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Bicycles kept on the road Maintenance tips shared by World Community Bikes on May 30 Bike to Work Week this week is a novel time where many of us dust off our barely ridden bicycles and brave the dangers of weather and road, partaking in the pleasures of both recreation and transportation. For some, however, there is no choice between modes of transportation. Regardless of weather, commuting distance, or even preference, the Comox Valley’s lowincome earners are increasingly relying on the low-cost alternative of bicycling. World Community Bikes has worked with the Salvation Army, Transition Society, AIDS Vancouver Island and many more local organizations to get bicycles into the hands of those who need them. By collecting donations and dedicating tireless volunteer hours, World Community Bike has put dozens of bikes onto the road, not to mention saving them from the landfill. The recipients of World Community Bikes’ donations often come from challenging lives, and these challenges have had an equal impact on the state of repair of many

minor maintenance and repairs, as well as a forum for sharing the tips and tricks of bike maintenance on a budget. The event will be hosted at AVI’s offices on the corner of Sixth Street and England Avenue on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you would like to contribute to World Community Bikes’ mission of ensuring safe and healthy transportation for those in need, donations of bicycles, parts, and accessories are always welcome. Mechanics are always in need, no matter the skill level. If you have always wanted to learn how to fix bicycles, contact World Community Bikes’ coordinators Valerie and Gordon Sherriff at gvsherr@ or 250-3375419. — World Community Bikes

WORLD COMMUNITY BIKES’ mechanics fix bikes for all, young and old. of the bicycles which are relied on for everything from personal transportation to large load hauling. In conjunction with Bike To Work Week, World Community Bikes will partner with AIDS Vancouver Island to help those in need get their bikes ready for summer. The Quick Tunes & Tips event will provide

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ing Grade 1 at Courtenay Elementary for one year of her 15 years as a teacher. Originally from Alberta, she’s taught at schools in California, Vancouver, Victoria, the Agassiz-Harrison School District, on Lasqueti and Cortes islands and at a band controlled First Nations school in Saanichton. She moved her family to the Valley four years ago, and says she’s “firmly planted” her feet here and is “not budging” from the area. Bannister enjoys teaching so much it doesn’t even feel like a job to her. “I have so much fun teaching,” says Bannister, adding the kids in her class are her favourite people to be around besides her family. “It’s very satisfying and fulfilling when you can put together learning experiences for children that foster deep learning, engagement and fun. “I don’t’ really go to work THE GRADE 1 class of Courtenay Elementary School everyday — I go to play. It teacher Sue Bannister takes a break from hunting for truly is a huge privilege to fossils during a field trip. Bannister is one of 12 finalspend a day in the company ists in the Canadian Family Great Teacher Awards this of bright, young, wide-open year. individuals.” Courtenay Elementary award, the $2,500 would be an extension to our new parent Kindle Parsons put towards something for garden, or it would be wonnominated Bannister for the whole school, and Ban- derful to purchase iPads the award. or Android tablets “Sue Bannisand get more curSue Bannister is an amazing ter is an amazrent technology into ing teacher. She teacher. She gives so much to our the hands of Courgives so much to school and our class — she parents tenay Elementary our school and children,” she says. our class — she the kids, she parents the parents, Meanwhile, parents the kids, she goes that extra mile — she Courtenay Eleshe parents the deserves this. mentary’s Holly Kindle Parsons Edwards, Laurel parents, she goes that extra mile Hodgins and Car— she deserves this,” says nister notes the school com- lene Steeves have been Parsons. “She wants every munity would likely come nominated as a team for the minute that she’s teaching together to decide. Prime Minister’s Award for “Personally, I’d love to Excellence in Early Childthose kids to be a quality see an outdoor natural play hood Education (ECE). minute.” If Bannister wins the space created, possibly as

MILE OF FLOWERS Volunteers plant flowers along Cliffe Avenue in a Courtenay tradition that began in 1967. The annual phenomenon known as the Mile of Flowers happened Tuesday. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

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The Comox Valley Board of Education unanimously passed the 2013-14 budget Tuesday. Faced with a projected $1.45-million shortfall in its $74.466 million operating budget, the finance committee recommended $826,000 in budget adjustments, and pulling $619,000 from the district’s operating reserve to balance it. District secretarytreasurer Russell Horswill noted the district

Do you love arts and crafts, great music and fabulous food? Are you passionate about your community? If so, you might consider volunteering at the 31st annual Filberg Festival from Aug. 2 to 5. Event organizers need people who can spare at least eight hours — and who can smile and don a pair of sensible shoes. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the Filberg Festival,” producer Susan Lewis said. There will be various orientation events such as a barbecue and a volunteer appreciation party in August. “We take care of the volunteers well,” Lewis said. The festival uses about 300 volunteers. Organizers are still looking for about 50 people of all ages to man the entrance gates and take tickets, among other tasks. A few team leader spots have opened up. Environmental ambassadors — a new initiative — are also needed to help people recycle items in appropriate bins. A Festival Volunteer Drive is being held this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. to Shake It Up at the Filberg. Attendees will be treated to a complimentary milkshake and entered in a chance to win two tickets to the Impossible Bird outdoor concert at the Filberg grounds July 4. For more information, visit or contact info@filbergfestival. com. will receive $971,000 less in Ministry of Education grants, plus some district expenses, like MSP rates and teacher pension rates, are on the rise. The finance commit-



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Trustees pass school district budget unanimously to the committee, the funding likely coming this December could go back into the district’s operating reserve, offsetting the $619,000 removed to balance the budget.

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THE VILLAGE OF Cumberland is accepting donations to help it purchase Maple Lake from Hancock Natural Resource Group.

You can help to buy a lake Cumberland council is inviting individuals and community organization representatives to participate in a fundraising campaign to purchase the Maple Lake land for public park. The committee will be tasked with raising funds and promoting public donations to the Village. Individuals having experience with fundraising, outdoor and recreational pursuits, and habitat and wildlife conservation would be a benefit to the committee. “We know that there

is a lot of support in the region to preserve Maple Lake. We are looking to those that have the right skills, knowledge, and influence to join us and help protect these lands and its valuable habitat,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. Cumberland council’s vision to create this invaluable legacy includes making the lands accessible to all to enjoy for fishing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Future amenities would include a public road and parking area,

and a corridor linking the Village’s recreational trail system so that residents and visitors can bike and hike to the lake from the village centre. Council has indicated its vision to the property owner, Hancock Natural Resource Group. The proposed acquisition is of 40 hectares of land, including 20 hectares of lake bottom, a 100 metre buffer around the lake, and adjacent wetlands. Donations toward the purchase of the property can be made to the Village of Cum-

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Kidney screening popular The Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley organized a free kidney screening recently for the local community. Besides providing important information regarding health and the significance of wellfunctioning kidneys, it also facilitated the act of coming together and creating relationships between newcomers and locals in the Comox Valley in pursuit of common interests – healthy living. Much of the event’s success is owed to exceptional team coordination between the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch and the Immigrant Welcome Centre. Over 40 community members, both newcomers and locals, attended the screening. It didn’t take long before newcomers and locals began mingling and helping each other work together through the screening procedures. The event showed real unity in the community that was presented by all those who attended. Language barriers were swiftly overcome and the Immigrant Welcome Centre displayed its important role in bringing together all members of the community. “(The Immigrant Welcome Centre) should be proud of the work that you are doing at your centre,” said Laurie Mark, targeted screening coordinator of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch. “I was amazed of the variety of support you offered to the community.” The Immigrant Welcome Centre serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River and North Island, providing services to immigrants to help them integrate

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On May 21st police received a report of a theft of an outboard motor from a residence on the 2000 block of Willemar Avenue in Courtenay. The motor is described as a 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke. (20135725) A second out board motor was stolen on the night of May 21st from the driveway of a residence on the 2600 block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland. The motor, a Suzuki 9.9 HP motor, was bolted and clamped to a boat at the time of the theft. (2013-5754) On May 22nd police received a report of a third outboard motor being stolen in the past week in the Comox Valley. The motor was bolted to a boat at the time at a residence on the 2600 block of Maryport Avenue in Cumberland. The motor is an older, small Merc brand. (2013-5758) On May 22nd police received two reports of thefts from motor vehicles in the Huband Road area. Both vehicles had been left unlocked. Money and photographic equipment were stolen. (2013-5746) Police responded to a report of a break, enter and theft that was discovered on the morning of May 24th at a business on the 1800 block of Beaufort Avenue in Comox. The thief smashed a front door and once inside stole a small amount of change. (2013-5833) In the early morning hours of May 25th the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of youths slashing vehicle tires on the 1100 block of Beckensell Avenue

in Courtenay. Three separate vehicles had 1 tire each slashed. (2013-5883) On May 25th police received a report of a hit and run boating collision from a boat owner at the marina located on the 9000 block of Clarkson Avenue in Black Creek. The boat owner reports a power boat ran into his sailboat that was moored at the time and collision caused damage to his boat. This investigation is continuing. (2013-5909) On May 26th a report of a break and enter to a garden shed on the 2800 block of Ulverston Avenue in Cumberland was called into police by the owner. The thief removed the shed doors and once inside stole fishing rods and fishing tackle. (2013-5938) If anyone has any information with regards to any of these investigation or other crimes, please call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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Funding found for Sid Williams improvements The Sid Williams Theatre Society has secured new funding for technical systems improvements at its theatre in downtown Courtenay. “We were able to leverage existing City and Sid Williams Theatre Society capital replacement funds with available support from major government funders, allowing us to implement necessary upgrades as a one-time project rather than taking a phased-in approach,” the SWTS says in a news release. Research and development for the project began over a year ago. New sound, lighting, and production technology being installed over the next few months will improve production quality, performer and crew safety, reduce power usage, and provide an enhanced experience for theatre patrons. Totalling $105,000, the project is jointly funded by: • $17,000 from private donations to the SWTS equipment fund; • $23,000 from the City of Courtenay’s

theatre capital replacement fund; • $45,000 from the federal government through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund; • $20,000 from the Province through the Island Coastal Economic Trust. The society says it is extremely appreciative of this opportunity to significantly improve the theatre and its operations and would like to thank donors and the contributing levels of government who have made this funding available. “It is wonderful to see a necessary project that will benefit patrons, performers, and our theatre operations be made possible through the widespread support of so many in our community that make us eligible for these grants in the first place,” says president Catherine Miller. “The Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) is pleased to provide the Sid Williams Theatre Society with funding that will support the attraction of new events, diversify programming, and help

draw a wider regional audience,” stated ICET chair Phil Kent. “This project is a great example of how ICET can partner with the

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A History of the Comox District

Naval History Continued … The history of the navy in Comox waters is fully recorded in the Naval Historical Section of the now defunct naval headquarters in Ottawa. The following pages contain much of the Royal Canadian Navy’s records of activities on Goose Spit until 1958: In the late years of the 19th century, when Canada herself was young and the new Province of British Columbia had only recently joined the confederation, naval defence of the Pacific Coast was still in the hands of the Royal Navy. The Pacific Squadron had its base in the small dockyard at Esquimalt and was commanded by a rear-admiral who wore his flag in a battleship or an armoured cruiser. Unlike today, there were no real barracks nor training areas ashore but, as is the case nowadays, it was essential for the sailor’s well-being that he should occasionally be landed for recreation and training ashore, preferably away from the naval base. In this way Camp Comox came into being, though it was not so called then; it rejoiced in the name Goose Spit. The major use of such a “camp” was for exercise in musketry and other small arms drill. The commander-in-chief, RearAdmiral Henry F. Stephenson, G.B., had been seeking a suitable location for his rifle range camp, and on Dec. 11, 1895, wrote to the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia requesting that Goose Spit be set aside for use by the Imperial Government. Soon a new flagship arrived on the station – the single-masted, armoured cruiser HMS Imperieuse – and the new chief-in-command Rear-Admiral Henry St. L.B. Palliser wasted little time in doing

something about Goose Spit. By this time, the place was well known to the ships of the squadron, and under the admiral’s orders firing points with ranges of 200, 300 and 500 yards were laid out. By 1898 the companies of such ships as HMS Amphion and HMS Egeria had extended the range to 700 yards, and the butts cribbed with heavy logs and equipped with red flags and canvas targets, the latter capable of being hoisted and lowered. Some idea of the manual labour involved in this undertaking may be gathered from these remarks that appeared in a British magazine: “The huge pieces of timber which form the base (of the stop butts) were dragged, by a process known as parbuckling, from the beach where they were lying about. This mound is calculated to contain some 10,000 tons of material …” All this having been accomplished by the squadron, the admiralty soon granted funds for the erection of a long, commodious mess building and a jetty as well. Water was quite a problem and continued to be so for some years. It was brought ashore in barrels in the ships’ boats until later when a local firm, Messrs. Carter & Sons, supplied the range via waterboat at a cost of 75 cents for every 210 gallons. Fresh, cool water was essential particularly because of field gun drill being “well calculated to promote the circulation and open the pores of the skin.” From the time of landing, a dismantled nine-pounder from a ship’s boat could be assembled and fired in less than 60 seconds! HM Sloop Shearwater (Commander A.T. Hunt, RN), was ordered in 1905 to make arrangements for the return of Comox Rifle Range to the Canadian authorities. However, title to Goose Spit had never been held by the admiralty, so

that its closing down merely amounted to relinquishment of the privilege to use the property. This was carried out on June 18, 1906. By this time, of course, the Pacific had dropped from a rear-admiral’s to a commander’s command and only HM Ships Shearwater and Egeria, both capable of proceeding under sail alone, remained. The admiralty in 1909 began to realize it had been a bit hasty in dropping Goose Spit, particularly as commercial interests were eyeing the property. Application was made to British Columbia for return of former privileges. Another suitor was the new Naval Service of Canada, soon to be known as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Ottawa was soon asking British Columbia to grant the RCN the same privileges at Goose Spit previously enjoyed by the Imperial Service. An exchange of correspondence between Ottawa and Whitehall brought about the arrangement that obtains to this day. The RCN was to gain “user possession” of Goose Spit and maintain the facilities there, while ships of the Royal Navy were guaranteed all co-operation upon application to the Canadian senior naval officer, Esquimalt. Late in November, 1910, the newly arrived Canadian light cruiser Rainbow was ordered, on returning from Vancouver, to look into Comox Harbour and report the state of the RCN’s new acquisition. The visit of HMS Rainbow (Cdr. J.D.D. Stewart, RN) heralded not only the rebuilding of Camp Comox but, unfortunately, a long period of controversy with commercial firms who, while Goose Spit was in a condition of seeming abandonment, had encroached upon the camp’s foreshore.

Submarine at Comox The short-term solution was found in 1912 when the navy agreed to let the loggers use certain parts of the foreshore on certain conditions. However, in August, 1913, Cdr. F.H. Walter, RN, in HMS Shearwater was forced into a dangerous position by several booms of logs. He had landed most of his company for musketry exercises. HMCS Rainbow was in Comox Harbour in July, 1912, as plans for sinking a cribbed well at $2.50 to $3 a foot were abandoned, and fresh water for cooking and drinking ashore still had to be landed in barrels in the ship’s boats. While training at the Spit, the 102nd Battalion had brought water from the mainland creek by sinking wooden pipes of cedar below salt water. This water system was of little lasting value for, as so often happens


with Pacific Coast streams, they dry up in spring. In short order, several mess and recreational buildings were put up as well as cookhouses, bath and washhouses, a post office and even a “dentist shop.” The west end of the Spit was completely cleared of logs and driftwood. By June, 1916, the 102nd had gone, presumably bound for France, leaving a vastly improved campsite. Throughout the years between the two world wars, there was seldom if ever a year when there were no ships of war anchored in Comox Harbour. Comox was one of the most popular ports-of-call. Such ships included HM ships Capetown (1925), Curlew (1926), Colombo (1929), Dauntless (1930), Dragon (1931 and 1933), Danae (1934), Apollo (1936) and Orion (1939). To be continued

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Local Destination Imagination teams thriving This past week, five teams from Comox Valley secondary schools competed at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. The top team from across Canada (seven provinces participated) at the secondary school level was a team of students from Vanier and Isfeld that finished fourth in the world in the Improvisation Challenge. Forty-seven U.S. states and more than 20 countries participated. Managed by Alison Mayert and comprised of students Matt Ehrler and Bryan Johnson from Vanier, and Hannah Arthurs, Kristen Bystrom, Sara Dunn, and Samm Merrick from Isfeld, this team had the highest score of all teams on their Team Challenge, amazing the appraisers with their quick wit, responses, and theatrical skills. Unfortunately, they struggled with their Instant Challenge (an unseen challenge that is given to a team which then has a finite amount of time to propose a solution) and finished ‘just’ out of the medals. Another top performing team from our district was a team from Isfeld, finishing ninth in the Fine Arts Challenge. Les Tourmentés, featuring Hannah Arthurs, Kristen Bystrom, Sara Dunn, Jacob Fussell, Samm Merrick, Katarina Smith and Julia ScottLenz, were managed by Heather Corman and Mika Taiji. Their powerful presentation of the life of an orphan in Duplessis Quebec gave the audience and appraisers shivers. They finished third in their Team Challenge, but also struggled in the Instant Challenge.

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ational and tourist users of the waters surrounding the Comox Valley. Their coverage area is from Oyster River to Fanny Bay, and Texada Island in the Georgia Strait. The CVMRS will also assist other units as well. CVMRS performs more than 200 hours of training a year and responded to more than 50 rescue missions in the past year. Linderbeck said their mission is also to promote public boating safety education and prevention, something which the organization will be focusing on even more this summer as boating season approaches and more people will be on the water. “We’re stepping into high gear,” he explained. “All of our crew needs certification and we’ll be bringing everyone up to a high standard. Our coxswains are going to Nanaimo for upgraded training over the summer and will come back and train our crews.” He added the CVMRS will have an increased presence on the water this summer, as Transport Canada has awarded the organization funds to perform safety checks on vessels. “We’re not there to enforce, but rather to do safety checks on pleasure crafts. We will check everything from batteries, exhaust fans, to life jackets,” he said. Linderbeck added the safety checks are noncompliant and checks by RCMSR are confidential. “We make (boaters) aware, not only for safety reasons but also for them to avoid a future fine. It’s to their advantage to get the free safety check. We can go

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Highland’s first International Baccalaureate cohort is about to complete their first year of the Grade 11 and 12 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. One of the requirements that must be met to complete the IB program is the CAS component, which stands for Creativity, Action and Service. The students must complete a number of activities in all three of these areas. The first community activity they completed as a whole group occurred earlier in May. Students gathered on Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, to volunteer their time at the Habitat for Humanity building site. For six hours they worked on a series of tasks in small groups, on the three duplex homes that were under construction. Under the direction of Peter, who is the only paid professional on-site that operates with volunteers, the 20 IB students worked on vinyl siding, outdoor and indoor clean-up, insulation, and had a lot of fun. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” said IB student, Mackenzie Gold. “I would definitely do it again.” One of the requirements for people purchasing a Habitat for Humanity home, is that they must work a total of 500 hours volunteering their time to a Habitat for Humanity initiative.” This is called ‘sweat equity,’ which is how they put a down payment on the home. While working onsite, the students got to meet one of the first homeowners, who

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11:00 Black Swan Fiddlers 11:30 Quest Drummers 12:00 Community Sing with Tina Filippino (Letz Sing) 12:30 Samba Du Soleil 1:00 Vesta Fire, 2:00 7 Story Circus 2:30 Fiftieth Parallel 3:00 Hula Hoopla Jam 3:30 Hula Hoopla Jam, 4:00 Fiddle Jam 5:00 Kumugwe Cultural Group 5:20 CrowdSong with Tina Filippino (Letz Sing) 5:40 7 Story Circus Finale 6:00 Street Party Jam begins!


