Christmas is a time of Advent-ure! The advent season begins about December 4th (4 Sundays before Christmas) and closes January 6th (King’s Day). It is a period of anticipation, a time when people light up long dark days and nights with candles, carols and festivities. A favourite tradition in many countries is a carol walk. It’s an opportunity to sing the traditional songs of the season.
The annual Comox Valley Estuary Carol walk begins at 4:00pm on December 4th and goes til about 6:00pm. Meet along the Riverway on Mansfield Drive behind Bayside Coffee. Locals Restaurant (Old House) will offer a wassail cup to all carollers who arrive at their door with our group.
Project Watershed sponsors this event, organized by volunteers led by Betty Donaldson. It isn’t a fundraiser. The purpose is to celebrate the winter Advent outdoors along the unique K’omox Estuary. “… all creatures that live on the earth share a single light by which they see and a single atmosphere by which they breathe” (Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180). For more information, contact the PW office (250 703 2871).
Remember to dress for the weather! It is also a good idea to bring a light.
The caroling book is available below for download, copies will be handed out on December 4th.