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SALT SPRING ISLAND

Parks Recreation AND

J A N UA RY - A P R I L 2019

Guide

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RAINBOW ROAD

Effective Jan. 1 to Mar. 17

Aquatic Centre

WINTER 2019 SCHEDULE

FACILITY OPEN HOURS

MONDAY 6:30am-8:30pm

New

TUESDAY 9am-7pm

WEDNESDAY 6:30am-8:30pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

LAP SWIM

6:30am - 8am 10:30am - 1pm 6pm - 8:30pm

9am-2pm

6:30am - 8am 10:30am - 1pm 6pm - 8:30pm

LAP SWIM

9am - 10:30am 1pm - 4pm

2pm-7pm

9am - 10:30am 1pm - 4pm

minimum 3 lanes 2 lanes only

EVERYONE WELCOME

Leisure space and 1 lap lane available SCHEDULED PROGRAMS Limited leisure space

Aquafit

10:30am-1pm 10:30am - 1pm 11am-6pm 2pm-8:30pm 2pm-8:30pm *shared with swim *shared with swim *shared with swim club and lessons club 4pm-6pm club and lessons 4-6:30pm 4-6pm 8am - 10:30am 1pm - 2pm 8 - 9am Energizer 9:30-10:30am Aqualite 1 - 2pm Nooner

6pm - 7pm

New 6-6:50pm Deep Water

8am - 10:30am 1pm - 2pm 8 - 9am Energizer 9:30-10:30am Aqualite 1 - 2pm Nooner

Inflatable Obstacle Course (Wibit)

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THURSDAY 9am-7pm

FRIDAY 6:30am-8:30pm

SATURDAY 8am-3pm

SUNDAY 1:30-5:30pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9am - 2pm

6:30am - 8am

8am - 10am

2pm-5:30pm 6:30pm-7pm

9am-5:30pm

10am - 12:15pm

2pm - 8:30pm

12pm-3pm

11am-6pm

6pm-7pm

New 6-6:50pm Aqua Tabata

*no lap swimming * no lap swimming 5:30pm-8:30pm 12:15pm-2:30pm 8am - 2pm

6pm - 8pm

10am - 12pm

12:30pm - 2:30pm 1:30pm - 5:30pm

10:30am - 1pm 10:30am - 1pm 11am - 2pm Lessons or Fun Swim 10:30am - 1pm 11am - 2pm Lesson or Fun Swim Lesson or Fun Swim Lesson or Fun Swim Lesson or Fun Swim SD64 instructional days only

Friday Night Madness

6pm - 8:30pm

LAP SWIM 3 LANES: At least 3 lanes of the pool will be set up for fast, medium and slow lane swimmers. LAP SWIM 2 LANES: A slow and fast lane will be set up. EVERYONE WELCOME: Everyone is welcome to come

down to enjoy the pool during this time. There will be one lane open for lane swimmers and the toys will be available for those who would like to play around.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS: The hot tub is available, but there is limited leisure space in lap pool during program times. FRIDAY NIGHT MADNESS: Geared for children and

youth! Great music, great times. Try out the new inflatable obstacle course!

AVAILABLE SCHOOL BOOKINGS: School groups can book a swimming lesson or come for a fun swim with their class. Contact the pool for details.

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8 - 9am Energizer 9:30-10:30am Aqualite 1 - 2pm Nooner

Toonie Swim Available School Booking

1:30pm - 5:30pm

AQUAFIT: * Please note there will be no aquafit classes offered during the following holidays: January 1 and February 18, 2019.

Energizer - This class will challenge you to work hard in shallow or deep water. A qualified instructor will guide you through a number or exercises which will help with your strength, flexibility and fitness. Aqualite - If you have had hip or knee trouble or have had heart problems, then this is the class for you. The low intensity, cardio exercise is perfect for those needing to focus on balance and core strength. Nooner - For those looking for more strength and stretching. These exercises are designed to get your blood flowing and your muscles moving. Aqua Tabata - A total body, heart pumping, aerobic and muscular conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body and improve your endurance. Deep Water Aquafit - Experience the benefits of exercise in the deep end of the pool! Using the resistance of water combined with energetic movement, Deep Water Aquafit provides a full body workout, increases cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, range of motion, and balance. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Flotation equipment is provided.

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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island parc Guide!

Stay Connected with PARC

www.facebook.com/ssiparc “Like” us on Facebook for upcoming programs, registration and start dates for community sport groups, PARC projects and other community news

Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation (PARC) is excited to offer you current programs, community contacts and event information. Experience a new edition of our PARC Guide three times a year, Winter, Spring/ Summer and Fall. We invite you to try our ever growing new and existing program opportunities. We truly appreciate the increasing attendance and support as we develop our programs.

Commission Meetings… PARC usually meets on the 3rd Monday of every month, in the Portlock Park portable classroom, at 5:00pm. These meetings are open to the public. Go to www.crd.bc.ca under ‘Agenda and Minutes’, to view current projects. To speak to the Commission... You can communicate with the Commission in two ways: provide a written submission or speak to an agenda item. Please visit www.ssiparc.ca for more info and instructions on how to submit your request. To have the PARC STAFF speak to your group... Please contact the CRD administrative office at 250.537.4448 to arrange a time and date. To join the Commission... Every year volunteers are needed to fill 2-year terms as a member of the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission. Application forms, available at the office, are accepted year round to fill vacant positions and for new terms beginning January of the following year. Visit www.crd.bc.ca/saltspring for more information.

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CONTACT US...................................................................4 ADMISSION FEES..........................................................5 PARC FACILITIES...........................................................6 BIRTHDAY PARTY BOOKINGS............................. 13

PARC Programs • Early Years............................................................8 • Aquatics.............................................................. 14 • School Age............................................................8 • Aquatics.............................................................. 15 • TEEN..............................................................................9 • Free Drop-In..........................................................9 • Adult...................................................................9-11 • Aquatics....................................................... 14-19 • Arts, Dance Culture.................................. 10-11 • First Aid..................................................................9 • Personal Development.................................. 11 • Body & Mind...................................................... 10

Community

The following pages contain programs and information brought to you from members of the community.

COMMUNITY INFO AND PROGRAMS

Programs

See page 21 for the beginning of the Community Info and Programs section.

Arts, Dance & Culture .......................... 24 Child Care & Preschool ........................ 28 Community Groups ............................. 29 Festivals & Community Events ............. 22 Food & Farming .................................. 32 Early Years .......................................... 31 General Interest ................................. 33

PARC Commissioners For 2018 Gary Holman, CRD Director Gregg Dow, chair Garth Hendren • Sonja Collombin, vice chair Jacky Cooper • Brian Webster John Gauld • Darlene Steele

Health, Fitness & Wellness .................. 34 Information Resources ........................ 36 Personal Development........................ 37 Recreation and Sports......................... 38 Rental Facilities .................................. 42 Youth Groups & Centres....................... 42 Neither CRD nor Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission have reviewed the qualifications of any person advertising services in this listing. No endorsement is intended of any person, organization or service offered. Members of the public should make their own inquiries to find competent, qualified instructors who will meet their requirements.

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LEISURE ECONOMIC ACCESS POLICY (LEAP)

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The Leisure Economic Access Policy (LEAP) allows low income and in need individuals and families access to recreation programs and services by removing cost barriers. Residents that qualify for the new LEAP program will receive 52 free admissions to drop-in swims at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre AND 50% off multiple PARC program registrations (to a maximum of $209) OR 50% off annual memberships (to a maximum of $209). Who is Eligible? The LEAP program is designed for individuals and families residing on Salt Spring Island who are working low income or on Income Assistance. How do I Apply? Applications are available at the CRD Administrative office at #108-121 McPhillips Avenue and the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. Complete one application per household and submit it with proof of residency and income to the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre.

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Reminder...Renew your LEAP application after Jan. 1, 2019

CRD Administrative office: Phone............250.537.4448 Fax..................250.537.4456 Address........#108-121 McPhillips Avenue .........................Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T6 Hours............Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Email..............ssiparc@crd.bc.ca Website.........www.ssiparc.ca Facebook......www.facebook.com/ssiparc Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre: Phone............250-537-1402 Address........262 Rainbow Road .........................Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2M3 Hours............See schedule on page 2 Facebook......www.facebook.com/ssiparc Staff: Parks & Recreation Manager............ Dan Ovington Recreation Coordinator..................... Zach Lundrie Recreation Programmer.................... Stevie Freer Parks Maintenance Supervisor........ Kirk Harris

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• Cancellation Policy - Notice of 3 business days or more is required before the first class (or series of classes) in order to receive a refund. Refund requests after this time must be approved by the Manager, unless otherwise stated. A $5 administration fee will be charged on all requests for refunds for each program. There is no charge to leave a credit on your account.

E-NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with all PARC news with our bi-monthly e-Newsletter!

• Course Cancellation - Programs may, at times, be cancelled or combined, due to insufficient enrollment. These decisions are made a few days in advance of the start date, so please register early to avoid disappointment. In the event of a cancellation, time or location change, participants will be notified with as much lead time as possible, and refunds will be given proportionate to rate of fees or charges paid.

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• Late Pick-up Fee - Parents may be charged a late pick-up fee if they arrive after the end time of any PARC-run children’s camp. The fee of $20 will be due at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre before your child can attend the next day of camp. If you are going to be late, please call the office and let us know as soon as possible.

ms There will be no progra ing or aquafit on the follow holidays:

• Freedom of Information - If you are registering for a program, purchasing a pool pass, or applying for a Park Use Permit, we will ask for certain personal information. This is required to ensure proper record keeping, to properly register you in the program of your choice, to ensure the security and proper use of your pass, and for invoicing and other correspondence as needed. The information is for the sole use of Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation and its staff, and is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 26(c).

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RAINBOW ROAD INDOOR POOL GENERAL ADMISSION FEES

Single admission rates apply to each entry per day. Fees include applicable taxes.

Pass

Single Visit

10 Visits

20 Visits

1 Month

Annual

Adult (19 yrs and older)

6.13

55.23

104.33

61.37

418.20

Youth/Student (13-18 yrs)

4.60

41.31

78.04

45.91

300.90

Child (6-12 yrs)

3.57

32.13

60.69

35.70

300.90

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

Family (max 5 member)

13.26

119.34

225.42

132.60

836.40

Aquafit (all ages)

7.64

68.86

n/a

69.13

586.50

Tot (5 yrs and under)

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Toonie Swim $2.00

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Centennial Park, Drummond Park, Peace Park and Rotary Park, as well as the Portlock Park sports fields/tennis courts are available for general use & group reservations. All group events and gatherings require a Park Use Permit. 250 537 4448 | ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND PARKS & RECREATION (PARC) TRAILS

www.crd.bc.ca/ssiparc/trails Check out the Salt Spring Island Trails at a Glance Guide that includes a trail locator map, photos and descriptions of CRD trails.

CRD DOG PARK

A fenced play area for large and small dogs in the Rainbow Road Park, in front of the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. A great place to meet with other dog owners while exercising your pet.

CRD FITNESS CIRCUIT

An outdoor fitness circuit in the Rainbow Road Park, in front of the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre.

HART MEMORIAL DISC GOLF COURSE An 18-basket public disc golf course located in Mouat Park. For information regarding disc golf, see the Outdoor Recreation section.

FACILITIES

KANAKA SKATEPARK

A public skateboard facility located on Aldous Road; below the Salt Spring Island Middle School that is maintained jointly by School District 64 and Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation.

PORTLOCK PARK TRACK

A 400-metre track that is ideal for running or walking.

PICKLEBALL COURTS

www.saltspringpickleball.net There are 4 public pickleball courts, with evening lights, located at Portlock Park and 2 courts located at the Fulford Tennis Court, next to the Fulford Fire Hall, which is also open for public play. See website for details and contacts for portable systems.

262 Rainbow Road. A 25 metre swimming pool with six lanes available for both leisure and lap swimming, featuring a rope swing, water slide, a new Wibit inflatable course and a hot tub. www.ssiparc.ca | 250 537 1402 ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

salt spring Lions commemorative Bike Park

Located at the southeast corner of Mouat Park at 160 Seaview Avenue the family bike park is a dirt surfaced, outdoor recreation space with technical features professionally designed to facilitate and develop bicycle skills among children, youth and adults.

PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS

There are 4 public tennis courts located at Portlock Park and one public tennis court located in Fulford, next to the Fulford Fire Hall. The Portlock Park tennis courts have evening lights. Please contact PARC to reserve the courts for tournaments. 250 537 4448 | ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

CRD PLAYGROUNDS

Check out Portlock Park, Centennial Park and Drummond Park playgrounds.

PARC Facility Bookings PARC has two meeting rooms available to the public for rent. • Portlock Park Portable Classroom: Suitable for a variety of classes and meetings. AV equipment also available at an additional charge. Located at 145 Vesuvius Bay Rd. • Creekside Meeting Room: Suitable for meetings up to 12 people. Boardroom style set up. AV equipment also available at an additional charge. Located at #108 - 121 McPhillips Ave. • Hourly fees for both locations as follows 
(tax not included): Non Profit: $10.20/youth and $15.30/adult. Commercial: $25.50. AV Rental is one-time fee of $15.95. • Questions about availability or booking request? Please call the office at 250-537-4448 or drop by at #108-121 McPhillips Ave. Online booking is also available through

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Park Use Permit Reminder

Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation manages all activities and uses within the Salt Spring Island community parks.
 The goal of the park use permit system is to regulate and manage special uses within community parks to minimize the impact on the natural environment, park users, park operations and facilities. A park use permit is required for anyone who intends to hold a commercial or non-commercial activity or event which attracts participants and spectators, commercial filming or reserve exclusive use of a park, trail or picnic shelter. This includes, but is not limited to a festival, competition, tournament, show or outdoor ceremony within a community park or on a trail. Applications should be submitted 6 weeks prior to the event date.

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Early Years Zumbini / OPEN HOUSE 0 - 4 yrs M 11:00am-11:45am Jan 28, 2019 Free Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

spring break camps Mini Sport Camp 3 - 5 yrs

Children participate in the skills and games of five different sports. Daily activities will also include art, music, stories and snack time. Instructor: PARC Program Staff M-Th 9am - 12pm Mar 25 - Mar 28 $72/Week Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym

KidS’ Table 10 - 14 yrs Farm, cook, eat! This camp will focus on cooking, and learning about food from around the world and where our food comes from. In the kitchen, both fundamental and cultural recipes will be taught along with food handling and safety, knife skills and healthy eating practices. Pre-registration is necessary. Registration may close one week before start date. Instructor: PARC Program Staff M-F 10am - 3:30pm Mar 18 - Mar 22 $180/Week Location: Salt Spring Island Middle School - Home Ec Room Spring Break Adventure Camp 5 - 12 yrs This action packed camp will introduce you to different games, creative arts, community sports, expeditions, trips to the library and swimming at the pool. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather, swimsuit and towel, snacks, lunch and water bottle. Instructor: PARC Program Staff M-F 8:30am - 3:30pm Mar 18 - Mar 22 $34/Day $160/Week M-F 8:30am - 3:30pm Mar 25 - Mar 29 $34/Day $160/Week Location: Salt Spring Elementary School – Gym SQUASH CAMP 8 - 14 yrs Learn to play squash, a fun and easy-to-learn racquet sport that is played all over the world and now on Salt Spring! Squash combines fitness, speed, and strategy into an enjoyable indoor game that will soon have you hooked! Protective eyewear, racquets and balls will be provided for use during the camp. Participants will require non-marking indoor athletic shoes and loose fitting athletic clothing. Please also bring water and snacks. Racquets, balls and protective eyewear will be provided. Protective eyewear is mandatory for junior players. Instructors: Markus Wenzel M-F 12:45pm-3pm Mar 25 - 29 $150/5 classes Location: Indoor Squash Court, 805 Lower Ganges Road 8

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Zumbini 0 - 4 yrs Zumbini is a program that exposes children to music through dancing, singing and musical instruments. It develops cognitive and motor skills in young children while they bond with their caregiver and other kids. Caregiver participation required.* No Class Feb 18th Instructor: Marifer Robledo M 11am - 11:45am Feb 4 - Apr 1 $80/8 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

School Age Babysitter Training 11- 15 yrs This course is designed for youth who want to become a certified babysitter. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course covers everything from managing difficult behaviors to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. There is also a large component on first aid training. Instructor: Chelsea Harris Su 8:30am - 5pm Jan 20 $65 Su 8:30am - 5pm Feb 17 $65 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom squash club junior after school program

Salt Spring Island Squash Club and PARC support a vibrant junior program that encourages participants aged 8 to 12 to play squash. This after school program on Mondays allows participants to develop through the three different levels offered. Squash is a fun, healthy and active way to meet other kids interested in continuing the development of squash as a game for life. For more information please contact: saltspringsquash@gmail.com Location: Indoor Squash Court, 805 Lower Ganges Road

StoryWalk®

StoryWalk® is an exciting program designed to bring literacy and the outdoors together for both children and adults to enjoy. On the third Friday of every month follow a story from the library, through Mouat Park, to the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. School groups and daycares are welcome; please contact Children’s Librarian Nikky McCarvill at nmccarvill@ saltspringlibrary.com if your group will be attending. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This selfled program is brought to you by Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation & the Salt Spring Island Public Library. F 10am-5pm Jan 18: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak F 10am-5pm Feb 15: I Want My Hat Back by Jan Klassen F 10:00am-5:pm Mar 15: Life by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel F 10am-5pm Apr 19: The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett Location: Mouat Park

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Adult First Aid Standard First Aid Recertification

teen FREE Teen Drop in (ages 11-16) Attention Teens! Starting in 2019, SSI parks and recreation is offering a FREE drop in teen program on the last Friday of every month. Come enjoy an open gym for sports, dodgeball, and board games with friends. Special activities will be planned every month including Lip Sync Battles and Movie Nights. Upon drop in, Teens will receive FREE admission to the Friday Night Madness Swim @ the Aquatic Centre. 5:30 - 6:30pm Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym

Completion of this course will recertify participants with their Standard First Aid (SFA) for three years. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR CURRENT, UNEXPIRED, CERTIFICATION CARD TO CLASS. The award must have been taken through either Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, Heart and Stroke, St. John Ambulance, or Canadian Ski Patrol and still be valid. Emergency First Aid and Occupational First Aid are not prerequisites. Instructor: Chantelle Pohl Sa 9am - 5pm Mar 2 $52 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

CPR Level C Recertification

For previously certified CPR Level C holders to re-certify their award for three years. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR CURRENT, UNEXPIRED, CERTIFICATION CARD TO CLASS. Instructor: Chantelle Pohl Sa 9am - 1pm Mar 2 $36 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Standard First Aid

Teen Drop in, MINUTE TO WIN IT!

