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New sport kicks off at Cedar Hill Golf Course Foot golf expected to make up for declining number of rounds Travis Paterson News Staff

Unsure how her first game of foot golf would unfold, Kelsey Kuebler immediately felt that competitive urge. The Prospect Lake premier women’s soccer player is recovering from injury but was able to kick the ball around for the first known game of foot golf at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. Foot golf is growing in popularity as a simple, fun way to get on the golf course. At Cedar Hill, the hope is it brings new and former visitors to the course, says Saanich director of parks and recreation Doug Henderson. “This is part of the continued efforts to make the golf course sustainable, we’re still nowhere near the number of [golf rounds] we were at a few years ago,” he said. Golf rounds are down across North America, not just at Saanich’s only municipal course. It was actually Henderson who brought the idea forward after he came across foot golf during a recent trip to the U.S. Cedar HIll is at about 40,000 rounds per year right now, and while the numbers and revenue are up again this year, the growth is nowhere near the number of rounds from 10 years ago, which was nearly double. As for the sport, foot golfers start their rounds in the same time slots as golfers and are expected to obey course etiquette. Cedar Hill head golf pro Craig Rencher was luke warm on the idea at first, to say the least, but quickly came around. “I’m pretty open minded but I had some questions about it,” he said. “Once I did some research I was at ease.” The holes for the course are short and are situated on the sides of the fairways, not on the greens. Rencher even played one hole of foot golf on Tuesday versus local CTV news reporter Chandler Grieve. Rencher looked to have done better off the ‘drive’ only to watch Grieve birdie the par-four first hole. Regardless, Rencher is in support going forward. The course is open to foot golf reservations for Sunday,

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Simon Miles taps in a putt during the deubt round of foot golf at Cedar Hill Golf Course on Tuesday with Saanich’s Rob Phillips looking on. The course is now open for the new sport, which is catching on at golf courses across North America. Monday and Tuesday afternoons beginning at noon. “We start this weekend, on Thanksgiving Sunday. I’d ask that people phone ahead for the first couple of weeks so we can get used to booking foot golf tee times but soon I think people can use our regular online booking.” Kuebler said she’ll definitely be back and with her

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Blessings bestowed on all creatures great and small Jacob Zinn News Staff

To some, having a pet is a blessing, so it’s fitting that once a year, local Catholic and Anglican churches provide pet owners a place to get their animals blessed. Every October, St. George’s Anglican Church holds its Blessing of the Animals, offering a service for pet owners to honour their furry friends. The celebration coincides with St. Francis Day, which recognizes the patron saint of animals, known for his love of creatures great and small. “He was known for seeing God very much in all people, top to bottom, but he often extended that to all of creation,” said the Rev. Austin Spry of St. Francis. “It has become a tradition in which we honour our relationships with our pets and all of creation around us. “There’s this idea that God has created all of creation, and we as the agents of God’s love are not only called to love each other, including the poor and outcasts in the world, but also to love those in the natural order that don’t have voices and to represent them in the world.” On Sunday, dozens of residents brought their pets – mostly dogs – to the Cadboro Bay church, but one fourlegged guest didn’t quite fit the canine breed. Edmund, a llama from Rose-N-Sun Farm in Saanich, made its way into the church, to the delight of everyone in attendance. Many brought out their iPhones to take photos as owner and trainer Marshall Rosen led Edmund before the congregation. “He’s a regular,” said Rosen, noting Edmund has been blessed six or seven times. “We went through it the first time, and they keep asking me back.” “We definitely see some wild and wonderful animals,” said Spry, noting the ceremony isn’t strictly for common household pets. “We’ve had Silkie chickens before clucking away in the church.” The event is put on with support from the Pacific Animal Therapy Society, the Nana Foundation and

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Edmund, a llama from Rose-N-Sun Farm in Saanich, was among dozens of animals that were blessed at St. George’s Anglican Church on Sunday. The Cadboro Bay church held its annual Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis Day, which recognizes the patron saint of animals. Pets West. In return, the church collects donations for various animal shelters around town. “It’s a way of us returning to the community some of the generosity they show us,” said Spry. Spry said the Blessing of the Animals is well received by the community and shows there is something to the

bond between people and their pets. “I’m really impressed with the relationship people obviously have with their pets,” he said. “In many ways, it’s a way of saying thank you and blessing in return for the blessings that we receive from creation every day.” jacob.zinn@saanichnews.com

