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) recently launched the Ride Island campaign designed to inspire mountain bikers to explore the trail networks of the central region of Vancouver Island.

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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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