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Legion Week, June 22-28

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33rd Miners Memorial in Cumberland, June 22-24

Kus-kus-sum Fundraiser Cumberland Home and Garden Tour – June 16

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Things To Do In Recreation Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides: Fun for the whole Family! Open every day until April 8, then weekends and holidays, 124pm (weather permitting) Saratoga Speedway, 2380 Macaulay Rd., Black Creek. 250.337.5024, www.saratogaracing.ca Bowling: Experience a new side of an old sport by trying Cosmic Bowling at Codes Country Lanes. They have regular bowling too! codescountrylanes.com. 250-334-4045 Swimming: Comox Valley Aquatic Centre 25mtr lap pool, Whirlpool, Wave pool. Steam Room and Sauna. (250) 334-2527 600 377 Lewrick go to www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec to check program times. Skateboarding: Free @ Courtenay/ Comox Skatepark 1551 Lerwick Road Courtenay Lewis Recreational Ctr: All racquet Sports. Organised Youth Programs, and Weight Room - 489 Old Island Hwy www.courtenay.ca/recreation/lewis-centre 250 338-5371 Comox Recreation Centre: 1809 Noel Ave, Comox, 250-3392255 (250) 336-2231 indoor and outdoor recreation activities, racket games, volley ball, and fitness facility. Cumberland Recreation Centre: 2665 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. (250) 336-2231 Mon-Fri 7am-9am. Weekends from 9am. Climbing the Wall: at Cumberland Recreation Centre. 2665 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. Mon-Fri 7am-9am. Weekends from 9am.

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Bird & Wildlife Watching. There are many places to watch birds and see wildlife, depending on the season. The Rotary Dyke Road Park (2500 Comox Road) has a bird watching platform with a good view of the Courtenay River Estuary and the many birds there. Point Holmes and Goose Spit are also local favourites. Take a trip down to the Comox Marina, walk the Harbour Authority docks on the SE side of the road and see the many seals basking in the sun. If you walk out to the end of the boardwalk on the breakwater, there are great views of the harbour, the mountains and the glacier and – if you are lucky – you may see the seals hunting and eating along the edge of the breakwater. For a special tret, during much of the year, you can drive down to the Fanny Bay docks and watch the sea lions lounging on the floats off the end of the dock. Historic Parks Filberg Park Visit the 1930s heritage home of pioneers Robert and Florence Filberg, and stroll their nine acres of lovingly landscaped gardens and heritage buildings. Take in the concert series in the garden, the Filberg Festival, or an art show. For the lover of all things vintage, browse the gift shop for vintage linens, silver tea sets, tea cups, etc. Coal Creek Historic Park Completed in 2014, this 40-hectare park encompasses Cumberland’s historic Chinatown and No. 1 Mine Japanese Town sites which were established in the late 1800s. Do a walking tour of what is left of the old Chinatown, visit the Chinese and Japanese cemeteries, and see portions of the historic Wellington

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Colliery Railway trail. The No. 1 Mine site is also located within the park. On Comox Lake Rd, Cumberland. Cumberland Community Forest With many trails, Cumberland Community Forest is a great place to go for a hike or bike ride. Enter the Forest at the corner of Sutton Rd and Comox Lake Road in Cumberland. Don’t have a bike? Rent one at Dodge City Cycles on Dunsmuir Ave in Cumberland. Find out more about how the community is working to protect this beautiful forested area at www. cumberlandforest.com Garden Tour: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens -from 11am to dusk 6183 Whittaker Road woodlandgardens.ca 250 338-6901. Art Studios & Galleries There are several art galleries locally: Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery: 250-338-2120 2926 Back Rd. Courtenay. spiritsofthewestcoast.com. Broken Fish Studio: Artisan Studio and Gifts featuring local, talented creatives. 1822 Comox Ave, Tue-Sat, 12-4pm. brokenfishstudio@gmail.com Comox Valley Regional Art Gallery 580 Duncan Av. 3386211 comoxvalleyartgallery.com Potter’s Place Gallery: 180B 5th Street, Courtenay 2-3344613 Pearl Ellis Gallery: 1729 Comox Ave. 339-2822 www. pearlellisgallery.com Hornby Island Art Studio: There are 8 Art studios on Hornby Island, do a day trip and see them all. I-Hos Gallery: 3310 Comox Rd. 339-7702 ihosgallery.com Local Art at the Comox Airport: View local artworks all themed around Living in Northern Vancouver Island. 334.2983.

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1797 Comox Ave. (250)898-9468 Closed Wednesday Museums Comox Airforce Museum: 250-339-8162, See the history of the Snowbirds and other Canadian Aircraft 19 Wing Comox, end of Ryan Rd, Comox HMCS Alberni Museum: 625 Cliffe Ave in Courtenay, this is a privately run Canadian militarymaritime museum. Admission is by donation Courtenay Museum Tour: Tours - Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre Tours -7 Fourth St. courtenaymuseum.ca Cumberland Museum and Archives 336-2445, Dunsmuir Av. cumberlandmuseum.ca Comox Archives & Museum 339-2885, 1729 Comox Ave. comoxmuseum.ca Where History Lives. Live Theatre: With 3 live theatre companies plus the CYMC musical theatre in the Summer, we are a hotbed of live theatre. Check the Sid

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Sunday June 3, 2:00 pm T O U CUMBERLAND R JUNE 16 HOME AND GARDEN TOUR Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay. Saturday June 2, 7:00 pm

Tickets - Adults $20, Children $10 available at: • Benjamin Moore House of Color, Courtenay • Blue Heron Books, Comox • and at the Door.

A self guided tour of amazing heritage homes, churches, commercial spaces, tiny homes, portable homes, urban farms, art shows & house concerts.

JUNE 22-24

GOODWIN 2018: 33RD MINERS MEMORIAL

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE SHOW

A weekend of special events in Cumberland to mark the 100th Anniversay of the death of legendary labour leader, Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin.

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An exciting glimpse behind the hedges, fences and doors of Legendary Cumberland Tickets at Art Knapps, Design Therapy, Rusty Rooster, RARE BIRD BOOKS or online at www. cumberlandforest.com

Don’t miss Canada’s best Garth Brooks Tribute artist, Steve Hillis, June 22 as part of Legion Week.

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Nomadic Tempest June 22, 7:30PM Garth Brooks Tribute by Steve Hillis

A very special show on the old Field Sawmills site to support the transformation of the site to Kus-kus-sum.

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Sat, July 7 Barking Lot Sale 2400 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC, 250-338-0455 4 STORES TO SERVE YOU BETTER.

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Things To Do In Hiking: There are many beautful walks in the Comox Valley. Some of our favourites are Seal Bay Park (with access from Bates Road or Hardy Road). Rosewall Creek (south on Hwy 19A, 7.3 km past the Fanny Bay Inn), and Nymph Falls (15 minutes from downtown Courtenay on Forbidden Plateau Road.) Pleasant urban walks are Simms Millenium Park (by the 5th Street Bridge) and the Courtenay Riverway Heritage Walk. For the Heritage Walk, start behind Central Builder’s Home Hardware, walk out to the Airpark and back. There is a large eagle nest you can see in the trees across the river from the walk. For a shorter walk, simply drive out to the Airpark and walk around the airpark. Trout Fishing: Comox Lake 3km west of Cumberland Village, Comox Lake Rd. Boat ramp is free Oct-April. Weiner Roast: Enjoy a slice of Canadian Culture, and a favourite anytime of the year. To stay a little protected from the weather Comox lake is an excellent location, or Strathcona Parklands at the base of Mt Washington or on the Puntledge. Golf & Driving Ranges: Mulligans, 250.338.2440. Sunnydale, 250.334.3232. Glacier Greens, 250.339.6515. Comox Golf Club, 250.339.4444. Beaches. There are several good beaches in the Comox Valley. Both the Goose Spit and Kye Bay are spectacular at low tide, with fabulous views of the Salish sea.. For Goose Spit, follow Balmoral SE from the Comox Golf course, and keep going when it becomes Hawkins Road. To get to Kye Bay take Knight Road SE past the Air Terminal and past Glacier Greens Golf Course and turn left onto Kye Bay Road. If you want to go a little further, take a drive North on Hwy 19A to Miracle Beach Provincial Park (turn right onto Miracle Beach Drive about 25 km north of Courtenay). Much closer to town is Kitty Coleman Park. Go about 10 km north of Courtenay on the old Island Highway (19A) and turn right onto Coleman Road. About 1.6km down Coleman Road turn left onto Left Road (yes – turn left onto Left Road!) and follow it to the end. From here you can explore the beach and look across the Salish see to the snow coverd peaks of the coast mountains. Special Adventure If you are especially adventurous, take a trip up to the old Forbidden Plateau Ski Hill. Follow Forbidden Plateau Road west to the top (it turns to gravel about halfway.) This is a good 30 minute drive. Park in the top parking lot just by the old burned down ski lodge, and hike up to the first crest. From here, you have more than a 180 degree view from Quadra Island in the northwest, over the Comox Valley and across to Powell River and down to Bowser in the southeast.

