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General News · 1st December 2022
In this newsletter: Our Calendar for December / CISS Christmas Dinner!!! / Annual Christmas Bird Count / and more ...

You are invited to join the Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS) if you are 50+. To find more information about our programs and activities, check this Tideline link or our Facebook page: Facebook.

Now is a good time to renew your membership, or join us, and come to our annual Christmas Dinner in Manson's Hall! See details below.

To read the full CISS newsletter, click here: CISS December 2022 News.
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Christmas Dinner

Please sign up before December 10. You can bring a wrapped gift (new, old, silly or serious; anything goes) if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. Form to signup attached below.

• Saturday, December 17 – CISS Christmas Dinner, doors 5:30, dinner 6:30


No organized luncheons are scheduled for December. But why not come to the Cortes Community Cafe, Pioneer Room, Manson's Hall, on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, to enjoy the cafe's food and each other's company!
See you there!

DeathCaring Collective

• Break in December. Next meeting January 17, 2023

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

• Tuesdays, 9 am, OM STUDIO, Manson's Hall, with Judyth Weaver.

Carpet Bowling

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, Manson's Hall. Call De0305 for more information.

Marnie's Books December Hours

• Open every day, except Sundays, 11 to 3, until Christmas

Walking Group

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

Cortes Island Annual Christmas Bird Count

• Sunday, December 18, 9 to 4 pm

Cortes Island Museum and Wild Cortes

• Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 pm (closed Saturday, December 31)

Museum Events

• Sunday, December 11, 1 to 4 pm, Card Making Workshop with Jane Newman. By donation. Space is limited: call the Museum at 250-935-6340 or email to register.

• Thursday, December 15, 10 am to 1 pm, Spin & Knit in Public, all welcome, 957 Beasley Rd

• Sunday, December 18, 9 am to 4 pm, Cortes Island Annual Christmas Bird Count. All welcome! More details in separate posts on Tideline and on the Museum's website,


Bring your own wine or beer, and a wrapped gift (new or old, silly or serious) if you want to take part in the gift exchange/swap.

It’s also a good time to renew your membership in the CISS society. Or join, if you are 50+, why not join us!

The membership form, with dinner booking, is attached to this article. But hurry! There is a limited number of participants.


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 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 with Christmas Dinner signup