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Game Day Discounts: Anytime the BC Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps are playing there’ll be discounts on featured food & beverages. Thrifty Foods PepsiCo Promo: Buy $10 in participating PepsiCo products and $1 will be donated to Cops for Cancer. Till Aug 6th. Call to All Artists: Ginger Nine Studio & Gallery is holding a ‘Memories & Dreamscapes’ Show. Register now to show your art. Showing from Aug 10 till late September. 250.338.6463 Hands on Farm: is a family oriented petting zoo, located on the fabulous Filberg Park grounds, Comox open 10am to 4pm. Everyone from 1 to 101 can visit the farm and talk to the animals. $2 dropin. Ends Aug 16th. Tasting Room Open: 40Knots Winery, Wed-Sun 125pm. 250.941.8810. Paddle Boarding: Paddle board & kayak rentals @ Comox Lake, Thu-Mon, 11am-6pm. 250.334.7674. CV Farmers Market: 9am-12pm. New products. Wednesday’s Downtown Courtenay. Saturday’s @ CV Exhibition Grounds. 250.218.0321. Courtenay Outdoor Pool Open: Open Jun-Aug. 30m swimming pool, swimming lessons, aquasize classes, birthday rentals, free wading pool. 338.5371. Volunteer @ Courtenay Rec. Children’s Ctr: 338.5371

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This month, we personally selected what we feel are a few “Can’t Miss” events happening in the Comox Valley area. We hope you enjoy them as much as we know we will.

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Filberg Fest & Nautical Days

Showdown in the Valley Motorcycle Show n’ Shine RCMP Musical Ride Snowbirds CV Airshow Comox Valley Exhibition Kitty Coleman Artisans Fest

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Art Show & Gallery Event


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Dreamscapes Outstanding Local Art Last Artist Show of the Summer Entry by donation


23-25 Aug


New Hours: Now Open Sundays

Tue - Thu 9-5pm Fri & Sat 9-6 250-338-6463


211-130 Centennial Dr, Courtenay TM

(Corner of Back Rd & Ryan Rd)


Showdown in the Valley August 2nd to 4th 9am - 2pm

Island Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting 10 action packed straight shootin’ stages of competing cowboys and cowgirls

Tour Boomtown

Western town, saloon, general store, bank, jail and graveyard.

Information - 250-334-3479 Shooter registration - Ed Gee “Little Edgy” 250-338-7373 Courtenay Fish and Game Association 3780 Colake Road, Comox Lake 1 AUG THU

Comedy Night: CV Paddlers Club Meeting: Comox Lions Den, 7-9pm. Kayakers & canoeist. Includes; speakers, paddles & weekend excursions. New members welcome. Pearl Ellis Gallery Photo Member’s Len’s Award Show & Sale: (Till Aug 11) At 1729 Comox Ave. Free.


31st Annual Filberg Festival: (Till 5th) Filberg Lodge & Park. Western Canada’s largest outdoor arts show. / 250.941.0727. Alpine Inukshuk Building Contest: (Till 3rd) Mt. Washington. Take Mile High Scenic Chairlift ride to the summit.. Build your own inukshuk figure out of rocks, take a picture, then email it to to enter to WIN 4 winter lift passes.

Pete Anderson Live in MusicFest Show: Cumberland Hotel. Ground breaking guitarist, who melds blues & country to a style of his own. Tix $20 online or @ hotel. 250.336.8844. Social & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 5-7pm. 250.334.4322. Tribute to Elvis: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. Upstairs Hall, 7pm. $25. 250.334.4322.


Comox Nautical Days 2013: 3rd-5th Jul. Free event in Comox Marina Park. Over 100 craft booths, Bullhead derby, kids activities & entertainment, pet parade, dragon boat races, Annual Build Bail & Sail, foot-race, car show, ceremony of flags, Parade, B.C. Day ceremony, Captain Crackers family dance, main stage Salish Seafoods Fish Toss, fireworks & more! for full schedule. MONSTER TRUCKS: Saratoga Speedway. Gates 5:30pm, races 7pm. PLUS Crash to pass cars, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. Rain or shine. Alpine Inukshuk Building Contest: See 2nd. I-Hos Night Market: (4th too) @ Original K’ómoks Village Site around I-Hos Gallery, 4-9pm. Bannock cooked fresh on site, traditional arts & crafts, artisan’s tent, wine tasting by award winning local Blue Moon Estate Winery. Plus masks, wood carvings, jewelry, prints, gifts, books & more! 250.339.7702. Live Band ‘Blue Scarlett’: Cumberland Hotel. Board Gamin’ Night: Different game each month. If you have a game you’d like to run, please ask! Games & Grounds, 7:30pm, 250.871.1171. Overnight Lock Down: Games & Grounds, After hours gaming, midnight-8am, pizza & pop. 250.871.1171

