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General News · 3rd April 2024
Jennifer for Mansons Hall
APRIL 5: 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 vendors with such rare goodies to offer such as baked goods, gems and crystals, artisan soaps, natural beauty products, knife-sharpening, assorted handicrafts and fresh pasta! Come on out and support your local vendors; this is one of the island's most-beloved weekly events.

APRIL 5: 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.

APRIL 5 & 6 Theatre Group

Please note that the Theatre Group is seeking a couple new members to join. Please email

Every Friday and Saturday 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
At Mansons Hall - OM Studio
Fee: 30$/week
Free for those in a difficult financial situation

"We aim to establish a theater group on the island. Therefore, we are organizing a two-month theater workshop. After the workshop, we will select a play to present at the beginning of summer. If you're interested in play, self-discovery or theater, and would like to participate, please apply at the provided email address: Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.”
-Áron Beczásy, Theatre Performance Director and Actor
Beatrix Beczásy, Stage Set and Costume Designer and Actress

APRIL 6 & 7: First Aid Training

Cortes Community Health Association is pleased to present Emergency First Aid Training to the Cortes Community.

Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7
9am - 6pm at Mansons Hall

Tuition $140
Free for Cortes youth thanks to the generous support of TeenSzene

Register here:

Emergency First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace.

Using hands-on training and practice, this basic first aid course will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED, obstructed airway procedures and emergency response. You will learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke and bleeding.

Requirements: 100% attendance is required along with one piece of valid ID.

Candidates are required to produce one piece of acceptable, valid, photographic identification at the time of the course. Valid ID includes: CDN or US driver's license, valid passport, Valid BC Student ID issued for the current school year, Employee picture ID card, Native status ID card, BC photo ID issued after Nov. 1996, or Canadian government-issued photo ID.

APRIL 7: Kimchi Workshop with Susan John

*NOW FULL*, but taking a waitlist for last minute cancellations!

Registration is limited to the first 8 people!

Register by emailing:
Or calling: 250-702-4507
I won't be answering emails/calls over the weekend but I will register in the order I receive them! Expect confirmation on Monday 🌱

This workshop is free/by donation but SJ has requested you bring:
An apron, a good knife for chopping, and a clean 250ml jar.
If these items are barriers for you, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Come learn to make traditional korean kimchi!

Event sponsored by Decoda Literacy and the Cortes Island Community Foundation.

We have childcare funding to decrease attendance barriers for families and are happy to reimburse parents/guardians for babysitting costs.

APRIL 7: Yoga with Kelly

Sunday at 11:00 am in the Om Studio. For more info email

APRIL 8: Sole On & Soul Forth Dance

A weekly 90 minute Dance for your hungry feet every Monday evening at 7:00 at Mansons Hall. Admission $10.

The World needs more Joy, more Delight, more Love, more Community and dancing is such good medicine.

Dancing Wolf has produced over two hundred dances since 1994, mostly in Victoria, with his Upbeat Waves of World Fusion, World Beat, Folk Fusion, House, Hip Hop, Dub, Reggae, Electronica, Down Tempo etc.

APRIL 9: 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

APRIL 10: T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a low-impact exercise that is ideal for seniors. These slow, gentle movements can improve balance, strength, flexibility, and range of motion and decrease the effects of common degenerative diseases and pains. It is a standing/moving exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime and doesn’t need special clothing or shoes.

Judyth Weaver received permission to teach TCC from the school of Grand Master Cheng Man-Ch’ing in 1971, and she has been teaching it regularly around the world since then.

The class will be offered on Wednesdays, from 11 am till noon in the Om Studio. (PLEASE NOTE – NEW DAY of the week AND new TIME!)

The classes are free. Donations to the CISS are welcome.

If you have any questions before class, please contact Judyth at 250-935-8500

APRIL 10: Drumming with Pawl

Pawl Khan is back with his weekly all-levels drum class featuring African rhythms and techniques. You will improve your technique, have fun and experience the many health benefits of drumming in a circle. Pawl has decades of experience as a world-class drummer and instructor.

In the Om Studio, Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:45

$12 drop in
$40 for 4 classes

APRIL 11: Restorative Yin Yoga

Come chill with us at our free Restorative Yin Yoga Sessions!

Relax and recharge your body and mind with this weekly community offering. All ages, all levels welcome.

Yin yoga can complement an already active life or help those who feel distracted by “mind chatter” The term “yin yoga” comes from the Taoist tradition. Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body.

Yin yoga is practiced sitting or lying on the floor. There are no planks, no warriors, no core work. No dynamic sun salutations. No standing poses. The pace is slow, so you need to wear comfortable clothes and bring your own yoga mat. The classes should be suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Yin yoga is also for anyone who is a more interested in restorative practice than other forms of exercise. Yin can also be a great starting point for anyone interested in meditation as it has such an internal focus.

Thursdays at 5:30 PM in the Om Studio. No charge, but please RVSP at

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

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