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North Saanich set to approve commercial development, agricultural space on Oct. 7 Tim Collins Contributor

It has taken several years of negotiations, public meetings and planning but the blueprint for redeveloping the 39-hectare site of North Saanich’s Sandown Park appears to be all but set. All that’s required now is the final approval of council on Oct. 7 and the once proud home of horse racing in the District of North Saanich will once again become a productive part of the community. The plan has been made possible through what North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall calls a very generous offer on the part of the owners of the property, the Vancouver-based Randall Family and the development group, Omicron. “This offer will return much of the land to agricultural use, but at the same time result in a 12 acre (4.85 hectare) commercial development. The net benefit for the community will be tremendous,” said Finall. Specifically, the plan calls for 33.6 hectares to be gifted to the District of North Saanich. That land will be returned to use that is in keeping with its agricultural zoning. The Randall family and Omicron will retain the remaining 4.85 hectares with the understanding that their parcel of land will be rezoned to allow for commercial development. No residential development is planned as part of the proposal.

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From left, Abby Smith, Reegan McTavish and Tori Kalyniuk, all Grade 6 students at North Saanich Middle School, hold a giant red shoe used for donations during the school’s annual Terry Fox Run held Thursday, Sept. 26. The school was hoping to raise a total of $1,000 for the cause.

Claim filed against composter

Central Saanich seeking declaration that facility contravenes land use bylaw Devon MacKenzie News staff

The municipality of Central Saanich has filed a notice of civil claim against Foundation Organics. On Sept. 20, the municipality filed the claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Gordon James Rendle, Robert Roderick Rendle, Stanhope Farm Ltd. and Founda7:53 PM Page Dairy 1

tion Organics Ltd. The notice of civil claim seeks a declaration that the composting facility located on Lochside Drive is in contravention of the municipality’s land use bylaws as well as an order requiring permanent cessation of using the property to produce compost for sale, an order requiring permanent cessation of using the property for the sorting of refuse and recyclables that cannot be

composted and do not originate from the property, and finally, an order to prevent odours detectable by humans from escaping from the composting facility on the property by carrying out initial decomposition of organic matter in a closed reactor or vessel. Please see: Community concerns heard, page 4

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Peninsula News in brief Satisfied in Sidney

SIDNEY — It’s a first for the Town of Sidney —polling citizens on how satisfied they are with services and the performance of mayor and council in general. The Town commissioned a satisfaction survey in May and June of this year from ipsos Reid. Its findings, according to a media release from Sidney, shows that 99 per cent of the 300 people surveyed feel their quality of life is very good or good. The Town plans on using the results of the survey in its fall strategic planning session.

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SIDNEY — The staff of Stantec in the West Sidney Industrial Park will host on Thursday, Oct. 3 a barbecue fundraiser for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team. The event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a bydionation barbecue and other events. There will be a head shave at 1 p.m. and the riders arrive at 2 p.m. It all takes place at Unit 11, 2042 Mills Rd. in Sidney. — Submitted

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From left, Justin Pearce, Mariah Provan, John McKenzie, Steve McColm and Courtney Norbury. Living in Sidney, they say, is like living in a bubble.

Growing up in a sea of grey Sidney youth reflect on life in a predominantly older community Tim Collins Contributor


hen John McKenzie, 17, rides his skateboard down Beacon Avenue, the primary hazards he faces aren’t pedestrians or even automobile traffic — it’s scooters. “They do sort of come out of nowhere sometimes,” said McKenzie, “and Sidney seems to have a lot of them.” That’s because Sidney by the Sea is, at its heart, largely a retirement community. The average age, according to the latest Statistics Canada data, is 57 — compared to an average across B.C. of 42. Roughly 30 per cent of the population in 2011 was over the age of 70. Given those demographics, life for young people in the community poses some real challenges while at the same time presenting some unique opportunities. “Well, it’s pretty much obvious that some of the older folks make us feel like it’s their town,” said McKenzie. At least, he said, it can be as sim-

ple as a disapproving look. But he has come to accept the situation — that scooters have the right of way and that you have to be especially careful to show respect regardless of the sidelong glances of some of the elderly. It’s a phenomenon that Courtney Norbury has noticed as well. In her case the biggest challenge comes while driving. “You learn very quickly that some of the reaction times are a little slower, so you have to slow down and always be aware of other drivers and especially pedestrians,” she said. “And yeah, you have to watch for scooters,” she added with a laugh. For Norbury, the positive aspects of living with a large senior population more than make up for her driving challenges. “We’re lucky enough to live in a place where we have all these people with these amazing stories,” she said. “I’ve got a much better idea of how the world has changed than I would otherwise. It helps me appreciate how the continuing changes might affect me.”


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Mariah Provan is also 17 and wants to pursue a career working with disabled children. She knows that her work will likely entail moving to a larger urban centre. That prospect presents a concern shared by her friends. “I can go for a walk here any time of day or night and feel very safe. In some ways, it’s so safe that I wonder


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sometimes if I’ll be able to handle the real world outside Sidney,” said Provan. It’s a sentiment shared by Norbury. “Living in Sidney is a little like living in a bubble,” said Norbury. “This is pretty much a town with very few visible minorities. People tend to be pretty well off here ... and there’s very little crime. I know the rest of the world isn’t all like that.” Justin Pearce, also 17, is also concerned about leaving Sidney. “I want to go out and work on the oil rigs in Alberta. I already know life is going to be very different there,” he said. Lizanne Chicanot, the Principal of Parkland Secondary School, isn’t concerned. “This is a great community for kids to grow up in,” she said. “I can appreciate their concerns about life in a different kind of community but young people are very resilient. They have what it takes to adapt and prosper wherever they go.” Steve McColm, 16, agrees. “It was a little different coming here from View Royal, but I’m glad we did. It’s a great place to live.”

