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SHOAL Centre begins gradual re-opening

SHOAL Centre is finally starting some programs again! We are excited to have folks coming back into the centre. As a soft start, we are running fitness classes, support programs, and foot care in July and August for current members who register. Please see the July/August issue of SHOAL’s newsletter TideLines for the latest information, or call SHOAL at 250-656-5537.

We hope to be able to expand our programming in September. We will follow the mandate of the Provincial Health Officer and the Town of Sidney Emergency Operations Centre. For the summer our doors will remain locked. However, if you are in need of support, we will be accepting a limited number of people to come into the Centre. Please ring the doorbell at the main entrance and one of our staff will assist you.

Please follow these guidelines when entering the building:

  • Practice physical distancing by keeping at least 2 metres away from others.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when entering the building.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Don’t share equipment or food and beverage items.
  • Do not come to the centre if you have travelled or been around someone who has travelled in the last 14 days.

Thank you for your patience! We can’t wait to see you again!

A vibrant community hub for Peninsula’s 55+, SHOAL Centre is only 4 blocks off Beacon Avenue (across from the Sidney Library) at 10030 Resthaven Dr. in Sidney.

The modern, well-equipped centre combines community-based recreation and volunteer services with a seniors’ activity centre, a public dining room, and catering, rental and meeting services. An Assisted Living residential care home is on the upper floors.

Want a quiet place to read or visit with a friend over coffee or a bridge game? Want to stretch your brain with a new hobby or interesting lecture or class? Or your muscles, at a fast-paced exercise class (or with a gentler fitness option, such as yoga, chair exercise, or mild aerobics)?

Then visit SHOAL Centre!

We welcome everyone, but especially tailor our activities and services for older adults. Amenities include:

  • A woodworking shop
  • Lapidary and silversmith shops
  • Crafts and ceramics/pottery rooms
  • Auditoriums, meeting & exercise spaces
  • A games and card room
  • An exercise room
  • And much more!

For more information, call 250-656-5537. Or drop by for a visit.