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Let’s Discover 2016

the Comox Valley

E-EDITION ~ available online at

comoxvalleyrecord.com

COVER ARTWORK BY JOE SMITH


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Dave Procter

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

Christiaan Horsfall PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

Henry Washington

Thinking of Buying or Selling a home in the Comox Valley? Who better to assist you with all your real estate needs than The Dave Procter Team at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty? Dave Procter, Christiaan Horsfall and Henry Washington are licensed Realtors with over 49 years of combined knowledge and experience selling real estate in the Comox Valley. They can help you get on track with a free relocation package if you’re thinking of buying or a market analysis if you’re thinking of selling.

You Require AND THE SERVICE You Deserve THE EXPERIENCE

ABOUT US The team of Marie McCooey and John Hope combines the best of both worlds, a combined 60 plus years of sales experience and a dedication to providing the quality of service you deserve. While Marie has been in Real Estate sales for 30 years, John turned to real estate 3 years ago after a lifetime of success in retail sales. John’s fresh approach and ideas combined with Marie’s experience have set them on a path providing up to date technology as well as old time smarts that will make your real estate experience, whether buying or selling, stress and trouble free. If you have questions we will give answers and if we don’t know the answer we will find someone who does. And did we mention– Both of us grew up in the Comox Valley so we know every nook and cranny of the area. Want to know the best spots to live? Places to avoid? School info? Best parks, recreation, swimming holes, golf courses? We have it covered.

Ocean Pacific Realty Each RE/MAX office is independently owned & operated

282 Anderton Rd., Comox, BC V9M 1Y2

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John Hope

mccooey@shaw.ca

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Personal Real Estate Corp.

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GET HISTORIC Step back in time … dinosaurs, bustling coal mining community, local heritage and explore aviation history. courtenaymuseum.ca | cumberlandmuseum.ca comoxmuseum.ca | comoxairforcemuseum.ca

SEAL BAY PARK : photo by Karen Goldby

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NATURAL WONDERS The Comox Valley has a number of parks and trails to explore. comoxvalleyrd.ca

MOUNT WASHINGTON Scenic summer chairlift rides and mountain biking to winter skiing and snowboarding, it's a year round destination. mountwashington.ca

Get cultured The Comox Valley art scene combines fine arts, local community theatre to a professional performing arts centre. comoxvalleyartgallery.com | pearlellisgallery.com comoxvalleyarts.com | sidwilliamstheatre.com

CUMBERLAND WATER PARK : photo by Karen Goldby

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WATER PARKS and playgrounds Get soaked to chill out on a summer day at the Cumberland waterpark at Village Park or in Courtenay at the Lewis Centre, or just work off some energy at one of the many playgrounds in the Comox Valley. cumberland.ca | courtenay.ca | comox.ca

Carla Arnold Welcome! Let me help you with the next stage of your life.

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Buying or selling a home is a big decision. You need an experienced professional to guide you through the process. When you work with Carla, you can count on personal, attentive, patient service, excellent knowledge of the area, proven negotiation skills, and expert selling strategies.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Senior Real Estate Specialist

121 - 750 Comox Rd., Courtenay 250-334-3124

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FIND UNIQUE GIFTS OR SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF Great place to spend a few days shopping and hunting for treasures. Rich with works by Island artists, cool boutique stores, a vibrant downtown and so much more. comoxbythesea.com | downtowncourtenay.com

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EXPERIENCE DENMAN AND HORNBY ISLANDS Take a ferry from Buckley Bay and enjoy the uniqueness of the islands. denmanisland.com | hornbyisland.com

TRENT RIVER CANYON : photo by Michelle Hueller

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RIDING ISLAND STYLE Comox Valley boasts some of the most extensive trails in British Columbia, the range of terrain is truly from mountaintop to ocean-side. maps available online at: cvmtb.com

photo by Bill Jorgensen

ON THE WATER OR UNDER IT Paddle Up: Rent a kayak, paddle board or canoe to chart your own adventures. Or go under the sea with a dive charter.

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DIAMONDS & JEWELLERY Sales Custom Designs & Repairs Wedding & Engagement Rings

Bringing the freshest food from the Valley to you. 100’s of varieties of meat and veggies, and so much more! cvfm.ca

All Original Hand-crafted Jewellery

Magnificent Gemstones from around the World

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RESIDENTIAL, INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Heating • Air Conditioning Refrigeration • HRV’s • Maintenance

Your Local Heat Pump Specialists Ask us about

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YOUR INDEPENDENT GROCER

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As a Financial Planner, Investment & Retirement Planning with RBC, I have one objective: to help you achieve your financial goals - and ultimately you life goals - both easily and effectively. Whether your needs are simple or complex I can provide advice that goes beyond your investment-related needs, to cover all aspects of your financial well-being. As an RBC client you will have the security of dealing with one of the world’s largest reputable financial institutions with access to the expertise of one of the broadest and deepest groups of wealth management professionals in the business.

David Robertson Mobile Mortgage Specialist Royal Bank of Canada. 1015 Ryan Road Courtenay, BC, V9N 3R6 Tel: 250 - 897 - 6403 david.robertson@rbc.com

As a Mobile Mortgage Specialist, I specialize in offering you competitive mortgage rates and flexible financing solutions that are right for you. I am here to provide you with expert advice and service for your home financing needs. I can also help with fast, on-thespot mortgage pre-approvals, usually within 24 hours, as well as 120 day interest guaranteed. Some customized solutions include extended amortizations, RBC Homeline and equity take outs, to mention a few. We are able to work around your schedule and meet with you whenever, and wherever, it’s convenient - your home, business or local RBC branch. For Appointments Tel: 250 - 650 - 5496 Financial planning services and investment advice are provided by Royal Mutual Funds Inc. (RMFI). RMFI, RBC Global Asset Management Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and The Royal Trust Company are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. RMFI is licensed as a financial services firm in the province of Quebec. All personal lending products and residential mortgages are offered by Royal Bank of Canada and are subject to its standard lending criteria. ® Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. ©2011 Royal Bank of Canada

