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General News · 28th February 2022
In this newsletter: More activities in our calendar! / Membership appeal / Better at Home /... and more


We are a non-profit charitable society of Cortes Island residents 50 and over. We accept new members any time. Soon, we will be switching over to our membership list for 2022–2023, so I’m sending you this note to remind you to renew your membership if you want to continue getting your newsletter by email and snail-mail and taking part in our activities (rather reduced this past year, hopefully better in the coming year!). The renewal form is included in this newsletter (in attachment). Our membership remains at a reasonable $10 per person! If your email and other information are the same you don’t need to fill out the form, just drop off your dues (make your cheque payable to CISS) at this address:

CISS, Box 27, Mansons Landing BC V0P 1K0

We would really like to have your continued support.
Hope to hear from you soon.

-- Peter Elliott, Secretary, CISS


We are happy that our regular activities are coming back. If you have not done it in the past, try Jazzercise or Carpet Bowling. In Manson's Hall. All welcome.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels are scheduled for each Monday. Please call Carina6793 if you are interested but not yet part of this program.

• Monday, March 7
• Monday, March 14
• Monday, March 21
• Monday, March 28


We have five luncheons planned for March, but only two are confirmed. You will be notified by email when a luncheon is confirmed. Call Carina6793 if you would like to come.
• Wednesday, March 2, Pioneer Room, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9, tba
Wednesday, March 16, tba
• Wednesday, March 23, Pioneer Room, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, tba

Some Important March Dates

• Sunday, March 13 – Daylight Savings Time starts
• Thursday, March 17 – Happy St. Patrick's Day
• Sunday, March 20 – Start of Spring


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m., Manson's Hall. Call Ruth6478 or contact Victoria if you would like to come or for more information.

Carpet Bowling

Wednesday and Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Manson's Hall. Contact De0305 for more details, or just show up.

Literary Afternoon

Our Literary Afternoon in February was cancelled. In March, we are not sure when and where it can happen. We'll notify you be email.

Community-Led Death Caring Collective

Tuesday, March 1, Hollyhock Dining Hall, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The topic is “Experiencing the Death of a Child ” with Dave and Monica Ashwell. Let us listen to their story so we may be better equipped to be with those experiencing a devastating loss.

Friday Markets

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

Cortes Island Museum

• Cortes Museum and Wild Cortes are opened Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, Cortes Island Museum's Annual General Meeting, with David Ellingsen presenting Fallen Boundaries, his latest project.
o doors open at 12:30 p.m. for memberships and renewals
o meeting starts at 1 p.m.

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. Coffee location – tba.


Carina Verhoeve is coordinating the Seniors Helping Seniors program. Contact Carina (250-935-6793) with any questions regarding CISS, Better at Home program, seniors’ lunches, Meals on Wheels, Literary Afternoons, and other programs sponsored by the CISS. Respect Carina's hours: call Carina Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (unless emergency).


CISS is now present on Tideline. Thanks to Ester’s efforts and CISS Board decision, Cortes Island Seniors Society got their own Tideline page and AD. Please check these two links (below), or just check Tideline periodically, and you will see CISS page in the drop down of the Special Section top menu and in the revolving ads on the right-hand side.

Special Sections – dropdown from the top Tideline menu, contains also our own Tideline Calendar. This is where you can find our posts and our calendar all in one place.

Main Page – this is where our main information is presented. You can also find it in the right-hand side revolving ads section.

Interested in becoming a Better at Home client?

Call Carina 250-935-6793 (Monday–Friday, 10–5) or email Ester at for an intake form.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

READ MORE about services offered by Better at Home in the attachment to this article.



Your current newsletter (PDF) is attached below; the electronic version is available here:

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.

Membership Form
Better at Home