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General News · 15th May 2024
Jennifer for Mansons Hall
MAY 17: Friday Market

This week’s Market promises to be a very special one, as our MP Rachel Blaney will be in attendance, and many of our summer vendors will also be set up outdoors! Carie from Sunflower Foods will also be there, now serving up sushi and other delectable treats for hungry market shoppers!

Our weekly Friday Market takes place every Friday afternoon from 12 to 3 PM in the Main Hall.

Our market offers such rare goodies as baked goods, gems and crystals, hand-made drums and rattles, artisan soaps, natural beauty products, knife-sharpening, jewelry, mushrooms, tech support, and Turkish textiles! Come on out and support your local vendors; this is one of the island's most-beloved weekly events.

MAY 17: 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 17: “As I Roved” Bronwyn Clair Asha Churcher in Concert!

Friday, May 17th, Bronwyn Churcher brings her one-woman theatre, Celtic folk music and storytelling show to the Cortes community for one night only!

Her show is a 1.5-hour music and storytelling performance that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and she is very excited to bring it over to Canada for the very first time.

"Journey along ancient song lines with The Bardesse, everywoman time-travelling troubadour, as your guide. Weaving together theatre, traditional Celtic folk ballads and storytelling accompanied by fiddle and guitar, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and performer, Bronwyn Claire Asha, invites you on a delightful and immersive voyage through the history of song and story to discover just how connected we are to each other, to our earth, and to those we came before us. The future has an ancient heart – will you take up the call in remembrance of it?"

Friday, May 17th at Mansons Hall, doors at 7pm.
Tickets available on in advance or at the door.
($22 adult/$10 student advance at Eventbrite, $25/$12 at the door)
For more info, go to

MAY 19: Yoga with Kelly (NOTE NEW TIME)

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

MAY 21: 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 21: 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 22: 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 22: 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 23: Free Community Lunch

Come warm up with some social time and a free community meal.

Thursday, May 23rd
Manson's Hall

Free for the whole community - everyone welcome - All ages.

Funded through the Better At Home Food Security initiative in Partnership with the Southern Cortes Community Association.

MAY 23: 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.


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