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The sound was familiar yet fresh and innovative. It stirred musical memories and made me want to hear more. Did I really recognize the distinctive sound of that fiddle? I checked the credits on Paul Keim’s new CD ranunculus. Yes, it was Trent Freeman. I remembered him as a youngster fiddling up a storm in the Comox Valley. Now he’s in Vancouver finding his path as a fulltime musician.

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Griffyn clings to his mother amidst a crowd of adults, uttering an occasional sound as he gazes around the decorated hall. The wide-eyed toddler is like any other infant struggling to get the words out at the pre-walking stage of life. Except for one unfortunate difference: He has already undergone several rounds of chemotherapy to treat a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Griffyn, video-online born Dec. 4, 2010, was front www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and centre Wednesday evening at the Crown Isle Wheels Up for Tour de Rock cocktail fundraiser. His mother, Comox Valley RCMP member Misty Dmytar, shared some emotional words with the crowd. “As a new mom. I asked myself typical questions: What’s he going to be when he grows up? Will he be athletic? Will he be funny? Smart? Will he get along with his older sister?” said Dmytar, accompanied by partner and fel-

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RCMP investigating blaze Scott Stanfield Record Staff

A fire involving toxic fumes destroyed the former Buckerfields building at McKenzie Avenue and Cumberland Road on Tuesday evening. Plumes of smoke could be seen throughout downtown Courtenay shortly after 6 p.m. as the fire ripped through the building that housed Just’n Tyme Greenhouse & Hydroponic Supply. According to police, there were explosions inside the building that contained chemicals and fertilizer. Firefighters were called out at about 6:15 p.m. The last truck left the station at 2:17 a.m. “Very stubborn fire,” deputy fire chief Kurt MacDonald said. “Just construction of the building. It did have a high fuel load in it, so made it difficult. We weren’t able to put any crews in initially, just because of how fast the fire developed.” Much of Cumberland Road and McPhee Avenue was closed off as firefighters battled the blaze with water and foam. “It’s definitely a longer fire,” MacDonald said. “We don’t get a lot of commercial fires,

thank God.” Courtenay fire chief Don Bardonnex and another firefighter both suffered heat exhaustion. “He just got a little too hot,” MacDonald said. “It happens to the best of us...Just guys working too hard is what it boils down to.” One was treated at the scene and cleared to return while the other was checked at hospital before resuming duties. Comox Valley RCMP attended the blaze, the cause of which remains

under investigation. “When you have a fire of that magnitude it’s better off to get all the agencies involved right off the ball, and then as you start to roll things out you can release those agencies,” MacDonald said. “Right now they (police) are the lead investigators on the fire. Once they’ve gone through it and determined the cause then they’ll take the appropriate course. It’s better to err on the side of caution and get everybody involved.” Police said there

were many unco-operative bystanders who endangered their lives by placing themselves in harm’s way against the direction of authorities. A man was arrested for failing to follow police direction. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. Should the caller wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Cyclist loses locks, and moustache, for the cause Lindsay Chung Record Staff

James Matsuda will be able to save money on shampoo and save time when he gets ready in the morning. He’s probably even more aerodynamic on a bike now. That’s what the Comox Valley RCMP auxiliary constable who is riding in the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock jokingly told himself as he got ready to have his head shaved Thursday morning during a community breakfast rally at Thrifty Foods. In front of family, Thrifty co-workers, fellow riders and many supporters, Matsuda let his daughter Maggie make the first swipe with the razor in the store’s parking lot on a sunny but cold morning before the riders set off for Cumberland, Royston and Union Bay and eventually for Qualicum, Parksville and points south. Matsuda’s Tour de Rock teammates said they’d throw in some money if he shaved his moustache too, so that was soon gone as well. Jonathon Allen of Courtenay, 5, was at the pancake breakfast, and he decided to shave his head, too. He raised $20 for Tour de Rock and soon found himself sitting in a chair beside Matsuda with a large group of people cheering him on. Allen said it was exciting to shave his head, and the riders gave him a signed ball cap and posed for a team picture with him

before setting off for their ride. During the breakfast, Keith Forae presented $9,500 from Dance de Rock to the Tour de Rock riders. Matsuda was the second Comox Valley rider to lose his locks during the tour, as RCMP Const. Steve Trevor shaved his head Wednesday when the riders visited École Robb Road Elementary School. His two daughters are students at Robb Road, and they shaved his head in front of the whole school. Matsuda and Trevor were both thrilled to get to the Valley. “First thing this morning, I was very excited,” said Matsuda. “Seeing what each community does is just wonderful, and getting closer to your town is incredible.” Trevor called Wednesday “a fantastic day all around.” The day started in Campbell River under bright, bright sun and cloudless skies. “After riding in rain and wind, you appreciate that,” said Trevor. “It was a beautiful ride leaving Campbell River. Once we were getting close to Courtenay, I started getting that nervous excitement knowing we were getting close to home. It was very neat.” Getting his head shaved at Robb Road was Trevor’s single favourite moment of the tour so far. “The kids were all super excited,” he said. “We’re walking our bikes in, and I could see my youngest, who’s seven, in one of the

JAMES MATSUDA HAD his moustache shaved right after he donated the hair on the rest of his head. PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG

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front rows; she was kind of bouncing up and down and vibrating with excitement. It warms your heart. It was so fantastic.” Matsuda says that, so far, the tour has had a real sense of team — from the team of riders who support one another to the teams of

community members who have welcomed the team and raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society and Camp Goodtimes. “It takes a team to do any of this,” he said. “In Sayward, they lost power for two days, but the community came together

as a team and hosted a fundraising banquet for us. People had generators set up in their homes. It’s everybody coming together as one and supporting this great cause.” Trevor has appreciated the way the riders come together as a team during tough days. “On Monday, we especially went through a really tough day,” he said. “We rode 150 kilometres in wind and driving rain. We were cycling for probably eight hours, and within 20 minutes of starting, we were all soaked to the bone. We kept pushing each other on, encouraging everyone up hills. Everybody’s tired and sore, but I think that’s part of what being a team is — we kept everyone’s spirits up and kept pushing each other.” During the Tour de Rock, the team makes many stops in each community it visits. “The interactions with people in their own communities have just been fantastic,” he said. “Hearing their stories of what cancer has done to them, it put everything in perspective why we’re doing this.” “What I’ve seen is we get to see the best side of humanity,” said Trevor. “We’re seeing the best of people. I met a lady in Port Alice who lost all her hair. She was successful beating breast cancer but now has lung cancer. She’d gone through two rounds of chemotherapy but was still at this event supporting us; she was still a fixture in the community and volun-

teered her time, and she was still an inspiration to her community. In every town, you’re meeting somebody like that. It’s really cool.” While in the Valley on Wednesday, riders enjoyed dinner at Carmie’s Café in Cumberland before a community celebration at Cumberland Junior School and the Wheels Up for Tour de Rock gala at Crown Isle. At Cumberland Junior, Geoff Bennett of Royston raised $430 to shave his head, and he donated his hair for a wig. Cumberland Elementary School principal Dirk Den Otter said he’d shave off his mustache — which he’s had for 35 years — if six-yearold Alena Tobacca raised $1,000. Through collecting recyclables, Tobacca raised $1,016.60 for Tour de Rock, and off went den Otter’s mustache — along with all of his hair — to much cheering. The Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup present a $2,000 cheque to Tour de Rock, while Cumberland Elementary raised $1,600, Cumberland Junior raised $1,250 and many others made donations to support the tour during the fun-filled family event that included bike games, an auction, a unicycle challenge and a concession. Stu Power sang a song he composed for the riders called Wheels on the Road. The Tour de Rock, which began Sunday, continues until Oct. 7, where it will wind up in Victoria. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Toddler provides inspiration for Tour de Rock member Continued from A1

had never seen anything like this before,” Dmytar said. Over several months Griffyn had another surgery, bone marrow testing and four rounds of chemotherapy. Early-August test results showed the adrenal gland had shrunk but the six spots remained. “Griffyn is not cancer-free

by any means but he continues fighting this terrible disease,” said Dmytar, who will return with Griffyn to the hospital in November to determine if the tumour has grown or the spots have changed. If so, he will undergo further surgery and chemo. Despite the harsh realities of his early existence, Griffyn spent the summer

on swing sets, at the beach and swimming for the first time with his 20-month-old sister Jordyn. “Hopefully Griffyn will never remember the time he spent at the hospital,” Dmytar said. Her boy is the inspiration for Comox Valley RCMP Const. Steve Trevor, who along with local auxiliary officer James Matsuda is

part of the 22-person Cops For Cancer team in the process of cycling the length of Vancouver Island. By Wednesday, the team had completed more than 400 kilometres of its journey. “The ride is going really well. We had some hard days. We had to battle through some weather,” said Trevor, noting time spent in Port Alice, Port Hardy, Sayward

and other North Island communities. “We went through rain and winds. We were almost blown off a bridge, but we persevered, and I think that’s what this is about...We know that the hardest day of riding is nothing compared to battling cancer. “We’re out there to get the message out to the communities about this fantas-

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Almost a month into the new school year, School District 71 has given out 1,800 bus passes. This is the first year the school district has required students to register for busing and receive a pass, and it’s required a lot of adjustments to try to get students to and from school. The school district began a transportation review last year, and one of the major changes to come out of that is a new bus pass system, which requires families to register for busing. “One of the biggest drivers was determining who was on our buses, to determine the number of seats and whether we were following protocol,” assistant superintendent Sheila Shanahan said Tuesday as she provided an update to the board. “One of the benefits I think probably that came out of the optimization was that we have reduced walk limits. We are busing more eligible students.” In the spring, the district began an online registration. “By the end of June, we had 800 registra-

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This is the last week to fill buses, and they’re being filled, Shanahan told the board. Overall, Shanahan felt all the work around

You can’t move 1,800 people and ❝ think it’s going to go smoothly overnight. Sheila Shanahan ❞ This week, senior management was dealing with applications for passes for courtesy riders. “We’re about 90 per cent through that list of people who have applied for the courtesy seats that are left over ...,” said Shanahan, who expected to finalize the courtesy passes in the next 10 days.

busing was helpful in a number of ways. “I know for some parents, it’s been a frustration because it’s been such a change and they’ve had to manage their student’s delivery to their school, especially if it’s a program of choice, I understand that,” she said. “But at the end of the day, I think we accomplished what we really wanted

to with this particular piece of the transportation review. “We know who’s on our buses, our buses will be full, and we have made enough adjustments that kids are getting there on time, and we’ll continue to adjust that....You can’t move 1,800 people and think it’s going to go smoothly overnight.” During their discussions about transportation, the board decided unanimously to re-establish the transportation standing committee of the

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Cumberland councillor Kate Greening announced this week that she is not retiring. She will seek reelection to Cumberland council in this November’s municipal election. “I feel passionately about the future of Cumberland and I feel more than ever it is important to have a voice on council with some of the big stuff coming down the pike,” Greening states. Greening’s commitment to the village began years before she was elected in 2008. For the better part of a decade, she attended council meetings as a tireless watchdog for the interests of Cumberlanders.

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Calder new NIC chair Nomination filing begins Oct. 4 Record Staff

Bruce Calder will chair the North Island College board of governors as it moves into the 2011-12 school year. Calder, a Comox Valley community representative on the board and previous vicechair, was acclaimed as board chair Wednesday during the board’s first meeting of the school year. “Thank you very much for your support,” he said. “It really is a pleasure to be here. I’ve been on the board now for about three years, and it’s just a great opportunity for me. I hope to follow in some great footsteps in Judith (Round) and

Chris (Gibson) before her.” Calder pointed out that he is the first male board chair in a while. Calder is a retired former executive for Telus Corporation. His last assignment was as a consultant for Apparent Networks, preparing strategic plans for telecommunications industries. Previously, he was a vice-president and general manager with Telus Enterprise Solutions, managing the internal and external information technology subsidiary of Telus Corporation. Calder has also previously served as a director with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. David Kruyt, the

Byelection Oct. 19 Record Staff A byelection to fill a six-month trustee vacancy on the Union Bay Improvement District board will be held at a special meeting Oct. 19 at the Union Bay Hall. Former trustee Alan de Jersey, who was replaced as chair by Carol Molstad in earlyMay, resigned from the board in the summer. So far the only candidate is Alan Webb, a semi-retired newcomer to Union Bay and member of the Taxpayers for Accountable Governance group. Webb serves on the public works committee. With upwards of 50 years experience in various engineering fields, Webb has designed and built waste water systems. Registration is from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the election, which will precede the board meeting. Voter and candidate requirements include: • Entitled to be a registered voter under the Elections Act; • Canadian citizen 18 or older having resided in B.C. the previous six months; • A registered land-

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community representative for Campbell River, was acclaimed as board vice-chair. Kruyt is the chief financial officer for a Vancouver Islandbased insurance brokerage. Prior to moving to Campbell River, he was a vice-president and controller with an international trade finance company, worked in private practice as a forensic accountant and spent several years as the controller of a not-forprofit private club. Kruyt has been involved on numerous community and arts group boards in the past. Currently, he is a member of the Professional Conduct Enquiry Committee of the B.C. Certified Management Accountants Association and sits as a director on the board of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

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‘Blood kind of like water’ Canadian Blood Services honoured Comox resident Sarah Fox for her contributions to Canada’s blood system at a national ceremony held in Ottawa last week. The annual Honouring our Lifeblood ceremony at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum recognized Fox along with other donors, volunteers, partners and sponsors from across the country who provide a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Canadians who need

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blood, stem cells, or organs and tissues. Fox, 31, is the recipient of the 2011 Honouring our Lifeblood volunteer award for the B.C. and Yukon Region. Fox is responsible for recruiting, training and scheduling all volunteers who work at the Comox mobile blood donor clinic, ensuring proper support is available for donors giving blood. While Fox has been volunteering with the blood agency for the past two years, her first experience with donated blood actually came as a newborn baby. Born two months premature, Fox’s liver was underdeveloped and unable to properly detoxify her blood. One life-saving blood transfusion helped clear her system and sustain her necessary organ development. “Blood is kind of like water — you don’t think about it being there

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test. Local pie makers have rolled up their sleeves, dusted off their aprons and pulled out the rolling pins for this incredible competition of pie-making prowess. All the pies will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Cumberland Museum and the local organization selected by the blue ribbon winner. People’s Choice judging runs from 11 to 2 and all are welcome to participate. Official judging begins at 3. Last-minute entries may be accepted if you contact the museum by Friday at 5 p.m. Enjoy tasty treats for the Fall Fair Canteen and bring your surplus apples (and some jars with lids) and make your own apple juice with an old-fashioned apple press. Community partners for this fun-filled event include the Village of

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Filberg annual plant sale helping to raise the roof Carol Sheehan Special to the Record

Liz Stubbs wants to raise the roof — and few can marshal the troops better than this intrepid gardener, so she may just do it. The roof, of course, is the Filberg Heritage Lodge roof. Stubbs, head of Filberg Park’s amazing cutting and herb garden, has organized the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park 2011 annual plant sale, a much-anticipated event that, this year, brings together teams of volunteers and a variety of events to support the reroofing of the Lodge. With a passionate fervor characteristic of gardening folk, she personally phoned dozens of friends whose gardens she most admires to donate some prize perennials for the cause. They were only too happy to participate, enthusiastically contributing dozens of plants in labelled pots. The sale takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arriving early for the best selection, Comox gardeners may drive their vehicles through the Filberg Road entrance to the Filberg Park dairy building and load up on perennials from some of the most outstanding gardens in the Comox Valley, including some from the Filberg gardens as well. Additionally, Stubbs marshalled the assistance of Leslie (Duchess of Dirt) Cox to supply two master gardeners from the horticultural club to be on hand to answer questions all gardeners have: “What is it? Where do I plant it? How big will it grow? Will the deer eat it? and Does it like shade or sun?” And, just in case you missed last weekend’s horticultural club’s plant sale, that organization has generously contributed the surplus plants to this fundraising event. After gardeners have loaded their treasures into their cars, everyone is invited to a lively demonstration by master shake-splitter Rainer Todson in the lodge courtyard at 1 p.m. With a lifetime of experience, Todson also has a passion — for old-growth cedar. He speaks eloquently about the advantages of cedar as a building and roofing product. Cedar, prized for its straight grain and uniform texture, has been used for

LIZ STUBBS IS doing her part to help to reroof the Filberg Lodge in Comox. Rainer Todson, master shake-splitter, demonstrates at right the traditional method of splitting pencil-grained, old-growth cedar block. PHOTO AT RIGHT BY JOHN W. HEINTZ

centuries by Northwest Coast First Nations to build everything from cradles to canoes, longhouse to coffins. Old-growth cedar, Todson notes, splits evenly and cleanly, providing long, lightweight smooth and durable planks and shakes. The wood itself has unique properties; it has a high thermal insulation value due to its low density, is hygroscopic (absorbs or discharges moisture to attain equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere), resists warping and checking, dampens vibrations, and is free from pitch and resin. Western red cedar contains natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay and

insect damage — a characteristic that increases the tree’s age, making the outer regions of the heartwood most durable. Following traditional methods, Todson has split all the new shakes for the lodge and outbuildings, using blocks of old-growth cedar from Vancouver Island’s West Coast forests. In his skilled hands, the pencil-grained blocks yield to the sharp taps of his froe, a steel cleaving tool with a handle at right angles to the blade. Uniform five-eighths of an inch slabs of cedar topple from the block like dominoes falling in a neat stack. For the lodge roof, Todson has split three-quarter-inch shakes.

