Keeping It Living Silent Auction

Time is running out for you to bid on estuary inspired art. Once again artists from around the Comox Valley and beyond are supporting the protection and restoration of the Courtenay River Estuary by submitting their art to the Keeping It Living Campaign.

Keeping It Living is an awareness and fundraising campaign to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and restoration of the Courtenay River Estuary. The goal is to bring about the return of abundance to this beautiful and productive natural feature which truly is the jewel in the crown of the Comox Valley.

Forty three pieces have been submitted from renowned artists such as Ken Kirkby, Bev Byerley, Richard Mravik, Sofie Skapski, Brian Buckrell and more. Their art encompasses a variety of styles, mediums, sizes and subjects.

The pieces, beautiful and alluring, are up at and will be on display at Zocalo Cafe, Crown Isle, The Coastal Community Credit Union, and the Royal Bank  from March 1st to 31st. Remember these pieces not only have value as amazing art but also as symbols of the quality of life you are protecting, you can go online to to place your bids.

The Grand Finale of the auction and competition will be the Day of the Estuary event held at K’omoks Band Hall on April 2nd. All art as well as interactive multimedia displays will be showcased and open to the public 1pm to 5:30pm. There will also be an evening session featuring presentations by Nancy Greene on Estuary Archeology aka Sticks in the Mud and Ken Kirkby on Restoration Success. This will be the last chance for bids and will be an event to remember. For more information visit

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