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AT COMOX CENTRE MALL 215 Port Augusta St. PH: 250-339-7651 STORE HOURS: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8am to 10pm


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EAT PLAY SHOP COMOX

EMPIRE DAYS MAY 18 TO 23 2016 : Celebrated in Cumberland since 1919, features fashion show, dog parade, highland dance competition, parade and much more. cumberland.ca

CENTRAL ISLAND STUDIO TOUR MAY 27, 28 & 29 : New and returning studios and galleries open their doors for a weekend of perusing and direct buying from the artists. comoxvalleyarts.com

STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MAY 28 & 29 : Old, new, borrowed and blues at the Native Sons Hall. facebook.com/StrathconaSymphonyOrchestra/

ELEVATE THE ARTS JUNE 2 - 4 : Elevate is a grassroots team of cultural animators who produce pop up projects and events in the Comox Valley. We are focused on boundary pushing and community building initiatives that break down the barriers between culture creators and culture consumers. elevatethearts.com

BC SHELLFISH & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL JUNE 9 TO 19 : A unique event that offers 10 days fo fabulous seafood tastings to competitions, and a signature dinner event. facebook.com/BCShellfishFestival 8

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DON'T MISS COURTENAY AND DISTRICT FISH & GAME PROTECTIVE ASSOC. ANNUAL OUTDOOR SHOW june 4 & 5 : This fun filled event features displays, booths, activities, demonstrations, food and music. From 9 am to 4 pm each day. The Great Outdoors — Something for Everyone! courtenayfishandgame.org

TELUS RIDE FOR DAD june 18 : Slegg Lumber, 3217 Small Rd. Join us for a funfilled day of riding with a lunch, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer for our local community! support.pcff.ca

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY

CANADA DAY celebration JULY 1 : Canada Day in Courtenay, Friday July 1, 2016 is a celebration honoring our country’s 149th birthday. There's the annual 5th Street Fun Run and the ever popular Comox Rotary Ducky 500 starts off the day's event. comoxvalleycanadaday.ca

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7AM JULY 24TH REGISTRATION OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 AM

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CRUISE NIGHT & DANCE JULY 23RD - 7 PM featuring KENNY SHAW

VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST July 8 - 10: The ultimate West-Coast music festival, set in the idyllic Comox Valley, the festival’s grounds are a place where you can sit in the shade of a century old tree, bask in the warm July sunshine or cool off in the crisp waters of the Tsolum River. islandmusicfest.com

46th annual MARKET DAY JULY 16: The downtown streets will be filled with wonderful things to find during the Downtown Courtenay Annual Market Day. courtenaymarketday.com

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Saltwater School is an independent p school in the Comox Valley providing Waldorf education since 2011. 1. Waldorf education is dedicated to nurturing the whole child through a developmentally-based curriculum rich in arts, music, movement and contact with nature.

We currentlyy offer: Preschool, Kindergarten & Grades 1-8 To register, find out about open houses and schedule a tour of the school vis visit: it:

www.saltwaterschool.com m 2311 Rosewall Cres., Courtenay, BC

Phone: 250-871-7777

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Member-owners receive an annual rebate on their purchases of: • petroleum • home heating oil • convenience centre items • cardlock $27 ONETIME FEE =

LIFE-TIME MEMBERSHIP Choose from 16 gas centre locations located in Comox, Greater Victoria to Duncan and the Saanich Peninsula.

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CRUISE NIGHT, DANCE AND SHOW & SHINE JULY 23 & 24 : Comox Valley Classic Cruisers show off their rides with the 30th annual cruise night, dance and show and shine in Downtown Courtenay. cvclassiccruisers.com

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in Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair FILBERG FESTIVAL JULY 29 - AUGUST 1: World-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show. Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.

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Arenas, pools, wellness centre, meeting rooms at the CVRD’s sports and aquatic centres

For schedules visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec or call 250-334-9622

…amazing Daily Guided Tours Ride the Wild Cave Slide Fossil Trail & Cave Theatre

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Factory Scheduled Maintenance Warranty Approved Products and Services Provincial Inspections “Let us worry about your vehicle so you don’t have to!” Monday–Friday 8–5 Tel 250.334.3012 Fax 250.334.0775 seecoautomotive@shaw.ca

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COMOX NAUTICAL DAYS JULY 30 - AUGUST 1: Family-friendly favourites include Build, Bail and Sail, Bullhead Derby, parade and fireworks.

The Comox Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is a registered non-profit society that works in support of serving and retired military members and their families in the 19 Wing geographical area. A variety of specialized, responsive programs and services are delivered to meet the military community's broad needs. Co-located at 19 Wing Comox, the Centre is staffed with a multi-disciplinary team of core professional staff and trained volunteers. Whether a military family is new to the area or has been living in the Valley for a while, the MFRC stands ready to receive them at any point, from recruitment to release, and beyond. Hours: Monday to Friday, 0800 - 1600 hrs

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COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM ORIGINALS ONLY AUGUST 6 & 7 : Marina Park, Comox, visitors are treated to a unique experience of art exhibited by wellknown and budding artists from Vancouver Island. originalsonly.ca

OPEN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM : Commemorates the role and history of 19 Wing (CFB/ RCAF/RAF), documenting significant achievements in West Coast Military Aviation History.

