Creches, or nativity scenes depicting the birth of Christ, became popular in the middle ages as teaching tools for a mainly illiterate populace. As these scenes became popular, they were replaced with more permanent ones made by local artists, including smaller ones for the home. The tradition continues today.
Comox Valley Amnesty International takes action with the annual Write for Rights campaign to do the ‘write’ thing and demand justice for youth in Grassy Narrows, Ontario. CV Amnesty invites the community to join us in standing up for the rights of these and other youth defenders of human rights on Monday, December 9, between 4 and 6 pm at the Courtenay Library.
Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”
“Dog licences help ensure that your lost pet quickly finds its way back home,” explains Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance with the CVRD. “Within the CVRD Electoral Areas all dogs require a licence if they are over six months old.”
The fashionistas of the Class of 2020 at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
have the perfect vision for their Annual Grad Fashion Show taking place November 18th. It’s a
sight you won’t want to miss.
As California farmers struggle with drought and other impacts of climate change, our ability to grow and access local food is becoming more important every year. World Community’s film series continues Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College with the film Five Acres (30 min.) followed by a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers and local food activists from Nanaimo and the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture featuring author Paula Wild. “In Search of the Real Wolf” features striking images of wolves, as well as some little-known facts. The lecture is on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
This year the Board elected Jesse Ketler as the Board Chair and re-elected Arzeena Hamir as Vice-Chair. Both will serve in these positions for the next year.
all, Fiddle and Hawaii seem to go together in the Comox Valley. On Saturday, November 16th, it’s Hawaiian Contra dance time at the Big Yellow Hawaiian Merville Hall. Baby it’s cold outside, but the tropical breezes inside will warm up the crowd as the fiddlers keep a lively beat. Meanwhile, caller June Cannon will keep everyone stepping lively as she maps out the moves for the dancers to follow amidst the swaying “palm trees”. The hall will be a merry place.