World Community AGM – Wednesday, June 27th – 7:30pm – Creekside Commons, Courtenay

World Community AGM – Wednesday, June 27th – 7:30pm – Creekside Commons, Courtenay

Come learn more about World Community at our Annual General meeting.  Following the business portion of the meeting, Filmmaker, Ed Carswell will show a sneak preview of a new film about World Community Coffee.

Carswell has just returned from a trip to Nicaragua and will share stories and video of his encounters at several coffee farms and co-ops in both Pancasan and Dalia, Nicaragua (the source of World Community Coffee).  The farmers talk about the benefits of fairly-traded, organic coffee and what working with the co-ops  has meant to their daily lives.

“It was an incredible experience. The images and sounds were all-encompassing”. says Carswell. “We were in some very remote areas with people eager to share their deep  knowledge of the land and all its biological diversity.  We learned how shade grown, organic coffee plantations can be part of a healthy ecosystem. In the tiny pueblo of  Pancasan farmers sell not only coffee to the co-ops but also cocoa and milk.  In the larger town of Dalia they sell coffee, cocoa, and honey.”

The film was partially funded by both World Community Coffee and Cafe Etico (CoDev). Carswellfilm.ca will create a short promo film for both organisations as well a a longer version. 

Creekside Commons is at 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay -  Click here for MAP

Everyone Welcome   -  For more info call  (250) 337-5412

World Community’ works to foster greater awareness of the social, economic and environmental consequences of human activity at both the local and global levels.

 

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

FairTradeProducts-2016Every Thursday 10am - 12 pm -

World Community is open for sales of fairly traded, organic products.

We sell fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, hot chocolate, cocao, olive oil, spices & more.

Location: #3 - 2440 Rosewall Cres.,

We hope to see you there!!

We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.

Film Screening: Metamorphosis  Tuesday, May 15th – 7pm – Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay

Film Screening: Metamorphosis Tuesday, May 15th – 7pm – Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay

A poem for the planet, Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. The film captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis, a crisis that is also an opportunity for transformation. Programmer Janet Fairbanks notes “The filmmakers use beautiful images throughout the film, including powerful installations from a variety of artists responding to the difficult issues we are facing. The life cycle of monarch butterflies serves as a metaphor for how we need to change from caterpillars eating everything in sight to a new way of being”.
The filmmakers are optimists even in the middle of the most dire crisis. Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world. Click Here to view the film trailer

Velcrow Ripper will join us via Skype for a post-screening discussion.
Admission by donation - Everyone Welcome

FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412

 

Film Screening: Directly Affected, Tues. April 3,  7pm at NIC

Film Screening: Directly Affected, Tues. April 3, 7pm at NIC

5 years ago, Vancouver filmmaker, Zack Embree set out on a mission: to understand the impacts of the Kinder Morgan pipeline on local communities and give a voice back to those who had been ignored by the National Energy Board process.

He interviewed residents affected by the 2007 inlet drive spill, and covered the protests on Burnaby Mountain - and journeyed to First Nations communities such as Fort Mackay, Alberta to witness the impacts of fossil fuel extraction, to New Brunswick where many of the energy workers are from, as well as to France for the Paris Climate talks.

What he found was a growing storm of opposition from all walks of life and confusion over Prime Minister Trudeau’s climate plan - how to achieve it while building a major oil pipeline?

Click HERE to watch the trailer

Admission by Donation, everyone welcome.  FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412

 

 

Film Screening: Modified – Tues, March 13th – 7pm at NIC Theatre, Courtenay

Film Screening: Modified – Tues, March 13th – 7pm at NIC Theatre, Courtenay

Modified is a first-person documentary-memoir  that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to  her mother, a passionate gardener and food activist. Their intimate mother-daughter investigative journey, fueled by a shared love of food, ultimately reveals the extent to which industrial interests control our food policies, making  a strong case for a more transparent  and sustainable food system. 

Everyone Welcome - Admission by donation

FMI: Contact Janet at 250 337-5412

Watch the trailer below.