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Say ‘T hanks’ to a Volunteer “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” - Winston Churchill To all our Volunteers who work so tirelessly, we extend our gratitude for your efforts, your dedication and commitment to the success of the Filberg Festival. Without you it could not be done. We would also like to thank our volunteer sponsors Canadian Western Bank - Courtenay Branch and RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty whose support will assist with looking after our volunteers during the Festival. “Canadian Western Bank strongly believes in supporting and strengthening the communities that our customers

and employees call home. We are proud to be involved with the Filberg Society, preserving a gem in our Valley through an iconic annual festival.  The commitment of volunteers in organizing the Festival is absolutely amazing and once again demonstrates the spirit of our community.  Thank you for giving us an opportunity to help!” — Jean-Marc Jaquier- Branch Mgr. - Canadian Western Bank Courtenay

“The Comox Valley is known for its spirit of volunteerism. If you have a task to perform, a challenge to meet, whether it’s guiding the Olympic Torch through the valley communities or assisting visitors at YQQ, your event or impression will be better because of the volunteer.  The Filberg Festival shines brightly to thousands of visitors, artisans and performers because of the quality of the

volunteers. At RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty we participate in our community and applaud those who join us.  It’s a privilege to be here. “ — Dave Procter & Marty Douglas RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty Ltd.

2014 Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Board Members Back row (l to r) Kevin Moore, Cynthia Davies, Maureen Swift, Jo Ross, Allan Morrison Front row (l to r) Sharon Rouleau, Glen Sweetman, Mo MacKendrick Absent; Idelle Wheatley & Leslie Eaton Mo MacKendrick........................................................... President

Kevin Moore................................................................... Director

Glen Sweetman............................................................ Treasurer

Leslie Eaton ........................................................................Director

Jo Ross ......................................................................... Director

Sharon Rouleau...................................................................Director

Idelle Wheatley .............................................................. Director

Cynthia Davies....................................................................Director

Allan Morrison ............................................................... Director

Maureen Swift.............................................Town Representative

Welcome to the Filberg Festival Welcome to the 32nd annual Filberg Festival. On behalf of the the Board of Directors of the

and to continue the restoration to

volunteers and our staff who make

the Lodge.

the Festival happen. The park, the

More than 130 artisans are

gardens, the Lodge nestled below

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

presenting their arts and crafts for

the Beaufort Mountains on Comox

Association, thank you for coming

sale, once again. How exciting it is

Harbour create the perfect east

and for supporting this unique

to be able to showcase the recently

coast of Vancouver Island setting,

outdoor arts event. The Festival

constructed Comox Rotary Stage for

for this celebration of the arts.

continues to be our principle source

the 2014 musical lineup.

of funding, providing the revenue required to operate the association

Thank you to our community, our sponsors, the more than 300

Enjoy the food, the arts and crafts, the music and have fun. — Mo MacKendrick



T he festival team 2014 2014 Festival Staff consists of:

Producer ................................. Susan Lewis

Festival Crew Supervisors .. Mitch Chiasson,

Marketing & Communications .Wendy Sears

Brenda Hunt, Lindsay Joyce

Entertainment Liaison ......... Margot Holmes

Board Liaison...........................Kevin Moore

Food & Beverage Logistics . Judy Armstrong

Lodge Administrator..... Eden Lindsay-Bodie

Festival Site Office ......... Emma Whittington

Volunteer Coordinator .........Kirra Gullickson

2014 Festival Volunteer Team Leaders: Gift Shop................................. Norma Dean

Volunteer Lounge ......... Maybeth Hoagland

Greeters............................. Mickey Colburn

Lodge Tours ...................... Jeanne Gusman

Construction Site Crew .......... Geoff Russell

Controller..................Yvonne van den Brink

Box Office .......................... Glen Sweetman

Vendor Hospitality .......................Joy Bosse

Raffle .......................... Barbara Craig-Waite

Comox Rotary Backstage Crew ...Yves Bosse

and Joanne Paulson

Garden Stage ....................... Bjarne Nielsen

Security ........................... Damian Gardiner

Music Store . Alida Gafuik & Idelle Wheatley

Performer Relations ................. Judy Moore

Little Filbergers .......................Diane Kenny

and Erna Wiebe

Kids Area “Enchanted Forest” ...Dana Wilson

Tickets & General Information Daily Admission at the gate: .................................................... $15. Ages 12 and under free. Gates open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday ............................................... 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday ............................................................................... 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Park & Ride By Donation at 1475 Noel Avenue, Comox. Shuttle service provided by Ambassador Shuttle Service – arrive in style in air conditioned vans. • Bicycle lockup by donation on-site by the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition • Limited handicapped on-site parking • Beat the on-site line-ups - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE!! Ticket sales benefit the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association, which is registered in B.C. under the Society’s Act, and federally as a Charitable Organization. This society is responsible for funding all repairs and operations of this Heritage Site. Thank you for your support. ADVANCE TICKETS (available WHILE supplies last at all outlets) are: $13 single day (adult) and $40 for four days (one adult) - (12 years and under free). Advance tickets available: online at; at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods stores and Salt Spring Island; Arizona Gifts in the Comox Centre Mall, I-Hos Gallery and the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre.



Filberg Lodge

Comox Rotary Stage Upgrade Record Staff With the 32nd annual Filberg Festival coming up, a new stage at the park will have its first opportunity to display both local and national talent over the course of the weekend. The new Comox Rotary Stage recently received an upgrade from the usual tent-like canopy. With a donation of $15,000 toward building the stage from the Rotary Club of Comox and $5,000 each from The Comox Valley Community Foundation and Coastal Community Credit Union, the 191 Construction Engineering Flight subunit of 19 Wing Comox volunteered to build the stage. “We definitely like opportunities to work in the community and give something back to the community that supports us,” said 191 CEF Commander, Lt. Teslin Bruhn earlier this year. The concrete stage has four pillars and a timber frame structure, covered with a slanted metal roof for a sturdy, open design. The electrical work is mostly concealed by the new structure, ensuring a

The 191 Construction Engineering Flight subunit of 19 Wing Comox volunteered to help build the new Comox Rotary Stage at Filberg Park. PHOTO BY MANDY LARADE

BLACKBERRY WOOD kept the crowd entertained at the first of the Filberg Park summer concert series on the brand new Comox Rotary Stage earlier this summer.

safer and more aesthetically pleasing look. The Rotary Club of Comox also pitched in their labour doing stone work. Performing on the new stage will be a lineup of entertainment both locally and from across Canada. Tiller’s Folly, Royal Wood, Jesse Peters and Ken Lavigne are some crowd-pleasers that will be appearing throughout the festival.

Local artists and 2014 Juno nominees Phil Dwyer and David Gogo will also be present. Musical entertainment is not limited to adults, as there will be several children’s performers including Aunti Bobbi, The Kerplunks and 2014 Juno winner for Best Children’s Album, Helen Austin. Musical entertainment will be throughout the


entire festival at the Garden Stage and the new Comox Rotary Stage. The Filberg Festival runs Aug. 1 to 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Daily admission is $15, with advance tickets $13, or a festival pass for $40. For more information, visit



A rtisans in attendance201 4 Ceramics




Cathi Jefferson Pottery

Jaime Willms Pottery

Red Pot Pottery

Adhesif Clothing

Decorative and functional pottery

James Pottery

Unique, handmade one of a kind pottery

Up-cycled Eco Chic Apparel & Accessories

Functional and decorative stoneware, porcelain and earthenware.

