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Chemainus Art Group Big Five-O Art Show

Chemainus Art Group is Celebrating Its 50th!

Its time to celebrate!  On this 50th Anniversary, we salute our founding members – their vision, their talents and their endowments to our group.  They ensured succession of the joy from making and sharing art.

You’re invited!

The Chemainus Art Group is pleased to be celebrating its 50th anniversary! Please join us at The Big FIVE-OH! Art Show which will be held at the Saltair Community Centre, All islanders and art lovers are invited.

Come and enjoy our Big Five -Oh Art Show!

Saltair Community Centre Auditorium

3850 South Oyster School Road

May 3rd, Friday, 7 :00 to 9:00 pm

May 4th,  Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

May 5th,  Sunday,  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saltair Seedy Sunday April 7th, 2019

Saltair Community Plant & Seed Exchange

You are invited to attend or particpate in Saltair’s 1st Community Plant & Seed Exchange Event!

Bring your seedlings, plants, mason bees, canning etc for barter or purchase at the Saltair Community Centre rear Parking Lot


  • April 7th, 2019, Saltair Community Centre Rear Parking Lot
  • 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Rain or Shine!

Sponsored by Saltair Community Society

Adult Tech Classes Available At Saltair Centre

Adult Tech Classes Winter 2019 available at Saltair Centre

Instructor: Heather Stannard ,  WestView Learning

January 17th- IPad or Android (Galaxy) Tablet – Which is right for Me?

This 1-90 minute workshop is designed for the individual who is looking to purchase a tablet or smartphone, and isn’t sure which type of device is better for them.  Come along and have a hands on session where you can learn about the two different types of tablet (and smartphones), and ask questions to determine which might suit your needs better!  Instructor Heather Stannard will bring along tablets of both types for participants to try.  Cost $20  Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop requires 3 registrations by Monday, January 21st and is limited to 5 participants.

INTRODUCTION TO IPADS/IPHONES – January 17, 24, and 31st

This 3-90 minute class is designed for the individual who owns a IPad or IPhone and would like to know how to manage the device, their Apple ID, and figure out the features of the device that would work best for them.  Learn how to manage your apps and information.

Cost: $70  Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm  Note: this class requires 3 registrations by Monday January 14th and is limited to 6 participants.


This 3-90 minute class is designed for the individual who owns an Android tablet or Smartphone and would like to know how to manage the device, their backups, and figure out the features of the device that would work best for them.  Learn how to manage your apps and information.  Cost $70 Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Note: this class requires 3 registrations by Monday, February 11th,  and is limited to 6 participants.


Would you like to know how to find your way around Windows 10? Review the basics of using a computer and learn simple tips to managing your Windows 10 system.  You need to bring a computer to this class!  Please contact the instructor if you need to borrow a laptop.  Cost $70  Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Thursdays of February 14, 21, 28th.  OR  10:00am to 11:30 am, Saturdays, February 16, 23, and March 2nd.  NOTE:  this class requires 3 registrations by Monday, February 11th and is limited to 6 participants.

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  •  3-90 minute sessions
  • require a minimum of 3 registrations 3 days prior to the start of class
  • limited to a maximum of 6 participants
  • cost $70
  • participants usually bring their own device or computer BUT upon request, Heather will bring a device for the participant to use in class
  • you can register for classes at the Saltair Community Centre by clicking on the highlighted link below or emailing or phone Heather Stannard directly

Tis The Season Shop Local

Featured here are some great local Saltair businesses to help you with Christmas shopping for your loved ones.

Barn Door Décor, owner and operator Debbie Verstoep  offers west coast inspired home décor.  Come to her annual Chrismas Open House on North Watts Rd, December 1st, 10:00am to 5 pm in Saltair.  The atmosphere is warm, cozy,  friendly and inviting, not to mention, there is a great selection of beautiful and adorable items to purchase for family and friends.  Celebrate the holiday season with a treat of Olliebollen and Gluhwein by the fire.   Check out some the photos below for some sneak peeks of great items available for purchase.

