The Village Commons, located behind the radio station in Mansons Landing, can be used for casual COVID-safe gatherings. See below on guidelines for its use.Free meetings and events at the Village Commons can be booked on a first-come first-served basis by scheduling it on the Tideline's event calendar (3rd column on the right).
For private, ticketed events, please contact CCEDA here: https://cceda.ca/contact/
The Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) invites you to use the land according to the following guidelines:VILLAGE COMMONS USAGE GUIDELINES
The Village Commons is a space for generative, respectful gathering. We recognize the autonomy and sovereignty of this Land, and strive to be in reciprocal relationship with both the Land and the other beings who live here. This Commons is part of the overlapping traditional and ancestral territory of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations, and ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Ayajuthem) is the traditional language spoken here.
The Village Commons Land is set aside to be shared by everyone, to serve a variety of purposes and needs. While you are on the Land, please take care of the space generously. Think about who might be coming to visit after you. Do what feels right so that children, Elders, and other neighbours can also enjoy being with the Commons safely.Community Agreements
We invite the community to be with this Land in these ways:
Connect with the Land and offer a gift each time you come here.
Do not harm others, hold yourself responsibly.
To the best of your ability, asking friends and neighbours for help if needed, leave the space tidy and safe for the next use.
While sharing the Commons, we encourage everyone to treat each other respectfully. This means:
Using welcoming and inclusive language
Being respectful and empathetic when it comes to differing viewpoints and experiences
Gracefully accepting constructive criticism and feedback
Assuming the best intentions and goodwill of other users
Holding each other in the highest regard
Addressing conflict openly, directly, and compassionately
Please look to the Tideline for upcoming work party events to help improve the Commons for community use: raking wood chips, removing debris, finishing picnic tables - your volunteer assistance is needed!