The "South End Hall" is a hub of the Galiano community and many of our local events are held there on an ongoing basis. It is also a favourite place for concerts, dances, weddings, plays, exhibitions, lectures, etc. The kitchen has been newly renovated with convection ovens, industrial sinks, counters and cupboards and all manner of conveniences, and we're quite proud of it.
To book the hall, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. You should receive confirmation of your booking within a week.
Please include as many details as possible, including set up and clean up times, use of the kitchen and use of the equipment. You must receive confirmation from the bookings coordinator before assuming the time you desire is available.
If you want to book the hall within the next three days, please call Alison Colwell at (250) 539-2363 or Jane Wolverton at (250) 539-2427.
Messages can be left at the Hall at (250) 539-2175 and someone will return your call, but the line is not monitored daily.
The Hall Calendar is usually updated weekly by the booking coordinator.
The sound quality at the Hall is phenomenal, read Sheila Midgley's article for details.
Approved Rental Rates—effective January 1st, 2013. These rates are subject to change. Please check them with booking coordinator when arranging for Hall rental. Rental rates are kept low by fund raising efforts of the Galiano Club. Please help us when you can.
Hall rental includes use of the hall, the tables and chairs the standard overhead (not stage) lights, 2 microphones and the speakers.
Sunday to Thursday:
- 1 to 7 hours - $15.00 per hour
- 8 hours or more - $12.50 per hour
Friday and Saturday:
- 1 to 7 hours - $20.00 per hour
- 8 hours or more $ 17.50 per hour
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons:
- A special rate may be available for youth functions
Use of the Kitchen:
Flat rate of $35.00 for kitchen use
- The kitchen is available for rent independent of the hall from midnight or 1 AM (depending on whether there is a late event the night before) for a flat rate of $25.00.
Use of the technical equipment
- Included in the price is the use of the two microphones and the speakers.
- Projector: $35.
- Mixing board and stage lights: $50 but renters must hire someone who is familiar with the board or otherwise demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in the use of both. See information under Equipment.
We do not rent out tables, chairs, kitchen equipment or tech equipment to be taken out of the community hall.
See Equipment for detailed information.
Projector (knowledge of set up required or renter will need to hire tech assistance) : $ 35
Sound system with mixing board and/or stage lights: $50
NOTE: For information on people who can run the mixing board and stage lights, see Equipment. There is no guarantee of their availability, so contact them early. Costs are to be negotiated with that person.
A security deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. This will confirm and secure your booking. You will be billed for the remainder of the rental cost following your event. Extra costs may be incurred if extra cleaning is required or if damages to the hall occur.
Large Events must pay the rental in advance - there will be a 25% cancellation fee if the event is cancelled with more than 30 days notice. Less than 30 days will forfeit the rental fee.
Hall Use Regulations:
The front door has a keypad and the code will be sent to you via e-mail prior to the event. Therefore enter your email in the contact information on the booking form.
Smoking is not permitted in the hall.
The Hall seating capacity of 135 people in chairs, 105 with tables, 255 standing (e,g, dancing).
Do not block exits or access to the kitchen.
Keep Fire Exits and wheelchair washroom access clear at all times.
All outside lights should be switched on for evening events - these switches are located inside the Hall vestibule and inside the main Hall on the wall to the left of the door.
Some large banquet tables are stored on sliding trays under the stage.
The chairs are located in the cupboard to the right of the main Hall entrance door.
An assortment of dishes, glasses, linens and cutlery is in the kitchen cupboards and drawers.
After use, rinse clean and place in the sterilizer. (Instructions posted)
Coffee makers use regular "perk grind" coffee. Run one pot of water through before making the coffee.
Instructions for using the propane gas stove are posted.
Events must cease at 01:00 and the Hall must be cleared and locked by 02:00.
Open fires are strictly prohibited, but candles in "chimneys" are permitted on tables.
Liquor in the Hall:
For events serving liquor, the renter is responsible for obtaining a Liquor License, purchasing liquor and ensuring servers hold a "Serve It Right" certificate. Consumption of alcohol is not permitted without a liquor license and is not permitted outside the Hall. Those renters serving liquor should consider purchasing event insurance.
Sweep the floors in the kitchen, bar and main hall.
Wipe Kitchen counters and stoves.
Ensure all food has been removed
Check that all garbage and recyclable material is removed from the building and from the yard if quests have used the yard.
Cleaning materials are located in cupboards near the kitchen exit door.
A cleaning fee will be added to the rent if extra cleaning is required.
The renter is responsible for removal of garbage, including food waste (compost).
Recycle cans, bottles, papers and plastics in the labeled green bins outside the kitchen door.
Closing the Hall:
Return all chairs and tables to the storage areas.
Return all dishes, cutlery and pots to the cupboards and drawers.
Place any linens used in the laundry basket in the kitchen.
Start at the rear of the building and ensure that every door and window is shut and locked.
Check that all lights are out in the prop room, dressing room, backstage area, kitchen and mail hall area and outside.
Close the kitchen door.
Return the thermostat to 15 degrees (winter time only).
Leave the hall as clean and neat as you found it.
Any damage should be reported to the Hall booker as soon as possible after an event.
Telephone 911 for police, fire and ambulance--a phone is located in the kitchen and the address is 141 Sturdies Bay Road.
Fire extinguishers are located throughout the Hall.
A First Aid Kit is in the kitchen, to the left of the entrance door.
The Galiano Club appoints a monitor each month to be responsible for Hall activities.