Yoga Classes 2019


My name is Jessica Lowry and I am a certified Iyengar yoga instructor. I have been teaching yoga since 2007. I am very excited to be offering classes in Saltair at the community centre starting January 15th. The gym is a perfect fit for what I offer and you’ll soon come to enjoy all that glorious wall space as a friendly prop!

I welcome you to go to my new website, – – where you can find everything you need to know about classes in Saltair, more about Iyengar yoga and my yoga teaching and artistic practice.

A couple important notes:

  1. I am offering a 15% discount on the purchase of 4 class or 8 class passes before December 25th.
  2. The first class of each month will be a karma class and 50% of profits will go to a local charity.

I welcome your suggestions. Looking forward to sharing Iynegar yoga with you in this beautiful community minded space.

Kind Regards,
Jessica Lowry


Deadline Extended: Looking for Volunteers to Serve on Saltair Community Parks Advisory Commission

Are you interested in helping to plan the future for local parks, open spaces and trails in your community?

Saltair Centennial Park – Annual Easter Event, hosted by local volunteers

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is seeking volunteers to serve on Electoral Area G – Saltair Gulf/Islands Community Parks Advisory Commissions.  The Community Parks Advisory Commissions provide advice on issues pertaining to park and trail development, park amenities, park volunteer engagement, parkland acquisition opportunities, annual park budgets, and community park events specific to the electoral area or sub regional parks function each advisory commission represents.

If you are willing to volunteer a few hours each month as generally asked of Community Parks Advisory Commission members involved with each Commission,  Please submit an “Expression of Interest” available online at or at the CVRD main reception at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan.  Completed Community Parks Advisory Commission Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the CVRD in hardcopy or by email: parks [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca by noon on Wednesday,  February 20th, 2019.

For further information, please contact Brian Farquhar, Manager, Parks & Trails Division, 250-746-2620 or 1-800-665-3955

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

Interested in Serving on Area G’s Advisory Planning Commission?

Advisory Planning Commissions

Advisory Planning Commissions are established within the Regional District to provide advice and recommendations to the CVRD Board on planning related matters of the following:

  • Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendments
  • Rezoning Applications
  • Development Permit Applications
  • Other applications as requested by the Electoral Area Director

The APC brings a broad community perspective to initiatives that promote a sustainable community by linking land use, environment, climate change, economy, and social and cultural considerations, all of which represent the community vision as defined by the OCP.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of the nine Electoral Area Planning Commissions please complete this application form and submit it to the CVRD in hardcopy or by email: ds [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca by noon on Friday, December 7, 2018.

*This form is fillable online.  Once completed, save the form, then email to the address above. (Digital signatures are acceptable). Any questions regarding form submission please call 250.746.2620

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.

Watermain Construction Upgrade

Notice from Area G Director – Lynne Smith
Posted: 12 Nov 2018 – CVRD Website

Construction Works, Chemainus Road (Olsen Road to Reed Road), Construction is to begin approx. 19th of November.

Please be advised that the CVRD and David Stalker Excavating Ltd. will be working to upgrade the watermain along Chemainus Road, from Olsen Road to Reed Road. Please remember to plan for extra time to get from A to B.

This watermain upgrade is part of the 2018 watermain upgrade program.  Please be advised that during the construction period, traffic disruptions may occur but will be very limited in duration. Every effort will be made to keep local disruptions to a minimum.  Construction signs will be posted and flag persons will be on duty to assist with traffic flow.  Please exercise caution, obey all signage placed for your safety and follow the directions of the flagpersons on duty.

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

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