Compete against your friends in an assortment of tricky and often hilarious tasks with the hopes to win the grand prize! Friday Jan 25, 5:30 - 6:30pm Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym

Teen Drop in, DODGEBALL

Dip, Dive, Duck, and DODGE. Bring your friends out to an evening of rousing fun involving many variations on the classic dodgeball game. Friday Feb 22, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym

Comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid. In-depth topics include head/spinal injuries, bone breaks, heart attacks, strokes, burns, and other medical emergencies. Instructor: Chantelle Pohl Sa/Su 9am - 5pm Mar 9 - Mar 10 $120/2 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

CPR Level C

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to assess and provide basic life support to patients with airway, breathing or circulatory emergencies. Instructor: Chantelle Pohl Sa 9am – 5pm Mar 9 $52 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid covers general knowledge of first aid principles. Skills include CPR-C, obstructed airways, and how to manage bleeding, heart attack, and stroke. Instructor: Chantelle Pohl Sa 9am - 5pm Mar 30 $89 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

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Teen Drop in, LIP SYNC BATTLE

Channel your inner popstar because it’s time to battle! Rock a solo number or perform with a group of friends. We provide the music, lyrics, and costumes, you do the rest. Friday Apr 26, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD | JANUARY - APRIL 2019

Both Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid (EFA) and Standard First Aid (SFA) are recognized as equivalent to Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 effective July 1, 2018.

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Adult Body & Mind barre recharge / OPEN HOUSE 15 yrs+ F 10:00am-10:45am Jan 11 Free Location: All Saints by-the-Sea, Lower Hall Strong / Open House 14 yrs+ Sa 11am-12pm Jan 12 Free Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom The Internal Art of Healing Qi Gong 19 yrs +

Qi Gong is a powerful, down to earth healing art. Re Shen Gong is designed to open all joints of the body to promote circulation of blood and Qi. It is suitable for all ages and physical conditions and can help chronic conditions. Instructor: Gordon Muir W 5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $70/7 classes W 5:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 6 - Apr 17 $70/7 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Barre Recharge 15 yrs + We combine band work for posture and core in ballet based movement & SMR self-myofascial release using a soft or firm foam roller. This class has extra stretching - focusing on recharging and restoring muscles. This is a great way to unwind for the week-end ahead with relaxing music. (Anyone on medication, please check with your doctor about SMR, thank-you) Instructor: Tanja Akerman, Ace, Ibbfa Level 3 F 10am - 10:45am Jan 18 - Feb 8 $35/4 classes F 10am-10:45am Feb 15 - Mar 8 $35/4 classes Location: All Saints by-the-Sea, Lower Hall

Arts, Dance & Culture Zumba / OPEN HOUSE 19 yrs+ M 5:15pm - 6:15pm Jan 7 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom BARRE BOOTCAMP / OPEN HOUSE 15 yrs+

W 6:30am - 7:15am Jan 9 Free Location: All Saints by-the-Sea, Lower Hall

Zumba Toning / OPEN HOUSE 19 yrs+ F 5:15pm - 6:15pm Jan 11 Free Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom simply stamping handmade cards / OPEN HOUSE 15 yrs+

F 11am - 1pm Jan 25 Free Location: Creekside meeting room

Yang Style Tai Chi 19 yrs + Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) is an art that enhances our health in a profound down to earth manner. It strengthens us and makes us more supple, balanced and centered. This class is introductory and will focus on basics and postures. Instructor: Gordon Muir W 6:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $70/7 classes W 6:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 6 - Apr 17 $70/7 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom Strong 14 yrs + Stop counting reps, train to the beat! STRONG by Zumba®combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music, specifically designed to match every move. Achieve maximum calorie burn while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Explosive moves like high knees and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like planks and kickboxing. *No class Feb 18, Mar 2, Mar 9 & Mar 30 Instructor: Shal Friesen Sa 11am - 12pm Jan 19 - Apr 13 $100/adults $50/youth – 10 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom M 6:15pm - 7:15pm Jan 28 - Apr 8 $100/adults $50/youth – 10 classes Location: Salt Spring Island Middle School - Dance Room 10

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Parc Arts, Dance & Culture cont. Line Dancing 18 yrs + Come learn some basic dance patterns put to music the very first class, building your repertoire each week. All styles of dance steps. Bring your fun loving spirit and be prepared to laugh as you learn. Instructor: Bev Sutherland Tu 7pm - 8:30pm Feb 19 - Apr 16 $76.50/9 classes W 12pm-1:30pm Feb 20- Apr 17 $76.50/9 classes Location: Salt Spring Elementary School - Gym Zumba 19 yrs +

Zumba is perfect for everybody! We take the work out of workout, by mixing lowintensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Yes. Super fun? Yes! *No class Feb 18 Instructor: Marifer Robledo M 5:15pm - 6:15pm Jan 14 - Apr 8 $120/12 classes Location: Salt Spring Island Middle School Dance Room

Marionettes Part II The Play 12 yrs+

This course allows the students to develop a story which contains all the Marionette characters that were created in the previous workshop. The story will then be scripted, which will enable the performers to rehearse their parts. *Materials are included. Instructor: Debra Margolis Sa 1pm-3pm Jan 12- Feb 9 $150/5 classes

Zumba Toning 19 yrs + Zumba Toning is perfect for those who want to party but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance with light weights helps you focus on specific muscle groups so you (and your muscles) stay engaged! * Bring your own 1-2 pound weights. Instructor: Marifer Robledo F 5:15pm - 6:15pm Jan 18 - Apr 12 $130/13 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

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Barre Bootcamp 15 yrs+ Push yourself, put your fitness goals first, feel more energy, get fit and healthy. Work on balance, core, and the whole body. Barre is a ballet based fitness class that includes resistance bands, small weights and Pilates balls. Instructor: Tanja Akerman, Ace, IBBFA Level 3 W 6:30am-7:15am Jan 16-Feb 6 $35/4 classes W 6:30am-7:15am Feb 13-Mar 6 $35/4 classes Location: All Saints by-the-Sea Downstairs Hall

Simply Stamping Handmade Cards

Join Sue Philip and create 4 all occasion cards. We will be using a variety of stamps, ink and paper to learn the art of rubber stamping and card making. You will be shown how to layer, texturize and create depth in your creations. This class is perfect for every level of Stamper! You will be surprised at how easy it is. Please bring a main adhesive with you. The rest will be supplied! F 11am-1pm Feb 22 $25 Location: Creekside Meeting Room

Observational Drawing Using GraphitE 19 yrs +

This course will focus on observational drawing using the sighting technique, how to render 3D, and how to successfully compose a drawing. Using graphite, we’ll study a variety of shading methods to create texture, tonal ranges and how to work the image so it doesn’t look flat. All levels welcome. Instructor: Jeannette Sirois Th 7pm - 9 pm Feb 7 - Mar 7 $150/5 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Advanced Drawing and Shading with GraphitE 19 yrs +

This class goes beyond the basics of the observational drawing with an emphasis on developing and applying the principles of composition, perspective, value and texture to your work. We’ll apply the fundamentals of drawing to advance your skills while exploring rendering your subject in 3D with simplicity of line and tone to create representational images with visual power. A basic understanding of drawing is required for this course. Instructor: Jeannette Sirois Th 7pm - 9pm Mar 14 - Apr 11 $180 /5 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Start a Novel or Memoir 19 yrs +

Find your voice, writing from your imagination and memory. Six, three-hour sessions for those who want to begin a novel or memoir. Salt Spring writer Pearl Gray will lead the group with topics, interaction and feedback. You’ll be amazed at what’s inside you. For information on Pearl, visit pearlgray.ca. Instructor: Pearl Gray Tu 1:30pm - 4pm Feb 5 - Feb 26 $150/4 classes Location: Creekside Meeting Room

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Personal Development Learn to Speak Spanish Beginners 2 19 yrs +

This course is suitable for people who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish: gender and number, the present tense and basic verbs, expressing likes and dislikes, asking and answering questions, making plans etc. Students will have the opportunity to revise and practice what they already know, while at the same time adding more vocabulary and expressions. Absolute beginners are welcome too. *No Class February 18th Instructor: Nuria Belastegui M 6pm - 7:30pm Jan 28 - Mar 11 $150/6 classes Location: Gulf Islands Secondary School Room S115

Introduction to Mindful self-Compassion 15yrs+

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise and satisfying personal relationship. And it’s easier than you think. Come learn simple techniques to start being kinder to yourself starting now. Instructor: Marcia Burton Su 10am - 1pm Jan 27 $30/adult $5/youth Location: Creekside Meeting Room

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Get in shape by working with a personal trainer. Your trainer will customize your workout based on your needs so you can reach your specific goals. Please complete a Personal Training Client Information Package (available online or at the front desk) to get started. Please bring a water bottle and towel with you to your session. Please note that all personal training tickets are non-transferable and expire 6 months after the first session. All prices are plus tax. 3 sessions $50 per class • 6 sessions or more $44 per class Try working out with a partner – semi-private sessions are also available. Price listed is for 2 people. 3 sessions $75 per class • 6 sessions or more $66 per class Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom

Shal Friesen

Shal Friesen Eight Arms Mobility

• CANFITPRO Personal Training Specialist • CANFITPRO Fitness Instructor Training for Group Classes and Bootcamps • DTS Darby Training Systems Program Design - Periodization, Functionality & Individualization.  • DTS Darby Training Systems Assessment & Exercise - Mobility & Movement Assessment & Diagnosis & Exercise Prescription • DTS / STRETCH TO WIN Institute Fascia Stretch Therapy - Fascial Stretch Essentials.  

Molly Black

• HUMAN KINETICS Ankle Sprains - Epidemiology & Etiology of Sprains & Instability, Assessment, Diagnosis, Rehabilitation & Prevention • HUMAN KINETICS Assessing and Rehabilitating Shoulder Instability. • HUMAN KINETICS – Kinetic Anatomy. • SCOLIOSIS UNDONE - Yoga for Scoliosis • STRONG BY ZUMBA - Certified STRONG Instructor • HUMAN KINETICS – Conditioning To The Core.

Hi, I’m Shal, your trainer with eight arms - I grew up between Salt Spring Island & Calgary AB, where I began my career in the fitness industry in 2010. My primary focus has always been mobility. Inspired and excited by the success of overcoming my own limitations, I dedicated my studies to the human body, and movement.  My goal is to take the blessing of mobility and pay it forward, using my experience to help others reach their goals. I am extremely dedicated to my clients and my craft, obtaining 13 certifications and counting in Fitness Training, Program Design, Assessment & Exercise, and even  therapeutic bodywork.  Passionate about fitness, and helping people reach their fitness goals, committed to improving my own fitness, as well as my knowledge of fitness and mobility, I approach my clients with a high level of integrity, caring, accountability and professionalism with outstanding motivational skills.  I teach STRONG by Zumba® and offer personal training through PARC!  Contact me to start your new fitness journey, let’s SMASH your goals together!

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• ACE certified personal trainer  • TRX certified functional movement training  • TRX certified suspension trainer  • AMN the academy of applied movement neurology certified  • St. John’s ambulance certified CPR  I believe movement is the key to living a long, happy, healthy and pain-free life. I started my fitness journey back in 2013 by accomplishing my goal of becoming an ACE certified personal trainer. I am passionate about helping clients of all ages reach mobility, confidence and health goals in a one-on-one session or a couples training session. Guiding this transformation safely, effectively and most importantly having fun along the way. I continued my education with a keen interest in functional movement which led me to TRX training. I completed two certifications with TRX, functional movement and suspension training. This has given me the tools to create a dynamic and extremely effective training program suitable for all ages and abilities. To understand better the mind - body connection through movement, my studies directed me towards the academy of applied movement neurology. With manual muscle testing you can increase range of motion, muscular engagement and stability. My driving commitment to the improvement of my client’s quality of life is the most fulfilling part of my job.

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Birthday POOL Parties DIY Birthday Party Fee: $49 +$2/Swimmer up to 16 maximum Time: Saturday 12:30-2:15pm Sunday 1:30-3:15pm / 3:30-5:15pm Includes: 1.75 hrs of party room access and swim time. *Renter responsible for clean up after party*

Fun Leader Hosted Birthday Party

Fun Leader Hosted Teen Birthday Party

Fee: $86 +$2/Swimmer up to 16 maximum Time: Friday 6:00-7:45pm (shared access to Fee: $86 +$2/Swimmer up to 16 maximum the pool inflatable) Time: Saturday 12:30-2:15pm (shared Includes: 1.75 hrs of party room access, swim time access to the pool inflatable) during Friday night madness Sunday 1:30-3:15pm / 3:30-5:15pm and shared use of WIBIT. Host will lead the Includes: 1.75 hrs of party room access and swim group in 1/2 hour of games/activities. time. Host will lead the group in 1/2 hour of Room take down done by host. games/activities and offer face painting Cancellation: Notice of to all members of the party. 3 business days or more is required Room take down done by host. to receive a refund.

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Rainbow Road AQUATIC CENTRE Programs Starfish/ Duck (4-24 month olds) – In this parent and tot class, caregivers will learn to support their little ones in developing water safe behaviour while learning to swim. Caregivers will learn support and hold techniques, submersion (optional participation), assisted front and back floats, movement in the water, choking prevention and choking response. Parent participation required.

RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL LESSONS Red Cross Swim Preschool is an eight-level stand-alone program for four months to sixyear-old children that allows swimmers to enter various levels based on age and ability.

CUSTOM PRIVATE LESSONS Want to set up your own set of lessons, tailored to all of your needs? Custom private lessons are designed to fit your busy lifestyle. You can request the time and date, decide how many lessons you would like, sign up with a friend and split the cost, and choose your favorite instructor. Best of all, custom private lessons have the flexibility to reschedule or cancel (24 hrs notice is required). Please email ssiparc@crd. bc.ca to book your custom lesson set today! Note: lesson requests may take 7 days to process. ½ hr custom private lesson $21.37 ½ hr semi-private lesson (2-3 people) $32.05

BLOCK PRIVATE LESSONS Block Private Lessons are a great option for those who need one-on-one instruction and can commit to an entire lesson set (usually 7-10 lessons). Although you won’t have some of the perks of custom lessons, you will be paired with one of our experienced instructors to help you achieve your swimming goals. Please see the lesson grid for available time slots. ½ hr block private lesson $10.69 ½ hr block semi-private lesson (2-3 people) $16.03

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Sea Turtle (24-36 month olds) - In this parent and tot class, caregivers will learn to support their little ones in developing water safe behaviour while learning to swim. This is a great way to prepare toddlers for un-parented swimming lessons. Parent participation required.

