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.
The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and the audience pick for a “Best of Fest” re-screening is Bending the Arc (102 min.) to be held on Tuesday, Feb.13 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay.
Bending the Arc is an uplifting documentary about medical students and activists: Jim Kim, Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl, who went on to redefine health care on a global scale as founders of Partners in Health. These pioneers of global health invented an international framework of utilizing community health workers for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, SARS, and Ebola.
Celebrate our regions history and heritage at the 16th annual Cumberland Heritage Faire! Explore a wide range of displays featuring local histories, genealogy, traditional craft making, antique tools, demonstrations, and so much more. Enjoy musical entertainment for the entire family from local favourites including the Old Time Fiddlers, Time for Uke, and the Barbershop Quartet. Stop by the concession for a homemade lunch. The Faire takes place 10am – 4pm in the Cumberland OAP Hall and Cultural Centre at 1st Street and Dunsmuir Avenue. Admission is by donation. Search ‘Cumberland Heritage Faire 2018’ on Facebook for further information.
Submission Deadline for the Reel Youth Film Festival is February 9, 2018
The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) in conjunction with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is seeking out film submissions from local youth.
The Cumberland Community Forest Society and Story Box Movies are hosting a special encore community screening of the new documentary film Save Space Nugget on Wednesday January 31st at 8:00 pm (doors 7:30 pm) at the Cumberland Masonic Hall in Cumberland.