Expanded Elevate Bazaar this Weekend!

Expanded Elevate Bazaar this Weekend!

For the sixth year in a row, lovers of art, crafts and the curious will gather in the dark belly of the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay for the annual Elevate Winter Bazaar! This Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th, 40 carefully selected creators of beautiful, breathtaking and bizarre art and craft will descend on Downtown Courtenay. This highly anticipated craft fair offers attendees the opportunity to discover enticing, intriguing and unusual works from inspired local artisans. A NEW special Friday evening event features the sounds of DJ Selector Sproutsonic, delicious elixirs, a card-making cavern and a unique night-time craft fair shopping opportunity! The Elevate Bazaar runs Friday Dec 8th from 5-9 pm. Then on Saturday Dec 9th the Bazaar runs from 10 am-4:30 pm and features tasty snacks and hot beverages infused with delicious local flavours, hands on art and craft activities, readings, DJ’s, and incredible offerings from the talented hands and minds of our community. From leather, woodwork, stones, metal work, jewelry, bones, screen prints and art to heavenly libations, candles, honey, oils, buttons and clothing – there is something for absolutely everyone on your shopping list at the Bazaar! “If you’re looking for the place to inspire the fire your creative heart and to discover unique creations from local artists, the Elevate Winter Bazaar is the perfect destination this weekend. Stay for while and make some art yourself in our hands-on art cave, visit with friends and neighbours and enjoy the diverse creative talent that calls the Comox Valley home. Admission to the Bazaar is by donation. 100% of donations support the barrier free, street...
Pod Creative at Atmosphere Gathering

Pod Creative at Atmosphere Gathering

Pod Creative is very excited about Atmosphere Gathering , a three day music festival held in the heart of Cumberland, BC. We be enjoying the great music, workshops and games that this family friendly event offers.  Michael will also be playing late night dance music as part of the Silent Disco. The Silent Disco is a after-hours dance party held under the big top Friday and Saturday nights from 1 am until late.  Three DJs play tunes across three channels that are broadcast out to special headphones.  Dancers can choose and jump between channels to experience their own unique experience. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online. Listen to EM.ASH’s (Michael) set from last year’s silent...
Climate Change, Nature’s Services and Thinking Like a Watershed – March 14th, 7pm, @Filberg

Climate Change, Nature’s Services and Thinking Like a Watershed – March 14th, 7pm, @Filberg

The Comox Valley Land Trust and Conservation Partnership invites you to join them for a FREE community presentation on Tuesday ​evening ​March 14th at 7 pm sharp, (doors open at 6.30 pm) at the Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay called Climate Change, Nature’s Services and Thinking Like a Watershed. Climate change and rising sea levels, storm surges, intense winter ​storms and long dry summers all have a serious impact on our community. However, there are important actions that local government and conservation organizations can take to help mitigate these impacts. When our community “Thinks Like a Watershed”, we have the opportunity make land use and infrastructure decisions that can help address these challenges and build resilience and adaptability for the future. In this engaging and timely community presentation, ecologists, climatologists, hydrologists​, first nations​ and policy leaders will discuss the incredible value of the services that nature provides, free of charge, from the top of the glacier to the bottom of the ocean. Join us on Tuesday March 14th to learn more about “Thinking Like a Watershed” and be part of action that helps to maintain and improve both our quality of life and th​e​ health of the natural environment.​ For a complete list of presenters please visit: www.cvlandtrust.ca Note! This ​exciting ​event is part of a 2 day Eco-Asset Symposium that will introduce ​the community to the concept of ecological services and eco-asset management and outline how to integrate an eco-asset management approach into local government planning to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change.​ The Symposium is presented by the CV Land Trust and Conservation Partnership in partnership with Project Watershed, the Partnerships for Water Sustainability in BC, Comox Valley Regional District, City of...
Community Justice Centre Campognolo Lecture Series with Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and Dr. John Ralston Saul

Community Justice Centre Campognolo Lecture Series with Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and Dr. John Ralston Saul

The 6th Annual Campagnolo Lecture on Restorative Justice will be delivered by the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and Dr. John Ralston Saul on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Sid Williams Theatre – 7 PM. The Lecture is titled “A Duet on Justice: Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul in Dialogue and Conversation”.  It will range over the connections between Mme. Clarkson’s work in her Massey Lectures  “Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship”, especially the chapter on Ubuntu, and Dr. Saul’s thoughts developed in “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada” and “The Comeback”, referencing the inclusion and reconciliation of First Nations as being “the missing piece in building Canada”. These issues have deep roots with Restorative Justice and the conversation between Mme. Clarkson and Dr. Saul and the audience is anticipated to be deeply stimulating and meaningful as we move forward on the journey of reconciliation. Tickets for the Lecture are available through the Sid Williams Theatre Box Office (250.338.2430 ext 1) or online at: http://sidwilliamstheatre.com/tickets  Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for Sid Williams members, $25 for Students. Visit the Community Justice Centre...
Elevate Winter Bazaar Returns December 3rd!

Elevate Winter Bazaar Returns December 3rd!

The Elevate Winter Bazaar returns this Saturday December 3rd in the Lower Native Sons hall in Downtown Courtenay. This highly anticipated annual craft event invites attendees to uncover enticing, intriguing and beautiful works from over 40 local makers, artists and artisans.   Looking for Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo glass beaded bracelets? Herbal body elixirs and infused soy candles? Skull tea sets? Stunning silver, glass, up-cycled and steampunk inspired jewelry? Quirky broaches and buttons? Indigenous designed and screen printed clothing? Unique art cards and prints? Succulent art and wood carvings? Fair trade chocolate, tea and coffee? Hats and hula hoops? Textiles of all shapes, sizes and purposes? Prepare to discover art, crafts and gifts that will lift your spirits and stimulate your senses.   The Bazaar runs from 10 am till 5 pm and includes a licensed Elevate Cafe, deep beats from em.ash and Rudeboy, chair massage and an Interactive Craft Space for all ages (adults highly encouraged) featuring multi media card making, magic wand making and more. Be sure to visit the Comox Valley Farmers Market right upstairs between 10 and 1!    “If you’re looking to light the spirit of the season on fire in your heart, the Elevate Winter Bazaar is the perfect destination this weekend. It’s like a little winter festival tucked away in the deep belly of the Native Sons Hall. Plan to spend some time and immerse yourself into the magic of the approaching Winter Solstice.” Admission is by donation and all donations collected are dedicated to the Elevate Arts Festival.To find out more about the 2017 Elevate Arts Festival and the Elevate Winter Bazaar #5...

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