Category: Health

Tennis Day in Canada

Our club will be one of several tennis facilities across the country hosting Tennis Day in Canada programming and showcasing how easy and fun it is to get involved. Bring the whole family as players of all ages, levels and experience are welcome to join the excitement.

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Riding 200km for local Hospice Care!

Two days and 200km – the Cycle of Life Tour is set for 2017! With registration now open, volunteers at Comox Valley Hospice Society are encouraging other local riders to join this supported cycling tour which takes place this year on July 22nd and 23rd.

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“The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Room 203, Tyee Building at NIC The CV Jung Society presents “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson. The lecture is $20 for the public, and $15 for members. Dr. Allyson will use material from Jung’s great work “Answer to Job” and personal clinical work with a survivor of evil, to explore the eternal question, “How do we confront evil, and how do we engage with it?” The Comox Valley Jung Society will present a lecture “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s...

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NIC Students Host “Food For Thought” for National ACP Day – April 16

We all know that none of us is immortal. Why, then, are so many of us reluctant to talk about the inevitable? Nursing students at North Island College helped get the conversations started this year for April 16th, National Advance Care Planning Day, by hosting “Food For Thought” for their classmates and instructors. The innovative approach offered a chance for intergenerational participants to consider thought provoking questions with others about the care they would want if they were ever unable to speak for themselves. And, doing this over food in a casual setting was the perfect way to decrease...

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Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Kicks Off!

For more information visit www.UltimateFifty/50.com Tickets will also be available at upcoming events including this weekend at the Spring 2017 Home Expo and Canadian Tire, Courtenay on April 22 and 23. The Comox Valley Hospice Society is asking you to make our community a better place to live and a more compassionate place to die. You can be the lucky winner of up to $25,000 cash just by purchasing a $10 ticket giving you a 1 in 5,000 chance of winning! All the while, you will be supporting hospice care for people right here at home. Ken Long, last...

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Public Health Care: Solutions for Change – WED. MARCH 15

On May 9, British Columbians head to the polls to elect a government that reflects their values. Now is the time, with the election approaching, to make local candidates and their political parties aware of the issues that matter to you, their constituents. The Comox Valley Council of Canadians invites you to an informative Town Hall on Wednesday, March 15, 7pm, at the Evergreen Seniors Lounge, where a panel of guest speakers will discuss health care issues and changes that could improve our system. Topics will range from the highly criticized MSP premium being paid by British Columbians to...

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Wood smoke increases heart attack risk in BC seniors

A new health study of three communities in British Columbia found that rising concentrations of fine particulate air pollution caused by wood burning can significantly increase the risk of heart attacks in people 65 and older. During the cold season, when pollution from wood stoves is at its highest, the risk of heart attacks among subjects of 65 years and older increased by 19%. The Health Canada funded study looked at air quality measurements and data from hospital admissions in Courtenay/Comox, Prince George and Kamloops. In the winter heating months, Courtenay/Comox had the highest level of fine particulates and...

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Boil Water Notice lifted for users of the Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. Following daily sampling and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within provincial drinking water guidelines. The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil water notice were the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas. The CVRD recommends that Comox Valley water system users run all cold-water faucets and drinking fountains for one minute before consuming the water after a boil water notice has been lifted. For more information about what to do after a boil water notice has been lifted visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil and www.viha.ca/mho/water/boil_water. To register for text message or voice mail notifications about future boil water notices and other emergency notifications visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/getnotified. Remember to choose both the community in which you live and the Comox Valley Water Supply System (boil water) notification lists. No access to a computer? You can also register by calling 250-334-6057....

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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
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.

May
28
Sun
Jukebox Saturday Night
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Evergreen Club presents the ‘Best Musical Extravaganza Ever’ featuring all your favorite jukebox hits from the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s!!! Don’t like staying up late on a Saturday Night? But feel like you are missing out? Well then, this Sunday afternoon event is for you! Everyone Welcome! Come on out and support this fundraiser for the Sonshine Lunch Club, Soup Kitchen. $10Tickets at the Filberg office (250-338-1000) or at the door.

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