The Canadian Military Wives Choir Comox was founded in January of 2015. The choir originated when President Brenda Dunne connected with Musical Director Wendy Nixon Stothert, discussing their mutual interest in spreading the Military Wives Choir movement to the choral-rich Comox Valley. The CMWC Comox is the second of its kind in Canada—formed only eighteen months after the first Canadian Military Wives Choir opened its doors in Ottawa. Military Wives Choirs originated in the UK, and there are now more than eighty choirs worldwide.
Canadian Military Wives Choirs are all female choirs, which aim to support military women through vocal music and camaraderie. Members are closely associated with the military, either by marriage or by occupation, and there is a strong emphasis on friendship and fun. The choir is an independent organization which covers its expenses through membership dues and donations from the local community.
Throughout the past five months the CMWC Comox has grown from ten to fifteen members and has had several small local appearances. Future events include the Canada Day Gala at the Sid Williams Theatre and a performance at the Comox Air Show.