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by invite only

 Thursday, July 18 ~ Saturday, July 27

Thursday, August 8 ~ Saturday, August 17

Public Session ~ Saturday, August 24

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This week at the Nature House

Saturday: Permaculture with Sierra Robinson 1 - 3 PM
Sunday: Pollinators with Ted Leischner 1 - 3 PM

2019 Bat Count

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Capernwray Busy Ferry Schedule

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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

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Thetis Island Farm Producers
Thetis Island Community Fund
Thetis Island Community Association

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Forbes Hall Expansion & Upgrade Information Sessions

"On the Court" Information Sessions

The TICA Board and the Forbes Hall Expansion & Upgrade Committee will be holding 4 “On the Court” Information Sessions in July & August, at the Tennis Court accessed via the Pathway on Mission Road.  Refreshments will be served.

These late afternoon talks, from 5pm - 6:30pm will cover the process of the expansion of Forbes Hall. Following updates from board & committee members, there will be time for open questions and answers, and full explanation of the financial aspects & funding of the build. 

These sessions will be by invitation only, initially, to keep the attendance at a reasonable number for each event.  However, if there’s a particular date that fits with your schedule, please just let us know, by emailing dickie.ann@gmail.comand you will be added to the list of guests for that particular date.  Likewise, please be in touch if you are unable to attend any of these, but would like to meet with us on an individual basis.   

“On the Court” Session Dates: 

Thursday, July 18th               Saturday, July 27th

Thursday, August 8th                        Saturday, August 17th 

Note: There will also be a public event on Saturday, August 24th, same time, same place, if response warrants. This will be open to all, and the last chance this summer to participate in one of these sessions. 

We are looking forward to the opportunity to meet & speak with you this summer, 

Ann Dickie 

On behalf of TICA Board & FH EX COMM

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Please note: if the session cannot be held due to inclement weather, it will be moved to another date: same time, same place.  We will let you know if need be.

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Forbes Hall Expansion & Upgrade FAQ Now Posted


Stripped to the Studs


Construction Photos


Forbes Hall Expansion and Upgrade Update ~ June 16, 2019

We have just finished the fourth week of construction activity on site.

The original hall has been gutted inside and out, the exterior concrete has been removed, and the excavation has begun.  Exciting times!  

Lealand Contracting and AYPQ Architecture have spent invaluable time looking for cost savings in the engineered aspects of the building and many other details.  To have two professionals really taking this project in hand, looking at all the details, is critical.  The expansion committee is also looking at cost savings, as well as the value of sustainability.   

This project has been designed to incorporate flexibility of use and sustainability, providing a well-built structure that will reduce operating costs in the future. As well, all components have been reviewed for their environmental footprint and it is being built to support Thetis Islanders as an Emergency Center, with all that includes.  All these aspects have generated significant additional costs to the project.  

While TICA is a member-based, charitable society, through this process we remain focused on the fact that Forbes Hall is for all islanders.  Many islanders have contributed to the fundraising for the expansion and renovation to date: full-time, part-time, friends & family, and off-islanders who see and believe in our dream.   Thank you! 

As you may have noticed, the plan has evolved into a more complete project, as more funds became available.  It wasn’t until we went to tender that we had a better, and truer, view of the projected costs.  The new building will meet all codes for a PUBLIC ASSEMBLY BUILDING.  This designation has significant cost in itself. The consulting engineers needed to review all their work (up to the time the building got this designation by the building inspector late last spring), and upgraded their work to meet the new specifications.

This process has been a HUGE undertaking for the committee and continues to be as we move forward into our final fundraising push.  After reviewing all contract estimates, and all “Not Included in Contract (NIC)” components, we feel confident we can complete this project, with all the necessary pieces required to make it the functioning hall we have all planned for and dreamt of, for $1,650,000. 

We will be working very hard for the next few months to raise the final funds needed, $500,000.  

And, we will continue to make sure every dollar is being spent wisely, and with thanks, every step of the way.  


Ron Bannister

TICA Chair