Monday 14 January 2013

Town of Comox - Events, Festival's, Art

Post #5d - Events & Festivals - Town of Comox

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A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley

Events, Festival's, Art,
Gardens and more 
in and around the Town of Comox

      There are many venues at the Marina Park 
      The following is just an example 

      Marina Park, Comox 


The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Canadian Air Force
at Concert at Marina Park on Aug. 2012

 Spectator's enjoying the Concert

Jet Stream Show band of the RCAF
Marina Park Concert Aug. 2012


 Nautical Day at Marina Park

Nautical Days are held each year on BC Day long weekend to celebrate Comox’s love of the sea. 
Weekend highlights include the Bullhead Derby, Canoe Jousting, Dragon Boat Races, Build, Bail & Sail, the Ceremony of the Flags, parade, food, crafts and fireworks.
 Build, Sail and Bail contest at Nautical Days at Marina Park
Some of the contenders at Nautical Days at Marina Park in Comox

 Venders and Art & Crafts display tents at Nautical  Days


       Craft Market, Comox 

   Comox Valley Craft Market, Comox Mall parking lot, Sat. 10:30 a.m  to 3 p.m. 


 Filberg Park Gardens
Filberg Park, (Filberg Lodge, Filbert Tea House, Petting Zoo and home of the Filberg Festival) 
Open daily from 8AM to dusk, year round.

The Gardens are a myriad of exotic and local trees and flowers. A wonderful place for a peaceful stroll or an afternoon picnic.

The extensive gardens have many captivating features. Nine landscaped acres, with a stream running through the natural ravine provide a perfect setting for a variety of plantings such as maples and magnolias. Rare and exotic trees from many parts of the world include a selection of stately oaks, London Planes, Atlas and Deodora cedars, pines of many species and a variety of other mature trees.
 Picture from the Filberg Park website
There are beds of various annuals and perennials, and hundreds of rhododendrons, many from the famous collection of the Greig family. Heathers, spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and dwarf conifers thrive in the fine microclimate. The park is a wonderful place for a peaceful stroll or an afternoon picnic.
The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is part of the Vancouver Island Garden Trail, a self-directed tour of a diverse variety of stunning Island gardens.

 Picture from the Filberg Park website


 Herb Garden
Just above the Tea House on a sloping hill, you will find a charming herb garden, inviting to both the eye and the nose. The garden is lovingly planted and maintained by the Comox Valley Horticultural Society. This aromatic treasure thrives because of their generous donation of time and plants.

Cutting Garden
Just below the Tea House and adjacent to the Boat House is the cutting garden. Long time Comox resident and Filberg volunteer Liz Stubbs and her team of volunteers donate much of their time and energy in growing a variety of flowers during the summer months. The flowers are used in beautiful arrangements throughout the Lodge, and may be purchased in the Gift Shop.

You may also enjoy the Comox Heritage walk for interesting self guided tours of Comox and the Comox Valley
 Filberg Lodge,  Filberg Park, Comox

Filberg Lodge, (Filberg Lodge, Filbert Tea House, Petting Zoo, Herb Garden and home of the Filberg Festival, Art Shows and live concerts in the summer.)
61 Filberg Rd., Comox, BC, V9M2S7
Phone Number: 250-339-2715
Filberg Lodge
The Filberg Lodge and nine acres of beautifully landscaped grounds are located on the harbour near the end of Comox Avenue. The estate was originally built for R.J. Filberg in 1929, and became a public facility after his death in 1977. The Heritage Filberg Lodge and and Park  Association (a non-profit society) manages and develops the property on behalf of the municipality.
The rustic Filberg Lodge is a reflection of the skills of local craftsmen in the use of stone and timber. The original stonework was done by stone mason and head gardener William Meier. The Lodge’s warm interior complements the outside appearance with extensive hand-made woodwork and stonework.
Is a stately home located on beautifully landscaped grounds a mere two minutes from down town Comox. Wander through the magnificent gardens, enjoy some refreshments at the Filberg Tea house or take the children to enjoy the Hands on Farm. Click here for more detailed information about the Filberg Park.
Filberg Lodge and Park have become a popular venue for weddingsart showsconcertsspecial events and the famous Filberg Festival.   

 Filberg Festival
 Filberg Festival - August of each year
With over 120 artisans from across Canada, the Filberg Festival features everything from pottery, woodcraft, and metalwork to original paintings, jewellery, toys & more.
Entertainment - The Festival offers an amazing entertainment line-up, with ongoing music from a variety of acts and activities for the whole family, including a separate kids’ area.

Our Setting
The Filberg Festival takes place on the beautiful 9-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, a designated Heritage Site in Comox, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

 Entertainment ay Filberg Festival
 Venders at Filberg Festival

 Watching the Show
                  The above pictures are taken from the Filberg Festival Website. 

Grotto Gardens
 Grotto Gardens on Glacier View Drive, Comox, BC
 Father Joe on his 90th Birthday

There are many beautiful gardens in the Comox Valley, the Grotto Gardens on Glacier View Drive is one of them.  Created by Father Joe Killoran who is a semi retired priest and is in his early 90's has opened his garden to many visitors. 


                                         Gardens on Anderton

 Anderton Therapeutic Garden 

Watching the Entertainment at the Gardens on Anderton
The above picture is an example of one of the many events held at the gardens.

Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society, 2012 Anderton Road, Comox, (behind the Anderton Nursery) open mid May to Sept. Contact:  Joan Gage 250-334-3089
Mission Statement: We are a volunteer society that provides a unique therapeutic garden through diverse, enjoyable, interactive and healing activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Another view of the Gardens on Anderton



                Art Galleries, Art Events, Artists 
                    in the Town of Comox  

 The Comox Valley is home to many artists and there are several art galleries                                            available to display their work.  An example is the following.


                                 Pearl Ellis Gallery and Museum

 Artist Painting outside Pearl Ellis Gallery

 Pearl Ellis Gallery
1729 Comox Ave, Comox across from the Comox Mall, a non-profit society                   

                                           Whyte's Framing and Gallery 

 Whyte's Art Gallery, 1225 Lazo Road, Comox

 Partial display of paintings at Whyte's Gallery

 Phil Whyte with some of paintings on display in his gallery
   Whytes Framing and Gallery 
Whytes Framing and Gallery is hosting local artists at 1225 Lazo Rd, Comox,  for information on the current artist e-mail or, Tel. 250. 339 3366


                      "The Originals Only" 

"The Originals Only" Art Show & Sale supports local artists by featuring an art show twice a year, at Marina Park in Comox in August and in November at the Comox Recreation Center. 

 For currant schedule see the following web site

The following artists are only a few of the many artists that participate in  both the summer & winter shows. 

Joe Smith, Artist at Originals Only Art Show & Sale
Comox Recreation Center, Noel Ave, Comox, BC.
 Debbie Salmon at 2011 Originals Only Show in Marina Park, Comox

 Gael Neuls Artist at Originals Only Art Show & Sale
Comox Recreation Center, Noel Ave, Comox, BC

 Bill Kerr showing his art work
Some of the 60 plus art displays at the summer Originals Only Art Show


A sample of the utility Boxes painted by local artist's

 Utility box in Comox


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