BTIERA – a testament to community spirit

The recent CBC news story feature on  BTIERA was a good reminder to all of us that we are indebted to these community-minded volunteers for their unwavering commitment to the safety of island residents.

One way in which we can continue to express our appreciation for this invaluable organization is by participating in BTIERA fundraising events like Sunday’s Fall Dinner.

By all accounts the Fall Dinner was a resounding success.  From the ham and turkey carvers and the raffle tickets sellers to the community members who contributed a dish and the intrepid kitchen volunteers, the Fall Dinner raised approximately $2200.

With well over 100 people in attendance at the Fall Dinner, it is safe to say that the community spirit of Big Tancook Island is alive and well!

The raffle draw winners are:

Hooked mat – Rodney Cross, Chair – Al Barkhouse, Quilt – Diana Hutt, Knitted Shawl – Melba Graham, Red Hat – Laura Barkhouse, Green Hat – John Elliott, Scarf – Audrey Flanders, Spaghetti or Pizza dinner – Jimmie Levy, T-shirt – Susan Apostle, T-shirt – Ava Farrar

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

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.