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TideLines News from SHOAL Centre

December 2018

10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 3G4 Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 9:30pm; Saturday: 8:30am - 4pm Phone: 250-656-5537 Web:

Mark Your Calendars

Thank You... ... to our volunteers who help us decorate for Christmas – it brings the season to life at the Centre and we greatly appreciate it. ... to everyone who donated items for our Craft Fair. All proceeds raised that day go directly back into supporting our activity departments. Your donations are so gratefully accepted! ... to all the volunteers that helped with our Craft Fair. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The staff at SHOAL Community Centre wish everyone a wonderful Christmas season! We hope you enjoy time spent with family and friends and the blessings of the season. We look forward to creating more memories with you at SHOAL in 2019!

Door Prize Winners at Our Annual Christmas Craft Fair

One night stay at the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa: Roseanne Rowe $50 Thrifty Foods Gift Card: Kressa Sisu $25 Save On Foods Gift Card: Jennifer Thorall $25 Save On Foods Gift Card: Veronica Mantra $30 Voucher for Dinner for 2 at the Tides at SHOAL Dining Room: Ron Smart

What a wonderful way to launch the Christmas season – thank you to the above Sidney businesses for their generous door prize donations to help this fundraising event.

An Accordion Christmas Date: Sunday, December 2

Time: 2pm

Cost: Free

Start the festive season by enjoying all the Christmas carols we know and love. Join us for this free concert, kindly donated by the Victoria Accordion Club.

Christmas Wine and Cheese Paint Party Date: Saturday, December 8

Time: 12 - 4pm

Cost: $46.50

We welcome Richard Wong back for another fun workshop. His series of popular wildlife workshops at the SHOAL continues to delight and engage patrons. Come enjoy a glass of wine and some light refreshments, then spend a relaxing afternoon painting “Christmas Cardinals” with Richard, a local professional wildlife artist. Richard will take you through his tried and true methods in creating pleasing imagery on Japanese art paper that’s relaxed, fun and fully supported. All levels welcome – beginners are especially encouraged! Supplies: Bring your own (ask at SHOAL reception for a list) OR rent a kit directly from the instructor in class for $5. Some supplies available for purchase (masa paper, Chinese brushes, spray bottles).

Christmas Lunch with the Santa Sax Quartet

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Date: Tuesday, December 18

Time: 12 - 2pm

Cost: $15

Join us and take a break to celebrate Christmas. The Santa Sax Quartet will lead us with some Christmas music to listen to and sing along with in the spirit of the season. Call 250-656-5537 or stop by SHOAL reception to purchase a ticket. We will also be serving a delicious non-traditional Christmas lunch: • Turkey Pot Pie • Creamy Tortellini • Caesar Salad • Dinner Rolls with butter • Christmas Shortbread and Mince Tarts


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From the Director’s Desk Glenys Cavers, Director of Thrift Shops and SHOAL Centre Beacon Community Services Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 102 E-mail:

SHOAL Centre is a wonderful place to spend the festive season with special events and activities. Our kitchen staff are busy planning a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings for Christmas Day. Please make sure you call to reserve your table early. The kitchen has also been very busy baking delicious shortbread and mince tarts – a perfect gift for friends and family, or a treat for yourself. They’ll be available at the Tuck Shop starting December 10. I would like to thank all of our staff and volunteers for their hard work throughout the year; it makes SHOAL Centre a welcoming place for our community. Happy holidays everyone!

Notices Holiday Hours

SHOAL Community Centre’s holiday hours will be as follows: Monday, December 24 – 8:30am - 12pm Tuesday, December 25 – Closed Wednesday, December 26 – Closed Thursday, December 27 – 8:30am - 5pm Friday, December 28 – 8:30am - 5pm

Saturday, December 29 – Closed Sunday, December 30 – Closed Monday, December 31 – 8:30am - 5pm Tuesday, January 1 – Closed

The Tides at SHOAL Dining Room will be open every day, regular hours, with a special Christmas dinner on December 25 and a New Year’s day dinner on January 1. Sittings are at 4 and 6pm, by reservation only. Please see page 4 for details.

Virtual Elvis and the Tupelo Katz Date: Saturday, February 9

Time: Doors Open: 6:30pm, Concert: 7 - 9pm Cost: $25

Elvis and the Tupelo Katz on December 1 has been postponed to February 9. Tickets that were sold for the December 1 performance will be honoured at the door. If you are unable to attend the February 9 show, please bring your ticket to SHOAL Reception for a full refund.

