The Inside Edge Business Gazette

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InCON Family Gaming Convention
InCON Family Gaming Convention
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day
Come celebrate all those things geeky, nerdy, fantastical, gamey, and artsy in the Comox Valley for those new and avid genre lovers. InCON, a family friendly gaming convention that will be held in the Comox Valley on Friday, Saturday and…
Dodge City Downhill
Dodge City Downhill
May 1 all-day
The Island’s ONLY downhill mountain biking race! https://www.facebook.com/UnitedRidersofCumberland/timeline http://unitedridersofcumberland.com/event/cumberland-downhill-dodge-city-downhill/?instance_id=166 http://www.unitedridersofcumberland.com
Workers Day Bean Supper 6:00 pm
Workers Day Bean Supper
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An annual celebration of the fight for social justice by workers the world over. Dinner, local craft beer, music and stories! A Cumberland Museum community tradition. http://www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/events/workers-day-bean-supper/
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#WeAreYQQ BizDev Workshop (now 2x a month!) 6:30 pm
#WeAreYQQ BizDev Workshop (now 2x a month!)
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Grow your business! This is a regular workshop for entrepreneurs working on growing or developing business. Part of the #WeAreYQQ / makingshifthappencomoxvalley.ca series of activities. See who’s “on deck” this month at http://weareyqq.ca/events Every month the #WeAreYQQ Project hosts a…
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Groove: Pantuso Dance
Groove: Pantuso Dance
May 5 – May 7 all-day
Pantuso Dance presents our annual production of dance. Audiences will be delighted by the incredible of array of talent, heart and skill displayed by all of our dancers. This all ages show will feature Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical…
Social Media Camp (Victoria)
Social Media Camp (Victoria)
May 5 – May 7 all-day
Canada’s largest social media event is now in it’s 7th year. Hundreds of delegates from across North America descend on Victoria, British Columbia to explore and learn all the latest in the world of social media. For more information, visit…
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Royston IPA Charity Beer Launch Party
Royston IPA Charity Beer Launch Party
May 6 all-day
A Royston Nano Brewery initiative, and special recipe, brewed by Gladstone for a great cause! All money raised supports YANA and BCCH oncology. https://www.facebook.com/gladstonebrewingco/timeline http://www.gladstonebrewing.ca/
World Community’s Chocolate Affair
World Community’s Chocolate Affair
May 6 all-day
Fair Trade Chocolate creations by Valley chefs, chocolatiers and caterers, silent auction, wine tasting all in support of community causes at home and abroad. Music by Jenn Forsland and Wendy Nixon- Stothert. https://www.facebook.com/worldcommunity.cv/timeline http://www.worldcommunity.ca
Cuban Salsa Workshop 7:00 pm
Cuban Salsa Workshop
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This event Friday, May 6th. ValDance offers classes for all skill levels in ballroom, latin and 4 swing styles Monday to Thursday and Drop-in Beginner Workshops from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Fridays. Refreshments and Dance: 8:00-10:00 p.m. Cost: $12 Come with…
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Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 9:00 am
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native Son’s Hall 9-12 every week…
Cumberland Village Market 10:00 am
Cumberland Village Market
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Local fresh produce and handmade artisan crafts. https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandvillagemarket/
Lets’ Do Business – Support Local Small Business- CVSBA 10:30 am
Lets’ Do Business – Support Local Small Business- CVSBA @ Courtenay Legion
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Comox Valley Small Business Association is hosting a tradeshow on Saturday May 7th, 2016. Small and home based business owners in the Comox Valley will have an opportunity to showcase their products and services to the rest of the…
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They Will Have To Kill Us First 7:00 pm
They Will Have To Kill Us First
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-famous musicians won’t give up without a fight. This film follows the story of Mali’s musical heroes as they fight for their right to…
Member Mixer hosted by Septen Financial Ltd 5:00 pm
Member Mixer hosted by Septen Financial Ltd @ Septen Financial Ltd.
