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Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association

The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association is group of individuals whose vision is to increase awareness and raise literacy levels in the Comox Valley. CVLL includes a Board of Directors, Literacy Outreach Coordinators, and community members and stakeholders in literacy and learning.

We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email Danielle Hoogland, or call 250-897-2623


Contact Information
 
Danielle Hoogland
250-897-2623 (cell)
250-897-0525 (home office)
email: dhoogland@shaw.ca
web: www.cvliteracy.ca



COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

To provide quality hockey for Comox Valley male and female youth and to provide opportunities to fulfill his/her potential in a safe and healthy environment.

Contact Information

CVMHA Office
P.O. Box 3226
Courtenay, B.C. V9N 5N4

Phone: (250) 334-0567        Fax: (250) 334-8173 

Administrator/Registrar:

Dale Stewart
Phone: (250) 339-0952                    Fax: (250) 339-0967
E-mail: dalegstew@gmail.com

WEB LINK:  http://cvmha.goalline.ca/




COMOX VALLEY MINOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

Our Association's Mission Statement is:
"To promote, govern and build the sport of softball throughout the province of British Columbia."

Senior Coordinators

District 3
Name:   Gord Parnham     Phone250-338-7935 
Email:  gparnham@telus.net

WEB LINK:  www.softball.bc.ca 




COMOX VALLEY ORCAS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM

The Comox Valley Orcas Synchronized Swim Club (CVOSSC) is a non-profit, parent run organization. It strives to provide a positive and cooperative atmosphere for participants in the sport of synchronized swimming. Based out of the Comox Valley Sports Centre the CV Orcas began in 1992.
Synchronized swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada, and it provides young athletes with an opportunity to combine athletic achievement with self-esteem and artistic expression. Synchronized swimming also emphasizes self-discipline and leadership skills while stressing the importance of commitment and teamwork.

WEB LINK:  www.comoxvalleyorcas.com




COMOX VALLEY PONY CLUB

We are an active club of 27 members ranging in levels from E to B.  We spend the winter months focusing on Stable Management Education. This is in preparation for Quiz and our Written test in the spring. We get together bi-weekly for guest speakers, field trips, hands on and the occasional fun day!  During Spring Break we have our spring camp. We get together for 2 days of riding lessons plus Stable Management, followed by a fun day




COMOX VALLEY RAIDERS YOUTH FOOTBALL

Our organization exists soley to provide the children of the Comox Valley the opportunity to have fun and learn the valuable life skills playing football. As parents of young football players ourselves, we can attest to the positive impact football has had on our childrren both on and off the field.
Raiders football is run by volunteers and any parent is welcome to join our endeavor to provide an exciting football expieriance for our and your children. Like many organizations  our volunteers are key to the success of the whole operation.

To sign up or for more info 
Coach Levigne :  Phone:  250.897.0663

Email: levigne@shaw.ca

WEB LINKwww.ballcharts.com/cvraiders




COMOX VALLEY RECOVERY CENTRE

The Comox Valley Recovery Centre is a non-profit, charitable society incorporated in 1976 under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Society members, all volunteers, are predominantly from the Comox Valley, but also from other Island communities. The Society is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors which meets monthly. Daily operation of CVRC is under the direction of its administrator.
Our Aims
To assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of chemically dependant people so they might return to a useful life in society.  To help Centre residents through a supportive recovery program at attain life skills which will lead them to gainful employment.

Any member of the public with a desire to participate in the work of the CVRC Society will be welcomed. Please call (250) 338-7144

WEB LINK:  www.comoxvalleyrecoverycentre.com/society.php




COMOX VALLEY RINGETTE ASSOCIATION

Ringette is not hockey for girls!
With different rules, different equipment and different skills, it is a different game!

Fun & Friendships Happen on Ice! Building strong, fit & confident kids. Ringette is a wonderful way to learn to skate: a non-contact sport with full protective equipment and a supportive, fun environment.

