TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)

TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)

The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach to re-open on Aug. 11

Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has set a re-opening date for next week.

As of Aug. 11, TOSH will be open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Illana Hester, executive director, is excited that they’re ready to welcome visitors back after putting necessary health and safety measures in place.

“I think that, at its core, a community arts centre is really a hospital for the soul, and in these times of strife and hardship, we can look to the arts to provide us with some levity and connection,” she said. “As much as our physical health has been impacted by COVID-19, so too has our mental health, and we hope that being open will give people a little space to dream of the possibilities of what we can do in our new times.”

READ MORE: The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach gears up to re-open in August

The gift shop and classrooms at TOSH will remain closed, but Hester hopes to have them up and running again at the end of the month or in September. She calls this their soft opening, with more updates to come.

We will be following every provincially mandated health directive to ensure that our community members and visitors stay safe, and we do ask for patience as we navigate these reopening times,” said Hester. “Don’t forget your mask. We look forward to welcoming you!”

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Arts and cultureCoronavirusqualicum beach

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild
Quota debate heats up on the eve of Vancouver Island herring fishery

Industry and conservationists weigh in how much catch should be allowed as DFO decision coming soon

Joan LeMoine. (Peter McCully photo)
OPINION: Joan LeMoine represented the very best in all of us

Beloved Parksville area volunteer left an indelible mark on the community

A woman wears a face mask and shield to curb the spread of COVID-19 while walking in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
536 COVID cases, 7 deaths reported as B.C. find its first case of South African variant

Henry said 69,746 people have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials says it will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

Letisha Reimer died Nov. 1, 2016 after being stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
No evidence that killer was in ‘psychotic state’ during Abbotsford school stabbing: Crown

Second day of closing arguments at ‘not criminally responsible’ hearing for Gabriel Klein

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s. (Canadian Press file)
Full parole granted to former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse of boys

Alan Davidson convicted of abusing boys in B.C. and Saskatchewan in late ’70s, early ’90s

The first COVID-19 vaccine arrives in B.C. in temperature-controlled containers, Dec. 13, 2020. (B.C. government)
More vaccine arrives as B.C. struggles with remote COVID-19 cases

Long-term care homes remain focus for public health

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has expressed his frustration with harassment of people who have made racist comments online about Cowichan Tribes in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak in the First Nation. (Citizen file)
Island mayor calls for de-escalation as social media gets uglier in racism fight

“Racism is wrong. But so is this kind of reaction”:

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said a lack of experienced crew members and the inability to detect navigational errors is what led to a Sooke search and rescue boat running aground in February 2019. (Twitter / @VicJRCC_CCCOS)
TSB: Sooke search and rescue boat crash caused by ‘misinterpretation of navigational information’

Crew members were lacking experience and unable to detect navigational errors

The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in Canada is prepared at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected in 60 B.C. First Nations by next week

B.C. has allocated 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to First Nations for distribution by the end of February

Most Read