In the forest.

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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Friday
Jun162017

Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball is an outdoor racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is a fun activity that shouldn't be too difficult to learn or play. A pickleball court has been set up on the tennis courts at the community centre and the equipment has been purchased... so get ready to play.

If you're interested, come to the community centre tennis court on Monday, June 19 at 10:00am. Please wear running shoes and comfortable clothing for play. If you can't attend but would like to learn to play pickleball or would like more information please contact Bev Greene at 250-246-3895.

Curiosity is the lust of the mind. -Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

Friday
Jun162017

Saturday Markets 

Markets are on this Saturday do the loop

Friday
Jun162017

Busy Ferry Change for Today

Please note that there is a last minute change to what is listed on the Busy Ferry Schedule.  Capernwray had one  group leaving on the 10:50am and the other on the 1:20... but now both groups, a total of 123, will be leaving Thetis Island on the 1:20.  

They apologize for this change and the inconvenience this may cause.  As they said: "We try our best to have all the details down and as perfect as we can and sometimes they seem to be out of our control.  I hope you understand."

Thursday
Jun152017

Offshore Anchorages

To Thetis Island Residents,

When MP Alistair MacGregor held an open house on Thetis Island on May 24, 2017, by far the most common concern of those in attendance was the increased use of offshore anchorages by large shipping vessels. This is an increasing concern of other coastal communities in the riding as well – especially Cowichan Bay and Arbutus Ridge.  

Alistair has written a letter to the Minister of Transportation and asked me to share it with you. We will circulate any response we get and look forward to continuing to work for you and your concerns.  Click here to view. 

Sincerely,

Seamus Wolfe, Community Outreach Coordinator

Office of Alistair MacGregor, MP

Thursday
Jun152017

Gone ~ Xplornet Contract Available

The Xplornet satellite Internet contract has been spoken for.

Thank you! Elisabeth Bond

Xplornet high speed Internet with no install costs!

As we are moving back to Thetis we don't require our contract for satellite Internet. Xplornet has kindly offered to extend the one-time free move of our service, to someone else on Thetis who might like to take over the account. This means you will get the same great service and don't have to pay any of the initial installation and account activation fees! Once the account is in your name you may set it up as you like to whatever level of service you require. I can only say good things about the reliability of the Internet and great customer service by the company.

Please call or email Elisabeth if you are interested and would like more info: info@jollityfarm.ca or 250.748.8230

Wednesday
Jun142017

Extinguisher Clinic & Lot Signs

A reminder that the free Fire Extinguisher Clinic will be held once again at the Fire Hall on Mission Road at 2 pm on Sunday, June 25th.  Have your home and boat extinguishers checked and learn how to use one on a real fire.

If you wish to have a reflective number sign that conforms to the Improvement District Regulations for driveway address signs, you can order one now and it will be ready for pick-up at the fire hall on the Extinguisher Clinic Sunday.  Order this week by Friday by writing to chief11@telus.net  with the Subject as Lot Sign.  The cost including taxes is $50.40, payable by cash or cheque.  There are lots of examples of the white lot number signs around the island…blue numbering visible from both sides.  Please include your name and Lot Number when you order this week.

TIVFD

Wednesday
Jun142017

CVRD ~ Burning Workshop

The CVRD will host an educational workshop for Thetis Islanders on managing yard debris, burning and air quality on Thursday June 15th from 7 PM to 8:45 PM at Forbes Hall.

This is a follow up to CVRD Area G Director Mel Dorey's visit to Thetis on April 18th, where he spoke as a delegate to the Islands Trust Meeting about the proposed Area G Burning Bylaw (which may or may not include Thetis island). As the local trust meeting was not the forum for a full discussion Mel committed to having a general meeting on Thetis sponsored by the CVRD to discuss the issues more fully with CVRD experts in attendance.

The purpose of the workshop is: 

* Primarily educational

* To review air quality data and impacts

* To discuss tools for improving air quality and managing yard debris

The agenda for the evening will be: 

Welcome:                         Keith Rush, Thetis Island Improvement District

Introductions, Meeting/    Mel Dorey, CVRD Area G Director

Background/Purpose

Air Quality and Health    Dr. Paul Hasselback, Island Health

Air Quality Monitoring     Dr. Paul Hasselback, Island Health 

Cowichan's Regional     Keith Lawrence, CVRD

Airshed Protection

Strategy

Yard and Garden           Tauseef Waraich, CVRD

Debris Management

Questions/Comments    All

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Keith Rush, Chair

Board of Trustees

Thetis Island Improvement District

keithrush17@gmail.com

Ph: 250-416-0013

Cell: 250-732-2766

Wednesday
Jun142017

Trust Council Agenda ~ June 2017

The June 2017 Trust Council Agenda Package is now available for viewing.

Please click the below link and select June 20 to access the Agenda Cover, Schedule and Full Package of materials.

http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/council-meetings.aspx

 

Saturday
Jun102017

TIVFD Auxiliary

Saturday
Jun102017

Nature House Grand Opening

Nature House Grand Opening

July 1 & 2

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

July 1 

11am - 4pm: Open House

Come and visit the nature house, do some nature 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: Snorkelling -- $10

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

Saturday
Jun102017

Homework for TIRRA AGM - June 22nd

RE: Solid Waste Management Committee, Requesting GM Approval SWMC Terms of Reference, June 22nd, TIRRA GM

At our June 22nd, TIRRA GM, your TISWM Committee will be requesting your approval of a proposed Motion to; "Accept the SWMC Terms of Reference Statement" (ToR). Our hope is, you will have read this information on-line prior to the meeting. By doing so, we can save time, paper and a bit of energy at the General Meeting, which begins at 7PM. You can access this information by clicking here.   

You can also go to GOOGLE and type in; Thetis Island Solid Waste Committee, Terms of Reference. 

A VERY SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Deepest appreciation to Stephanie Cottell and Vicki Walker, past Co-Chairs of our TISWMC. Stephanie and Vicki gave a tremendous amount of time, energy, commitment, and yes, creativity, into the successful development of our Solid Waste/Garbage (essential) Service, and to our community as a whole.

Thank you for your on-going support!

TISWMC

If you are in need of further information, prior to our GM, please feel free to call: 250-246-2099 

Saturday
Jun102017

Rex Heeney

Hello Thetis Islanders,

I'm sending this note to let you know that my father, Rex Heeney died early on Wednesday afternoon.  Some of you may remember dad;  he lived with my mum (Mary, who pre-deceased him by five years) at Pilkey Point up until the end of 1998.

Both my parents loved their time on Thetis.  They formed many enduring friendships while there, and my dad served for a number of years with the volunteer fire department.

My brothers and sisters are still gathering in Duncan, (their home since leaving Thetis), so no plans have yet been made for a remembrance gathering for Rex.  I will send another post to this address when we know more.

Sincerely,

Adam Heeney

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