Hatha Yoga with Kate Wilton

Yoga at Saltair Community Centre Room 17

Wednesday, January 22-March 11th, 2020, @  6:45-8:00 PM Rm 17

An 8 week Hatha Yoga session to warm the body, connect with the breath and calm the mind for meditation.  Each class includes a warm up, balancing postures, spine and core strengthening, floor based stretching and relaxation.  Classes  close with meditation.

$110 for 8 Week Session

$70 for a 5 Punch Pass *

$15 Drop-in (space permitting)

Classes are offered in room 17 at the Saltair Community Centre.  Come dressed in layers that are comfortable to move in.  Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and preferred props if you have them.

*expires 4 months from date of purchase

Visit www.katewilton.com for more information.

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Curbside Collection Info in Extreme Weather

CVRD Website: Posted on: January 10, 2020 

Extreme Weather Events

If your CVRD electoral area curbside collection is missed due to extreme weather, hang onto your material until the next scheduled collection day.

Extra material may be placed at the curb alongside CVRD totes. Please ensure extra recyclable material is labelled clearly on the outside of container ‘For Recycling’. Recyclable material in plastic bags will not be collected.

Alternatively, if you are unable to hang onto your garbage and/or recycling until your next scheduled pickup, it can be taken to either Bings CreekPeerless Road or Meade Creek Recycling Centres for disposal at no charge. Proof of residency is required to be presented at the facility scale house upon arrival.

Invitation to Meet & Greet New Owners of Saltair Food Market

Come Join Us for A Meet & Greet


There will be  a Meet and Greet with the New Owners of Saltair Food Market building and the Mobile village property.
Phong and Jen are looking forward to meeting their new tenants and neighbours.

Location: Inside the Saltair Food Market Building
Date:  January 4,2020
Time: 3.00p.m.
Food and Refreshments will be served.

No need to RRSP, hope to see you attend.
Irene &Rob, Management

Saltair Community Donates to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

Saltair Community Centre was the hub for food bank donations during the months of October and November.

Over $500.00 in cash and donated  food items were collected during the Saltair Christmas Market, and concert events.

On December 5th, donations were presented to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank on behalf of Saltair community.

Many thanks to our local donors!  Well done!

Jan from Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank, Jackie Rieck, Nadi Bottomley and Chris Bomford, Directors of Saltair Community Society, photo credit Chemainus Harvest House

Hosted by the Saltair Community Society

Feature photo, credit: Don Bodger- Chemainus Valley Courier

Volunteer Opportunity – Stocking Creek Park Native Planting Event


Bridge over Stocking Creek

Are you interested in spending more time  outside this fall? How about volunteering your time to initiatives that will improve the health of ecosystems of CVRD parks and trails through invasive plant removal, native planting, improving trail networks, and clean ups of natural areas.

Next volunteering event is being held on:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH ( This is a Pro-D day for School Dist.79)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Prior to volunteering please  fill out the CVRD Volunteer form provided in the green highlighted link:  http://bttr.im/eui10

For directions and park information click here (https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/237/Stocking-Creek-Park). A CVRD staff member will be there to greet you.

We will provide tools and gloves. Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants and sleeves and remember to dress for the weather. Please wear clothes that will protect your skin and that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn.
Please note that the only washroom at this site is at the other park entrance at Thicke Road (a fair walk from the work site). The work area is along maintained trails. We will be working alongside these in natural areas.
Please bring drinking water and snacks or lunch for yourself. We will also provide some beverages and snacks for the break.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about this event using the below contact information:
Parks Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Aitken
Elizabeth [dot] Aitken [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca
Office: 250-746-2649
Cell: 250-709-1739

Don’t forget to sign up for volunteering on line, please visit the following link: https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/275/Volunteering.



CVRD Commmunity Satisfaction Survey

CVRD Community Satisfaction Survey

Residents across the Cowichan Valley have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive Community Satisfaction Survey.

Over the next four weeks, Leger Marketing will conduct a statistically valid survey that will gather data from 600 residents to gauge quality of life, delivery of programs and services, as well as how best to inform and engage the public.

Beginning Wednesday, November 20, randomly selected residents and households will be called though both landlines and cell phones. Eligible participants will have the option to complete the approximately 15-minute survey over the phone, or online through a unique, secure link sent to their email. At the end of the survey, residents have the ability to opt-in to a short follow-up email
survey related to regional health services for use by Island Health and Our Cowichan Communities Health Network, as well as enter to win a gift card for CVRD recreation facilities.

Residents who are not selected to participate in the scientific study are encouraged to complete an online version of the survey at http://cvrd.legeropinion.com. The open version of the survey
will be accessible until December 31, and will be reported separately from the statistically valid survey.
The results of both surveys will be presented to the CVRD Board of Directors in early 2020 and available for review on the CVRD website.

New Ivengar Yoga Classes for 2020

New Classes for 2020

Register with a pass now to secure your spot: limited passes available

All Classes are located at The Saltair Community Centre. Bring a yoga mat, (I always have extras if you don’t have one) dress comfortably with an added layer for the final cooling pose work. All other props are provided. Arrive 5-10 mins early first class to fill out a waiver. 

Level I –  Morning Retreat. Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-10:15, starting January 7th and ongoing

Suitable to beginners and those developing an Iyengar practice. This is an excellent class to start your day: energize, strengthen and align body, mind and spirit.

Level I – Wednesdays Energize and Thrive 12:00-1:00  January 29th – March 11th

This class is suitable for beginners and those new to Iyengar Yoga. For those who rise later in the day or a great break from your work day!  Let’s undo negative postural habits and set the spine and the mind right for the rest of the week.

Level I/II – Thursdays Restore and Renew 4-5 pm January 9th – March 11th

Beginner and suitable to those who’ve practiced yoga but are new to Iyengar yoga. This class will have a definitive restorative element and be especially valuable for those looking to recalibrate at the end of the work week. Join us and take the time to care for yourself.

Level II – Thursdays Moving Upside Down! 6-7:15 pm Level II January 30th – March 11th. 

We will be working towards supported inversions, headstand and variations, shoulder stand and variations. Suitable to those with some yoga practice, yoga teachers or those new to Iyengar yoga with no injury to the head, neck or shoulders.

Information about levels
Level I is suitable for beginners or those with moderate knee, back, hip issues. Level I/II is suitable for those who have some experience in Iyengar yoga and also beginners. Level II is for those with some experience in yoga or beginners with no head, neck, shoulder injuries.

Pricing and registration:

You can purchase a flexible 8 class pass for $110 for  use with any and all the classes. Explore! Payment can be made by etransfer or in cash/cheque on your first class. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing a pass and if you plan to attend Moving Upside Down, please indicate in the email. As of the end of January once you purchase an 8 class pass, the pass has a four month expiry.

Give and get!

Encourage your friends to join our community. For those with current passes, I will gift you a class for every student you bring in who signs up with an 8 class pass. Please let your friends know you referred them to me in their email or communication to me and I will manually add a class to your pass. Thank you for the ongoing support!

Jessica Lowry
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
connect [at] alignwithjessica [dot] com

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is inviting Residents to Participate in Shaping its Budget.

Place Speak CVRD Budget 2020 Participation

The CVRD is seeking meaningful input and feedback from residents on the draft 2020 Budget that can be provided to the Board of Directors for consideration.

Any and all comments related to the budget are welcome, although we encourage you to be respectful and constructive in their delivery.

This is your chance to provide feedback to decision-makers and make a meaningful impact on daily operations and major initiatives which will affect your community in the coming year.

To participate please click on the link below:

CVRD 2020 Budget Residents Participation Survey


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