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Whats On Digest Calendar Events More events online at ComoxValley.WhatsOnDigest.com Ongoing Exhibits~ Until Jan 13 -The Christmas Truce: Exhibit & Movie nights: Tue to Sat. 10-4, HMCS Alberni Museum & Memorial, On 24 December 1914 the guns fell silent during the First World War. The reason behind the Christmas Truce would become one of mankind’s greatest mysteries. Also, the film “Joyeux Noel” every Wednesday night during the exhibit at 7pm. Seating is limited, reservations required, admission is by donation. ,alberniproject.org. 897-4611. 625 Cliffe Av Wine Tasting at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery: Open 1-5, Tue thru Sun, 40 Knots Winery, Enjoy complimentary tastings. 40knotswinery.com. 941.8810. 2400 Anderton Saturday Farmers Market: 10am, Native Sons Hall, Local food heaven! cvfm.ca. 218.0321. 360 Cliffe Av Charity Meat Draws~ Fri 5pm: Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca 3344911. 367 Cliffe Av Sat 2pm: courtenaylegion.ca .334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Sat 2pm: Whistlestop Pub, streetsmartkidz.ca 334.4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Sat 3pm: Cumberland Legion, 336.2361. 2770 Dunsmuir Av Sat 3pm: Highwayman Saloon, 5467 Island Hwy S, Union Bay Sun 1pm Cumberland Hotel, Cumberlandhotel.ca . 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Sun 5pm, Fanny Bay Inn, fannybayinn.com 335.2323. 7480 Island Hwy S See also our Seniors Events, p24~ Jan 1, Mon~ Happy New Year! Levee : 12pm, Courtenay Legion, Start the year with a traditional Levee! courtenaylegion.ca. 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av 2017 Light Up at Filberg: 5pm, Filberg Park, Last Day! filberg.com. 61 Filberg Rd. Jan 2, Tue~ DVD releases: Gone Hollywood Video, Today’s releases: 7 Sisters/American Made/Battle of the Sexes/ Rebel in the Rye/Stolen. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd. Griffin Board Game Night: 5pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd,. Canucks vs Ducks: 7pm, Catch it at the Canoe! League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca .334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Mixed Darts: 7pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd First Tuesday Fundraiser with Scott Lyle & Special Guests: 7:30pm, The Mex Pub, featurig Tina Filippino & Kel Kelly By Donation, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Trivial Matters: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe. ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Jan 3, Wed~ Drop-in Darts: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca. 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Wacky Wednesdays: 3pm, Griffin Pub, Tapas specials after 3pm & Piano Bar with Rob Petrie at 6. griffinpub.

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Last Sunday of the month, 7pm-9pm Campbell River SDA Church 300 Thulin Street

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ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Pool League Night: 6pm, Avalanche Baravalanchebar. ca. 331.0334. 275-8th St Newcomers Club Meeting: 6:30pm, Crown Isle Clubhouse, A friendly, warm & welcoming group of women who have resided in the Valley for two years or less. cvnewcomers.net. 650-4776. 399 Clubhouse Dr Philosophers Cafe: 7pm, Berwick Retirement Community, A free series where a speaker will introduce a theme to the Cafe & then all can join in respectful, non-partisan conversation. berwickretirement.com. 890-2346. 1700 Comox Av Cox, Bachman & Guests: 7:30pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel.ca. 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av Letz Sing 7:30pm, Halbe Hall, Letz Sing is a community in the Comox Valley that welcomes participants to experience the joy of singing. Letzsing.com 8369 N Isl Hwy. Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub,WIN up to 1000 loonies! mexpub.ca 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 4, Thu~ Men’s League Darts: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, courtenaylegion.ca. 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Poker: 7pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Jazz Night: 7:30pm, Avalanche Bar, georgiastraightjazz. com 331-0334. 275-8th St Open Mic Night: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe. ca. 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, Hosted by Barry P. & Friends. mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 5, Fri~ Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, To participate you will need to be a member of BC Blind Sports. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Jenny at 338-4074. bcblindsports.bc.ca. 1700 Comox Av That Dog: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, Live music theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S. Buffalo Pound: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Mondays Gone: 9pm, Whistle Stop Pub, Music starts at 9pm. 334-4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr Karaoke with Kim: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel.ca. 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Av DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar, avalanchebar. ca . 331.0334. 275-8th St DFRESH presents Da Mixtape Boss Carribean Vibes: 10pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Jan 6, Sat~ Parents Day off: 9am-4pm, Aquatic Centre, Saturday Aquatics Daycamp for Kids. Need great daycare while you run errands? Register for Parents Day Off & let your kids ride the waves & slides at our water park all day! $40 per child, comoxvalleyrd.ca. 334-2527 Poker: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Canucks at Maple Leafs: 4pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Singer-Songwriter Lounge Series: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy. S Glacier Kings vs Campbell River Storm: 7:30pm, Sports Centre, glacierkings.vijhl.com. 3001 Vanier Dr Mondays Gone: 9pm, Whistle Stop Pub, 334-4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Live Music: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel. ca. 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Name That Tune: 9pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca.