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WATER SPORTS EQUIPMENT RENTAL • canoes • single & double kayaks • SUPs (stand up paddle boards)

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Comox Lake is a favourite summertime recreation area. Cumberland’s 24 hectare Lake Park offers sandy beaches and a swimming float, a concession, a campground, a boat launch and dock, and hiking trails. If fishing is your thing, the fishing on Comox Lake includes Kokanee salmon, Dolly Varden, Char and Rainbow trout. However, for family fun you can’t beat the variety of water sports available at Comox Lake. You can enjoy swimming, kayking, canoeing or the

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Getting there

Comox Lake is just 4.5km from Cumberland. Simply follow Comox Lake Road to the lake.

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Every Week Every Day

Wine Tasting at 40 Knots Winery, Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. 2400 Anderton Rd, 941-8810. Go-Kart & Monster Truck Rides: Saratoga Speedway, 12-4pm. Sat, Sun & Holidays theneveyday in Summer. saratogaracing.ca.

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7:30pm, Letz Sing Summer Drop-In: St. John the Divine Church, All ages, all abilities, all voices! letzsing.com Poker Night & Pool Tourny, Griffin Pub, 7pm, 339-4466 Open Stage at Cornerstone Taphouse, 7:30pm, 871-8988 Letz Sing Summer Drop-In: 7:30pm, St. John the Divine Church Hall, letzsing.com Karaoke Night, Avalanche Bar, 9pm, 331-0334

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Moms & Tots, 10am, Northgate Church, 334-2727 Games & Ground Tuesday Events; 12pm gamesandgrounds. com Euchre, Courtenay Legion, 1:30pm, 334-4322 Pasta Tuesday at Toscanos, 4:30pm, 890-7575 Board Game Night, Griffin Pub, 5pm, 339-4466 Fusion Belly Dance: 5:45 & 7:45pm, House of Now, templebellyfusiondance.ca 650-3778 SUP TNT - Tuesday Night Training: 6pm, Goose Spit Beach A Good Yarn: Knitting & Crochet Circle: 6:30pm, Comox

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Library, 339-2971 Mixed Darts, Griffin Pub, 7pm, 339-4466 League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. Open Jam w/Ryder B, 8pm, Mex Pub, 703-9573

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Games & Ground Wednesday Events; 12pm gamesandgrounds.com Drop-in Darts, Courtenay Legion, 1pm, 334-4322 Wacky Wednesday, Griffin Pub, 3pm, 339-4466 Wine Wednesday, Toscano’s, 4:30pm, 890-7575 Pool League, Avalanche Bar, 6pm, 331-0334 Bingo Night, Cumberland Community Schools, 6:15pm, 6508305 Line Dancing: 6:30pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca . 250 871 6129 Cox, Bachman & Guests Classic Blues, Cumberland Hotel, 7:30pm, 336-8844 Guess That Groove, Flying Canoe Pub, 8pm. 331-4006 Loonie Tunes Karakoe, Mex Pub, 9pm. 703-9573

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Storytime, Courtenay Library, 10:30am, 334-3369 Games & Ground Thursday Events; 12pm gamesandgrounds. com Ladies Night at Sunnydale Golf Course. All Welcome. 3343232

Complete Auto Repairs One Year Warranty on all Repairs Electronics • Air Conditioning • Tires 250-871-8840 Unit E - 736 30th Street, Courtenay BC

TIMELESS CLASSICS Saturday June 2, 7:00 pm Sunday June 3, 2:00 pm

Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay. Tickets - Adults $20, Children $10 available at: • Benjamin Moore House of Color, Courtenay • Blue Heron Books, Comox • and at the Door.


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Storytime, Cumberland Library, 10am, 336-8121 CCCTS Road Cycling Weekly Rides, 10am, Filberg Centre Historic Filberg Lodge Tours, 11am, 339.2715. 61 Filberg Road Games & Ground Friday Events; 12pm gamesandgrounds.com Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, 338-4074. Boxing for Parkinsons: CV Boxing Club, 2:30pm, 898-7444. 129-5th St Charity Meat Draw, Courtenay Legion, 5pm. 334-4322 Drop-In Lego Club, Comox Library, 3pm, 339-2971 Karaoke with Kim, Cumberland Hotel, 9pm, 336-8844 John Mundy & The Mulligans: 7pm, Avalanche Bar & Grill, Live! every Friday night. 331-0334.

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CV Farmers Market, Native Sons Hall April 7 then April 14 on at the Exhibition Grounds, 9am, cvfm.ca Go-Kart & Monster Truck Rides: Saratoga Speedway, 12-4pm. Everyday during spring break, then Sat, Sun & Holidays. saratogaracing.ca. Denman Island Farmers’ Market: 9:30am-12:30pm. 5901 Denman Rd, (beside the Marcus Isbister Old School with the Recycling Depot next door!) Denman Island. . Play Day, Courtenay Library, 10am-12pm, 334-3369 Historic Filberg Lodge Tours, 11am, 339.2715. 61 Filberg Road Games & Ground Saturday Events; 12pm gamesandgrounds. com

Poker: The Mex Pub, 2pm. 1003 Ryan Rd, Courtenay. 703.9573. Street Smart Kidz Meat Draw: Whistle Stop Pub, 2-5pm. 2355 Mansfield Dr, Courtenay. 334.4500. Live Music & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion, 2-5pm, 367 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay. 334.4911 Meat Draw: Cumberland Legion, 3pm Charity Meat Draw: 3-5pm, Highwayman Saloon, Union Bay. (Just 10mins from Walmart) 5:40 Express & Potluck Cafe, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 3392925 Name that Tune, Griffin Pub, 9pm, 339-4466 DJ & Dancing, Avalanche Bar, 9:30pm, 331-0334

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Free Pool, Avalanche Bar, all day, 331-0334 Historic Filberg Lodge Tours, 11am, 339.2715. 61 Filberg Road Go-Kart & Monster Truck Rides: Saratoga Speedway, 12-4pm. Everyday during spring break, then Sat, Sun & Holidays. saratogaracing.ca. Meat Draw Bingo: Cumberland Hotel, 1-3pm. 2714 Dunsmuir Ave. 336.8844 Free Pool, Griffin Pub, starts at 1pm, 339-4466 Sunday Afternoon Dance, featuring the Amigos, Mex Pub, 2pm, 703.9573 Non-Denominational Christian Worship Service: Berwick Retirement Community, 3pm. 1700 Comox Av 890.2346. Celtic Open Mic Jam: 3pm, Griffin Pub, 339-4466 Open Jam & Lions Club Meat Draw: Fanny Bay Inn, 5-8pm. 335.2323 SalsaSundays, 5:45pm Elks Hall, 338-8079. 231-6th St Blue Grass Sit-In, 7pm Cumberland Hotel, 336.8844 Open Mic with Rob Petrie, Griffin Pub, 7pm 339-4466 Karaoke with Milo, Flying Canoe Pub, 9pm, 331-4006

GOODWIN 2018 33rd MINERS MEMORIAL - Cumberland HIGHLIGHTS: FRIDAY, June 22 * Workshops & Talks * Guided Walking Tour * SONGS OF THE WORKERS Musicians share songs in the working class tradition. Riders Pizza, and fantastic company!

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SUNDAY, June 24

* Pancake Breakfast * BREAKFAST WITH GINGER * GRAVESIDE VIGILS An old-fashioned skillet * PROCESSION & PROGRAMMING breakfast where artists Join theatre performers, a brass band, and community members as we march down Dunsmuir Avenue, re-enacting Goodwin’s infamous funeral procession of 1918. Followed by historical quotes, song from the Miners Memorial Choir, live music and a BBQ in Cumberland Village Park.

* Geoff Berner - Klezmer Punk

and historians share works inspired by the Goodwin story.

