Walk With Me – Comox Valley / Fall 2022

Walk With Me – Comox Valley: uncovering the human dimensions of the drug poisoning crisis

DATE          TIME                REGISTRATION LINKOct. 25    1PM – 2:30PM 15    1PM – 2:30PM 29    1PM – 2:30PM

Each walk has a limited participation – please register through the link.

Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Avenue
Courtenay, BC
V9N 2M7


Walk With Me is an arts-based community action project that seeks to uncover the human dimensions of the toxic drug poisoning crisis as it has unfolded locally. Within and through it, a group of artist-researchers, front-line workers, and people with lived and living experience have banded together in a spirit of solidarity, attempting to come to terms with the impact of the crisis on individuals and community groups through a practice of story sharing.

Story Walks are guided audio journeys that bring participants through various outdoor ‘reflective spaces’. Communities and groups are invited to walk and listen, and to sit together – responding to the stories in a sharing circle. Through this process, communities are encouraged to find connectedness with the people and places at the heart of this crisis.


Walks begin and end at CVAG, and travel through surrounding parks and neighbourhoods.

Additional walks will be added on an as-needs basis in response to community demand.

Please dress for the weather, including rain gear (as needed) and walking shoes.

We ask that people register to ensure a place, though we welcome drop-ins (space permitted).

Group Registrations — Should you have difficulties finding a time that works for your group, please call Sharon Karsten (Project Facilitator) at 250.650.3794 to discuss options. This Eventbrite platform limits registrations to 6 people per group. Please contact Sharon if you wish to bring a larger group.

Parents/Guardians Stories contain mature content, including accounts of individual struggles with addiction and stigma. Parental and personal discretion is advised.


Walk With Me / Community Action + Research