CRD takes action to restore water quality at Saanich lakes Committee approves hiring co-ordinator and purchase of weed harvester Travis Paterson News Staff

The Capital Regional District is moving forward with an aggressive approach to restore the suffering waters of Elk Lake and Beaver Lake. The CRD’s environmental services committee approved the hiring of a co-ordinator to oversee the watershed management of the two lakes. The committee also approved the purchase of a $200,000 aquatic weed harvester, as

the long weeds of the lake are a key issue in need of addressing, said committee chair and Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff. The role of the new co-ordinator would be to connect with the broad range of stakeholders from the region to build a restoration plan, as the CRD did with restoration and daylight of Bowker Creek. “The lake is not in good health, its oxygen is depleting, and weed growth is so much that [the hired] contractor can’t keep up with the invasive weed harvest,” Brownoff said. “[Reports show] more and more algae blooms.” Retired Olympic gold medal rower (2008 Beijing) Kevin Light recently joined in a training session with the University of Victoria rowing team when he was startled to see them make a wide turn in an area he never had in his two decades

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of rowing at the lake. “I didn’t follow them and quickly realized why they did that as I was in some deep weeds,” said Light. “It’s actually dangerous as it could flip a rower in a single boat, especially for junior rowers. The weeds stick right to the oar.” Light has put thousands of hours on the lake and said the weeds are as bad now as ever. Rowers are one of the biggest user groups, as Rowing Canada, the Victoria City Rowing Club and most of the regional high school rowing teams use the waters year round (and with a minimal to zero footprint). The long weeds are particularly bothersome for rowers as the lakes are at an unusual low following the summer drought, another element causing stress to the water quality.

The frequency and severity of algae blooms are a telltale sign of the lake’s health and yet it’s believed they will only increase in frequency, while fish habitat will deteriorate further. The new co-ordinator will lead to a plan to improve the water quality and clarity, reduce weeds, restore oxygen and enhance its benefits to the environment such as habitat and biodiversity. The lake and surrounding park is a major revenue generator as the Subaru Ironman 70.3 triathlon in June brings 1,600 competitors and an estimated $5 million in economic value to the region. Algae blooms are threatening the future of the triathlon. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park had about 1.48 million visits in 2014 including about 14,000 visits by fishing anglers. reporter@saanichnews.com

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Galey Farms getting into the Halloween spirit Close to 40,000 pumpkins harvested for Pumpkinfest

Did you know? n Galey Farms has added two cars to its train, bringing it to six cars. Each ride will now accommodate 150 people, up from 100. “This should get rid of the lineups,” Rob Galey said. To get the cars, Rob and a friend recently drove 8,000 kilometres to Judsonia, Arkansas. The track was also maintenanced this year by industrial track builders, with all the curves replaced and about 500 railroad ties installed.

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With the climate playing new tricks, the pumpkins and strawberries are unsure what to do. The frost is coming, explains Rob Galey, as he chews on a September strawberry growing in the “tunnels” of Galey Farms. Because the frost is here – and Halloween isn’t – rot is threatening thousands of pumpkins. “It was a long summer. The plants think it’s fall. It’s crazy.” If it was five years ago, it would spell disaster for Galey Farms’ annual Pumpkinfest. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to visit the Blenkinsop farm for its familyfriendly train ride, corn maze and hayride throughout October. Obviously, a field of rotten pumpkins isn’t good for business. But the only sweat from Rob Galey, dad Ray and their employees right now comes from hard work. “We just pulled out a harvest of at least 25,000 pumpkins and it will be about 40,000 when

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Weather has forced Ray and Rob Galey to harvest about 40,000 pumpkins ahead of schedule for Pumpkinfest and store them in 400 bins under the protection of the farm’s Haygrove Tunnels. we’re done, and that’s just as a reserve,” Galey said. “There’s no way I’m going to run out of pumpkins for Pumpkinfest.” Visitors can rest assured. With two acres of Haygrove Tunnels (a temperature moderated form of greenhouse) purchased in recent years, the Galeys are able to store the 400 bins of pumpkins outside without fear of rot.