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The Vancouver Island Symphony performs Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 nicknamed The Drumroll - after the long roll on the timpani with which it begins. We will also hear Symphony no. 37, written by Joseph’s younger brother, Michael Haydn with an intro by the one and only Mozart. The concert begins with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides – experience the sounds and sights of Scotland in a single piece of music. This is an evening of classical masterpieces, penned by creative geniuses – a picturesque overture, a Mozart rarity and one of the bestcrafted symphonies ever written. Music Moves this season with the Vancouver Island Symphony. For tickets and more information, visit www. vancouverislandsymphony.com. Keeping Music Live! Symphony at the Sid is Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 2 pm. NEW THIS YEAR!

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339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Buffalo Pound: 9:30pm, The Mex Pub, Blues Driven Countrifried Rock No Cover. mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar. ca 331.0334. 275-8th St Jan 7, Sun~ Free Pool: 12pm, Avalanche Bar avalanchebar.ca 331.0334. 275-8th St Free Pool: 1pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorely Rd The Amigos Afternoon Dance: 2pm, Mex Pub, mexpub.ca. 703.9573. 1003 Ryan Rd Non-Denominational Christian Worship: 3pm, Berwick Retirement Community, 890.2346. 1700 Comox Av. Canucks at Canadiens: 4pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Open Mic: 5pm-9pm, Roy’s Towne Pub, Hosts Judy & Bruce Wing, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Blue Grass Sit in: 5pm, Cumberland Hotel, Come & relax to some easy going sweet bluegrass music. cumberlandhotel.ca. 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Open Mic: 7-10pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying CanoePub, flyingcanoe.ca 331-4006. 1590 Cliffe Av Jan 8, Mon~ Living Well: 10:30am, Black Creek Community Centre, A special program just for seniors. An hour long fitness class followed by a delicious lunch. $10.00 drop in or $100 for entire session. blackcreek-cc.com. 337-5190. 2001 Black Creek Rd Strathcona Symphony Rehearsal: 6:30pm, Mark Isfeld High, 339-3242, 1551 Lerwick Rd Poker Night & Pool Tournament: 7pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Adult Skate Night 18+: 7-9pm, LINC Youth Centre, 334-8138. 300 Old Isl Hwy Open Stage: 7:30pm, Cornerstone Cafe cornerstonetaphouse.com. 871-8988. 208-5th St Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Lower Native Sons Hall, Letz Sing is a community in the Comox Valley that welcomes participants to experience the joy of singing. letzsing. com 360 Cliffe Av Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St Jan 9, Tue~ DVD releases: Gone Hollywood Video. Today’s releases: Blood Money/Breathe/The Exception/It/Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House/ My Little Pony/November Criminals/Tiger Hunter. 3399121. 640 Anderton Rd Letz Sing: 10am, Comox Lions Den, Letz Sing is a community in the Comox Valley that welcomes participants to experience the joy of singing. Letzsing. com 1729 Comox Ave. Success is a Mindset: 10am, The House of Now, Brain-based methods for changing your thoughts & recreating the scope of what’s possible. $35, fullyalive. ca 778-992-0930. 536-5th St Munch your Lunch: 11:30am, Mex Pub, live music with Tomcat. mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd. Euchre: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Canucks at Capitals: 4pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Board Game Night: 5pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 2 League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, See Jan 2 Mixed Darts: 7pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 2 Continued on page 11

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Ginger Goodwin 100 YEARS On July 27, 1918, in the mountains near Cumberland, war resister and union organizer, Albert “Ginger” Goodwin was shot by Special Constable Dan Campbell. 100 years later, his death still stirs up debate. Join us in Cumberland this year for a special Miners’ Memorial celebration and commemoration to keep his memory alive. HIGHLIGHTS for FRIDAY June, 22 Workshops, presentations, walking tours, and hands-on art activities plus SONGS OF THE WORKERS: This Friday Night tradition welcomes musicians to share songs and poems in the working class tradition. This event serves up locally brewed beer, Riders Pizza, and fantastic company! HIGHLIGHTS for SATURDAY, June 23 Pancake breakfast, graveside vigil, the recreation of the funeral procession and BBQ at Cumberland Village Park, & evening entertainment with musician and story-teller, Geoff Berner. GRAVESIDE VIGIL: at the Cumberland Cemetery featuring speakers, music, the laying of fair trade flowers on Ginger Goodwin’s grave, and a rose ceremony on the graves of all the fallen miners. The afternoon continues with visits to the Japanese and Chinese cemeteries to pay respects to fallen miners and their families. GINGER GOODWIN’S FUNERAL PROCESSION: the reenactment is the pivotal event of the weekend. With a brass band in period costume, we’ll march down Dunsmuir Ave to the Village Park where historical quotes, newspaper articles, poetry and song will be shared from the stage. Live music and a BBQ will follow. All welcome! HIGHLIGHTS for SUNDAY, June 24: ‘Goodwin’s Reach’ Art exhibit at the Cumberland Museum and Archives. THEATREWORKS: Original theatre by Kymme Patrick that weaves together local history, including Joe Naylor, Ginger Goodwin and a visit from Mother Jones. Most events are free, or by donation, with proceeds supporting exhibits and programs at the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Mark your calendar to save the dates, and check back for the full schedule in the coming months! www.cumberlandmuseum.ca or @MinersMemorialCumberland

Cumberland Museum and Archives photos at the top of the page: C110-001. Funeral procession for Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Cumberland, B.C. 1918, and C110-002. Goodwin on the porch of the Union Hall. Cumberland, B.C. 1916