Samphire Pottery

Art To Wear

Cathi’s work is altered wheel thrown and hand-built functional and sculptural salt/soda fired stoneware. Her work is influenced by the natural environment that surrounds her living on the Cowichan River near Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Choi’s Pottery

Laura van der Linde - Stoneware Pottery

Steve Choi is specialized in Korean celadon pottery. Each piece is individually handmade and hand carved with symbolic pattern. All items are functional, food safe, dishwasher/oven/microwave safe. Steve will be demonstrating “pottery carving” on site during Festival.

Laura Vanderlinde is a dynamic and expressive ceramic artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, her work is imbued with vivid colour and bold design.

Darrel Hancock Pottery

The Pottery is all handmade, functional Stoneware. This work is all suitable for daily use and is good in the microwave, conventional oven and dishwasher. I have many glaze combination lines which people can add to over the years.

Gordon Hutchens Pottery

My Cloud Creations

Whimsical Ceramics, Vibrant Glazes. Enchanted One of a Kind Teapots, Porcelain and Soy Wax “Glow Candles”, Puzzles and Games. Sue McLeod stretches her imagination beyond the realm of traditional ceramics and into a body of work that balances playfulness with elegance and beauty.

Quasimodo Pottery

Celebrating his studio’s 40th anniversary on Denman Island, Gordon will be exhibiting an exciting variety of works in rich colours and textures. Seascapes inspired by Hokusai’s “The Wave” are fired in his Japanese style dragon kiln taking three days to reach 2,400F. burning five cords of wood. He also uses other firing styles like complex fractal-like crystalline formations covering porcelain vases in gold, burgundy and aquamarine. Gordon’s new series, “Other Worlds” imagined moons of Jupiter, combine several techniques and multiple firings. Low fired Lustreware rounds out his exhibit with mugs, tea bowls and vases in iridescent reds, turquoise and purple.

For nearly thirty years Dave & Marlyn have been creating functional pottery of exceptional workmanship including a full line of dinner and oven wares. The durability and versatility of their pottery will allow you to use it daily as well as for all your special occasions. This year they are excited to present a new line of work featuring new forms, new glazes, and a new pattern inspired by the designs of Aztec, Celtic, and Haida artists. These influences are very apparent in their latest work which features dark blue geometrical designs set against subtle tones of blue gray, warm rust, and beautiful turquoise interior glaze.

Watercolour Artist and Writer

Adele makes tableware using both wheel thrown and drape moulding techniques and Sid uses slab building techniques in the construction of his structures and sculptural forms. Natural forms are a stimulus to both artists. Adele achieves her unique designs by the application of layers of glazes and stains while Sid manipulates the surface of the clay using a variety of textures and clay additions. Unique, One Of A kind Clothing & Accessories. Hand Dyed, Discharge, Multitextural Fabrics. A collection of Jackets, Vests, Tunics, Skirts, Dresses,Wraps, Scarves, Baby Wraps, Belts and Coordinating Jewelry.

Babs Studio

Simrose Studio

Ruby Eileen Simrose loves sculpting porcelain. She has been making very fine flowers from clay for decades. She is currently in the throws of a exciting mid-life crisis and has branched out into sea creatures (jelly fish, starfish) and handmade beads. The necklaces range from seals in kelp like wire to delicate flower garlands. Her imagination is bursting with new ideas. This will be the first year she will bring tile murals to the show and animal masks of porcelain are also in the works. She is looking forward to seeing the people she has met at past festivals.

Designer relaxed casuals that travel well, wash easily, look incredible,

Wild-Fire Pottery

choices for our customers. We can’t wait to see you there. Wide range of both functional and decorative pottery including mugs, jugs, teapots, pate cups, honey pots, butter dishes and ikebana flower cups.

and can be dressed up or down for numerous styling options. Looking fabulous is easy in Babs designs.

Ben-Zion Eni Men’s Clothing!! All of our garments are made in Canada. We use Merino wool and Organic Cotton to produce fashionable comfortable

Blackford Design Hand crafted wearable art clothing creations

M. Morgan Warren

Satisfy your soul + follow your heart, to discover an array of handmade wonders invites You to Her Exhibition Featuring 20 Special Small Originals, Remarques, Limited Edition Giclees and A Preview of Her New Book


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Fashion Accessories


Home /GardenDécor

Boogaloo Bubbywear

Bags and Boxes

Bling Squared Cute Glass

Cedar Mountain Studios

Organic, hip, ethical baby clothes printed by hand on Salt Spring Island. Also offering a collection of whimsical wooden art pieces that will delight young & old with endearing and thought-provoking imagery. All artwork on clothing & wood is 100% original, 100% quirky.

Hardwood boxes in multiple wood species for storing your jewellery, watches and other collections. Distinctive fabric and leather bags designed for special purposes such as travel, knitting, evening wear and everyday use. Bags and boxes are designed and handcrafted on Pender Island, BC.

Christine Seigneuret Design


Sustainable Jewellery and Home Decor creations.

Mixed media art, home decor and fashion accessories. Hand painted silk, acrylic on canvas and wood panel.

End Of Her Rope Designs

Iva’s Green Art

I am designing and producing clothing and fashion accessories from quality recycled materials. It all happens in my Langley, BC studio. I have been designing and sewing for 35 years and have received a classical European tailor apprenticeship. Current products include skirts (3 lengths), hats (winter and summer), wrist warmers, cuffs, vests and oversized men’s shirts. Look forward to seeing you at the Filberg Festival.

Handmade wearable fibre art that captures the whimsical, the ethereal, and a touch of sass into accessories designed for the modern woman with discerning taste. Capturing the raw and delicate beauty of her west coast home End of Her Rope Designs creates intricate textile body and hair adornments that are equally at home in the grocery aisle as they are on the wedding aisle. Incorporating organic designs with a refined and modern touch, the end result is a luxurious yet effortlessly wearable addition to any collection.

Jo’momma designs

Joyce Bezusko

Jo’momma designs is a deliciously different line of clothing locally crafted from sustainable fibres. My designs are sexy, comfortable, whimsical, and celebrate the body.

One of a kind eclectic fashion accessories i.e. cuff bracelets, pendants, necklaces, belt buckles (wall pieces)

K-O.ME Clothing for EVERY body

Rosehip Hat Studio

Pj’zzzz Bed Bath Sleep is your one stop gift, sleep and loungewear destination.

“My hats are my life’s work, celebrating a life-long passion for creating with fibre, yarn and fabric” Shari Reid, designer. “Rosehip Hats are one-of-a-kind and feature original artist details such as stencilling, transfer printing, pleating, patchwork, appliqué and a variety of needleworks. I use top-quality tailoring methods and sustainable fabrics: re-invented vintage textiles, earth-friendly fibres (hemp, organic cotton, bamboo) and a variety of natural fibre, repurposed materials. I design my own patterns and continually update my classic styles to reflect the prevailing mood of fashion.”

Sabrina Butterfly Designs

Shi Studio

Timeless designs for naturally comfortable women. Flattering silhouettes, distinctive details, textures and an array of natural fibres create a signature Sabrina Butterfly clothing piece.