“We had to pull out 20,000 strawberry plants to do it, but what other choice did I have,” Galey said. “We had pumpkins turning orange in the third week of August. Never seen this before.” The strawberry plants were tired and had been producing at the highest rate Galey’s ever seen. The “tunnels” are actually a specialized transparent poly

plastic that sits on a u-shaped arc. When sun hits the polymer the harmful rays are diluted while the helpful rays are broadcast into a spectrum. The walls of the tunnel can be lifted, thereby creating a temperature-controlled environment. “No frost in the tunnels, we’re just lucky we have them. If I could, I’d cover the farm with these,” Galey said.

As much as Galey is figuring out how to answer the problem of a traditional pumpkin harvest that may no longer fall in late October, he’s also coming to terms with the weather boon that is supplying Vancouver Island strawberries for six months this year. “Locally grown fruit on the Island for six months of the year? Can’t complain,” he said. “People drive here every day from Duncan, Ladysmith and farther because we have the best strawberries on the Island.” The hayrides, corn maze and petting zoo of Pumpkinfest are open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

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Citizen committee to lead governance review Travis Paterson News Staff

Saanich council moved forward to create a 13-person Governance Review Citizen Advisory Committee on Monday night. The plan for the new committee was drawn up in a report by CitySpaces Consulting. Council voted 8-1 in favour of the report’s five recommendations while adding a few amendments, such as adding two members from the Saanich Community Associations Network. Mayor Richard Atwell was disappointed that the governance review report showed up on the agenda following his regular pre-council meeting with staff the Thursday previous. The mayor was the only one to vote against, saying the

review that was intended to be citizen led is now in the hands of staff and council. “[Monday’s] public input showed it is [especially] helpful when things are put on the agenda at the last minute,” Atwell said. “I think the solution is to have the democratically elected community association presidents or an appointee from that association included on the committee.” But others, including Coun. Vic Derman, expressed a need for diversity that goes beyond local community associations. “It needs to be a broad [reaching] selection to prevent a situation where five or six members could set their own agenda,” Derman said. The goal is to

have anonymous applications for the Governance Review Committee positions. Staff will receive the applications and black out the names on the résumés. The committee members will be selected by a 10-person focus group made up of members on Saanich advisory committees, as per the consultant recommendation. The governance review committee will spend a year meeting with residents, Saanich-based stakeholder groups, Saanich committees, Saanich staff, CRD and other municipalities. “It is trying to have people with unbiased skill sets, and for me it’ll be an onerous task if you think abut the various areas that they will get into,” said Coun. Judy Brownoff. Saanich will soon

post advertisements for the committee positions. During the 2014 municipal election some Greater Victoria communities included a question on the ballot regarding support for amalgamation. Saanich voted 88 per cent in favour of this question: Do you support council initiating a communitybased review of the governance structure and policies within Saanich and our partnerships within the region? Coun. Susan Brice said she’s surprised how the phrase ‘governance review’ has caught on over the past 10 months. “When we first put governance review

