Category: Education

Multi-faith Panel Event being held at NIC

Please join us for an evening of sharing and discussion. Local representatives of various spiritual and philosophical traditions have been invited to present at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm).

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CVN Invites the public to learn about geology of the Comox Valley

Along river banks and beaches of the Comox Valley, a jumbled record of ancient volcanic activity, forgotten swamps and domineering ice sheets presents itself in the form of cobbles. Some of these have traveled thousands of kilometers over hundreds of millions of years to find themselves under your feet. This talk will present a new guide to the identification and interpretation of cobbles in our region with a focus on the geological history and the processes that formed these rocks.

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“Playfulness is a way of being that avoids the pitfall of self-importance. Play can take us into experience in an adventurous and challenging way that uses energy and concentration and mindfulness. The nervousness and clumsiness of self-consciousness gets consumed in the purity of the action.” Ajahn Succito Turning The Wheel of Truth

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Longing and Belonging: The Perils and Passions of Place

The Comox Valley Jung Society will present a lecture “Longing and Belonging: The Perils and Passions of Place” by Jungian Analyst Matt Kelly on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at NIC. Note: Date changed from January 12, 2018.

Feeling a sense of belonging is a deep human need for most people; but what happens when our sense of belonging turns to feeling trapped? Alternately, what happens when our deep longing for other places, people or times blinds us to the fullness of the present moment?

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Youth Media Project call for Applications

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. In this 13-week program, youth receive training in video production, gain employability skills, and work with a network of community partners to create videos through work placements – highlighting community resources, and presenting ideas for community change. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street- involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.

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Dear Former Readers of Shades of Green

If you have been wondering what happened to Shades of Green, my efforts to raise awareness about our environmental challenges have just taken a different form. During the last year and a half, I have been editing, enlarging, updating and footnoting a selection of the more durable Shades of Green pieces that I wrote over the many previous years. These have been compiled and published in a three-volume book-set called The EcoTrilogy, comprised of Ecologos, Ecopathy and Ecocide.

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Multi-Faith Panel at the Stan Hagen Theatre

The Office of Global Engagement at North Island College is hosting a Multi-Faith Panel at the Stan Hagen Theatre the evening of Monday, December 4. Please join us as we hear from local representatives of various faiths describe how their spiritual tradition reaches across culture and language to a common humanity. There will be a moderated discussion afterwards. Refreshments provided.

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 06 was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It is a day that commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. On this date 28 years ago, a young man walked with a gun into the L’École Polytechnique at the University of Montreal. He separated the men from the women and proceeded to shoot and kill 14 female engineering students. They died because they were women.

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CCSS Hosts 10th Annual Santa’s Breakfast Fundraiser

To celebrate the holiday season, the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) invites community members of all ages to Santa’s Breakfast on Sunday, December 3, 2017. This popular event includes a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, wreath making, a silent auction and a visit with Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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26th annual Comox Valley Concert Band and Choir Festival (SD71)

Musically talented students from across Vancouver Island will gather in the Comox Valley for three days for the 26th annual Band and Choir Festival.

Hosted by School District 71 Fine Arts, the choral and instrumental skills of music students will be showcased in two local venues – the Comox Pentecostal Church, November 20, and the Sid Williams Theatre, November 21 and 22.

The goal of the Comox Valley Concert Band and Choir Festival is to provide students and music educators with a supportive and educational experience in a non-competitive setting under the evaluation of some of Canada’s leading musical adjudicators.

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