Chamber news & member events
February 13, 2020 | No. 4
Chamber Member announcements & events
As an island economy we import most of our goods and export our waste. In this workshop we will explore circular solutions that will turn our challenges into our greatest resource. Join us for a circular economy overview, an example of circular economy business ventures and access to tools and resources.
Comox Valley Chamber , Downtown Courtenay BIA and Comox Life by the Sea BIA are throwing a Mega Mixer - this is a great opportunity to see your neighbours and get to know other small Comox Valley business owners. Introducing fun activities that will have you chatting about your business in an engaging way.
The Comox Valley Sewage Commission has approved additional odour upgrades at the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre,Please see the following news release for more information. Odour Control Upgrades News Release

Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox, has been appointed as parliamentary secretary for seniors. As parliamentary secretary for seniors, Leonard will work with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, to improve and strengthen services for seniors, and ensure they receive dignified and quality care.

Comox Valley Child Development Association has appointed a new Executive Director. Cindy Xavier was selected as the new ED. Joanne Schroeder, Executive Director since 2014, has retired from her position.

Comox Valley Cleaners has served the Valley since 1970. Did you know that they are Environmentally Friendly and offer discounts to seniors & uniform cleaning? Call them today at 250-334-4772 or visit:

Do you have questions about the current market? Join Tracey Gard of Edward Jones on February 12 for a free Capital Markets update seminar. Register by calling Charlene at 250-890-0997

The Vancouver Island Symphony is turning 25! We will be playing on the number ‘25’ with a concert at the Sid Williams Theatre on Saturday February 15, featuring elegant classical symphonies, as we celebrate 25 years of making beautiful music! The concert, entitled Celebrate 25, starts at 2:00 pm, and is one of nine programs marking this happy musical milestone. Tickets are available:

40 Knots is having their annual Pirate Sale on Feb. 15. Sales are so huge you may need a ship to pack all your wine home. For more info visit HERE

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park - Bringing the Past into the Future. Join us on Family Day (Feb. 17) for a family friendly, interactive day of: storytelling & music, heritage tool demos and display, heritage textiles demos and display, kids craft area and scavenger hunt, heritage photo display & refreshments. For info visit

Cumberland Community Forest Society is raising money for the completion of Project Perseverance. Amazing events are happening until March 31 to raise the final $150,000. Visit HERE to find out how you can help or attend the Community Info Night on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at PM at the Cumberland Masonic Hall.

North Island College presents 'Small-Scale Sustainable Farming Program Info Session' on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM. Register HERE for the infosession.

City of Courtenay is hosting an all-day Drop-in Ideas Fair for public engagement with the Official Community Plan (OCP). Come to the Filberg Centre Wed. Feb. 19 from 10 am to 8 pm to share your views and ideas through guided, fun interactive activites. 

Dine Around 2020 starts February 20 to March 15. Experience the wide-range of restaurants, breweries, wineries and more that the Valley offers. To learn about the restaurants participating visit:

February 22, 2020 is WALK DAY in the Comox Valley! Come out and support Comox Valley Transition Society & Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society at the 5th Annual Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly event helping to raise much-needed funds to support people struggling through poverty and homelessness in our community. Be part of something big! Walk, volunteer, donate or become a sponsor. For more info, contact Michele Vanderwoude, Event Director, at or go to  

Support our Valentine’s Day Foodbank Drive and Fundraiser and Win a $250 Gift Basket! At Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery we are showing our love by collecting non-perishable food items for the Comox Valley Food Bank to honour local families this Valentine’s Day. We are collecting donations at the gallery until February 14. A lucky winner will be drawn on Saturday, February 15. More info HERE:

February 28 + 29 is the second annual Vancouver Island Pride at Mount Washington. Come watch and join in the Charity Ski Race on Feb. 29 and raise money for Qummunity Connections. Visit for a full event listing.

Courtenay Fish & Game present The Roaring Twenties Dinner & Auction on February 29 at the Florence Filberg Centre. Tickets are available at the Clubhouse or Bret Walters at Brian Mclean GMC.

Highstreet Ventures is holding a Public Hearing for the Aspen View construction project on March 5 starting at 7:30 PM at the Comox Rec Centre. For more information on the project visit:

Get your early bird tickets to Vancouver Island Construction Association invites you to their 3rd annual Conference on April 16 in Victoria. Get your tickets before Feb. 28 and save.

Are you a Chamber member? Do you have an event to promote or an announcement to make? Contact Kirra at
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