* International Artist Talk * HERITAGE THEATRE A matinee featuring the story of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Brought to you by TheatreWorks!


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Go-Kart & Monster Truck Rides: Saratoga Speedway, 12-4pm weekends & holidays. Ideal for all ages. Ride around the track where the Champions race! All equipment supplied. saratogaracing.ca. 2380 Macaulay Rd. Story Time: Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, & stories! For ages 0-5. virl.bc.ca Thu-Courtenay Library: 10:30am. 334-3369. Fri-Cumberland Library: 10am. 336-8121. Moms and Tots: Tues, 10am, Northgate Foursquare Church, Connect over coffee while little ones play in a safe environment. 334.2727. 1640 Burgess Rd. Tween Night: LINC Youth Ctr, Tuesdays 3 -7 pm ages 8-11, 334-8138. 300 Old Isl Hwy Drop in Lego Club: Fri, 3pm, Comox Library, build with the library’s Lego and Duplo collection. Ages 3 & up. virl. bc.ca. 339-2971. 1720 Beaufort Av Play Day: Sat, 10am, Courtenay Library, Soft toys, large puzzles, drawing materials, KEVA blocks, and more. virl. bc.ca. 334-3369. 300-6th St.

Special Events Jun 16, Sat~ Goo Zone: 2pm, Aquatic Centre, Messy

Wet Aquatic Fun w/ pudding, jello & shaving cream. Regular Admissions, comoxvalleyrd.ca. 334-2527.

Jun 29, Fri~ Surfs Up Pro-D Daycamp for Kids:

10am-3pm, Aquatic Centre, Ride the waves & slides at our water park all day! Our aquatics staff will play games & lead activities. Try a number of aquatic sports like water polo, underwater hockey & synchronized swimming. . Children must be comfortable in deep water. $30 comoxvalleyrd. ca. 334-2527 Jun 30, Sat~ Pull the Plug: 3pm, Aquatic Centre, Last Swim of the Season-do all the things you have always wanted to do at the pool - but were told no: bubbles in the hot tub, shaving cream lifeguard pie, graffiti the windows, sidewalk chalk the decks & dunk a lifeguard! Regular Admissioncomoxvalleyrd.ca 334-2527

ValleyDads Night Out~ a range of activities for male family members/caregivers & their children hosted by a variety of organizations, 5:30-7pm, Wednesdays. Free, fun & guaranteed to make you smile. June 6, Wed~ Little Chefs: 5:30pm, Lake Trail School, Cook and eat a meal together with LUSH Valley’s Little Chefs program. Please register in advance

jumpstart.canadiantire.ca ----------------------------with admin@lushvalley.org lushvalley.org . 331-0152. 805 Willemar Ave. Jun 13, Wed~ Barnyard Party Animal: 5:30pm, Black Creek Community Hall, The Barnyard Party Animals will be at Black Creek Community Centre with their small farm animals. Meet them all & be a farmer for the day! blackcreek-cc.com . 337-5190. 2001 Black Creek Rd Jun 20, Wed~ Archery: 5:30pm, Lewis Centre, Come down to the MP Hall of the Lewis Centre & test your skills with a bow & arrow & join the league of Robin Hood for exciting archery instruction, games, & skills. 334-4441. 489 Old Isl Hwy Jun 27, Wed~ Open Gym & Climbing Wall: 5:30pm, Cumberland Recreation Centre, Open gym, climbing wall & healthy snacks. cumberland.ca . 3362231. 2665 Dunsmuir. ValleyFamilies~ a range of family-friendly activities hosted by a variety of organizations from 2-4pm, Saturdays. Activities are free, fun and guaranteed to make you smile. 336-2231. cvvalleyfamilies@gmail. com. valleychild.ca

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Jun 2, Sat~ Marina Park Splash Pad: 2pm, Comox Marina Park, Let’s get wet! Celebrate the start of summer & the opening of the new splash pad at Marina Park & stay for the games, snacks & water fun for everyone. 127 Port Augusta St Jun 9, Sat~ Summer Splash Party: 2pm, Lewis Park, Fun, active outdoor games! 489 Old Isl Hwy. Jun 16, Sat~ Summer Reading Club Kickoff: 2pm, CourtenayLibrary, Snacks, entertainment, & fun activities for the whole family. virl.bc.ca . 334-3369. 300 6th St Jun 23, Sat~ Get Creative: 2pm, Lupine Art Studio, Bring your family & get creative! We will be creating a piece that you will be able to take home. Suited to children aged 9+. Registration opens up June 13th at lupineart.com . 778-225-0152. 625 Cliffe Av Jun 30, Sat~ Picnic in the Garden: 2pm, Is there anything sweeter than enjoying delicious snacks outside in the fresh air? Join LUSH Valley for a picnic, garden tour, & plant related activities at their community garden downtown Courtenay. Please register in advance at admin@lushvalley.org. lushvalley.org 721 Harmston Av

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Whats On Digest Calendar Events More events online at ComoxValley.WhatsOnDigest.com Ongoing Events

Elements of the Imagination: Pearl Ellis Gallery, until June 2, TueSat, 10-4pm 339-2822. 1729A Comox Av Potters Place feature Artist: Mon-Sat, 10-5pm, The Potters Place, Pyromania Pottery, 4 Mid-Island potters: Algis Bubnys, Jane MurraySmith, Linda Phillips & Barb Strachan. thepottersplace.ca. 3344613. 180-5th St.. Touching Earth Bodies: until June 28. Tue-Sat 10-5. CV Art Gallery, Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delarond/Valerie Salez. . comoxvalleyartgallery. com. 338-6211. 580 Duncan. The Commuter Challenge: June 3-9, Free. Leave the car at home & cycle, walk, bus, carpool or telecommute to work. Register at commuterchallenge.ca comoxvalleyrd.ca 650-2302 Peoples Choice Show: June 5-23, Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm. Pearl Ellis Gallery, pearlellisgallery.com. 339-2822. 1723 COmox Av

Saturday Farmers’ Markets~

Comox Valley: 9am,-1pm, Exhibition Grounds 4839 Headquarters Rd,. cvfm.ca. Denman Island: 9:30am,-12:30pm. 5901 Denman Road, denmanisland.com Hornby Island: 11am-2pm, “the Copse” on Sollans Road, see facebook

Charity Meat Draws~

Fri 5pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av

Sat 2pm, with Live Music Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca .334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Sat 2pm, Whistlestop Pub, streetsmartkidz.ca 334.4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Sat 3pm, Cumberland Legion, 336.2361. 2770 Dunsmuir Av Sat 3pm, Highwayman Saloon, 5467 Island Hwy S, Union Bay Sun 1pm, Cumberland Hotel, Cumberlandhotel.ca . 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Open Jam & Lions Club Meat Draw: Sun 5pm, Fanny Bay Inn, fannybayinn.com 335.2323. 7480 Island Hwy S

See also Family Fun page 11 and Seniors’ Events, page 27 Jun 1, Fri~

Historic Filberg Lodge Tours: 11am, Filberg Park, Explore the history & charm of the beautiful Filberg Heritage Lodge in scenic Filberg Park. Please no dogs, filberg.com. 339.2715. 61 Filberg Rd Soup & Sandwich Lunch: 11-1pm, Cumberland Legion, 336-2361. 2770 Dunsmuir. Whitecaps at Colorado: 6pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Catch it at the Canoe! 1590 Cliffe. Dance Explosion: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Dance recital including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Highland, Irish, Modern Stage, & Hip Hop. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe GLITZ: 7:30pm, The Old Church Theatre. Musical theatre, dance, voice & acting! Tix at Old Church Theatre Tue & Wed 5-9pm & at door. 8903309. 755 Harmston Av Big Daddy: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd. GDUBZ with ManaBelle & SHRKY: 9pm, Waverley Hotel, Cutting edge underground Halftime, Roots Dub, Trap, & Deep Bass Music. waverleyhotel.ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir Av

Legion Week, June 22-28 June 22, 7:30PM Garth Brooks Tribute by Steve Hillis

June 23, 2-5PM Meat Draw with Special Guests plus Music by LiteBrew

June 25, 12 noon Veterans' Luncheon with Entertainment

courtenaylegion.ca 367 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay 250-338-4911 or 250-338-0651


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Featuring

Thurs June 21st Reserve your FREE ticket by phone DOCK SIDE DRIVE or in person at the Ticket Centre starting JUNE 1.