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“The concerns of our community are being heard loudly,” said Mayor Alastair Bryson. “We have been attempting to work with other agencies and government ministries to find a resolution to the ongoing composting facility issues,” said Bryson. “It appears our attempts to have the owners and operators comply with our land use bylaw have been unsuccessful and we are unfortunately left to seek court relief through the filing of our notice of civil claim.” More than 150 residents showed up at the council meeting on Sept. 3 to express their concerns over the composting facility which has been causing upset in the area for some time over odour, noise and truck traffic. Along with the civil claim,

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Peninsula Co-op has planned to stay in its current location in Keating for the foreseeable future.

Co-op slated to stay put Food store and gas station renew lease in Keating Devon MacKenzie News staff

Peninsula Co-op announced last week it will retain its lease on the property in Keating rather than seeking a new location for its food store and gas bar. “Six months ago when I started here, I really had a serious look at where we are in the food business and where we want to go,” said Co-op Peninsula CEO Dave Hoy. “When I looked at all the options we had I really found the best option was to stay here for the foreseeable future,” he said. Over the last two years there have been talks about moving the Co-op food store to other property owned by the organization in Brentwood Bay as well

as partnering with local First Nations to build on land on Stelly’s X Road. Last week the company signed a long-term lease with Devon Properties which will see them stay in their Keating location for the foreseeable future. “We’ll be keeping the land we already own in Co-op’s assets but instead of moving anywhere we’ll put the money into the current store and gas bar,” said Hoy. The last time the store in Keating had a facelift, Hoy said, was in 1997. He estimates the company will put in close to $2 million into refurbishing the store, mostly which will be cosmetic upgrades. “We will be doing lots of inside renovations including updates to the bakery, deli, frozen foods

and produce sections as well as to the gas bar where we’ll upgrade the gas pumps to be pay-at-the-pump and do some cosmetic work on the convenience store,” Hoy said. Hoy will present the year’s budget to the board sometime in January and said he hopes to start the renovations in April, staying open for the duration and aiming for completion in early 2014. Hoy said the other tenants in the mall seem to be very happy that Co-op is slated to stay, as are the employees of Co-op. “I’m really looking forward to it and I know the staff are happy because a firm decision has been made.” reporter@peninsula

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Sandown plan is a good deal


few weeks ago, North Saanich councillors deemed the former Sandown horse racing track area to be off limits when it came to considering higher density housing development. It’s obvious, however, that consideration did not include potential commercial growth on a portion of the land. Council’s committee of the whole on Sept. 23 unanimously approved a preliminary plan to turn a portion of the property into commercial space — leaving the rest as agricultural land. In the process, North Saanich will have to put up additional agricultural land of its own in exchange for the proposed commercial site. This project has been in the works for a couple years, since presented in 2012 by the Randall family, owners of Sandown, and Omicron Developments. Both council and the community at large are, in general, supportive of the move to finally do something with the vacant track and decaying outbuildings. The plan is to create a shopping area off the highway in the industrial park. Omicron took this concept out to conventions to gauge the interest level of potential investors and tenants, should the project get off the ground. The return of the deal to North Saanich council — as well as the proponents’ willingness to pony up the estimated $700,000 to clean up the property — indicates there must be enough interest in the plan to make the effort worthwhile. For North Saanich, it’s a step to resolving what’s to be done about the vacant land. The District, at this stage, appears to have saved a significant portion of it as a buffer zone and for public use. There has been talk that the land might one day be used for more agricultural purposes but it’s all just supposition for now. There are bound to be some public misgivings about the use of the land for commercial purposes and not housing, which has been a hot local topic, but the proposal appears to be a compromise that heavily favours the community. That comes in the form of agricultural land and additional commercial taxes, should all the bricks fall into place. Certainly, there are variables at play this early on, but the project appears to be a good deal for North Saanich. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


Science loses ground to superstition human-caused climate change. You From Stockholm to Sydney to can label me a skeptic as I view the Sicamous, September was a bad temperature readings and the shiftmonth for science. ing theories advanced to In Sweden, the Interexplain them. governmental Panel on Speaking of temperature Climate Change finally data, David Suzuki had issued its widely leaked a problem with that at a update on human-caused TV town hall in Austraglobal warming. As lia. Polite, well-informed expected, it downgraded questions soon revealed predictions of temperathat while Suzuki rails ture rise in the face of 15 constantly about the horyears of measurements rors of global warming, that show little or no he doesn’t actually know average surface temperaTom Fletcher much about the latest sciture increase. B.C. Views ence. The official spin also As I’ve written before went as expected. The regarding his CBC-funded attacks revelation that more than a dozen on Canada’s oil and gas industry, computer prediction models have all more or less agreed, and all have Suzuki is not only behind on his homework, he resorts to cheap, been wrong, was played down. The sensational tricks to exaggerate and IPCC went from “very likely” to misrepresent hazards. His tactics “extremely likely” to affirm its belief are identical to the U.S.-financed in human-caused warming, even environment groups that obsesas its own core evidence went the sively target Canadian petroleum. other way. As for his appearance on AustraAgain and again we are told lia’s public broadcaster, don’t take that the vast majority of scientists my word for it. Just Google An Audibelieve in human-caused warming, ence with David Suzuki and watch and those who don’t are labeled the show for yourself. skeptics or even deniers with hidBack in B.C., local politicians gathden agendas. The problem is, sciered in Vancouver for their annual ence isn’t supposed to be done convention. One of the most intense by polls or popularity contests or debates was over a call to the proassertions of faith like those that vincial government to declare B.C. greeted Galileo’s wild claim that genetic engineering free. Earth is not the centre of the solar The heart of this movement, system. which has resorted to vandalism in Before the angry mail starts to arrive, let me hasten to add I am not Europe, is hostility towards Monsanto’s Roundup-ready seed. Speakarguing for or against the theory of

