December 2017 ~ Still

Photo by Kathleen Thompson

Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Upcoming Events

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Monday, April 23rd



Saturday, April 28th


Fashion Show & Boutique Sale

May 5th

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraisng Update

Thetis Island Improvement District

Planned Changes to the Firehall

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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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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ThINC Youth Community Night ~ April 27th

ThINC Youth is holding a community information night on Friday April 27 from 4:30-6:00. The night will focus on informing and involving the community in the project. The youth speakers will talk about how the project came to be, what they have been doing and their vision for the summer. There will be a video and poster presentation and card fundraiser samples will be displayed and orders may be placed at the event. The members of ThINC Youth look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions regarding the event or anything else, contact us via our email at 

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Kaz Bannister


jollity FARM  

what's fresh @ jollityFARM?

Open Saturday, April 24

9am - 1pm


Multi-coloured, heritage breed, pasture raised Eggs!


Kale bunches, onion, sweet dumpling squash


Colourful 2" planter & basket stuffers & newly potted up perennials


Ride to Nanaimo Needed on Saturday ~ 8:05 Ferry

Kaz Bannister is looking for a ride to the Rotary Bowl in Nanaimo on Saturday April 21 off the 8:05 ferry. Please contact via email at or text via 250-246-0216


Volunteer Thanks !

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week.  A big thanks to all volunteers on Thetis Island!


Pollinator Gardening

Come and join us at the Nature House (The Portal) on Sunday April 22, 1pm. We will be planting a garden specifically designed with native bees in mind. We will also be learning more about the habitat needs of our local bees. All are welcome. Bring your working gloves and some planting tools.

This is a ThINC sponsored event.


Free Crocosmia

Free Plants!  Crocosmia "Lucifer". Bright red flowers which are much loved by hummingbirds. Fairly drought tolerant.

263 Forbes Drive.  Phone (250) 246 9331 or e mail


Earth Day Celebrations

Come and join ThINC on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22 to celebrate Earth Day, the arrival of spring, and Fairyslipper Forest, Thetis Island's new nature reserve on Burchell Hill. Everyone is welcome. 

Saturday April 21

2 pm Walk to see the Fairyslipper orchids on Burchell Hill : Meet at Forbes Hall, dress for the weather (sunshine of course!) Special Guest: Crystal Oberg from the Islands Trust Fund

5 pm Pot luck dinner at Forbes Hall. Bring a dish to share.

7 pm  Family Dance at Forbes Hall with the Mt Benson Ceili Band and caller Doug Paterson. All ages. Bring a friend.  Everyone dances with everyone. Nature-themed costumes optional. PS.This is not a square dance but a wonderful mix of dances from all over the world. 

Sunday April 22

1 pm Pollinator Garden Planting. Meet at the Nature House at The Portal. Bring work gloves.

7 pm  Sounds of Springtime Camerata Strings Orchestra Concert Fundraiser for Nature, Sylvan United Church, 985 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd. $15 advance/$20 at the door, kids under 12 free. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

The ThINC board looks forward to celebrating with you. For more information contact ThINC at or phone Ann at 250-246-8176


Wanted to Buy, Rent, or Lease

3 months ago I moved here with my little 2 yr old girl. We desired a community that we could thrive in, one that still believed that it takes a community to raise a child. You have become that precious community for us and this island has been able to meet the unique needs of my little girl like no other place can. This is our home, our safe place.

As most every one knows there is a housing crisis and it is not just on Thetis, it is everywhere. Our current rental ends soon.

I am very serious about purchasing a home. Does anyone have something they may consider selling..... If you are not sure that what you have will work, email me and ask some questions. 

As a mature single parent I am looking at the more affordable home.  However, I have a substantial downpayment, excellent credit and I am willing to look at creative solutions but can also do a traditional purchase.

I am also open to either a short term rental or a year lease. I am an excellent renter, and both of us are pleasant, happy people.

Yes, I am absolutely working with the wonderful Deb Wilson, but there is only so much magic in her wand. 

Asking for help, especially when in a new community is not easy, but my situation has become serious enough that I must put my pride aside, because pride doesn't keep the wind out or the rain off.

Sincerely Elite and her almost 3yr old.

Elite 250-533-9347  


Wanted ~ Mirrors to Borrow

Looking for full-length mirrors for our Fashion Show. Does anyone have a mirror we could borrow? Willing to pick-up and return. Reminder that this Sunday April 22 is the deadline for donating clothes. Speaking of clothing we have all sizes for all types of women as well as shoes, purses and jewellery. Not only have the ladies on Thetis kindly donated but we have had a huge number of women from off island donate as well. So join us for a evening of shopping, fashion show and 1 glass of wine (non-alcoholic will be available) and cheese all for only $10.00. Extra wine will be available for $5.00 glass. 


Helen and Gloria



Thetis Island Marina ~ Friday Night Dinner Specials


April 20, 2018 5PM-8PM

Chicken Parmesan w/rice and veg.


Stir fry veg on rice  choice of teriyaki or honey garlic sauce on rice



Chicken  $6.00

Salmon $9.00

Steak   $10.00 

Regular Menu Also Available

Families and Groups Welcome

Reservations Highly Recommended

Call us at 250-246-3464


Toxic Plant ~ Spurge Laurel

This is Yard and garden clean-up time and as you go about eliminating invasive species such as scotch broom and unwanted blackberries, be very careful when you pull or cut daphne/spurge laurel.  All plant parts are toxic and can cause blisters and rash if you don't use gloves.  But there is also evidence that the Smoke from burning this plant is also toxic, so be aware of where your smoke is going if you include this in your burn pile.  Use the Venting Index - burn only when the Index says YES (GOOD) so that the toxic gasses rise rather than spread.

For more information on Spurge Laurel (which will be flowering soon -yellow flowering shrub, sometimes mistaken for a rhododendron, black poisonous berries that birds are able to eat) go here:



Forbes Hall Expansion ~ Fundraising Update

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