Annual General meeting – June 20th, 2024

June 20 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

It is our Annual General meeting with election of Board Members for the 2024-2025 year. After our brief business portion and elections, we welcome our guest speaker, Ian Kennedy.

Ian is a returning CVWS member after a brief hiatus and we celebrated his return as our 100th member for the 2023-2024 year! Ian has published seven non-fiction books with his latest, The Best Loved Boat: The Princess Maquinna, Harbour Publishing 2023, selected as one of the finalists for the 2024 BC and Yukon Book Prize.

General Meeting – May 16th, 2024

May 16 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

Guest speaker at our next general meeting is CVWS member, Kim Letson.

Newly returned from her book tour in England for her 4th book, Canterbury and Other Tales, about her latest rambling adventures, will speak on Beginnings and Endings.
An Open Mic will follow.

General Meeting – Apr. 18th, 2024

April 18 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay


This month, at the Bayside, we poets, poetry lovers, and supporters of readers of poetry will gather. All are invited to read poetry they’ve written, or poems they wish they’d written, or simply poems they like and want to share.  It will be a poetry reading for all.

Please come with a poem or two or three to share.

(Note: The Open Mic segment of our General meetings is becoming quite popular. In order for everyone to have their turn, please be kind and make sure your reading will be limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes. Practice what you will be reading at the meeting in front of a mirror, or a loving spouse, and use a timer to determine your reading length.)

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside Bistro.

General Meeting – Mar. 21, 2024

March 21st – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be author Christine Dickinson, who will give a talk on “Not Your Usual Dry Research”.

Christine Dickinson

Christine Dickinson

Christine’s passion is for the regional history of BC. She has co-authored Atlin: The Story of British Columbia’s Last Gold Rush (1996) and Watershed Moments: A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District (2015). More recently, Christine is a contributing author to Step into Wilderness: A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in the Comox Valley. Christine will share several anecdotes about researching her books.

Everyone welcome!