7 PM PLUS get a sneak peek at the 2018 - 2019 Blue Circle Series!

PLUS a sneak peek at the 2018 - 2019 BLUE CIRCLE SERIES Phone 250.338.2430 ext 1 Order online: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com

442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2J2

Ticket Centre hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm Open 1 hour prior to show time

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR BY PHONE!


peach sunset

30°C - 35°C

bellini

25°C - 30°C

raspberry crush

20°C - 25°C

blueberry lemonade

15°C - 20°C

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Joss & the Alternates: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, local top shelf musicians playing a great mix of old & new. flyingcanoe.ca 1590 Cliffe Av Hip Hop with NORTH 2 SOUTH ENT: 10pm, Mex Pub, mexpub. ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 2, Sat~

Kitchen OPEN 11am-Midnight

(250) 338-1500 | 1175 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K2

Outdoor Recreation Show: 10am-5pm, Fish & Game Protective Assoc. Lots of Activities, Exhibits, Free hourly prize draws, Haywagon Rides, Facepainting, Paintball, Cowboy Action, Archery, Spincasting & More!!! Entry by Donation to the Food Bank. courtenayfishandgame. org 3780 Colake Rd. Courtenay Little Theatre Treasures Sale: 10am, Treasure Hunt - $2 per bag full (bags provided) Other items going cheap - fur coats, men’s suits/tuxedos, ladies vintage, lots of clothing, wigs, hats, costume items, props. Kiddies dress-up area. Corner of 17th & McPhee Av. Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Burgers! Burgers! Burgers!: 3pm, Courtenay Legion, We are serving mug of beverage & hamburger for $10 Open to members, guests, & future members. courtenaylegion.ca. 334-4322. 367 Cliffe Av

Make Art Workshop-Cornhusk Dolls: 5pm, CVArt Gallery, Part of the exhibition Touching Earth Bodies, the artists lead an opportunity to create Cornhusk Dolls. By donation. Materials are provided. Note: this exhibition contains nudity. comoxvalleyartgallery.com 338-6211. 580 Duncan Av. Roller Derby Inferno: 5:30pm, Sports Centre The ONLY chance to watch ROLLER DERBY this season! $5 cash entry (under age 10 FREE), brickhousebetties.ca 3001 Vanier Dr Race Night: 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway, Crash to Pass Cars, Mad Max Extreme Racing & Hornet Cars! Gate at 5:30, racing at 7pm. saratogaracing.ca 2380 Macaulay Rd. Timeless Classics: 7pm, Native Sons Hall, Strathcona Symphony Orchestra. A wonderful concert of familiar & well-loved melodies. Tickets $20, $10 under 12 yrs, 331-0158. 360 Cliffe Av Elevate the Intersection 7pm, Duncan & 5th Street, The beautiful new pride crosswalk celebrates diversity, inclusion & social justice! Dance performances, DJ’s, live performances, community party tents, food trucks & a dance party in the intersection. elevatethearts. com


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Comox Valley Newcomers Club

A social club open to women who have resided in the Comox Valley for less than two years.

Next meeting:

Monday, June 11 6:30pm, Crown Isle Clubhouse

www.cvnewcomers.net

Comox Valley's Place to be when you're tired of being at home

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Enter The Haggis are set to perform LIVE! at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park.

Since 1995, Enter The Haggis has led the charge among Celtic Folk Rock bands, delighting fans with their memorable performances and inspired songwriting. The Toronto-based band has released eight acclaimed studio albums. Their original songs such as “One Last Drink”, “Down With The Ship” and “Gasoline” have become folk rock anthems, appearing in the films “Goon”, “10mph” and “Addicted to Plastic”. Newer music showcases Enter The Haggis’ signature sound and instrumentation; bagpipes blaze over a powerhouse hard-rock rhythm section as Lewington and Buchanan trade off on lead vocals. After multiple Canadian tours in the late 1990’s, ETH made waves in the US in 2004 with a feature length performance documentary called “Live at Lanigan’s Ball”. Following extensive airing

in more than 80 markets around the US, the band was invited to perform at Celtic and folk festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. Touring tirelessly, they amassed a legion of diehard fans known to cross continents and oceans for shows. Enter The Haggis has worked hard to develop personal relationships with their supporters, (affectionately known as “Haggis Heads”), taking the necessary time to shake hands and chat after performances. It’s thanks to this close connection that the band’s last three albums were entirely financed through crowdfunding platforms that raised over $150,000 US. Tickets on sale now through filberg.com

BUDWEISER 24’s $37.95+DEPOSIT

June 8

June 1

June 22

"AFB"

"NORTH 2 SOUTH ENT," Live Hip-Hop 10pm

"NORTH 2 SOUTH ENT." LIVE HIP-HOP 10PM

June 9

June 23 "RYDER BACHMAN BAND" "SHOTGUN KELLY" Greasy Bluesy Loosey Goosey "THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE" A Beatles Revival Tribute Band Funky Rockin Blue-eyed Soul A Rock & Roll Tribute Band 9:30pm No Cover 9:30pm f/ ARGENTINA 8pm $15 June 2

June 15

June 5

"DFRESH ENT. PRESENTS" "FIRST TUESDAY FUNDRAISER" hosted by Scott Lyle & friends hip-hop, reggae, afro-beats, dancehall, latin 10pm w/ special guests Jane Dunnet & John Brown of "WATERSHED" June 16 - cover by donation 7pm "BACKSEAT DRIVERS" 9:30pm live music no cover 9:30pm

June 29

"NIGHTS TO REMEMBER" hosted by AZREAL & friends 9:30pm

June 30

"RANGERS" A Rock & Roll Tribute Band 9:30pm No Cover

PUB OPEN til 2am WED  SAT

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

LOONIE TUNES OPEN JAM NIGHT OPEN JAM Hosted by Barry P. hosted by Ryder B. WIN UPKARAOKE TO 1000 LOONIES & Friends & friends 8PM 9PM NO COVER 8:30PM

SATURDAYS

POKER AFTERNOON DANCE 1PM START W/ THE AMIGOS 2PM - 6PM


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Women Build Fundraiser

Women Build is challenging women in the Comox Valley to raise $100,000 to support the construction of 10 affordable homes for local families. As part of that effort, local musicians Kenny Shaw, Billy Mac and Valori Schaefer are taking the stage at The Griffin this Father’s Day, June 17th, from 3 until 7 p.m. Come out to enjoy a burger and a beverage, great

Open to the pu blic

1718 Balmoral Ave Comox

JUNE

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ENTERTAINMENT

FRIDAY

8th 6-8pm

Name that Tune!

With Don & Suzanne Kitchen open 'til 7.

SATURDAY Celtic Jam with 16th 1pm Perry Johnson & Billy Mac SATURDAY John Mundy the Mulligans. 30th 7pm &Cover $5

DAILY SPECIALS $12.95 Specials Daily - check Facebook Fish & Chips Every Friday - Open 'til 7 BREAKFAST ALL DAY $ 95 Early Riser Mon-Sat, 9-11am 6 Sunday Breakfast Buffet, 9-11am $1295

Hours: 9am-6pm, 7 days per week.

Phone (250) 339-7272


19 entertainment, and hourly 50/50 draws to raise money for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build campaign. All proceeds go towards the construction of 10 affordable homes at 1330 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay. Tickets are $25 per person and are available in advance at The Griffin Pub, The Mortgage Centre (272 Anderton Road, Comox) and the Habitat ReStore (1755-13 Street, Courtenay). This event is organized by The Mortgage Centre - Your Island Mortgage Team, in cooperation with the Griffin Pub, Kats Graphix and Valori Entertainment. Learn more at www.habitatnorthisland.com

Country Gospel Music from the Heart Saturday June 9, 3-8pm Cumberland Cultural Centre, 2674 Dunsmuir Ave Tickets $20 at islandfreedomfest.ca Dan and The Springer Creek Gang from Sayward Sacred Harmony Band from Port Alberni Lord Led from Campbell River Country Cross Roads from Comox Valley

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Courtenay’s #1 DJ Dance Party with GetDirty Music @ 10

JUNE 9

UFC 225 – Whittaker vs Romero prelims @ 6 – main card @ 7

JUNE 16

Comedy Night Laughter @ 8ish

JUNE 30

Old Arbutus Afternoon Jam Starts @ 3

NEW WEEKLY EVENT

John Mundy & the Mulligans Fridays 7pm to 11pm

WEEKLY EVENTS Mon-Karaoke Tues-$6.50 Burger Night Wed-Pool & Poker Thurs-Jazz Night

Fri-John Mundy & the Mulligans Sat-Live Music/DJ Sun-Free Pool

www.avalanchebar.ca 275 – 8th St. Courtenay 250–331–0334

Women June Build 17 Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser MONDAYS Poker Night · Pool Tournament Everyone welcome!