5 UFC PPV: Playtime Gaming. Prelims start 5pm, main card at 7pm. 31st Annual Filberg Festival: See 2nd. 40Knots Winery Tasting Room 1yr Anniversary: With a local Artisan market, 20% OFF all gift baskets, picnic baskets & boxed sets of wine. Music, new wine releases & sampling our Spindrift Brut! Yum! 12-5pm. 250.941.8810. Showdown in the Valley: @ Courtenay & District Fish & Game, 9am-2pm. Aug 4th too. Island Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting. see across pg 4 CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. Family Friendly Discover Art: CV Art Gallery, 2-4pm. Drop-in, interactive, visual experience. Free. 338.6211 Jam Session & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 2-5pm. 250.334.4322. 1973 Vanier Grad Reunion - “Meet you in the caf” ! GP Vanier, 4830 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay. Inviting all grads, almost grads and wannabe’s to our 40th year reunion. All day drop in 12:00pm-8pm RSVP Heather 778-340-1141.


MONSTER TRUCKS: Saratoga Speedway. Gates 5:30pm, races 7pm. PLUS Crash to pass cars, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. Rain or shine. Comox Nautical Days 2013: See 3rd. I-Hos Night Market: See 3rd. Dragon Boat Races: Victor Imonson races - 9am5pm at the Comox Marina, Comox. 31st Annual Filberg Festival: See 2nd.

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Comox Valley Wood Carvers: All types of wood carving please join us at the Royston Comm Hall every Tuesday from 9.30am to 3pm for a day of carving and learning. No exp. necessary. Al 250-331-0156. Every Tuesday

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Native Gallery featuring a full selection of North West Coast Native Art.



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Ladies Night: Games & Grounds, 7-10pm. 2 Rooms of gaming just for the girls. Group games on different consoles. $5/p for 3hrs! 250.871.1171. Feng Shui Wealth Vase Workshop: Back by popular demand. 6:30-9pm. Hands-on & easy to learn. You get to take home your project. 250.218.4952. CV Farmers Market: Downtown Courtenay, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321.


WOW-Women of Words: 7-9pm. Share expressive writing of stories, memoirs, poems & the like. Nonjudgmental environment over tea & cookies. 339.9996


Live Band ‘Enablers’: Griffin Pub, 250.339.4466. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Alpine Wine Festival: Raven Lodge. (10th too) Festival on Friday,6-9pm. Tastings and interacting with over 13 vintners & local distributors. Sat, Wine Pairing Dinner @ Whiskey Jack banquet room, $30 Includes 10 tasting tix & souvenir wine glass. Plus live music

46th Annual Salmon & Loggers Sports Festival: (till 10th) Outdoor Entertainment all weekend @ Nunns Creek Park. Campbell RIver, Loggers -2 World champions, 7 Canadian champions. $32,650 prize pkg. PLUS

13-07-08 10:36off, AM the 6th Annual Seafood Cook-off. Friday Oyster cook Sat & Sun various seafood competitions. Kids zone, (all rides free), Community Corner & Trade booths, snacks & meals. Social & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 5-7pm. 250.334.4322


46th Annual Salmon & Loggers Sports Festival: See 9th Art Show Opening Nite - ‘Memories & Dreamscapes’: Ginger Nine Studio & Gallery. Live entertainment & snacks. Showing till late September. 250.338.6463 Karaoke: Playtime Gaming, 9pm. PlaytimeGaming. com (excluding UFC events) Magic the Gathering: Games & Grounds, 2014 Game Day (sanctioned) - Session 1 @ 10am (2HG). Session 2 @ 5:30pm (standard). 250.871.1171. Originals ONLY Fine Art Show & Sale: Marina Park Comox. A showcase for painters and sculptors. Over 60 Artists from Van Isl. and surrounding all in one location Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. 3rd Annual Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour: (till 11th) Cycle some of regions most stunning rural areas. Includes ferry to dairy farms, wine tasting at 40Knots Winery to heritage vegetables, sprouts to oysters & CV Farmers Market. All on your bike! Reg 1855.400.2882


Surf the never ending wave at Comox Lake

Located on Comox Lake in the beautiful Comox Valley, Wake the Lake offers a wide range of water sports with fully certified NCCP coaches. Wakesurfing is the newest craze to hit the water on Vancouver island. It is the ideal watersport for everyone, beginner to expert. All the equipment is supplied aboard their luxury wakeboat, Nautique super air 210. This specially designed boat creates a perfect, easy to surf, endless wave, that supplies fun all day! If your not into wakesurfing, wake the lake has other water sports options for you. Fun for all ages! Get on board with wake the lake!!

