English Tea & Seabreeze Fashion Show
Sunday Sept 11, 2pm-4pm. Tickets on sale Aug 29, 2022 at the Office, Gift Shop, & Seabreeze.
Read below about our Rentals, Café, Library, Gift Shop…
We have a large hall for rent with a seating capacity of 115 and the dining room holds 50. We take weekend bookings for meetings and gatherings, such as birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, memorials and wedding receptions. Included are the main Ballroom, lounge, kitchen, dining room with use of stove, fridge, dishwasher, dishes, coffee urn, cutlery, chairs and tables. Availability: Fridays 5 pm to midnight, Saturdays 10:30 am to midnight, and Sundays 9 am to midnight. Minimum charge 4 hours ($300), with some reduction for charitable and non-profit groups, and current members.
Dei is the chef who creates delicious breakfasts and lunches without using salt! Even the butter is no-salt-added. All food is cooked here in the Café. Hot breakfasts are available from 8 am. Food services are available for members and guests Monday through Friday from 8 am to 12:30 pm. Pay at the Café with cash or your debit card (sorry, no credit cards yet).
Lunch selection includes:
Library with books, puzzles, cassettes, and DVDs in different categories such as “Classics and Oldies,” “IMAX Collection,” “Romance,” “Educational,” “Non Fiction,” etc. Numerous books are in Large Print. Two stacks of DVDs of music (Nat King Cole, Elvis, Glen Miller, Doris Day… all the great ones!). If you like puzzles, there are over 15 to choose from, mostly 500 or 1000 pieces. Some audio books too. Taking out books and DVDs is by the honour system – no check out, just return when you are finished. Open whenever the Centre is open. Currently there is no need for more in the library, as all the room we have (including in storage) is full, so no more donations please! Hours: whenever the Centre is open. Contact: Roger Taylor 250-890-9422.
Computers (Windows desktop and Apple laptop) are nearby that can be used by members, with free Wi-Fi included.
A Gift Shop sells a variety of items made by members. Splashes of beautiful colors awaits you with hand painted silk scarves – uplifting and eye catching! Accessorize your wardrobe or give as a gift. Need a card for that special gift? We have a great selection. All-occasion handcrafted, unique local photos, and painted silk. It’s the perfect place to find a special and unique gift. Come in, bring a friend, have a coffee, and shop for hand crafted gifts. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-1pm. Contact: Nancy Kremer 250-650-2193.
The quilts and paintings hanging outside the Gift Shop, are created by quilters and artists at the Centre and are rotated on a regular basis. All are for sale (no tax) with a percentage of the proceeds going toward the Association. Come and look them over!
A Rock and Gem Shop, Glass Studio, Pottery Studio, Painting Room and Woodworking Shop round out the Centre’s facilities.
The Card Room is not only for the usual card games but there are other board games available for fun social time around the tables.
Special Occasion Cards are available. Do you know a member who would benefit with receiving a card for a birthday, illness, a death, or any other notable occasion? Contact Betty Edwards: 250-339-9752 or .
A Free Tour is available monthly to get to know all the services available in the building. It is interesting to peek behind doors, learn the secrets, and see where the action is. Don’t forget… please… masks are recommended and proof of vaccination is required. Memberships can be purchased at the Centre’s Office between 10 and 1, but one is not necessary to be on the tour. Attendance is limited to 6, so please reserve as soon as you can. Looking forward to meeting you! Email Sherry to find out the times available .
A Defibrillator is right handy to the left of the Café ordering area. THE AED was donated by the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial.
Recycling Glasses – The Lions Club has a box for recycling your used reading glasses called “RECYCLE for Sight” (beside the kitchen door).
A Links page has more information about other services for seniors in the Comox Valley.