Message from the President

SPAC has had another exciting and successful year and I am thankful to all those who contributed. From the January Tea through the February Mini Workshops to the Workshops by the Sea and the fabulous SPAC Show, not forgetting our collaboration with Shutterbugs for the Points of View challenge, our year has been a very busy and entertaining one. Learning from visiting artists and our own featured members at each monthly meeting and reading Art Chat each month have kept us up to date with all the arts news. Outreach to the local community continued with our Saanich Peninsula Hospital Art Program, Student Scholarship and Brentwood Bay Library Art Program. Many of the Chairs, including myself, have taken on new duties this year and, I think, have shown that the SPAC spirit endures and grows on into our 67th year. There is always room for new voices and ideas within our group and we look forward to seeing many members at the Annual General Meeting in October which marks the beginning of a new season of Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts!

– Heather Corbitt

Next General Meeting

The next general meeting (the Annual General Meeting) will be held at Mary Winspear at 7pm on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Workshop Date Change

The dates for Irene Corman’s next Polymer Clay Jewelry workshop have been changed to November 16 & 17th.

Volunteers Wanted

SPAC is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Treasurer (assistance available to get you started)
  • Executive Assistant (a job that would be tailored to your skills!)
  • Refreshments (one or two more assistants to help with refreshments at general meetings)

If you are interested or have questions, please contact us at

SPAC and Social Media

SPAC has its own Facebook page which can be found at Our Social Media Chair, Susan Siemens, has also set up Instagram! You can contact her at, subject line ‘Social Media‘  or on the facebook page.

This is really exciting as we can all show samples of our artwork on it – a perfect and easy way to show our talent to the world. There will be lots of links to art magazine articles, seminars & videos and tips on art making. Everyone is invited to contribute. FYI – Susan will help with ‘technical issues’!