CANADA DAY TICKET DRAW: Tickets are now being sold on these prizes to sponsor our Canada Day festivities at the Tancook Island Recreational Centre. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased through Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prizes include Nova Scotia hooked mat donated by Verta; Under-the-cabinet TV/DVD player; 10 pc. bakeware set; stainless steel bowl set; knives and cutting board; wireless temperature station; a homemade dinner with the fixings (choice of spaghetti dinner for 4 or pizza and donair panzerotti party for 4 – each complete with dessert of choice and “beverage”); and, of course, FREEZIES! Tickets will also be sold the day of the event.
The first Tancook Island Open Hooking Day was a resounding success. While we had an inkling that we would have a good turnout, we were more than a little surprised and extremely pleased when more than 100 fiber artists spent April 28 at the Rec Centre rug hooking, knitting, quilting and even chair caning. Participants came from all over Nova Scotia and were joined by local residents with a shared interest in some form of fibre art.
We are grateful to the Rec Centre volunteers who made the day possible and enjoyable. Thanks also to Rosa and Bonny who led an island walk with several of the participants.
With the overwhelming success of this day of camaraderie and sharing, stay tuned for future events!
Lucy and Hetty.
The “Tancook 101” booklet (link below) was developed to provide island residents with important information about health service providers who will travel to Tancook when needed.
For newcomers and people interested in exploring Tancook as a place to live, this booklet includes other pertinent information.
We are grateful to the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors “Age-friendly Communities Grant” program for funding our “Big Tancook Island: Creating a Community of Care” project as submitted by the Big Tancook Island Emergency Response Association (BTIERA).
The District of Lunenburg is in the process of acquiring a gift of property located on Big Tancook Island at the Southern Head. The property will be accessible on foot and will be enjoyed by both residents and visitors as a public open space. There are no plans for any further development. This property will be a lovely addition to the community park being developed at the old wharf site. There will be another announcement once the acquisition is complete.