Reluctant Radical Film to Screen

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The documentary, The Reluctant Radical, follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. World Community is screening this inspiring film on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay campus.

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Critique and Solutions for a Canadian Foreign Policy that is Just

Political Writer Yves Engler returns to Courtenay to sign and read from his latest book. The “Left” in this country needs to become more left wing, oppose Canadian nationalism and accept that we are not a “nice guy” colony of the USA, but rather an imperialist force exploiting the world’s poor, argues Yves Engler in his new book Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada.

After attacking Conservative Party foreign policy in The Ugly Canadian, Engler turns his fire on the NDP, unions, left wing policy institutes and commentators, Canadian and Quebecois nationalists and even some First Nations leaders for promulgating the “myth of Canada as a force for good in the world.”

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O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

Canadian Comedy Award winners James & Jamesy are dashing through the snow on their way to delight audiences of all ages with their holiday-themed comedy – O Christmas Tea on December 3rd at The Sid Williams Theatre. Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss will love this rollicking Christmas romp through a world steeped in tea as we join these friends on an adventure like no other.

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Frisky Bunnies, Star Trek and Zombies: Finance Made Easy

North Island College is hosting a free event with Robert R. Brown, author of ‘Wealthing Like Rabbits’. Brown got the idea for the book while watching a Discovery Channel program about the explosion of the non-native rabbit population in Australia and its effects on local vegetation, remarking: “That’s how they should teach people about compound interest, by using compounding copulating rabbits as an example, instead of boring people to death with charts and graphs.” His wife encouraged him to pursue the idea and Brown finished the book two years later.

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Healing Power of Music in a Time of War

After the trauma and dislocation of the war in Syria, how does one begin to pick up the pieces and heal? The documentary, WAJD: Songs of Separation looks at the important role music plays in the lives of refugees. The film will screen on Tuesday, October 30th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay as part of World Community’s Film Series.

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NIC Welcomes Crime Novelist Sam Wiebe

NIC’s Write Here Readers Series welcomes Vancouver‐based crime novelist Sam Wiebe, Friday November 2nd at the Comox Valley campus. “Sam’s work represents the gritty realism of the noir crime genre, set in familiar locations to residents of the region,” said Nick van Orden, organizer and NIC English instructor. “It’s a great fit with this year’s Write Here Readers Series, which features authors from a variety of backgrounds discussing a wide range of subjects.”

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Historic Raising of Two Welcome Poles

Come witness the historic raising of two Welcome Poles in downtown Courtenay. The Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG), in partnership with the K’ómoks First Nation and the City of Courtenay, invite you to a Welcome Pole Raising Ceremony on Saturday, October 27th. The project is seen as a step toward reconciliation and recognition of the historic relationship the K’ómoks peoples have had with this Valley for thousands of years.

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