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Saltair CVRD Water Restrictions Stage 1

With summer around the corner, it’s time to gear up for water conservation!

Did you know? Lawn watering usually only needs 2.5 to 4 cm (1 to 1.5 inches) of water, once per week, just enough to soak soil to the root zone. Depending on the watering method, this may take only 30 mins. to an hour!
Tip: an empty tuna or pet food can placed on the grass when watering can act as a gauge. When it’s full you’re done!
Water in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation – as per Stage 1 water restrictions.

Spring Art Show @ Saltair Community Centre

Spring Art Show  Saltair Community Centre

Join us for a three day Art Show.

This is your chance to view or purchase original artwork by local artists from the Chemainus Art Group

Oil, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Water Colors, Cradle Boards and Daily Artist Demonstration. There will also be a selection of unique art cards.

Saltair Community Hall

3850 South Oyster School Road

Opening Reception Friday Evening – May 24th, from  5pm to 8pm

Day Show on Saturday,  MAY 25th and Sunday,  May 26th – 10am to 4pm.

Hope to see there.

Hosted by Chemainus Art Group Artists.  Click to visit their website

Spring Art Show @ Saltair Community Centre May 24th, 25th & 26th 2024

Chemainus Art Group-   Affordable Art Cards will be available



SDRA Annual General Meeting

SDRA Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 20th 2024 -10:30 am to 11:45 am.

Saltair Community Centre –

Membership renewal for the 2024/25 SDRA fiscal year are due at the Annual General Meeting. Please save  us a little time by coming forward with your renewal payment. These are the funds that help pay for functions like the  Focus Groups meetings, Public Meeting Hall rentals and our community events.

AGM Agenda:

  1. Introduction and opening remarks
  2. Business meeting
  3. Board elections
  4. Financial Statements
  5. Summary of  2023/24 accomplishments.
  6. Proposed events and activities for 2024/25
  7. Guest speaker(s) – still in negotiations – TBA

Questions and suggestions from the floor – as time permits

Spring Backyard Burning Window

The Open Window for backyard burning in Saltair Area G begins on March 15th 2024 to April 15th 2024.

The Cowichan Valley is a high smoke sensitivity zone. To protect local air quality during the open burning window, residents must:

  • Plan before burning to limit the amount of smoke generated. Choose healthy hearts and lungs instead by dropping off residential yard waste free of charge at a CVRD Recycling Centre
  • Check the South Vancouver Island Venting Index and only burn when it is rated “GOOD”
  • Only burn dry, untreated, natural wood or branches (NO leaves, grass clippings, garbage or construction waste)
  • Ensure that the burn pile is 10 metres from all property lines and is limited to one pile that is no more than two metres in diameter and two metres in height
  • Only burn between 7:00 am and sunset of the same day
  • Open burning shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person equipped with sufficient fire extinguishing material
  • For more information about the rules,  Click here to know the rules!
  • Click highlighted text for more information

Annual Water Flushing Notice

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) will carry out flushing of the water systems in:

Saltair Area G – Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22, 2024

Saltair Area G – Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 28, 2024

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discoloration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal.

Should the problem persist, please call the CVRD’s Utilities Division at 250 746-2530.


Centennial Park Saltair Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Please join us for the Annual Saltair Easter Celebration

Sunday, March 31st 2024

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saltair Centennial Park

There will be an Egg Hunt, Crafts and Refreshments.  Plenty of family fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Saltair District Residents Association, The Great Canadian Dollar Store, Blackberry Hill Creations, Lauren Cartmel, Janet & Tim Evans and many other volunteers.

Saltair Seedy Saturday

Saltair’s 5th Annual Seedy Saturday

It’s time to start making plans for the garden season. Growing crops from home-grown seeds helps prevent the extinction of garden-variety species and in turn, protects the planet’s biodiversity. It’s also cost-effective and a ton of fun!

Please join us for the 5th Annual Saltair Seedy Saturday for a sale of seeds, plants, veggie starters, gardening supplies, information gathering, and to connect with each other!

5th Annual Saltair Seedy Saturday
March 9th, 2024
10am to 2pm – Saltair Community Centre Hall
3850 South Oyster School Rd.

Refreshments will be available by donation

Sponsored by the Saltair Community Centre Society
What to Expect:
There will be vendors selling:  certified organic seed, seed potatoes, pollinator plants, annuals, native plants, potted bulbs, bulbs, plant starts, veggie starters, strawberry plants, lavender and other garden & food related items.
  • Rotary Club of Ladysmith will be on hand selling tickets to the Annual Rotary Garden Tour for May 26th, 2024.
  • Ladysmith/Saltair Garden club
  • Vancouver Island Master Gardeners will be available for free gardening advice.
  • Brian’s Mason Bees, cocoons, mason bee homes, care/feeding/best practices information
  • Moose and Bean Farm
  • Full Circle Seeds
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Big D Woodworks will have cedar planters , lattice and garden signage for purchase
Saltair Community Centre Society will have their membership table set up. Come on down to renew or sign up for an annual membership.  $10/yr or $15/yr for a family.  Memberships allow the Society to host events such as Saltair Seedy Sunday,  Saltair Fall  Market and other community related activities.