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General News · 25th April 2024
Jennifer for Mansons Hall
APRIL 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 vendors with such rare goodies to offer such as baked goods, gems and crystals, artisan soaps, natural beauty products, knife-sharpening, and assorted handicrafts! Come on out and support your local vendors; this is one of the island's most-beloved weekly events.

APRIL 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.

APRIL 26 & 27: 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, Actress

APRIL 27: In Person Ferry Meeting - RSVP required

Mark your calendar Saturday, April 27, 12:30 - 2:30, Mansons Hall. Plans include berth closures at Heriot Bay and Whaletown terminals. Water taxi service for foot passengers only. Barge service for commercial vessels.

The berths at Whaletown and Heriot Bay are being replaced. Help us shape alternative service plans by attending in-person, or taking part online.

Join us in-person on Saturday, April 27 at Mansons Hall for an opportunity to learn more about our initial plans for alternate service. You will be able to walk around the room to learn about each leg of your journey, and speak with our teams who will be on hand to listen to your feedback and answer questions. RSVP here:

APRIL 27: Élise LeBlanc and Special Guest Sahara Jane

Join us for an evening of delightful music with Élise LeBlanc.
Saturday April 27, 7pm at Mansons Hall.

Élise LeBlanc is an alt-country singer-songwriter based in Cumberland, BC.
Her music is inspired by classic country, Appalachian folk, and western swing. Élise's lyrics are full of heart, anchored in honesty, resilience, and the beauty of the simple life. Whether backed by her string band, or going solo - her storytelling and melodies are rich and vivid.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Cortes Market, COOP and Gorge Marina store for $25.

Élise's latest record The Fiddle & The Fire has been making waves since its release in November 2023. The album has been celebrated on the Top 10 "Best Country Music on Bandcamp" list, and featured in a recent CBC Radio interview with Marc Fournier of Radio Canada Premiere's "Culture et Confiture". In January 2024, Élise spent 4 weeks in Nashville, TN showcasing her new record in Music City, soaking in Nashville's rich history, and honing her craft.

Sahara Jane is a multi-faceted musician blending influences from Afghan, Indian, and Canadian musical styles in a unique and uplifting way

We hope to see you all there!

APRIL 28: Yoga with Kelly

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

APRIL 28: Artists' Cafe w/ David Ellingsen

The second in the "Artists' Cafe" series features David talking about photography combining creative and practical topics in a two-part presentation with lots of time for Q+A. Sunday, April 28th from 2-4 at Mansons' Hall, Main Hall. Admission by donation. Refreshments served.

APRIL 29: 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 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

APRIL 30: Sew Much More

Om studio 2-5 pm
bring a project to work on, get sewing coaching, sit and mend

MAY 1: Benefits of Beavers Field Tour: A Tale of Coexistence

Limited Spots Available.
To Register, Please Contact Miranda Cross at:

The Strathcona Regional District’s Emergency Program and Friends of Cortes Island Society would like to invite you to a field tour at Kw’as Park. Please come prepared to be outside with sturdy shoes.

We will meet in the Pioneer Room at Manson’s Hall at 3:30 pm and begin with an indoor presentation. Professional childcare will be available at Manson's Hall Playschool during the field tour. Learn how co-existing with beavers can protect wildlife habitats, save community resources, and solve problems related to drought, flooding, and infrastructure damage.

This session will be facilitated by professionals from VanIsle Wetlands and Rewilding Water & Earth Inc.

MAY 1: 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.

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

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

MAY 1: 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

MAY 2: Restorative Yin Yoga

Please note, this a pre-registered offering!

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

Relax and recharge your body and mind with this weekly community offering.


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

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