Summer Lip Syncs

Cortes Island : July 29, 2017 - Cortes Community Radio is holdings Summer Lip Syncs this year. The first will be on Cortes Island, August 12, and then there will be another Lip Sync on Quadra Island August 19. Cortes Island Summer Lip Sync The doors of Manson’s Hall open at 6:30 PM on August 12 for a fun evening followed by a free 50 Summers of Love DJ Dance. Pricing: Adults - $12; Kids 5 to 16 - $6; Families - $30 Email: Cortesradio@gmail.com 2nd Annual Cortes/Quadra Lip Sync Come and join everyone at the Quadra Community Centre for a fun family evening out while supporting the Cortes Island Radio and the Quadra Island Theatre. LET’S SEE WHOSE ROCKY SHORES ROCK MORE!! Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 7:00pm Pricing: $12/person Phone Number: 250-285-3881 Email: theatrequadra@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/theatrequadra Summer Lip Syncs Successful A postscript, added later: The Summer Lip Syncs were a success. There was a stand-up crowd on Cortes. “Great night! The dancing was over by 10:30 so I got home before 11. Perfect,” said Howie Roman, station manager of Cortes Community Radio. The lip Sync on Quadra was also a success. Whereas only 70 turned out last year, this year every seat was sold out...

2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year

2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year Cortes Island - Cortes Community Radio’s 2017 AGM was held at the station, in Mansons Landing, B.C., on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The key message was delivered by outgoing President Sheryl Thompson, who said 2016/17 was a breakthrough year. 2017 was a Breakthrough Year by Sheryl Thompson | CZTK's 2017 AGM http://cortesradio.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A-Breakthrough-Year.mp3 2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year Because: the “Deep Roots” and “Vintage Vignettes”  programs were launched. CKTZ also produced “Rendezvous,” a French Language series for the National Community Radio Association that is now available across the country. CKTZ Initiated partnerships with the Klahoose First Nation, Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), Cortes Island Museum and Theatre Quadra. An emergency back-up for the radio station tower, for power outages of up to 36 hours, was funded by a BC Gaming Grant. CKTZ held its very first cabaret (licensed adult night). CKTZ held 3 Lip Syncs: 2 on Cortes and 1 on Quadra Island. And Much more…. Proposal For Operating Committees To keep up the momentum, a proposal to set up operating committees was brought forward. This is meant to spread the work load out from the board to the membership. Some Proposed Committees: Program Committee - oversees broadcast content, DJ conduct, recorded messages etc, Receives proposals for new shows Major Projects & Grants Committee - Guides “Deep Roots/Island Waves” other projects & major grants Emergency Preparedness Committee - Guides emergency training, public outreach & equipment upgrades Re emergency, liaison with ESS, CIVFD Ham Radio Society etc Listener Relations Committee - Guides website content, membership drives, sponsorship, newsletters, etc. The Board for 2017/18 The Cortes Community Radio’s 2017 AGM ended with the election of a...
Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots Stories To Be Aired The shows will start being aired at 9:00am on Thursdays, with the first one on March 16th. They will be repeated on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Each week a new program will be featured. In addition to the Deep Roots staff introduced in these pages, Cortes Radio would like to thank the volunteers and story producers who made this initiative happen: Deep Roots Steering Committee Odette Auger, fundraising advisor Shannon Jonasson, education and youth advisor Kate Maddigan, Friends of Cortes Island board liaison Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose First Nation liaison David Rousseau, project lead and Cortes Community Radio Society board liaison Max Thaysen, Friends of Cortes Island president Sheryl Thompson, Cortes Community Radio Society president Deep Roots Story Producers Odette Auger Brittany Baxter Rick Bockner Mercedes Grant Roy Hales Sobhana Dilani Hippola Natalia Nybida Annie Rosenberg Morgan Tams Tara Warkentin Deep Roots Schedule and Story Synopses Thursday, March 16th Who Speaks For Brother Wolf? Writer/Producer: Natalia Auger Nybida Western culture paints wolves with a dark brush as evil characters in myths and fairytales, but perhaps that’s because they’re more like us than we care to admit. Natalia Auger Nybida takes a deep look at the essential role wolves play in our ecosystem.   Thursday, March 23rd Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place Writer/Producer: Sobhana Dilani Hippola A powerful examination of the life and legacy of pioneering ecologist Gilean Douglas and the impact her vision has had on present day conservation efforts and attitudes.     Thursday, March 30th Secrets Of The Cedar Weavers Writer/Producer: Tara Warkentin By tracing the history and stories behind two hats,...