ers at the municipal convention warned of sinister corporations trying to contaminate and control our food supply for profit. The debate pitted hobby farmers against professionals. Peace region grain farmers said such a ban would put them out of business. Others pointed out that the province has no jurisdiction and that scientific decisions shouldn’t be influenced by emotion. The session ended with a classic pseudo-scientific claim. A woman who used to have a couple of bee boxes said someone’s bees died and there was a Roundup-ready canola field next door. Case closed. The misguided G.E.-free B.C. motion was supported by a narrow majority. As it turns out, there are agricultural pesticides that may be harmful to bees. The David Suzuki Foundation is part of an effort to get one of them banned in Canada. The problem is, it’s not Roundup and it’s got nothing to do with genetic engineering. They’re called neonicotinoids because they’re similar to nicotine. Old sheep farmers may recall using a crude version: tobacco soaked in water to kill insects on sheep. It’s ironic that as the information age accelerates, our society, overwhelmed by conflicting messages, slips back towards superstition? Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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alk of licensing mobility scooters is hot air unless municipal politicians put more police on the streets to stop dangerous riders. Most politicians today spend on glitz and their pet do-gooder scheme instead of on the essential of protecting individuals. Just as some car drivers, skateboarders, and bicyclists are a danger to themselves and others, some drivers of mobility scooters misbehave.

They have much opportunity to hurt themselves as they are allowed on the roadway when there is no sidewalk. Why do people with mobility problems risk further loss by riding dangerously? Only police in their face will stop those who deliberately take advantage of others by endangering them for their own convenience and psychology. Those drivers can be caught on many

streets, as they drive around areas and on highways. That would benefit everyone everywhere. Will voters have the sense and guts to elect officials who will do more to actually protect honest people instead of the cheap do-gooder approach of making more laws that won’t be enforced? Keith Sketchley Saanich

Readers respond: Scooter debate, pet owners, grants-in-aid Unsafe vehicles are the bigger threat Now that Sidney Mayor (Larry) Cross knows what most of the province thinks of his efforts regarding scooter use, perhaps he will show a similar zeal in bringing to heel what most Sidney residents know is the biggest threat: unsafe vehicle operation. Motor vehicles are awash in regulations and laws regarding their use. Yet, if Mayor Cross were to survey any downtown portion of Bevan, Beacon or Sidney/James White, he would quickly run out of fingers and toes toting up transgressions. Speeding; rolling stops; failure to signal; and failure to yield put everyone at risk. So does wrong-way traffic on Beacon, an issue in itself.  It is unclear how traffic laws are meant to be enforced in Sidney. It is unreasonable to expect the RCMP to have a dedicated traffic patrol in town. Still, risky behaviour will not moderate until there is some likelihood that it will be caught and penalized: try overstaying your parking welcome and you’ll see what I mean.  Mayor Cross and the Council obviously care about making Sidney a so-called safe streets community; they should waste no time in beginning to do so.  Robert Sutcliffe Sidney

Scooter use requires some thought I am reluctant to wade into the debate about regulation of motorized scooters. As a senior person, the road looms ahead in a few years, when my options could involve a vehicle that does not have four tires on the road and a round wheel to steer with. As we age, independence becomes more precious. We notice our bodies and minds are not as supple and reactive as once they were. This can

be troublesome. Unhappily, seniors can lose their driver’s licence due to an inability to concentrate or to side effects of medication that cloud their judgment. Many factors come into play. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, as I waited for the lights to change at Mt. Newton and the highway, heading west. I was shocked to see a motorized scooter darting up beside me. This elderly gentleman was among trucks, cars and cyclists. He sped across the intersection and up Mount Newton X Road. Vehicles pulled way out to the center line to give him extra space. People, principally older folk, need and want to keep that last vestige of autonomy, as long as possible. Individuals are entitled to courtesy and not to be treated with indifference. I do not have the answer to this conundrum as it will require a person with a higher IQ than I have. Still, I believe some regulation is needed for motorized scooters. Safety is a priority. But any conclusions should take into account the personal impact they might have on older peoples lifestyles and their ability to get around. Margaret J. Jestico Central Saanich

A Foundation for non-profit grants Re: Grants in Aid   Several years ago a trimunicipal committee was struck to better manage municipal grants-in-aid (re: Peninsula News Review editorial of Friday, Sept. 20). The outcome of the committee’s deliberations was The Saanich Peninsula Foundation. Over the past 12 years the Foundation has dispensed many thousands of dollars to non-profit agencies operating on the Saanich Peninsula. The funding is the interest generated by a capital fund of currently $400,000, donated by municipalities and resi-

dents on the Saanich Peninsula. The Foundation is managed by a completely volunteer Board of Directors, who cost the community nothing. All three municipalities could save money and avoid the taint of partisanship by donating to the Foundation Capital Fund rather than supporting individual requests from Peninsula charitable organizations. For example, a capital fund of two million dollars would generate approx. $100,000 interest, which is about what the three municipalities allocate in grants-in-aid now. The Saanich Peninsula is one of Canada’s wealthiest districts, very capable of generating a $2 million fund.  Just think – once established, it goes on giving forever! Clive Tanner Sidney