Shi Studio creates accessories that frame a unique perspective of silk, antique silks and other textiles under glass. Shi pieces are at once classic and elegant while also rich with organic texture, colour and detail. From pendants and earrings, to cuffs and festival pocket belts Shi Studio accessories combine ancient beauty with modern form.

My name is Kjaer (care). I am an artist. My lifelong passion of creating in various art forms, has most recently evolved into designing and sewing unique, affordable, and one of a kind clothing for all sized women.

Pjzzzz Pyjamas Inc

Schu Clothing For over 20 years Stef has been creating original individually hand dyed garments and textiles for the whole family. All with a truly west coast flavour. So happy to contribute to the idyllic Filberg festival and excited to see you all again this year!

Sew Cute Creations

U.S.E.D. Bags and accessories made from 100% Recycled seat belts and other recycled materials.

Vivid Works

Our products include fun, bright and colorful clothing options for both girls and boys. 100% cotton reversible pants and jackets, dresses, skirts, accessories and our very popular flannel “baby” pants are included in our line. The sizes range from newborn (3-6months), infant (6-12months), toddler (18month-4years) and up to age 14 in dresses. Our mission is to make a good quality clothing at a reasonable price that children like to wear.

Voilà par Andréanne We are proud to offer you 100% Métis Canadian clothing beautifully crafted, comfortable, and sustainable women’s clothing, featuring stunning original Aboriginal design and handmade details.

Wildflower Tie Dye Hand dyed clothing for the young at heart!

After graduating from the UK with a degree in Fine Art, I started my business ‘Vivid Works’. For 16 years I made a variety of sculptural pieces from Silver Cutlery and successfully sold my work all over the UK. I moved to Canada 5 years ago and began teaching myself new skills in textiles. I found with Crochet and Felting I could create my own patterns and began a passion making hats, enjoying the sculptural element in them. After exhibiting my work locally I gradually went on to bigger shows and in 2013 I received the Silver in ‘Excellence in Craft’ at the Vancouver Circle Craft Show.

Wildish Wear A variety of original, hand made summer hats, including fabric hats of linen and silk and indestructable hats made from a 1/4” polyester braid. These hats can be washed and rolled up to pack in pocket or bag. I also make unique needle felted embellishment on some of the hats and on silk for scarves using hand spun local wool.

Adorable and collectible hand-sculpted glass jewelry and figurines.

Illuminati Glassworks We design and produce fused glass art for the home and garden. Some of our pieces are functional. Some are decorative. ALL of them are FUN! BRIGHT! BOLD! Impeccably crafted with obsessive attention to detail, our work reflects a fiery love affair with design, light and colour. We take our work seriously and we have serious fun doing it, all from our home on beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Keeping Afloat Kim Naylor from Keeping Afloat creates original west coast treasures from discarded objects. Genuine glass fishing floats, stones from the beach and clam shells polished by the wave action of the mighty Pacific Ocean are all inspiration and components for the jewellery, bowls and candle holders she makes. With a vintage spoon, a fresh water pearl and the odd shiny bauble thrown in, her collections are original, eclectic, and very west coast.

KilnArt Glass Studio

Wooden Home décor. We make wooden art blocks, wooden slat signs, wooden coasters, wooden magnets. We also make and will be introducing this year a beautiful line of wooden (maple) postcards.

Douglas Walker Sculpture Canadian Artist Douglas Walker is well known for creating unique water features and kinetic garden art sculptures using, among other things, discarded musical instruments, recycled copper, silver, brass and glass collectables. His garden fountains and bird feeders are best described as whimsical, eclectic, humorous and certainly one-of-a-kind.

Him Creations Needle felted creations

Kastawayz Art Kastawayz Art loves to ‘upcycle’ old metal into all kinds of fun structures and creatures from both land and sea. We strive to focus on keeping our ideas fresh and unique with lots of variety and a wide price range.

Well designed, exquisitely executed dichroic glass with sterling silver jewelry by Peggy Brackett and glass vessels, both new and large, and classic and small, glittering, oh-so-precious things of beauty by Jo Ludwig.

Ocean Designs

Rhythms Artglass Blown Glass with Meaningful Imagery. For 34 years on the Island, Linda Westrom and Claude Duperron have used their own glass formulas to make their glasswork distinctive and collectible throughout the world. They have exhibited at shows across Canada and the US and have received many awards, including First place in Glass at the Sausalito Art Festival and the Gold Award of Excellence at Circle Craft. Free diamond etching makes your piece a precious heirloom that celebrates your love of beauty. Choose a special gift for a special occasion: birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation or for a valued friendship .

Samphire Glass My work is influenced from repeated patterns found in nature, textiles and the work of Hundertwasser. It is ever changing. My pieces are inspired by my passion for colour and pattern. I create many different series in the medium of glass and in glass blowing processes.

Sarah Mulligan Glass modern glass artifacts - blown and fused art glass and jewelry

Home/Garden Décor Amanda Parker Design Amanda Parker is an honours graduate of the Craft & Design Program majoring in glass, at Sheridan College. With a multidisciplinary artistic background including painting, sculpture, and interior design, she creates multi media works for the home as well as fine artwork that explores our relationship with nature and technology.

Anvil Island Design Jack Willoughby is well-known in Canada and the US for his unique, humorous, whimsical designs using steel, aluminum, copper and iron. He is often commissioned to do one-of-kind metal art for clients all over the world. His imaginative pieces may be found in homes, galleries and boardrooms around the globe.

West coast rock creations

Pleasant Street Studio Pleasant Street Studio uses reclaimed - recycled metal to create lasting works of art for home and garden, we give new life to discarded metals which a great deal of it would otherwise end up in landfills. Drop by our booth and I know you will leave with a smile on your face with the variety of art pieces we have to offer.

Ratatouille Designs Fine linen items for you and your home.

Sandscript Designs Sandscript Design creates original works of art by engraving into solid stone, granite, marble, porcelain tile, glass or wood. It’s unique - it’s original - and can be personalized to make it that “One-of-a-Kind” piece of art.

Wing Nut Designs From our workshop in Metchosin, we create sculpture, garden art and home accessories. We work primarily in steel, but incorporate various materials, including natural found objects. Our one of a kind pieces can be found in homes and businesses throughout North America and the world.

Jewellery ~ Fashion Beach Road Studio I compose mixed media paintings, combing sometimes wood, metal, acrylic, aniline dyes. They range in size from 1x2 feet to 4x7 feet. They range from abstract to non objective elements. I also compose wearable sculptures and these are composed of varieties of hardwoods, silver, gold, and ivory. They are mostly pendants but also some wood rings.

Carla Swope Jewels Earthy and timeless custom jewelry specializing in wirework. Each design is unique and derived from nature’s elements.


Jewellery - Fashion Ear Curls, etc.

Ear Curls - for the look of multiple piercing without the pain . . . and the Hair Wrap - it’s a “No Braider”

Erin Miller Jewelry

Erin’s jewelry has been described as delicate but striking, elegant with an edge, and always feminine. Her creations are made from sterling and fine silver, semi precious stones, fresh water pearls, and swarovski crystal. Jewelry is Erin’s passion. Her love for design, detail and color are expressed in every piece. Each one of a kind creation is handcrafted in her studio in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

Linda Rajotte Silver Ocean Designs

The silver and copper wearable art pieces I create are individual and unique with distinct designs most certainly influenced by my mathematical background. Logarithmic spirals found in nature such as ammonite fossils, shells, and sunflowers inspire me. Circles and spirals are a constant theme in my work. My art is to be worn; therefore, I am concerned not only with appearance, but also with touch and form how does it feel on the skin - how does it lie on the body? I want to adorn the body, feed the soul and create pieces that have an organic energy.