Sidney Library Pop-Up

The Sidney Library is poppin’ up again! Stop by Friday, December 7 and 14 for a Pop-Up library from 10am to 12pm in the 2nd floor mezzanine. You will be able to order books and pick them up here every week. Pop-Ups will resume in January.

Last Minute Lobby Craft Fair Date: Tuesday, December 11

Time: 11am - 3pm

Stop by the SHOAL Lobby to get those last minute stocking stuffers and unique gifts for those on your list before it’s too late.

Give Yourself a Holiday Break

SHOAL Fitness and other activities will not be running as usual during the holiday season. Please call 250-656-5537 to make sure the activity you are hoping to attend is not cancelled.

The Gym with Savin Elite Training

Chad Savin offers personal and group training, fitness assessments, Pilates classes and specialized group programs in the Gym at SHOAL. Call Chad directly at 1-250-895-1838 for more information and to book an appointment with him. SHOAL Community Centre Annual Membership • $50 per year (approx. 14¢ / day!) • Memberships are non-refundable • Reduced rates on drop-in programs and registered classes • A 10% discount on facility rentals • Includes a Beacon Community Services membership • Use of free wireless internet • Free seminars and workshops • A free coffee and scone or cookie on your birthday



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News from the Activity Office Jennifer Van Es, Activities and Rental Coordinator Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 117 E-mail:

Call to Register for these Courses Balance Booster

Date: Tuesdays/Thursdays, November 8 - December 18 (12 classes) Time: 10:20 - 11:20am Cost: $110

This slow-paced class targets balance by using safe and effective exercises to increase strength, mobility and balance.

Retrofit Chair Yoga

Date: Mondays, December 3 - 17 (3 classes) Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm Cost: $37.80; $15.75 Drop-in

This unique class offers 50s/60s music with low impact movement, arms and core strengthening with small weights yoga stretch and breath work. Mov’n and groov’n in a fun filled atmosphere – laughter is a must!

Therapeutic Yoga

Date: Tuesdays, December 4 - 18 (3 classes) Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm Cost: $50.40; $15.75 Drop-in

This specialized class is designed for people with challenging physical conditions. Movement is done sitting and/or standing. Small weights for strengthening, scarves for stretching, balance poses and breathwork.

Line Dancing

Date: Tuesdays, December 4 - 12 (2 classes) Time: 3 - 4pm Cost: $20; $12 Drop-in

Dust off your boots and c’mon down to do some line dancing! A great way to get some exercise and have fun!

Slow Motion Tai Chi

Date: Thursdays, December 6 - 20 (3 classes) Time: 10:30 - 11:30am Cost: $37.80; $15.75 Drop-in

Improves breathing, balance, relaxation, joint mobility and strength.

Relaxation: Meditation & Dreamwork Date: Fridays, December 7 - 21 (3 classes) Time: 10:30 - 11:30am Cost: $63; $15.75 Drop-in

Learn about chakras, subtle bodies and energetic healing. This class will cover what you need to know to improve your life, harmonize your emotions, increase your energy level and express your full potential.

NEW! Sit and Stay Fit

Date: Thursdays, January 10 - February 14 Time: 12:40 - 1:10pm Cost: $50.40; $10 Drop-in Free Class Thursday, January 3 – Call to Register!

This class is designed to improve strength and mobility while being seated on a chair. It’s great for those with osteoporosis or other limiting conditions. It’s slow paced with gentle movements. Learn strategies that you can do at your own pace and transfer to real life needs.

Well Balanced Hatha Flow Yoga

Date: Mondays, Thursdays; no class Dec. 3, 24, 27 & 31 Time: 9 - 10am Cost: $15.75 Drop-in or Punch Pass ($126 for 10 classes; non-refundable) This class stretches and strengthens the whole body and is for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Class ends with a relaxing meditation.


Date: Mondays, ongoing; last class December 10 Time: 6:30 - 7:45pm Cost: $10.50 Drop-in

Begin with a meditation followed by a Buddhist teaching, a tea break, and ending with another meditation.

Minds in Motion

Date: Thursdays, ongoing; last class December 20 Time: 1:30 - 3pm Cost: Class prices vary; call SHOAL reception at 250-656-5537 for information

Minds in Motion is designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and a family, friend or caregiver. Enjoy light exercise, followed by activities or games, and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments provided.

Gentle Chair Yoga (Co-Ed)

Date: Fridays, ongoing; no class December 7; last class December 21 Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm Cost: $78.75; $12 Drop-in Instructor Kathleen Fournier leads these gentle yoga classes while seated in a chair. This popular class helps to improve breathing, strengthens your inner core and gives you an overall sense of vitality and well being.