Be responsible animal owners Response to Dogs must be kept under control by Karen Harris, PNR, Sept. 18. Karen Harris is correct — Centennial Park is a shared park, including those who have mobility challenges, of which I am one. There are few trails I am able to use, not so much because of the terrain but what is left behind by the horses/ponies, which is usually right across the path. This should be considered irresponsible and inconsider-

ate. If the horse/pony owner cannot clean up after their animal, at least have them go off the trails/paths so that these trails/pathways are still useable. I have a dog that I, too, work very hard in both obedience and service training so he can help me with my quality of life. For his reward and his quality of life, he goes to Centennial Park to enjoy his freedom to play with the other dogs. We are respectful of others, including horses of which he is unsure of. We do take him to other locations, including Cy Hampson Park on Lochside for more extensive play. Before one gets an animal that requires exercise outside of one’s property, then it is only responsible to educate oneself of the locations available for the animal plus the care and respect of others of these locations. Dog owners are required to pick up after their animal and this should be a requirement of all animal owners in public areas, including parks, if not already. Everyone should be respectful of others when using parks and other public areas by controlling their animals and cleaning up after themselves, of which I hope that Karen Harris is one with her ponies. This is considered common courtesy and respectful of others. Llweyn Friars Central Saanich

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My friend Annie took me yesterday ctober is a lovely month, the to buy bulbs. This is a terrible temptaheat of the summer is over, tion for someone who loves bulbs as the winter rains haven’t much as I do. You may recall that some really started (despite the years ago I sold bulbs out of our garage recent weather), there will on Melissa Street and was in seventh soon be frost and the leaves will turn red heaven doing so. and yellow and its harvest time. I got to go to the supplier in RichI’ve been thinking about the three mond (Van Nordt) to choose what I filbert nut trees I planted on Melissa hoped would sell — a dangerous misStreet, wondering if the nuts are ripension for me, loving bulbs as I do. ing. I planted these trees when it seemed Helen Lang It was like being dropped into heaven, important to be as self-sufficient as possible, and I figured they would provide Over the Garden everything from crocus to fritillaria to Fence choose from. I could hardly stand it, some protein, as well as the eggs laid by it was so glorious. But I had a limited the chickens I planned to raise in a pen amount of money so had to calm myself Jim built, attached to the garage. Like so many happy plans one makes in life, it (somewhat) and buy what I hoped would attract never happened. No chickens, no eggs and mighty buyers. A week later a truck appeared at the end of the driveway, carrying my precious cargo. few nuts (except for me). In the meantime, we had erected shelves in the Jim, my darling husband went along with my wild plans, although I’m pretty sure he thought I garage (the car was now parked on the side of the was crazy. It was easier and less stressful to help street. Jim was not amused — he had considered me, rather than listen to my worries about a pos- the garage as being his. What was this mad woman thinking, crowding into his space?). But he tolersible famine. We had just moved from Prince George where, ated my love affair with bulbs. It kept me busy and although I tried, the growing season was too short not asking him to do a lot of things he wasn’t too to grow much of anything edible, so I was gung-ho keen about, such as mowing the lawn, or digging the vegetable garden. He got to play a lot of golf when we moved to Sidney and a warmer climate. Poor lamb, he was patient with me, and loved instead, so we worked it out peacefully. I find bulbs to be a wonderful birthday gift the fresh vegetables and fruit (and a few nuts) that although I recall one lot of bulbs given to a grandthe garden provided. daughter that I discovered a year later still sitting on a shelf in their garage. They no longer looked • • • • like bulbs, more like shrivelled bits of bark, unforIt is somewhat foggy this morning — not enough tunately no longer alive. A fancy bar of soap would have made a better to be confusing, just a shadowy mist — with the sun about to come out. It is, at the time of this writ- gift. ing, still warm enough not to need a jacket to go for a walk, really lovely outside and I have stacks Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s of newspapers to go into the recycling bin. So, it’s garden columnist for more than 30 years. a good day to attend to such things.

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National Tree Day took place on Sept. 25 in Canada and Parkland Secondary students from Kristine Thompson’s Grade 10, Block 2, PE class planted a Red Sunset Maple donated by Russell Nursery. All the students assisted in the digging and planting process and were assisted by Brian Russell and by Parkland groundskeeper Darren Clark, who will ensure the tree is well watered.

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Residents of the Capital Region are invited to participate in a FREE workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants. Instruction on native plant identification, their benefits and how to use them will be included. An overview of CRD Water Efficiency programs will be provided and participants will be given a tour of a native plant garden. These informative workshops will be held at Swan Lake Nature House, located at 3873 Swan Lake Road in Victoria.

