The Salt Spring HOP is a labour of love from Salt Spring Island residents Kim Thompson and Leah Hansel .

IMG_5413 - Version 2Leah Hansel is a Mum of two fantastic children and has lived on Salt Spring since 1997. She is a Life & Business Coach, Educator, Nutritionist and Hypnotherapist with a background in Professional Theatre. You’ll often find her hiking the local trails with her family, singing to herself, or doing something creatively messy with her kids which usually involves the entire kitchen table!  Her main website is at LeahHansel.com.

Kim Thompson and her daughter moved to Salt Spring from Toronto in 2012. Kim is a writer of television and books for children, and also runs writing workshops and camps for kids. She’s got a couple of blogs, one about writing (Kim Thompson Author) and another about children’s books and movies (Rarest Kind of Best).


-1The beautiful logo that you see to the top left of your screen was generously donated by gifted and award-winning Artist Claire Robertson. Thanks Claire!  Another fabulous Salt Spring Mum 😀 (Check out her blog loobylu)


This website was born from the desire to have Family and Child Activities, Events, Resources and Education located in one location for Salt Spring Island residents and those that are travelling to the island. The website is still in its infancy and will continue to grow!

We also envision expanding to the other Gulf Islands, so if you are from Mayne, Pender, Saturna or Galiano ~ feel free to CONTACT US, and we will include your event information on our site.

We welcome your comments and feedback at any time.  We would also love to know what you would like to see more of on the website, and if you have an event, camp or activity coming up that we can include on the website, on our Facebook fanpage, and what we can share through our Twitter profile.

There is also a lovely little newsletter that you are invited to sign up for ~ all you have to do is add your information in the form to your right.  Rest assured that your contact information will remain private and we will never share this with anyone.

Enjoy what Salt Spring HOP has to offer and We Look Forward to hearing from you!

~Kim and Leah

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