LXandra Jewellery

I create one-of-a-kind bead woven cuffs and tapestry earrings as well as lampwork jewellery with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship, unique design, and inspiring colors. In my designs, I incorporate pearls, gemstones, clay roses and ravens, as well as unusual vintage beads to create jewellery that is modern yet classic, feminine yet fun, romantic, and playful...with the ultimate goal of offering a timeless piece of wearable art that enhances and expresses a woman’s unique sense of self.

Jewellery ~ Fine Amy Newsom Design

Amy Newsom works from her open studio in Qualicum Beach, BC. She holds a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College and has over 25 years experience making and selling fine jewellery and gifts. Amy’s designs have a mystical allure of celtic craft. Drawing from the natural world, both seen and unseen, Amy melds exquisite gemstones with elemental designs with tasteful interpretations of fauna and flora. These designs will remind us of who we are and where we came from. Drop by our booth and see which hand crafted piece speaks to you!

Anat Basanta Designs

I use textured patterns alongside woven silver to capture the softness, fluidity, and airy nature of knitted textiles. I tend to work with simple forms, and strive to reach the meeting point of beauty and intrigue.

Even Design Clever jewellery

Janet Stein Jewelry Contemporary silver and gold jewelry

Jessie Turner Designs

Jewellery that expands the idea of simple adornment to one of self expression and purpose. Simple, beautiful elegance.

johnathandesignz Organic, architecturally inspired jewelry designed to find symmetry and balance between metal and wood. Look for pendants, earrings and bracelets made from bamboo, teak, walnut and birch paired with copper, silver and gold.

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Redroom Artglass Studio

Sapphire Fresh Jewellery

Salt Spring Island’s Bees Wax Works

Damaris Oakley, of Redroom Artglass Studio is a glass bead artist and silversmith. She designs and creates handmade glass beads, uses the beads as inspiration for her one of kind jewellery pieces, and compliments her designs with hand fabricated sterling silver components. Her jewellery style is influenced by the beautiful west coast landscape that is reflected in each piece she creates. Damaris’ jewellery reveals the transformation of glass and silver into three dimensional, wearable works of art.

Sapphire Fresh Jewellery has a fresh, clean, timeless style. All of our items are original, in-house designs. We understand the value of owning unique jewellery. Many of our pieces are one-of-a-kind or made in limited quantities. Our jewellery is handcrafted in Calgary, Canada. We use a variety of high-quality materials including sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearl, and hand-made glass. The metal in our jewellery is nickel-free.

Sterling Designs by JLK

Sarah Mulligan Glass

modern glass artifacts - blown and fused art glass and jewelry

Judy is a Regina artist, who, for the past 6 years, has been working with sterling silver and other precious metals to create unique and beautiful jewelry. Her designs start on a sketchpad and after choosing the desired materials by weight and texture, she transforms these raw metals into beautiful handcrafted rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Judy forms, cuts, sands, solders, etches, stamps, and polishes each piece. Her jewelry is available on-line, in several galleries in Saskatchewan, as well as at a number of juried art shows in Western Canada.

Stephanie Ann Designs

Stoneworks Jewellery One of a kind gemstone jewelry made in silver, copper, and brass. We specialize in rare and unusual gemstones in forged, metalsmithed, chainmaille, and wirework settings.

Val Lancaster Silver and Gold West Coast Native Jewellery

Windy Tree Artisan This unique jewelry is handcrafted from arbutus branches which have fallen naturally and have been collected from the forest floor with freehand cut design inspired by the natural west coast.

Jewellery ~ Glass Dragonfly Organic Art Hand made Art Glass Beads, pendants, earrings and bracelets. I find inspiration for each unique glass bead while exploring nature. The stones and waves on a beach, flowers in the garden or colours and textures in a mountain forest. Each individual bead is created when I melt and shape coloured glass rods on a propane/oxygen torch. Once annealed in my kiln the beads are cleaned and wired into jewelry pieces. Come and visit me this year and see one of these unique beads being made. One of a kind hand made lampwork glass bead jewellery collection of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings set with sterling silver, bronze, pearls, semi precious stones. Along with her signature starfish ocean theme some new items include large hole beads to collect, stack and change on leather and sterling silver chains.

Redroom Artglass Studio Damaris Oakley, of Redroom Artglass Studio is a glass bead artist and silversmith. She designs and creates handmade glass beads, uses the beads as inspiration for her one of kind jewellery pieces, and compliments her designs with hand fabricated sterling silver components. Her jewellery style is influenced by the beautiful west coast landscape that is reflected in each piece she creates. Damaris’ jewellery reveals the transformation of glass and silver into three dimensional, wearable works of art.


Come and see our Canine Collection. We design and handcraft dog themed jewelry and other dog related items for dog lovers. Using sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and niobium we offer our Canine Collection to celebrate the joy and unconditional love that dogs bring to our lives. We are excited and proud to share our Canine Collection with you and all work is supervised by our Collie Crew, at Finely Found Designs.

Kalp Henna Beautiful and natural Henna & Jagua Temporary Tattoos lasting 2 to 5 weeks. Wide variety of designs by highly experienced Artist.

Raven’s Rest Studio Inspired by vintage photos, ephemera, dusty books etc., Raven’s Rests Studio presents an eclectic range of greetings, gifts and small accessories full of cheeky sentiment and a bit of whimsy. My wares are created using non-traditional and recycled materials, taking used, worn or forgotten items and turning them into something beautiful with a new purpose. My work elevates cast-off treasures and leftover tidbits into unique, original and affordable art such as key chains, pendants, greeting cards, brooches and cuff links; hence offering a little something for everyone.

“Uniquely designed soft leather bags & purses with a West Coast touch” Drawing on my European background in Fashion, I design and make beautiful soft leather bags and purses with a “West Coast Touch”, using natural stones as closures. Indian Summer Leather Design bags are some of the most versatile, unique, stylish, and well made bags available today. Women who wear my bags tell me that they are frequently complimented not only on how beautiful the bags are, but also how great they look wearing them. All my bags are hand crafted in my studio on Gabriola Island, BC and are guaranteed.


Red Crow Leather

Kim Naylor from Keeping Afloat creates original west coast treasures from discarded objects. Genuine glass fishing floats, stones from the beach and clam shells polished by the wave action of the mighty Pacific Ocean are all inspiration and components for the jewellery, bowls and candle holders she makes. With a vintage spoon, a fresh water pearl and the odd shiny bauble thrown in, her collections are original, eclectic, and very west coast.

Handmade leather bags and pouches.

KilnArt Glass Studio

Andrea Mueller is a mixed media artist from North Vancouver, BC. A jewellery designer for 14 years, she’s flipped to the other side of the coin with her love of paper. Old books, postcards and photographs (the older the better) are deconstructed and combined with Japanese chiyogami papers to create a new and fabulous upcycled art that she calls “quilting with paper” to create her unique style of collage art, coasters, magnets and cards.