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
join us for the May 10 Member Mixer at Septen Financial Ltd. new office. Mixers are after-hours business social events that provide an excellent opportunity for members and prospective members to meet face-to-face to establish or renew relationships as well…
Women in Business & Lessons Learned 12:00 pm
Women in Business & Lessons Learned
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Julie Keumbehdjian is a dynamic business woman who possesses vast experience in owning and operating local restaurants and a travel agency. Julie shares her insight and wide-array of knowledge as a successful…
BCNature AGM (Day 1) 8:00 am
BCNature AGM (Day 1)
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
250 naturalists, environmentalists and environmental scientists from across the province will gather in the Comox Valley. The organizing committee has pitched high, and will be show-casing the very best that the valley has to offer in its organic agricultural and…
BCNature AGM (Day 2) 6:00 am
BCNature AGM (Day 2)
May 13 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
250 naturalists, environmentalists and environmental scientists from across the province will gather in the Comox Valley. The organizing committee has pitched high, and will be show-casing the very best that the valley has to offer in its organic agricultural and…
BCNature AGM (Day 3) 6:00 am
BCNature AGM (Day 3)
May 14 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
250 naturalists, environmentalists and environmental scientists from across the province will gather in the Comox Valley. The organizing committee has pitched high, and will be show-casing the very best that the valley has to offer in its organic agricultural and…
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 9:00 am
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native Son’s Hall 9-12 every week…
High Spirits 7:00 pm
High Spirits @ The White Whale
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An event is in order! The White Whale and Wayward want you to join us for an evening of rowdy decadence! We will be featuring 8 spirits paired with 8 delectable canapes crafted for your palette pleasure in a mingler…
BCNature AGM (Day 4) 7:45 am
BCNature AGM (Day 4)
May 15 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
250 naturalists, environmentalists and environmental scientists from across the province will gather in the Comox Valley. The organizing committee has pitched high, and will be show-casing the very best that the valley has to offer in its organic agricultural and…
Spring Market 9:30 am
Spring Market @ Native Sons Hall
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Come check out the Mid Island Baby & Kids Market May 15th at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay! Here’s the link to the actual event page, check it out and see who all the great vendors are!! https://www.facebook.com/events/884654741588133/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1070794759645130/
Spring Market 9:30 am
Spring Market @ Native Sons Hall
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Come check out the Mid Island Baby & Kids Market May 15th at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay! Here’s the link to the actual event page, check it out and see who all the great vendors are!! https://www.facebook.com/events/884654741588133/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1070794759645130/
2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck by the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society 11:00 am
2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck by the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/cvtrstouchatruck.ca/
Blue Moon Winery Master Class 6:00 pm
Blue Moon Winery Master Class @ Cascadia Liquor Stores
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
George will be presenting his current lineup while explaining the history of cider and his personal journey to cider-making on the farm. Our very own Emma will also be presenting our eclectic range of Radler beer this season. This is…
Downtown Courtenay BIA Mixer & AGM 6:00 pm
Downtown Courtenay BIA Mixer & AGM
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm Meet & Greet, 6:30 Meeting Courtenay & District Museum Refreshments Served Cash Bar Special Guest: City of Courtenay Councillor David Frisch will update on city plans for downtown. RSVP to info@downtowncourtenay.com TODAY Nominations for the Board of Directors…
#WeAreYQQ BizDev Workshop (now 2x a month!) 6:30 pm
#WeAreYQQ BizDev Workshop (now 2x a month!)
