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Feb 27th 9am – 9pm: ‘SACRED WATER – SACRED WATERS’ FOR SHAWNIGAN LAKE WITH TA’KAIYA BLANEY, PIPE CARRIERS, ELDERS AND COMMUNITY VOICES

Facebook event page for updated information: https://www.facebook.com/events/571494469682740/ Google map at bottom of the page! Starts at 9am: Mountain site of Shawnigan Dump Site of the ‘Dirty Dirt’ for a ceremony (480 Stebbings Road, just past the SRI sign). Traditional welcoming by local Elders, community representatives, and all those who gather/stand in honour of the Lands…
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February 23, 2016 0

Gift Certificate

Now that Vancity has taken over OUR mortgage we are aiming to show them the support of as many of OUR Sustainers who are jumping in to demonstrate their love for OUR through ‘OUR Sustainers Program’.  This program not only gives you great recognition for your support – it provides amazing cash incentive to offset your…
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November 10, 2015 0

Gratitude to OUR General Manager

It is with gratitude that we say goodbye to OUR General Manager, Michael Contardi, who stepped into the realm of working within Non-Profit and Coop work – fresh out of the Corporate world.  It was a big step and done with great intentions.  Much has shifted as OUR Ecovillage Coop has been able to finally…
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November 6, 2015 0

GOODBYE (for now) TO OUR HOMESTEADERS

It has been a long beautiful transformation over the past 7 months – and October 31st was OUR  brilliant graduation for the “2015 Regenerative Living and Community Homesteader” program.  With 8 amazing humans we journeyed the twists and turns of learning to live together, work together, laugh/cry/rage/hope, hit the wall, find courage, learn and learn…
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November 6, 2015 0

2015 BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE

Artist builders extra-ordinaire have made this year another year of major achievements!  OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery is pretty much buttoned up and now we are going the next step with OUR Federal Gov’t partnership creating a ‘closed-loop’ demonstration project out of the greywater/rainwater/blackwater/ground water/urinals/and compost!  We are looking for tech folks to work with…
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November 6, 2015 0

Checking in from OUR Education and Outreach:

Ahhh – the season of school groups!  From K-12 programs to many University and College folks….we have been hosting some of the most amazing learners and volunteers this season.  This has been quite an exceptional team dynamic and we have been all teachers and all learners together on the path.  With this said we are…
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November 6, 2015 0

Gratitude to OUR new Executive Administrator

Just with the right timing….we are excited to welcome in Caroline Weatherhead OUR new Executive Administrator.  With a long list of project management, event management, organizational management, and great people relations in her background – it is so helpful for OUR Ecovillage Coop Board to have a positive force of heartfelt and high level structuring…
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November 6, 2015 0

The Mortgage Lands!

AT LONG, LONG LAST….. REPORT FROM THE FIELD TO FORK! — From EDUCATION AND OUTREACH and FARM MANAGER. If I have heard one statement repeated the most around OUR ECOVILLAGE – it might be “we are almost there!”.  i can only tell you that it feels almost surreal to have ARRIVED!!  At least at the…
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September 8, 2015 0

Natural Building Update with Elke Cole

After 3 months of holding the focus on the Eco Nest, we have shifted to the Turtle house. It’s a change as the two buildings are very different in Character and also in tasks. Two large piles of fresh “bob-cob” sitting in front of the house and a handful of builders working to the sound…
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September 7, 2015 0

Hello from OUR new General Manager

Two months have now passed since the departure of Rick Juliasson to the mystical cloud forests of Costa Rica, where he is, no doubt, at this very moment bungy jumping over the warm waterfalls near Monteverde Friends School. Though his big shoes still remain, I’ve been gradually learning the ropes on OUR systems, culture and…
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August 20, 2015 0