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Poll puts a target on trophy hunting Successful governments pay close attention to the lessons of history. And one lesson that history has taught us repeatedly is: governments who move towards a more humane society almost always find themselves on the right side of history. It is a lesson that appears lost on B.C.’s Liberal government. A new poll from Insights West shows the vast majority of B.C. residents are opposed to trophy hunting. While a government shouldn’t legislate based on polling, a survey isn’t needed to justify the elimination of such a barbaric practice. The Insights West poll showed 91 per cent of British Columbians oppose hunting animals for sport, and it’s probably fair to say the majority of the province’s residents not only oppose trophy hunting, but are sickened by it. But B.C. Premier Christy Clark is sticking to her guns. Clark responded to questions on the poll by saying she didn’t enter politics to be popular. She said just because something is unpopular doesn’t make it wrong. One has to wonder if the premier has seen the video which recently surfaced showing a grizzly bear being shot repeatedly as it scrambled down a hillside in a vain attempt to survive something that can only be described as torture. Does anybody really need a poll to tell them this is not only wrong, but an abomination to civilized society? In attempts to defend the practice, the premier pointed to the healthy grizzly bear population and her desire to create jobs for people all around the province. There’s healthy dog and cat populations in B.C. also, but we don’t allow people to arbitrarily kill them. The poll showed that the opposition to trophy hunting isn’t just coming from urban centres, but rural areas as well. And the revenue eco-tourism brings to the province far surpasses anything raised by trophy hunts. It’s only a matter of time before trophy hunting becomes illegal here in B.C. The only question that remains is whether the provincial government will try and get ahead of the issue or be forced to give up their defence of the indefensible. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-3862624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS 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, PO Box 1356, Ladysmith,B.C. V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Opposition to bill was a vote for greater public safety Letter writer H.J. Rice has asked me to account for my votes in Parliament that he alleges are soft on criminals. Conservative party literature (which incidentally misrepresents Green Party positions in a number of areas) also accuses me of ignoring the interests of victims of crime. Nothing could be further from the truth.  I worked closely with Federal Ombudsman for Victims, former Ottawa Police Chief Sue O’Sullivan, to bring in better programs and laws to protect and assist victims of crime. Mr. Rice seems to think I voted against bad legislation due to concern for human rights. That is not the case.  On the evidence, it was clear the legislation pushed through by Mr. Harper under the “tough on crime” banner was based on approaches proven not to work in other jurisdictions (such as Texas), would be likely to be ruled unconstitutional in the courts, or would actually create a greater risk to public safety. As the only member of Parliament to read all proposed legislation, study it and consider the evidence, I am confident that my votes represent sound criminal justice and fiscal policy.   The bill related to new treatment of those

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deemed “Not Criminally Responsible” (NCR) was opposed by many – including victims’ rights groups. By increasing the punishment and stigma for those suffering mental illness, many expert witnesses expressed the concern that defence lawyers would be likely to steer their clients into the regular prison population to avoid much longer sentences for those deemed NCR.  Those with mental illness need to be treated for their illness and not released back into society without treatment.  I was not alone in opposing this bill. Experts who opposed it included Howard Sapers, currently Correctional Investigator for Canada, Justice Richard D. Schneider, chair of the Ontario Review Board and Review Boards of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, and many more.    Through an access to information request just last week, the media obtained a copy of an internal justice department study agreeing with many of my criticisms of the bill. A recently released study says the problem is getting worse as provincial health care systems fail to intervene in mental

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health crises. As Howard Sapers explained in a recent interview, “Many people are getting their first or most sustained mental-health interventions once they become enmeshed in the criminal justice systems.” To avoid tragic incidents we need to engage mental health treatments before a criminal event can occur. And when a crime occurs, we must make sure that people with mental health issues are not encouraged to deny the extent of their problems for a lighter sentence as Bill C-54 will do. My vote was one for greater public safety.  Elizabeth May, leader Green Party of Canada

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LETTERS Council’s actions putting threatened species at risk

I was at the Saanich council meeting held Sept. 28 about the potential removal of two properties from the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA) Atlas. This bylaw exists in Saanich to: protect the areas of highest biodiversity; require mitigation during development; and require restoration to damaged or degraded ecosystems during development. EDPA has received a lot of attention over the past couple years. Some Saanich citizens believe their properties are not ecologically sensitive and therefore should not have limited development potential. They also feel that the EDPA bylaw has diminished the “value” of their properties.  I sympathize with some of the owners’ issues and agree with them that Saanich also needs to implement positive incentives for

