Shifting Currents | CVRD Connected By Water – Source Encounters in the Comox Lake Watershed

May 22 2024 / 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Public Event | All Ages | Free Event

Join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 5PM for a talk at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Avenue in Courtenay

Source Encounters is an engaging presentation that explores the geological origins of Vancouver Island, prehistoric oceans and ice ages, indigenous and settler presence on the landscape, land ownership complexities, and the climate change, human impacts, and environmental issues our watershed faces today.

Presented by the CVRD Connected By Water team, this presentation includes powerful images and compelling stories to build knowledge, and inspire action to help ensure a healthy, climate resilient watershed for future generations.

This event is part of the CVRD’s Watershed Awareness Days and CVAG’s Shifting Currents community activations.

Registration is recommendedclick here to register.


Story-telling + presentations + site-specific activations engage individuals of all ages in deep listening and dynamic conversations about caring for our watershed. The program is delivered by environmental educator and facilitator Tina Willard Stepan and interdisciplinary community engagement facilitator Meaghan Cursons.

Connected By Water is a program of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) designed to build capacity, community and connection to support drinking water and watershed protection efforts. Through exploring the natural, indigenous and settler history of the Comox Lake watershed, human impacts, ecosystem health and climate change scenarios, the Connected By Water team engages residents and visitors in the story of our watershed: how it works, how we have and continue to change it, and how we can ensure its health and climate resilience for future generations.

The Connected By Water program includes K-12 curriculum resources, community workshops, water and land based tours, presentations and interdisciplinary projects that help our community understand how we’re all “connected by water”.

As part of CVAG’s RETURN TO WATER 2024 convergent program, Shifting Currents community collaborations feature art-based installations + events that shift the way in which we all consider water and how we engage with it. Thoughtful, playful, and experimental offerings instigate rethinking our current relationship with the Comox Valley Watershed.

IMAGE: Comox Lake Watershed. Image courtesy of Meaghan Cursons.