Category: Education

A Lesson for Youth in Reconciliation

SD71 Secondary students came together at Glacier View School March 21st to learn about and share in discussions on reconciliation and to explore what actions to take to enhance greater support among cultures today and into the future.

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Launch of a new education series for the entrepreneurial artist.

Comox Valley Arts launches a series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist called Business Sense for Makers and Creators, running through April and May!

Three different sets of workshops cover a myriad of marketing and business-building skills and strategies that will give new and established artists a boost in confidence and competence promoting their work.

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Youth and Reconciliation Gathering

On behalf of Bruce Carlos, District Principal, Aboriginal Education Services, School District #71 (Comox Valley) extends an invitation to the upcoming Reconciliation Gathering for Leadership Students

Several of our Aboriginal Education staff have organized a spectacular day for Secondary Leadership students next week (March 21). Former Chief Counsellor, Rob Everson, will be one of the speakers during this day. We have also secured a strong Aboriginal youth speaker from Vancouver, Valeen Jules, to inspire our youth.

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Arden Elementary students go before City of Courtenay Council

Students from Arden Elementary will appear as delegates before Courtenay City Council Monday 19 March at 4:00 p.m.

These articulate young students known as the Arden Ambassadors are pitching a case to mayor and council for a side walk and bike lane along Lake Trail Road.

The City is developing Connecting Courtenay, a Transportation Master Plan that will provide direction on transportation infrastructure for the next 20 years. Councillors are currently seeking public input about issues and challenges to be considered as part of the long-term transportation network.

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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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AWAKENING SANGHA through WisePLAY

“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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