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Cedar and Yellow Point Artisans Association

Welcome to the Cedar and Yellow Point Artisans' Association website. We invite you to visit our studios, shops, galleries and farms! There is plenty to discover nestled among the evergreen forests and picturesque waterfront and we hope you come to appreciate the natural beauty of Cedar and Yellow Point as you tour the area. For a quick link to the tour map please click here

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CFUV - 101.9 Campus Community Radio

Campus and Community Radio station from the UVIC campus in Victoria.

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Comox Valley Community Arts Council

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council, which also operates the Muir Gallery, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports arts, culture and education in and around the Comox Valley. We co-ordinate and co-sponsor art shows and workshops, literary projects, performing arts events and children's programs including Art in the Park and Kids Fest. We also take every opportunity to promote our member groups.

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Cowichan Community Options Teen and Family Counselling

When things seem overwhelming, or you cannot see your way out of a situation, or you don't know what to do. We are here to help. Call now

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Cowichan Energy Alternatives

The Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society is a Non-profit organization # S-54795 empowering local citizens to actively adopt sustainable energy practices and technologies that will not only encourage better living but will also reduce Greenhouse Gases and preserve the beauty of our west coast rainforest and marine environments.

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Cumberland Community Forest Society

The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of eco tourism, hiking, and mountain bike trails by purchasing forest land surrounding the Historic Village of Cumberland, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Errington Farmers' Market

Errington Farmers Market: The Market in the Park. Saturdays from May to Sept. from 10 AM to 1 PM @ the Errington Community Park. ~ Local ~ Fresh ~ Community ~

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Food Security, Energy Efficiency, Healthy Housing, and Environmental Sustainability

Cowichan Green Community promotes Food Security, Energy Efficiency, Healthy Housing, and Environmental Sustainability in the Cowichan Valley

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James Bay Community School Centre

Welcome to James Bay Community School Centre Providing Community Programs and Services Welcome! The James Bay Community School Centre is situated in the heart of James Bay. We offer a variety of programs and services designed to meet the diverse needs of our community: adult recreation and continued learning, child and youth programs, early childhood programs, seniors dinners, community events, and childcare... you’ll be surprised to find what this local community centre has to offer!

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Living Oceans Society

Living Oceans Society is Canada’s largest organization focusing exclusively on marine conservation issues. We are based in Sointula, a small fishing village on the Central Coast of British Columbia. Living in a coastal community, we are reminded each day that it’s not just about the fish—it’s about the fish and the people. Living Oceans Society believes that people are part of the environment and that by protecting the B.C. coastal ecosystem, we can build sustainable communities today and for our children.

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Mustard Seed Food Bank Victoria

Mustard Seed Street Church & Food Bank in the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC,

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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere. When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears. During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available for you. The centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificant eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage if its kind in Canada.

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Parksville Beach Festival

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Parksville’s Beach Festival Society is actively planning our next annual World Class event - Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition You should also know that we are planning our event alongside other summer events planned for that period (Kite Festival & Oceanside Overdrive Car Show). And of course our popular Entertainment Stage will be another fabulous attraction Friday and Saturday evening plus Sunday afternoons.

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Raincoast Education Society

Raincoast Education Society and interpretive centre in Tofino, BC, specialists in interpretive programs, school programs, stewardship, outreach and environmental education. Events: Shorebird Festival, Lantern Festival, Pacific Rim Whale Festival and Earth Day. RES is a non-profit, society, conducting outdoor tours, walks, and indoor education in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino & Ucluelet, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, CANADA

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She Said Gallery

In the heart of Fernwood, Victoria, BC, Canada, She Said Gallery celebrates local artists with a great selection of fine art, jewelry, beads and giftware.

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Slow Food Vancouver and Gulf Islands

The Slow Food Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands Convivium works to supports farmers, breeders and artisan food producers to link with the consumer. We work towards safeguarding our right to food sovereignty. We also encourage a sustainable model of agrifood production and promotes collaboration between producers, cooks and the general public to change the way food is produced today. We promote buying local products as much as we can and share them with others through tasting seminars, dinners, educational events and try to learn and enjoy the great products we have on the Island.

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Sustaining Farms: the power of community

The Sooke Region Food CHI Society welcomes Mavis Dora Alvarez, one of Cuba’s foremost experts on the development of sustainable agriculture through farming cooperatives. Ms. Alvarez will speak about how food security in Cuba has been improved by supporting local farmers. Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC Suggested donation $5 | Bring an appetizer to share

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The Gumboot - Quadra Island is a community-powered webspace managed by us – Robyn Budd and Deb Cowper – and based on software created by Stonebreaker Designs on Cortes Island. The heart of our website is a cyber-commons for individuals and non-profit community groups. Islanders create the content by sending stories, announcements, photographs and classifieds to These are edited and uploaded daily (by us, the fearless editors), putting islanders in touch with the heartbeat of the community.

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United Way Central and North Vancouver Island

We bring people and resources together positively impacting our community! Change Starts Here!

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up your media, your vancouver island apple technician

Up Your Media is Vancouver Island's mobile Apple computer specialist. Regularly scheduled service calls to the West Coast, Port Alberni, Duncan, Cumberland, Parksville Qualicum and Nanaimo. Macinstosh computer repairs, training, upgrades and support.