Our association currently consists of three teams but thanks to our dedicated coaches, association members, parents and enthusiastic players, we are growing! We are hoping to have enough players for 2 youth teams in the 2012/2013 season. Many parents are choosing Ringette for their girls and boys as a wonderful alternative to hockey. With one ice time a week, 4 dedicated coaches and a culture of support and fun, Ringette is a great choice for you and your family.

Youth* (ages 7-12)   Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 at the Comox Valley Sports
Center, Arena #1

Winter Games Girls (born in 1999 or 2000)  Every 3rd Sunday at the Sports
Center, Arena #2

Masters* (30 and over) Mondays 10:00 to 11:00pm at the Glacier Gardens Arena

*Youth and Masters divisions have ongoing registration and are open to girls
and boys.

Please contact us for information on registering:
EMAIL:  registrar@comoxvalleyringette.com

President  Helen Oliphant - cvra@comoxvalleyringette.com

MAILING ADDRESS

Comox Valley Ringette Association
P.O. Box 3252
Courtenay, BC V9N 5N4

WEBSITE:   www.comoxvalleyringette.com




COMOX VALLEY SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING

Serving Comox Valley Seniors Since 1991

Volunteer Programs & Services for Seniors by Seniors 
  Free and confidential peer support services to seniors age 55 years and older. 

Volunteers    Always needed.  If you are age 50 or more and willing to take the training please contact us.

Individual Peer Support    A trained and supervised volunteer senior will meet with you once a week for approximately one hour per week for a short term period of 3 to 6 months to assist you in making decisions to improve your life situation if you are dealing with such issues as loneliness, depression, loss, stress and coping with new situations.   These meetings are based on the principles of self-help and personal empowerment. Senior peer counsellors are compassionate individuals over the age of 50 who have been trained to provide non-judgmental emotional support to promote wellness and reduce social isolation.

Caregiver Support Groups    Support for people who are providing care and support to a family member with dementia or a chronic disability.  Meetings are facilitated by two trained facilitators and include informal discussions, speakers, videos, education and information.   Two women’s groups and one men’s group meet once a month. 

Phone:  250-890-0099

Office Hours:  Mon – Fri  1 – 4 pm

Mailing Address:

Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society
Unit E, 2002 Comox Ave,
Comox, BC   V9M 3M6

WEB LINKwww.cvspc.wordpress.com




COMOX VALLEY SKATING CLUB

Our Skating Club offers learn to skate programs for participants ages 4 years to adults.  We offer Can Skate, Power Skate, Adult learn to skate programs and also run a very active figure skating club.  All programs are run by NCCP Certified Coaches.

We are located at:

The Comox Valley Sports Centre
3001 Vanier Dr.
Courtenay  BC

Club email: comoxvalleyskatingclub@g

Club Phone:   250-339-9872 :

MAILING ADDRESS:

COMOX VALLEY SKATING CLUB
PO Box 3302
Courtenay, BC
V9N 5N5

WEB LINK:  www.comoxvalleyskatingclub.ca




COMOX VALLEY STRIKERS VOLLEYBALL CLUB

We are a youth volleyball club whose members range from age 13 – 18.  Our regular club season runs from January – May.  We also run a 8 week Junior Strikers program in February for ages 9 – 12.  Teams practice 2 x a week and travel to tournaments on weekends.  Tournaments are held on the Island and the mainland.

MAILING ADDRESS:
Comox Valley Strikers Volleyball Club
813 Highridge Court
Comox, BC, V9M-3R4

WEB LINK:  www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cvvc




COMOX VALLEY THERAPEUTIC RIDING SOCIETY

The CVTRS started in 1985 and became fully autonomous and duly constituted as a Registered Society, with a Board of Directors, in January 1989.  It operates out of an indoor arena at the Courtenay Exhibition Grounds, rented from the Comox Regional District.  In 1990 the barn and stable facility was upgraded with washrooms, a lounge, physio room, classroom, office and tack room.  The Society presently serves 125 clients per week, 28 weeks of the year.  The program provides non traditional therapy using the horse as a therapist, friend and teacher for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged children and adults.  It is a direct service with tremendous long-term benefits.