TUESDAYS

Board Games Night · Mixed Darts Bring your own or use ours! July 22 Annual Golf Tournament

WACKY WEDNESDAY!

$3.00 Tapas menu after 3pm *Piano Bar with Rob Petrie

THURSDAYS

Poker Night · Everyone welcome!

Fridays Live Music @8:30 TGIF Prize Pot Draw!

June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Big Daddy Centerpiece Doctors of Rock and Roll Ron Stewart Band ShotGun Kelly

SATURDAYS

Name That Tune @9:00

SUNDAYS

New! Celtic Open Mic Jam, 3-6pm Open Mic Jam @ 7pm

Free pool all day! · Everyone Welcome!


20 GLITZ 7:30pm, The Old Church Theatre, see Jun 1 The Beatles Experience 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Beatles Revival Tribute Band. mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd. Batuque Axé Brazilian Dance Party 8:30pm, Filberg Centre, An amazing show by Axe Capoeira martial artists & samba dancers! Tix at axecapoeiracomox.com 898-7918. 411 Anderton Av Backseat Drivers 9pm, Cumberland Hotel,live music starting at 9pm. cumberlandhotel.ca 336-8844. 1001 Ryan Rd. Matt Stern 9pm, Cornerstone Café Matt brings a soulful, playful energy to the stage. cornerstonetaphouse.com 871-8988. 2085th St. The Grinning Barrets & River Jacks 9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, waverleyhotel.ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir GetDirty 10pm, Courtenay’s #1 DJ Dance Party at Avalanche Bar avalanchebar.ca. 331-0334. 275-10th St.

Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar, avalanchebar.ca. 331.0334. 275-8th St

Jun 5, Tue~

DVD Releases: Gone Hollywood Video, A Wrinkle in Time, Astro, Daphne & Velma, Death Wish, Delirium, Every Day, Supercon, & Thoroughbreds SUP TNT - Tuesday Night Training: 6pm, Goose Spit Beach, Weather permitting. You must provide your own board, paddle, pfd & leash. First Tuesday Fundraiser: 7:30pm, Mex Pub, w/special guests Jane Dunnet & John Brown of WATERSHED. Cover by donation to Kus-kussum. mexpub.ca 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 6, Wed~

Outdoor Recreation Show 10am-4pm, Fish & Game Protective Association, See June 2 Afternoon Dance 2-6pm, Mex Pub, Gord Kruger & The Amigos. mexpub.ca 703.9573. 1003 Ryan Rd Timeless Classics 2pm, Native Sons Hall, See Jun 2 New! Celtic Open Mic Jam 3pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 1185 Kilmorley. Concert for Care-A-Van: 7:30pm, St. John the Divine Church, Keep on Singing-a fundraising concert for Care-A-Van. Tix at Blue Heron Books & Laughing Oyster. letzsing.com 579-5th St Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 3314006. 1590 Cliffe Av

Luke Blu Guthrie: 5pm, 40 Knots Winery, Reservations recommended. 40knotswinery.com 941-8810. 2400 Anderton Rd. Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, Net proceeds support Cumberland Community School programming. cumberlandcommunityschools.com. 650-8305. 2770 Dunsmuir Av Philosophers Cafe: 7pm, Berwick Comox Valley, This is the latest in a free speaker series. 1700 Comox Av Valley Dance Centre Dance Mix: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Presented by a talented group age 2 to adult. Jazz, ballet, modern, tap, street, & more. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, .mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Pub Singalong: 7pm, Cumberland Hotel,w/Rob Petrie. cumberlandhotel.ca 336-8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av

Toastmasters Meeting: 11:45am, Salvation Army, Anyone interested in improving their speaking, leadership or communication

Jun 3, Sun~

Jun 4, Mon~

Jun 7, Thu~

JUNE 28, 29, 30 AND JULY 1, 8PM-11PM

Nomadic Tempest at

KUS-KUS-SUM

Tickets $25 available online at www.projectwatershed.ca


21 skills is welcomed to attend as a free guest for up to three events. 2966 Kilpatrick Av Berwick Open House: 1:30-3:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, View our NEW Amenity Spaces & a Show Suite. Mini tours, prizes, light refreshments & live music by Oscar Robles. berwickretirement.com 890-2346. 1700 Comox Av Royal Tea: 2pm, Florence Filberg Centre, Celebrate the Royal Wedding. $2.50, tix at the office or door, evergreenclub.ca 3381000. 411 Anderton. Valley Dance Centre Dance Mix: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, See June 6 Open Mic Night: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, with K.C. Hingley flyingcanoe.ca. 331-4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Hosted by Barry P. & Friends. mexpub. ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Pasta Tuesday Feature Pastas Wine Wednesday $14 half litres Thursday Draft Beer Night $15 pitchers

Jun 8, Fri~

Name that Tune: 6pm, Sannd Trap Bar & Grill, Enjoy an evening of music trivia. 1728 Balmoral (at Comox Golf Club). Valley Dance Centre Dance Mix: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, See June 6 Aaron B Thompson - EP Release Party: 7pm, Little Red Church, Join Award winning singer-songwriter Aaron B Thompson & friends for a night of live music. $10/person $30/4 tickets .aaronbthompson. com 2182 Comox Av Centerpiece: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Tyler Bartfai & Shaun Rawlins: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Two independent singer-songwriters with influences ranging from folk, blues, pop, & roots. flyingcanoe.ca Fanfare: 9pm, Cornerstone Café, Local violinist Cameron Boyce turns his love of looping into beautifully transfixing soundscapes. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 871-8988. 208-5th St AFB Dance Party 9:30pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 9, Sat~

Rebekah Lodge Spring Clean Fundraising Sale: 10am-2pm, Grantham Oddfellows Hall, We have new stuff & old stuff & used stuff - books, fabric, crafting supplies, crafts, plants, $5 lunch. 6040 Old Island Hwy “Worth” -A Color of Woman Workshop: 10:30am, Carolines Studio, No previous painting experience is required. Paints, brushes, & canvas are supplied. Sat & Sun. comoxvalleyarts.com. 260 Willemar Av. Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Valley Dance Centre Dance Mix: 1pm, Sid Williams Theatre, See June 6 Meditation Class: 1pm, Courtenay Library, Learn How to Meditate! Free, freemeditation.com . 250-954-5040. 300-6th St Country Gospel Music from the Heart: 3pm, Cumberland Cultural Centre, Featuring 4 bands from around the Island. Fundraiser in support of the CV Pregnancy Centre. $20 at islandfreedomfest.ca, 2674 Dunsmuir Av Whitecaps vs Orlando City SC: 4pm, Flying Canoe, Catch it at the Canoe! 1590 Cliffe. Race Night: 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway, IMCA Modifides, Bomber Cars, & Island Dwarf Cars! Gates at 5:30, racing at 7pm! saratogaracing. ca. 2380 Macaulay Rd UFC 225- Whittaker vs Romero: 6pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar. ca. 331-0334. 275-10th St Relay For Life: 6pm, Sports Centre track, Raising funds to fight all types of cancer. $15 registration at relayforlife.ca/comoxvalley 2187158. 3001 Vanier Dr Tyler Bartfai: 9pm, Cornerstone Café, Tyler Bartfai is a guitar & vocal driven singer-songwriter who writes across a variety of genres. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 871-8988. 208-5th St.

Open 7 nights/week 4:30pm - 9:00pm 140 Port Augusta St. Comox

Call for reservations (250) 890-7575

Toscanos.ca

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY

SUMMERNIGHT

MARKETS 5th Street Parking Lot at England Ave June 22-Sept 7

Arts & crafts, food trucks, music, fine art, games, home decor, kids stuff, dancing, readings, demos, jewelry, souvenirs, collectibles, tastings, magic stuff, workshops, buskers and more. JOIN US! COMOX VALLEY your community arts council

Visit the Comox Valley Arts Booth each week for draws and giveaways. sponsored by

youth booth sponsored by:

ECLECTIC SHOPPING | UNUSUAL SIGHTS | FOOD & FUN


22 Ryder Bachman Band: 9:30pm, Mex Pub, Greasy Bluesy Loosey Goosey Funky Rockin Blue-eyed Soul. mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd.