Courtenay Legion

Sid Plaza

Upper Simms

Lower Simms

Alternate venue in case of heat wave or tornadoes

11:00 Janet Rogers 12:00 Jeremy Loveday/ 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac 1:00 Fiddle Jam 1:30 Quest Drummers 2:00 Samba Du Soleil

10:00 Captain Thunderpants 11:00 Celtic Cargo Cult 12:00 Annie Handley 1:00 Fashion Show 1:30 Fiftieth Parallel 2:00 Dan Frechette Duo 3:00 David Newberry 4:00 I Wrote This When... Corwin Fox, Skye Wallace, Daniel Moir, Meshe

10:00 – Tree Frog Music (kids show) 11:00 Erin Junkala 12:00 Richelle Andre 1:00 Sunday Dennis 2:00 Ghostbirds 3:00 Emily Spiller 4 pm Joanna Finch


Union Street

Venue formerly known as Joe’s

Duncan Ave

Courtenay Legion

Billy D’s

Courtenay Bridge


6:30-7:20 David Newberry 7:30-8:20 Corwin Fox 8:30-9:20 Daniel Moir

6:00 Alan Jossul 6:30-7:00 Jeremy Loveday 7:00-7:30 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac 7:40-8:30 Tongue & Groove 8:30-9:25 Meshe & Moon Circus

6:30-7:20 Ghostbirds 7:30-8:20 Northtown 8:30-9:20 Zuzu’s Petals 9:30-10:30 American Supine

6:00-9:30 Street Dance Party with em.Ash and friends

7:00 True Colours and Triple Heat Dance 8:00 Cuban Salsa Demo Workshop – all welcome!

6:00 Richelle Andre 7:00 Andi-Lyn Krieger 8:00 Sue Medley 10:00 -12:00 Open Stage with Hosts - Dirty Animal

9:00PM FINALE PARTY with House of David Gang Canada’s #1 Roots Reggae Orchestra and joined by local beat queens Sista Sully and Pleena.

Hip Hop Show 10:00 TreeTox, Stillife, Butterfinger Bomb Squad 11:00 Silas 12:00 Smokey Mirror


11:00 Found Object Animationuse ordinary everyday objects as puppets and live performing characters. 1:00 pm Elevate VidzFest Reel 2:00 pm TBA 3:00 pm – “Journey” Puppet Theatre with Maggie Winston 4:00 - Elevate VidzFest Reel Comox Valley Art Gallery 7:00 pm – “Journey” Puppet Theatre Media > Art > Social Change with Maggie Winston Start Here: 8:00 pm MERIDIAN, Re-imagining poetry/visuals/performance the Comox Valley 9:00-9:30 TBA People, Places & Things Reception 7:00-9:00 pm Ambient Music from: Fiftieth Parallel Blaine Dunaway Dave O Rama and other surprise guests



Whether it’s for Lunch, Dinner or Drinks while watching the game!

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT is your meeting place for Full Breakfast great local music, delicious Lunch & Sunday Brunch Specials food & sumptuous drinks See our website calendar for details on live entertainment!

Open for Dinner Thu-Sat Free WiFi

Downtown Courtenay on the Corner of 5th and Cliffe The Zocalo on Facebook | 250-331-0933

With hundreds of artists, exhibitors, performers and community partners involved in the elevation, a visit to the website is a must!


*schedule subject to change, alternate venues available in case of heat waves or tornadoes

Where good friends meet for good times

11:00-11:30 Julianne Wolfe (originals) 11:30-12:00 Motif Student Composers 12:00-12:30 Spontaneous Music Making - Drop-ins Welcome 12:30-1:00 Motif Student Composers 1:00-1:45 Ralph Barrat, Piano 1:45-2:30 Rachel Fuller & Motif Adult Students 2:30-3:00 Motif Student Composers 3:00-4:00 Spontaneous Music Making - Drop-ins welcome 4:00-4:30 Motif Student Composers 4:30-5:00 Erik Eriksson


to a different beat


268 Fifth Street, Downtown Courtenay • 250-334-8811



Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes….Art is knowing which ones to keep. 250-897-0081 5th Street, Courtenay

Artists Make our World COLOURFUL ATLAS is a proud supporter of ELEVATE THE ARTS


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Thursday, May 30, 2013



Muir Gallery



Union Street Grotto

“Dinner Under the Sea” – Project Watershed Presents “Elevate the Estuary” Gala Event. Jilli Martini and Anela Kahiamoe play!

Trash Art Challenge 2013 “The Robot” Opening Night! Muir Gallery

7:00 Look Again! Sparking the Creative Process CVAG Black Box 7:00 Music Improv for Anyone - 5th & England (Old Dollar Store) 7:00 Fabric Knitting/ Upcycling - Sock Soiree

7:00-9:00 Elevate Songwriters Open Mic/Jam. Very Special Guests TBA!

5:00-7:00 Elevate Martini and Media Launch! Music with/ 7:00 Sunday Dennis 8:00 Renée Forrester



Thursday, May 30, 2013


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Courtenay Legion

Joe’s Garage

YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE 7:00 pm Tribal Cafe – “Delinquency:” Arcana Dea Dance and Friends 7:00 pm start featuring: for an evening of Katie Hanson middle eastern dance, James Lambert Project food and music. Matteo Kennedy - Abstract By donation Keisja Cox, Adam Norman with all proceeds to Des Larson Trio, 50th Parallel the CV Transition Society Cathedral Groove Kirsten and Josie, Dirty Animal, JOHNNY WAFFELZ on Visuals

Comox Valley Art Gallery


CVAG Black Box

Muir Gallery

7:00-8:30 pm Media > Art > Social Change Start Here: Re-imagining the Comox Valley People, Places & Things Art Talk

Jazz Night at Avalanche


7:00 I Braineater/ Jim Cummins Art Opening


Union Street Grotto

Native Sons Hall


Union Street Grotto

Joe’s Garage

Upper Simms Street!

Billy D’s

CVAG Black Box

Avalanche Indie Rock Night

Courtenay Museum

7:00 WordPlay – poetry, stories and spoken word from local linguists!

7:00-9:00 ValDance Workshop A Smorgasbord of Ballroom Dances!

7:00 pm Duo on the Rise: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen

5:00-7:00 Dale Graham Dinner Jazz

9:00-11:00 Right To Be Wild, Film Bloodied but Unbowed, Punk Panel of Jim Cummins (I Braineater, Suzanne Tabata and Scott Beadle)

5:00 pm The KISS – photography workshop with Gordon Ross – behind Whale’s Tail Toys

9:00 Jilli Martini Acoustic Trio 10:00 Jim Lambert Band

5:00 Mind of a Snail Shadow Puppet Theatre Performs 9:00 Mind of a Snail Shadow Puppet Theatre Performs

10:00 National Tape 11:00 Deep Sea Gypsies

NIC Professional Photography Program Year End Show Opening Night 7:00-9:00

Underground Art Fair

CVAG Black Box

Piano Corner - Mudshark’s Plaza





Union Street

Riverside Zone

11:00 TBA 12:00 Megan Rose-Rutledge 1:00 Bee Wolf Ray 2:00 Erin Junkala 3:00 Annie Handley 4:00 Sue Pyper

12:00 Blaine Dunaway 1:00 Skye Wallace 2:00 Andi-Lyn Krieger 3:00 Bruce & Judy Wing 4:00 Jason Lowe

Indie Rock Jam w/ Deep Sea Gypsies National Tape ...and more!


11:00 Black Swan Fiddlers 11:30 Quest Drummers 12:00 Community Sing with Tina Filippino (Letz Sing) 12:30 Samba Du Soleil 1:00 Vesta Fire, 2:00 7 Story Circus 2:30 Fiftieth Parallel 3:00 Hula Hoopla Jam 3:30 Hula Hoopla Jam, 4:00 Fiddle Jam 5:00 Kumugwe Cultural Group 5:20 CrowdSong with Tina Filippino (Letz Sing) 5:40 7 Story Circus Finale 6:00 Street Party Jam begins!


Courtenay Legion

Sid Plaza

Upper Simms

Lower Simms

Alternate venue in case of heat wave or tornadoes

11:00 Janet Rogers 12:00 Jeremy Loveday/ 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac 1:00 Fiddle Jam 1:30 Quest Drummers 2:00 Samba Du Soleil

10:00 Captain Thunderpants 11:00 Celtic Cargo Cult 12:00 Annie Handley 1:00 Fashion Show 1:30 Fiftieth Parallel 2:00 Dan Frechette Duo 3:00 David Newberry 4:00 I Wrote This When... Corwin Fox, Skye Wallace, Daniel Moir, Meshe

10:00 – Tree Frog Music (kids show) 11:00 Erin Junkala 12:00 Richelle Andre 1:00 Sunday Dennis 2:00 Ghostbirds 3:00 Emily Spiller 4 pm Joanna Finch


Union Street

Venue formerly known as Joe’s

Duncan Ave

Courtenay Legion

Billy D’s

Courtenay Bridge


6:30-7:20 David Newberry 7:30-8:20 Corwin Fox 8:30-9:20 Daniel Moir

6:00 Alan Jossul 6:30-7:00 Jeremy Loveday 7:00-7:30 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac 7:40-8:30 Tongue & Groove 8:30-9:25 Meshe & Moon Circus

6:30-7:20 Ghostbirds 7:30-8:20 Northtown 8:30-9:20 Zuzu’s Petals 9:30-10:30 American Supine

6:00-9:30 Street Dance Party with em.Ash and friends

7:00 True Colours and Triple Heat Dance 8:00 Cuban Salsa Demo Workshop – all welcome!

6:00 Richelle Andre 7:00 Andi-Lyn Krieger 8:00 Sue Medley 10:00 -12:00 Open Stage with Hosts - Dirty Animal

9:00PM FINALE PARTY with House of David Gang Canada’s #1 Roots Reggae Orchestra and joined by local beat queens Sista Sully and Pleena.

Hip Hop Show 10:00 TreeTox, Stillife, Butterfinger Bomb Squad 11:00 Silas 12:00 Smokey Mirror


11:00 Found Object Animationuse ordinary everyday objects as puppets and live performing characters. 1:00 pm Elevate VidzFest Reel 2:00 pm TBA 3:00 pm – “Journey” Puppet Theatre with Maggie Winston 4:00 - Elevate VidzFest Reel Comox Valley Art Gallery 7:00 pm – “Journey” Puppet Theatre Media > Art > Social Change with Maggie Winston Start Here: 8:00 pm MERIDIAN, Re-imagining poetry/visuals/performance the Comox Valley 9:00-9:30 TBA People, Places & Things Reception 7:00-9:00 pm Ambient Music from: Fiftieth Parallel Blaine Dunaway Dave O Rama and other surprise guests



Whether it’s for Lunch, Dinner or Drinks while watching the game!

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT is your meeting place for Full Breakfast great local music, delicious Lunch & Sunday Brunch Specials food & sumptuous drinks See our website calendar for details on live entertainment!

Open for Dinner Thu-Sat Free WiFi

Downtown Courtenay on the Corner of 5th and Cliffe The Zocalo on Facebook | 250-331-0933

With hundreds of artists, exhibitors, performers and community partners involved in the elevation, a visit to the website is a must!


*schedule subject to change, alternate venues available in case of heat waves or tornadoes

Where good friends meet for good times

11:00-11:30 Julianne Wolfe (originals) 11:30-12:00 Motif Student Composers 12:00-12:30 Spontaneous Music Making - Drop-ins Welcome 12:30-1:00 Motif Student Composers 1:00-1:45 Ralph Barrat, Piano 1:45-2:30 Rachel Fuller & Motif Adult Students 2:30-3:00 Motif Student Composers 3:00-4:00 Spontaneous Music Making - Drop-ins welcome 4:00-4:30 Motif Student Composers 4:30-5:00 Erik Eriksson


to a different beat


268 Fifth Street, Downtown Courtenay • 250-334-8811



Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes….Art is knowing which ones to keep. 250-897-0081 5th Street, Courtenay

Artists Make our World COLOURFUL ATLAS is a proud supporter of ELEVATE THE ARTS


elevate ~ an ARTS festival

Thursday, May 30, 2013



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elevate Highlights! THURSDAY June 6th

TRASH ART CHALLENGE Opening Night celebration for the Comox Valley Community Arts Council annual Trash Art Challenge at the Muir Gallery at 7 pm. This year’s theme is Robots! Workshops Check out 3 great workshops on music improv, up-cycling old shirts (fabric Knitting) and unlocking your creative potential. See the web for times, locations and facilitators.

WEDNESDAY June 5th WORDPLAY Local storyteller, poets and spoken word artists of all ages, experience and styles gather for a not to-be-missed epic world play mash up at the Union Street Grotto.

June 12 - Rumba June 26 - Fox Trot July 10 - Waltz July 24 - Swing Hustle

June 19 - West Coast Swing July 3 - Cha Cha July 17 - Viennese Waltz July 31 - Tango

See for class fees & to REGISTER

I-BRAINEATER ART OPENING As part of the “Right to be Wild” project - join I, Braineater (aka Jim Cummins) for an opening featuring his works, and short films at the Muir Gallery at 7pm.


Friday Night Alley Party kicks off with Des Larson Trio and Elaine Lil Bit Shepherd

TUESDAY June 4th “Dinner Under the Sea” Project Watershed Presents their “Elevate the Estuary” Gala Event at Zocalo Cafe. Delicious food, art auction and live music from Jilli Martini and Anela Kahiamoe.


New Horizons Dance at The Tribal Cafe TRIBAL CAFE Arcana Dea Dance and New Horizons Belly Dance present a belly dance showcase of new dance creations. Celebrate the beauty and strength of women dancing together at the Courtenay Legion. Live middle eastern inspired music by Jesse Gentes and Destanne Lundquist and dancing for all following the show. This is FREE all ages community event. Enjoy Turkish coffee, chai and treats from the Gourmet Girls. Doors at 6:30 and show at 7PM. Donations for the Comox Valley Transition Society graciously accepted at the door.

Hit the alleys of Downtown Courtenay for a night of music and dancing to kick off the Elevate weekend! Join local musical faves the Des Larson Band and Juno Award Winning Reggae Artist Elaine Lil Bit Shepherd for an unforgettable dance party in the alley from 6 – 9 pm! Bring the whole family and experience the back alleys of Courtenay in a whole new way!

....DELINQUENCY A Massive Music Showcase of local youth and emerging musical artists at the Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage. From singles to full on bands in every genre imaginable. Show starts at 7 pm! Media > Art > Social Change ART TALK Start Here: Re-imagining the Comox Valley - People, Places & Things Reception 7-9 pm. Start Here: is a 3-day event developed by the Comox Valley Art Gallery and their community partners. This community engagement project uses a range of media to explore perceptions of the Valley, and to uncover potentials related to the relationship between: individuals and the larger community, technologies of expression and social action, creativity and community engagement/ democratic participation.

Acclaimed Film maker Susanne Tabata RIGHT TO BE WILD A provocative retrospective on the notorious Vancouver Punk Rock era! Filmmaker Susanne Tabata, Graphic Artist and Punk Archivist Scott Beadle and Multi Media Artist I, Braineater bring three differ-

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ent compelling perspectives on the groundbreaking punk rock scene of the late 1970s in Vancouver, an era that played a major role in shaping the social and political consciousness of the left coast. Friday, June 7th at 9pm, Scott Beadle will present a mind blowing selection of print media from the era. Susanne Tabata will discuss her creative process and offer up a screening of her critically acclaimed punk documentary film ‘Bloodied But Unbowed’. ‘Right to be Wild’ is curated by Susanne Tabata.

Erin Junkala Victoria based indie rockers Ghostbirds

CVAG BLACK BOX Projections, Poetry and Puppets! Visit the Lower Comox Valley Art Gallery for Mind of a Snail Shadow Puppet Theatre with 2 shows scheduled 5 pm and 9pm (enjoy it before or after the Dance Party). All ages!

Lost and Found Puppet Theatre - Journey with Maggie Winston

Elevate Artist and vendor Tracy Kobus “Every City Needs One”

Comox Valley Musician Corwin Fox

Mind of a Snail - Shadow Puppet Theatre

SATURDAY June 8th CULTURAL CRITICAL MASS Join musicians, artists, craft and art vendors, kids activities, roving performers and community groups of all stripes for a full day of elevating art, culture and community. Explore local restaurants, galleries, plazas, halls, alleys, side streets, shops and nooks and crannies of Downtown Courtenay for myriad activities. Check out the detailed schedules of workshops, musical performances, participatory activities and more.

CVAG BLACK BOX Experience the Elevate VidzFest Reel, Projections, Poetry and Puppets! The Lost & Found Puppet Co. offers puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.  The 11 am workshop is all about Found Object Animation - how to use ordinary everyday objects as puppets and live performing characters. All ages, no materials no costs! The 3 and 7 pm puppet show was created during a puppetry residency in India.  Journey is a stunning solo puppet show with rod style puppets about a lost child who is challenged by a world of spirits.

DUNCAN AVE COMMONS (Day & Night) From 11 am till 6 pm experience circus arts, aerial silks, hip hop dance, flash mobs, hula hoops, crowd sing, pop up park, bucket drummers and a very special performance from the K’omoks First Nation cultural group Kumugwe Cultural Group. 6:00-9:30 pm join em.ash and friends for a big street level dance party! SATURDAY NIGHT CULTURE CRAWL Downtown Courtenay doesn’t roll up the sidewalks at 5 during Elevate! From 6-9:30 pm Downtown is teeming with cultural activities and music galore! Dance in the streets, check out some amazing puppetry and projections, have some dinner, drinks and tunes at a local restaurant and explore the galleries. Be the nightlife! And be sure to stick around for a BIG live fire dance performance on Duncan Ave at at 9:30 with VestaFire - Vancouver Islands’s Premier Fire Performance Troupe! FINALE PARTY with House of David Gang Known as “Canada’s #1 Roots Reggae Orchestra” and joined by local beat queens Sista Sully and Pleena. $10 advance - Doors at 9:00 pm Tickets at Bop City, The Bridge Lounge or online at House of David Gang has been known for their uplifting roots rock reggae sound, which pays homage to the classic 70’s & 80’s Jamaican sound mixed with a modern rootsy Canadian feel.

