Story Walk is a self-guided story in nature, available in Comox Valley parks. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley parks contain self-guided stories in nature

The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre has initiated a new program that encourages families to combine a love of the outdoors with a love of reading.

Story Walk is a self-guided story in nature, available along various trails where illustrated signboards have been placed.

The StoryWalk concept was originally created by Vermont resident Anne Ferguson. Locally, the program is available at Comox Lake in Cumberland (Hidden Friends by Kimberly Kakegamic), Puntledge Park in Courtenay (If Instead of a Person by Courtney Defriend) and Port Augusta Park in Comox (A Is For Adventure by Jan Sebastian LaPierre).

“We try to provide Indigenous authors and Indigenous content,” CVLLC executive director Peter Bazovsky said.

Stories are free to enjoy all summer, thanks to sponsorship from First Credit Union. The centre hopes to provide new stories in new locations each month.

The Courtenay-baed CVLLC – formerly the Comox Valley Adult Learning Centre — helps residents enhance literacy skills. It delivers free tutoring services, individually and in groups.

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