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3 APR WED - Find a Rainbow Day

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Fly a Kite!: Courtenay Museum. Kids can learn

CCanucks vs Flames 7pm CBS

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Board Gamin’ Night: Different board game every

Kids Rock!: Courtenay Museum. Hands on programme.

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Kaijudo Dual Days: Free deck to new players,

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CV Year-Round Farmers Market: Native Sons Hall, 9am-12pm, 250.218.0321. 7 APR SUN - No Housework Day Mountainair Avian Rescue Society Open House: 6817 Headquarters Rd, 11am-3pm. Learn about wildlife rescue & rehabilitation, meet our ambassadors, staff & volunteers & tour our facilities. 250.337.2021.

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Gaming Specials for March Apr 2nd-5th Spring Break Special: Enjoy low ‘all day’ rates, $12 computrs, $10 consls. Apr 9-12 CV Food Bank Donation Special Donate $2, play for $2/hr for up to 4 hours! Every Wednesday Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 Wicked Chilli Dog Wednesday: 6-10pm $15 includes chilli Dog, drink & 4hrs of gaming!

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Sat Apr 6 Board Gamin' Night: 7:30pm. Sat 6, 13 / Thu 18, 25 Kaijudo Dual Days: Free deck to new players, 4-6pm. Pre-registration required.

Every Thu & Sat Apr 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Casual Play (Sanctioned), 6:30pm. Every Friday 5, 12, 19, 26 Friday Night Magic (sanctioned) 6:30pm. Every Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 Booster Draft (sanctioned) 6:30pm. Apr 27th Magic the Gathering: Pre-release Dragon's Maze (sanctioned), 12:30pm sealed.

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presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society: Mattina Musica feat. Vaida Rozinskaite Violist Vaida Rozinskaite is pianist Sarah Hagen’s special guest for this amazing morning concert. April 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM

Ballet Victoria: The Secret Garden The magic of a garden brings life and beauty to more than flowers. A heart warming story that will fill your spirit with joy! April 27, 2013 | 7:30 PM

*Stay tuned for more show announcements in the next few weeks!


8 CV Camera Club Meeting: Isfeld High School, 7-9pm. (19yrs+). 250.331.1179 11 APR THU The Winslow Boy: Sid Williams Theatre. Drama and humour, together with well-defined characters, to tell this real-life, thought provoking, and entertaining story. Presented by Courtenay Little Theatre. Showing 11,12, 13, 18, 19, 20. 250.338.2430. WOW-Women of Words: 7-9pm. Social gathering to share expressive writing of stories, memoirs, poems & the like. Non-judgmental environment over tea & cookies. Christina 250.339.9996. 12 APR FRI The Winslow Boy: See 11th. Live Band ‘The Impalas’: Griffin Pub, 339.4466.

Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500 Young Professionals 2nd Annual Kick Off: Crown Isle Resort. Mix & mingle with CV’s emerging leaders & see outlook for 2013. 250.703.4165 Seniors Friday Night Dance: Rotary Hall of Filberg Ctr, 7:30-10:30pm. Featuring live band, “Ralph Barrat Group.” 250.338.1000. 13 APR SAT - International Scrabble Day CCanucks at Avalance 12pm SNET-P The Winslow Boy: See 11th. Kaijudo Dual Days: Free deck to new players, 4-6pm. Games & Grounds. Pre-reg, 250.871.1171. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500 Live Band ‘The Jagsters’: Cumberland Hotel, 9pm1am. 250.336.8844. Vancouver Island Loppet: Raven Lodge. See ad inside this issue. Thrift Food’s Dummy Downhill: Mt. Washington See ad inside this issue. CV Year-Round Farmers Market: Native Sons Hall, 9am-12pm, 250.218.0321. 14 APR SUN Crush Slush Cup: Mt. Washington See ad inside this issue.

Mount Washington Season Ends Today. MS Walk 3km-7km-10km: Courtenay Airpark. Take steps to end multiple sclerosis. Cherie, 250.339.0819.


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Island Cup XC Mountain Bike Race: In Cumberland.

19 APR FRI - Earth Week (19th-21st)

With United Riders of Cumberland. Call, Cycling BC,

The Winslow Boy: See 11th.

1.604.737.3034 / www.islandcupseries.com

Live Band ‘Blue Collar’: Griffin Pub, 339.4466.

Michael Kevin Jones Concert: Playing the cello solo.

Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500

Denman Island Comm. Hall. 250.335.9047.

Seniors Friday Night Dance: Rotary Hall of Filberg

15 APR MON - The Titanic Sank - 1912

Ctr, 7:30-10:30pm. Featuring live band, “Lensmen.”

CCanucks at Predators 5pm SNET-P

250.338.1000.

CV Woman’s Newcomers Meeting: Social activity club

20 APR SAT - Earth Day

for women. Meets for fellowship & activities. Speaker: Ken

CCanucks vs Red Wings 7pm CBC

Newman, on topic, ” Water- Globally & Locally.” 7-9pm. Ph:

The Winslow Boy: See 11th.

250.331.0743 / 250.941.8432.

Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500

16 APR TUE

Kickin’ Country Nite ft. ‘Brett Burrows Band’: Cum-

CCanucks at Blues 5pm SNET-P

berland Hotel, 9pm-1am. 250.336.8844.

17 APR WED

CV Year-Round Farmers Market: Native Sons Hall,

18 APR THU - Pet Owners Day

9am-12pm, 250.218.0321.

CCanucks at Stars 5:30 SNET-P

Earth Day Downtown Courtenay: Visit booths selling

The Winslow Boy: See 11th.

plants, seeds & seedlings. Also starters for local garden-

Kaijudo Dual Days: Free deck to new players,

ers, local organics food delivery services, compost edu-

4-6pm. Games & Grounds. Pre-reg, 250.871.1171.

cation, local farmers & community gardens.

MusicFest Show ft. ‘24th Street Wailers’: Cumberland

Family History Seminar: Filberg Ctr, 8am-4pm. 2 speak-

Hotel, 9pm-1am. Tix $20 at www.islandusicfest.com /

ers from Ottawa, 6 presentations. Lunch, snacks, bever-

250.336.8844 / or at hotel.

ages, welcome package & door prices included. Reg. Apr

Homemade Soup & Sandwich Lunch: Comox Legion

15th. cvfamilyhistory.org/seminars.html

Ladies Auxiliary, 11:30am-1:30pm. Lunch $8, Entrees $3

Oceans Waves Square Dance - Talent Night: Filberg

and endless tea & coffee. 250.331.1390

Ctr, 7:30-10pm. Cathy, 250.338.7942.