Sea otter - Open eyes underwater (attempted), rhythmic breathing 3 times, front float and back float and recovery 3 sec, front and back glide 3 sec, front swim 1m (assisted). Salamander - Open eyes underwater, rhythmic breathing 5 times, front float and back float and recovery, front and back glide with kick 2m, roll-over glide 2m, front swim 2m. Sunfish - Rhythmic breathing 5 times (2 ways), front and back glide with kick 5m, roll-over glide with kick 5m, side glide with kick 2m (assisted), front swim 5m. Crocodile - Rhythmic breathing 10 times (2 ways), front and back glide with kick 7m, side glide with kick 5m, front and back swim 5m. Whale - Rhythmic breathing, front to side glide 10 times, front, back and side glide with kick 10m, front and back swim 10m. Once your child is over 5 years old and has completed Whale you can register your child into Swim Kids 3.

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Rainbow Road AQUATIC CENTRE Programs Swim Kids 1 - Rhythmic breathing 5 times, front and back float and recovery 3 sec, front and back glide 5 sec, front and back glide with kick 5m, roll-over glides 5 sec, front swim 5m and distance swim 5m.

30 min. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LESSONS - Welcome to Red Cross Swim Kids. Our fun, learn-to-swim program for children ages 5-12. This 10 level program helps swimmers develop the five main swimming strokes – front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and side stroke-which supports learning how to be safe in, on, and around the water. The program also increases fitness and endurance through enjoyable activities.

Swim Kids 3 - Rhythmic breathing 15 times, front and back glide with flutter kick 15m, side glide with flutter kick 10m, front glide/side glide combo 10m (assisted), front swim 10m and distance swim 15m. Swim Kids 4 - Rhythmic breathing 15 times (front crawl specific) , front and back glide with flutter kick 15m, side glide with flutter kick 15m,  back swim with shoulder roll 15m, front crawl 10m and distance swim 25m. Swim Kids 5 - Rhythmic breathing 20 times, front and back crawl 15m, whip kick on back 10m and distance swim 50m. Swim Kids 6 - Front and back crawl 25m, elementary back stroke 15m and distance swim 75m. Swim Kids 7 - Front and back crawl 50m, elementary back stroke 25m, front scull 15m, whip kick on front 15m and distance swim 150m.

RED CROSS YOUTH AND ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Why should kids have all the fun? Water safety is for everyone! We are now offering swimming lessons for youth (13-18 yrs) and adults (19+ yrs). Whether you have never swam before or want to improve your strokes, these lessons will help you achieve your goal. For Fall 2018 we are offering separate lesson sets for youth and adults. Basics: This introductory course is designed to develop or increase swimmers’ comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement, and breathing skills and to foster the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to stay safe around the water. Participants will progress to developing front and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water, and increasing swimming distance.

45 min.

Swim Kids 8 - Front and back crawl 75m, elementary back stroke 25m, breast stroke 15m and distance swim 300m. Swim Kids 9 - Front and back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 25m, sidestroke kick 15m and distance swim 400m. Swim Kids 10 - Front and back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m, sidestroke 25m and distance swim 500m.

Strokes: Program aimed at swimmers who have mastered the basics of learning to swim and are ready to focus on developing and improving their strokes and increasing the distance. This course builds swimmers’ confidence and improves technique in front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and sidestroke.

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Swim Kids 2 - Rhythmic breathing 10 times (2 ways), front and back glide with flutter kick 10m, side glide with flutter kick 5m (assisted), roll-over glide with flutter kick 5m, front swim 5m and distance swim 10m.

Program Registrations now take place at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre including camps and classes. To register online go to www.ssiparc.ca and to register by phone call 250-537-1402. You can also register in person at the pool at 262 Rainbow Road.

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Experience the Run, jump, climb on our new inflatable obstacle course. Ages 7+. See pool schedule on pg 2 for WIBIT times. Thanks to the Salt Spring Foundation for the donation of the pool inflatable.

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CUSTOM PRIVATE LESSONS Want to set up your own set of lessons, tailored to all of your needs? Custom private lessons are designed to fit your busy lifestyle. You can request the time and date, decide how many lessons you would like, sign up with a friend and split the cost, and choose your favorite instructor. Best of all, custom private lessons have the flexibility to reschedule or cancel (24 hrs notice is required). Please email ssiparc@crd.bc.ca to book your custom lesson set today! Note: lesson requests may take 7 days to process.

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Tips for a great swim lesson: ✔ Return your child’s report card to their instructor on the first day of lessons. This helps the instructors evaluate their students and keeps all of their progress in one place.

✔ Ensure your child showers and uses the bathroom before lessons.

✔ Ask your child to wait for their instructor under their level sign.

✔ Do not bring a sick swimmer to lessons. ✔ Tie hair back and ensure googles fit properly- no mask goggles please, they inhibit proper breath control.

✔ Parents and siblings wishing to enjoy a swim or hot tub before, during or after a swim lesson, please pay admission at Reception before entering.

✔ If swimming during lesson time, please respect lesson space and equipment.

ADVANCED AQUATIC COURSES JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB 9-13 yrs The fun of being a lifeguard starts now! If you love the water, need a change from Red Cross Swimming Lessons or you have enjoyed Junior Lifeguard Camp in the past, Junior Lifeguard Club is for you! Participants will learn water rescues and first aid skills, improve their swimming and fitness, and shadow real lifeguards. This program is designed for progressive learning and does not award a certification but is a great progression and compliment to the Bronze Program. Participants must be able to swim continuously for 100 metres (4 lengths). *No classes on Jan 25 and Feb 22 F 2pm - 3pm Jan 11- Mar 15 $98/8 classes

BRONZE MEDALLION This is the first step to become a lifeguard. Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness. Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 metres). 100% attendance required. M-F 12pm - 5:30pm Mar 18 - Mar22 $149 BRONZE CROSS This course is the next step in advanced lifesaving. Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and prevention of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance (includes a 600m timed swim) and fitness training skills. 100% attendance required. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion. M-F 12pm - 5:30pm Mar 25 - Mar 29 $149

SPECIAL EVENTS:

There’s always something fun happening on Friday Nights! Join us every Friday from 6 - 8:30pm to

try the Wibit obstacle course, enjoy the hot tub and listen to awesome music.

Heart and Stroke Fundraiser. Help us raise awareness

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD – POOL OPTION The National Lifeguard program develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, communication skills, and a mature responsible attitude toward the role. The lifeguard’s primary role is to prevent injuries and to facilitate a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Participants will be required to perform a series of physical standards (contact the aquatic centre for more information). 100% attendance is mandatory. Prerequisites: 16 years of age, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. F/Sa 12:30pm - 9pm, Su 10am - 6:30pm Jan 4 - Jan 13 $305/6 classes

• FAMILY DAY WEEKEND Free everyone welcome swims February 16: 12-3pm February 17: 1:30-5:30pm February 18: 2-3:30pm

for countless Canadians affected by heart disease. Join in a Bonus Aquafit class by donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Then assemble a team and collect pledges to participate in a Swim-a-thon with the goal to swim 100 lengths! Saturday Feb 2 Aquafit 9 - 10am

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Feb 18 Adult: Basics Adult: Strokes *no lessonYouth Basics Youth Strokes JuniorAdult: Lifeguard BasicsClub mins) 10 10 $61.20 (30 mins) 10:30am (60 Jan 9 -Mar 13 Jan 11 Mar 15 (30 mins) Wednesday (30 mins) (30 mins) mins) Jan 11 15(3013 Jan- Mar 9 -Mar Wednesday 11am $97.92 lessons Jan 25, 2pm 4:30pm 5pm*no*no 8 $48.96 $98 Friday lessons Jan 25, 8 $49 $49 $98 Adult: Basics Friday Adult: Strokes Youth Basics Youth Strokes11:30am Adult: Lifeguard BasicsClub 12pm Junior Feb Feb 22 22 10:30am (30 mins) (30 mins) (60 Jan 11 Mar 15 (30 mins) (30 mins) Jan 11 - Mar 15 (30 mins) mins) 11am 4:30pm $97.92 lessons Jan 25, 2pm 5pm*no*no 8 $48.96 $98 Friday lessons Jan 25, 8 $49 $49 $98 Friday 11:30am # of Feb 22 Lesson start 30 time:min 60 min 12pm Feb 22set Day of the Week Lesson lesson Jan 12 - Mar 16 lessons 10 lesson $61.20 11am Saturday Jan 127 -- Mar Mar 11 16 $61.20 #10of start time: 30 min 6011:30am min Jan Lesson of the Week Saturday Lesson set 5:30pm DayMonday 9 5:30pm lesson $61.20 lesson *no lesson 18 16 lessons Jan 12Feb - Mar 11am Saturday

10

Jan 12 - Mar 16 Jan 7 - Mar 11

10 10 9

Saturday 6pm Jan 9 -Mar 13 5:30pm Wednesday Monday *no lesson Feb 18

10:45am 10am

10:30am

10am 10am

10:30am

$61.20

BlockAdult: Private Strokes Lesson (306pm mins) BlockAdult: Private Strokes Lesson (30 (30 mins) mins)

6pm

Youth Basics (30 mins)

11:15am

5:30pm

Sea Otter 45 min(30 mins)

(30 mins)

10:30am 11am

Mar 18 - Mar 29 12pm

10:30am 11am

lessons

# of lessons

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Monday to Friday

Sea Otter (30 mins) Sea Otter (30 mins)

Block Private L (30 mins)

Lifeguard Club Club Junior Lifeguard 10:45am mins) (60 mins)

Block Private Private LL Block (30 mins) mins) (30

(30 mins)

4:30pm Youth Basics (30 mins) 4:30pm

Block Private Lesson 10:30am (30 mins)

Youth Strokes (30 mins)

2pm Junior Lifeguard Club (60 mins)

Block 11:30am Private Lesson 10:30am (3012pm mins)

4:30pm 5pm

4:30pm 5pm

Lesson start time:

5pm

5pm2pm

10

lesson

30 min $61.20 lesson $61.20

lesson

$61.20 11:30am$71.40

45 min $71.40 lesson

10:30am

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11am

11:30am Salamander (30 mins) 11am 11:30am

11am 2pm 2pm 11:30am 12pm

(30 mins)

10:30am 11am

(30 mins)

Sunfish (30 mins)

(45 (30 mins)

(30 mins)

Lesson start time:

Crocodile/ Whale (30 mins)

(45 (30 mins)

(30 mins)

Swim Kids 1 (30 mins)

10:30am 11:30am Lesson start time:

11:15am 12pm

10:30am 11:30am

11:15am 12pm

11:30am

SPRING BREAK SWIMMING LESSON 2019

10:30am 11am 11:30am 12pm 10:30am 10:30am 11am 11am 11:30am 11:30am 12pm 12pm 11am 11:30am

11am 11am 11:30am 11:30am

11am 11:30am

10:30am 11am

11am

11am 2pm

11am 11:30am

Lesson start time: 6pm

# of 30 min Day of the - Mar 11:30am 11:30am$71.40 Week12pmJan 12 Lesson set29 12pm 10 $61.20 $61.20 Mar 18 16 - Mar Monday to Friday #10oflessons 30 minlesson 45 min lesson Saturday

Lesson set

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11:30am

(30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) # of 30 min 45 min(30 mins) - Mar 16 set $61.20 Day of the Week Jan 12Lesson 10 lessons lesson lesson Saturday

Day of the Week Monday to Friday

Block Private Lesson (30 mins)

Youth Strokes (30 mins)

SPRING 10:30am Jan119 -Mar 10 6pm BREAK SWIMMING LESSON 2019 Wednesday 6pm Jan - Mar1315 11am 4:30pm 8 $49 5pm $98 2pm 4:30pm 2pm *no lessons Jan 25, Friday SWIMMING LESSONS: Ages 4SPRING months to 6 2019 years and5pmBlock Private 11:30am SPRING BREAK SWIMMING MMING LESSON 2019 SPRING BREAK BREAKLESSON SWIMMING LESSON 2019 Feb 22 Sunfish Crocodile/ Whale Swim Kids 1 Swim Kids 2 Swim Sea Otter Kids 3 10:30am Swim Salamander Kids 4 Swim Sunfish Kids 5/6 Crocodile/ Swim KidsWhale 7-10 12pm Jan 11 Mar 15 (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (45 (30 mins) (45 (30 mins) 11am 98 $49 5pm $98 2pm 4:30pm 5pm 2pm *no lessons Jan 25,4:30pm 8 Friday 11:30am SPRING BREAK SWIMMING LESSON 2019 Feb 22 Sunfish Crocodile/ Whale Swim Kids 1 Swim Kids 2 Sea Otter Kids 3 Salamander Swim Salamander Kids 4Sunfish Swim Sunfish Kids 5/6 Whale Crocodile/ SwimSwim KidsWhale 7-101 12pm Sea Otter Swim Crocodile/ Kids

11:30am 12pm Monday to Friday

10:45am 10:45am

Lesson start time:

MING LESSON 2019

Lesson set

10:45am

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Lessons 10am

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lessons lesson lesson # of 30 min 60 min

Jan 7 - Mar 11

start time: DayMonday of2019: 9 the Week ER SWIMMING LESSONS Youth, Adults, Block Private Lessons SWIMMING5:30pm LESSONS 2019: Youth, Adults, Block Private Lesson Lessons $55.08 WINTER Jan 7Feb -set Mar 11 lessons *noLesson lesson 18 # oflesson 30 lesson min 60 min Monday Lesson Day of start the time: Week

11:15am

10:45am

Adult: Basics Adult: Strokes Youth Basics Youth Strokes Junior Lifeguard Club (30 mins) (30 mins) (60 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) ults, Block Private Lessons WINTER SWIMMING LESSONS 2019: Youth, Adults, Block Private Lessons Youth Basics Saturday Youth Block$71.40 Private Lesson 11:30am Adult: Strokes Youth Basics Youth Strokes 1.40 11:30am 11am Strokes Jan 12 - Mar 16Junior 10:30amLifeguard 10 Club$61.2010am 10am Adult: Basics 10:45am 11am 10:30am 10am 10am Adult: Basics Adult: Strokes Youth Basics Youth Strokes Junior Lifeguard Club (30 mins) (30 mins) (60 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) (60 mins) (30 mins) (30 mins) Youth Basics Saturday Youth 1.40 11:30am Block60 Private Adult: Strokes Youth Basics Youth Strokes 11am Strokes Jan 12 - Mar 16Junior 10:30amLifeguard $61.20 10am $71.40 10am Adult: Basics 10:45am 11am 10:30am 10am 10am #10of Club30 min min Lesson 11:30am Lesson start (30 mins)Day of the Week(30 mins) (60 mins) (30 mins) (30time: mins) (30 mins) Lesson set (30 mins) (30 mins) lessons lesson lesson # of 30 min 60 min Lesson start time: Lesson start time: Day of the Week

5pm 5pm

11:15am

10am 5:30pm

Swim Kids Kids 77 Swim (45 mins) mins) (45

5pm

11:15am

Lesson start time: PROGRAMS 11:30am 11am 10:30am 5pm

(45 mins)

5pm

Kids 5/6 5/6 Swim Kids mins) (45 Kids mins) Swim 7-10

10am JanJan 12 - Mar 16 10am 10 $61.20 $61.20 10:45am$71.40 5:30pm 11:30am 11am 10:30am Saturday 5:30pm $71.40 5pm 5:30pm 5pm Wednesday Jan 119 -Mar - Mar1315 5pm 10 12pm $4910:30am$57.15 10:30am 12pm 11:15am 11:30am 11am 10:30am Friday 11:30am*no lessons Jan 25,11am 8 WINTER SWIMMING 2019: Youth, Adults, Adults, Block LESSONS 2019: Youth, Block Private 10:30am Jan 22 12 - Mar 16 SWIMMING 10am 10 $61.20 10:45am $71.40 LESSONS 11:30am 11am Private Lessons 10:30am Saturday 10am WINTER Feb Jan 11 - Mar 15 7.15 12pm $4910:30am$57.15 10:30am 12pm 11:15am 11:30am 11am 10:30am Friday 11:30am*no lessons Jan 25,11am 8 lts, Block Private Lessons SWIMMING 2019: Youth, Block Private Lessons WINTERWINTER SWIMMING LESSONSLESSONS 2019: Youth, Adults, BlockAdults, Private Lessons Feb 22

1.40 7.15

(45 mins)

Swim Kids 3 Swim Kids 4 (30 mins) (30 mins) Swim Kids 4 Swim Kids 5/6 5:30pm 4:30pm Lesson start time: (30 mins) (45 mins)

