Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James is a man from Trinidad and Tabago who grew up in Brooklyn. He is an inspirational speaker and poet currently living in Kelowna. In this edition Andrew Davis and Jessica Lightburn talk racism, Black Lives Matter and humanity with him. It also turned out the date this was recorded (June 5) was his 60th birthday!

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Comox Valley Sports Centre Reopening Fitness Facility

Comox Valley Sports Centre Reopening Fitness Facility

The re-opening of the fitness facility at the Sports Centre follows the BC Recreation and Parks Association and WorkSafe BC guidelines. The CVRD will be opening the gym for strength and cardio workouts within Arena 2. Moving the facility to Arena 2 ensures the two meter physical distancing requirement and cleaning protocols in accordance with Provincial Guidelines.

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The Glacier Grannies are Walking Across Africa

The Glacier Grannies are Walking Across Africa

African grandmothers walk for survival every day – to fetch water, take goods to market, collect medicine and perform other vital daily tasks. In solidarity with them, we have joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, and are virtually “walking across sub-Saharan Africa.” As we cannot all walk together, we are striding independently each day from June 1 to 30. We are collecting pledges, with all funds going to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Foundation.

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Community Generosity helps School Replace Stolen Bikes

Community Generosity helps School Replace Stolen Bikes

“It was crazy how many people came into the store and donated or emailed. We raised enough
funds to purchase another five [bikes] and supplies with the money raised in the shop,” explained
Jeff Beeston. “You never know how a fundraiser will turn out. You just don’t know if the
momentum will catch hearts and spread like wildfire in the community or not”.

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Local Governments and School District 71 Announce the Reopening of Public Playgrounds Effective Immediately

School District 71 and Comox Valley local governments have reopened outdoor playgrounds effective Monday June 1, 2020. This reopening includes all district school playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment as well as public outdoor playgrounds in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland and 19-Wing Comox.

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Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store to re-open June 1st

Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store to re-open June 1st

After more than two months, the team at Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store are
ready to open the doors and get back to business. The thrift stores closed their doors in March – like
most other businesses – amid concerns over the risk of coronavirus to customers, volunteers and staff.
Starting June 1st, the doors will re-open at the Puntledge Road store, though the 5th Street location will
remain temporarily closed.

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Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North Wins National Award For Housing Innovation

Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North Wins National Award For Housing Innovation

On May 22, 2020 Habitat for Humanity Canada held its virtual annual general meeting, which included
celebrating the achievements of local Habitats. Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) was
one of ten Canadian Habitat affiliates recognized with a national award. They received the Housing Innovation
Award for employing new, improved and innovative cost-effective construction technologies.

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