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Child Asthma clinic held Drunk man steals car for Peninsula First Nations Devon MacKenzie News staff

Mobile Medical Unit was at Tsartlip on Monday Devon MacKenzie News staff

A respiratory and allergy outreach clinic designed to bring important health services to children was held at Tsartlip First Nation Monday. The clinic was held in the province’s Mobile Medical Unit and saw paediatric respirologist Dr. Rafi Beck, paediatric allergist Dr. Scott Cameron and Saanich aboriginal health nurse practitioner Bryan Schultz working as part of an inter-professional team with paediatric medical residents, a respiratory therapist and an advanced practice nurse. “First Nations children have a much higher incidence of respiratory illness, especially in the

“First Nations children have a higher incidence of respiratory illness, especially in the first two years of life.” – Sarah Plank first two years of life,” said a press release from Sarah Plank, the media relations manager for Vancouver Island Health Authority. “Access to primary care is frequently a barrier to effective management of the disease” More than 30 children from the Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum, and Pauquachin First Nations had scheduled respiratory and/ or allergy assessments and phy-

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Donna Rooke and Greg Fiddick strike a pose at the Sidney fire hall in preparation for the Fashion Inferno event happening Oct. 26. The night will feature a fashion show and the launch of the 2014 Sidney Volunteer Firefighter calendar. Devon MacKenzie/News staff

Fashion Inferno show and calendar release set for Oct. 26 Devon MacKenzie News staff

An event later this month will see funds raised for the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department’s centennial year celebrations. Fashion Inferno, a fashion show and firefighter calendar release party, will take

place Saturday, Oct. 26 and will feature firefighters and their friends and family modelling clothes from local businesses. The night will also serve as the launch party for their 2014 Sidney Volunteer Fire Department firefighters calendar ($10 each) which shows volunteer firefighters in their other jobs.

“It should be a really fun night,” said one of the event organizers Kenny Podmore. “We’re really looking forward to it and so many people in the community have come together to make it happen.” Podmore is working hand in hand with members of Sidney Meet Up and the fire department to set up the event which will

feature a silent auction and appetizers alongside the fashion show. Tickets for the event ($30) which happens at the Sidney Fire Hall, are limited. They went on sale at the Mary Winspear box office yesterday (Oct. 1) and are expected to sell out quickly. Call 250-656-0275 or visit to get yours.


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Gypsy jazz ensemble plays Jazz Vespers Raise the Longhouse fundraiser this week at Tsawout gym NORTH SAANICH — Gypsy jazz ensemble Brishen will play Jazz Vespers Sunday. Brishen features Quinn Bachand on guitar and Richard Moody on violin.  Rounding out the stellar line-up is Reuben Wier on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Joey Smith on upright bass. Bachand and Moody came together for the first time at a Jazz Vespers evening at St. John’s in 2012, when Moody was asked to fill in for a musician who had accidentally double-booked.  The duo quickly realized that the chemistry was right for a sizzling hot ensemble that has since taken the Victoria music scene by storm.  Brishen recreates the magic of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France for an unforgettable musical experience. Inspired by The Hot Club of France, Quinn Bachand at age 11 formed a gypsy jazz trio, The Djazzkids.  Six years later, he has been

Brishen plays Jazz Vespers this weekend. nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and four Vancouver Island Music Awards, winning 2013 Youth Performer of the Year.   A veteran of the Canadian music scene and considered by some as an underground legend, violinist Richard Moody has delved into almost every style a string player can try. While still in his teens, he moved to Montreal and joined the gypsy jazz group Swing

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Dynamique. Several years later and after a classical music education at the University of Manitoba and the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Caen, France, he co-founded the critically acclaimed folk rock group Acoustically Inclined, garnering a huge national following. Originally from Tennessee, Joey Smith came to Victoria via the Glenn Miller Orchestra, for whom he played bass

for two and a half years. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many groups and has collaborated with numerous artists. Reuben Wier is a multifaceted Victoria musician who complements his fiery yet unpretentious guitar playing with vocals described as ‘husky-smooth as honey’. With influences ranging from swing to soul, gospel to manouche, blues to jazz,  he has captivated audiences around the world. Jazz Vespers continues on Nov. 4 with the Jan Stirling Trio and vocalist Pauline Karch. Jazz Vespers services begin at 7 p.m.  St. John’s United Church is located at 10990 West Saanich Rd. There is no admission charge.  An offering will be taken to cover the cost of the musicians and the Vespers program. For further information, call Bernadette at 250-656-0875 or email — Submitted

Funds raised to go towards rebuilding longhouse that burnt down Devon Mackenzie News staff

A concert scheduled for Friday night will help fundraise for the rebuilding of the Tsawout longhouse. The longhouse was destroyed by fire in the summer of 2009 and since then, community events and fundraisers put on by various groups have been raising funds to rebuild. The Tsawout Snepeneks Cultural Society has been instrumental in the organization of fundraisers and the concert this weekend is no exception. Featuring Black Owl Blues and Bitterly Devine, the concert at the Tsawout Gym kicks off at 6 p.m. with dinner and the music is set to run until 11 p.m. Tickets, $25 each, are available at the door. For more information, call Eric Pelkey at 250-480-8526.

The show must go on Devon MacKenzie News staff

After several delays and estimated dates of installation, patrons of Sidney’s Star Cinema will have to hang on just a little bit longer to get comfortable in the new seats. As of early last week, the old seats had been removed and recycled in preparation for the new seats which arrived Wednesday. However when they were delivered, they were not what cinema owner Sandy Oliver had expected. “They just weren’t up to the quality that I had expected them to be,” she explained. Oliver has now sent the sub-par seats back and has ordered new seats from another company which she expects to see by the beginning of November. “It’s hard to ask people to just hold on a little bit longer but that’s where we’re at and now we’re just trying to have fun with it,” said Oliver, explain-

ing that the theatre will be providing seating (not movie-theatre style) thanks to the Mary Winspear Centre and will also be offering the option that their patrons bring their own chairs. “It’s sort of like a drive in movie,” she laughed. The theatre, which is also undergoing renovations like painting and new carpeting over the next couple of weeks thanks to Forbes Construction, will be offering discounted ticket prices of $6 until the new seats arrive. “I am just looking forward to having it all done because once it’s complete, we’re going to have a pretty great little theatre.” The theatre will only have 60-seat capacity for each movie, so Oliver encourages patrons to arrive early. For more information and showtimes, visit

