For the seventh year in a row, lovers of art, crafts, and the curious will gather in downtown Courtenay for the annual Elevate Winter Bazaar! This Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th, 35 carefully selected creators of beautiful, breathtaking and bizarre art and craft will descend on the Courtenay Legion. This highly anticipated craft fair offers attendees the opportunity to discover enticing, intriguing and unique works from inspired local artisans.
On the heels of a $62 million federal and provincial grant announcement, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a design-build contractor to deliver a new water system for Comox Valley residents. “After three years of extensive planning, and Wednesday’s exciting announcement from the Government of Canada and Province of BC, we are happy to be moving forward with the next step in our process – selecting a team of consultants and contractors to design and construct a modern water treatment system that our residents deserve,” said Bob Wells, CVRD Chair.
Startup Comox Valley Proudly Represented Local Entrepreneurs in Ottawa at Startup Canada Day on the Hill
Startup Comox Valley co-lead, Nazaneen Dizai was proud to represent Comox Valley entrepreneurs in Ottawa in October, at Startup Canada Day on the Hill where she met with Members of Parliament, Ministers and Parliamentary Committees to promote the role of entrepreneurs in Canada and help to create the conditions for their success. Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, investors, industry leaders, media and government decision-makers to raise the bar in building Canada as an innovative, entrepreneurial nation.
Hornby Island Fire Rescue (HIFR) has successfully passed the Superior Tanker Shuttle Service insurance accreditation which means they can supply with their trucks and water sources the same amount of water as a fire hydrant.
The Comox Valley Amnesty Action Circle is standing up for human rights on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, from 4-6 pm at the Courtenay Library. The community is invited to join Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign. It is a global letter-writing campaign offering the public an opportunity to write on human rights issues and bring meaningful change to people and groups who need support to uphold their human rights. Last year, more than 5 million messages were sent to world leaders demanding human rights progress. This year, activists are aiming to replicate that success, focusing on critical human rights cases in countries where peoples’ rights are being violated and action is urgently needed.
Join the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) on Wednesday December 5, 2018, from 4pm-6pm, when they host the Grand Opening of the Comox Valley Autism Centre. The Centre, located at 237 – 3rd Street in Courtenay, will be open to the public for the first time for tours, light refreshments and an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Courtenay Mayor, Bob Wells.
Cumberland Recreation is continuing its collaboration with BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the University of British Columbia’s Active Aging Research Team to offer two free programs to encourage seniors to get up, get out and get active in 2019. Choose to Move and ActivAgeTM are free for anyone 65 years and older, who are not currently active, but want get moving.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licenced every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.
Fertile Ground’s 15th AGM will be held on Sunday, November 25th, from 2-4pm at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay.