We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.
World Community (Development Education Society) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 4 at 7 pm at Creekside Commons (# 100 – 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay).
World Community is focusing on some of the challenges, as well as opportunities, we are facing in our rapidly changing climate. The issue of food security will likely become even more important in the coming years.
Featured speaker at the AGM will be Maurita Prato, Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Since 2000, LUSH Valley has been working across the Comox Valley to help people gain local food skills, knowledge and access to good food. Come learn more about their many wonderful programs and new initiatives toward a food secure future for all. A brief business meeting will follow Maurita’s presentation. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. You may even win a door prize! FMI: 250 337-5412
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (60 min.) at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.
Recent research has shown how homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and even cancer and heart disease are often linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). There are simple things caring adults can do to prevent stressful events turning into toxic stress with lifelong consequences.
An expert panel from the Local Action Team for Child & Youth Mental Health will provide valuable insights and resources after the screening.
Doors open at 6:30 to check out the information tables in the lobby. Admission by donation.
Climbing gas prices and environmental concerns are encouraging people to consider making the shift to various electric modes of transportation. World Community will screen the film at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay .
This entertaining and educational film looks at some of the myths people have about electric cars (speed, range, etc.) and gives thought-provoking information to consider. Vendors, drivers, and enthusiasts share their views.
With thousands of dollars currently available as incentives for purchasing electric cars, some people who watch this film may soon end up driving their own electric vehicle.
Resource people will be available to answer questions after the film.
Admission is by donation. FMI: 250 337-5412
For even more information, attend the Move 2 Electric event on Saturday May 18th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Comox Valley Sports Centre parking lot. Learn about electric cars, bikes and scooters, and talk to owners and experts. Test drive an electric car or e-bike, and find out about incentives for purchasing electric vehicles. Admission to the event is free.
FMI: check out the Comox Valley Electric Vehicle Association or Watershed Sentinel Facebook page.
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. World Community is pleased to present the multi award-winning film, This Mountain Life (77 min.) at 7 pm on Tuesday April 30 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.
For some people, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives revolve around it. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania attempt a bitterly cold 2300-kilometer ski trek from BC to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains; a journey that has been completed only once before, and never by two women.
Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance: the gripping story an avalanche burial; a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.
Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a stunning visual experience and a profound spiritual journey set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.
Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jennifer Rustmeyer (Clean Bin Project and Just Eat It) will join via Skype for a Q&A session after the screening.
Admission is by donation. FMI: 250 337 5412
Also - Coming Soon – What is the Electric Car? (75 min.)
Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm at NIC. This entertaining and educational film looks at some of the myths people have about electric cars (speed, range, etc.) and gives thought-provoking information to consider. Vendors, drivers, and enthusiasts share their views. People who watch this film may soon end up driving their own electric vehicle.