Comox Valley Digital Soul Sister Emily Spiller

UNDERGROUND ART FAIR Join weavers and jewellers, card readers and tattoo artists, glass blowers, chocolatiers and painters in the moody and mysterious belly of the Lower Elks Hall for the 2nd Annual Underground Art Fair. This edgy and intriguing art fair event is a hallmark of the Elevate project. 10 am till 5 pm. Elevate your taste buds at the underground canteen run by Tria Fine Catering! House of David Gang - Saturday Night closers


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Highland graduates cruising Highland Secondary School grads will once again arrive in style at their graduation ceremony as the Highland Grad Classic Car Cruise continues this year. There are expected to be about 40 vehicles ranging from Model As to the most potent muscle cars transporting over 90 grads on a scenic cruise around the Comox Peninsula on the afternoon of June 1. The event will get underway shortly after 2 p.m. as grads meet their drivers and cars in the Highland Secondary parking lot, just off Pritchard Road in Comox. The cruise itself will start at about 3 p.m. and follow a route that includes Lazo Road, Knight Road, Military Row, Ryan Road, Crown Isle Drive, Lerwick Road, Anderton Road, and Comox Avenue. The cruise will take a quick loop through Marina Park to allow cruise participants to view the rest of the cars. There may be a few minor inconveniences to the public during this time, mostly at the intersections listed above. — Highland Secondary School


COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, May 30, 2013

No 2013 Car Free Sunday Two years ago world renowned leader in livable communities, Gil Peñalosa, was invited by the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force and the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition to imagine how the Comox Valley could become a truly ‘peoplefriendly’ community. Peñalosa met with local community leaders and presented to a packed Native Sons hall on examples of how communities designed for people can function differently from communities designed for cars. Citing research and tangible examples, Peñalosa explained how communities built around the automobile discourage active forms of transportation, contribute to the trend in North American obesity and other negative public health outcomes, create unsafe spaces for people, including vulnerable users such as children and seniors, create sprawling land use patterns and associated expensive infrastructure, as well as exercise a heavy toll on the environment. Imagine Comox Valley was inspired by the tangible examples of the creative use of public space and initiated the Valley’s first and second Car Free Sundays as one of the identified “easy actions” recommended out of Peñalosa’s visit. “In most communities, roads are our most expansive and expensive public space,” says Andrew Gower, board director of Imagine Comox Valley. “Imagine Comox Valley (ICV) saw an opportunity to host a Car Free Sun-

day as a tried and true event to raise awareness about our collective vision for these spaces and to physically bring people together. It was a lot of fun, we literally had people dancing in the streets!” Car Free Sundays were held in both Courtenay and Cumberland in the fall

We know that some residents ❝ felt it inconvenient that certain

roads had restricted car use, but overall the feedback over the event was quite positive.

❞ Andrew Gower

of 2011 and again in the spring of 2012. The events inspired live music, chalk art, tango in the streets, stilt walkers, community booths, skateboard demos, garage sales, store specials, roller derby demos, restaurant deals and many other initiatives. While ICV spearheaded the event by organizing the road closure permit process, the event was community-driven and was successful due to the participation of numerous businesses, sports groups, artists and musicians, community animators and organizations. “We had our share of controversy over the event,” acknowledges Gower. “We know that some residents felt it inconvenient that certain roads had restricted car use, but overall the feedback over the event was quite positive. “And the road closures were limited to half a day. I’d say we were successful in raising awareness about a community service


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of a half pipe and a number of temporary ‘parking stall’ parks. ICV will also provide an opportunity through the Start Here community engagement arts project for residents to describe how their public spaces could be ‘enlivened’ to contribute to their quality of life. “Our organization’s mission is to help people reimagine the Comox Valley as a truly sustainable place, for everyone,” says Pieter Vorster, board director of ICV. “In order to help do that, we have to have a baseline ‘snapshot’ of what people care about in their community and what they think about

on the day to day. Start Here will provide data for that snapshot.” ICV intends to host a Car Free Sunday event in 2014 and will showcase the information that was collected during this year’s Elevate the Arts and ‘Start Here’ project. For more information on Imagine Comox Valley, visit For more information on Start Here, visit http:// For more information on Elevate the Arts, visit www. For more information on the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force including the full set of recommendations from Gil Peñalosa’s, visit www.courtenay. ca/planning/cycling-/ cycling-task-force.aspx. For more information on the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition, visit: — Imagine Comox Valley


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Thursday, May 30, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Betties are busy with roller derby

COMOX VALLEY RINK Minx captain “Sweet Sufferin” makes a great escape from the tangled mess to help lead her roller derby team to a 239-191 triumph over the Margarita Villains from Victoria. The Minx play their next home game against the Sunshine Coast, June 29 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ladies, if you would like to play this high octane fun game check out

The Brick House the Rink Minx in an Betties roller derby all-Comox Valley tilt team is getting ready at the Sports Centre. The event runs to host the Belles from 7 to of the Brawl on BRICK HOUSE 10 p.m. and tickSaturday, June 8 at the Comox ets are $7 adult ($10 Valley Sports Centre. at the door), $5 for The event runs youth and kids 11 to from 7 to 10 p.m. and 18 free. There will be tickets are $7 adult entertainment and ($10 at the door), $5 door prizes. The Betties invite for youth and kids 11 to 18 free. There will fans to come out and be entertainment and catch some exciting roller derby action. door prizes. – Brick House On July 6 the Brick Betties House Betties host




Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~

at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332 Anglican Church in North America

“O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 250.702.3041…†250.702.0574

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

We Meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 4 pm 250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)



(BLACK CREEK) A Christ centered faith community dedicated to the Worship of God and the promotion of peace and social justice in His name.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

2277 Enns Road, Black Creek. Pastor Gordon Carter Office: 250.337.5341 Email:

living hope

Real People Doing Real Life Seeking Real Change

Worship Services 10am Sundays Mark Isfeld School 1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay


Comox Valley Community Church


Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

Sunday Worship and Children & Youth Program 10 am Saturday Service 5 pm Rev. Maggie Enwright Email:

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance | 250-339-3966

St. George’s 6th & Fitzgerald Ave.


“The church with a heart in the heart of the city” CELEBRATING 100 YEARS SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7 Minister: Peggy Jensen

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of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

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Family farm very flexible The ability to adapt to change can be key to the success of any business. But in an industry at the mercy of the weather, whims of consumers and fluctuating markets, flexibility is vital to survival. Few businesses exemplify a capacity to evolve and diversify better than DKT Farm. Operated by Dan and Maggie Thran, with the help of their eldest son Ryan, DKT Farm is an 80-acre mixed farm on Headquarters Road in Courtenay, with an emphasis mainly on cattle. Purchased in 1927 by Dan’s parents, the farm was originally a dairy operation, shipping milk to the Comox creamery at the beginning of the 1940s. When Dan took over in the early ’70s, he and his wife Maggie registered the farm as “DKT Ranch” and began focusing on beef production rather than dairy. While just as labour intensive, the change meant they could process and market their beef locally. Over the years, the Thrans have further

expanded and diversified their farm to keep up with the changing nature of their industry. “Now, in addition to approximately 40 head of cattle, we also have pasture-raised poultry, lamb and eggs, some pork, as well as turkey in the fall,” says Dan Thran. In addition to traditional farming operations, the Thrans have operated their own farmside market on Saturday mornings for more than 10 years and have managed a log cabin and bunkhouse agri-tourism rental on their property for the past two decades. “Agri-tourism has become a big part of our business, with people coming out for farm vacations,” says Thran. “It’s educational, and I think it’s important that people can see where their food comes from – how we handle our animals and grow their food.” Visitors to DKT Farm can see firsthand the care and respect with which the Thrans treat their livestock. Eschewing the use of hormones, feed additives

DAN THRAN, OF DKT Farm in Courtenay, practices a holistic, sustainable style of farming that involves continual evolution and diversification. and grain finishing during the production of their high-quality natural beef, the Thrans pasture their cattle most of the year. The homegrown forages and grass result in a pure, simple and healthful product. “We try to follow what we call a holistic management

style,” explains Thran. “It’s a natural approach that involves profitability, a family lifestyle, sustainability and environmental considerations. If you lose any one of those components, the other three fall by the wayside. “I feel good about the

changes we’ve made along the way and the approach that we take to food production,” he continues. “If we take care of things and operate in a sustainable fashion, this place will be able to remain a farm for a generation or two to come. It may not be a glorious

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Retreat teaches much

Sixty-four gifted students travelled up to Mount Washington Alpine Resort on their way to the 2013 Challenge Learning Retreat. In store for them up the mountain were many learning opportunities, including group games, exciting workshop sessions led by eager and passionate volunteers, an interesting documentary, three delicious meals at Fat Teddy’s restaurant and Improv games from Vanier’s Improv team. The retreat was for the Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 Challenge Program students from School District 71 (Comox Valley). Sleeping in the conference room of the Mount Washington Alpine Resort, the 64 students were generously provided the space by Peter Gibson, a proud supporter of the Challenge Program and president of Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

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Fire prevention at Nymph Falls The Comox Val- like this,” said CVRD ley Regional District chair Edwin Grieve. (CVRD) is implement- “Taking this proactive ing a wildfire preven- measure reduces the tion plan at Nymph chance of fire spreadFalls park, with work ing from Nymph Falls projected to start the park to adjacent neighlast week of May. bourhoods during what The Nymph Falls may prove to be a highfuel management plan, risk fire season.” which will modify vegThe City of Courteetation, was proposed nay fire department by the Coastal Fire supports the CVRD’s Centre of the provin- wildfire prevention cial Wildfire Manage- work and urges homement Branch to reduce owners to take precauthe risk of tions. wildfires “It is We encourstarting in our hope the park. age people to edu- that resiConsulta- cate themselves dents in tion has this type been ongo- with resources of wild ing with online, such as land interthe region- face area al district will help Don Bardonnex p r o t e c t and the Plateau their home Road Residents’ Asso- and property from the ciation. spread of wildfire by The first phase will adhering to FireSmart involve thinning the principles,” said Don forest by removing Bardonnex, City of small trees and prun- Courtenay fire chief. ing the lower branches “We encourage people of larger trees up to to educate themselves two metres above the with resources online, ground, then chipping such as” where possible and The proposed plan piling branches that will have minimal cannot be chipped in disturbance of natupreparation to burn ral processes in the the debris. environment since This second phase wildlife habitat, such of small pile burning as nesting areas and will take place in the berry bushes, will be fall, when the weather preserved. No large is favourable, and will trees will be removed, be done in compliance unless they are identiwith the Wildfire Regu- fied as dangerous trees lation and Open Burn- with little wildlife tree ing and Smoke Control value. The treatment is Regulation. designed to maintain “Regional districts, visual quality of the communities, parks trails and walkways and protected areas while improving safety can benefit from a land- for the users and resiscape fire treatment dents.

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, May 30, 2013


Geese have their place in Canadian heritage

HOWEVER WELL-MEANING YOU are, do not “rescue” apparently orphaned ducklings because their mother will not care for them again.




adaptations allow the geese to cut or strip their food. These geese are certainly not fussy eaters, dining on a huge variety of aquatic vegetation; in spring and summer, leaves, flowers, berries, seeds and roots keep them feeding for up to 12 hours in the day. Needless to say the unpleasant part of their voracious appetites is their ability to produce copious amounts of waste, which can present a problem in local parks, farmlands and golf courses. Their excrement is high in nitrogen and phosphorous, which in turn leaches into lakes and ponds upsetting the natural balance

of the water; leaving an area of uncut grass around ponds and lakes has been found to deter the geese from landing. This deterrent is being used more often on golf courses — much to the chagrin of golfers! Canada geese mate for life and the family stays together for at least a year. Once a mate is chosen, the male becomes very protective and will fight to keep his mate safe. Although the geese look to be very placid,

they can change into a very aggressive enemy, attacking the intruder by grabbing the neck or breast and thrashing out with their wings. Nest sites are chosen in hidden areas of swamps, meadows, lakes or places that are easily accessible to water but provide good visibility in the event an unwanted predator approaches the nest. The female goose tends to the nest and the male stands on guard protecting her, the nest and the eggs.

Four to six eggs are produced by the female and the babies leave the nest one or two days after hatching; they will stay together as a family for a year and often the female will brood two clutches forming an expanded family unit. ••• Every year at this time, MARS rescues or admits numerous baby “ducklings” but not many goslings. Due to the tiny size of most ducklings, the females produce 12 to 14 eggs, with only the female taking care of the young only one or two will reach maturity. Both of these offspring are precotial birds, meaning they hatch covered in down, eyes open and are able to swim and feed as soon as their down is dry. We ask people to be aware of how to behave if you find baby ducklings, which differs from how you would proceed with a gosling. Due to the number of babies, a mother duck will often take half her brood to seek the water, returning for the rest

life needs a mother or parents to pass on essential nutrients and teach them hunting and life skills. To report injured or “orphaned” wildlife, please call 1-800-3349968, for other calls 250-897-0337. For events or patient progress, please visit our website at Sandy Fairfield is the educational coordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Thursday.

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North Island College celebrates graduates’ success North Island College’s school of business celebrated the North Island’s next generation of business leaders with an informal event for its bachelor of business administration degree graduates last week. The degree, with a major in accounting, was established in 2006 to meet the needs of North Island students and communities. The marketing and general management majors were added in 2009. NIC bachelor of business degree alumni Tree Murdock and Marlene Leach facilitate projects and accounting for ECODynamic Solutions Inc., a Comox Valley environmental consulting company. Alumni work in marketing, real estate, accounting, construction and property management, environmental project management, local media and other businesses across the North Island. “They’re all working in the community and applying their skills,” said NIC instructor and school of business department chair Bill Parkinson. “It’s great to see what graduates are doing and how they are contributing to our communities.” Leach graduated in 2011 with an accounting major and is now working at ECODynamic Solutions Inc., a Courtenay-based company. She intends to

agement, business administration, international and general management, marketing, human resource management and accounting. This year, the college’s first-year business certificate became available online to all residents of the North Island, in addition to face-to-face classes at the Comox Valley campus. The certificate feeds into the business administration diploma and degree programs and allows students outside the Comox Valley to complete the first year of their degree in their home communities. “NIC’s school of business offers a real diver-

NIC BACHELOR OF Business degree alumni Tree Murdock and Marlene Leach facilitate projects and accounting for ECODynamic Solutions. pursue her accounting designation. “NIC’s business administration degree enabled me to find a career I truly enjoy, working for the past three years as a business administrator,” she said. “The knowledge and skills I gained from NIC instructors and students are invaluable.” NIC now offers six degrees in business, nursing, fine arts and

liberal studies at its Comox Valley campus. The business programs make up the college’s only stand-alone degrees, developed in consultation with local business owners, organizations and advisory groups. Throughout the program, students connect with businesses in class projects and paid work experience. They


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THE INVISIBLE POPULATION Ten percent of our youth provide significant care to siblings, parents, grandparents or other relatives/family members. Youth caregivers who receive support from their family, service providers and educators, as well as peers, usually do well. Others don’t. It can have a negative impact that can last a lifetime.


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ads in the classifieds section under Business Opportunities. People need to know that this is a scam. I am always on the lookout for opportunities to expand my vending business and when I see ads like this one I check them out. For the most part if they are from out of the province stay away, these are people who are looking to scam people out of their money for placing over-priced vending equipment into “great” locations — not! They promise great returns on your investment. They take your money and do not deliver. Stay away from anyone you cannot talk to in person, or face to face and do not send them any money to hold a spot for you! Be wary of anyone from out of our country that says they can place vending equipment in the area that you live in and they have never ever set foot on the Island.

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enue, with the flowers and view of the harbour, is outstanding, for all visitors to the town. But, there is one glaring eyesore that remains a sad sight. The empty lot, where the Lorne Hotel once sat, now overgrown with weeds, and looking pretty sad, remains the same — month after month. Would love to see something happen there, as it is the main part of town, and very visible.

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DUFFY-WALLIN scandal begs the question, once again: Why do we even need a Senate? Oh sure, it makes for a convenient patronage payoff for former CBC reporters who behaved themselves and maintained an appearance of unbiased journalism, back in the day. But the price tag on the Senate is humungous. Would we be worse off without it? Would democracy crumble? Unfortunately, no government wants to dismantle this barrel of pork.

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Refloating education balloon Education was hardly a burning issue in the provincial election, leaving many educators, trustees and administrators — not to mention parents — scratching their heads. Cash-strapped school districts from Prince George to New Westminster, including School District 43, were expecting to hear something specific about a long-term vision for funding a 21st century education system. But what ever was in the political kit bags of the two party front-runners was lost in debates over who would handle the economy better. Meanwhile, districts across the province are slashing budgets to keep spending in line with funding. SD43’s funding problems are magnified by revenue and expense miscalculations during last year’s budget process. But SD43 isn’t the only district cutting back and few would argue that the education system is awash in cash. So where was the talk about building a sustainable funding system for schools? Where was the leadership given last year’s labour unrest that resulted in many clubs and sporting events being cancelled? It was drowned out by political recriminations on both sides. Now though, Premier Christy Clark is refloating an earlier trial balloon to seek a 10-year labour agreement with teachers. While it’s true that labour peace would surely benefit the education system, it’s hard to see how making the BCTF eat crow so soon after the election (many teachers thought they’d be dealing with a friendly NDP government) is going to bring this about. And because the issue hardly came up, it’s hard to argue the 10-year-deal is part of her mandate. For many people, what’s needed first is a new, more equitable funding formula that doesn’t pit urban school districts against rural districts for scarce cash. Once a long-term vision for funding is revealed, then Premier Clark might be in a better position to work with teachers on the vaunted 10-year labour deal. Tri-City News Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-one per cent of respondents said they are glad the Raven underground coal mine application has hit a snag. Next week: Will you follow the progress of the 2013 Black Press Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race? Visit and vote in the Poll. After taking an eight-year break, the Comox Air Show will return Aug. 17. The event will attract out-of-Valley visitors and help the region’s economy.

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We should listen to Larry Dear editor, After 20 years of working out of a home office, the latter part of it surrounded by an airplane noise, rooster crowing, and lawn tractor loving demographic, I have for the past three months been immersed in, and commuting, in the Comox Valley’s traffic. Every day I travel the Ryan Road corridor from the base through the Lerwick intersection. Rarely in the 80 km/h zone do we do 80; 70, 60 or 50 is more the norm. In the posted 60 km/h stretch from Costco to midway down the Ryan hill, 50 or less seems to be most favoured. On the way back up the hill does anyone really read the sign before the Catholic Church that says Keep Right Except to Pass. And it doesn’t say “unless you are turning at the college, Home Depot, Costco, or just going to Little River or the base.” I guess I could pass on all this driver dementia and ride my bicycle and get in better shape, and save some money for the lawyer when the person who can’t stay out of the shoulder runs me off the road. Shoulders are for leaning on, or stopping in an emergency, or to answer your cellphone; so why do so many of us drive in them?