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Comox Military Family Resource Centre Centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires de Comox

Your donations help support:

• Community & Family Services · Self Esteem & Anger Management Classes · Forklift & WHMIS Training · Kids Camp & New Discoveries Programs · 24 hr. Emergency Shelter

THE SALVATION ARMY

Specialized services for military families living in the Comox Valley. 2966 Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay - OPEN UNTIL 8PM FRIDAYS 1671 Ryan Rd., Comox - OPEN UNTIL 8PM FRIDAYS 1785 Comox Ave., Comox

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Des services adaptés aux familles des militaires demeurant dans la Vallée de Comox. Dynamic, Engaging, Empowering Dynamisme, participation, action

1575 Military Row

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TOWN OF COMOX Comox is a vibrant seaside community located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. With access to rivers, mountains and the ocean, the area is a nature lover’s paradise. Visitors to downtown Comox are delighted with the natural beauty and wide array of shopping, amenities and services – all within easy walking distance. There is also a 18 hole golf course, nature parks, beautiful gardens and spectacular beaches only minutes away. comoxbythesea.com

FILBERG HERITAGE LODGE AND PARK Vancouver Island gem; Filberg Park is nine acres of breathtakingly landscaped waterfront green space, gardens and heritage buildings. The park features 130 varieties of trees, seasonal gardens, and hundreds of rhododendrons. The park is open year round from 7am to dusk. filbeg.com

Clothing Accessories Formal Wear

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Home Health Care

(250) 339-5050 1782B Comox Avenue Comox, BC V9M 3M8 Hours of Operation Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sundays & Holidays: Closed

Medication Reviews

Catherine McCann B.Sc. Pharm Pharmacist/Owner Accu-Pak Bubble Packaging

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Immunizations & injections

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FINE ART SOCIETY PEARL ELLIS GALLERY Drop in to the Gallery, whether you want to add a special "original" to your own collection, purchase a gift, or just enjoy viewing some unique work. pearlellisgallery.com

COMOX ARCHIVES & MUSEUM The history of Comox and area is alive an evolving exhibit showcases the timeline of the development from the exploration of Vancouver Island through to modern times. comoxmuseum.ca

MARINA PARK Located on the beautiful Comox Harbour in stunning natural scenery, located right in the heart of town. This park offers a play area for children, a boat launch, washroom facilities and a covered picnic area with plenty of parking. comox.ca/discover/outdoor

HANDS ON FARM JUNE TO MID-AUGUST : Located at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, 61 Filberg Rd. The Hands on Farm is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. comox.ca

Authentic Italian-Style Ice Cream, Gourmet Coffees & Light Lunches

1700 Comox Ave., Comox 250-339-3494 thescoop@beninogelato.com

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Comox Valley Hospice Society

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Save Time. Save Money. For the best choice in quality, style, value and exceptional service, you’ll find it all at a Hunter Douglas Gallery. Visit us today and let our highly-trained professionals help you find the right look for your home at the very best price. We also offer: ■ Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning ■ 20/20 Gallery Gold Guarantee ■ Exclusive Alustra™ Collection Dealer ■ Duette® Honeycomb Shades ■ Luminette® Privacy Sheers ■ Silhouette® Window Shadings

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GOOSE SPIT Goose Spit's native name is Pelxqikw which means ‘round on point'. Both sides of the spit were used by the natives to collect clams and cockles in spring and to fish for salmon in winter. comoxvalleyrd.ca

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COMOX VALLEY EXHIBITION AUGUST 26, 27 & 28 : Machines through the Ages is this year's theme, come enjoy the community spirit and healthy country living. cvex.ca

Support. Freedom. Peace of Mind. Life at Berwick allows you the freedom to be as engaged and as social as you desire. We o�fer vibrant senior residences created by caring people, where the individual needs of our people always come first. Visit Berwick for more information or for a free tour. See how we can help you create a ‘home’ right here with us. A place where you can experience being part of a community again. We build beautiful buildings but it's people, just like you, who make it a place to call ‘home’. Let's start a conversation today. Find out more about The Berwick Way™— Ask one of our Senior Living Experts Today! Visit BerwickRetirement.com

Comox Valley Rib Fest SEPTEMBER 16, 17 and 18 : Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. The Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise are the driving force behind great entertainment, good company and of course, amazing ribs! rotarystrathconasunrise.org

COMOX VALLEY FARM CYCLE TOUR SEPTEMBER 25 : Discover the multitude of fresh products grown right here in the Comox Valley. cvfarmcycletour.com

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED INDEPENDENT

YOUR MORTGAGE SPECIALIST IN THE COMOX VALLEY

VICTOR ANASIMIV 250.338.3740

1700 COMOX AVENUE, COMOX | 250.339.1690 Proud to be Vancouver Island owned and operated

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GreenValley Making Scents for over 20 years! Green Valley Aromatherapy carries a wide range of aromatherapy products and supplies. Your one stop aromatherapy shop.

• Essential Oils • Therapeutic Blends • Spiritual Blends • Chakra Products • Hydrosols • Body Care Products

www.57aromas.com

• Carrier Oils • Aromatherapy Books • Aromatherapy Diffusers • Aromatherapy Bottles • Ready to Use products • Aromatherapy Kits

See us at our new location on Duncan Avenue, Downtown Courtenay

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Implant Supported Dentures Immediate Dentures Full & Partial Dentures Sports Guards Same day repairs and relines

Jason Kirouac R.D. Registered Denturist BPS Masters Certified Member of Denturist Association of BC

519B 5th Street, Courtenay

info@islanddentures.com

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CITY OF COURTENAY In spite of being the largest community in the Comox Valley, Courtenay retains its small-town charm. Browsing the quaint shops on Fifth Street and other downtown streets is a popular diversion for residents, who are happy to share this pleasure with visitors. Just in the downtown core alone, there is a broad mix of shopping, commerce, culture, entertainment, enlightenment and sustenance. Farther afield, yet still within city limits, you can find the large chain stores that can be found in larger communities. The city is divided by the Courtenay River, which is lined by parks such as Lewis and Simms Millennium that offer some calming views. courtenay.ca

COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM & PALAEONTOLOGY CENTRE

Showing off the natural & cultural heritage of the Comox Valley - award winning history, academic Island style sports and fashions Fashion • Paddle Sports • Sk research, interpretation, preservation, fossil tour, & Courtenay, BC Courtenay, BC galleries.

