In the forest.

Upcoming Events

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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

Forbes Hall Expansion

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To view the ferry schedule

(effective May 19th), 

click on the image.

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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Feel free to send us bits & pieces of information and interest, photos to share and notices of upcoming events etc.

Use the contact page or e-mail us directly.


Another Thank-you...

I forgot to thank Steve Frankel and Anais Gerber for the posters they made for the sale.  That is likely why there were so many folks at the hall!



Found ~ Dog

Found small black and white curly haired dog on Porlier Road. No collar.

Please contact Kelly 250-246-2197. 



It is not just the Thetis Island Fire Dept., it is the Province that has banned campfires and outdoor burning, which includes fireworks.:

"Anyone found in contravention of a fire prohibition may be fined up to $1,150. If your fire escapes and results in a wildfire, you may be fined anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million and be sentenced to one year in prison.

Also Prohibited along with campfires and open burning:

Burning barrels and burning cages

Fireworks,  sky lanterns  ("fireworks" includes cannon crackers, fireballs, firecrackers, mines, Roman candles, skyrockets, squibs, torpedoes and any other explosive designated as a firework by regulation.)

Binary exploding targets”

Please inform your visitors that fireworks are prohibited.  There were several calls made to 911 to report fireworks being set off on Thetis recently and the police boat was dispatched.  The TIVFD thanks the community for its fire safety vigilance and urges the non-compliant to be aware that the community is not happy with your recent actions.

CSA or UL Approved PROPANE campfire appliances are still allowed at this time, as long as the flame is set to less than 15 cm or 6 inches in height. 


Fire Chief J. Caldbeck, LAFC

Thetis Island Fire Dept.

Box 14-6, Thetis Island, BC

V0R 2Y0

Chief cell:  250-252-0544


Show & Talk ~ Anaïs Gerber

Dear friends,

This is to let you know that the Excellent Frameworks Gallery in Duncan will be hosting a show of my lithographs from September 6th until September 30th, 2017. 

I would like to invite you to an "Art Afternoon" on Saturday, September 9th from 1pm to 3pm to celebrate the opening of the show, where I will be giving a short presentation about my work. 


Excellent Frameworks Gallery

28 Station Street

Duncan, BC 

I look forward to seeing you all!




Nature House ~ August 9th thru 13th

Nature House Open Hours

Friday, August 11th: 11 – 4PM

Saturday, August 12th: 11 – 4PM

Sunday, August 13th: 11 – 4PM


August 9

·        Women’s Paddle: 4-5PM

Meet at The Portal Beach with your boat (canoe, kayak, etc…) for a relaxing evening paddle. All skill levels welcome! Contact Vicki if you’re in need of a boat: 250-246-9126.


August 11

·        Blackberry Picking and Pie-Making: 1-3PM

We’ll be doing some good ol’ fashioned berry picking at the Nature House this week. Afterwards, we will bake up a storm and make some classic blackberry pie!


August 12

·        Owl Box Building Workshop: 1-3PM

*Who-who* wants to join us in making a western screech owl box? Western screech owls are listed federally as a threatened species. They prefer nesting in holes in older trees, and this can be replicated through the use of these boxes. After building the boxes, some will be hung up around The Portal in hopes that a western screech owl will make one its home!


August 13

·        Plants of the Island ~ Guided by Stephanie Cottell, MSc Education for Sustainability: 11-2:30PM

Come join us for a guided walk around the Portal and get to know some of Thetis Island’s native plants~ ecological role, traditional uses,  common and perhaps uncommon tidbits about the flora that surrounds us. Then get creative in the Nature House crafting your own sample plant ID card!

We’ll be doing this in two parts~ a late morning walk, followed by a picnic lunch, and then crafting our cards from 12:30-2:30 (or whenever you’ve finished!).  Please bring a picnic lunch and water to drink. You’re welcomed (but not obligated!) to bring a snack to share. Please also bring a small bag or basket for collecting plant leaf samples and some secateurs if you have them available. Also wear sturdy walking shoes as some of the paths are slippery with arbutus leaves.

As with all of our summer programs, each are by donation, or available to our members at no cost. Memberships are still available! All ages are welcome, however, children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the activities, and children over 8 must be signed in by an adult. If you have any questions regarding the Nature House programming, or would like to get involved, contact Danny at


Free Bed

Single mattress, box spring and metal bed frame, in good shape. Free!!

Celine 246-4349


Free Household Items

Double bed and frame

Single roill-away cot

Bedside table

Sm Rocker chair

4 kitchen chairs

Living room chair with wooden arms

Sm book shelf

Vaccuum cleaner

Old sofa bed

Queen futon

Asst bits and bobs 

Please call ahead 250-715-7132 or


195 Pilkey Pt Rd


Wire Dog Crated Wanted to Borrow

Wanted to borrow for 2 weeks: wire dog crate.

Simone Luckham


Ping-pong Table Wanted to Borrow

The Rushes would like to borrow a ping-pong table, paddles & balls for the weekend of August 12th & 13th.

Please contact Ellen or Keith Rush at 250-416-0013 or   

The table will be undercover the whole weekend.

We will pick up and return 

Thank you!


Domaine Jasmin Tasting Room Open

Open Daily in August, 11-4 p.m.

Free Tastings

August promotion, buy any four 750 mL bottles and

Receive one 375 mL Free!

Free Delivery

We'll pick you up, please call 250-246-9494, 250-246-8585 or email


From the Library ~

Thank you for the donations of books and baking.  Thank you for buying the books and baking.  The sale made $1818.00!!!

The number of helpers this year was amazing.  Here is the team that made it happen.

Steve Frankel, Ruth Goodbody, Joan and Zdenek, Ann Glommen, Teresa Moore, Doug Darling, Bing and Michelle, Ann Barr, Charlene Toplensky, Mary Osberg, Pauline Harwood, Ellen Rush, Catherine Korol, Teresa Elsie, Ann and Paul McMillan, Don Sinclair, Carolyn Askew, Myla Frankel (library helper extrordinaire) and of course Gloria and Helen.

Check out your island library.



Salish Sea ~ Media Release ~ August 8/17

'Anointed by The Salish Sea'

PM's Cultural & Natural Immersion in the Briny Waters

Bodes Well for Canada's World Heritage Sites 

[CEDAR, BC] – "We really appreciate the Prime Minister throwing himself into the sea," says Laurie Gourlay, Interim Director of the Salish Sea Trust, the organization that's proposed the Salish Sea as a World Heritage Site.(1) "I wish we had thought of that!"

"Taking a plunge in Canada's heritage is the cure for all our problems," says Gourlay. "Once you get to know the people who've lived and toiled here, as well as a sense of place, there's no denying how lucky we are, and why we need to work together to keep it that way."

To read more, click here.

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