Dichroic glass jewelry with sterling silver findings that is well designed and exquisitely executed by Peggy Brackett. Also, glass vessels, both new and large, and classic and small, glittering, oh-so-precious things of beauty by Jo Ludwig.

Finely Found Designs

Salt Spring Island Candle Company

Keeping Afloat

100% pure beeswax candles, and premium quality varietal and flavoured honeys

Unique, collectible & inspiring glass jewellery. Designs by Wendy Pierson Diamond, created in her Vancouver Island studio.

Creighton Valley Apiaries

Indian Summer Leather Design

Rustic and recycled leather handbags and jewelry made by Samantha Simmons from Qualicum Beach, BC. Loka is defined as “world’ or “place of existence”. Sam is inspired by nature’s raw characteristics as well as ancient culture, costume and design. Each piece is one of a kind and materials are sourced locally within Canada. Fabrics and findings are chosen to instill a worldly feel to every handmade piece.

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Salt Spring Island’s Bees Wax Works Candle Company; handmade pure Canadian beeswax candles made in small batches since 1994.

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Salt Spring Island Candle Co. is a small family business, run by Jay Campbell, 2nd generation candle maker. Our vintage inspired soy wax candles are hand poured in small batches, on Salt Spring Island. We use eco friendly, GMO free 100% soy wax, infused with the finest natural fragrance and essential oils. Our unique containers, unusual fragrances, and retro aesthetic, make for an original offering among Canadian candle artisans.

Comox Valley Community Arts Council The pro-active, leading force behind the promotion of arts and culture in our community! OUR MISSION is to animate the arts in the Comox Valley by: acting as a resource for the arts community; informing the public about the arts; and celebrating the Comox Valley as an arts producing centre. The Comox Valley Community Arts Council works to facilitate, activate and advocate on behalf of arts and culture in our community. Through our involvement in a wide variety of activities, we pro-actively support the cultural creators and workers of the Comox Valley. We will be onsite at the Filberg Festival raising funds with our annual raffle and sharing our knowledge of the local arts community.

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Speciality Foods Ace Curries To Go Our Curries are all Natural, Gluten Free, No MSG and Preservatives. All Spice blends are completely SALT free. Let your “CURRY~OUSITY” Make you “CURRY~GEOUS”

Beaver House Fudge Company Inc. Over 40 varieties of fresh, home made creamy fudge! It’s all made with certified organic cream and butter with world award winning Swiss chocolate. Come try some!

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We are your local Vancouver Island source for “Certified Gluten Free” Curry Mixes (Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, Aloo Gobi, Chicken Curry, Daal etc.), Spices, Chai Spice, Chai Latte mix, Salsa Mix and Cookbooks. Our products are 100% natural with, no preservatives, No added Salt and No MSG. Bringing you the very heart of flavor since 1996.

Davenport’s Tasty Sensations Butternut Crunch, Cowboy Crunch, Old Fashion Peanut Brittle, Rocky Mountain Bark, Chocolate coated Carmel Corn and JuJubes. Sante Fe and savoury snack mixes to name a few. A family-produced collection of gourmet treats and savoury snack mixes, all produced in small batches to proved the high quality that our customers have become accustomed to. Stop by and check out our “NEW RANCHERS MIX” a beautiful combination of sweet and salty that will rock your taste buds.

Flavors of the Med We are Passionate about Flavors! Our flavors will entrance you and bring you to faraway places like Morocco, Turkey, France, Greece, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Tunisia and Israel. Prepared with top shelf fragrant and flavorful herbs and spices, our blends are all natural and gluten free. Enjoy the best the Mediterranean has to offer!

Freshly Squeez’d Freshly Squeez’d specializes in beautiful, eatable design. A graduate of Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts, owner Kylie Mangles combines her baking talent with graphic design training to create delicious works of art. Brilliant colours, fresh design, and quality ingredients leave each piece looking too good to eat (but one bite and you’ll throw that notion out the window!) You’ll find specialty decorated sugar cookies, cupcake and cake toppers at this years booth. Freshly Squeez’d is based in the Comox Valley, offering both custom confectionary and graphic design for special events and special people.

Maples’ Sugar Shack Maple Products made fresh in BC! From Maple syrup on snow to maple butter for your toast, there is something for everyone! A limited amount of BC Big-leaf Maple Syrup will be available and we also specialize single farm Maple Syrup from the east. Taste the difference! Take part in the experience!

Metropolitan Chef 100% Natural Seasoning Rubs. 16 servings in every package. No additives, no preservatives, gluten free. No marinating required. Low in sodium and most rubs are sugar free. No Baste Turkey Rub, the perfect bird every time, makes it’s own amazing gravy! Take your food to the next level with Metropolitan Chef Seasoning Rubs.

Nonna Pias Gourmet Sauces We create velvety smooth balsamic réductions and infuse them with fresh herbs and fruits. drizzle them on salads, grilled fish, burgers and wings. Turn your homecooked meals and appetizers into gourmet dishes.

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd. Tantalize your taste buds with our gourmet delicacies; Gourmet fruit vinegars (using local farm fruit), brie toppers, beer bread and cider bread mixes, soup mixes , dip mixes and so much more. Come and check out our handmade paper used in our unique packaging.

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Producers of speciality sauces, vinegars and jellies. Please stop by our booth to sample the many flavours of our unique sauces, vinegars and jellies. We will have a new vinegar to sample this year so make sure to give us a visit.

Untamed Feast Wild Canadian Foods.

Valhalla Farm Herbs n’Things

Our herbs are grown to their full potential in the warmth of the Cowichan Valley. They are prepared immediately after harvesting to preserve their full flavour. They are then combined with local fruit to make gourmet jellies that enhanced the flavour of the fruit and increase the variety of their uses.

Textiles & Fibres Jocelyne Mange

All Rain Goose fabrics are designed by Jocelyne Mange. The images are hand printed on small panels and then cut and sewn into her uniquely conceived products.

Leola’s Studio

Leola Witt-McNie has been weaving for many years and teaching for more then 30. She has a vast amount of experience and expertise in weaving, spinning, and the many textile arts. Leola teaches a variety of textile arts such as weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, woven tapestry, thread painting, quilting techniques and more!

Toys Enchanted Acres Faerie costumes and magical toys for children of all ages!

JaluToys Jalu Toys is a small toy-making company which produces unique Waldorf oriented hand-made, and hand-painted wooden animal and people figures. Jalu’s toys are of exceptional quality and design, and are made from local Canadian hardwoods. These collectable hand-crafted wooden toys inspire creative and imaginative play in children that will last for years. Each piece is individually made with non-toxic, waterbased paints and natural beeswax finish.

Visual Arts Anna Bennett ~ Artist Anna May Bennett is an Artist living and working on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Born, raised and trained in Public Art in Edinburgh, Scotland, Anna brings her love of all things coastal to her detailed oil paintings of Canada’s West Coast. Anna’s art can be found in private collections in the UK, Canada and Australia. Original Oil Paintings and Limited Edition prints available.

Artwork by Sheryl Sawchuk Original paintings of vibrant flowers and Vancouver Island landscapes.

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Melia’s Enterprise

Melia’s Enterprise produces scarves and ponchos made from silk in unique and fashionable designs. the fabric is selected for its beautiful hand painting and then cut and assembled by hand.

