Filberg Park welcomes the global rhythms of Delhi 2 Dublin!

Mark the date for the biggest dance party the Filberg Heritage Park has ever seen! This second concert in the 2015 Filberg Park Concert Series will welcome the high energy global rhythms of one of Canada’s hottest festival acts! Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight-up happy dance music. Founded by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders), Sanjay Seran (from live bhangra act Signia), and Ravi Binning (a bhangra dancer and dhol player), it was obvious D2D had something people wanted. Word spread about their astonishingly energetic live shows and tours grew to include festival performances in Europe, Asia and Australia. The band has kept up with the pace, producing a new album bi-annually since their inception. This concert is proudly sponsored by ScotiaMcLeod/Keil Wealth Management and co-promoted by Elevate the Arts and the fine folks at Cumberland Village Works who have brought these guys to the Valley for some amazing shows over the years! Grab your friends, bring the kids (under 12 are free!), bring a blanket and a picnic or come early for a delicious dinner and special concert menu from Tria Fine Catering at Teahouse (aka Beer House). Reservations are recommended. Gates open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7. Be prepared to dance! A hot summer night with cool summer music is on deck for July 23rd! Part Bollywood wedding, part Celtic kitchen party, and all electronic dance...

Make Art Wednesday

All Ages Drop-In Summer Community Art Making On the plaza at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Concurrent with the downtown Farmers’ Market 10AM - 12PM JULY 8 / 15 / 22 / 29 AUGUST 5 / 12 / 19 / 26 Join us this summer for MAKE ART WEDNESDAY at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Inspired by our current exhibitions, these self-directed art encounters offer possibilities for experimentation through hands-on artmaking. The events are open to all ages and everyone is welcome. Materials are provided. Donations are appreciated and support the program. For more information about CVAG’s programs and projects, visit us at comoxvalleyartgallery.com and sign up for our enews. If you are interested in creating, leading or volunteering to help with a summer make-art event on the plaza, give us a call at 250.338.6211 or email gallery@comoxvalleyartgallery.com If you are interested in finding people to create and facilitate art-based events and want to work on street closures for a few hours on July / August Wednesdays from 10-12, we can offer this program as a format for this purpose. We also have a big opening this Friday – hope to see you there. http://www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com/first-nations-program/...

Prepare to Elevate!

The streets, alleys and halls of Downtown Courtenay are on the brink of transformation as the final elements of the 4th annual Elevate Arts Festival converge for June 3-6. Over 250 artists and performers and hundreds more volunteers and community partners are putting the final touches on their contributions to this mash up of art, culture, ideas and urban reclamation!   The Elevate Arts Festival offers culture lovers a fringe-style menu of music, dance, puppetry, parades, films, literary events, projections, improv theatre, circus, live painting, street dining, pop up parks and so much more. A quick glance at the full schedule is enough to tickle the interest of the most fickle culture lover. There are options for participants of all ages including mural projects, writing and ‘zine workshops, puppet making, a giant collage event, kids shows, and hands on art, crafts and creations scattered across the 14 venues that come to life on Saturday June 6th. “Our vision with this event is to shatter barriers between the people who create culture and the people who consume culture”. says Elevate Co-Producer Meaghan Cursons. “We want to celebrate the incredible creative spirit of our community, in a barrier free format, and show how culture is such a force in community building. We also want to learn from each other and the rich mix of local and visiting artists creates powerful chemistry that helps to stretch our creative edges.” Events kick off Wednesday Night with “uniVERSE”, a poetry open stage at Union Street Grotto. Or head over to the Comox Valley Art Gallery for Pechu Kucha Comox Valley Volume 4. Then the...

YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT – Call for Youth Participants

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. For 12 weeks youth work as a team to create videos expressing their visions for change in the Comox Valley. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street-involved youth and others who face barriers to employment. YOUTH PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: – Full-time minimum wage employment (12 Weeks) – Experience in video production, graphic design & web development – Consultations in career development JOB POSTINGS: – Team Leader deadline May 27 – Technician/Assistant deadline May 27 – Employment and Skills Coordinator deadline May 27 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: – Youth Participants deadine June 5 TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT: 1. A letter of application describing your reasons for applying, your work and school experience and how this project is important to your future 2. Suggested: support material such as a resume, art work (photographs, writing, videos, etc.   INFO SESSION: Tuesday, June 2, 5:30pm at Comox Valley Art Gallery Email your application to: director@comoxvalleyartgallery.com Or drop off your application to: COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay, BC 250.338.6211 This is a full-time 12 week program, Monday to Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm This project is funded in part by the BC Arts Council Partners: Wachiay Friendship Centre, Creative Employment Access Society, Imagine Comox...

4th Annual Elevate Arts Festival set to Launch!

  Dancers, musicians, poets, painters, circus performers, thespians, photographers, projectionists, crafters and merry makers of all stripes are gearing up for the 4th Annual Elevate Arts Festival, set to launch in Downtown Courtenay June 3-6. This multi-venue, cross-disciplinary arts festival welcomes artists, performers and culture lovers to the streets, alleys, halls, pubs and cafes of Downtown Courtenay for a 4 day mash up of culture and community building!   Featuring diverse evening events June 3-5 and a FREE all day and night street festival on Saturday June 6th, Elevate welcomes participants of all ages to be part of a street level celebration dedicated to shattering barriers between culture consumers and culture producers. “Elevate is about more than the tradition performer - audience relationship. Its about bringing the culture makers and the culture lovers together and its about looking at the intrinsic value of engaging in the cultural life of our community.” says Elevate Co-Producer Bobby Herron.   There are still lots of ways to get involved in the upcoming festival. Volunteers, roving performers and pop up artists are still welcome to join the fun! Poets and story tellers are invited to share their work at an open mic event called uniVERSE at Union Street Grotto on Wednesday June 3. The Elevate Mini Mural Project invites families, businesses or individuals to take on a 2×4 foot mural and paint in place at the festival June 6th. Photographers can submit to be part of the 4th annual Photopia Exhibition! Add to that an Improv Soap Opera, Participatory Story Telling, Poets Corner, Pop Up Parks,  Zine and Collage workshops and crazy kids...

Electromagnetic Radiation

Wireless Technology is Dangerous to Humans, Flora and Fauna Video features Jerry Flynn, retired electronic warfare and signals intelligence expert presenting “Wireless Technology Is Dangerous To Humans, Flora and Fauna.” Hosted by Comox Valley Electro-Health Awareness. Contact for Electro Health Awareness is cvelectrohealth@gmail.com Thanks to 9connors for...