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Wake Surfing Wake Boarding Wake Skating Water Skiing

8 Alpine Wine Festival: See 9th Denman Island Art Studio Tour: Painting, Photograpy, Ceramics, Sculpture, fibre Art, Mixed Media, Jewelry. Free 10am to 4pm 250-335-1209 1016 Northwest Rd, Denman Island. Motorcycle Show & Shine: Till 11th. Downtown Cumberland. Presented by Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup Association. Register, $10. Spectators free. Dance on Saturday night, doors open 8pm, Bike games. Band, ‘Remedy’ @ 9pm, DJ Fossil, silent auction & lots of door prizes. Dance tix avail. @ event but not doors. 250.336.8746 CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. Car Wash & Hotdog Fundraiser: @ Hyundai Lot. Funds go towards Alano Club childcare service meetings & building repairs. 250.338.0041. ‘Bucket of Blood’ Walking Tours: Cumberland Museum, 10-11:30am. Tour local village history & murder mystery’s. Guided by ‘Bucket of Blood’ author, KimBannerman. 250.336.2445. Jam Session & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 2-5pm. 250.334.4322.


Motorcycle Show & Shine: See 10th. Summer Concert Series - ‘Blues Legends’: Simms Park, Courtenay, 7pm. 250.338.5371. Canoeing 101: Goose Spit, 10am-12pm. Learn tandem canoeing, essential strokes & boat handling. 338.5371


Newcomers Club: Filberg Ctr, 7pm, 250.331.0743.


RCMP Musical Ride: 14th too. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music, representing a colourful Canadian tradition, while raising funds for Therapeutic Riding Society. At CV Exhibition Grounds. Gates open 4pm. Show 6pm. Pre-entertainment by Kenny Shaw on Tuesday and Sue Medley & the Back Road Band Wednesday. Tix

$10 Advance, $12 Gates. Kids 6 & under, free. online @ For volunteering contact Angela, 250.336.8596 Outdoor Cinema: Comox, 9pm. Ruth Dickson Show & Sale: (Till Aug 25) At 1729 Comox Ave. Free.


Guy’s Night: Games & Grounds, 7-10pm. 2 Rooms of gaming just for the guys. Group games on different consoles. $5/p for 3hrs! 250.871.1171. CV Farmers Market: Downtown Courtenay, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321.


Local Musician Goldie & Guests: Rewind Coffee Bar, 7:30pm. Entry by donation. Jonathon,


Live Band ‘Dirty Little Secret’: Griffin Pub, 339.4466. Live Band: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Social & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 5-7pm. 250.334.4322


Karaoke: Playtime Gaming, 9pm. PlaytimeGaming. com (excluding UFC events) DJ Funktion Night: Cumberland Hotel. 250.336.8844 Live Band: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Mudd, Sweat & Tears: Mt. Washington, 7am-5pm. WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted. 5k, 10k & MST Monster obstacle course of extreme proportion. Crawl, climb, swim, carry, drag, up, over, under, through Comox Air Show: Snowbirds Air Show takes place @ CV Air base, Knight Rd, Comox. (See more pg22 ). CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. CFB Comox Air Show: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. Upstairs Hall, 9am. Veteran’s Breakfast. 250.334.4322. Jam Session & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 2-5pm. 250.334.4322.

