Dance events support nature conservancy

The Thetis Island Gypsy Dancers of the Salish Sea are hosting two days of workshops and entertainment this Saturday and Sunday

This weekend, internationally renowned, award-winning belly dancer Amaya will be on Thetis Island to help spread her love of dance and support important conservation efforts.

The Thetis Island Gypsy Dancers of the Salish Sea are hosting two days of workshops and entertainment this Saturday and Sunday, along with an array of other activities.

Thetis Island’s Gypsy Dancers of the Salish Sea invite you to join in the festivities for their Island Harvest Hafla Saturday, Sept. 27 — a fundraising event for the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy (ThINC) in support of the Lower Burchell Hill Nature Reserve Project. All proceeds, over and above the organizers’ costs, will be donated to ThINC, which is working to preserving a tract of land that is considered environmentally invaluable to the island’s watershed, flora, bird and mammal habitat.

A Hafla is essentially a Middle Eastern party. Saturday night, The Gypsy Dancers of the Salish Sea open their doors to the community to join the fun for food, dance performances and door prizes.

Nettie and Don will be selling Middle Eastern cuisine from 5-6:30 p.m., after which a variety of both local and visiting belly dancers will be performing, including Amaya.

Amaya will also be offering two workshops on Saturday and a Master Class on Sunday. Space is limited, and registration costs $30 per class or $75 for all three.

For more information about the Hafla and workshop registrations, contact Charlotte at

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