There’s no better way to meet some of your new constituents than at a Christmas function.
Lynne Smith, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s new director for Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands), did precisely that by attending the Thetis Island Christmas Bazaar held at Forbes Hall Saturday.
She’s promised to make Thetis residents more inclusive in the director’s duties and is already living up to that.
Smith was impressed by the more than 20 vendors, including: knitting, Pat English clothing for kids, bath products, frog pond artwork, glass art, Christmas baking, wood art, Anais Gerber art, Thetis Island products by the Hall Expansion Committee, Thetis Island School products, Penelakut Island knitters, jewelry and carving, homemade natural wreaths, gift baskets, candles, Orchards for Africa, The Portal, local authors, leatherwork and much more.
The Café Thetis Island Community Association had coffee, baked treats and a lunch menu of soup and sandwich or sandwich and salad available to purchase.
The Thetis Island Elementary School Grade 5 students were selling jam, apple sauce and fruit leather made with the help of some special elves. Half the proceeds were donated to a food bank on Vancouver Island and the other half went to the school for special purchases.
“Thetis residents are amazing and I am honoured to represent them and just hang out with them more often,” noted Smith.