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Every Week~ Story Time: Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Suitable for ages 0-5. virl. bc.ca Wed-Comox Library: 10:30am. 339-2971. 1720 Beaufort Av Thu-Courtenay Library: 10:30am. 334-3369. 300-6th St Fri-Cumberland Library: 10am. 336-8121. 2746 Dunsmuir Av Tween Night: LINC Youth Centre, Tuesdays 3 -7 pm ages 8-11, 334-8138. 300 Old Island Hwy Drop in Lego Club: Fri, 3pm, Comox Library, build with the library’s Lego and Duplo collection. Ages 3 & up. virl.bc.ca. 339-2971. 1720 Beaufort Av Play Day: Sat, 10am, Courtenay Library, We have activities for children of all ages, from babies up including soft toys, large puzzles, drawing materials, KEVA blocks, and more. We wrap things up with a quick song and story just beforenoon. virl.bc.ca. 3343369. 300-6th St. ValleyDads Night Out~ ValleyDads Night Out is a range of activities for fathers or male family members/caregivers & their children hosted by a variety of community organizations & businesses from 5:30-7pm on Wednesdays. All activities are free, fun & guaranteed to make you smile. Jan 10, Wed~Mini Chefs: 5:30pm, Lake Trail School, Cook & eat a meal together with LUSH Valley’s Little Chefs program at Lake Trail School. Please register in advance with admin@lushvalley.org Jan 24, Wed~Comox Fire Hall Tour: 5:30pm, Dads/ male caregivers & kids, come to the Comox Fire Hall for a night firefighting action! With your little ones, see the fire engines up close in person, meet the members of Comox Fire Rescue & Sparky the fire mascot.

Jan 31, Wed~Cumberland Rec Climbing Wall: 5:30pm, Cumberland Recreation Centre, Climbers, toys, open climbing wall & snacks! Kids grab your dad, grandpa or male caregiver & join us the last Wednesday of the month at the Cumberland Gym for Dad’s Night Out. ValleyFamilies~ ValleyFamilies is a range of familyfriendly activities hosted by a variety of community organizations and local businesses from 2-4pm on Saturdays. All activities are free, fun and guaranteed to make you smile. 336-2231 Saturday, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 30: At press time the January schedule hadn’t been finalized but ValleyFamilies will be running events weekly on Saturday from 2-4pm starting January 13. Search @cvvalleyfamilies on facebook to get up-to-date details. CVRD Aquatic Centre. Comoxvalleyrd.ca, 334-2527, 377 Lerwick Rd Tue, Jan 2~ Splash Zone Aquatics Camp: 10am3pm, Each day kids will work on their swimming & water sport skills in a structured class but they will also get plenty of game & free time in the pool. Ages 5-11 $96 Fri, Jan 12~Epic Beach Party Night: 6pm, Pizza & Swimming Party Night full of games, crazy challenges, hula hoop competition, pineapple bowling, bad karaoke, dance off, limbo contest, trivia & more. Ages:7-12 $10 per child. Jan 20, Sat~Goo Zone: Messy Wet Aquatic Fun! Lifeguards have stocked up on all kinds of goo for this event including pudding, jello & shaving cream. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian who is 16 or older. Regular Admission Prices Jan 28, Sun~ Free Family Swim: 5-6:30pm, CVRD Aquatic Centre, Sponsored by the Early Years. comoxvalleyrd.ca 334-2527, 377 Lerwick Rd


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Jan 11, Thu~ The Singer-Songwriter Series: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, w/ Clare Brett (to be confirmed). theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Jazz Night: 7:30pm, Avalanche Bar See Jan 4 Open Mic: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, See Jan 4 Snowed In Comedy Tour: 8pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique & hilarious take providing something for everyone. sidwilliamstheatre.com . 2503382430. 442 Cliffe Ave Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, See Jan 4 Jan 12, Fri~ Customer Appreciation Days: 1-3pm, Hitec Brazen Sportswear Screen Printing, Learn how Hitec’s new direct to garment digital printer works. Each participant will have the opportunity to print on a T-Shirt. All supplies provided & take home your item. Free! hitecprint.com.334-3656. 479-4th St Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, See Jan 5 Canucks at Blue Jackets: 4pm, Catch it at the Canoe!


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Dab & Donate for Mental Health: 7pm, Avalanche Bar, 3 WINNERS per round, fun games & lots of door prizes! avalanchebar.ca 331-0334. 275-8 St. Lonnie Glass: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, live music theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Glacier Kings vs Oceanside Generals: 7:30pm, Sports Centre, glacierkings.vijhl.com. 3001 Vanier Dr Big Daddy: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 3394466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Ryder Bachman Band: 9pm, Whistlestop Pub, 3344500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Karaoke with Kim: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Aaron P Thompson Live: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, flyingcanoe.ca.1590 Cliffe Av MUSHROOM MANOR presents TEAM WORK : 9:30pm, The Mex Pub, No Cover, mexpub.ca. 7039573. 1001 Ryan Rd DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar. Jan 13, Sat~ ElderCollege Information Session: 10am, Laughter, friendship & new knowledge. Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. 334-5000 ext 4602, eldercollegeCV@nic.bc.ca Poker: 1pm, The Mex Pub, See Jan 6 Rick & Morty Trivia Night: 7pm, Avalanche Bar, avalanchebar.ca. 331-0334. 275-8 St Rock Cod - Celtic Music: 7pm, Sannd Trap Bar N Grill, Come out & enjoy the Celtic sounds of Rock Cod! 7pm10pm. , comoxgolfclub.ca. 339-7272. 1718 Balmoral Av Singer-Songwriter Lounge Series: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, See Jan 6 Woodstove Festival Fundraiser: 9pm, Cumberland

