Canada Post Office
Skate Park
Lakehouse Learning Centre
Cortes Community Radio
Cortes Thrift Store
Cortes Pottery Guild
Reel Youth
Friends of Cortes Island
Summer Youth Program
Family Music Camp
Cortes Island Play School Parents & Tots
Hall Office:
Monday 11-4
Wednesday 11-4
Friday 10-4

Phone: 250-935-0015
Fax: 250-935-0026

983 Beasley Road
Box 222
Manson’s Landing, BC

Year End Appeal

Dear Cortes Community member,

As many of you are aware, since the failure of the “Hall Tax” initiative several years ago, Mansons Community Hall has been operating on a mix of grants, donations and fundraising activities. Needless to say the process has been quite tense at times with staff and board members not knowing quite [...]

Summer Youth Recreation Program

"Making new friends!" 

(2014 Feedback - Favourite part/s of camp)

Registration for the Summer Youth Recreation Program (SYRP) begins on June 15th from 1pm – 4pm at Manson’s Hall. Click here for the online brochure SYRP 2016 You can pick up the brochure at the hall office if you would like a hard copy. Here is the link to REGISTER NOW. We look forward to [...]

Family Music Camp Back Again!

Family Music Camp is so much fun that we are going to do it again for the third year! The camp will be a bit longer this year due to popular demand. We will run from Sunday Aug 21 – Thursday August 25, with one free afternoon to enjoy summer activities. Calvin Cairns and Paul [...]

Kitchen Renovation Underway

We are pleased to report to the community that so far, $63,000 has been raised through generous donations from the community, as well as grants. Our budget goal is $131,000.00 to renovate and fully equip a modern, to code, health-approved kitchen.

Costs include basic renovation, expansion of the footprint, new electrical wiring, flooring, stove, dishwasher, [...]

Cortes Family Music Camp 2015

The dates for this year’s Family Music Camp are Monday, August 24th thru Thursday, August 27th! REGISTER NOW

(Click on the photo for more information)

The camp kicks off with an instructor’s concert featuring Calvin Cairns, Paul O’Brien, Anne Schaefer and Claudia Raaen at the Mansons Hall on Sunday, August 23rd – the day [...]

Cortes Island Playschool: Teachers & Registration

The Cortes Island Playschool is pleased to announce our new teaching team for the 2014/2015 year. We have Hired Jen Stevens as the lead teacher, and Alanah Caron as the assistant teacher.

Jen Stevens has worked as an ECE teacher on Vancouver Island for the past eight years. In 2004 she completed her diploma program [...]

Cortes Island Playschool Employment Opportunity








The Cortes Island Playschool, operated by the SCCA, has an opening for an experienced teacher (ECE certified) AND an assistant (ECE assistant), starting September 2014. Hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm.

We want the program to be:

• Child-centred;

• Play-centred;

• Nature/Arts/Music/Movement-based


New! Permaculture Workshops added to the Summer Youth Program

Permaculture for Kids with Maria McKenty & guest

*Presented by Lakehouse Learning Society & FOCI

Permaculture is a way of seeing and thinking that reveals the beauty, balance and patterns in the natural world. Come and explore these principles through fun indoor and outdoor activities like nature walks, drawings, outdoor games, and much more! [...]

Cortes Day Saturday July 19th


Parade at 11 am. To join the parade, meet at Potlach Road at 10:45

Come and enjoy the fun!

Please leave your dogs at home.

North Atlantic Trio play Manson’s Hall Tue July 15

See more here

Thank You!


Manson’s Hall Renovation Thank Yous



If you take the opportunity to have a good look around Manson’s Hall, you’ll see that the organizational efforts and hands-on work of a great many people over the last few years have given new life to our community centre. Since last July, [...]

Full Moon Kirtan Friday June 13th at 7 pm


Join local devotional musicians of Cortes for a full moon kirtan. Come share in the vibration of call and response chanting to the divine. No experience necessary.

This will be held in the new yoga studio upstairs in Manson’s Hall. Access to the studio is through the main doors. This [...]

Summer Youth Program 2014

The 2014 Summer Youth Program is here! Check out the brochure, and register online. Registration opens June 18th. All registrations will be processed in the order they come in. We are very excited about this year’s line up. We have many of your old favourites, like 7 Story Circus, and some new offerings too. For [...]

SCCA AGM Thursday May 22 at 7 pm

SCCA AGM Thursday May 22nd at 7pm Manson’s Hall

Come and join us for an open house from 7:00-7:30 pm to see all the renovations we have completed this year. We will have the new Office, Reel Youth, Playschool interior and deck, Lakehouse (old library) and the Arbutus Room (above Pioneer Room) and the [...]

Friday Market Food Vendors


The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) policies regarding temporary, ie Farmers Markets holds liable both the vendors, and the operators of a market.

For vendors selling products regarded as a health risk, penalties to both the vendor and operator are significant.

The SCCA cannot place itself in a [...]