The Comox Valley Writers Society and NIC are sponsoring a North Island Writers Conference January 26 & 27. There is a free public reception with Bev Sellars as featured speaker on Friday evening.
Och and Begorrah! T’is that time, once again, when the spirit of Robbie Burns will be hooting it up at the Big Yellow Merville Hall. On Saturday, January 20th, the Fiddlejam Funtime Fiddlers will play for the dancing, prancing, bare legged, kilted Scotsmen who will be whirling about the hardwood floor full of “haggis” and wee drams of liquid barley.
Join us Saturday, Jan. 27, to celebrate the opening of RETURN, a convergent artistic program that brings together the politicized lens-based work of contemporary feminist photographers Nancy Bleck (Vancouver) and Eileen Leier (Kamloops).
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery starts off the new year with a solo exhibition by Comox Valley artist Nora Lopez from January 9-27. Born amidst the mystic traditions of the Latin American poets and painters of Mexico, Lopez rose to their call as a young girl, putting to paper and canvas her own explorations of magical realism. Every day provided an education in color, culture, and art for this self-taught artist.
Solving our environmental problems is proving complicated, not only because we don’t know what to do, but because our journey to solutions requires that we confront huge technological challenges as well as our individual and collective human character. This complexity becomes obvious when reading The EcoTrilogy. As a weekly environmental columnist, having written more than 750 pieces over 16 years, Ray Grigg has developed a sense of perspective on a situation that will tax humanity’s intelligence and resolve.
It looks like 2019 might be Party Time in Merville as that community will be celebrating its 100th Year birthday that year. It was in May, 1919, that the first meeting of the Merville settlers was held. These hardy folks were among those being given acreage by the Canadian government so that they could start farms and populate the far reaches of Canada. Merville was one such far flung area and there are still founding family members scattered about the region on productive farms.
Friends, great news!
A generous supporter has offered to match all donations made to the Comox Valley Art Gallery before midnight, Dec. 31.
Give a gift of films and treat yourself to savings before Dec. 31st with Early Bird passes to the 27th World Community Film Festival to be held Feb. 2 and 3, 2018. Over 30 of the most inspiring documentaries from Canada and abroad cover a myriad of social...
Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. In this 13-week program, youth receive training in video production, gain employability skills, and work with a network of community partners to create videos through work placements – highlighting community resources, and presenting ideas for community change. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street- involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.