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General News · 31st October 2021
In this newsletter: Better at Home – Computer Help and update on Meals on Wheels, "Luc is seeking a new place...", and more ...


Daylight Saving Time Ends
• Sunday, November 7, 2 a.m. Turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday

Remembrance Day
• Thursday, November 11

Some of our luncheons in November (day and location) are TBA except the first on Wednesday, November 3, in Manson's Hall, and on Thursday, November 11, also in Manson's Hall. You will be notified by email about the other two. Call Carina6793 if you would like to come.

• Wednesday, November 3, 12:30, Manson's Hall
• Thursday, November 11, 12:30, Manson's Hall
• Wednesday, November 17, 12:30, exact date/location TBA
• Wednesday, November 24, 12:30, exact date/location TBA

Literary Afternoons
Literary Afternoons will be continued this season in Hollyhock. You will be notified by email about November date and time.

Community-Led Death Care
Contact Margaret Verschuur for more information: email or call 250-204-3709.

• Tuesday, November 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hollyhock Lodge, "Being Present in Presence" by Judyth Weaver
• Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community-Led Death Care Training Workshop. More details in a Tideline post.

Gabbing About Gardening
• Wednesday, November 10, "Jump-start New 'No-dig' Spring Garden Beds NOW", by Zoom, 7 p.m.

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

Cortes Island Museum

The Museum invites you to three interesting events:
• Sunday, November 7, 1 p.m., Mansons Hall – The Mystery Mountain Project – the Canadian Explorations Heritage Society (CEHS) in 2018 filmed re-enactment of the 1926 Mount Waddington scaling by Canadian mountaineers Phyllis and Don Munday. Read more in this Tideline post.

and, sponsored by Wild Cortes:
• Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m., Kw'as Park, Moss Walk with Daniel Tucker, Moss Researcher
• Sunday, November 28, 1 p.m., Mansons Hall – Talk on Citizen Science, iNaturalist & Rare Mosses (Daniel Tucker, Moss Researcher)

Cortes Museum and Wild Cortes regular open hours, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Folk University has been going strong with new Folk U Radio programming and, thanks to Roy from Cortes Currents, several past episodes are now available as podcasts. Check it out: and

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 observing COVID-19 restrictions, location of coffee – TBA.


Better at Home (BAH) on Cortes is very happy to announce that besides housekeeping, garden help, transportation, light maintenance and friendly visits, we added digital literacy to our list of offerings. This means free/subsidized computer help is now available in your home.

Clio offers technical support for any concern you may have related to the use of phones, computers, tablets, smart TVs, printers, and many more. ... read more in the attachment...
If you would like to access Clio’s Services through our subsidized program, please sign up with Better at home Cortes. This service will be free for you, or we charge a small fee depending on your application.

Who can sign up?
The BAH program offers non-medical services to seniors who are:
• 65 years of age or older
• CISS members between 50 & 65 with mobility or health challenges
• Residents of Cortes Island
• Living in their own home
Contact Ester by email: or phone Carina 250-935-6793 (Monday–Friday, 10–5). We can send you an intake form, help you fill it out if needed, and are happy to answer any questions.


Thank you to everyone that filled in the survey! We are hoping to have our first Meals on Wheels in November and are just finalizing the details. Stay tuned on how to sign up and enjoy a delicious homemade meal in your own home without cooking!

I am a senior, currently on Cortes year-round, who owns and lives in a moveable tiny home. I am currently seeking a new place to move my 400 square foot cabin, ideally a property with existing seniors or someone that might need an extra source of rental income ... read more in the attached newsletter.

Contact Luc via email or call to chat by phoning 250-203-6106. Thanks, Luc Bugeaud.



Your current newsletter is attached below, and the electronic version is available here: CISS NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL

Email your comments to Gina at or call Gina250-935-0080.

If you are a CISS member, you should be getting an email with the newsletter every first day of a month.
If you cannot find it in your email box - check your spam or junk folder; if it is not there, inform Gina250-935-0080.

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