Fall Clean Up

Fall clean-up on the island is being held on September 18th and 25th. Please take note of what items are allowed and do not put out items that cannot be taken. (Please note that picture attached reflects the spring clean-up date, not the fall clean-up.)

Free Energy Audit


A contractor from NS Power will be on the island on September 23 to carry out free energy audits. This does need to be arranged in advance so if you are interested please contact Logan at 844.897.4438.

Special Gas Run

The NS Ferry Service has announced that tomorrow (Sept 11) and each following day (until power is restored) there will be a daily gas run.
The 6:00 am ferry will transport you and your empty gas containers to Chester. Full gas containers will be delivered back to Tancook at 9:00 am.  Passengers can then return to Tancook on the 10:20 ferry.

The 8 am ferry will run as usual.

“Hooked on Tancook” – Week 4

Our “Hooked on Tancook” project is in its fourth week and continues to be a success. Bringing together experienced rug hookers with residents from both Big and Little Tancook interested in learning is providing all of us with an opportunity to learn from each other, share and generally have an enjoyable social time together.  This week, we were joined by one of the younger residents of the island who left with a project to work on until next week.

We were fortunate these past two weeks that Sherry Chandler, a rug hooker from the Chester area joined us. She is a certified rug hooking teacher and has shared some valuable tips and strategies with us. This week, she demonstrated how to use a punch needle which was fascinating to all of us, especially Alana who left with punch needle “homework”.  As well, Verta, our resident rug hooker extraordinaire showed us her technique for finishing a rug. One of the highlights of our time together is the willingness of people to share.

We plan to continue meeting through the months ahead at an agreed upon  time and place.

The Big Tancook Island Recreation Centre Association recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.