Tune in to CKTZ for the Sounds of Seafest

Tune in to CKTZ for the Sounds of Seafest

The Cortes Island Seafest was the place to be this past May long weekend. Hundreds of locals and visitors to the island – as well as a huge volunteer corps – turned out for the popular annual Victoria Day event, ensuring it was as successful as ever. Cortes Radio was there to capture the Sounds of Seafest as people enjoyed the food, music and wares ideally located at Gorge Harbour Marina. Tune in to CKTZ for the Sounds of Seafest Rochelle Baker / CKTZ http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/CKTZ+2018+Sounds+of+Seafest.mp3 Sounds Of Seafest Ever growing in popularity since its 1995 inception, the festival was created by the Cortes Island Seafood Association (CISA) to celebrate the community’s connection to our surrounding waters. A non-profit society, CISA mandate is to monitor the water quality surrounding Cortes Island. Hosted by those who make a sustainable living from the ocean, Seafest is a meant to be a celebration with the wider community. It’s also an opportunity to promote a mutual understanding and appreciation of the work within the sector, and celebrate the bounty of the ocean. Not to mention, it’s an ideal way to sample the gourmet offerings the industry provides. Tastes Of Seafest Hundreds of people lined up to sample a range of tasty, fresh-cooked oysters prepared in a myriad of ways by dedicated volunteers working their magic on camp stoves. They were only outdone by an industrious crew, shucking oysters at a frenetic rate to keep pace with demand. As usual, Seafest was an ideal way to launch the summer season and connect with friends, family and community. All photos by Rochelle Baker  ...
Cortes Radio Kooky Cabaret A Hit!

Cortes Radio Kooky Cabaret A Hit!

Well it’s official. Cortes Radio’s Cabaret Fundraiser is well on its way to becoming an island institution, as are many of the standout performers in the show. Two Sold-Out-Nights Residents turned out in force in force to support CKTZ, attending the two-night sold-out show – a saucy, ribald production held at Manson’s Hall. The adult entertainment featured songs, monologues, stand-up, lip sync, puppetry and burlesque infused with “appropriately inappropriate” sex positive humour. CKTZ station manger and show producer Howie Roman was blown away by the support and commitment from CKTZ supporters, performers and volunteers.  Unique Reflection Of Cortes Community The event was a special and unique reflection of the Cortes community, Howie said. “We really have something going that I don’t think you’d find in many places,” he added. “Thank you all for a historic weekend.”       Thank-you Everyone CKTZ wants to give an official and heartfelt shout-out to all the sponsors, entertainers, volunteers and supporters that made the Cortes Radio Cabaret such a success. We hope everybody is named, but there are so many generous souls. Please forgive us and inform us if you were forgotten, or your name is misspelled. We will make it right. Sponsors and Supporters: Quadra Island’s Tru Value Foods, and by extension, the store’s thoughtful shoppers, who generously bequeath their spirit points to us. The Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA) Gorge Marina Spinnaker’s Gastro Brew Pub and Guesthouses in Victoria   Cast and crew: MCs – Rick Bockner, George Sirk Sound – Sean Cowell, Scotty Martin Lights – Hannu Huuskonen Green room: Lella Gmeiner Producer: Howie Roman Performers: Jason Thompson, Bobbi...