July 19, 2023

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Letter from the Director

We are excited to welcome visitors to our annual Filberg Festival, which is filled with entertainment, food, and over 100 talented artisans and makers of fine art in various media ranging from metalwork, pottery, toys, woodcrafts, jewelry, paintings, glass, textiles and specialty foods.

We hope you enjoy your time in our nine-acre waterfront property that overlooks the Comox Harbour. The Park is owned by the Town of Comox and operated by the non-profit Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association since it was designated a municipal heritage site. While enjoying the Festival, stop by Filberg Lodge, where our Gift Shop is.

The landscaped grounds contain rare and exotic trees and numerous flowerbeds. The Lodge was constructed in the early 1930s, a 4,000 square foot Arts and Crafts style residence with steep gables, leaded glass windows and hand-hewn cedar shakes covering the exterior walls and roof. Inside, extensive use of local wood and stone by master craftsmen and antique finishing create an air of rustic elegance.

Thank you to all of our community partners, sponsors, members, and dedicated volunteers who continue to support our work. The continued dedication of our supporters and volunteers ensures the success of this fantastic event each year.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, I want to thank you for attending this year’s event, and we hope that you all have a wonderful filled weekend.

Thank you to our Filberg Lodge Board Members

Audrey Craig, Chair Judith Marriott, Treasurer Peter Crawford John Mang Alex Bissinger Melanie Whittall
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Artisan Listings

NAME BOOTH # APOTHECARY Selkie Sisters Apothecary 19 Chilako Nubians Soap Co 24 Fiadh Alchemy 36 Island Soap Co 82 Radiant Holistic Sources 11 Red Fox Botanicals 128 NAME BOOTH # CERAMICS Cathi Jefferson Pottery 50 Piton Pottery 26 Trembling Aspen Studio 56 jmp flow+design 115 Red Pot Pottery 77 Lochside Pottery 46 Rachel Grenon 1 Nice Going Goods 41 Elaine Brewer-White Ceramics 83 Gordon Hutchens Pottery 8 KBullen Ceramics 127 Danica Ceramica 75 CLOTHING KOME Clothing 81 Kindred Coast 74 Nadbrad Designs 63 Art to Wear 55 Brenda Laine Designs 31 Sew Cute Creations 105 FASHION ACCESSORIES No Roads Studio 64 Piroska Mueller 13 8 AwardwinningScratchboardArtist. Whatisscratchboard? SeeSharon’sdisplayatbooth32FilbergFestival August4-6. |smlennox@shaw.ca |sm www.arbordentalcomox.com DR.CHRISBECIRD.D.S WELCOMING New Smiles 1710DComoxAve • 250.339.2253 arbordentalcomox.com Weareageneral dentistoffice providing most proceduresinhouse.

Artisan Listings

NAME BOOTH # FASHION ACCESSORIES Re/TOTE 118 Very Mary Designs 42 GLASS Lady Dragon Glassworks 123 Lisa Samphire 47 HOME DECOR Ritual Concrete + Goods 87 Lumen Gem 51 Cedar & Wool Maker Co. 49 Honeybeezigns 29 Tobias Sculpture 136 Jill Carr-Hilton 102 & 103 JEWELRY Linda Rajotte Silver Ocean Designs 48 Fused Permanent Jewelry 76 West Coast Cameos 100 DORÉ by Lisa Adele 126 Birch Artisan Studio 28 gras 'roots URBAN 85 Alex Wilson Design 107 NAME BOOTH # JEWELRY Slate Jewelry 30 Joie Designs 7 Be In Harmony Design 90 Loops Jewellery 121 Lavender Moon Silver & Stone 80 Valeria Martz Jewelry 22 Kalika Jewelry Designs 73 Roberto Fioravanti 16 Sea Wisdom Design 131 Murat Jewellery 70 Swallow Jewellery 135 Burlap Sac 52 Silver Suspensions 110 Elin Weinstein 58 KIDS CLOTHING Sugar Sandwich Design 124 LEATHER TSK Footwear Ltd 122 Soul Comfort Sheepskin 112 Anita Jackel Leather Design 12 Marjie Taylor's Leatherworks & Magnetic Jewelry 25 SaamiCraft & RonanCraft 65 9 Local,Fresh & inSeason Servinguplocallygrownfoodfromouropen-air,riverside gardenpatio,covereddeckandheritagediningroom. Lunch,Dinner&WeekendBrunch |localscomoxvalley.com| 250-338-6493

