Saltair Centre

Saltair Community Centre

Saltair Community Centre – 3850 South Oyster School Road

The Saltair Community Society, a not for profit Corporation, facilitates the operation of the Saltair Community Centre.  The Centre  is home to ILM Daycare, JEM Registered Massage Therapy, Chemainus Art Group, Saltair Quilters,  and Align With Jessica (Yoga). If you are looking for a room to rent for a specific function, see below for further details or click on the highlighted link to go to the Saltair Community Centre website:

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Available Spaces for Rent:

  • Room #17   (900 sq ft)  available from 8 am-9 pm weekdays and weekends- $15.00 for the first 2 hrs and $7.50 for each additional hour thereafter. Please call 250-210-8180 to book.
  • Room #18    (900 sq ft)  available from 8 am-9 pm weekdays and weekends- $15.00 for the first 2 hrs and $7.50 for each additional hour thereafter. Please call 250-210-8180 to book.
  • Room #1 Auditorium (1800 sq ft)  Rental Rate: $25.00 for a two hour minimum, $10.00 for each hour thereafter. Special Event Rate: $125.00/day. Features: stage, with sound equipment, speaker’s podium, stage bolsters,small prep area (No stove or fridge), seating for 150 persons.  Call: 250-210-8180 to book.

Room #17

Photo Angle #1- Room #17 is available for rentals, $15.00 for the first 2 hours minimum and $7.50/hour thereafter, Size: 900 sq ft, Max occupancy 37 persons. Call: 250-210-8180 for booking information.
Photo Angle #2 – Room #17 is available for rentals, $15.00 for the first 2 hours minimum and $7.50/hour thereafter, Size: 900 sq ft, Max occupancy 37 persons. Call: 250-210-8180 for booking information.
Photo Angle #3 – Room #17 is available for rentals, $15.00 for the first 2 hours minimum and $7.50/hour thereafter, Size: 900 sq ft, Max occupancy 37 persons. Call: 250-210-8180 for booking information.
Room #18
Photo Angle #1 -Room #18 is available for rentals, $15.00 for the first 2 hours minimum and $7.50/hour thereafter, Size: 900 sq ft, Max occupancy 37 persons. Call: 250-210-8180 for booking information.
Photo Angle #2 – Room #18 is available for rentals, $15.00 for the first 2 hours minimum and $7.50/hour thereafter, Size: 900 sq ft, Max occupancy 37 persons. Call: 250-210-8180 for booking information.

Auditorium Rental

Auditorium: 1800 sq ft of space, $25.00 for 2 hour minimum and $10.00/hr for each hour thereafter. For further information call 250-210-8180
Stage Area: Wifi microphone, Sound System, Stage Risers and speaker’s podium available

  • Auditorium Rental – Size: 1800 sq ft, Rental Rate: $25.00 for a two hour minimum, $10.00 for each hour thereafter. Special Event Rate: $125.00/day.
  • Features: stage, with sound equipment, speaker’s podium, stage risers ,small kitchen prep area (No stove or fridge), seating for 150 persons.  Call: 250-210-8180 to book

Are You Interested in Joining a fun Group or a Class? See the following Choices for more Info……

 

Saltair Yoga – Iyengar 
 
Iyengar Yoga Class at Saltair Centre, with Certified Instructor: Jessica Lowry
 
Building a Foundation, will:
Focus on the building blocks of correct alignment: posture, strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and proprioception/awareness. Additional focus will be on how to build a practice at home. Even 5 minutes a day! Work well with heart and humour and be rewarded with a deep, nourishing restoration.
Offer Yoga for Every Body. Beginners and all levels encouraged!
These are beginner classes for those new to yoga or new to Iyengar yoga. Iyengar yoga is taught by rigorously tested teachers who train over several years: anatomy, philosophy, and practical, applied teaching skills. The Iyengar method offers yoga that is progressive, detailed, hands on, safe and accessible to every body.
Here is what students in Saltair are sharing about their experience:
“Your classes are fabulous! I had hip surgery last January and my hips felt better after this morning’s class than they have felt in a year! Thank you!” – Deborah Zellermeyer
“I have practiced a variety of yoga styles for many years and am only now hearing through Jessica’s Iyengar classes, how to pose properly. Jessica demonstrates point by point how to position and offers instruction which ensures safe and effective practice. I always feel grateful for our class.” –Celia Norris
 
After a few weeks of teaching by Jessica, I am in love with this amazing yoga practice. Jessica is cheerful, professional, exceptionally knowledgeable and always fully prepared for the classes. She gives excellent group instructions and individual corrections to bring out the best in each of us in our practice. I have re-registered for additional classes and plan to make Jessica’s classes and Iyengar yoga a basic in my life.” – Deirdre Saunders
 
Contact Jessica to register and for further details. Class registration will be limited. Potential for additional classes if registration exceeds 25 students.  Click on highlighted text for more information or to register
Jessica Lowry
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.” B.K.S. Iyengar

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.
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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

Chemanius Art Group

The Chemainus Art Group is collaborative group of 60 plus artists that have formed a membership and a permanent home in Saltair Centre. They gather throughout the week, to meet, create art, develop their skills, share knowledge and socialize. The group is promoting art culture in the area and fully invested in the success of Saltair Centre. See below for  photos of the group helping to spruce up the Centre and artists creating artworks.