Maybe it’s because we didn’t pull over to answer our phone, look for that CD, touch up a hairdo, or wait till we got home to stuff our faces with the fast food from the local drive-thru? There are not enough cops and traffic courts, red-light cameras, or radar, to deal with human overconfidence, confirmationbias, hubris, and the ensuing distraction and operational complacency we constantly display while driving. We can see you munching down in your mirrors. Mayor Jangula is right to propose an alternative Ryan Road and Lerwick traffic exchange. It is not a speeder, but an indecisive or overaggressive fivekm/h left-turner who is going to T-bone and maim me, or put me in my grave. I’ve ridden a motorcycle as a vehicle for over 30 years, and realize my 35 times risk of catastrophe every time I turn my ignition key. I guess I like risk. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect lessening the risk of catastrophe and suffering is the driver behind the mayor of Courtenay’s bold Ryan/ Lerwick traffic circle proposal. I’ve seen plenty of confusion and befuddlement at our existing

roundabout circles, but have yet to see any collisions, broken cars, or broken bodies. We’ll figure it out. Humans have been walking and thinking, painting and drawing, circles for hundreds of thousands of years; far longer than we’ve been driving in them. Motorcycles are all about risk. If one is worried about safety, a car with seat belts, a steel body and airbags is a better choice, I’d suggest; or working at home might be a low-risk option. But I don’t work at home. So I’ll keep playing probability and making my commute; sitting on a deck in silence is golden, but that doesn’t mean I want to die on your grill or your hood. So I calculated the risks like Mayor Jangula has, and it didn’t take me long to realize that a traffic circle would be a smart, cheap, long-term investment, in minimizing the potential of the meat-grinder intersection of Lerwick and Ryan Road to continually produce, violent collisions, and life-altering, untold, and unnecessary human suffering. As opposed to eating a hood, I’m into hearing out the mayor. Steve W. Hodge, Courtenay

Roundabout would be a winner Dear editor, Shame on the engineer who feels limited space precludes a roundabout at Lerwick and Ryan. May I give a historical example of the simplicity of the tried and tested safety of this pretty ancient highway feature? The Roman Colosseum, a multi-lane roundabout, facilitating more traffic than Ryan at Lerwick will ever see, working well for over 2,000 years. Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in London, and thousands of mini, and larger

roundabouts throughout U.K., all facilitating a traffic overload, with hundreds of years of operational history. It’s not the size of the roundabout that’s important, but rather the principles and rules relevant to negotiating it. Just think, no lights, and no electricity. Power cut, who cares? Little maintenance, and it can be attractive. Sure looks better than a pile of scrap metal where two or more cars play “Let’s beat the red light game.”

Environmentally, it’s a winner. Less braking and accelerating, less carbon emissions, less maintenance, and cheaper by far than lights, etc. Remember, the rate of traffic flow from all points of the compass at a roundabout is vastly superior to, and safer than the standard traffic lights setup. Pedestrians can cross on flashing light crossings set back from the roundabout entrance. Time to move into the 21st century traffic mode, don’t you Stephen Watkins, think? Courtenay opinion

Trying to protect canines Dear editor, I have just returned from a weekend in Victoria, participating in the amazing Pet Expo event. Five of us went to collect signatures on a petition for The Not So Dangerous Dogs of British Columbia — a petition to the Legislative Assembly of B.C., requesting “change to the Community Charter, Section 49 ‘Special Powers in Relation to Dangerous Dogs’ or alternatively, introduce a new mediation process for the prosecution of ‘alleged’ dangerous dogs.” This petition seeks to change the unchecked power of bylaw officers to seize dogs as being, or having the potential to be, dangerous by their opinion and their opinion alone, which is generally completely lacking in dog behaviour training or knowledge; asking that independent dog behaviour experts be the ones to determine whether or not a dog is ‘danger-

Owners of cats irritating Dear editor, I don’t dislike cats. I dislike what cats do. You cat owners who turn your cats out at night show your true colours as a pet owner. You are asking your neighbours to look after your pet without realizing it. When your cat comes onto my property, I could have a trap out to catch it and turn it over to the SPCA. You are gambling on the probability that I would not do that and you are correct — at least not for now. However, having said that, I still have the option to do so. Certain black and white, striped, multi-coloured, grey and orange cats that roam our neighbourhoods at night, terrorizing the birds as they rest, making smelly deposits in flowerbeds and causing motion lights to come on are running the risk of having to spend a night or two in a kennel at the SPCA. Come on folks, have some respect for your neighbours and look after your own cat. G. Haist, Courtenay

ous.’ The petition also seeks to stop long confinements of dogs when the owners try to save their lives through court process, which incarceration is cruel and harmful to dogs — and to their families who love them (Chum’s year-long confinement caused her a lengthy and painful death). And this petition seeks to ensure that dogs are not killed before assessment and or due hearing, which has certainly been done, even here in the Comox Valley. We had two videos running — one about eight dog victims of B.C. regional districts bylaw enforcement under the auspices of the dangerous dogs bylaw (including Chum and Champ, victims of the Regional District of Comox Valley) — and a video of Chum and Champ interacting with children and toddlers, showing the characteristic gentle nature of these New-

foundland dogs. We collected almost 600 signatures over two days. Our booth was continually busy with people lined up to sign. Many people had their own stories of cruel, cold-hearted and intractable behaviour of bylaw officers and the suffering or death caused to innocent dogs. Both men and women cried when they heard the story of Chum and Champ — a story that would not have happened if there was accountability, fairness and humanity within the RDCV’s animal control department. Perhaps the regional district was hoping the (expensive) debacle of the Chum and Champ case would be forgotten now that Chum has died, but it just might be that this poor dog has become a martyr for a cause whose time has come. Pat Newson, Comox

Myths perpetuated Dear editor, Re: Prevent pets from licking pesticides off their paws this spring (Comox Valley Record/Campbell River Mirror Midweek, May 8). Pets are an important part of the family so I can understand why homeowners want to ensure the products they use to protect their lawns and gardens where their pets enjoy spending time are safe. Unfortunately, a recent article perpetuated a number of myths about the safety of pesticides used to protect lawns and gardens. Readers should know that before any pesticide can be sold in Canada, it must first be approved by Health Canada. This process involves a comprehensive set of over 200 tests and a review of all scientifically credible studies that exist to ensure that the product will not cause harm to people, animals

or the environment. Through this process pesticides receive a greater breadth of scrutiny than any other regulated product and only those products that meet Health Canada’s strict health and safety standards are registered for sale and use. In fact, pesticides are used to protect pets from fleas as well as to help control threats to human health (such as rats and mosquitoes), protect private and public properties from pest infestations and they help ensure that Canadians have a safe and affordable supply of food. As a trained veterinarian, I’m confident that homeowners can use pesticides to protect their lawns and gardens safely without causing any harm to pets. Lorne Hepworth, DVM Editor’s note: Lorne Hepworth is the president of CropLife Canada.

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Dear editor, I’m sure a lot of people realize that all isn’t what it seems in the world of B.C. politics. It sure was surprising to see the Greens benefit from thousands of dollars worth of free publicity in a full-page ad pushing their policies in the Victoria Times-Colonist — all paid for by their BC Liberal buddies. It’s funny too that, even before the start of the campaign, BC Liberal supporters were promoting the Comox Valley Greens as spoilers to prevent an NDP win. They even went so far as to ask Liberal voters to send money to the CV Greens. No Green candidates ran in the North Island, Alberni or in ParksvilleQualicum ridings but they found the money to field a candidate in the Comox Valley. When the Greens can count on the deep pockets of BC Liberals to pay their bills, I guess everything’s possible! B. Reynolds, Courtenay

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Buy locally threatened Dear editor, Why is CETA bad for local governments? Why are more than 80 municipalities along with school boards and hospitals across Canada passing resolutions to opt out of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)? What does a trade agreement with other countries have to do with a school board or hospital? Local and provincial governments, public boards and Crown corporations who want to hire workers or purchase goods and services locally to promote the local economy will be in jeopardy of doing so if this agreement is ratified. In other words, CETA’s restrictions on public procurement could end the practice of ‘buy or hire locally.’ CETA, which has more to do with corporate rights and profits than trade, has the ability of prohibiting municipalities from supporting

goods and services which favour Canadian producers. Government procurement practices are a way of supporting the local economy, especially in difficult economic times or when new businesses or technologies need a boost. European corporations want the same access to government business as local companies. This will only hamper the ability of municipalities to support the local economy. It is for reasons like these that many municipalities and public boards are wanting the federal government to exclude them from these trade agreements. CETA is one of the first agreements that directly effect local governments. In the Comox Valley, Cumberland is the only municipality to have passed a motion asking for local governments to be excluded from CETA. Why aren’t Comox and Courtenay concerned? Barb Berger, Comox

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“The Comox Valley is a cultural hot spot,” says Bobby Herron. “It’s an incredible place where people can be engaged in cultural activities year-round.” From June 4 to 8 it will all happen in downtown Courtenay. Building on their incredible success of last year, Elevate the Arts is inviting artists of all genres and the general public to come together for some edgy, alternative arts events in the streets, alleys and inside venues of the city. “The best thing about last year was that a bunch of creative people stepped up and participated,” says Herron, one of many co-producers of Elevate the Arts. “We had an idea and a budget of $1,300 and it just gained momentum with the interest of artists and sponsors from the community.” This year, with a budget 10 times last year’s and more business partners on board, ETA decided to ramp up the fun. To kick off the five-day event, Project Watershed will host an Under the Sea dinner at Zocalo on June 4. The next evening writers and spoken word aficionados will participate in WordPlay at the Grotto. On June 6 a multi-media perspective on the ground-breaking punk rock scene of the late 1970s in Vancouver will take place at the Muir Gallery with the annual Trash Art Challenge opening in the same location the following night. A variety or workshops and a Media, Art and Social Change presentation at the Comox Valley Art Gallery will take place throughout the week. Saturday, June 8 is the big day with artists, musicians, vendors and more filling every nook and cranny of downtown Courtenay and culminating in a street dance on Duncan Avenue, a hiphop show at the Avalanche and a reggae band at The Bridge. “We’re really grateful to all the sponsors and business that have stepped forward,” says Herron.

VESTA FIRE ENTERTAINMENT will offer a fire dance performance on the evening of June 8 near the conclusion of Elevate the Arts in downtown Courtenay. “Support from the City of Courtenay, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association and others are an important part of Elevate the Arts.” In addition to putting on a cool event, the secret behind ETA’s success seems to be the organizers. “We have a phenomenal team of people,” explains Herron. “We’re all friends and all used

to organizing events in the community. We meet throughout the year for planning sessions. “And we rely heavily on our personal networks. It’s amazing what you can do with 10 or 12 people who have a lot of connections and resources.” That said, an event of this size also depends on volunteers. More than 60 people helped last year and Herron says they welcome

any and all offers of assistance. Elements that were particularly popular last year include the Underground Craft Fair in the Lower Elks Hall, Gordon Ross’s Tattoo Show and the variety of music heard throughout the downtown area. “Another aspect people really liked was the concept of having interesting things going on in the alleys,” says Herron. “The life

and energy of an alley along with the unique architecture is the perfect place for an event like this.” As with any festival, especially the first time around, there were a few glitches. But aside from some out of town performers not knowing how to find their venue or being unsure of where their complimentary meal was, problems were amazingly absent. “I think that’s because we didn’t really have any expectations,” says Herron. “There was a free-floating aspect to last year’s event with performers randomly wandering around. There will be a bit more scheduling and structure this year.” Events include: • Tuesday through Thursday — a variety of evening events throughout downtown, including a spoken word and poetry event called WordPlay on Wednesday at Union Street Grotto. • Thursday — Tribal Café, a Middle Eastern dance event at the Courtenay Legion, and Delinquency, a youth music showcase at the Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage. • Friday — an all-ages community dance party with the Des Larson Trio and Juno Awardwinning reggae artist Elaine L’il Bit Shepard. Also Right to be Wild, a punk-rock retrospective featuring film, art and media, and Mind of a Snail Puppet Theatre Co. • Saturday — many activities in downtown Courtenay from 10 a.m. to midnight. The evening will feature a multi-venue Culture Crawl from 6 till 9:30 p.m., then a fire dance performance from Vesta Fire Entertainment on Duncan Avenue. The week will be capped with a show at the Bridge Lounge with House of David Gang, known as Canada’s No. 1 roots reggae orchestra, as well as local beat queens Sista Sully and Pleena. To find out more about Elevate the Arts, visit Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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THINGS WITH STRINGS will feature Alan Jossul and Leslie Eaton in a 1st Tuesday Fundraiser next week at the Mex Pub.

Pair will‘give something back’ Alan Jossul, a confessed guitar nerd, is tuning up with his partner Leslie Eaton for a musical project they call Things with Strings. They’ll be in concert June 4 at the Mex Pub at 7:30 p.m. as featured performers of the 1st Tuesday Fundraisers. Things with Strings is a combination of Alan’s intricate finger-picking styles, alternate tunings and creative guitar arrangements. Leslie adds a splash of mandolin and vocals to create a warm, traditional feel and both of them have a lot of fun connecting with their audiences. Alan and Leslie believe that the world becomes a better place whenever someone plays a little music, and supporting a charity with friends and community makes that outcome even more likely. They have chosen the North Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society to receive the admission dona-

tions for the evening. Multiple Sclerosis is something Alan and Leslie are very familiar with, since Alan was diagnosed several years ago. The disease caused him to lose the sensation in one hand and he has had to retrain himself to play. “Thankfully, the music stays in my head, I just had to retrain my hand to work with my brain again,” he explains. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families. They also raise awareness, provide advocacy and up to date information, and services to those living with the disease. “We just want to give something back,” says Jossul. “It has been a long haul but thankfully I am determined to keep coming back.” Alan has released two CDs, his first release titled Catnip Casserole, followed by Soli. His music has

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A GRAND OLE Opry tribute this Sunday at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay will include a tribute to George Jones, seen here with Tammy Wynette.

Country music ecstasy It’s Opry Time, folks! Do you remember the Grand Ole Opry? You know, the premier country music show from Nashville Tennessee, the home of country music? This year’s Evergreen Club show, like the previous two, is a fundraiser for the free Sonshine Lunch Program. The Grand Ole Opry Show is directed and MCed by Ken MacLeod. “I guarantee you will be taken back to those wholesome Grand Old Opry days and enjoy some historical commentary along the way,” says MacLeod. Listen to the toe-tapping fiddling of Glen Hiebert, who starred as Don Messer in last year’s Tribute to Don Messer Evergreen Club Show. Hiebert is backed by the equally-talented rhythm guitar player/ singer Bob Cassavant, piano player Gloria Olson, bass player Al West, and newcomer Dave Perry plays lead guitar. Bob Mainwaring plays the steel guitar/ banjo, Dave Gark bones /mandolin, Harold Mosdell dobro, George Bentham vocals /comedy and 87 year-old wonder Fred-

dy Rogers on drums. Ed Medford, Dan Ellis, Charles Kucey, Zane Gray and Floyd Lang will also play guitar. Of course the show would not be complete without the Grand Ole Opry dancers. “All this talent will lift you to country music ecstasy!” MacLeod says. A local mystery personality will star as country comedian Cousin Minnie Pearl with her famous, “Howdy, I’m just so proud to be here.” The marvellous voice of Doris Weislein will sing the tunes of Kitty Wells. Doris’s daughter Corleen Naswell will perform great female country hits such as Crazy, Stand By Your Man and Rose Garden. There will also be a special tribute to the late George Jones and Canadian icons Reba MacNeil and Stompin’ Tom Connors. The intermission will even feature a local Elvis impersonator! Other local musicians will sing the legendary hits by Hank Williams, Boxcar Willie, Jim Reeves, and Charlie Pride. And if that’s not enough for you, there will be even more hits

to enjoy from: Johnny Cash, June Carter, Grandpa Jones, and Marty Robbins! It will surely get your country juices flowing! So, make a note on your calendar for Sunday, June 2. The show starts at 2 p.m. and will be held in the upper Conference Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay. Did you know the Sonshine Club feeds up to 200 people each week day? Have fun and feel good about it. It will be a country music treat for all! Why not put a couple of tickets in your Father’s Day card? Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Florence Filberg office. For more information, call 250338-1000 or go to the website — Evergreen Club

Drummer Dom Famularo will perform June 4 at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College’s Comox Valley campus. This event is June 4 at 6 p.m. and it is free. Drummers and all musicians alike will definitely benefit from this special seminar and demonstration. Famularo’s sensational drumming and brilliant communication skills have earned him a reputation of being the world’s leading motivational drum set artist/educator. Through historymaking tours of China and the Far East, and with standing ovations to capacity audiences at virtually every major drumming event in Europe and the Americas, this vibrant performer from Long Island, N.Y. is renowned for delivering entertaining and awe-inspiring performances unlike any other. Tutored by legendary greats Jim Chapin, Al Miller and Joe Morello, Dom combines the masterful techniques of the past with the parameter-pushing concepts of the 21st century, for a highly creative and uniquely personal style of drumming. Elements of rock, jazz, funk, fusion and world permeate his sound, while every stroke speaks to the inventiveness that makes his drumming so exciting, entertaining and inspiring. “My goal is to entertain and motivate, to inspire people to aspire,” says Dom.

