During the term of the last president of CIRA, the records were kept in the Gorge Harbour Community Hall, where they remained after the dissolution of the organization in 1984. They were transferred to CIMAS by the Whaletown Community Club (owner of the hall) in 2000.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association (CIRA), including administrative documents, minutes of CIRA and APC meetings, annual reports, newsletters, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents, Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Subject files; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; Maps and Plans.