Exhibition fulfills Hereditary Chief’s vision

Hiłt̕sist̕a’a̱m (The Copper Will Be Fixed), opening at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Friday evening July 20, is the culmination of the vision of Cultural Carrier Nagezdi, Rob Everson, Hereditary Chief of the Gigalgam Walas Kwaguł. The exhibition features diverse work created by Indigenous artists and cultural carriers of the west coast. The work responds to the impact of the Potlatch Ban and its reinstatement on the lives, families, communities, art-making and cultural practices of the artists.

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Emoto Peace Project Presentation

Michiko Hayashi visits the Comox Valley on Thursday, July 19 to present the Discoveries of Dr. Emoto. Dr. Emoto was a revolutionary Japanese researcher who studied water and how people could change the pattern of the crystals with positive or negative words, thoughts and music. Dr. Emoto outlined these discoveries in his New York Times bestseller, “The Hidden Messages in Water.”

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Summer Workshops at the McLoughlin Gardens

We had a wonderful turnout for the Garden Gala in May. Over a hundred people made their way down the hill to see the gardens and listen to local writers read from their work. The word is getting out about these beautiful grounds and gardens. If you haven’t made a visit yet, put it on your summer adventure list!

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Transatlantic Quintet Aerialists to descend on the Village

Aerialists are descending on the Village of Cumberland Thursday July 19th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall for a special concert event. These masters of the beautifully contradictory sound prog-trad, meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions. The transatlantic quintet draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive post-rock textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music.

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North Island Acts Vying for Wild Spot

A voting contest being run by performance music website do250.com has narrowed down the field to 15 bands and solo live music acts, who want to be that final name on the lineup for the Aug 18-19 ‘small town, big sound’ music festival. And of those 15, two are from the Comox Valley and two from Cortes Island.

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POTLATCH 67–67 FILM SCREENING TODAY

The Potlatch 67–67: The Potlatch Ban – Then and Now programming is underway.

Two poignant documentaries related to the Potlatch Ban and suppression of Indigenous cultural practises will be shown at the Sid Williams Theatre this Thursday July 5. Doors open at 6pm and films begin at 7pm. More information about the screening can be found on the Sid Williams website.

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Damming the Peace book tour

The Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians welcomes agrologist and author Wendy Holm to Courtenay on Wednesday, July 11, to discuss her latest and critically acclaimed book, Damming the Peace – The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam.

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