What is the advantage of using traditionally split shakes of old-growth cedar? Whereas most sawn or resawn shakes will need replacing in 30 to 35 years, the shakes that will roof the Filberg Lodge should last 55 to 60 years. “That fact contributes to the conservation and preservation of the Filberg Heritage Lodge,” says Filberg board member and project organizer, Dick Stubbs. “It’s fulfilling part of our duty to protect the legacy Mr. Filberg left us — a rare historical treasure in the heart of the Comox Valley.” As the old cedar shakes are shed, they will be broken and sold as kindling for $5 a box on the day of the plant sale. Visitors can make a day of it, taking in guest artist Joe Smith’s exhibition in the lodge, visiting David Bossom of Island Waterscape at the water feature by the main stage, and sampling a full menu of tasty treats at the Filberg Tea House. The Filberg Lodge Gift Shop, specializing in a continually rotating inventory of fine collectibles, will be open on the upper floor. All proceeds of the event support the Filberg Heritage Lodge Roofing Project.

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Foundation gala next month one hot-ticket affair Time Well Wasted will entertain at popular event Grease will be the word when the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds its 16th annual Gala Oct. 15 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The Grease-themed event will feature local band Time Well Wasted, local gourmet fare and prizes. “The Gala promises to be one of the best evenings in the Valley this year,” said Holly Grant, event organizer and vice-president of the organization. “We do this through our ongoing philanthropic efforts to enrich life in the Comox Valley, but also for one night of fun with the community where we can dress up, eat fine food, dance to a great band and enjoy each other’s company while also raising funds for key community initiatives.” The event sells out annually, with 200 seats available at $100 per person. Come dressed as your favourite character from Grease or in black tie formal, and meet at the Florence Filberg Hall at 6 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers. Dinner will be at 7 p.m., followed by the band and dancing. Additionally, there are great prizes, including two Canucks hockey tickets and airfare to Vancouver. Gala tickets can be

Many charities supported The Comox Valley Community Foundation has disbursed over $1 million to charitable organizations and post-secondary institutions since it began making grants in 1998. This past year, it disbursed $38,000 in grants to eight local organizations. The grants ranged from the purchase of equipment for environmental mapping to renovations to a local women’s shelter to preserving the Valley’s history. The

HOLLY GRANT AND Ron Webber practise their dance moves in preparation for a ‘50s Grease-themed dinner-dance fundraiser Oct. 15 for PHOTO BY MARK ALLAN the Comox Valley Community Foundation. purchased through the Sid Williams Theatre. “This event is important for the Foundation to ensure that every dollar donated to the Foundation is used for Valley needs,” said Ron Webber, board director and Gala committee chairman. “The funds raised from the Gala go towards operational costs, allowing the Foundation to continue its vital support of the various local charitable organizations that need our support to continue with their good work. It also helps the folks in the community understand that they can make financial endowments that will support the local charities 100 per cent, in perpetuity if desired.” The Comox Valley Community Founda-

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CVCF also awarded $4,800 in bursaries to students from the Valley. Every year the Comox Valley Community Foundation raises a portion of its operating funds by hosting an annual gala. This year, the 16th event will happen Oct. 15 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The theme for the evening will be Grease — The Musical and Time Well Wasted will provide the entertainment. For more CVCF information, visit https://cvcfoundation.org.


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Falls topic for seniors A falls prevention program for seniors and their families will be held Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre on Anderton in Courtenay. This event is presented by the Support our Seniors (SOS) Comox Valley and the falls prevention program is provided by the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO). The falls prevention program will be a brief review of the alarming impact falls have on the well-being of seniors and our health care services. The workshop will identify many of the hazards that contribute to the likelihood of seniors falling in their homes and communities. Safeguards will be recommended and exercises to improve balance and strength are demonstrated. COSCO works to protect and enhance the many social programs that over the years seniors have fought and paid for. SOS (www.supportourseniorscomoxvalley.com) is a group of families and friends of seniors in the Comox Valley who believe that those who live either independently or in a seniors’ facility need to have a good quality of life. For details, phone Gwyn at 250-338-6265 or Cliff at 250-3341580. — SOS Comox Valley

Violinist aiding famine relief Concert this Sunday in Black Creek

AL MORTON IS a big fan of mason bees.

Learn about bees You’ve heard about the marvellous little creature called the mason bee, one of nature’s great pollinators. Now is your chance to spend a day learning about the many facets of its life and behaviour, as well as how you can make the mason bee a part of your own world. People of all ages are welcome to this two-part workshop at the Black Creek Community Centre this Saturday that will begin with an introduction to the bee and nesting tube creation; the afternoon portion of the workshop will focus on harvesting, cleaning and winter storage. Instructor Al Morton will return to teach this class. Morton will bring filled tubes and nesting boxes as well as equipment for cleaning. For more information, stop by the BCCA’s office or call 250-337-5190. — Black Creek Community Association

Celebrity violinist Calvin Dyck and a small chamber orchestra will present a concert this Sunday in Black Creek to raise money for East Africa famine relief. Dyck, concertmaster of the Vancouver Island Symphony, has performed around the world in Cuba, Ukraine, France, Yukon, Mexico and China. He more recently played in the orchestra for the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He will be joined in Black Creek by a small orchestra including some of his advanced students to present the famous Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. Also on the program, the ensemble will perform Air on the G String by J.S. Bach, Gabriel’s Oboe from

the movie The Mission, Canticle for an Angel by Vancouver composer Michael Conway Baker, and other favourites. Proceeds from the concert will be funnelled to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), which has a goal of raising $1 million to provide material aid to victims of the worst drought and

famine in East Africa in 20 years. The MCC has set up “food for work” programs in which 92 sand dams are being built to provide a longer-term solution to the lack of water. The food meets immediate needs, even as workers are creating water retention systems that should help them in the future.

The concert will be held Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the United Mennonite Church. Admission is $15 at the door, or phone to reserve tickets. For more information on the concert or on the fundraising efforts, contact 250-923-2420 or 250-337-2204. — Mennonite Central Committee

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Wet-weather driving has perils

JOHN McKENZIE’S HORSES were a part of Comox’s past. PHOTO COURTESY COMOX ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM

Union Bay on its own? Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: With more power comes more responsibility. That’s what about 70 Union Bay residents were told at the first of three public information meetings on possible incorporation. Changes in governance were incorporation approved was the first topic leading up to the October referendum. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Cumberland’s first woman volunteer firefighter was in training, learning how to respond to fires and medical emergencies. Despite being the first woman firefighter in the department’s 105year history, Rebecca Parlby didn’t think anything of it. “People think it’s pretty cool, but I’m not looking at this like I’m the first,� said Parlby, 42. “I’m just someone who can go in and contribute to a team.� Fifteen years ago this week in the

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STANFIELD Comox Valley Record: Noise was still the news in Cumberland. Ian Palmer addressed council on behalf of the Royston Road Residents’ Association, which has been lobbying the Village to rewrite its noise bylaw. Members had also lobbied Cumberland Wood Industries to reduce noise. “We’re not here because we like to fight. We’re not radicals. We’re just not happy,� Palmer said. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A new recreation complex in Comox was on the fast track after getting the green light from voters. A 62 per cent majority agreed to shoulder $800,000 of the cost. “I’m elated! This is wonderful,� recreation director David Durrant said. Twenty five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

It was all over after one ballot, which surprised even the winner at the nomination meeting for the Social Credit Comox Constituency in Qualicum Bay. Local businessman Stan Hagen took the nomination at the largest-ever constituency nomination meeting in this district. His 273 votes narrowly averted a second ballot. Hagen needed 272 votes to claim victory on the first vote.

Are you prepared to drive on wet roads after our dry summer? It’s time to shift mental gears and be ready for another season of less than ideal driving conditions. Many drivers try to blame their crashes on the weather, but a more truthful answer might be that the reason for the crash is failing to take the weather into account. The crash rate in wet weather is highest immediately after a period of dry highways. Contaminants deposited on the pavement surface during dry times may be spread into a slippery film when the rain starts. Extra care is required until the rain can wash these contaminants off of the pavement. Hydroplaning is an ever present danger on wet roads. It is influenced by four things: tread

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Refugee family Habitat for Humanity hitting milestone requiring help Meeting on Wednesday will discuss progress The paperwork has been sent off and the Abo-Nofal family are waiting to come to the Comox Valley. In the next two or three months, Ali, Laila, Reem, Mariam and Rana will leave the Al Hol refugee camp in northern Syria and fly out of Damascus to the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley Refugee Support Committee will meet Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church. The Abo-Nofals are a Palestinian family who had to flee persecution and violence in Iraq and have no citizenship, even though they spent their lives in Iraq. They have spent the past four years living in a United Nations camp and along with other families have been invited by Immigration Canada to come to Canada. The Comox United Church’s refugee support committee is responsible for the financial and social needs of the family for one year. It is important that they be given the opportunity to settle in and learn English. If you would like to learn more about the family’s history, you can go online to Al Hol refugee camp, Syria or a YouTube 23-minute video done by Al Jazeera on a family who was settled in Vancouver. On Google put in al jazeera, witness, youtube, far from home, Tayem family. “I am encouraged by the phone calls I have received during the last two weeks,” says Dave Talbot of the refugee support committee. “A children’s Me To We Global Justice group would like to fundraise for the three girls. We are receiving furniture, household items, toys and children’s books and even the offer of weekly music lessons!” The committee is looking for a three-bedroom home, townhouse or apartment in the Courtenay Elementary area. It would appreciate hearing from someone who could provide an interim dry storage facility, such as a large garage or a storage locker.

Translators are also necessary and the committee would be happy to hear from anyone in the Comox Valley who speaks Arabic. The greatest need is financial. The committee hopes to raise $30,000 to support the family for a year. All donations are eligible for income tax receipts. Make cheques out to Comox United Church with Refugee Fund on the memo line and send to Comox United Church , 250 Beach Dr., Comox, B.C. V9M 1P9. Phone Dave at 250-339-4975 or 250-218-7874 for more information. — Comox Valley Refugee Support Committee

Habitat for Humanity will mark a major milestone Oct. 3 when it dedicates its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and begins construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J. Volunteers and homeowners from Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North will join in celebrating the milestones as part of events being held worldwide to mark World Habitat Day. The milestone homes represent the steady increase in Habitat for Humanity’s scale and scope to help more families in need of decent, affordable housing. In 2005, Habitat celebrated its 200,000th house. Six years later, Habitat for Humanity has more than doubled that number through new, rehabilitated, repaired and improved homes. Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide orga-

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Its affiliation area extends from Bowser to Port Hardy. The Vancouver Island North branch thanks donors, volunteers, staff and the communities in which its serves for helping to make affordable home ownership a reality for so many families on Vancouver Island and around the world.

You’re invited to join in for the region’s first women’s build — home dedications are scheduled for Mother’s Day 2012 in Courtenay. Visit www.habitatnorthisland.com for more information on upcoming builds. — Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North

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Alzheimer’s care a handful Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. We remind our clients that their feelings of frustration and anger are normal and valid emotional responses to caring for their loved ones. A certain degree of irritation is normal for anyone in a caregiving role. However, if the pendulum swings towards the extreme end, anger, frustration, or emotional overload can have serious consequences for you or the person you care for. Caregiver stress can have negative consequences for your physical health or may cause you to be physically or verbally aggressive towards those you are caring for. When dealing with family caregivers, we also remind our clients the importance of distinguishing between what is and what is not within their power to change. Frustration and anger often arise from attempting to change an uncontrollable circumstance. Caring for your loved one with dementia is synonymous with uncontrollable situations and behaviour. Normal and often simple daily activities such as getting dressed, bathing and eating can often become very frustrating, both for the caregiver and the individual with dementia. Other behaviours common to dementia, such as wandering, repetitious movement or asking questions repeatedly, can also be frustrating for caregivers. Changing the behaviour of a person suffering from dementia is not possible. In most cases, the behaviour is due to the disease, not just your loved one pushing your buttons. Many caregivers often find themselves feeling isolated as the demands of the disease can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. For some caregivers, a support group can be very beneficial. Many participants use these groups to exchange information, gain support and friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia. Additionally, support groups provide a forum for sharing practical tips and strategies for

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JOHNSTONE coping with the many challenges of caregiving. Below is a list (likely not comprehensive) of support groups for caregivers caring for aging loved ones in the Comox Valley. Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling offers several dementia support groups for caregivers each month. Contact Susan Armstrong at 250-890-0099 or by e-mailing seniorpeercounselling@shaw.ca. The Comox Valley Head Injury Society has recently started the Seniors Caregiving Counselling Program. Funded with the support of the United Way

Central and Northern Vancouver Island, the Seniors Caregiving Counselling Program offers free clinical counselling to seniors who provide care to brain injury and stroke survivors. Phone 250334-9225. The Parkinsons Society of B.C. has a monthly caregiver support in the Comox Valley. Call toll free 1-800-6683330 for meeting times and places. Support groups are not for all caregivers. Other forms of help include one-to-one support, reading books/ articles or professional assistance. Below are a few starting points: Ten real-life strategies for dementia caregiving http://www. caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node. jsp?nodeid=1134. Glacierview Lodge has a fantastic Care-

giver’s Manual developed by a team of professionals. It can be downloaded at http:// www.glacierviewlodge. ca/family_caregiver_ manual.php. Comox Valley Hospice Society has a wonderful lending library for clients, families and community members. Phone 250-3395533. If you missed last week’s column, go to our website www.keys t o n e e l d e r c a r e. c o m and click the Resources link to learn about the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. and to search our articles on caregiving; some of which are related to dementia. Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Friday.

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TOWN OF COMOX

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING BYLAW AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A PHASED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT A Public Hearing will be held at: on: time:

d’Esterre House 1801 Beaufort Avenue Comox, B.C. Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:00 pm

This Public Hearing will be held to consider the following proposed bylaws: BYLAW NO. 1692 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1692 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 61, 2011) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 to: 1. Amend the definition of a family child care facility as a Home Occupation in keeping with new provincial regulations which increases the maximum number of children under care from 7 to 8; 2. Rezone from CD 6 Comprehensive Development 6: 1829 Beaufort Avenue to CD 6.1 Comprehensive Development 6.1: 1829 Beaufort Avenue Lot A Section 56 Comox District Plan VIP85267 shown shaded on Map 1; and 3. Zone that portion of Lot A, District Lot 144, Comox District, Plan 20350, Except Part in Plan VIP84809 (a portion of 2440 Tutor Drive), shown shaded on Map 2, as P1.2 Park and Nature Conservation. MAP 1

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NOTICE OF WAIVER OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING BYLAW The following Bylaw, No. 1689 has received Second Reading by Town of Comox Council. In accordance with Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, Council has waived the requirement for a Public Hearing on this zoning amendment. Council will consider Third Reading and Adoption of Bylaw No. 1689 at the October 5, 2011 Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1801B Beaufort Avenue (top floor of Dusty’s Den). BYLAW NO. 1689 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1689 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 60, 2011) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 by rezoning from R1.1 Single-Family to R3.1 Single-Family/Secondary Suite to permit a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on Lot 63, Section 1, Comox District, Plan 18100 (shown shaded on the map below).

Lot A Section 56 Comox District Plan VIP85267 (1829 Beaufort Avenue)

Lot A, District Lot 144, Comox District, Plan 20350. Except Part in Plan VIP84809 (a portion of 2440 Tutor Drive)

BYLAW NO. 1693 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1693 (Comox Phased Development Agreement No. 3: 1829 Beaufort, Authorization Bylaw, 2011) is to establish a Phased Development Agreement between the developer, Comox Harbour Centre Management Inc, An Alberta Corporation, and the Town of Comox for the provision of the following amenities in relation to the development of Lot A Section 56 Comox District Plan VIP85267: • construction of residential and commercial buildings in keeping with sustainable development standards; • a minimum of seven 220 volt connections in parking areas for electric cars; • electrical connections to service electric scooters in a residential building; • automatic controls to conserve lighting in rooms with low occupancy; • construction of a public walkway from Beaufort Avenue to the existing waterfront walkway adjacent to the beach; • visible fire alarms for the hearing impaired in any Adaptable Housing units; • Beaufort Avenue infrastructure improvements including undergrounding of utility wires, sidewalk construction, and installation of streetlamps. The Phased Development Agreement will limit the Town’s ability to change the permitted uses, conditions of use, density, parcel area, parcel coverage, height, and required setback regulations applicable to Lot A Section 56 Comox District Plan VIP85267, shown shaded on Map 1 above, pursuant to Bylaw No. 1692 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 61, 2011) for a term of ten years. The proposed development on Lot A Plan VIP85267 is for approximately 1920 square metres of commercial space in a building facing Beaufort Avenue and 14 multi-family dwelling units on the southern portion of Lot A Plan VIP85267. The Phased Development Agreement may be assigned to another developer of Lot A Plan VIP85267 if the Town agrees.

