December 2017 ~ Still

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Thetis Island Improvement District

Planned Changes to the Firehall

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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CVRD Municipal Election 2018

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Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

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Thetis Island Farm Producers
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Cedar Beach Pizza ~ Open Again

The Pizza Lady is back from the wilds of Alaska.  Cedar Beach Pizza is open most days.  We try to be flexible so do call ahead (min of 2 hours please).
We make our crusts from scratch.  This is not a volume business so for "must have"  orders please consider not being disappointed and order a few days ahead.
We do make Gluten Free and Dairy free pizzas.  Goggle cedar beach pizza or access us via the Thetis Island website.
Virginia Lamb
Cedar Beach Pizza and Small Group Catering


Seniors' Dinner Menu ~ September 22nd

Make your reservations for the September 22nd Event!

The deadline is 5PM Wed Sept the cooks can shop!

email or pop a note in the Drop Box to Dee, Box 16-2

Seating at Forbes Hall is at 5:30 PM Sunday the 22nd.

Each Senior 55 and over may bring two guests. Dinner Fee $18

Refreshments are Available


Watermelon, Olives & Feta Salad

Barbequed Moroccan Chicken

New Potato Herb Salad

Roasted Cauliflower, Zucchini & Broccoli with Cumin & Coriander

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Pot of Gold Decaf Coffee, Tea, Punch


From The Seniors' Committee


DNA my Dog ~ Fundraiser for Friends of Furries

Friends of Furries DNA my dog FUNdraiser ends Saturday, so there's just a few days left to get your guess in.  Eddie will be making a final appearance at the recyling and garbage yard this Saturday between 10 and 11 am.  See you there.

Kathleen McIsaac


Sunday Market continues ~

With the great weather and several more boating rendezvous, the vendors at The Summer market will continue to deliver through Sunday September 29th ! Neighbourly hospitality synonymous with the olden days!

Best wishes
Marilyn Pegg


Firewood for Sale

Firewood for Sale
Mixed Fir and Arbutus
18 to 20 inches long
Split and delivered
$200.00 a cord

Call Tom on his cell phone 250-732-3091


FAC ~ BC Ferries update

Good day,
I thought it might be time for a brief update on the BC Ferries file. 
As you may remember MoTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) issued an RFP (Request for Proposals) earlier in the summer to conduct the second round of 'consultations' with ferry dependent communities.  We expect to hear who the successful bidder is shortly.  Personally. I will be surprised if it is not Judy Kirk of Kirk and Company who did the previous round of public meetings.  The public consultations on any proposed service reductions will likely take place later this fall...I will keep you posted as we receive information from BCF and the Ministry.  We, the FACC (Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs) are still trying to get a meeting with the new MoTI Minister Todd Stone.
Please find attached (pdf file) some terrific work by Brian Hollingshead and members of the FACC.  You will find a short recap of the 'user pay' legislation (2003) and how that principle, even though the language was removed with the amendment to the Coastal Ferry Act in 2012, is alive and well...and results in ferry dependent communities continuing to struggle to remain viable with fares that have long since past the 'tipping point' of affordability.  Brian spells out where the money comes from for BCF for Performance Term 3 (PT3) and what we might expect going forward in the face of continued declining ridership.  In other words a reality check into who is really paying what to make this system work. 
Any questions, please call...
Best Regards
Keith Rush

New Worktable at Forbes Hall

A big thank you to Ron Bannister for stabilizing the worktable in the kitchen at Forbes Hall.  It does everything we hoped that it would!


Barbara Findlay Memorial Contributions

The family has requested that contributions be made to the Thetis Island Seniors' Committee. What a lovely gesture! Cheques can be made out to TICA, with a notation on the bottom that they are in memory of Barbara, who is one of the Founders of the Seniors' Dinner Events, a successful monthly social time from Sept to April. Monies will be held to be used for projects that the Committee is working on, benefiting seniors and all other community members. If you are not attending the Memorial Tea, send donations to TICA Box 14-0. Tax receipts issued.

The Memorial Tea for Barbara will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 14th at Forbes Hall.

The Thetis Island Seniors' Committee


If you need to hide ~

why wouldn't you choose one of Sieka's roses?

Dee Smith


ThINC Harvest Moon Dance

ThINC is one year old and to thank the Thetis Island Community for your wonderful support we invite you to our Harvest Moon Family Dance on Saturday, September 21 at Forbes Hall

Put on your twirly skirts, your jeans and checkered shirts, and a pair of comfortable dancing shoes and come and dance to the Mount Benson Ceili Band with Victoria Contra Dance Caller Doug Paterson.

Everyone welcome...all ages...come by yourself or with a friend...everyone dances with experience needed...all dances taught on the spot.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Food by Don and Nettie for sale starting at 5:30. Dancing starts at 6:30.  Fun door prizes!

Reserve your tickets from Stephanie and Vicki at the Recycling Depot on Saturday and Wednesday mornings with a donation of $5 to support the musicians.

This is an alcohol-free event.



VIHA Flu Shot Clinic ~ Date

VIHA nurses will be inoculating Thetis Islanders once again at the annual Flu Shot Clinic.

This year it will be held on November 6, Wednesday from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at Forbes Hall. 

Please mark the date on your calendar.


Septic ~ Flushable Wipes 

Thinking of ways to keep our bathrooms sanitary is important to all of us. A lot of people are using flushable wipes these days.Unfortunately these wipes do not break down like toilet paper causing huge issues that can be costly to homeowners.

Consider disposing them in a sealed trash container instead of flushing into your septic system.


Dave Knowles

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