Family Gathering February 2


Let’s gather to celebrate the stirrings of Spring!

Many traditions have feast days in early February, the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. These include Candlemas, Chinese New Year, Chandeleur, Imbolc, Liichtmëssdag, St. Brigid’s, Fiesta de la Candelaria and even Groundhog Day.

Cortes families are invited to Linnaea Farm on Saturday, February 2 from 1 – 3pm for beeswax candle rolling and other festivities. Your ideas and volunteerism most welcome!

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Linnaea Farm, Lakeview Room
Bring: (optional) Finger-food snacks, bread or garden seeds to share

Household Disaster Preparedness Talk – Jan 21, 2018

Presented by Shaun Koopman, Strathcona Regional District Emergency Services Coordinator.

Learn how to help yourself, your family, your co-workers and your neighbours in the first week and beyond following a disaster. The more that residents are able to take care of themselves after a major emergency, the more that resources can be directed to restoring services.

Date: Monday, January 21st
Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Manson’s Hall Pioneer Room
Cost: Free
Childcare provided by donation. Please RSVP.

Space is limited. Please pre-register.

Holiday Smiles for Cortes Kids

Do you know a family that would appreciate a little extra help this holiday season? The Cortes Community Health Association Family Support Program has received donations from local businesses towards the purchase of holiday gifts for Cortes children in low-income families.

Nominate a family in need by email to Desta at cortesfsc at gmail dot com.

Make a tax deductible donation to the Cortes Community Health Association Family Support Program Holiday Smiles Fund. 100% of your financial donation goes toward holidays gifts for children.

Donate securely online at

Make cheques payable to:
Cortes Community Health Association
Note: Holiday Smiles Fund
Send to: Box 59
Manson’s Landing, BC
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Monthly Parenting Discussion Group – Positive Discipline

This month’s discussion topic is Positive Discipline.

We all hope that our child-parent relationships can be open, trusting and hold steady through the middle and adolescent years. We want our kids hearts to stay open to us and our parental influence to be stronger than that of modern culture and peers.  This “relationship power” is  ultimately all we have in shaping behavior and passing our values to our children.
How does discipline fit into this?   Do our discipline methods work to erode or build closeness and trust?  Are they in alignment with what we know about stages of development and attachment?

Dayna Davis will facilitate this discussion and introduce development friendly and attachment safe approaches to discipline. How do consequences, grounding, punishments and time-outs work…or not work?   Are there alternatives?  This discussion will be of interest to parents of children toddler to teen. Bring your success stories and challenges to share with the group!

Dayna Davis is completing her Faclitator Training with The Gordon Neufeld Institute and has 30 years experience  working with children.

Love and Limits – Positive Discipline
November 17th   10am to noon
Manson’s Hall Pioneer Room
By donation
Childcare by donation, RSVP appreciated.