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General News · 30th June 2022
In this newsletter: Our Calendar / We are on Facebook / Lots to do in July / and more ...

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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You are invited to join the Cortes Island Seniors Society if you are 50+. To find more information about our programs and activities, click on this Tideline link.

We (CISS) now have our own Facebook page. More content will be added with time. Like us and follow us here:


The outdoor lunches will most likely be at the Marina, where we can get meals there from Carie at The Sunflower Food Truck. You can also bring your own lunch.

The luncheons are on Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. We will send you emails about where we will meet. Feel free to call Carina if you have questions.

We have one planned luncheon at Emilia Hansen's – July 12, weather permitting. Keep fingers crossed!

• Wednesdays, Gorge Marina or TBA, 12:30 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Meals on Wheels (MoW)
Although we do not have a cook on Cortes available to cook the Meals on Wheels, we are able to deliver meals once a week from Ironwood Place in Campbell River.

The price is $10, including delivery, or whatever you can pay.

Ironwood does not provide special diets.

If you would like to sign up for MoW, you need to up sign up for Better at Home.

For more info, please contact Carina: 250-935-6793.

Body Toning / Jazzercise
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m., Manson's Hall. Please call Ruth6478 or check with Victoria if you would like to come. This is the same as previous Jazzercise, but we hope the new name will entice you to come.

Carpet Bowling
• Wednesday and Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Manson's Hall. Call De0305 for more information. Or just show up

Outdoor Markets
• Fridays, noon to 3 p.m., Manson's Hall
• Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gorge Marina

Cortes Island Museum


• Cortes Museum and Wild Cortes, summer hours:
Main Gallery, 957 Beasley Rd., 10 to 4 p.m., every day except Monday
Wild Cortes, 1255 Seaford Rd., noon to 4 p.m., every day except Sunday and Monday
• Reflecting Light is taken down July 5. Last chance to see Cortes portraits is NOW
• The Suitcase Project, new exhibition, opening on July 10
• Climate Change: The Cascading Effect – new exhibition at Wild Cortes, 1255 Seaford Road


• Desolation Sound with Misty Isles Friday, July 8
• Low Tide Reef Exploration with Misty Isles, Thursday, July 14
Call Misty Isles Adventures at 250-935-6756 to book your trip
• Lagoon Gumbooting, joined event with Friends of Cortes Island, Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 am
• George Sirk's Film Festival, Sunday, July 17, 7 pm, Manson's Hall
• Art in the Garden, every Tuesday, noon to 3 pm, 957 Beasley Road
In July, meet Jane Newman, Kristen Sholfield-Sweet, Lisa Gibbons, and Kathleen Pemberton

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. Thank you, Myrna, for organizing our coffee!

Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery
• Ordinary Magic, Jane Newman, July 1 to July 10
• Sacred Dreamscapes, Kira MacDuffee, Majie Lavergne, July 15 to July 24
• Falling Boundaries, David Ellingsen, July 29 - August 7
Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m.

Canada has taken an action that a few years ago might have been unimaginable. It has banned the sale of real estate to non-Canadians for at least two years and perhaps beyond. Read more here: news from our Community Housing Society,

Workbee at the Whaletown Cemetery was a wonderful success. The gate is supported by strong posts, the broom removed, some fences repaired, and many graves tidied. It was a beautiful spring day. Our regular meetings will continue in the fall. Meanwhile, if you have any death related questions or needs, please don't hesitate to contact us, even on short notice. Margaret 250-204-3709 or Emma 250-208-4468.

Summer is the ticks' season. To learn how to protect yourself, check our pdf newsletter, attached below.


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. Please check these two links (below), or just check Tideline periodically, and you will see CISS page in the dropdown 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.


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.

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