We’re pretty excited about this message we got from the CVAG’s Sharon Karsten a few days ago:
“…created another project, inspired by that one, aimed to get people talking about ‘what connects them to their community’ within Courtenay’s downtown core. This project is called ‘where is here’ … and takes Comox Valley residents on a walk-about of the downtown (within a 15-minute walking radius of CVAG) to chat on-video about their feelings of community connection. The videos taken on this ‘walk-about’ are then uploaded to an online map that is made public. The hope is that these videos generate more videos and interest, and that we spark a full-blown conversation around the ‘intangible’ and ‘cultural’ dimensions of the downtown core that is of use in a variety of contexts – including in the empowerment of residents to own their collective future. The project is a partnership between VIU, CVAG, the City of Courtenay and DCBIA
This Saturday (March 5th) we will be walking and talking about one of our favourite businesses in downtown Courtenay – The Broken Spoke.
Not only is The Broken Spoke a client of Pod Creative, but owners Mike and Tomiko are good friends of our family. Apart from our obvious bias, The Broken Spoke has been extremely supportive of some of our personal ventures in the past, from participating in Car Free Sunday to collaborating on the creation of a Comox Valley Bicycle Map.