Category: Health

Cycle of Life Tour Supports Hospice Care in the Comox Valley

All of us at the Comox Valley Hospice Society are extremely grateful for the generous acts of kindness that are being gifted to us by nine courageous community members; Dave Ward (Zoomers) and Ellissa Prendergast, Liz Gilbank, Kelsey Staples, Leah Hull, Yana Suna, Casey Schoenfelder, Jamie Reid and Tyler Bellows (Soul Cyclers). These amazing individuals have joined forces as the to participate in the Cycle of Life Event on July 28 & 29 in support of our Hospice Society.

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The “Knot On My Property” program is up and running for 2018

Local governments in the Comox Valley (the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay, the Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)) have once again joined forces with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) to bust invasive Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. Both plants are considered alien invasive species in BC and if left unchecked can wreak havoc on our local ecosystems and diminish property values. And in the case of giant hogweed, can lead to third degree burns when in contact with skin, due to its clear phototoxic sap.

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March 14 – CV Community Health Network Forum – Report and Appendices

The Transition Team is having their first meeting on April 30 and will be proceeding with the development of Terms of Reference for the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams and then the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams will be recruited. We will keep you informed as the Network moves forward.

Read the March 14 CV Community Health Network Forum Report and Appendices by visiting the post and clicking the button at the bottom.

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Mindfulness Meditation: An 8-week Introductory Course

An 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Introductory Course is being offered in Comox beginning on Sunday, April 15th.

The course is suitable for beginners and those interested in deepening their practice and journey of awakening to the present moment. Learn simple mindfulness meditation techniques to develop stability in your daily life and uncover your true nature and inner wisdom. Practice being present and accepting of your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations while maintaining a friendly and kind attitude toward yourself.

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Craniosacral Therapy Training Free Intro Talk

This intro talk/mini workshop is free and the training starting on the 11th of April is highly suitable for anyone who would love to offer healing services, and especially for RMTs, Physios, Chiros, Yoga teachers, Psychologists, Counsellors etc – and can count towards their required ProD credits.

When: Sunday, 8 April
Where: At The Heart Gate – 1942 Bates Road, Courtenay N.
Book: Call Christina at (250) 890-9008 or email

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Stroke Recovery Support Groups

Join the Comox Valley Stroke Recovery Branch for our first monthly session at the Courtenay Regional Library on March 20 at 10:30 am. This is the first of two sessions that will be held monthly to support stroke survivors, care givers and family members.

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Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

On March 7th, 2018, the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness (CVCEH), volunteers and local service agencies will once again conduct a Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count as a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Canada.
A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent and nature of homelessness in a community at a single point in time and represents a ‘snapshot’ of the minimum number of those who are homeless in the Valley.

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