Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

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

Products are available in the Comox Valley and beyond. You can also visit our warehouse every Thursday 10am - 12 pm. 

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: Tuesday, Nov 27th – 7pm at Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay

Film Screening: Tuesday, Nov 27th – 7pm at Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay

“My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists that give them their spirit back” Louis Riel (1885)

Don’t miss this special screening of the powerful film, When They Awake (92 min.), co-hosted by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre.

When They Awake documents a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous musicians whose voices are being heard in a moment of cultural and political resurgence. It is to this generation and their astonishing music that the film bears witness.

Featuring more than 20 artists, including modern trailblazers such as A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Leela Gilday, the Jerry Cans, and Iskwé, the film illustrates how native musicians are channeling the pain of the past into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. The film “is infused with so much positive energy, it practically bursts off the screen” writes Laurie Sarkadi, Yellowknife Edge

Click here to watch the trailer.

Everyone Welcome.  Admission by donation.  FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412

FILM SCREENING: TUES. NOV. 13TH – 7 PM AT NIC

FILM SCREENING: TUES. NOV. 13TH – 7 PM AT NIC

The Reluctant Radical (77 min)

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The documentary, The Reluctant Radical, follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. World Community is screening this inspiring film on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay campus.

After twenty years of involvement in environmental organizations, Ken becomes increasingly alarmed by the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. All of the traditional legal avenues were not making a difference so he makes the critical decision to take non-violent direct action to shut down all the US tar sands pipelines on October 11, 2016. The film reveals both the personal cost and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling – even if that means breaking the law.

This is a story of heroism, full of love, anguish and humour.

Everyone Welcome. Admission by donation. FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412

Click here to watch the trailer.

 

Film Screening: Wajd: Songs of Separation – Tues. Oct. 30th, 7pm at NIC

Film Screening: Wajd: Songs of Separation – Tues. Oct. 30th, 7pm at NIC

After the trauma and dislocation of the war in Syria, how does one begin to pick up the pieces and heal?  The documentary, WAJD: Songs of Separation looks at the important role music plays in the lives of refugees. 

Wajd: Songs of Separation introduces us to three men—Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamad—all talented musicians, who are re-assembling their lives in Turkey and Holland while they await uncertain futures. Forced to rebuild their lives in exile, they turn to their love of music to help them find meaning.

Footage of their daily lives is woven together with bittersweet musical performances, extremely rare Sufi ceremonies, and poetic imagery of  pre-war Syria.

The film is a moving testament to both the heartbreak and loss of war and the resilience of  individuals. It is a beautiful meditation on the healing and life-affirming power of music and creative expression. Click Here to watch the trailer. 

Admission is by donation.  Advisory: some scenes of war.  FMI: 250-337 5412

 

FILM SCREENING: TUES. NOV. 13TH AT 7 PM – THE RELUCTANT RADICAL

FILM SCREENING: TUES. NOV. 13TH AT 7 PM – THE RELUCTANT RADICAL

(77 min) follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. “This film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one person’s path.” Bill McKibben   A story of heroism – full of love, anguish and humour.  Click Here to watch the trailer.

Film Screening:  Being the Change -Tues. October 9th at 7 pm –  Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay.

Film Screening: Being the Change -Tues. October 9th at 7 pm – Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay.

Is it possible to move away from fossil fuels and live a more joyful life? That is the question NASA atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus explores in the film, Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary, presented by World Community.

Peter, his wife Sharon, and two kids reduced their carbon emissions by more than a factor of ten between 2010 and 2014, going from emitting an estimated 20 tonnes annually to 2 tonnes. They did so by making changes in their own lives and found more happiness and satisfaction in the process.

Kalmus comments “There’s this desire that we have to just solve all of our problems with technology. But I think there are some situations where more technology isn’t the best option. The burning of fossil fuels has really fueled this myth … that we can do anything with technology.” Instead, he advocates less tech-driven approach to reducing one’s impact. This method, he explains, saves him money.

The film is 58 minutes long and is appropriate for all ages. Click Here to view the trailer.

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 250 337-5412.