Archive for June, 2013

Hello cob enthusiasts!
I hope everyone is preparing for a beautiful long weekend and is excited for our next workparty this Saturday! We will be mixing cob with our feet (dancing the twist more like it), building with cob, placing bottles and starting to sculpt the octupus that came up as a theme during our last gathering. You are very welcome to bring a lunch and stay over the lunch break if you’d like to help all day. I would like to ask that you show up for an entire 3 hrs period so we can maximize our time – if children/other responsibilities make this difficult no worries 🙂
Please note the below info about the day and the co-op as that and the attachments should cover all your questions…if you have others please let me know by email.  This is a FREE event. If you’re interested in joining the Co-op (you want a cob structure at your home and neighbours to help you build – please let me know) ask me questions and we can talk about your project ideas and the $20 for each project.
Please Bring: water bottle, sunhat, weather appropriate clothing, closed toed shoes, garden or leather gloves, and snacks if you (or your children) will require snacks while you are working
Be Prepared: You will get dirty! Be respectful of gardens, pathways and animals at all times. This is an all ages event – everyone welcome! Parents/guardians are completely responsible for and expected to look after younger ones safety.
Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

The South End Cob Co-op continues! FREE work parties this June!
After a year hiatus the South End Cob Co-op is back in full swing, and your next opportunity to get involved in cob, meet your neighbours, learn and have FUN with cob starts this June! As many of you know we started our first South End Cob project off with an oven and now we have the two attached benches to finish off! Please join us next month during the following dates to get an intro to basic foundations and cob mixes. These work parties are open to everyone (Cob Co-op member or not) and FREE – get a quick intro and task to work on at whatever stage of the benches we are at. These work party times are also a perfect opportunity for those of you who are curious about the South End Cop Co-op and haven’t yet signed up – Join us! Check out the Co-op details attached.

June Workparty:
Saturday June 29, 9am-noon & 2-5pm
103 Strickland St.

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Thank to all the businesses, organizations and individuals who helped sponsor this years Miner’s Heritage Picnic:

AC Taxi
Advantage Fittness
Bold Knight Restauant
Cavallotti Lodge
Chilo Transport
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coast Mt. Marine
Days Inn
Donna Fraser
Firehouse Grill
Gallazin Locksmith
Gina’s Mexican Restaurant
Harbour Chandler
Harbour City Diesel
Highview Terrace
Kal Tire
Liquor Depot
Lois McGuffie

Moose Lodge

Nanaimo District Teachers Assn.
Nichol St. Hostel
Nichol St. Pawn
Northwest Wire and Rope
Pharmasave Southgate
Richardson Foods
Robinson Rentals
Robyn Lebrasser
R-U Computing
Sandi’s Ukrainian Kitchen
Sandra’s Head to Toe
South Parkway Petrocan
Speedy Glass
Sundown Scuba
Suzanah Mills
Trend Diesel
Van Houte
VI Aluminium

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Found – a Honda key, plus several articles of children’s clothing. Please phone Sandra at 753-1394 if missing these items

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See story in link. Also note that the building has now been leased by Island Roots Coop.




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