Kid Stuff Super Swap

Come join in the fun!

If you have a pile of kid stuff you’ve been hoping to take to the free store
If your big kids have things they’re ready to pass along…. for a small fee
If you’d prefer gently loved items for the littles on your holiday list
If you just want to peruse the tables….

Children’s clothes, books, toys and gear, household goods or really anything a family might need

Kid Stuff Super Swap
Buy, Sell, Trade, Free Swap
Monday, November 28th
3 – 4pm at Mansons Hall

Childminding in the playground by donation.

Drop off Free Stuff in the Pioneer Room between 2-3pm
Main Hall Table set up 2:30pm

To book your table, fill out the form at this link.

Join us if you’d like to set up a free table to sell your gently loved kids items, kid oriented hand-made items, or even household items that would be useful to families. Youth may set up a table with adult permission.

Join us if you’d like to purchase planet-friendly gifts for young loved ones. 

…baby carriers, strollers, bikes, books, highchairs, homeschool supplies, sports equipment, craft supplies, lego sets your teenager has outgrown, dolls and dinosaurs with lots of play left in them, musical instruments, good condition clothing, outerwear, footwear etc…

Community Lantern Walk

Community Lantern Walk 

Sunday, November 6th, 6pm – 8pm
(The Time Change happens this day – Fall back!)
Meet at Mansons Lagoon parking lot

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.

This special walk is also in memoriam of Jen Stevens, beloved playschool teacher, who brought the beauty of the lantern walk to the small children of Cortes.

All lanterns welcome! Bring your own lantern or join us for lantern making.


Community Lantern Making

Friday, November 4
3-5pm in the Pioneer Room at Mansons Hall

Come create a colourful candle lantern in anticipation of the Lantern Walk.  Materials provided …more glass jars and paintbrushes would be welcome.  Dayna Davis will join us to teach simple lantern walk songs.

Lantern Songs

Here are the lyrics, listen to Dayna lead you through the songs below.

Lantern Walk Song —

Glimmer Lantern Glimmer —

Let Your Little Light Shine – Ysaye Barnwell arrangement

Lantern Songs


Screenagers Documentary – May 13

Teen Szene, Cortes PAC, CCHA Family Support and Folk U present
Documentary Screening and Discussion of Screenagers

WHO: Teens and their adults, Accompanied 10 – 12yos, Siblings? Contact
WHEN: Friday, May 13 at 7pm
WHERE: Linnaea Farm Ed Centre

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Watch the trailer:

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