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The Deep Roots Initiative – Update

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.  https://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...
Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync in the Gumboot 13th June 2016 - BILLETS for the LIP-SYNC! “Theatre Quadra is excited about joining forces with Cortes Radio in mounting a lip-sync extravaganza this summer, on stage at the QCC. The show will raise funds to keep Cortes Radio on the air! Along with our home grown Quadra talent, TQ will host a handful of Cortes Island’s best and brightest lip-sync performers for the spectacle on Saturday, August 6. To accomplish this inter-island collaboration, we are looking for overnight accommodations for a couple of dozen Cortes performers. Their travelling troupe will overnight on Saturday, August 6, while some of the participants will spend Friday night as well. TQ will organize a potluck get-together for our visitors on Friday evening and a wrap party on Saturday, following the show. If a few additional sustaining meals could be offered to your guests in this hands-across-the-water initiative, it would be a wonderful gesture to our Cortes Island compatriots. Please let us know how you can help, as soon as possible. Reply to: Allen Perkins: dunnjudy@hotmail.com / 250-285-2302 or Trudi Richter: trspirit@gmail.com / 250-285-2008. Thanks a ton from TQ!” Cortes-Quadra LIPSYNC EXTRAVAGANZA! Theatre Quadra and Cortes Radio feature sensational lip-sync talents from both islands at the Quadra Community Centre on Saturday, August 6 – 7:00 to 9:00. $12 cheep! Funds raised will help keep Cortes Radio rockin’ on the air and rollin’ over the waves!                       Gallery Theatre Quadra: Dick Whittington Source: Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip...
Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 According to Howie, CKTZ’s Lip Syncs lowered the bar on silly!” Sheryl Thompson said it is “going to be awesome, because it is always awesome.” “Great performances everyone!” says Immanuel on the Tideline. It was the station’s 14th Lip Sync - and yet another sold out crowd! The You Tube Video Immanuel posted  the following video of the 2016 winter Lip Sync,  calling it “a somewhat legendary bi-annual event sponsored by Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ)” Rehearsal was Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Doors opened at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 20. Admission only $10. Come and join the fun! Photos Check out the Cortes Lip Sync photos taken by Tom...
Welcome Deep Roots Staff!

Welcome Deep Roots Staff!

Welcome to the Deep Roots Staff! As of mid May, the Deep Roots Initiative is under way! We have hired a great team and look forward to working with them all in making this project a success. The new project staff : Senior Producer - Greg Osoba Communications & Marketing Manager - Carla Voyageur-Dawson Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator - Kathryn Juricic Trainer - Rob Selmanovic In addition, a few of our regulars have taken on some extra duties to make this project run smoothly, including: Coordinator - Howie Roman Technical Manager - Sean Cowell Soon there will also be several story producers trained and assigned to shows. They will be working with staff on a per-story basis. The Steering Committee, involving a number of representatives of island organizations have been a great driving force for this project. The wonderful people involved thus far: Kate Maddigan David Rousseau Max Thaysen Sheryl Thompson Odette Auger Jacqueline Mathieu Shannon Jonassen You can read more about the Deep Roots project and the team, on the project’s...