Saltspring Air offers direct flights between Saltspring Island and downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Airport, Richmond and provides a scheduled service out of Maple Bay, Pat Bay and the other Gulf Islands and charter flights to many locations.
Salt Spring Island: Arts, Music & History
Well done, Birgit Freybe Bateman! 70 photographs are crated and on their way to Russia (to the Stroganoff Palace
of the Russian Museum, to be exact). This retrospective of Birgit Bateman’s amazingly evocative and thoughtful photography is called: “Mindful Vision”. On Island, we’ve been lucky to view Birgit’s work at such presentations as ArtSpring’s “Photosynthesis” show. The “Mindful Vision” show will be seen during the peak tourist season, between July 2 and August 30.
Salt Spring Woodworks has had a name change: same location and same beautiful offerings, just a re-name to Duthie Gallery. A physical change to the gallery itself mirrors the name change. The evocative Summer Lights exhibit will be back in July/August, Thursday to Monday, 9 to 11 p. m. Currently, the gallery is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or by appointment.
Alan Gerber plays Moby’s tonight, a dinner music show, $12 cover charge, show at 8 p.m. It’s a WOW…wave if you see me!
Saturday, May 14th, it’s an opening reception at Starfish Gallery in Grace Point Square…featuring Susan Haigh and introducing Beverly Chicoine. Show runs from May 14 to June 4th.
Mark your calendars: Viva Voce performs at ArtSpring, Saturday, May 28th, 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 29th, 2 p.m. Conductor: Debbie Toole, accompanist: Chris Kodaly.
House concert, May 14th, with John and Michelle Law: folk, bluegrass, acoustic country. RSVP to 250-537-1059, plus ticket info.
ArtSpring benefit on Saturday night: Joy Kogawa will read from her lifetime of award-winning creative work, at ArtSpring Gallery. MC will be Briony Penn. The evening is presented by the Land Conservancy of B.C. Doors open at 6:30.
Tonight is a very important evening at Mahon Hall. The Salt Spring Arts Council‘s steering committee for a new arts school will present a distillation of recent community conversations at a wrap up session. Starts at 6:30…see you there!
Don Conley presents Back to Bach…the last presentation of Simply Organic, for the Spring season. Don will explore the development of the concerto form during the Baroque period, which was a time of flowering of emerging musical forms. Mark your calendar: May 18th, 10:10 a.m., at All Saints by the Sea. Lucky Islanders, to have this in our midst!
This Saturday, the Salt Spring Island branch of SPCA invites the community to an animal-themed day of fun. From noon to 4 p.m., at location below Gulf Islands Veterinary Clinic. Check this fund-raiser out!
Live music venues: Harbour House Hotel, Friday, Saturday, Sunday! Moby’s Oyster Bar (Alan Gerber tonight). Treehouse Cafe…tonight, catch Peter Prince. Friday, it’s the so talented Billie Woods. The 111 nights of live music (Music Under The Stars) begins in May 16th!
The Salt Spring Forum presents Maher Arar, at ArtSpring, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. He speaks on Democracy, Human Rights, and the Middle East. Call ArtSpring for ticket info.
Lots to see and to do…enjoy the Spring Season!
Vancouver Island | Maple Bay Pastoral Manor
Vancouver Island. …amazing ambiance… Here is a gem of an acreage, with a converted turn of the last century French-inspired barn that offers style and heritage charm. All amenities in place, with a respect for yesteryear’s appeal.
Spectacular ocean vistas; true panoramic views. Beach for walking/beachcombing, plus a beautiful dock—keep your boat at home.
Home is “as new” (built in 2005), with great room concept for living, den, dining, and custom kitchen (all with sensational views). Master/ensuite “wing”, with exercise room, spacious walk-in closet. Elegant office, with access to private deck and garden vistas. Guest wing offers two ensuite bed sitting rooms, with access to oceanfront and to English Country garden charms
Maple Bay is a picturesque seaside community located in the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. A narrow inlet and surrounded by smooth, pebbled beaches, Maple Bay is home to marine activity all year round.
The sheltered haven of Maple Bay is situated halfway up Sansum Narrows, which separates Vancouver Island from Saltspring Island, the largest and nearest of the southern Gulf Islands.
Maple Bay is serviced by floatplane, Salt Spring Air and Harbour Air that fly regular scheduled flights several times a day from Maple Bay Marina yaq, to Vancouver hrb, Vancouver yvr, Ganges Salt Spring Island and the Gulf Islands.Maple Bay Marina is replacing many older boat sheds with new style, fire resistant Yacht Enclosures, creating one the safest and most environmentally responsible marinas in British Columbia.
There are three commercial marinas, a public dock, as well as the Maple Bay Yacht Club and the Maple Bay Rowing Club.
Wonderful lowbank oceanfront point of land, known to sailors as “Paddy’s Point“, in beautiful Maple Bay (on Vancouver Island). There is 2000+ ft of oceanfront here, with coves and beaches, & with year round moorage potential at the dock.
Exposures are east, south, & west, and provide sunrises & sunsets year round.
There is an appealing old style summer cottage circa 1912 era, on the property, plus an older boathouse structure, with a suite above.
The property is almost 10 acres and is a mix of meadow, & pristine old growth coastal forest consisting of magical Cedar groves, Fir, Hemlock, Maple, Alder, & majestic stands of mature Arbutus & Garry Oak. Walk the mossy trails created in the 1920?s & 1930?s. This is totally unspoiled land!
This property has been in the same family since 1900, used only as their summer place, so is effectively “untouched”, and awaits your development ideas.