Seniors’ Wellness Excursions – May, 2018

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3rd – Thursday Duncan Shopping and Lunch at the Garage 9th – Wednesday Ogden Seawall walk and Lunch at Ogden Point Café This is a “walking” trip but those that wish to just sit in the café can do so 14th – Monday Chinatown/ValueVillage and Lunch at The Swan Pub Come try out the pubs […]

16th Annual Golf tournament

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  Choices and Friends day programs are raising funds to provide recreational activities for adults with special needs living on Salt spring Island. 9 Hole Texas Scramble at the SSI Golf and Country Club. Novice and expert players welcome.

Salt Spring Commons One Step Closer

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The Salt Spring Commons housing project by Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS) is poised shovel ready with the approval of the development permit by the Local Trust Committee last week. With approval for town water hookups years ago, the project hurdles one of the major obstacles of present day affordable housing developments. “We’re very […]

New Youth Council Takes Lead on Annual Youth Week Celebration

 Community partners across Salt Spring Island are, once again, joining to support the youth of Salt Spring Island during the 24rd Annual BC Youth Week, running May 1 – 7. Salt Spring Community Services with the Core Inn, along with PARC and the Rainbow Road Pool and the Salt Spring Island Library are joining to […]

Salt Spring Youth Council Photo Contest

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We are inviting youth between the ages of 12 – 18 to submit photos! * Youth may enter one photo per category * Submit hi-res photographs to ssiyouthcouncil@ssics.ca to be printed * Photos must be 1600 x 1200 pixels (min) * Provide a title for each photo submitted * Provide name & best way to […]

Point-In-Time Homeless Count 2018

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The numbers are in for the 2018 Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Salt Spring Island. The count is evidence of an alarming increase in the number of homeless individuals counted on the island between the count of February 2016 and that of March, 2018. A total of 131 individuals reflects a 58% increase since the 2016 […]

Island Infants Drop In Discussion Group

Island Infants Drop In Discussion Group Mondays 11am-1pm For Parents and Babies, prenatal to one year Each week there will be a guest speaker facilitating health related topics. Following the discussion there will be social time and a light lunch. Child minding for older toddlers is available. April 9- Maryanne Benwood, Family Counselor- “And Baby […]

Seniors’ Wellness Excursions – April 2018

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5th – Thursday Crow and Gate Pub If time permits a trip to the Antique Barn may be in store 9th – Monday Sidney Thrift Shop Shopping with lunch at Fish on Fifth **Rain or Shine so brollies and wellies may be in need** 16th – Monday Nanaimo Shopping Lunch at the Nanaimo Bakery This […]

Join us for The Coffee Shop Dialogues About Opioids

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Listen & share with others to create greater understanding around opioid use, policy, and the ongoing crisis. Everyone’s voice and experience is a valuable contribution. Opioid overdose deaths in British Columbia have led to the declaration of a public health emergency – but different people hold different views about how to address the emergency in […]

Poverty Reduction Strategy

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You are invited to participate in small group discussions to contribute ideas and solutions to help the BC government develop the Poverty Reduction Strategy. The discussions will focus on two key questions: • What are the issues facing you and people living in poverty right now? • What ideas do you have that would help […]