Cutting-edge visionary art from globally renowned painter Autumn Skye Morrison. Her inspired and delicate style of magic realism has gained fans around the world, and appears in numerous books and publications, including covers for the New Agora, Sedona magazine, and the popular We’Moon calender. Don’t miss her always inspirational booth featuring stunning original works, a large selection of high quality canvas and paper prints, artcards, holograms, and much more.

Norah Curtis Designs

Beach Road Studio Knitted and felted clothing.

Opulence Art Wear

One of a Kind, Hand Painted Silk & Hand Felted Merino Wool Clothing & Accessories

Sweatermaker Yarns

Hand dyed natural fibres and yarns of all kinds for knitters, weavers, felters and doll makers. One of a kind hand woven garments, blankets & throws.

Comox Valley Woolgatherers Guild

At the 2014 Filberg Festival the Woolgatherers will demonstrate weaving, spinning, knitting and felting. Our experienced craftspeople will provide mini workshops at designated times and will be happy to answer your fibre related questions. In addition, there will be beautifully handmade items for sale in the form of handwoven or knitted blankets, shawls, tea towels, socks, handspun yarns and felted jewellery to name a few. We look forward to seeing you at the Filberg Festival.

The Denman & District Lace Club

The club began in 1919 with the visit of a very accomplished lace maker Elsie Spenser who was visiting her brother on Denman Island. Resident ladies prevailed upon Elsie to teach them the art and skill of lace making. Once finished the set of lessons, the ladies registered as the Denman & District Lace Club, now recognized as the oldest lace club in North America. Members of our club have also branched out and now make lace patterns from Russia, France, Denmark, and several different locations in Great Britain, each having their own distinctive style. We are pleased to be invited to participate in the Filberg Festival again this year, having an opportunity to make even more people aware of this antique but still living art form.

I compose mixed media paintings, combing sometimes wood, metal, acrylic, aniline dyes. They range in size from 1x2 feet to 4x7 feet.. They range from abstract to non objective elements. I also compose wearable sculptures and these are composed of varieties of hardwoods, silver, gold, and ivory. They are mostly pendants but also some wood rings.

Brett Varney Artist Vivid Oil Pastels & gold leaf

Christine Seigneuret Mixed media art, home decor and fashion accessories. Hand painted silk, acrylic on canvas and wood panel.

Christy Mitchell Fine Art Original Fine Art (Monotypes) Painting with Oils on Paper, Christy has been working as a full-time artist for over 20 years and her work is widely collected, including many international and corporate clients. “I like to paint beautiful pieces that people will love. Everytime someone comes back to tell me that they still love the art they purchased years ago, they give me a gift.” The Monotype Process is challenging and full of ‘accidental effects.’ It is the constant adventure of this technique that keeps me engaged. Come and ask me how they are created, you will be intriqued.

Jennifer Harwood A collection of beautiful, vibrant and dynamic acrylic landscapes and florals that strike a harmonious balance between abstraction and the recognizable forms derived from life.


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Acres Away Woodworks

World Class wildlife and scenic photography. Work taken over 30 years by a unique Keay family. All work is taken under the highest code of ethics. Locations include beautiful Vancouver Island, B.C. the high Arctic. Photography in Canada’s most remote and wild areas. Other locations include Africa, Alaska, Cosa Rica, Equador. Come and experience mother nature in these extraordinary images.

“Funktional” Art for the Kitchen

M. Morgan Warren Morgan Warren’s watercolours are known for their exquisite detail and portrayal of rarer moments in the lives of birds. Over the years her work has appeared on Save the Children Fund Christmas Cards and a Ducks Unlimited Print and is to be found in the private collections of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This year Morgan will display framed originals, including many studies to be featured in her upcoming book. Framed giclees, including some remarques, as well as shrink-wrapped prints and cards will round out a large and colourful exhibition.

Bags and Boxes Hardwood boxes in multiple wood species for storing your jewellery, watches and other collections. Distinctive fabric and leather bags designed for special purposes such as travel, knitting, evening wear and everyday use. Bags and boxes are designed and handcrafted on Pender Island, BC.

EntWood Turnings Eric Munshaw has made functional art by turning salvaged wood in the Chilliwack River Valley for 30 years. His woods come from private land – often old farmsteads in the Fraser Valley. The light-weight bowls have “live” edges formed by the outside of the tree and sit upon Eric’s signature carved feet. Some bowls have been coloured, but still show the grain of the wood. Bowls are food-safe and have a quick-wash finish. Each bowl is signed and shows the type and source of the wood.

Marney-Rose Edge Fine Art

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Marney-Rose is a painter living in New Westminster but originally from New Zealand. Edge specializes in florals, still life and pet portraits using watermedia and oils on paper and canvas. Color and light are energetic components of her paintings that excite the senses. Strong use of light and shadow for her realistic portrayal of subjects stimulate the senses, so you smell the perfume of the flowers or want to reach out and touch the objects of her still life compositions.

Monk Art Gallery and Studo Monk is a West Coast Canadian artist whose works depict the views and life on the West Coast.

Olga Sugden

Michaud Toys High Quality Traditional Wooden Games and Beautiful Custom Engraved Memory Books. Proudly Handcrafted in Jarvis, ON, Canada.

Mokajade Designs Mokajade Designs is where design and function merge and become beautiful wooden pieces. Every piece is handcrafted with an acute attention to detail. Here we absolutely love to see raw materials take shape into something tactile and tangible and most importantly functional.

Sandpiper Arts & Crafts Furniture

Vancouver’s favorite designer and producer of whimsical greeting cards and home decor for the young at heart.

Sa Boothroyd

Makers of custom designed wood furniture in the Arts and Crafts style, with or without a twist.

Q.B. Arts

whimsical art, tea towels, coasters, magnets, bags and onsies.

Jai and Val Kealy of Q.B. Arts carve original art pieces using wood, stone, glass, and leather. They combine mediums and make them flow together into beautiful reflections of nature.

Wildart Photography Shel Neufeld’s photography is inspired by his deep connection to nature scenes from his own backyard on the Sunshine Coast, to month long mountain trips in BC’s Coast Mountains. Share some of Shel’s journey through his vivid colour photos printed on canvas and conventional prints. Check out Shel’s personal stories and reflections on the back of each photo. From closeups of tiny flowers to wide ocean landscapes, Shel’s unique images bring to life a beautiful world that many often miss.

R. A. W. Wood Wooden painted sculptures, animals, and human figures.

C.V. Teams and Visiting Teams Compete

Sunday, 03 August 2014 Comox Marina Sylvan Temple World Instruments makes ethnic instruments from all over the world with local wood. Here, Nature is the inspiration and the Forest lays the guiding principles.

The Willow Way

Bold and colorful interpretations of west coast nature. Unique trees with twisting roots and lofty birds with tall legs. Original acrylic paintings, prints and art cards.

Rustic Home and Garden Furnishings: Bent willow Chairs, Rustic Dining Chairs, Stone and Tile top Tables, Baskets, Trellis’, and much more.

Photographic Art by Martin Kaspers

Large,unique, high resolution, landscape photographs including many west coast images. Featuring large canvas giclees and fine art prints.