“A western store and so much more!” “Pier Street” 920 Island Hwy Campbell River


Boots, Hats, Belts & Buckles

Belts buckles Souvenirs Native souvenirs & Accessories Mukluks & Moccasins

NEW HOURS boots MON-SAT 9-5:30 Hats Jackets pants SUN 11-4 Leather


Exhibits• Features• Shows Home & Garden Arts Entertainment• Midway• Vendors Fri Aug 23 12:00 noon 7:00 pm Sat Aug 24 10:00 am 7:00 pm Sun Aug 25 10:00 am -

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9:00 am Saturday & Sunday

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Rural and urban Vancouver Island communities together on a grand scale celebrating the unique culture, showcasing farm history and celebrating the contribution and significance of rural life . Comox Valley Exhibition acts as a showcase for local agriculture producers as well as hobbyist, home gardeners, crafters and bakers. The Comox Valley Exhibition welcomes more than 15,000 visitors each year. Every year CVEX creates a Kid Zone where little ones can enjoy activities designed for them. They can run through an authentic

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hay maze, gather eggs at the chicken coop, and pick real apples from a not-so real tree. New this year, they might even try “milking” Ms Cowaline to discover where milk actually comes from. Each year the older kids have the opportunity of building, decorating and racing their own zucchini car down the Zucchini Racetrack. But the big new excitement this year is the “Amoo’zing” Race. Like the popular television program the Amazing Race, teams will discover many challenges and excitement along the way! Come and enjoy the fun and see “where Island roots grow” For more information visit or call 250.338.8177.


Saratoga Speedway Schedule

3 AUG SAT: MONSTER TRUCKS, crash to pass cars, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. Gates open 5:30 4 AUG SUN: MONSTER TRUCKS, crash to pass cars, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. Races 7:0 0 10 AUG SAT: IMCA Modifides, bomber cars, dwarf cars, drifting competition (Round 4). 17 AUG SAT: BIG RIG HIGHWAY THUNDER, crash to pass boat race, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. 24 AUG SAT: WILROC SPRINTS, Island mini stocks, IMCA Modifides, bomber cars, motorcycles championships. 31 AUG SAT: CANADIAN AMERICAN DEMOLITION DERBY, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners. 1 SEP SUN:CANADIAN AMERICAN DEMOLITION DERBY, hornet cars, figure 8 cars, road runners.

Go Kart Rentals & Monster Truck Rides Weekends 12-4pm


Wacky Wardrobe Best Ball Gold Tournament: Sunnydale Golf Course, 1:30pm. Fun, prizes, BBQ, Wacky Wardrobes. Call CV Art Gallery, 250.338.6211. Summer Concert Series - ‘Blues Legends’: Simms Park, Courtenay, 7pm. 250.338.5371.


University 101: NIC, Get Ready, Get Set, Go. 1800.715.0914 Water Sport Camp: Comox Lake, 5-8pm, Aug19-22. Learn to wake-surf, wake-board, wake-skate or waterski or all four! 250.338.5371.


CV Food Bank Donation Gaming Special: (Till 23rd) Games & Grounds. Donate $2 & play $2/hr (upto 4hrs), 250.871.1171.


Ladies Night: Games & Grounds, 7-10pm. 2 Rooms of gaming just for the girls. Group games on different consoles. $5/p for 3hrs! 250.871.1171. Simms Park BBQ: Dowtown Courtenay, 11am-2pm. Enjoy BBQ hot dogs & hamburgers while taking a close up look at fire trucks & RCMP cars. Also there’ll be a bungee run & massages by Oh Spa. Proceeds to Tour de Rock CV Farmers Market: Downtown Courtenay, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321.


Trivia Night: Longlands Golf Course. Find out how smart you are. 250.339.6363. Animal Care Aid Cert. Info Session: NIC, 6:30pm.


CVEX - Where Island Roots Grow: (Till 25th) Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Promoting local farming. Milk a goat, race a zucchini, watch farm animal shows, sink your teeth into freshly made candy apple and sit back & enjoy the lumberjack shows and non-stop entertainment. Come experience the many wonders of Comox Valley rural life! 250.338.8177. Collectibles Sale: St Joseph’s Hospital Auxilary Quality vintage items, something for everyone. All proceeds for patient care. 215 Port Augusta Comox 9.30am 50 5.30pm 250-339-2058. Live Band ‘Impalas’: Griffin Pub, 250.339.4466. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Bearclaw Invitational & BC Cup Bike Race: (till 25th) Mt. Washington. Mountain bikers competing for $35k & free to watch! Friday: Reg open 4pm. Offical training on logged runs. Saturday: DH course is open to racers + training, reg close 4pm. Sunday: Official Race Day, free breaky & lunch, race starts @ 1:30pm, awards after. Jeff Judd at Social & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 5-7pm. 250.334.4322.


