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:
JOHN GOGO, COLLEEN ECCLESTON AND MARK HELLMAN
Click on the green highlighted links to preview their musical talents
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.
“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
Interesting version of “Twelve Days of Christmas”!
23 folks attended a coffee & donut social gathering last Sunday, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm , April 23rd,2017 at the Saltair Community Centre. Social gathering information was posted on Facebook’s “Saltair Community Page (All Things Saltair)
It was a great way to mingle with friends, new neighbours and build excitement for future get together’s at the centre.
Tim Godau kindly hosted the “social” to help bring attention to the importance of building community spirit, having a designated place to do it in and getting to know your neighbours in Saltair.
Lets keep the momentum going, Anyone can host and organize a social. Classroom rates are $15.00 for two hours.
It was overcast this Remembrance Day in Chemainus and Ladysmith but fortunately no rain for the several hundred who attended the ceremonies in Chemainus. Over the last 10 years the crowds have increased substantially. During the Ceremony there was a fly past of vintage aircraft. This added more poignancy to the Ceremony.
The parade had members from RCMP, the Legion, Service Clubs, Chemainus Fire Brigade, Paramedics, youth organizations, Air Cadets and, of course, Veterans from various conflicts. Air Cadets provided the honour guard.
Many wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph in Chemainus as at the one in Ladysmith. Each person laying a wreath was escorted, by hand, by young people.
Debbie Neil and John Silins sponsored wreaths, on behalf of Saltair District Ratepayers Association, that were laid at the Ladysmith and Chemainus Cenotaphs, respectively.
Mel Dorey also laid the wreath at the Chemainus Cenotaph on behalf of Area G, Cowichan Valley Regional District.
The members of United Church, across Willow Street from the Cenotaph, served coffee after the Ceremony.
All in all it was a dignified Ceremony befitting the memory of those that who paid the highest price in the service of Canada.
Submitted by John Silins -SDRA
‘Photos provided by Chris, Chemainus Neighbourhood House Association’
Over 200 residents of all ages attended the Annual Saltair Halloween Event. It was wonderful to see new families enjoying the party. Many thanks go out our great group of volunteers (Tim and Janet Evans, Wendy, Cindy) who planned and organized such a fun evening. 12 pizzas, 15 dozen hotdogs, three large vats of hot chocolate, 90 juice boxes and 50 goodies bags were consumed. The concession ran out of food and had to be closed early! Kudos go to Dave Key for providing us with a fantastic fireworks display! Thank you to our costume parade entertainer, local resident witch, Judy!! Congratulations to Zoe Platt, 1st place winner of the annual costume contest. It was also, heart warming to see Saltair teens at the massive bonfire as well as parents dressed in costumes! Community spirit in Saltair is growing!!