Copies of Bylaw No. 1689 along with Zoning Bylaw 1377 and other information relevant to the proposed Bylaw are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including October 5, 2011. Persons wishing to request to appear as a delegation may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-339-7110, or by e-mail to council@ comox.ca as long as the request: 1. is received before noon on September 29, 2011; 2. is addressed to the Deputy Corporate Administrator; 3. references Bylaw No. 1689 under consideration; and 4. includes the name and address of the person wishing to appear as a delegation. Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their request is received on time. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the October 5, 2011 Council Meeting may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-339-7110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission: 1. is received before 4:00 p.m. on October 5, 2011; 2. is addressed to Mayor and Council; 3. identifies the bylaw under consideration in the subject line of a letter or email; and 4. includes the name and address of the person making the submission. Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions. M. Kamenz MUNICIPAL PLANNER

Copies of Bylaws No. 1692 and 1693 along with the existing Zoning Bylaw and other information relevant to the proposed bylaws are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including October 5, 2011.

At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by their representatives or by written submission on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaws. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the Public Hearing may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-3397110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission: 1. is received before 4:00 p.m. on October 5, 2011; 2. is addressed to Mayor and Council; 3. identifies the bylaw or bylaws under consideration in the subject line of a letter or email; and 4. includes the name and address of the person making the submission.

Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions. Legal considerations prevent the Town of Comox Council from considering any representations after closure of the Public Hearing. M. Kamenz MUNICIPAL PLANNER


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Friday, Sept. 30 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Comox Marina walk; meet at Port Augusta Marina, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Gina 250-890-9336, BettyLou 250-218-7908, Doris 250-871-3407, www. cvnewcomers.net. BRANCH 28 Cumberland Legion Soup & Sandwich, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. STRATHCONA Park Advisory Committee meets, BC Parks Protected Areas Boardroom, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville, 6–10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Celtic Cargo Cult, C.V. Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.noon. FMI: Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. CUMBERLAND United Church offers Saturday morning meditation, First & Penrith, 10–10:45 a.m. Variety of styles & leadership; no registration or fee; all welcome. FMI: Julianne 250400-7084. EVERGREEN Seniors Club annual fall garage sale, Rotary Hall & lobby, Florence Filberg Centre, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: 250-338-1000. FILBERG Heritage Lodge Plant Sale, Filberg Park Dairy Building (Filberg Rd. entrance open to vehicles), Comox, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. All proceeds to Lodge roofing project. Perennial plant donations welcomed; drop off at Dairy Building Friday, Sept. 30, 1–3 p.m. FMI: 250339-2715. COURTENAY & District Museum presents Headquarters Creek Woodlot Tour with Harold Macy, 10 a.m. Free admission; space limited. FMI/reservations: 250-3340686. COMOX Glacier Wanderers host 10 Km/5 Km Volkswalk in Campbell River’s Beaver Lodge/Lands area, start 10 a.m. All welcome. FMI: Kathleen Wheeler 250-897-1360. COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, at Woofy’s, Ryan Rd. near Superstore, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Wagz, 463 Fifth St., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. LAUGHTER Yoga, Zen Zero, 470B 5th St., Courtenay (corner England & 5th), 1:30–2:30 p.m. Adults all ages welcome. Drop-in, by donation. FMI: Akiko Shima 250-339-2195, Alan Pattinson 250-339-2687. BLACK Creek OAPO #126 Harvest Dinner, Halbe Hall, 8369 Island Hwy., 5 p.m. Advance tickets only $15. FMI: 250-337-5245 or 250923-7148. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club Harvest Dance with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-3387942.

Sunday, Oct. 2 CANS FOR KIDS Bottle Drive in support of BC Children’s Hospital, Applebee’s parking lot, 2910 Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Rain or shine. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. C.V. RCN Association hosts Annual Navy Meet & Greet, Comox Legion Lower Lounge, 1–5 p.m. All RCN, Merchant Navy, Commonwealth Navies & wannabes welcome. LIFE CHAIN prayer for sanctity of human life, Cliffe Avenue in front of Driftwood Mall, 2–3 p.m. FMI: Robin Fitzgerald 250-338-6117. COMOX Seniors Centre presents d’Esterre House Dance with varied dance lessons by Eric Lam, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 2–5 p.m. FMI: arabella888@ gmail.com, 250-941-8885. C.V. CORONATION Street Fan Club meets, Snookers Lounge, Best Western Westerly Hotel (new location), registration 2:15 p.m., gathering 2:45 p.m. $3/person. FMI: Wendy 250-897-3697.

Monday, Oct. 3 EMERGENCY Preparedness Workshop, C.V. Presbyterian Church, 725 Aspen Rd., Comox, 1:30 p.m. Learn how to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies anytime, anywhere. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club lessons every Monday with callers Fran & Roger Archambault, Courtenay Anglican Church, 7–9 p.m. All welcome. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-338-7942.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 SOS (Support Our Seniors) Comox Valley meets, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7 p.m. Presentation on how to prevent falls. All welcome. FMI: 250-338-6265, 250-334-1580.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 CV. CHRISTIAN Women’s Connection (Stonecroft Ministries) Auction featuring Cranberry Creations A-Z, Best Western Westerly Hotel, 11:30 a.m. Brunch $15.50. FMI/reservations: annweir@ shaw.ca, Rose 250-337-5491. COMOX LIBRARY offers Facebook 101: learn basics of Facebook including sending messages, uploading pictures & ensuring your privacy is protected; 101-1720 Beaufort Ave., 2 p.m. FMI: 250-339-2971.

Thursday, Oct. 6 COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. C.V. PADDLERS host presentation Tips for the Paddling Photographer by Boomer Jerritt of Strathcona Photography, Lions Den (below Comox Dollar Store), 7 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 250-3348361.

Friday, Oct. 7 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group: No walk (Thanksgiving). FMI: www. cvnewcomers.net.

Saturday, Oct. 8 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Todd Butler, C.V. Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www. comoxvalleyfarmersmarket. com. COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society AdoptA-Pal, at Woofy’s, Ryan Rd. 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Wagz, 463 Fifth St., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. COMOX Seniors Centre hosts Thanksgiving Dinner & Dance, doors 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Tickets: $17.50/ members, $20.50/guests, available until Sept. 30 at office (open 10 a.m.–1 p.m. weekdays).


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Quality Foods welcomes Rick Gaiga to its Comox store. The former manager at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay is the new manager at Quality Foods on Guthrie Road in Comox. Gaiga has spent 25 years in the grocery industry, beginning as

a bag boy in Victoria from which he worked his way up to management. He is looking forward to being on the floor with customers and staff. “Plus maintaining and continuing the community involvement,” he said, noting his beliefs are in sync with those of his new employer. “It’s such a

perfect fit for me. Giving back to the community, that’s the values of what Quality Foods is.” A Courtenay resident since 2003, Gaiga is an involved member of the community, to put it mildly. The Port Alberniborn Comox Valley RCMP auxiliary constable captained the 2010 Cops For Cancer

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Business seminars on in October October has been officially proclaimed Small Business Month in British Columbia. Lots of activities and events are taking place in B.C. and October is the month when small business owners should take time to explore a new direction or find ways to improve business operations and grow their business. Industry Canada reports it is definitely a struggle to keep your small business in business. Their statistics show that 96 per cent of small businesses (one to 99 employees) entering the marketplace survive for one full year, 85 per cent survive for three years and 70 per cent survive for five years. What makes the difference between businesses that fold after one year and those that sail past the fiveyear mark with a viable business plan and growing profits? Information, education and training can give you the tools you need to stay in business. A local company is doing its part to ensure that Comox Valley

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A long history of deceit It never fails to amaze us why some people who seem smart enough to do legitimate work instead choose to bilk others out of money. There’s the story of a woman who was called by a fraudster claiming to be from Microsoft who ultimately tried to sell her a “file-cleaning” service. She considered herself to be tech-savvy, yet she was taken by enough of the caller’s pitch to allow him to remove a number of valuable files from her hard drive. It’s unfortunate that computer-related We live in an fraud continues to era where technology be age-sensitive – and online business seniors are most likeare often in the grey ly to be bilked – but area of entrepreneurpeople of any age can ship because they’ve and will be targeted. developed new methWe live in an era ods for selling goods where technology and services. and online business are often in the grey area of entrepreneurship because they’ve developed new methods for selling goods and services. Most are trying to find legitimate opportunities to supply what’s in demand. Some, however, push the envelope and even go over the line – promising something for a price, but they have no intent on delivering. Fraudsters, of course, are not new to the Internet age. We just have to look at the latest efforts the Bank of Canada has undertaken to create bills that will foil counterfeiters to be reminded that humanity has a long history of deceit. Perhaps there’s a new demand for that quality, both to avoid being burned ourselves and to educate those in our lives about the pitfalls of living in an interconnected world. Pitfalls that will only become more prevalent in relation to our growing dependence on the Internet to connect us with friends, family and those who would seek to exploit our willingness to trust a friendly stranger.

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Record Question of the Week This week: Sixty-nine per cent said they are looking forward to voting in the Nov. 19 municipal elections. Next week: Are you in favour of a Car Free Sunday next year in the Comox Valley? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Bra to the Tour de Rock Bravo riders and everybody who gets behind their efforts every year during the annual Canadian Cancer Society event.

The compulsion to leave their TVs and watch a real-life burning building was too much for some gawkers, who distracted emergency personnel at Tuesday’s fire.

Transport Canada out of line Dear editor, After an extensive and no doubt expensive search, a new hospital site was chosen at Crown Isle, only to be shot down because of “height restrictions” in the vicinity of CFB Comox/YQQ. As a result, the search and the wrangling continues. But here’s the sad thing. Maybe the original Crown Isle site didn’t have to be rejected and maybe Transport Canada (TC) has overstepped its bounds in setting and enforcing height restrictions. Transport Canada passed the Comox Airport Zoning Regulations under the authority of the federal Aeronautics Act in 1980 but we’ve heard little or nothing about them until quite recently. The regulations set several “obstacle limitation surfaces.” Crown Isle falls within the “outer surface,” which has a maximum height of 45 metres from the “airport reference point” and extends outward in a four-kilometre radius from that point. Because Crown Isle is on much higher ground than the airport, the maximum height for all objects is nine metres. The regulations were designed to prevent overdevelopment near airports and, of course, no one wants planes flying into buildings or other objects. However, planes have flown safely in the obstacle limitation surfaces both before and after 1980. Now it seems they can no longer fly safely unless everything within the four-kilometre radius is levelled to the height restrictions. What no one is talking about is that the regulations do not apply to any objects and structures that already exceeded height restrictions at the time the regulations were passed. Zoning laws always “grandfather” existing non-conforming uses, and the Aeronautics Act s. 5.4(4) specifically states that such structures and objects are

grandfathered. Crown Isle didn’t exist in 1980 so one might think that nothing is grandfathered there. But the Aeronautics Act defines “objects” as “including objects of natural growth.” That means trees. While the Crown Isle development did involve a lot of tree clearing, there are trees remaining that far exceed nine metres and far exceeded nine metres before 1980. Those trees are

Besides already ❝ having condos in violation and not being allowed to build a hospital, Crown Isle in theory is faced with cutting every tree down to a nine-metre height.

grandfathered. Transport Canada is engaged in a project to remove all objects (mostly trees) penetrating obstacle limitation surfaces without giving any consideration to whether or not they have any legal right to do so. And while TC is responsible for the administration of the Aeronautics Act, they are not telling anyone about s. 5.4(4) of that Act. I happen to know about this because TC has set its sights on a small forest at Cape Lazo above Kye Bay. This forest is home to an eagles nest (the original landmark blew down a few years ago, but the eagles have rebuilt) and a supposedly protected great blue heron colony plus a multitude of birds including hairy and pileated woodpeckers, barred and great horned owls, merlins and many others. This mature forest (first and second growth) exceeded height restrictions in 1980 and is grandfathered. TC wants to ignore that fact. Besides already having condos in violation and not being

allowed to build a hospital, Crown Isle in theory is faced with cutting every tree down to a nine-metre height. But those trees are grandfathered, and a four- or six-storey hospital would fit well under the height of many of those trees that legally cannot be cut. Transport Canada, in its infinite Ottawa-based wisdom, asserts the right to do the following: 1. Prevent a much-needed new hospital from being constructed on the site deemed most appropriate after an extensive investigation. 2. Destroy an already endangered Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem that provides habitat for almost 20 per cent of the nesting pairs of great blue herons on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands as well as for a variety of other species. 3. Lop off all Crown Isle trees at nine metres (give or take depending upon ground elevation). 4. Require the removal of the top level of some buildings. We have already heard from Col. Benninger that removal of buildings is not expected. The Crown Isle and Cape Lazo trees are grandfathered. The proposed hospital would not exceed the height of the Crown Isle trees and those trees are likely to still be standing many years from now. Logic and law demands that TC rethink this entire process. And, yes, I do want to help the herons. Claire Guest, Comox

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Generous spirit alive in our Valley Dear editor, Often I feel somewhat like T.S. Eliot when I contemplate the future of our world: “This was a decent, godless people. Their only monument the asphalt road and a thousand lost golf balls.” And then I once again encounter the generosity of spirit that is alive and well in our community and I am encouraged. The Mennonite churches in Black Creek organized a famine relief barbecue to support those suffering from the famine in East Africa this past weekend and the community responded. In a few hours, we received approximately $4,500 in donations and we are most grateful! One only has to pick up our local paper and look for this spirit and you will find it. Corporations, service clubs, charitable organizations and individuals are so often at work trying to make our world a better place for one another and future generations. This was the case on the

weekend as many people dug deeper, including small businesses such as Devonshire Farms, Little Orca Bakery, Comox Valley Bakehouse and Stonecroft Farm, to support those suffering in East Africa. I particularly appreciate Marine Harvest Canada for their donation of salmon for the barbecue (and their suggestion for an excellent marinade recipe). I have noticed them behind the scenes supporting so many community events in the past. Thank you so much! It truly is the case that we strengthen our own community as we reach out to help communities less fortunate than ours. Thank you to the generous people in the Comox Valley, Black Creek, and Campbell River who have reached out to the most vulnerable people in this world and also strengthened the fabric of our own communities in doing so. Pastor Gordon Carter, Black Creek United Mennonite Church

Coal unacceptable Dear editor, I have just read the Dogwood Initiative, which reports that British Columbia is promoting the expansion of coal mining and coal exports. I think you know that this is no longer acceptable. The report states that “burning coal has been singled out as the largest cause of global warming. The coal reserves in B.C.’s proposed and operating coal mines, if burned, would produce 14.8 billion tonnes of heat-trapping pollution.” As civilized and responsible people, I’m sure you don’t want to inflict the prospect of a deteriorating climate on your children or mine. I have a solution. Don’t open or expand any more coal mines.

I know the B.C. government is big on the idea of mining, as it seems a simple solution for creating jobs. But it’s not a creative solution and it’s not a healthy solution. With all the amazing talent and wealth of ideas Victoria has at its command, why not brainstorm for suggestions of creative, healthy, green and sustainable solutions? Why not ask the people of B.C. for ideas? If they still feel they need to open mines or expand existing ones, at least don’t include coal mining as an option. There are many other minerals the world needs, the mining of which would not have such a devastating global effect. Marilyn Machum, Comox

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Tolerance, compromise in action Dear editor, Well, Car Free Sunday has now come and gone and those that supported it were probably quite pleased. The weather, which looked like it would be ruinous, cleared at just the right time and allowed people to come out and celebrate streets, which for a short time were free of motorized vehicles. For these supporters it was a celebration in which for a while they were able to “take back” their streets and enjoy part of the public space from a fresh new perspective. For others it may have

been something of an annoyance. It may have slowed down their travel to or from a destination. What right did this minority have to restrict their ability to travel freely on roads that they had paid for through their taxes? In this respect it was like any strike or protest, an inconvenience of the majority by a minority. However, in another sense it allows all of us to reconsider issues and wonder perhaps why a group would wish to do this. Perhaps for those people who choose to cycle on a daily basis it was a

chance to have their viewpoint recognized. They may feel marginalized when they are using public streets for cycling. My experience as a cyclist has been that the majority of car drivers go out of their way to move safely past me. I am also aware that there are times when I, through no fault of my own, cause them delay in their day. Hopefully, an event like Car Free Sunday gives us a chance to consider other viewpoints and practise again the great Canadian qualities of tolerance and compromise. In a sense, the more cyclists in the Valley, the

better it is for all of us. It means that there are that many fewer cars on the road and that makes the commute for drivers faster and easier. It means that there will be more parking spaces available, and hopefully less speeding on residential streets, which certainly is a bonus for people living on those streets. Our streets are public places and as such they are owned by all of us and paid for by all taxpayers. Let’s celebrate our streets and keep them as “friendly” for all users as we possibly can. James Taylor, Comox

Breaking sidewalk confines‘incredible’ Dear editor, On Sunday, Courtenay and Cumberland took part in a global movement, closing a few streets to cars and opening them to the people. I was with my family in downtown Courtenay and it was incredible. Despite the torrential rain immediately before and after the event (the weather gods smiled on car-freeness), the good people came out and celebrated. Joggers, scooters, motorized wheelchairs, strollers — all the people usually stuffed on the sidewalk spilled into the street. At first as we walked down Fifth, we hugged the sidewalks. It just felt weird to breach the barrier and enter the roadway. Our two-year-old made the first excursion, joyously riding his little no-pedal bike into the street. I was surprised at how liberating it was to follow him. We danced with the people, ran into our nextdoor neighbours, drank Broken Spoke coffee and just revelled in not being confined to the sidewalk by rumbling 4x4s. My dad was up visit-

ing from Victoria over the weekend, and he raved about the community feel of Car Free Sunday. The chance to spread out in the heart of a city without any noise or exhaust would be a big

tourist draw. Bogotá, Colombia opens the entire city once a year to pedestrians and bikes. Portland does the same on Alberta Street once a month. This isn’t a bizarre

concept – it just requires some political will. I’ve got the will now, and I have a hunch that everyone who attended feels the same. Alex Dunae, Courtenay

Event a learning experience Dear editor, Re: Car Free Sunday. Thank you to the little boy running up the middle of Fifth Street, jumping in every puddle and splashing his grandfather. Thank you to the couples who danced in front of the live entertainment at Zen Zero. Thank you to the euchre players in the middle of Fourth Street in Cumberland. Thank you to all of the motorists who were patient and understanding, and especially to those who parked their cars and joined the fun! Thank you to all the volunteers who had to miss some of the fun, but kept the closed streets safe for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to our sponsors. Thank you to all the businesses in Courtenay and Cumberland who opened their doors on a

Sunday afternoon. While Car Free Days happen all over the world, this was a first for the Comox Valley. We learned quite a few important lessons, and we want to hear from you. Whether you chose to actively participate,

or chose not to, we want future Car Free Days to minimize inconvenience and maximize fun. Please go to www. imgainecomoxvalley.ca and share your thoughts. Andrew Gower, Imagine Comox Valley

What was the point? Dear editor, What exactly was the point of Car Free Sunday? Andrew Gower is quoted as saying, “It was a remarkable success, people were dancing in the streets, literally.” Really? Inconveniencing thousands so a few can dance in the street was the goal? Closing roads for a parade or special event is acceptable. Closing roads so people can walk in the street ‘just because they can’ is ridiculous. The roads are there to drive on. That was the reason they were built and the reason we pay so much for their upkeep. Sidewalks and crosswalks are designed for pedestrians. Hats off to Comox for not participating in such a Chris Elliston, Comox stupid idea.