Bureaucracy runs wild Saanich council’s sanctimonious attitude to its constituents was in full force last Monday, showing utter disregard for the almost 20 residents who provided heartfelt and very real personal stories of hardship and being bullied in their attempts to satisfy staff enforcing the EDPA bylaw. In every case the common theme was a sense of frustration and overwhelming evidence that staff are implementing a highly subjective interpretation of the bylaw. For example, instead of protecting “... the areas of highest ecological diversity” as the bylaw states, staff are restricting

private landowners to conserve habitat on their properties. I also think some of those fighting to abolish the EDPA bylaw originally moved to Saanich for its natural beauty, the result of Saanich’s careful legislation around development.  During the meeting, Mayor Richard Atwell spontaneously attempted to repeal the entire EDPA bylaw without any consultation with Saanich councillors or citizens. It showed an utter disrespect not only for our natural environment, but for the councillors and for his predecessors who worked to make this important bylaw a reality. What do you think this says about how much respect the mayor has for you? I agree that flaws exist within the current EDPA bylaw and I agree that those flaws should be addressed. However, ecosystems

use of people’s private property simply because in falls within their description (not the province’s) of ecological inventory. This same block of five council members were part of the previous council that created this bylaw in the first place. And they continue to ignore its flaws and the real suffering its zealous implementation is causing. They claim staff have the power and knowledge to make fair assessments and remove properties from the EDPA if they meet the bylaw’s criteria to do so. However, staff have done neither and instead have deferred the decision making back to council. Council is unable to, or simple won’t, make a decision. What a farce.

Efforts to amend this bylaw by a growing group of concerned citizens have been going on for almost a year to no avail due to this pigheadedness. Wake up councilors. By marginalizing citizens and ignoring real ecological problems in Saanich parkland your efforts are doing more longterm harm to genuine environmental causes. I only wish we could recall municipally elected members. This ridiculous waste of taxpayer’s time and money is only going to get worse over the coming months. And we have to put up with them for three more years? Councillors Sanders, Brownoff, Murdock, Brice and Derman demonstrated they’re more concerned with

need protection on private lands. Saanich has some of the largest tracks of remaining Garry oak ecosystem (GOE) in our region. Habitat loss is the primary threat, with less than five per cent of the original GOEs remaining. Most GOE remnants are in isolated, fragmented communities that have no connection to other oak communities. It is important to retain the components of these ecosystems as much as possible.  According to Mayor Atwell, Saanich would focus on existing parklands and ignore private land, counter to the views of experts working in GOE conservation. Mayor Atwell’s impulsive behaviour testifies to his immature attitude towards important laws that are here to protect the environment.  Mayor Atwell condoned poor behaviour from Saanich residents during the meeting.

precedent setting and image than doing the right thing. They act as though it’s black and white, either for or against the environment. What simplistic rubbish. I’m for doing everything possible to protect and enhance our natural environment. But I’m dead set against bureaucratic tyranny. Thank goodness Mayor Atwell and Coun. Plant are showing balance and obvious compassion for our municipality’s homeowners, especially the elderly.   Mark and Bev Insley Saanich

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Several people approached me afterwards to say they wanted to say something, but were too afraid. They congratulated those of us who spoke in favour for “being brave.” Should we have to be “brave” to approach council? The reality is: We are land stewards, not land owners. The effects of habitat degradation are cumulative and severe. Please let Saanich councillors and Mayor Atwell know that you support a bylaw that works towards the protection of rare species and habitats on private land, a model that can be improved and emulated in other municipalities. If you are an affected landowner, start thinking about the constructive changes that would help this bylaw work for you. Kristen Miskelly, owner and operator Saanich Native Plants

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Braves look to rebound from shutout loss Fusion return to the win column Wolves capitalized on. “It was a tough pill to swallow. I think we played right into their hands, quite frankly,” said Braves coach Brad Cook on the Braves website. “For a Friday night home game there was no emotion, no pace, no scrums, it was just a bunch of guys playing hockey.” The Braves host the Nanaimo

The Saanich Braves are looking to rebound after a brief lapse in focus cost them a 3-0 loss to the Westshore Wolves last Friday. The Braves and Wolves entered the third period in a scoreless tie when the Wolves capitalized on a penalty to make it 1-0. The Braves immediately earned an unsportsmanlike penalty which the

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ESQUIMALT 172 SENIORS GROUP CRAFT SALE - BAKE SALE - BOOK SALE

VICTORIA QUILTERS GUILD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE 2015

SACRED HEART CHURCH BAZAAR

Royal Canadian Legion, Esquimalt Dockyard Branch 172 Auditorium (Upstairs Lounge - Elevator Available) 622 Admirals Road Parking also available at corner of

Salvation Army Citadel 4030 Douglas St. (off McKenzie Ave.) Victoria, BC

Crafts, Books, Jewelry, Lucky 7, Home Baking, Tea Room, Ethnic Food, Cake Walk, Raffle and Children’s activites. Wheelchair Accessible. Free admission. ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY. 

