Although decades have passed since the mines closed in Cumberland, memories of mining and the significant loss of life underground remain an important part of the Village’s history. For 34 years the Cumberland Museum and Archives has presented Miners Memorial, an annual commemoration of workers, highlighting labour and working history.
I first met Lourdes Gant in one of my DreamBuilder workshops in Comox. I wasn’t aware that I was in the presence of an extremely accomplished young woman with an outstanding success history and a number of business awards.
The 5th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour is just around the corner and Villagers are offering visitors an exclusive glimpse behind the fences, hedges and doors of legendary Cumberland! On Saturday, June 15th, over 20 home, gardens, churches and commercial spaces will be on the roster for curious tour attendees!
Cumberland celebrated Access Awareness Day on Saturday, June 1st. Access Awareness Day is a campaign of the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) to respond creatively and purposefully in building a society where barriers to inclusion are removed, and to ensure the independence, self-esteem, dignity, and security of all citizens.
Bike to Work Week is wrapping up and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is encouraging everyone to keep the momentum going June 2nd to the 8th. The Commuter Challenge is a one-week event that promotes commuting to work by walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling, telecommuting, or even paddling for at least one day of your weekly commute.
The Village of Cumberland, in partnership with the Cumberland Museum and Archives, is excited to announce the completion of an interpretive walking trail at the No. 1 Japanese Town Historic Site in Cumberland’s Coal Creek Historic Park. A ceremony will be take place on Saturday June 8th 2019 at 1:30 pm at the site.
The Home Depot Canada’s Courtenay store has partnered with Comox Valley Transition Society to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth.
From May 30th to June 23rd, customers can donate $2.00 at the store’s checkout or online at OrangeDoorProject.ca.
The Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia Bike Ride is back! In a few weeks, on June 8th and 9th, two groups of riders will set out to celebrate the life and legacy of Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom by cruising to Nanaimo, all for a good cause.
Park upgrade work is planned at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Seal Bay Park starting Tuesday, May 28th with construction of a new multi-use trail and new parking area. These park improvements align with public feedback received as part of the CVRD Park Management Plan public consultation process.