Hotel, Check website & facebook for details. cumberlandhotel.ca 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Ryder Bachman Band: 9pm, Whistlestop Pub, 3344500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Name That Tune: 9pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 6 Back Seat Drivers: 9:30pm, The Mex Pub, Live Rock/ Pop Danceable Musical Curves No Cover, mexpub.ca 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar 331.0334. 2758th St Jan 14, Sun~ Hitched Wedding & Events Affair: 11am, Florence Filberg Centre, Come connect with wedding & event specialists across Vancouver Island who will make your special day one to remember! FREE Admission, facebook.com/hitchedweddingevents. 604-994-1038. 411 Anderton Av Free Pool: 12pm, Avalanche Bar. 275-8th Street . Free Pool: 1pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Rd. Gord Kruger & The Amigos Afternoon Dance: 2pm, Mex Pub, 1003 Ryan Road. Jetsons: The Movie: 2pm, Sid Williams Theatre, The Jetsons discover that George’s company is destroying the homes of the Grungies, the friendly underground creatures who live on the same asteroid. By donation, sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Av Non Denominational Christian Worship: 3pm, Berwick Retirement Community, 890.2346. 1700 Comox Av. Canucks at Wild: 4pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Open Mic: 5pm, Roys Towne Pub, See Jan 7 Blue Grass Sit in: 5pm, Cumberland Hotel, See Jan 7 Open Mic Night: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd.

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ALL AGES AND TALENTS WELCOME There are so many talented people on the island, here is the chance to show off your talents, meet some new friends, and win prizes. This contest is designed to celebrate all talents! Singers, Dancers, Gymnasts, Magicians, Musicians, Martial Arts, Comedians. If you have a talent, we wanna see it!

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Very nice Jimmy, but next time don‛t build it on the driveway. Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Jan 15, Mon~ Living Well: 10:30am, Black Creek Community Centre, See Jan 8 Strathcona Symphony Rehearsal: 6:30pm, Mark Isfeld High, 339-3242, 1551 Lerwick Rd Natural Pest & Disease Control: 6:30pm, Courtenay Filberg, We welcome Carolyn Herriot, who explores the role of soil, insects & wildlife in maintaining a healthy garden. Annual Membership $20, Family $30; guests $5, comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca. 898-8438 Poker Night & Pool Tournament: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd Adult Skate Night 18+: 7pm, LINC Youth Centre, See Jan 8 Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Lower Native Sons Hall, See Jan 8 Open Stage: 7:30pm, Cornerstone Cafe & Taphouse, 208-5th St. Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St Jan 16, Tue~ DVD releases: Gone Hollywood Video, Today’s releases: Blade Runner/Crooked House/Happy Death Day/Loving Vincent/Same Kind of Different as Me/The Snowman. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd Letz Sing: 10am, Comox Lions Den,See Jan 9

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Munch your Lunch: 11:30am, Mex Pub, See Jan 9 Tuesday Euchre: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 367 Cliffe Av Game Night: 5pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 367 Cliffe Av Mixed Darts: 7pm, Griffin Pub, Mixed Darts: 1185 Kilmorley Rd Trivial Matters: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Jan 17, Wed~ Drop-in Darts: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 367 Cliffe Av Wacky Wednesdays: 3pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 3 Pool League: 6pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St Cumberland Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jan 10 Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Halbe Hall, See Jan 3 Cox, Bachman & Guests: 7:30pm, Cumberland Hotel, See Jan 3 Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 18, Thu~ Alan Jossul & The Major Minors Underage Jam: 6:30pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S League Darts Mens: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-

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4911. 367 Cliffe Av Poker: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Jazz Night: 7:30pm, Avalanche Bar, See Jan 4 Open Mic: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Av Open Jam Night: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 19, Fri~ Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, See Jan 5 Comedy Night: 7pm, Avalanche Bar, Laughter starts at 7ish $10 cover,avalanchebar.ca . 331-0334. 275-8 St. Discover Scuba Diving: 7pm, Aquatic Center, Preregister to guarantee your spot! 338.0161. Regular admission into Aquatic Center, ubdiving.com 338.0161. 377 Lerwick Av Name That Tune Music Trivia Night: 7pm, Sannd Trap Bar N Grill, Come out & have some fun trying to Name that Tune! , comoxgolfclub.ca. 339-7272. 1718 Balmoral Dan Challis: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Ryder Bachman Band: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley. Boondock: 9pm, Whistlestop Pub, whistlestoppub. com 334-4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Karaoke with Kim: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Av The Dreadnoughts, ATD & Grinning Barretts:

