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Upcoming Events

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July 1st Pancake Breakfast ~ Forbes Hall

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Canada Day Sail Past ~ July 1st

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Nature House Grand Opening ~ July 1st & 2nd

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Family Fun Day ~ August 12th

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

Forbes Hall Expansion

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To view the ferry schedule

(effective May 19th), 

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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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Family Fun Day ~ August 12th

Save the date... Aug 12th 2017

4-8 pm at the Community Centre and Grounds

The Thetis Island Family Fun Day is going to be an afternoon and early evening of games and activities for all ages

There will be a BBQ with hamburgers & hotdogs, non-alcoholic beverages and ice cream bars!

There will be a balloon sale raffle and a silent pie auction!  Maybe a dunk tank (?)

Guests are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Chemainus Food Bank.

This event is jointly hosted by the Thetis Island Community Association and Thetis Island Community Fund.

The monies raised at the Family Fun Day will support these two community based organizations so they may continue their valuable contributions to the island. 

Can hardly wait to see you there!!


Nature House Grand Opening Reminder

July 1 & 2

At The Portal (former Camp Columbia) -- Watch for sign on North Cove Road

July 1

11am - 4pm: Open House

Come visit the nature house, do plenty of nature-themed activities and crafts, and view some of the local marine wildlife in our new Seaquarium! 

July 2

1pm - 5pm: Open House

1pm: Potluck Picnic Lunch

Help us celebrate the opening of the Nature House by bringing your favourite dish to share! Be sure to bring your own plates, utensils, and something to sit on!

2:30pm: Scuba Diving Demonstration by Andy Lamb and Peter Luckham

Andy and Peter will be diving into the waters off of Thetis Island and getting creatures to inhabit our new Seaquarium! 

2:30pm: Snorkeling -- $10 donation

Come and see what is lurking off the waters off of Thetis Island by doing a guided snorkeling tour from the beaches of The Portal. Limited snorkeling equipment is available. Please bring your own if possible. 

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to join our volunteer team for this summer, be sure to stop by the Nature House on June 30th at 1:30 for orientation. For more information, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Danny at or any of our volunteers!

Hope to see you at our grand opening!


Fire Extinguisher Clinic ~ Sunday, June 25th 2PM

"Win A House, Win A Car!”  Actually, win a house or car First Aid & Safety Kit at the Fire Extinguisher Clinic at the fire hall on Mission Road at 2 pm on Sunday. 

Bring your extinguisher for an inspection and use an extinguisher on a real fire. 

Demonstration of the WASP Wildfire Sprinkler Kit with some units on-hand for sale. 

Hall tour.  If you ordered a Lot Number Sign last week, it will be ready to pick up. 

Colouring books for the kids.  Door Prize.

Starts at 2 and it’s all over by 3 pm Sunday.  See you there!



jollity FARM

Jollity Farm is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm

Get your local and fresh salad mix!

1/2 price table featuring a wide assortement of Annuals and Perennials!

See you at the Farm!


Quilt Show at Capernwray

Please come out to admire the creativity of some Quilters on Friday June 23rd, 8PM at Capernwray. This will take place in the Lecture Hall building at the entrance of the property. Hope to see you there! 


Tessa Thudian


News Release-Community Stewardship Awards Recipients Recognized by Islands Trust Council


Please see attached, and online, news release announcing the eight recipients of the Community Stewardship Awards by Islands Trust Council. 

Please direct media inquiries to:

Peter Luckham, Chair, Islands Trust Council



Clare Frater, Director, Trust Area Services



Any Fireworks Require a Permit

If you are planning for fireworks on July 1st, obtain your permit from the CVRD.  Permits will not be granted to an address within 500 metres of a livestock property.  They also suggest you advise your neighbours so that they can keep their pets indoors.  Here is the link on how to obtain the fireworks permit package for July 1st.:



Bike Safety Program Completed

Thetis Elementary School children concluded their bike safety learning unit with a very successful bike safety 'parade' on June 21st - escorted by flashing lights of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department and the RCMP.

On behalf of the entire school community, thank you to RCMP Constable Junior, TIVFD Captain Dave and all the Auxiliary TIVFD members on traffic control and who ensured our young riders where safe on our roads. 

We thank all community members for their watchful eyes and safe driving practices as some of our youngsters continue with bike riding to and from school and into summer.

-- Kelly Bannister on behalf of Thetis Elementary School


July 1st ~ Canada Day Pancake Breakfast

TICA invites you to our "Happy 150th Birthday Canada" pancake breakfast.

July 1  9:00 to 11:00 or until we run out...come early


Adults $10

Fresh Buttermilk Pancakes with blueberry sauce or "maple" syrup

Bacon and Sausage

Fresh fruit

Coffee, Tea or Juice

Add a scoop of scrambled eggs for $2

Kids' Menu 

Children  ages 5-12 $5  under 5 Free

Pancake(s) with topping

1 slice bacon and 1 sausage

fresh fruit

Juice Box


Campfire Permits Extended

If you are in possession of a TIVFD Campfire permit that expires on June 30th we are automatically extending it to July 5th.  We will be assessing the fire weather forecast and campfire permits after July 5th will be for shorter periods.  The fire weather experts are forecasting a hotter, drier summer than last year.

Also of interest to those who enjoy campfires:  Costco Nanaimo has the CSA approved propane campfire appliances in the store now for $99.99. They will give you years of service and can be enjoyed during complete campfire bans as they produce no smoke or sparks, just campfire-real flames and heat. This price is the best we have seen, and they may not be there all summer.



End of School Year ~ Celebration & Invitation

Our community is warmly invited to the annual Celebration of Success and Strawberry Tea co-hosted by Thetis Island Parents Association and TICA Cafe on Wednesday, June 28th from 12:45- 2:30 at Forbes Hall. The program will include recognition of student achievements, acknowledgements of community contributions to the school, a short movie of the 2016-17 year in review, a mini piano recital by students of Lynn Hunter, and of course refreshments and delicious strawberry shortcakes by the one-and-only TICA cafe. The school program will take approximately one hour, followed by the tasty treats.

Cost for the treats is $5 per person with all proceeds going to TICA in support of our hall and facilities. Thank you for celebrating another successful year with our school community!



Updated Busy Ferry Schedule

Please note that the Busy Ferry Schedule has just been updated with additional traffic going to and from Pioneer Pacific Camp over the course of the summer.  Many thanks to all the organizations and groups who take the trouble to let us know about these extra numbers - the ferry traffic is problematic enough during the summer, so it really helps to know at least a little of what is happening in advance.

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