Dragon Boat Races

Sylvan Temple World Instruments

Yapes Paints- Art by April Lacheur

Victor Simonson

West Coast Chainsaw Artists Kevin Lewis and Angela Kroeker’s are spectacular chainsaw artists carving out not just your typical roughed out chainsaw carvings, they create works of fine wood art.

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As parking is limited at the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park and in the surrounding residential area we encourage you to either walk, cycle or use the public transit system if you live locally. If you are driving to the Festival the best thing to do is to take advantage of Ambassador Shuttle Service’s Park & Ride at 1475 Noel Avenue. For a donation (suggest $2.00 per person) Ambassador’s friendly drivers will drop you off near the Festival entrance and take you back to your vehicle when you are done having fun at the end of the day. The shuttle service runs during Festival hours from 9am to 6pm Friday through Sunday and from 9am to 5pm on Monday. The limited parking space on site is saved for handicapped designated vehicles. These spots do fill up quickly so access is available to drive in and drop off passengers at the gate.

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Tracy Kobus brings a contemporary perspective to the artistic tradition of exploring our relationship to the land and the mystery of wilderness. Her acrylic paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the province; such as the Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Campbell River Art Gallery and Nanaimo Art Gallery. Tracy was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Atlin Art Centre and attended the Toni Onley Artists Project in Wells. She was awarded commissions to create the

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Entertainers in attendance2014

ANDREA SMITH was born and raised in the

AUNTI BOBBI THE CLOWN (Bobbi Kurtz), originally from Calgary, has called Nanaimo home for the past 22 years. She has been entertaining children and their families on Vancouver Island for over 16 years. Aunti Bobbi’s Groove and Move is a fun interactive show that will capture the attention and imagination of the children through dance, movement, song, and of course good old clowning around!

BRODIE DAWSON Winner of “Vocalist of the

CARLI AND JULIE KENNEDY It’s like seeing double. Victoria, BC’s CARLI AND JULIE KENNEDY have a musical bond that only identical twins can share. It is said the most beautiful vocal harmony is that of siblings, and nothing could be more accurate when experiencing the Kennedys. With Carli on vocals and guitar and Julie on vocals, violin, mandolin and bass guitar, this energetic duo creates a sound that is truly their own. Carli and Julie were nominated for five 2012 BC Country Music Awards, and the 2013 VIMA for Roots Album of the Year.

DANIEL WESLEY Listening to the reggae-tinged

DAVID GOGO As one of Canada’s hardest working and most prolific blues guitar virtuosos, David Gogo has amassed a worldwide fan base and an impressive list of accomplishments. He has earned four JUNO nominations, the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year, the CBC Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year. He has played on stage with Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley.

DINAH D As a performer for the last 20 years, Dinah D has seen a lot of road, a lot of faces and a lot of backstage greenrooms. With one foot in the Blues/Swing genre the other in Soundscape/Folk/Bluegrass/Poetry/ Experimental; she has been a busy gal. Her multi-award winning band, The Kerplunks has probably been the biggest BANG yet, taking Dinah D to the JUNO awards 3 times. Dinah D has finally put together her all-star band “Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub”. Dinah D finds herself emulating this style in her writing for the Swingclub.

ERIC HARPER Award Winning Flamenco

Kamloops/ Shuswap area. She is a songwriter, a singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has recorded three albums of original music and is currently nominated for three Vancouver Island Music Awards for her latest album “Transition. Andrea has sang with some of Canada’s great musicians including Don Thompson, Pat Coleman and Robbie King. She continues to play gigs and share the stage with some of B.C.’s best and has opened for Trooper, Dave Gogo, Powder Blues, Blue Rodeo, Shari Ulrich and Doug Cox.

title track of Daniel Wesley’s new album, Ocean Wide fans new and old will hear a songwriter who has come into his own as a lyricist and creator of memorable melodies as he explores more mature, evocative themes with sometimes ruthless honesty, wisdom, perseverance and gratitude. The 31-yearold White Rock, BC native, has always been known for his powerfully expressive voice, powerhouse live shows, and wonderfully varied musical creations.

Year” at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards and nominated for “Best Live Act” at both 2013 and 2014 VIMA’s. Her musical voyage has come full circle, beginning on Vancouver Island where she was lucky enough to open for Juno ward winner Ray Bonneville, at her very first show many years ago. Her music took her to Montreal, performing in clubs and recording her first CD at Hote2Tango Studios, migrating to Yellowknife eventually back to the Comox Valley where she now fondly calls Cumberland home.

Guitarist Eric Harper creates not only a unique sound all his own but his music is melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core. Among other achievements Eric has also co-scored Kevin Spacey’s movie entitled “Inseparable”, worked closely with amazing people such as Grammy Award Winning Producer KC Porter and The Office’s Rainn Wilson.

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HELEN AUSTIN after years of writing songs

JESSE PETERS in the world of jazz, there are two types of performers, those who play for themselves, and those who play for their audience, Jesse Peters is definitely the latter. With his soul bared at each and every performance, his musical sincerity draws in anyone willing to let go and come along for the ride. By the age of 21, his group, The Peters Drury Trio, had released two acclaimed jazz recordings, distributed in Canada, the United States and Hong Kong.

KEN LAVIGNE is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. This versatile performer commands ovations with every performance by blending entertaining stories of his inspiring journey to sing in the world’s most prestigious concert hall with spectacular music from a diverse repertoire. Ken is a guy that follows his dreams with a voice of liquid gold.

MELANIE DEKKER is a Canadian roots-folk pop

PHIL DWYER C.M. has been a fixture on the

ROYAL WOOD has laid the foundation of his career by writing honest music to much critical acclaim. With the release of We Were Born To Glory he continues to win each fan through the intimate connection only a truly great songwriter can make with his audience. It has been a road of accolades and accomplishments leading up to now. In 2008, Royal was crowned Songwriter of the Year by iTunes and in 2011 his album The Waiting earned a Juno Award nomination for Songwriter of the Year -- further establishing him among the elite of Canadian songwriting.

RUMBA CALZADA originally formed in 1991,

SHARI ULRICH a two time Juno Award winner, and inductee in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Shari Ulrich was first heard in the early 70’s with the quirky Pied Pumkin playing fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, flute & sax. Her defection to the Hometown Band and a high profile launch to national recognition led to her solo career as a singer songwriter. Her latest release “Everywhere I Go” is her 8th solo album, and the 21st of her career.

while making a living as a musical stand-up comedian, Helen Austin’s move to Canada in 2002 was the catalyst for her musical career. Eleven years and seven albums later, Helen is a prolific songwriter with many TV/ movie/commercial placements, awards and competition wins under belt, including 2 JUNO nominations, a Canadian Folk Music Award, an International Songwriting Competition win and John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize.

Canadian, and international, music scenes since he was a teenager. He studied in New York with various jazz legends and spent his early professional career living in Vancouver and touring in Canada, Europe and the U.S. with groups led by Hugh Fraser and David Friesen. Since 2004 Phil has resided on Vancouver Island. In December 2013, in recognition of his contributions to music performance, composition and education Phil was appointed as a member of the Order Of Canada. 

by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, Rumba Calzada has been a favourite with Vancouver’s Latin Jazz and Salsa enthusiasts for over 20 years. Their CD, Volume 3 has been nominated for various awards including a 2002 Westcoast Music Award, a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award, and a 2002 Juno Award.

