Ontario Cohousing Conference
From: Dspreitzer (Dspreitzeraol.com)
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 21:21:32 -0500
The Collaborative Housing Society is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual
Ontario Cohousing Retreat will again  be at beautiful Camp NeeKauNis on the
shores of Georgian Bay, near Waubaushene. The conference will run from Friday
evening June 13 until the afternoon of Sunday the 15th.  The retreat was a
huge success last year with over sixty adults and children talking, playing,
eating, and working together in the spirit of cohousing.  

This year's programme will start off with a panel discussion on why haven't
we seen cohousing in Ontario yet?  A panel of leading cohousing  group
members will discuss what  has been tried in an effort to see some common
problems and their possible solutions.  Next, Ed and Vivian Abbott,
co-founders of the Rowanwood Conserver Society Co-operative, will share their
insights, successes and dreams as they work to create the FoxFell Friends
Community in Orillia. Andrew Hellebust from Ecowerks Technologies
 Corporation will share his expertise on biological waste  treatments. Tom
Panessa will be speaking about the joys of using strawbale construction to
build structures that are pleasing to the hand, eye and soul.  The final
 session will address how to build  community where you live now. Joan
Donaghey is a teacher, La Leche League Leader and a human relations
enrichment instructor. She  will help us  brainstorm ways of strengthening
 community in all of our lives.

Cost for the entire weekend including food, lodging and program is only $75
per adult.  There is a $15 surcharge for non-members.  The retreat is child
friendly so bring the whole family!  Hopefully this year's retreat will have
representatives from every cohousing group in Ontario for a joyous weekend of
sharing.  For more information or to register, call or fax Paul Sheardown at
(905) 770-8360.  Or email me at  Dspreitzer [at] aol.com.  Hope to see you
there!!!

Donna Spreitzer
Toronto Cohousing Wannabe
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