Music at Creekside Commons

November 24th, 2015 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Music at Creekside Commons

Creekside Commons is part of the “Home Routes” music series. Home Routes organizes concerts in homes and other small-crowd settings across Canada with musicians from around North America.

Concerts are monthly in our lovely common house with refreshments provided.  Costs is $20 per concert and this money goes directly to the musicians.

If you would like to be on our e-mail list for concert updates please send us an e-mail at creeksidecommons100@gmail.com

Partnership with City of Courtenay

September 15th, 2015 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Partnership with City of Courtenay

On September 9, 2015 Don, Pam, and John Gower met with the City of Courtenay and presented our $2,500 contribution to the enhancements of the pathway system between Cousins Park and the adjoining property (southeast of Creekside).  This contribution was agreed to by our community at a meeting on August 26.

Over the course of the summer the City, the developer, the project biologist, and Creekside came to agreement about the positioning of the pathway from Cousins park into the adjoining property.  Creekside has agreed to lead a revegetation project on the area that was cleared by the developer and is no longer required as part of the pathway system.

Pictured in the photo L to R  Nancy Hofer, Environmental Planner, City of Courtenay; Pam Munroe, Creekside; Dave Snider, Manager of Parks, City of Courtenay

We look forward to continuing our good working relationship with the City of Courtenay.

Final Days with Joyce

April 21st, 2014 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Final Days with Joyce

Joyce Jones (on the right in the photo.  Maureen Carruthers on the left)) was an original resident at Creekside and died in her home at Creekside  in October 2013.  Click on this link for the story of how the community came together to support her final days.

http://creeksidecommons.net/wp-content/uploads/Final-Joyce-0414.-copy.pages.pdf

Cookteam Meals in the Common House

February 19th, 2014 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Cookteam Meals in the Common House

“Creekies” always enjoy community potlucks and special feasts. But we only adopted the shared cooking practice that is typical of cohousing in this past year. In 2013 the logistics were worked out, and our “cook team” meals are a major success in the community! While cooking for 30+ people is daunting at first, we’ve been finding the recipes, procedures and tools to make it work. Folks really appreciate being able to show up and eat, and the cooks appreciate providing for friends and neighbours. We’re staying flexible with scheduling, but usually cook  dinner together once a week, either on a Wednesday or Saturday, with a yummy monthly Sunday brunch as well.  We expect cook team meals to be an ongoing fixture at Creekside, as they are yummy, community-building, fun and practical!

Exciting building project

November 11th, 2013 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Exciting building project

After many hours of discussion and planning our boat storage project finally came to completion in August 2013.  With the skilled direction of Peter M and a lot of volunteer assistance, we took John G’s design and turned it into a work of art (at least we think so).  All kayaks and canoes are now under cover from the winter rains and can be easily hauled out for trips on the water.  The money for the project came from our Community Projects Fund.

A great 5th year birthday party

July 6th, 2012 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
A great 5th year birthday party

July 1 2012 marked the fifth anniversary of our official move-in date and we celebrated in great style. There was a bike parade – round and round and round the ring road they went; a community picture; a community song celebrating what we have and dreaming of what we could be; a great feast with cake of course; and a slide show stacked with the memories of our first five years and filled with the faces of the folks who have made Creekside the community it is today. Here’s a selection of some of the happy faces out and about that day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creekside on the 2012 Garden Tour

June 25th, 2012 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Creekside on the 2012 Garden Tour

On the weekend of June 23 and 24 over 200 people visited Creekside as part of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society 2012 garden tour.  We were #7 on a tour of 10 gardens in the Comox Valley.  Due to the work of our paid gardener and the volunteer efforts of residents the place looked gorgeous.  People particularly liked  the variety of plantings, fences, and ideas present in our 36 yards and around the common house.

Life in cohousing

March 8th, 2012 by admin Categories: What's New No Responses
Life in cohousing

Finding your icy windshield scraped clean by a friendly neighbour as you go out to work on an unexpected frosty March morning.

Seeing your neighbours in hats and mitts sharing their morning coffee outdoors on the first sunny morning of Spring.

Having one of your neighbours bring you a freshly baked scone because they weren’t quite cooked when you dropped by earlier.

Being greeted by your neighbour’s dog as if you were the only person she’s seen for days when you drop in to pick her up for a morning walk.

These are just a few examples of how it is to live in cohousing.