On Thursday March 8th it is International Women’s day. All women are invited to come enjoy themselves at a celebration for and about women! There are several free or by donation workshops being offered; come to one or come to several. From 10-11 am is Energy medicine and Energy Dance with mother and daughter, Anicca and Jade de Trey.
Whet your appetite and prepare for spring gardening with a beautiful award-winning “foodie” film, Modified (86 min), on Tuesday March 13 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.
On Saturday, March 3rd, the Reel Youth Film Festival, in partnership with the Cumberland Community School Society (CCSS) will provide a stage for young filmmakers to showcase their work. The event takes place at 7pm, at Cumberland Community School, Beaufort Gym and is a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre.
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of 2018 from February 20 to March 10. A wide range of styles – from both emerging and professional artists – will be displayed and includes watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase.
This concert will offer a variety of pieces for all to enjoy. I will be playing some of my own compositions along with other arrangements of some of my favourite Spanish, Brazilian and French classics.
I am happy to present some of these classics in duets with the beautiful soprano voice of Carol Anne Parkinson, singing in Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish, as well as the magic flute of Tracy Canil in some lovely French pieces for flute and guitar. It is also a pleasure to be joined by the sweet sound of Cam Boyce’s violin in some of my own compositions and my arrangement of a Scottish classic fiddle tune.
Comox United Church will present the film “HOME” on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7 pm.
This film by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes you on a visually stunning, spectacular aerial voyage around the world. Spanning 54 countries, all seen from the air, the film captures the Earth’s most amazing landscapes, showing both its beauty and its vulnerability to climate change.
The critically acclaimed one women show “Cougar Annie Tales” is coming to Cumberland on Thursday February 15th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall.
In the early 1900’s the legendary west coast settler Cougar Annie was anything but a typical woman. She trapped over 70 cougars, homesteaded a rainforest bog, opened a remote post office, and outlived 4 husbands.
“O my Luve is like a red, red rose” cried Poet Robbie Burns with a mouth full of haggis at the haggisly romantic Robbie Burns Contra dance last January in the Big Yellow Merville hall. Imagine how The Bard will gush as the Funtime Fiddlers ramp up the romance for the Valentine’s Day Contra dance at the hall on Saturday, February 17th. Fiddle music, hearts and flowers will fill the hall along with the coruscating commands from dance caller, June Cannon, who will blow kisses and directions to keep the dancers organized and having fun.
Celebrate our region’s history and heritage at the Cumberland Heritage Faire, the Cumberland Lantern Festival, and at a special event taking place at the Cumberland Museum and Archives on Saturday, February 17th.