CVEX - Where Island Roots Grow: See 23rd. Take the Ride - Ride for Jeneece Place: Hwy 28 to Gold River. All proceed donated to Children’s Health Foundation Vancouver Island’s Jeneece Place. Band, Boondocks. Door prizes & silent auction. Register @ Weavers Leather in Courtenay or online. 10:30am. FMI Brian, 250.287.8807. Karaoke: Playtime Gaming, 9pm. (excluding UFC events) Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Bearclaw Invitational & BC Cup Bike Race See 23 Fri CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. Dance Town Nite: Courtenay Legion. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. 250.871.2513. Old Time Dance: Old Time Fiddlers Branch 17, Fallen Alders Comm. Hall, Royston. 7:30pm. Great music, dances, polka, waltz, 2 step, lots of fun! 250.339.6297. ‘Bucket of Blood’ Walking Tours: Cumberland Museum, 10-11:30am. Tour local village history & murder mystery’s. Guided by ‘Bucket of Blood’ author, KimBannerman. 250.336.2445. Jam Session & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 2-5pm. 250.334.4322. Bingo: Cumberland Mason Lodge #26, 7pm.


CVEX - Where Island Roots Grow: See 23rd. Bearclaw Invitational & BC Cup Bike Race See 23 Fri Summer Concert Series - ‘Trio of Duos’: Simms Park, Courtenay, 7pm. Yearly favourite. Three of valley’s best duos perform. 250.338.5371. Neil Diamond Tribute Show: Courtenay Legion Branch 17, 2-4:30pm. $25 Advance, $30 Door. 334.4322


Art Group of Comox Valley Show & Sale: (Till Sep 15) At 1729 Comox Ave. Free.


Guy’s Night: Games & Grounds, 7-10pm. 2 Rooms of gaming just for the guys. Group games on different consoles. $5/p for 3hrs! 250.871.1171. CV Farmers Market: Downtown Courtenay, 9am-12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321.


Comedy Night: Pre-loved Fashions $2 Sale: 307d 14th St, Courtenay. (Behind St. Joe’s Lab) 10am-7pm. Accessories, purses, jewellery, shoes, boots, hats, scarves & more! 250.871.0373.


46th Campbell River Salmon Fest

AUG 9 to 11, 2013


COMPETITION IN CANADA Featuring 2 World Champions, 7 Canadian Champions, 34 other Open, Intermediate, Novice, Ladies, Youth and Kids events. International & Local Competing for part of the $32,650 prize package. Held at Nunns Creek Park Don’t miss the Seafood Cook-off 16th Avenue Campbell River | For full schedule see » ‘On the Fly’ BBQ Fundraiser: On the Fly Café in Comox, 12-2pm. BBQ with live entertainment & prizes. Proceeds go to Tour de Rock & funds raised will be matched by CV Airport Commission. 250.890.7509. Ocean Waves Square Dance Club Annual Corn Roast: (Aug29-Sep1) Thursday Enroute dance @ Fanny Bay. FriSun @ Filberg Ctr in Conference Hall with a panel of callers. Lots of fun & exercise! 250.898.8949.


Live Band ‘Impalas’: Griffin Pub, 250.339.4466. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Ball Cap BBQ: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. $10 if preordered by Thursday, $12 after. 250.334.4322. Social & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 5-7pm. 250.334.4322


The Annual Artisans’ Festival: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, see page 16 & 17. UFC PPV: Playtime Gaming. Prelims start 5pm, main card at 7pm. Live Band ‘New Mother Earth’: Cumberland Hotel,

250.336.8844. Live Band ‘Big Fun’: Whistle Stop Pub, 250.334.4500. Pooch-A-Poolooza: Courtenay Rec. Outdoor Pool. Dogs get to swim in the outdoor pool on last day of fun in the sun. 11am-1pm. Admission by donation to SPCA. 250.338.5371. CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. Jam Session & Meat Draw: Courtenay Legion Branch 17. 2-5pm. 250.334.4322.


The Annual Artisans’ Festival: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, see page 16 & 17. Summer Concert Series - ‘Darrell & Saskia’: Simms Park, Courtenay, 7pm. 250.338.5371. Blackberry Run/ Walk - Denman Island 2013 Annual 8.5km Run/Walk. Reg forms available at Extreme Runners in Courteany at $5. Race day reg. at 9am at the Denman Island senior hall - $10. Event starts at 9.45am. Refreshments & draw prizes. Spend the rest of the day at Denman blackberry faire. 250-335-2441. Proceeds donated to breast cancer.


