SHOAL Centre

What you'll find on this page:

SHOAL Membership


2016 Drop-in Activity Schedule


Special Events


TideLines Newsletter


Volunteer Opportunities


SHOAL Programs and Computer Programs


The Tides at SHOAL Dining Room


SHOAL Facility Rentals and Catering Package


SHOAL Assisted Living

10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 3G4 

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-9:30pm

(except statutory holidays)

Phone: 250-656-5537

Ext. 102: SHOAL Centre Director                  

Ext. 106: Coordinator – Direct Volunteer Services

Ext. 106: Better at Home 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: Volunteer Services & YEP Coordinator        

Ext. 119: Assisted Living Activities Coordinator



SHOAL Centre is located just four 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 TideLines Newsletter.


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SHOAL Membership

Become a SHOAL Member! For a small annual fee 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 a free hot beverage and mini muffin

  • 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)

Bursary Memberships

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 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.


Special Events

If you are looking for an evening out then join us at An Evening At The SHOAL. The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner and entertainment.


TideLines: News from SHOAL Centre

TideLines keeps you posted on current news and upcoming entertainment, events, programs, volunteer services and workshops taking place at SHOAL Activity Centre. Subscribe now to have the TideLines delivered to your email inbox each month or visit SHOAL Activity Centre to pick one up!


Read the May issue of TideLines.


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Visit the News and Reports page to download previous issues.


Volunteer Opportunities

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 Activity 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.


The SHOAL Centre continues to process Disabled Parking Permit applications from Monday to Friday. Permits are $25 and we are now able to process debit or charge transactions, as well as cash or cheque.


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.


SHOAL Programs

Here are just a few of the great courses offered at SHOAL Activity Centre: Bridge, Chair Fit, and Stretch and Strength.


SHOAL offers both registered computer courses and a weekly Computer Lab Drop-in.


Please call the Activities and Rental Coordinator or SHOAL Activity Centre Manager if you have any suggestions for new programs.


The Tides at SHOAL Dining Room

Our dining room, The Tides at SHOAL, is open daily from 12 noon -1:30pm for lunch and 4:30-6pm for dinner. Come and enjoy the daily specials that our Chef 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.


Menu for the week of May 23, 2016


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 tax.


$10.00 for one meal

$135 for 15 meals ($9 per meal)

$255 for 30 meals ($8.50 per meal)


Small Portion Lunch:

$7.00 for one meal

$101.25 for 15 meals

$202.50 for 30 meals



$15.00 for one meal

$202.50 for 15 meals ($13.50 per meal)

$375 for 30 meals ($12.50 per meal)

Small Portion Dinner:

$10.00 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. Please call SHOAL Activities 250 656-5537 to ask about customized catering.


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 lifestyle. Operated in conjunction with the Island Health Authority, SHOAL Centre provides assistance with daily care, meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities. Read more about SHOAL Assisted Living.