Canada Day Raffle

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 ( 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.

Open Hooking Day – What a Success!

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.

Another Successful Knit Camp

Knit camp 2018 is successfully over! Thank you all.

I’d like to let everyone on the island know how delighted the visiting knitters were by the island and the hospitality, from both those directly connected to camp and everyone they met. Particular amazement was expressed at the service at the post office!

Our campers traveled a total of 28,867 km (week 1) and 22,532 km (week 2) to reach us. They came from Bend OR, Victoria BC, Halifax NS, Raleigh NC, Ottawa ON, Fredericton NB, Calgary AB, Minnesota, North Carolina, Alabama, Bowling Green KY and a few other places too.

“This was one of the best, if not THE best, and most well-organized retreats I’ve ever been on. Every person involved was so knowledgeable and generous, starting of course with Lucy and Susan and the hours of organizational work needed just to set it all up.  The pace was perfect – a nice combo of classes, food, down time and “get to know folks” time, including the visit to the school. It all made for a fine introduction to a magical place. Speaking of magical – everyone I’ve showed photos to was suitably impressed, and they all want Hillary’s garden housePlease just sign us up when you’ve had a chance to breathe and consider more camps on BTI!”

A big thank you to the Community Center team (who made a wonderful variety of lunches for 2 weeks at a stretch) and to everyone who helped out in so many ways. Thanks again.

Happy Stitches, Lucy


Summer Visitor Hours

The Rec Centre is open during the summer months to greet visitors. Our island ambassador will be there to answer your questions.

Sunday:                          11:00am – 4:30pm
Monday to Friday:     11:15am – 4:15pm
Saturday:                       Closed

New Deck for Rec Centre

The Tancook Rec Centre is getting a new deck!  Peter Stephens  and Dexter Rodenheiser are hard at work to build a large covered deck for Tancook residents and visitors to enjoy. Stay posted for developments.

Thanks to all those who generously donated to this major project.

Backroaders Become Honourary Tancookers

At the end of their lobster dinner, each member of the weekly Backroads hiking group becomes an Honourary Tancooker by reciting  an oath and kissing a lobster.   It is a fun event and one which the participants will remember.
These lobster dinners are hosted by a dedicated group of volunteers on the occasional Thursday throughout the summer.