Barn Door Décor


Pottery By Peggy

Check out talented pottery Artist Peggy Grigor , home studio

Pottery Piggy Banks, Pottery By Peggy

10849 Olsen Road Ladysmith (Saltair), BC V9G 1Z8  Canada
Wheelchair accessible.
Studio Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (or by appointment).  Credit Cards accepted.

t. 1.250.416.1411
e. peggy [at] potterybypeggy [dot] com  Website:

Need a Local Dining Experience?

Saltair Station House

New Hours with Lunch Saturday & Sunday. New menu includes Salad Bowls, Soup, Shares and yummy Desserts, plus our famous Tacos.
OPEN Thursday & Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 12noon-7+pm.

How about a relaxing Spa Experience?  Gift Certificates Available

A small boutique spa studio offering a variety of massage and body treatments customized to each client. Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Therapy.


The Cedars Escape and Spa
Lorien centre #1 9738 Victoria St
Chemainus, BC   

Saltair Community “Jingle Jam” Concert

You are invited to a complimentary “Jingle Jam” music concert!

Back by popular demand! The team at Other Guys Theatre Company were so pleased at the turnout for the Music Concert in October –  we’re happy to do it again!

Join us for a family “Jingle Jam” sing along musical event on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018 , begins at 2:00pm sharp

  Saltair Centre  from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Refreshments  and cookies will be provided

Chemainus Art Group will be featuring artwork and art items for sale.

Saltair Quilters Club will also be featuring their Christmas quilting projects.

Sponsored by Saltair Community Society and Other Guys Theatre Co.

Saltair Halloween 2018 Report

Saltair’s Annual Halloween  celebration was another huge success!

Close to a 150 people turned out for this fun annual event.  A large bonfire, costume parade, refreshments, goodies and fireworks were some of the exciting features enjoyed by all.

See the photos below for peek at some interesting costumes donned by children and adults alike.

Jailbird “Grandpa Tom”


Outgoing Director Mel Dorey and Parks Commission Chair Kelly Schellenberg and her husband Grant

Many thanks to the dedicated volunteer team that make this community event so special and sponsorship from the Area G Saltair Parks & Trails

Saltair Centre Open House & Concert Reminder

The Saltair Community Society invites you  to  attend

Saltair Centre Open House & Concert

Sunday, October 14th, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free Concert begins at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
3850 South Oyster School Road

Come and join us for a building tour, check out and meet the groups who are using the center,  mingle with your neighbors, enjoy  baked cookies + beverages, share your ideas, and listen to the sweet sounds of talented Island musicians:


Click on the green highlighted links to preview their musical talents

 John Gogo (and others) in The Other Guys Theatre production of Good Timber: Songs and Stories of the Western Logger
Colleen Eccleston singing at a Festival: 
Mark Hellman:
BC Hiball   (Good Timber) 
Pete Seeger Show – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine/Toshi

Poster made by Grace Predy
The Saltair Community Society is a not for profit volunteer society operating and providing community space at the former Mount Brenton Elementary School, now  “Saltair Centre”.  Show your support by becoming a member and  join the Saltair Community Society.  Membership applications will be available at the Open House – membership fees are $10.00/yr or $15.00/yr family rate. This is a great opportunity to get invested and participate in uniting the community at Saltair Centre.


Many thanks to Mary Desprez (Other Guys Theatre Co) for coordinating the musical talent!

A huge shout out to our hard working dedicated community volunteers!

Event is sponsored by Saltair Community Society, and Other Guys Theatre Company.



Christmas Event Highlights

Jingle Elf and her trusty sidekick carolers!

“By all accounts our first Saltair community caroling event was a success!   Everyone contributed through making donations to the event, attending planning meetings for the event, preparation tasks for the event and or actually working at the event.  Considering the weather and it being the first, the outdoor event was well supported by the community.  Media attended and businesses that we approached supported us( The Great Canadian Dollar Store and Save on Foods).   This event included volunteers from outside Saltair.   We are fortunate to have the centre as a gathering place for this and other Saltair community events in the future.”

Submitted by : Debbie Neil

Photos provide by: Tim Godau and Debbie Neil

Santa made a quick stop in Saltair!
Santa handing out treats to the Kiddoes.
Judy, Val and Liam provided musical accompaniment.

Interesting version of “Twelve Days of Christmas”!

Canadian animal version of “Twelve Days of Christmas”
Val and Irene looking very Christmassy at the crafting station
Jingle Bell Rock!