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Youth from Cortes Island, BC are hosting an educational rally on the legislative grounds
in Victoria this coming  Saturday, October 13 from 11 am – 4 pm.




The Lorax – Movie Night in Manson’s Hall, Thursday, October 4, 2012
Presented by the Teen Szene in celebration of The Children’s Forest.
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot,  nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~ The Lorax

Official Launch of the Children’s Forest Trust Campaign
Friday, September 28, 2012
7pm Manson’s Hall
Presentations, Musical Performance and Theatre by Cortes Youth & Community

Join Us for Walks and Bike Rides Every Week Through Mid-September
Two hour forest walks & bike rides will be led by volunteers into The Children’s Forest & Whaletown Commons every week rain or shine.

ForestFest: Music Festival & Activist Convergence
August 24 – 26, 2012
A family friendly eventat Kelly Mountain Forest Camp on Cortes Island
Featuring a fabulous music line up and activism talks and workshops by:
—Zoe Blunt of the Rainforest Action Network, Bruce Ellingsen of the Cortes Community Forest Coop, Rex Weyler, Tzeporah Berman and more.

Whaletown Commons BioBlitz
August 18 & 19, 2012
We are inviting biologists, who specialize in the identification of various fauna & flora, to join our local team of biologists & naturalists in an intense 24 hour time frame starting at 1200 noon on Saturday, August 18 and running through to 1200 noon on Sunday, August 19. The Whaletown Commons BioBlitz is sponsored by, On the Ground, the mapping & inventory ally of the Wildstands Forest Alliance.

Friday May 4, 2012

Jenna Cragg, a MSc candidate in the UVic Biology department, will be presenting a MaMu training workshop on Cortes Island at the  Linnaea Education Center. Volunteers still needed to perform nesting surveys mid-May – mid-June. More info.

March 2, 3, 4, 2012
Forest walks through the Children’s Forest, Basil Creek Watershed and Delight Lake Watershed and Forest Benefit Concert.

Your Message to Island Timberlands – Community Meeting
Tuesday, January 17th, Gorge Hall – Organized by Regional Director Noba Anderson.

Wildstands Movie Night – Fierce Light
Thursday, January 19th, 7pm, Mansons Hall

Legal Observer Training with the BC Civil Liberties Association
January 14 at Linnaea Education Centre

Know Your Rights and Forest Strategies Workshop
with Zoe Blunt and Peter Edelman
December 3 & 4 at Linnaea Education Centre

Forest Festival and Parade
December 2 at the Whaletown Firehall

The Cortes Island Community Mapping Project
Sunday, November 20 at 2pm at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery

Peaceful Community Action Workshop
Saturday, November 19 12:30 – 5pm at Linnaea School

Peaceful Community Action Planning Workshop
Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Lake House School

Seniors Afternoon Tea with Betty Krawczyk
Monday, August 8

Community Information Meeting
Tuesday August 9

Forest Ent Project
August 2

… every Friday 3 – 5 pm throughout the summer July 8 – Sept. 2.


Community Gathering to Watch MTV’s The Buried Life featuring Cortes Forests
November 15

Children’s Forest Alphabet Art Show
October 16 & 17 at The Old School House

Walk to Grandmother Grove
September 26

Zoe & Mario go to Toronto to visit Brookfield corporate Headquarters
August 12th

Benefit for the Forest featuring Neko Rei
August 7th

Community Walk & Tea Party
Sunday, July 25

Wild Wednesday
Wednesday, July 21
Protecting Cortes’ community forests through the OCP.

WildStands Volunteer Fair
Monday, July 5.
The forest still needs your help! We’re always open to new volunteers.
Drop an email to to let us know you’re interested and if there are particular skills you’d like to offer.

Tea with the Grandmothers
Sunday, June 27 ~ hike to Grandmother Grove

Community Picnic and Hike
Sunday, May 30

Monday, May 24

Reggae for all our Mamas: A Wildstands Benefit Concert with Fredlock Asher
May 9 at Gorge Hall

Community Meeting at Manson’s Hall
May 1

Movie and Dance Night
April 10

The Green Valley trailhead is East of the Bluejay Lake driveway, left of the driveway when heading toward Squirrel Cove.
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