THE BLUE CIRCLE SERIES The Sid WIlliams Theatre Society proudly announces a new name for the 2013-2014 performance season. Members pre-sale on now. On sale to public August 9 at 10 AM.

The RCMP Musical Ride This colourful Canadian tradition is hosted by CV Therapeutic Riding Association & RCMP Courtenay Detachment at the CV Exhibition Grounds. August 13 & 14, 2013

SEPTEMBER AT A GLANCE The Legendary Platters Live | September 6 Red Green | September 20 - A Blue Circle Series performance The MatinĂŠe | September 21 - A Blue Circle Series performance Mattina Musica featuring Ariel Barnes | September 23 - A Blue Circle Series performance

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Fri. Aug 2, 2013 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now, Fri. Aug 9, 2013 We’re the Millers, Elysium, Planes Fri. Aug 16, 2013 Jobs, Parania, The Butler Fri. Aug 23, 2013 Drinking Buddies, You’re Next Fri. Aug 30, 2013 Closed Circuit, Getaway, Random



Tue. Aug 6, 2013 Olive & Company, Oblivion Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, To the Wonder Tue. Aug 13, 2013 The Muppet Movie, Emperor, Olympus Has Fallen Tue. Aug 20, 2013 Return to Never Land, Peter Pan, Epic, Scary Movie 5, Scooby Doo! Stage Fright Tue. Aug 27, 2013 Super Buddies, The Great Gatsby, Pain & Gain

Aug 7, 2013 Persons 4 Arena, Sound Shapes Aug 13, 2013 Sanctum, Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2013 Darksiders II, The Last Story, Papo & Yo, Sleeping Dogs Aug 15, 2013 Ghost Recon Online Aug 21, 2013 Counter-Strike Global Offensive, The Expendables 2, Transformers Aug 28, 2013 Madden NFL 13 Aug 29, 2013 Walking Dead

August Gaming Specials

CV Food Bank Donation Aug 20-23 - Donate Family Game Time Tuesdays - 5-8pm, $5/family

Fun & Food

Board Gamin' Night Aug 3 Sat - 7:30pm. Overnight Lock Down Aug 3 Sat - Midnight-8am Ladies Night Aug 7 & 21 - 7-10pm Guy's Night Aug 14 & 28 - 7-10pm Gamerz Connection Night Thursday's 7pm, Meet others who like to play specific games. BBQ Dinner Friday's - 5-7pm. Lunchtime Qwikkies Tues-Fri - 'grab-n-go'

Magic the Gathering - We have EDH League! Daily Casual Play (sanctioned).

Saturday's Booster Draft (sanctned) 6:30pm Aug 10, Game Day 2014 Session 1 @ 10am (2HG). Session 2 @ 5:30pm

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Other Venues Waverley - Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland 250-336-8322 Aug 10 Tribe Called Red - Native cutting edge electronic music Aug 24 Ash Grunwald - Blend of roots, blues, beats & groove. Zocalo Café - 5th St. Courtenay 250-331-0933 Aug 3 Silk PJ’s - Jazz Aug 17 Black Swan Fiddlers - Traditional Irish tunes & ballads + foot tapping jigs & reels. Flying Canoe West Coast Pub 1590 Cliffe Ave 250=331-4006 Aug 18 Karaoke Competition Aug 25 Karaoke Comp. Sing Off! The Mex Pub - 1001 Ryan Rd, Courtenay 250-703-9573 Sunday’s PlayNation Poker Aug 17 Cathedral Groove - LIVE groove rock Aug 24 Lorne Rangers - LIVE rock Avalanche Bar & Grill - 275 8th St. Courtenay 250-331-0334 Monday’s Karaoke Aug 15 Comedy Night Thursdays Georgia Straight Jazz