Phone:   (250) 338-1968
Fax:   (250) 338- 4137 

Email :cvtrs@telus.net

MAILING ADDRESS :
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society
Box 3666,
Courtenay, B.C. V9N7P1

WEB LINK:  www.cvtrs.com




COMOX VALLEY TRANSITION SOCIETY

Comox Valley Transition Society is a feminist non-profit agency committed to making a positive contribution to the lives of women and their children.  We offer supportive programs that provide safety and security and the prevention of violence as well as personal well being through the provision of a safe shelter, counseling, education and advocacy.  Our programs include Lilli House shelter for women fleeing violence, 24 hour crisis line, Women’s Counselling Program, Children Who Witness Abuse Counselling Program, Women’s Detox and Supportive Recovery, Bridging Employment Program for Women, Violence is Preventable school-based program, BeSafe: Girls Group, Triple P Parenting, weekly Drop-in for women who are homeless and/or living in deep poverty, Women’s Wellness, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle, outreach counseling to Denman and Hornby Islands, Helping Hands, Awareness and Education, etc.

Executive Director: Heather Ney     
       
Ph:  250.897.0511                   E-mail:  director@cvts.ca


MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Comox Valley Transition Society
Suite 202, 576 England Ave.
Courtenay, B.C.,V9N 2N3

WEB LINK:  www.cvts.ca




COMOX VALLEY UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Mission Statement
We are a volunteer organization whose primary goal is, "To promote the enjoyment of, and participation in, the sport of soccer."

The CVUSC oversees our local youth, women, men and masters teams. Each division has it's own VP with the overall organization of the club overseen by the President. Within the Youth Division we have a recreational league for children aged 5 to 18 years, kindergarten thru Grade 12, and a competitive league for children aged 11 to 18.

Recreational League (House) : 5 to 18 year olds

Games are all played on Saturdays. Fields and times are set 2 - 4 weeks prior to the start of the season.

The primary fields used are any of: Valley View Elementary School, Mark Isfeld Secondary School, Village Park Elementary School, Highland Secondary School, Woodcote field, Vanier Secondary School, or various others as numbers require.

Coaches are parent volunteers. Advanced knowledge of soccer is not required. CVUSC hosts beginner and advanced coaching clinics to assist coaches in their tasks. Coaches indicate their interest by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Coaches are requested to provide one practice during the week at a field of THEIR choosing and at a time appropriate for THEM.

More details on our house program can be found on our Club FAQ page.

Email: cvsoccer@shawbiz.ca
Soccer Office 250.334.0422       Fax: 250.334.0422

MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Comox Valley United Soccer Association
1701 Lerwick Rd,
P.O. Box 3563,
Courtenay BC, V9N 6Z8

Location:
1701 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, BC - pull into Mark Isfeld Secondary School parking lot, go left towards skatepark; we are the 2-story cream coloured building; entrance is around the other side, thru the gates & upstairs.

WEBSITE: http://www.cvusc.org/




COMOX VALLEY YOUTH MUSIC CENTRE


Our mandate, to provide musical improvement and advancement to music students, is achieved primarily with the operation of the CYMC International Summer Youth Music School and Festival, a school for aspiring instrumentalists, singers and actors.
The programs offer training in all music disciplines from beginning musical studies to advanced solo, orchestral, chamber music, voice and dance. CYMC maintains an open admissions policy. The school’s festival component offers exciting concerts, recitals and theatre productions. Celebrated international artists appear in concert and join the CYMC Festival Orchestra in an outstanding series of concerts.