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More cycling would be a win-win for everybody Ed Schum Special to the Record

When reading recent letters to the editor on the topic of transportation in our local newspapers, there seem to be two groups of people in our Valley — cyclists and motorists. The fact is that very few people are able to be without a car. That means that most of us are thems as well, or the other way around, depending on which group you feel you belong to. About one-third of our population is unable to drive a car.

Some are too young, some too old, others are physically unable to drive. Also, with the everincreasing cost of fuel and other things associated with driving, more and more people cannot afford it, and this group will most likely increase in the years to come. We all have to get around in the Valley, be it to go to work, to school, to go shopping, or any other purpose and should be able to use any mode of transportation we choose or are able to use. For the past 50

years or so, transportation planning in North America has been focused on the automobile. As more roads and parking lots were built, more people drove and the number of cars kept increasing. With roads getting wider and traffic faster, facilities for walking and cycling became inconvenient and dangerous. Traffic congestion in our Valley is getting to be a serious threat to our health and lifestyle. We have come to a point where we can no longer continue to build more roads unless we want to have

multi- level highways through our neighbourhoods and suffocate in exhaust emissions. The geographical layout of our Valley is well-suited for cycling and there are many people who would like to use the bike for transportation if it was safe to do so. If we create safe cycling routes that are separated from cars, more people would use them and it would leave more space on the roads for people who have to drive. Bikeways are a lot less expensive to build and maintain than more roads for cars.

In each of the 13 elementary schools in the Valley it takes up to 150 cars to transport the students to and from school. The biggest safety and health hazard for kids who walk or cycle to school is the traffic chaos created by all these cars. Building safer bikeways so at least half of these kids can ride their

bikes to school would eliminate a large portion of the morning and afternoon rush hours in our Valley. It would also be a lot healthier for the kids involved. This is just one example of how effective cycling can be to reduce the need for more or wider roads for cars. Would this not be a

win-win for everyone? We live in one of the most beautiful places on this planet. Let’s try to keep it this way and work together to find a solution to the challenges our Valley is facing in transportation. Krista Kaptein usually writes Shifting Gears. This month’s column was written by Ed Schum.

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TRENT FREEMAN is making a career of fiddling about.

The sound was familiar yet fresh and innovative. It stirred musical memories and made me want to hear more. Did I really recognize the distinctive sound of that fiddle? I checked the credits on Paul Keim’s new CD ranunculus. Yes, it was Trent Freeman. I remembered him as a youngster fiddling up a storm in the Comox Valley. Now he’s in Vancouver finding his path as a full-time musician. It all began when Freeman was five. “My parents gave me the choice of taking violin or piano lessons,” the 22-year old says. “I really wanted to play the guitar so I picked the violin.” He studied classical violin with Mary Hill then met the Brown family and was instantly drawn to their style of fiddle music. “I took some lessons with them and then Frankie Rogers, a great violin player from Vancouver came to town and I took a lesson with him. That was really it; I was into fiddle music from then on.” It wasn’t long before Freeman was playing at dances and shows and winning fiddle contests throughout B.C. He’s been a finalist in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships five times. In his teens Freeman taught at summer music camps – more than 15 of them – where he shared his skills with students of all ages and abilities. He also worked as a backup musician, session player and solo performer. Somewhere along the way he found time to direct Fiddlejam, a 40-member band that met weekly and played at dances and performances. In 2007 he received the Mentor of the Year Award for his work with the group. His first CD, There’s a Fiddle in the Attic, was released in 2004. “The last four or five years I’ve been focusing on jazz,”

Freeman says. “I’ve been transcribing solos for trumpet, sax and other instruments and just immersing myself in the style. But I play with a lot of bands – bluegrass, R&B, Celtic – so the music I write is a culmination of all my experiences.” After high school Freeman studied orchestral instruments at the University of British Columbia before transferring to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “Going to Berklee was totally life-changing and musically the best thing I could have

I work hard to make ❝ my melodies speak like a voice to the listener no matter what perspective they’re coming from. I want to intrigue people enough to find the meaning and emotion in the music.

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done,” he says. “It’s had a huge influence on my music. As well as the instructors, you’re surrounded by all these incredible musicians from around the world that are also there to study. It’s amazing.” That doesn’t mean the experience wasn’t without some stress. Students have to audition to get into Berklee and Freeman played a lot of gigs, some with his own band, Trent Freeman and the Freemen, both in the U.S. and Canada to pay for his education. He also participated in the NASCAR Appalachian Tour, an exploration of NASCAR through music, moonshine and cars. “That was a blast to work on,” Freeman says. “One of the best things about being a freelance musician is that you get to work on a whole lot of interesting projects.” School finished in January and Freeman moved back to the West Coast, where he’s now

based in Vancouver as a session musician and sideman. “A lot of what I play depends on the gig,” he says. “And that’s where I get a lot of inspiration for writing music, from playing with others. I love the collaboration and feedback of working with others.” Freeman is composing music for a new album he’ll record at Keim’s Dove Creek Studio and release early next year. “Writing and playing instrumentals, which most of my work is, can be challenging,” he says. “Lyrics use a language everyone can understand. It takes more effort to listen to, translate and connect with instrumental sounds. I work hard to make my melodies speak like a voice to the listener no matter what perspective they’re coming from. I want to intrigue people enough to find the meaning and emotion in the music.” Not long ago Freeman combined some video footage and music to create a YouTube clip titled As We Pray, the creation of the perfect acoustic space. “I recorded 11 or 12 fiddle tracks and one bass track in my room in Vancouver then went to Comox and took a camera and my mom to the beach,” he says. “It was a lot of fun.” The video can be viewed at www.trentfreeman.com. Freeman is making the transition from studying musician to working musician. “Musicians are always learning,” he says. “But now it’s time to focus on my career. I’ve been playing a lot of gigs, learning about the music industry and figuring out what appeals to me and what doesn’t. “The only way to do that is to play lots of gigs. Sometimes it’s a challenge but that stretches me as a musician.” To others hoping to make music a career, Freeman says, “Always play your favourite music and find a way to make music your favourite thing. Follow the melodies in your head, follow the melodies in your soul and be open to everything.”

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Painting Pals showing work in new Pearl Ellis space Two of the most popular artists are back again at the Pearl Ellis Gallery and are once again presenting their works of art in downtown Comox. Longtime friends Sharon Lennox and Bev Johnston, also known as the Painting Pals, will exhibit a collection of their works in the exciting new gallery space starting Oct. 4. Lennox and Johnston both paint chosen subjects realistically but have a distinctly different style. Lennox’s love of nature, instilled from a rural upbringing, shines though in her remarkably life-like paintings of birds, flowers and animals. The attention to detail in her art is incredible, with each feather and blade of grass practically leaping off the canvas. Johnston’s art spans a variety of subjects, from boats of the west coast to streets of Europe and Mexico as well as including scenes of the Comox Valley. Lennox and Johnston’s desire to share their passion for art and beauty with others shows in their work. Their paintings have become increasingly popular with collectors and art lovers worldwide. Johnston won the gallery’s People’s Choice Award twice, and Lennox has won a runner-up award each of the six years the

the show from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Although the gallery opens at 10 a.m. every Saturday, an opening day reception will be held on Saturday

HOMEWARD BOUND by Bev Johnston and Barred Owl (left) by Sharon Johnston indicate the styles of the Painting Pals.

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THIS IMAGE OF ceramics by Ed Bamiling gives you an idea what to expect from an exhibit at the Comox Valley Art Gallery from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5.

CVAG trading art with Alberta sideration of shipping. The miniature size of these pieces is a significant factor in how the show is viewed. Cormier quotes French philosopher Gaston Bachelard: â€œâ€Ś the miniscule, a narrow gate, opens up an entire world,â€? referring to the “worldsâ€? which these works evoke — diverse approaches to forms, surface treatment, colour, functionality, and subject matter. From this phenomena of diversity stemmed the apt title of the exhibition. The works in this collection were juried

by Aaron Nelson, artistic director of Medalta International Artists in Residence [MIAIR]. He stated, “...I have selected pieces for this exhibition that I felt resonated with the incredible diversity of [Alberta]. It is apparent in the work selected that many artists have not only a deep connection with the material, but also to the rich culture, heritage and the landscape of this region‌â€? The Alberta Potters Association functions as an umbrella for various Albertan ceramic communities and it

seeks to communicate, educate and promote all aspects of ceramic arts. The association also provides opportunities for members to profile themselves and Albertan ceramics on a national and international level. CVAG is located in downtown Courtenay at the corner of Duncan and Sixth. Regular gallery hours are Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation. For more information, phone 250-3386211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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In an interprovincial exchange with the Potters Guild of BC, Alberta in a Box: WIDE OPEN, an exhibit of ceramics by the Alberta Potters Association will be exhibited at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The Comox Valley is a community rich in ceramic art exploration and practice and many will find this show interesting and t h o u g h t - p r o v o k i n g. The exhibit can be seen at CVAG from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Concurrently, BC in a Box3: The Edge of Here will be shown in Alberta at Red Deer College’s Visual Art Department until Sept. 30 and the Medicine Hat Cultural Centre from Oct. 5 to 26. Once WIDE OPEN leaves Courtenay, it will travel to the Gallery of BC Ceramics in Vancouver for November. Since for you to travel to Alberta to visit the B.C. exhibit may not be realistic, the Potters Guild of BC has posted an online PDF catalogue of their exhibit on their website. In Courtenay, Alberta in a Box: WIDE OPEN showcases 51 works of ceramics by 39 potters from Alberta. Each piece measures under 6x6 inches and is created from a vast array of clay types and processes. Organizers Louise Cormier and Elaine Harrison shaped the idea of a travelling show back in 2010 and kept the size of the works small in con-

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The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council have revealed the group of artists who will display their work as part of the 2011-12 Exhibition for the Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). Corre Alice, Brian Buckerell, Bev Byerly, John Hooley, Tracy Kobus, Martin Kaspers, Marilyn Peeters, Ron Pogue, Brian Scott and Helen Utsal were chosen from a call for submissions seeking art representative of the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island region. “We are extremely pleased with the quality of submissions received for this year’s exhibition,� said Dallas Stevenson, executive director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “This is a testament to the amount of talent that exists within the region. The council is pleased to be working with YQQ on a revamped program for 2011-12. We believe this exhibit is going to be an excellent representation of life in the Comox Valley and on Northern Vancouver Island.� The 2011-12 exhibition is running until May 1. A mix of paintings, original prints and photography unique to the Northern Vancouver Island region and the Comox Valley will be displayed. Information about the artists and their

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THE TITLE ROLE in Anne of Green Gables will be played by Erin Humphry (left), being hassled here by Rainbow Youth Theatre actors Connor Lucas and Alaina Wilson. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

This version of Anne a musical The classic and much-loved tale of a high-spirited orphan girl, who is adopted by a brother and sister who run a farm on PEI, forms the basis of Anne of Green Gables. A heart-warming and hugely popular musical is based on the well-known children’s book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. On her recent visit to Canada, the former Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, specifically requested a visit to PEI, because she had so loved this book as a child — and she is not alone in this. For the past 46 seasons, audiences have flocked to see the musical version at the Charlottetown Festival on PEI, and it has also toured to Japan, Sweden, New York and London’s West End (where it won the prestigious Best Musical Award, given annually by London’s theatre critics).

The book and lyrics are by Don Harron, score and lyrics by Norman Campbell, with additional lyrics by Mavor Moore and Elaine Campbell. The vocal score features some delightful harmonies, with the addition of a few comical numbers that are sure to please audience members of all ages. In fact, this is family entertainment at its very best. With no Christmas pantomime due to be performed this season, it is the only show suitable for all ages to be performed at the Sid Williams Theatre between now and the new year. Rainbow Youth Theatre (RYT) and Cantiamo choir members Erin Humphery and Connor Lucas appear as the student rivals Anne and Gilbert (who later become sweethearts). RYT and Courtenay Little Theatre actors Val Macdonald and Pat McKenna play Marilla

and Matthew Cuthbert, the two very different siblings who run Green Gables Farm. A large supporting cast and chorus provide additional talent. Last mounted by RYT in 1999 as a highly successful production directed by the late Jim Rickson, this new production by directors Vivien Douglas and Susan Bradshaw, with musical direction by Myrna Wallace, is sure to be equally popular with Comox Valley audiences, so early booking is strongly recommended. Performances run on: Oct. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for youths and seniors. There is a one-time $2 processing fee charged by the Sid when purchasing any number of tickets. — Rainbow Youth Theatre

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JOE SMITH ENJOYS painting landscape scenes.

Smith artwork at Filberg Comox Valley artist Joe Smith will hold a two-day solo exhibition and sale of his work this Saturday and Sunday at the Filberg Lodge in Comox. Smith, who has become known for his realistic approach to painting West Coast and local scenes, will be on hand both days of the show to greet visitors and answer questions about his art. Traditionally, Smith exhibits at Filberg Lodge three times a year. He says the Lodge’s unique rustic interior provides a natural backdrop that enhances his work. Visitors to the show at Filberg Lodge can get a

real sense of what life was like living in this part of the world. With the emphasis on landscapes and familiar scenes, Smith’s work has been noted for its sense of serenity. “I think that is something we all strive to find,” says Smith. With this being the last weekend the Tea House will be open before winding down for the season, in addition there is a plant sale on Saturday for garden enthusiasts and a shake splitting demonstration that highlights the new shake roof the lodge is receiving. — Joe Smith

You can catch some great music and exquisite pole dancing at Studio Live in Cumberland on Oct. 8. From Femme Natale’s Academy of Pole Fitness in Cumberland come the comely and talented acrobatic dancers, Natalie and Nadyne. These two will take turns showing their prowess on the pole to the funkified world beat music of Fractal. The band features Oscar (Carlos) Robles from Mexico City on guitar and Chapman Stick, the beautiful and super funky Brittany Bowman on bass, the inimitable Tony Morrison on saxes and flute and recently reincarnated Roger Baird on drums and percussion. Studio Live provides an intimate setting with state of the art LED and Laser lighting effects to help shift the action into overdrive. The party begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The address is 2679 Beaufort Ave. in Cumberland, with the entrance on First Street, just around the corner from the Waverley Hotel. Come early because there’s limited seating. — Femme Natale’s Academy of Pole Fitness

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First decade celebrated Flying Debris is looking forward to their 10th year of flying around the Comox Valley entertaining folks with their unique blend of music. The band, which performs this Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Zocalo Café and Gallery, features four of its members on lead vocals and harmonies. Jim Hunter croons his own creative tunes that blend hints of Tony Bennett to the Cure. Mathew Nicol presents his upbeat and humorous, sometimes-reflective songs and revs things up with his popular Beatles and Stones numbers. Steve Ellis has now jumped into a lead singing role with some solid and upbeat soulful blues. Stevie (the Senator) Smith sings a variety of

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STAR WHO NEVER TUMBLED ACROSS 1 Palm Sunday shout 8 Spots on the boob tube 13 Father of Isaac 20 Actor Carroll 21 Official helpers 22 Oozing liquid 23 Start of a riddle 25 Grew tired 26 Test-driven car 27 “Here, pigs!” 28 Wood smoother 29 Circular rubber gasket 31 Riddle, part 2 37 Sprinter Bolt of the 2008 Olympics 40 Imam’s religion 41 Grenoble’s river 42 Fleet head 46 Award for an ad 47 Turkish capital 48 Riddle, part 3 53 Novello of old films 54 Former capital of Yemen 55 Capital of Yemen 56 Haughty type 58 Lamb’s mother 59 Entertainer O’Donnell 61 Double curves 64 Je ne sais — 65 Defunct Russ. state 66 Riddle, part 4 71 Bit of a circle 74 Joker Jay 75 Impelled 76 Atelier stand 80 Prizm maker, once 81 “What —!” (“How hilarious!”) 83 Mae and Adam 86 Axis-vs.-Allies conflict 87 Architect Jacobsen 89 Riddle, part 5 93 Nicely warm 95 “Well, old chap!” 96 Son of Agamemnon 97 Equine 98 Caesar’s robes 100 Hourglass, e.g. 102 End of the riddle 105 Rupture 110 Jailbird 111 Green patch in a desert 114 Lecher 115 Like Mussolini 117 Riddle’s answer 121 Friendly pact 122 Newswoman Zahn

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TO KEEP FROM getting homesick, Ken and Sheila Land took their Record with them to the Trevi Fountain in Rome during their Mediterranean cruise.