Drop-Ins to Note Saturday Sing-a-Long

Date: Saturdays Time: 2 - 3 pm; no session December 8 Cost: Members - Free; Non-members - $3.50

Ukulele Jam

Date: Thursdays Time: 9:30 - 11am No session December 20 and 27 Cost: Members - $2; Non-members - $3.50


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Activities, cont...

Chef’s Corner

Come Listen to Music

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 107 E-mail:

Chef, Karen Taylor

Drop-Ins to Note, cont... Victoria Accordion Club: Sunday, December 2, Christmas Concert 2pm Mendelssohn Choir: Mondays, 6:30 - 9pm Sidney Wednesday Night Accoustical Jam: Wednesdays, 7 - 9:45pm The Splinters: Tuesday, December 11 *Special Time: 3 - 4pm

Christmas Dinner Tuesday, December 25

Movie Nights

Date: Friday, December 7: “Miracle on 34th Street” Friday, December 21: “Must be Santa” Time: 7pm Cost: Members - Free; Non-members - $2

Computer Clubs (By Appointment Only)

Friday: computers & tablets; no session Dec. 28 Tuesday: Apple products only; no session Dec. 25 Cost: Members - $2; Non-members - $3.50

Time: 1 - 3pm Time: 11am - 1pm

Seminars & Workshops (Call to Register) Financial Abuse and Fraud Protection Date: Wednesday, December 5

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost: Free

Come learn strategies to protect yourself from financial abuse and fraud, identity thefy and scams. Lisa Robson, Mobile Investment Consultant – with 28 years of banking experience, Lisa brings a lot of knowledge to share on this topic. Call to register.

Roast Turkey with all the trimmings Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Carrots Brussel Sprouts Green Salad with cranberries, mandarins & almonds Christmas Pudding with warm rum sauce $15 4 and 6 pm sittings

Call 250-656-5537 to make a reservation

Tuck Shop Special

Holistic Nutrition Discussion

Christmas Cookies: $1 each or 6 for $4 Mince Tarts: 6 for $5

Date: Wednesday, February 6 Time: 1:30 - 3pm Cost: Members - Free; Non-members - $3.50

Facilitated by Angela Cusicianna RHN. There will be no nutrition discussion in January.

New Years Day Dinner Tuesday, January 1 Baked Ham Scalloped Potatoes Green Beans Baked Butternut Squash Apple Pie with whipped cream $15 4 and 6 pm sittings

Available at the Tuck Shop every day from December 10 – 24. Interested in ordering some cookies or mince tarts to have on hand over the Christmas season? Place your order at the front desk. We will not be taking any orders after Friday, December 14.

Dining Room Hours and Prices

Everyone Welcome! Call 250-656-5537 to make a reservation. All prices include tax. Gratuities are gratefully declined. We regret that we are unable to issue refunds for meals remaining on unused cards. Time

Single Meal


12 - 1:30pm



4:30 - 6pm


Call 250-656-5537 to make a reservation



Meal Cards (based on Single Meal Pricing)

Larger Meal Option





(Save $1 per meal)

(Save $1 per meal)

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Profile: SHOAL Craft Departments

Our Craft Activities leaders and volunteers were instrumental in organizing our very successful annual Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale, held on November 17. Funds raised during the event go back into supporting SHOAL programs and activities. SHOAL Centre has many activities that will keep your creativity flowing and help you stay social and have fun! Our volunteer-run departments are what make SHOAL an active and vibrant centre. We are grateful to all the volunteers who give their time and talents to keep these departments a hub of our centre. You can find crafts and knitting, silversmithing and lapidary, ceramics and clayworks and woodworking and carving. Stop in for a tour of the centre and meet some of the members who participate in these activities. It’s a great way to stay active, meet new people and have fun while being creative. Our annual Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale showcases everything our activity departments make over the year, and is our biggest fundraiser – all the proceeds go back into our departments to help keep them running. Missed our Craft Sale on November 17? We are having a Last Minute craft fair in the lobby at SHOAL on Tuesday, December 11 from 11 – 3pm. Pop in for last minute stocking stuffer ideas or unique gifts – we have you covered!

SHOAL Wellness Programs Be Well Clinic checks blood pressure and glucose every Monday in Auditorium A, 1 - 2pm. Admission by donation. The last clinic for 2018 will be December 10. The clinic will return on January 14.

Better Breathers Program, for those with breathing difficulties, is held the fourth Monday of each month in

Auditorium B. There will not be a meeting in December – the next meeting is Monday, January 28, 1:30 - 3pm. For information please call Kelly Ablog-Morrant at the BC Lung Association at 1-800-665-5864.

Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group, for those who are caring for someone with a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s, meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 - 3pm. This group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12. Participants must connect with the facilitator before attending – 250-656-5537.

Foot Care Clinic by Glynis Miller, Licensed Practical Foot Care Nurse of Soul to Sole Mobile Foot Care. Appointments

include: nail care (clipping, sanding, trimming) for Diabetic, difficult, thick or fungal nails. Care for callouses and corns, ending with a moisturizing foot rub. Sessions are 45 minutes. Appointments are Thursday, December 6 and 20. Please call SHOAL Centre to book an appointment – 250-656-5537.

Free Legal Clinic is held on the first Thursday of each month, 1 - 4pm. Book your 30 minute appointment in advance by calling us at 250-656-5537. The service is provided by David A. Busch of Perlman, Lindholm, Barristers and Solicitors. The next clinic will be Thursday, December 6.

White Cane Club, for those with vision impairment. This group meets the first Thursday of the month. Their next meeting is on Thursday, December 6, 2 - 3:30pm. We will be having a Christmas sing-a-long to start the festive season.


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Volunteer & YEP News Sara Lawton, Volunteer Services & YEP Coordinator

Deb Greenaway, Direct Volunteer Services Coordinator

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 118 E-mail:

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 106 E-mail:

Now Recruiting

Friendly Visitors Share your time and make a difference! The benefits of a friendly visitor can be life-changing for seniors who are isolated. Research shows that simply playing a game or chatting about the news can reduce the feeling of isolation and increase the health and well-being of seniors. As a friendly visitor, you join a unique group of volunteers who reach out to elders in their homes, including Beacon Assisted Living or Dementia Care Housing. Your visits are a gift that makes a world of difference to someone who is alone. Contact Volunteer Services at to get involved.

Youth Employment Program News

YEP will be supporting many Christmas activities in December. Watch for them at Breakfast with Santa, the Aviation Museum and many Christmas events at SHOAL Centre. Plus, new this year, we will be marching with other Beacon programs in the Sparkles Parade on Sunday, December 2!

“Coffee’s On” Drop-in coffee morning for our Volunteer Drivers and Schedulers. Drop by the Lounge anytime between 10am and noon on Tuesday, December 4. Hope to see you there!

Better at Home Shopping Trips Mondays this month are: • • • •

December 3 – Tillicum Mall December 10 – Mayfair Mall December 17 – Uptown There will be no bus December 24 or 31

Meet at SHOAL at 11:45am. Please call SHOAL reception at 250-656-5537 to register in advance.

Volunteer News

Good Food Box Saanich Peninsula’s affordable produce box Quality, fresh, local, seasonal, organic and conventional produce available to all Saanich Peninsula residents for reasonable prices! Orders will be delivered to SHOAL on the last Wednesday of each month (home delivery may be available – call to inquire), and orders are due the Wednesday prior to delivery. Order in person or by phone at 250-656-5537. Deadline for December orders is December 12, for delivery December 19. For more information call SHOAL Centre, or pick up a flyer at reception.

Sidney Single Seniors 55+ YEP students were on hand at our Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale to help wrap presents by donation.

Welcome New Volunteers Better at Home Grocery Shopping: Angela McConnell Jeneece Place: David Hooper SHOAL Assisted Living: Juhli Farrell SHOAL Reception: Deborah Dodge Thrift Shop Sidney 1: Elaine Barr, Marj Bryan, Theresa Conway, Marie Rott Thrift Shop Sidney 3: Sujata Tadeparti Thrift Shop Victoria 2: Linda Norman


Are you 55 or older and single? The Sidney Single Seniors 55+ might be the perfect fit. Annual membership is $20. Activities include monthly meetings (usually with a guest speaker), bowling, meals at local restaurants, morning walks, picnics, bus trips up Island, and more. Our annual Christmas Dinner will be at the Army & Navy in Sidney on December 11, and will be catered by Island Catering. There will be no other meeting during December. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 16 at 2pm in Auditorium A, SHOAL Centre. For more information call Gillian Else at 250-656-3971 or Gail Smith at 250-893-9764.


