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About Gianni

Giovanni Spezzacatena is a Powell River artist working in graphic design, animation, web design and development, and education, and more. He has been a board member of Skookum Food Provisioners' Cooperative from pretty much the start, and now acts as communications/fundraising director. His website is www.rabideye.com; his own blog is at rabideye.wordpress.com.

Help with the Fall afFAIR (Sept 19/20) + The 2015 Rancho Vignola Order is ON

September 19/20th is the weekend for the smaller version of the regular Fall Fair (renamed FALL afFAIR), up at the Farmer’s Market grounds.  While the hours will be shorter, we will still be there in full form with our Cider … Continue reading

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We need your apples + Support Skookum with Townsite Brewery in September

We will be running our usual Fall Cider Press Event this fall. This event is a chance for us to press apples to cider, show people how to do it, and to also raise some funds for your cooperative. We … Continue reading

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Order Deadline Extended to Wed. Sept 24! –Skookum’s 2014 Rancho Vignola bulk order is ON!

Skookum’s 2014 Rancho Vignola bulk order is ON! It’s a great way to stock up on dried fruits and nuts for the whole year. And if you ask anyone who has participated in past orders, they’ll probably tell you how great the quality and … Continue reading

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Our Annual General Meeting will be Tues. May 13 at 6PM

Our members are urged to attend our Annual General Meeting. Potluck supper will start at 6PM. Skookum is providing two hearty main dishes, and members are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. If you can’t manage to … Continue reading

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See you at Seedy Saturday on March 8!

Hey there Skookies- Powell River’s ninth annual Seedy Saturday is coming up this Saturday (March 8, 2014). Please note the new earlier hours: doors open at 9:30 AM and the event goes until 2:30 PM.  Admission is $2 and the … Continue reading

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Message from Skookum

(originally sent as an email to our members Dec 21, 2013) I slept in a little this morning although I did not realize this until after I found my watch (no easy feat) to find the time.  Almost 7 o’clock and yet it … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Well, you may have heard that the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) fruit fly has arrived in Powell River. It can cause a lot of damage to all soft ripe fruit and there are a few things we can … Continue reading

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Welcome to Splitsville, at the Abundant Pantry project

It really is worth remembering that one of Skookum’s recurring benefits to members comes through our The Abundant Pantry (TAP) Bulk Food Buying Club that runs every two months. The next deadline is Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 PM sharp. … Continue reading

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Skookum Co-op Week Event

We had around 50 people come out on a foggy night in Powell River BC’s Cranberry neighbourhood for our guest speaker Tom Shandel’s film screening and discussion. We were very lucky to have Tom’s experience and insights into the co-op/credit … Continue reading

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Thurs. Oct 17: Coop Week Film/Discussion with Tom Shandel

Please join us at the Cranberry Seniors’ Centre on Thursday, Oct 17 at 6:30 PM (show at 7:00 PM) for an evening with Tom Shandel, visiting film-maker, producer, writer, and board member of Duncan BC’s Cowichan Co-operative Connections, for a screening … Continue reading

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