January Lichen


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5RHYTHMS Dance Workshop ~ January 19th

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

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Tonight!! Thetis danceXchange presents an evening of movement, learning and sharing on the dance floor...

5Rhythms dance workshop with Chantell Foss (Duncan)

January 19, 2019

6-8 pm

Forbes Hall

$15 to $20 sliding scale (kids free) 

About the workshop: www.chantellfoss.com/workshops.html

About Chantell: www.chantellfoss.com


Q: Pictures of the Storm Damage?

As the storm last December was so very much one for the record books, the Quarterly would really appreciate it if you would send us any good pictures you might have of its aftermath and clean-up.  

To keep the number of mailboxes being filled up to a minimum, please just send them to veronicashelford@gmail.com



Spring Quarterly Deadline

We will be working on the Spring issue of the Quarterly in early February, and would appreciate it if you could either send in, or warn us about, any stories, notices, reports, ads, etc. intended for this issue, by February 4th.  Please send things to quarterly@thetisisland.net, but if there is no response within a day or two, please let me know at veronicashelford@gmail.com.

One of the stories we would like to see, in this issue if possible, is remembrances of Isabelle Loveless, who passed away last October. We have a very short obituary notice for her, but those who knew her have told us that she had an amazing life, and it's a story we'd love to see told, in at least whatever bits and pieces can be recalled. So would anyone who knew her, both during her time here on Thetis, or are aware of some of her life story elsewhere, would you please get in touch with me?  Any help will be very much appreciated.

- Veronica Shelford


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Belated Happy New Year!

Not surprisingly, I didn’t get any Merry Christmas and Happy New Years cards out to my friends and neighbours in December.  

The storm chaos displaced my best intentions.  And today I found a stack of unopened cards I had misplaced when we lost part of our roof, and took great pleasure in reading them.  

So to all of you in our little island community, I send you my very best wishes for a peaceful, happy, healthy and fire-free 2019. 

Be kind to each other - we become each other’s heroes when it counts.

Jeannine Caldbeck


Dance Workshop ~ January 19 from 6-8pm

Thetis Premiere! On Saturday, January 19 Thetis danceXchange will host our first event featuring a guest teacher; 5Rhythms teacher Chantell Foss (Duncan, BC) is offering an introductory workshop. We are as excited to host Chantell and she is to bring the 5RHYTHMS to Thetis for the first time ever!

DETAILS: Jan 19, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Forbes Hall (doors open 5:45). By donation (as honorarium to instructor). Children welcome. Wear comfy layered clothes and inside shoes for dancing. 

ABOUT US: danceXchange is a community-based dance initiative on Thetis. The group holds occasional educational dance and movement events for people of all ages and genders with goals of fostering inclusion, connection, healthful movement and fun! We take turns teaching or facilitating with a cooperative approach to sharing, learning, and co-creating together in a welcoming drug-free and alcohol-free space. 

Event coordinated by Tatiana Ishwari and Kelly Bannister.

Contact ThetisDanceXchange@gmail.com for more info.


From the Library: Help! Missing DVD's!

There are many missing dvds.

Please check around if you have ever watched any of the following:




Almost Famous



Arctic Tale


This is a little frightening as these are just the A titles.

Your local librarian



From the Library: New Items

Happy New Year!

Some new items in the library:


Kingdom of the Blind - Louise Penny #13

Wild Fire - Ann Cleeves - #8 in the Shetland series, which is displayed on the table

Washington Black - Esi Edugyan - Fiction

Edge of the Sound - 634 - Jo Hammond - a west coast log-salvaging memoir

Of Men and Angels - Michael Arditti - Fiction


Volunteer Opportunity: Get Involved In Local Planning Decisions

The Thetis Island Local Trust Committee is seeking expressions of interest for its Advisory Planning Commission (APC). 

The role of the APC is to consider referrals from the Local Trust Committee on various planning matters such as Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw amendments, and development applications.

The Local Trust Committee may appoint up to nine members for a two year term.  As required by the Local Government Act and the Thetis Island Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw, at least 2/3 of appointees must be residence of the Thetis Island Local Trust Area. The Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw may be viewed on the Islands Trust website and at the Northern Office. 

Please forward your expression of interest with a brief description of relevant experience or interests, either by email, mail or fax by Friday, January 25, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Trustee Doug Fenton, 250-804-6480, dfenton@islandstrust.bc.ca or Trustee Peter Luckham, 250-246-4802, pluckham@islandstrust.bc.ca  

Please submit expressions of interest to:  Attention: Thetis Island Local Trust Committee, Islands Trust Northern Office, 700 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC   V0R 1X3

northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca or Fax  250-247-7514


FOUND!!! Lost Small White Dinghy


Lost: Small white Walker Bay dinghy

Please call Dave @ 250 812 7478.

Missing from lot 8 in Preedy harbour


Air Advisory from CVRD

Hello Everyone,

As we move into 2019 we are reminded of the fragility of our air quality in the Cowichan Region.  I have attached an air advisory warning. We can all talk to neighbours, friends and colleagues to spread the word and to do all that we can to stop burning.

Posted at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/air/advisories/2019-01-14_cowichan_issued.pdf



Regional Facilitator

Our Cowichan Communities Health Network

Home office 250-748-5866

Cell 250-709-5062


Envisioning a future where all citizens of our Cowichan communities enjoy good health


Forbes Hall Fundraising Campaign Update ~ January 11, 2019


Thetis danceXchange

Thetis danceXchange is a community collaborative that fosters positive change through dance and intentional movement. 

danceXchange is a community-based dance initiative on Thetis. The group holds occasional educational dance and movement events for people of all ages and genders with goals of fostering inclusion, connection, healthful movement and fun!

We take turns teaching or facilitating with a cooperative approach to sharing, learning, and co-creating together in a welcoming drug-free and alcohol-free space. 

The name "danceXchange" evokes the idea of both "dance exchanges" and being "changed by dance."

Come dancing! On Saturday, January 19, 5Rhythms teacher Chantell Foss (Duncan, BC) is offering a 5RHYTHMS workshop at Forbes Hall. We are excited to host Chantell as she brings the 5RHYTHMS to Thetis for the first time! 

Info: https://www.chantellfoss.com/workshops.html

The main danceXchange coordinators are Kelly Bannister and Tatiana Ishwari.

Want more info? Wish to facilitate a movement event? Want to join the danceXchange email list? Contact us at ThetisDanceXchange@gmail.com.

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