SALTAIR COMMUNITY CENTRE – welcomes…
The group is busy creating beautiful pieces of art at Saltair Centre.
If you are interested in joining the group , they quilt together every Tuesday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Saltair Community Centre
Contact: Christa Stegemann, 250-245-2016 for further details.
Billard/Pool Table at the Centre!
Pool table is up and running at the Saltair Centre. You can play 8 ball, pea pool, poker pool and snooker all on a professional slate table.
Lessons are available. Anywhere from teens to old-timers!
It’s a great social game.
If interested in playing please contact: Mel Dorey at 250-510-5431 or mdorey [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca.
We have recently received a donated portable ping pong table with net and paddles.
Saltair Community Society – News – 2017
The Saltair Community Society is pleased to announce that an “Agreement for Services and a Building Lease have been signed with the CVRD. The agreement and lease term runs until December 31st, 2018. During this time, we will continue to work to achieve our goal of successfully operating the former Mount Brenton School now called “Saltair Community Centre” for the use and benefit of Saltair and area residents. The Society applied to the CVRD and was granted $10,000 in startup funds from Area G Saltair Tax Recreation budget 456.
It has taken us a bit longer than expected to get to this point, however, the Society Board of Directors remain enthusiastic and are looking forward to proceeding with the goal in our Constitution: “To promote, maintain and expand interest in the historical, educational, cultural, economic and recreational endeavours of the Saltair community”.
An official Saltair Community Centre Building Facility Condition assessment is being conducted by CVRD staff and the final draft is scheduled to be completed by July 14th, 2017. The results will provide information for long term planning of the Centre.
Currently, the Society has an operating rental agreement with anchor tenant ILM Daycare. Saltair Quilting Group rents a classroom weekly and are busy creating a large quilt of Saltair for the Canada 150 celebration. Ed Nicholson is planning to create an historical room for Saltairians. Inquiries for rental space are starting to come in and we hope to secure further rental income shortly.
We have four rooms available for rental:
-3 regular sized classrooms – available from 8am-9pm weekdays and weekends- $15.00 for the first 2hrs and $7.50 for each additional hour thereafter.
-1 large carpeted meeting/activity room – available from 6pm-9:00pm weekdays or 8:00am to 9:00pm weekends – $25.00 for the first 2hrs and $12.50 for each additional hour thereafter.
If you are interested in booking a space contact: Bill Cleary at (250-245-3739)
The Society thanks all our current members for their patience. Due to delays in getting the centre operational, previous memberships are being renewed/valid until December 31, 2018.
We welcome new members who can join by clicking the text highlighted in green. Print and fill- in form – Membership is $5.00/year, mail in to the address provided on the form.
If you are looking for ways to get involved, volunteers are eagerly needed in the following areas:
- Work parties for: interior/exterior maintenance, painting, pressure washing, planter area spruce up, and landscaping tidy up.
- Fund Raising/Donations
- Event Planning
- MS Word/Excel proficiency/experience in creating flyers/pamphlets/forms/posters
- Grant Application writing
- Organize coffee/tea/baked good social gathering, weekly or monthly
On behalf of the Society’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank the many residents of Saltair who have supported the vision of a Community Centre as we build community wellness for future generations. Your encouragement is very much appreciated!
Bill Cleary, President
Saltair Extravaganza 2016
On February 6th, we hosted the community officially change the name from Mt. Brenton School to the Saltair Community Centre. There was a cutting of the ribbon and cake by the original student, Gloria Hill, who named Mt Brenton School in 1950. Ron Madden performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies. Over 200 people attended the event where local singer and songwriter Terry Boyle performed his song “Sunny Saltair”.
Special thanks to the secondary school students Madison Hendricks, Emma Brunt, Noah Hendericks, Emily Wilson, Benjamin Blackley and Logan Godau for their help setting up and programming
Ken and Diana MacTavish did a terrific job at decorating the centre with “I Love Saltair” Valentines theme. Sean Jonas was in charge of the food and the publicity, Dave Key purchasing and operations, John Silins and Bill Cleary, set up and take down. Ed Nicholson worked hard to develop Saltair Historical Society with family story boards posted around the entire building, hallways and gym.
Thanks to Gary and Sandra Hendricks who did a tremendous amount of work with the story boards and the set up.
Crista Stegamen of the Quilting Society displayed their efforts at the event to promote a quilting group in Saltair.