Week of Sept. 19 – Sept. 25, 2010, Vol. 5, No. 24

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Openings  - Openings is a weekly feature of Co-op Circles. “The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.” - Dan Millman  www.danmillman.com   Send your favourite quote about celebrating co-operatives, communities and a better world for all, to circles1@nbnet.nb.ca  

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This Week in Co-op Circles

·        The Truro Farmers Market Co-op is celebrating 30 years by moving to a new, indoor location next year. It will be moving to the old firehouse location on Young Street in downtown Truro. Lloyd Mapplebeck, president of the co-op, says the new facility will provide the co-op with the option of being able to open more than once a week and vendors with items like crafts, clothing and jewellery won’t have to worry about the weather conditions.

·        Thousands of Canadians help contribute to the economic and social redevelopment of rural areas around the world each morning simply by sipping on a cup of fair trade coffee. It’s a simple act, but it’s one that might not have been possible if it hadn’t been for the dedication and commitment of Jeff and Debra Moore, co-founders of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-operative. Involved in social justice issues for decades before starting the company that has blazed the trail for other businesses interested in fair trade and fair trade practices, the Wolfville couple will receive Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Saint Mary’s University during Convocation ceremonies on Oct. 3. Named as the 2007 Distinguished Co-operator of the Year in Nova Scotia, Jeff has continued to travel internationally and serves as an active ambassador for the co-op movement, developing relationships with the local co-operatives, and creating markets in Canada for their products. As Financial and HR Manager, Debra's has remained focused on day-to-day operations, developing good jobs for people in the Annapolis Valley and Halifax. Just Us! deals in fair trade organic coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar sold through retail stores, e-commerce and cafes. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing in the province. www.justuscoffee.com  

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Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op TreeIf you are a young person who is into co-ops, but also likes to think more globally, visit the International Co-operative Alliance Youth page. You will see information from previous international youth conferences they have had and even connect with youth who are interested in co-ops in countries all over the world: http://www.ica.coop/coop/youth/index.html - Erin Hancock

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Contest of the WeekLast week’s winner: David Kerr, MB I do not know why this flashed through my mind when I saw it, I am not a card shark but have played a lot of crib with my Grandfather and Father and later with my children and grandchildren as a way of improving arithmetic skills. Have a good day and thanks for keeping Co-op Circles alive and well. It has to be quite a bit of work.”  Answer to last week’s contest: 12 = Face Cards in a Deck of Playing Cards This week’s contest: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?  Please keep those entries coming! The Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your entry to contest1@nbnet.nb.ca

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Co-op Ed 101 – The Truro Farmers Market has turned 30 years old. It runs Saturday mornings, 8 to 12 noon. It is Truro’s best selection of local food. http://trurofarmersmarket.com/

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Co-op Cooking - Sometimes simple is best. This recipe is so simple and refreshing; it requires just two easy-to-find ingredients. Use a lovely glass serving bowl for preparation and serving to add rich, beautiful colour to your holiday table. Only using one bowl also helps cut down your clean-up time. With very little effort, this unique cranberry sauce will be the talk of your table and it is so easy it can be prepared minutes before the Thanksgiving feast is placed on the table.

Holiday Cranberry Sauce with Strawberries
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 package whole frozen strawberries

Thaw frozen strawberries. Mix cranberry sauce and strawberries together in your favourite holiday serving bowl. Serve! I hope you enjoy Cranberry Sauce with Strawberries as much as my family does. – Glenna Weagle

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Co-op Community Bulletin Board

Remember to send news items and bulletin board items to circles1@nbnet.nb.ca.

·        Oct 9 – 16 – Organic Week www.organicweek.ca/

·        Oct 13 - The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council extends an invitation to their annual Wine & Cheese Reception, Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax, 6 – 9 PM. RSVP to info@nsco-opcouncil.ca or 902-893-8966 by October 8, 2010

·        Oct 17-23, 2010 – Co-op Week

·        Oct 21 – International Credit Union Day

·        Oct 28 - 29, Canadian Worker Co-op Federation/CoopZone Conference, Vancouver -Information is available at: www.canadianworker.coop

·        Nov 4-7, 2010 New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB Contact NBFC at info@nbfilmcoop.com or go to http://swfilmfest.com/index-e.html

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Smile of the Day –  Hobbies cost money; interests are free. – George Carlin

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Co-op Circles is part of Rising Tide Collective’s commitment to the Co-op Principles of Co-op Education and Concern for Community. This electronic newsletter is published every week. It is available free of charge to anyone with an e-mail address and an interest in co-operative and community development in Atlantic Canada and around the world. We will be happy to put you on our Co-op Circles mailing list. We are proud that co-operators from Canada, the U.S, England, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand are part of our Circle. To subscribe: circles1@nbnet.nb.ca or to unsubscribe: circles2@nbnet.nb.ca  Tell your friends about it. Please e-mail us with your questions, suggestions and memories at circles1@nbnet.nb.ca

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Rising Tide Collective* - Erin Hancock, Brenda MacKinnon, Maureen MacLean, Glenna Weagle