November & December 2015
Santa's Workshop volunteers John Bernard and Theo Ohlenschlager are just two of the many volunteers who help make Christmas special for Comox Valley children and families.  Last year Santa's Workshop had 92 volunteers and catered to 599 children in 271 families.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt


Santa’s Little Elves

Comox Valley volunteers have been making Christmas miracles happen for 42 years

Photo by Boomer Jerritt


Connected to Nature

Valley preschoolers discover the wonder of the outdoors in a natural learning environment

The Comox Valley Food Bank’s 35-40 volunteers help feed approximately 1,300 people—about 380 of them children—each month.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt


Fueling the Community

Local Food Bank fulfills its goal of reducing hunger in the Comox Valley

“If my presentations can save just one person from suffering the hell that I have lived through—and continue to live with—then all of my efforts to promote helmet use when riding a motorcycle or a bike, and while participating in various sports, will have been worth it,” says Chris Tutin.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt


Insanity Education

A traumatic brain injury becomes the catalyst for Chris Tutin’s ambitious helmet safety campaign

“I think this can only get bigger, better and more fun,” says Jeannie, with Richard outside the recording studio.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Local Business

A Musical Getaway

Retreat and record at the Valley's newest holiday offering—a vacation rental/recording studio

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Local Business

The Lightness of Flight

Ultralight flight school makes flying accessible and affordable—picturesque local views included

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A Living Canvas

Local face and body painting artist helps people create a story on their own unique canvas

Comox Christmas

Around Town Calendar

Around Town Community Calendar

A look at what's on in the Comox Valley for the months of November and December 2015 and January 2016

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Recipe File

Recipe File

Warm up to winter with these comforting recipes

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