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General News · 1st August 2019
Lots happening on Cortes Island in August!

We have three lunches and one barbecue. Make note of some changes to the start time. Two of our luncheons start at noon, the barbecue at Karen and Rod Lee's starts at 5 p.m., the Blue Jay Farm lunch effectively starts at 10:30, as it is preceded by a farm tour. We also ask you to carpool to the farm.

• Tuesday, August 6 – Manson's Hall, noon
• Wednesday, August 14 – Barbecue at Karen & Rod Lee's, 1360 Robertson Road, 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 20 – Gillian and Gary Fast, 315 Whaletown Road, noon
• Wednesday, August 28 – Blue Jay Lake Farm: tour at 10:45, lunch at noon, meet at 10:30 at the small parking at the Whaletown Road

Kathleen Pemberton offers a scooter for sale suitable for a senior. Please call Kathleen at 250-777-4387.

Carina is happy to answer all your questions. You can reach Carina at 250-935-6793. Please call between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., unless it is urgent or time-sensitive.

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Three big events:

• Sunday, August 4 – Gumboot Toss and Mainly Nautical Flea Market, Squirrel Cove
• Saturday, August 10 – LoveFest at Linnaea Farm
• Sunday, August 11 – Sandcastle Day at Smelt Bay Beach

Misty Isles Adventures invites you for three cruises. Register early at 250-935-6756:

• Friday, August 2 – Desolation Sound (already booked, but another chance on September 14)
• Sunday, August 18 – Cassel Lake and Waterfalls Cruise (booked now)
• Fri/Sat, August 23/24 – Blind Channel Cruise with Fine Dining. This is an overnight cruise. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) Summer Events. To register, call 250-935-0087 or email
• Friday, August 2 – Blue Jay Farm Tour, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (now fully booked)
• Monday, August 12 – Put the Beach in Your Art, 1:30 p.m., with Jane Newman
• Sunday, August 25 – Ha'thyim Hike (von Donop), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Saturday, August 31 – Love the Lake Paddle, 8 a.m., with Rex Weyler

Cortes Island Museum – open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with new exhibitions That Was Then / This Is Now and Curiouser & Curiouser, celebrating 20 years of our Museum.
Wild Cortes at the Linnaea Farm Centre – open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canada Botanica – a beautiful quilt donated to the Cortes Museum by Diane Elliott, could be yours!. Raffle tickets are available at the Museum. Draw date is September 1, 1:30 p.m., at the Museum.
Every Wednesday in August – Art in the Garden – 2 to 4 p.m.
Check Museum website for details.

Old Schoolhouse Gallery - open every weekend with interesting shows.
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.

Read the story about Squirrel Cove shipwreck in our newsletter.
Read the story about Squirrel Cove shipwreck in our newsletter.