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19th Annual Christmas Day Community Dinner Tuesday, December 25 In Memory of John MacKelson and Jeannette Hughes

The Christmas Day Community Dinner is a Sidney tradition that continues this year at Mary Winspear Centre. The dinner is for people of all ages who would otherwise be alone on Christmas – not only singles, but couples and any newcomers to the Peninsula who don’t have relatives or whose families are far away. Caterer Clara Knight, along with more than 30 volunteers, will ensure that the event runs smoothly. Dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11am until 2pm. Extra seating will be provided for those wishing to stay and enjoy the music after dinner, to free up the tables for others. Entertainment and Santa will be there to add to the merriment and give out gifts. Register in advance between November 24 and December 20 for the 11:30am or 1pm seatings by calling Wendy at 250-656-7678 during the day. Please give complete details and whether you need a ride. Special thanks to the Mary Winspear Centre for donating the space, and to the three major food contributors: Fairway Market, Save on Foods and Thrifty Foods. Thanks to Breadstuffs Bakery in Brentwood as well for the desserts. The Community Christmas Dinner Committee is responsible for the success of the event, co-ordinated by Wendy Warshawski (registration), Isabelle Yoxall (volunteers), Samantha Raftery (finance), Jim Dunn and other Lions Club members (providing rides).


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Cribbage - 1 - 4pm Be Well Clinic - 1 - 2pm Better Breathers - 1 - 3pm - 4th Monday

SHOAL Community Centre Weekly Drop-In Schedule

Woodworking Shop - 8:30am - 9pm


Woodworking Shop - 8:30am - 9pm Carving - 8:30am - 12pm

Balanced Strength - 9 - 10am Table Tennis - 9:30am - 12pm Stretch & Strength - 10:15 - 11:15am Clay Works - 10:30am - 2:30pm

Table Tennis - 6:30 - 9pm

White Cane Club - 2 - 3:30pm - 1st Thursday

Practice Bridge - 1 - 4pm

Clay Works - 1 - 4pm

Games and Social - 1 - 3pm - 1st & 3rd Thursday

Singles Table Tennis - 12:30 - 3:30pm

Chair Fit - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Slow Motion Tai Chi ($15.75/class) - 10:30 - 11:30am

Uke Jam - 9:30 - 11am

Well Balanced Hatha Flow Yoga ($15.75/class) - 9 - 10am

Silversmithing and Lapidary - 9am - 12pm

Boot Camp - 8 - 9am


Movie Night - 7 - 9pm - 2 times a month (see page 4)

Pickle Ball - 2 - 4pm

Beginners Pottery - 2 - 4pm

Knitting - 1 - 3pm

Computer Club - 1 - 3pm

Progressive Contract Bridge - 1 - 4pm - Singles Welcome

Gentle Chair Yoga ($12/class) - 12:30 - 1:30pm

Relaxation, Meditation & Dreamwork ($15.75/class) - 10:30 - 11:30am

Stretch & Strength -10:15 - 11:15am

Table Tennis - 9:30am - 12pm

Balanced Strength - 9 - 10am

Boot Camp - 8 - 9am

Woodworking Shop - 8:30am - 9pm


Tuck Shop Open: 9am - 3pm; Evenings: 6 - 7pm; Board Games in the Lobby Woodworking Shop - 8:30am - 9pm


Woodworking Shop - 8:30am - 9pm Faceting and Lapidary - 9am - 12pm

Monday Boot Camp - 8 - 9am

Computer Club - 11am - 1pm - By appointment only

Tai Chi ($12/class) - 10 - 11am

Well Balanced Hatha Flow Yoga ($15.75/class) - 9 - 10am Chair Fit - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Balanced Strength - 9 - 10am

Oil/Acrylic Painting - 9am - 12pm

SHOAL Portrait Painters - 1 - 4pm

Duplicate Bridge - 12:45 - 4pm

Crafts - 1 - 3pm

Sidney Single Seniors - 2 - 4pm - 3rd Wednesday

Table Tennis - 9:30am - 12pm

Therapeutic Yoga ($15.75/class) - 1:30 - 2:30pm

Duplicate Bridge - 6 - 9:45pm - Partner Required

Contract Bridge - 1 - 4pm - Foursome Required

The Splinters - 2 - 3pm - 2nd Tuesday

SWANJ Music Jam - 7 - 9:45pm

Chess Club - 1 - 3pm

Table Tennis - 6:30 - 9pm

Stretch & Strength - 10:15 - 11:15am

Mah Jong - 1 - 4pm

Toastmasters - 7 - 9pm

Singles Table Tennis - 12:30 - 3:30pm

Retrofit Chair Yoga ($15.75/class) - 1:30 - 2:30pm Meditation ($10.50/class) - 6:30 - 7:45pm Mendelssohn Choir - 6:30 - 9pm



Sing-a-long - 2 - 3pm


Accordion Club - December 2 - Christmas Concert 2pm

Duplicate Bridge - 12:45 - 4pm - Partner Required

All Activity times are subject to change.

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TideLines - December 2018  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre

TideLines - December 2018  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre