Courtenay Council Presentation 06 Jun 2015 - Willemare Ave

On 06 Jun, the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition had the pleasure of presenting to the Courtenay City Council our concerns and recommendations regarding planned construction and redesign of Willemare Ave.

President Marg Harris and Director Sue Vince made the presentation and answered questions from council.

The City of Courtenay posts all Council meetings online. The presentation and discussion that follows can be found at this link --

What followed was a motion on which way to go with the design of Wilemare Ave from 26 St to 17 St. For more than an hour discussion, argument, clarification and finally a vote - defeated - and a new motion and deferment were made. It's great to see our civil process in action -- all that can be found in the video beginning at the 0:58 minute mark up until the 2:00 mark.


Royal LePage Petite Fondo - Sunday - 13 Sep 2015

The CVCCo will again be supporting this great event.

The Royal LePage Petite Fondo will raise funds for Lilli House - our local Women's Shelter.

There will be a choice of a 35k (easy country ride), a 75k (Rambling ride, some hills on quiet country roads), and a short family ride. There will be two rest points for the 35k & 75K rides at Beaufort Winery and Blue Moon Winery. Here you will be able to take in the scenery and sample some of their great wines.

There will also be pre-ride coffee and snacks and a post ride BBQ.

All the information can be found at this link --


Monthly Meeting - 29 Jun 2015

The next meeting of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition will be held 29 Jun 2015 at 7pm at the Community Meeting Room at Quality Foods at the Driftwood Mall on Cliffe Ave in Courtenay.

The minutes from the previous meeting can be read at this link:

Minutes May 25 2015

Agenda items can be sent to President - Marg Harris at





Bike to Work Week - 25 May - Monday to Friday

The BTWCV cickoff is "Bike with Elected Officials". The start is at Colurtenay City Hall Celebration Station on Monday, May 25 at 8:45 am (same place as last year). 

There will be a "Giant Celebration Station" at Simms Park on Wed, May 27 between 3-5:30 pm. The CVCCo will be there showing the latest draft of the new cycling map. There will be lots more as well as refreshments.

We encourage people to register for the event, it is really bike for transporation, so cycling to shop or other utilitarian purpose counts, it doesn't have to be to work. All information about the vents, how to register and record your ride can be found at: .



Kick off Event for Ride Don't Hide

From our friends at GNCC --- the following


Leo Boon
Chair GNCC
Member Mid Island Velo
Member SlowSpokes Nanaimo
I would like to invite all cyclists to the Kick off Event for Ride Don't Hide, An Evening with Michael Schratter, founder of Ride Don't Hide on April 22, 2015 at Beban Park. The event is free but due to limited seating pre-registration is required by phone to 250.244.4042 ext.2 or by email to
In 2010, Michael Schratter, a Vancouver elementary teacher and father cycled 40,000kms across 6 continents, 33 countries to raise awareness and funds for mental health and break the stigma around mental illness one pedal at a time. Michael will share his inspiring story at the event.
Thank you for your consideration.
Kind Regards
Gwen Vonarx 
Program and Event Coordinator
CMHA Mid Island Branch
250.244.4042 ext.2