Immigrant Support Society helps transition process

Canada Day has special meaning for all of us, but new citizens often reflect on Canada Day in a special way.

Living in Canada is something many take for granted, but for those who come here from other countries it is often a safe haven or a place to start a new life. Canada Day has special meaning for all of us, but new citizens often reflect on Canada Day in a special way. Immigrating to a new country means a new life and new customs, but it also means leaving behind a country filled with traditions, family and friends. Comox Valley Multicultural and Immigrant Support Society understands and can make the transition from an old country to a new one easier. Members include people from all cultures and backgrounds including those whose parents or ancestors were born in Canada to those who have recently arrived.

CVMISS is running an International Food Booth at Lewis Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1. It is a great time to try unfamiliar food from another country. There will also be a CVMISS float in the Canada Day parade with members walking beside it dressed in a variety of costumes from their home countries or costumes that makes them think of being Canadian. The Tai Chi group of CVMISS will perform on the Sid Williams Theatre stage in the colourful cultural night.

In addition to Canada Day activities, CVMISS hosts a dinner on Saturday, June 29 for the Western Canadian qualifier for the Homeless Street Soccer World Cup. Representing the Comox Valley is Maple Pool United, which will compete against teams from Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. The tournament is at Lewis Park starting at 11 a.m. Players will compete for spots on Canada’s national Homeless street soccer teams bound for Poznań, Poland for the 2013 World Cup.

The dinner is open to the public: $10 per adult and $5 per child under 10. A 40 per cent discount will be offered to CVMISS members. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the soccer field at Maple Pool Campground at 4685 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay.

For more information, visit www.comoxvalleymulticultural.ca, or contact Jin at (250) 898-9567 or cvmiss@gmail.com.

– Comox Valley Multicultural and Immigrant Support Society

Just Posted

Two Courtenay Habitat for Humanity families receive keys to new homes

Lake Trail Road project officially has residents

Preparations ongoing for Courtenay’s annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

The doors of the Florence Filberg Centre, downtown Courtenay, will open again… Continue reading

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

Swiss juniors train in Comox Valley

The Swiss national junior hockey team is training at the Comox Valley… Continue reading

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Most Read