Comox by the Sea tickets support a great cause

Every ticket sold to the Comox by the Sea Celebration will raise invaluable funds for a scholarship to North Island College’s aquaculture technician training program. The proposed eight-month, two-level program will support all aspects of the aquaculture industry: finfish, shellfish, aquatic plants and marine, freshwater and land-based production systems.”Education truly is the first step to change, and this program is integral to the shellfish and seafood industry’s continuing innovation and advancement,” says Susan Auchterlonie, Director, College & Community Relations, NIC. “It is imperative that during a time of heightened environmental awareness, that industry have the structures and training in place to match consumer and citizen enthusiasm for sustainability and ecofriendly practices.” Aquaculture now accounts for over 50 percent of the global seafood supply. As the aquaculture industry continues to grow and diversify, the need for enhanced training also increases to ensure quality and security of the food supply world-wide.

The new NIC program provides anyone from a young high school student to an industry veteran the opportunity to advance their understanding of the technical side of the industry, while earning a credential that will increase opportunities for promotion. Courses are also expected to be transferable to university, encouraging the continuation of learning and involvement in aquaculture, leading to a long, healthy and dynamic career in the industry.

“The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival is an annual event that has been very well received,” says Dr. Stephen Cross, board member with the BC Shellfish Growers Association and the NSERC Industry Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture at NIC. “It’s a showcase of the vibrant and important aquaculture industry and, while there are challenges within this sector, it’s all about producing high quality food. Being a member of the scientific community, and a part of this critically important industry, we’re here to stimulate innovation and offer experiential learning, so programs like this one launching at the NIC are vital to the fulfillment of the mission.”

Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration will take place from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now.

Visit or call 1-855-400-2882.

Just Posted

CVRD Area E director Alison Nicholson, right, hiked two hours to Waterfall Camp at the Fairy Creek watershed along with Comox town councillor Nicole Minion and Comox Valley Regional District director Daniel Arbour to meet with old-growth logging activists on Monday, June 7. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley regional director visits Fairy Creek protest camps

‘They clearly communicated that they are committed to what they are doing’

Tim Wilkinson, who will attempt a double anvil triathlon on Vancouver Island on July 3, poses with his training partner, Shadow, who has been dragged up and down the Nanaimo Parkway many times. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island triathlete takes on ‘double anvil’ for charity

7.6km swim, 360km bike ride, and 84.4km run, all within 36 hours

An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. More than 100 prominent Canadians, have signed an open letter calling for the immediate protection of all remaining old-growth forests in B.C. (Submitted)
Brian Mulroney and Greta Thunberg among 100 celebrities pushing to save B.C. old growth

List includes Indigenous leaders, scientists, authors, Oscar winners

From left: Thomas Kuecks, David Lane, John Ivison, Denis Berger, Rod Gray, and James Kuecks are Cabin Fever. Catch their performance on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website. (Ashley Foot photo)
A&E column: Music Festival winners, CVAC awards, and Cabin Fever

The latest from the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

BC Lions running back John White IV (3) runs with the ball during first quarter CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Saturday, September 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
BC Lions file trademark for new logo

Canadian Football League team files for new design on June 1

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)
VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Probe called for after video appearing to show Montreal officer’s knee on Black youth’s neck

Politicians call for investigation after clip evokes memories of George Floyd incident

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Surging web traffic crashes BC Ferries’ site again

Website down for second time this week

John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade on Feb. 20, 2020 that he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. (CP photo)
PODCAST: John Furlong lays out a ‘provincial’ B.C. plan to host the 2030 Winter Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes potential role for Vancouver Island communities

The pilot of this single-engine propeller plane was unhurt after crash-landing in a Como Road orchard Friday, June 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Plane crash lands into Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured

RCMP have secured the crash site, pending investigation by Transport Canada

Most Read