The Comox Valley Community Foundation received 84 applications for Community Enrichment and
Professional Development grants, from 71 distinct local charities and non-profit organizations, with
requests totaling close to $1 million.
On October 16th the Comox Valley Regional District officially celebrated the opening of a new parking facility at Seal Bay Nature Park. Located on Hardy Road, the parking area completes one of the prioritized action items set out within the recently completed Seal Bay Nature Park and Forest Management Plan.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join David Fraser for a talk entitled: “Things I Learned Birding for 31 Years with Tom Briggs: – a man I never met.” The lecture is on Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
Approximately 70 beautiful books have been created using donated images along with those
from Creative Common sites. These books were produced in the school district’s in-house
publication services, the Print Shop by graphic artists. While the focus of their project is
Vancouver Island, these books were shared thousands of miles away in Kenya.
We welcome anyone living or working in the Comox Valley that has an interest in improving community health to join us. Volunteers can expect to attend monthly meetings, additional quarterly trainings and/or events. A minimum of 3-4 hours per month of your time is required. Terms run for one or two years beginning in January 2020. The application period ends Friday, October 18th at noon.
It’s an early Hallowe’en down at the Big Yellow Merville hall on Saturday, October 19th. This spooky Contra dance is trying to get a jump on things and test drive the wild and wacky costumes that those crazy Contra dancers like to wear before Hallowe’en really hits.
The 2019 Frontline Resource Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th at the Lewis Centre, Courtenay. It brings together a multitude of frontline agencies that serve individuals who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and/or living in extreme poverty. It enables them to easily access these vital community resources. As importantly, it also helps them feel valued.
Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) has
partnered with PRIME Kitchen + Bar in Courtenay once again to host its second Burger & Beer
Fundraising Event with Silent Auction on Thursday, October 10, 2019. For every $20 meal that is
purchased, PRIME will give $5 to CVTS. The goal is to raise $10,000 from the combined silent
auction, 50/50 draw and meal donations.
“Double dog dare you” from one Penny to two friends triggered three local painters to commit to a year of exploration and development of their various painting styles, skills and methods used to represent the human figure in preparation for a group exhibition. The show runs from October 8-26 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.