Sat. Oct. 17 & 18 10am - 2pm each day

Admirals Road and Esquimalt Road. Craft tables available. Contact Kathi Hess at 250-479-4249

Sat. Nov. 7, 9am-2pm

Fri., Nov. 6, 2pm to 7pm Sat., Nov. 7, 10am to 4pm

4040 Nelthorpe St. Victoria

Unique gifts - baby quilts, bed quilts, wall hangings, handbags, aprons, tea cozies pot holders, placemats, ornaments and more.

SACRED HEART CHURCH USED CLOTHING AND ATTIC TREASURES SALE

CORDOVA BAY 55+ ASSOC. CRAFT FAIR.

Clothing, accessories, fabric, bedding, linens, house wares and attic treasures. Wheel chair accessible, free admission, ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY. 

Cards, knit and crochet items, funky hats,clay art for the house and garden, jewelry, jams, Pet treats, Xmas stollen, tarts and more. Refreshments available. Free Admission. Everyone Welcome. For more info 250-658-5558.

Sat. Oct. 17, 9am - 2pm 4040 Nelthorpe St.

ANNUAL OAK LEAVES BAZAAR Sat. Oct, 24, 9am-1pm

Monterey Recreation Centre 1442 Monterey Avenue 250-370-7300 Knitwear, Novelties, Sewing, Jewellery, Pictures, Books & CDs, Plants, Attic Treasures, Puzzles, Christmas Decorations, White Elephant, Woodworking & More! Refreshments available. All proceeds go to the Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association.

JAMES BAY NEW HORIZONS ACTIVIT Y CENTRE FALL TEA & BAZAAR Sat. Oct. 31, 10am-2pm 234 Menzies Street

FREE ADMISSION. Refreshments for sale. Credit Cards and Debit accepted. For more info. Call 250-386-3035 www.jamesbaynewhorizons.ca

Sat. Nov. 7, 10am - 3pm

Cordova Bay Community Place, 5238 Cordova Bay Rd.,

CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE

ST. AIDAN’S UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL MARKET BAZAAR Sat. Nov 7, 10am - 3pm

Richmond Rd at Cedar Hill X Rd. 15 Stalls: Jewellery, Linen & Lace, Books, Silent Auction, Baking, Preserves, Sewing, Knitting, “Nice and New” items, Toys, International Treasures, Christmas Store, Plants, Handbags, Vintage & Collectibles. Thrift Shop open (incl. white elephant, china, small appliances and garage sale). Lunch $8.00 (11am - 2pm). Coffee shop. Free admission. Cash only. ATM on site.

Produced by the Prospect Lake Community Association

Sat. Nov. 7, 10am - 4 pm

Prospect Lake Community Hall 5358 Sparton Rd. (near West Saanich Rd.)

31ST ANNUAL STRAWBERRY VALE CRAFT FAIR Nov. 7 & 8,10-4pm

Quality Crafts, Art, Food, Baking & More “The Best Little Craft Show on the Peninsula” 250-479-8061 banewt@shaw.ca • www.pldca.com $2 admission includes free beverage (12 and under free)

ARTISAN SALE BY MEMBERS OF THE ISLAND WOODTURNERS GUILD

11 High St. (corner of High St. & Burnside Rd. West) Lots of gift ideas from Local Handmade Juried Artisans. Choose from Art, Body Care Products, Jewellery, Knitting, Pottery, Children’s Clothing, Glass Works, Christmas Items, Fabric Art, Food Services, Baking, and much more. W/C accessible, lots of parking, $2 admission at door facebook.com/SVChristmasCraftFair info (250) 479-2276

Sat. Nov. 7, 9am - 3pm I Sun. Nov. 8, 12 Noon - 3pm St. Joseph Church Hall, 785 W. Burnside Rd.

