By Kim Paulley, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
This fall, Mansons Hall opened its doors to Sew Much More, a place to sew and learn, according to organizers.
The idea for Sew Much More had its beginnings at the Cortes Island Free Store, where Marnie Andrews offered up her sewing skills this past summer. The fair weather allowed her to set up in the area just outside the front doors. It was there that she repaired items for the store that were just too good to throw away. She also taught interested patrons DIY sewing skills.
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Richard Andrews compared his first month as Project Manager of the Village Commons, in downtown Mansons Landing, to the years he was the Executive Director of a non profit in Vancouver.
“There’s a lot of planning going on right now. We’re in phase one of our build. We have the welcome pole to make, and a big pavilion. The funnest work is going to be making a playground. The vending zone and the playground are mysterious right now. I have an idea of what they might be. I have an idea of what people want because we have a lot of documentation from the Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) about the community process they went through to determine what was to be done with this property,” he said.
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The Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA) estimate 500 people may have turned out for Cortes Day on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
Mike Manson, whose great uncle(1) and grandfather(2) were among the island’s first known European settler, remembers there were once two festivals.
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Close to 200 people gathered in the Village Commons, in Mansons Landing, to celebrate the opening of the new Rainbow Ridge Trail System. There were 177 ticket stubs for the door prize and some people wandered in after that. As it was a hot summer’s day, most of them clung to shade beneath trees, awnings and the main tent.
Rose and Brenda Hanson, from the Klahoose First Nation, opened the ceremony.
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At the regular SRD board meeting on April 26th (minutes), a couple of issues of interest to Cortes residents were discussed.
There were new developments in the story of SRD’s proposal to centralise rural fire hall administration; this was covered by Roy Hales on Monday.
The Board also discussed the “Community Resiliency Investment Grant” and its uses, specifically the provision of wood chipping service for properties with road access, and the local use of those wood chips.
Continue reading SRD Plans to Recommence Wood Chipping Service “Next Year”