Sometimes hard times can be eased with a mix of art and compassion. John Sharkey found that in a unique program offered by the Campbell River Art Gallery known as The Art Hive. By giving those with lived experience an outlet of expression thru art, it also serves as a community of family to lean on when needed the most.
The pandemic hit many people hard in many ways. Jim found a way to help get through it by growing food...not only to sustain his body, but feed his soul.
Water is essential for all life to exist. We can go for weeks without food, but only three days without water. When private interests and corporate profit stand in the way of accessing this essential resource…it’s time to stand up. See how Bruce Gibbons and Maude Barlow stand up in the face of adversity.
Leanne & the Moose
Mobile Outreach for those who are vulnerable isn’t something new, but to Campbell River it is. Whether homeless or helpless, Leanne & the Moose (with support from many local government agencies) are successfully coordinating health services for those who need it the most. If only the world had more Leanne’s, what a wonderful world this would be.
In this time of uncertainty, one thing to consider is food security. Growing your own food is something we certainly all can do to help relieve the strain on the system in the event of further service disruptions.
Too Cute to Handle
Kittens, you gotta’ love them…even if they decide to go on a reality TV show!
A Moment in Time
As chaotic as one moment may seem, the next may bring joy.
Bee Bombs are a great way to help save the bees and other essential pollinators from extinction. When Bee bombs explode, they disperse wildflowers seeds that, once planted, will produce a beautiful plot of flowers for pollinators to feed off. Pollinators are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food on our plate, so giving them a platform to thrive in is a fun and easy way to help save the planet. Way cooler than those other bombs we’ve been using all these years!
For years, Valerie Lamirande looked to find the creative outlet that inspired her. And when she received an unexpected gift from a friend…Lamirande knew that she had found exactly what she was looking for!
Throughout recent history, many power tools have been invented to modernize crafts like woodworking. Strict safety precautions must be adhered to while operating power tools in order to avoid serious injury and can be a daunting challenge for the best of us. Now imagine you were blind and still trying to do all of that…Well then, Meet Donny.
CR Bike Park
Campbell River Bike Park….fun stuff.
When the wild winter storms hit Vancouver Island, some people will shelter in place…but not these guys. These hardcore local surfers will wax up their boards, zip up their wet-suits and duck-dive into the dangerous waters off the rocky coast of Campbell River.