Artisan Listings

NAME BOOTH # METALWORK Kastawayz Art 133 Red Cod Forge 120 MISCELLANEOUS 61 Nickel Guitars 27 Bread + Clutter 33 Garden Gate Holistic 125 Honey Pot Wraps9 H. Wilson Books 69 SPECIALTY FOOD & BEVERAGE The Denman Island Tea Company 101 Forest for Dinner 68 Daksha's Gourmet Spices 39 Rootside Bitters & Mixers 62 Ed's Soup Shack 53 Odd Society Spirits 71 The Mustard Lady 18 ESQUIMALT Vermouth & Apéritifs 139 BLINK Chocolate 94 Salt Spring Island Artisan Vinegar 10 The Cure Hot Sauce Company 34 Hornby Island Estate Winery 88 Dvorak Gourmet 61 NAME BOOTH # SPECIALTY FOOD & BEVERAGE Wayward Distillery 114 BlueMoonEstateWinery&CiderWorx 35 TEXTILES & FIBRES nan.c designs 98 Studio On Tenth 91 Mysgreen 45 The Small Bird Workshop 93 September's Hearth 6 Woolgatherers 66 & 67 Kuseno Comfort Products 79 VISUAL ARTS Adam Lewis Art2 Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery 14 & 15 April Lacheur Art43 & 44 Round Woman Studio 104 WLDFLWR Studio 20 Lisa Joan Art 57 Esther Sample 86 Tamara Phillips Art 78 Bellamy Home Studio 72 Claire Victoria Art & Illustration 5 Lawrence Lowe 23 10 250-941-7824 Mon - Fri10-4:30pm • Sat10-3pm www.blindsandbubbles.com LOCATEDINHOMEHARDWARE/CENTRALBUILDERSINCOURTENAY somerestrictionsapply,seeusfordetails
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Enchanted Forest

Entertainment Schedule Filberg’s Enchanted Forest is once again the location for a creative, playful kids area. This year our family zone will celebrate circus arts, and we’ll have lots of fun activities for the kids to explore… with craft making, juggling, diabolo and hula hoop lessons and much more. Circus Activities Face Painting Craft Making 10:30am&12:30pm HulaHoopWorkshop 1:00pm,3:00pm&5:00pm RazzleDazzleFairy NAME BOOTH # VISUAL ARTS Grazyna Wolski 108 Zaworski Art and Homestead 89 Sally Podmore 111 Sharon Lennox 32 Helen Utsal Fine Art 117 Varney Bay Studio 92 C Mawle Art 116 Autumn Skye ART 106 Sue Pyper Artist95 & 96 Amanda Key Design 3 Skookum Prints 59 Photography by Randy Hall 97 Shel Neufeld Photography 37 NAME BOOTH # VISUAL ARTS Stonewood Sculpting 40 James Wood 137 WOODWORK Natural Collection Stands 113 Westholme Wonder Works 4 Rogue Wave Woodworks 21 Hilltop Wood and Resin 84 3Toed Designs & Carpentry 99 Addy & Anna Woodcraft 17 Woodwork Wonders 138 Tree Drops 60 McQuillan Woodcraft 119 11 locatedat 581-CRyanRoad AFTER THE FESTIVAL ENJOY ValiduntilAugust31st,2023. $1599 Enjoy2Teenburgers,2friesand2regular softdrinksforonly$15.99,priceplustax. MINISPLITS HEATPUMPS GASFURNACES AIRCONDITIONERS WATERHEATERS WOODSTOVES 250-334-3621bennettsheetmetal.com Since 1961

Artist Highlights

Frazey Ford is a captivating presence supported by the intoxicating lilt of her band. Fans have had the opportunity to see her performing post pandemic as she has toured in the countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Ireland and the UK in 2022 & 2023.

