Category: Education

Wilderness within; wilderness without. Exploring psyche and nature through the film “Into the Wild”

In this lecture on the need to live in or close to wilderness Dr. Kepner uses the film “Into the Wild” to explore analytically one young man’s desperate attempt to heal a broken psyche through an experience of wilderness. Joseph Campbell’s themes of the archetypal heroic will be explored in light of current, changing conceptions of the archetype. As wilderness disappears, what implications for Soul and psyche resound?

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CVN invites the public to learn about Vancouver Island Paleontology and the Vancouver Island Paleontology Society

The Vancouver Island Paleontological Society (VIPS) was formed after the discovery of a large marine reptile called an Elasmosaur along the banks of the Puntledge River. VIPS is a non-profit society of professional and amateur paleontologists based in Courtenay. One of the goals of VIPS is to promote public awareness of our fossil heritage by providing educational information about ancient life through field trips, presentation, and displays.

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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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“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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