Category: Environment

Support for Indigenous Occupation Camps in Northern BC

Tuesday May 30th 7.00pm – Wachaiy Friendship Centre. By Donation. Two Comox Valley women, Susan Holvenstot and Sally Gellard, ventured into the wilds of northern BC last March to support Indigenous occupation camps stopping pipelines and fracked gas terminals. Come hear their story on Tues May 30 at Wachaiy Friendship Centre, McPhee and 17th Street, Courtenay, starting at 7 pm. Their visit started at the Lelu Island Occupation Camp (Tsimshian) , near Prince Rupert, the proposed site of an LNG terminal, and continued on to the Unist’ot’en (Wetsuweten) Camp near Houston, BC. Both are on unceded traditional lands. “The...

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute Annual General Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming Strathcona Wilderness Institute’s (SWI) Annual General Meeting on June 6th, 2017 at 7pm at the Florence Filberg Centre. The evening will include a formal business meeting for annual reports and the election of the 2017 Board of Directors. This will be followed by a presentation by Dan Strickland on the Gray Jay Project in Strathcona Provincial Park.

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Volunteers needed to Help Elementary Students with Stewardship

On May 11th, Project Watershed is looking for volunteers who identify as seniors or elders to help Grade 2 students from Arden Elementary plant native species around the Airpark and learn about the ecology and history of the area. On May 10th, volunteers are also needed to plant salt marsh and assist in gathering dune grass for students to plant the next day.

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Linda’s List for May: Current planting, currant pests and wireworms

With that really good warm day yesterday, I know you are ready to plant everything—but whoa! There is no point in trying to rush warmth-loving plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, corn, beans, into the garden as it is still too cool for them. Indeed, cool weather crops (cabbage family, peas, lettuce, onions, leeks) now in the garden are growing slowly enough as it is, though they are finally picking up speed with the warmer temperatures…

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Community Calendar

May
16
Tue
Comox Valley Photographic Society Showcase
May 16 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm

While Spring has been taking its time arriving in the Comox Valley, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming Spring Showcase, which runs from May 16th through June 1st at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.

Over 50 prints will be on display, showcasing the work of 21 CVPS members. Visitors can expect to see powerful colour and black and white images that cover subjects ranging from landscapes, to wildlife, cityscapes, portraits and abstracts. The display is an eclectic collection that will be sure to impress visitors to the Gallery.

Many of the images were taken on local club field trips, but others were shot across Canada and as far away as Africa and South America. “This Showcase may well be the best yet,” said CVPS President Kerry Dawson. “Each year the talent on display just gets better and better.”

With over 110 members, the CVPS has photographers of all skill levels who meet twice a month at the Little Red Church in Comox. The CVPS Education meeting night, as well as the Competition nights, encourage members to reach beyond their comfort zone, and to learn and grow as photographers.

A reception for the show will be held Saturday, May 27 from 1-4 pm at the Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the photographers, enjoy light refreshments and view the fine display of local talent. Learn how the images were created, what advice the photographers may have, and how their photographic skills have evolved. Artists will be available throughout the show to answer questions.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1-4 pm on Sunday. It is closed Mondays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The Gallery is at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. Tour the virtual gallery at www.pearlellisgallery.com.

For more information about the Photographic Society, visit the CVPS website at www.cvps.ca

May
20
Sat
Brushworks Fine Art Group – Art Show & Sale
May 20 – May 22 all day

Brushworks Fine Art Group is presenting a Spring Fine Art Show & Sales at the historical
Filberg Heritage Lodge.

30 different Comox Valley artists in a wide variety of styles and mediums.

May
25
Thu
WELCOMING COMMUNITIES COALITION PROJECT FORUM 3 – Learnig the Basics of Google Suite & sharing calendars
May 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
WELCOMING COMMUNITIES COALITION PROJECT FORUM 3 - Learnig the Basics of Google Suite & sharing calendars

This third and final forum in the series will focus on learning the basics of Google Suite and specifically using/sharing calendars, with facilitator Pieter Vorster, owner of Pod Creative, on Thursday, May 25 from 4:15-6:15pm @ The Tyee Hall, North Island College*

*5:15-6:15pm Optional question period & networking opportunity

TO JOIN THESE FORUMS, PLEASE CONTACT JORGINA LITTLE AT JORGINA.LITTLE@IMMIGRANTWELCOME.CA OR (250) 830-0171.

Please note that Jorgina is currently on personal leave. In her absence, please contact:
Margot Brunt
Interim L.I.P.S. Coordinator
Immigrant Welcome Centre Campbell River Office
A114-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, BC, V9W 6J7
Tel: 250-830-0171 Fax: 250-830-1010
margot.brunt@immigrantwelcome.ca

Aimed at raising awareness of the work being done mobilizing local actors in support of set goals, and report on the accomplishments of the community, this forums will serve to help staff and volunteers understand the value of online tools when it comes to spreading information, collaboration, and gaining support.

May
26
Fri
Evergreen Club Friday Night Dance @ Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Evergreen Club is a 55+ active social hub! Grab your friends & neighbours and come on out for a night of fun dancing. Enjoy the live music in the Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre! $7.00 members, $9.00 non-members at the door. Dancing is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. With a break at 9pm.

FMI call the Filberg Office at 250-338-1000.

MAY
5….RIES VINK
12….CROSSTOWN EXPRESS
19… AMIGOS
26… DAN HUGHES BAND

Lush Valley Benefit Concert @ Roys Towne Pub
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Free Cover

All Ages

Come on out to Roys Town Pub for a LUSH Valley fundraiser concert! Amazing food and drinks. Music by Strange Creatures and Kai Voltage. Art Sale by local talent, Anna Hemmerich. Donation jar and raffle prizes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/235834370223116/

May
27
Sat
CVPS Showcase Reception
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A reception for the show will be held Saturday, May 27 from 1-4 pm at the Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the photographers, enjoy light refreshments and view the fine display of local talent. Learn how the images were created, what advice the photographers may have, and how their photographic skills have evolved. Artists will be available throughout the show to answer questions.

Amnesty in Action @ Comox Library
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Write a letter, save a life.”

CV Amnesty International Action Circle invites community members to join local Amnesty International members to write a letter and to celebrate the 56th Birthday of Amnesty International (founded May 28, 1961).

Since June 1 is International children’s Day our action letters will focus on Amnesty child cases. For more information about the work of Amnesty International go to www.amnesty.ca.

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