Swim5pm Kids 3 (30 mins)

11:30am

(30 mins)

AQUATIC Programs Jan 12Rainbow - Mar 16 10 $61.20 Road $71.40 11:30am 11am CENTRE 10:30am 10am 10am Saturday Jan 79 --Mar Mar 13 11 5pm 109 $61.20 5:30pm 5pm 5:30pm 5pm 5:30pm $55.10 4:30pm $71.40 $64.25 5pm 4:30pm Monday 5:30pm *noJanlesson Wednesday Feb 18 winter 2019 10:30am Jan 12 - Mar 16 10 $61.20 $71.40 11:30am 11am 10am 10am Saturday *no lessonFeb Feb 22 18

11am 5pm

Swim Swim Kids Kids7-10 2 5:30pm (45 (30 mins)

(30 mins)

Lesson start time: 4:30pm

*no lesson6 Feb lessons lesson lessonWINTER SWIMMING LESSONS 2019: Ages 6 - 12 years WINTER SWIMMING LESSONSSwim 2019: - 1218years Swim Kids 3 KidsAges 4 Swim Kids 5/6 Swim Kids 7-10 Swim Kids 1 Swim Kids 2 (30 mins) (30 mins) (45 Swim Kids 1 Wednesday Swim Kids 2 Jan Swim 30 Kidsmin 4(45 mins) Swim SwimKids Kids5/6 1 (30 mins) Swim Swim Kids Kids7-10 2 (30 mins)Swim5pm Kids 3 Mar 13 11Swim Kids 3mins) Jan 79 --Mar 109 # of $61.20 $71.40 5:30pm 45 min 5pm $55.10 $64.25 Monday Lesson start time: *no lesson Feb 18 Lesson (30 setmins) (30 mins)Day of the Week (30 mins) (30 mins) (45 (30 mins) (45 (30 mins) (30 mins) lessons lesson lesson

10:30am 11am Lessons 11:30am 10:30am BlockSwim Private KidsLesson 1 12pm (3011am mins) 11:30am Private Kids Lesson BlockSwim Private Kids Lesson 12pm Swim Kids 211 (30 mins) mins)

(30 mins)

11am

11:30am Swim Kids 2 (3012pm mins)

Swim Kids (30 mins)

Swim Kids Kids Swim Swim Kidsmins) 3 (30 mins) (30(30 mins)

Swim Kids 3 (30 mins)

11am 12pm 12:30pm

11:30am

11:30am

12pm 12pm 12pm 12pm 12:30pm 12:30pm

11:30am 11:30am

12pm

12pm

11:30am

11am

11am

11:30am

12pm

12pm

11:30am

11am

SPRING BREAK SWIMMING LESSONS: Ages SPRING BREAK SWIMMING LESSON 2019 SPRING BREAK SWIMMING LESSON 2019 6 - 12 years Salamander (30 mins)

Sunfish (30 mins)

Crocodile/ Whale (30 mins)

Swim Sea Otter Kids 1 (30 mins)

Swim Salamander Kids 2 (30 mins)

Swim Sunfish Kids 3 (30 mins)

Crocodile/ Swim Kids Whale 4 (30 mins)

Swim SwimKids Kids5/6 1 (45 (30 mins)

Swim SwimKids Kids7-10 2 (45 (30 mins)

BlockSwim Private KidsLesso 3 (30 mins)

Salamander (30 mins)

Sunfish (30 mins)

Crocodile/ Whale (30 mins)

Swim Sea Otter Kids 1 (30 mins)

Swim Salamander Kids 2 (30 mins)

Swim Sunfish Kids 3 (30 mins)

Crocodile/ Swim Kids Whale 4 (30 mins)

Swim SwimKids Kids5/6 1 (45 (30 mins)

Swim SwimKids Kids7-10 2 mins) (45 (30 mins)

Less BlockSwim Private KidsLesso 3 (30 mins) mins) (30

min son min sson 1.40

# of lessons # of Day of the Week Lesson set 10:30amMonday to Friday11am Mar 18 - Mar 2911:30amlessons 10

30 min 45 min lesson lesson 30 min 45 min lesson $61.2012pm lesson $71.40

10:30am 12pm

11:30am 11am

11:30am 11am

10:30am 12pm

10:30am 12pm

11:15am 11:30am

12pm 11am 12:30pm

1.40

10:30amMonday to Friday11am Mar 18 - Mar 2911:30am 10

$61.2012pm $71.40

10:30am 12pm

11:30am 11am

11:30am 11am

10:30am 12pm

10:30am 12pm

11:15am 11:30am

12pm 11am 12:30pm

Day of the Week

Lesson set

Lesson start time: Lesson start time:

Program Registrations now take place at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre including camps and classes. To register online go to www.ssiparc.ca and to register by phone call 250-537-1402. You can also register in person at the pool at 262 Rainbow Road. GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD | JANUARY - APRIL 2019

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Parc

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StevIE

Evan

Recreation Programmer

Aquatics

Q: How long have you worked in Aquatic and/or community recreation? Coming close to 8 years.

Q: How long have you worked in Aquatic and/or community recreation? I started seven years ago as a paddling coach & summer camp leader!

Q: What drew you to this field of work? Initially it was the job description of an outdoor based summer camp which listed all the activities I was hoping to do throughout the summer anyways.

Q: What drew you to this field of work? It doesn’t feel like work - I love the water, I love working with kids, and I love teaching.

Q: What are your hobbies? Anything outdoors and active. I love going on back country camping trips, surfing in Tofino, and playing soccer for a nearby men’s team.

Q: What are your hobbies? Fitness, music production, travelling Q: What is your education and training?  Water Safety Instructor / Instructor Trainer, Lifesaving Instructor, First Aid Instructor

Q: What is your education and training? I bounced around the post-secondary circuit for a while until eventually enrolling in the Justice Institute of BC to complete my Fire Fighter training.

Q: What is one thing on your bucket list? Complete a full Ironman triathlon

Q: What is one thing on your bucket list? Learn how to play the Piano. Not an entire concerto but a couple of tunes would be nice.

Q: What do you love about your job? I love watching people improve and feel proud of their progress.

Q: What do you love about your job? Community Recreation is something I unknowingly grew up taking advantage of and I love having the opportunity to make it accessible and engaging for as many other community members as possible.

Q: Do you have any advice for people who want to start working in aquatics and recreation? Be a water safety role model and come meet us at the pool, we’ll be excited to help you!

Q: Do you have any advice for people who want to start working in aquatics and recreation? If you enjoy a healthy active lifestyle why not consider getting paid to help others enjoy one too.

Emergency Program Contact Information

250-537-1220 Visit our websites:

https://www.crd.bc.ca/service/fireand-emergencyprograms/emergency-management and

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Elizabeth Zook, Emergency Coordinator ESS Director ssiepc@crd.bc.ca Laurel Hanley, Deputy Emergency Coordinator POD Coordinator ssidepc@crd.bc.ca For information concerning:

• Personal/Family emergency preparedness information • POD - Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program • ESS - Emergency Support Services • EOC - Emergency Operations Centre

We offer training in preparedness, disaster first aid and pet emergency needs. If you are interested send us an email at ssiepc@crd.bc.ca.

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The following pages contain programs and information brought to you from members of the community.

COMMUNITY INFO AND PROGRAMS Arts, Dance & Culture........................... 24 Child Care & Preschool......................... 28 Community Groups.............................. 29 Festivals & Community Events.............. 22 Food & Farming................................... 32 Early Years........................................... 31 General Interest.................................. 33 Health, Fitness & Wellness................... 34 Information Resources......................... 36 Personal Development......................... 37 Recreation and Sports.......................... 38 Rental Facilities................................... 42 Youth Groups & Centres........................ 42 Neither CRD nor Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission have reviewed the qualifications of any person advertising services in this listing. No endorsement is intended of any person, organization or service offered. Members of the public should make their own inquiries to find competent, qualified instructors who will meet their requirements.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: FESTIVALS + COMMUNITY EVENTS January through April 2019 If you are planning an event in a park, don’t forget you need a Park Use Permit from PARC! Apply online for your permit at www. crd.bc.ca/ssiprograms

Ongoing MARKET IN THE PARK

www.crd.bc.ca Meet artists, food producers, musicians and locals at our lively Market in the Park. An Island tradition that draws visitors from near and far. Takes place in Centennial Park on Saturdays, March 31, 2019 to October 27, 2019, 9 am - 4 pm. marketinthepark@crd.bc.ca

ARTSPRING

www.artspring.ca ArtSpring is a community performing and visual arts. See website for concerts and events. 250 537 2125 | info@artspring.ca

January JANUARY

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Annual event held January 1st , 12 - 1 pm at Vesuvius Beach.

Please Touch the Artwork

January 13 - 17, Mahon Hall. A youth exhibit of 2-d, 3-d, installation, and wearable art created by SSI youth. Check the website for details on the Fashion Show, workshops, and gallery hours. Supported by the Salt Spring Arts Council. ssartscouncil.com/events/

February

Late November – December 22 Open Daily 10-5, Annex Gallery Mahon Hall You’ve seen them in the streets and in the parks, now take a moment to see inside their hearts. An art exhibit that journeys into the minds of the people under the stairs.

Workshops on the Rock: In House – The Salt Spring Arts Council presents a series of creative workshops for children, youth and adults in historic Mahon Hall, January through March. Exceptional arts exploration with professional artist-mentors. Registration for Winter workshops opens November: ssartscouncil.com/ workshops/

POLAR BEAR SWIM

Heart and Stroke Fundraiser

Help us Raise awareness for countless Canadians affected by Heart disease. Join in a Bonus Aquafit class by donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Then assemble a team and collect pledges to participate in a Swim-a-thon with the goal to swim 100 lengths! Saturday Feb 2 Aquafit 9 - 10 am. Swim-A-Thon 8am - 12 pm.

Free Family Day Dunk

Celebrate Family Day with free admission to the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled swim and a relaxing hot tub. Saturday Feb 16 12 - 3 pm Monday Feb 18 3 - 6 pm

SALT SPRING ISLAND FEBRUARY FESTIVAL

www.saltspringtourism.com Join us during February for arts & cultural events and live music. There is something happening every day for you to attend and get out of the rain – or inspire you to get outside and play!  Featured events are Family Weekend programs and concerts and the Salt Spring Indoor Market at the Farmers’ Institute on Saturday, February 16, 9am - 3pm.  Chamber of Commerce & Salt Spring Tourism 250 537 4223

Family Day

Monday, February 18 at Mahon Hall with international storyteller Anne Glover: You’ve never heard a story told like this! Join the Salt Spring Arts Council for our annual event for families: crafts, performances and snacks for the young and young at heart. Check calendar for details: ssartscouncil.com/events/ Family Day Free swim. Feb. 18th + join us for a free swim during our everyone welcome swim times. JANUARY - APRIL 2019 | GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD


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SEEDY SATURDAY

Seedy Saturday is a public event that brings together home gardeners, seed savers, native plant collectors, agriculture conservation groups, and community gardeners as well as local seed companies that sell open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains and herbs. Come to the Annual Seedy Saturday event to swap or sell seeds and plant starts, attend expert talks about food-growing, and enjoy tasty, healthy locally-sourced food. Organized by Island Natural Growers. Usually held at the Farmers’ Institute on the second Saturday in February. ssiseedysaturday@gmail.com

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www.saltspringfilmfestival.com The 18th annual Salt Spring Film Festival will take place March 1 – 3, 2019, at Gulf Islands Secondary School. The three-day film festival brings a feast of independent documentary films and film directors from Canada and around the world to film lovers here on Salt Spring Island. 250 537 1116 | info@saltspringfilmfestival.com

SALT SPRING BLOOMS IN APRIL 2019

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www.saltspringtourism.com Easter Long Weekend and the Easter Art Festival marks the start of a fun-filled month of activities for the entire family. Salt Spring will burst with a variety of events including studio tours & art shows, garden tours, Earth Day Celebrations, and the Annual Japanese Garden Society’s Blossom Festival.  Try culinary treats with wine tasting and shopping at the island’s Saturday Market as it opens for the season.  Many of the activities are free! Chamber of Commerce & Salt Spring Tourism | 250 537 4223

SALT SPRING CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT www.bandemonium.org The Salt Spring Concert Band is a community band including 35-40 players of varying ages and abilities under the direction of Keith Ollerenshaw.

ANNUAL SSI GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

https://ssigardenclub.wordpress.com This is the place to see and purchase shrubs, herbs, flowers and veggie plants. Bring a container to take all your great purchases home! Usually held on in late April at the Farmers’ Institute.

SPARKFEST

www.swova.org Support SWOVA at the 8th year of Sparkfest, usually held in late April. This event is a fundraiser for ‘Pass It On’, one of SWOVA’s many youth projects. Pass It On youth participants will share their stories and talents, and there will be lots of entertainment, speakers and a silent auction. Every penny raised goes towards running the Pass It On program.

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Youth Week

Join us for a free swim during Friday Night Madness. Come embrace the madness and tackle our inflatable obstacle course for free in celebration of Youth Week! Friday May 3 6:30 - 8:30 pm

April 22, 2019. 12pm to 5pm. An annual community celebration held in Centennial Park, Ganges.  Listen to local musicians and speakers, participate in fun activities and see inspiring and informative displays from nonprofit groups and businesses. A great way to connect with your community and give thanks for Mother Earth. An all-ages free event.

STAGECOACH THEATRE SCHOOL

www.stagecoachtheatre.ca Students take to the ArtSpring stage to showcase their talents in music, improv, storytelling and drama. StageCoach involves the entire student body in the annual show in April. stagecoachtheatre@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: ARTS, DANCE + CULTURE

ARTS ASSOCIATIONS AND FACILITIES ARTSPRING

www.artspring.ca Friends and family come together year round at ArtSpring to enjoy community theatre, professional touring artists, exhibitions, talks, children’s recitals, opera, and more. 250 537 2125 | info@artspring.ca

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL

www.ssartscouncil.com The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) supports and promotes the arts through education, advocacy and collaboration. SSAC delivers numerous programs to enhance the vibrancy of our community: Artcraft and Wintercraft exhibits, Art Jam, Artist in the Class, Workshops on the Rock, Summer Showcases, Easter Art Exhibit, Salt Spring National Art Prize, Artists in Residence, grants and awards, and community cultural events throughout the year. SSAC operates at historic Mahon Hall in Ganges. 250 537 0899 | info@ssartscouncil.com

DANCE

SALT SPRING SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB

ARGENTINE TANGO POR EL AMOR DEL TANGO

https://tangomockup.wordpress.com/ Facebook: Por El Amor Del Tango- Salt Spring Island. Welcoming all dancers, experienced and beginners to the beautiful embrace of tango. Tuesday practices 8 - 10 pm $5 drop-in at All Saints by the Sea Church. ssi.tango@gmail.com

WITCH DANCE SALT SPRING

SALTY WHEELS SQUARE DANCE

www.region1.squaredance.bc.ca Thursdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Runs from the end of September to the beginning of May. New dancers always welcome. 734 Upper Ganges Road. Alan & Marilynne Cunningham 250 537 5356 | almarcun@telus.net

SWING DANCE

SSI Scottish Country Dance Club hosts social dancing events, an annual Robbie Burns Dinner, Saint Andrews Day community dance as well as weekly classes. Please contact Catherine for information at cdbennett53@gmail.com  or visit our website and Facebook page  https://sites.google.com/view/ssiscdc/home https://www.facebook.com/ saltspringscottishdancers

Beginners always welcome, lessons scheduled through the year. Dance to Big Band and ‘50s and ’60s rock n’ roll. Wendy Hartnett 250 537 4118 | w_hartnett@hotmail.com

A group dancing the Wolfshager Hexenbrut Theatrical Dance. Facebook - Witch Dance Salt Spring. Kathy Weisner | 250 537 5058

DANCE CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS See PARC programs on page 10 & 11 for: • Ballet Barre Recharge • Ballet Barre Bootcamp

St. Margaret’s School Confident girls. Inspiring women.

Discover the SMS All-Girls Advantage An environment where girls gain confidence and discover their passions

stmarg.ca Ask about our 5-day boarding option

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DANCE CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS cont. ANTLER RIDGE DANCE STUDIO

www.facebook.com/danceonantlerridge/ Proprietor, Robbyn Scott, offers dance and movement exploration classes for adults, studio rentals for specific movement practitioners and visiting artists. 250 653 4088 antlerridgedance@gmail.com

ARTSPRING www.artspring.ca

Workshops throughout the year taught by visiting dance companies. 250 537 2125 | info@artspring.ca

COMMUNITY DANCE

Classes, workshops and performances. www.bonesforever.com/dance Anna Haltrecht | 250 537 5681 anna@bonesforever.com

DANCE TEMPLE

www.dancetemplesaltspring.com All ages/walks of life. Conscious dance ritual for those who want to explore their creativity through movement in a safe space. Guided warmup, free flow dancing. Facilitators, soundscapes and musical guests vary. Mondays and Thursdays. See website for location and times.

