The Comox Valley is considered Festival Valley by many, because of the sheer magnitude of festivals, events and celebrations held throughout the year. Tickets and the latest information on upcoming events can be found here. Start planning your visit so you can enjoy one of these special events, but know that any time is a great time in the Comox Valley.
February 2 – 12, 2018 – Comox Valley WinterFest is a kaleidoscope of après ski activities with music, comedy, family outdoor fun, food, special events, all complemented by 50% off Ski with Stay Specials. Visit website
Dine Around Comox Valley
February 20 – March 11, 2018 – annual month-long event celebrating local cuisine with Comox Valley restaurants presenting delicious three-course prix fixe meals and Sip Around drink specials for a unique culinary experience. Visit website
BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival
June 8 – 17, 2018 – annual 11 day festival celebrating everything shellfish and seafood, boasting an incredible series of events and promotions. Visit website
BC Seafood Expo
June 11 – 12, 2018 – Brings together leading aquaculture businesses & suppliers, seafood & shellfish producers, chefs, exporters and educators to discuss and explore innovations, challenges and opportunities around the Pacific Northwest seafood sector. Visit website
Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour
September, 2018 – self-guided cycling tour where visitors experience the stunning countryside of the region, and the incredible array of progressive farms, producers and growers. Visit website
October 20, Part 1 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Part 2 1:00 – 4:00 PM, CVEDS Boardroom, 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay Note: This is a webinar that will be displayed at
October 20, Part 1 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Part 2 1:00 – 4:00 PM, CVEDS Boardroom, 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay
Note: This is a webinar that will be displayed at the CVEDS Boardroom
This package explores how to determine, evaluate and forecast your business finances. In this seminar you will learn how to analyze the financial viability and determine the strength of your business’ cash flow for potential investors.
Business Viability 1 – The Break Even Analysis
Business Viability 2 – The Cash Flow Forecast
Part 1: The Break Even Analysis
Many entrepreneurs launch businesses based solely based on the idea alone. Successful businesses are profitable, or have the potential for profit. Come join Bill Erichson to learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year… and then calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even.
- Discover the three kinds of start-up costs.
- Determine your start-up requirements.
- Identify your overhead costs.
- Understand mark-up, margin and cost of goods – your variable costs.
- The break-even…the first goal of any business.
Whether for a starting business, or for a new and expansion stage for an existing business, book this seminar today and find out how to determine the financial viability of your business.
Presented By: Bill Erichson of Pacific Training Innovations
Part 2: The Cash Flow Forecast
Just because your business is profitable, does not mean it is viable. Cash flow is arguably the most crucial part of your financial plan. Without strong cash flow, you run the risk of going broke before achieving your break-even point.
- Discover the three factors that determine how cash enters your business each month.
- How to forecast your monthly cash out flows.
- Understanding cash flow calculations.
- The real causes of cash flow problems.
- Doing ‘what if’ calculations to plan for success.
There is an old saying: “There are two ways to go broke. No profits is the slow painful way…no cash flow is the fast painful way.” Join Bill Erichson for this seminar and plan for the success of your business.
Presented By: Bill Erichson of Pacific Training Innovations.
This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.
(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Comox Valley Economic Development Boardroom
580 Duncan Ave
Come join us on our Friday rides. We are a road cycling group of active adults, and are members of the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society (CCCTS). We generally meet
Come join us on our Friday rides. We are a road cycling group of active adults, and are members of the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society (CCCTS). We generally meet each Friday at the Filberg Centre’s lower parking lot (411 Anderton Street, Courtenay), before setting off on a bike ride in the Comox Valley and neighbouring regions. We are an inclusive group, separating into faster and slower subgroups who ride at ~20-25 km/hr, covering a distance of ~40-80 km. We break for refreshments and socializing at cafes and restaurants, occasionally picnicking. Non-members are welcome on one ride, then additional rides require membership with the CCCTS. The CCCTS is a non-profit organization; headquarters in the lower mainland, having branches from Victoria to Ottawa. For a full list of our scheduled rides, start times, and locations, please go to www.cccts.org
(Friday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Ave.
Comox Valley Fossil Adventures Friday Sept. 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm OR Friday Oct. 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $10.00/parent & child (7-15 years old) *Pre-registration required Looking for a great Pro-D
Comox Valley Fossil Adventures
Friday Sept. 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm OR Friday Oct. 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$10.00/parent & child (7-15 years old)
Looking for a great Pro-D Day activity to do with your kids? Why not go fossil hunting? Russ and Lori Ball have been teaching and exploring for over 20 years, and love to share their skills, passion and expertise on the local history, geology and fossil knowledge. You and your child will experience hands on identification, geology, history and a safety lesson before heading to the river to explore. (2 hours in class, 2 hours at river)
Please bring a backpack, lunch, water and wear weather appropriate footwear and clothing. Bring eye protection and a rock hammer if you have one.
To register, email email@example.com or click on the link below
(Friday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Trail School
805 Willemar Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia
Harvest your own pumpkin off the vine in the pumpkin patch or choose a pre-picked pumpkin in the indoor Pumpkin Barn. Hay rides out to the big pumpkin patch
Harvest your own pumpkin off the vine in the pumpkin patch or choose a pre-picked pumpkin in the indoor Pumpkin Barn. Hay rides out to the big pumpkin patch are available on weekends from 11am to 4pm.
Hundreds of hours have gone into creating the family-favourite Haunted Barn! Elaborate displays of both real and animatronic pumpkins will be on display all month long… just don’t disturb the witch! We love Halloween and have spent years creating a display for your enjoyment. The Witches Brew Cafe and The Barn Loft are sights to see! On Saturday October 28nd the farm will stay open late, from 5pm to 8pm. Bring a flashlight and follow jack-o’-lanterns to the pumpkin patch. Prepare to have a spooktacular time.
If you are looking for a particular variety of pumpkin (cucurbita), we probably grow it. Our family planted thirty-nine pumpkin and squash varieties this year from white, red, and pink pumpkins, to deep green, black, and blue. Some pumpkins have green warts and some are wrinkled. We even have pumpkins fit for Cinderellas coach. Sizes range from one pound minis, to hefty 200-pounders. We have massive world record pumpkin varieties, little ornamentals, decorative gourds, carving pumpkins and some especially good for pumpkin pie. Many are heirloom varieties grown from saved seed.