Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life is an annual community gathering that offers a gentle time of
comfort, reflection, and a program of music and special readings. It is also an opportunity to
celebrate a life and to honour the memory of loved ones no longer with us. Co-hosted by Comox
Valley Hospice Society and Comox United Church this years’ service will be held on Saturday,
December 14th at 1pm at Comox United Church, located at 250 Beach Drive in Comox.
Funding will allow for the creation of 20 additional childcare spaces for children ages 12 months
to 5 years and alleviate the increasing demand on the Denman Island Preschool Society
(Blackberry Lane Children’s Centre), the island’s only official childcare centre operating out of
the Community Hall.
Take your Moonlight & Magic evening to the next level, enjoy the fantastic free activities throughout Downtown from 5-9 and then tuck away into the deep dark belly of the Elks Hall for a evening of entertainment that will delight, surprise and titillate all the senses!
“Keep Your Money, We Want Change” will be a free screening of films created by local youth at the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.
The screening will feature original films created by participants of the Youth Media Project at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. This is a free, all ages event, open to the general public. Doors will open at 6:30 for people to mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy the free snacks
“The evening was elegant, yet fun, with delicious food and a tremendous program of silent and live
auctions, music and an introduction to the impact our donors, through the Comox Valley Community
Foundation, have had on our community,” said Chrissie Bowker, CVCF Board member and Chair of the
Gala Committee. “We are so pleased with how this event has grown over the years and would like to
thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and guests for their continued support of the Community
Foundation and our Gala.”
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.”