“Can You Guess?” – Week Ten

This week we have a challenge for you. This photo was taken 60 years ago in an island home. Can you guess who this is?

Answer:  The lady in the picture is Naomi Mason. She was the mother of Hilda Cross (Hilda was Barry’s grandmother). Naomi’s son, Ferdinand Mason and wife Stella, went on to live in and own the house. Ferdy’s and Stella’s sons all made homes on the island, one being Carl who owned Lucy’s house. Their daughter, Olive Pearl, was Bev’s mom. Naomi lived in the house above Lucy, now owned by Donna Nebenzahl.

What do you think?


This article appears in the January, 2018 issue of More of Our Canada – a magazine published by Reader’s Digest.

The reaction of several Tancook residents has been one of disappointment and even shock. While it is good to have our island recognized as “a balm for the soul” several statements in the article are far less flattering.

One mystery to solve…Who is Claire with 7 jobs?

We would like to know what you think. If you are inclined to write to the editor, you can do so at:

April 2018 – Follow-up

An Apology from the Editor of “More of Our Canada”

After reading an article about Tancook in the January 2018 issue of the magazine “More of Our Canada”, several island residents wrote to the Editor to set the record straight about misinformation in the article.

The following apology appeared in this month’s issue.

The Great Egg Drop Challenge 2017

Whenever I visit, there seems to be something interesting going on in our school. This morning, I was fortunate to witness the Great Egg Drop Challenge. Ms. Baker challenged the students to protect an egg so that it would remain intact when  dropped from a ladder.  Working in teams, the children wrapped tape, paper, pillows and anything else they could think of to protect their eggs. As always, Ms. Baker used this fun activity to incorporate several academic skills.
Who says learning can’t be fun!  ~Hetty

The Great Egg Drop Challenge 2017…oh oh

We are proud of our students for yesterday’s island litter cleanup. Encouraging children to be environmentally conscientious is a valuable part of learning about our planet and the fact that we all have a responsibility to take care of it.

Annual School Raffle Fundraiser

Each year our school raises funds for extra-curricular activities and materials not funded by the school board. This year, the fundraising raffle draw will be held on December 21, the last day of school before the holidays.

Students will be selling tickets and you can also purchase tickets from Rosa or Ms. Baker. If you wish to sell tickets you can pick them up at the school.

We have some wonderful prizes  including 15 lbs of lobster, a spaghetti dinner for 4 including dessert and a bottle of wine, a hooked mat and a painted chair and hooked chair pad. If you would like to donate a prize, please drop it off at the school.