Chemainus Art Group host regular guest artist workshops for art group members

“Lovely group of like-minded artists who enjoy painting together, a great diversity of media and approaches -they are always willing to share their experience and we all benefit from this interACTIVE club!”  – Lauren Spilsbury

For further information email: happypair [at] shaw [dot] ca or check out this link to the group’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chemainussketchgroup

 

Saltair Quilters and Fiber Arts

The group is busy creating beautiful pieces of art at Saltair Centre.

Wonderful works of art are being created in the Saltair Quilting Group

Would you like to participate in a Yap and Yarn adventure?

We meet every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saltair Community Centre, on South Oyster School Rd., formerly known as Mt. Brenton School.

We call ourselves the Saltair Quilters but we don’t just quilt, we knit, crochet, embroider, stitch and bead. The result of our efforts are always artistic and sometimes even useful.  🙂

Do you feel the need to socialize and craft? Come, drop in, bring a craft  and join in and you will find us welcoming to all!

See the following photos of some of the items that are being lovingly created.

If you are interested in joining the group , they quilt together every Tuesday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Saltair Centre.

Contact: Christa Stegemann, 250-245-2016 for further details or email Susan: smmaycock [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Machine embroidered Dragon
Knitting and crocheting

Services in the Centre:

 

Inquiring Little Minds Daycare

Day Care Services

Inquiring Little Minds  is dedicated to the provision of safe, well-managed day care services for children, provided by  full and part-time, qualified, staff. Its goal is to stimulate independent growth, emotional growth, social growth, intellectual growth and physical growth among its charges.​

The services Inquiring Little Minds Daycare provides to the public include:

  • Full and part-time day care ages 0 to 12 years
  • Resource program for children with special needs
  • Before and after school care for school age children

The ILM Centre also provides subsidized services for parents in need, based on an assessment made by Ministry of Children and Families.

All of our staff are qualified with certificates from the Early Childhood Education Registry of British Columbia as either a Responsible Adult, Early Childhood Education Assistant, Early Childhood Educator, and Infant Toddler Educator based on the amount of schooling that has been completed.

They have Criminal Record Checks through the Ministry of Justice and valid first aid training.  We take advantage of professional development workshops from all over the world to gain differing perspectives in Early Childhood Education.

We have several programs to choose from to meet the needs of children and families.

  • ​Infant (0-18 months)
  • Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
  • Preschool (30 months to School Age)
  • Daycare (30 months to School Age)
  • Before and After School

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/southoyster/

JEM Massage Therapy:

JEM Massage Therapy is owned and operated by Joanne McNamara, Registered Massage Therapist.

Therapeutic, yet inviting.

• Hands on Approach.

• Incorporating Mind, Body, and Spirit.

• To work with other health care professionals so as to provide the best care possible to you, the client.

• Incorporating different modalities and treatment techniques to meet and satisfy the musculoskeletal health care goals of any person, of any age, within the parameters as set by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, Registered Massage Therapist’s governing body.

• To educate and to empower.

If you wish to book an appointment, please email me or call 250- 245- 0808 or visit my website for further information. Visit www.jemrmt.com for more info.

Blessings,

Joanne McNamara

 

 

Membership: Saltair Community Society

Are you interested in joining the Saltair Community Society? We welcome those who  would like to support  or endorse the endeavours of the Saltair Community Society.  Click on green highlighted text below to open our membership form. Please print/fill out and either drop off at Saltair Centre Room #20 or mail in to the address supplied on the membership form. form – Membership fee is $10.00/year, or $15.00/yr for a family. If you are an existing member it is required  to renew annually to remain a member in good standing.  Thank you.

SCS MEMBERSHIPform 2019 (7)

If you are looking for ways to get involved, volunteers are eagerly needed in the following areas:

  • Work parties for: interior/exterior maintenance, painting, pressure washing, planter box maintenance, and grounds clean up.
  • Fund Raising events
  • Event Planning
  • Grant Application writing
  • Organize coffee/tea/baked good social gathering, weekly or monthly

On behalf of the Society’s Board of Directors,  we would like to thank the many residents of Saltair who have supported the vision of a Saltair Centre as we build community wellness for future generations. Your encouragement is very much appreciated!

Saltair Extravaganza 2016

On February 6th, we hosted the community officially change the name from Mt. Brenton School to the Saltair  Centre. There was a cutting of the ribbon and cake by the original student, Gloria Hill, who named Mt Brenton School in 1950. Ron Madden performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies. Over 200 people attended the event where local singer and songwriter Terry Boyle performed his song “Sunny Saltair”.

Special thanks to the secondary school students Madison Hendricks, Emma Brunt, Noah Hendericks, Emily Wilson, Benjamin Blackley and Logan Godau for their help setting up and programming

Ken and Diana MacTavish did a terrific job at decorating the centre with “I Love Saltair” Valentines theme. Sean Jonas was in charge of the food and the publicity, Dave Key purchasing and operations, John Silins and Bill Cleary, set up and take down. Ed Nicholson worked hard to develop Saltair Historical Society with family story boards posted around the entire building, hallways and gym.

Thanks to Gary and Sandra Hendricks who did a tremendous amount of work with the story boards and the set up.

Christa Stegemann of the Quilting Society displayed their efforts at the event to promote a quilting group in Saltair.

Submitted by Mel Dorey Area G Director (2016)

Mel, Gloria and Ron
Mel, Gloria and Ron
One of the cakes
One of the cakes
Musician/Songwriter: Terry Boyle performs his song Sunny Saltair ! Photo courtesy of Ladysmith Chronicle taken by Mike Gregory

Click here for the full story from Ladysmith Chronicle

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