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Pet Tips Springtime Pet Safety

Take care not to allow your dog or cat access

Allergies.  Just like people, pets can have

to areas of your property where chemicals

allergies too. Pets that are allergic to pollen

have been applied, and be sure to store all

will have runny noses and will have itchy

potentially toxic products out of reach.

ears and noses. Skin allergies are possible

Pretty Poisons. Before you stock up on seeds

if your pet gets into some deep vegetation.

or visit your local nursery, make sure you

Itchy skin, licking at the base of the tail

know which plants, flowers and greenery

and paws are signs of allergies and can

are toxic to your pet if ingested.

cause a rash. 

Warm weather Parasites.  Work with a

Yard and Garden hazards. The insecticides,

holistic veterinarian in your area to decide

herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers many

what kinds of parasite preventives your

people apply in the spring to bring their

pets need to keep them free of fleas, ticks,

lawns and gardens back to life are full of

heartworm and other parasites throughout

chemicals that are dangerous for pets.

the spring and summer months.

21 APR SUN - Patriots Day

Mattina Musica ft. Vaida Rozinskaite: Sid Williams

2nd Annual Walk fo Wildlife: Courtenay Air Park,

Theatre, 10:30am. Pianist Sarah Hagen invited some of

Reg. 9am. Walk, 10am. Challenge your friends, bring

her favourite musical personalities to share the stage

a team, do it for the birds! Ambassador birds will be

with her in this classical music series. 338.2430.

there. Dogs on leash welcome. A prize for most pledges.

Coral Concert: Hands Across the Divide: Sid Williams

250.337.2021.

Theatre, 7pm. Presented by Community Justice Centre.

Spring Craft Fair: Union Bay Community Hall, 10am-

250.338.2430.

3pm. Crafters on 2 floors. Great selection. Souper Lunch.

Apples to Apples Board Game Nite: LINC Ctr, 9pm.

250.335.2317.

25.334.8138.

Spirit Fair: Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, 11am-5pm.

23 APR TUE - St. Georges Day

Free. Psychics. Mediums. Alternative Healing. mys-

24 APR WED

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MusicFest Show ft. ‘More Love’: Cumberland Ho-

Gymkhana Horse Show: CV Exhibition Grounds,

tel, 9pm-1am. Tix $20 at www.islandusicfest.com /

250.334.9622.

250.336.8844 / or at hotel.

22 APR MON- Earth Day

CV Camera Club Meeting: Isfeld High School, 7-9pm.

CCanucks vs Blackhawks 7pm SNET-P

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Tailblazers, Dog Agility Seminar: CV Exhibition

CV Year-Round Farmers Market: Native Sons Hall,

Grounds, 250.334.9622.

9am-12pm, 250.218.0321.

25 APR THU

Dance Town Nite: Courtenay Legion. Lesson 7:30pm,

CCanucks vs Ducks 7pm SNET-P

Dance 8:30pm. 250.871.2513

Kaijudo Dual Days: Free deck to new players,

28 APR SUN - Poetry Reading Day

4-6pm. Games & Grounds. Pre-reg, 250.871.1171.

2013 Comox Valley Spring Home Expo: See 26th.

26 APR FRI - Global Youth Service Day 26-28th

Magic the Gathering: Pre-release Dragon’s Maze

Hug an Australian Day.

(sanctioned), 12:30pm sealed. Games & Grounds,

2013 Comox Valley Spring Home Expo: (26th-28th)

250.871.1171.

Come find decorators, builders, remodellers, design-

Snow to Surf: Mt. Washington See ad inside this issue.

ers, suppliers & other professionals with expertise in the

Western Performance Horse Show: CV Exhibition

home improvement & design industry. Over 100 exhib-

Grounds, 250.334.9622.

its. At Comox Valley Sports Ctr, 3001 Vanier Drv, Courtenay.

29 APR MON

Fri, 5-9pm. Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm. Sun, 10am-4pm. home-

30 APR TUE - National Honesty Day

showtime.com or 1.800.471.1112.

MAY

Live Band ‘Dirty little Secret’: Griffin Pub, 339.4466.

1 MAY WED - Schools 1hr Early Dismissal

Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500

Workers Day Bean Supper: Celebrated with old fash-

Global Youth Service Day: (26-28th) Youth! Learn how to

ioned community bean supper, featuring tasty plate of

organize a service event & share what you’re doing to im-

working class food; biscuits, baked beans & slaw. Share

prove your community. Get ideas at www.gysd.org

meal with friends & neighbors while enjoying live music

Seniors Friday Night Dance: Rotary Hall of Filberg Ctr, 7:30-10:30pm. Featuring live band, “Amigos.” 250.338.1000.

& stories of Cumberland’s history. All welcome. Cumberland Museum, 250.336.2445. Youth Week: (1st-7th) Get involved, 250.334.8138.

27 APR SAT - Bring your kids to work Day CCanucks at Oilers 7pm CBC 2013 Comox Valley Spring Home Expo: See 26th. Ballet Victoria: The Secret Garden & Other Works: Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30pm, $50. An incredible story that will feed the senses and warm the heart. 338.2430.

Magic the Gathering: Pre-release Dragon’s Maze (sanctioned), 10am & 4pm sealed. Games & Grounds, 250.871.1171. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub: 250.334.4500 DJ Night: Cumberland Hotel, 9pm-1am. 250.336.8844.

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ROTARY

Place: Tidemark

The Tidemark Theatre and the Rotary Club of Campbell River will be presenting the annual Rotary Honours Concert. The acts performing are all award winners in their own fields and will be directed by Heather Gordon Murphy. In conjunction with Rotary’s commitment to the youth of our community, all profits derived from this event will be awarded to the selected acts. Celebrate the hard work and dedication of these fine young artists, their parents and their teachers.

