There have been plenty of changes going on at The Gardens on Anderton this year.  With improved pathways offering better accessibility and planned events like “Music in The Gardens” on Sundays with the Georgia Straight Jazz Society from 1 to 5pm – July 27, August 10, and August 24th, the Gardens are becoming a must see destination in our valley.  On  Sunday, July 20th the Gardens will be hosting the Downton Abbey Tea with the help of the Kiwanis Club of Courtenay. For more information go to on the web or by telephone at 250-334-3089.
Royston has officially opened its improved waterfront trail at the end of Hilton Road off the old Island Highway. There’s vehicle parking and kayak/canoe access overlooking the Royston wrecks. With a wheelchair accessible washroom and a 2.5 metre wide pathway it offers a quiet opportunity to view local wildlife, scenic vistas and local flora.
Getting to Goose Spit to enjoy the sun and avoid traffic and parking difficulties should be pretty easy this year. BC Transit and the CVRD are running “The Beach Bus To Goose Spit Park” seven days a week with four trips a day Monday to Friday and extra trips on the weekend as well as a Sunday service from the Aquatic Centre car park off Lerwick Road that heads over to Thrifty Foods on Ryan Road then stops along Lerwick, Guthrie and Torrence.
Get more information by phoning 250-339-5453 or check out online.
People wanting improved taxi service in the Comox Valley may soon be pleased with Ambassador Shuttle Service now that they have been approved by the BC Passenger Transportation Board to increase their business. Check them out at or phone them toll-free at 1-877-339-5252 or (250) 339-5252 locally.
Jim Murdoch is a Community Support Worker for Future Focus in the Comox Valley.  e-mail: