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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

Forbes Hall Expansion

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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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Fire Weather Update... No Campfires

Thank you all for your continued vigilance for wildfire hazards.  We will continue allowing “Early Shift High Risk Activities” for the next three days…Friday will be the last day for High Risk Activities.   We have moved back to EXTREME with the other nearby areas) for now, and there is still the outdoor fire ban in place Provincially.  NO CAMPFIRES. 

Here is our fire weather for Tuesday onwards:  "Bands of moisture entrained in a fairly stable north-westerly flow aloft should maintain cooler and cloudier conditions across the northern half of the region today with progressively warmer, drier and sunnier conditions to the south. Light inflow winds should support good overnight recoveries again tonight in all areas & elevations. A flat upper ridge should drift onshore on Wednesday brining a general trend towards slightly warmer, drier, and sunnier conditions to all zones. Temperatures in the inland valleys of the Island and Mainland should hover in the mid to potentially upper twenties across the south with humidity on the Island dipping slightly below 30% in spots 

6 TO 10 DAY: An upper ridge should support between two and four drying days starting Sunday with temperatures hovering near or slightly above seasonal normals (low to mid twenties), light inflow winds, and not overly low humidities (above 25%). The next upper trough and associated frontal system should arrive near the middle of next week (Aug 22-ish) bringing increasing winds, showers, and possible thundershowers (showers generally more widespread across the north and spottier across the south).

Good overnight recoveries means that Early Shift activities should be safe, but please maintain the two-hour fire watch and have extinguishment capabilities handy, as required by the Wildfire Act, after chain-sawing, mowing, milling, chipping, excavating etc. This late in the season any humidity approaching 30% or lower means explosive fire behaviour so we are not out of the woods yet, so to speak.  And a BIG thank-you to the persons who are cautioning cigarette smokers on our roads to be fire safety conscious…you know who you are and we very much appreciate your pro-active efforts in keeping us all safe.



Family Fun Day ~ Saturday, August 12th

Here are some photos from last weekend’s fun event! 

Photos courtesy of Kelly Bannister


ThINC Nature House ~ Owl House Construction

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photos courtesy of Kelly Bannister


Water Cistern Wanted

I am looking to purchase a 1000 gal or larger round plastic  water cistern for foster point home.

Please email John @


Ride to Conquer Cancer ~ Seeking Donations

This is my first year participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 260 km, 2 day ride that spans from Vancouver to Seattle, that raises money for the BC Cancer foundation. I was motivated to join my team, To The Max Cycling Club, after 2 of my close cycling friends told me about the experiences with the Ride since 2009. To The Max is a team based out of Vancouver with over 50 participants, who have combined raised almost $80,000 this year with an end goal of $100,000.

Cancer will affect every one of us in our lifetime, whether directly or indirectly with a close friend or loved one. In order to participate, I must raise $2500, with an overall goal of $3200, with every penny of these fundraising efforts donated to the BC Cancer foundation. My chosen field is skin cancer and dermatology as I am considered a high risk for melanoma in my lifetime. As the effects of the sun have taken their toll on my skin over the years I now understand the importance of education, early warning signs, and prevention of skin cancer.

Thank you so much for your support,

This is the link to my fundraising page:

Genevieve Poirier


Fire Hazard Rating "HIGH" ~ Fire Ban Still in Place

Due to the bit of moisture and cooler temperatures the Fire Hazard rating has dropped to HIGH Hazard today and should hold until at least Wednesday. NO FIRES -COMPLETE FIRE BAN ENDURES. HIGH Risk Activities such as mowing, chain-sawing etc. may take place in the morning hours (when humidity is highest) with safety precautions (water/extinguisher ready) in place and must be followed by a 2-hour fire watch after activity ceases at 11 a.m.



Richard Wong ~ Watercolour Workshop

Richard Wong’s Watercolour workshop is coming up:

September 2nd from 10am to 4pm at Forbes Hall

Cost: $55

Remember that registration and fee must be in by August 20th

MAIL to Rita Springer

PO box 610, Thetis Island, BC  V0R 2Y0

Bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you then.


Rental Wanted

I’m looking to rent a cabin or small home on Thetis Island starting in September.

My partner (Amanda) and I are professionals in our 50’s and are both gainfully employed.  We have references are available and would be willing to contemplate either furnished, unfurnished or partially furnished.

Please contact me at 403-703-3736 or


Michael Cormier


Thetis Island Family Fun Day ~ August 12th

4-8 pm at the Community Centre and Grounds

The 2017 Family Fun Day is a fund raising event with a DJ and dancing, games & activities for all ages, face painting, a $20 balloon sale with a prize in every balloon and a whole lotta fun open to the entire community. 

One of the highlights of the afternoon will be the Dunk Tank.  Who would you like to see get dunked? $2 a ball or $5 for 3 balls. 

We are still wanting pies for the Silent Pie Auction.  You can drop your pies off on Sat at the community centre anytime after 2pm. 

There will be BBQ'd hamburgers & hotdogs with chips, Lemonade and an ice cream bar or freezie for $10 & $8.  Guest are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Chemainus Food Bank. 

This amazing event is completely organized by volunteers and jointly hosted by the Thetis Island Community Association and Thetis Island Community Fund. 100% of the net proceeds will support both of these organizations.

TICA maintains our community center and grounds so that all islanders may freely participate in social, fitness and educational activities offered at Forbes Hall. TICF supports the community in the areas of education, health care and senior’s support.



The Portal

I’ve been asked explain why I suggested the “The Portal” as a new name for what has long been known as Camp Columbia. Here is what I wrote when I first suggested the name as a possibility. It appears to have stuck:

“The Portal”

This was my suggestion for a new name for the former Camp Columbia. First, the world ‘portal’ contains a lovely hint of Porter family name. Second, the word ‘portal’ refers in architecture to a larger doorway, or gate, the entrance to something important. In fiction and in film, ‘portal’ usually indicates a doorway to another time, place or dimension, a magic entryway to new adventures, which perfectly reflects what we want to do with this amazing property, a space that stirs the imagination and suggests transformations, news ways of seeing and doing things. The two arbutus trees leaning across the road halfway down the drive reinforce the impression I have, and which the new name conveys, of something magical about to take place.

Gary Geddes


Chickens for Sale

The kids are selling this year's livestock project!

Purebred heritage breed chickens hatched here on Thetis Island. 

SOLD Three barnevelder pullets $25 each

SOLD One barnevelder cockerel $5

One Swedish Flower cockerel $10 (very rare breed and he's exceptionally colourful!)

Please email for more information.


Looking for a Ride to Nanaimo/Parksville ~ Sunday

We have a friend, Kairyn, who would like a ride to Parskville on Sunday anytime. 

She would also consider Nanaimo if she can't find a ride to Parksville. She will contribute to fuel costs.

Call Ken and Genny or Kairyn at 250-246-2465

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