Jun 10, Sun~

Union Bay Day: 10am, Union Bay Community Hall, Valley Classic Car Show @ 10, Kids Parade @ 11. Homemade Pies, All day concession, Raffles. ubcc.ca. 778-427-2206. 5401 South Isl Hwy Afternoon Dance: 2-6pm, Mex Pub, Gord Kruger & The Amigos. mexpub.ca 703.9573. 1003 Ryan Rd New! Celtic Open Mic Jam: 3pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 1185 Kilmorley. Country Gold: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Tribute-don’t miss Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers supported by the superb impressions of DollyParton, Johnny Cash, & Reba & the Legendary Gamblers All-Star Band. sidwilliamstheatre.com 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Karaoke with Milo 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Let Milo elevate your soul with some good old karaoke. This

Jun 11, Mon~

Hatchery Tour: 11am, Manatee Holdings Ltd., An overview of sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee’s Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, & Oysters. Advance registration. Adults: $10, childrenfree, sustainableaquaculture. ca. 331-0486. 4085 Gartley Point Rd BC Seafood Expo: Calvin Helin: 1pm, Sid Wiliams Theatre, Helin was named one of Canada’s most powerful business people by Canadian Business Magazine. sidwilliamstheatre.com 338-2430. 442 Cliffe CV Newcomers Club: 6:30pm, Crown Isle Clubhouse, for women new to the Valley. cvnewcomers.net 399 Clubhouse Dr Letz Sing Summer Drop-In: 7:30pm, St. John the Divine Church, All ages, all abilities, all voices! $10 or sliding scale, letzsing.com 579-5th St

Your Neighborhood Cafe with a Side of Fun!

All kinds of gaming happens here, come check us out! Computer/Console Gaming: $3/hour Stay and Play tabletop games: $2/person before 3pm, $4/person after 3pm Retail Games & Gaming Supplies

Casual Magic The Gathering played every day Wed - MTG Pauper League 6pm

RPG nights TBA, call FMI (looking for more DM/s/GM/s) please contact if interested

Thu - RPG/Tabletop Night 6pm

Pizza & Commander Night 6:30pm

Fri - Friday Night Magic 6:30pm Sat - MTG Booster Draft 6:30pm

Board Game Meetup 7pm Jun 2 Battlebond Prerelease Noon & 6pm MUST preregister! Jun 9 Battlebond Launch Party Noon & 6pm MUST preregister! Jun 23 Dominaria Store Championship 12:30pm Jun 30 Age of Sigmar / Shadespire demo 1pm Magic the Gathering Open House 3pm

Hours

Tues - Noon to 5pm Wed- Thurs Noon to 10pm Fri - Sat Noon to 11pm

250-871-1171 343-4th St, Courtenay

gamesandgrounds.com

Jun 12, Tue~

DVD Releases: Gone Hollywood Video, Love Simon, Loveless, Tomb Raider, Furious. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd. Hatchery Tour: 11am, Manatee Holdings Ltd., See Jun 11 BC Seafood Expo: Linda Cornish: 1pm, Sid Wiliams Theatre, Linda Cornish is President of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, an organization focused on inspiring a healthier America through raising awareness about the nutritional benefits of eating seafood. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe SUP TNT - Tuesday Night Training: 6pm, Goose Spit Beach, See Jun 5 OPEN JAM: 8pm, Mex Pub, hosted by Ryder B & friends. mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd.

Jun 13, Wed~

Hatchery Tour: 11am, Manatee Holdings Ltd. See Jun 11 Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jun 6 CVWBN Wind-up Party & Women Build Milestone Celebration: 6:30pm, Best Western Westerly Hotel, The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is winding up the year & celebrating the Women Build Campaign! Extra Special Guest Speaker T.B.A. $40 for CVWBN members & $45 for non-members, cvwbn.org 218-4952. 1590 Cliffe Av Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub,.mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 14, Thu~

Hatchery Tour: 11am, Manatee Holdings Ltd., See Jun 11 Toastmasters Meeting: 12pm, Salvation Army Family Services,See Jun 7 Lecture: Against the Current-The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron: 7pm, Courtenay Museum, Cathy Converse presents “Against the Current” based on her newly released book. courtenaymuseum. ca. 334-0686ext. 5. 207-4th St


23 Open Mic Night: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, with K.C. Hingley flyingcanoe.ca. 331-4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Hosted by Barry P. & Friends. mexpub. ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Open Mic Comedy Night: 8pm, Roys Towne Pub , Comedians from Nanaimo to the Comox Valley. No cover! theroypub.com. 7023827. 4000 S Isl Hwy

Jun 15, Fri~

Hatchery Tour: 11am, Manatee Holdings Ltd., See Jun 11 Soup & Sandwich Lunch: 11am, Cumberland Legion, This is the last one until September. 336-2361. 2770 Dunsmuir. Shellfish Gala Dinner Auction for Kus-kus-sum: 5:30pm, Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Come out & enjoy a delicious shellfish dinner & auction in support of Kus Kus Sum. cvlandtrust.ca 650-9561. 61 Filberg Rd Race Night: 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway,Outlaw Drag Racing, Pro & Street Division & Time Attack! saratogaracing.ca 2380 Macaulay Rd. Vireo Dance-Thrive III: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Dancers of all ages performing in various styles, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, & Acro! sidwilliamstheatre. com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Doctors of Rock & Roll 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd The Wits: 9pm, Cornerstone CafĂŠ. The Wits combine the musical stylings of alt-country, folk, jazz, & blues. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 871-8988. 208-5th St. Luke Blu Guthrie: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Luke Blu is widely recognized as a versatile & creative guitar player & is greatly respected for his diverse original music showcasing his soulful, inspiring vocals. flyingcanoe.ca. 1590 Cliffe Av Rosie Bitts Burlesque Show: 9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, waverleyhotel.ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir. DFRESH ENT. PRESENTS hip-hop, reggae, afro-beats, dancehall, latin.: 10pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd.

Jun 16, Sat~

Garage & Bake Sale: 9am, Cumberland Legion, 336-2361. 2770 Dunsmuir. Cumberland Home & Garden Tour: 9am-5pm, A self guided tour of amazing heritage homes, churches, commercial spaces, tiny homes, portable homes, urban farms, art shows & house concerts. Ticket information at cumberlandforest.com Artsphere Workshop: 10am, Sandpiper Studios, Painting with a three colour palette. Keep life simple & explore the importance of values. Supply list provided. Bring a bag lunch. artspherecomoxvalley. org 338-9310. 4058 Haas Rd.. Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd East Coast Celtic Open Mic & Jam: 3pm, Sannd Trap Bar & Grill, Led by Perry Johnson & Billy Mac. At times a rousing singalong, at other times quiet ballads sung by audience members. 1728 Balmoral at Comox Golf Club. Burgers! Burgers! Burgers!: 3pm, Courtenay Legion, See Jun 2 BOWL, BABY, BOWL! for LArche Comox Valley: 4pm, Codes Country Lanes (bowling); Elks Hall (after-party), Help raise funds for the I Belong Centre! $20 pre-register online, larchecomoxvalley.org. 334-8320. 307-6th St Race Night: 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway, Gordon Food Service presents: Crash to Pass Cars, Mad Max Extreme Racing, Hornet Cars & Road Runners. saratogaracing.ca2380 Macaulay Rd. Vireo Dance-Thrive III: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, see June 15 Enter The Haggis LIVE! In Filberg Park: 7:30pm, w/guests Rockcod Enter The Haggis delight fans with their memorable, inspiring performances $40, filberg.com 61 Filberg Rd


24 Comedy Night 8pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar.ca 331-0334. 275-10th St. Ron Stewart Band - Tribute to the Guitar Greats!: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel.ca 336-8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Café Olé 9pm, Cornerstone Café, With influences from Spain & Latin-America, this versatile duo’s timeless repertoire wields a power to transport audiences. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 8718988. 208-5th St. BACKSEAT DRIVERS: 9:30pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd.