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9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, One of Canada’s most exciting Celtic punk bands. Tix $20,waverleyhotel.ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir. DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St AFB presents NO BIG DILL: 10pm. The Mex Pub w/ support from Phianste & Christaan DeWitt. mexpub. ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 20, Sat~ Westcoast Poker Tour: 1pm, The Mex Pub, mexpub. ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd UFC-220 Ortiz vs Pantoja: 6pm, Avalanche Bar, prelims at 6pm, Main card - Ortiz vs Pantoja - at 7pm. avalanchebar.ca. 331-0334. 275-8 St. Chad Pad: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, Come enjoy the music of Chad Pad. theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Kinky Boots - Not A Sing-Along: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Kiwanis fundraiser. The Price family for generations has made sensible, conservative shoes for men, but now, to save the firm from imminent bankruptcy, young, strait-laced owner Charlie Price turns to an unlikely new creative consultant. Rated PG. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 3382430. 442 Cliffe Av Canucks at Oilers: 7pm, Catch it at the Canoe! , Glacier Kings vs Saanich Braves: 7:30pm, Sports Centre, glacierkings.vijhl.com 3001 Vanier Dr Live Music: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel. ca. 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Name That Tune : 9pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd Korkscrew: 9:30pm, The Mex Pub, Live Top 40 Dance & Rock Band No Cover mexpub.ca. 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St Sabota DJs: 9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, waverleyhotel. ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir. Jan 21, Sun~ Free Pool: 12pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St EFT for Anxiety: 1pm, Holy Cow Yoga Studio, Use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), to create less anxious, more calm & empowering states of mind. $35, fullyalive.ca/register-for-success-is-a-mindset. 778-992-0930. 542 Cliffe Av Free Pool: 1pm, Griffin Pub 1185 Kilmorely Rd. Jr Hockey Skills Camp: 1:15pm, Sport Centre, Categories will include: skate speed, puck speed, stick handling & shooting accuracy. Fun for all ages & abilities. Regular Admission, comoxvalleyrd.ca. 3349622 The Amigos Afternoon Dance: 2pm, Mex Pub, See Jan 7 Mozart & a Drum Roll: 2pm, Sid Williams Theatre,Vancouver Island Symphon presents this exquisite program where Mozart meets the Hadyn brothers! Classical masterworks penned by geniuses, including picturesque overture, a Mozart rarity, & one of the best-crafted symphonies ever written! sidwilliamstheatre.com. 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Av Non Denominational Christian Worship: 3pm, Berwick Retirement Community, 890.2346. 1700 Comox Av Open Mic: 5pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Canucks at Jets: 5pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Open Mic Night: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd. Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe


Jan 22, Mon~ Living Well: 10:30am, Black Creek Community Centre, Glacier Grannies: 1:30pm, Comox United Church , Grandmothers who work with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. We get together & have fun celebrating successes, planning upcoming projects, sewing & creating a wide variety of crafts & enjoying friendship & refreshments. glaciergrannies. org 250 Beach Dr Symphony Rehearsal: 6:30pm, Mark Isfeld High , 3393242. 1551 Lerwick Rd, In the Know: 7pm, Lake Trail School Library, Dropin. Free sessions provide parent education on child/ youth mental health topics. colleen@forcesociety.com or familysmart.ca, laketrailconnect.ca 805 Williemar Poker Night & Pool Tournament: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd,. Adult Skate Night 18+: 7pm, LINC Youth Centre, See Jan 8 Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Lower Native Sons Hall,See Jan 8 Ultimate Tribute To The King: 7:30pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Shawn Klush was crowned the world’s number one Elvis Tribute Artist in Memphis, TN in August 2009. sidwilliamstheatre.com 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Av Open Stage: 7:30pm, Cornerstone Cafe 208-5th St

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Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St See Jan 8 Jan 23, Tue~ DVD releases: Gone Hollywood Video, Today’s releases: Brad’s Status/The Foreigner/Geostorm/ Jigsaw/The Killing of a Sacred Deer/Thank You For Your Service/24 Hours to Live/Death Race Anarchy. 339-9121. 640 Anderton Rd Letz Sing: 10am, Comox Lions Den, See Jan 9 Munch your Lunch: 11:30am, Mex Pub, See Jan 9 Tuesday Euchre: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Board Game Night: 5pm, Griffin Pub, 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 3344911. 367 Cliffe Av Mixed Darts: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd Canucks vs LA Kings: 7pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Trivial Matters: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Jan 24, Wed~ Drop-in Darts: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Wacky Wednesdays: 3pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 3 Pool League: 6pm, Avalanche Bar 331.0334. 275-8th St Cumberland Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jan 10 Continued on page 22

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SPIRITS OF T NATIVE

Spirits of the West Coast Launches its New Native Art Gallery After receiving a traditional K’ómoks House Blessing, the Comox Valley’s newest fine art and jewelry destination has just opened. Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery celebrates 10 successful years with the move to the new traditionally-inspired cedar building on Back Road. Since 2007, they have been showcasing original and affordable, hand carved masks, carvings, limited edition prints, gold, silver and argillite jewelry from over 100 local First Nations Artists.

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Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals-this is the Pack A.D. Singer/ guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound so gigantic, so fierce and raw and empowering, that it’s easy to forget there are just two people behind this brilliant, carefully constructed havoc.

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Shredding and pounding their way through every song, the Pack A.D. swallows you whole inside their fearless Franken-blend of heavy psychpop/garage-rock. Their lyrics are wild nests, human and complex: darkly funny disclosures about depression; indictments of digital excess; grief-stricken fire bombs;

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The Cumberland Bluegrass Jam is a weekly gathering at the Cumberland Hotel on Sunday at 5:00pm. With such a large musical presence in the Comox Valley, local musicians of all skill levels need a public gathering place to share music with each other without the pressure of performing or the use of sound equipment. Playing music should be relaxing and fun!

