10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 3G4
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (except statutory holiday weekends)
Ext. 102: SHOAL Centre Manager
Ext. 103: Adult Mental Health Counselor
Ext. 106: Volunteer Services Coordinator
Ext. 107: Chef and Food Services Manager
Ext. 111: Assisted Living Manager
Ext. 112: Drive Desk
Ext. 117: Activities and Rental Coordinator
Ext. 118: Youth Employment Program Coordinator
Ext. 119: Assisted Living Activities Coordinator
SHOAL Centre is located just 4
blocks off Beacon Avenue across from the Library. Stop by and visit; we would
love to show you around! Assisted Living residential care is combined
with a community-based recreation and volunteer services activity centre for adults, and facility rentals and catering are
available to people looking for a special venue for their next
gathering. Learn more about us in the
Click here to subscribe now and receive the Tidelines newsletter by email. Please remember to add Beaconcs.ca to your safe sender list.
Become a SHOAL Member! For a fee of $46 per year (just 12 cents per day), you will be entitled to:
Reduced rates on courses and classes and special admission rates for fitness classes, bridge, games, lapidary and more. See the current Drop-in Activity Schedule.
Free attendance to crafts, ceramics, knitting, weaving and other select Activity Departments
Celebrate your birthday with others born in the same month while enjoying free cake, tea or coffee and entertainment
A 10% discount on facility rentals for your private functions
Participate in special events, socialize with friends and meet new ones
Attend free seminars and workshops
Your Beacon Community Services Membership is included (a value of $10)
A limited number of bursaries have been made available by the Sidney-by-the-Sea Rotary Club to seniors who wish to purchase a SHOAL Centre Membership, but are unable to due to financial reasons. If your gross annual income from all sources is $25,000 or less, you qualify. This program is handled confidentially, and your name will not be released. Contact the SHOAL Centre Manager if you are interested.
If you are looking for an evening out, join us at An Evening At The SHOAL on the 4th Thursday of each month (excluding July, August). The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner and entertainment.
TideLines: News from SHOAL Centre
Read this month's TideLines. TideLines keeps you posted on current news and upcoming entertainment, events, programs, volunteer services and workshops taking place at SHOAL Centre. Subscribe Now to have the TideLines delivered to your email inbox each month or visit SHOAL Activity Centre to pick one up! Visit the News and Reports page to download previous issues.
Consider sharing your time and talents as a volunteer. Our Volunteer Services Coordinator can help you find an opportunity that fits with your time and interests and brings you as much joy as you will bring to others. Many opportunities exist within SHOAL Centre or with vital community services such as volunteer driving, friendly visits, senior peer counselling, income tax preparation, in thrift shops and much more. Give our Volunteer Services Coordinator a call! Find more information on our Volunteer Services page.
Youth Employment Program
YEP is a community-sponsored program that provides youth with opportunities for training, work and volunteer experiences that support future successful careers. Find out more on our Youth Employment page.
Here are just a few of the great courses offered at SHOAL Centre: Bridge, Chair Fit, Stretch and Strength, and Tai Chi.
SHOAL offers both registered computer courses and a weekly Computer Lab Drop-In
Please call the Activities and Rental Coordinator or SHOAL Centre Manager if you have any suggestions for new programs.
In 2010 we also partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and the Yukon to offer free heart monitoring and cardiac eduation clinics through the Take the Pressure Down program.
The Tides at SHOAL Dining Room
Our dining room, The Tides at SHOAL, is open daily from 11:30am-1pm for lunch and 4:30-6pm for dinner. Come and enjoy the daily specials that Chef Russ and crew have prepared. If lighter fare is what you have in mind, drop by the Tuck Shop and delight in a freshly baked muffin, cookie or scone and coffee or tea.
Lunch and Dinner Economy Cards
Meal cards are a convenient and cost-effective way for you to enjoy lunch or dinner in the SHOAL Dining Room. Each meal includes a choice of one main course, tea or coffee and dessert. All prices include HST.
$9.50 for one meal
$135 for 15 meals ($9 per meal)
$255 for 30 meals ($8.50 per meal)
Small Portion Lunch:
$6.75 for one meal
$101.25 for 15 meals
$202.50 for 30 meals
$14.50 for one meal
$202.50 for 15 meals ($13.50 per meal)
$375 for 30 meals ($12.50 per meal)
Small Portion Dinner:
$9.50 for one meal
$142.50 for 15 meals
$285 for 30 meals
Facility Rental at SHOAL Centre
Consider SHOAL Centre the next time you are planning a family gathering, reunion, memorial tea, wedding or community group meeting. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and would be happy to discuss your catering needs. Take a moment to review our Event Catering Package and Memorial Service Catering Package for more details. Contact the Activities and Rental Coordinator if you have any questions.
SHOAL Centre Assisted Living
SHOAL Centre provides a Registered Assisted Living setting where seniors and people with disabilities can obtain all the necessary supports to maintain an independent daily life. Operated in conjunction with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, SHOAL Centre provides assistance with daily care, meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities. Read more about SHOAL Assisted Living.