BILL EDGAR CELEBRATED his 91st birthday in Creston with a copy of his favourite hometown paper.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the world’s many historical and geographical landmarks. Take us along on your next trip and send your photo to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com. or drop it off at our office. Due to the volume of submissions, photo prints cannot be mailed back.

LARRY AND JENNY JANGULA took us along to the Crown Victoria Association Pacific Northwest Car Show in Seaside, Ore. in August.

WHILE VISITING THE Alaska glaciers, Dolores Hill kept warm by reading the latest hot headlines in the Record.

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Frankly, my dear, you’ll want to visit this museum 1931 to 1960—remembered here in stills, posters and artifacts from the sets. The last one was The Misfits, which was also Marilyn Monroe’s final film. Gable died soon after it, at 59, from a heart attack. In the garage—and, on special occasions, outside—visitors can view Gable’s baby-blue 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, customized with gold crests and special hubcaps. There’s also a walk of fame, with handprints in cement of actor-colleagues of Gable who have visited the museum. The house next door is now the Clark Gable B&B, run by the foun-

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CADIZ, Ohio – Gone With the Wind, released in 1939, is still one of the most popular films ever made, and there are lots of memories of it in this house at 138 Charleston Street, for it was here that Clark Gable, who played the suave Rhett Butler in it, was born on Feb. 1, 1901. Well, the building is his birthplace in a Tinseltown manner of speaking. The original house was razed in the 1960s, but three decades later local boosters started a fund and built an exact replica almost on the same spot (actually a few metres farther from the road, to conform with new building codes), opening it in 1998. The future “King of Hollywood,” who made 67 movies and won an Academy Award for 1934’s It Happened One Night, was “born” in the upstairs five-room apartment. This part of the house is now the Clark Gable Museum. The ground floor contains the offices of the Clark Gable Foundation, which runs the museum and a gift shop selling items connected with the actor’s career. Beverly Loevy, a volunteer guide, gives

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His first year on the Canadian Tour was satisfactory. But Riley Wheeldon would prefer not to return next season. It’s nothing personal. It’s just that the 20-year-old Comox Valley golfer now has his sights set firmly on earning his PGA card. “That’s been the goal since Day One, and (next) month I have the chance to do it. I’m excited,” he said. Wheeldon leaves on Oct. 7 for Kannapolis, North Carolina where the first stage of the PGA qualifying school is being held Oct. 18-21. Qualifying is a threestage process, with the top 25 from each stage advancing. The final stage is set for December. Getting there and earning his PGA card has been Wheeldon’s focus over the past few months, but he has kept his Canadian Tour card just in case his first shot at the PGA comes up short. Joining the elite echelon of any sport is never easy, but Wheeldon’s determination has already paid off. When his first attempt to earn his Canadian Tour card failed in April this year, he earned it in his second attempt a month later. “It was a good experience,” Wheeldon said of his first year on the Canadian Tour. “I’ve been wanting to play pro golf since I started, so it was nice to finally have it come around.” Wheeldon played eight Canadian Tour events, with his best finish a tie for seventh at an Aug. 18-21 stop in Seaforth, Ont. “That was kind of cool. I got to play with Adam Hadwin, who was my teammate at university (NCAA Div. 1 Louisville). He’s the No. 1 ranked player in Canada. I got to play with him on the last day. We have a friendly rivalry and I got the best of

with flight fares, tournament entry fees, hotels, meals and other expenses, life on the pro tour is not cheap. “It all comes out of my own pocket, but those (sponsors) have made it possible.” Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can check out www.wheeldongolf.ca for details. Wheeldon was trying to line up more sponsors when he was back home for the summer, but his focus now has switched from greenbacks to greens and fairways. “My goal for the last few weeks has been getting ready for this qualifying school. It’s probably the biggest event I’ve ever played in.” And the first of what he hopes will be many more on the PGA Tour.

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack dropped a 3-0 set to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in pre-season Canada West men’s volleyball action Sept. 23 at the Tournament Capital Center in Kamloops. The scores were 25-19, 27-25, 25-20 on a night that featured the CIS home debut of Brad Gunter (Courtenay). It was the second time in 24 hours that the two squads had met as they followed up a five-set TRU victory Sept. 22 in Vernon. Gunter, a first year outside hitter, recorded eight kills in 18 chances, a service ace and a dig. The former Vanier Towhee was a standout for Team BC at the Western Canada Summer Games. “Brad seemed a little tired tonight,” TWU head coach Pat Hennelly explained. “That’s why I subbed him out. We have only four outside guys so I have to rotate them as much as possible. It is a tough load when you play a five-setter (referring back to Thursday night’s victory) at that intensity.” Both Hennelly and UBC head coach Richard Schick had high praise for Gunter, who reminds a lot of folks of Gord Perrin (Creston), a former WolfPack star who is now with Canada’s senior national team and playing professionally in Turkey. “I compared him to Gord physically when I was recruiting him,” stated Hennelly. “They are both 6’7” and they both touch about the same. They have really good hand-eye coordination for big guys. I don’t want

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AFTER OBTAINING HIS Canadian Tour card this year, Riley Wheeldon has his sights set on securing a PGA Tour card. He is off to qualifying school next month in North Carolina. PHOTO SUBMITTED him. It was nice.” Wheeldon has been playing golf since he was six years old. It started as a family outing, but he quickly discovered he had a

ety of team sports growing up, Wheeldon likes the fact that golf is an individual sport. “Being individually motivated is more satisfying

My goal for the last few ❝ weeks has been getting ready for this qualifying school. It’s probably the biggest event I’ve ever played in.

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flair for the game. “It came somewhat easy. Golf can be a frustrating game when you’re struggling. I started to enjoy the fact I was fairly good at it and took it from there,” he said of his competitive drive. While he played a vari-

when you succeed. Obviously you do need help here and there, but you know that it’s you that did it. You’re in control of your own destiny.” Providing some of that help Wheeldon referred to is his golf coach Brent

Morrison. “I’ve been with him since I’ve been playing competitively, so he knows me well.” Morrison used to work at Wheeldon’s home course of Crown Isle before moving his golf academy to Pheasant Glen in Qualicum several years ago. Also helping Wheeldon since he turned pro has been sponsorship by close family friends and local businesses. “I’ve got a good support group around here who’ve helped me out financially, and I want to thank them,” said Wheeldon, who when not practising his game this summer was working parttime with his dad to help his cash-flow situation. He notes that honing his game five or six days a week on the course, plus gym time, leaves him little time for much else. And


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to ever compare a young guy to Gord but I was reminded of him immediately when I saw Brad. Both are small town guys, real physical gifted athletes.” “He is definitely another Perrin,” said Schick. “They are both guys who have good control of the ball. He might even be a little bit ahead of Gord in his development at this point.” Thompson Rivers opens up the 2011 Canada West season Oct. 28 at home to the University of Calgary Dinos. – TWU WolfPack

Special Olympics is an international organization providing athletic opportunity to individuals with intellectual disabilities. In the Comox Valley, there are approximately 80 athletes participating in bowling, curling, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, floor hockey, track and field and baseball. “Our local has sent athletes to local, regional, provincial, national and world competitions,��� a spokesperson said. “Most recently Mary Wells and Chris Roberge competed in Greece in the 2011 Summer Games.” Comox Valley Special Olympics is run entirely by volunteers in the community. At a recent gathering, two very special volunteers, Darlene Kramp and Randy James, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to Special Olympics. “Darlene was recognized for 25 years of volunteer service and Randy was recognized for 20 years of volunteer

service to the organization,” the spokesperson said. “Both Darlene and Randy have put tremendous energy and time into the organization acting in a variety of roles. “Always willing to step in where needed, these two individuals have acted as head coach for a variety of sports, planned regional and provincial competitions and taken pivotal roles on the executive as Program Co-ordinator, Local Coordinator and Regional Coordinator.” Both Darlene and Randy received a standing ovation from over 100 athletes and supporters as well as other volunteers present in appreciation for the tremendous gift they have given to the community.

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Standings as of Sept. 25 North Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF Comox Valley Gl. Kings 5 4 1 0 0 8 24 Campbell River Storm 7 2 4 0 1 5 27 Oceanside Generals 6 1 5 0 1 2 22 South Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF Victoria Cougars 6 6 0 0 0 12 32 Kerry Park Islanders 6 5 1 0 0 10 30 Saanich Braves 6 1 3 0 2 4 27 Peninsula Panthers 6 2 4 0 0 4 18 Sept. 23 Comox Valley 8 Campbell River 4 Sept. 30 Comox Valley @ Saanich Braves Oct. 1 Oceanside Generals vs. Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. SC#1

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COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY REP REPORT Last Weekend’s Games Saturday, Sept. 24 Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Cowichan Capitals win 3-2 Lube-X Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca Grizzlies loss 10-3 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Nanaimo Clippers tie 4-4 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Cowichan Capitals loss 9-3 Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Victoria Icehawks win 7-5 Swift Datoo Atom B Chiefs vs. Oceanside Generals loss 15-3 Sunday, Sept. 25 Happy’s Midget Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Peninsula Panthers loss 4-3 Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Kerry Park Islanders tie 2-2 Lube-X Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Port Alberni Bulldogs loss 8-5 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca Grizzlies loss 6-2 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Port Alberni Bulldogs tie 5-5 Branch #17 Legion Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Powell River Kings loss 11-1 Swift Datoo Atom B Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca Grizzlies loss 8-2 This Weekend’s Games Saturday, Oct. 1 Sport Centre #1 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca Grizzles 12:15-2:15 p.m. Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Victoria Racquet Club 2:30-4:30 p.m. Lube-X Fast Oil Change Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Nanaimo Clippers 4:45-6:45 p.m. Glacier Gardens Courtenay Legion Branch 17 Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Campbell River 1:15 -3:15 p.m. Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct.2 Sports Centre #1 Courtenay Legion Branch 17 Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Tri-Port Eagles 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Happy’s Source for Sports Midget Tier 1 vs. Oceanside Generals 3:15 -5:15 p.m. Glacier Gardens Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Nanaimo 1:15-2:45 p.m. Oct. 2 is also IIHF World Female Hockey Day COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

Nanaimo 12 p.m. QBCC, CR United vs. Masters 12 p.m. Willow Point. Kickers bye.

SOCCER MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Sept. 25 Team P W D L Pt Legends 2 2 0 0 6 Masters 2 2 0 0 6 Bandits 3 2 1 0 6 Port Alberni 3 2 1 0 6 C.R. United 2 1 1 0 3 Kickers 2 1 1 0 3 Outlaws 2 1 1 0 3 Nanaimo 2 1 1 0 3 Oceanside 2 1 1 0 3 Shooters 3 0 3 0 0 Wheaty 3 0 3 0 0 Sept. 25 Oceanside 5 (Rebecca Collins 2, Christina Ciolfi, Angelina Gastaldello 2; s/o Pam Richer) Outlaws 0. Wheatys 1 (Laurie Mathieson) Port Alberni 2 (Alyssa Spencer, Amber Kurucz). Bandits 2 (Angela Bruining 2) Shooters 1 (Melissa Friesen). Kickers vs. C.R United (cancelled due to poor field condition). Masters vs. Legends (cancelled due to poor field condition). Oct. 2 Shooters vs. Port Alberni 12 p.m. Woodcote, Legends vs. Bandits 2 p.m. Woodcote, Wheatys vs. Outlaws 12 p.m. Elaine Hamilton, Oceanside vs.

DARTS CV MEN’S ASSOCIATION Standings as of Sept. 22 Team Pts Elks 21 Comox Legion B 16 Courtenay Legion A 14 Griffin Pub Flyers 14 Courtenay Legion B 10 Griffin Pub 10 Comox Legion A 8 Comox Legion C 3 Top 10 Averages Player Avg. Daniel Leaman 62.63 Terry Jackson 60.61 Ken 57.87 Bill Durant 56.30 Clair Stephens 55.66 Bud Englund 55.27 Nick Doubinin 55.05 Jack Ethier 54.69 Art Forest 53.14 Ernie Linden 52.58 High Checkout Mike Konschak 119 High Score Bud Eglund 177 180s Art Forbes, Terry Hills

50+ Senior Standings as of Sept. 22 Team Tot Class Act 40 Limeys 37 Happy Wanderers 33.5 Strikers 31 Chargers 28 Hopefuls 28 Quinsam Auto 27.5 King Pins 26 Spare Shooters 25 Flyers 9 Team: High game scr Limeys 637 High game hdcp Limeys 896 High series scr Spare Shooters 1780 High series hdcp Limeys 2521 Men’s: High game scr Doug Ellis 222 High game hdcp Doug Ellis 255 High series scr Hogie McCrae 588 High series hdcp Mick Robinson 678 Ladies: High game scr Valerie McDonald 199 High game hdcp Valerie McDonald 255 High series scr Claire Brown 453 High series hdcp Elsie Pickering 597

CV POOL LEAGUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT Standings as of Sept. 21 Team RW GW The Bridge 10 22 Sharpshooters 9 23 Are We High? 8 19 Chalk-a-Holics 8 18 Choc-O-Lot 6 16 Sunnydale Sliders 5 18 The Cuefellas 5 17 Chalk Lounge 5 15 3 Sticks & A Rack 4 17 Sociables 4 15 La Masse 3 15 Classics 2 11 Cue-Tease 1 10 Odds’ R 0 8 Player of Year Standings Player Team Pts Irvine La Masse 78.7 Shelvey Sharpshooters 75.0 Ward Sliders 74.0 Horton Choc-O-Lot 69.6 Tourand Cuefellas 67.3

The sasquatch is out there hiding and it’s waiting for a competitive trail rider to find it! Local competitive and endurance riding team, John and Karen Eigler, are hosting their third annual BCCTRA competitive trail ride this Sunday, Oct. 2 and invite local equine enthusiasts to come out and try this fun and challenging sport. This Sasquatch Scurry CTR will take place out of their Dove Creek farm during the weekend of Oct. 1-2. The trails are great; the competitors are super; and the potluck and prizes at the end are fantastic, the Eiglers say. More information about the ride can be found on the BCCTRA website www.bcctra.ca, local tack/feed stores, or by contacting John and Karen Eigler at 250-338-6874 or e-mail j k e i g l e r @ t e l u s. n e t . “Perhaps it will be you who will find the secretive sasquatch out on the trail!” Karen Eigler said. Competitive trail riding is an equine competition that is a timed ride, with a set pace for you and your horse using marked local riding trails. It is not a race. The mission of the BCCTRA (B.C. Competitive Trail Rid-

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No. 1 Island Basement Is Systems 877-379-2768 (P)

No. 25 Central Builders’ Supply Ltd. 250-334-4416 (P)

No. 34 Capstone Dwellings, Design Build 250-331-9004 (P)

No. 2 Price’s Alarms 250-338-8884 (P)

No. 26 The Comfort Group 250-954-3680 (P)

No. 35 Rada Classic Cutlery 250-246-9289 (P)

No. 3 Quick Qu & Easy Granite 250-898-7710 (P)

No. 27 Comox Valley CruiseShip Centers 250-334-3323 (P)

No. 4, 5 Shaw Sh Cable Systems G. P. 250-760-1852 (P)

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No. 6, 7 Flying Fish 250-754-2125 (P) No. 13, 14 Household Heroes 250-897-9949 (P)

No. 18 Epicure Selections 250-202-7313 (P)

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No. 31 Valley Home Check Ltd. 604-897-3349 (P) No. 32 Aerus Electrolux 250-338-5402 (P)

No. 24 Green Earth Carpet Cleaning 250-897-3388 (P)

No. 33 Budget Blinds of Comox 250-338-8564 (P)

No. 37, 46 Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd. 250-339-6914 (P) No. 38 Crossland Storage Sheds 250-204-1744 (P) No. 39 Sole Mate 250-766-5444 (P)

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No. 45 Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery 250-923-1050 (P) No. 47 Van Isle Windows Ltd. 250-383-7128 (P) No. 48 The Aspin Security Group Inc. 250-760-2008 (P) No. 49, 55, 56 JW Sales & Marketing 604-307-3129 (P) No. 50 Protesa Cabinet Systems 250-752-8871 (P)

Message from the Show Manager Comox Valley’s final major show of the year starts on Friday in Comox. See the newest and the best of everything for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days! On behalf of the Show Management, over 60 exhibitors, we would like to welcome area residents to the 19th Annual Fall Home Expo. You will be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free! Come find decorators, builders, remodelers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make your home a “masterpiece”! Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy. Come to the Comox Valley Fall Home Expo 2011, September 30 – October 2 at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. Create your dream home. Admission is FREE all weekend. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

