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General News · 8th May 2024
Jennifer for Mansons Hall
MAY 10: 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, jewelry, and assorted handicrafts! Come on out and support your local vendors; this is one of the island's most-beloved weekly events.

MAY 10: 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.

MAY 11: Preparing for a Wildfire Evacuation

Join us for "Preparing for Wildfires" Community Sessions Saturday May 11th for Emergency Preparedness Week.
Session #1 3:00-4:00 pm
OR Session #2 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: Mansons Hall 983 Beasley Road
Topics for Discussion:
* How to reduce the damage of wildfires to your home and property
* Emergency notifications
* Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders
* Cortes Island's Community Wildfire Protection Plan
No need to register in advance, we hope to see you there.
For more info, please contact Wildfire Risk Reduction Coordinator Bonnie Logan at or (250) 914-9234.

MAY 11: CANCELLED! Free Creative Marketing Workshop

MAY 12: Yoga with Kelly (NOTE NEW TIME)

Sunday at 9:00 am in the Om Studio. For more info email kbrocks55yahoo.

MAY 12: Mother’s Day Goddess Speakeasy and Dance

You are invited to come share poetry, song and move our bodies together to celebrate mothers and mother in all forms on May 12 ~ 7-9pm. Mansons Hall. Everyone welcome. Free/by donation. Moonrise cast members are preparing some delicious songs and storytelling to share.
Wear your opulent Goddess attire.
Bring your poetry, art, songs or creative expression to share in the circle speakeasy.
Bring a fancy dessert to share if you like.
You may like to bring something for the alter to honour mothers & nurturing ones in our lives who have passed into the spirit world, so we can dance with them in our hearts.
We welcome donations to cover the hall costs and any extra will go towards the creation of Moonrise, the rock opera - specifically travel, sets, costume, puppet material costs.
Moonrise is mythic rock opera with an original music score, masks, puppets, traditional Celtic tales, and audience participation. From the creator of Dragon Songs, a small ensemble of five artists are collaborating and creating a story about the return of power to the Goddess Earth. We are planning to tour the gulf islands in the fall of 2024. We hope you will join us as we begin to weave the magic!
Hope to dance with you
Rue & Basil

MAY 13: 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.

MAY 14: 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

MAY 14: 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.

MAY 14: Poetry & Song Share

Come join us for Poetry and Song Share! ! From 7 - 8:30pm. Hosted by Louis Belcourt, in the Pioneer Room.
A monthly gathering to share writing + listen to other islanders’ creative pieces. You are welcome to invite feedback - or not - whatever feels best. Everybody is welcome, whether you are sharing or not :)


MAY 15: 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 16: 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. Thursdays at 5:30 in the Om Studio.


MAY 16: Dance Temple

Dance Temple ecstatic dance now every other Thursday
Starting Thursday, May 16 7:00-8:30
DJ Spruce Lee returns to Cortes to weave his DJ wizardry and bring us into the summer season.

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

Mansons Hall Office Hours:
Monday 9-5 (by appointment)
Thursday 11-3
Friday 11-3