The Comox Valley Community Foundation received 84 applications for Community Enrichment and
Professional Development grants, from 71 distinct local charities and non-profit organizations, with
requests totaling close to $1 million.
On October 16th the Comox Valley Regional District officially celebrated the opening of a new parking facility at Seal Bay Nature Park. Located on Hardy Road, the parking area completes one of the prioritized action items set out within the recently completed Seal Bay Nature Park and Forest Management Plan.
Choral Valley is holding it’s sixth annual Fall Choir Festival Saturday Nov. 2nd, 12:30-5:30, at the Comox Pentecostal Church (1919 Guthrie Rd). Six choirs will be participating, including 3 local groups, a high school choir from West Vancouver, an adult community choir from Victoria, and the Campbell River Children’s Choir.
Already a tradition for thousands of theatre-goers each year, O Christmas Tea will be steeping its
uproarious brand of immersive theatre in Courtenay on November 27 th (Sid Williams Theatre) and
Nanaimo on December 12 th (Port Theatre).
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join David Fraser for a talk entitled: “Things I Learned Birding for 31 Years with Tom Briggs: – a man I never met.” The lecture is on Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
Approximately 70 beautiful books have been created using donated images along with those
from Creative Common sites. These books were produced in the school district’s in-house
publication services, the Print Shop by graphic artists. While the focus of their project is
Vancouver Island, these books were shared thousands of miles away in Kenya.
We welcome anyone living or working in the Comox Valley that has an interest in improving community health to join us. Volunteers can expect to attend monthly meetings, additional quarterly trainings and/or events. A minimum of 3-4 hours per month of your time is required. Terms run for one or two years beginning in January 2020. The application period ends Friday, October 18th at noon.
At a town hall meeting in Courtenay on Sunday evening, long-time New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen called on voters to unite around the NDP to stop an Andrew Scheer-led Conservative government – and bring universal pharmacare, affordable housing and a strong climate action plan to Vancouver Island.
“We have powerful and effective MPs in Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns,” said Cullen. “They have proven they can stop Conservatives, and they have proven they get things done for coastal communities.”
I am Richard Davis, I find myself the next caretaker of Tide Change. I was looking for ways to get involved with the Comox Valley community and I met Pieter Vorster. If you have met him, you know that he can get you involved. He is here to mentor me, facilitate the technical operation of the site and ensure it stays on track.
I know from our conversations that s/he has for a long time been concerned about the attempt by financial giants to entirely take over/own all of nature and its processes. So, voila, the bots start feeding taylour made articles to the listserve on how the hidden/nefarious intention of the “climate change industry” is to ensure the complete financialization of nature.
On Vancouver Island, a hermit-priest has spent a lifetime contemplating the natural world. At 95, he has come to believe there is a way we can save it. Slow down. Take a breath. Attend. Insight takes time. Charles Brandt has been meditating and praying on the east coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island since 1965. Over that time, he has come to some elegant conclusions about our place in the natural world.