December 2017 ~ Still

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Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Farmteam Concert

August 25th ~ Forbes Hall

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


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Thetis Island Improvement District

Planned Changes to the Firehall

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

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Thetis Island Farm Producers
Thetis Island Community Fund
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Pies Needed! The More the Merrier!

Pies needed for the Pie Auction at Family Fun Day this Saturday.

Legend has it that in the past a pie was auction off for $350!

How much will yours fetch? Find out this Saturday at Family Fun Day!

Contact Tatiana at or 250-246-9175 to arrange for delivery.


Nugget Closed ~ this Saturday Only

The Pot of Gold Nugget roadside stand will be Closed Saturday August 11th.

Nan will be away in Victoria for Maria's Birthday 96 : )  

There are a few extra pounds available in the meantime, and some orders waiting for pick up today or tomorrow too.


from the Library ~

Wow!  What a successful Book and Bake Sale this year! The total money raised for the library is $2201.00.  That is a record.

$935 from the baking and $1266 from the books.  That is a lot of yummy donated baking and a lot of $1 books.

The bake sale was expertly organized and run by Gloria and Helen.

The book sale volunteers were Jonathan and Virginia, Anne Barr, Myla and Steve, Liz and Dave Forseth, Jan Phelps, Paul and Ann McMillen, Heather Ney, Liz Kroeker, Carolyn Askew, Bev Greene, Lynne Smith, Teresa Moore and Doug Darling. Thanks volunteers for you continued support for the sale. I couldn't do it without you.

Speaking of volunteer support, I must also thank my roster of weekend librarians for opening the library on Saturdays and Sundays through the year.  Myla was the scheduling guru.  She will be missed.  Laurel March is the new volunteer scheduler.  Where would the island be without volunteers?

Please continue to enjoy our island library.  As always, you are invited to request an item you think would be enjoyed by other islanders.


Your local librarian


WASP ~ Sprinkler Kits

The TIVFD has sold its case of ten WASP Sprinkler protection kits.

However, if I can get preorders for another ten, I will reorder.

$155 each, taxes in and shipped to the firehall.

This is a photo from earlier this month in Peachland with a home protected by the Sprinkler kit. to get your name on the list.  

I need to fill the order for ten first.  Or you can buy the kit on Amazon.cayourself for $456.11 plus taxes!



Items for Sale

2004 Yamaha BWS scooter 12,417 Thetis km, owned by elderly mechanic, red, nice shape $1500

Power It! pressure washer, used once (3000 psi, 2.25 gpm, 6.5 hp Kohler gas engine) $300

AirPlus compressor, electric, large tank, with hoses $175

Kohler generator (2.5 kw, 120 volt) noisy, heavy, suitable for strong deaf person $125

Homelite XL12 chainsaw $95

Poulan 295 Pro chainsaw $75

Cement mixer with electric motor $75

Craftsman 4 hp lawnmower, 22” mulcher $50

Little Chief electric smoker and chips $40

Ryobi 8 1/2 inch sliding compound mitre saw $30

Wisconsin Robin EY27W standalone 7.5 hp gas engine with drive shaft, made in Japan $50

Wooden wine cases, 15-bottle capacity, includes bottles $15 each or $30 for 3

Large wood/mesh soil sifter $10

Peter Brock (604) 727-0380 - talk or text


Owner Builder Information


We are interested in finding out about a Thetis Island Owner Builder’s experience – before we engage with an application.  If you have gone through the process would you be able to chat with us about it!


Dawn Mills and David Botta – 277 North Cover Road

Cell: 604 790 9721 or 604 314 3012


Ride Needed to Victoria ~ August 16th

Lucy Hayward is in need of a ride to Victoria (Royal Oak area) anytime on Thursday, August 16 for a medical appointment the following day.

If you can be of help please call her at 250 246-2059.  

She would be MOST grateful!   Thanks



Phone Books ~ Pick Up Needed

The phone books are scheduled to be ready for pick-up from Island Blue on Fort Street in Victoria, sometime Wednesday afternoon, the 8th (today).  Is there anyone who will be in that vicinity sometime in the latter part of this week, who would be able to pick them up? There will be probably 6 cartons, roughly 9 by 12 by 14 inches, if memory serves.  

If you can manage this, please let me know.  Thanks!

Veronica Shelford

at 250 246 1509 or email


Scottish Country Dancing

We are back! No experience needed, give it a try! We think you'll love it.

Doctor recommended: improves mind, body and spirits....

COME ONE COME ALL... Beginners welcome! Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 at the Community Hall...

Don & Mary


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made my birthday the happiest 95th.  

It was so nice to see everyone and I appreciate all the well wishes.

The food was so yummy and the cake was beautiful and delicious.  

A special thank you to the fire chief who organized the day.

Edith Hyatt


CVRD Questions for Local Elections Ballot as Referendum Questions

These new proposed CVRD taxations will impact taxpayers on Thetis Island and also renters on Thetis Island as these increased taxations will most likely need to be passed on to those renting 

The CVRD Board Directors will be voting on the 8 Aug to include the following questions on the Local Government Election Ballot (Oct 20) as referendum questions.

CVRD Regional Cowichan Housing Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Referendum Question

“Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 4201 – Cowichan Housing Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw, 2018” that would establish the Cowichan Housing Association Annual Financial Contribution Service and annually requisition $765,000 for the service?”

CVRD Regional Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service Referendum Question 

“Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 4202 – Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service Establishment Bylaw, 2018” that would establish the Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service and annually requisition $750,000 for the service?”

On Jun 8, 2018 I attended a CVRD – Stewardship groups Workshop as the chairperson for the Saltair Water Advisory Committee (a volunteer group). In a recent communication with CVRD CAO Brian Carruthers he informed me that the CVRD has hired a consulting firm

“We have been working with Lanarc (many of you met David at the workshop) who has come on board to help us communicate the merits of the proposed program to help inform the public about the referendum question. Fortunately David has a lot of experience supporting the RDN program and had suggested a follow up survey which on reflection really focused on trying to pull out a lot of information we already had in hand to build a long term strategy. At this point this is outside of the scope of what we are doing until such time as we have public approval to do so. We want to make sure we focus our efforts on telling people what we see as being covered under this new service.

Since the meeting a few things have changed, notably the Board has decided to put forward two referendum questions in the fall so we are in the process of ensuring that the communication of these proposed services are unified and cohesive. We are in the process of developing communications materials, backgrounders and other communications tools (like the blog that was suggested) and will be rolling them out shortly after the August 8 Board meeting when the agenda question is formally set.  We are in the process of scheduling public presentations and workshops across the region for September and early October again we will share those dates with you asap after the August 8 meeting.”

I am planning on attending the 8 Aug CVRD Board meeting and will send out the results of the Board Directors motion for the referendum questions to be passed along to others on Thetis. When I see the dates for the public presentations and workshops I will pass them along.

Lynne Smith



Pies Wanted!

Now that the book and bake sale goodies have been enjoyed we prepare for the next opportunity to savour Thetis Island baker delights!

More pies are needed for the Live Pie Auction at Family Fun Day THIS Saturday, August 11.

If you are a pie and wish to participate in the auction, please ask your baker friends to make you so you can join in on the fun! There will be a cooler on site for pies requiring refrigeration.

If you wish to donate a pie for the auction please contact Mike 778-678-1439 or Tatiana to let us know or get more info. All proceeds to TICF and TICA.

Mmmmany delicious thanks!


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