Youth Media Project

The 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, and are connected with job placements in the Valley.

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Ted X Comox Valley

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. Imagine Comox Valley and the people involved produce  Tedx events in the Comox Valley.

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Car Free Sunday

Downtown Courtenay

Car Free Sunday 2015 Featured:

Live music, Sidewalk Chalk Art, Outdoor Brunch, Bike decorating, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and lots of fun, family oriented activities!

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Duncan Avenue Commons

The Duncan Avenue Task Force is a DCBIA led initiative championing the establishment of a “Pedestrian Plaza” along a short segment of Duncan Avenue between 5th and 6th Street. This Plaza would be a home for community and celebration in Downtown Courtenay.

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Who We Are

Imagine Comox Valley is a registered not-for-profit organisation comprised of a group of Comox Valley individuals who have taken on the mission to achieve the legislative and regulatory changes required to ensure a sustainable future for the Comox Valley.

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Champion a project of your own

Imagine Comox Valley relies on the creative contributions of “Project Champions” who imagine an idea, animate it, and implement it! Project Champions can be individuals, groups, or organizations.

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The organisation focuses on 4 major events as a means to stimulate and inspire Comox Valley residents

Recent News & Events

Be a Game-Changer With the Council of Canadians

In the last federal election nearly two out of every three young people did not vote. If more of us vote in the 2015 election, we can be the Game-Changers no one saw coming! Click here to take the...

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....

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....