Telephone:    (250) 338-7463      fax. (250) 703-2251

Email
General Inquiries• info@cymc.ca    Registration• registrar@cymc.ca 

LOCATION:
Suite 204 – 580 Duncan Ave 
Courtenay, BC, V9N 2M7

MAILING ADDRESS :

Comox Valley Youth Music Centre,
PO Box 3056
Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N3

WEB LINK:  www.cymc.ca




COURTENAY AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Through-out the year our museum offers on-site and outdoor programming suitable for all age groups. Program subjects include fossils, geology, first nations history, pioneer settlement history, social history of the comox valley, logging and lumber history, river way study, as well as, a series of changing exhibitions. The museum is a proud member of the the great canadian fossil trail, and was named the first, western most stop in 1998. Our friendly and informative staff make learning fun - and we are world famous for the quality of our tours!  Fascinating artifacts have put Courtenay and the Comox Valley on the national and international map. Visitors come to explore the museum on a year-round basis, view our marine fossil exhibits, and visit fossil sites in the local area. We've been featured in numerous television documentaries, including shows on the discovery channel and the knowledge network.  

Phone: 250.334.0686               Fax:  250.338.0619

Email: museum@island.net   

MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Courtenay and District Historical Society
207 Fourth Street,
Courtenay B.B.,Vv9N 1G7

WEB LINK:  www.courtenaymuseum.ca




CUMBERLAND AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Cumberland Museum and archives opened its doors in 1981 and is home to the extensive archives and artifacts of the community of Cumberland.  We are open year round and offer over 40 exhibits, a company store, research services, after school programs, heritage events, guided tours, films and a replica coal mine.

Phone:  250.336.2445               Email: info@cumberlandmuseum.ca

MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Cumberland and District Historical Society
Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland, BC  V0R 1S0

WEB LINK:  www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/our-museum




EUREKA SUPPORT SOCIETY

Eureka Support Society ~ Eureka Clubhouse ~ Black Top Players ~ 

Eureka Support Society is a federally registered charity and gratefully acknowledges funding from the Vancouver Island Health Authority, the Koerner Foundation, and the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island. The Society also acknowledges ongoing support from Thrifty Foods, Lund Thorburn, Day Breeze Accounting, the City of Courtenay, Jill Lobb, Panago, Muchalat Construction Ltd., Shearlocks, Mud Sharks, Quality Foods, Jeff Hartbower and numerous family members and friends who contribute to our day-to-day operations.

Administration: 

Executive Director: Christopher Bate
Assistant Director: Lynda Valikoski 
 
Ph: 250-334-4035   Fax: 250-871-0025 

E-mail:  eurekaclub@shaw.ca

MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Eureka Support Society
280 4th Street
Courtenay, BC
V9N 1G6

WEB LINK: 

 




FANNY BAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The Fanny Bay Community Association is a nonprofit society and registered charitable organization.  The Fanny Bay Community Board of Directors promotes activities that enhance the quality of life for Fanny Bay residents.  The board seeks community input, invites participation, encourages the use of the Fanny Bay hall as a place to gather, share, foster and deepen the sense of community, and to maintain the existing structure in good condition.
Hall Phone: 250-335-2832
MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Fanny Bay Community Association
7793 Island Highway,
Fanny Bay, BC  V0R 1W0

WEB LINK:  www.fannybaycommunity.com

 




GLACIER VIEW LODGE SOCIETY

Glacier View Lodge is a 102 bed complex care facility located in the Comox Valley. We provide 24 hour nursing care for people who are medically stable but require ongoing care and supervision. Acess to beds is through the Vancouver Island Health Authority – Home & Community Care.

Ph: (250) 338-1451

MAILING ADDRESS & LOCATION:

Glacier View Lodge Society
2450 Back Rd
Courtenay,  BC ,  V9N 8B5

WEB LINK:  www.glacierviewlodge.ca



Becoming a Member

Membership is open to any and all  organizations  which are  Registered Charitable Societies in good standing with the Corporate Registry of the B.C. (or its successor/s)  or an organization that is not a Registered Charitable Society but is currently receiving a gaming grant.

We will act as a laison between you and the Gaming Branch and will assist in the exchange of information, help address gaming grant and licensing issues as they arise in the community, and provide timely reminders of application and reporting deadlines to their member organizations.   

Contact us at vcbsociety@telus.net to be added to our list.  There is no fee for membership.