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Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied

Wachiay opens store-front arts shop in downtown Courtenay

There’s still tailor-work in the back of old AnnSew site, with the store in front

Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied
Gather is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities.

Gather: a story of resilience

The 30th edition of the World Community Film Festival runs virtually this…

  • Jan 14, 2021
Gather is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities.
This grizzly cub pic is one of the photos to be featured at Catherine Babault’s upcoming solo exhibit at the Centre culturel francophone in Vancouver, from Jan. 21 to March 4, 2021.

Comox Valley nature photographer has solo exhibit in Vancouver

Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault presents her artwork at the Centre…

  • Jan 13, 2021
This grizzly cub pic is one of the photos to be featured at Catherine Babault’s upcoming solo exhibit at the Centre culturel francophone in Vancouver, from Jan. 21 to March 4, 2021.
Tina Filippino is offering Letz Sing terms via Zoom, beginning Monday, Jan. 18. Photo supplied

Comox Valley singing program moves to online format for winter session

“Singing is better than not singing.” That is Tina Filippino’s mantra, and…

  • Jan 12, 2021
Tina Filippino is offering Letz Sing terms via Zoom, beginning Monday, Jan. 18. Photo supplied
This Karrie Phelps piece is among the items exhibited in the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show. Photo provided.

Comox art gallery focuses on fibre for next exhibit

Comox’s Pearl Ellis Gallery is getting to the fibre of the matter…

  • Jan 9, 2021
This Karrie Phelps piece is among the items exhibited in the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show. Photo provided.
A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied

Work on Hornby Island Arts Centre to start this month

Community worked with award-winning architectural firm on design

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied
World Community presents River City Drumbeat, a music-filled film about an African American drum corps from Kentucky, is available online from Dec. 26–29. Photo supplied

World Community’s 30th film festival goes online

Give the gift of travel through films. The 30th edition of the…

  • Dec 17, 2020
World Community presents River City Drumbeat, a music-filled film about an African American drum corps from Kentucky, is available online from Dec. 26–29. Photo supplied
The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for 2021. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

North Island Writers Conference going virtual for 2021

The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for…

  • Dec 9, 2020
The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for 2021. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Sid Williams Theatre has a capacity of 500 people.

Sid Williams Theatre offering online holiday entertainment

Join the Sid Williams Theatre online for some laughs and holiday cheer.…

  • Dec 7, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre has a capacity of 500 people.
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some plein air painting. He was spotted on Marsden Road, creating a painting of the Comox Glacier. Photo by Terry Farrell

Plein air painting in the Saturday sunshine in Courtenay

Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some…

Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some plein air painting. He was spotted on Marsden Road, creating a painting of the Comox Glacier. Photo by Terry Farrell
Drift includes the work of poets from around the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Drift features works by poets from the Comox Valley

Rather than have a set theme, the editors let 38 poets put their best work forward

Drift includes the work of poets from around the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied

Courtenay Museum releases ‘coffee table book’ about the Comox Valley

Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments.

  • Nov 27, 2020
Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied
‘Broken But Not Defeated’ is a creation by Bowser artist Cindy Mawle, one of the featured artists at the upcoming virtual studio tour. Photo supplied.

Central Island Virtual Studio Tour offering unique digital experience

Comox Valley Arts (CVA) is offering a unique digital experience for folks…

‘Broken But Not Defeated’ is a creation by Bowser artist Cindy Mawle, one of the featured artists at the upcoming virtual studio tour. Photo supplied.
Edie Daponte and Joey Smith share the stage Saturday at the Sid Williams Theatre. The show is also being livestreamed. Photo supplied

Edie Daponte brings show to Courtenay

Second World War tribute live at the Sid Williams Theatre and livestreamed

  • Nov 17, 2020
Edie Daponte and Joey Smith share the stage Saturday at the Sid Williams Theatre. The show is also being livestreamed. Photo supplied
Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied

Comox Valley parent pens book about her family’s journey with autism

Teresa Hedley’s book, What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism did…

Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied
Comox author Loraine Hartley, with a few copies of her debut novel, “My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family.” Photo supplied

Comox author pens novel about life in a blended family

Generally speaking, authors write their books, then determine a title. But not…

Comox author Loraine Hartley, with a few copies of her debut novel, “My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family.” Photo supplied
Jimmy Carter, left, is pictured with country music legend Willie Nelson — one of many musicians featured in a documentary about the former U.S. president. The film, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, is the latest feature in World Community’s film series. Photo supplied

Comox Valley non-profit presents ‘Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President’

World Community’s film series continues Nov. 6-8 with a new uplifting film,…

Jimmy Carter, left, is pictured with country music legend Willie Nelson — one of many musicians featured in a documentary about the former U.S. president. The film, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, is the latest feature in World Community’s film series. Photo supplied
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

The Sid Williams Theatre Society spent many months since March’s forced closure…

  • Oct 22, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied
Jen Hodge conducts an online concert during the pandemic after returning to B.C. from New York City. Photo courtesy Claudia Nobauer

Canada Recovery Benefit won’t replace the magic of live performance, musicians say

By Jen Osborne Special to The Record Musicians say no amount of…

  • Oct 21, 2020
Jen Hodge conducts an online concert during the pandemic after returning to B.C. from New York City. Photo courtesy Claudia Nobauer