GULF ISLANDS SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS (GISPA) – YOUTH

www.gispa.ca GISPA offers advanced education in music, dance and theatre for students in grades 9-12. GISPA is a school within Gulf Islands Secondary School. Please send in your expressions of interest and questions. Jason Donaldson | 250 537 9944 jdonaldson@sd64.bc.ca

INSTRUCTOR – DANCE – QI GONG

www.naomijason.com Naomi Jason, dance instructor, artist and movement therapist.

RAINWOOD DANCE STUDIO

www.rainwooddancestudio.com Our experienced and creative teaching staff are eager to share their passion for dance with you. We offer ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, street jazz, musical theatre, flamenco, tap and hip hop classes. rainwooddancestudio@gmail.com

SALTY WHEELS SQUARE DANCE

www.region1.squaredance.bc.ca See listing under Dance.

SOCIAL PARTNER DANCE

Enjoy dancing in Standard & Latin styles. Modern line dancing too. Newcomers always welcome. Experience success in night club 2 step, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep or cha cha. Contact us for current class info. Facebook – Ballroom Dance Salt Spring Kathy Weisner | 250 537 5058 ballroomdancess@gmail.com

Music Groups & Associations BANDEMONIUM MUSIC SOCIETY

Two vibrant community bands offering opportunities for woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages to develop skills, enjoy music and perform. Salt Spring Concert Band performs classic and contemporary wind ensemble music and will be starting a beginner band program for adults in the SIMS band room at 7:15 pm. Swing Shift Big Band plays Latin and swing music at dances and concerts. Salt Spring Concert Band, Keith Ollerenshaw keith.ollerenshaw@gmail.com Swing Shift Big Band, Derrick Milton dsmilton@telus.net | info@bandemonium.org

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Music Groups & Associations cont. FIDDLEWORKS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

www.fiddleworks.ca We aim to foster community through music, celebration and education; to create and implement educational programs which use music to develop leadership, teamwork, selfesteem, and life skills (such as our summer music camps), and to provide accessible, affordable music education for children and adults.

PIPERS & DRUMMERS ASSOCIATION

For any occasion. Hire one piper or the whole band. Doug Fraser | 250 537 7748 totemtot@telus.net

SALT STRINGS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

A training and performing ensemble for the orchestral strings: violin, viola, cello, and bass. Coached by Paula Kiffner. Designed for adult amateur string players. Carol Wright | 250 537 5982 | kiffwright@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING FOLK CLUB

www.saltspringfolkclub.com Group of volunteers that provide the structure for folk singing friends and performers to gather on Salt Spring Island. Fulford Hall is home to the Salt Spring Folk Club and hosts some of the finest folk music musicians. See website for details.

SALT SPRING SINGERS

www.saltspringsingers.ca Meet weekly to sing under the guidance of a skilled director. Concerts are presented twice a year.

DREAM DEEP MUSIC oonamcouat.com Piano, voice, harp, music theory, performance skills & sound therapy. Offering a holistic approach to making music for all ages and all levels. Innovative teaching methods rooted in technique, anchored in self-awareness and inspiring joy. Oona McOuat | 250 537 2088 oonasong@yahoo.com

SALT SPRING COMMUNITY THEATRE

www.facebook.com/ saltspringcommunitytheatre/ A non-profit society dedicated to the advancement of community amateur theatre. We welcome all newcomers of whatever interests and experience, to share their skills with us and to enjoy every aspect of playmaking.

GULF ISLANDS SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS (GISPA) – YOUTH

STAGECOACH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

www.gispa.ca GISPA offers advanced education in music, dance and theatre for students in grades 9-12. GISPA is a school within Gulf Islands Secondary School. Please send in your expressions of interest and questions. Jason Donaldson | 250 537 9944 jdonaldson@sd64.bc.ca

ISLAND WINDS MUSIC STUDIO

Piano, woodwinds, brass, singing, theory & harmony. Programs include jazz improvisation; band instrument explorations (enable an informed instrument choice for SIMS); never too late to learn to play (again) for adults. Wendy Milton & Derrick Milton islandwinds@telus.net | 250 537 4654

VESUVIUS MUSIC STUDIOS

www.vesuviusmusicstudios.com Lessons for all ages. More details on website. Diana and Lloyd English

THEATRE /DRAMATIC ARTS See PARC programs on page 11 for: • Marionettes Part II - The Play.

VIVA CHORALE! CHOIR

FRITZ CINEMA www.thefritz.ca Up-to-date cinema with surround sound and digital projection. Open Friday to Tuesday year round and 7 days a week in July & August. Show times: 250 537 4656 | thefritz@hotmail.com

MUSIC LESSONS B NATURAL SCHOOL OF PIANO

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GULF ISLANDS SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS (GISPA) – YOUTH

www.gispa.ca See listing under Dance Classes & Instructors

READERS’ THEATRE

A group of people who act with their voices. Meet every Monday at 10am to read plays, poetry or prose and perform publicly once or twice a year. Salt Spring Seniors Centre at 379 Lower Ganges Rd. Murray Shoolbraid | 250 537 5432

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ISLAND COMFORT QUILTS

Providing comfort quilts free of charge to any islander with a life-threatening illness or injury. To request a quilt for someone, volunteer your time or to make a donation, please contact us. 250 537 5302 | islandcomfortquilts@shaw.ca

www.saltspringweaversandspinners.com Our guild meets regularly to share and learn together. We have a varied program with workshops and presentations on weaving and spinning, as well as knitting. See our website for dates.

STITCH DIMENSION QUILT GUILD

ACTIVE PASS PRODUCTIONS

UBUNTU SACRED SONG CIRCLE

www.vivachoralesaltspring.com Do you love to sing? Our choir fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and dedication to each other as well as to our island community. We perform in a variety of venues and take part in fundraising for local charitable organizations. We welcome all ages from youth to adult.

FABRIC ART GROUPS

SALT SPRING WEAVERS & SPINNERS GUILD

A performers’ collective doing productions in drama, comedy, and music. Workshops in theatre arts are also held periodically in specific areas of interest. Lynda Jensen | 250 537 4168

Learn chants and rounds from many traditions in a relaxed and reverent environment. All voices welcome. Contact: Barbara Slater | 250-6534186 barbaramarie@telus.net

www.stagecoachtheatre.ca StageCoach is a non-profit society offering afterschool and Friday programs in the performing arts for youth ages 5+. The programs run from September through April, culminating in an Annual Show. Please see website for current programs.

Members meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. Projects may include mystery quilts, sampler quilts or quilt challenges; demonstrations of quilting and other fiber art techniques; and community projects. All skill levels welcome. Janet Rothwell | 250 537 7606 stitchdimension@gmail.com

FABRIC ART INSTRUCTION FELT MAKING WORKSHOPS & PRIVATE FELTING & TEXTILE COURSES

www.ulriekebenner.com – Art You Wear in Felt & Silk. Ulrieke Benner | 250 537 1723 ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com

NUNO FELTING WORKSHOPS

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www.judithdios.com See website for workshop options and current schedule.

MUDPUPPY STUDIOS

www.mudpuppyacademy.ca Children’s sewing classes and day camps. Learn to sew clothing for yourself using sewing machines and sergers. 8 years old and up. Francine Hampson-Reid | 778 353 3600

SAORI SALT SPRING WEAVING STUDIO

www.saorisaltspring.com SAORI freestyle weaving classes, workshops and retreats. Ages 6-adult. No experience required. “Try-It” classes for new weavers – create a beautiful weaving in 2 hours. Terri Bibby | 250 537 8813 saltspringweaving@gmail.com

VISUAL ART GROUPS SALT SPRING BASKETRY GUILD

www.ssibasketryguild.ca The Salt Spring Basketry Guild is a group of basket makers (of all levels) and collectors who meet regularly. Guild activities include learning about basketry materials and techniques, guest speakers and social activities, organizing exhibits of members’ work. New members welcome. facebook.com/ssibasketryguild contact@ssibasketryguild.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND PAINTERS GUILD

https://ssipaintersguild.ca The Painters Guild offers a range of activities once a week, including workshops, drawing sessions, printmaking, outdoor sketching, calligraphy, shows and fellowship. Anyone who has a desire to draw and paint is welcome to become a member.  To join the Painters Guild simply visit the website to register. ssipg@hotmail.com

SALT SPRING POTTERS GUILD

www.saltspringpottersguild.com A group of potters, at all levels of development from beginners to production potters, artist potters and sculptors, organize monthly meetings for mutual support and to hold workshops. Patricia Gibson | patriciagibson198@gmail.com

SALT SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

www.ssphotog.ca Open to anyone, beginner to expert, who loves photography. We offer constructive learning of the artistic and technical aspects of photography. The club meets monthly and sponsors two shows per year, a mentoring program and ongoing seasonal slide shows. ​​ Pierre Mineau | 250 537 2663 pierre.mineau2@gmail.com

VISUAL ART INSTRUCTION See PARC programs on page 11 for:

• Observational Drawing Using Graphite • Advanced Drawing and Shading with Graphite • Simply Stamping Handmade Cards

WORKSHOPS ON THE ROCK (WOR)

www.ssartscouncil.com/workshops/ Workshops on the Rock: Salt Spring Arts Council presents a series of in house creative workshops for children, youth and adults in historic Mahon Hall. Multi-week and single day arts exploration with artist-mentors. See website for info and registration. 250 537 0899 | wor@ssartscouncil.com

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VISUAL ART INSTRUCTION cont. ARTS AND CRAFTS (SS SENIORS SERVICES SOCIETY)

Arts and Crafts afternoon, support and sharing, at the SS Seniors Centre, Tuesdays 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Bring your painting and crafts projects to share with the group. 379 Lower Ganges Road | 250 537 4604

ARTIST’S GROUP (SOUTH SS SENIORS)

A supportive, but not instructional, group meeting Mondays 1 pm to 4 pm in the Anderson Room at Fulford Hall. Ingrid | 250-537-1885

ART BY HARRISON MANDALA CEDAR YURT STUDIO www.artbyharrison.com

Painting, drawing, collaging, clay hand building, throwing and sculpture techniques. Private individual, group, family sessions, classes and workshops year round to adults, youth and children. Learn visual art techniques also through art therapy workshops and private sessions.  Tracy Harrison | 250 537 6568 tracy@artbyharrison.com

ARTVENTURES www.artbygillian.com

Explore the world of expressive drawing, abstraction, composition & critique and working in a series. Gillian McConnell | 250 537 4439 gillian@artbygillian.com

BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

www.joancarrigan.com Offering ongoing workshops for all levels. Joan Carrigan | 250 538 1877 info@joancarrigan.com

CREATIVE BY NATURE ART STUDIO

www.creativebynature.org Quiet Mind Art with Earth & Heart. Learn to paint for joy and connection. Youth & adult classes year round. Call or email to learn more. Lisa Lipsett 250 537 9785 lisa@creativebynature.org

FINE JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS

POTTERY LESSONS

www.juliemackinnonceramics.com Work from slab and wheel thrown forms with lots of decorating. Weekend workshops available, beginner through advanced. Julie MacKinnon | 250 537 2100

POTTERY LESSONS

www.martinus-gold.com. Martinus Studio – Gallery. Located at #5-121 McPhillips Ave. Martin Ebbers | 250 538 1730 ask@martinus-gold.com

Pat Webber | 250 537 8871 jwebber@saltspring.com

GLASS CLASSES

www.theglassfoundry.com A variety of glass classes for kids, teens and adults. Includes sand casting, kiln casting, fusing, dichroic jewellery making, and etching. Mark Lauckner | 250 537 9200 info@theglassfoundry.com

NON-TOXIC OIL PAINTING LESSONS

Private or group lessons for all levels, beginners to advanced painters in other media wanting an introduction to non-toxic oil painting. No solvents, no fumes. Learn mixing paints, colour choices, composition, various techniques. Facebook: Terri Reid Studios 778 353 0014 | terrireidstudios@gmail.com

PASTEL AND BEGINNER DRAWING WORKSHOPS www.gailsibley.com

Gail Sibley | 778 440 3131 | gailsibley@shaw.ca

COMMUNICATION & LITERACY See PARC programs on page 11 for: • Learn To Speak Spanish Beginners 2 • Start a Novel or Memoir

SALT SPRING ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

www.saltspring.bc.libraries.coop 129 McPhillips Avenue Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, audiobooks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, and free computer and internet access. Meeting spaces for large and small groups. Wide array of community events including book launches, art talks, bridge club, book club, private tech tutoring, tech café, and children’s story time. 250 537 4666 | info@saltspringlibrary.com

PATHS TO AUTHENTIC WRITING

POTTERY ART BY HARRISON

www.artbyharrison.com Clay Camps and private sessions (all ages). Lots of decorative options including raku and smoke fire. Tracy Harrison | 250 537 6568 | tracy@ artbyharrison.com

www.lorrainegane.com Paths to Authentic Writing and Publishing. Manuscript development and editing by Lorraine Gane. See website for more information. Lorraine Gane | info@lorrainegane.com

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: CHILD CARE + PRESCHOOLS AMELIA’S PLACE FAMILY CHILDCARE

Licensed family childcare for children 1 year to early school age. Play and nature based. 250 538 7212 | ameliaschildcare@gmail.com

LITTLE BLUE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

A learning through play morning preschool for 2 and 3 year olds plus occasional afternoon dropin. Licensed Multi-age Centre (2 – 5 yrs.) Infant/ Toddler Centre (under 3 years old). 250 221 BLUE (2583) | littleblue2583@gmail.com

FULFORD HARBOUR CHILD CARE SOCIETY www.treefrogdaycare.com

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LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE

SALT SPRING EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

littleredschoolhouse.ca Non-profit that provides outdoor and indoor nature based programs based on learning through play. 3 to 5 year olds. 250 653 4343 earlylearning@littleredschoolhouse.ca

Our centre is a non-profit society that offers yearround early learning for children 30 months to 5 years old. Qualified licensed staff provide a playbased curriculum revolving around the children’s interests. 250 537 2114 | ssidc@saltspring.com

MORNING GLORY DAYCARE

Morning Glory is a home based Waldorf initiative operating throughout the year. Ages 3-7. 250 653 9545 | kimsyurt@gmail.com

SALT SPRING CO-OPERATIVE PRESCHOOL www.saltspringcooppreschool.com

A play based licensed V.I.C.P.A preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds. Small classes led by an experienced Early Childhood Educator with parent involvement in the classroom and in the non-profit preschool business. 250 537 8445 saltspringcooperativepreschool@gmail.com

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TARA BROWN’S FAMILY DAYCARE

Accepts enrollment of all ages including school age children. Open year round. 250 538 0340 | taracbrown@shaw.ca

TOPHAM FAMILY CHILD CARE

www.tophamchildcare.wordpress.com Day care and after school care for ages 1 to 5 years. 250 537 9835

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY GROUPS + RESOURCES CENTRE FOR CHILD HONOURING

www.childhonouring.org Child Honouring is a philosophy, a vision, an organizing principle, and a way of life - the children-first way of sustainability. Activities include education, communication and awareness, and innovation through creating dialogues and forums. 250 931 3190 | info@childhonouring.org

CFUW SSI www.cfuwssi.ca Canadian Federation of University Women Salt Spring Island (CFUW SSI) advocates higher education and support for women and children. Bursaries/scholarships provided locally and overseas to disadvantaged students. We have special interest groups for members and monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Janet Smith | 250 931 1235 | info@cfuwssi.ca DEATH CAFÉ www.deathcafe.com Join Jaya Lynda Cole and other Salt Spring Hospice facilitators for a conversation about death where even humour and light heartedness can emerge. All are welcome. Anna Haltrecht | 250 537 5681 | anna@bonesforever.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & SALT SPRING TOURISM

www.saltspringchamber.com/ www.saltspringtourism.com The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce, established in 1948, is a notfor-profit organization representing 300 business owners and individuals on the island. In addition to supporting the needs of local businesses, we manage the Shop Local Program, and operate the Visitor Information Centre and Salt Spring Tourism. | 250 537 4223 | chamber@saltspringchamber.com

ISLAND COMFORT QUILTS

Our goal is to provide a comfort quilt, free of charge, to any islander with a life-threatening illness or injury. To request a quilt for someone, to volunteer your time or to make a donation of material or cash, please email or phone. Annual quilting bee is held each year in March on a Sunday. 107 Castle Cross Road | 250 537 5302 Road islandcomfortquilts@shaw.ca

DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE SALT SPRING ISLAND (DAISSI)

www.daissi.org DAISSI (formerly GLOSSI) is a social and advocacy organization for people of diverse sexualities and gender identities and their allies on Salt Spring Island. saltspringpride@gmail.com

ISLAND PATHWAYS www.islandpathways.ca We advocate and educate for safe active transportation options on Salt Spring Island and for better regional connections. We work in partnership with other groups and agencies. We rely on our dedicated volunteers for many tasks, especially the planning and construction of pathways. We work with Partners Creating Pathways, Bicycle Working Group, Helmets for Life, Heritage Map with Bike Routes, Bicycle Racks on Salt Spring Island and Community Activities. JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY

www.saltspringjapanesegarden.com Creating Heiwa Garden in the Peace Park to be a place of unity and reconciliation, where the history of SSI Japanese Canadian pioneers is acknowledged.  We organize the Annual Blossom Festival and concerts.  As a volunteer organization, we provide tax receipts for donations.  Sheryl Taylor-Munro | 250 537 4716 | info@saltspringjapanesegarden.com GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD | JANUARY - APRIL 2019

LIONS CLUB

Young or old, male or female we have members from all walks of life. Our many island projects include Seniors Housing, Garage Sale, Directory & many more community services. If you are interested in becoming a lion, come out to one of our meetings and see if it is something you would be interested in. We have dinner Meetings Sept – June, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. 250-537-2000 | sslions@telus.net

OAP (OLD AGE PENSIONERS)

Meets at Fulford Hall. See also South SS Seniors. Cara Joy Hughes | 250-653-4710 | carajoy@telus.net

PROBUS CLUB OF SALT SPRING ISLAND

www.probus-ssi.ca A club for professionals and businesses. Monthly speakers program, interest groups, dinner club, bridge club and off-island trips. probus.ssi@gmail.com

ROTARY CLUB

www.saltspringislandrotary.org Rotarians are diverse business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

www.saltspringbr92.com Non-profit organization in support of many needs. Servicing veterans, peace keepers, their families and our community. Legion and Ladies Auxiliary membership invited and welcomed from the whole community no military association required to join.

