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General News · 30th October 2020
Our calendar for November is quite busy. Read on...

Walking Group
The walking group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 9 a.m., Manson's Hall parking lot, for a 30-min to one-hour walk, followed by coffee in the outside seating of the Co-op cafι. If the weather is nasty, we may have coffee in Manson's Hall. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE CISS MEMBER TO WALK WITH THE WALKING GROUP! JUST COME!

Carpet Bowling
• Every Wednesday, Manson's Hall, 1:30 p.m. (please note – day change from Tuesday to Wednesday)

• Every Mon, Wed, Fri, Manson's Hall, 9 a.m.

• talk to Bobo0194

CISS Luncheons
Lunches will be served in Manson’s Hall, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., with COVID-19 protocols in place, so limited to 22 people. Contact Carina6793 if you would like to come.

Literary Afternoons
• Sunday, November 1, Manson's Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. Bring your own drink and snack.
• Sunday, November 22, Manson's Hall, 2 to 3 p.m.

Cortes Island Museum
• Main Gallery, 957 Beasley Road – noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
• Wild Cortes, 1225 Seaford Road (at Linnaea Education Centre) – Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.

Folk U
Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m., Folk U on CKTZ 89.5 FM. You can also check past podcasts here.
Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., field trips – new in November.
• October 30 – Permaculture, meet at 1642 Carrington Bay Road
• November 6 – Learn to Make Biochar, meet at 1642 Carrington Bay Road
• November 13 – Getting Knotty with Mike Moore, location – TBA
• November 22 and November 29 – TBA, check Tideline for details

Eating Out/Food
• The Sunflower at Trude's place – closed until warmer weather
• Toki Bap Cafe, Manson's Hall – Wed & Fri, 11 to 3; Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.
• Co-op Cafe – Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside seating only
• Floathouse restaurant – Fri & Sat, 1 to 8 p.m.; Sunday brunch, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Look for specials on Tideline.

Cortes Island Library, 1225 Seaford Road
The Cortes Island Library is now open for Take-out Service. You can access the entire collection at or by calling 1-877-415-8475.
You will pick up your materials without any contact with the staff or other customers.
You can return library materials during Take-out Service hours.

• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – closed
• Thursday – 2 to 3 and 6 to 7
• Friday – 11 to 12 and 2 to 3
• Saturday – 11 to 12 and 2 to 3
• Sunday – closed

Magellan's Voyage Around the World

500 years ago! Magellan originally launched his expedition as a means of finding a western route to the Moluccas, a small archipelago in Indonesia known for its stores of precious spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Read more in the November 2020 CISS Newsletter in pdf (attached below).

The more members we have, the more we can do to help our neighbours on Cortes, and the better impression we can make when we approach governments over concerns or apply for housing or other grants. Our dues remain at a reasonable $10 per person. If you have not updated your membership, please do it now. Membership form attached below.

Seniors Helping Seniors
Carina Verhoeve is the coordinator for Seniors Helping Seniors. She may be contacted Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 250-935-6793. Please respect Carina's days and hours when calling, unless it is an emergency. Contact Carina about seniors' lunches, seniors' meals, masks, and more.

Your Newsletter in the pdf format – attached below
Email your comments to Gina at or call 250-935-0080.

If you are a CISS member, you should be getting an email with the current Newsletter.
If you cannot find it in your email – check your spam or junk folder; if it is not there, call Gina250-935-0080.

Email format here:
CISS lunch in Manson's Hall, October 27
CISS lunch in Manson's Hall, October 27