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COMING UP IN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Get your Country On dance featuring The Steel Toe Boots happens Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre. Come dance to all your country favourites. Tickets ($25) available through the Mary Winspear box office by calling 250-656-0275 or visiting • The Greater Victoria Police Chorus concert happens at the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 school age children and are available at the church office (250-656-2241 or 250-656-4537) and at the door. • Sidney Concert Society 2013/14 season starts this November at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sidney (10030 Third St.) On Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. is Violin Virtuosity featuring Soloist Nancy DiNovo. Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. is A Cluster of Concertos Brandenburg No. 2 featuring four soloists. Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. the Young Soloists & The Sidney Classical Orchestra perform and on Friday, April 4 is Romantic Piano in the Classical Era Featuring Jamie Syer on piano. Tickets for all shows are $20 for adults, $10 for students and youth under 19 are free. Save by purchasing seasons tickets (four concerts) for $65 (at the door). Single tickets available at Tanners Books, Russell Nursery and at the door.

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VancouVer Island Model Engineers model train rides at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside Dr.) happen Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit saanIch PIoneer socIety Talk and Tea Series at the Log Cabin Museum (Polo Park in Saanichton). Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. is Stories from the Graves: The 2013 Holy Trinity Cemetery Tour with Diana Chown. Talk will be followed by tea and goodies, admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information call 250-6526111 or visit www. saanichpioneer GrIPPInG yarns KnIt and Crochet Circle at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your projects or borrow needles and yarn from us and learn some basic stitches. Skilled knitters will be on-hand to answer questions; knitting and crochet books will be available. For all ages and experiences. Thursday, Sept. 26 to Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Drop-in. For information, call 250656-0944. osteoFIt leVel 1 runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 15 to Nov. 21 at a cost of $95 for the 12 sessions. This is a SHOAL Activity Centre registered course developed by B.C. Women’s Hospital for

those diagnosed with osteoporosis. It helps with strength, balance and flexibility. Class is limited to eight participants. Call 250 656-5537 to register. the centre For active living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) is gearing up for an active winter season. Join the fun. Several new programs have been added for you to try something different. Phone us at 250-652-4611 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m or visit www. centralsaanichseniors coMe try out PickleBall, North America’s fastestgrowing sport. Drop in sessions for all levels at North Saanich Middle School gym Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12. This is a Panorama Recreation event. Regular admission rates apply. For more information, call Marilynne at 250-6550313. the centre For Active Living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) invites you to a series of speakers through October. Sessions will be held every Friday from 1:30


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“The deal is slated to add $1.2 million to our tax base in the first five years, according to the business plan,” said Finall. “It’s a good deal for everyone concerned, and a very genSteven Heywood/News staff erous offer by the Ran- North Saanich has dall family.” approved preliminary Although similar pro- plans to subdivide posals have existed the former Sandown since about 2010, the Race Track site. sticking point has always involved the remediation of the property. “There was the removal of the grandstands, stables and other buildings,” said Finall, “as well as dealing with the actual track. Limestone was placed there as a base for the race track and that needs to be removed if the land is to be used for agriculture.” The remediation is estimated at $700,000 and will now be done by the current owners of the land. The issue of remediation was also complicated by the fact that the whole parcel of land is within the Agricultural Land Reserve, which made the process mandatory. It also meant that the whole proposal needed the approval of the CRD. That approval has been granted, conditional upon the district’s agreement that they would replace the rezoned 4.85 hectares of agricultural land with a similarly sized parcel of municipal land that will be placed within the reserve. That land swap addresses the requirement within the rules of the Agricultural Land Reserve that there be compensation for land removed from the ALR. Finall said that the plan has a very high level of community support and addresses the concern of citizens that something had to be done about this large parcel of vacant land in the heart of the district. “We haven’t any definite plans for the land at the moment, but we’re not planning to get into farming there,” said Finall. “It’s more likely that we create trails and allow public access to a great natural area. But all that remains to be seen.” Finall admitted to a bit of nostalgia when dealing with the Sandown property. “Sure, my family used to go watch the races,” she said. “It was a nice outing on a Sunday afternoon. But times change and the horses are long gone. It was time to get this deal done.” Races were last featured at Sandown in 2008, when a brief harness racing season was run. Although the track was a hub of activity during the 1980s, the numbers had declined to less than a handful of events by 2004. The proposal, which received unanimous approval by the district’s committee of the whole, is slated for a council vote on Oct. 7. Finall said that, prior to that meeting, public meetings are in the works to ensure that the public fully understands the plan.

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Peninsula tourist numbers good, but flat Tourism stakeholders need coordinated effort to pull people off the highway and into the Peninsula Tim Collins Contributor

Although the numbers were stable for the 2013 tourist season, Sidney has considerable room for improvement in order to fully realize its potential as a tourist destination, according to Oleene Herman, the executive director of the Sidney Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA). “In some ways, we’re Vancouver Island’s best kept secret,” said Herman. “People come off the ferries and out of the airport and they are pretty much right here, yet they keep on going. We have to get them off the highway.” That’s a view that’s shared by Carol Whitehouse, the manager of the Peninsula’s two visitor centres. The centres, operated by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce have shown a net decline in attendance over the past several years. “I think that there are a number of reasons for that modest decline,” said Whitehouse. “The United States hasn’t fully recovered from its economic problems of 2008 and other factors like the strength of the Canadian dollar all play into tourism numbers.” Whitehouse pointed out that visitors getting off the ferries and leaving the airport are often unaware of the rich diversity of

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Tourists from Washington State arrive on the first Anacortes Ferry of the season. attractions on the Peninsula in general. “We need to get a lot better at destination marketing for places like Sidney,” she said. “Simple things like highway signage could be improved to inform visitors about what we have to offer.” Chris Fudge, the executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, agrees. “There are a number of things we can do a lot better,” said Fudge.