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Sundays @ 5pm

If you are new to playing music with others, come at 5pm for an hour of “slow jam” led by Josh Lichti or Britt Hibbert. We pick easy bluegrass classics like “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, “Nine Pound Hammer” or “Angeline The Baker” and play them slow. Slow jam also discusses jam structure, etiquette and some fundamental music theory. Here you’ll learn what chords to play and why, when to play loud, when to play quiet, when to take a solo, and how to lead a song!

After the Slow Jam,we continues as songs are passed around the circle ensuring everyone gets a chance to shine. All genres are welcome from folk, old time, blues, country, and jazz. Guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, ukeleles, bass’ (even washtubs!) and harmonicas have all made appearances. Everyone is welcome so dust off those strings, come on out to the Cumberland Hotel and get to pickin’!


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2995 Moray Ave, Courtenay 250-338-5695 oktirecomox@shaw.ca Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Halbe Hall, See Jan 10 Cox, Bachman & Guests: 7:30pm, Cumberland Hotel, See Jan 3 Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Av Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 25, Thu~ Robbie Burns Luncheon: 12pm, Florence Filber Centre, A fun-filled time of Scottish music & tribute to Robbie Burns, Scotland’s National Bard. Tix at the Florence Filberg Office, evergreenclub.ca . 338-1000. 411 Anderton Canucks vs Sabres: 7pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Poker: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd League Darts Mens: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 3344911. 367 Cliffe Av Jazz Night: 7:30pm, Avalanche Bar SeeJan 4 Open Mic: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Av Big Dave MClean: 8pm, Cumberland Hotel, An unsung hero of Canadian blues & an inspiration to younger generations. vancouverislandmusicfest.com 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir Open Jam: 8:30pm, Mex Pub, 703.9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Jan 26, Fri~ Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, See Jan 5 Discover Scuba Diving: 7pm, Aquatic Center, See Jan 19 Robbie Burns Day Tribute: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Island Voices Chamber Choir 20th Anniversary Gala Concert: 7:30pm, Florence Filberg Centre, A Gala Celebration with audience members sitting at candle-lit tables being treated to sparkling wine & gourmet snacks! 898-4773. 411 Anderton islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca. Dawn Pemberton: 7:30pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Vancouver soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton can be found tearing it up as a vocalist, arranger, & go-to for live performances & studio sessions. sidwilliamstheatre. com 338-2430. 442 Cliffe Av Raincoast Rollers: 8:30pm, Griffin Pub,griffinpub.ca. 339-4466. 1185 Kilmorley Mondays Gone: 9pm, Whistle Stop Pub, 2355 Mansfield Karaoke : 9pm, The Mex Pub, win up to 1000 loonies ,mexpub.ca . 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Karaoke with Kim: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Avenue. Ryder Bachman Band: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Av. The Pack A.D.: 9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, One of Canada’s must-see bands. Advance tickets online at CumberlandVillageWorks.com $15, waverleyhotel.


ca 2692 Dunsmuir DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th S Jan 27, Sat~ Poker: 1pm, The Mex Pub, 703-9573. 1001 Ryan Rd Old Arbutus Afternoon Jam: 3pm, Avalanche Bar .331.0334. 275-8 St. Johnny Miller: 7pm, Roys Towne Pub, theroypub.com. 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Glacier Kings vs Buccaneers: 7:30pm, Sports Centre, glacierkings.vijhl.com 3001 Vanier Dr The Mulligans: 9pm, Cumberland Hotel, cumberlandhotel.ca . 336.8844. 2714 Dunsmuir. Mondays Gone: 9pm, Whistle Stop Pub, 334 4500. 2355 Mansfield Dr. Name That Tune: 9pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd,. The Rangers: 9:30pm, The Mex Pub, No Cover, 1001 Ryan Rd DJ & Dancing: 9:30pm, Avalanche 275-8th St Tom Petty Tribute: 9:30pm, Waverley Hotel, This is as near to real as it can get. Advance Tickets waverleyhotel.ca. 336-8322. 2692 Dunsmuir. Jan 28, Sun~ Trash & Treasures Sale: 9am, Evergreen Club, Flea market, artisan works, new items & more! evergreenclub.ca . 338-1000. 411 Anderton. Free Pool: 12pm, Avalanche Bar & Grill, 275-8th St Free Pool: 1pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorely Rd The Amigos Afternoon Dance: 2pm, Mex Pub, 1003 Ryan Rd Non Denominational Christian Worship: 3pm, Berwick Retirement Community, 890.2346. 1700 Comox Av. Open Mic: 5pm, Roys Towne Pub, 898-8768. 4000 Isl Hwy S Open Mic: 7pm, Griffin Pub, griffinpub.ca. 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd Karaoke with Milo: 9pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Jan 29, Mon~

