Cumberland WinterFaire features the exceptional talents of over 70 crafters and artists under three roofs; the Cumberland Recreation Hall, the Cumberland Masonic Hall, and the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Discover a variety of homemade, handmade, and fair trade goods.
On Saturday, December 1st, join the Just in Time Choirs as they explore the concept of Time from a wide range of perspectives with song. The choirs will have you tapping your feet and singing along with jazzy swing standards like the iconic “Just in Time”, favourite pop hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s including Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time” and the funky “Fly Like an Eagle”, to the ethereal recent radio hit by Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars. They’ll maybe even inspire you to join along in “doin’ the Time Warp”!
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.
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.”
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.
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from November 6-24. Brushworks is a diverse painting group that includes long time members as well as some recent arrivals to the Comox Valley.
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.
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.
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.”