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General News · 16th November 2022
Gabriel Dinim
Why become a member of the Whaletown Community Club, the answer is simple, because its yours.
It does not belong to twitter or facebook or google or apple, it belongs to you.
The WCC gives you the mean to effectively nurture and support the culture and creativity of Whaletown and Cortes Island.
The Whaletown Community Cub helps us stay out of the mainstream of big box culture.
As globality swallows the world around us, British Columbia provincial laws give us the means to encourage and nurture our locality.
But the laws themselves do not do that, they are only the framework that we use to make a community what it is. Without you that framework is useless.

We are not a chamber of commerce, a lobbying organisation, an advocacy group or a religious organisation.
We are a community warming oven, we provide social space, physical space and cultural events in the best sounding hall that I have been in.
We provide community space, the space to play as a toddler, to act as a teen, to dance and get married and celebrate and get eulogised and buried, and again.

As a board our task is twofold, firstly to manage the physical spaces that are used for community events, according to all the regulations the government can throw at us as bureaucrats move around, and secondly to use whatever funds we can get our hands on to bring cultural events to the Gorge Hall.
As a member your role is to direct us.

When I moved to Cortes Island I was surprised at the cachet of the island and that renowned artists wanted to play the Gorge Hall. I remember our surprise at some of the names that appeared. The Gorge Hall has seen wonderful classical concerts, rip roaring comedy, and good eating and more good eating and dancing lots of dancing.

Become a member of the Whaletown Community Club, join the board, keep the dance floor hopping, the old school house open to art, the Tooker library full of books, and the cemetery greening.

Sunday November 20 at 3pm at the Gorge Hall our Annual General Meeting.

The board gives you an account of its activities, then gets dissolved and a new board elected. There is your chance.

Gabriel Dinim for the WCC