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May 2019 Newsletter

Happy Spring! And Happy Anniversary to our Monashee Community Co-op!

We hope you're enjoying the great weather and looking forward to a new growing season. Speaking of growing – your Co-op has grown to over 500 members and we're celebrating its 5th Anniversary. New and good things continue to grow and blossom in our store. 
Read on to learn about our celebrations for the Co-op's Fifth Anniversary, our Member Appreciation Potluck, and further developments!

What's New at the Co-op?

Zero Waste Display

Volunteer Jen Hannah showcasing her Zero Waste displayIn celebration of Earth Day, Co-op volunteer, Jen Hannah, created and presented a Zero Waste display.

Jen's display showcased interesting facts including how long items take to break down, what Zero Waste is and what the Co-op is currently doing and plans to do to further implement zero waste.
> Click on the image above to take a closer look at Jen's display.
Learn more about Zero Waste
Jen's daughter, Gracie, helping bag mushrooms. The Co-op's youngest volunteer (5-years-old)!
An example of Zero Waste -- all products packaged in glass containers, no plastic!

Thank you Jen, for all your hard work in putting the display together, and to your lovely family helping the Co-op. 

New Sales Flyer

The Co-op now has a Sales Flyer! Thanks to Mary Anne Cook  for designing this!

Check our Facebook page for the latest flyer.

New Website Coming Soon

New Monashee Community Co-op Website Coming Soon Screen ShotIf you've noticed our website has been under construction, we thank you for your patience as a new website is being developed by Co-op volunteer and graphic/website designer, Ashley Meriam.
The website will be launched this month, so please keep checking our social media for updates!
And be sure to update your bookmarks to our new address: www.monasheecoop.ca.

Upcoming Events

Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Saturday May 25th, 1:00-2:30pm
We're celebrating our Fifth Anniversary! This celebration is open to the public and will be at the Co-op 1:00-2:30pm. We'd love for you to celebrate with us, and bring a friend who's new to the Co-op!
Check your mailbox for your postcard with a 10% coupon.
Bring in this postcard to receive 10% off all products in the store.
Valid on Saturday, May 25th only!

Entertainment: Geoff Akins-Hannah, Bubble Wonders, has been entertaining, educating and empowering children and adults alike worldwide for over 30 years, with his gentle spirit and sense of humour. Bubble Wonders is fun and inspiring, using bubbles to captivate his audience and teach that "Anything is Possible".

Treats: There will be tea and organic cake from Okanagan Bakehouse, as well as vegan and gluten-free cupcakes made by Brittyn Cretelli. Brittyn is a Co-op member starting her own business -- she's 12-years-old!

Learn: There will be a poster highlighting the Co-op's previous accomplishments and future plans!

Member Appreciation Potluck

Sunday May 26th, 3:00-8:00pm
Open to all Monashee Community Co-op members and their families. Join us for a member appreciation potluck dinner at Timber Ridge Trails.

Any musicians are welcome to join in! Bring your favourite homemade dish to share, as well as a lawn chair or blanket for sitting at the campfire.
3:00-5:30 - Games and conversation
5:30 - Potluck Dinner
7:00 - Entertainment and Volunteer Appreciation

Thank you to Laverne and Darlene Wolney for hosting this event!

Next Board Meeting

Wednesday May 22nd at 6:00pm
2103 Mountain View Avenue

Volunteer Highlight

10,000 hours of volunteer work goes into keeping the Co-op running. We're always looking for more help. Contact us now to see what you could do!

Say hello to Jim Kennedy, the Co-op's volunteer maintenance person. In his spare time Jim loves to split fire wood and enjoys archery. Jim's favourite product at the Co-op is the raisins! 

Thank you Jim for fixing things for us! You do a wonderful job!

Vendor Highlight: Sweet Haven Farms

Meet Seth Armbruster, the owner of Sweet Haven Farms, located in Cherryville, BC. Seth is passionate about farming and growing healthy food, and was inspired to start growing microgreens in 2017 after watching videos of Curtis Stone from Green City Acres in Kelowna.

 

Sweet Haven Farms MicrogreensMicrogreens pack major health benefits! They have 40 times more nutrient value than regular vegetables, making them the perfect addition to salads, smoothies, wraps and more.

Sweet Haven Farm's microgreens are grown naturally without chemical pesticides and come in several varieties. Stop by the Co-op to give them a try!
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
~ Vincent Van Gogh
Thanks for reading the May edition of our Newsletter! We hope your Spring is off to a great start.

All the best,
Monashee Community Co-op Team
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