“There is a tremendous freedom that comes with playing drums, and I want to inspire as many people as possible to discover the exciting opportunity for personal development and satisfaction of playing such a fun and enjoyable instrument. “It’s all about having fun!” For more information about this amazing guest speaker/ musician, see Dom’s website at or the

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Eight awards for CLT ARTS BRIEFS Latin music live

Sunday afternoons at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop are becoming prime time to meet local and visiting authors and hear about their new books. Following on the heels of Anneli Purchase and her third novel, Julia’s Violinist, is visiting author Greg Sagemiller with his Utah-based mystery Walking Earth on June 2 at 2 pm. Sagemiller draws on his archeological studies and experience to craft a tale of espionage, murder and double cross in southeastern Utah. Sagemiller will talk about Walking Earth and sign copies between 2 and 3 p.m. For more about the Sunday Authors’ Series, phone 250-334-2511 or check — Laughing Oyster Bookshop

Song circle June 5 The Comox Valley Songwriter’s Circle will try something a little different at their June 5 meet-up. This month, while regular host Helen Austin is away, regular song circle member and prolific songwriter Bob Harlock will host an evening of original songs with member critiques. If you have a song you are stuck on or just want some feedback on your music, then pop down to the Muir Gallery on Anderton Avenue in Courtenay (by the Fifth Street Bridge). Playing goes from 7 until 9:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail or or visit the circle website at — Comox Valley Songwriter’s Circle

Jazz at Zocalo The Forbidden Jazz Trio returns to Zocalo Café for an evening performance this Friday. Jake Masri on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Chew on guitar and Grahame Edwards on bass strive to reach audiences of all ages by performing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards. Music commences at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. For more information, contact Zocalo Café & Gallery at 250-331-0933, visit or drop by the corner of Fifth Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. — Forbidden Jazz Trio

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This Saturday, the Cumberland Hotel presents a special double-bill show of Latin music for the great price of free — a tropical-themed kickoff to the nearly-upon-us summer season. Zandhunga has toured internationally and released their first full-length album last year. With multiple voices, trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboard, bass, drumkit and a range of Latin percussion, they perform original, classic and modern Latin tunes. Closing the night, the fun and fiery Latinrock group, Los Chiwahwahs will take to the stage. For more information, visit or call 250-336-8844. — Zandhunga

Courtenay Little Theatre’s production of The Winslow Boy by Terrence Rattigan was presented with no fewer than eight awards at this year’s Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival. The Festival was held in Nanaimo from May 13 to 18 and adjudicated by Michael Armstrong, a wellknown teacher, director and playwright. Tony Arnold’s superb playing of Arthur Winslow won Best Male Actor in a Leading Role. Best Male Supporting Actor award was given to Wes Buckle, whose performance as Sir Robert Morton, England’s preeminent lawyer, was outstanding. Best Female Supporting Actor award was shared by Jeannine Taylor, as Violet the maid, and an actor from Nanaimo Theatre Group, both of whom did excellent work in small roles. Christian Taylor was given a Special Youth Award of Merit for the growth and change shown in his portrayal of the title role. On the technical side, the CLT production was much admired by the adjudicator. He noted, “Many professional theatres would have a hard time matching your successes here.” He not only gave Claire Guiot the award for Best Set Design, but created a Special Award for set dressing and props, where the


COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE’S Tony Arnold accepts the Best Male Actor in a Leading Role Award at the Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival. teams were headed up by Linda Lillico and Marianne Harris. The fine period costumes created by Joy Nagle were given Honourable Mention Award and the atmospheric lighting by Robinson Wilson won Best Lighting Design. The Best Production Award for 2013 went to Nanaimo Theatre


Group for their production of Les Belles Soeurs by Michelle Tremblay. However, the adjudicator emphasized the difficulty of his decision and again praised the extremely high quality of the work done in The Winslow Boy, this year’s runner-up. — Courtenay Little Theatre

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AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL presents Georgia Jazz Straight Jazz society concerts on most Thursday nights. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334 or www.georgiastraightjazz. com. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three current exhibits run until June 1. Three new exhibits beginning June 6. FMI: 250-338-6211 or www. COMOX VALLEY YOUTH MUSIC CENTRE presents summer musical concerts and theatrical productions by students and faculty. FMI: COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM features work by North Island College pro photography students June 7 to 15. Opening reception June 7. FMI: 250-334-0686. DENMAN ARTS CENTRE features art by Nichola Clark until June 11. FMI: www. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Comox Valley Uke Jam every second Tuesday. Ukulele instruction at 7 p.m., jam at 8 p.m. MARTINE’S BISTRO features painting by Marilyn Peeters through July. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR GALLERY will showcase a variety of work at the NIC Fine Arts Diploma Graduation Exhibition until June 1. Trash Art Challenge opening reception June 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. FMI: www. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School senior art show until June 16. FMI: or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE features Sue Taylor and Joe Stefiuk in May at Fifth and Cliffe in downtown Courtenay. Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 250334-4613 or WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends every Thursday. Visit WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ Teresa Knight’s All Levels Artists Groups from Fanny Bay and Comox present Fresh Paint, an exhibit of landscapes and portraiture until end of May.

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Saturday, June 1 BLUES CARAVAN at Waverley Hotel, 9:30 p.m. FMI: events. ZANDHUNGA, LOS CHIWAHWAHS at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.cumberlandhotel. ca or call 250-336-8844. MICHAEL B. POYNTZ at Zocalo Café and Gallery, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 2 GRANDE OLE OPRY TRIBUTE at Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Tickets at Filberg Centre office. FMI: 250-3381000 and GREG SAGEMILLER reading from novel at Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4 ELEVATE THE ARTS in downtown Courtenay. FMI: www. ALAN JOSSUL and LESLIE EATON at Mex Pub in 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. FMI: DOM FAMULARO drumming for free at Stan Hagen Theatre, 6 p.m. For details and to pre-register, phone 250334-4885.

Wednesday, June 5 ELEVATE THE ARTS in downtown Courtenay. FMI: www. COMOX VALLEY SONG CIRCLE at Muir Gallery, 7 to 9:30 p.m. FMI: www.cvsongcircle. ca.

Thursday, June 6 ELEVATE THE ARTS in downtown Courtenay. FMI: www.

Friday, June 7 ELEVATE THE ARTS in downtown Courtenay. FMI: www.

Saturday, June 8 ELEVATE THE ARTS in downtown Courtenay. FMI: www. HOUSE OF DAVID GANG with SISTER SULLY and PLEENA on bill at Bridge Lounge. FMI: www.elevatethearts. com. GREG LAUDRET performs magic at Black Creek Community Centre, 3 to 5 p.m. FMI, tickets: at BCCA or 250337-5190.

Sunday, June 9 COMOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND at Marina Park in Comox, 2 p.m. Admission by donation. JAY RUZESKY reads from memoir at Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 2 p.m. FMI: 250334-2511.

Thursday, June 13 JENNIFER SCOTT and RENE WORST at Avalanche Bar and Grill. FMI: LYNN JACKSON at Zocalo Café as guest of JILL MARTINI BAND.

LAURIE TINKLER DANCERS present Dance Explosion 2013 at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office. THE MISHRAS at Little Red Church in Comox, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records. FMI: LITTLE BIG BAND at Avalanche Bar and Grill. FMI: www.georgiastraightjazz. com.

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LAURIE TINKLER DANCERS present Dance Explosion 2013 at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office. CORWIN FOX, DIRTY GRACE at Applewood Cottage. FMI: FORBIDDEN JAZZ TRIO at Zocalo Café, 7:30 p.m.

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HELENA JUNG, SEAN MOONEY and five Comox Valley dancers perform at 7:30 p.m. at Sid Williams Theatre.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI:

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Fox playing at Applewood Find your way down the lane to Applewood Cottage for an evening of fantastic music in an intimate setting May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox, artistic director, Vancouver Island Music Festival. For details, visit Dirty Grace blends elements of folk, hip-hop, rock, swing, gypsy-

jazz and electronica beneath a swell of three-part harmonies and contagious melodies. This trio of songwriters produce a playful mix of music ranging from the provocatively cheeky to the intimately introspective. For more, visit Seating is limited! Please reserve tickets in advance. To reserve, call Suzanne at 250-334-8687. For details, visit and — Applewood Cottage

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Dancers exploding at the Sid The stage at the Sid Williams Theatre will explode with dance on the evenings of Thursday and Friday this week. The Laurie Tinkler School of Dance presents its 30th annual recital, Dance Explosion 2013. This year’s show is a landmark production for one of the mostestablished studios in the Comox Valley. While the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance is known for excellence in highland dancing, the spectrum of dance instruction offered at the school is much broader. Lessons also include jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip-hop with students ranging from age three through adult. As in previous years, Dance Explosion 2013 will feature a variety of numbers in these dance styles. New to the studio this year was a class in Tumbling for Dance. These students will also be performing, as will the students in musical theatre. This year’s show has been choreographed primarily by senior instructors Laurie Tinkler, Laszlo Tamasik, Rachel Bood and Mackenzie Ruthven. Significant creative assistance has been

extended by the rest of the performance faculty: Megan Hill, Kelly Randall and Susie McGregor. Students will present what they have learned throughout the year in solo, duet, trio and group presentations. The costumes for Dance Explosion 2013 are — as always —fantastic! Many of these costumes are created locally to accompany the creative choreography of the faculty. The mood of the dances presents great

variety — from fantasy princesses, through romance, reflection, futuristic and pure energy. Plans are well underway for the studio’s 31st year! Registration will take place Aug. 21 to 24. Families that are considering joining with the many families of the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance are encouraged to come and see the incredible variety of dances offered as well as the high quality of performance.

The Comox Valley is full of alumni from the 30 years of the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance. A particularly warm welcome is extended to all alumni for this 30th Dance Explosion show. Dance Explosion 2013 is approximately three hours long, including intermission. The show begins at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets for this annual recital are on sale at the Sid Williams box office. — Laurie Tinkler School of Dance


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Gardens blooming beautiful The annual Gardens in Bloom Garden tour, presented by the Comox Valley Horticultural Society, showcases 10 beautiful and diverse gardens for your enjoyment. The 2013 tour happens June 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Gardens on Ander-

ton, Glacier View Lodge, The Views at St. Joseph’s, Beachcombers School and the Cumberland Lodge all shared in the proceeds from last year’s tour to further their garden initiatives. Enjoy the imagination, artistic flair and charm expressed in 10 delightful

gardens from tiny heritage to large rural and encompassing every style. Tickets cost $15 and available at Art Knapp, Home & Garden Gate in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox and Arrowsmith Greenhouses in Qualicum. — Comox Valley Horticultural Society

Most pesticides banned in city Lawn and garden season is in full swing, and for many of us, that means fighting weeds. But before you reach for that bottle of weed killer, Courtenay is reminding residents that cosmetic pesticides are banned in the municipality. Nancy Hofer, the City’s environmental planner, said pesticides don’t respect property lines. “Pesticides can’t be confined to a single location,” advised Hofer. “They move through the air, land, and water, and may have an unintended impact on other organisms, including humans.” The bylaw has been in place since 2007, and recognizes that pesticides contribute to the

overall chemical impact on the natural environment we all share. The bylaw applies to residential properties and municipal lands, and regulates the nonessential use of pesticides on outdoor plants and grasses. Commercial, industrial, and institutional uses not containing a residence are exempt from the bylaw. The bylaw doesn’t apply to the use of pesticides to control pests that transmit human diseases, or have an impact on agriculture or forestry. “It’s always good to check which ones are exempt,” noted Hofer. “The bylaw is on our website, and we can also provide hard copies at City Hall.”

The Comox Valley Regional District’s Nature Works program has more details on various options. Visit www., click on Public Affairs and then on Pesticide Awareness. Around 40 municipalities across B.C. have banned pesticides, including Comox and Cumberland. Despite the ban, pesticides are still available at numerous local outlets. As pesticides are regulated by the provincial and federal governments, the City does not have the authority to prevent their sale. To view the City’s pesticide bylaw, go to — City of Courtenay

Come see the new high-capacity seed winnower demonstration, at the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers AGM on June 6 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay. The winnower will be available by donation or rent, helping local farmers and gardeners become more seed self-sufficient, explains Susan Holvenstot, chair of the CVGSS. The evening will start at 6:30 with the seed winnower demo, and a short tour through the Creekside gardens. The AGM starts at 7, with reports and elections, followed by guest speaker Connie Kuramoto, longtime horticultural instructor, at 7:45. Learn how to create the healthiest soil ever with Connie. She will outline the simple steps in building a high-quality soil ecosystem that will provide your garden with resilience and balance — without spending a lot of money to do it. “This more-balanced ecosystem will provide your plants with superior resistance to insects and disease,” she explains. “Your plants will also provide

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The Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League is underway, with pin-point pitching and heavy hitting highlighting the first two weeks of play. Stealth, a new entry in the four-team league, made an impressive debut on opening day (May 14) as they edged Slingerz 8-7. The other game that

night saw TULS top Hornby Denman Freight (HDF) 7-3. On May 15, HDF stopped Stealth 10-2 and TULS knocked off Slingerz 11-7. On May 21, Stealth defeated TULS 11-2 and HDF beat Slingerz 11-6. May 22 action saw Slingerz bats come to life in a 14-3 win over Stealth while HDF got by TULS 9-3. “With our season just getting underway we hope

With great effort we were able to come ❝ up with some new and old players, enough to keep the sport going. Hopefully next year will bring some more interest.

to see more fans come out as the weather improves,” a CVWFL spokesperson said. “With the support of our community and businesses that allowed us to advertise

for our recruitment day, we thank you. After 30 years in the Valley the ladies fastball league almost came to an end,” the spokesperson said.

“With great effort we were able to come up with some new and old players, enough to keep the sport going. “Hopefully next year will bring some more interest. Experience is not necessary, just a positive attitude and the will to have fun and play some ball.” Games are played Tuesday and Wednesday at Lewis Park and Union Bay. Next week, Tuesday action

sees Slingerz vs. Stealth at 6:30 p.m. at Lewis and HDF vs. TULS at 7 p.m. in Union Bay. On Wednesday, a doubleheader at Lewis features Slingers vs. TULS at 6:30 p.m. followed by Stealth vs. HDF at 8:30 p.m. The league is busy planning for their 31st annual Charity Tournament, which runs the June 14 weekend in Courtenay.

Black Press Van Isle 360 to stop at Comox on June 9 Rick Munro Special to the Record

On Sunday June 9, 40 beautiful sailboats will race into Comox harbour completing the second leg of the 2013 Black Press Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race. These sail racing machines – some 70 feet in length – are easily seen from the Marina boardwalk, and may be visited on the docks once safely moored. They are a sight to behold under sail and great fun to see up close – and the public is invited! This international race has been run since 1999 and developed from the crazy idea of a few rabid catamaran sailors to what is clearly one of the most respected and exciting yacht races on the entire west coast of North America. The race starts on June 8 in Nanaimo and circumnavigates the whole of Vancouver Island over 14 days, stopping at 10 ports in the process. The City fathers along with the residents of each port of call most often organize a reception for the nearly 400 sailors and support crew whose arrival times are somewhat spread through the afternoon; but prize giving and welcoming speeches are usually at 6 p.m. For many years the reception in the Comox Marina was organized by the Comox Valley Yacht Club, but this year that honour has fallen to the

COMOX BAY SAILING Club Commodore Andrew Walther is looking forward to welcoming the Van Isle 360 yachts on June 9. Comox Bay Sailing Club and their team is hard at work in preparation. Commodore Andrew Walther said, “No major problems have been encountered,” and that the most significant item, that of finding moorage for 40 large sailing vessels in an otherwise full marina, has been resolved. Reception committee member and CBSC activ-

ist Rick Tae has negotiated that all the racing vessels will be together in the private marina – located just below where the Edgewater once stood and that the gates will be open with visitors welcome. With more and larger racing boats competing each year the competition becomes keener and the level of community participation and mutual support gets higher. An interesting example of such participation is occurring in the Comox Valley with the arrival of the fleet this year: the private marina is donating the proceeds of the moorage fees to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Private marina owners appreciate the involvement of the Town of Comox and love to see the school kids checking out the boats. CBSC Commodore Walther is delighted that the Rotary Club of Strathcona will host a “French Toast” breakfast for the departing sailors, as well as for fans and well-wishers, early in the morning of Monday the 10th. The Black Press Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is a world-class event and the Comox Bay Sailing Club is pleased and proud to have a representative in the race (Tripp Tease) and to be the hosts for the fleet when they arrive at the Comox marina. The public is encouraged to see the fleet and to follow its progress on the Sailing Club’s Facebook page during the entire race.

TRIPP TEASE IS once again the local entry in the Van Isle 360.


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Local athletes golden at Challenge Cup tournament Coming off a gold medal victory in the Tier II division of the Mainland Cup just weeks ago, the Schnitzer Steel-sponsored Coastal Shredders maintained their intense weekend practice sessions at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, incorporating a new fitness training program offered by Bodynetix Fitness Centre in Courtenay. The program taught players how to train in an intense yet safe manner with the intention of improving overall strength, endurance and agility in preparation for their second tournament of the short spring season – the highly anticipated Challenge Cup. This popular Lower Mainland tournament features some of the most promising young minor hockey talent from across Canada and the United States. Knowing how hard his team prepared, and sensing their readiness, head coach Greg Fox registered the Shredders as a Tier I AAA team to provide his players the opportunity to compete at the highest level against some of the best young talent in North America. The tournament featured three round-robin games that dictated whether the Shredders would place as a Pool A or Pool B team. Their journey commenced perfectly against a powerful Vancouver Selects Blue squad when the Shredders scored the opening goal a mere 10 seconds into the game. The Selects Blue scored the next two in the latter part of the first period to grab the lead. Halfway through the second period, Gabe Schovanek assisted on a Jalen Price tally to knot the game at two, but five unanswered goals by an imposing Vancouver team sank the Shredders 7-2. Their second game was an evenly played match against the B.C. Lightning. The Lightning struck quickly with three goals in the first 10 minutes, and only Cody Savey was able to respond before the end of the first frame. The Lightning scored two more in the second period to take a commanding 5-1 lead into an intermission that in hindsight could be considered a pivotal turning point in the tournament. The

Shredders seemed to become more settled and confident as a Tier I team following the second intermission, outdoing their opponents throughout the remainder of the tournament. Their renewed success began by outscoring the Lightning 3-2 in the third period, including a beauty by forward Logan Nijhoff to close out the Shredders’ scoring. The third and final round robin game was an exhilarating overtime victory over the B.C. Blackhawks. Nijhoff opened the scoring 10 minutes in, and a second Shredder goal shortly after doubled their lead. A lone goal by the Blackhawks in the second gave the Shredders the slightest lead after two, and the Blackhawks tied the game early in the third. The Shredders regained the lead midway through the final frame, but a late Blackhawks’ goal with just under two minutes on the clock sent the game to overtime. Two minutes into the extra stanza, defence-

THE COASTAL SHREDDERS (from left to right) are: Back row - Evan Fox, assistant coach Brayden McCartney, Coulsen McCartney, Jackson Dyke, assistant coach Dave McMurdo, Cody Savey, assistant coach Chris McCartney, Garrett Hunter, River Fahey, head coach Greg Fox. Middle row - Mattias Smith, Bryce Narhi, Jalen Price, Michael Behan, Gabe Schovanek, Cameron Stevenson, Dakota Sinclair, Matthew Ubriaco. Front row - Logan Nijhoff, Caleb Parkhouse. man Matthew Ubriaco made a nifty pass from the corner boards to Price in the slot, who slid his own rebound under the sprawling goaltender to give the Shredders their first win – in thrilling fashion. Jackson Dyke, who typically plays defence, was asked to play for-

ward and performed very well. Garrett Hunter continued to play a strong physical game. Because an overtime victory was worth only two points, the Shredders were relegated to Pool B and scheduled to play a semifinal game against the B.C.

