This NEW 2-week Forest Stories Summer Camp is presented by the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Elevate and Convoy. Designed for 7 –12 year olds the program is built around theatre, music,and forest myths and legends. The connecting themes are creativity, nature and community.
9 am 3 pm daily July 16-20 and 23-27 and final celebration Saturday July 28th in #6 Park.
Mark Isfeld Secondary students have been busy experimenting, collaborating, and creating in various mediums throughout the school year. This year’s art show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery runs May 15-June 2 and is sure to provide a buffet of artistic talent to satiate all appetites. There will be a reception on Sunday May 27, from 1-3pm for students, parents and the public to enjoy the art while having coffee and cookies.
Just how Canadian are you, eh? Quiz: What is Canada’s official tree? In the spirit of the Canada Day birthday celebration, the Comox Valley Council of Canadians is hosting their 12th annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night Fundraiser. This highly anticipated, Great Canadian Trivia event takes place Saturday, June 16 in the Rotary Hall of Courtenay’s Filberg Center.
The 5th Annual Thunderballs event takes place Monday May 21st, 9:30 AM in downtown Cumberland. This event features 4,000 golf balls rolling down Dunsmuir Avenue in an exciting race! The first 14 balls to cross the finish line win a prize. 1st prize is one round trip flight for 2 guests, to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination.
Ocean Wise Celebrity chef Ned Bell is being flown in from Vancouver by Pacific Coastal Airlines to create a gourmet three-course seafood lunch to raise awareness and funds for t he purchase and restoration of Kus-kus-sum (the Old Field Sawmill site). Locals Restaurant will host the luncheon on May 26th at 11:30am.
The May Long Weekend is around the corner. There is no better place to celebrate the ‘unofficial’ beginning of the summer season than at Victoria Day Celebrations in Cumberland, May 19th to 21st. The weekend kicks off this Saturday with Cumberland’s annual street market extravaganza – Village Market Day, the ever popular Soap Box Derby, a meet and greet reunion for ‘old’ and ‘new’ Cumberland, and an epic garage sale at the Cumberland Community Church. Head to Cumberland Village Park and enjoy a meal at the Cumberland Community School PAC concession, take in the Washoe tournament, and share a table at the beer garden. Festivities run from 10am to 6pm.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of labour activist Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to be a part of the Miners Memorial Choir. Learn and share historic labour songs! Join Choir Director Wendy Nixon Stothert for six weeks of rehearsals leading up to an exciting public performance at this year’s special Ginger Goodwin memorial events.
Just over 10 years ago, Roger Helfrick, his harps, and his cat moved to the Comox Valley. Immersing himself in the vibrant local culture Roger performed for many charitable and concert events. He and his family are moving from the valley now, destination still to be determined, and it is really important to him to take the opportunity to say goodbye to the Comox Valley and to all of you who have followed and supported him here on his “musical mystery tour”.
Black Creek (BC) April 30, 2018 – The Black Creek Community Centre is urging locals to get into Spring Cleaning mode by hosting a combination Rummage Sale Fundraiser & Spring Clean Work Bee on May 5th. The Rummage Sale and Outdoor Work Bee will happen simultaneously between 9:30am-2:30pm at the Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Rd.