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General News · 31st March 2022
In this newsletter: Our Calendar for April / High School Programming on Cortes / ... /... and more


We are happy that our regular activities are coming back. If you have not done it in the past, try Body Toning (previously known as Jazzercise) or Carpet Bowling. Both activities in Manson's Hall. All welcome.


Plans for April luncheons are underway. CISS members will be notified by email when a luncheon is confirmed. Call Carina6793 if you would like to come.

• Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., locations TBA

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels, sponsored by Better at Home and available to CISS members who cannot or do not want to cook themselves, are scheduled for each Monday. You can pick up your lunch and have it delivered to your door. Please call Carina6793 if you are interested but not yet part of this program. Confirm your meal by Friday if you are not part of our regular schedule.

• Mondays

Some April Dates

• April 1 – April Fool's Day
• Friday, April 15 – Good Friday
• Friday, April 15 – Passover starts
• Saturday, April 16 – Full Moon
• April 22 – World Earth Day

Body Toning / Jazzercise

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.

Community-Led Death Caring Collective

Sunday, April 3, Quadra Island Community Centre, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, Death Education Fair. Come and in a relaxed atmosphere learn more about death and dying, as well as expand your awareness about the topic. The emphasis of the Fair is on local, natural, alternative, and community-minded approaches.

Tuesday, April 19, location TBA, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The topic is “Navigating the Health Care System on Cortes" with Bernice McGowan. Bernice will let us know what is available on Cortes, and where extra services may be needed.

Friday Markets

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

Cortes Island Museum

• April Bird Walk with George Sirk, date – TBA
• Cortes Museum and Wild Cortes, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.
• News exhibitions coming soon! Stay tuned.

Walking Group

The walking group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., in Manson's Hall parking lot, for 30-min to one-hour walk. Followed by coffee. Coffee location – TBA.


There will be High School Programming on Cortes! This program is open to all students living in the Campbell River School District and Klahoose First Nation youth, with priority given to Cortes Island and Indigenous participants and international students. We need Homestays to host off-island and international students.

Seniors would make great homestay parents for the 5 months (September through January) of this program.

Read more in this document: Have You Heard... (attached pdf, contributed by Manda Aufochs Gillespie), or check
You can also contact Manda at

UKRAINE matters! – see more in the online version
CORTESIAN OPEN LETTER TO MOSAIC – see more in the online version



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 – drop down from the top Tideline menu, which 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.



Your current newsletter (PDF) is attached below; 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 the 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.

Have you heard...