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Clothing Footwear Paddle Boards Kayaks Surf Skis

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READ A BOOK Visit the Vancouver Island Regional Library, grab a book kick back and enjoy. The library offers summer reading programs for children.

virl.bc.ca LEWIS PARK There are playing fields, lawnbowling and horseshoe areas, tennis courts, a children’s playground and water park, and an outdoor pool. At the perimeter of the park, you can see the convergence of the Tsolum and Puntledge rivers to become the Courtenay River, the world’s shortest tidal river.

SIMMS MILLENIUM PARK

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This family park is located on the east side of the Fifth Street Bridge across from Lewis Park. The park features children’s playground and a number of trails with view points overhanging the Courtenay River. check out all the park facilities at courtenay.ca

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INDOOR SKATE PARK The LINC Youth Centre & Indoor Skatepark is located at 300 Old Island Highway in Courtenay. The LINC houses an indoor skateboard park, concession, games room, computer lab and meeting room. The skatepark is open to all ages (except Tuesdays on Tween nights) while the youth centre is reserved for ages 11 - 18 years for most of the week, 8 - 11 years only on Tuesdays, 11 - 14 years on Wednesdays, and family day on Sunday

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INDOOR SWIMS The Comox Valley offers swimming fun for all ages at two indoor pools and an outdoor pool, with a stateof-the-art water park sure to be a hit with the kids.

comoxvalleyrd.ca LACE UP YOUR SKATES The Sports Centre offers 2 ice arenas, as well as weight room, sauna, whirlpool, sports track and field. From September to May every year the Comox Valley Sports Centre offers a variety of skating programs for ice enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you are just learning to skate, or you're a rusty hockey player looking to get back in the game, there is a program designed for you.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Beach volleyball games are played at Comox Valley's Standard Park courts and are open to players from Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Campbell River and surrounding areas. See you out on the sand!

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SHAMROCK FARM Farm gates are open mid July for our Lavender Harvest, and every day in October for our Pumpkin Harvest. Admission is always free. shamrockfarm.ca

ART & BLOOM FESTIVAL MAY 21, 22 & 23 ARTISAN'S FESTIVAL: LABOUR DAY WEEKEND coastal black Celebrate Autumn at Coastal Black Pumpkin Fest and come Decembr grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit Santa’s village, have your photo taken with Santa, stroll through Winter Wonderland. coastalblack.ca

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kitty coleman woodland gardens The Kitty Coleman Annual Festivals bring together a spectacular 24-acre venue, dozens of talented artists working in many genres and a panorama of colour and visual delight courtesy of the 3,500 rhododendrons that grace the site.

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2931 Moray Avenue

waywarddistillationhouse.com

coastalblack.ca

6160 Central Road

littletribunefarmandwinery.com ISLAND SPIRITS DISTILLERY 4605 Roburn Road

islandspirits.ca

Cultural Sharing & Events 2016 Thursday May 26th – by Elder Eva Dick • Cultural Teaching in Big House – Cedar brushing, water bathing and more.

June 18th Saturday • Afternoon story telling for the kids in band hall

June 21st NAD • 7pm dance performance by Kumugwe Dancers • Celebration of National Aboriginal Day

I-Hos Night Market 3pm – 9pm Saturday July 30th- Sunday July 31st • Saturday and Sunday First Nation artisans on site • Saturday and Sunday Workshops – Cedar weaving & 14” drum workshop • Saturday and Sunday Cultural food Available to purchase

Sunday July 31st 7pm

• Dance performance in Big House - In support of I-Hos Night Market

October Red Dress program supporting with Cultural Sharing: TBA

Friday Nov 25th – Saturday Nov 26th

Brian Buckrell Comox Valley Artist

• I-Hos Gallery 30% Off Customer Appreciation Days • Hours Friday Nov 25th, 12- 7pm - Saturday Nov 26th , 10am – 5pm

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STUDIO OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND Book your appointment today! 250-218-7371

Meet Esther in the big gazebo at Comox Marina Nautical Days July 30-Aug. 1

www.esthersample.com

NIGHTCLUBS

esthersample@gmail.com

Once the sun goes down, it's time to dance the night away. The Whistle Stop Pub offers live music every weekend.

Friday Nov 11th 3pm to 8pm Saturday Nov 12th 10am to 5pm Sunday Nov 13rd 10am to 4pm

whistlestoppub.com CASINO Chances Playtime Courtenay offers fun entertainment. Stop by the RED 21 Gaming Tap + Grill to watch the game on high definition TV's, play the only bar-top slots on the island or enjoy the fresh menu selection. If you're on the go, have a quick bite at Coasters Express.

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FLORENCE FILBERG CENTRE

Annual

411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay

casinos.bclc.com SEE A MOVIE Check out the latest releases at the Rialto.

landmarkcinemas.com/courtenay

WOODLAND GARDENS

❄ Two floors with over 60 juried artists and crafters offering a diverse selection of quality, handcrafted gifts and artwork

www.dickenschristmascraftfair.com

SERVICES all makes and models

Book your service online!

CourtenayToyota.com Full written inspection report. Wash and vacuum with every service. N WIN OF THE ER

Linda Amelia Hearst, West Jet Inflight.

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BED & BREAKFAST As ambassadors to the Comox Valley, Bed and Breakfast hosts share the best in local cafés and restaurants, boutique shopping, hiking, walking, bird watching, water sports, snow sports, and hidden away places known only to the locals. Let the knowledgeable B&B hosts delight you in a local experience where you can enjoy culinary excellence, awardwinning wines, local cheeses, wild life encounters and outdoor adventure. comoxvalleybb.com

Oyster Shores

A Garden Cottage Retreat

Garden, Forest, Beach, Tranquility

Bed & Breakfast

1304 Docliddle Road, Comox,B.C. V9M 2P9

250-339-7512 www.GardenCottageRetreat.com gardencottage@shaw.ca Complimentary Welcome Basket

Oyster Shores is situated where beach access is less than 100 yards from your front door. 5 minutes to Buckley Bay ferry to Denman & Hornby islands, 20 minute drive to town and international airport in Comox, and the base of Mt, Washington ski resort.