No. 51-54 Johns’ Bedroom Barn & Foam Warehouse 250-741-1888 (P) Lobby Coombs Country Candy 250-724-0033 (P)

No. 43 Blinds, Billiards & Baubles 250-338-7824 (P)

DAN GAUTHIER, of West Bend Kitchen Craft Cookware, will present cooking and kitchen demonstrations. Fri : 7:00 pm Sat : 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm Sun : 11:00 am, 1:30 pm

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No. 23 CHIC Liquid Vinyl System 250-740-5225 (P)

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No. 1 Island Basement Is Systems 877-379-2768 (P)

No. 25 Central Builders’ Supply Ltd. 250-334-4416 (P)

No. 34 Capstone Dwellings, Design Build 250-331-9004 (P)

No. 2 Price’s Alarms 250-338-8884 (P)

No. 26 The Comfort Group 250-954-3680 (P)

No. 35 Rada Classic Cutlery 250-246-9289 (P)

No. 3 Quick Qu & Easy Granite 250-898-7710 (P)

No. 27 Comox Valley CruiseShip Centers 250-334-3323 (P)

No. 4, 5 Shaw Sh Cable Systems G. P. 250-760-1852 (P)

No. 28, 29 Modern Windows 604-485-2451 (P)

No. 6, 7 Flying Fish 250-754-2125 (P) No. 13, 14 Household Heroes 250-897-9949 (P)

No. 18 Epicure Selections 250-202-7313 (P)

No. 15 Enviro Foam Insulation 250-730-2401 (P)

No. 18A Centra Windows Ltd. 604-882-5010 (P)

No. 16 Bartle & Gibson 250-334-0645 (P)

No. 19 Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating Ltd. 250-338-8865 (P)

No. 8 Safe Sa & Sound Window Film 250-339-7003 (P) No. 9 Wizard Island Screens Wiz 250-714-4089 (P) No. 10, 11 Woodland Wo Flooring & Millwork 250-890-0402 (P) No. 12 Ir Ironwood Shakes 250-898-7008 (P)

No. 17 Acacia Designs 250-792-0299 (P)

No. 20 Laser Light & Sound 250-591-3876 (P)

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No. 31 Valley Home Check Ltd. 604-897-3349 (P) No. 32 Aerus Electrolux 250-338-5402 (P)

No. 24 Green Earth Carpet Cleaning 250-897-3388 (P)

No. 33 Budget Blinds of Comox 250-338-8564 (P)

No. 37, 46 Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd. 250-339-6914 (P) No. 38 Crossland Storage Sheds 250-204-1744 (P) No. 39 Sole Mate 250-766-5444 (P)

No. 40, 41 Goodies By Thelma 604-852-1178 (P) No. 42 LeafGuard Gutters 604-515-0004 (P)

No. 45 Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery 250-923-1050 (P) No. 47 Van Isle Windows Ltd. 250-383-7128 (P) No. 48 The Aspin Security Group Inc. 250-760-2008 (P) No. 49, 55, 56 JW Sales & Marketing 604-307-3129 (P) No. 50 Protesa Cabinet Systems 250-752-8871 (P)

Message from the Show Manager Comox Valley’s final major show of the year starts on Friday in Comox. See the newest and the best of everything for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days! On behalf of the Show Management, over 60 exhibitors, we would like to welcome area residents to the 19th Annual Fall Home Expo. You will be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free! Come find decorators, builders, remodelers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make your home a “masterpiece”! Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy. Come to the Comox Valley Fall Home Expo 2011, September 30 – October 2 at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. Create your dream home. Admission is FREE all weekend. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

No. 51-54 Johns’ Bedroom Barn & Foam Warehouse 250-741-1888 (P) Lobby Coombs Country Candy 250-724-0033 (P)

No. 43 Blinds, Billiards & Baubles 250-338-7824 (P)

DAN GAUTHIER, of West Bend Kitchen Craft Cookware, will present cooking and kitchen demonstrations. Fri : 7:00 pm Sat : 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm Sun : 11:00 am, 1:30 pm

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No. 30 St. John’s Ambulance 604-897-1098 (P)

No. 23 CHIC Liquid Vinyl System 250-740-5225 (P)

Non Toxic Steel Shakes Keep the Green! Water Clean and the Forest Green

SHAKE & TILE LTD. Comox Valley 250-334-1717 or 250-898-7008 LIFETIME 1-877-334-1717 • Vancouver Island Owned & Operated

No. 36 Fortis BC 778-578-3806 (P)

No. 44 Rico Roofing 250-702-3968 (P)

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‘Pynn’ day as Sunnydale Thursday ladies putt out Lois Pynn stole the honours for Sunnydale Thursday Night Ladies final night on Sept. 22. Eighteen women turned out in the howling wind and pouring rain to play a scramble and we had some “different” hole prizes which made for a lot of fun and laughter. Lois won closest to the pin, water bucket on #11, closest to the tree on #13 and she was a member of the winning scramble team of June Fuller, Erma Derkson and Judy Hughes. Erma Derkson won the water bucket on #17 and Anna Butler won longest drive. Draw prizes: Wendy’s - Louise Smiley, Coral Tanner and Marilyn Curley; Tim Hortons Lois Pynn and Ardene Larison; Subway - Deb McMahon and Peggy Ferguson; Michael’s Off Main - Kathy Meunier; Jo Klassen’s Grill Anna Butler and Frances Wright; Golfer’s Edge - Judy Hughes; Cuts’n’Curls Hair Studio - Vicki Edwards; Comox Valley Sports & Aquatic Centres - Sharon Hadden and Erma Derkson; Boston Pizza - Dulce Rodriguez; Sunnydale Pro Shop - Ada Baker. Thanks to our valued sponsors. See you next year.

Good day After the rain Friday night, Sept. 24 was a good day for both weather and golf scores as 101 Glacier Green Saturday Men played the white tees. Next week it’s the dreaded blue tees with tee times and then a reverse shotgun. Sept. 24 results: Hcp. 0-10: Low

gross Stan Gibb 71, John Ringstead 73 c/b, Randy Robinson 73. Low net Wayne Ogilvie 67, Rob Cobham 68 c/b, John Pringle 68 c/b. Hcp. 11-14: Low gross Mike Worley 78 c/b, Bud Bryan 78, Paul Schroeder 79. Low net Al Donovan 64, Mike Gibbs 66 c/b, Barry Howell 66. Hcp. 15+: Low gross Al Basinger 81 c/b, Ross Dowe 82, Glen Parsons 84. Low net John Holley 66 c/b, Len Doyle 66, Frank Gibson 67.

Tombstone After Monday’s weather, the Crown Isle ladies were dubious about their chances of playing their final game of the season on Tuesday, but play they did – and it was quite a nice day for the game of Tombstone. With Tombstone, each person plays the course until she has taken as many shots as the par of the course plus her handicap. The player going the furthest around the course is the winner. Judy Aldcroft was the winner with a minus 1 net. She was closely followed by three at even par net – Sandy Dudley, Sandy Linhart and Katy Macaulay. KPs were awarded to Linda Foreman (#16), Anne Kostiuk (#7), Katy Macaulay (#12) and May Mitchell (#4). Birdies were scored by Judy Aldcroft (#8), Shirley Ketter (#15), Sandy Linhart (#18) and Shannon Nelson (#1, 12, and 15). The Par 5 Pot (for 25+ hcp) went to Liz Ellis (#1). A nice lunch and awarding of prizes followed the game.

Wines, Panago Pizza, Sprinklers Grill, our Avon representative, Arizona Gifts, Videos ‘n’ More, Shipwrecked on 5th, Chinook Forest Products, Dr. P. Nasralla and Double G Golf. The hole prizes went to Phyllis Taylor, Darlene Macauley, Suzy Venuta, Brenda Good, Carmen VanVeller and Laurie Appleyard.

PAR FOR THE COURSE The members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club wish to take this opportunity to thank Barb Guthrie for the refreshments served each week for so many years. Barb is relocating and will no longer be at the 16th hole providing such delicious snacks.

Final game On Sept. 22, the Comox Thursday evening ladies league had their final game of the

season. Despite the wind and rain, Suzy Venuta had a low gross score of 41, followed by Sue Leakey and Laurie Appleyard who both shot 44. Low net for the evening was Pat Belanger with 34 and second was Linda Callender with 35. Low putts went to Karen Vanetta, Brenda Good and Laurie Appleyard, each with 14. The Thursday night ladies league would like to thank our sponsors – Signature

followed by a barbecue chicken dinner and prizes. The results: 1st -6 Dave Lacoic, Al Nichols, Wayne Mabee, Russ Wreggett; 2nd -5 Chris Kalney, Bud bryan, Murray Polson, Al Waddell; 3rd -5

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f you think back about the weather this past weekend your immediate thoughts will probably be that it was wet and windy – not good fishing weather. Be that as it may, on Friday I looked at the weather and said to Elaine, “I have to go fishing tomorrow – rain or shine.” She quietly conceded that it was okay with her and she would pack my lunch with a large thermos of hot tea. I know several other men who are afflicted with the same serious fishing condition as myself and to this end I phoned Roy Dash, told him of my plans to go fishing on Spider Lake on Saturday and that maybe he would like to join me. I am not certain what transpired between Roy and his wife, but he phoned and said he would join me around 10 a.m. When I arrived at the lake Roy already had his boat in the water and was waiting for me. A fellow angler graciously helped me launch my somewhat heavy little punt as he launched his pontoon boat. The lake was calm, very low, with a light overcast sky, no rain, and looked inviting in contrast to the cloudy, windy weather we left in the Comox Valley. What followed was a day to remember for both of us. We are experienced fly fishers and have a good knowledge of the insect life of Spider Lake. I opted to start with a high density sinking line on one rod and an intermediate sinking line on my second rod. Roy opted to go all out with two

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high density sinking lines. At the main body of the lake we split: Roy went to fish off the Blue Roofed House and I opted to fish the waters on the northwest shore. After about an hour with no fish Roy showed up where I was fishing and we compared notes. Neither of us had a fish in the boat, but we had had some serious action on our high density sinking lines with small sedge pupae imitations called pumpkin heads. Shortly after we settled into fish the deep waters about us, Roy said in a loud voice he was into as trout and it was a very big fish and exclaimed, “Do you have your camera with you?” Well the answer was “yes” and I moved into position to take pictures of his big fish. After what seemed

an eternity Roy slipped his net under a fish that was almost too big for it. He carefully lifted it out of the net, measured it on the measuring chart on the side of his boat, we both took a long admiring look, and Roy gently released it back into the lake where it swam off into the deep water, seemingly none the worse for its life-

threatening encounter with a small sedge pupae that fought back. That rainbow trout was Roy’s biggest ever from a lake on Vancouver Island or elsewhere. Now if you ask me, “How big do the trout in Spider Lake get?” I can honestly say up to 26 inches because I saw Roy Dash measure and release one that big. Who knows? There

are surely bigger ones still to be caught. The rest of the day was ant-climactic, but nonetheless very rewarding. I caught some lovely one-meal trout up to 16 inches, and Roy out-fished me two-to-one with his double set-up of highdensity fast-sinking lines. As is my custom, when I catch a fish I keep, I immediately kill it, gill and gut it and examine the stomach contents. In this case the examination revealed that the trout were indeed eating small sedge pupae in the deep water, but they were also feeding on small leeches and some dark green pupae that resembled large chironomids. I put on a small micro leech and was quickly rewarded with a nice trout. The secret that we stumbled on this day

was that the fish were feeding in deep water. Throughout the day I fished with other lines, but the only action I had was on the highdensity fast-sinking lines. In closing – fishing in wet weather is part of Vancouver Island winter fishing. However I

will not fish open water in dangerous windy weather. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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Under intermittent skies, 24 players teed off at Longlands on Sunday, Sept. 18 in the Comox Legion nine-hole golf wind-up. Starting at 10 a.m., they played a shotgun/ best ball format. This year’s trophy winners were Mervin Diesing and Bernie Dudka. Runners-up were Jim Bassingthwaite and Ann Defeo.

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Mar 4, 1942 - Sept 21, 2011 Darlene passed away suddenly. She always had a smile for friends and anyone she met. She will be missed.

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She was predeceased by son Steven. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survived by husband Richard, sisters Yvonne (Walter) Schneider, Laurinda (Mike) Dunning and all of their families. Father Dennis Dunning and wife Judy.

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In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A huge thanks to the paramedics, emergency doctors and nurses at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and Stephen Hill director of Pastoral Care for their support. They are there when you need them.

September 28, 1947 - September 23, 2011

Passed away peacefully at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Comox, B.C. on September 25th, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Kornega in 1961, her son Mark Kornega in 1986 and her daughter-in-law Roberta Clark in 1997. Elisabeth is survived and will be greatly missed by her son Dale Kornega and many relatives in Germany. Elisabeth was a very independent woman and a loving mother. A Celebration of Elisabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will take place on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C.

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September 25, 1939 to September 27, 2011 Born in Greendale, BC to Jacob and Elsie Enns, Art moved to Vancouver at age 17 and began his career as a carpenter. Over his life, he became a master carpenter and an artist in furniture making and cabinetry, practicing his craft in Vancouver, the Comox Valley and Castlegar. He leaves to mourn his loss, wife Lois (Gladwin), daughter Toni Pullan (Mike), son Mark (Sandra), his brother Gerry (Charlotte), 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 1 nephew, 1 niece, and many family and friends. We will treasure the beauty he created for us with his hands and we all miss â&#x20AC;&#x153;the old fossilâ&#x20AC;? dearly. By request, there will not be a funeral. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Servicesâ&#x201E;˘ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2 or online at www. heartandstroke.ca You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online register at www.myalternatives.ca

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Tracey passed away peacefully surrounded by all her family, after her courageous battle with cancer. Tracey was born in New Westminster and moved to the North Island at the age of seven. She graduated from NISS in 1982 and married Ed in July 1988. Since then she made her home in Woss. She is survived by her devoted husband Ed, son Nick, daughter Lauren, parents Carol and Werner Manke, sisters Denise (Bill) and Tammy (Ray), brother Randy (Stephanie), six adoring nephews Ryan, Lucas, Clayton, Ethan, Evan and Tyce, and in-laws Sharky, Valdene and Angela (Ken). Tracey cherished her family and friends. She will be remembered for her kind, gentle and caring spirit. Her beautiful smile, sense of humor and infectious laugh will remain in our hearts forever. Please join us for a celebration of Traceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at Sunset School. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations to the Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary will be gratefully accepted.

With heartfelt sorrow we regret to announce the passing of Craig MacLeod. Craig was born in Windsor Ontario, and joined the RCAF in 1966 and retired in 1985.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ED MONCRIEF October 1, 1957 September 29, 2009. ALWAYS MISSED & FOREVER LOVED! LOVE GREBA, ANDREW, STUART, SYDNEY & MANY FAMILY & FRIENDS.

Craig came to the Comox Valley after retirement. He was an avid sportsman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; playing football, hockey, fastball slow-pitch throughout his lifetime. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer/ARDS he left us for a better place. Craig will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome or a charity of your choice. A service will be held at Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Saturday October 1, 2011. Following the service there will be a get together at the Comox Legion in remembrance of Craig.

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Marie Annette Michelle MacPHERSON Michelle passed away peacefully at home in Comox on September 23rd, 2011. She was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on May 25th, 1928. She was predeceased by her father Robert Barry, mother Eveline Biron, her sister Pauline Godes and brother-in-law Roger Godes. Michelle is survived and will by lovingly missed by her husband Alex MacPherson of Comox and her nephew John (Cathy) Godes of London, Ontario Michelle volunteered her services with St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Auxiliary Socierty for over 10 years and was also a member of Christ the King Parish Catholic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League. She was devoted to the care of animals, particularly her cats, either indoors or homeless strays that always found their way to her door for loving care. Equally devoted crew member to her husband for the past 17 years plying the waters up and down the length of the island always discovering new and exciting locations and scenery and loving every moment. Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outgoing and giving nature has imbedded itself on countless friends that will cherish the memory of a lady and a sister forever. Donations in Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia would be appreciated.

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In Loving Memory of NICOL â&#x20AC;&#x153;NICKâ&#x20AC;? EDWARD LONGLAND December 16, 1972 October 3, 2009 Those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near Still loved and missed and very dear. Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger everyday, remembrance keeps him near. Beloved Son, Husband, father & brother. forever in our hearts. THOSE we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. In Loving Memory of Gordon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Calâ&#x20AC;? Calvert,a special father, grandfather and friend.

DEATHS Mary Joan Liscum 1931-2011 Passed away recently in Courtenay, BC. Beloved sister, mother, aunt and friend. No funeral by request. Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Langhans and the staff of Glacier View Lodge for the exemplary care and compassion they gave to her. You are the best! If so desired donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of BC.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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COMING EVENTS

LEGALS

LOST AND FOUND

ATTENTION ALL Above and Beyond storage customers, please contact office immediately re removal of storage. 250-337-5939 1-800-599-8066 or email a.b.moving@hotmail.com Thank you Mike Troy

FOUND: HAT, light brown, Cadets (David), call (250)8988190.

Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society Annual General Meeting Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm Tigger Too Preschool 1800 Noel Ave, Comox BC All members welcome!

