Community Programs

Community schools are natural centres for activity in neighbourhoods and can play a key role in improving outcomes for communities.

LTCES offers regular community drop-in programming, workshops, and events, providing safe and accessible points of connection for community members.

We are continually building community partner relationships and providing joint programs such as the Repair Café, Earth Day Free Store, and Community Connections Day.

We are working to build connections to place and land through use of the Roy Stewart Morrison Forest and our Community School Garden and Outdoor Hub.

Winter 2023 Programs

We are excited to share our winter programs and events with the community. This page is updated as new programs are added, so check back here regularly!

Drop-in Community Art Nights

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
January 19 – March 16, 2023
FREE (Donations welcome)

Connect over creativity at Lake Trail Community School! Drop-in Community Art Nights provide a positive space to make arts and crafts together. No prior art-making experience necessary.

There will be lots of supplies on hand and hosts to help with projects, or bring your own and work in the company of others.

Facilitated by Larissa McLean, Patricia Cribb-Baskin and Avi Goldberg.

This program is a collaboration between LTCES and Comox Valley Arts (CV/A).

Drop-in Community Gym Nights

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
January 19 – March 16, 2023
FREE (Donations welcome)

Community Gym Nights are a fun and positive way to practice skills, get your daily dose of physical activity and spend time with neighbours and friends.

Facilitators will plan different activities with input from participants. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Facilitated by Tom Skinner and Shawn Thir.

This program is a collaboration between LTCES and Courtenay Elementary Community School Society.

English Language Learning for Ukrainian Newcomers

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Ongoing (intake interview required)

We welcome newly arrived Ukrainians to this beginners English Language Learning class for adults. The goal is to assist newcomers to advance their English and improve their chances of finding a promising job.

Your teacher, Sharon Elia, will support you with conversation practice, reading, writing, and listening, all in a light-hearted and fun environment.

Ukrainians who are interested in joining the class will go through a short intake to ensure they are at an appropriate level to benefit from the instruction. A very basic level of English is required to join this group. Email for further information and to set up a meeting with Sharon.

This program is a collaboration between LTCES and the Ukrainian Cultural Society.

Coming Soon: Earth Day Free Store

April 2023 (date TBA)

More information coming soon!