Week of June 11 – June 17, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 30
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This Week in Co-op Circles
· Beaubear Credit Union www.beaubear.ca , along with Northumberland Dairies and Beaubear Co-op are sponsoring the first annual Bill Vickers Charity Golf Classic this summer. It will be held July 14th at the Miramichi Golf and Country Club. All proceeds raised will be donated to Roots of Empathy, an anti-bullying program in Miramichi area schools. Vickers was a long-time manager of Northumberland (Co-op) Dairies www.northumberlanddairy.ca and was very passionate about the co-operative model and how it should work in Atlantic Canada.
Financial institution employees across Atlantic Canada were
generous with donations, but not donations of money - donations of blood.
During the 2nd Annual “Investing in Life” Financial Institution Blood Donor
Challenge more than 640 donations were made at Canadian Blood Services clinics
Expanding Your Back Yard – This week, from The Washington Post, Wal-Mart takes a run at fair trade - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/11/AR2006061100813.html
What is Your Vision
Statement? – This week’s vision statement comes from Assiniboine Credit
Educational Links - The Hanover Consumer Cooperative
Take some time to look at heir informative web site: http://www.coopfoodstore.com/issues.html
For more info:
You CAN Do That
the ‘Co-op’ Way - Each week we will
feature a co-operative formed to meet a particular need in communities around
the world. This week, from the state of
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
· June 15-17, International Symposium: The Co-operative and its Workers, Saint Mary's University, Room 415, Sobey Building, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS. The Symposium will explore how co-operatives manage the relationship with their workers and the interdependence between workers, consumers and primary producers. Key questions that will also be examined: How do co-operative values shape how co-operatives relate to their workers? If unions and co-operatives have many shared values why do they not always have harmonious relationships? Papers will be presented by participants from co-operative businesses, labour unions and academics.
June 30 – July 2,
2006 - 60th Annual Congress and General Assembly of the Conseil Canadien
de la Coopération (CCC), in
July 7-8, 2006 – Annual Festival of
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Contest of the
week - Announcing last week’s winner Susan
Last weeks answer was
I am a word of 11
My 4, 9, 5 is worn on the head.
My 10, 9, 1, 11 is a narrow road.
My 11, 2, 3, 4, 5 is a number.
My 8, 6, 7 is a spirit.
My whole is an excellent songster.
What am I? Answer:
This week’s contest: How is it possible to make 8 eights total up to one thousand?
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It’s Easy to Cook -We would like to include your recipes made with Co-op brand products like Co-op Gold, Market Town and Harmonie. Tell us a bit about why your recipe is a favourite. Those who contribute recipes will be eligible to win a cookbook.
Here is a new and tasty idea to try when strawberries are just arriving in the Co-op stores or at your Farmers’ Market.
Sauce for Pancakes
16 ounces strawberries, fresh or frozen (unsweetened, thawed)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Puree strawberries to a chunky puree. Heat them in a small saucepan over a low flame, until they are just warm. Stir in lemon juice and maple syrup. During June, we will feature recipes with strawberries or salmon, both pleasures of the palate at this time of the year. If you have a recipe for either, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, June 21, 2006.