3 bedroom B&B Guest House Extensive gardens

Each of our member B&Bs is unique and inspected — from woodland cottages to waterfront escapes.

Beach access Friends and family coming to visit? We offer discounts to local residents

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The Comforts of Home … The Pampering You Deserve!

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CAMPING AND RVING Looking for a camping or RV park in the Comox Valley, there is a site to suit your needs, from provincial park campgrounds to RV Parks and campgrounds that are privately owned. From full facilities to back to nature there is something for everyone.

gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/

Private Guest Suite & Labyrinth 1955 Richardson Avenue Comox, BC V9M 2B3 www.kairosguestsuite.com • Tel: 250.339.6573

Open Year Round!

OPEN YEAR ROUND

www.timberlanebeachresort.com

www.salmonpoint.com

Tel. 1-866-246-6605 or 250-923-6605 2176 Salmon Point Rd, Campbell River

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NIM NIM INTERPRETIVE CENTRE The Puntledge RV Campground and Nim Nim Interpretive Centre is situated at the location of the original Pentlatch People. The name of the campground honours the Pentlatch People by naming the Interpretive Centre after the late Chief Joe Nim Nim.

puntledgerv.com

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY takes place on June 21. It is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

I-HOS GALLERY Presenting a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast native art, including masks, prints, jewelry, wood carving, and clothing, the gallery is 100 per cent owned and operated by the K’ómoks First Nation. At 3310 Comox Rd.

ihosgallery.com.

K'ÓMOKS FIRST NATION comoxband.ca

COME IN AND SEE OUR SELECTION OF

Natural Gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts.

SO MUCH

MORE

CLOTHING New arrivals from soya concept, threadz, MIKO, Yest, and many more!

THAN JUST A GARDEN CENTRE!

Energy Efficient Natural Gas

Visit www.pacificenergy.net

“Your Indoor Comfort Specialist since 1961” CROCS FOOTWEAR More than just garden shoes! 250.334.3024 2855 Wentworth Road

SHEET METAL & HEATING LTD.

www.bennettsheetmetal.com 250-334-3621 • 741 McPhee Ave., Courtenay • M-F 8-4:30 L E T ’ S D I S COV E R T H E CO M OX VALLE Y 2 016

On the Old Island Highway at the Top of Mission Hill

UNIQUE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS and don’t forget the nectar mix!

GIFT availableES

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www.artknappcourtenay.ca OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

MOTHER’S DAY! SUNDAY, MAY 8TH

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PET LOVER'S LANE SATURDAY, JUNE 18 : 10:00am to 3:00pm at Simms Millennium Park, Courtenay The Pet Lovers Lane Annual Trade Show‌for the love of pets ~ now in its 9th year! From just over 200 visitors the first year to an expected 900+ this year, this Pet Trade Show continues to grow! It is the only one of its kind in the Valley and is eagerly awaited by both vendors and pet lovers alike. canineconduct.ca/index.php/en/pet-lovers-lane

BIRD WATCHING Ocean, marshes, lakes and rivers support a vast array of bird species, including bald eagles, brant geese and trumpeter swans. There are forests with birds such as owls and songbirds aplenty, too. comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca

WALK THE DOG The following list offers leash option dog walks

n your petpet for afor complimentary Advantage application to prevent fleas www.facebook.com/SunriseVet n your a complimentary Advantage application to preventLEASHING fleas MANDATORY: www.facebook.com/SunriseVet

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Little River Barbara Road Lazo Wildlife Advantage application to prevent fleas www.facebook.com/SunriseVet Masters Wildlife One Spot Wildwood Marsh Royston Seaside Trail Bear Creek - hatchery trails (August 1-December 31) Goose Spit (March 1- May 20) Seal Bay (April, May, June) In Comox All other parks are leashing optional provided the dogs beside Tim Hortons are kept under April Special-Bring in your pet for a complimentary Advantage application to prevent fleas control. www.facebook.com/SunriseVet

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sunrisevet.ca

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LISTEN TO MUSIC OUTSIDE THE FILBERG SUMMER CONCERTS return with 3 performances July 21 with Jordan McIntosh, August 19 catch Wil and August 25 with Aaron Pritchett. filberg.com SIMMS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES : Enjoy free Sunday evening concerts from July 3 - August 28, 2016. Come relax and enjoy FREE concerts in the park from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Simms Park. Sit on the chairs provided or bring your own lawnchair or blanket. Enjoy the show! courtenay.ca

Mon-Fri 9-7 pm

Sat 9-6 pm

Sun 10-5 pm

www.edibleisland.ca

GREEK GYROS

WITH TZATZIKI

& EAST COAST DONAIRS WITH SWEET SAUCE!

CATCH A SPORTING EVENT

Choices Include: Beef & Lamb, Chicken or Falafels

COMOX VALLEY SLO-PITCH comoxvalleyslopitch.com COMOX VALLEY MINOR BASEBALL cvba.ca

EAT IN • TAKE OUT & DELIVERY

COMOX VALLEY RAIDERS FOOTBALL comoxvalleyraiders.com

279 Puntledge Rd, Courtenay

250-338-2299

COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY cvmha.goalline.ca

US GLUTEN VISIT MER FREE M U RICE WR S ! www.gyroscafe.com AT S APS L A V I T S FE MONDAY - SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Inspired & Traditional Award-Winning Cheese Made in the Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY CUISINES Long known to the local K’ómoks native people as the Land of Plenty, the Comox Valley carries on that proud tradition. Valley growers produce a seemingly neverending supply of food from fertile fields as well as delectable sea creatures from the nearby ocean. Add an award-winning cheese company and several wineries, distellery, and breweries into the mix, and you can see why restaurants here can buy locally to a degree unheard of in other places. Much of this bounty finds its way onto the plates of appreciative diners in the Valley’s many eateries. Besides a choice of ethnic food, there’s a broad selection to satisfy growling tummies, ranging from stick-to-your-ribs pub food or a casual family meal right up to an elegant candlelight feast that will create lasting memories. You can choose from a leisurely dining experience at a fine restaurant or a quick bite at one of the Valley’s self-serve cafes or bistros.

