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  • Member Since: September 14, 2015

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Youth Exhibit at Easter Art Show

In the Annex Gallery as part of the Easter Art Show we host the Youth Exhibit. Come and see the work done by students in […]

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Opening Night – Easter Art Show

Come and celebrate the opening of Portrait of an Island, Upstage Centre and the Youth Exhibit, all part of the 2018 Easter Art Show at […]

7 hours ago
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Volunteers: Easter Art Show Gallery

The Salt Spring Arts Council seeks Volunteers for the 12th Annual Easter Art Show. Volunteers will staff the Gallery in Mahon Hall for either morning […]

13 hours ago
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The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) […]

March 19, 2018
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Easter Art Show – Portrait of an Isla...

This year the Easter Art Show presents Portrait of an Island, an exhibition of more than 150 portraits in oil of people who call Salt […]

March 12, 2018


Curator Talk & Panel3

Taking a closer look at the current exhibition: Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art (show closes Sunday) Join us as we explore the role of […]

February 23, 2018


Greg Constantine Artist Talk

Visiting SSAC AiR Artist Greg Constantine will be speaking on his travels and images documenting displaced people. Greg Constantine is a documentary photographer who works […]

February 22, 2018
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$35 per session

Art Makers Laboratory

FIRST LAB on FEB. 24 – CANCELLED due to SNOW! Please sign up for Week 2, 3 and or 4. Series (130.00) or Single Session […]

February 21, 2018
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Apparel Pattern Making

Instructor Alexandra Morgan for Adults Mar 2,3 & 4 Fri.-5-9pm, Sat. & Sun.-10-5pm @ Mahon Hall In this apparel pattern making workshop you will learn […]

February 20, 2018

Community News

  • Starting Seeds and Onion Sets

    by on March 12, 2018

    Despite the slow start to spring (as snow flurries Friday morning reminded me), this is a good week to start seeds indoors for early crops and for plants that take the whole growing season to mature. I used to start leeks in mid-February, but now wait until the first week of March and find they […]

  • Two Bus Loads of Salt Springers Attend K...

    by on March 12, 2018

    Two bus loads of Salt Springers travelled to the mainland this past weekend to attend the mass protest of the Kinder Morgan pipe line. 80+ islanders were up early traveling over by ferry to join the thousands of protesters. See if you spot some of them in this video by videographer Bill Warriner from Salt […]

  • MLA Adam Olsen Statement on Speculation ...

    by on March 8, 2018

    Seeking clarity – I have heard from many constituents, particularly on the Gulf Islands, on their concerns about how the speculation tax might impact them. The legislation to implement this tax will not come until the Fall. While the government has stated there will be exemptions, they have yet to provide full clarity on what they […]

  • An Invitation to Serve Your Community

    by on March 8, 2018

    Election time for the Fire Board is upon us, and I would like to invite you to consider serving your com-munity as a Trustee. The Board generally meets once a month. Trustees also staff the various standing committees along with members of the public. The term of office is three years. The roles of trustees […]

  • ‘Speculation Tax’ Open Lette...

    by on March 8, 2018

    Dear Adam, Several of the recent tax provisions in the NDP’s budget have significant negative impacts on your constituents and perhaps more importantly, on the long term economic health of this riding. Notably, the new “speculation” tax has significant economic implications for markets like Salt Spring, where it’s not uncommon for pre-retirement folks to buy […]

  • Young Trailblazing Scientists at Salt Sp...

    by on March 5, 2018

    Few events are equally fascinating for adults and students, but the Salt Spring Forum is presenting one of those few next Tuesday. The forum has partnered with the GISS student council to bring Dr. Jennifer Gardy to Salt Spring. Dr. Gardy is a scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control whose job is to […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Island Home & Gard...

    by on March 5, 2018

    Introducing the Salt Spring Island Home & Garden Show presented by Mouat’s Trading! March 17th and 18th – what a great weekend to be on Salt Spring Island as we host the Salt Spring Home & Garden Show. If you are a fan of HGTV, you will want to be at this great event showcasing […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Out of t...

    by on February 28, 2018

    The following article was written by Jennifer Cikaluk as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 2-4, 2018. Filmmakers Curtis and Silmara Emde will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by: Stonehouse […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival – W...

    by on February 27, 2018

    This coming weekend, Salt Spring Islanders gather for film-going ritual at the Gulf Islands Secondary School. The Salt Spring Film Festival is an annual affair and draws much of the community together for an incredible Friday evening gala, two days of documentaries, and the social justice bazaar. After previewing over 100 documentaries over several months, […]

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