PERSONALS

INVITATION TO attend Gospel Meetings each Sunday from 3:30 - 4:30 at the Lions Den in Comox, 1729 Comox Ave.

AL-ANON - if you’re concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-888-4ALANON (1-888-425-2666)

LIFE CHAIN - Sun Oct 2nd 2-3 pm, Cliffe Ave at the Driftwood Mall. Join us as we pray for the sanctity of human life.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042 NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 3342392, Sharon 339-7906 or Jack 334-3485.

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TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Fall special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. AN EXCELLENT opportunity for a talented career Stylist who is interested in maximizing their earning potential in a friendly, upbeat busy salon. WEEKENDS OFF! Bellini Hair Studio. 250-339-5150. Ask for Deb.

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LEMARE LAKE is currently seeking the following positions: • Log Loader • Second Loader • Hoe Chucker Operator •Hook Tender •Chaser •Processor •Off-Highway Logging Truck Driver •Line Loader Operator •Boom Man •980 Operator •Juicer Operator •Bundler/Strapper •Grapple Yarder Operator

The City of Courtenay invites written applications for casual clerical staff. Work assignments will be on an on-call basis and may range from one day up to several weeks at a time to replace regular staff on leave. For complete details, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

All camp-based positions for the North Vancouver Island area. First aid certification an asset. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-9564888 or email office@lemare.ca

Island Honda is a well established dealership that has been selling and servicing its customers in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. This new state of the art facility carries an extensive range of both new and used vehicles. Our brand new service bays and convenient drive thru service, commits us to be number 1 in customer satisfaction. Sales experience is a definite asset, although automotive is not, as we provide initial and on going training. • Exiting fast paced position • On-going training • Full management support • Full benefit package • and of course the earning potential that could CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Experienced drywall boarders needed for fast growing Calgary company. Must own vehicle and be reliable and prepared to work lots of hours. Call 403-554-0104

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AUTO SALESPERSON NEEDED

Bring resumes in person to: ISLAND HONDA 1025 Comox Road ISLAND Courtenay HONDA or email to: sales@islandhonda.ca

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Today ‘N’ Tomorrow Learning Society Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:00 pm

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at Teddies ‘N’ Toddlers Child Care Centre 4830 Headquarters Road, Courtenay CELEBRATIONS

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HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

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Family Album Ph. 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon & Fri. 12 noon

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Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lowe of Brentwood Bay, BC are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter

Rebecca Rebecca Brigitte Brigitte Lowe Lowe to to Joshua Joshua John John Palychuck Palychuk on Saturday, the first of October, 2011 at One O’Clock in the Afternoon in the Old Church Theatre, Courtenay, BC

CONGRATULATIONS Mike Nyman y & Leah Abma! Engaged at Goose Spit, Comox September 17 2011

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We are recruiting for the challenging operational support position of Farm Systems Manager. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be a key member of the Production Services team; responsibilities involve technical design, development and maintenance of all marine farming systems including development and technical support for improving plankton mitigation systems, preventative maintenance programs, and mooring design as well as major construction and renovations. The successful candidate will have:

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At least 10 years of experience salmon farming A minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role within the aquaculture industry management experience and skills essential to the role, including Project Management Bachelor of Engineering degree (preferably in a marine-related field) and/or Bachelor of Science, coupled with strong analytical abilities and a demonstrated understanding of numerical and engineering principles as they relate to the marine environment

We offer a competitive compensation package and challenging work. Please view the full posting on our website at www.marineharvestcanada.com and apply as directed.


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Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

FULL-TIME accredited pharmacy technician, weekends and evenings. Passion for health and fitness. Resume: jarofgreen@gmail.com

EVENING CLEANER, P/T Must have own transportation; criminal record check req’d. Courtenay. (250)334-1885.

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FAST PACED pub requires full & part time service & kitchen staff. Must be self motivated and have reliable transport. Kitchen mgr. position also avail. w/proper qualifications. Apply to Drawer #4460 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay V9N 2Z7

Harbour City Fire Protection Ltd. requires experienced sprinkler fitters. Full time positions available. Must be experienced with commercial & residential. Please send resume to 2210 Petersen Place, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4N5 or email to info@harbourcityplumbing.ca

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CITY OF COURTENAY CAREER OPPORTUNITY

We are currently recruiting for two full time regular position; these positions are available effective immediately. ICU Nurses are responsible to the Nurse Manager of Critical Care. With the assistance of other care providers and in collaboration with other health care professionals, plans and provides direct nursing care to patients in accordance with the unit philosophy, competency guidelines, policies and the R.N.A.B.C. Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia. Applicants must have successfully graduated from a recognized School of Nursing and hold current, practicing registration with Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia. Applicants must also have a minimum of two years medical and surgical experience, including one year ICU/CCU or equivalent Critical Care experience within the last three years. Successful completion of a recognized post basic course in Critical Care Nursing which included a clinical practicum is required. These full time positions offer competitive wages, benefits and relocation support; ongoing educational opportunities; and dedicated leadership. In addition to the opportunity to work in a progressive hospital, the Comox Valley offers all of your favorite recreational activities at your doorstep! We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. This position will remain open until successfully filled. Please forward your resume to: Human Resource Services Email: St. Joseph’s General Hospital 2137 Comox Avenue Comox BC V9M 1P2

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Looking for an employee? There’s funding for on-the-job training!

For complete details, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

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NURSERY SCHOOL ASSISTANT The City of Courtenay invites written applications for on-call teaching assistance in the Cozy Corner Nursery School located at the Lewis Centre.

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Wouldn’t it be nice to work for a prominent accounting firm that pays well, values your opinion and recognizes the importance of a work/life balance? We’re one of Northern Vancouver Island’s largest accounting firms, and we’re looking for a qualified CA to join our team. When you work for us, you’ll get competitive pay and full medical and dental benefits. Plus, we’ll help pay for your healthy living purchases, like gym fees, ski passes and even golf memberships. In addition to the yearend and audit work, most of our clients seek our guidance on all facets of their business. Want your voice to be heard? We’ll ask your opinion on all major firm decisions. Why not work right here in the Comox Valley for a firm that respects both your expertise and your right to a personal life? Email your resume and cover letter today & discover how good it can get! cellison@presley andpartners.com

NEWSPAPER

The Comox Valley Regional District is seeking a casual lifeguard instructor to join our team at the Comox Valley Sports and Aquatic Centres. Please visit: www.comox valleyrd.ca/jobs for details. Applications will be accepted until 3 pm, Oct 11, 2011.

CRANBERRY HARVESTING on local farm requires hardworking individuals interested in outdoor farm work during October harvest. Fax resume to 250-339-4057. Only successful candidates will be notified.Bonus paid for excellent work.

FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCING COORDINATOR Required by The John Howard Society of North Island. This is a 35 hour per week full time position. Please refer to www.jhsni.bc.ca and see employment opportunities for details. Interested applicants are invited to send their resume to Campbell River Community Program Manager mail@jhsni.bc.ca or fax (250) 286-3650 or mail to The John Howard Society of North Island 201-140A 10th Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4E3. Deadline: September 30, 2011

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CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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CARPENTRY

HOME REPAIRS

P L U M B E R / H A N DY M A N seeking long and short term projects. Master plumber with extensive exp in construction and reno’s. Ken 250-650-4838

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTERrepairs, renovations. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Please call (250)3375501 or visit: www.comoxvalleycarpenter.ca

ADMINISTRATION SKILLED CARPENTER. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Doug 250-650-1333. www.suncrestholdings.ca

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ROUTE #360 Thorpe & Mallard.

HOUSE CLEANING services. Experienced and reasonable rates. Call 250-338-1456

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SALES CLERK wanted. Bring resume attn. Tammy or Barry to the Beer & Wine Store @ Whistle Stop between 9-11am.

Room Attendants with minimum 1 year experience. Energetic person for our fast paced environment.

SUBSTITUTE CARE giver for licensed child care. Must be 19yrs “ Completed responsible adult coarse” or equivalent training. Must have first aid, criminal record check, refs., & Doctor’s note in regard to physical & mental health. Preferences to ECE trained. Call 250-339-1315

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Apply by resume with salary expectations and 3 references to: pallan@ tesseractconsulting.ca All applications confidential.

Applicants will be subject to a criminal record check and must be flexible with availability.

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

SALES

Casual School Secretary School District No. 72 is seeking applications for a Casual School Secretary. For details of this posting, please check the School District’s website at www.sd72.bc.ca. School District 72 • Campbell River

PERSONAL SERVICES ESCORTS

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350 - 17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday Oct 20th, 2011 7:00-8:30pm Limited space RSVP Cheryl 250-898-8790

WORK WANTED Live-in Home-Care position wanted. Retired SWM 58, very caring, honest, good cook. Light housekeeping, yard work incl. Clean driving record. Call 250-703-2051

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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Eavestrough repairs and cleaning, custom copper and repairs, aluminum and siding repairs. Roof repairs. 25 yrs exp. Seniors discount - free est

Call 250-650-6253 RON’S RENO’S home additions and repairs from ground to roof. Call 250-218-2558

LANDSCAPING TOP SOIL. $13 per yard + trucking. 250-218-4078

COMOX - 1235 Don Rd (Off Little River Rd.) Sat & Sun. 9-2. Tools, household, clothes

COURTENAY - 2730 Piercy Ave Sat Oct 1 8-2. 18’ Cargo trailer, tools, western books, household, welder, etc

COMOX: 709 Woodland Dr. Sat 8-12. In door sale. Household, frames, lamps, porcelain dolls, collectables, lots of misc.

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

ANDREW’S CONSTRUCTION Services. Home repairs, renovations, windows, doors, decks, fences, residential, commercial, WBC insured. Please call 250-897-2073.

GARAGE SALES

COUNSELLING

NEED CASH TODAY?

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

GARAGE SALES

COMOX: 2110 Bolt Ave., Sun., Oct. 2nd, 8-12noon. Multi family. No early birds! Weather permitting.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Women’s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

RUBBISH REMOVAL

~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL * Wood * Metal * Rock * Concrete

* Green Waste *Residential Cleanups

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

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Stiff? Sore? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole! Call 250-339-4104 or visit www.cvmassage.com

Individual Counseling Couples’’ Counseling Personal Development Workshops 250-287-2440 Campbell River * Comox

HANDYPERSONS

MISC SERVICES

Garage Sales

COMOX - 1886 Singing Sands Rd Sat 9-1. Cookbooks, S.O.T Kayaks, gas leaf blower, sofa bed, sailing dingy & more.

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JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

THINKING OF AN IKEA KITCHEN? I can design + deliver + install for you. 20 yrs experience call 250-338-3148

TALL blue Mature. Call

ATTRACTIVE, eyed blonde. 250-792-4567.

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HELP WANTED

School District 72 (Campbell River)

Pallan Group is seeking a controller for their Campbell River office. This position will be responsible for the financial accounting of a group of companies that specialize in forestry, lumber manufacturing, real estate development and marine transportation. This role will direct and support 6 administration staff, and will liaise with internal and external auditors. The controller will also support the management team with strategic and operational expertise, monthly planning, and budgeting. A professional accounting designation with a minimum of 5 years’ experience is required to qualify for this position. Experience doing business with offshore markets, with IT processes and systems functionality is also desired. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the above mentioned industries. For those that fit the requirements and are interested in the position, please email your resumes to: denisec@pal langroup.com or fax to 250-286-3868. We appreciate all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

First Aid and CPR Qualifications are beneficial.

We welcome you to drop off your resume in person to: 2200 Cliffe Avenue, submit by fax: 778-225-0019, or email: tsjodin@ hiexcomoxvalley.com Attention: Tracey Sjodin No phone calls please.

By The Bay Home Repairs and Sheet Metal

ELECTRICAL

The John Howard Society of North Island in Campbell River is seeking a temporary, full time Youth Outreach Support Worker. This position provides after hours outreach for youth aged 13 to 19 to reduce high risk alcohol and drug use behaviour, and high-risk street activities. The position supports youth to access a variety of activities and resources in the community. Please refer to the job description on our website, www.jhsni.bc.ca, for duties, responsibilities & qualifications. Please submit resumes to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6; fax to 250-338-6568 or e-mail to vicki@jhsni.bc.ca by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

Well-established general law firm in Courtenay seeks two experienced legal assistants: litigation and solicitor/commercial work. High level of professionalism and legal support skills required. Positive, fast-paced environment with excellent benefits.

HELP WANTED

WORK WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES

COMOX - 72 Jane Pl. 8-1. Tools, chainsaw, ladder, outboard motors, golf, fishing tackle, exercise stuff, paintings, frames, projector, chairs, ladies coats, household.

COMOX ANNUAL PLANT SALE Sat, Oct 1, 9am-3pm 2250 Idiens Way (off Anderton) Too much to list Save $$$ COURTENAY - 1170 Hornby Pl. Sat. 9-1. Moving Sale. Lots of good stuff! COURTENAY: 1248 21st St. (off Willemar Ave), Sat., Oct. 1st, 8am-1pm. No Early Birds! Super Duper Sale! Rain or shine! Double garage full of treasures at great prices. View photos posted on CraigsList under Garage Sale for a sneak preview of just some items. COURTENAY - 1769 Hobson Ave Sat Oct 1, 8-1. Multi family sale, swing & hobbie, household, tools, baby items.

COURTENAY - 287 Nim Nim Pl Oct 1 & 2, 7am -2pm. First time Sale, rain or shine. COURTENAY, 398 Britannia Place (from Malahat or Ryan take Crown Isle Dr., turn on Royal Vista, right on Crown Isle to Britannia Place), Sat, Oct. 1, 9am-12pm. Moving. 3 family. Household, golf, patio. COURTENAY - 411 Anderton Ave, Sat Oct 1st, 2011 9am to 12 noon. Evergreen Seniors Club Annual Fall Grange Sale at the Rotary Hall & lower lobby, Florence Filberg Centre. COURTENAY - 5C 851 5th Street Sat 8-1. Moving Sales, women’s clothes & shoes, household items. COURTENAY EAST - 1770 Hobson Ave, Sat Oct 1, 8-1. Multi Garage Sale Inside. Rain or shine. Ball gloves, camping, fishing, crotchet & household items. Like new knick-knats. COURTENAY EAST- 407 Upland Ave. Fri Sept 30, 11-3, Sat Oct 1, 8-? Industrial sewing machine, car top carrier, chest waders, pressure washer, craft & cross stich supplies & patterns. Everything mst go. Rain or shine. Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540

GARAGE SALES COURTENAY KIWANIS CLUB “Gigantic Junktique Sale” Friday Sept 30 6pm-8pm Saturday Oct 1st 8am-12 at St. George’s United Church Hall corner of 6th Street & Fitzgerald COURTENAY. WOMEN’S Clothing, overstock retail, highly reduced $. All sizes. Also miscellaneous. Sat & Sun, Oct. 1 & 2, 9am-4pm. 1614 Trumpeter Cres. CROWN ISLE. 3324 Majestic Drive. Sat. Oct. 1, 9am-noon. Furniture, girl’s clothes, toys, books, etc. Weather permitting RECYCLED BIKES Cheap & Serviceable $30-$80 no tax Upper Island Motors 3573 Island Hwy., Courtenay Free helmet, lock Etc, Ace Liquidation Saturday 9am-3pm. 250-339-3734

UNION BAY COMMUNITY HALL HWY19A

GIANT GARAGE & BOOK SALE AND CAR WASH

Sat. Oct. 1st 9am-2pm Large selection of items. All proceeds toward Tour de Rock FMI Donna 334-2147 or Dave 335-2317


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GOOD HORSE hay for sale $5.50 per bale. Free delivery for 50 or more. 250-338-5503

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

PETS FOUND VERY friendly young tabby under 1 year, bright marking on chests, paws and a tiny bit on forehead. (250)339-9964. SHIH-TZU Puppies 1st shots, dewormed Call (250) 792-3225

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE WOOD DINNING rm table, 6 chairs & hutch. Table has white pedestal, natural top, chairs similar. Excellent cond. serious enquires only $350 O.B.O 250-338-7615

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? LARGE GLASS display case for sale 8ftX5ft $300 O.B.O Phone 250-897-0950 They’re Here! 2011 LIFESTYLE COUPON BOOKS Support the Comox Valley Horseshoe Club Reduced ! ~ $13.00 CASH ONLY Available at Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave. Courtenay VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK BLOW OUT Plants Sale! Sylvan Vale Nursery, 2104 Kelland Rd., Black Creek. Phone: 250-337-8487. 1 gallon hedging, 4 pots for $10.00

HOUSES FOR SALE

Downtown Comox Fully Furnished Condo. Oct 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2012. 2BR, 2Bath, fireplace, secure prkg., elevator., ocean view, ensuite laundry, hydro, phone, cable & internet included. Walk to senior centre,hospital, shops & golf. 250-339-7963 comoxcondo@gmail.com

APARTMENT/CONDOS 2 Bedroom apt for rent in Cumberland. $800/mth. Call 334-6857 to leave a message

FOR SALE BY OWNER LOCATED at Saratoga Beach, 2665 sq. ft. 4 br, 2bth, two story home located on a level, landscaped lot close to shopping, beach, marina and golfing. Open concept with vaulted ceilings in the great room. New maple kitchen with granite sink and 9 ft. pantry. Main floor laundry, media room/family room downstairs with space for storage and workshop. 250-3371817 250-897-8610 grbates_ski@yahoo.ca

PRIVATE 2+1 bedroom rancher + workshop, fenced ½ acre, 5 mins. to downtown Courtenay. $279,000. Details at www.proper tysold.ca/8275. Call 250-898-8483.