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lar play unmistakably helped lead the Shredders to a 3-1 victory and an opportunity to play for the gold medal in Pool B. The All Peace Capitals propelled themselves into the gold medal game against a rapidly improving and increasingly confi-

dent Coastal Shredder group following their own semifinal OT victory. Schovanek assisted on an opening goal by Savey late in the first to give the Shredders the lead. Schovanek scored early in the second to increase the lead to two. Nijhoff assisted on a Price goal to give the Shredders a commanding 3-0 lead. A late goal by the Capitals was far from enough, as the Shredders won the Pool B gold medal convincingly by a final score of 4-1. Coach Fox wanted to provide his team with an opportunity to play at the top level, and was very pleased with how his players responded to the challenge. “The boys played for each other and proved to themselves that they could compete at the highest level. We as a coaching staff are very proud of these accomplishments.” The coaches, parents and players thank Schnitzer Steel for their sponsorship, as well as Chris and Kendra from Bodynetix for training the players. – Coastal Shredders



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Kabush 7th at World Cup MTB race

Geoff Kabush was part of a strong Canadian showing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Tour race May 26 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. The Courtenay mountain biker placed seventh in the Men Elite division at the second race of the 2013 season. Racing for Scott3RoxRacing, he finished

just 10 seconds behind fifth-place Max Plaxton of Victoria. Racing for Sho-Ari Cannondale, the two-time reigning Canadian champion Plaxton crossed the line with a time of 1:41:35 – his best performance of the season. Derek Zandstra (Scott3RoxRacing) placed 31st. In Women Elite, Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro

Team) of Canada placed third while Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) was ninth and Amanda Sin (Scott-3RoxRacing) finished 32nd. The next event on the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Tour goes June 8 in Fort William, Great Britain. It is the first downhill race on the calendar.








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Thursday, May 30, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Nine and Wine went just fine for Crown Isle ladies The inaugural Crown Isle ladies’ Nine and Wine was a huge success. Everyone was treated to a lovely evening of golf, a glass of wine with delicious appetizers, great prizes and tons of laughs. All for $35. What a deal! Not often does Ron Coulson, owner of Crown Isle Golf Resort, attend golf functions, but our “special guest” appeared in the middle of the first fairway. Well at least a life-size cardboard mannequin of him. Sheila van Gisbergen won a prize for being

closest to Ron on her second shot. The game was Hidden Partners (your partner was drawn after the game and lowest net partner score was the winner). And the winners were: 1st Barb Parker and Judy Alcroft, 2nd Sandy Lindhart and Cathy Thompson, 3rd Brenda Barrigan and Sharon Hastings, 4th Ev Shaw and Audrey Clark, and 5th Katy Macaulay and Jennifer Turner. Long drive, Ev Shaw. Closest to target on #8, Kelly Gibb. Closest to

PAR FOR THE COURSE pin, Barb Parker. Longest putt (blind draw), Betty Armour. Rod Prieto,director of golf at Crown Isle, was an eloquent MC with jokes and prize presentations. Crown Isle merchandise, a succulent planter, and rounds of golf at Qualicum, Storey Creek, Fairwinds and Glacier Greens were given away. Mark your calendars for the next Nine and Wine on June 26 at 5:30 p.m. You never

know which “special guest” will turn up. – Crown Isle Golf

Wet day

At Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s golf on May 25, the rain came down very heavy then by 9 a.m it stopped and the day was quite enjoyable. The men played the blue tees and some of them were as far back as they could put them, and the scores reflected that as they were all



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Big field Under threatening skies and with cool temperatures, Glacier Greens Tuesday Men’s golfers had their largest turnout of the season for a special Sponsor Appreciation Night last week. These monthly evenings are for the players to give their thanks for the sponsors generosity and support. While not as many sponsors turned out as I would have liked,

I blame it on the iffy weather for the evening. But the drizzle did not start until just as the last player sat down at the clubhouse. The evening’s winners were: in 1st place with a -5 score, Stan Mills, Brian Hotsenpiller, Nick Mykitiuk, Bernie Golding and Luciano Rollin (representing Panago Pizza); in 2nd place, on a CB, at -4 was the foursome of Jim Larocque, Jack Jackson, Rudge Wilson and John Lahey; in 3rd, losers of the CB, were Dave Wacowich, Wayne Wood, Claud Dufault and Doug Mann. Taking 4th spot, on a CB over three other teams were Wayne Ogilvie, Adrian Haut, Russ Parker, Fred Williams and Alan Richards. Two snips also stood up with the Stan Mills team winning one and Dave Wacowich’s group winning the other. – Glacier Greens Golf

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GUS BAUDAIS, HOLDING the carved eagle trophy, is flanked by Wendy Christie and Terry Christie.

Christies win Terry and Wendy Christie were the winners of the third annual Eagle Eye Tournament with a score of 58.4 at the Comox Golf Club on May 25. The trophy is a beautiful carved eagle and is sponsored by Gus Baudais. Terry is the Men’s Club captain and Wendy is a hard worker on the board of directors. Sixty-two people participated in a scotch ball format that featured some pretty wild and entertaining shots, matched by some amazing ones as well. The weather cooperated and made the day perfect for golf. Nate, John and Ernie had the course in great condition. Runners-up were

Marty Peterson and Deb McLean (59.2), followed by Al and Brenda Good (59.4), Don and Karen Vanetta (61), Gord Smith and Vicki Edwards (61) and Tracy and Kathy Branch (61). Marty Peterson, Scott McLeod and Linda Verdenhalven won the closest to the flag competitions. Doug and his pro shop staff were a great help with the prizes. As usual Adrian and Michaela from the Tee Box restaurant prepared some great dinner choices. The next main tournament at Comox is the Men’s North Island July 6-7. The next mixed event is the Husband and Wife Tournament on July 13. – Comox Golf Club


COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, May 30, 2013


12 hours in saddle

10th annual Cumberland endurance bike race on June 15

The United Riders of Cumberland are hosting the 10th annual running of the 12 Hours of Cumberland bike race. This fun-filled endurance event gives riders the opportunity to compete for 12 hours, racing on some of Cumberland’s world famous singletrack. The course is designed for all ages and abilities.

Riders can compete in the solo category for the coveted Twelve Hour Cup or for the equally coveted Beardsley Pottery mugs in a team of two or four men or women. There is also the option to have a mixed team of men and women….a perfect fit for racing families. Registration for the 12 Hours of Cumberland will start at 7 a.m. on June 15 at the No. 6 Mine Park and end just prior to race start at 8 a.m. Race fee is $50 and includes tons of race support items.

Features include: Cumberland doughnuts, greens from Eatmore Sprouts, fruit from Seeds Food Market, and UROC’s famous barbecue.There will be lots of fun for kids in the park including an art zone led by Earth Art Studios. For a course map and other information on memberships check out or Like us on Facebook. w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / UnitedRidersofCumberland. – United Riders of Cumberland ST








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THE 31ST ANNUAL Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon was held May 26, with hundreds of entries from up and down the Island and several from farther afield. Among the many winners was Jess Reynolds of Courtenay, who is seen here with the John Siemens Memorial Trophy which she won for First Overall Female 12-17 Years.

Podium of Life Snowsports Academy on Mount Washington is taking applications for next season. There is an early-bird rate if you apply before July 1, and space is limited. Podium of Life builds excited learners, excellent skiers and boarders, and leaders of tomorrow and it runs through the winter season. Some students live on the mountain, while

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Glacier Greens hosting 40th Ladies Amateur Open

Registration deadline is June 1 for June 8 tourney Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Trudi Newman, now 90, was low gross champion at the inaugural Ladies Amateur Open at Glacier Greens in 1973. Four decades later, the tournament is still going strong as the Comox golf course prepares to host the 2013 Thrifty Foods 40th Anniversary event June 8. “We used to have a two-day tournament,” recalls Ladies Amateur chair Judy Fellbaum. “We’ve had some really good golfers here.” Like three-time champion Christina Proteau of Port Alberni who is attempting to qualify for the LPGA tour. Michelle McCann is the defending low gross champ and Glenda Kinney, the tourney’s sponsor chair, is defending low net champion. Glacier Greens opened as a ninehole course in 1971. It became an 18-hole course in 1995. The ladies club started in 1973. “We’ve been going strong ever since,” Fellbaum said. The tournament normally draws about 100 golfers. Last year’s event included 93 entrants, including some from the U.S. This year’s event will feature the reincarnation of the ducky, a symbolic duck that was part of the inaugural tournament. The duck’s origins are unclear. “It’s our mascot,” Fellbaum said. “Our little duck’s been around for a long time.” “He’s been refurbished,” Kinney

GLENDA KINNEY, LEFT, and tourney chair Judy Fellbaum are ready for the 2013 Thrifty Foods 40th Anniversary Ladies Amateur Open at Glacier Greens. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD said. “He flew in and stayed.” Longtime sponsor Thrifty Foods is low gross sponsor and Signature Wine Cellars is

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low net sponsor. The Record is media print sponsor. Visual Sound, Westview Ford and Quick & Easy Granite are hole-in-one sponsors. Participants have fired holes-in-one at the last two tourna-

ments but not at prizewinning holes. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 1. Entry fee is $75. Send entry and money to: Bill Kelly Golf, Ladies Open PO Box 121 Lazo, B.C. VOR 2KO Make cheques payable to Glacier Greens Golf Club. Credit cards are accepted. Power carts are reserved through the pro shop. Handicap index: Max 35.8. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start June 8. For more information call the pro shop at 250-339-6515, or Fellbaum at 250-8988475 or stormn.jude@

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June is busy month at fish and game clubhouse W

hen I looked at the schedule of important community and family outdoor events that are scheduled during the month of June at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game clubhouse and its many facilities, I was struck by the generosity of this very large group of sharing and caring men and women. Their passion for opening their hearts and skills in passing on their expertise and pleasures of positive outdoor living reaches a high throughout the month. As the list of events below will illustrate they will be busy for most of June. May I respectfully suggest that if you are a member of the club or are considering joining and have some spare time to donate during this busy time I am certain they can find a spot where you can contribute and would welcome your support. The club’s phone number is 250-338-9122 or e-ail This club is a small army of volunteers on the front lines of outdoor living and like all armies they need new recruits. The 21st annual Outdoor Recreation Show takes place on June 1-2 at the club facilities from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free; however donations to the food bank will be gratefully received. This is a showcase event for many local merchants and outdoor groups. A nice way to attend the show is to treat

required for this threeday weekend to recreationally fish anywhere in British Columbia. The club supplies bait and a limited number of loaner rods for those without tackle. If you require a rod I suggest you come early. The fishing starts at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m, both days. There will be members of the club to assist novices, clean your catch and put them on ice until you are ready to go home. Our local Thrifty Foods store generously

over the weekend. The Fishing Forever Program is one of the most soul-satisfying programs offered by members of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation through its member clubs. Ron Watanabe, our recently deceased vicepresident, played a key role in organizing this event and a special thank you to Jan MacKenzie and Bryan Allen for taking over this program. We host as special guests at the fish pond, people from St, Joe’s ECU, Casa Loma, Glacier View and others

who need special help to enjoy the thrilling experience of catching a trout in the club pond. This program takes place during the first two weeks of June. The annual Fathers Day Fishing Weekend is celebrated on June 15-16 and is highlighted by inviting the people of the Valley to enjoy a day’s fishing in the club pond. The pond is stocked by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC with meal-sized catchable trout and is open to all residents of the Valley. No licence is



Benjamin Kellan The Comox Valley Record is pleased to recognize Benjamin for his excellent work in newspaper delivery to homes in the Comox area. Benjamin is 10 and attends Brooklyn Elementary.

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Annual General Meeting June 25, 2013 at the K’omox Band Hall 3320 Comox Road Courtenay BC Membership is open to everyone, so come out and learn what the KCS has accomplished this past year and how you can be involved. Potluck dinner at 6 pm Call Tami for details, 250-339-0567 AGM to follow. Everyone Welcome.

Benjamin enjoys baseball, swimming with Sharks Swim School, Minecraft computer game, reading Calvin and Hobbes comics, playing with his dog Boo, and eating pizza. Congratulations Benjamin and enjoy your gifts from these community minded businesses. Sponsored by these community-minded businesses

RALPH SHAW supplies snacks and free pop for which we thank them very much. The pond is stocked with a generous supply of fish so that children, seniors and just plain folk can catch a fat trout. It is called Family Fishing – come out and see for yourself – who knows you may

join this conservation, service-oriented fish and game club. This column expresses “thanks and appreciation” to all members of the club for the gifts in the month of June. Take time to let your family enjoy the outdoors. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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TAKE A MOMENT to visit the club tent at the annual Outdoor Show, which runs June 1-2. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW your family to a reasonably priced, good pancake breakfast that is served when the show opens at 9 a.m. both days. Later in the day they offer gourmet hamburgers and hotdogs. (Note: if any club members have a little time to spare Elsie can use some help in the kitchen – 250-3384420). I recently read that our children and indeed our society in general are afflicted with a serious condition – contact deficiency with nature. The outdoor show can be a major source of inspiration for all members of the family to get back into contact with nature through activities such as fishing, archery, pellet shooting, camping, hiking, hunting, shooting, cowboy action, fly tying etc. There is also a home baking sale and tea room for those who enjoy a moment of relaxation. We look forward to seeing you


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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Alison Claire Bennett (nee Fuller) at age 50 on May 20, 2013 after a long brave battle with ALS. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 26 years, Dave; sons Scott and Ian; parents David and Margaret Fuller of Courtenay; brother Mark Fuller (Rhonda) of Vancouver; parents-inlaw Tony and Elaine Bennett of Victoria; brother-in-law Bruce Bennett (Randi) of Whitehorse; brother-in-law Michael Bennett (Jacqui) of Victoria; sister-in-law Jennifer Gill (Chris) of Victoria; nieces and nephews Nicola, Kevin, Seth, Kalie, Jason and James, and many other loving relatives and friends. Alison was born and raised in Victoria, received her teaching degree from UVIC in 1985, and went on to work in Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and most recently at Laronde Elementary in Surrey. She was passionate about her job as the music teacher at Laronde, and took great delight in her students and directing their musical productions. Generous and fun-loving, Alison also had a strong sense of community. Among other projects, she was instrumental in the construction of a playground in Vancouver’s Clinton Park, and in many fundraising efforts for the ALS society. Over the years she spent many happy holidays with family on Hornby Island and Wise Island. She enjoyed travelling and loved taking family photos while visiting friends and relatives in the UK, the Bahamas and every corner of North America. Naturally athletic, she loved to “run the ravine� in White Rock with her good friends. She was also an avid gardener with a green thumb who loved flowers outside and inside her home. She liked to see musical theatre, tennis matches, and was a constant presence at her sons’ activities, including their musical performances and hockey games. The main focus of Alison’s life was her family, and no mother was ever more proud of her children than Alison was of her sons Scott and Ian. Her family would like to thank Amanda Myring (Nick), Alison’s circle of friends who gave their unwavering support, and her many dedicated caregivers. They gave her the independence she craved and the highest quality of life that was possible in her final years. A service celebrating Alison’s life will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 14831 28th Ave, Surrey on Saturday, June 8th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Society of BC. Condolences may be offered at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

January 9, 1923 - May 25, 2013 With her family at her bedside, and supported by the compassionate staff at Eagleview Care Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, BC, Diana passed away on Saturday, May 25, at the age of 90. She is survived by her loving family, Kathryn, and her daughter Lindell; Edith (Peter) DeGreef and their children Christina, James and Joanna; Nancy (Al) Newton and their family, Natasha (Colby); Alexa (Nick); Chris (Jaymie) and Craig (Chelsey); and Daphne (Walter) Lang. She had fifteen great grand-children, Brae, Kaylin, Karley, Noah, Scott, Joey, Annika, Jaimie, Lex, Kaylea, Miley, Katelyn, Teegan, Sebastian and Alivia, aged 15 years to 20 months. Her brother Reg (Aleta) and her sister Isabel, live in Black Diamond, Alberta. Born in High River, Alberta, “Val� was the eldest daughter of Frank and Marjorie Swan. She and her siblings spent their early lives on the family ranch nestled among the foothills of SW Alberta near Longview. Their formal schooling was done by live-in tutors, but the education they loved best was found outdoors. They learned to ride horses at a young age and to recognize and love the plants and animals they saw as they rode the rolling hills and gullies for miles, trailing cattle and visiting friends on surrounding ranches. Family friends included well known author Raymond Patterson and Bert Shepherd, rancher and author. Recently the Swan family were awarded with an OH Ranch Society certificate for their contributions to the early ranching industry in Southwestern Alberta. Diana married James Maloff in 1944 and began married life in a small vine-covered shack on the shores of the Highwood River. From there they followed the booming oil industry to Leduc, Calmar and Edmonton, then coal mining in Luscar and ice fishing in Seba Beach, Alberta. Diana was forty when Jim decided to try his hand at salmon fishing based out of Prince Rupert, so the family immigrated to beautiful BC in the summer of 1963. Working first in salmon canneries and later as a guide at the Prince Rupert Museum, Mum’s love of nature transferred to the flora and fauna of coastal British Columbia, especially the birds, and grew extensively during the next fifty years in BC. Eventually they relocated to the Comox Valley where Jim continued to fish commercially and Diana joined the Comox Valley Naturalist Society and the Trumpeter Swan Society. She became coordinator for the weekly trumpeter swan count during the months that the swans took up residence in the Comox Valley, sending the numbers to Ducks Unlimited so they could assess damage and needs of local farmers upon whose farms the swans grazed. Known for her love of teaching about the birds, Diana was happy to share her knowledge at valley schools and to lead ElderCollege participants on bird watching walks. She was an avid supporter of Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society and also helped in trying to protect important wildlife sites against incursions by developers and invasive plants such as purple loosestrife and Scotch broom. Mum’s final years were spent at Berwick Independent Living Residence where she took great pleasure in helping out with the plants in the beautiful garden room and roof garden and answering questions about birds, including emails from friends of her daughters, also nature lovers. In latter years when she had to use a walker, she still found great joy in listening to birdsong, hand feeding the chickadees and nuthatches at Lazo Marsh and watching nature programs on tv. “The Byrd Lady� will be grievously missed by everyone, but will be present in spirit whenever those who knew her see and hear her beloved birds. Diana’s service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 1 at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, 6817 Headquarters Road, Merville, BC, V9J 1N2.



INGRAM,Philip Christopher March 12, 1948 May 22, 2013 With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Philip Christopher Ingram, 65. Phil was born the second of five children in St. Paul, Alberta to Arnett and Gladys Ingram. Survived by his loving wife Candace Ingram (Nee Fenton); son Casey Ingram; daughter Haley Pacaud (Phil); stepchildren Kyla (Mike); Joel (Kim). Phil was adored by his grandchildren Carley, Teagan, Chelsea Ingram; Charley & Caden Pacaud; Matt, Cassy, Riley, J’Lyn, Aydan, Mason and Emily. He is lovingly remembered by his brothers Arnett (Joyce); Dana (Darlene) & sister Karen (Todd); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, loving pet Luna & extended family through Candace Ingram (Nee Fenton). Predeceased by his parents and brother Kim. Our family wishes to thank the compassionate doctors & nurses at St. Josephs & Royal Jubilee Hospitals. A Celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at the Oyster Bay Resort 4357 South Island Hwy, Campbell River at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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John Edwards March 1932 ~ May 2013

John was born in North Vancouver in 1932 and raised in Caulfields with his sister Mary. He miraculously survived a gunshot wound through the abdomen when he was 10 years old. A unique individual with a big smile, super friendly, easy going and undemanding, always a gentleman and a great story teller. He had a passion for sailing and was a fountain of knowledge about things nautical. Very well read on World War II events. He dreamed of building a community for the less fortunate. He had it in his head in great detail. How nice if we could press “print�. John was a born re-cycler and his sheds, play house, pet house etc. All looked “shippy� as he would say. He cared little about money, daily decisions or politics and he liked his beer warm. John always welcomed you with “Come aboard�. Missed greatly by his wife of 25 years: Kate/Mavis, his first wife Valerie, three sons who truly honoured their father: Stephen (Kirsten), Eric (Shelley), Chris (ex wife Jennifer), grandchildren: Liam, Emily, Cameron, Ty, Ellie, Hailey and Taylor. A “Happy Wake� will be held at the home of Nina and Mike (Kate’s daughter and her husband) at 6079 Headquarter’s Road, Courtenay on Saturday June 8th from 4 P.M, with a Pot Luck dinner. Happy Sailing, John!



