Category Archives: Miscellaneous

DVD Recommendations for January

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Dukhtar: In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl’s marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.
 

 

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Maudie: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
 
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 Atomic Blond: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
 
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Mediterranea: Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Paper Cup Charges

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Starting on Wednesday, January 3, the Co-op will charge for paper cups used for coffee and espresso drinks.  This extra 25-cent charge will apply to all three cup sizes in both the cafe and the store.
 
We encourage our members to use our ceramic cups (while the cafe is open) or to bring their own cups.  If you are using one of our ceramic cups, then we’ll waive the 25-cent charge.  And, if you bring your own cup or mug (that you bring from home and we don’t have to wash), then we give an extra 25-cent discount off the retail price of the drink.
 
We are charging for the paper cups to decrease waste and bring awareness to the issue: the number of disposable coffee cups going into the garbage is staggering and research shows that a cup charge is one of the most effective ways to reduce that waste.
 
As always, we welcome your input.  Send me a message if you have comments.

Open Mic: January 20th

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Bring your passion for creativity and performance to the stage! Musicians, poets, storytellers, and troubadors ― the friendliest audience is found at the Co-op Cafe’s Open Mic nights.

Love entertainment? Have some stage fright? Don’t worry! Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Doors open at 6:45pm, and the mic opens at 7pm. Admission is FREE!

Pizza Nights: January 5th and 19th

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Order by 3pm each Friday by calling the Co-op Cafe at -6505. Pizzas can be picked up between 5:30 and 7:00pm that day.

● Cheese: mozzarella, feta & cheddar
● Vegetarian: spinach, caramelized onion, roasted pepper, zucchini, olives, feta & mozzarella
● Hawaiian: ham, bacon, mushroom, caramelized onion, pineapple & mozzarella
● Meat: sausage, bacon, pepperoni, ham, caramelized onion & mozzarella
● Supreme: sausage, bacon, caramelized onions, roasted pepper, mushroom, spinach & bacon

Gluten-free pizza crusts only $2 more.

Holiday Cafe Hours

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Wednesday, December 20:  9am – 3pm
Friday, December 22:  9am – 3pm
Monday, December 25: Closed
Wednesday, December 27:  9am – 3pm
Friday, December 29:  9am – 3pm
Monday, January 1: Closed
Wednesday, January 3:  9am – 3pm

January: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am – 3pm

Open Mic: November 18th

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Bring your passion for creativity and performance to the stage! Musicians, poets, storytellers, and troubadors ― the friendliest audience is found at the Co-op Cafe’s Open Mic nights.

Love entertainment? Have some stage fright? Don’t worry! Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Doors open at 6:45pm, and the mic opens at 7pm. Admission is FREE!

Tired of Your Customer Service Job?

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Then we’ve got the job for you! The Cortes Natural Food Co-op is looking for a cleaner who can work independently with a strong attention to detail. Cleaning takes place in the evening or early morning. Position is part-time and year-round. Duties include general cleaning, floor care & waxing, laundry, and special cleaning projects. Experience preferred but not necessary. Benefits include competitive pay, tips, and a 10% discount on store & cafe purchases. Please bring your resume and/or list of qualifications to the store or send it to eric[at]cortescoop[dot]ca before Friday, September 15th.

Looking for a Washing Machine!

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Looking for a washer!  The Co-op needs a washer for all of its dirty laundry (that’s towels and aprons – not money!).  We are looking for a donation of a used but working machine ― obviously a newer model than the one below!  Thanks to the Hargraves for donating a dryer!

Photo by Carol Von Canon

Cashiers, Bakers, & Baristas!

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The Cortes Natural Food Co-op is hiring! We are looking for positive people who have a passion for customer service, have fun while working hard, and want to be an active part in our co-op. Positions are part-time and temporary. Experience preferred but not necessary. Benefits include competitive pay, tips, and a 10% discount on store & cafe purchases. Please bring your resume to the store or send it to Eric (eric (at) cortescoop.ca).

Together, Creating Something Wonderful

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Hello Members and Friends of the Cortes Natural Food Co-op,

Last autumn, we started raising money for a beautification project of what we call the courtyard, and we already have funds for four new picnic tables!  Now we would like to expand the vision to include a new stage, more outdoor seating for the Cafe, new fencing and steps from the road, with some terracing, landscaping and other special features.

This courtyard area is located between Marnie’s Book Store and the new Educational Gazebo; it is a well-used gathering place, and we want to enhance everybody’s experience in what is the very heart of the grounds around our Co-op. We are asking for some modest financial support to help the project become a reality before the busy summer season.

If we can raise $3,000 quickly with this special fundraising appeal (which is only $20 from 150 people or $50 from 60 people), 3 other members have offered to match it with a generous donation of another $3,000.

Please help us make our goal for this by sending your donation in these ways:

   – Via E-mail or PayPal:  send your donation to gm [at] cortescoop [dot] ca
   – Via Mail:  send you cheque to CNFC, Attn: courtyard fund, Box 390, Mansons Landing V0P 1K0
   – In Store:  stop by the till and use one of the donation cards; pay by cash, cheque, or card

Donation Deadline: MAY 17/2017

See what we are trying to create by viewing the mini courtyard drawing below, or view a larger version on the gate between the store and the cafe.  Thank you for helping support our very own cooperative and, in particular, a lovely area for all to gather. 

Collectively let’s make this happen.

Spring Blessings from CNFC Board:
Philip Wood, Suzanne Fletcher, Fred Savage, Julia Linnay, Amy Robertson, and Michael Landry (not pictured below)

P.S. Please send this page to other friends of the Co-op who may be willing to help.