SALT SPRING COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca We are a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting individuals, families and communities. We provide a broad range of services and supports to the Southern Gulf Island communities including the Food Bank, Emergency Shelter, Family Place, Recycling Depot, Seniors’ Wellness, Core Inn Youth Centre, and FETCH (For Everything That’s Community Health) Directory (www.saltspring.fetchbc.ca). 250 537 9971 | connect@ssics.ca

SALT SPRING FILM FESTIVAL SOCIETY

Salt Spring Film Festival Society presents a three-day feast of international documentary films on the first weekend in March yearly, as well as monthly films over winter. We focus on social justice, arts, culture, gender issues, environment and science. Volunteers are essential! Therin Gower | 250 537 5169

SALT SPRING ISLAND FOUNDATION

www.ssifoundation.ca The Salt Spring Island Foundation aims to inspire philanthropy in support of local charities for the enduring benefit of our community. Through carefully stewarded endowment funds and a responsive granting program, the Foundation helps to build and support Salt Spring charitable organizations and serves as a catalyst for community partnerships and initiatives. Solely funded by donations and bequests, the Foundation has contributed over $2 million to island charities. Kisae Petersen- Operations Director | 250 537 8305 | info@ssifoundation.ca

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY GROUPS + RESOURCES SALT SPRING HOSPICE SOCIETY www.saltspringhospice.org Salt Spring Hospice is a non-profit organization supporting individuals and their families at the end of life, and through bereavement. We also facilitate Grief Support Groups and assist with Advanced Care Planning. Our services are provided without charge, however we do accept donations in support of our work. 129 Hereford Ave. | 250 537 2770 | office@saltspringhospice.org

SALT SPRING SENIORS SERVICES SOCIETY

A drop-in centre and volunteer outreach program for seniors. SS Seniors offers: drives to appointments, weekly Thursday luncheons, caregivers program, monthly programs, active learning, meditation, Friday coffee, Mahjong, art, choir, bridge and chess. 379 Lower Ganges Road | 250 537 4604

SALT SPRING ISLAND SPCA

SALT SPRING LITERACY

www.spca.bc.ca/saltspring | www.bcpetsearch.com 540 Lower Ganges Road, behind Gulf Islands Vet Clinic. Our services include adoption of cats, emergency fostering, rescue and treatment of domestic and farm animals. Our programs include by-donation spay/neuter/ identification fund to assist low-income residents. We also run a seasonal doggie daycare service at the Saturday Market and hold many fundraisers. For animal welfare concerns and reporting please call 1 855 622 7722. 250 537 2123 | saltspring@spca.bc.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND EMERGENCY PROGRAM

www.shriners.bc.ca Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. If you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited. Doug Wellington | 250 537 5655

www.saltspringliteracy.org We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of literacy on SSI. We provide volunteer tutors in the elementary schools and for adult learners in the areas of reading, writing, math, English as a second language and computer literacy. We hold the annual Giant Book and Jewellery Sale each November. Volunteers welcome. Free services. 125B Rainbow Road 250 537 9717 | info@saltspringliteracy.org www.crd.bc.ca/service/fire-and-emergency-programs/ emergency-management www.prepareyourself.ca Personal / family emergency preparedness information; Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program; Emergency Support Services; Emergency Operations Centre. We offer training in preparedness, disaster first aid and pet emergency needs. Elizabeth Zook, Emergency Coordinator 250 537 1220 | ssiepc@crd.bc.ca Laurel Hanley, Deputy Emergency Coordinator ssidepc@crd.bc.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND PARKS AND RECREATION (PARC)

www.crd.bc.ca PARC is responsible for the establishment, ongoing operation and maintenance of all community parks, PARC athletic fields and tennis courts, public trails, and waterfront parks on Salt Spring. PARC is also responsible for recreation programming, Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre, Hart Memorial Disc Golf Course in Mouat Park and the Saturday Market in the Park. Contact for information on trails, water access, playing fields and public spaces. 250 537 4448 | ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

SHRINE CLUB #39 GULF ISLANDS

SENIORS WELLNESS

129 Hereford Avenue. Seniors’ Wellness, operated by Salt Spring Community Services, offers Peer Counselling, Health Education workshops and the Better at Home Program. Better at Home provides non-medical supports to assist seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently in their own home and stay connected with their community.  Shellyse Szakacs | 250 537 4607 | seniors@ssics.ca

SOUTH SALT SPRING SENIORS

(BCOAPO Branch # 170) The Seniors Centre at the south end of Fulford Hall, for 50+, welcomes you to our various activities held throughout the week, social events and informational meetings, held on the last Wednesday of each month. Programs include: bridge, carpet bowling, chair yoga, iyengar yoga and painters’ group. Cara Joy Hughes | 250 653 4710 | carajoy@telus.net

SALT SPRING ISLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE

www.saltspringsar.org Salt Spring Island SAR is a volunteer search and rescue team. Find us on Facebook: @saltspringsar info@saltspringsar.org | 250 526 0095

SALT SPRING ISLAND WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

The Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. We sell homemade pies at the Fall Fair and Applefest to raise funds to donate to several local charities. We meet monthly and new members are welcome, whether you bake pies or not. Come and share in our friendship and help us make a difference. Lisa Dahling | 250 653 9123

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SWOVA Community Development & Research Society

www.swova.org SWOVA is a non-profit society dedicated to fostering violence-free communities through education, research, awareness-building and collaborative action. We develop and deliver social-emotional education programs for children, youth and adults for schools and other community settings.    

TRANSITION SALT SPRING SOCIETY

www.transitionsaltspring.com Transition Salt Spring (TSS) is a community-led response to global climate change supporting diverse community projects focused on encouraging environmentally sustainable living. Find us on Facebook.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: EARLY YEARS See PARC programs on page 8 for: • Zumbini • Mini Sport Camp

EARLY LEARNING FOR FAMILIES (ELF) STRONG START CENTRES

Program provides a free quality learning environment for adults and their young children from birth to five. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art at our centres. This program operates at three elementary schools, see details below. Fulford Elementary: Monday to Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 250 653 9223 Fernwood Elementary: Mondays 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 250 537 9332 Salt Spring Elementary: Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 250 537 9928

FAMILY PLACE

We support the healthy development of families prenatal to 6 years. Our programs include Stay and Play Drop-Ins, the Island Infants Drop-In Discussion Group, Parent Child Mother Goose, Dad and Me Pancake Breakfast, Prenatal and Parent Education Workshops. Our resources include Food Security, Clothing Exchange, Toy Library and more. All services are free. www. saltspringcommunityservices.ca 120 Park Drive 250-537-9176 familyplace@ssics.ca

STORYWALK®

StoryWalk® is an exciting program designed to bring literacy and the outdoors together for both children and adults to enjoy. On the third Friday of every month, between 10am and 6pm, follow a story from the Library, through Mouat Park, to the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. Each month a new book will be introduced along with a special activity or author. School groups and daycares are welcome. This self-led program is brought to you by Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation and the Salt Spring Island Public Library. nmccarvill@saltspringlibrary.com

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PARENT CHILD MOTHER GOOSE

An interactive, drop in for parents, caregivers and children 0-6 years. Share in the power and pleasure of songs, stories and rhymes! Through the oral tradition we support early language and literacy. Family Place and the Salt Spring Island Public Library have partnered to offer 3-10 week cycles: fall, winter and spring, Wed. 10:30-12:00 at the library. Free of charge. www. saltspringislandcommunityservices.ca 250-537-9176 familyplace@ssics.ca

www.saltspringfolkclub.com

SPRING SENIORS CENTRE 379 Lower Ganges Road

Jan. 28 April Verch Feb. 25 David Vest and his band dbl. bill Blue Moon Marquee Mar 25 Shari Ulrich

• Yoga, Meditation, Active Learning, Coffee Time • Caregivers, Choir, Art Group, Games • Bridge, Library, Great Lunches, Computers, More !

Want to Start Something?

Find new friends, share ideas, talk, laugh & stretch your skills.

Where Seniors care about each other!

saltspringseniorscentre.ca

250-537-4604

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Apr. 22 GuMBoOT GaLA 7 pm at Fulford Hall Tickets available at SS Books info: festival@saltspring.com • www.saltspringfolkclub.com

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: FOOD + FARMING See PARC programs on page 8 for: • Kid’s Table Camp

COMMUNITY SERVICES HARVEST PROGRAM

www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca Food security program and services run by Salt Spring Community Services. 250 537 9971 connect@ssics.ca

ECOREALITY CO-OP

www.ecoreality.org The Ecoreality Ecovillage is 43 acres in the Fulford valley. They are working to be a model of cooperative, sustainable land habitation and land use and feature public outreach and education. info@ecoreality.org

ISLAND NATURAL GROWERS

www.cog.ca/chapters/island-natural-growers Island Natural Growers (ING) is committed to supporting and building organic food production on Salt Spring.  Our ongoing projects include Seedy Saturday and the Local Organic Food Guide.  Anne Macey | 250 537 5511 annemacey@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND FARMERS’ INSTITUTE

www.ssifi.org The oldest Institute in BC. A volunteer organization that provides agriculturally oriented courses, runs the Fall Fair and encourages the preservation of island heritage and community involvement in all projects. 250 537 4755 | ssifi@shaw.ca

FOXGLOVE FARM’S CENTRE FOR ARTS, ECOLOGY & AGRICULTURE

www.foxglovefarmbc.ca The Centre was established to demonstrate and interpret the vital connections between farming, land stewardship, food, the arts and community wellbeing. 250 931 5336 | programs@foxglovefarmbc.ca

SALT SPRING ABATTOIR

www.saltspringabattoir.ca A community facility to provide custom slaughter service for red meat and poultry. Salt Spring Abattoir is a non-profit society. 778 354 1111

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SALT SPRING ISLAND FARMLAND TRUST SOCIETY

www.ssifarmlandtrust.org A charitable society that promotes agriculture and acquiring agricultural land. Develops and maintains the Shaw Family Community Gardens at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm, 2232 Fulford Ganges Road. Allotment garden plots and acreage available for rental. 250 537 4282

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SALT SPRING ISLAND GARDEN CLUB

www.ssigardenclub.com Encourages local gardeners by sponsoring speakers on all aspects of horticulture. Educational workshops, garden tours, monthly newsletter, plant sales, lending library, parlour shows and mentor gardeners.

SEEDY SATURDAY

Seedy Saturday is a public event that brings together home gardeners, seed savers, native plant collectors, agriculture conservation groups, and community gardeners as well as local seed companies that sell open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains and herbs. See: Island Natural Growers.

Year Round Harvest: Organic Gardening Course 2019

http://lindagilkeson.ca Learn to grow vegetables and fruit in this climate for bountiful harvests all 12 months of the year. 10 sessions, January to October. To register contact Linda. 250-537-2503 | gilkeson@shaw.ca

TRANSITION SALT SPRING SOCIETY

Transition Salt Spring Society (TSS) is a volunteer run, not-for-profit society. We support community initiatives for resilience including locally-produced food, sustainable energy and water supplies, waste-management, and protecting our natural environment. Visit website for local event calendar, to donate and to sign up for our newsletter. Facebook @TransitionSaltSpringSociety transitionsaltspring@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: GENERAL INTEREST SALT SPRING MODEL RAILWAY SHOW

http://pkbenson.wix.com/railway We have both indoor and outdoor sections and we appeal to all ages. The show is interactive - visitors can operate the controls and drive the trains. 250 538 5520 | cottageoftranquility@yahoo.ca

SALT SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB www.ssphotog.ca Please see listing under Visual Arts.

DOG TRAINING CLASSES

Group classes and private lessons. Puppies and adult dogs. Certified trainer. Ann McPhee | 250 538 8044 | trekhond@me.com

SALT SPRING ROD & GUN CLUB

BITTANCOURT MUSEUM

www.ssifi.org On the Farmers’ Institute grounds. Travel back in time to the early 1900’s Salt Spring style. Visit the summer kitchen, view the displays of antique firefighting equipment and cars. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Open July & August, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Viewing during other months is by appointment. 250 537 4895 | ssifi@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY & ARCHIVES

www.saltspringarchives.com We endeavor to preserve and stimulate interest in Salt Spring history. Our website showcases collections of historical photographs and documents. Inquire at the Archives office in the SSI Public Library. 250 537 4666 ext 237

SALT SPRING AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY

www.ssiarc.ca SS Amateur Radio Society provides a way of giving back to the community and learning about the latest in radio communications. Help is provided to get an Amateur Radio License. The Society partners with Salt Spring Search and Rescue to provide emergency communications from any location on SSI. Guests are welcome: Friday mornings, 10 am in the SAR Hall. 250 537 1222

www.saltspringislandrodandgunclub.ca Established in 1913 this facility includes: indoor 20 yard range for .22 and archery, trap shooting, 100 yard rifle range and 50 yard archery range. Archery, firearms and junior courses are available. Firearms disposal, legal advice and appraisals available as well. ssirodandgun@gmail.com

SALT SPRING ISLAND FORUM

www.saltspringforum.ca A charitable, non-profit organization that brings world-class thinkers and leaders to Salt Spring for community discussion and democratic debate. The organization is committed to the sharing of ideas of national and global significance. The Forum offers an annual speaker series, salons for Forum members, conferences and more. www.saltspringforum.com forum@saltspringforum.com

FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

The Family History Center offers aid to those who want to research their family history. Ancestry.com and other premium genealogy sites are available for free. Open every Wed from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and every Wed evening from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 221 Vesuvius Bay Road. Yvonne Gibbon | 250 537 5400

SALT SPRING Cruisers Car CLUB

www.saltspringcruisers.com Open to all residents of SSI who own a classic or antique automobile. The club was founded in 2001 to promote friendship and help in the care, upkeep and restoration of antique and classic carsMonthly meetings are held - The last Tuesday of the month at 6 PM at Pennys on the Green.. Events for members on and off Island. Annual Canada Day Show n’ Shine held July 1st. email webmaster@saltspringcuisers.com Ken Fetherston | kfethers@shaw.ca John Teagle | 250 537 9749 | teagle46@gmail.com

SALT SPRING HISTORY & MYSTERY

“Local tours with a mindful twist.” Each performance celebrates the future by confronting the shadows of the past, together. May through September. tours@saltspringhistory.com GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD | JANUARY - APRIL 2019

