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Support Marika De Haitre in the Canada World Youth Nicaragua / Canada Exchange

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Marika De Haitre is a young Comox Valley woman who has been accepted into the Canada World Youth Canada World Youth Exchange program (Nicaragua/Saskatoon).World Community is happy to support her fund raising efforts for this adventure and look forward to hearing a full report on her return. If you want to assist her, here are a number of ways that you can add your support (this is an update the activities/events that are being organized for Marika De Haitre’s CWY program): … Continue Reading

Star Spirit Event

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Star Spirit Performance Event
Wednesday, June 29th – 730pm - Sid Williams Theatre

THE STAR SPIRIT SERIES was started by the Sid Williams Theatre Society in 2007 to celebrate the rich First Nations Cultures of Western Canada, and to present cutting-edge new work by Canadian First Nations artists and performers at the Comox Valley’s community theatre. The Star Spirit Series for 2010-2011 is made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the British Columbia Arts Council. … Continue Reading

Guest Speaker – Gil Penalosa

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Livable Communities Presentation

Thurs, June 16, 2011 7pm -Native Sons Hall

(doors open 6:30 pm - Free admission*)



Join world renowned community livability advisor Gil Peñalosa, for a presentation and dialogue on what makes a community livable, how walking, cycling and public places are the foundation for vibrant places, and what potential the Comox Valley has to become one of the most livable places in the world.

Gil earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA’s Management School. Following years of private and public sector senior managerial experience, the Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia (pop. 7 m), appointed him Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City. Gil led his team to design and build over 200 parks, of which the best known is the Simon Bolivar (360 hectares). They were also successful in opening 91 kilometres of car-free city roads on Sundays, the Ciclovia, where over 1.5 m. people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike.

Gil Peñalosa is the executive director of 8-80 Cities, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of people-oriented communities that are easily accessible, safe and enjoyable by 8 to 80 year olds. 8-80 Cities is advised by some of the world’s leading experts in urban planning, public health, conservation and sustainable development.
*please get tickets in advance at the following locations: Municipal and regional government offices and recreation centres in Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, Simon’s Cycles, Black Cycles, Mountain City Cycles, Broken Spoke, Trail Cycles, Dodge City Cycles

20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, 16 October 2010 – Native Sons Hall, Courtenay

World Community, The Watershed Sentinel and The Georgia Strait Alliance celebrate 20 years of activism.

Many thanks to Sarah Kerr for the photos.

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