Local governments in the Comox Valley (the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay, the Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)) have once again joined forces with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) to bust invasive Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. Both plants are considered alien invasive species in BC and if left unchecked can wreak havoc on our local ecosystems and diminish property values. And in the case of giant hogweed, can lead to third degree burns when in contact with skin, due to its clear phototoxic sap.read more
The Transition Team is having their first meeting on April 30 and will be proceeding with the development of Terms of Reference for the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams and then the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams will be recruited. We will keep you informed as the Network moves forward.
Read the March 14 CV Community Health Network Forum Report and Appendices by visiting the post and clicking the button at the bottom.read more
An 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Introductory Course is being offered in Comox beginning on Sunday, April 15th.
The course is suitable for beginners and those interested in deepening their practice and journey of awakening to the present moment. Learn simple mindfulness meditation techniques to develop stability in your daily life and uncover your true nature and inner wisdom. Practice being present and accepting of your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations while maintaining a friendly and kind attitude toward yourself.read more
This intro talk/mini workshop is free and the training starting on the 11th of April is highly suitable for anyone who would love to offer healing services, and especially for RMTs, Physios, Chiros, Yoga teachers, Psychologists, Counsellors etc – and can count towards their required ProD credits.
When: Sunday, 8 April
Where: At The Heart Gate – 1942 Bates Road, Courtenay N.
Book: Call Christina at (250) 890-9008 or email email@example.com
Join the Comox Valley Stroke Recovery Branch for our first monthly session at the Courtenay Regional Library on March 20 at 10:30 am. This is the first of two sessions that will be held monthly to support stroke survivors, care givers and family members.read more
On March 7th, 2018, the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness (CVCEH), volunteers and local service agencies will once again conduct a Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count as a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Canada.
A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent and nature of homelessness in a community at a single point in time and represents a ‘snapshot’ of the minimum number of those who are homeless in the Valley.
Please join us at our 2nd public forum to learn about how a CVCHN might be structured and to determine network priorities for action over the next 3 years. Please register by March 7, 2018 by clicking here
Lunch will be provided. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options available, but if you have other dietary requirements please provide what you need.
The forum is open to all members of the community within the boundaries of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). Space is limited and we are encouraging as much diverse participation as possible, so we ask that you be mindful of who else in your group, organization, or department is also attending and make some decisions regarding the number of people from your group that need to attend.read more
“Playfulness is a way of being that avoids the pitfall of self-importance. Play can take us into experience in an adventurous and challenging way that uses energy and concentration and mindfulness. The nervousness and clumsiness of self-consciousness gets consumed in the purity of the action.” Ajahn Succito Turning The Wheel of Truthread more
The Glacier Grannies will be selling their beautiful Christmas swags on December 8th at Thrifty’s on Cliffe Ave from 10am – 4pm and on December 9th at Scotiabank on Comox Avenue from 10am – 4pm. Grannies have been gathering a variety of fresh greenery and berries, ribbons and baubles to make these sturdy, festive ornaments for your home. All sales will support African grandmothers and their grandchildren affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through projects sponsored by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.