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In Loving Memory of Daniel Joseph Wedge 1964 - 31 May 1992 Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower’ But only so an hour. then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Safe with the ransomed, His suffering’s all o’er, Anchored so soon on that beautiful shore; Who would recall him to share in the strife of the suffering and toil In the battle of life; Better in heaven, far better than here; Only we miss him, we loved him so dear. In Memory of MERLIN ARMSTRONG Sept. 15, 1967 to May 26, 1996

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May 31, 1931-Dec 16, 2012 With sad hearts we finally announce the passing of Mel, an awesome Dad, an excellent Grandpa. He was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of 15 years his parents Nora and Matt Jasbec packed up and settled in Black Creek. He finished his schooling at Tsolum High. Mel had an amazing gift for being a born leader, a creator, and a visionary. Over the years Mel experienced many life endeavors. He will always be remembered by the Valley locals for his many years of owning “Jasbec’s Marina”, and his volunteer community service to the Courtenay and Comox Kiwanis Clubs and by many fisherpersons for being a commercial fish buyer in Winter Harbour. With all of Mel’s endeavors, his family was always by his side. Melvin is survived by his wife Sheila of 56 years, daughters Sheryl, Shelly (Lance), son Robin (Pib), and grandchildren Dustin, Jena, Chelsea, Greyson, Madison, Ivan and Serena. Many thanks to Dr. Crowe, the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Pedro Camacho for excellent care in making Mel comfortable during his final days. The family would also like to thank Toneff Funeral Services for their compassion and outstanding service. At Mel’s request there will be no funeral or celebration of life.

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DISHWASHERS needed for the Killer Whale Cafe & Old Saltery Pub at Telegraph Cove Resort. Please email resume to or call Taso at (250)928-3155.

Comox Valley Sports Centre The CVRD invites quotations from interested parties to operate the concession services at the Comox Valley Sports Centre located at 3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay BC V9N 5N5 on a contract basis, commencing September 2013, for a proposed term of two years with an option to renew for up to one additional year. The successful contractor will be an experienced operator with proven ability in recreational food service that is decisive, dedicated to excellence and is able to respond to the needs and challenges of a facility committed to marketing an exciting experience. Request for quotation (RFQ) documents, containing general information and instructions may be obtained from the CVRD website at or by contacting: Darcy Walters, Senior manager of recreation facilities Comox Valley Regional District 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Email: Tel: 250-334-9622 ext 242 Quotations must be submitted according to the instructions in the RFQ documents and received by SP 3DFLĂ€F WLPH RQ 7KXUVGD\ -XQH  2013 at the following location: Comox Valley Regional District 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Enquiries with respect to this solicitation should be directed in writing to: Darcy Walters, Senior manager of recreation facilities Comox Valley Regional District Email: Suppliers obtaining the RFQ documents from an online source assume sole responsibility for checking back to determine if any addenda have been posted that may affect this RFQ and any response they wish to submit for consideration.

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INVITATION TO TENDER Comox Valley Regional District CONSTRUCTION OF INTERIM RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTRE CFB COMOX Comox Valley Regional District, operating as Comox Strathcona Waste Management, is soliciting sealed tenders for the purpose of an interim recycling drop-off centre at CFB Comox. SEALED TENDERS marked “Tender for Comox Valley Regional District, CFB Comox Interim Recycling Drop-Off Centreâ€? will be received DWWKHRIĂ€FHRIWKHUHJLRQDOGLVWULFWORFDWHGDW 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6, up WRSP3DFLĂ€FWLPHRQ-XQH$Q\ tenders received after the stated closing time will be returned to the tenderer unopened. Tenders will be opened in public at 2:00pm on the same day at the committee room of the regional district, located at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, BC. This project will involve the construction of a recycling bin drop-off centre, including the swale realignment, subgrade preparation, pavement structure and wearing surface works, fencing and gate construction, and streetlight installment as VSHFLĂ€HGLQWKHWHQGHUGUDZLQJV General enquiries may be directed in writing to or by fax to 250-334-4358. Enquiries of a technical nature may be directed in writing to or by fax to 250-338-2296. Instructions to tenderers, including the contract drawing, will be available either for pickup by or YLD HPDLO WR TXDOLĂ€HG JHQHUDO FRQWUDFWRUV DW WKHIROORZLQJORFDWLRQRQRUDIWHU-XQH by contacting Stephanie Kennedy as indicated above. Documents will be available at the regional GLVWULFWRIĂ€FHDW&RPR[5RDG&RXUWHQD\%& The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The Comox Valley Regional District reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the regional district. 7HQGHUV QRW FRQIRUPLQJ WR WKH VSHFLĂ€HG UHTXLUHments may be returned to the tenderer without consideration.

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#250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. All Fir available. “Beautiful Dry Firewood” Comox Valley’s largest firewood producer offers legally obtained firewood from private land. Thank- you for supporting your local small business. Ph. Bill 250-337-8299 cell 250-897-8101 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.




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12’x50’ Trailer. Great for a work shop or storage $5000 obo + moving costs. By Discovery Harbour Marina Call Dean Drak 250-287-6844 5TH WHEEL (Highjacker Hitch) in great shape, hardly used. Asking $275 obo. Call (250)339-4356. Filberg Gift Shop, it’s the place to shop for collectables and special gifts. Enjoy a lodge tour, enjoy the gardens and stop for lunch at the Teahouse. The Filberg Gift Shop. accepts donations of collectables & treasures fmi 250-339-7659

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?


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HEIRLOOM TOMATO starters for sale ready for planting at $3.00 each. Prudence (regular size) and Aunt Ruby yellow patio tomato plants (6 feet tall). Please call 250-338-5155.

21/2 ACRES for sale, corner of Sandpines and Brent Road. Single wide mobile home on property. Point Holmes area. Please call: 250-339-7685 or 604-983-3424.

KENMORE FRIDGE (white), Country style kitchen table and 4 chair set, Kenmore microwave, Round glass patio table, Bandsaw. Please call 250-334-3558

WINE MAKING equipment. 5 carboy’s, 2 tubs, excellent condition, corker, wine filter electric. Odds & ends. $175 O.B.O. 250-897-3480


509 WEEKS Crescent, Nanaimo. Solid family home with 3bdrms, 2baths, 2nd kitchen in basement. Lrg fenced yard, mature trees, covered sundeck, HW floors, carport, new thermal windows. $279,000. (250)740-1130.

ANTIQUE PLAYER Pano Built in 1913. Approx 100 rolls of music beautiful sound, very good condition. $2,500. 250-334-3667

TOOLS GENERATOR 3100 POWERHOUSE. Quiet, with only 12 hours on it. $1400 new, asking $900. call 250 - 400 - 2568

WILLOW POINT 1 level patio home. 2 bdrm, 2 bath+ den, 1300sq ft, bright & sunny end unit. Walk to shops, medical, Sea Walk. $224,900. Call 250-923-7792.

COMOX: 3 bed 2 bath $275,000. Must See attractive well maintained home. Great location near Parks & Schools, 645 Torrence Rd. Large lot private fenced back yard. Garage & large drive for RV or boat. Studio with separate entrance. Incl 6 appliances. No agents. To view call 250-339-1117.

FOR SALE by OWNER OPEN HOUSE 11.00-3.00pm Saturday 1027 Evergreen Avenue, East Courtenay. Tel 250-338-0806 3 bedroom 3 bathroom, walkout basement home. Panoramic View of Valley, Glacier and Mt. Washington, 2600+ sq ft home on .34 acres landscaped grounds. Heat pump, renovated throughout, double garage, roof replaced 2008. More info on ID#192353 Price $469,000.

COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159.

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OPEN HOUSE 1052 SPRINGBOK Rd. Sat. May 25 1766 sqft. 3bd/3bth. New flooring, jet tub, recent upgrades. Desirable area. $279,900. Kijiji or Craiglist or 778-420-0017

2 BDRM house. $179,000 recently renovated and has 3yr old wood stove. Both house and 20x20 out building had a new roof in 2006. Large fenced back yard with fruit trees.250-830-1559


COMOX 4-BDRM house with nature at your doorstep. Watch salmon and trout from your arch bridge over Brooklyn Creek. Total privacy with old cedars and backing onto Salish Park, yet close to downtown, golf, beach and schools. House completely renovated and nearly everything is new including kitchen, stainless steel appl’s, bathroom, vinyl windows, sliding glass door, glass and cedar deck, in ground irrigation system, hot water tank, slate flooring and paint. Designed for energy efficiency with high energy audit rating. Roomy 1947 sq.ft. 2-storey house has 4 bdrms, 2 baths, rec room, laundry, garage, garden shed, ample storage and open concept living area. Call 250-890-9446, visit or stop by unannounced for a selfguided garden tour (just follow the signs). 577 Salish Street. $339,000.

748 MARINA BLVD. 1800 sqft. 3 bdrm. $237,000. For info or to view: 250-203-0094 Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387


WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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ANNUAL NDP GARAGE & PLANT SALE Sat, June 1 9 am-1 pm 491 - 4th St. @ Fitzgerald BLACK CREEK. Huge Yard Sale. Furniture, good household items, tools and much more. 3748 James Crescent (off Macaulay Road). Saturday 8am-1pm. COMOX- 1695 Robb Ave. Sat Multi family sale. No early birds, please. Largest free table on north island. June 1st only 8am-11am. COMOX. 1940 Hearthtstone Way. 2-Family Sale. Sat. June 1st, 8am-noon. Housewares, tools, portable satalite system, RV accessories, 2 portable BBQs, Singer sewing machine, toys, scooters, computer monitor & Wii II c/w games, Fit, controllers, etc. COMOX - 1945 Hearthstone Way, Sat. 9am-? Light furniture, boat stuff, home accessories, overhead door assembly, camper jacks & misc plumbing COMOX - 2227 Bret Ave, Sat., June 1st 8:30 - 12 noon. Multi family garage sale. Knitting machine, craft supplies, plants, miscellaneous household goods. COMOX - 2235 Chestnut Ave. Open house moving/estate sale will be held 9-3 every Saturday for the month of May. COMOX - Aspen Village 2191 Murrelet Dr. June 1st,Sat 9-12 Multi Family Sale in common area. Household, little bit of something for everyone! COMOX - Beckton Estates Area Sat. Jun. 1, 9-12. Community Garage Sale. Enter from Noel or Lazo onto Beckton or Lazo to Barber. Rain or shine. COURTENAY - 631 19th Street Saturday, June 1 8:00 A.M - ? Check it out!



COMOX: GARAGE & shop sale- Sat., June 1st, 9am. Bricks, lumber, flooring, tools, hardware, cutting tables, dressers & chairs, sound system & LP’s, bike/rack/helmet, camping & coolers, sewing machine, kitchen items, BBQ, plus much more. 364 King Road (off Casey Road). Please park on roadway.

Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540

COMOX. P.E.O. Garage sale. (Philanthropic Educational Organization for women) Sat. June 1st, 9am-noon. Lots of good stuff! Parkwood Complex, 1220 Guthrie Rd. COURTENAY- 1079 4th St Sat, 8:30-1pm. Rain or shine! Yard & carport Sale! Furniture, china and collectbiles, home accessories, jewlery, (Wiredup) Vases, 1917 cupboard doors and much more! COURTENAY- 1970 drews Place, Sat, 8-12. China cabinet, ics, household, light craft supplies.

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COURTENAY - 3511 Beach Wood Rd, Sat., June 1 and Sun., June 2 at 8:30 - 1:00 PM. Planter boxes and furniture made from recycled wood and pallets. Kids furniture and lamps made from skateboard’s, snowboard’s, hocky sticks, skis and more. COURTENAY- 4031 FRASER Rd, 3 family sale. Dishes, books, DVD’s, kids bikes, free swing set, folding doors, nails, speakers, Karaoke machine. Saturday 9am-2pm, Sunday 10am-1pm COURTENAY - 799 Stewart Ave. Sat. & Sun. June 1 & 2, 8-2:00 P.M Bring your loonies, bring your toonies. To many items to mention.

COURTENAY: NEIGHBORHOOD garage sale; along Lambert Dr., including Creekside Commons. Saturday, June 1st, 9am till 1pm. Craft items, lawn equipment, general household items and lots more. No early birds please! COURTNEY EAST- 1856 Mallard Dr, Sat, June 1, 8am-2pm. Sue’s Super Sale! Over 14 tables loaded with clean well priced items- many brand new including Party-Lite. Fabulous linens, comforters, Cannon printer, digital photo frame, Roomba Robot, Xmas & Halloween decor, indoor & outdoor furniture, light fixtures, carpets, runners, pictures, kitchen ware, house wares- well- you get the idea?? ALSO- a special half priced sale on jewelry, clothing and skin care products from a local boutique. For photos and more details see Craig’s List under garage sales. Bring your truck and lots of cash. See you soon... EAST COURTENAY: 1396 Hurford Ave., Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 8am-2pm. Moving sale; everything must go. Misc household, baby clothes, some furnishings, dishes, lamps, shelving, etc. Rain or shine!


COURTENAY - 971 Cumberland Rd. Community Thrift Store. Large Garage Sale Sat. June 1, 9:30-4:30. To many estates coming in not enough room. Native Art, Danish Modern, books, tools, 6000 VHS tapes, too much to list.

Open for the Season. Saturday 11am-3pm. In season veggies, crafts & much more. For more info call Judy 250-338-9743. 2731 Rennison Road, Courtenay

PARKWOOD ESTATES1220 Guthrie Rd, 9am-12, Sat, June 1. Multi-family! Antiques, tools, etc. Please park on Guthrie Rd.

SARATOGA BEACH. MOVING sale. Sat. June 1st, 9am5pm. Furniture, tools, paintings, garden goodies, boat stuff, etc. 8812 Clarkson Drive.

COURTENAY - 1st & Mitchell. In-law suite, 1900 sqft, 2.5 bath, 8100 sqft fenced yard, large deck, garage. Must See! Reduced to $275,000, must sell, grossly undervalue. 250334-8876. Open House every Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm!


LOTS CAMPBELL RIVER- (Ocean Grove) potential ocean & mountain view lot at 323 Maryland Rd. Asking, $138,900. Call 250-830-0828.



E. COURTENAY- Bright, spacious, 2 bdrm, laminate floors, totally reno’d. F/S, W/D. Refs req’d. $775. 1-250-474-0545.

INDEPENDENT LIVING w/supportive service at Stevenson place. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, new reno, 1 meal(supper) provided + wkly/housekeeping. 24 hr First Aid Responder and Security on-site, N/S, pet neg., wheelchair access. 339-2416

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.



COURTENAY EAST: 2 bdrm condo, private patio, 6 appl’s, Large storage room. 2/prkng. Shopping, NIC. NS/NP. $875. Avail. June 29. (250)338-6480


VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.



Advertising Sales Position Available We are growing our advertising sales department at the Campbell River Mirror and are seeking a candidate who is eager to join an award winning team. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and deliver superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called on to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The position offers a great work environment and strong benefits package. Black Press community news media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Please submit your resume with cover letter by June 14, 2013. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Zena Williams The Campbell River Mirror #104-250 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2X9 Fax: (250) 287-3238 Email:

1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 Bdrm. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $725/mo. Avail June 1st. 250-334-4646. $600/MO. 1 bdrm condo. Secure building, close to all amenities. Available immediately. Call 250-331-1767.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 210-205 1st ST 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S N/P 5 Appls., $750/mth AVAIL. June 1st 205-501 4th St (55 plus) 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 5 Appls., $750/mth AVAIL June 1st


1027 RYAN ROAD COURTENAY, B.C Apartments For Rent $550-$575-$700/month

The Washington Apartments have been extensively upgraded and the management has, for the past two years, taken positive steps to transform the apartments into safe secure and comfortable living accommodations with very reasonable rates that include heat and hot water. Call before 4pm to view Washington Apartments!

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TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft suitable for warehouse/retail, offices, art or dance studio. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. Call 250-897-0950 (days) 250-703-0400 (eve)


COMOXRENOVATED 2 bdrm mobile. 55+. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. $850. 250-339-1772.


COMOX 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments, next to St. Josephs. Basic cable & hot water included. Two rental references. Sorry no pets! 250-339-0131.

3 AND 4 bdrm home for rent in Cumberland and Royston for information please call (250)923-4145.



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1965 SHELBY Cobra Mark 3 Roadster Replicar/2007 Factory Five Kit. All new parts (no donor parts), mint condition/ 2900 Miles. 5 Litre, 390 hp, Tremec 5 speed, power steering, power brakes, 8” rear end, 3.55 gears. Soft-top, dual roll bars, Toreador red w/ black interior, Halibrand replicas with knock-offs. 2010 appraised value - $72,500. Asking price $47,500. Rob & Michele Rounds. 250-914-3488. Email:

2000 VW green Golf, 4 door, hbk, 124,000 KM, 1 owner, dealer serviced, heated seats, cruise, security system, sunroof, automatic, excellent condition. $4500, 250-339-9202


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COURTENAY EAST 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 5 appls, gas F/P,garage, fenced yrd w/Lawn maintenance incl. N/S, small pet ok Avail May 15 - $1,150/mth DOWNTOWN COMOX 3 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls., heat pump, sunroom, N/S, small pet negotiable. Avail July 1- $1,050/mth BOWSER-Waterfront 1100 sf, 2 bd, beach, F/P, Carport, N/S, Clean - Beautiful $1100. COURTENAY. 1-BDRM home near downtown. NS/NP. $750. Ref’s. June. 1. (250)941-4481.

COURTENAY: 2-BDRM mobile home on Braidwood Road. Clean, NP/NS. Refs req. $700. Call (250)339-7566. Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 3347 Royston Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls., $975/mth Avail. Immed. 2368 Arden Rd. 3 bed, 3 bath, 5 appls., $1450/mth Avail. June 1st 5797 North Island Hwy 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S 2 appls., $1150/mth Avail Jun 1st. 5557 Horne St. 2 bed 2 bath N/S 4 appls., $875/mth Avail Immed. 649/ Woodland 3 bed, 1 bath, 5 appls,$1350/mth Avail., June 1 7730 Artela Rd. 2 bed, 1 bath, 4 Appl., $900/mth Avail June 1


576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate floors. N/S, N/P. $950/mth 2 BDRM. East Ctny. quiet townhouse development with carport, walkable to NIC, bus stop and park across the street! Bright unit with 5 appliances with nice upgrades & larger master bedroom & 1 1/2 bathrooms! N/P, N/S, $950/mth.


