We invite you to walk with us as we transform our understanding of, and approach to the overdose crisis – both in the Comox Valley and beyond.
The artwork and audio created through the WALK WITH ME project can be accessed on a drop-in basis:
September 30 – November 21 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th)
Wednesdays + Saturdays / 10am – 4:30pm
COVID protocols will be followed.
This program involves a variety of events on these days, including Community Conversations, Artist Talks, Speakers, Healing Circles, Panel Discussions, Policy Discussions, Food-Sharing and – Story Walks.
These immersive, guided audio walks feature the stories of people with lived experience, their family members and front-line workers. Approximately 1 hour in length, the walks start and end at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, journeying through surrounding neighbourhoods and parks. Those who have taken the Story Walks, or are about to take them, are encouraged to attend the noon-hour events, as these provide a way for us to think and talk about the stories and insights being shared. See below for specific event details.
11am – 12pm / Bridge Walk
12pm – 1pm / food, panels, and discussions
1pm – 2pm / Alley Walk
Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.
Saturday, November 7
12:30 – 1:00pm, Comox Valley Art Gallery
Meet (in-person) the leaders of BRAVE – a Vancouver-based technology platform designed to prevent overdose deaths. This app is unique in its community orientation, and in its strong partnership with people with lived and living experience. Learn about the app and its potentials for the Comox Valley, and meet people dedicated to making technology work for social change.
Saturday, October 24
1-2pm, Comox Valley Art Gallery Plaza
Unbroken Chain & Indigenous Harm Reduction
Join outreach worker Patti Alvarado in a conversation about the impacts of the overdose crisis on Indigenous communities. Alvarado will speak to the approaches she uses in her work with Unbroken Chain, a youth-focused harm reduction circle hosted by the Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society, to hold space for community healing and change.