The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be moving to its new office location starting December 20. On December 30, the new office at 770 Harmston Avenue in Courtenay will officially be open to the public.
Come early for a delicious dinner at the Wave and settle in to enjoy a lovely night of music starting right at 730 pm and running through till midnight. Pay what you can at the door. 100% of proceeds go to The Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness who provide critical emergency shelter and housing services in our community. Cheques can be written to either organization if a tax receipt is desired. The Winter Shelter Benefit is presented by Elevate and friends.
The Canadian Military Wives Choirs Comox extends a warm invitation for all to attend their annual Holiday Concert and Bake Sale on December 15th at St. Michael & All Angels Chapel on Military Row. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. and the concert will begin at 3:00 p.m
Creativity abounds when Tin Town opens its doors. You’ll see the very fine art of Helen Utsal, Sue Pyper, Ian Fry, Robert Moon (originals, prints, cards and/or jewellery), the unique glass artistry of Nancy Morrison (stained glass) and Roberta Meilleur (metal and crystal window creations), plus a spectrum of art and crafts at the Tin Town Café, as well as art featured at many neighbourhood venues. If your gift criteria includes artistic, hand-crafted, locally made, one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced, this event will fill the bill.
We want to hear from you about your housing needs, both current and future, including challenges that you may have faced,” explains Alana Mullaly, CVRD Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Please take a few minutes to fill out our online community survey and share your views so that decision makers will have data that reflects our community’s experiences.
The Robert L. Ash Endowment Fund was established in 2017 by Beryl St. Albyn Hargood-Ash in honour of
her nephew, with the income from the Fund to be given annually to a charity or organization of his
choice. Mr. Ash, a long-time supporter of secondary school athletics and a former high school wrestling
coach, chose Comox Valley Schools as the beneficiary. The annual income will be used to fund secondary
school sports team travel, specifically to provincial championships or in support of
interprovincial/international exchanges, to assist individual athletes requiring financial assistance, and to
fund travel expenses related to other extracurricular programs. Comox Valley Schools will establish a
committee, representative of all secondary schools, to disburse the funds each year.
On Friday December 6th from 5-9 stop in for a “Night Club before Christmas” shopping event with live DJ’s, tasty snacks and a bar to accompany your shopping adventures. Then on Saturday December 7th the Bazaar is open from 10 am and 4 pm. Stop in before or after your visit to the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market (10-1 right across the street) and be sure to take a wander through the eclectic shops of the Downtown Courtenay as part of your day! Whichever day you come, plan to pull up a chair and stay a while to get funky with your own crafty creations at the Elevate collage card making table!
In June four more families, two in Courtenay and two in Campbell River, moved into their Habitat homes. On December 5th at 10:00am, another four Courtenay families will receive their keys in a public ceremony at Habitat’s 1330 Lake Trail Road construction site.
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.
The Comox Valley is known for many things but one aspect that attracted me to move here 18 years ago was its long record of activism. You merely have to take even a cursory look at all the different events, demonstrations, coalitions and campaigns and you can’t help being impressed by people’s commitment.
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.