Re: Very First Meeting
From: Tom Smyth (
Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:27:33 -0700 (PDT)
I can offer that it might be nice to have screenshots from the Gather
meals, directory, and/or work pages to show some tangible details of what
life in community could be like (look at all the neighbors you'll know,
meals you'll eat, work tasks you'll collaborate on, etc.) For digital
native folks this might be especially attractive! Let me know if you're

On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 11:52 AM frances woolison <
franceswoolison [at]> wrote:

> 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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Tom Smyth

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