General News · 19th October 2019
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Yesterday at Folk University was spectacular. I had so many moments where I just had to exclaim how happy I was and how much I love seeing so many members of our community working, sewing, learning and celebrating together.
It was a day of sewing, civil discussions around local civic engagement, first-aid and sewing, and then culminated in the best non-movie movie night ever. Wait! What? That's right, Linnaea experienced a Hydro line fire last night that took all the power exactly at 7 p.m. when the movie was about to start. Many of the packed crowd stayed to finish their (delicious! dinners) by candlelight and catch up with neighbours. We barely noticed that there had been no movie by the time the power returned at 9 p.m.
We will try again next week for the movie.
An especial thanks to Jade for the sewing workshop, Noba for the great class on local civic engagement, Kim Robertson for teaching a room full or different ages on how to save the life of someone whose heart has stopped, and Kirsten for cooking all day and feeding us so beautifully all while queuing up the movie, setting up the SunLit room, and holding space for our weekly TGIFolk Movie & Meal night. And thank you Cortesians for making it possible.
I hope to see you at something next week!