Autumn Lantern Walk 2023

Families and Community Members are warmly invited to our Community Lantern Walk preceded by a Lantern Making Afternoon.

An Autumn Lantern Walk is a traditional celebration for children that inspires connection to the rhythms of nature, community and the light within.

Join in one and all for an evening of beauty and wonder!  Let’s let our little lights shine together as the daylight wanes and we move into the darkest time of the year. We will walk in reverence and song and arrive at a bonfire to share in more song and hot apple cider.

Lantern Making Afternoon
Sunday, Nov. 5th 1:00 – 3:30pm
Pioneer Room, Mansons Hall
Bring your own jars if you have them. +/- 500ml  is a good size. Everything else is provided. Come make a lantern and learn the songs we will be singing at the walk. Lyrics and links for songs are below.
Here is a link to make your lantern at home: https://youtu.be/gRh6M4Z9NKA

Autumn Lantern Walk
NEW DATE: Monday, Nov.13th 6:00 – 8:00pm
NEW LOCATION:     Smelt Bay Park
We’ll begin near the farthest parking lot and our lantern walk will lead us to a bonfire, warm cider, bread and butter.
Our intention is for a quiet reverent evening. Please make sure your little ones stay right with you.
Weather permitting.
Everyone and all lanterns welcome.

Contact cortesfsc@gmail.com if you would like to help out.

Lantern Songs

***We especially hope you’ll learn the songs asterisked in red. 

***LANTERN WALK SONG MELODY / VIDEO

*****LANTERN WALK SONG LYRICS

I go with my bright little lantern,
My lantern is going with me.
In heaven the stars will be shining,
On earth shines my lantern for me.

The lights grow dim as we go in
La-bimba-la-bomba-la-boom
The lights grow dim as we go in
La-bimba-la-bomba-la-boom.

AUDIO – Lantern Songs: 0:00 Down with Darkness, 0:32 *****My Lantern, 1:00 Fire’s Burning

DOWN WITH DARKNESS -Hebrew chant
Down with darkness
up with light
up with sunshine
down with night
each of us is one small light
but together we shine bright
go away darkest, blackest night
go away, give way to light

*****MY LANTERN, trad. 
My lantern, my lantern
sun and moon and starlight
through the darkest night we go
glow my little lantern glow

FIRE’S BURNING – trad campfire song
Fire’s burning , fire’s burning
draw nearer, draw nearer
in the gloaming
in the gloaming
come sing and be merry

GLIMMER LANTERN GLIMMER MELODY / VIDEO

GLIMMER LANTERN GLIMMER LYRICS- trad

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer,
Little stars a-shimmer,
Over meadow, moor and dale,
Flitter, flutter elfin veil,
Pee-witt, pee-witt, tick-a-tick-a-tick,
Rou-cou, rou-cou.

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer,
Little stars a-shimmer,
Over rock and stock and stone,
Wander tripping little gnome,
Pee-witt, pee-witt, tick-a-tick-a-tick,
Rou-cou, rou-cou.

AUDIO – Let Your Little Light Shine – Ysaye Barnwell arrangement

LET YOUR LITTLE LIGHT SHINE LYRICS  Trad Gospel
Let your little light shine, shine, shine
let your little light shine , oh my Lord
’cause there may be , someone down in the valley
tryin’ to get home
Well it could be me or it could be you
could be your brother or your sister too
yes there may be, someone down in the valley
tryin’ to get home

PRINTABLE LYRICS – CLICK HERE TO PRINT ALL THE SONGS

First Aid Trainings – April 2023

First Aid Trainings  – April 2023

Saturday, April 15, 9am – 6pm – OFA 1 / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

Sunday, April 16, 9am – 12pm – Life Saving Community Training

Sunday, April 16, 9am – 6pm – Standard First Aid Recertification

Monday, April 17, 9am – 6pm – OFA 1 / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

Register Here

Register by Wednesday at Midnight with code EarlyBird to receive 20% off!!

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OFA 1 CPR-C +AED / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

Emergency First Aid is a comprehensive training and is equivalent to WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 for use in the workplace. Using hands-on training and practice, this basic first aid course will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and obstructed airway procedures to respond to adult, child and infant emergencies. You will also learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, and bleeding.

Temporary certification cards provided at course completion. Permanent cards issued by Lifesaving BC via email (1-2 weeks delay).

$140 incl. GST
$125 incl GST for no certificate with coupon code NOCERT

Reduced rates are available for youth, people experiencing financial barriers and people who identify as volunteers.. Contact cortesfsc at gmail
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Life Saving Community Training – CPR-C + AED / Short-Course Refresher

Be prepared to save a life! This shorter training offers the basics for everyone!

Knowing how to activate EMS, perform CPR and use an AED are critical lifesaving skills that everyone should have. Learn how to recognize and treat the early signs of heart attack – additional skills include how to help someone who is choking and perform CPR when there is more than one rescuer. CPR-C with AED teaches the skills needed to help adults, children and infants.This refresher short-course covers:

  • Introduction & orientation
  • Principles and Legalities of first aid
  • Self-protection / Communication
  • Anatomy & physiology of ABC priorities, AED knowledge
  • Victim assessments: conscious and unresponsive
  • One & Two -rescuer CPR: adult, child, infant
  • Obstructed airway: conscious and unresponsive adult, child, infant
  • Circulatory emergency: shock, non-traumatic chest pain, stroke
  • Mental health emergencies (CIS only)
$50 incl GST for anyone desiring a 3-year CPR-C certificate (recognized throughout Canada)
$35 incl GST for non-certificate, general interest candidates with coupon code NOCERT
$10 incl GST for youth, contact cortesfsc at gmail for coupon code
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Standard First Aid Recertification

This full-day SFA recertification course covers adult, child and infant CPR, how to use a life-saving AED, and basic emergencies including heart attack, stroke and shock. Ideal for the lifeguards, RMT’s, chiro’s, physio’s and other health-related professions renew their first aid certification for license renewal purposes.

It’s also a fun, hands-on, applied course that will brush-up on your first aid and CPR skills.

No minimum or maximum age. Prior SFA certification is required. This course is designed for the local human-hero who wants to have the knowledge, confidence and be able to step in at a critical moment and help save a life.

$140 incl. GST
$125 incl GST for no certificate with coupon code NOCERT

Reduced rates are available for youth, people experiencing financial barriers and people who identify as volunteers.. Contact cortesfsc at gmail

Led by West Coast Lifeguard and First Aid Training

We are grateful to be living and offering these programs in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Klahoose, Tla'amin, and Homalco nations.