…and a sure sign is the increased activity behind the scenes at LUSH Valley Food Action Society!
With the help of a grant from the Comox Valley Community Foundation, we have been able to start our Fruit Tree Program earlier than usual and have introduced a new ‘Prune Along’ program.
We have been active on several committees and community initiatives relating to advocacy and food security, including the new Food Policy Council and working with School District 71/Comox Valley Schools.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) are pleased to announce that new directional signage will be coming to Seal Bay Nature Park this spring. During completion of the 2019 Seal Bay Nature Park and Forest Management Plan park users indicated improving directional signage as a top priority.
The Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 16, 2020 will highlight brief presentations by the Marine and Shoreline Group and the Birders Group. In addition, Gabriel Bau Baiges (former CVN Secretary) will present an update of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Capital projects. The presentations will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
The Coldest Night of the Year is on Feb 22rd this year and across the country 1,000 of Canadians will be enjoying a family friendly walk of 2, 5 or 10kms that raises money to support those in our very own community who are struggling with poverty.
Courtenay’s population is expected to grow by more than 15 percent to over 30,000 by 2031. With this projected growth comes questions: Where will these new people live? Where will they work? How will new growth be serviced in a cost-effective and balanced way? And how can Courtenay adapt to anticipated local impacts of climate change, and minimize its carbon and environmental footprint in the process?
Project Watershed has committed to making the final $1 million payment for the land at the end of June of this year. The organization has been working with all levels of government to encourage the Federal Government to at least match the $1 million the Provincial Government granted the project last year.
It is a very exciting time for the community that has supported the work of the CCFS for the past 20 years. “When the CCFS completed the purchase of Space Nugget in June of 2016, our board immediately headed into Project Perseverance, an ambitious undertaking to protect the entire Perseverance Creek corridor from Allen Lake to Comox Lake Road.” says Meaghan Cursons, Executive Director of the Cumberland Community Forest Society.
Last month, despite the snow, more than 30 people gathered to share a meal, meet new people, and watch a brief video, “Love Made Flesh” (Brene Brown) that sparked a healthy discussion among participants.
Located in the heart of downtown Courtenay at 505 6th Street, St. George’s United Church is a spiritually vibrant, inclusive, justice-seeking community of faith that has been changing lives in the Comox Valley for over a century. Its vision is to be a Christian Church that is a beacon of God’s love and hope in the community, doing so through unconditional welcome, spiritual transformation, and reaching out in love for the common good.
The Friday concert will be a cd release party, showcasing the Trio’s latest double album, Tongue & Groove. Each cut is honed to perfection and represents a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best — spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges. Collins loves to sing so Tongue & Groove, is a double set of 11 vocal songs (Tongue) and 11 instrumentals (Groove), and it’s the best of both worlds, marking a new stage in the life of the Andrew Collins Trio.