September 30 - November 21 2020

This fall CVAG is opening space for:

WALK WITH ME / uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis 

dedicated to those who have given bravely their life stories…
and to all who dare to imagine a better future

This arts-based community action project seeks to uncover the human dimensions of the overdose crisis as it has unfolded locally in the Comox Valley. 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. Through these stories, we aim to cultivate awareness leading to change.

We welcome you to walk with us – as we journey through the intimate aspects of a crisis that has deeply impacted our community – in pursuit of meaningful change. The artwork and audio created through this project can be visited:


September 30 – November 21 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th)

Wednesdays + Saturdays / 10am – 4:30pm

COVID protocols will be followed.


On these days, activities at the Gallery will include Community Conversations, Food-Sharing, Artist Talks, Speakers, Healing Circles, a Film Screening, Panel Discussions, Policy Discussions, Story Walks and more.  Those who have taken the ‘Story Walks’, or are about to take them, are encouraged to attend the supplementary events, as they provide a way for us to think and talk about the stories and insights being shared


11am – 12pm / Bridge Walk

12pm – 1pm / food, panels, and discussions

1pm – 2pm / Alley Walk


Registration for walks is encouraged – visit the Walk With Me project website or contact the Gallery to reserve your space.

Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.

If for some reason you are unable to join us at the gallery to listen to the audio Stories that have been shared throughout this project, please visit to listen.

The Walk With Me project is presented in partnership with Thompson Rivers University and AVI Health and Community Services and is part of the research project: ‘Cultural Mapping the Overdose Crisis in Kamloops and Comox Valley, B.C.’ in collaboration with a dynamic group of community organizations and individuals seeking to make change. Support provided by:

-Vancouver Island Health Authority – Community Wellness Grant
-BC Arts Council – Arts Based Community Development
-Vancouver Foundation – Participatory Action Research Stream

To learn more about the project, visit:



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