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE - Sat. Oct. 1 -1-4 pm. 203 Willemar at 2nd. 3 bdrm, 2 bath immaculate home in amazing location. RV parking, inside wkshop. Close to all levels of schooling and Puntledge River. Price reduced $314,900. Call 250207-5865 for early viewing.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS 1 BDRM + den, 1 bath, 6 app, open concept, gated parking. N/P. N/S. Stunning View. Garry Oak Gardens. 2 BDRM - 2 bath, 5 app. interior storage, walk to town, close to river. N/P, N/S 1 BDRM - new paint & flooring for quiet & mature tenant, No smoking & no pets. 1 BDRM - large bright unit in suite storage, newly painted, new fixtures & flooring. F/S, N/P, N/S. Maplewood Manor - $650 3 BDRM - 2 1/2 bath, large & open & many windows for waterview - woodstove, new electric furnace - sm workshop in home & dbl garage on sloped property - newly painted cedar home - huge deck Avail. Sept 15 - N/S $2000 BEAUTIFUL 2-BDRM loft apt. in Tin Town, Rosewall. Avail Oct. 1st. $950. (250)897-5581. COMOX- clean, private 1 bdrm suite, hydro included. NS/NP. $650. (250)339-7668. COMOX CONDO, ocean view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, 5 appls, laundry, parking. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $1000 + utils. Avail. Oct. 1. Call (250)335-3154. COMOX Ideal winter homewant to get away?- relocating? Beach front 1 & 2 bdrm furnished units with utils, cable, internet, parking. NON-SMOKING. Call 250-339-6112. COURTENAY- 2 BDRM Condo, Nov. 1, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, N/S, N/P, must have ref’s, $800, (250)334-8362. COURTENAY: QUIET 1 bdrm near downtown. $550/mo, includes heat & HW. NS/NP. Avail Nov. 1st. 250-337-5563.

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

ALBERNI VALLEY LIVING AT IT’S BEST!

LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $650 mo. Call 250-334-4646. Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 322-2300 Mansfield Dr, 1+ Den, 1.5 baths, N/P, N/S, 6 appls. Available Immed. - $1,000/mth 123-2300 Mansfield Dr 2 bdrms plus den, 2 baths, 6 appliances. N/S, N/P Available Oct 15th $1050/mth 204 - 1810 Lake Trail Road 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. Available Immed. - $650/mth

COMOX LARGE bright newly renovated 1 bdrm grd level in house on Rob Rd. F/S, W/D, window coverings, Franklyn stove in living rm, lots of storage, priv entr, deck, yrd. $700 inclds utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)339-9978 to view. DEEP BAY (Kopina Estates), immaculate rancher, 2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bath, 5 appls, forced air furnace (elec), F/P insert, fenced yard, N/S, pet neg, single attached garage, $1200 + utils, Oct. 1, 250-757-9248. EXECUTIVE HOME in new area of Comox. 1800 sq.ft., 2bdrm, 2 bath, large den, kitchen & laundry room with all appl’s. Fireplace, garage. Great neighbourhood, close to everything. Furnished, partly furnished or unfurnished. Min. 6 mos lease. NS/NP. Refs. $1250. Nov 1. (250)898-4831. HOME in Black Creek-4 bedrooms, 5 appliances, den, office, storage, 2 baths, wood & electric heat. Central to shopping, medical & beach. Available date of November 1st negotiable. Mature and/or professionals only-$1500 /month. Call after 6 pm: 250-338-8060

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Houses & Suites

4000 SQ.FT. Light industrial space, Quanset style building, 200amps, 3 phase power, in central Courtenay. Available for Nov 1, 2011. For more info PH 250-897-3818

1130A 2nd Street Upper suite in a house. 3bdrm, 1 bath, large yard, N/S, N/P. $975/mth Available Nov. 1st

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CENTRAL COURTENAY. 3 bdrm, 1 bath, util room, W/D, renovated. Avail now. N/P. N/S. Refs. $900/mo. (250)3397784 or (250)702-2772 COURTENAY - 3 bdrm 1.5 baths, freshly reno’d, fenced yard, close to schools, N/P. $1050/mth. Avail Oct. 1st. Refs required. 250-740-5357. CUMBERLAND- 3 BDRMS, in newly renovated duplex, hrd wood flrs, no garage, walking distance to downtown. F/S, W/D. No Pets, No smoking! Refs req’d. $1000+ utils. Avail Nov 1. Call (250)650-2493.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS DOVE CREEK 1100 sq ft 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S. Refs. Oct 1, $800. 338-5503.

HOMES FOR RENT

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CLOSE TO PUNTLEDGE PARK new 3 bdrm home, 2 1/2 bath. 5 appls, gas F/P. garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $1,300/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, fenced yrd, carport, landscaping incl, N/S, No pets. Avail Oct. 1$925/mth COMOX 4 BDRM 2 bath home, 6 appls, gas & wood F/P, family rm, carport, N/S No pets. Avail. Oct. 1$1050/mth

• Custom built 3600 sq. ft. family home • 2.3 gorgeous, private park-like acres • 1140 sq. ft shop! • Live the Sporting life! Fishing, Sproat Lake, Mt Arrowsmith, top quality sports programs and facilities.

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FINE ALBERNI VALLEY HOME OFFERED at $629,000

2 BDRM, 1.5 bath, 4 appls., workshop w/carport, btw Courtenay & Comox, farm & ocean views. Avail. Nov 1-$950/mth. Call 250-339-4018 $760 MO, 1 bdrm cabin, Lake Trail Rd., (Courtenay), F/S, W/D, ref’s, avail Oct. 1, N/P, N/S, call 250-338-6689.

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Mid d Island l d Realty l Independently Owned & Operated

250-724-4725 4994 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, B.C. • 250-723-5666

C. COURTENAY, small 2 bdrm house, 4 appls, N/S, pets neg, avail immed, $975 mo, 250-338-4021.

APARTMENTS / CONDOS LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS 2 bdrm condos conveniently located with 2 appl and on site coin-op laundry; recent/new renos; decks & windows recently replaced; near schools & bus routes; N/S; N/P; starting from $700/month, incl. FREE heat & hot water; for immediate & Oct. 1 possession.

ULVERSTON MANOR 2 bdrm lower suite in centrally located Cumberland apartment block; features new paint, flooring, secured entry, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; N/S; N/P; for immediate possession; $675/month

CAMEO II CONDOMINIUMS Beautifully finished 2 bdrm, 2nd level, open concept condo features stainless appl., engineered hardwood flooring & 4” baseboards, master w/walk in closet, patio area, separate storage/laundry room, lovely fixtures, & glacier views; ideal for professional individual or couple; $900/mo; N/P, avail Oct 1

THE TIDES  FURNISHED Enjoy the beautiful views from your patio in FURNISHED 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo unit fronting Puntledge River; incl. 6 major appl., & underground secure parking; $1100/month; N/P, for immediate possession.

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS 1 bdrm condos featuring 2 appl with secured on site coinop laundry; ideal, central location; no need for car to access all amenities; on bus routes; N/S; N/P; $625/month; N/P; immediate & Oct 1 possession

DUPLEXES PARK PLACE DUPLEX Impeccably maintained, bright, 2 bdrm, single level home ideally located on quiet cul-de-sac; property features 4 appl, covered private patio area, fenced yard, carport, & shed; has additional room to set up computer, extra freezer, mud room or just extra storage; $1100/mo; N/P, avail Nov 1

COUSINS ROAD

1591 Osprey Place 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced yard, 5 appls, carport, N/S, N/P. $1200/mth Available Oct. 1st.

Exceptionally spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 4 appl, 1.5 bath, lots of windows, & storage; large, fenced back yard with shed; located near schools and shopping; N/S & N/P; $1100/month; avail Oct 1 w/ possibility of earlier possession

6754 Buckley Bay Rd 4 bdrm, large family room, double car garage, 3 bath, large deck, 5 appls, located on oceans. $1400/mth Available Immed.

Bright, 1/2 duplex located in West Courtenay features 3 bdrms, 5 appl, & family room with walk out to fully fenced yard; close proximity to Arden Ele. & Ecole Puntledge Park; immediate possession; N/P; $1150/month

RURAL COMOX, close in, cozy 2 bdrm, reno’d. 5 new appl. NP/NS. Oct. 1. $900. Ref. (250)339-7784/ 702-2772

OFFICE/RETAIL 910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,800 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

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ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Jane at 338-7136 for tour

STORAGE STORE YOUR RV, 5th Wheel or boat in a dry covered area. New construction. 10x30x14 high. $85/month or $800/year. Fenced outside storage $50/mth.Call 250-338-5503.

SUITES, UPPER CUMBERLAND- 1 bdrm suite, 1 yr old in area of nice homes, 6 appls, skylight in kitchen, laminate flrs, heated flrs. $750. includes heat. NS/NP. Call (250)703-1559.

TOWNHOUSES

JOSHUA PLACE

HOMES KYE BAY EXECUTIVE HOME Perfect beach getaway! Brand new 4 bdrm, 3 bath home w/ ocean views incl. high quality finishing from top to bottom –granite, hardwood, stone accents, heat pump, hardiplank, stainless kitchen appliances, plus 2 car garage & 2 decks. Low maintenance property is designed for pure enjoyment! Avail. Oct 1; $2000/month

KENDAL AVE HOME Enjoy 9 foot ceilings, natural gas fireplace, beautiful finishings, & front & rear decks. Features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl., laminate & carpet flooring mix, walk out basement, & beautiful kitchen w/pantry. $1300/month; N/P, immediate possession

VIVIAN WAY RANCHER Peace & tranquility, moments to beach in Fanny Bay; Rancher includes 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appl. & woodstove; landscaping is easy to maintain; $900/month; N/P, avail. Oct. 1

WILLOWWOOD PATIO HOME Central Courtenay Patio Home features 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 4 appl & patio area; recently renovated; ideally located near parks & shopping; well suited for mature individual or couple; avail Nov.1; N/S; N/P; $750/month

TOWNHOMES PINE PLACE Exceptionally spacious 2 & 3 bedroom townhomes featuring 4 & 5 appl., upgrades, patio areas & storage; ideally located near schools and all amenities; N/P; N/S; immediate & Oct. 1 possession; rent from $800/month.

TUNNER GARDENS Adult oriented living in this amazing suite! Property features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, incl. soaker tub in ensuite, 6 appl, patio, carport, gas f/p, & more; N/S; small pets will be considered; $1100/month; avail Nov 1 w/possibility of early possession

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AUTO SERVICES AUTOBODY REPAIRS and Painting. Dents, rust welding, collision. No insurance claims. Professional technician. Affordable. 250-702-5754

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APARTMENTS

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

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1970 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

1969 VOLKSWAGEN BugConvertible, good shape, runs well, $4000. Willing to trade for a sm 4x4 truck. (250)897-0921.

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENT

1252-9th St, Courtenay 2 & 3 bedroom suite in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops and downtown. Reasonable rent include heat, hot water, basic cable, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. Extra storage upon request. No pets. Two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

RUTHERFORD MANOR 1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

RYAN COURT

1015 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

Adult Oriented. 2 Bedroom apartment available in clean, quiet building. Manager on-site. Close to downtown with bus stop out front. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

Call 250-338-7449

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HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique floor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord HOLY COMMUNION

9:30 am each Sunday

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Children’s classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~ “O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy lovingkindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

at Berwick 1700 Comox Ave. Comox

All Welcome

250-218-0298 www.coolcomox.ca

The Anglican Mission

NORTH NORTH ISLAND ISLAND UNITY UNITY Honouring all spiritual paths

October 2nd

date Speaker LUT Vicki Vanderhorst, speaker’s name “We Are Thriving” Spiritual Mentor: Vicki Vanderhorst, LUT northislandunity@hotmail.com northislandunity@hotmail.com

1-866-853-9866 www.unity.org 1-866-853-9866 www.unity.org

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.bci.org/courtenaybahais

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre of the North Island College (2300 Ryan Road)

COMOX UNITED

9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am Saturday Services Sept - May 5pm

www.centralefc.com

250 BEACH AVENUE

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

Sundays - 4 pm Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

www.cvuf.ca

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Courtenay

“To live and to tell the Good News and the love of the Risen Jesus” Sunday Services: 10:30 am Nursery-Gr.6 Sunday School Gr.7-12 Youth Program

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

4th Sunday 11:00 am Community HU Song Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

LUTHERAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

(at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome www.resonatechurch.ca

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Faith Family

Friends

Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam - Youth Group Little Lambs Christian Daycare 1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox www.baychurch.net/339-7527 Little Lambs 339-1834

at 11 a.m. Followed by Potluck Lunch Choir Practice Wed. 7 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Rev. Julianne Kasmer

Service 10:30am

Sunday Worship

10 AM

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald) Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

250-338-8454 www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Comox Community Baptist Church Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road - 250-339-0224

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’ Sunday Services 11 am & 7 pm Hopeless? Come receive hope. Discouraged? Come be encouraged. Want a future? Come and let your past go! Jesus loves you!

1250 Anderton Road, Comox 250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

WEEKEND LITURGIES Sat: 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

Hosting CV School of Supernatural

CONFESSION:

Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; Sept-May Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

Who are we sharing Communion with?

Independent - Fundamental

Wednesday

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Ministry (Bethel DVD Curriculum) Sept 11 to Dec 10 Sunday Evening 6:30 to 9 pm Call 250-337-8011 for more info

World Wide Communion Sunday

Full Wheelchair Access

250-400-7800 11 am service time starting Sept 11th

725 Aspen Rd., Comox Rev. Ted Hicks

“A place for you: John 14:2 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

web: web.mac.com/shepherdcomox email: shepherdcomox@mac.com

1st Street & Penrith

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

sgucc.com stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca 250-334-4961

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

“Love is Forever”

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

(ELCIC)

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

ECK Worship Service

@ 10:30 am

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

St. George’s

ECKANKAR

Lewis Centre

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Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

250 Beach Drive, Comox

2nd Sunday 11:00 am

Bay Community Church

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Sunday Services 10:30 Lions Den Nordin St. Comox

Religion of the Light & Sound of God

Comox Valley

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Full Wheelchair Access

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

St. Peter

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

St. John the Divine

9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925

Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am Sunday School, all ages @ 11:00 am

SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8am & 10am Worship

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Shotokan karate is returning to the Comox Valley, with 15-year-old instructor Ben Roberts at the helm. Having trained in Three Hills, Alta., Roberts has achieved a remarkable amount in his short life: a 1kyu (3rd degree brown belt), attended and won a number of events over the years and more recently at Alberta provincials took first in kata and third in kumite. A family move to the Island left Ben scrambling to find a place to continue his training and since there was no local club offering this style of karate, the obvious solution was to start one. Under the affiliation of ISFKBC and the mentoring of Sensei Joe Dixon (technical director of ISKFBC), the Comox Valley Shotokan Karate Club was born. Being part of a large organization means that there is a set standard, support

BEN ROBERTS IS the instructor at the Comox Valley Shotokan Karate Club. PHOTO SUBMITTED

and encouragement and ongoing training for Roberts, who already is scheduled to attend a three-day seminar in Vancouver with Sensei Yaguchi.

Roberts is well supported by his family who have been swept along in his passion for karate. His younger brother and his mom are both 5kyu

and more recently his dad has joined the regular family training sessions. ISFK (International Shotokan Karate Federation) is the largest karate organization in North and South America and the Caribbean. ISKF has only one other branch on Vancouver Island, in Port Hardy. Shotokan karate is divided into three training parts: Kumite is a practical application of karate against an opponent; Kata is series of movements put together to simulate a confrontation; Kihon is the basic techniques which are the base of kata and kumite. The defining characteristics of Shotokan is the lower stances with quick linear movements powered by the hips designed to end an attack quickly. Roberts has long loved sports and was part of his schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track and field events, achieving first place in discus, shotput,

javelin and 4x100m sprint He went on to divisionals, winning first place in all those events again and broke the javelin record. Following this he went on to win first in javelin for Alberta South Central Zones. Roberts is an honour roll student and still finds time to continue with his piano, having passed a Grade 5 theory and practical with the Royal Conservatory with first class honours. Comox Valley Shotokan Karate Club is off to a great start having such a focused, passionate and wellmannered young man as instructor. Training will take place at the aquatic centre on Lerwick Avenue on Monday 7-8 p.m., Tuesday 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Thursday 7-8 p.m. in the waveroom. Anyone wanting further information can call Merril at 250339-7726. Registration is Oct. 3 at the aquatic centre.

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Gala boosts coffers for two turf fields The Comox Valley United Soccer Club held a fundraising gala on Saturday to raise funds and awareness towards two artificial turf fields being proposed for Valley View Park. Dr. Paul and Christine Helpard, owners of Shoreline Orthodontics in Courtenay, hosted the event. With over 100 guests in attendance, the gala raised just under $50,000, bringing the total amount raised for the project to over $400,000 to date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The success of this event is a testament to the support that exists in our community for these fields,â&#x20AC;? said CVUSC president Matthew Blecha. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artificial turf fields will help keep our community active, healthy and engaged in sports,â&#x20AC;? he added. The evening featured former Canadian national player Richard Hastings who shared his stories from his soccer career. Event organizer Mark Purcell thanked

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