Deep Roots Initiative – News

Introducing the Deep Roots Initiative Logo! This rectangular Coast Salish design depicts two Coast Salish guardian spirit dancers singing the song of their power. The subtle circle between them is a drum with Salish sound waves emanating from it. In contemporary Canadian visual culture, crescents are utilized to symbolize sound waves. This is a cultural commonality that Coast Salish and Canadian cultures have in common. In Coast Salish art, crescents are used to create a real rhythmic rippling, a real fluid flowing feeling. SOUNDWAVES Artist: LessLIE Sam, Coast Salish Visit the Alcheringa Gallery website for more information on the artist. THE STORIES:  Greg and Rob continue to mentor and support story producers’ progress – with draft scripts all submitted, and with insightful reviews thereof. Our story writers have been given training in interviewing techniques, recording equipment and guidance in First Nations protocol. Some of the most interesting moments so far were the training sessions on critical listening skills offered by CBC veteran Rob Selmanovic. THE WRITERS: Initially conceived as a youth [ages 16-30] project; we found ourselves with high calibre skill sets; and years of experience with writers ranging in age from 15 to 70. We have a well rounded set of writers representing Aboriginal youth, local elders, radio writers, aspiring journalists and environmentalists including: TARA WARKENTIN NATALIA NYBIDA BRITTANY BAXTER DILANI (Sobhanā) HIPPOLA MERCEDES GRANT ANNIE ROSENBERG ROY HALES RICK BOCKNER ODETTE AUGER THE STEERING COMMITTEE: Our volunteer board includes representatives from each partner in this project: Kate Maddigan and Max Thaysen [Friends of Cortes Island -FOCI], David Rousseau and Sheryl Thompson,President [Cortes Community Radio Society], Jacqueline Mathieu [Klahoose First Nation]...

The Deep Roots Initiative – Update

Cortes Radio, in collaboration with Klahoose First Nation and Friends of Cortes Island, is proud to announce progress on our 2016-17 Deep Roots spoken word initiative. Deep Roots seeks solutions to current environmental issues, and preserves traditional First Nations life skills and knowledge of our ecosystems.  http://cortesradio.ca/deep-roots-initiative/.  The locally written and produced programs are chosen with the goal of informing, questioning, and challenging our preconceived ideas. As well as building local broadcasting capacities. Deep Roots has several elements: Storytelling for radio Offering challenging views on contemporary issues Training new story writers/producers Building creative liaisons between partners and other organizations Linking current stories with traditional knowledge and legend. Our training program!  We opened the doors to new talent and have been nearly overwhelmed with the response. Our 16 trainees are aged 15 to 73 years. We have held 4 training workshops this year introducing new writers/producers to: What makes great radio Research and scriptwriting for radio Interviewing skills First Nations Protocol Field recording and production basics. Our trainer has 20 years experience at CBC Radio 1 as a producer, audio engineer and trainer! Some of the stories that are underway: Love on the Front Lines- deep relationships that have formed between a First Nation person and a non-native around a very public collaboration: the Cortes Ecoforestry General Partnership. How We Learn- a look at how young people get an education in a remote community. Finding Gilean- A quest for the spirit of Gilean Douglas. Brother Wolf-  The many faces of wolf, from European fairytale through First Nation dance and legends. Ethnobotany-  The role of native plants in traditional food and...