Community Articles
Go to Site Index See "Community Articles" main page
Do Not Use · 11th March 2010
Krista Ma
Krista Ma and Marnie Andrews will host the first Cortes Salon Discussion on Friday 26 March 2010 at 7 pm at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road. In accordance with French 16th and 17th Century salon tradition, it will be held in a woman’s bedroom with a reclining hostess and friends of diverse opinions gathered around, wine glasses in hand, having thoughtful discussions on a selected topic. (see photo above). Maybe we will skip the bedroom part, reclining encouraged – especially if you bring some wine.

Our goal is to engage in learning, exploration and exchange of new ideas for the purpose of evolving our own views. Everyone who is interested in hearing what others have to say and in having their own ideas challenged is welcome.

The topic this month will be: Creating Culture on Cortes. What is our cultural life?
Is it changing? What steps can we take to create a future on this little island that better fulfills our social and cultural needs.

Come prepared with some thoughtfulness. Talk about a relevant book you have read recently, a philosopher that espouses helpful pointers or just come and listen, while munching finger foods and sipping your favourite beverage.

Methodology: A topic will be selected 2 weeks prior to each Salon. Salons are open to all and we encourage differing views. From time to time, we’ll make some reading material available beforehand to help you prepare. But for now, if you are interested in reading, writing, museums, art, sports, music or anything else cultural, make a point of showing up. For those who wish you were here, we will be taking some notes.

Hoping to come - transport?
Comment by Ride Share on 11th March 2010
Sounds great and I hope to come. I live in the Mansons area and would love to hook-up with someone who may be driving there. I am happy to contribute to gas costs. If you are going and have a ride to offer, call me at #0295
something to think about
Comment by shane on 11th March 2010
What's the difference between a neighborhood or suburb and a community