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Gypsy-style Bellydance ~ Starts Thursday, January 9th

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shimmy?

Bellydance (Raks Sharqi) is an ancient art form now practiced in various styles around the world.

Come and learn a Spanish dance in the Gypsy style.  This dance is a fusion of flamenco and Egyptian Bellydance.

Thursdays – in Forbes Hall – 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Call Charlotte for more info.  (604-997-7292)



FAC ~ BC Ferry Coalition's Website is Live

The BC Ferry Coalition's goal is to become a strong voice for coastal communities to tell the Province to put BC Ferries on an affordable, reliable and sustainable course for all ferry users and revitalize our communities.

Go to www.bcferrycoalition.com

Keith Rush Chemainus-Thetis-Penelakut FAC


Found ~ Men's Wedding Ring

If you know a man  who lost a wedding band on the Island, Michel has found one.
Contact us at lynda.patricia@yahoo.com if you think its yours.
Lynda Poirier



BC Hydro Pole Work Coming

To ensure public safety and electrical system reliability, BC Hydro contractors will be inspecting wood power poles along distribution lines on Thetis Island between February 1 and March 15, 2014. Poles will be tested for strength and treated near ground level with wood preservative to prevent and/or stop decay if needed.

The wood preservatives used are approved and registered for utility wood poles by Health Canada. Contractors are certified and licensed by the BC Ministry of Environment and work is completed in accordance with BC Hydro’s Pest Management Plan for Wood Structure Maintenance (ref # 105-0976-09-14).

For more information, please contact Raymond Irving, Field Manager at (250) 755-4798 or raymond.irving@bchydro.com

Tara McCormick

Quality Management and Technical Resources Department

BC Hydro


Yoga Changes

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

I am so excited by the possibilities in 2014; are you?  What were your affirmations for this year?

Was one of them more exercise, better food choices, improved sleep habits, better health in general?  And have you begun to make changes?  Well you are cordially invited to come and try yoga this year.

In the last three years here are the biggest improvements I have seen in myself since committing to a yoga practice. 

1.       I  am truly happier at a deep level. 

2.       I am stronger and more flexible. 

3.       I still have some body pain, however I am able to locate the area and often stretch and release the muscles that are tight and painful.

4.       I have better balance.

5.       I am making healthier food choices.

Do you want this?  Come on out, it can be intimidating to come into a class and be uncomfortable at first, however we create a fun class of laughter, stretching, honouring our bodies and only doing what we can. 

There are changes:  Tuesday is an ongoing, more intermediate class – generally best for someone with a little yoga experience.  9:30 – 11:00 am.

Thursday is your best class for just starting, we will go back to the basics and be gentle and slow with a gradual increase in stretching and strengthening.  9:30 – 11:00 am

** Important note:  I have moved the chair yoga to shorten the class and make it a little later in the day.  Chair yoga is great if you have limited mobility, if you are healing from surgery or illness, it is gentle and fun.  Denham Kelsey (my most regular participant)  and I have truly enjoyed growing in balance, deepening our breath and enjoying our peaceful time exploring our own inner world.   We would love others to experience the joy we feel from our time together breathing, moving and opening.

Chair Yoga:  Tuesday:  11:15-12:05 (45 minutes) – Very Gentle Yoga 

New:  Starting Next week – Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm –a night class for relaxation.

Watch for more on this, later this week.  We will start this one January 15th.  This will teach you about chakras, colour, hormones and so much more as well as your poses and meditations for peace and happiness.

Take care, please call Dawn Gordon @ 250-246-9212, or email:  dawn_gordon@telus.net  if you are interested, but a little nervous about coming out.  We can always do a private class together to see where you are and modify some of the poses to meet your specific needs.

Namaste and hope to see you on a mat in 2014!!

Warmly, Dawn


Robbie Burns Supper Reminder

Robbie Burns Supper Reminder- 7 days before the deadline !

If you are planning to attend this wonderful event, you need to reserve your seat by sending a cheque before January 12th. There are a few people who said they will attend, but have not sent their cheque yet.... Just a gentle reminder to send it soon, you don't want to miss out ! Seats are sold on first come first serve basis.
Tickets are $ 25.00 .This includes the traditional Burns Supper expertly prepared by Nettie Hayter, Nancy, Rick and Don Sinclair.  Elaine Vallis will entertain us again with her Scottish Highland dancing and of course there will a piper as well as the usual Burns toasts and speeches. Scottish attire not mandatory but encouraged. There will also be a no-host bar, so bring some extra money.

To reserve a ticket, please make the cheque payable to : TIMA and send it to  Simone Luckham, Box 59, Thetis Island V0R 2Y0    questions:simone@stonesculptor.ca     250 - 246- 4802     

Tickets are non-refundable after January 12 2014  and any special dietary requests need to be made when making your reservation


Chickadee ~ January 5

Ann Dickie



Recycling Yard Notice

This is the first in a series of notices about restructured operations at the Recycling Yard.

The Recycling Yard seeks innovative, cheerful and hardworking friends ( that would be volunteers) for a 2-3 hour play date (every week? every month?). Activities include sorting games, visiting with other friends and neighbours and warm feelings of accomplishment. Sometimes snacks and music are provided; singing not mandatory. Interested? Why not sign up your pal too? Contact Vicki Walker (250-246-9126) for more interesting details.

Baler orientation training
We have a specialized piece of equipment at the yard, the "baler", to compact certain recycled materials to facilitate handling and transport. A baler machine operator is ideally supported by a yard volunteer who helps feed the baler and moves bales. There are six openings available for a baler orientation training session to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. , to be followed up by baler operational experience during open-hours at the recycling yard. Please contact Henry Benskin (250-246-1212) if you would like one of the training spots.

Paid jobs
A very limited number of hourly paid jobs will be required for re-structured yard operations. These jobs will be advertised on e-Spokes in mid-late January, and successful applicants will be hired through TIRRA. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to take the baler training session.

Thank you, and please stay tuned for additional notices concerning the Recycling Yard.

Ernie Hunter
Vicki Walker
Henry Benskin

Solid Waste Management Committee


Library News ~ Computer Lists

Thank you to Sandy , Matt Hess, and Ann Erikkson for transferring the library collection information to the library computer. 

Library users are now able to access most of the collection of adult fiction and non-fiction.  The instructions for use are on the bulletin board near the computer.

Ann is adding the DVD collection titles to the data base.  Please do not shelve your returned DVDs as we are checking them to see if they are already in the data base.  
Thanks for supporting your local library.
Celine Valestrand


Bruce Marshall ~ Celebration of Life

Thetis Island resident Bruce Marshall passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3rd, 2014. 

Everyone is invited to a life celebration gathering @ Forbes Hall, 2:00pm on Sunday, January 5th (and to send Bruce off on his next big fishing trip)  

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Thetis Island School. 

Contributions of light refreshments would be appreciated. Questions call Lynn Hunter @ 246-2176


$100 OBO ~ Bunk Beds

Blue metal bunk bed, twin up, double lower. Like new, rarely used.


Wendy Hinsperger


Soup's On ~ Wednesday, January 8th

Welcome back!

Forbes Hall 11:30AM ~ 1:00PM or 'til we run out!



Potato Leek Soup (vegetarian)

Cheese Biscuits

Assorted Homemade Goodies

Tea & Pot of Gold Coffee


$5 Minimum Donation

See you Wednesday.

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