Jun 17, Sun Happy Fathers’ Day~

Father’s Day Kite Fly: 12pm, Goose Spit Beach, Incl a hot dog

roast with food provided. Registration at 12, Awards 2:30. courtenay. ca 338-5371 Afternoon Dance: 2-6pm, Mex Pub, Gord Kruger & The Amigos. mexpub.ca 703.9573. 1003 Ryan Rd Father’s Day Concert: 2pm, Marina Park in Comox, CV Concert Band plays a rousing selection of seasonal music for the whole family. By donation, comoxvalleyconcertband.com Women Build Fundraiser: 3-7pm, Griffin Pub, $25 in advance at Griffin Pub, The Mortgage Centre (272 Anderton Road, Comox) & the Habitat ReStore (1755-13 Street, Courtenay). griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Chris Hansen & The Lunchbox Legends: 7pm, Simms Millenium Park, FREE concert. Roots & soul music with poignant lyrics & danceable funky grooves. courtenay.ca. 334-4441. Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 3314006. 1590 Cliffe Av

Jun 18, Mon~

#245 1) Necklace 2) ‘i’ in ‘Boing’ 3) Square On Window 4) Hair bun 5) Left Woman Position 6) Exclamation Mark 7) Cheque 8) Left Woman’s Hair 9) Man’s Eye 10) Corner Glass

What’s On Trivia

1. Largest freshwater lake in the world? 2. Someone who shoe’s horses? 3. Another word for Lexicon? 4. Seventh planet from the sun? 5. What country has an airline called Rottnest?

Pub Singalong: 7pm, Cumberland Hotel, w/Rob Petrie. cumberlandhotel.ca. 336-8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar.ca 331.0334. 275-8th St

Jun 19, Tue~

DVD Releases: 12am, Gone Hollywood Video, Pacific Rim Uprising. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd Letz Sing Summer Drop-In: 7:30pm, St. John the Divine Church, All ages, all abilities, all voices! $10 or sliding scale,.letzsing.com 5795th St SUP TNT - Tuesday Night Training: 6pm, Goose Spit Beach, See Jun 5 OPEN JAM: 8pm, Mex Pub, hosted by Ryder B & friends. mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd. Shaun Majumder 8pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Gemini Awardwinning actor, comedian & host of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. sidwilliamstheatre.com 338-2430. 442 Cliffe

Jun 20, Wed~

Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jun 6 Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, .mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 21, Thu~

Ladies Auxiliary Soup & Sandwich: 11:30-1pm, Comox Legion, *Open to the Public* Homemade Soup & Sandwich, comoxlegion.ca. 339-2022. 1825 Comox Av Toastmasters Meeting: 12pm, Salvation Army Family Services, See Jun 7 Sid Williams Theatre AGM: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, An AGM with a twist, the evening will be heavy on entertaining performances & sprinkled throughout with a few business items we need to cover. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Writers Society General Meeting: 7pm, general meetings are held 7pm at Valley View Elementary School library on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Membership $25/year, cvwriterssociety.ca Open Mic Night: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, with K.C. Hingley flyingcanoe.ca. 331-4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Hosted by Barry P. & Friends. mexpub. ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 22, Fri~

Ginger Goodwin 2018 & Miners Memorial Weekend: 1pm, Cumberland, 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin, one of the most well-known labour activists in the history of Canada. Participatory art & music projects, an exhibit ‘Goodwin’s Reach’, an arts symposium, workshops & talks, live music, the re-enactment of Goodwin’s funeral procession & other programming


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Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm 2925 Comox Rd Courtenay throughout Miners Memorial Weekend, June 22 to 24, 2018. By Donation & Ticketed. minersmemorial.ca. 336-2445 Summer Night Markets: 4-9pm, 5th St. @ England Ave in Courtenay, Music & action surround a great array of arts & crafts & other local wares every Friday night. A different vendor mix every week, plus community booths, youth vendors, buskers, live music & djs, surprise performances & more! comoxvalleyarts.com 334-2983. 7 a Side Adult Soccer Tournament: 5pm, CVUSC Clubhouse, For 16 yrs & Older-4 divisions available. At the CV United Soccer League Clubhouse, Valley View Soccer Fields. June 22 thru 24. Register your team at comoxcoed.leaguerepublic.com/l/league/708024507.html $350 per team, 857-5960. 1701 Lerwick Rd Legion Week Tribute to Garth Brooks: 7:30pm, Courtenay Legion, Canada’s #1 Tribute to Garth Brooks kicks off Legion Week at the Courtenay Legion! courtenaylegion.ca 334-4322. 367 Cliffe Av Ron Stewart Band: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Larry Ayre: 9pm, Cornerstone Café, Larry has been playing music in the Comox Valley for many years. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 8718988. 208-5th St Latino Night with La Familia: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Formed in 2014, La Familia’s vision has been to be ambassadors of beautiful latin music to enhance the multicultural richness of BC, & Canada. flyingcanoe.ca 1590 Cliffe Av NORTH 2 SOUTH ENT. LIVE HIP-HOP 10pm, Mex Pub, mexpub. ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 23, Sat~

Ginger Goodwin 2018 & Miners Memorial: 8:30am, Cumberland, minersmemorial.ca See Jun 22 Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Fernie at War: Author Talk with Wayne Norton 2pm, Location TBA Check Website. Historian Wayne Norton has uncovered fascinating detail about Goodwin’s experience as an employee of the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company & as an organizer for the Socialist Party of Canada. By Donation, minersmemorial.ca. 336-2445 Legion Week Meat Draw: 2-5pm, Courtenay Legion, w/Music by Litebrew & celebrity special guests. courtenaylegion.ca 338-4911 or 338-0651. 367 Cliffe. Whitecaps at Philadelphia Union: 2pm, Flying Canoe, Catch it at the Canoe! 1590 Cliffe. Race Night: 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway, Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifides, & Bomber Cars. saratogaracing.ca 2380 Macaulay Rd Ilha Ballet - Were All Mad Here: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, An exhilarating spin of Alice in Wonderland. Jjourney underground to a place where everyone is a little bit bonkers, always ready for a Tea Party. sidwilliamstheatre.com 3382430. 442 Cliffe Av Geoff Berner: 8:30pm, Cumberland Cultural Centre, Geoff combines traditional folk music of Eastern European Jews with punk’s aggressive energy. Tix at minersmemorial.ca SHOTGUN KELLY A Rock & Roll Tribute Band: 9:30pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 24, Sun~

Ginger Goodwin 2018 & Miners Memorial: 8:30am, Cumberland, minersmemorial.ca See Jun 22 Artist talk-Gu Xiong: 1pm, Cumberland Old Age Pensioners Hall, Gu Xiong is an international multi-media Artist & Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at UBC. He’ll talk about his work themes of migration, identity creation, & dynamics of globalization. By Donation, minersmemorial.ca. 336-2445 Make Your Own Stepping Stones Workshop: 1pm, Learn to make your own garden stepping stones. Take home your creation.

RCMP MUSICAL RIDE

AUGUST 24, 25 & 26 at the Comox Valley Exhibition

Tickets available at

cvex.tickit.ca


26 For tickets & info email workshops@comoxvalleyhortsoicety.ca comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca Afternoon Dance: 2-6pm, Mex Pub, Gord Kruger & The Amigos. mexpub.ca 703.9573. 1003 Ryan Rd TheatreWorks Presentation - Ginger Goodwin: 3pm, Cumberland Masonic Hall, Live theatre featuring the story of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. By Donation. minersmemorial.ca. 336-2445 Autocross: 3pm, Saratoga Speedway, a fun, exiting & educational experience. Registration at 3pm, saratogaracing.ca 2380 Macaulay Rd. Duo of Duos: 7-8:30pm, Simms Millenium Park, FREE concert. Features Brodie Lee Dawson, Luke Blu Guthrie & Easy St. courtenay. ca. 334-4441. Smooth Angel Cafe: 7pm, Campbell River SDA Church, Put on for musicians by musicians. Any donations over our operating costs go to charity. 337-8900. 300 Thulin Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 3314006. 1590 Cliffe Av

Jun 25, Mon~

Legion Week Veterans Luncheon 12pm, Courtenay Legion, Enjoy lunch & live entertainment. courtenaylegion.ca 338-4911 367 Cliffe. Letz Sing Summer Drop-In: 7:30pm, St. John the Divine Church, All ages, all abilities, all voices! $10 or sliding scale,.letzsing.com 579-5th St Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar.ca 331.0334. 275-8th Street

Trivia Answers 1. Split ends 2. Olive Oil 3. Belgium 4. Quebec City 5. Dwarf Throwing

Jun 26, Tue~

DVD Releases Gone Hollywood Video, The Endless, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd. SUP TNT - Tuesday Night Training: 6pm, Goose Spit Beach, See Jun 5 OPEN JAM: 8pm, Mex Pub, hosted by Ryder B & friends. mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd.

