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CISS in November 2019

Do you know? This November we are celebrating 50 years of our Cortes Island ferry!  

You can read the newspaper articles from 50 years ago, published in The Campbell River / Upper Islander on November 26, 1969, in our pdf newsletter. Also, drop in to the Cortes Museum at the end of November, for a mini-exhibit related to the Cortes Ferry.

Ginnie Ellingsen

Our beloved Ginnie Ellingsen passed away at home on October 14, surrounded by family and a few close friends.
There will be a Graveside Service for Ginnie at Manson's Cemetery on Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m.
A Celebration of Life will follow immediately at Manson's Hall at 12 noon.

Charles Crossland

So much loved by many in our community, Charles Crossland became Cortes Island Seniors Society member in September 2019. A celebration of his life will be held at Manson's Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 2.


We have four lunches in November, all start at noon:
  • Thursday, November 7 – Gerri and George, 1084 Freeman Road
  • Wednesday, November 13 – Raven Farm, 478 Manson Road
  • Tuesday, November 19 – Pioneer Room, Manson's Hall
  • Tuesday, November 26 – Pioneer Room, Manson's Hall
Contact Carina (250-935-6793, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), if you would like to come to any of our lunches or for more information.

Literary Afternoons 

The second Literary Afternoon of this season will be held on Sunday, November 24. Our readers, also the January and February event dates, will be announced later.

Contact Carina (250-935-6793, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), if you would like to read your work at one of these events. These popular events are organized by Seniors Helping Seniors with a co-production of the Cortes Museum.

Other Activities

  • Jazzercize – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m., Manson's Hall; Contact Ruth@6478
  • Carpet Bowling – Thursdays, at 1:15 p.m. (looking for bowlers!); Contact De@0305
  • School Chess – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12 to 1 p.m.; Contact Bobo@0194
  • Isle Sing – Wednesdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Cortes School Library, drop-ins welcome; Contact Dayna
  • FolkU – Fridays, check Tideline calendar for last-minute updates (see also more information below under separate heading)

Cortes Island DeathCaring Collective

Cortes DeathCaring Collective, in partnership with FolkU, invites you to the following events at the Linnaea Education Centre, on Fridays at 1 p.m. (message from Margaret Verschuur):
  • November 8 – End of Life Planning
  • November 15 – Do-It-Yourself Funerals
  • November 22 – How death is viewed through cultures and time
  • November 29 – Climate Grief
  • November 15–17 – Grief Tending Circle with Laurence Cole
Your Newsletter and Calendar in a PDF Format

The CAMPBELL RIVER | Upper Islander

NOVEMBER 26, 1969
This November we are celebrating 50 years of the Cortes Island ferry!

You can read the newspaper articles from that time in our pdf November Newsletter and see the pictures in the 50 Years of Cortes Ferry Google Album.

The Campbell River | Upper Islander from November 26, 1969 – page 1, from the Cortes Island Museum Archives.

An Interesting Visit to Quadra in October

We had an interesting visit to Quadra Island in October. Thank you, Carina, for organizing this trip.
Some interesting information resulted from that visit will be featured in the next newsletters.

More pictures from that visit, taken by Jurek, can be found in the QUADRA VISIT ALBUM.

Past CISS Newsletters

FolkU in November

FolkU program for November:

Folk U Friday 101 Talks

Folk U Friday 101 Talks are every Friday from 1 to 2:30 at the Linnaea Ed Centre. Bring your lunch & your curiosity. Tea provided. All welcome (designed for the 12 to 112-year-old mind).  Get details at By donation or with the support of a 2019-2020 class-pass. 

November 1 – Reality 102 with Rex Weyler: Realistic responses to today’s problems: economic, environmental and social. 
…. four-week collaboration with Death & Dying Collective….
November 8 – End of Life Planning What You Need to Know with Margaret Verschuur   
November 15 – DIY Funeral Instead of Calling the Funeral Home with Margaret Verschuur
November 22 – What is Death? Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying with Fawn Baron
November 29 – A Facilitated Conversation on Ecological Grief with Mercedes Grant.

What’s Friday without dinner and a movie?

    Folk University presents TGI Folk Movie & Meal Nights
Every Friday at Linnaea’s Ed Centre. 6:15 doors open. 6:30 food. 7 p.m. movie 
    November 1 – Dress-up and play along to Rocky Horror Picture Show
    November movie theme: Small Town Life
$5 suggested donation. Discount for 2019-2020 class-pass members.

Folk First-Aid & Good Samaritan 101 Course

This is a year-long, monthly introductory course to handling emergencies and helping save lives (appropriate for ages 12 to 112 although mature younger children and youthful older adults all welcome!) This workshop will cover choking, circulation emergencies, CPR and artificial resuscitation, breathing emergencies, wound care; head neck and spinal injuries; bone and joint injuries; other emergencies such as drowning and poisonings. This series is led by community paramedic Kim Robertson, EHS:EX and is offered in partnership with CCHA Teen Szene and Folk University. Come to one or all, drop-ins welcome. 

Friday, November 8, 3:30 to 5:30
What to do when someone—adult, child or baby—is choking and what to do when you’re alone if choking. 

Fridays at Linnaea SunLit Room. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Future sessions on Fridays 12/13, 2019
2020: 1/10,  2/21,  3/13,  4/17, 5/8, 6/12. 
By donation. Free for Folk U 2019-2020 class-pass members. Attend one or all. 
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