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CKTZ News Articles

Magic School expands to include adults

Magic School expands to include adults

February 7, 2024 Magic School began as kid’s camp in the summer of 2023, but the offerings became so popular, facilitator Rue MacDonald has expanded the curriculum to include adults this winter. “Dream Rituals” is three-part series offered through the Women’s Centre....

Freestore raises funds for new roof

Freestore raises funds for new roof

January 31, 2024 The Freestore on Cortes Island is in urgent need of a new roof, so the organization’s volunteers have started a Gofundme to raise the money. The current leaky building has endured “structural damage,” according to the fundraising page. Regional...

New music programming starts weekly at Gorge Hall

New music programming starts weekly at Gorge Hall

January 12, 2024 The Whaletown Community Club (WCC) has begun new public programming every Saturday at the Gorge Hall. The weekly events will rotate Karaoke and Open Jams by donation. Shaun Canaday has been the social convener for the past two years now, a volunteer...

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