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Comox Valley chapter presents their annual Community Action Award

Wayne Bradley, Janet Fairbanks, Linda Safford

The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter presented their 2016 Community Action Award at their annual Holiday Potluck dinner on December 9.

The award went to community advocates Janet Fairbanks and Wayne Bradley.

Chapter activist Linda Safford says, “Both Fairbanks and Bradley are well-known political and environmental activists who have successfully raised the profile of the Comox Valley as a socially conscious community throughout BC.”

The chapter’s posting on this adds, “Leaders and founders of the World Community Development and Education Society, Fairbanks and Bradley are the key organizers of the ground-breaking World Community Film Festival, now in its 26th year. This flagship event, and BC’s longest running social justice documentary film festival, continues to grow and attract concerned citizens and activists from across Vancouver Island, our province and far beyond. Strong community advocates, Fairbanks and Bradley are constantly working to foster a greater awareness through education to the social, economic and environmental consequences our actions generate not only at home, but to those around the world.”

Congratulations to Janet and Wayne!

The Comox Valley chapter has previously presented its annual Community Action Award to Raven Coal mine opponents, Comox Valley Water Watch, Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society, and Walking With Our Sisters K’ómoks organizers among other worthy recipients.

For numerous blogs on the work of the Comox Valley chapter, please click here. You can also visit their website here.