Theatre • Time: 7:30 pm, Saturday May 4th • Tix: $2000

Carter Johnson, Piano. Carter Johnson began studying piano at the age of five. Obtaining distinction on his RCM Grade 10 exam at the young age of 12. Receiving, Distinction on his ARCT in piano performance with an Advanced Theory Certificate from the Toronto Conservatory at the age of 15. He has accumulated an extensive list of awards and achievements, one of the most significant being second place in the Canada-wide CFMTA National Piano Competition. Carter also excels in speech art, he began his speech arts studies with Eleanor Phillips at the age of eight and is currently preparing to receive his ATCL in Speech and Drama from Trinity College of London. Carter regularly volunteers his time and has received the BCRMTA’s Gold Award for outstanding community service. CR Dance Xtreme. A dance school that promotes confidence, discipline, technique and knowledge of dance at an elite level. Their competitive group, known as Showteam, have won numerous awards & have represented the city of Campbell River by performing & competing all over the island & Vancouver, as well as national dance competitions in Las Vegas, Nevada. Corey Spetifore, Classical Guitar. In 2010 Corey won first place for Junior classical guitar at the BC Performing Arts Provincials, was runner-up at the 2011 BC Performing Arts Provincials for Intermediate classical guitar and was privileged to perform his ‘best Canadian’ guitar piece at the 2011 Provincials Finale concert. Corey is honoured to be representing the North Island again at the 2012 Provincials for Intermediate classical guitar this May. Campbell River Childrens Choir. The Campbell River Children’s Choir has been offering professional vocal instruction to young people who want to share their love of singing and music with others for over 25 years. We have sung in international festivals across North America, in Great Britain and in Cuba. Highlights have been singing in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and in Canterbury Cathedral in the UK. We hold auditions each year in May check our website for info www.crchildrenschoir.ca


Pacifica Ukes. The Pacifica Ukes ukulele ensemble from Campbell River has been in

existence for 23 years since its founding in 1990. The members of the group are all students ranging from grades 9-12 and are selected by audition each year. The group has earned a reputation locally and abroad for their versatility and quality of their musical performances as a ukulele orchestra, showcasing their talents on the small instrument. The Pacifica Ukes have performed to much acclaim at the Pacific Basin International Music Festival in Hawaii, the B.C. Ukulele Conference, and the B.C. Festival of the Arts. The diversity of Pacifica Ukes makes them a highly versatile group, providing a delightful blend of light entertainment for audiences of all ages.

Rory Shade - Counter-Tenor: Rory Shade has had a love of music since the age of five. At

four years old, he sang in his church choir in Nanaimo. At the age of six, he started music lessons with Chalium Poppy who introduced Rory to classical music, which soon became his passion. He continued his voice studies and started studying with Connie Preston. He has performed in recitals, for functions on the Campbell River reserve that he is from, for schools he has attended, festivals, church, funerals, weddings, at fundraisers and the occasional Storm hockey matches in Campbell River. Rory’s life dream is to become a professional Opera singer. He is going to the University of British Columbia School of Music Opera program after he graduates from Carihi High School.

Raincoast Creative Performing Arts: RainCoast Creative Performing Arts” in the heart of downtown Campbell River, is committed to excellence in Musical Theatre. We have a strong vocal focus combined with choreography and acting. Our students are not just dancers - they are trained singers, dancers and actors. Our performing arts students get weekly private voice lessons, weekly group choreography and repertoire classes and workshops each month from professionals in the industry. Check out our website - meet our teachers and see our program options at raincoastcreativeperformingarts.com

Matthew Krell, Piano. Matthew Krell, 17 years old, studies piano with Shelley Roberts

and theory with Sandy Havelaar. He represented the North Island at the B.C. Festival of Performing Arts last year and was chosen runner-up in intermediate piano. He was co-winner of the 2012 Dorothy Brealey Memorial Scholarship. This past Christmas, he accompanied for River City Players’ Production of Mother Goose at the Tidemark Theatre. Presently, Matthew is teaching piano, accompanying voice and string students and preparing for the ARCT exam in piano performance.

Urban Dance Connection. It’s dancers train in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Pointe and Modern. This team uses it’s training for annual Ballet Exams, Performing Arts Festivals and Dance Competitions as well as it’s own productions and recitals. With the support of strong classical training and involved dance families, UDC Team has members that have been awarded at Provincial Levels, have gone on to graduate with their University Degrees in Dance. Tara School of Irish Dancing. The Tara School of Irish Dancing is under the direction of Margaret Mullen, TCRG, ADCRG, a teacher and adjudicator registered with the Irish Dancing Commission, Dublin, Ireland. Her highly successful dancing schools in Alberta and British Columbia have developed dancers who represented Western Canada at the World Championships of Irish Dancing.

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What about OIL ?

Environmental green leaders in the oil change industry are recycling waste items such as used oil, packaging cardboards, paper products, used batteries, oil filters and used antifreeze fluids among other things. By recycling these items they are not just preventing it from going to a landfill, but are contributing to giving waste a new life as something else. For example, used motor oil can be reprocessed and used for asphalt, utility boilers and paper mills, and antifreeze fluids can be re-used for deicing airplanes. Just one gallon of used motor oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of water, so it’s always important to dispose of oil properly.

PAINT

No longer does “going green” mean a sacrifice in paint or color quality. The eco-friendly paint market has grown and evolved: new paints perform like premium conventional paints (offering good coverage, vibrant colors, durability, and longevity) but without harmful odors, chemicals, or added solvents. For a quick primer on the definitions of paint toxicity and the like, look for products that are low- or no-VOC in both the paint and the colorant. Most green brands offer large painted color cards and/or small sample pots, a lowwaste way to test the color in your space.The move to water-based paints, significantly reduces the solvents and VOC. Colors are derived from natural pigments, as well as other natural ingredients such as china clay, lime putty, and linseed oil.

Sustainable by Design Green buildings conserve the earth’s natural resources through the efficient and intelligent use of energy, materials, waters, and the building site. They provide their occupants with comfortable surroundings and healthy indoor environments. When clean energy technologies are incorporated into green buildings, the environmental benefits are even greater. Green Building; also known as green construction or sustainable building can be interpreted in different ways, a common view is that buildings should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the natural environment and human health.

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Every Fri & Sat Night BIG FUN - April 5,6 April 12,13 April 19,20 April 26,27

Beer & Spirits at or below Liquor Store Prices

MONDAY & THURSDAY 25¢ Wings & 35¢ prawns

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TUESDAY Dry Ribs 1/2 lb. $3.50 - 1 lb. $6 Beef tacos w/salsa for $2. Trio of sliders for 5.95 WEDNESDAY Build a burger. Whistle Stop Burger with fries starting at $6 FRIDAY Prime Rib w/ best Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & stir fry veg $15.95 SATURDAY A 6oz. Sirloin served with fries, garlic toast & half a dozen prawns $11.95 SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:00am UNTIL 1:00pm Full Rack Baby Back Ribs at 5pm - $11.95

WHISTLE STOP PUB 2355 Mansfield Dr., Courtenay 250-334-4500 www.WhistleStopPub.com

The Waverley Hotel - Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. 250.336.8322 Apr 12 - Alice Francis: Sensational European performer on her first exclusive Westcoast tour. Doors Apr 19 - The Skatalites: Doors, 9:30pm. One of most exciting shows seen. Apr 20 - Fish & Bird: Westcoast ‘new’ folk at it’s best. Doors

Zocala Café - 5th Street, Courtenay, 250.331.0933 Apr 6 - Silk PJ’s Apr 13 - Sax & Bone Apr 20 - Celtic Cargo Cult Apr 27 - Black Swan Fiddlers. The Avalanche Bar & Grill - 275 8th Street, Courtenay, 250.331.0334 Every Thursday: The Georgia Straight Jazz Society Every Sunday: Sunday Night Jam & Free Pool The Mex Pub - 1001 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, 250.703.9573 Apr 2 - First Tuesday Fundraiser: Hosted by Judy & Bruce Wing with special guests, “Jenn Forsland Group.” Apr 20 - Black Flamingo: Blues Rock at it’s finest Back Street Pub - 4000 Island Hwy South, Royston, 250.898.8768. Every Sunday: Acoustic Jam


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Every Week EVERY MONDAY

Pool Tourny & Poker Nite : Griffin Pub 339.4466 Lunchtime Revitalizer Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 12:10-12:50pm. 871.7225 Pump Fit w/ Paulette: Fitness Excellence Gym, 5:30pm. 897.3552 Football Night: Chances. 334.4531 Strathcona Symphony Orchestra: 6:30pm Vanier High School band rm, 331.0158 CV Orcas Synchronized Swim Team: CV Sports Ctr, 4-6pm. 6yrs+. Leona, 941.2021 Square Dance Lessons: 1st two lessons free. Chris 923 9492 / Geo 287.9006 / Fred 287.3345 Square Dancing: Anglican Church, 7-9pm. Karin, 338.7942 Karaoke: Avalanche Pub 331.0334 Forbidden Plateau Barbershop Chorus: 7pm Bruce 871.7740 / Vic 890.0551 Tot & Mom Swim: 6 & Under CV Sports Ctr. 4-6pm 50 + Aquafit: CV Sports Ctr. 9-10am / 1:15-3pm / 7:158:15pm 334.9622 Bingo: Comox Legion 7pm Square Dance: Anglican Church 7-9pm, Cathy 338.7942 Zumba: Black Creek Com. Hall, 6:15-7:15pm, 337.5190 Dodgeball: Miracle Beach School , 6:30-7:30pm.337.5190 Duplicate Bridge: Lion’s Den, Comox, 7pm. 338.2544.

EVERY TUESDAY

Auctions: Fine art, jewellery, china, pottery, gold, antiques etc.. Auction House, 1161 Hudson Rd, Comox, 6pm. www.AuctionHouseVi.com Toonie Tuesday: Games & Grounds, $2/hr for gaming, 871.1171 Flying Canoe Specials: Local Draft: $4 - $3 House Wine $5 Small Plates - $6 Double Vodka Red Bull - 250.331.4006 Jam Night: Whistle Stop Pub, 8pm, 334.4500 1HR Energizer Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 8-9am. 871.7225 Just For Fun Spin: Fitness Excellence Gym, 6:30pm. 897.3552 Tween Nites: LINC Ctr, Different out-trips, 334.8138. CV Community Band: Mark Isfeld High School, Band Rm, 7:30pm. Players of all ages & skill levels welcome. Pat, 339.5091 Toonie Tuesday Draft: Bridge Lounge, 6pm 703.2881 Open 9 Ball: Bridge Lounge, 6pm 703.2881 Jam Night w/ Live Band, “Remedy”: Avalanche Pub, 9pm, 331.0334 CV Band Rehearsals: Mark Isfield Band Rm 7:30pm Everyone Swim: CV Ctr 7-9pm & 11:30-1pm Bingo: Elks Hall 7pm 334.4740 Extreme Runners Group: 9am 703.9544 Lengths Swim: CV Aquatics Ctr, 6am-3pm Tweens Day Out: LINC Ctr. (9-12yrs) 4-6pm 338.5371 Mens Hockey: CV Sports Ctr. 11:45am-12:45pm Public Swim: CV Sports Ctr, 6-8pm. Shallow Aquatics: CV Ctr 9:15-10:15am. 55+ Strength Class: Lewis Ctr. 10:30am. Teen Swim: 16+ CV Sports Ctr. 8-9pm 9 Ball Pool Drop In: Bridge Lounge, 7pm. 703.2881 Evening Energizer: Black Creek Com. Hall 6:15-7:15pm, 337.5190 Argentine Tango: Lessons, @ The Bridge Lounge, 8pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam: Cumberland Hotel, 8:30-11:30pm, Hosted by David Spragge, 336.8844 Wacky Wednesdays: Griffin Pub, Piano Bar w/ Rob Petrie. 339.4466 Poker Nite: Whistle Stop Pub 7pm

Gentle Beginner Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 11am12:15pm. 871.7225 Early Bird Spin: Fitness Excellence Gym, 6am. 897.3552 / www.fitex.ca for full schedule Wicked Chili Dog Wednesday: Games & Grounds, 6-10pm. $15 includes chili dog, drink & 4hrs of gaming. 871.1171 Free Pool: Bridge Lounge. Bar & patio opens 1pm. 703.2881 CV Orcas Synchronized Swim Team: CV Sports Ctr, 4-6pm. 6yrs+. Leona, 941.2021 Pool & Poker Nite: Avalanche Pub, 331.0334 Loonie Tunes Karaoke: The Mex Pub Baby & Mom Fun: Lewis Ctr (7-12mnths) 10-11.15am Columbian Women: CV Womens Ctr, 6-7pm. CV Toastmasters: 7-9pm Lewis Ctr. Brian 331.3687 LINC: drop in activities $2, 3-8pm. La Leche League Meetings: Breast Feeding Support Group, CV Unitarian Fellowship, 10am-12pm. 941.6450. Girls on the Move: LINC 11yrs, 4-6:30pm 338.5371 Tot & Mom Swim: 6 & Under CV Sports Ctr. 4-6pm The Abby Studio: Tango Lessons 339.2325 50 + Aquafit Swim: CV Sports Ctr. 1:15-3pm 55+ Strength Class: Lewis Ctr, 10:30am. Tai Chi: Black Creek Com. Hall 7:30-8:30pm, 337.5190 Swing Dancing: The Bridge Lounge, 7:30pm.

