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2020 CVRD Budget Presentation

2020 CVRD Budget Presentation – Saltair Community Centre – October 16, 2019 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend a CVRD presentation of the 2020 Budget .

If you wish to look up specifics on areas of interest to you, here is the official site:

It appears that Area G will receive about $420,000 over five years from the Community Works Fund (CWF) based on its population (2,325) and of that allocation, the funds will be divided proportionally between Saltair and Thetis Island based on their relative populations.  The priorities for Saltair have, so far, been identified as the water project and parks.  It has been reported that, although the CWF for the CVRD has gone up, the percentage amount allocation to area G has gone down.

In previous years, this presentation was held in Ladysmith, this year it will be held in the newly refreshed gymnasium at Saltair Community Centre.

Front entrance of the Saltair Community Centre at 3850 South Oyster School Road, Saltair BC

Please join us to learn more about the local budget process and tax allocations for 2020.


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.

Fitness For Life Classes at Saltair Centre

Fitness Classes at Saltair Centre

Ages 55 and Up! Mobility – Core – Balance- Strength- Stretching

Classes will begin Monday, September 16th at 10:15am at the Saltair Community Center gymnasium. Classes run for 60 minutes. ⁣⁣

You will learn a wide variety of techniques tailored to you meet your current fitness level. ALL fitness levels are welcome.

If you are under the age of 55 and are interested in attending a class please let me know in the comment section below and I’d be happy to offer a second class.
Please email or call us to reserve your spot. Classes are limited to 12 people. $15.75 per person.⁣⁣

Coach and Instructor -Tyler Buck:  250-716-6306

or email: info [at] boundlessfitnessandnutrition [dot] ca

Visit the website

New Saltair Businesses – Coffee Shack and Italian Gondola Gelato

The moment you have all been waiting for!

Grand Opening of Coffee Shack is…

Come for a coffee/snack or Italian Gelato  Located at Stocking Creek Market 10862 Chemainus Road


Need coffee? Need breakfast?

We got you. stop by on your way up to fuel your adventure!

Grand opening of Gondola Italian Gelato at the Stocking Creek Market on 10862 Chemainus Rd this weekend. 10-8 daily.

Come and enjoy mouthwatering fruit and dairy free Italian gelato that will make you appreciate this dessert.

Pictured above:  Owner Albi Denardi – Contact: 250-510-3470 or email: denardialbi [at] gmail [dot] com


Bute Island CVRD’s Newest Regional Park


Bute Island – CVRD’s Newest Regional Park

Bute Island Regional Park, located in Ladysmith Harbour

Bute Island open for public access as newest regional parkland in CVRD Duncan, BC – A 2.2-acre island in Ladysmith Harbour will be maintained in its natural state as the latest regional parkland acquisition by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Bute Island, long held under private ownership, can now be visited by residents and visitors to the Cowichan region. With a day-use accessible dock that can accommodate kayaks, canoes,
and smaller vessels, people will be able to explore the islands unique flora and fauna and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Ladysmith and other islands dotting the harbour.

Bute Island Regional Park – Pier and dock access point

The interior of the island provides a rustic, low impact natural trail walk with access to small pocket bays along the foreshore that can be explored during low tide.

“Adding Bute Island to our roster of regional parkland ensures the stewardship of a small piece of land that holds tremendous ecological and aesthetic value, and has significant cultural importance to local First Nations community members,” said Ian Morrison, Chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

“This an exciting opportunity for CVRD to expand its regional parks for the benefit of residents, and further strengthen the tourism sector of the southern Gulf Islands and
Ladysmith area.”

To celebrate this newest acquisition towards establishment of Ladysmith Harbour Islands Regional Park, the CVRD will be offering boat tours to Bute Island during the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Sea Life Celebration event on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ladysmith Community Marina. The event provides a wealth of fun activities for kids and families to see, touch and learn about the sea creatures that reside in our coastal waters.

Sea Cucumber- Ladysmith Community Marina
Sea Urchin – Ladysmith Community Marina

For more information, please contact:
Kris Schumacher
Manager, Communications & Engagement
kris [dot] schumacher [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca

Source: CVRD News Release, August 7th, 2019

Summer Yoga Sessions at Saltair Community Centre

Summer Session and more!

Hello yoga students and prospective students,

I will be offering a summer schedule of Tuesday/Thursday morning Iyengar yoga classes at The Saltair Community Centre.  Here is the summer schedule. Drop in for $20 a class or purchase a flexible 8 class pass for $110.   Please consider inviting a friend to try a class as summer will be a good opportunity to introduce new students to the practise.  I will be returning to foundational work in all the poses and you’ll likely see/feel more repetition to solidify the work we’ve been doing.

Here is a link to the sequence that inspired this past Thursday morning’s back care sequence which was requested by students. We may continue with some of this work at next Tuesday’s class to add in additional pose work and bring Tuesday’s student on board so they can also practise at home.

A reminder if you purchased a ticket to the film/documentary: Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and The Students Journey, it is showing next Wednesday June 19th 4:30 at Cineplex Galaxy Cinemas. The event is sold out at this point!

Stay tune for news about fall classes and continuing practise support.

And one last thing! One aim of mine is to connect my yoga practise with my work as a performer/artist so if anyone is interested in supporting new Canadian theatre, I am performing in a reading of a new play, Wild Geese, on Thursday June 18th at the Port Theatre lobby.

Jessica Lowry
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

‘The study of asana (yoga postures) is not about mastering the posture. It’s about using the posture to understand & transform yourself.’ BKS Iyengar
Ivengar Yoga in the gym at Saltair Centre