Lawrence Valley ~ November 2017

Upcoming Events

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Forbes Hall Expansion Plans Reveal

(TICA Members)

Nov. 26th 1:30PM ~ Forbes Hall

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Christmas Bazaar ~ Dec. 2nd ~ Forbes Hall

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Ladies' Night ~ Dec 9th ~ Forbes Hall

Christmas Concert

Dec. 14th ~ Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall Expansion

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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour



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To view the ferry schedule

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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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Christmas Bazaar ~ Island Made Soaps

Handmade soaps, balms and bath goodies will be available at the Christmas Market.  All made right here on Thetis Island using organic local ingredients (when possible), essential oils, and natural scents from infused oils.  Carol Swann is doing "Something Different" these days, and will also have her glass, cards and packaging solutions available.

You can contact Carol with orders for gentle olive oil castile soap (curing now) or soap for special skin needs at


Christmas Bazaar ~ Anaïs' Baking

I am planning to bake some of my organic sourdough bread and brioche for the Christmas market on December 2nd.

Since quantities will be limited and I know several of you have been waiting for bread for a while, I thought I would let you know ahead of time so that those of you who are interested have the option to pre-order. If I get more orders than room in my oven for Saturday, I will plan to bake on Sunday too!

Sourdough plain French loaf: $4

Sourdough poppy seed French loaf: $5

Sourdough brioche: $12 

As always, my breads are made exclusively with organic ingredients, including organic eggs and butter for the brioche.

See you at the market with even more treats and art!  / 250 416 0674 

Thank you,



Christmas Bazaar ~ Children's Clothing

I will be at the Christmas Bazaar, December 2nd, again this year with my handmade children’s clothing featuring some items made with amazing panels from the Netherlands. 

For more information contact Pat English at


Check Your Driveway

 Is your Lot Number visible from both directions with the numbers at least 3" tall, and preferably reflective? 

Think about snow loading the tree branches...will your driveway be unobstructed for a minimum of 12' wide and 15' vertical clearance from all obstacles so that Fire or Hydro vehicles can get to you in an emergency? 

Now is the time, before the snow flies!



Lost & Found

Missing from Forbes Hall

Two aluminum cookie/baking trays

Two large oval white china serving platters

Plastic Container containing a bag of recently purchased flour

One new roll of narrow blue painter's tape

From the freezer: One box of Girl Guide Chocolate Mint Cookies

and ...

The big soup pot and lid are STILL MISSING!

This is frustrating to our great volunteer Soup's On Soup cooks,

so look around for these items and drop them off at the Hall.

We need the Pot for Soup and the Baking Trays for bread and buns.

If you ate the GG cookies, just leave $5 in an envelope!!! 

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Found at the Hall

Walmart thermal bag with two plates and a tea towel inside

Chrome coloured and black thermal coffee container

Small size clothing: zip up shirts

Water bottles

Pair of brown slippers

Pair of black boots

Red scarf

All in the Lost and Found Bin



Can I Burn Outdoors Today?

Answer:  Check the Ventilation Index

The daily Smoke Control Forecast contains predictions of the Ventilation Index, a measure of atmospheric turbulence and low level winds, for 25 B.C. locations.

Thetis Island is in the Southern Vancouver Island (SRN VAN ISLD) ventilation index zone.

The burning of woody debris outdoors is only permitted when the forecast Ventilation Index is sufficient to disperse smoke. Before debris can be ignited, the Ventilation Index must be predicted to be both GOOD (55-100) this afternoon as well as FAIR or GOOD (34-100) tomorrow afternoon. Additional rules on outdoor burning are in the Ministry of Environment Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. 

Google "ventilation Index", or phone 1-888-281-2992 for daily update. This Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation is Provincial and additional and separate from Regional or local Burning bylaws. Outdoor Burning of woody forest debris on Thetis Island does not require a permit from November 1 to April 1 but you must follow Provincial regulations for size and location of your burn pile as well as outlined safety measures.  The Smoke Control Regulation applies Year-round and regulated by the Ministry of Environment for the health of all British Columbians.  


Building for the Future

Reminder for TICA Members

"Building for the Future"

Sunday, November 26th doors open at 1:30 PM

The purpose of the meeting is to view the concept design and floor plan prepared by the Forbes Hall Expansion Committee.

Erich Streit from Herold Engineering Ltd. will attend. 

Child-care available if you RSVP in advance to Carolyn Askew at or call 250.246.1518



Soup's On ~ Nov 22nd

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM or until the soup is sold out, whichever happens first!

Good idea to come early to Forbes Hall on Wednesday, November 22nd

The Soup of the Day:

Ivanovitch Vegetarian - a mild curry cream soup made with onion, banana, apple, celery & potato

The Famous Cornbread

Assorted Baked Goods

"Cookies make the world a better place!"

Pot of Gold Coffee, Tea, Hot Apple Drink, Hot Chocolate

Still just $5.00!  Take Out will be available if there is enough.

Bridge is in the Library at 1:00 PM

Scottish Country Dancing in the Hall at 4:00 PM


Emotional Intelligence Pop Up Festival

All are welcome to celebrate International Children's Day with our school on Nov 21st at Forbes Hall from 12:30-2:00. The school is holding a small learning festival on "emotional intelligence" for our K-6 students. Emotional intelligence is about "being smart with feelings" and "handling emotions with care."

Learning stations will be set up for the school kids to participate in facilitated activities that help develop their emotional well-being. Community members are welcome to stop by and observe, help out, or join in and learn a little too.

For more info, contact Kelly Bannister by email:


John Gogo Concert ~ November 18th

Music concert this Saturday!! 7:30 pm at the community centre.

John Gogo will sing stories about loggers and miners, and other Vancouver Island lore. Tickets $15 at the door, 16 and under free; refreshments by donations. Sponsored by the Thetis Island art council.


Christmas Concert Time Change

Please note that the Christmas Concert will start at 6:30 sharp, on Thursday, 14th of December. Thank you to those who offered to bring goodies. I still have some spots left for you to participate in the concert.



Canoe for Sale

13 ft Peapod style solo canoe. 28in. beam. Approx. 50 lbs. (Can take child also).

Marine plywood, kevlar sheathed. Cedar floors, Cane seat. Set up to be paddled with a double paddle & can be easily set up to be rowed.

Excellent condition.

$500.00 obo

Tel 250 246-4968


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