Their latest CD, Rumba Calzada Album 4, was nominated for 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year.

sensation hailing from Deep Cove, BC, who writes songs to connect people’s hearts by weaving between emotion and sensibilities. Her world class strumming and voice like chocolate (radio hit in Canada “I Said I”, radio hit in Denmark “Boomerang”), tour over 100 concerts in Europe yearly and her new release “Distant Star” has already sold 10,000 copies since November 15th, 2013. Dekker has opened for Diana Krall & Faith Hill.

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SUE MEDLEY as one of the most critically

acclaimed Canadian female singer/ songwriters, Sue Medley needs little introduction. With radio successes in the early ‘90s and numerous subsequent touring and performance awards and accolades, Sue Medley has proven her worth as a singer, a songwriter, a teacher and a hard working performing musician. After many years of living in the US, Sue recently returned to her roots in the Comox Valley. Sue released a new EP last summer, Sue Medley & The Back Road Band.

WILSON/SCHACHTE DUO from tangos to reels,

classical airs, upbeat country/bluegrass and of course swinging gypsy jazz, the Wilson/ Schachte Duo masterfully interprets a variety of musical genres with consummate musicianship and virtuosity. Cameron Wilson is a violinist/ composer currently residing in Vancouver. Budge Schachte has worked with a stellar ocast of diverse artists including: playwright Thompson Highway, Tango Paradiso, Victoria Symphony, Windsor Symphony and many more.

the lion, the bear and the fox bring over

three decades combined experiences in song writing, touring and recording. They recently opened for Tom Wilson’s project Lee Harvey Osmond and Kim Mitchell at two of Vancouver’s notable venues and are solidly touring Western Canada in support of their self-titled EP with venues ranging from house concerts to festivals.

THE O’BRIEN FAMILY hail originally from the UK and moved to Victoria over 10 years ago. The family blend voices and instruments, that is reminiscent of folk and bluegrass. The family has served it’s musical time on the streets of Victoria, busking throughout the summer, and also playing at festivals and markets. They recorded their first album, a live recording in 2012, and this was followed by their first studio album recorded in August 2013, produced by Joby Baker.

TILLER’S FOLLY are modern day storytellers of lore, uniting past with the present. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Tiller’s Folly are a critically acclaimed, internationally traveled power trio at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music. For the past sixteen years, through thousands of performances stretching from the Pacific Northwest to the British Isles, they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to theatres and festivals.


THE KERPLUNKS are multi-award winning children’s entertainers bringing high-energy, colourful performances to the stage- with outfits that match! The Kerplunks play catchy tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions.

DAVE GRAHAM born in Victoria, Dave

Graham’s life and career have taken him across Canada, to the UK, and back to the west coast where he now resides in the Oceanside area. Currently host of the morning show on 88.5 The Beach and with radio as a constant for the last 35+ years, Dave’s other interests have involved photography and theatre at both the amateur and professional levels.  As a former resident of Comox, Dave is delighted to be involved in this festival, one of the artistic and cultural highlights of the year.

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HEATHER YONER can be heard weekdays On-Air, as the mid-day host on 102-3 The Wave in Nanaimo, and the afternoon host on 88-5 The Beach in Parksville. As well as handling Music Director duties for 102-3 The Wave, and attending numerous “OnLocation” broadcasts for local on-air clients at every opportunity, Heather is also a freelance voice-over artist. Her affinity for nature and animals has kept her centered on beautiful Vancouver Island for 30 years now.



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Dana Wilson, team leader

There is something for everyone at the Filberg Festival and that goes without saying when it comes to the little ones. The Festival’s children’s program in the Enchanted Forest led by Team Leader, Dana Wilson offers fun and educational activities such as: storytelling, face painting, sand boxes, painting, crafts and games. New to the Festival this year will be children’s entertainment on the Garden Stage with performances by Aunti Bobbi the Clown, The Kerplunks and 2014 Juno Award winner Helen Austin. Please check the Entertainment Schedule for days and times.

List Of Events For The Year: August I-Hos Night Market - August 2nd & 3rd, 3-9pm Traditonal NWC • Food: Bannock & Smoked Fish • Workshops: 14" Deer Hide Drums & Cedar Bark Weaved Hats Kumugwe Dancers Perform in the Big House, August 3rd, 6pm (Tickets at I-Hos Gallery)

September Smudging & Blessing Teaching (Dates T.B.A.)

November 19th Anniversary Celebration

30% Off Customer Appreciation Days • Christmas Tree Ornament Raffle








SALES, REPAIRS & CLEANING Quality & Service Worth Remembering

■ Custom window coverings & drapery ■ New products, fabric and colours on display ■ Free in home consultations ■ Professionally Trained Installers ■ Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning 221C Church Street, Comox BC




The 2nd Annual Fish Toss Contest


Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society FREE ENTRY – LIMITED TO 20 TEAMS OF 2 Enter at the Comox Nautical Days Info booth Marina Park August 2nd before 3:30 pm Open to ages 10 years + All protective gear and Chum salmon will be provided. under 19 must have a parent/ Grand Prize includes free processing guardian signed waiver. of your Chum salmon at SALISH SEA FOODS



July 15 to July 27 Hans Larsen “Impressions in Oil”

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This gallery has featured exhibitions and sales by established and emerging local artists since 1977. It is a registered non-profit Society composed and operated entirely by volunteers. Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 1-4pm, and closed Mondays. Free Admission. New members are always welcome.

Sept 9 to Sept 28 Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Anniversary Show

1729 Comox Ave., Comox 250-339-2822

Sept 30 to Oct 19 Gordon Greenhough

July 29 to Aug 17 Pearl Ellis Gallery Photo Members’ Vicki Lapp Memorial Award Show Aug 19 to Sept 7 Susan Schaefer & Jill Paris Rody




Over 50 Vancouver Island and Outer Islands

PAINTERS & SCULPTORS exhibiting in a spectacular outdoor setting


Saturday & Sunday, August 9th & 10th 10 am to 5 pm Marina Park, Comox Comox Valley ReCoRd


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Per square foot the Comox Air Force Museum contains more memorabilia, artifacts and heritage than any other military museum in Canada. Close by is our Air Park wherein we feature numerous aircraft including fighter jets, multi-engine aircraft, helicopters, and our Heritage Stone Collection.

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“MEALS TO GO” DEPARTMENT at John’s Your Independent Grocer, PIZZAS, HOT ENTREES, SALADS, SOUP AND SANDWICHES. Air conditioning and plenty of seating available!

located on the fabulous filberg Park grounds

To Book your Birthday Party Call 250-339-Farm (3276) COME PLAY WITH US! 1855 Noel Ave, Comox 250-339-2255 Comox Community Centre

Discover the history of Canadian military aviation.

Ryan Road at Military Row, Comox Phone: 250-339-8162 Open to the public year round, Tues. to Sun., 10am to 4 pm Admission is by donation.

featuring a great selection of healthy items prepared daily including

June 16 - August 15

Children from 1 to 101 are encouraged to visit the farm and talk, walk and squawk with the animals. Entry admissions help us to feed and care for the animals. Drop in $2/per person or $5/family.


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The Comox Air Force Museum is at CFB Comox, 19 Wing.


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July 22, 2014  

Section Z of the July 22, 2014 edition of the Comox Valley Record

July 22, 2014  

Section Z of the July 22, 2014 edition of the Comox Valley Record