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SHOAL Centre offers a variety programs & activities

If you’re interested in what we have to offer, please call us at 250-656-5537. We’re happy to provide you with most up to date information as we restart programs.

Please see the COVID Update on our What’s New page for the latest information on the Centre’s COVID-19 protocols and requirements.

As always, please also:

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

Please also follow any guidelines or protocols that are put in place by the instructor of your SHOAL class or program.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we all manage together through this situation!


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.