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August 25th ~ Forbes Hall

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Septic Pump Out ~ August 21st

We are having our septic tank pumped out on Tuesday, August 21 by Coast Environmental.

If you would like to share the ferry cost, there is room for one more pickup.

Please call Jackie at Coast Environmental 250-246-3216 to book.


Janice Hamilton

(204) 293 2557


Thetis Island Elementary School Requests

Genny Redman and Simone Luckham are very excited to be teaching at Thetis Elementary School this year. There is a wonderful proverb that says , " It takes a village to raise a child."   We, Simone, Genny and the Thetis Island Parent Association, would really like to embrace this philosophy and involve the Thetis Island Community in our little school.  

A. Needed: Fruit

In September we are planning on processing some fruit with the students at Thetis Elementary School. We will be selling what we make and the funds will be going to refugees.  

So if you have extra fruit we are looking for the following:  quince, apples, pears and plums. 

We would like to have them in the first week of September.  However, if you have fruit right now, I will be home this week and you could drop it off at my house.  (59 Pilkey Point road) I am gone from the 21st of September until the 25th but then I will be home again until school starts. 

We would also like to borrow a good fruit dryer and if you have any pint canning jars sitting around we could really make use of them as well.

B. Needed: Listeners

We will be starting the volunteer reading program in mid September.  This program will be run very much like the volunteer reading program that was done when Arlene Kasting was teaching at the school.  We hope to have two volunteers every morning that will listen to students read.  So it would be a commitment of one morning a week for about an hour. I know there are times when people travel and are away.  We do not want this to stop you from volunteering as we can make it work and possibly have people listening to students read at different times of the year. If you are interested in helping out with this program, please let me know. 

c. Needed: volunteer soccer coach

We are looking for anyone that is interested in volunteering to coach soccer.  We could run this as part of our P.E. program and have it one day a week near the end of school day.  Simone and I would help out with the coaching.  Parents can also participate as they could come a bit earlier if they are picking up their kids and play some soccer. 

You can contact Genny by email at:

or call 250-246-2465, if you are interested in volunteering or you would like to donate fruit. 

Thank you 

Genny Redman


Extra Special Nature House Event on Sunday: A Healthy Future for Thetis

How to Live Out Your Life for as Long as YOU CHOOSE
Join Dr Ansel Updegrove at the Nature House at The Portal (254 North Cove Rd) on Sunday August 19 from 1pm-3pm for a presentation and community discussion about how we as a community can ensure a healthy future for everyone. 
For more information about this event and other programs at the Nature House go to
Thank you from the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy board



ACThetis Meeting Tonight ~ Forbes Hall ~ 7:00PM

Hi Thetis Island Residents,

ACThetis (Anchorage Concerns Thetis) would like let you know that they will holding a meeting tonight.

Date: Aug 13, 2018

Location: Forbes Community Hall

Time: 1900h / 7:00PM

The public is welcome and we encourage you to show up and hear the latest regarding the freighter anchorage situation, TC’s Interim Protocol and petition strategies and other agenda items.

Kind regards,

Doug Fenton

Co-chair ACThetis


Reminder: Thetis Trestle Life Extension Night Work August 13 to August 14, 2018

A reminder of the Thetis Island berth closure tonight and tomorrow morning. Please see the details below.

The water taxi (Saltspring Island Water Taxi) will leave Chemainus on the same schedule as the ferry from the CVRD dock immediately south of the ferry birth (terminal staff will assist with directions if needed).

On Thetis it will leave from the Community Dock (old govy to some), on the same schedule as the ferry.

It'll be a quicker ride both ways, so take that into consideration. The Kuper will sleep at the Penelakut Terminal Monday night...


Watercolour Workshop with Richard Wong

Date/Time:  Sat., Sept. 1, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Thetis Island Community Hall / Forbes Hall 


This is a great opportunity if you’ve missed Richard Wong’s last Labour Day weekend workshop on beautiful Thetis Island.  

The theme for this year’s half day workshop is “Birds”.  

Bring a light lunch, enjoy the refreshments and goodies provided, then spend a relaxing day painting the “Downy Woodpecker” with Richard, a professional wildlife artist from Victoria, BC.

Richard will take you through his tried and true methods of creating pleasing imagery on Japanese art paper that’s relaxed, fun and fully supported.  

All levels welcome – beginners are especially encouraged!


$35.00/person if you bring own supplies (masa paper-available for purchase in class, paint, brush, palette, paper towels, rinse container).

$40.00/person will include paint kit and supplies.


Reserved seating in place. Please register with Richard Wong at  

Ways to Pay:

(Pre-payment is preferred to facilitate in-take.)

1.  Cash at the door.

2.  Email transfer of funds via Interact e-transfer to Richard Wong at 


3.  Mail cheque to Richard Wong, 1251 Highrock Ave., Victoria, BC, V9A 4V8.


Bring a light lunch. Some goodies and refreshments will be provided. 

Available for Purchase in Class:

Masa paper, $0.50/sheet.

Watercolour spray bottles, $5.00/bottle.

Chinese paint brushes, $15.00/brush.

Greeting cards, $5.00/card or 6 for $25.00


This Week's Special Events at the Nature House

Wednesday: 'Bats in Your Backyard' with Angela McDiarmid from 7 - 8 PM

Thursday: Women's Paddling from 4 - 6 PM

Friday: Gastropods with Junior Biologists from 11 AM - 12 PM.

Saturday: Whale Day & ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Whale’ with Mark Leiren-Young from 1 – 3 PM

Sunday: Mural Painting Day & Sustainable Healthy Living with Dr. Ansel from 1 – 3 PM


Scottish Country Dancing

Newcomers, Beginners one and all,

Come and have fun, get some physical and mental exercise at the same time!

Scottish Country Dancing, Wednesday's at 4:00 every week.

Call Mary Forbes if you have any questions. 250-246-2276


NEED TO BE GONE TODAY! Free Queen Mattress & Boxspring, Dresser, and Free Futon Style Couch

Need to be gone by end of day.  Call Deb 250 710-4000


The Phone Books are Here!

They'll be available at the community centre during Family Fun Day~~Saturday - today - from 2:30pm on. 

Still just $5 a copy, and a LOT of changes and new information.  

They'll also be for sale from Monday on at the Post Office, or any time from Veronica - give me a call at 250 246 1509 or email to arrange pick-up.

- Veronica Shelford


Sunday ~ August 12th ~ Nature House

Bioluminescence & Night Sky Watch! 

From 2 - 3 PM, drop-by to learn about bioluminescence and create a glow-in-the-dark craft!

From 8 to 10:30 PM, come watch the meteor shower with us! There will be telescopes, story-telling and a chance to see real bioluminescence!

At the Portal, 254 North Cove Rd. By donation of $5 per individual, $10 per family or free for Friends of the Nature House.


Please DON'T !!!

While walking on our property we noticed a recently dropped cigarette butt.

Do we need to remind people how this and the dryness do not mix?

Not only could we have lost our home but so could every other home on the island been lost.  

A quote from Smoky the Bear " ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES."

Tom and Gloria

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