Category: Education

Emoto Peace Project Presentation

Michiko Hayashi visits the Comox Valley on Thursday, July 19 to present the Discoveries of Dr. Emoto. Dr. Emoto was a revolutionary Japanese researcher who studied water and how people could change the pattern of the crystals with positive or negative words, thoughts and music. Dr. Emoto outlined these discoveries in his New York Times bestseller, “The Hidden Messages in Water.”

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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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Fire-Pit Pavilion soon to be built on Hornby Island to enrich a historical gathering place

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society in partnership with the Timber Framers Guild are in for a major build project that will enhance the aesthetics and extend the use of a popular education and training center on Hornby Island.  Touted as the jewel of the Pacific, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC) will soon have a fire-pit pavilion erected on its grounds, replacing the current open pit.  The new covered structure will become the architectural focal point and enhance the setting and the environment of Tribune Bay. Opportunity to donate and support the community build project still available. 

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Former staff will gather at G.P. Vanier on Oct. 20 for the school’s 50th birthday

A group of retired staff members from G.P. Vanier Secondary is inviting anyone who worked at the school from its opening in 1968 to the present to attend a 50-year reunion party on Oct. 20. All of the nearly 800 teachers, administrators, education assistants, office staff, and custodians who were employed at Vanier over its first 50 years are welcome to attend the school’s golden anniversary.

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Comox Valley Nature March Monthly FREE Public Nature Walk Along the Upper Puntledge

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to re-start its monthly free public nature walk series – there is no charge to participants. As part of its educational mandate Comox Valley Nature invites the public to monthly public nature interpretive walks to experience and understand local sites of environmental interest. This year CVN will be partnering through the spring and summer with Strathcona Wilderness institute to offer public educational walks, which will complement a series of courses and workshops which will be offered by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at Mt. Washington.

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LOCAL TEEN ENTREPRENEURS TO PITCH FOR $15,000 – 2nd annual Teen Tycoon Challenge June 15th

They came for free pizza, they stayed for the prizes. Its a running joke for the fifteen 13-19 year olds that have spent the year learning about and developing business plans through the Teen Entrepreneur Network.  In truth, they come back to feed their ambition.

After its second year, The Teen Entrepreneur Network participants in Courtenay will be pitching their business ideas for a $15,000 prize package.  The youth participating in the free Boys and Girls Club program are looking to build themselves a strong financial future as business owners. They have been working diligently with local community leaders and mentors to develop their business plans, and the time to see just how serious these teens are about success is here.  

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Private Vancouver School spends week working with Project Watershed.

The Mulgrave School, from West Vancouver, spent the week of May 15 – 19th in the Comox Valley working on restoration projects with Technical Director Dan Bowen and key volunteers from Project Watershed. Armed with new shovels, rakes, hoes, gloves and other implements 14 students (Age 14-17), three teachers and their field trip leader Lee Hardy spent a very busy 4 days working on shoreline restoration in the K’omoks Estuary.

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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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