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Living Well: 10:30am, Black Creek Community Centre, See Jan 8 Taoist Tai Chi: 5:30pm, The Little Red Church, See Jan 10 Poker Night & Pool Tournament: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd,. Hip-Hop Evolution - PART ONE: 7pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Critically acclaimed MC & journalist Shad Kabango sets out to uncover the foundations of HipHop music. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 3382430. 442 Cliffe Av Adult Skate Night: 7pm, LINC Youth Centre,See Jan 8 Letz Sing: 7:30pm, Lower Native Sons Hall, See Jan 8 Open Stage: 7:30pm, Cornerstone Cafe & Taphouse, 871-8988. 208-5th St Karaoke Night: 9pm, Avalanche Bar 275- 8th St Jan 30, Tue~ Letz Sing: 10am, Comox Lions Den, See Jan 9 Munch your Lunch: 11:30am, Mex Pub,See Jan 9 Tuesday Euchre: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Board Game Night: 5pm, Griffin Pub, 339.4466. 1185 Kilmorley Rd,. League Darts Mixed: 7pm, Courtenay Legion, 3344911. 367 Cliffe Av Mixed Darts: 7pm, Griffin Pub, 1185 Kilmorley Rd Canucks vs Avalanche: 7pm, Catch it at the Canoe! Trivial Matters: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 331.4006. 1590 Cliffe Ave. Jan 31, Wed~ Drop-in Darts: 1pm, Courtenay Legion, 334-4911. 367 Cliffe Av Wacky Wednesdays: 3pm, Griffin Pub, See Jan 3 Pool League: 6pm, Avalanche Bar 275-8th St Bingo Nights: 6:15pm, Cumberland Legion, See Jan 10 LetzSing: 7:30pm, Halbe Hall, See Jan 3 Guess that Groove: 8pm, Flying Canoe Pub, 1590 Cliffe Loonie Tunes Karaoke: 9pm, Mex Pub, 1001 Ryan Rd


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Seniors Events

Jan 2, Tue~ White Cane Club: 1pm, Berwick Retirement Community. Come learn about new technologies and services to assist you with limited vision. FMI 3393904. 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 8902346, berwickretirement.com

Jan 3, Wed~ Philosophers’ Cafe: 7pm, Berwick Retirement Community. A speaker will introduce a theme and then all can join in respectful, non-partisan conversation. 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 890-2346, berwickretirement.com


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You Could Be Living Here! We are taking names for our waitlist. Berwick is proudly Vancouver Island Owned and Operated offering independent retirement living in downtown Comox. We always put the needs of the “residents first”.

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

T’ai Chi Gong: Mon. 9:30 AM Weights: Mon. 11:00 AM & Wed. 9 AM Chair Exercise: Tues. & Thurs. 11:15 AM Jan 5 & 19, Fri~ Friday Night Dance: 7:30pm, Filberg Centre. Grab your friends & your neighbours & come on out for a night of fun dancing. Tix at the door. evergreenclub.ca. 338-1000. 411 Anderton Av Jan 12, Sat~ ElderCollege Information Session: 10am, Laughter, friendship & new knowledge. Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. 334-5000 ext 4602, eldercollegeCV@nic. bc.ca Jan 25, Thu~ Robbie Burns Luncheon: 12pm, Filberg Centre, A fun-filled time of Scottish music and tribute to Robbie Burns, Scotland’s National Bard. Tickets $20 at the Filberg Office.evergreenclub.ca. 338-1000.

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

Jan 28, Sun~ Trash & Treasure Sale: 9am-2pm, Filberg Centre, A giant market, can it get any better? Come sell anything! evergreenclub.ca. 338-1000. 411 Anderton Av Each Friday~ Blind Yoga: 1:30pm, Berwick Comox Valley, To participate you will need to be a member of BC Blind Sports. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Jenny at 338-4074. bcblindsports.bc.ca. 1700 Comox Av Each Sunday~ Worship at Berwick: 3pm, You are cordially invited to join us for a nondenominational Christian worship service. All welcome. Berwick Retirement Community, 1700 Comox Ave, Comox. 890-2346, berwickretirement.com

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What’s In Your Food?

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By Arzeena Hamir

Ah January, the month of new beginnings and new resolutions. If a cleaner diet is high up on your list of to-dos, here’s a quick tip to help cut through the plethora of diet advice. Cook from scratch for yourself and your family. The more your take back control of what goes into your body, the fewer “nasties” that will enter it.

foods laced with antibiotics, all kinds of reactions can happen from irritable bowel syndrome to eczema to even depression. Probably the biggest culprit is the prevalence of glyphosate, also known as Roundup. This herbicide is in large-scale wheat, barley & oat farms as well as in GMO crops like canola, feed corn, and soybeans.

But doesn’t our government protect our food system? In a short, no they do not. Basically, Health Canada approves whatever the USDA does and the USDA has a revolving door between itself and companies like Monsanto and Bayer. So, it’s really up to you to make informed choices.

So how do you eat cleaner? Choose whole fruits and vegetables and wherever possible, purchase organic. In Canada, there is no other labeling system other than certified organic that can ensure food isn’t grown without pesticides or antibiotics. Luckily, in the Comox Valley, there a number of certified organic vegetable, chicken and beef farmers. Check them out at the Farmer’s Market. Get to know your grower. They’re your first line of defense for a healthier you.Canada, there is no other labeling system other than certified organic that can ensure food isn’t grown without pesticides or antibiotics. Luckily, in the Comox Valley, there a number of certified organic vegetable, chicken and beef farmers. Check them out at the Farmer’s Market. Get to know your grower. They’re your first line of defense for a healthier you.

