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General News · 28th February 2019
Cortes Seniors! Joining the Cortes Island Seniors Society (membership age: 50) is a sure cure for a mid-life crisis. So, join us, even if you do not feel “senior.” Get involved in networking with the elders of our island. Help coordinate or just come along for the ride. Talk to one of our board members for more information.

Some important March announcements:

Special Meeting: Please come to a special meeting of the Cortes Island Seniors Society to review and approve some minor changes to our by-laws which have been requested by BC Housing before they hand over the promised grant to proceed with the four new rental cottages. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 12, at 1:30 in the Pioneer Room. Tea, coffee and treats will be served. – Sue Ellingsen

New Phone: Carina’s phone number for Seniors Helping Seniors has changed. Please call 250-935-6793 from now on, Monday to Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. preferably. Thank you! – Carina Verhoeve

If you have not renewed your membership, you will get a letter with a reminder. – Peter Elliott

Here is the summary for March 2019:

Special Dates
• Daylight Saving Time Begins – Sunday, March 10 (move your clocks forward Saturday night)

Walking Group
We meet every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. sharp, at Manson’s Hall parking lot. We walk 30 to 90 min, then enjoy coffee and conversations in the Co-op or Manson’s Cafe. Everybody welcome.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at the Mansons Hall. Contact Ruth6478 for more information.

Seniors’ Lunches, all start at 12:00 noon (contact Carina6793 if you would like to come):
• Wednesday, March 6: Amy Robertson, 1062 Seascape
• Wednesday, March 13: Raven Farm
• Wednesday, March 20: Dana & Joel Solomon, 420 Manson Road
• Tuesday, March 26: Co-op Café

Literary Afternoon
• Sunday, March 17 (moved from February 17, due to inclement weather) with Elinore Harwood, Yvonne Kipp, Nassau, Irene Blueth, Doug Hamel, and Emilie Wapnick, at the Cortes Island Museum, 957 Beasley Road. Everybody welcome. Refreshments will be available. Donations appreciated.

Carpet Bowling (Manson's Hall, contact De0305)
• Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m.

Qi Gong (Manson's Hall)
• Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Stitch in Public (please note: change of venue, this time in the Cortes Island Museum)
• First Thursday on the month, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

High Tide Quilters' Guild
Would you be interested in High Tide Quilters' Guild that gets together about once a month?
Please contact Ruth6478.

FolkU – check our on-line version for more details (

Drivers for Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors need volunteers for driving a senior to appointments on/off the island. We are especially looking for drivers from Squirrel Cove, but drivers from all areas are welcome. Volunteers are usually reimbursed for gas and ferry costs by the clients. Call Carina6793, if you can help or need a ride. Thank you very much! Someone will be grateful!

Meals on Wheels
Ironwood Place Independent Living offers a variety of frozen prepared meals to seniors. You can choose from their selection of standard classic meals that are prepared daily on-site and flash-frozen.
If you or someone you know could use prepared meals for your freezer – drop by the front desk, 1351 Ironwood Street in Campbell River any day during public hours (but NOT between 11-2) and pick some up! $6/pkg. Cash and carry!
If you’re interested but can’t pick them up yourself, contact Carina6793.

Writing Groups
The Memoir Writing group is full, but we can start a second group or a Creative Writing group. Are you interested? Call Carina6793.

For March Newsletter (in a pdf format) check the attachment below.
Attached also is the CISS signup form. Yearly membership is $10.
To sign up for the newsletter arriving in your email, click on this link:
To view our on-line version for more details, check this link:
February Lunch at Andy Vine's
February Lunch at Andy Vine's
February Walk
February Walk