Jun 27, Wed~

Time for Uke: 2pm, Berwick Comox Valley, ‘Time for Uke’ is a group with one goal: share their love of music with anyone who wishes to listen. berwickretirement.com. 890-2346. 1700 Comox Av Jilli Martini, Kat & Farley: 5pm, 40 Knots Winery, Reservations recommended 40knotswinery.com 941-8810. 2400 Anderton Rd. Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jun 6 Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, .mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jun 28, Thu~

Toastmasters Meeting: 12pm, Salvation Army Family Services, See Jun7 Open Mic Night: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, with K.C. Hingley flyingcanoe.ca. 331-4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Hosted by Barry P. & Friends. mexpub. ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Kus-kus-sum Nomadic Tempest Show: 9:30pm, Critically acclaimed multi media show presented on board & in the rigging of a Tall Ship. Pre-show entertainment onsite from 8pm. Tix at projectwatershed. ca Fundraiser to support restoration of the Kus-kus-sum. At Field Sawmill site-yke Road just east of 17th Street Bridge. 218-0520

Jun 29, Fri~

Summer Night Markets: 4pm, 5th St. @ England Ave, See Jun 22 BBQ Steak Dinner: 5:30pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion. ca. 334-4322. 367 Cliffe Av The Lonely 7:30pm, Sid Williams Theatre, A sensitive & dynamic tribute to the one & only Roy Orbison. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 3382430. 442 Cliffe Shotgun Kelly: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd. Aaron B Thompson: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, Each of Aaron’s songs is a story about his life - he likes to think that its our scars that give us character, make us real, & offer us wisdom. flyingcanoe.ca 1590 Cliffe Av NIGHTS TO REMEMBER 9:30pm, Mex Pub, hosted by AZREAL & friends. mexpub.ca 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Kus-kus-sum Nomadic Tempest Show: 9:30pm, See June 28

Jun 30, Sat~

CVHumanist meeting: 9:45am, Upstairs at Quality Foods, Driftwood Mall, Discussion Topic: Restorative Justice. Free event. 287-4524. 2751 Cliffe Av Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Old Arbutus Afternoon Jam: 3pm, Avalanche Bar. avalanchebar. ca 331-0334. 275-10th St. Race Night 5:30pm, Saratoga Speedway, Bailey Western Star Trucks presents Crash to Pass Boat Race, Mad Max Extreme Racing, Hornet Cars, & Road Runners. saratogaracing.ca 2380 Macaulay Rd Live Music: 7pm, Sannd Trap Bar & Grill, Music starts at 7pm. 1728 Balmoral. Run for Cover 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel.ca 3368844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Rio Samaya: 9pm, Cornerstone Café. cornerstonetaphouse.com. 871-8988. 208 5th St. RANGERS A Rock & Roll Tribute Band: 9:30pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd

Jul 1, Sun – Canada Day~

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Join Us for our Open House June 7, 1:30-3:30 pm You are invited to view our new amenity spaces. There will be mini-tours, prizes, light refreshments and live music by Oscar Robles.

For more information or to RSVP call Community Relations at 250-339-1690

1700 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. www.berwickretirement.com

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Seniors Events June 5, Tue~

June 6, Wed~

White Cane Club: 1pm, Berwick Retirement Community. Come and join this lively group and learn about new technologies and services to assist you with limited vision. FMI-Pat Chiquen at 339-3904. 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 890-2346, berwickretirement.com

Philosophers’ Cafe: 7pm, Berwick Retirement Community. This is the latest in a free speaker series held once per month where a speaker will introduce a theme to the Café and then all who attend can join in respectful, nonpartisan conversation – or just sit back and

Discover Your Path Upcoming Events Friday Night Dances June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 7:30 - 10:30 pm Enjoy local bands like the Dan Hughes Band, Amigos, Double Play & Crosstown Express Tickets available at the door Members: $7 Non-members: $9

Royal Tea

Thursday, June 7, 2:00 pm Celebrate the Royal Wedding. A light snack will be served with tea. $2.50/person, tickets at the office or at the door

Canada Day Tea Dance - Free

Sunday, July 1, 2:00 pm, Native Sons Hall Music provided by Georgia Strait Big Band. Cake and beverages sponsored by Sysco Foods.

All events at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue in Courtenay. Pick up our newsletter. 250-338-1000 • evergreenclub.ca


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Comox Seniors’ Centre d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., Comox, BC (250) 339-5133 Office hours: 10am-1pm Mon-Fri

T’ai Chi Gong: Mon. 9:30 AM Weights: Mon. 11:00 AM & Wed. 9 AM Chair Exercise: Tues. & Thurs. 11:15 AM listen. 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 890-2346, berwickretirement.com

June 7, Thu~ Berwick Open House: 1:30-3:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, You’re invited to view our NEW Amenity Spaces & a Show Suite. Mini tours, prizes, light refreshments & live music by Oscar Robles. 1:30pm – 3:30pm, berwickretirement.com 8902346. 1700 Comox Av Royal Tea: 2pm, Florence Filberg Centre, Celebrate the Royal Wedding. $2.50, tickets at the office or at the door, evergreenclub.ca 338-1000. 411 Anderton.

Jun 27, Wed~ Entertainment Hour with Time for Uke: 2pm, Berwick Comox Valley, ‘Time for Uke’ is a performing group of retired music/ukulele teachers & friends with one goal: share their love of music with anyone who wishes to listen. berwickretirement.com. 890-2346. 1700 Comox Av

comoxseniors.ca Yoga: several classes throughout the week. Please check for details. Fitness I: Tues & Thurs. 9:00 AM Fitness II: Tues & Thurs. 10:00 AM

Each Friday~ Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, To participate you will need to be a member of BC Blind Sports. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Jenny at 3 38-4074. bcblindsports.bc.ca. 338-4074. 1700 Comox Av Friday Night Dances: 7:30pm June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Filberg Centre, enjoy bands like The Amigos, Crosstown Express, The Dan Hughes Band & Double Pay. Grab your friends and your neighbours & come on out for a night of fun. Tix at the door, evergreenclub.ca 338-1000. 411 Anderton Av.

Each Sunday~ Worship at Berwick: 3pm, You are cordially invited to join us for a non-denominational Christian worship service. All welcome. Refreshments compliments of Berwick following the service. Berwick Retirement Community, 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 890-2346, berwickretirement.com

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“A talent like him can awe listeners with his classic Canadiana approach and stunning vocals. “ -The Revue.ca

Aaron B. Thompson

Aaron loves music – always has. Growing up as a minister’s son, church music was a part of life with his mom humming hymns to herself when she was cooking or out in the garden. But there is a song for every season and musical attachments change. He grew up on grunge and hip hop, was inspired by indie rock, and found solace in the comfort of folk. At 13, his dad introduced him to Cat Stevens, and he immediately fell in love. A lot of time was lost addicted to drugs and alcohol with Aaron living like a rock star before he had ever written a song. It was music that helped cleanse his soul. On the path to sobriety

he wrote songs as a means of purging regrets. Songwriting would start as a therapy, and each song is a story about his life or someone in it. But Aaron’s goal isn’t to tell you stories about his life through song. His goal is to reach into your memory with words and melodies so that when you listen to his music, you see your own story so that you both can experience something together. Aaron B Thompson appears at the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, Friday June 29 starting at 9pm.

What’s On Screen Cinema

DVD Releases

June 1: Action Point, Adrift June , 8: Hereditary, Hotel Artemis, Ocean’s 8, Wonders of the Sea, Won’t You be my Neighbor? June 15: Incredibles 2, Superfly, Tag June 22: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom June 29: Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Uncle Drew, First Purge

June 5th: A Wrinkle in Time, Astro, Daphne & Velma, Death Wish, Delirium, Every Day, Supercon, Thoroughbreds June 12th: Love Simon, Loveless, Tomb Raider, Furious June 19th: Pacific Rim Uprising June 26th: The Endless, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

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Movie Clearance Sale – DVD’s Blu-Rays & Games

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Live Music @ 9pm June 1st – Joss and the Alternates June 8th – Tyler Bartfai & Shaun Rawlins June 15th – Luke Blu Guthrie June 22nd – La Familia June 29th – Aaron B Thompson


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