Frazey's new live show for her U Kin B the Sun album gives fans the irreplaceable intimate, live experience featuring Frazey and her excellent band members showcasing songs from her new album as well as fan favourites.

Alex Cuba presents a concert with his father and brother for a special presentation of his music and popular Cuban songs. Alex Cuba will be joined by Valetin Puentes and Adonis Puentes both accomplished musicians. Valentin Puentes, who is visiting Canada from Cuba, continues to teach guitar and perform at 79 years old. He taught both Alex and fraternal twin brother Adonis to play guitar. Alex’s musical evolution for years was all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music – he’s always exploring, always creating something fresh and new, and always, it seems, getting it just right.

Jill Barber is a three-time Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter with an unforgettable voice once heard, never forgotten. Her critically acclaimed repertoire spans a transformative spectrum from folk, to vocal jazz, to pop, and includes songs in both French and English.

An unforgettable, enchanting performer, Jill has headlined iconic venues such as Toronto’s Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre and Toykyo’s Blue Note and Cotton Club, and captivating audiences across the globe in Japan, Europe, Australia, Mexico, South America, the USA and the Middle East.

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Shuttle Information

Park and Ride: We will be offering Park and Ride from Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy, 1475 Noel Avenue. Park at Gaglardi and take our shuttle to the Festival.

Round trip is $5 per person over 12 years old. CASH ONLY. The hours are 9:30 am to 8:30 pm every day.

New this year, the Shuttle will be adding a stop at Comox Town Hall, so you can go to Nautical Days after our event, or join us from town!

Parking for the Festival: There will be on-site accessible parking on a first come first served basis. There is very limited parking on-site so we ask that you use alternate transportation where possible. We are encouraging visitors to take BC Transit. We will also have a Bike Valet by donation!

Raffle Information


One gift of flight voucher valid for one (1) roundtrip flight for two (2) guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination.

FOUR LIFT TICKETS Four (4) Alpine Lift Tickets for the 2023/24 winter season to Mt. Washington.

SAUNA SESSIONS Four (4) x 2.5 hour sauna sessions at Smith Lake Farm.

ARTISAN GIFT BASKETS Curated selection of pieces gifted by Filberg Festival artisans.

*Tickets will be available for purchase during Filberg Festival at the designated Raffle Tent. All proceeds will benefit the Filberg Park & Lodge Heritage Association.

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Artisan Highlights

Rod Smith is a Wuikineuxv (Oweekeno) and Wei Wai Kum (Campbell River) artist residing on Vancouver Island with his wife Janice. His pieces include sculptures, masks, poles, original paintings, plates, vessels, bowls, and bentwood boxes. Rod continues to explore contemporary NorthWest Coast motifs and designs and takes great joy in creating new and unique works.

Joe Wilson is a Hak'wesagame & Kwakwaka'wakw artist born in 1966. He is the grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred. Joe began carving at age 21 after being exposed to the work of master carver Willie Seaweed. Joe is well known for his very detailed oriented wood carvings and his elaborate silver, copper and gold jewelry.

Amanda Chartrand is the sole proprietor of Radiant Holistic Sources. She is an Indigenous Holistic Entrepreneur and Reiki Master with a mission to treat the mind, body and soul. Driven by a passion of simplicity, clean ingredients and a desire to create naturally based effective skin care and cleaning products, Radiant Holistic Sources embraces a holistic approach to personal care which recognizes the relationship between our natural environment and our physical and emotional well being.

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