COMING IN MAY OUR

PATIO IS OPEN!

naturalpastures.com For a taste of the Island in every bite, visit local grocers or: Our Cheese Shop - 635 McPhee Ave (downtown Courtenay) 250 334 4422 | Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

COURTENAY'S ONLY

LIVE MUSIC Every Weekend Venue

GREAT FOOD • GREAT FUN 2355 Mansfield Drive

Come Join us for Lunch

COURTENAY 250-334-4500

MONDAY to FRIDAY ~ 11AM-2:30 PM

Your taste of Greece IN DOWNTOWN COURTENAY

www.yiamastaverna.ca

275-8th Street, Courtenay • 250.871.8552 30

Fully Licensed Liquor Store All cold beer and spirits at or below liquor store prices

Home of Comox Valley’s

EXCLUSIVE STONE GRILL

Dining Experience

www.whistlestoppub.com

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LET'S GO FISHIN' From freshwater fishing to saltwater the Comox Valley offers something for every angler. fishing.gov.bc.ca

SINCE

1992

Courtenay 660 England Avenue • 250.338.1383 Crown Isle 444 Lerwick Rd. • 250.331.5101

OPEN LATE MAY TO EARLY NOVEMBER 7 DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING HOLIDAYS MAY - SEPT 10 AM - 6 PM

SATURDAYS YEAR ‘ROUND

OCT - NOV

With Additional Summer Markets

We have a wide range of In-season vegetables

9AM-1PM

250-218-0321 • www.cvfm.ca • info@cvfm.ca ‘BC’S MARKET OF THE YEAR’

Wine, Wind and Sea Visit our award-winning winery

10 AM - 5 PM

250-339-2988 720 KNIGHT RD COMOX

1 KM PAST THE AIRPORT

www.trollersfishandchips.com www.trollersfishandchips.com

Trollers Courtenay

COMOX VALLEY, VANCOUVER ISLAND

Courtenay, BC 3025 Comox Road (250) 339 4383

Wine Shop | Cellar Tasting Lounge | Winery Tours Event Venue | Vineyard Terrace 2400 Anderton Road | www.40knotswinery.com Experience a unique island winery Tuesday – Sunday: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm L E T ’ S D I S COV E R T H E CO M OX VALLE Y 2 016

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WORSHIP COMOX VALLEY

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

All are welcome to join in ongoing devotional gatherings, study circles, and children’s classes. Please call for more information: Comox 250.702.3041 • Courtenay 250.702.0574 “The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men.” Bahá’u’lláh bahaisofcomox.org • courtenaybahai.org

Weekend Masses

St. Barnabas

Orthodox Church Pastor: Fr. Alexis Nikkel 250-703-9594

www.stbarnabascomoxvalley.org

LITURGIES

Saturday: Great Vespers at 7:00 pm (confessions heard following Vespers)

Sunday: Hours at 9:45 am Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am Feasts call for times

A Positive Path for Spiritual Living

SATURDAY 5:00 pm

SUNDAY

Gathering in Celebration

8:30 & 10:30 am

Christ the King CATHOLIC CHURCH

Email: ctkparish@shaw.ca Website: www.ctkparish.ca

1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay TELEPHONE: 250-334-4716

Full Wheelchair Access

St. Peter’s Anglican Church JIM LYSTER, RECTOR

218 Church St., Comox 250-339-2925 SATURDAY: 5:40 pm

5:40 Express! Contemporary Worship SUNDAY:

8:00 am & 10:00 am Worship

Sundays 10:30 am Lion’s Den, Comox UnityComoxValley.com

Courtenay

Fellowship Baptist Church

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

www.stpeterscomox.ca

9:15 am Contemporary Service

Comox Valley

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 725 Aspen Road Sunday Service:

10:30 am

Comox

250-339-2882 comoxpc@gmail.com

Nursery Care (up to age 2) & Junior Church (age 3 - grade 5) available at 9:15 service only.

11:00 am Traditional Service

Sunday School (Sept -May), Grade 6-Adult 2963 Lake Trail Rd., Courtenay • 250-334-3432

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DENMAN ISLAND : A 10-minute sail takes you to Denman Island. Those who wish to explore the spectacular landscape can wander along trails that wind through stands of oldgrowth Douglas fir in Boyle Point Provincial Park, located at the south end of the island. On the east coast of Denman another ferry awaits to take you to nearby Hornby. HORNBY ISLAND: Hornby offers two magnificent sandy beaches, the largest of these beaches is at Tribune Bay in Tribune Bay Provincial Park, while Whaling Station Bay lies on the road to Helliwell Park. After a day at the beach, take a trek through Helliwell Provincial Park, where you’ll stroll through a five-kilometre, circular path along the spectacular Helliwell Bluffs.

