VICTORIA – For the second year running, St. Peter, Comox organized an ecumenical outreach event to mark “International Buy a Priest a Beer Day” on Sept. 9. Parishioners and the local community were invited to get to know some of their local church leaders at the RAD Brewing Company in the Comox Mall. “As much as anyone, clergy enjoy socializing over good food and drink, and are fun to hang out with,” said an organizer. “They also deserve some appreciation for the often difficult work they do.” The event gave participants a chance to make new connections and have conversations in a fun and friendly way. At least four local church leaders planned to make themselves available, including the Rev. Sulin Milne of St. Peter Anglican Church, Comox, the Rev. Alastair Hunting of St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Courtenay and Padre Kevin Stieva, the military chaplain serving at 19 Wing, Comox.