World Wide

Lights in the dark.

Lights in the dark.

Near the end of the community walk, the candles light the way.

Story Teller

Story Teller

The story teller captivates his audience of members and their families with his humorous tales.

Laughing

Laughing

Sitting in the dark, laughing with the storyteller.

Listening

Listening

Sitting in the dark, listening to the storyteller.

Tea Time

Tea Time

After the community walk and story telling, members were invited to stay for tea and discuss how we could make Beaver Creek more "green."

Earth Hour Plans

This Saturday, March 29, starting at 7:00 p.m., members of Beaver Creek Housing Co-operative will turn off their lights for an hour in the cause of fighting climate change.

Members and their invited friends will make their own hand-rolled beeswax candles to light for a community walk, followed by story telling for all ages and a discussion on "greening" their housing community.

How are you going to spend Earth Hour?

Bee's wax for the event provided by Candlepower (519)886-0662.

Toad Lane: The Start of the Co-operative Movement

Factory owner's opened general stores.

A fellow member has just passed on to me a link to a very important story: The Story of Toad Lane.

It quickly outlines the horrible conditions that lead to the creation of the world's first cooperative.

Many factory owners organized general stores, where they sold goods at high prices. They forced the workers to shop there- and fired them if they did not.