Speaker Date Topic
Mike Williamson - V.O.C. Fire Department Oct 23, 2018
V.O.C. Emergency Plan

Follow up meeting to the July 24 meeting speaker  - 'Get My Kit" Emergency Preparedness.  Emphasis on emergency management plans in place in the Village of Cumberland, followed by a short question and answer period.

Club Assembly BOO! Oct 30, 2018
Club Assembly BOO!
Grant Shilling - Dawn to Dawn Nov 06, 2018
Opportunities for Supportive Housing in the Comox Valley
Bob Wells - My Tech Guys Nov 13, 2018
Hot Topics related to computers/tablets/cel phones
Tom Beshr - Pat McKenna Nov 20, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North

What We Do

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, those homeowners achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s mission is to empower hard-working families and make homeownership affordable by mobilizing community spirit and generosity.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Our Values

Housing for All: Access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to everyone.

Human Dignity: We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those who help us in this effort. People are our greatest resource.

Partnership: We can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with others.

Faith in Action: Building on our Christian foundation, we serve and work with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion. Faith is lived through action.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: There is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values. We seek to enrich our organization through diversity.

Club Assembly Nov 27, 2018
Club Assembly
Tonia Frawley - Realtor/Royal Lepage Comox Valley Dec 04, 2018
Changes to Real Estate Regulations
Pearl McKenzie/John Robertson - MARS Dec 11, 2018
MARS - growth and visiting bird
Christmas Meeting Dec 18, 2018
Christmas Meeting
Christmas Day Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Day
New Years Day - No Meeting Jan 01, 2019
New Years Day - No Meeting
Pam Crowe Jan 08, 2019
Comox Valley Child Development Association

Speaking on Autism Program.

Adele Bailey and Tony Arnold Jan 15, 2019
Courtenay Little Theatre

  We will present a short piece on the 60th anniversary of Courtenay Little Theatre and our vision for community theatre. 

Bashir El-Khalafawi Jan 22, 2019
Paul Harris Society
Club Assembly Jan 29, 2019
Club Assembly
Alan Fletcher Feb 05, 2019
AFC Construction - school in Nepal project

Alan Fletcher, a resident of the Comox Valley, and president of AFC Construction is in the process of constructing a school in Nepal.  

Byron Horner Feb 12, 2019
Great Bear Rainforest IMAX production

Upon completing university, Byron Horner and Ian McAllister, long- standing best friends, chose career paths that went off in completely different directions:  Byron to become a corporate lawyer and businessman; Ian an environmentalist, photographer and film maker.  Many years later fate re-connected them for the making of IMAX film: The Great Bear Rainforest when Byron, as President of Spirit Bear Entertainment Inc., took on his company’s challenge to become Executive Producer of a film about this remote and unique ecosystem north of Vancouver Island.  Shot exclusively for the giant screen, the film will offer a remarkable journey into one of the planet’s most spectacular wildernesses – a land of wolves, grizzly bears, humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters and others – as it explores the secret world of the Spirit Bear. Using First Nations people as guides, the film follows the herring run in March through to the salmon run in September.

On May 4th, Byron spoke at our PROBUS meeting about the making of this film which, he said,  is “not Hollywood” and not expected to become a big money maker;  instead he defined it as one of his company’s “passion projects”.   With no roads going to any of the areas, which are only accessible by boat or plane, it was not an easy project to tackle.  This enormous conservancy/reserve  still has one of the lowest populations per square mile on earth. The area itself is in the hands of the First Nations people from whom they  had to get permission to make the film.  Byron defined First Nations people as “critical to the area” and whom the film company used extensively during its production as guides and advisors.

Great Bear Rainforest features one of the rarest animals on Earth – the fabled all-white Spirit Bear. These remarkable creatures, a rare subspecies of the American black bear, are the result of tens of thousands of years of evolution. They live in the lush temperate rainforests of British Columbia, where they hold almost mythic status among the region’s indigenous people. To read more about Spirit Bears, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kermode_bear

No Meeting - Tuesday following Family Day Holiday Feb 19, 2019
No Meeting - Tuesday following Family Day Holiday
Club Assembly Feb 26, 2019
Club Assembly
Aisha Hunter-Bellavia Mar 05, 2019
Recap of Me to WE Kenya trip
Terry Lewis Mar 12, 2019
Vancouver Island Spine Trail

The Vancouver Island Trail will soon be continuous trail from Victoria in the south to Cape Scott at the northern tip of the Island. The Trail follows an inland route in the south and becomes a coastal route north of Port McNeill.   It follows several First Nations and historic routes, and links up many existing trails.


Approximately 770 km long, the Trail is an adventure opportunity that will provide a recreational route for residents and tourists through the beautiful back-country of Vancouver Island.  Although primarily a hiking trail, some sections of the Trail are suitable for other non-motorized uses, e.g. mountain bikes, horses, and skis.  The route passes through a wide range of forest types, alongside streams, rivers and lakes and across a number of mountain ridges.  It is similar to other successful long-distance routes in North America such as the Pacific Crest Trail, the Bruce Trail and the Appalachian Trail.

The Trail will support local economies through increased tourism, cultural tourism opportunities, provision of services to trail users and trail building and maintenance. Local First Nations, hiking clubs and other outdoor clubs are encouraged to monitor and report trail conditions. First Nations and businesses will have an expanded opportunity to provide services to travelers in their region.

Open Mar 19, 2019
Club Assembly Mar 26, 2019
Club Assembly
Open Apr 02, 2019
Open Apr 09, 2019
Open Apr 16, 2019