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TRUMPETER’S LANDING Modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed Rents from $925/mth. DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $800/mth ARGO COURT 1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt., F & S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl, N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail Immed.- $650-700/mth. Call Res Mgr. 334-860 BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, patio, storage, res. pkg, N/S, Cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $600/mth CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN newer townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 6 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $900/mth PUNTLEDGE TERRACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, woodstove, newly renovated, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $925/mth KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING – DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt. All appliances + washer & dryer. Heated floor, low utility bills. Avail. Immed. $1,000/mth COMOX DUPLEX 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, carport, landscaping incl., close to downtown, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 & July 1 - $775/mth MUIR RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $775/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $850/mth VANRIDGE MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P (gas incl), N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $750/mth CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $750/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $800/mth WALK TO COLLEGE 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Townhouse,5 appls, patio, N/S., No pets. Avail June 1 - $850/mth THE TIDES 2 bdrm, 2 bath Adult orientated condo by Airpark, 6 appls, elect. F/P, balcony, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. June - $925/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F & S, basic cable incld. coin laundry. N/S. No pets. Avail. June 1$725/mth Call Res. Mgr. 250-334-8602 DOWNTOWN DUPLEX, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 4 appls, small yard, patio, newly renovated, N/S, No pets, Avail June 1 $795/mth PINE PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, res. pkg. Avail. July 1- $675/mth ASPEN WYNDE Adult oriented 2 bdrm & den patio home, 2 bath, 6 appls, garage, N/S, No pets.Avail. July 1- $1,150/mth SOUTHPOINTE ESTATES 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home, 5 appls, gas F/P, heat pump, double garage, N/S, No pets Avail July 1-$1,250/mth PASSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, balcony, N/S, No pets, currently listed for sale. Avail. Immed. $850/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, hot water N/S, No pets, Avail July 1 $650/mth

Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

GREEN 1999 Dodge Durango.226,000kms, one owner,4WD. Asking $4000.00.250923-8038

SUITES, LOWER SPACIOUS 1-BDRM suite, East Courtenay. Quiet, private patio, fireplace. No smokers or pets. $650./mo inclusive. Avail immed. (250)338-0157.

1996 CAMPER CND, 9.6ft. Nice shape. Fridge, stove, shower, radio, hydraulic jack, no leaks, sleeps 4 incl dbl bed $4,000 O.B.O 250-338-9066


SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour.

MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE - 2 electric bikes with helmets and plug-ins. $600 each. No license or plates required. Both need batteries. Call Geoff at 250334-4761.

HONDA CIVIC Hybrid 2007. 1owner; regular maintenance; 93,000km; automatic, cruise control, A/C, 2 sets wheels; dark blue grey, excellent cond. $9675 obo. Call 250-338-0806


2000 TOYOTA Corolla, brown, auto, 4 cyl, A/C, 203350km. Excellent condition and gas mileage, no rust. $2800. Please call 250-897-2821 2005 FORD Mustang Convertible. New brakes and tires. 58755kms. Asking $17,000. Please call 250-897-8681

2008 27’ Terry trailer, rear living, super slide, spacious layout, awning, 2 doors, walk around bed w/ custom queen mattress, must see. $16,800. (250)338-8208, (250)792-0024

2006 20’ Adventure Motor Home. Excellent condition, extras, 80,000k. $30,000 firm. Please call 250-338-8206



TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 bdrm ($650), 3 bdrm ($775) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.


2007 MUSTANG Convertible black, 4.0L, 28,000km, automatic, heated leather seats. Mint condition. $18,500 O.B.O 250-897-4949. A Must See!

2003 HYUNDAI Accent. GS. PS, PB, HB. AM/FM cd player, new tires, Automatic. 156,000 km. $2,900 obo. 250-204-6411



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CARS 1997 CHRYSLER Intrepid.3.5. 150,000kms. PS-PB. Auto, Cruise control, Air cond. $1700. O.B.O. 250-923-7286 250-338-2472


No car? No prob! 2 bdrm condos ideally located within walking distance to amenities & Airpark, & on bus route for longer distances. 2 appl w/on-site laundry. Storage available. Pet may be considered w/deposit. N/S. Rent from $700/month. Immediate possession avail.


Spacious, beautifully renovated, 1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bath apts located in secured entrance building, near schools & on bus routes. Master bdrms incl. walk-in closets. Incl. large deck & windows. 2 appl w/on-site laundry. N/P. N/S. Immed. possession. Rents from $625/month. FREE heat & hot water!!


2002 MERCEDES Benz C230. Very low kms. New tires, silver/black interior. Excellent condition. Parked in winter. Manual, 6 speed. Leather seats. $7900. 250-287-2645 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

Renovated, bright, 1 & 2 bdrm apts in secured entrance building is ideally located near Cumberland Hospital & charming downtown Cumberland core. Incl. 2 appl, pantry/ storage, patio, & on site coin-op laundry. N/P. N/S. For immediate possession. Rents from $600/month.


Spacious 2 bdrm townhomes offer main level living w/ bedrooms on 2nd floor. Features 1 bath, 4 appl, & patio area. Close to schools, recreation & shopping. Rents from $750/month. Immed possession.


Beautifully renovated Courtenay duplex features new kitchen, incl. appl., new paint & new flooring throughout, in addition to other improvements; 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 3 appl., plus shared laundry,fenced, easy to maintain yard; $995/mo. for immediate possession


2008 VW City Jetta, 125,000 kms, manual transmission, sunroof, A/C, cruise control, power windows, heated seats, usb/aux ports, good tires. Serviced every six months, $10,900 obo. (250)287-4645.


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GLENSHEE 1800 Comox Ave. ONE BEDROOM bright and spacious suite. Excellent location in the heart of Comox. Well maintained and well managed mature adult building. Security entry and elevator. Recently renovated. Very attractive. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. DL# 7557

1998 FORD CONTOUR Great shape. Fully loaded. 4 cylinder. 263,000km. 4 studded winter tires included. $3000 O.B.O. 250-923-4868 or 250830-9098

Do you care about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned - we own and manage our own buildings only. There is a difference! Please refer to available apartments listed below.

In the quaint Village of Cumberland in the desirable Coal Valley Estates subdivision, enjoy 9 foot ceilings, open concept living space, natural gas fireplace, beautiful finishing throughout, & front & rear decks. Home features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 3 appl. kitchen with pantry, w/d, laminate &carpet flooring mix, N/S pets may be considered w/dep. immediate possession


Mature, large 2 level home in mixed residential/commercial neighbourhood includes 1.5 baths, large open kitchen, master on main level, with additional bdrms upstairs; yard has plenty of room for boat or RV storage; June 1 possession; $1200/mo.

TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Also One Bedroom & Den. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Also One Bedroom. Call John @ 250-7032264.

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave.

TWO BEDROOM over 1,000 sq. ft. Centrally located near downtown and Safeway complex. Very attractive suite with large, designer kitchen, ensuite and five full sized appliances. Quiet, mature neighbours. Well maintained and well managed building. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264 or David @ 250338-0267.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave ONE BEDROOM large, spacious recently renovated suite in a quiet, adult building close to shopping and services. Security entry and elevator. Well maintained building. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

EDGEWATER 355 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM top floor — river view. Fully renovated and very attractive suite. Excellent location just two blocks from downtown. Quiet, adult building. Well maintained. Security entry. Reasonable rent. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

FAIRMONT 432 11th Street TWO BEDROOM very bright and spacious corner suite. Attractive layout - recently renovated. Security entry. Full sized appliances. In suite storage. Quiet adult building just three blocks from downtown. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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27’ 1989 VANGUARD RV Beautiful to drive, immaculate condition. Extremely low Km 96,000 one owner until 6 months ago. We bought and realize cannot use due to work schedules. Rear bedroom, full bathroom, full kitchen. Propane conversion, 2 year old no seams roof, custom add on storm windows for winter. Used once to go to USA, once cross Canada and rest of time on Vancouver Island. All history & service records available with RV and at Sunwest RV where it was professionally maintained through its history. $11,500 OBO 250-941-2203

2002-32FT. Southwind Motorhome. Triton V-10 bank exhaust, 5,500w generator, near new toyo tires,back-up camera, awnings, & many extras. $47,500obo. 250-758-4093

25’ ALPENLITE 5th wheel. Complete with hitch, fully equipped, aluminum frame, tandem axle. Walk-in shower, solar panels, good cond., must be seen. Asking $6500. obo. (250)335-1796.

2004 5th WHEEL 24’6� Westwind 5th Wheel. Best of towable & liveable, new queen mattress, rear kitchen. Great condition. Canadian made. Second marine battery wheels repack. $13,995. Truck also avail. Call 250-586-4716




2006 Pioneer 18� trailer, dry weight 3400, fridge,stove,over awning, barn kept in winter. $10,000 obo.250-203-6428


2001 GMC Jimmy- 4 x 4, New tires, new brakes, front & back, A/C, AM/FM, CD, 239,000 kms, Only $4000.00 Call 250-594-4342.



1986 Toyota Van. Drivable Condition w/t sets of summer and winter tires. Offers,250286-4838.



1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay 1 & 2 bedroom available, in quiet secure building, close to Driftwood Mall and bus route. Seniors Welcome. Adult oriented and no pets please. Includes heat, hot water and basic cable. Low hydro. 2 Rental References required.


Call Pat at 250-703-6965



200 Back Road, Courtenay

1015 Cumberland Rd 2 BEDROOM SUITE available in well-respected, adult-

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

oriented building. Close to downtown, and ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Arran House is well managed and maintained, and offers a friendly and secure atmosphere. House cat accepted with pet deposit. Non-

smoking building.


WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay Spacious 3 bedroom suite in a quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667



1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

1 bedroom available June 15 and 2 bedroom available immediately, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet. In-suite storage with washer and dryer. Small pets welcome.

FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Quiet, clean building. Pet friendly. 2 & 3 bed condos. Ideal location, walking distance to SuperStore and NIC.

LUNCH TRUCK-2008 Chev Silverado,established route. (Was “Buns On The Run�). Great opportunity,only mobile food truck in town. Asking $35,000 obo. Call-250-2027961/205-203-3571


30’ PENN YAN Tunnel Drive w. Fly bridge, 2-350 inboard Merc Cruisers, Tunnel Drive. Good on fuel. Runs well. Must sell due to illness. $10,000. 250-923-3408



1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique oor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

2052 BAYLINER Capri Cuddy LS. $8500 (Black Creek,BC) Original owner, Escort Trailer, Scotty Downrigger, Hummingbird Fish Finder, Portapotti, 2 anchors, 2 props, Flare gun with flares, Rod Holders, 2 Paddles. Call Bob at 250-3375757 or 250-830-8022 (cell)

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts�

2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

IMMACULATE 2008 Nissan Titan LE 4x4, 91,000 km, fully loaded - leather, tow package. 4-year extended warranty incl’d. $25,000. 250-335-3340

2000 GMC Sierra 1500SL, extra cab, 4.8L, 2 wheel drive, A/C, power steering/brakes, tow package. 129,000kms. $4,500. Call (250)334-4043. 2004 FORD XLT, 5.4 l , heavy duty, tow pkg., 104 k, box liner, super cab, truck tires, island truck, well maintained. $10,500 Call 250-586-4716

2005 F-350 4x4, turbo diesel, crew cab, 149km, black, fully loaded, sunroof, towing package, mint condition. $17,400. (250)338-8208, (250)792-0024

12ft-380 QUICK SILVER inflatable (made by Mercury). Removeable floor boards & wheels. Good condition. $1300obo. (250)758-4093

KESTREL 120. As new. L 12’6� W- 26� Very stable, wide, kayak, with titanium paddles, bailing pump & cover. Comes with garage overhead storage cradle. $1250. (250) 338-9683 or cell (250) 207-1047.

3%,,Ö9/52Ö #!2Ö&!34 1994 39’ CARVER- excellent condition, over $10K in upgrades & maintenance, twin 350’s with electronic igniation. Priced to sell at $83,750. Jim, 250-468-9374. 2008- 19.5ft. Discovery Bayliner, Bowrider inboard Alpha 1 legg Mercury Cruiser 3 litre, +Karavan galvanized bunk trailer w/brakes. Many xtras $14,500obo. (250)758-4093


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Rental references and security deposit required.

To View, Call 250-338-7533



123 Back Road, Courtenay

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas ďŹ replaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

1 & 2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

Call 250-703-2570

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated – enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ♦/‡/††/*/†Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (R7C), 2013 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2013 Acadia FWD (R7A), equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ▼Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ‡0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84/60 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$166 for 84/60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. 0.99% Purchase financing for 84 months on 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/RBC Royal Bank/Scotiabank. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $123. Cost of borrowing is $355, total obligation is $10,355. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $27,495 with $3,300 down on 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4, equipped as described. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. ≠Based on a 0.9%/0.9%/2.9%, 24/48/48 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4/2013 Terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $11,022/$19,504/$23,083. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,995/$11,228/$17,037 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ♦$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. $1,500/$2,000 non-stackable cash credits is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 Sierra 1500 Ext Cab/Sierra 1500 Crew. Non-stackable cash credits are available only when consumers opt for the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See dealer for details. Offer ends May 31, 2013. ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. †*Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ^*For more information visit ** U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( †Valid at participating GM dealerships in Canada only. Retail customers only. Offer ranges from 750 to 3,000 AIR MILES® reward miles, depending on model purchased. No cash value. Offer may not be combined with certain other AIR MILES promotions or offers. See your participating GM dealer for details. Offer expires July 2, 2013. Please allow 4–6 weeks after the offer end date for reward miles to be deposited to your AIR MILES® Collector Account. To ensure that reward miles are deposited in the preferred balance, Collector should ensure his/her balance preferences (AIR MILES® Cash balance and AIR MILES® Dream balance) are set as desired prior to completing the eligible purchase transaction. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. ®™Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and General Motors of Canada Limited. ‡‡Offer only valid from April 2, 2013 to July 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply.



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Tuesday League Team W L Sand Diggers 7 0 Balls Deep 6 1 B.S. Sets Magik 6 1 Sand Boxers 5 2 Beach Bums 4 2 Speedos Guidos 3 3 T 0 0 0 0 1 1 PT 14 12 12 10 9 7


Baconators 4Play on Beach Bumping Uglies Straightedge Fox’s Foxes S*M*A*S*H 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 5 5 5 6 7

Tuesday League Team W L Young and Old 5 0 Dirty Bandits 4 1 Mult. Scoregasms 3 2 Shake ’N’ Bake 3 2 Lion Hawks 2 3 Red Zone Rebels 2 3 Tue. Night Lights 1 4 Vicious Delicious 0 5

Sunday League Team W L Thrillbillies 2 0 Beer Batters 1 1 A*Team 1 1 Brokebat Mtn. 1 1 The Scramblers 1 1 Kyle & Friends 0 0 Damage Inc. 0 2

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11.2L/100kM HWY 15.9L/100kM cITY▼

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Wednesday League Team W L T A*Team 7 2 0 Filthy Banditos 7 2 0 Blockbusters 6 3 0 Plnt. Volleywood 6 3 0 Dirty Bandits 5 4 0 Awesomesauce 3 6 0 Strike Farce 2 7 0 Little Bit of Hit 0 9 0 PT 14 14 12 12 10 6 4 0


Wednesday League Team W L T PT Dolls and Balls 4 0 0 8 Grass Stains 3 1 0 6 Expendaballs 2 2 0 4 Suck My Kick 0 3 1 1 Vicious L. Ducks 0 3 1 1


















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Latest Standings Team W L T W% Vancouver 13 3 0 0.81 TriCity 13 4 0 0.76 Richmond 13 5 0 0.72 Abbotsford 11 5 0 0.69 Cloverdale 11 5 0 0.69 White Rock 10 7 0 0.59 North Island 10 11 0 0.48 Aldergrove 9 10 0 0.47 Victoria Black 8 11 0 0.42 Kamloops 6 9 0 0.40 Burnaby 7 12 0 0.37 Victoria Red 6 12 0 0.33 Kelowna 2 12 0 0.14 Nanaimo 1 14 0 0.07 May 25 Abbotsford 2 North Island Royals 3, Abbotsford 11 North Island Royals 0 May 26 White Rock 11 North Island Royals 1 June 1 North Island @ Kamloops June 2 North Island @ Kelowna

Latest Standings Team W L T GB Happy’s 3 1 0 -Fisher Realty 3 1 0 -Williams Const. 2 1 0 0.5 Investors Group 1 1 1 1.0 Cty. Plumbing 1 2 0 1.5 Dundee Giants 1 3 0 2.0 Brian McLean 0 2 1 2.0

May 26 Investors Group Athletics 7 Brian McLean Yankees 7, Williams Construction Nationals 2 Dundee Giants 7, Happy’s Source for Sports Indians 4 Fisher Realty Blue Jays 5 May 30 Brian McLean Yankees vs. Courtenay Plumbing Twins 6:30 p.m. Highland


Latest Standings Team W L RF RA Pt Bulldogs 8 0 148 23 16 Slushbuckets 8 1 125 61 16

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Call Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-334-2425, or visit us at 2145 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay. [License #8379]

Grinders Hashers Beer Bellies T&B Solutions End of Roll Sw-bucklers Loosechange

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- Segment Exclusive automatic Locking Differential - Best-in-Class 5 Year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty^, 60,000km Longer than Ford F-150 or ram^^





FiNaNCE: Bi-WEEKLY / 84 MONTHS / aT 0%‡ LEaSE: MONTHLY / 48 MONTHS / aT 0.9%≠


- Consumers Digest Best Buy For The Fourth Year in a row+ - 2.4L i4 Engine or Newly available 3.6L V6 Engine - Multi-Flex™ Sliding and reclining rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom†*


(or EquivAlENT TrAdE)





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- Fold Flat Second and Third row Seating for Flexibility and Cargo Capacity - iiHS 2013 Top Safety Pick^* and NHTSa 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety**


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May 22 Stealth 3 Slingerz 14, TULS 3 HDF 9


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NATALIE stationary sofa 6 Colours Available at the Sale Price As Shown with Contrasting Pillows: $1049



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510 · Locally Owned & Operated La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Victoria 3501 Saanich Road (at Blanshard) .................. (250) 382-5269 or Toll-Free 1-877-452-5269 Nanaimo 3200 North Island Hwy (Country Club Mall) ..... (250) 756-4114 or Toll-Free 1-866-756-4114

MON - THURS: 9:30 - 5:30

FRI: 9:30 - 7

SAT: 9:30 - 5:30


*See store for details. Financing On Approved Credit. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Hot Buys and Final Markdowns excluded. Although every precaution is taken, errors in price or specification may occur in print. We reserve the right to correct such errors. Not all items available at all locations. Flyer pricing ends June 3rd, 2013 or while supplies last.

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May 30, 2013 edition of the Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Record, May 30, 2013  

May 30, 2013 edition of the Comox Valley Record