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The Comox Valley Collective is our inaugural magazine and is created and published by ROAM Media Inc. Launched in the winter of 2014, it is a quarterly publication focused on the Comox Valley region that releases on every solstice and equinox (mid March, June, September, and December).

AXÉ CAPOEIRA AND KUMUGWE DANCERS

AXÉ CAPOEIRA AND KUMUGWE DANCERS

Warrior spirit in the Bighouse

Words & photos by

Sara Kempner

THE RISK OF FIRE TO THE COMOX LAKE WATERSHED

THE RISK OF FIRE TO THE COMOX LAKE WATERSHED

Fire is the number-one risk to our watershed. We need to talk about it now.

Words by

Meaghan Cursons

Photo by

Jenn Dykstra

CUMBERLAND CAMPGROUND’S NEW SLEEPING BARRELS

CUMBERLAND CAMPGROUND’S NEW SLEEPING BARRELS

Cozy 16-foot sleeping barrels nestled in the forest overlooking Comox Lake

Words by

Zoë Cooper

&

James McKerricher

THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

Celebrating 100 years of aviation

Words by

Tyko Adams

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY SHAW

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY SHAW

FEATURED ARTIST: MICHAEL PRATT

FEATURED ARTIST: MICHAEL PRATT

THE ART AND CRAFT OF WOODTURNING

THE ART AND CRAFT OF WOODTURNING

From wood to wow

Words & photos by

Jim Whyte

WESTCOAST TRIPLE PLANK

WESTCOAST TRIPLE PLANK

A fun weekend for a fishy cause

Words & photos by

Sara Kempner

WEST COAST EXPEDITIONS ON TLE:HOH

WEST COAST EXPEDITIONS ON TLE:HOH

Building business and community on Spring Island

Words by

Marie Maccagno

Photo by

Erik Marks

CVOX: COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY RADIO

CVOX: COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY RADIO

A local fountain of music, culture, and information

Photos by

Jenn Dykstra

REFLECTIONS OF A YARD CAR

REFLECTIONS OF A YARD CAR

Content to be still after years of motion and freedom

Words & photos by

RJ Herron

OUR COMMUNITY RUNS ON HUMAN CREATIVITY

OUR COMMUNITY RUNS ON HUMAN CREATIVITY

Creative Director's Introduction to Vol. 37

Words & Photo by

Ian Adams

LIVES OF LOGGERS AND FARMERS

LIVES OF LOGGERS AND FARMERS

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: KALI WEXLER

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: KALI WEXLER

FEATURED ARTIST: JARED POPESCU

FEATURED ARTIST: JARED POPESCU

BEAUTY BEFORE AMBITION

BEAUTY BEFORE AMBITION

Pianist Sarah Hagen has earned her place among the best without sacrificing her soul.

Words by

Mike B

Photo by

Karen McKinnon

40 YEARS OF VOLLY PATROL

40 YEARS OF VOLLY PATROL

Some dedicated folks who help keep the rest of us safe on the slopes.

Words by

Andrew Findlay

Photos by

Jess Cavanagh

COMOX VALLEY TRANSITION SOCIETY

COMOX VALLEY TRANSITION SOCIETY

Safe, affordable housing makes all the difference.

Photos by

Meredith Rose

A LINK TO THE PAST

A LINK TO THE PAST

The history of the Grieve family barn.

Words & Photos by

Jim Whyte

A (SNOW) SHOE-IN

A (SNOW) SHOE-IN

Finding peace in the winter mountains.

Words & photos by

Joanne McElroy

FROM THOUGHT TO REALITY

FROM THOUGHT TO REALITY

Publisher's introduction to Vol. 36

Words & Photo by

Jenn Dykstra

GRIT AND GRACE

GRIT AND GRACE

Kayleen VanderRee and Tyler Turner might be more competitive than your average couple. But when they participated in The Amazing Race Canada, they had to go with the flow to stay in the game.

Words by

Kayleen Vanderee

Photo by

Amazing Race Canada

KEEP IT GREEN

KEEP IT GREEN

In an era of climate change and housing pressures, how can urban forests survive and thrive?

Words by

Andrew Findlay

Opening photo by

Jen Groundwater

DRIPPING IN CULTURE

DRIPPING IN CULTURE

Sweating my way through the public saunas of Finland and Estonia.

Words by

Lisa Jaster

&

Dan Webb

THE SEA IN THEIR BLOOD

THE SEA IN THEIR BLOOD

Meet the diving family who’ve been harvesting geoducks by hand for three generations.

Words by

Serena Kerr

Photos by

Coast Seafoods