Tahsis Seniors Society
The Tahsis Senior’s Society Center is open every Wednesday and Friday 1-3 PM. In addition, the Society runs programming for people over 50 like the Ladies Playdate on Tuesdays 10AM-12 PM Coffee and Cinnamon Bun every Sunday starting at 9 AM
Monthly Potlucks, first Thursday of every month, starting at 6:30 PM TSS is active in all community events, operating the Golf Chip and Putt, and the Beer Tent for Tahsis Days, organizing flea markets, participating in the Spring and Fall Bazaars, hosting gardening workshops with the Tahsis Community Garden, and other events.
To contact the Tahsis Senior’s Society, visit the Center at 299 Alpine View (south end of Captain Meares Elementary School), Unit 100 or write PO Box 31, Tahsis, BC, V0P 1X0.
Salmon Enhancement Society
The national award winning Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society raises and releases over 200,000 salmon fry each year which ensures a viable and healthy sport fishery in the region.
The Tahsis Salmoid program began in 1983 when only six Chinook Salmon returned to spawn in the Tahsis River. Les Dowding, a Village employee, received permission to build the hatchery on Village property. As a tribute to the founder, it now bears his name as the “Les Dowding Memorial Hatchery”. The society’s goal is to rebuild the vulnerable salmon stocks and improve fish habitats in the Tahsis and Leiner Rivers. The hatchery is run entirely by volunteers. In 2014 the hatchery received a federal government award for “outstanding contribution to promoting the interests of recreational fishing in British Columbia and for the superb example it sets for others working to improve recreational fisheries.”
The Artisan’s Co-op operates a gift shop within St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall every day during the summer months. Open in the summer, it features the work of artists, crafters and artisans of the area, from knitting to pottery to photography to sea glass jewellery. For tourist to the area, this is a great spot to find souvenirs, and the occasional thing you didn’t know you needed until you spotted it in the shop.
Community Garden SOciety
The Tahsis Community Garden Society is passionate about supporting the “growth” of Tahsis’ greenspaces. To get involved or learn more about their initiatives, check out their blog, their facebook or email us.
If you love to immerse yourself in a good book, you’ll find plenty of friendship in the Tahsis Literacy Society. This group of passionate individuals meets regularly to exchange books, share reviews and help others get access to quality reading materials.
Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society
Each year, the Tahsis Salmonoid Program releases from 250,000 to 500,000 fry (80% Chinook 20% Coho) into the Tahsis and Leiner Rivers. The program is staffed 100% by volunteers with the assistance of a coordinator from Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Currently, the Society is asking for Tahsis community groups to raise funds for the Salmonoid Program, to upgrade the water supply system.