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FITNESS CLASSES See PARC programs on page 10 & 11 for: • Ballet Barre Recharge • Ballet Barre Bootcamp • Zumba Toning • Zumba • Strong

EVERYBODY STRETCH

www.facebook.com/EveryBodyStretchAndMove EveryBODY Stretch is a series of guided classes using the emotive tones of classical music to enhance and develop every stretch and movement. Mondays 1 pm & Fridays 11:30 am at the SSI Wellness Centre. Catherine Bennett | 250 537 444 | cdbennett53@gmail.com

FIT FOR LIFE

A fun and functional class that facilitates active living for the 50 - 80+ year-old. Stability, mobility, balance, strength, flexibility… and some brain challenges! Music and exercises change monthly. Stability ball optional, but recommended. Betty-Lou Lake | 250 537 1638 | bettylou49@shaw.ca

NIA “FLOW” AND “CLASSIC” CLASSES

Discover the delicious MUSIC, mindful MOVEMENT & healing MAGIC of Nia. Learn to Move “Your Body”s Way” nurturing your “Whole Self”. FitnessFun-Release-Community! Arleen Sadler - Nia Black Belt | 250 653-9235 | movingtobealive@gmail.com

SEVEN STARS TAI CHI CLUB

Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: All levels class including beginners. Yang & Chen forms. All welcome. Mondays: 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm. Sword forms: Yang & chen 6:45 pm - 8 pm. Applications, push hands two person set. Osman Phillips | 250 537 5667 | 7stars@cedarlanestudio.com

TAOIST TAI CHI®

www.taoist.org Learn and experience the health benefits of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts -- it can improve lives and also result in a reduction of health care costs. Our goal is to improve health through Taoist Tai Chi® practice, for people of all ages. Stephanie Artz stephanie_artz@yahoo.ca 250 537 1721

PRIVATE TRAINERS See PARC TRAINERS on page 12 for: • Shal Friesen • Molly Black

GULF ISLAND ATHLETIC TRAINING

2 - 1429 Fulford Ganges Rd. See Facebook page for information: Gulf Islands Athletic Training Sue Spencer | 250 931 0103

LESLIE BARCLAY PERSONAL TRAINER

Personal trainer on Salt Spring Island since 1996. Customized programs to meet your personal needs; post rehab, general fitness, HIIT training, 3rd degree black belt in Karate, well versed in kickboxing. Leslie Barclay 250 537 0040 | lesonss@msn.com 34

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SYNERGYFIT PERSONAL TRAINING

Certified personal trainer. In-home training available. Meeting clients’ fitness goals for 20+ years. Training the individual, couples, or groups. Boomerfit Classes offered – inspired co-ed workouts targeting the 50+ age group. Trisha Moroz-Barstead, BCRPA, ACE 250 653 4656 | trisha.synergyfit@gmail.com

FITNESS CENTRES & GYMS NORTH END FITNESS

www.northendfitness.ca Open 7 days a week: aerobics, yoga, spin classes, weight circuit, free weights, cardio machines, full change rooms with showers, infrared sauna, child care (M-F), sunbeds, qualified trainers and non-members welcome! 102 McPhillips Avenue | 250 537 5217 | northendfitness@gmail.com

SALT SPRING ISLAND WELLNESS CENTRE

http://ssiwellness.com The central hub for all things wellness on the rock. Home to an extensive online practitioner directory, low cost acupuncture/bodywork clinics, integrative health sessions including massage/esthetics/holistic therapies, fitness studio, personal trainers, two studios with yoga and dance fitness, infrared warm yoga and special events. 120 Hereford Avenue | 250 900 1125 info@ssiwellness.com

YOGA CELESTE MALLETT JASON YOGA

Certified yoga teacher, offers drop in classes and private sessions for all ages. Specializing in Senior’s, Restorative and Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga is a fun fitness session for anyone, especially for those requiring pre or post-surgery rehab. Celeste Mallett Jason | 250 537 4658 celeste@gangesyogastudio.com

CHAIR YOGA (SOUTH SS SENIORS)

Class with Cate McEwen, in the Andersen Room at Fulford Hall. Cara Joy Hughes | 250 653 4710

DOROTHY PRICE YOGA

www.santosha-yoga-retreats.com Certified yoga teacher: Offers drop-in classes and private lessons for all ages and abilities; and rejuvenating yoga retreats on Salt Spring Island, Tofino, Spain, and Italy. Dorothy Price | 250 537 7675 | dorothy@santosha-yoga-retreats.com GATEHOUSE YOGA www.stowellakefarm.com Weekly classes – yoga, meditation and more. Wellness retreats and workshops also available. Liz Young | 250 653 4308 | info@stowellakefarm.com

IYENGAR Yoga (SOUTH SS SENIORS)

Class with Susan Bull in the Andersen room at Fulford Hall. Helga or Michael | 250 653 9856

The Nest hot yoga

www.thenesthotyoga.com We offer small sized, hot and regular yoga classes and workshops led by inspired and skilled teachers in a variety of styles designed for all levels. Sarah Jane Smith 250 537 6630 thenesthotyoga@gmail.com JANUARY - APRIL 2019 | GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD


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YOGA cont. NORTH END YOGA

On-going yoga asana/ heart and breath/meditation focused at Cats Pajamas Dance Studio, St. Mary Lake. Laurie Steffler | 250 537 5250 | lauriesteffler@gmail.com

PRENATAL YOGA WITH SHANNON COWAN

www.shannoncowan.com Weekly small class size. Kundalini Yoga for all levels, also weekly. Shannon Cowan | 250 653 4867 shannoncowanyoga@gmail.com

SALT SPRING CENTRE OF YOGA

www.saltspringcentre.com SSCY is a working yoga community established in 1981, with weekly public offerings including Satsang, Kirtan, a variety of Yoga Asana classes and Ayurvedic treatments. Yoga retreats, accredited teacher training programs and rental facilities available. 250 537 2326 | info@saltspringcentre.com

MIND & BODY See PARC programs on page 10 for: • The Internal Art of Healing Qi Gong • Yang Style Tai Chi

DREAM DEEP MUSIC

www.oonamcouat.com Gentle and intuitive individual interactive sound therapy sessions promoting relaxation, clarity, and well-being. Oona McOuat | 250 537 2088 | oonasong@yahoo.com

EDUCATION IN HERBAL MEDICINE & HOMEOPATHY

www.seraphinacapranos.com Alchemy of Herbal Medicine. Seraphina Capranos | 250 537 0602 | info@seraphinacapranos.com

KARIN BEVIERE, EDUCATOR OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE www.karinbeviere.com See website for upcoming class offerings. Karin Beviere | 250 537 4728

SALT SPRING DOULA COLLECTIVE

A group of doulas who offer emotional, physical and informational support in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The Collective offers birth pool rentals, a directory for local services providers, as well as community for birthing people. Shannon Cowan | 250 653 4867 | ssi.doulas@gmail.com

SOUTH ISLAND TAI CHI

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice for health and flexibility. Mondays at Beaver Point Hall, Thursdays at Cedar Lane Studio. Instructor: Rumiko Kanesaka rkanesaka@gmail.com

ART THERAPY FOR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT

www.artbyharrison.com Creative and mindful transformational processes based on neuroscience research that help you align your purpose with intention, heal your body from health challenges, increase your resilience and help you move forward during difficult times. Previous art experience or skill is not necessary. Tracy Harrison | tracy@artbyharrison.com | 250 537 6568

Ann McPhee, Certified Trainer

CERTIFIED NADOI & MENTOR TRAINER WITH ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR COLLEGE

ANNA HALTRECHT – MINDFUL LIVING

www.bonesforever.com Offering innovative movement classes and private sessions, including Feldenkrais® and Pilates mat classes & reformer sessions. Also teaches classes for people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. Anna Haltrecht | 250 537 5681 anna@bonesforever.com

• Dog obedience training, owner counseling • Group & puppy classes, private lessons & behaviour counseling • Show handling also available

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SOCCER CITY was Canada’s first provider of custom printed garments for soccer teams and associations and continues to be an industry leader in providing quality products with unparalleled customer service.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: INFORMATION RESOURCES SALT SPRING ISLAND PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION (PARC)

www.crd.bc.ca/saltspring PARC is your contact for information on all things ‘recreation’ – programs, community groups, trails, water accesses, playing fields and public spaces on Salt Spring Island. PARC produces the Salt Spring Leisure Guide together with the Driftwood – in print and online. Call or email our office to be included in the next edition. 3 times a year - December, April and August. Facebook: facebook.com/ssiparc 250 537 4448 | ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

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www.gulfislandsdriftwood.com 328 Lower Ganges Road Community newspaper featuring local news, entertainment news, sports, events calendar and classifieds. In print and online. 250 537 9933 news@gulfislandsdriftwood.com

THE ISLANDS MARKETPLACE

www.islandsmarketplace.com The Gulf Islands Free Buy and Sell Publication, published biweekly. Stories, News, Events Calendar & Entertainment plus free classifieds. In print and online. Sandi Poystila, Publisher 250 537 2905 freeads@islandsmarketplace.com

ISLAND TIDES

www.islandtides.com Independent regional newspaper. West coast news, views and enterprise. Online. 250 216 2267 islandtides@islandtides.com

SALT SPRING ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

www.saltspring.bc.libraries.coop 129 McPhillips Avenue. Collections of fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, audiobooks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, and free computer and internet access. Community events including book launches and art talks, bridge club, book club, private tech tutoring, tech café, and children’s story time. 250 537 4666 info@saltspringlibrary.com

LIONS CLUB DIRECTORY

lionsdirectory@telus.net Local phone book and general island resource guide published annually by The Lions Club of Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring Exchange

saltspringexchange.com Online community news, events, live-cams, rentals, real-estate, maps, jobs, accommodations, classifieds, daily deals and visitor information.

SALT SPRING SENIOR SERVICES SOCIETY

A resource information, drop-in centre and volunteer outreach program for seniors. 250 537 4604 saltspringseniors@shaw.ca

SALTY FISH BOWL

www.saltyfishbowl.com Community magazine – everything but the news. Salt Spring stories, events, entertainment and classified. In print and online.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

www.saltspringtourism.com For locals and visitors alike, you’ll find a wealth of information about Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and British Columbia. We also have Welcome Bags for new arrivals to Salt Spring. 250 537 5252 visitorcentre@saltspringchamber.com 121 Lower Ganges Road

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT See PARC programs on page 9 for: • Standard First Aid recert • CPR-C recert • Standard First Aid CPR-C • Emergency First Aid • Introduction to Mindful SelfCompassion

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GULF ISLAND NEW BEGINNINGS www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca Salt Spring Community Services’ vocational rehabilitation program. 250 537 9971 | connect@ssics.ca

TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters is the “Fitness Club of the Mind”. By joining and attending regularly we improve our communication and leadership skills. Christin Boyd | 250 537 0747

FIRST AID TRAINING

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Salt Spring Adventure Company offers Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR, AED, Marine First Aid and Emergency First Aid training. Yvonne Poirier | 250 537 2764 info@saltspringadventures.com

https://victoria.bigbrothersbigsisters. ca/volunteer/ Make a BIG difference! Volunteers (15+) spend one hour/week during school hours at Salt Spring or Fernwood Elementary having fun. No experience necessary, training provided.  1-877-475-1114, ext. 40 main.victoria@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

SWOVA Community Development & Research Society

SWOVA promotes healthy relationships and prevents discrimination, bullying, and abuse through our school-based, education programs such as Respectful Relationships, Peace Kids and Pass It On Mentoring. To learn more, please visit our website at www.swova.org.

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Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make If you’re a home buyer, I will help you find exactly what you’re looking for, take advantage of market conditions, evaluate available listings and neighbourhoods that suit your needs. I can work with you to help get pre-approved for a mortgage and budget for all the costs involved with buying a home.

Paul Zolob REALTOR /BROKER ®

If you’re a home seller, it is important to select the right real estate agent. Sometimes renovating to increase your property value and sell faster may be important. You must have good pricing strategies, prepare your home for presentation to potential buyers, and make sure you have a solid marketing plan.

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AQUATICS

MARTIAL ARTS

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ISLAND PATHWAYS www.islandpathways.ca Island Pathways was formed in 1988. Volunteers work year round to promote safe non-motorized transportation and recreation. info@islandpathways.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND KARATE CLUB

DRAGON BOATING

• Swim Lessons (page 18 & 19) • Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Courses (page 17) • National Lifeguard (page 17) • Junior Lifeguard Club (page 17)

RAINBOW ROAD AQUATIC CENTRE

www.crd.bc.ca/saltspring Indoor public swimming pool at 262 Rainbow Road. Group or private swim lessons for all ages, aquatic fitness classes, lap swims, and public swims. Rental times available. See PARC program section for current schedule and details of classes offered. 250 537 1402

(SSPLASH) SS POOL ASSOCIATION

www.ssplash.org The aim of Ssplash is to continue the partnerships within our community to raise further funds for the enhancement of the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. Current commitment from the Ssplash Organization is to provide funding for an additional body of warmer water that can be used for therapy, learning & play. Darlene Steele | 250 537 8718 info@ssplash.org

SALT SPRING STINGRAYS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

www.saltspringstingrays.com Kids ages 7-18 get fit and have fun! SS Stingrays, a competitive youth swim club, provides the opportunity for kids to develop important, lifelong swimming skills. Make new friends from across Vancouver Island, build self-confidence, learn mentoring skills and achieve a high level of fitness. All of our Stingrays enjoy being part of a supportive, multi-aged team, while striving to obtain their personal best! Season runs from May through August. New swimmers of all ages are welcome!  For more information please see website for contacts.

EQUESTRIAN SALT SPRING THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. www.sstra.ca Promoting the well-being & education of individuals having physical, intellectual or emotional disabilities through the development of equine skills & structured programs with horses. Erika Ponsford 250 653 9925 | info@sstra.ca

PRINGLE FARM

www.pringlearabians.ca Riding lessons for all ages – Western, English, Hunter, Show Hack or Halter. John or Andrea Pringle | 250 537 5132 pringlefarm@telus.net 38

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www.ssikarate.com Karate for kids and adults. Chris Barclay 250 537 0040 | barclay@shaw.ca

SHOREI-KAN KARATE

“House of Politeness and Respect”, Traditional Okinawan, non-competitive, hard-soft karate, on island since 2002, south-end home dojo, after school classes for kids and teens, flexible times for adults. Brenda Guiled, Chief Instructor; Elias Baleć, Assistant. Brenda Guiled, Chief Instructor 250 653 4722 | bguiled@ymail.com

MOTOCROSS - ON & OFF ISLAND

Contact for information on the sport of motocross; competitions off island; Youth & Adult. Blaine Johnson | 250 537 6607 blaine33@shaw.ca

COASTAL CURRENT ADVENTURES (FORMERLY ISLAND ESCAPADES)

SALT SPRING AIKIDO CLUB

www.saltspringaikido.ca Aikido is a dynamic, non-aggressive Japanese martial art emphasizing harmony and selfcontrol. Kids & adults welcome. Alan Kerr | 250 221 5548 info@saltspringaikido.ca

Environmental Education programs for Schools and Groups emphasize Marine & Forest Ecology, Skill Acquisition and Team Building. Activity options: kayaking, hiking, climbing, cooperative games & survival skills.  Kayak Guide Courses certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC.  Advance to Overnight Guide (AOG) course Sept. 24-28/18. www.adventurecampbc.ca    www.coastalcurrentadventures.com    250 537 2571   coastalcurrentadventures@gmail.com  Jack Rosen/Candace Snow

OUTDOOR RECREATION FISHING LICENSES - SERVICE BC

www.fishing.gov.bc.ca | 250 537 5414

GULF ISLANDS CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL LEARNING www.gicel.ca GICEL is an ecological exploration program connecting young people with nature using the unique ecosystems of the spectacular southern Gulf Islands. Participants, ages 6-12 years old, explore together, study together and play together in the forests, freshwater and marine environments.

