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General News · 24th January 2024
Jennifer for Mansons Hall
JAN 26: Friday Market

Our weekly Friday Market takes place every Friday afternoon from 12 to 3 PM in the Main Hall. The market features a wide variety of Cortesian vendors with such rare treats to offer such as freshly-made pasta, baked goods, fresh sushi, artisan soaps, natural beauty products, handmade clothing and BC-harvested fish! Come on out and support your local vendors; this is one of the island's most-beloved weekly events.

It is currently the low season for vendors, which means that the cost of renting a table has dropped by 50%. Please inquire with the office if you have some quality items to sell, and wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Email or call (250) 935-0015.

JAN 26: Thrift Store

The SCCA Thrift Store is open during the Friday Market 12-3 pm with plenty of gently-used clothing items for the entire family to choose from. You will find it down the hall to the Pioneer Room. All items are sold by a suggested donation to the SCCA.

JAN 26, 29 & 31: Julie’s Cafe

Julie’s Cafe will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am-2pm. Eat in or take out, Julie and Sandy serve breakfast, soups and sandwiches, and baked treats. Cash only please! C'mon down to Mansons Hall for this sweet community cafe.

JAN 28 & FEB 1: Yoga with Kelly

Kelly Benson is offering three yoga classes weekly at Mansons Hall:

Vinyasa Flow Sundays 11:00 am and Thursdays 5:30 pm, and Seniors Yoga Thursdays at 11:00 am. All classes are in the Om Studio. For more info email

JAN 30: Parents & Tots

All caregivers and little ones (ages 0 to 4+) are invited to drop in for playtime and community connection.
Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 at Manson’s Hall, Main Hall.
Hope to see you there!
Free, by donation. Location: Main Hall

JAN 30: Baby Time!

All caregivers and babies (ages 0- 1+) are welcome to drop in for community connection and in a bright, warm space. This weekly offering will hold a supportive space for babies between 12:30 and 2:00 on Tuesdays.

Free, by donation. Location: Mansons Hall, Main Hall.
Baby Time! will follow the Parents and Tots program, and you are welcome to come for that as well.

JAN 30: Sew Much More

On Tuesdays from 2-5pm in the Om Studio, Marnie Andrews and Cora Moret run a practical sewing clinic, wherein participants will learn basic repair skills and sewing techniques! Youth welcome, and children under 10 with an adult. You are invited to bring in your sewing projects for help with either repairs or with creating something new. We have supplies, equipment and expertise.

Feb 1: Village Commons Community Update

Learn directly from the CICF team and architect about the Village Commons pavilion and other upgrades beginning soon. The SCCA will be present to discuss its current project of exterior building improvements and fire resiliency upgrades.

Hear more from these and other community organisations, such as the Cortes Housing Society and the Fire Hall, about their projects on the horizon in the Mansons area.

All neighbours and community stakeholders warmly invited. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: February 1st from 4-6pm
Where: Manson’s Hall

Please email with any questions and concerns.

For more information about our programs at Mansons Hall contact or call (250) 935-0015

Mansons Hall Office Hours: M/W/F 10-2