Tag Archives: Cortes Natural Food Co-op

Local fibre artists’ regular public gathering makes a comeback

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Cortes Island is home to a community of fibre artists. Prior to the pandemic, many of the artists would gather weekly and monthly for an event called “Spin in Public,” which was held at the museum, the Friday Market at Mansons Hall, the Co-op or the lounge at the Gorge Marina.

While the regular gathering was canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19, three years later, the event is coming back.

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Local poet publishes second book with a splash

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Local poet Erin Robinsong has been offering her poetry to the public of Cortes for more than 20 years.

On Aug. 23, Robinsong rolled in with rhythms that reminded us of the ocean: her newly published book, Wet Dream made its debut on the humble concrete stage at the Cortes Natural Food Coop (CNFC) courtyard.

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2019: The Merry McKentys Return Home On Tour

[from the Archives: July 9 , 2019]

According to the description on their website, the McKentys saga starts sounds on a steep snowy mountainside in the backwoods of British Columbia. Robert and Elizabeth had a small cabin, “many children of various sizes, a wood stove, a small battery-powered stereo system that sometimes worked, a mandolin, and several fiddles.” By the time they moved to Cortes, the Merry McKenty were on their way towards becoming a band.

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The Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery 2022 season

The Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery’s 2022 Season kicks off at 6 PM on Friday, July 1, with Jane Newman’s solo exhibit ‘Ordinary Magic.’

This is also the first season in which the gallery has a manager. 

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Six months in: new Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op general manager finds consultation key

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Mary Lavelle took the general manager’s reigns at the Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op at the beginning of this year. She says she had big boots to fill after former general manager Eric Hargrave moved on after a nine year tenure.

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