December 2016 ~ Island Memories

Photo by Kelly Bannister

Upcoming Events

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Christmas Concert

Dec. 14th ~ Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall Expansion

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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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(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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Woofer Seeks Work

I have traveled the not so far distance from Prince George, BC to live and work on Thetis Island for the months of December and January. I am woofing for Elisabeth and Noah Bond at Jollity farm and during my downtime, on the weekends, I am seeking casual work to gain some income during my stay. I am flexible in terms of the type of work and appreciative of anything that can come my way. I have skill sets, that are by no means professional, in general labour, farming, landscaping, and painting, along with administrative and computer work experience. If at all applicable, my education and work experience is in community and population health, food and customer service, and arts and culture organizational programming and operation.

In gratitude,

Roanne Whitticase


Free Couch

Free: big green comfy couch.  Can deliver.  for pictures


Ladies' Night 2017

On the evening of December 9th, over 70 women gathered at Forbes Hall to celebrate the season.  There was a delectable (& massive) assortment of nibbles & desserts, with punch and wine to wet our whistles.  We sang, we laughed & stories were told. 

Special thanks to Gloria, Helen, Dee, Ruth, Lynn, Vicki, Natasha, Cecilia, & Sue for keeping things beautiful, organized, and all done & dusted at the end.

Thanks also to Kaz Bannister, Leah May Howard, Crimson McClellan, & Joey Knowles for keeping the food & kitchen organized. 

During the event, Lynn Hunter presented Vicki Walker with the Candlestick Award for all her years of volunteering within our community.  Congratulations, Vicki!

Besides the party, we also held a Shelter Drive for Somenos House, finishing up the night with 8 new laundry baskets full of necessities, as well as several bags & boxes.  My car was overflowing with gifts when I arrived at Cowichan Women Against Violence offices in Duncan.  The staff was THRILLED ~ “Christmas has arrived!” one was heard saying. 

There was also a donation box for CWAV.  When asking CWAV for a list for the Shelter Drive, I asked if there was any one big-ticket item that was needed for the shelter.  They desperately need a new stove and range-hood for Somenos House.  Well, our dear little island raised $1,565 for CWAV.  One staff member told me, that with their purchasing network, this would certainly buy them what they needed, with lots of funds for other necessities remaining.

So, thank you, Ladies, for having a good time, and giving from your hearts.  You have made a huge difference this winter!

Sing on,

Ann Dickie


Photos courtesy of Lynn Hunter & Kelly Bannister 


Christmas Concert Time Change

Thursday 14th December

6:30 pm at the Community Centre.

Program details:

I am very excited with the line up for this year's Christmas Concert!

The program format is a little different this year. In the first part we will be entertained by the Thetis Island Elementary students, Char Aaberg, Elena Ilina, Joél Delaquis, Cathy Yeoman, and Maureen and Wayne Loiselle.

Lynn Hunter and Andrea Gall will lead the audience sing along.

After all of these fabulous acts, there will be an intermission with coffee, juice, and goodies.

In the second part of the evening, we will be taken on another beautiful story voyage by Michelle, who will recite her poem of twenty minutes. 

See you on Thursday,

Simone Luckham


Nic's Cafe

(Formerly the Book Nook) Under new ownership! 

Nic's Café is open from 6:30am - 5:00pm Mon-Fri

                          9am-3pm on Saturday

Located across from the ferry terminal.

We serve Breakfast Bagels, Daily Soups and Assorted Baked Goods.

Nic's Cafe still has awesome hot coffee and a great used books selection.

2859 Oak St Chemainus 250-246-9188

See you soon



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This Week at Thetis Island Marina

Wednesday Dec 13th: Cribbage Night starting at 6:30pm

Don Hunter is organizing - call him at 250-732-0062 for info or just come on down :)

Thursday Dec 14th: Spaghetti Night starting at 5pm

Spaghetti with Cesar salad and garlic $13.95

Come to the pub for dinner before the Community Christmas Concert at Forbes Hall.

Friday Dec. 15th: Turkey Dinner starting at 5pm

This Friday Night Special features a Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings..$17.95

Sunday Dec. 17: Sunday Brunch 11:30am ¡V 2:30pm.

Featured items include: Eggs Benedict, Bacon & Eggs, Sausage, & Hash browns.

Children welcome to dine with their families; groups welcome!

To reserve your table please call us at 250-246-3464.

Come visit our General Store now featuring holiday items such as Denman Island Chocolates, Kinder Surprise Eggs, Candy Canes, Santa Chocolates, Egg Nog, and lovely holiday cards by local artist Liz Legallis.


Found ~ after Ladies' Night at Forbes Hall

Purse with eyeglasses etc.


Soup's On ~ Wednesday, December 13th 

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 
The Menu:
Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
Tom Buns
Assorted Delicious Baked Goodies
Pot of Gold Coffee
Tea, Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Drink
$5.00    Take out available for sale
"I followed my heart and it took me to the fridge!"

This is the final event of the year! We hope to see
you on January 10th for the first 2018 Soup's On!


Thanks ~ to Thetis Island Marina & Pub

Would just like to say thanks to the Chefs and staff at the pub!  The finest meal, "roast beef and chicken special" Friday night, that we have ever had there! You're doing a great job ~ keep it up!

We hope you pack the place,

Steve and Helen


Ladies' Night Reminder ~ December 9th

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening to celebrate not only the season, but us! 

If you are thinking of coming but haven’t yet RSVP’d, please come anyhow, we’d much rather have you, than not.

Remember that the invitation is to all Thetis Island women.  If you hear of someone that we missed getting an invite to, please bring her along.


Running Club Cancelled until the New Year

The Capernwray Harbour Running Club will be taking a break for the rest of December and will be back out on the North Cove Road Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting January 9, 2018.

Thank you for your consideration and understanding as we pursue our goal of running in the Hatley Castle 8k in February. 

Have a very merry Christmas!

Leanne Jeffrey

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