summer storm ~ Kathleen Thompson




Thetis Island Marina

Sunday, August 4th 



by invite only

Saturday, July 27

Thursday, August 8 ~ Saturday, August 17

Public Session ~ Saturday, August 24


2019 Bat Count

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Capernwray Busy Ferry Schedule

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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
Thetis Island Community Association

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It's Called a LIFE JACKET For A Reason

With almost 500 Canadians drowning in preventable water-related incidents annually, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death among Canadians under 60+ years of age.

Even one drowning is one too many.  

Wear a Life Jacket or PDF when around the water.  



Herring and Beavers - Two Guest Speakers at the Nature House This Week

We have two wonderful guest speakers at the Nature House this week. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn about 2 of nature's powerhouse animals . 

Wednesday at 7 pm: Where Did All the Herring Go?

Grant Scott from Hornby Island will be showing a short documentary about the incredible herring spawn that happens every March around Hornby and Denman Islands.  Herring are a critically important food source for chinook salmon which are the main food source for the Southern Resident Killer Whales. There used to be large herring spawns in the waters around Thetis too. Grant will talk about what happened to them and explore with the audience what can be done to bring them back to the Southern Gulf Islands. Grant Scott has lived on Hornby Island for the last 20 and has been a keen observer of the sea life from Alaska to Washington state from a small salmon troller which he fished with his wife and daughters starting in 1970. He has been active  with Conservancy Hornby Island for the last then years. “We have a very active Conservancy and I’m proud of the way we have been able create a greater awareness of the incredible marine ecosystem around our Island and all the Gulf Islands”. Grant was recently elected to the Islands Trust where he hopes to work with the Trustees from the other islands to help protect and conserve all the marine creatures in the Salish Sea. 

Friday at 7 pm: What About Those Pesky Beavers?

 Award-winning journalist and author of six non-fiction books, Frances Backhouse, will talk about her most recent book: Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver, The book examines humanity’s 15,000-year relationship with Castor canadensis and this keystone species’ even longer relationship with our continent’s landscapes and ecosystems. Frances will have copies for sale of Once They Were Hats and two of her other titles, Owls of North America and Woodpeckers of North America. Come and find out how we can live in harmony with this aquatic engineer.

We hope you'll join us on Wed and Friday evening this week down at the Nature House (@ The Portal,  254 North Cove Rd).

All Nature House programs are supported by grants, Friends of the Nature House memberships, and donations.

The ThINC board



Sunday at the Nature House: Mural Painting!

Are you an artist? From 1-3 PM, help us add to our undersea mural and brainstorm for another one on the Nature House.

Everyone welcome!


Saturday at the Nature House

From 1-2 PM, join us for a beach clean-up at the Portal, followed by beeswax cling wrap (an alternative to plastic wrap) making from 2-4PM.

Please bring your own gloves for picking up garbage.

Hope to see you there!


Used Ace Line Prawn Trap Hauler

Used Ace Line prawn trap hauler

New motor last year

Asking $200.00

Call Randy.   250-416-1333


Boat Owner Alert

There are two vessels that have pulled from their anchors/moorings on the South end of Telegraph Harbour Marina.

One is a catamaran that travelled North and the other is a sailing vessel called Huckleberry.

Huckleberry has drifted to the Penelakut side of the harbour. Tonight’s assist was futile.

Hopefully owner will be contacted or see this posting.

Telegraph Harbour Marina

(250) 246-9511


What's Fresh @ Jollity Farm - Open 10AM - 1PM

Fresh Jollity Garlic

Salad, Beets, Carrots, Plums

Habitat Farm offerings:

Paleo Butter (ask us for a sample & how to use info!)


New Pepperoni! Made with Small Block Brewery Blue Barra Cuda Summer Ale (blueberry & honey flavours) with Habitat Kunekune pork

Kunekune Bacon & Smoked Hocks

*Reserve your Certified Organic Blueberries*

These incredible berries are sold out 2 days after pre-sales are announced each spring, so we are quick to reserve. 

Order a 10 lb box or individual pints for pick up on Saturday, August 10.

Pints - $6.5/each

Flats - $60/each

Email to order: or 250.416.6736


Coast Salish Canoe Journeys - Paddle to Lummi

Hello fellow islanders,

There is a significant cultural event happening in the waters of the Salish Sea…Coast Salish Canoe Journeys – Paddle to Lummi.

Lisa Wilcox is our Senior Intergovernmental Policy Advisor for the Islands Trust and First Nations reconciliation is one of her responsibilities. Her description of the Paddle Journey to Lummi event is worth reading and sharing.

This link to the Trustee Corner on the Islands Trust website and Lisa’s description of the Paddle to Lummi, a map and a couple of interesting links. (cut and paste to your browser -

Penelakut Tribe will be leaving early Saturday morning (July 20, 2019) on their Paddle Journey to Lummi.

Huy ch q’a / Thank you

Doug Fenton

Trustee, Thetis Island Trust Area

Board Member Islands Trust Conservancy

C: 250.804.6480


Summer Market 2019

If you haven’t visited the Market yet, we are bigger than ever.  

Thetis Island merchandise to raise funds for the hall, woodworking galore, goodies to eat and delight the eye.  Plus Gloria is back with her crackers.  

Come by and say hello!


Deadline for Fall Quarterly

It's that time again - this is first warning that the deadline for stories, ads, notices, etc. for the Fall issue of the Quarterly will be on or around the 10th of August.  

If you are planning something for this issue, I'll appreciate knowing about it, and if the deadline might be an issue, let me know about that too.

Also - we always respond to anything you send us, so if you don't hearback, please try again, or phone.  Sometimes email gets lost in the ether, but it's still the best way to send things to us.





From the Library...

The Book and Bake Sale is on!  

The pub has generously offered the pavilion for the sale.  It will be on August 4, with set-up the same day. This is a yearly event with the funds raised used to maintain our lovely island library.  

I don't have as many books this year so it should be a faster set-up.  

Interested in helping?

Thank you.




Looking to Rent a Home

Our family is hoping to rent a home on thetis island (3 bedroom preferred) while we build on our property. August or September start date would be ideal so our kids can start school :)

Any leads would be much appreciated!

Thank you! 


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