Comox Valley Council of Canadians - Oct. 2019 newsletter
A Conversation with Maud Barlow
Urban Forests Conference
"Celebrate, Rejuvenate, Connect!" CVCoC AGM
Upcoming Events
A Conversation with Maude Barlow. Book Tour: Whose Water Is It Anyway?
A Conversation With Maude Barlow
When: October 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: K'omoks Band Hall, 3320 Comox Rd., Courtenay
Admission is free – please bring a friend!

Whose Water Is It Anyway? book cover“Whose Water Is It, Anyway:  Taking Water Protection into Public Hands”.   Maude Barlow's latest book provides an updated road map for communities and organizations to take action on recognizing water and sanitation as human rights, phasing out the sale or use of bottled water, and protecting publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services.

About Maude Barlow.
As Naomi Klein says “Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders”.  International bestselling author of 19 books, including the bestselling Blue Water trilogy; Honorary Chair of both the Council of Canadians and Washington-based Food and Water Watch; Executive committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature; Councillor with the World Future Council. In 2008–09, she served as Senior Adviser on Water to the 63rd President of the UN General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. Winner of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award, which is known as the “alternative Nobel.”

Maude will be signing books from 11:45 to 12:15 and then again from 1:15 for a short time. Books $20 cash or cheque.

This event is co-hosted by the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians. This tour stop is sponsored in part by Laughing Oyster Books.

Bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow, will be with us in the Comox Valley on October 22 to talk about the possible impact of the federal election and re-focus ourselves on the public protection of water.


Urban Forests and Sustainable Cities"
Conference, October 26, 2019

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a one day conference on the importance of urban forests to our cities, and the best science to support a sustainable forest within them. We hope that, by bringing together a wide range of knowledge and experience in urban design and ecology, the presentations and discussions planned will help to the municipality’s Official Community Plan in 2020.  

The day’s program has yet to be finalized, but we are pleased to announce the following six speakers have agreed to make presentations to us, and may participate in a round table Q&A that closes the conference:
  • Tom Dishlevoy, Architect, Comox - “Urban Design”
  • Nancy Gothard, Planner, Courtenay - “Courtenay Urban Forest Plan”
  • Loys Maingon, Reg. Professional Biologist, Comox Valley - “A New Understanding of Forest Ecology”
  • Will Marsh, Geomorphologist, Comox - “Adaptive Design”
  • Alison Mewett, Landscape Architect, Comox - “Urban Trees”
  • Royann Petrell, Ecological Engineer, Comox Valley - “Urban Avian Ecology”
The conference will run from 09:00 to 18:00 October 26th in Courtenay, at the Evergreen Lounge in the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Registration is $30, payable at the door. Due to the limited space, we ask that all interested people email to pre-register, or if you wish to be kept appraised of developments. FMI: Click here.
November 21, 2019
Evergreen Lounge,
Florence Filberg Centre
The Comox Valley Council of Canadians will host a pot-luck get together for like minded groups and friends of the council. Our AGM will follow.

Mark your calendars for November 21 and plan to join us for an evening of comradeship and sharing.
upcoming events
Oct. 22 - A Conversation With Maude Barlow: Whose Water Is It Anyway?
Oct. 26 - Comox Valley Naturalists Society: Urban Forests and Sustainable Cities Conference
Nov. 4 - CV Amnesty Action Circle Meeting - Meeting Room Courtenay Library, 6 - 8 pm
Nov. 5 - World Community Film Screening: The Whale & The Raven, 7 pm NIC
Nov. 21: Comox Valley Council of Canadians Potluck and AGM "Celebrate, Rejuvenate, Connect!"
Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020: 29th World Community Film Festival
February 2020 (date tba) - "Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry".  
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