And it certainly is possible. Eliminating herbicides, insecticides, genetically engineered (GE) organisms and antibiotics from your food supply can make a huge difference in how you and your family feel after a meal. More and more, we are finding that the gut microbiome is critical for helping to not only your digest food, but also for general health including producing important brain hormones. When this internal ecosystem is out of balance because of poor diet or eating

Arzeena Hamir & Amara Farms are a founding member of Merville Organics. Merville Organics is a way for local certified and transitional to organic farmers to join forces and market their products cooperatively. They offer a summer & fall CSA box program, and sell their produce at local farmers markets & restaurants. See them at the Farmers Market or contact them at mervilleorganics@gmail.com or also at mervilleorganics.ca


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THINGS TO DO

Things To Do In

Recreation Swimming: Comox Valley Aquatic Centre 25mtr lap pool, Whirlpool, Wave pool. Steam

Room and Sauna. (250) 334-2527 600 377 Lewrick go to www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec to check program times. Skateboarding: Free @ Courtenay/ Comox Skatepark 1551 Lerwick Road Courtenay Lewis Recreational Ctr: All racquet Sports. Organised Youth Programs, and Weight Room - 489 Old Island Hwy www.courtenay.ca/recreation/lewis-centre 250 338-5371 Comox Recreation Centre - 1809 Noel Ave, Comox, 25-339-2255 Assorted indoor and outdoor recreation activities, racket games, volley ball, and fitness facility. Explore world famous trails: Dodge City Cycles 2705 Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland. Bowling: Codes Country Lanes- Try Cosmic Bowling 250 334-4051, 307 6th St, Courtenay. Climb the Wall: Cumberland Recreation Centre. Dunsmuir Rd, Cumberland. Mon-Fri 7am-9am. Weekends from 9am. Walks & Hikes Walk, Skate, Bike the Courtenay Air Park: FREE Enjoy wildlife, bird estuary, and watch the planes Courtenay, Off Cliff Ave. turn onto Mansfield Rd. Walk the Docks: Visit the Comox Marina for wildlife, fresh fish just caught or enjoy watching the boats. Bird Watching: Rotary Dyke Road Park or Lazo Marsh by Point Holmes. Mountain Biking Tours & Bike Rentals Garden Tour: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens -from 11am to dusk 6183 Whittaker Road woodlandgardens.ca 250 338-6901. Art Studios & Galleries Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery: 250-338-2120 2926 Back Rd. Courtenay. spiritsofthewestcoast.com. Comox Valley Regional Art Gallery 580 Duncan Av. 338-6211 comoxvalleyartgallery. com Potter’s Placey Gallery: 180B 5th Street, Courtenay 2-334-4613 Pearl Ellis Gallery 1729 Comox Ave. 3392822 www.pearlellisgallery.com


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L&K Service

Complete Auto Repairs One Year Warranty on all Repairs

Electronics • Air Conditioning • Tires 250-871-8840 Unit E - 736 30th Street, Courtenay BC

I-Hos Gallery 3310 Comox Rd. 339-7702 ihosgallery.com Local Art at the Comox Airport: View local artworks all themed around Living in Northern Vancouver Island. 334.2983. Museums Comox Airforce Museum: 250-339-8162, See the history of the Snowbirds and other Canadian Aircraft 19 Wing Comox, end of Ryan Rd, Comox HMCS Alberni Museum: In the Comox Centre Mall open five days a week admission is by donation Courtenay Museum Tour: Tours Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre Tours -7 Fourth St. courtenaymuseum.ca Cumberland Museum and Archives 3362445, Dunsmuir Av. cumberlandmuseum.ca Live Theatre: Sid Williams Theatre 250 3382430, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay Things To Do In

Hiking: There are lots of great places to Hike, regardless of the weather, drop into the Visitor Ctr. for their comprehensive hiking

guides. Favourites are Seal Bay Park, around the Strathcona Parkway, Forbidden Plateau, The Puntledge River, Kye Bay in Comox and Comox Lake in Cumberland Trout Fishing: Comox Lake 3km west of Cumberland Village, Comox Lake Rd. Boat ramp is free Oct-April. Indoor Rock Climbing: Full facility, On the Rocks Climbing Gym: Open Tue-Sun 10am9pm, 1980 Nrth Isl. Hwy. Campbell River 250-287-7625 Cave Exploring: $54 @ Horne Lake Cave Exploring 250 248-7829 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd. (43 KM) http://hornelake.com/ portfoliosets/cave-tours Mount Washington Alpine Resort Ski/Snowboard Lessons for all ages Cross Country/Nordic skiing and snowshoeing Snow Tubing and Tobogganing For more information call 338-1386 or visit mountwashington.ca Build a Snowman: take the family up Mt Washington and build a snowman and enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa in the cafeteria! Hornby Island Art Studio’: There are 8 Art studios on Hornby Island, do a day trip and see them all.


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Canadian Western Bank Presents Have a Heart Dinner Theatre

Boppin’ with The Beach Street Players Directed by Gloria Herauf

A reunion of the Beach Street Players featuring comedy, laughter and great music.

Florence Filberg Centre February 15, 16 & 17 2018 $60

THURSDAY & FRIDAY Tables of 8 $420 until Jan. 13

$65

SATURDAY

Tables of 8 $455 until Jan. 13

Available at:

Blue Heron Books Benjamin Moore House of Color For More Information 250-702-7057

On Sale Dec 2nd Proceeds to support Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise projects, Comox United Church Community Programs and Wachiay Friendship Centre


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Karaoke

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Trivial Matters

WednesDAYS Guess that Groove

FRIDAYS LIVE MUSIC @ 9PM JAN 12 Aaron p Thompson JAN 26 Ryder Bachman flyingcanoe.ca

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Sports on all screens If you want to watch it - we’ll put it on.

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2018 Kia

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Comox Valley What's On Digest January 2018  
Comox Valley What's On Digest January 2018  

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