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General News · 25th July 2017
Friends of Cortes Island Helen
Friends of Cortes proudly presents:

The Cortes Film Premiere How to Change the World and Love the Lakes Fundraiser

Thurs July 27 Manson's Hall

Doors Open 6pm - Silent auction, food and raffle

Film 7pm - Introduced by Rex Weyler, Rex will also be available for Q & A.

Refreshments – Sujon is offering wonderful treats this evening

Suggested donation: Individuals $10, Families $20

In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon’s atomic test bomb in Amchitka, Alaska. Chronicling this untold story at the birth of the modern environmental movement, and with access to dramatic archive footage unseen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace.

Alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ‘70s, Hunter would be instrumental in altering the way we look at the world and our place within it. These early pioneers captured their daring and sometimes jaw-dropping actions on film, and from this director Jerry Rothwell has made a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film - a prizewinner at the Sundance Film Festival.

See the trailer here


We are raising money to help look after Hague and Gunflint lakes. Help us keep our beautiful lakes healthy for the future! All proceeds will go towards our vital water quality monitoring, lake stewardship and remediation work. Find out more

We have a wonderful selection of auction items on offer from our island community including: jewellery, artwork, tours, gift baskets, body work, pottery, Hollyhock lunch for two, Doug Weyler leather bag, bike tune up, green building design consultation, signed books by local authors and more besides!

You can also win some fabulous raffle prizes:
- a work bee (8 people 3 hrs!)
- Whale Watch trip
- Floathouse Restaurant gift certificate and Fiona
Young massage

Raffle tickets on sale on the night and at the Co-op beforehand.