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Art Gallery: Free @ Comox Valley Regional Art Gallery 580 Duncan Avenue Skateboarding: Free @ Courtenay/ Comox Skatepark 1551 Lerwick Road Walking: Free @ Morrison Creek Greenway Petting Zoo: $2 @ Filberg Park Grounds Filberg Park 61 Filberg Road Recreation Court Facilities @ Courtenay Rec Centre 250 338-5371 Water Taxi: $60 per person @ Pacific Pro Dive and Surf Company 250 338-6829 2270 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay walk Salmon Snorkeling: @ Pacific Pro Dive and Surf Company (250) 338-6829 2270 Cliffe Ave Courtenay Tubing: Free @ Pluntledge River Bird Watching: Free @ Courtenay Riverway & Estuary (250) 702-5404 Museum: Free @ Comox Airforce Museum 250 -339-8162, 19 Wing Comox Cinema- $9.75 @ Rialto 250.338.5550 2655 Cliffe Ave. Driftwood Plaza Mall. Theatre: $25-$35 @ Sid Williams Theatre 250 3382430, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay Kayaking: $10 /Hour @Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort 250-334-4154, 5726 Coral Rd. 18.4 Kayak Tour: $55 @ Kayak Utopia 250 334-2628 2020 Cliffe Avenue Kayaking: $15 per hour @ Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes 250 334-2628, 2020 Cliff Ave (25 seconds ) Museum Tour: Tours - Adults $25 @ Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre Tours -7 Fourth Street 2.1 KM Comox Air Force Museum: See the History of the Snowbirds and other Canadian artifacts. Ryan Road. 250-339-8162 Mountain Biking Tours: $60/ 24 Hour Bike $40 @ Dodge City Cycles 2705 Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland Mountain Bike Park: $30 @ MT. Washington 250 338-1386 Mt. Washington Alpine Resort 1 Strathcona Parkway

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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 Wing Chun King Fu: Learn combat weapon skills @ Native Sons Hall, 6:30-8:30pm. 338.5371. Till Aug 15. 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.


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1HR Energizer Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 8-9am. 871.7225 Just For Fun Spin: Fitness Excellence Gym, 6:30pm. 897.3552 Family Game Time: Games & Grounds, 5-8pm, $5/hr for whole family, 250.871.1171. Courtenay Train Station Grace Outreach: Guitar, Banjo, old time gospel songs. 334.2433. Basketball: Lewis Ctr, 8-10pm, $5 drop-in. Till 30th 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

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Karaoke: Cumberland Hotel, 9pm-1am, 336.8844 Girls Night Out: Golf, dinner, prizes, $25/p. All experience levels welcome. LongLands Golf, 339.6363 FREE Pool & Juke Box: Cumberland Hotel 336.8844 Hatha Flow Yoga: Freedom Now Yoga, 5:30-7pm. 871.7225 25c Wings & 35c Prawns: Whistle Stop Pub, 334.4500 Poker Nite : Griffin Pub 339.4466 Live Entertainments Returns: Playtime Gaming. Gamerz Connection Nite: Games&Grounds, 7pm, Meet ppl who like to play specific games. Bring own games or see what’s here. All kinds of games welcome. 871.1171. Tasting Room Open: 40Knots Winery, 12-5pm. 941.8810

Comedy Nite: Avalanche Bar, 9pm, $10. 331.0945. Road Hockey Intramural League: LINC Ctr, 5pm. 10yrs+, $2 drop-in includes snacks & drinks. 334.8138. Duplicate Bridge: Lion’s Den, Comox, 1pm. CV Childrens Choir: Mark Isfeld Secondary, Band Rm. Everyone Swim: CV Aqua Ctr 7-9pm, 11:30am-1pm.

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LongLands Golf Course Specials: Seafood Friday’s Platter for 2, $29. 250.339.6363. Wine & Chocolate by Bike: Explore the Valley, afternoons, $69, 3.5hrs, 1.855.830.8522. 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. 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

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CV Farmers Market: CV Exhibition Grounds, 9am12pm. New products at the market this year. 218.0321. Cardio Jam: Courtenay Rec. Fitness, 9-10:15am. Hiphop, latin flair & fun workout. 250.338.5371. CV Appetizer Tour: 9am-1pm. Farmer’s market, breaky, visit 2 sites (either winery, distillery or brewery). Island Gourmet Trails. 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 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


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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


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AUG. August 1-7 - World Breastfeading Week August 1 - National Sports Dayk August 2 - International BEER DAY

August 4- Friendship Day August 5 - Civic Holiday, Heritage Day August 5- National Underwear Day August 9- National Peacekeepers Day August 10- National Lazy Day August 13- International Left Handers Day August 15- National Acadian Day August 16 - Elvis Presley Anniversary August 19 - World Humanitarian Day August 19 - International Aviation Day August 20 - World Youth Day August 24- National Hug Your Boss Day August 27 - Global Forgiveness Day August 29- Abstain from Salt Day Aug 11 Mayor’s Tournament for Tour de Rock Aug 31 - Sep 1 Copey Cup

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I was at a party and the host was getting worried because there were too many people and not enough refreshments. She was sure that not all of these people had been invited but didn’t know how to tell which ones were the crashers. Then her husband got an idea.... He turned to the crowd of guests and said, “Will those who are from the bride’s side of the family stand up please?” About twenty people stood. Then he asked, “Will those who are from the groom’s side of the family stand up as well?” About twenty five people stood up. Then he smiled and said, “Will all those who stood please leave, this is a birthday party.”


