Happy New Year!

Looking back on 2023 fills me with gratitude. So many of you supported this community and donated through OICF this past year. We ran three GiveOrcas campaigns in 2023- Spring, Pea Patch Match, and Holiday. All in all, over 1000 donors contributed $837,000 to 36 local...

December Dawn

We are a community that loves celebrating! Orcas Island Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade in West Sound is this Saturday at 4 pm. The route starts at the Orcas Island Ferry dock and cruises east along the Orcas shore down Cayou Channel to near Grindstone Harbor,...

Be The Light

Thank You, Orcas! WOW! What a great Holiday GiveOrcas Campaign! 17 of the 19 proposals were fully funded and more than $150,000 was contributed from over 300 donors. Amazing! The generosity of this community is heartwarming and inspiring. Thanks to all who...

Hang On To Your Hats

Hang onto your hat, it’s December!!! Every once in a while, we on Orcas decide that we need to cram a month’s worth of activities into 48 hours. This weekend is one of those times. There is the Tree Lighting in Eastsound Friday night, followed by Holiday Fairs...

It’s Berto!

It’s BERTO! Thank you to everyone who sent in Flat Person guesses. 49 people guessed correctly- the 2023 Flat Ambassador is Berto Gandara! John Ehrmantraut won the hat draw and selected the Orcas Community Resource proposal to receive the $500 prize. Fantastic! Flat...