EVERY THURSDAY

Karaoke: Cumberland Hotel, 9pm-1am, 336.8844 FREE Pool & Juke Box: Cumberland Hotel 336.8844 Magic the Gathering: Games & Grounds 6:30pm, Casual Play (Sanctioned) 250.871.1171. Hatha Flow Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 5:30-7pm. 871.7225 Jam Nights: Anela Kahiamoe & friends. 331.4006 Flying Canoe Lager - $12 Pitcher’s Double Highballs $5.50 250.331.4006 www.flyingcanoe.ca 25c Wings & 35c Prawns: Whistle Stop Pub, 334.4500 Poker Nite : Griffin Pub 339.4466 Comedy Nite: Avalanche Bar, 9pm, $10. 331.0945. Duplicate Bridge: Lion’s Den, Comox, 1pm. 338.2544. CV Childrens Choir: Mark Isfeld Secondary, Band Rm. Everyone Swim: CV Aqua Ctr 7-9pm, 11:30am-1pm. Tourette Syndrome Family Support 338.9969 Coal Hills BMX: Racing 6pm 339.0370 60 Minutes Toastmasters: Conference rm @ CRA, 121pm. Increase confidence, public speaking & leadership skills. All Welcome. 60.mins.tm@gmail.com Lengths Swim: 6am-3pm CV Aquatics Ctr. LINC: drop in activities $2, 3-8pm Public Swim: CV Sports Ctr, 6-8pm. Shallow Aquatics: CV Aquatics Ctr, 9:15-10:15am. Teen Swim: 16 & over CV Sports Ctr, 8-9pm. Open Jam Nite: The Mex Pub 8pm 55+ Yoga: Filberg Ctr, 10:15am. 55+ Strength Class: Lewis Ctr, 10:30am. Zumba: Black Creek, 6pm, 337.5190 Live Music w/ Monkey Wrench: Bridge Lounge, Family Floor Hockey: Miracle Beach School , 6-7pm. 337.5190

EVERY FRIDAY

Karaoke: Cumberland Hotel 9pm-1am 336.8844 Live Bands: Griffin Pub, 339.4466 NEW: Spirit FM - Holy Spirit Rock Show. 7pm, ft. 26 classic rock & other genre songs about Jesus - Told in parts by the Beatles, John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Elvis Presley, Steve Miller, The Doors, Bob Dylan & more. Tune in to www.spirt-fm.ca live streaming or 88.7FM. House Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 334.4500 Magic the Gathering - Friday Nite Magic: Games & Grounds 6:30pm, (Sanctioned) 250.871.1171.


Fat Burner Spin w/ Maggie: Fitness Excellence Gym, 9:15am. 897.3552 / www.fitex.ca for full schedule Tasting Room & Wine Shop Open: 12-5pm. 40Knots Estate Winery & Vineyard, 2400 Anderton Rd. 941.8810 Seniors Dance: Rotary Hall, Filberg Ctr, 7:30-10:30pm. Live band every week. 250.338.1000 Dancing Freedom: @The Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave, 7-9pm. Get out of your head & into your body. Till Mar 22nd. www.inspiredearthprojects.com Top 40 DJ / Live Band: Bridge Lounge. 9pm. Rock Out @ The Rec: Comox Rec.Ctr. Fitness Studio, 6:30-8:30pm. 14-30yrs. Great Music. 339.2255 DJ Mike on The Mic: Avalanche Bar. Free. Best dancing tunes in Valley. Requests all night, 331.0945 Family Fun: Comox Rec. 6:30-8:30pm, $2, Walleyball, Squash, Racquetball, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Table Tennis, Plasma car races, 339.2255 Drop In Darts Nite: Comox Legion 7pm CVRD Composting: 4795Headquarters Rd. 12-5pm Fun Bingo: CV Lions Charity 7pm 339.6232 LINC: drop in activities $2, 3-11pm Public Swim: CV Sports Ctr, 10-1:15pm

EVERY SATURDAY

Name That Tune: Griffin Pub, 339.4466 (see ad) Dancing: Every Saturday: Sweet Sounds of Honey DJ Crew, Flying Canoe West Coast Pub. 250.331.4006 Magic the Gathering: Games & Grounds 6:30pm, Booster Draft & Casual Play (Sanctioned) 250.871.1171. Live Bands: 9pm-1am, Cumberland Hotel. 336.8844 House Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 334.4500 Avalanche Bar: House Ten85 DJ’s Hatha Flow Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 10:30am-12pm. 871.7225 Cycle, Curl & Extend: Fitness Excellence Gym, 9:15am. 897.3552 / www.fitex.ca for full schedule $11.95 Full Rack Baby Back Ribs: Whistle Stop Pub, 5pm, 334.4500 Tasting Room & Wine Shop Open: 12-5pm. 40Knots Estate Winery & Vineyard, 2400 Anderton Rd. 941.8810 Appetizer Tour” of Comox Valley: Guided tour with Island Gourmet Trails, 9am-1pm. Start @ Farmers Market, thru DKT Farm Market then tasting @ Shelter Point Distillery & Blue Moon winery. Includes breakfast & coffee. info@IslandGourmetTrails.ca / 650.1956 DJ Mike on The Mic: Avalanche Bar. Free. Best dancing tunes in Valley. Requests all night, 331.0945 540 Express: St Peter’s Anglican 5:40pm, 339.3016 CV Year-Round Farmers Market: Native Sons Hall, 9am-12pm, 250.218.0321. Boot Camp: Black Creek Com. Hall 9-10:30am, 337.5190 Top 40 DJ: 9pm. Bridge Lounge. Sip N Shop: In Gift Shop & Tasting Room. 40 Knots Winery, 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox. 12-5 pm. 250.941.8810

EVERY SUNDAY

Free Pool: Griffin Pub. All Day. 339.4466 Electric Jam: Cumberland Hotel, 5-9pm, 336.8844 Red Eye Jam Nite: Avalanche Pub, 331.0945 Youth Group LINC: Drop in activities $2, 3-8pm. Texas Holdem: The Mex Pub 2pm Karaoke: The Bridge Lounge, 8pm. Sip N Shop: In Gift Shop & Tasting Room. 40 Knots Winery, 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox. 12-5 pm. 250.941.8810

EVERY DAY

Watch Canucks & Win Prizes: Whistle Stop Pub, 334.4500

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Great wine starts in the vineyard... that, is the philosophy of the 40 Knots winery team and that is why everything is done by hand, including the harvest, and why they respectfully select only the finest fruit with which they create their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and several signature blends, including their new Spindrift Brut. Passionate about producing 100% Vancouver Island wine and going into their 4th vintage, it is becoming evident that the Comox Valley is not just a good place to grow grapes, but that we are capable of growing and producing great wines.  This year they are excited to open the Tasting Room and Wine Shop to the public on April 5th for their first full season and they will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5 pm.  “ We are so excited to offer our customers the opportunity to join us for the launch our first Case Lot Weekend! “ says Marnie Martin , director of Sales and Events “The event will be happening May 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 12 -5 pm and we will be implementing a 10% discount for our customers for purchases of 12 or more bottles of wine.”  The winery is also open for picnics, special events, weddings and tours and starting in May, they will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5 pm.  Stop by or call 250-941-8810 to book your event or order wine. www.40 Knots Winery.com

2400 Anderton Rd., Comox 250-941-8810 Get blown away at 40 Knots Winery


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Things to do

in 2hrs - 4Hrs Rain - Snow or Shine Coastal Black Winery Tours - book in advance, $5 per person 250-337-8325 2186 Endall Road, Black Crk. Shelter Point Distillery Tours: Min Group booking of 6 - $15 pp 1-778-420-2200-4650 Regent Rd, Oyster River (near Saratoga Beach) Woodlands Garden Tour: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens: 9am to dusk 6183 Whittaker Road woodlandgardens.ca 250 338-6901 Comox Valley Aquatic Ctr, 25 mtr pool, whirlpool, wave pool, sauna & steam room. 377 Lewrick, Courtenay $5.40, 250 334-2527 Comox Air Force Museum 250-339-8162 Holiday Express Hotel: includes whirlpool, 32ft corkscrew waterside, 24hr fitness centre. 2200 Cliffe Ave Courtenay. 1877-660-8559 Shelter Point Distillery Tours: Min Group booking of 6 - $15 pp 1-778-420-2200-4650 Regent Rd, Oyster River (near Saratoga Beach) Snowshoeing - Mt Washington: Nordic centre, under $20. or Forbidden Plateau Tabogganing -In the Nordic area and surrounding, 30 minutes from Coutenay centre. $2 per person. - $5 family. 100% monitored Snow Tubing: 2 hours $15pp all equip supplied, day and evening.. have a blast ! in the Ozone area on the Skiing & Snowboarding, Cross Country: Mt Washington Alpine & Nordic centre, Strathcona Parkway 250-338-1386 Ski Rentals & Lessons available, Lifts operate from 8am-3.30pm see inside this issue for this months program events. BeginnerGreen to Doubl Black Diamond Advanced. www. mountwashington.ca Forbidden Plateau: located northwest of Comox Lake between Mt Albert Edward to the SW of Mt Washington. No lifts operating. Ideal for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. Courtenay Museum-, 4th St Courtenay.. Open TueSat 10am-5pm - Current exhibits “Signs” enjoy some memorabilia a collection of old signs on display. 250-334-0686 Cumberland Museum- Visit the Museum during winter for special exibits- 2680 Dunsmuir Road, Cumberland 250-336-2445 Open Tues-Sat 10am5pm Hiking: There are lots of great places to Hike, regardless of the weather, drop into the Visitor centre for their comprehensive hiking guides.

Favourites are around the Strathcona Parkway, Forbidden Plateau, The Puntledge River, Kye Bay in Comox, and Comox Lake in Cumberland. Skating: Pond Skating - Various places in the Strathcona Parkway, and heading North towards Gold River - take extra caution 2 Ice Arenas - Comox Valley Sports Centre, 3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay. check skating times Weiner Roast: A slice of Canadian Culture, and a favourite in winter and summer, To stay a little protected from the weather Comox Lake is an excellent location. or Strathcona Parklands at the base of Mt Washington. Bowling: Codes Country Lanes - 307 6th St, Courtenay - 334-4051 check for times Rialto Theatre: Showcase Movies, 250-338-5550, 2655 Cliffe Ave Courtenay Markets - Indoor Farmers & Craft Markets - 9am12pm at the Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Mountain Biking: Cumberland Trails & Forbidden Plateau, check out CVMTB for current trail conditions www.cvmtb.com Wildlife Photograpy - Kye Bay, The Spit, Royston House. Comox Valley Estuary, Dike Road Forbidden Plateau, Go to Comox Airport and watch the planes with your kids. Boeing 737’s and 442 Squadron Buffalo - Cormorant Helicopters Courtenay Lewis Recreational Centre: All racquet Sports, Organised Youth Programs, and Weights Room - 250-338-1000, 489 Old Island Hwy. www. courtenay.ca/recreation/lewis-centre. Comox Recreation Centre - 1809 Noel Ave, Comox, 250-339-2255 Assorted indoor and outdoor recreation activities, racket games, volley ball, and fitness facility Indoor Rockclimbing: On the Rocks Gym- Open Tues-Sun 10am-9pm 1980 Nrth Isl Hwy, Campbell River 250-287-7625 Then enjoy a meal at one of the fine restaurants Comox Valley has to offer. See our Menu page in this issue.


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TO THE MOUNTAINS!

Apr 13 Vancouver Island Loppet: Raven Lodge, Mt. Washington, 9am-3pm. Presented by Rossignol. For more info, www.strathconanordics.com/races

Apr 13

Mount Cain www.mountcain.com

Apr 6

Thrifty Food’s Dummy Downhill: Mt. Washington, 3:30-5:30pm. Get creative & build a dummy skier or boarder to launch off the jump or come cheer on the others. Register 11am-12pm at Guest Services. Dummies judged on creativity, take-off & crash/ landing. events@mountwashington.ca

www.mountcain.com

Mount Cain Closing Day

Apr 14 Crush Slush Cup: A Mt. Washington favourite, 3:305pm. Participants dress in outrageous attire. This years theme, “Super Heroes!” Dress to impress. Participants straight-line-it over the giant custom slush pit, showcasing their finest moves. Challenge is to cross pit without getting wet. Prizes for best costume, best jump & crowd favourite.

