Search Results for: Culture and Art

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Our Church Buildings

Words by Dawn Copeman
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Opening the doors to change.     When I was a little girl in the 1960s, we’d play hand games to amuse ourselves: cat’s cradle, shadow...

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12

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Pre-loved: An ode to used books

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
I have always loved reading, but fell hard for books when I was eight. We were living in an amateur’s converted barn with questionable heat and electricity,...

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Forging Perfect Imperfections: Fire & Hammer Forgeworks

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Lorenz Jimenez
By his own admission, James Emslie has a knack for making modern things from other people’s discarded items. His Facebook page says he is a “maker of...

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11

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Tribal Journeys

Words by Jodi Simkin
Connecting coastal communities with dugout canoes.     The air will be fragrant with the smell of smoking salmon and the shores lined with...

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Cody ‘Beaver’ LaFrance

Words by Dan LaFrance
Article photo by Sara Kempner
Gallery photos by Dan LaFrance
The evolution of a visionary carver     At the tender young age of eight, while attending Quadra Elementary School, Cody LaFrance (Beaver)...

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10

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Naturally Aware: April Bencze

Interview & article photo by Ross Bodenmann
Gallery photos by April Bencze
With stunning visuals and captivating words, April Bencze is reconnecting humans with the natural world. Her portfolio, Instagram following, and contributions...

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Igniting a Spark: Learning at the Fine Arts eCademy

Words by Tom Keenoy
Photos by Laura Mann
When I moved to the Comox Valley as a new-ish parent, thinking about things like good schools felt far off. Since then, I’ve spoken with lots of parents who...

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9

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Choral Valley

Words by Wendy Nixon Stothert
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The joy of lifting your voice with others.     Mind. Body. Heart. Spirit. The experience of communal singing nourishes them all. The Comox...

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Activating Arts And Culture

Words By Meaghan Cursons
A look at the work of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council.     If art is the reflection of community, the Comox Valley Community...

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8

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Float Your Boat: Hilmark Boats

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Quality, handcrafted & traditional wooden boats.     In the past I have waxed poetic about the beauty of wood; how it can be shaped,...

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8

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A Tuneful Of Memories

Words By Dr. James Montgomery
Spirit of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra.     Monday night in the Comox Valley means it must be orchestra night! Over 60 community...

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7

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Vancouver Island Museum Of Nature

Words By Max Oudendag
Photo by Marek Zaleski
Trucking around the forest with filmmaker Marek Zaleski.     “I don't film what I see, I film what I feel” explains Marek Zaleski, as...

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Comox Valley Soap Artists

Words By Lisa Levesque
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
They have distinct products and personal journeys, but their motivation is shared: your skin is your body's largest and fastest-growing organ, and it deserves...

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7

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BLENDING MARTIAL ARTS & YOGA

Words By Corny Martens
, Jared Sato
And Mac Newton
Photo By Sven Karsholt
How the practice of two disciplines nurtures three local martial artists and yogis     Branches of the same tree, nurtured by roots from...

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6

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Art Alchemy

Words By Bobby Herron
Photos By Karen McKinnon
Artists in the Comox Valley create and cultivate a vibrant studio/gallery.     Not so long ago, before real estate prices in Vancouver...

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Dancing In The Dark

Words By Terry McKall
Vancouver Island’s greatest discoveries may lie beneath the rainforest and mountains it is most known for.     When I arrive at Horne...

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5

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Inspired By Sound

Words By Bobby Herron
Gallery Photos By Ron Pogue
Two of Cumberland’s citizens build a legacy of music from behind the stage.     It was a moment that I knew I would cherish long after...

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5

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Sewing Wild: Sew What I Sew

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
A man, his sewing machine, and a passion for new experiences come together in a Cumberland business.     Adventure is dirty business. With...

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Joy District

Words By Andrew Wood
Halfway through Joy District's set, the power to their bass, both guitars, and all four microphones cut out. On its feet, the crowd shifted from energetic...

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Memories of Chinatown

Words By Dawn Copeman
Intro Photo By Ed Brooks
Gallery Photos By Sara Kempner
Walking along the old Wellington Railway trail where alder, hard hack and osier dogwood create a bower of beautiful for wildlife, I smell the coal dust still...

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Live/Work In Tin Town

Words by Sophie Simard
And Jared Sato
Imagine no commute to work, more time for sleep and leisurely mornings, flexible hours, no boss, more family time, time for hobbies, no packed lunches, the...

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Cumberlandia

Words By Andrew Findlay
Photos By David Prothero
It’s go time. I have to drop off my Delica at the shop to get a skylight leak fixed. I was planning to sell it, but Cumberland council is about to vote...

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Audilbe Inspiration

Silent Season is a music label born in the Comox Valley. The sound of the label grew out of the connection between deep ethereal music and the rain forests of...

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A Big Tent With Big Intent

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photos by Ron Pogue
An authentic Italian Circus Tent was shipped half way around the planet to Vancouver Island this past summer. It arrived accompanied by a certified British...