K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Look to the Future at Joint Community Meeting

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) have committed to moving forward together in a culture of partnership, including future community to community forums and initiatives to foster better working relationships. The commitments were made at a community meeting co-hosted by the KFN and the CVRD, which was attended by KFN Chief and Council, Elders and Hereditary Chiefs; CVRD directors and staff; City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland councillors and staff; and representatives for Members of Parliament, Gord Johns and Rachel Blaney and MLA Ronna-Ray Leonard.

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Invasive Plant Pull

On March 9th, the Macdonald Wood Park Society will be be removing invasive plants within the Park. We invite interested volunteers to join us. A number of other community groups are lending their support and we hope you will too.

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Woodland Spring Welcome

We invite families spanning across the Comox Valley and Campbell River region to attend our Woodland Spring Welcome (previously Woodland Egg Hunt). This is our annual family-oriented event, full of interactive activities, children’s entertainment and programming.

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Glacier Grannies to Host African Dinner

The Grandmothers of Sub-Saharan Africa are a heroic, resilient group of women. After caring for their children as they died in the HIV and AIDS pandemic, the women have taken on the role of raising their orphaned grandchildren. Through locally-run community-based organizations, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation is supporting these women as they bring up the children and become human rights advocates for their families.

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What’s the Story About Alcohol: An Evening with Harold R. Johnson

The Community Drug Strategy Committee, the Comox Valley Community Health Network and the John Howard Society North Island are pleased to sponsor a presentation by Harold R. Johnson, author of “Firewater – How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours). Mr. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Band (Saskatchewan), a former Crown Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice and a talented speaker and storyteller. He will challenge us to “change the story we tell ourselves about alcohol.” He will share his insights about alcohol, including its history, myths surrounding it and it’s impacts on our communities.

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