This morning I brought to the Whaletown Post office 100 copies of all the information that you will find in this article.
There are only 90 mailboxes in Whaletown that will accept open mail generated from Cortes Island.
This is largely a result of the exchange of vitriol around the issue of land taxes which is now a non-issue.
If you were to remove your name from the list that does not accept open mailings from Cortes at the post office you would be the recipient of the occasional beneficial communication from Cortes Organisations.
Here is what you would have found in your mail box today
On September 21 at 7pm at the Gorge Hall, the Whaletown Community Club members will be asked to discuss the first by-laws that will govern the administration of the Whaletown cemetery. This will be a general meeting and members will then vote to approve these by-laws.
These by-laws will allow the WCC to officially provide natural burials at the Whaletown cemetery, in compliance with permitting regulations.
As the responsibility for the cemetery passes from one set of volunteers to another, these by-laws will provide management consistency, and a framework for knowledge transfer over successive generations.
Even though only WCC members will discuss and vote on the by-laws on the 21st of September, all community members need to be informed of the management of their final resting place and that of those they hold dear.
The traditions that celebrate our lives and its passing do evolve and new traditions are created.
Under the guidance of Margaret Verschuur and Noah Davidson the Whaletown Community Club is proposing to create a green burial section in the expanded portion of the cemetery.
You will find the map of that new section and the bylaws at this link:https://whaletowncommunityclub.ca/?p=292
(both the map and by-laws are in mail boxes today)
On September 13 at 7pm at the Gorge Hall Margaret Verschuur and Noah Davidson will make a presentation to the community on natural burials and answer your questions and consider your suggestions.
For the WCC
Gabriel Dinim, president
If you wish to become a member of the Whaletown Community Club to vote on this important issue, please mail your contact information and your fee to WCC Box 54 Whaletown, V0P 1Z0.
Family $15 single $10
You can also buy a membership at the general meeting on the 21st of September