BLACK CREEK: As you drive north from Courtenay on Highway 19A, the Black Creek Country Market signals your arrival in this small agricultural community, which includes the descendants of Mennonite settlers. The Black Creek and Oyster River watersheds teem with fish and wildlife. You might spot coho salmon in Black Creek during the autumn. BUCKLEY BAY: This place south of Courtenay on Highway

SCHEDULE Denman/Hornby Ferry YEAR ROUND SCHEDULE Vancouver Island - Denman Island Buckley Bay to Denman Island ~ June 29th to September 5th, 2016 7:00am 10:00am 2:00pm *6:00pm 11:00pm 7:40am 11:00am 3:00pm 7:00pm XSDC 8:20am 12:10 pm 4:00pm 8:30pm 9:00am 1:05pm 5:00pm **10:00pm Denman Island to Buckley Bay ~ June 29th to September 5th, 2016 6:40am !! 9:40am 1:40pm 5:40pm 10:40pm 7:20am 10:40am 2:40pm 6:40pm DC 8:00am 11:50pm 3:40pm 8:00pm XS 8:40am 12:45pm 4:40pm 9:40pm

Denman Island - Hornby Island

19A serves as the jumpoff point to Denman and Hornby islands. There’s a convenience store, gas station and a seafood shop.

Denman Island to Hornby Island ~ June 29th to September 5th, 2016 DC F 7:45am 10:40am 1:40pm 4:40pm 7:40pm F XS 11:50am 2:40pm 5:40pm 9:15pm 8:20am F 12:45am 3:40pm 6:35pm 10:35pm !! 9:40am

FANNY BAY: Linked with the heyday of logging along the

Hornby Island to Denman Island ~ June 29th to September 5th, 2016 F 7:30am 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:15pm XS F 8:00am 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 9:00pm DC 9:00am 12:10pm 3:00pm ** 6:00pm **F10:00pm

coast, some old camp buildings and the remains of wharves and pilings can be seen along with scenic views of Baynes Sound, the south end of Denman Island and the distant Coast Mountains. Fanny Bay is renowned for its oysters.

MERVILLE: Named after the town where Canada’s First World War military headquarters was located in France, Merville was founded when soldiers were relocated with their families after the war. B.C. author Jack Hodgins grew up here. Today, watch for signs labelled A, signalling a local artisan whose studio is open to the public. ROYSTON: This area was originally known as Roy’s Town, possibly named for early settler William Roy. Across Comox Harbour, you can see the town of Comox and mainland mountains. In the waters of Baynes Sound, you can see the remnants of 14 or 15 old ships known as the Royston Wrecks that were once used as a breakwater to protect the log booming grounds of Comox Harbour. UNION BAY: Union Bay, once a mighty coal-shipping terminal for the rich coalfields of Cumberland, now depends on shellfish from Baynes Sound for its economic prosperity. Visitors can stroll along Heritage Row, historic buildings relocated and restored by the Union Bay Historical Society. Check out the post office and former gaol (jail).

XS DC F * ** !!

Daily except Sundays. Thursday sailings will be replaced by a Dangerous Cargo Sailing. No other passengers permitted. Fridays Only. Last connecting ferry to Hornby Island daily except Fridays. The last connecting ferry to Vancouver Island is 6 pm daily except Friday when it’s 10 pm. Note: the 9:40 sailing from Denman is usually a busy sailing and has potential to overload.

Ships running to Denman and Hornby Island shuttle back and forth when heavy traffic conditions exist and therefore sailing time may be altered.

SCHEDULE

For YEAR-ROUND schedule information & changes, go to

www.bcferries.com

Your Gateway to the Islands

BUCKLEY BAY

Fresh Seafood

Ready-to-Serve or Cook at Home Pick up Your Lunch, Dinner or Seafood Snacks

Seasonal Fresh Fish and Shellfish Delivered to us Daily!

Downstairs in Petro-Canada Building at the Denman Island Ferry

250-941-TAXI (8294) gowithambassador@gmail.com ambassadortransportation.net L E T ’ S D I S COV E R T H E CO M OX VALLE Y 2 016

OPEN EVERY DAY

Apr 1 - Sept 30 • 9am - 6pm Oct 1 - Mar 31 • 10am - 6pm

Always Fresh All the Time

250-335-1198

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VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND Nestled in the foothills of the Beaufort Range beneath the shadow of the Comox Glacier, the historic village of Cumberland invites you to come and experience its rich history and bright future. A bustling coal mining town from 1888 to 1966, the friendly community of 3,400 is home to amazing cultural activities and world-class outdoor recreation. cumberland.ca

Coal Hills BMX Track The Coal Hills BMX track is located in Village Park and accessed from Dunsmuir Avenue at the east end of the Village. The track is open to the public and operated and maintained by Coal Hills BMX Association, a not-for-profit society. Helmets are mandatory for all riders. cumberland.ca/coal-hills-bmx-track

IN CAMPBELL RIVER #3-2231 South Island Highway 778-418-2232 wpsewing@gmail.com

Every Visit is A Beautiful Experience ‘Vancouver Island Retail Business of the Year 2016

2015

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www.islandsew.ca

AUGUST 19 to 21 : Atmosphere is an intimate west coast festival that happens in the Village of Cumberland. For a complete line of workshops and performers check out their website. atmospheregathering.com

Our promise …

Island Sewing Centre

Come to the Island and see what YOU can create!

ATMOSPHERE GATHERING

C O M O X

VA

Selling the Comox Valley for over 23 years

www.level10eurospa.com

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GOLF... It's a way of life in the valley! 18

LONGLANDS GOLF COURSE longlandsgolf.com

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SUNNYDALE GOLF CLUB sunnydalegolf.ca

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CROWN ISLE RESORT & GOLF COMMUNITY crownisle.com

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COMOX GOLF CLUB comoxgolfclub.ca

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GLACIER GREENS GOLF COURSE glaciergreens.com

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MULLIGANS GOLF CENTRE mulligansgolfcourse.com

HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?