SALT SPRING ADVENTURE CO.

www.saltspringadventures.com Kayak tours, rentals, expeditions, lessons and first aid courses. Whale watching and marine wildlife viewing. Paddle board rentals and instruction. Paddle Canada courses, bike, electric bike & scooter rentals . Yvonne Poirier | 250 537 2764 info@saltspringadventures.com

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BEACHSiDE - ISLAND ESCAPADES KAYAKING AND PADDLE-BOARDING

www.ssbeachside.com Kayak tours and rentals, and paddle-board rentals. We provide guided kayak tours in Ganges Harbour including sunset paddle to Chocolate Beach. 250 537 2553

ISLAND PADDLERS www.saltspringpaddlers.ca A social club of active paddlers, who come together in support of their active interest in recreational paddling. We are a volunteer, notfor-profit organization devoted to the promotion of safe and skillful paddling in the surrounding waters. We welcome paddlers of all skill levels. Jude Oliver 250 653 9073 saltspringpaddlers@gmail.com

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Facebook: “Spirit Point Dragons” Anyone is welcome to join the club. We enjoy being out on the water, socializing after practice, preparing for competitions and being part of the international community of dragon boaters. Mary Rowles 250 653 4139 | onthewater181@gmail.com

www.cps-ecp.ca We offer courses promoting safe and enjoyable boating. Courses include boat handling, maintenance, weather, radar, chart plotting, navigation and the mandatory VHF Radio Course and Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Laura Dafoe | laurad@saltspring.com

SALT SPRING BIKE CLUB

The Salt Spring Bike Club (SSBC) is an IMBA affiliated and insured club whose primary functions are to unify Salt Spring riders and advocate for family friendly bike infrastructure, including trails and a bike skills park for children and youth. New members welcome. Visit us on Facebook. saltspringbikeclub@gmail.com

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OUTDOOR RECREATION cont. SALT SPRING ISLAND DISC GOLF CLUB

A club open to all interested in disc golf. Find us on Facebook: Salt Spring Island Disc Golf. Ben Corno | benjamincorno@gmail.com

SALT SPRING TRAIL & NATURE CLUB

www.saltspringtnc.ca The purpose of the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club is to stimulate interest in walking/hiking and related outdoor activities as well as natural history. To study flora and fauna in their natural habitats. info.sstnc@gmail.com

SALT SPRING ISLAND RADIO CONTROL FLYERS www.ssircf.ca

SSI Radio Control Flyers are an informal group of radio control model aircraft enthusiasts. All ages welcome. We have a flying field and fly when the weather allows. Paul Thomas 778-353-2403 | busterthomas@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING ROWING CLUB

All skill levels and all ages of rowers welcome. Single and/or group boats. Instruction and competitions available. ssirowing@gmail.com

SALT SPRING SAILING CLUB

www.saltspringsailing.ca Hosting a variety of sailing classes for adults, youth and children. Jim Raddysh | 250 538 8237

WEST COAST MODEL YACHT ASSOCIATION

www.wcmya.ca The West Coast Model Yacht Association promotes and coordinates radio sailing activities of clubs for the Canadian Radio Yachting Association. The WCMYA hosts events of regional, national and international levels. The Salt Spring branch sail International One Metres and other classes on a weekly basis. Lawrie Neish | 250 537 2053 wlneish@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING PET FRIENDLY WEBSITE

www.saltspringpetfriendly.com Wondering which hiking trails or beaches are pet friendly? Off leash? See our community pet friendly website for photos, lists and pet indicators on most Salt Spring Island beaches and hiking trails.

WISDOM OF THE EARTH

SPORTS See PARC programs on page 8 for: • Kids’ Squash Camp

SALT SPRING BADMINTON CLUB

www.wisdomoftheearth.ca Experiential nature-based programs for children, youth, and adults, to facilitate deep connection to self, community and the wild. Rites of passage, solo overnights, primitive skills, adult survival courses, kid’s camps, preschooler and parent program and more. Jean-Claude Catry 250 653 9122 | jean-claude@wisdomoftheearth.ca

Adults and teens, all skill levels welcome. Dropins or yearly membership. Sept. till end of March. Sundays only, 7 pm- 9 pm at the GISS gym. $5 for drop in adults, $3 for students, 12 and up or with a parent. Must have own racquet and nonmarking gym shoes. Gail Temmel | 250 653 4613 gmtemmel@shaw.ca

342 Lower Ganges Road

SALT SPRING COMMUNICATION STATION

We are your local source for retail consumer electronics.

(Upper Ganges Centre). Stop in and see us and if we don’t have what you need in stock, we can supply it. In addition to our mobility sales, we carry: PC laptops, printers, monitors, tv’s, networking supplies, hard drives, video and audio cables, drones and many other electronic items. Store Hours Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 9 am - Noon

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SPORTS cont. SALT SPRING ISLAND MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION

Group of adult volunteers provide the structure and coaching for the baseball experience. Youth age groups from 5 years (T-ball) to 17 years (Midgets). No experience needed to join in. Season runs April through June. Registration is in February. Lisa Taylor | 250 537 8908 Corey Johnson | 250 537 7784 cdjohnson3@hotmail.com

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Drop-in indoor basketball - all levels welcome. Please contact for location and times. Annette Wright | 250 537 7270

SALT SPRING GYMNASTICS ASSOC.

www.saltspringgymnastics.org Salt Spring Gymnastics offers programming for youth and adults at Fulford Hall. 250 931 1120 | saltspringgymnastics@gmail.com

HOCKEY

Hockey – adult & youth - Off Island. Contact for information regarding off-island hockey. Derek Topping | 250 537 9796 derektopping@telus.net

SALT SPRING ISLAND PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION

www.saltspringpickleball.net Welcome to Pickleball at Portlock Park. Four courts open daily. Scheduled games on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 9 am – 12 pm. New player lessons and training on Saturdays at 9 am. Pickleball moves indoors from October to March.

SALT SPRING GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

www.saltspringgolf.com 9 hole golf course for all ages & abilities. Members and public welcome. Lessons. Junior program (18 years and under). 250 537 2121 | golf@saltspring.com

SALT SPRING SNEAKERS RUNNING CLUB

http://runssi.teampages.com The Salt Spring Sneakers is a recreational running group that welcomes runners of all abilities to join our weekly group workouts. Distances range from 5K to 10K on Mondays and Thursdays, and 10K and up on Saturdays. Check the website for a calendar of runs and events. Janice Dickie | 250 537 2399 jdickie15@hotmail.com

ADULT SLO-PITCH

Join a co-ed team or start a new one! Recreational league; ages 16+; all skill levels welcome; games played on island; several tournaments available off island; season from May - August. Liz Wilson | 250 538 7555 40

SALT SPRING UNITED SOCCER CLUB

SALT SPRING TENNIS ASSOCIATION

www.saltspringsoccer.com If you have children age 4 to 18 get them involved in the beautiful game with us through our house program, traveling teams or skills academy.   

SALT SPRING SQUASH CLUB

www.saltspringsquash.ca Salt Spring Squash Club is a key club now open to members and the public on the Salt Spring Island Golf Course property at 805 Lower Ganges Road. Information and booking details on the website. Markus Wenzel | 250 538 7438 saltspringsquash@gmail.com

SOCCERTRON

www.soccertron.com Soccertron’s enthusiastic coaches have focused on motivating young players by creatively introducing soccer FUNdamentals since 1979! A variety of full and half day camps for kids ages 3-14. All skill abilities welcomed with a focus on developing both individual and team skills in an encouraging environment. Scott Metcalfe | 250 888 9005

SALT SPRING ROLLER DERBY “THE COMMITTED”

www.westcoastrec.ca Salt Spring Island-Hop Coed Grass Volleyball Tournament at Portlock Park. Recreational volleyball tournament for players of all levels. Locals are welcome to test their skills against players from around BC. For more information contact West Coast Recreation in Victoria. Tournament traditionally held over July holiday weekend. 250 589 WEST (9378) info@westcoastrec.ca

OTHER Friday mornings 10 am at Fulford Hall. Cara Joy Hughes 250 653 4710

BASELINE TENNIS ACADEMY

Coach Marianne Banman offers private tennis lessons May to October. Junior Summer Tennis Camps: July and August. Private court setting located mid island. Ages 5 to adult: Beginner and intermediate levels. Tennis Canada certified and insured since 2000. baselinetennis@telus.net 250 537 5870 See our Baseline Tennis Academy FACEBOOK page

TOP TENNIS COACHING ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

www.saltspringtennis.ca Private and group lessons available for adults and kids. Highly certified, insured and experienced. All levels, Centre Court and Portlock Park. Recreational and competitive camps for kids. Marjorie Blackwood and Peter Schelling marjorieblackwood@msn.com peteschelling@gmail.com www.saltspringtennis.ca The indoor tennis facility is located at 805 Lower Ganges Road, behind the Salt Spring Island Golf Club at the far end of the driving range. Open by access when booked through the website, seven days a week 6 am – 11 pm. Red court (1/2 court with soft balls) drop in $5 on Sundays 3 pm – 5 pm.

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WEST COAST RECREATION - ANNUAL GRASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

CARPET BOWLING (SOUTH SS SENIORS)

Want to join?? See: Facebook page: ssirollerderby saltspringislandrollerderby@gmail.com

CENTRE COURT INDOOR TENNIS COURT

www.saltspringtennis.ca 4 public courts located at Portlock Park. In the summer months, specific times set aside for Men’s, Women’s and mixed doubles tennis on 3 courts. Centre Court, the indoor facility located at 850C Lower Ganges Rd can be booked online @ www.saltspringtennis.ca.   Mafalda Hoogerdyk, president@saltspringtennis.ca

ROLLERBLADING

Rollerblading indoors at Fulford Hall. Sunday afternoons, October thru April 2:30 pm -4 pm. Bring your own rollerblades or try on some loaners. $2 - 6 years and up, $4 - adults. Everyone welcome.

THE WALL

www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca Indoor climbing wall located at 268 FulfordGanges Road. The Wall offers weekly public climbs, birthday parties and iRock Kids Climbing Club. 250 537 9971 I connect@ssics.ca

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC

Provides high-quality sports programs and competitions to meet the needs and interests of individuals with disabilities, enriching lives and celebrating personal achievements through positive sport experiences. Volunteers welcome. Merv Anderson | 250 538 2291 mervanderson2@gmail.com

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GULF ISLAND gulfislandstourism.com COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: RECREATION + SPORTS

Come and enjoy your leisure time in our island paradise! We specialize in helping you to discover all the fun and exciting vacation activities available.

There are so many amazings ways so that you will be able to make the most of your time in paradise.

Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Gabriola, Galiano and Saturna are the most popular Gulf Islands and offer daily ferries from both Vancouver and Victoria. Offering a variety of activities and services to the visitor these islands are all well known for their unique character, natural beauty and tranquility. Bring your friends and family to explore the rocky shores of these islands, kayaking the waters between them, or simply browsing through the local craft markets.

gulfislandstourism.com

For details on accommodations, restaurants, things to do, attractions, events information and maps

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: RENTAL FACILITIES ALL SAINTS BY THE SEA ANGLICAN CHURCH Upper hall and lower hall.

250 537 2171 | ssanglican@shaw.ca

ARTSPRING www.artspring.ca ArtSpring is a 259-seat theatre, three galleries, artist workspace, and meeting area. Both the theatre and the galleries are available for rent. Please see the website for theatre equipment, schematics, gallery layout, and rental information. 250 537 2125 | events@artspring.ca BEAVER POINT HALL www.beaverpointhall.org A beautiful community hall situated in the south end of Salt Spring Island. Kitchen facilities, large banquet room with built in stage and cozy lounge with fire place. 180 person capacity. Great for weddings, concerts, dances and other special events. 778 354 4255 | beaverpointhall@gmail.com

CENTRAL HALL

Central Community Hall accommodates 120 persons in the upper hall and 60 persons in the lower hall. Kitchen facilities in lower hall only. 250 537 0049

COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHAPEL

www.communitygospelchapel.com Several meeting rooms, large open hall (accommodates 250 to 300) and AV equipment available. Wheel chair accessible. 250 537 2622 | info@communitygospelchapel.com

FARMERS’ INSTITUTE EXHIBITION HALL

www.ssifi.org Exhibition hall holds a maximum of 450 people and is wheel chair accessible. The upstairs meeting room, with full kitchen, holds 70 people. Orchard and outdoor facilities are also available for rental. 250 537 4755 | ssifi@shaw.ca

FULFORD COMMUNITY HALL

www.fulford hall.com The Fulford Community Hall has 3200 square feet for recreation. S stage can be created with the risers. Kitchen has supplies to feed 200. Table and chair rentals. Weddings, concerts, dances, memorials, craft sales, flea market, gymnastics, Christmas Craft Fair, Jan’s Fabulous Flea market, floor hockey and pickle ball. 250 653 4415

GATEHOUSE AT STOWEL LAKE FARM

www.stowellakefarm.com Farm setting with various options for events. Liz Young | 250 653 4308 | info@ stowellakefarm.com

Beautiful log building close to town, lots of parking, great for any events, seating capacity of 90, covered outdoor deck. 250 537 2000 | sslions@telus.net

MAHON HALL

www.ssartscouncil.com Community Hall with stage. Basic theatre lighting available for rental. Accommodates 200 standing. Available mid-September to May. 250 537 0899 | info@ssartscouncil.com

Facility includes 2400 square foot hall with stage, full bar and commercial kitchen. Accommodates 150 for dinner/wedding. Accommodates camping and RV’s for large events. 250 537 5822

PARC MEETING ROOMS

Suitable for classes and meetings. Portlock Park Portable & Creekside Meeting Room. 250 537 4448 | ssiparc@crd.bc.ca

www.saltspring.bc.libraries.coop The Library has two small meeting rooms (up to 12) available during open hours and a large Community Program Room (up to 67 seated with another 15 standing) available at any time. 250 537 4666 | admin@saltspringlibrary.com

SALT SPRING SENIORS CENTRE

Room for 6 to 60. Kitchen and AV equipment available. 250 537 4604 | saltspringseniors@shaw.ca

SALT SPRING ISLAND UNITED CHURCH

HART BRADLEY MEMORIAL HALL – (LIONS HALL)

MEADEN HALL C/O ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

SALT SPRING ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

www.saltspringunitedchurch.org Wheelchair accessible, Upper Hall accommodates 50, kitchenette optional; Lower Hall accommodates 60, full kitchen optional; Sanctuary seats 150. 111 Hereford Avenue 250 537 5812 general@saltspringunitedchurch.org

SALT SPRING WELLNESS CENTRE

www.ssiwellness.com Program space available. 120 Hereford Avenue 1 250 900 1125 | info@ssiwellness.com

SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES

www.sd64.bc.ca Most school gyms are available for rental, as well as some specialized workrooms. GISS multipurpose room is available for meetings and/or concerts (sound system available). 250 537 5723

SOUTH SALT SPRING SENIORS

Located adjacent to Fulford Hall. Two meetings rooms and optional kitchen. Reasonable rates. 250 653 9856

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS: YOUTH GROUPS GIRL GUIDES

www.girlguides.ca Girl Guides is for girls of all ages and those young at heart! We have programs for the girls from Sparks for 5-6 year olds; Brownies for ages 7-8 year olds; Guides, for ages 9-12 year olds; Pathfinders for 12-15year olds; and Rangers for 15-18 year olds. Our SSI Trefoil Guild is open to all alumni. Michelle Bennett | 250 537 5533 rainbowmichelleb@gmail.com

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CORE INN YOUTH DROP-IN CENTRE

www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca The Core Inn Youth Centre provides a supportive environment for youth between grades 6-12. Facilities include pool table, video games, big screen TV, computer access and café. Various classes, programs and events throughout the year. 250 537 9932 or 250 537 6733 connect@ssics.ca

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SCOUTS CANADA

www.scouts.ca Scouts Canada offers: Beavers for 5-7 year olds; Cubs for 8-11 year olds; Scouts for 11-14 year olds. Mike Murphy | 250 931 1822

SALT SPRING ISLAND 4H COMMUNITY CLUB

www.southmalahat4h.ca A youth organization committed to developing leadership talents and abilities through practical training and experience in agriculture, home economics, citizenship, personal development and related fields. Members participate in fun activities such as camping, public speaking, travel, scholarships, Grade 11 and 12 course credits, leadership training and more. Motto - “Learn to do by doing”. Loretta Rithaler | lrithaler@telus.net

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Maxwell Lake Please Respect the Watershed

PROTECT OUR WATER SUPPLY Maxwell Lake is a vital part of our island watershed, supplying water to many island homes, farms and businesses. Both islanders and tourists alike can help to play a vital role in watershed protection by honouring the fact that it is private community watershed and not open for camping, swimming, walking, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking or off-road vehicles such as motorbikes and ATVs. These activities slowly degrade the watershed because the expansion of trails and pathways creates a direct route for nutrients and sediment to enter the lake during the rainy season. This nutrient loading will negatively impact water quality in both the short and long term. A healthy and intact watershed helps to filter and purify runoff before it reaches the lake; damage to the watershed will directly result in decreased water quality and increased treatment costs in order to meet the appropriate standards and regulations for drinking water. The North Salt Spring Waterworks District appreciates your cooperation in our ongoing efforts to preserve this valuable natural resource.

North Salt Spring Waterworks District www.northsaltspringwaterworks.ca


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