Holiday News from Ravens Crossing Cohousing

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What's the best holiday gift for a Raven?
Well, if you are a member of Ravens Crossing Cohousing it has to be the major milestone of submitting the development permit for our multi-generational cohousing community in Sidney. 

We are thrilled that after months of working with our Professional Team from Cohousing Development Consulting, we have architectural drawings and a landscape plan for our 34-home community that aligns perfectly with our vision. These plans are included in the development permit that has just now been passed to the Town of Sidney for their review and comment. 

Having selected such a great site, we are confident that we have a lot to offer those interested in cohousing. For example, we each will have a creatively-designed, bright, private home plus lots of common amenities that allow for, and encourage community/social interaction. There will be a large community kitchen and dining room, small quiet spaces, a roof top patio, an extensive garden area focusing on food gardening, native species and alfresco entertaining as well as a children's play area (inside and out). Our location is really close to all the services and stores in Sidney, less that a 10-minute walk to the ocean and right opposite the Sidney Elementary School. We are also planning a lot of sustainable features into our homes both in the building phase and after we move in. A car-sharing project is just one of our ideas to lessen our impact on the environment. 
We’re very proud of what we have accomplished to date and look forward to the next phase in our journey. Now we are starting on the design development for unit layouts and common amenity areas so that all aspects of the community can truly be co-developed.

Want to join us? In Ravens Crossing we envision a community of introverts and extroverts in all ages and stages of life, who value privacy and connection within a simpler, healthier, and more energy-efficient environment. So, visit our website or come along to one of our information sessions and find out more

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We host information sessions on a regular basis as well as in conjunction with "Is Cohousing for You" weekend workshops.There are several information sessions coming up with the full details on our Events Page of the website.

January 7, 2019. Coffee and Conversation: Especially focused on younger households, this information session will be at the Parsonage Café at the corner of Cook and Caledonia Streets at 1105 Caledonia St. in Victoria on 7 January from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  
January 12, 2019. Online information session. Join us for our first, interactive online information session from 10:00 to 11:00am Pacific Standard Time. Details on how to join are on the Events page
February 3, 2019. Information Session in Sidney: You are warmly welcome to attend a free public info session to find out more details about our project, meet some of our group members , and answer your questions. This information session will be held at the McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich from 5:00-6:30pm.

March 2-3, 2019Is Cohousing for You? Taking place in Sidney and hosted by Ravens Crossing Cohousing, this experiential two-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore how to access the creative power of community to build a better world and improve quality of life. Register for the workshop on Eventbrite.

On March 2, 2019 there will be a free public info session from 4:30-6:00pm. Register for the Information Session at Eventbrite.

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