Let us help

Our family... caring for yours TF S • Pre-arranged planning • Full range of burial & cremation options • Bereavement programs • Caskets, vaults and monuments • Cremation urns and keepsakes • Serving all religions while supporting and acknowledging all beliefs

Dr. Leo Johnson DDS, Dr. Frank Lo BDS, and staff Welcome You! A full service Family Dental Practice. • Digital X-rays • Oral & Nitrous Sedation • Direct Insurance Billing • Custom Night Guards, Sports Guards & Whitening • Same Day Crowns (may vary with individual circumstances)

Toneff

Funeral Services When you need us, we will be there.

TONEFFFUNERALS.COM 250-338-4463

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ATMOSPHERE MIND OVER MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RACE (MOMAR) SEPTEMBER 24 : The is an incredible weekend experience that will test your mental and physical limits in the wilds of the West Coast terrain. Teams must navigate their way through a series of checkpoints on either the 30km Sport course or 50km Enduro course. This race will require teams to paddle, mountain bike and trek their way through a challenging course with only the aid of map and their wits. Got what it takes? mindovermountain.com

MOUNTAIN BIKING

photo by Liz Royer

Come out to the Comox Valley mountain bike trails and enjoy what this time of year has to offer. The Valley boasts some of the most varied on Vancouver Island, with XC, DH, Shuttle Runs and Lift accessed riding. Be sure to bring your friends, spend a weekend and have fun. New mountain bike trail maps for both Forbidden Plateau and Cumberland have been updated and are now on sale at Dodge City Cycles and the Riding Fool Hostel. cvmtb.com

Lifelong Learning for Seniors 55+

We can help to make your job search more successful! Make an appointment Self - Service drop in Let us help you update your resumĂŠ Practice your interview skills Join a workshop or employer forum 103-555 4th Street, Courtenay, BC 250-334-3119 www.thejobshop.ca

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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Comox Valley ElderCollege Learning for fun, no tests, no exams. Fall and Winter Courses for everyone aged 55+ Laughter, friendship and new knowledge. 250-334-5000 ext 4602 - eldercollegeCV@nic.bc.ca www.nic.bc.ca/ec LET’S DISCOVER THE COMOX VA L L EY 201 6


EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71

BEACHCOMBER ACADEMY

sd71.bc.ca

beachcombersschool.ca

ÉCOLE AU-COEUR-DE-L'îLE

NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE

aucoeurdelile.csf.bc.ca

nic.bc.ca

PHIL & JENNIE GAGLARDI ACADEMY

ELDER COLLEGE

pjgaglardiacademy.ca

nic.bc.ca/eldercollege

SALTWATER WALDORF SCHOOL saltwaterschool.com

COMOX

ÉCOLE AU-CŒUR-DE-L’ÎLE | M-12 250-339-1848 | 566 LINSHART RD AUCOEURDELILE.CSF.BC.CA INSCRIVEZ VOTRE ENFANT DANS UNE ÉCOLE PUBLIQUE FRANCOPHONE DU CSF Apprendre à réussir.

Need Help Accessing Employment Training or Help Gaining Work Experience?

Comox Valley

BladeRunners:

300 Old Island Hwy., Courtenay, V9P 3P2

BladeRunners is an employment program that builds community partnerships and connects motivated, job ready youth with valuable employment opportunities. Eligibility requirements: ➤ ➤ ➤

Youth between the ages of 16-30, unemployed and not attending school. In need of assistance to overcome employment barriers. No Employment Insurance (EI) attachment.

For more information please contact BladeRunners Staff :

Chris Lakusta

The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative.

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BEST OF THE SEASON SPRING

christmas CRAFT FAIRS

Rhododendrons in bloom at Woodland Gardens and at the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. Team up for the Royal LePage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race

This successful Faire in its 22nd year has become a tradition in the Valley. The juried faire offers two floors of outstanding arts and crafts. dickenschristmascraftfair.com

SUMMER

Christmas Truck Parade

Cool down at water parks or walk the trails of Paradise Meadows, Nymph Falls, Seal Bay Park, enjoy the festivals, parades, fireworks, and music. Fresh from the Valley abounds at the Comox Valley Farmers' Market

Each year an assortment of light and heavy duty vehicles are decked out in Christmas lights and parade through the Comox Valley. Watch for details. comoxvalleyrecord.com

fall Pumpkin Festivals, salmon spawning, check out the harvest, the annual Child Development Telethon. Children's Halloween fun and lace up your sneakers for the Preservance Trail Race

COMOX VALLEY CHRISTMAS PARADE Spectators can get ready for an incredible array of parade entries from local businesses and community organizations. Kids can look forward to the visit of the season from Jolly Old St. Nick himself downtowncourtenay.com TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT CROWN ISLE Fun for all age groups. Come by and see the amazing outdoor lights and decorations around the Clubhouse and check out the odlum Brown Christmas Village. crownisle.com

Let’s Discover 2016

the Comox Valley

E-EDITION ~ available online at

comoxvalleyrecord.com

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COVER ARTWORK BY JOE SMITH

COVER ART by Joe Smith Joe Smith received his art education at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and began his career at The Gazette in Montreal illustrating for both the news and advertising departments. From Montreal, he moved to Toronto to the National Office of the Southam Newspapers as creative director. In 2002, he move to Vancouver Island. "We came out for a visit and like many transplants fell in love with the scenery, the lifestyle and decided to stay. Joe has participated in many juried shows, won some awards and is actively involved in the Comox Valley community. Participation in shows include the giant Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Kawartha Lakes Art Festival to shows in B.C., such as Comox Nautical days, Originals Only Fine Art Show and The West show in Surrey. His paintings can be found in both private and corporate collections in Canada and abroad. One of the advantages of moving to the Island was the ability to build his own studio and gallery which is open to the public. 5867 Gavin Rd, Union Bay 250-335-2578. Visitors call head for viewings. joesmith.ca let’s discover the comox va l l ey 201 6


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April 28, 2016  

Section T of the April 28, 2016 edition of the Comox Valley Record

April 28, 2016  

Section T of the April 28, 2016 edition of the Comox Valley Record