News and Events
Dear Audrey (89 min.) is a new award-winning documentary about remarkable love that endures through all the challenges that Alzheimer’s can present. World Community’s film series continues with this extraordinary film on Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation.
Celebrated filmmaker Martin Duckworth’s signature in over 100 documentary films is beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary. In Dear Audrey, this tradition is mirrored in the poetry and pain of a life well lived.
After Audrey’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Martin’s commitment and grace in caring for her becomes his most important life work. He says, “My love for Audrey intensified during her illness.” Adding to those challenges is helping his 45-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, who has autism, maintain a relationship with her mother as Audrey’s health declines.
As film critic Richard Propes stated “It’s the kind of story for which Duckworth himself is known, a sort of observational endeavor filled with matter-of-fact truths and endearingly vivid and humane imagery. A poignant and beautiful film.”
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World Community Future Vision Event
Thursday November 17, 6 – 9 pm, Creekside Commons Cohousing
Light refreshments will be provided.
Location: 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay
We are looking for your ideas & inspiration to chart directions for our future.
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From July to September 1990, two Mohawk communities in Quebec — Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawá:ke — were thrust into a resistance against the Sûreté du Québec, the RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
This ground-breaking documentary explores the individual and collective journeys of a group of LGBTQ+ women and their allies who have successfully navigated the male-dominated landscape of southern music.
Fighting barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, the incredible women of the 1960s rock band, Fanny, reunite to play music and cut a new record.
How ‘natural’ is liquified ‘natural’ gas? The film Fracking the Peace (35 min) tells how fracking for ‘natural’ gas has negatively impacted the lives of people living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC. Join World Community and the Dogwood for a screening of the film and discussion on Friday, December 3 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.
Online screening available anytime between November 26 and 28 - CLICK HERE to watch the film trailer or to pre-order a ticket ! A walk in the woods will never be the same after watching the film, The Hidden Life of Trees (83 min), being co-presented by World Community...
Come visit our TinTown warehouse and pick up your fairly-traded organic products. Products can also be purchased in the Comox Valley and beyond. #3- 2440 Rosewall Crescent, (Tin Town) Courtenay, BC. FMI: see our Fair Trade page.
World Community’s Annual General Meeting - Thursday Nov. 4th at 7pm on Zoom. After the formal part of the meeting, we will show a few trailers from our upcoming 31st Annual Film Festival. CLICK HERE for the ZOOM LINK ________________________ Also, we are hoping you...
The natural qualities of horses can be beneficial for people with physical or psychological limitations. World Community’s film series continues online over the Thanksgiving weekend with the beautiful new film Walk On: The Horse Healer (52 min) by Denman Island...
Black and Indigenous identity issues are the focus of the powerfully intimate documentary, One of Ours (88 min) being co-presented by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs and will be available online at any...
Take a musical trip to Cuba with World Community’s next film series offering, Los Hermanos: The Brothers available online anytime from September 10 – 12. CLICK HERE for film trailer & link to purchase tickets ($10/ individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income....
World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position.
World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position. The successful applicant will be the key organizer for our Fair Trade social enterprise. Duties include: • distribution of coffee and other goods to retailers and...
Mental Ilness was affecting 1 in 5 Canadians even before Covid 19 increased those numbers. The new documentary, Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental...
What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn about this hidden history and celebrate International Women’s Day with World Community’s film screenings, available any time from March 6 – 8. CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS. Without a...