World Community resumes our film series online with The Great Disconnect (one hour), available to stream into your home Tuesday October 20th beginning at 6 pm and continuing to be available through midnight on Wednesday October 21.

Even before Covid 19 emerged, many people were isolating from one another, and because of this, facing another kind of health crisis that affects all of us. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the importance of relationships we have with those around us.

Join wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live.

A pre-recorded panel discussion featuring Nancy Gothard and Helen Boyd will also be available to watch after the screening. Gothard, Courtenay City Planner, will offer ideas to consider as citizens provide neighbourhood-scaled input into revisions for Courtenay’s climate-friendly Official Community Plan in late October and early November. Helen Boyd of Comox Valley Nurses for Health and the Environment will add reflections about the film and the issues it raises.

Tickets are $8 per household (or $5 for subsidized tickets) and may be booked in advance by clicking on the link from www.worldcommunity.ca Proceeds from World Community online screenings are shared with the filmmakers who continue to make films we all enjoy.

AGM –

Mark your calendar for World Community’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom at 7 pm on Thursday, October 29. Join us for a sneak peak on plans for our 30th World Community Film Festival and a video report from the farmers in Nicaragua who grow our delicious World Community coffee. We’re looking forward to hearing how they are doing during the pandemic.

Two changes to our bylaws will be proposed at the AGM.

Current Bylaw 3.7 The quorum for the transaction of business at a general meeting is 3 voting members or 10% of the voting members, whichever is greater.

Proposed Bylaw 3.7 The quorum for the transaction of business at a general meeting is 3 voting members or 5% of the voting members, whichever is greater.

Current Bylaw 4.1 The Society must have no fewer than 3 and no more than 11 directors.
Proposed Bylaw 4.1 The Society must have no fewer than 3 and no more than 13 directors.

To register for your invitation to join the Zoom meeting, send an email to Ed Carswell at carswellfilm@gmail.com For more information: Ed (250 897-0525)

Ed Carswell

Carswell Film