Mount Washington Phone: (250) 338-1386

www.mountwashington.ca

Apr 14 Mt. Washington Season Ends

Apr 06 Red Bull Sugga Rail Jam Competition: Mt. Washington, 11am-3:30pm. Test your jibbing skills. Spring park will be sculpted in front of Alpine lodge for great spectator shots. Sponsored by Red Bull. events@ mountwashington.ca / 250.334.571.

Apr 28 Snow to Surf: Relay starts at Mt. Washington with Alpine skiing then cross-country skiing onto snowshowing then running, mountain biking, kayaking, road cycling & canoeing! Then some after race fun. Register teams of 9 at www.snowtosurf.com

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Š1984-2013 Whats On Digest Cartoon: Gary Kaardal

#123 Find 10 Differences Answers in this magazine.


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Beth’s

“I’ll call you back” Latest research from University of San Diego shows that overhearing onesided exchanges of public cell phone users is the most distracting and the most annoying habit in today’s world.

Don’t use Car Seat Warmers Nanaimo mom warns others of the dangers of car seat warmers. Her seat started to burn as she was about to turn on to busy traffic. That’s one hot petunia!

Stay away from Crazy Diets Watch out for 2013’s newest fad diet to steer clear of: Eat whatever you want for 8hrs & fast for 16, is what “The 8-Hour Diet” . It may sound appealing but Nutritionist Dana James explains that fasting for long periods will put your body in a state of stress, causing production of cortisol which promotes fat storage, especially in the belly region. Diet is predicted to leave you with cravings, weight gain and low-energy.


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WhatsOn

health Meditation; can everyone do it? Everybody can meditate. It is not important how long you meditate for at any given time - what’s important is consistency! If you have 5 minutes to spare every day - that’ll do just fine! If you have more time - great...but if 5 minutes is all you can make available every day then make those 5 minutes important enough to give yourself this gift of well-being. In short, meditation is a tool to find one’s essential true nature and to maintain ‘mental hygiene’; an effort to assist us to function at our full mental potential. It allows for complete clarity and can play a significant role in self-discovery and well-being, and it allows us to connect with our inner truth with emotions and feelings that represent our

authentic self. Meditation is the process of experiencing a state of complete awareness of our thought pattern and how we react to those thoughts. On the physical level, meditation can help to reduce cardiovascular problems, strengthen the immune system and decrease chronic pain. Practicing and implementing meditation tools in our daily life can help to (re-)establish an internal balance – wholeness on the physical,spiritual and emotional level. It is a journey toward awareness, compassion, emotional balance, physical well-being, and spiritual self-discovery. To your Success! Gabriela Eikeland, DN, CSMC, RT-CRA www.womynspathofhealing.com

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Adrenal Burnout

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The adrenal glands are our stress glands. We must have strong adrenal function in order handle the stress of life. With adrenal insufficiency, life’s emergencies become overwhelming -- fight or flight quickly becomes “crash and burn” and we are unable to respond effectively to life’s challenges. When we have pushed ourselves to the limit of our capabilities, our energy collapses and chronic fatigue begins.

Chronic Fatigue and Adrenal Burnout Chronic fatigue is a primary factor in all chronic illnesses whether or not we feel fatigued. The most severe derangement of adrenal function short of total failure is called “adrenal burnout”. Chronic fatigue and disease in general has existed for many years, and it has been nearly completely ignored in modern drug therapy.

Causes of Chronic Fatigue

In the years leading up to this degree of breakdown in our ability to produce energy, many other problems will have occurred: indigestion, low blood sugar, low immunity, asthma and other breathing problems, chronic pain such as headaches, joint pain, low back pain, and neck pain, skin disorders such as acne, eczema or psoriasis, weight gain, or under weight, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual problems. Mental problems can range from insomnia to anxiety and depression, mood swings and even psychosis. Adrenal fatigue and burnout can cause all of these problems and more because every body function requires energy. Stimulants Hide Chronic Fatigue. Caffeine, pain pills, Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and eventually harder drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine all work by forcing the adrenals to work harder, giving the illusion of energy. Flooding the blood stream with sugar through the use of sodas and juice drinks, candy, breakfast cereals or even refined white flours and white rice which convert to sugar rapidly, creates an emergency in the body which the adrenal glands must respond to. As the intestinal wall weakens, food sensitivities or food allergies will begin to develop as the body allows poorly digested foods into the bloodstream. Food allergies also provide a stimulant effect until the body begins to wear out under the strain. Constantly eating certain foods such as wheat, dairy, corn, soy, yeast or other common food allergens creates a toxic reaction in the Sustainable by Design body. • All-Trade Builder & Renovator • 25 Years in the Comox Valley • Licensed & Insured • Residential, Commercial & Retail

To be continued next month....

