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Hospice Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Winner Takes Home $25,000 Cash Prize!

Hospice Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Winner Takes Home $25,000 Cash Prize!

In front of an excited crowd, Marcel Moose of MNP drew the winning ticket for the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) 5th Annual Ultimate fifty/50 raffle on Friday evening at the Kingfisher Resort and Spa. The winning ticket holder, Scott McLennan, a retired RCMP officer, jubilantly expressed his disbelief and excitement saying, “You made my year!”

Borderline Personality Disorder – In Search of the Lost Self

Twenty years ago while I was in the throes of depression, I received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I was an Educational Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology, and yet, I had never heard of BPD. Not until recently, when I started doing a series of blogs on BPD, had I really come to understand it.

New Way of Volunteering: A Coordinating Circle With A Difference…You

December 17th was a big day for the Comox Valley Community Health Network, at the Little Red Church in Comox. We were meeting the applicants to the Coordinating Circle. Since this week is the time of the year many of us make New Year resolutions, please click on this article to see if you, or someone you know, should be a key participant in 2019.

CVCDA celebrates the Grand Opening of the newly completed CV Autism Centre, Dec 5

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.

CVCDA celebrates the Grand Opening of the newly completed CV Autism Centre, Dec 5

CVCDA celebrates the Grand Opening of the newly completed CV Autism Centre, Dec 5

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.

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

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.

Craniosacral Therapy Training Free Intro Talk

Craniosacral Therapy Training Free Intro Talk

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 christina@relaxandfeelradiant.com

Stroke Recovery Support Groups

Stroke Recovery Support Groups

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.

Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

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.

REGISTRATION OPEN for CV Community Health Network #2 March 14 2018

REGISTRATION OPEN for CV Community Health Network #2 March 14 2018

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.

AWAKENING SANGHA through WisePLAY

AWAKENING SANGHA through WisePLAY

“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 Truth