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General News · 30th April 2021
Travel restrictions are in place until after May long weekend. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons.


Walking Group
The walking group meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m., Manson's Hall parking lot, for 30-min to one-hour walk, followed by coffee in the outside seating of the Co-op café. Observing COVID-19 restrictions.

There are no planned lunches in May. If we have any, CISS members will get an email with the information.

Picnics are back!
• Every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., unless the weather is not cooperating.

Literary Afternoons
Our last Literary Afternoon was on Friday, April 30. Thank you to all the writers and listeners!

Cortes Island Spring Migration Bird Count
• Saturday, May 8, all day (read more in the Museum's Tideline post)

Mother's Day
• Sunday, May 9, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Hydro Power Outage
• Sunday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday Market
• Every Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Manson's Hall

Gabbing About Gardening
• Every Monday, at 3:30 p.m., free Zoom presentations, donations appreciated. Links provided on Tideline.

Folk U Radio brings neighbours and their knowledge and the issues of importance to islanders to CKTZ Cortes Community Radio every Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m., repeats Saturdays, at 5 to 7 p.m. Call in with your questions or comments or send ideas, comments, or topics of interest to you to anytime. Listen to past episodes anytime at
• FolkU – 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at CKTZ, repeats Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.

Cortes Island Museum
• Main Gallery, 957 Beasley Road, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
• Listening to the Bees – new exhibit opening on Bee Day, May 22
• The Big Three – new exhibit, Wild Cortes at Linnaea Education Centre, 1255 Seaford Road, check it out!
• Interested in Cortes Island History? Visit the new Online Archives or Museum's website


For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists: I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles....
Read more in our pdf or email newsletter version.


This amazing couple starts Carina's day. Read more in our pdf or email newsletter version.


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, meals, other services, Better at Home, and more.


Have you up updated your membership? Would you like to join us? We accept anyone over 50.
The more members we have, the more we can do to help our neighbours on Cortes, and the better impression we make when we approach governments over concerns or apply for housing or other grants. Our dues remain at a reasonable $10 per person. You can access the membership form here: CISS MEMBERSHIP FORM.



Your current pdf newsletter is attached below.
Email your comments to Gina at or call Gina0080.

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

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