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3 Check off your favorite q FINE DINING & INTERNATIONAL 2714 Dunsmuir, Cumb 4 Yiamas Greek Travina q Osaka Sushi q Gatehouse q Monte Christo q Bisque q Atlas Cafe q Local’s q The Prime

4 Whistle Stop Pub

2355 Mansfield Dr.


4 Griffin Pub

1185 Klmorley Rd


4 Cumberland Hotel

2714 Dunsmuir Ave


4 Chances

361 Hunt Rd, Courtenay 250-336-8844 q Billy’ D’s

4 Crystal’s Place

275-8th St (NEW)


q Mex Pub 250-871-8552 q Flying Canoe Westcoast Pub 250-703-0146 q Blackfin Pub 250-336-8099 q Avalanche Bar & Grill 250-338-1468 250-334-8564 250-338-9838 250-338-6493

250-334-4531 250-334-8811 250-703-9573 250-338-7741 250-339-5030 250-331-0334


q McDonalds 3 Locations q Plates Eatery q Taco Time CASUAL FINE DINING q Jo Klassens Grill q Delicados 4 Ricky’s All Day Grill 795 Ryan Rd Superstore Plaza 250-334-9638 q Mad Chef q White Spot q Chad’s West Coast Grill & Bar 250-871-5434 q Carmies Cafe q Union Street Grill 250-897-0081 q Bonds Fish & Chips q Bamboo Inn 250-339-3500

250-338-5461 250-334-8087 250-338-1660 250-338-5564 250-338-8885 250-871-7622 250-338-8474 250-336-2667 250-338-5514

Buy 1 Large Hot Pizza Get the 2nd %



Expires September 13, 2013, One coupon per customer, Not valid with any other offer

Convenience 111-130 Centennial Drive, Courtenay






FREE 2 ltr pop (no coupon needed)


Get a


Buy any Two Take n Bake Pizzas




q Dairy Queen q Burger King q A&W • 3 Locations q Triple O’s q Wendy’s Restaurant q Yummie’s & Gyros q Michael’s Off Main

250-334-4498 250-703-4721 250-334-4078 250-338-7356 250-334-2443 250-338 2299 250-334-2071


230-8th St


4 Grains Bakery

445-10th St q Zocalo Cafe q Serious Coffee q Rhodo’s Coffee q Komox Grind q Cumberland Grind q Cinnamon Plus q Mudsharks q Grotto q Rocky Mountain Cafe q Cardero’s q Take Time Cafe q Early Bird Cafe q Cafe Amantes q Hot Chocolates q Rawthentic Food & Juice

250-338-0955 250-331-0933 250-897-3838 250-338-5592 250-339-2225 250-336-2557 250-338-5979 250-338-0939 250-897-0081 250-890-0800 250-338-2519 250-339-7630 250-897-7025 250-339-9775 250-338-8211

PIZZA q Riders Pizza - Cumberland 250-400-7433 q Boston Pizza 250-334-2222 q Maidstone Pizza 250-338-1141 q Islander Pizza & Pasta 250-338-4666 q Domino’s Pizza 250-334-3333 q Little Caesar’s 250-703-9663 Your listing here $8 call Cathy 250-202-2550

win dinner &A MOVIE FOR 2 ENTER AT


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12 oz regular

Exp.Aug 31, 2013. Present coupon before purchase.

Relax on our Sunny Patio

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445 10th Street, Courtenay 250-338-0955

Ride for Jeneece Place - Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 Hwy 28 to Gold River

All net proceeds will be donated to the Queen Alexandra’s Foundations Jeneece Place. Registration fees are tax deductible. Join the adventure of the Vancouver Island roads. Entertainment by the Boondocks. Door prizes and Silent Auction At Pipers on the Ridge Pub and Restaurant Accommodation and meal packages available Contact Brian at 250-204-4064

$25 - Register online just google ‘ride for jeneece” or on the day at Courtenay - Weaver’s Leather - 10am Campbell River - The Quinsam Hotel - 12pm




Aug 2013 Comox Valley Whats On Digest  

Boredom Buster for Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland