World Community Presents Andrew Nikiforuk

Many politicians and environmentalists champion technology as the solution to all of our problems. What if technologies are accelerating our problems? What would the solutions be? These are the questions that award-winning journalist and author, Andrew Nikiforuk, will be addressing in his engaging presentation on Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

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Ignite: Youth Fired Up Creating Films

A variety of short films made by local youth through the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project will be showing on April 12th, 2019 at the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre. It is a wonderful opportunity for the debuting filmmakers to ignite discussion about the things they care about.

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The Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Band

Saturday, April 6th, The Slocan Ramblers will be rocking the Big Yellow Merville hall with a bluegrass concert extraordinaire. The Slocans, as 2019 Juno Award Nominees, are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. They are creative and dynamic musicians, and have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene.

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Registration for Denman Festival Opens May 1st

Mark your calendars, Festival supporters. May 1st will be the day to begin registering for the 2019 edition of the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, to be held July 18th-21st. With 12 talented authors coming to Denman, this year’s festival promises to be every bit as stimulating as in the past for regular festival-goers, and a new treat for first time attendees.

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Why I Wrote the Book, The Room

Why I wrote the book has a simple answer; why I published it is much more complex. I wrote this book about fifteen years ago while going through a very difficult time in my life. My mother died; my wife decided it was time for a divorce; I could no longer do the job I loved, and I was forced to go on long term disability.

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“The Gardener” Documentary Features a Famous Private Garden in Quebec

As winter turns the corner into spring, many Comox Valley residents are already out in their gardens, rediscovering their perennial love affair with gardening. What better topic for a film? “The Gardener” is more than a documentary about Quatre Vents, a world-renowned private garden in the Malbaie region of Quebec. It is an immersive audio and visual inquiry into the philosophy of gardening.

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