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Fanny: The Right to Rock will be shown at the Stan Hagen Theatre on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

‘Fanny: The Right to Rock’ to screen at North Island College

The ‘opening night’ film of the 31st World Community Film Festival was…

Fanny: The Right to Rock will be shown at the Stan Hagen Theatre on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Huband students were all hearts for Habitat for Humanity with a recent Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Photo by Yana Dimitrova

Comox Valley school raises more than $1,200 for Habitat for Humanity

“It is inspiring to see students this age taking on leadership roles.”

Huband students were all hearts for Habitat for Humanity with a recent Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Photo by Yana Dimitrova
On March 14, Comox United will host a special PIE Day event, welcoming and celebrating gender and romantic diversity in the Comox Valley and across Canada. (File photo)

Comox United Church hosts LGBTQIA2s+ affirming film and pie evening

On March 14, Comox United will host a special PIE Day event,…

On March 14, Comox United will host a special PIE Day event, welcoming and celebrating gender and romantic diversity in the Comox Valley and across Canada. (File photo)
Radial 31 by Canadian visual artist Laura Payne. Payne will be the next speaker in NIC’s Artist Talk Series. The online event takes place Thursday, March 17 from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are free and all are welcome to attend. Photo supplied

Next North Island College Artist Talk explores where abstraction becomes reality

North Island College’s School of Fine Arts and DIGITAL Design + Development…

Radial 31 by Canadian visual artist Laura Payne. Payne will be the next speaker in NIC’s Artist Talk Series. The online event takes place Thursday, March 17 from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are free and all are welcome to attend. Photo supplied
“Sunrise at Comox Marina” by Amitabh Bakshi is one of the pieces featured at the Comox Valley Photographic Society’s Showcase exhibit of photographic prints at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

The art of photography on display at Comox galley

Comox Valley Photographic Society’s Showcase opens at the Pearl Ellis Gallery on March 10

“Sunrise at Comox Marina” by Amitabh Bakshi is one of the pieces featured at the Comox Valley Photographic Society’s Showcase exhibit of photographic prints at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.
Jeff Agopsowicz plays at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay on Thursday, March 10. Photo via Facebook

Jazz trombonist Jeff Agopsowicz returns to Courtenay

By Malcolm Holt Special to the Record Thursday Night Jazz at The…

Jeff Agopsowicz plays at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay on Thursday, March 10. Photo via Facebook
North Island College is offering new micro-credential programs. File photo

Applications open for North Island College student scholarships and bursaries

Current, future and graduating North Island College students can now apply for…

North Island College is offering new micro-credential programs. File photo
The Comox Valley Child Development Association and COBS Bread have teamed up for the Fun Buns For Kids fundraiser. Decorate your fun buns, then post a photo to social media, for a chance to win a COBS Bread Selection Card. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Child Development Association and COBS Bread have teamed up for the Fun Buns For Kids fundraiser. Decorate your fun buns, then post a photo to social media, for a chance to win a COBS Bread Selection Card. Photo supplied
Comox town hall. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox selected for ‘Women in Local Leadership’ project

The Town of Comox has been selected in the Partnerships for Municipal…

Comox town hall. Photo by Terry Farrell
View of upgraded batting cage. Photo submitted

Batting cage at Bill Moore Park in Courtenay gets upgrades

The Comox Valley batting cage had some much needed upgrades recently. Siding…

View of upgraded batting cage. Photo submitted
Artists Jay White and Nancy Tam installing part of the Comox Valley Art Gallery exhibition, ‘Salt Stained Streaks of a Worthwhile Grief.’ Photo submitted
Artists Jay White and Nancy Tam installing part of the Comox Valley Art Gallery exhibition, ‘Salt Stained Streaks of a Worthwhile Grief.’ Photo submitted
Jesse Hatch (Patrick), Stella Swanson (SpongeBob) and Olivia Parsons (Sandy Cheeks the Squirrel) stand ready to save Bikini Bottom. Photo, Jake Fernandes.

Live SD71 theatre is back with SpongeBob

Musical happens onstage at Highland through March 12

Jesse Hatch (Patrick), Stella Swanson (SpongeBob) and Olivia Parsons (Sandy Cheeks the Squirrel) stand ready to save Bikini Bottom. Photo, Jake Fernandes.
Garry oak tree. Photo by Terry Thormin

Garry oaks are popular nominees for Comox Valley Tree of the Year

By Kerri Scott Special to the Record Few other communities have a…

Garry oak tree. Photo by Terry Thormin
This photo shows another variation of the go bag, a small floatable capsule the Thomsons carry on their dinghy in the event of a capsize. Photo supplied

BOATING WITH BARB: ‘Go bags’ are like emergency preparedness kits for water vessels

“The davits were the last we saw of the Essence.” In one…

This photo shows another variation of the go bag, a small floatable capsule the Thomsons carry on their dinghy in the event of a capsize. Photo supplied
Sam Barnie of Vanier scores during the game against Belmont at the 4A Island tournament. Peggy Street photo

Courtenay school third at four-A Island basketball championship

Vanier’s senior boys basketball team narrowly missed a trip to provincials after…

Sam Barnie of Vanier scores during the game against Belmont at the 4A Island tournament. Peggy Street photo
The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church in Cumberland is held. Record file photo

Cumberland’s Weird Church has a busy month of March planned

Cumberland’s Weird Church has another busy month of activities planned in March.…

The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church in Cumberland is held. Record file photo
The Record, Welcoming Communities Coalition, and Holding Heritage podcast have partnered to share the stories of newcomers to Canada who are local business owners in the Valley. Hollie Ha, pictured, started Holding Heritage to help deepen the understanding of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage in North America. Photo submitted

Series aims to dispel myths and listens to experiences of business owners who settled in the Valley

Contributed by The Welcoming Communities Coalition Does immigration have a positive impact…

The Record, Welcoming Communities Coalition, and Holding Heritage podcast have partnered to share the stories of newcomers to Canada who are local business owners in the Valley. Hollie Ha, pictured, started Holding Heritage to help deepen the understanding of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage in North America. Photo submitted
Video still from Meniscus by Genevieve Robertson, 2021. Robertson and the other members of the Fathom Sounds Collective will speak at the next Artist Talk event, Thursday, March 3 from 6-7 pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at nicart.tickit.ca

North Island College’s Artist Talk speakers explore relationships with water

North Island College’s School of Fine Arts and DIGITAL Design + Development…

Video still from Meniscus by Genevieve Robertson, 2021. Robertson and the other members of the Fathom Sounds Collective will speak at the next Artist Talk event, Thursday, March 3 from 6-7 pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at nicart.tickit.ca
Island Voices (seen here during a Campbell River concert in November, 2021) will perform in both Campbell River and Courtenay in March. Photo supplied

Island Voices holding concerts in Campbell River and Courtenay

Alan Brown Special to Black Press In these times, we have often…

Island Voices (seen here during a Campbell River concert in November, 2021) will perform in both Campbell River and Courtenay in March. Photo supplied
Former Youth Media Project participants April McDonald (left) and Mia Savanna review some of their work. Photo by Léa Sapphire.

Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project now accepting applications

Application window closes March 9; program begins March 21

Former Youth Media Project participants April McDonald (left) and Mia Savanna review some of their work. Photo by Léa Sapphire.