Category Archives: Events

Come Join “Celtic Chaos” Performance at Saltair Community Centre

Join us for an Evening of Celtic Entertainment by CELTIC CHAOS

Tunes, Stories, Songs, Dancing and Fun!!

Saturday, November 30th at Saltair Community Centre

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
Performance @ 7:30 pm

$20.00 Advance Tickets available at “The Coffee Shack” & Artisanal Gelato Shop Truck 10862 Chemainus Road.

For more information Contact: Saltairtickets [at] gmail [dot] com or


Saltair Concert – Pete Seeger’s – The Incompleat Folksinger

Saltair Concert – October 12th

Local actor, musician and independent producer, Mark Hellman is delighted to bring his rollicking one-man singalong musical, PETE SEEGER’S THE INCOMPLEAT FOLKSINGER.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a key figure in the mid-20th century global folk music revival. He sang in defence of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited, and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales. This unique full-length solo performance (adapted from Seeger’s 1972 autobiography of the same name) imagines a concert ‘somewhere on the road, 1970, weaving together verbatim theatre, live music and audience participation into a journey spanning 35 years (1935-70) and featuring all or part of 29 songs.

Seeger reflects on his involvement in the union movement, WWII, his public stand against McCarthyism(HUAC), his actions in support of the Civil Rights Movement, global travels (with many stops across Canada) and visits to conflict zones overseas, while honouring his greatest inspirations: Woody Guthrie, Lee Hays, Leadbelly, Martin Luther King, and his great love, Toshi Ohta.

Invited to sing along at every turn, the audience is completely engaged and embedded in the story, and by the finale of “If I Had a Hammer” audience and performer merge into a single voice, embodying the principle that Seeger lived through his life and art: “Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race.”

TICKETS: $20 (children under 14 free)
AT THE DOOR or IN ADVANCE at the Coffee Shack & Artisanal Gelato Shop – 10862 Chemainus Road
VIA BROWN TICKETS: 1-800-838-3006 (toll free) or ONLINE:
INFO: 250-924-3314

Save the Date! Saltair’s First Ever Annual Christmas Craft Market

Saltair’s First Ever Annual Christmas Craft Market



October 6th will see the First Ever Saltair Annual Christmas Craft Market in the Saltair Centre gym/auditorium.

Vendors are coming on board and more are needed, just call us at 250-210-8180 to reserve a table for $25 for the entire day.

100% of the admission fees will go to the Harvest House Food Bank. $ 1 or a can of food please. Kids under 12 are free, but encouraged to donate a few coins or a can of food.

Doors open at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm

Be sure to come out and support local artisans, including our own Saltair Quilting/Fiber Club and the Chemainus Art Group.

Self-Guided Garden Tour

Self-Guided Garden Tour in Chemainus

For those Saltairians that are interested in attending a self-guided Garden Tour of 8 unique gardens situated in Chemainus,  on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purchase  your tickets for  $12.00 each, available at Sandpiper Gardens & Glass or Russell Farms.

June 9th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Submitted by Donna Dorey

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.

Register Now

  •  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