2021 Broombuster Events in the Comox Valley

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Community Cuts for Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Broombusters work in the areas of Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and the CVRD.  Broombusting is a perfect activity in the continuing pandemic. We can be outside and socially distanced while doing something good for our community. If you haven’t been out yet, consider joining us or cutting broom somewhere on your own. Email Bev if you need loppers – there  still are some that can be loaned to you for the cutting season.

Cut Dates for 2021

May 28, Friday 9:30 – noon: At the end of Dunsmuir Ave across from Orchard Park.  Medium and large broom for those of you who like to take on broom trees. Drive through Cumberland on the main street (Dunsmuir Ave) all the way to the end.We’ve had a couple of days of cutting here and it’s another area we would like to finish off.

 

May 29, Saturday 9:30 – noon. Northeast Woods. We’ll finish the season with a final assault on the broom in the Northeast Woods.  From the parking lot at the end of Torrance (past the Municipal Works building)  walk past the yellow gate and follow the service road. When you get to the beginning of the big field, take the path to the right. Follow this path until you get past all of the blackberries and roses. You will see the green wagon with loppers in it. We’ll be somewhere in the field below the wagon. 

 

May 24, Monday 9:30 – noon: At the end of Dunsmuir Ave across from Orchard Park. Sure, it’s a holiday but what better way to spend the morning than improving the community! Medium and large broom for those of you who like to take on broom trees. Drive through Cumberland on the main street (Dunsmuir Ave) all the way to the end.

May 25, Tuesday 9:30 – noon Japanese and Chinese cemeteries: From Courtenay / Comox drive towards Cumberland on the connector road. Just after the Hwy 19 underpass turn left onto Union Rd. There is a road to the left off Union that leads to the parking lot for the cemeteries. Medium sized broom here.
ay 26, Wednesday 9:30 – noon No. 1 Japanese Town in Coal Creek Historic Park.  Drive along Comox Lake Road and look for the signpost and our Broombuster sign. Turn left down the road into the parking lot. We began cutting broom in this wonderful quiet park 8 years ago. Since then the Village of Cumberland has put in some walking paths as well as some signposts telling the history of the area.There are some small to medium sized broom plants. 

Would you rather cut broom on your own or with a friend or two? If so, contact Bev at cvbroombusters@gmail.com for suggested areas to cut in the Comox Valley..

 

COMPLETED CUTS

 

April 24, Saturday 9:30 am – noon. Guthrie Rd between Pritchard Rd. and Brooklyn School. Park in the parking lot on Torrence Rd. across from the Comox Public Works Office.

April 26 – 30, Monday – Friday 9:30 – noon. There will be a choice of two areas to cut broom
Guthrie Road between Torrence Rd and Pritchard Rd. It’s clear to see where we left off on Saturday and it would be nice to be able to finish this whole stretch. Park in the lot on Torrence across from Comox Public Works and walk back toward Pritchard Rd.

Northeast Woods. Park at the end of the Torrence Rd 

May 1, Saturday, 9:30 – noon. Point Holmes Park (corner of Lazo Rd and Sandpines Drive). We cleared a lot of big broom from here a few years ago and are returning to get the stragglers and new growth. 

May 3 – 7, Monday – Friday, 9:30 – noon. NE Woods.

May 10 – 14, Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 – noon; Northeast Woods. We’d like to get as much done this week as we can. Big broom, mid-sized broom and lots of space to spread out. The Snowbirds will continue to put on our own private airshow.

May 15, Saturday, 9:30 – noon: Ryan Road beginning at Anderton and working on the north side towards Crown Isle Blvd. Small to mid sized broom. 

May 17-19, Monday – Wednesday 9:30 – noon: Ryan Road

May 20, 21 Thursday and Friday, 9:30 – noon, Northeast Woods. .

May 22. Saturday 9:30 – noon.: Orchard Park in Cumberland.

May 24, Monday 9:30 – noon: At the end of Dunsmuir Ave across from Orchard Park. Sure, it’s a holiday but what better way to spend the morning than improving the community! Medium and large broom for those of you who like to take on broom trees. Drive through Cumberland on the main street (Dunsmuir Ave) all the way to the end.
May 25, Tuesday 9:30 – noon Japanese and Chinese cemeteries: From Courtenay / Comox drive towards Cumberland on the connector road. Just after the Hwy 19 underpass turn left onto Union Rd. There is a road to the left off Union that leads to the parking lot for the cemeteries. Medium sized broom here.
May 26, Wednesday 9:30 – noon No. 1 Japanese Town in Coal Creek Historic Park.  Drive along Comox Lake Road and look for the signpost and our Broombuster sign. Turn left down the road into the parking lot. We began cutting broom in this wonderful quiet park 8 years ago. Since then the Village of Cumberland has put in some walking paths as well as some signposts telling the history of the area.There are some small to medium sized broom plants. 

 

Contact

Bev Agur
Email: cvbroombusters@gmail.com

* Disclaimer: Pick up of Broom MUST be prearranged. MoT will not come to chip up broom you cut. BroomBusters may be able to help if you contact us in advance. Broombusters posts this page free of charge to your community but is not responsible for any activities listed or not listed in these communities. Cut at your own risk. Thank you. And have fun! We look forward to hearing from you.