“We have to examine how we brand our attractions within the Greater Victoria market. We need to examine how we deal with visitors; how we get them to stay longer; and how we get them to come back.” Fudge said he feels that a coordinated effort of the various tourism stakeholders on the Peninsula will help to make a unified destination marketing strategy possible. It’s exactly that sort of coordi-

nated action that Sidney’s Business Improvement Area has been working on over the past several months, said the organization’s chairperson Cliff McNeil-Smith. “We recognize that we need to communicate with potential visitors long before they get here. Sure, we have video boards at the airport and rack cards on the ferries, but we’ve also put in place some 20 other initiatives, like mobile apps and an amazing web

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site that promotes the area,” said McNeil-Smith. “We have to be able to connect with people, not only on the ferries and at the airport, but while they’re sitting in their living rooms back home, thinking about where they’re going to go.” The BIA has also been working with Sidney’s municipal council to establish an events coordinator position. “That person will be in a position to help all the events and organizations cooperate — to work together,” said McNeil-Smith. “It’s a way of working together to get the biggest impact from all of the great events that Sidney has to offer.” And it’s not just about getting visitors to the Island to stop in Sidney, said Herman. “Sure, we want to market ourselves in Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary,” she said, “but a primary market for us has to be the rest of the CRD. “We have this tremendous asset here and we all believe that we should be doing better than we are. “We have to let people on the Island know what’s happening and why they should come to visit.” To that end, the BIA has dedicated $250,000 annually to promote Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula as a destination for Islanders and visitors alike.



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Peninsula Panthers hold onto second place in south after weekend splits in Victoria, Comox Junior B hockey team hosts the Westshore Wolves this Friday night at Panorama Rec. Centre Devon MacKenzie News staff

The Peninsula Panthers managed a split in games this past weekend as they faced the Victoria Cougars and the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Last Thursday night the Panthers travelled to the Archie Browning arena to battle their

cross-town feline foes. After staging a torrid comeback in the third period, the Panthers’ effort fell just short when the Cougars iced the game with an empty net goal with only seven seconds left in the game. The final was 7 to 5 for the Cougars but there was plenty to be optimistic about, said

Panthers’ head coach Brian Passmore. “We did a lot of good things this past weekend. We had a lot of different players figure in the scoring and that to me was important,” he said. “I was disappointed with our effort and our physical play in Victoria for parts of that game. But our kids are

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Cody Breitenstein clears the puck out of the Panthers’ defensive zone during last Friday night’s game against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Twenty-year-old Breitenstein will be counted on heavily for offensive punch and leadership this season. coming around . . . I would love to see our boys reel off a bunch of wins. We are capable of doing that.” The Panthers returned home the following night and after soundly beating the Comox Valley Glacier Kings 6 to 3, the Pan-

“But our kids are coming around ... I would love to see our boys reel off a bunch of wins. We are capable of doing that.” – Brian Passmore thers remain undefeated on home ice. The club has gained

10 points and are currently sitting in second place in the South

Division of the VIJHL behind the Cougars. The Panthers will host the Westshore Wolves this Friday evening, Oct. 4 at the Panorama Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. reporter@peninsula

Sport Climbing B.C. begins inaugural season

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KAMLOOPS — Iain StewartPatterson, President of the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) last week announced the association’s inaugural competition climbing season is set to begin on Oct. 26. This will be the first sanctioned season of climbing for SCBC which was formed in late 2012 to serve as the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for competition climbing in British Columbia. The SCBC 2013/14 schedule features a number of events in the bouldering, speed and difficulty climbing disciplines, all of which will culminate in the provincial championships in bouldering on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Project Climbing Centre in Abbotsford and the provincials in speed and difficulty on April 5, 2014 at The Boulders

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Sport climbing is reaching new heights in the province with the first year of a new climbing organization. Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. “We are extremely excited about the upcoming season,” said Stewart-Patterson. “The schedule of events and

the venues they will be held at will provide a variety of exciting competitions in all disciplines.” — Submitted by SCBC

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250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘ Hedge Trimming â&#x20AC;˘ Tree Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Yard Cleanups â&#x20AC;˘ Gardening/Weeding â&#x20AC;˘ Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS AURICLE BSC lawn, garden shrubs, irrigation & blow out fall C/up p wash 250-882-3129

PREPARE YOUR Lawn & garden for fall & winter. Glenwood Gardenworks. 250-474-4373.




(250)383-8283. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $80/hr, 2 men/4 ton. Seniors discount. Call Philip.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. FRANKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAULING. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our business is picking upâ&#x20AC;?. Yard waste, furn,reno 250-727-7311

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ARAM RENOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525

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ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275.

JACK NASH, serving Victoria since 1980. We do it all! Free estimates WCB. 250-881-3886

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

LANDSCAPING JAKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RAKE & CO. Gutters, hedging, lawns, cleanups. WCB. (250)217-3589.



ASK ROB. Carpentry, decks, landscaping, garden clean up, bobcat work, masonry and renos. Free Est. 250-744-4548

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961


SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.


BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071



CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.



$150. + Fuel per 8 hr/day. Man & pick-up for general labour. Small moves, clean-up & removals. 20% discount for seniors. Call Mike (250)818-3837. $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

22YRS EXP Clean-ups, weeding, hauling. $25/hr. All areas of city. Dave 250-656-7045. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall clean-up, hedge & tree pruning, weed & moss repair on lawns, blackberry/ivy removal, gutter repair/cleaning. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.



JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quality is our Guaranteeâ&#x20AC;?. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942.

PARRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774


JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr. 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Estâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. DALEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAINTING Int/ext. Prompt, courteous, 25yrs exp $25/hr Free est. 250-516-2445 LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Painting. Patioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB / BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.

TELEPHONE SERVICES DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408.

WINDOW CLEANING BLAINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. • A19

PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Getting crabby

Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare Centre’s

2nd Annual Trunk Show Event Featuring collections from

Submitted photo/Kevin Light Photography

Simon Marcharcht, left, and Stelly's Secondary quad crew (not shown) of Mathias Tuchunduva, Lucas la Guardia, Lucy Skinner, clash oars with Reynolds secondary quad crew of Sean van Gessel (front right), John Silvano (not shown), Nathan Denny (not shown) and Abbey Timms on Elk Lake. The day was full of novice rowers experiencing collisions and run-ins during the annual Crab Fest, the first high school rowing regatta of the season. A displaced oar at centre broke during the encounter, a rarity in the non-contact sport of rowing.

Jewelry, and free mini-makeovers

40% off all frames at the show*

Sidney to welcome Tour

Free Transitions upgrade with purchase of fully coated lenses

Tour de Rock rolls into Sidney’s Winspear Centre on Oct. 3 SIDNEY — The annual Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, an 1,100 km cycle from Port Alice to Victoria began Sept. 21. The 21 riders, including Terry Curry and Alan Neville-Rutherford from the Sidney North Saanich RCMP, are raising funds to help children fighting cancer. Since 1998, the Tour has raised close to $18 million for the Canadian Cancer Society, which uses the money to fund paediatric cancer research and programs that help children with cancer and their families. On Oct. 3 the Tour de Rock team will arrive in Sidney at the Mary Winspear Centre at approximately 3:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend to welcome the team and participate in head shaves in the Bodine Hall from 2 to 5 p.m. The official ride wrap up will take place Friday, Oct. 4 at Spirit Square in downtown Victoria from 4 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Laura Lavin at — News staff

Date: Saturday October 19th *

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With purchase of fully coated lenses. Excluding Sunglasses

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Black Press rider Arnold Lim, left, and Alan Neville-Rutherford of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP bump knuckles during the Ucluelet to Tofino portion of the Tour de Rock.


PSS volleyball team comes back to win NORTH SAANICH — The Parkland senior boys volleyball team was in action this past week. Last Wednesday, the Panthers hosted Mount Doug and Pacific Christian. In their opening match, the Panthers faced defending Island champion, Pacific Christian. The team competed well but lost 25 to 17 and 25 to 20. The Panthers rebounded to beat Mount Doug 25 to 16 and 25 to 14. The team was also entered in to the Camosun College High school tournament this past weekend. The Panthers won their pool on Friday night beating Mark Isfeld from Courtenay 25 to 16 and 25 to 14 and then beating Gulf Islands Secondary in a 3 set

tie breaker 25 to 20, 23 to 25 and 15 to 5. On Saturday, the team lost a close two set tie-breaker to Ucluelet and lost two games to Highland from Courtenay. The Panthers were missing a couple of players from their team who had other commitments. The team was knocked down to the consolation round and in the first round of the consolation playoffs, Parkland defeated Lambrick Park 25 to 20 and 25 to 16. They then avenged the earlier loss to Ucluelet and beat them in two straight games 25 to 18 and 25 to 14. In the final, the Panthers met a tough Woodlands team. Wood-

lands won the match 25 to 15 and 25 to 22. Middle blockers Harrison Archdekin and Caelan MacEwan had outstanding tournaments. Power hitters Michael Ram, Richard Xie and Colin Bishop attacked extremely well. Quarterbacking the team with excellent setting were Steven Erlich and Larenz Sauler. Russell Bennett also had a good tournament even though he was only able to compete in Friday’s matches. Michael and Francis Gariguez played strong defence for the team. The team is involved in regular league play this Wednesday at Reynolds. — Submitted by PSS

To change lives and build our community.


A20 •

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - PENINSULA

Midweek Specials Wed thru Sat October 2 - 5, 2013

7’s Sale

Proud to be serving Victoria since 1986

BC Grown , BC Tree Fruits

Royal Gala Apples


In the Bakery…


2 600 Selected Varieties, 12 pk


Liquid Laundry Detergent Coldwater & HE, 1.47L


Country Naturals Bacon Regular: 375 g




While Stocks Last. Limit 4

Neowp Cr

Chinese Oriental Sun

Mandarins BIG 5 LB Box





in select Victoria News, Goldstream News Gazettew & Peninsula News Revie


Fresh Baked


Lb 2.14 Kg





Limit 2 Total


Temptations Limit 8 Total

45 F O R

60-85 g


BC Frozen

Wild Whole Pink Salmon 2-4 Lbs, Head off


100 g

Green Giant

Simply Steam Vegetables 350 g

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Offers valid at Royal Oak and Esquimalt Country Grocer locations only

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October 02, 2013 edition of the Peninsula News Review