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Grow your business! This is a regular workshop for entrepreneurs working on growing or developing business. Part of the #WeAreYQQ / makingshifthappencomoxvalley.ca series of activities. See who’s “on deck” this month at http://weareyqq.ca/events Every month the #WeAreYQQ Project hosts a…
Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo
Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo
May 19 all-day
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/16-0152/default.aspx Heading into 2016, the BC economy continues to be a bright spot on the Canadian landscape. Amidst a shaky Canadian economy, weak loonie and low oil prices—the diversified and stable BC economy continues to thrive. The Conference Board of…
Defrag Your Life To Create More Time & Space 12:00 pm
Defrag Your Life To Create More Time & Space @ The White Whale
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
**Please reserve your seats by going to www.ypcomoxvalley.com/register. Free for members, $20 for non members** Feeling unfulfilled, stressed or overloaded from business or career? Do you want more time for yourself and the people you love? Are you constantly being…
1st Multicultural Fete – Fundraiser Banquet 6:00 pm
1st Multicultural Fete – Fundraiser Banquet
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The first time Fundraising Banquet for CV Multicultural Society, all fund goes to help in programs for youths, families, multiculturalism events promoting, bursary program, etc…Chefs from Taiwan will make 6 dishes for this special event, you don’t want to miss…
Fine Cuisine Demonstration & Tasting 5:30 pm
Fine Cuisine Demonstration & Tasting
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you for supporting CV Multicultural & Immigrant Support Society in any kind, this is the way that we say thank you to you. A little bit something to share with you! Chef Tony Huang is the head chef of…
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 9:00 am
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native Son’s Hall 9-12 every week…
Village Market Day 10:00 am
Village Market Day
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cumberland’s annual Street Market and May Day Long Weekend Celebration! Join us for a truly delightful day in Legendary Cumberland with an incredible variety of activities for the whole family! Vendors with plants, crafts, art, toys, books, tasty treats and…
1st Multicultural Fete – Walk / BBQ & Feast 1:00 pm
1st Multicultural Fete – Walk / BBQ & Feast
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Funky, funky, on the multicultural fete! Let's celebrate everything: diversities, cultures, families, friendships, communities on this Multicultural Funky Fete! Bring your family, friends, acquaintances, even your quests to join and have fun! Join us, walk for belonging & welcoming. Meet…
Thunderballs 2016 9:30 am
Thunderballs 2016
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our 3rd annual Thunderballs fundraiser! This event features 4,000 golf balls rolling down Dunsmuir Avenue in an exciting races with lots of fantastic prizes to be won. Proceeds help to support our lunch program, after-school program and youth centre! Tickets…
Central Island Studio Tour
Central Island Studio Tour
May 27 – May 29 all-day
A free, drive-yourself art crawl between Parksville and Black Creek with over 60 studios showcasing more than 100 artists in all disciplines. http://www.centralislandtour.com/
Entrepreneur Show & Tell with Team #WeAreYQQ 12:00 pm
Entrepreneur Show & Tell with Team #WeAreYQQ
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
A monthly show and tell featuring a Comox Valley region (or beyond) entrepreneur telling us about how they’re growing their business, new projects, etc. For specific event details see http://weareyqq.ca/events
Entrepreneur Show & Tell with Team #WeAreYQQ 12:00 pm
Entrepreneur Show & Tell with Team #WeAreYQQ
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
A monthly show and tell featuring a Comox Valley region (or beyond) entrepreneur telling us about how they’re growing their business, new projects, etc. For specific event details see http://weareyqq.ca/events
Beer N’ Burger Bash, Relay for Life 6:00 pm
Beer N’ Burger Bash, Relay for Life @ Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A fundraising event hosted by “Ladies Who Fight” to support Relay for Life in their fight against cancer. $25 gets you a gourmet BBQed burger & your choice of beer, wine or pop. There will be a dance following dinner…
The Cumby
The Cumby
May 28 all-day
No frills, just hills! This new 20 km trail race is hosted by the Comox Valley Road Runners with proceeds to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. https://www.facebook.com/The-Cumby-1647317805524770/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/20494708440/ http://thecumby.ca/
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 9:00 am
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native Son’s Hall 9-12 every week…
Salish Sea Foods Annual Summer Kick Off BBQ for YANA 11:00 am
Salish Sea Foods Annual Summer Kick Off BBQ for YANA @ Salish Sea Foods
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Welcome summer with a BBQ. Not just any BBQ, a sea food BBQ from Salish Sea Foods! BBQ is by donation and proceeds benefit YANA. Delicious and generous!!! http://www.facebook.com/events/1747530118795339/
Ground Control to all Elevate Volunteers! 6:45 pm
Ground Control to all Elevate Volunteers! @ Gladstone Brewing Co.
May 30 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Hello volunteers! Join us for our big all-volunteers orientation. It’s also the start to Bike to Work Week that day! Performers, vendors and community partners are welcome too to get the low down. Volunteer orientation in the plaza will be…
Chamber Mixer hosted by Filberg Lodge 5:00 pm
Chamber Mixer hosted by Filberg Lodge
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park for the May 31 Chamber Business Mixer. Hear about the upcoming event season in the Park, plans for the ‘Summer Kitchen’, Filberg Festival details, and enjoy the beautiful setting. Register Online Here