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|From: frances woolison (franceswoolisonhotmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 08:52:01 -0700 (PDT)|
Our forming group has held several information sessions in Winnipeg, where cohousing is virtually unheard of. (Hopefully it is gradually becoming a more familiar concept!) Our average attendance has been about 50. You have an advantage in that cohousing is familiar to those on the west coast. We have found it very helpful to provide visuals along with discussion of what cohousing is and is not. I would suggest including the CCN video on cohousing, featuring Cranberry Commons, Windsong, and Queyside. We also have used Grace Kim's TED talk on cohousing, available on YouTube. We sometimes open with the cute video, narrated by a child, called "What Is a Home", produced by Belterra Cohousing. They have all been well received and have helped clarify our vision for the audience. Having the Durrett/MCamant books available for browsing also adds credibility to your presentation. We provide a sheet of online resources ( websites of the Canadian and American cohousing associations etc.) and a list of books on cohousing. Media coverage is hugely helpful so do contact your local radio and TV stations, as well as daily and weekly newspapers, with a media release describing your plans. Good luck! Frances Woolison Prairie Rivers Cohousing Sent from my iPad
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