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  • Member Since: May 19, 2010

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Ever want to try a new class before signing up for the whole series? Now is your chance to test out some of PARC’s Programs! […]

April 20, 2018
First Aid

First Aid Courses

EMERGENCY FIRST AID 9am-5pm $89 Wednesday April 25 Location: Community Gospel Chapel Upstairs Classroom OR Saturday May 12 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom General knowledge […]

April 20, 2018



ZUMBA Mondays 5:15-6:15pm May 7 – June 18 *No Class May 21st $60/6 classes Location: Salt Spring Island Middle School Dance Room Zumba is perfect […]

April 15, 2018
Zumba Toning


Zumba Toning

ZUMBA TONING Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm May 3 – June 21 $80/8 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom Zumba Toning is perfect for those who want to […]

April 15, 2018
STEP Parenting


Systematic Training For Effective Parenting...

SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (STEP) Saturday 1:30-4:30pm May 5 $45 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom Do you find it frustrating to know how to […]

April 15, 2018
Qi Gong


The Internal Art of Healing Qi Gong

THE INTERNAL ART OF HEALING QI GONG Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm May 2 – June 20 and July 4 – August 22 $80/8 classes Location: Portlock Park […]

April 15, 2018
Tai Chi



YANG STYLE TAI CHI Wednesdays 6:45pm-7:45pm May 2 – June 20 and July – August 22 $80/8 classes Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom Taijiquan (T’ai […]

April 15, 2018
Dance Conditioning


Dance Conditioning

DANCE CONDITIONING Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm May 7 – June 18 *No Class May 21st $60/6 classes Location: SSI Middle School Dance Room Have fun learning the […]

April 14, 2018
Brain Gym Fitness


Brain Gym Fitness for All Ages

BRAIN GYM FITNESS FOR ALL AGES 3yrs+ Saturday 10:30am-1:00pm May 5 $40 Location: Portlock Park Portable Classroom Designed for children, students, business professionals and everyone […]

April 14, 2018
Ballroom Dance


Social Ballroom – Cha Cha and Waltz

CHA CHA Fridays 7:00pm-9:00pm May 18 – June 8 $40/4 classes Location: Salt Spring United Church Lower Hall Put your “Latin hips” into action with […]

April 14, 2018
Ball hockey



BALL HOCKEY 8 – 12 yrs Mondays 4:00pm-6:00pm May 7 – June 11 *No practice Victoria Day, May 21st. $50/5 practices Location: Gulf Islands Secondary […]

April 14, 2018
LG Cover SpringSummer 2018


New Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation...

The Spring and Summer Edition of the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Guide arrives Wednesday April 11th! Guides can be found inside the Driftwood […]

April 8, 2018
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Friday Adventure Camp

Friday Adventure Camp Every day is full of games, crafts and outdoor activities. The pool will be open for swimming on the last Friday,April 27th. […]

April 8, 2018

CRD Provides Permanent Site for Bring Your Branches and Fall Leaf Exchange

    Farm & Garden    September 25, 2012

 Media Release – September 25, 2012 The Capital Regional District (CRD) and PARC Parks and Recreation has partnered with Transition Salt Spring and the Salt Spring Island Agricultural Alliance to provide a permanent home for the popular Bring Your Branches service and the new Fall Leaf Exchange program. “This partnership is another demonstration of how the […]

Trail Maps on the PARC Website

    Health & Wellness    August 16, 2012

All PARC trails with aerial maps, trail length, and trail rating are at http://www.crd.bc.ca/ssiparc. Check out our maps and then take a hike. Remember hiking exercises your body, your mind and nourishes your imagination!

Community News

  • Join Country Grocer in Practicing the 3 ...

    by on April 18, 2018

    Who doesn’t love progress, especially when it comes to our health and well-being? And targeting school-aged kids is a great place to start. Country Grocer’s latest demonstration of community leadership launches this week – just in time for Earth Day on April 22. The store’s community relations team went into schools through the week of […]

  • Untreated Sewage Discharged into Ganges ...

    by on April 16, 2018

    An electrical and mechanical failure at the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant on Salt Spring Island resulted in a sewage release from early afternoon April 14 to early afternoon April 15. The sewage entered Ganges Creek and travelled approximately 100 meters prior to discharging into the ocean at the outlet of Ganges Creek. The shoreline affected […]

  • Depleted Old Boys Squad Battle Through i...

    by on April 13, 2018

    Old Boys end season on a winning note –  The pouring rain on Saturday April 7th complemented the Old Boys mood as only 9 hardy souls arrived at Finlayson Park, Victoria for their opening game in the Annual Bill Drew end of season tournament.  Included in the 9 was a return after a 2-season absence of […]

  • Fire News: Being FireSmart Protects Your...

    by on April 13, 2018

    FireSmart is a wildfire safety programme with an economical and common sense approach. The key concept of FireSmart involves removing or reducing the amount of burnable material (think “fire fuel”) from around your home. The area within 10 meters (30 feet) of your home is the “Priority Zone.” If you remove fire fuel from this […]

  • Forum: Globe Columnist Elizabeth Renzett...

    by on April 11, 2018

    Why are there so few women in politics? Why is public space, whether in the street or on social media, still so hostile to women? Is the #MeToo movement signalling a real shift in society’s treatment of women? From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, and from the transgender movement to […]

  • Wet Soil, Cool Crops and Pollinator Plan...

    by on April 5, 2018

    Our cold spring continues…with the soil too soggy to work in many gardens, especially after this recent heavy rain. If you squeeze a small handful of soil and it stays together in a compact clod, then it is too wet to handle; it should be moist but still easy to crumble apart after you squeeze […]

  • Forum Hosts Vancouver Aquarium President...

    by on April 4, 2018

    Salt Spring Islanders know the importance of healthy oceans. Indeed, many Salt Spring residents are protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which if completed will add hundreds of oil tankers to the Salish Sea each year. The threat of oil spills is but one of many challenges facing our oceans. Overfishing, climate change, and plastics […]

  • BC Rural Dividend Grant Funds Salt Sprin...

    by on April 3, 2018

    As part of its rural development mandate, the Government of British Columbia is providing $39,136 to support community projects in the Cowichan Valley and Gulf Islands, Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan announced today. “The wide range of projects that received grants is a testament to the resourcefulness of the proponents and their commitment to diversifying […]

  • Bike Park Community Open House Insights

    by on April 3, 2018

    A community open house for the proposed Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park in Mouat Park took place on Sunday, March 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Salt Spring Island Lions Hall. The event was hosted by the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) to share information about the project and […]

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