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 house! Please 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
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
Thank you to Peter and Dexter for building this beautiful deck for our 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.
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.
Stop into the Rec Centre during summer tourism hours and pick up a Tancook t-shirt.We have a variety of sizes and colours – all priced at $20.00.
If you have enjoyed a special dish at one of our Rec. Centre dinners, you may find the recipe in the “Tancook Tastes” cookbook. Also available at the Rec Centre for $10.00. If the Rec. Centre is closed, you can also contact Rosa Cross at r60cross@gmail
Need a coffeemaker or a candlestick? The Recreation Centre TREASURE TROVE is now open for business (during regular tourism hours). Come shop and find your treasure and make an offer!
(Photos by Rosa Cross)
Every Thursday throughout the summer and early autumn, Backroads will be introducing a group of hikers (mainly from the USA) to Tancook with a guided hike through the woods and along the coast of our beautiful island.
Following the hike, these lucky travelers will enjoy a lobster lunch prepared by the hardworking women who so generously give their time and culinary talents to make this venture such a success.
After being wined and dined, the Backroads hikers participate in the Honourary Tancook ceremony where they make a pledge and seal it with lobster kiss.
“This trip was fabulous. Our guides Martin and Tal made the trip incredibly fun, as well as informative and packed with beautiful scenery that I will remember forever. My highlight was a homemade lunch on Tancook Island with fresh cooked lobster, homemade potato salads and PIE, mmmm homemade blueberry pie!”