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GET ACTIVE

CYCLING BMX Racing: Coal Hills BMX Racing, 339-0370 Cycling: CV Cycling Club, cvcc.ca Mountain Biking: CV Mountain Biking, 897-4831 DANCING Axe Capoeira: Alicia, 898-7918 Belly Dancing: Laura, 335-2009 Cheerleading: Island Spirit Sports, Mia 703-1194 Dolyna Dancers: Janette, 339-0793 Fire Spinning: Nova Fire Troupe, Lisa 336-0156 K9 Freestylers: Magi, 898-3173 Pole Dancing: Femme Natale, 334-7110 Salsa & Tango: Karina Albert: The Bridge 7-10pm 871-7277 Scottish Country Dance: Heather, 338-9060 Square Dancing: Ocean Waves, 339-7942 or 334-4661 The Abbey Dance Studio: Cathy, 335-1964 Valley Dance Centre: 334-1074 Youth Dance Co.: True Colours, Livea, 338-4585 MUSIC & DRAMA CV Pipe Band: Pipe Major Bill Quigg, 339-6444 Fiddlejam: Craig Freeman, 339-4249 Guitar Lessons: Larry, 338-6478 Letz Sing Community Choir: Tina, contact@letzsing.com Camera Club: www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org CV Clown Club: Miriam 250.334-8122 CV Childrens Choir: 6-14yrs. cvcchoir@shaw.ca Rainbow Youth Theatre: rainbowtheatre.com Courtenay Little Theatre: Judy 334-2032 Strathcona Symphony Orchestra: 331-0158 Singing: Singwell, connie 250.204-4104 CADETS & YOUTH Air Cadets: 386 Squadron 250.339-9198 Army Cadets: 250.339-8211 x 7995 Sea Cadets: Susan - 250.339-1037 St John Ambulance: 250.897-1098 Girl Guides: 1800.565-8111 Scouts: Chris 250.339-2424 MARTIAL ARTS Axe Capoeira: Alicia, 898-7918 Boxing: MMA, Kickboxing & Self Defense: 898-7444 Karate: House of Kenpo, 339-5992 Mixed Martial Arts: Warriors Realm, 703-0092 Muay Thai Kickboxing: Warriors Realm, 703-0092 V.I. Karate Society - Jacquie 250.338-4718 CV Kung Fu Academy: 250.702-3780 RACKET SPORTS Badminton: Cty Badminton Club, Frank, 337-1850 Squash: CV Squash Club, Jamie, 334-4713 Tennis: - Cathy 250.338-5836 SPORT & FITNESS Baseball: CVMB, Steve McNamee, 703-0020 Basketball: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Basketball: CV Youth Basketball, 897-0900 Beach Volleyball: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Bowling: Codes Country Lanes, 334-4051 Boxing: CV Boxing Club, cvboxingclub.com Climbing: Lewis Ctr Outdoor Climbing Wall, 338-5371 Climbing: Cumberland Indoor Climbing Wall, 336-2231

Disc Golf: Island Disc Golf, Craig, islanddiscgolf.com Dodgeball: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Flag Football: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Floor Hockey: Cty Knights, Tim, 703-5599 Floor Hockey: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Football: CV Raiders, Chris, comoxvalleyraiders.com Golfing: Glacier Greens, 339-6515 Golfing: Longlands, 339-6363 Golfing: Crown Isle, 703-5000 Golfing: Sunnydale, 334-3232 Golfing: Mulligans 338.2440 Gymnastics: Chimo Gymnastics, 339-2255 Hockey: CV Minor Hockey, Dale, 339-0952 CV Glacier Kings Jr. Hockey Iris 250.338-5409 Womens Hockey: Breakers Pam- 250.897-1253 Whalers- 250.338-9786 Ice Skating: Tami 250.334-3179 Indoor Soccer: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Kickball: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Lawn Bowling: Cty Lawn Bowling, 338-9431 Mini Golf: Miracle Beach, 337-5336 Roller Derby: Krystal - 898-7427 Rugby: Kickers Rugby, Eric, 792-1215 Running: CV Road Runners, Jack, 331-0162 Slo-Pitch: CV Mixed Slopitch, Mike, 338-5001 Soccer: CV United Soccer, Matthew, 334-0422 Softball: CV Minor Softball, 336-2231 Skiing: Mt Washinton Ski Club. John 250.897-6058 Nordic: Barb Kelly, 250.339-1904 Ultimate Frisbee: CV Sports & Social Club, Scott, 898-7286 Freedom Now Yoga: 333-5th St,(above Ski & Surf) 250.871-7225 WATER / OUTDOOR & TRAIL Dragon Boat: Christine 250.338-7149 Caving: Horne Lake Caves, 248-7829 Canoe Club: Annie 250.339-1978 Horseback Riding: Sweetwater Stables, 218-9837 Hiking: CV Mountaineering Club. Ken 250.336-2101 Kayaking: CV Kayaks, 334-2628 Laser Tag: North Island Battlefield, Andy, 202-3484 Rowing: CV Rowing Club, Trish, 337-8331 Sailing: CV Yacht Club, John Walker, 335-0482 Sailing: Comox Bay Club, Brian, 250.338-9182 Scuba Diving: Pacific Pro Scuba, 338-6829 Snowboarding: Jump Camp, Patrick, 898-8891 Swimming: CV Sharks; Albert 250.871.5927 Swimming: Blue Devils Club: Kathleen 250.338-0097 Triathlon: CV Tri K, Rick Gibson, 334-3124 Wilderness: Strathcona Wilderness Institute, 338-9962 Windsurfing: Compass Adventure Sailing, 334-0741

Trivia Answers 1. One month 2. 75 3. Hog 4. False 5. No, only to your waist.


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Celebrations & events

APRIL

April 1  April Fools Day April 1 Easter Monday Holiday April 2 Children’s Book Day

April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

3 Find a Rainbow Day 7 World Health Day 7 No housework Day 9 Name yourself Day 10 National Sibling Day 13 International Scrabble Day 15 Abraham Lincoln died - 1865 15 The Titanic Sank - 1912 15 1st McDonalds Franchise 1955 18 Pet Owners Day 21 Patriots Day 22 Earth Day 22 Girl Scout Leader Day 23 St Georges Day 26 Hug an Australian Day 27 Bring your kids to work Day 28 Poetry Reading Day 30 National Honesty Day

V of the month

John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn’t help noticing how beautiful John’s roommate Julie was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between John and his roommate and this only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between John and the roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, John volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Julie and I are just roommates.” About a week later, Julie came to John and said, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I can’t find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?” John said, “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll write her a letter just to be sure.” So he sat down and wrote: “Dear Mother, I’m not saying you ‘did’ take a gravy ladle from my house, and I’m not saying you ‘did not’ take a gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Love, John” Several days later, John received a letter from his mother which read: “Dear Son, I’m not saying that you ‘do’ sleep with Julie, and I’m not saying that you ‘do not’ sleep with Julie. But the fact remains that if she were sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now. Love, Mom”

Birthstone - Diamond         Birth Flower - Daisy or Sweet Pea         Zodiac sign - Aries & Taurus

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4 Griffin Pub

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4 Cumberland Hotel

2714 Dunsmuir Ave

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4 Coasters Bistro - Chances

361 Hunt Rd, Courtenay

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q Billy’ D’s q Mex Pub q Flying Canoe Westcoast Pub q Blackfin Pub q Avalanche Bar & Grill

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FINE DINING & INTERNATIONAL 4 Crystal’s Place

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4 Ricky’s All Day Grill

795 Ryan Rd

Superstore Plaza

250-334-9638

q Chad’s West Coast Grill & Bar q Union Street Grill q Bamboo Inn

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FAMILY 4 Bobbie’s Deli

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