As the Comox Valley rapidly approaches summer there is lots to do to be entertained and kept busy. The arts festival just wrapped up in Courtenay from the 4th to 7th of June with over 15 venues and 200 artists participating. Today, the Comox Valley Concert Band appears at Comox Marina Park.
Next week Cumberland is host to the 29th Miners Memorial Weekend (June 12-14) for an annual commemoration of fallen workers. Next Friday, yes the 13th, the 7th Annual BC Boomers Legacy 240km Ride starts at 8am at the main gate of Canadian Forces Based Comox and it runs to Victoria over that weekend. The Comox Valley Shellfish Festival also begins on Friday the 13th.
On Saturday the 14th, why not head out to the Comox Valley Farmers Market starting at 9am? Ladies if golf is more your inclination try out the Thrifty’s Foods 41st Annual Ladies Open Golf Tournament at the Glacier Greens Gold Course. After, why not head out to Cumberland for the Miners Memorial Music starting at 6pm at the Cumberland Hotel? If you prefer something faster, why not head out to Saratoga Speedway at 7pm for the Drag Racing Test & Tune? On Fathers Day, Sunday the 15th there is a kite fly at Goose Spit starting at noon. For this years Fathers Day I am heading down to Qualicum Beach for the 21st Seaside Cruizers Show an Shine Car Show. While there, we plan to take in some of the 50s and 60s music that will be part of the town’s event.
National Aboriginal Day is celebrated the following Saturday (June 21) at 12pm and it hosted by the Komoks First Nation here in the valley. The event will take place in Courtenay at the Big House hall and grounds. That night the Sid Williams Theatre presents the comedy of Nikki Payne and the Simms Summer Concert Series continues the following night at Simms Millenium Park.
At the end of the month, members of the Komoks First Nation will leave along with over 100 canoes from all over the coast to Bella Bella for the Qatuwas “Peaople Gathering Together” Festival.
Of course, there are many other things to do on a regular basis in the valley. Golf, whale watching, fishing, white water rafting, wildlife tours, mini golf, rock climbing are among them. Come out to visit the Comox Valley and if you decide to relocate here contact Brett for help finding your new home.