Featuring wooden bowls, platters and other object’s d’art

JUAN DE FUCA ACTIVIT Y 55+

Sat. Nov. 7 & Sun. Nov. 8, 9am - 3pm both days 1767 Old Island Highway

38TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS AT PEARKES CENTRE Fri. Nov. 6, noon - 8pm, Sat. Nov. 7, 10 - 5pm Sun., Nov. 8, 10 - 4pm 3100 Tillicum Rd. (behind Tillicum Mall)

One of Vancouver Islands largest & most popular fairs showcasing over 125 professional exhibitors from all over BC. Shop for beautiful Christmas gifts, including stained glass, jewelry, soaps, woodwork, fine art, photography, home décor, clothing, & gourmet food. Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be given away. Admission $5.50. Event pass $6. Under 12 free. EXHIBITORS: SPACES AVAILABLE. Application form and info: www. creativecraftfairs.com E-mail: creativecraftfairs@onebox.com Contact Deanna 250-658-0971

PACIFIC RIM POTTERS 22ND ANNUAL FALL SHOW & SALE

In our 27th year, all crafts made by members. Hot lunches, soups & sweets. Baked goods table. Free admission. Lots of parking.

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria.

ON THE RIDGE CRAFT FAIR

Sat, Nov 7, 10am - 4pm

You are invited to Victoria’s longest running pottery show and sale featuring the highest quality functional and decorative selections handcrafted by local Vancouver Island potters. FREE Admission, Refreshments, Door Prizes. Mastercard & VISA accepted. Info: 250 382-0974.

THE 26TH FIRST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW 80+ Artisans, 25+ NEW | www.firstandlastchance.ca Sat. Nov 7, 10-5pm | Sun. Nov 8,10-4pm

$4 Weekend Pass, Children Under 12 free Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney

Showcasing the talents of 80+ juried artisans’ handcrafted gifts, glorious food, live entertainment and hourly give-a-ways. Meet the artists and enjoy the finest of handcrafted holiday shopping. Support the Sidney Lion’s Foodbank! Bring a foodbank item for a chance to win 2 tickets to Barney Bentall & the Cariboo Expre

Craft & Bake Sale

Sat. Nov 7, 10am - 4 pm

Cordova Bay United Church Hall, 813 Claremont Ave. If you haven’t attended before, please come to our juried craft fair. Variety of new vendors and others back by popular demand. Jewelry; Pottery; Christmas items; Glassware; Gourmet Foods; Felting; Soaps; Wooden Items and so much more. Enjoy a Hot Soup Lunch, or stop for coffee, tea, carrot cake and muffin. Classical Guitarist, Brad Prevedoros performs during the day. $2 admission for charity. Everyone welcome.

29TH CALICO CHRISTMAS MARKET

Fri. Nov. 13, 5pm - 9pm, Sat. Nov. 14, 10am - 6pm Pacific Christian School - 654 Agnes Street

Enter to win Canucks Tickets/Hotel Package Admission $4 – 12 years & under free. Accepting donations for Mustard Seed. Vendor space available. Info 250-516-3070 Facebook.com/thecalicochristmasmarket

Christ Church Cathedral

**Please note cash sales only!!!!

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday Nov. 21, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION!

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.

At the UVIC Ring Road entrance @ corner of Henderson & Cedar Hill Cross Rd. http://emmanuelvictoria.ca/

Lots of great baked goods! Knit and crocheted items! A variety of Christmas crafts and gifts! Lots of stocking stuffers and gift baskets! A children’s corner, to make their own crafts! Concession with soups, baking, hotdogs, etc.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 12-3pm at Christ Church Cathedral School 912 Vancouver Street

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10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE

MOUNT ST. MARY HOSPITAL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

CHURCH OF THE ADVENT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

SHOAL Activity Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr., Sidney

Welcome to our juried, traditional Christmas Bazaar featuring unique gifts for all, handmade quilts & knitting, Christmas decor, baking, jams and jellies, greeting cards, jewelery & collectibles, quality chocolates, raffle and much more! Free admission; Refreshments & hot lunch available. Info: 250-480-3100 (local 3201)

510 Mount View Ave. (opposite Colwood School). Wide variety of crafters; home baking; and our very popular lunch & afternoon tea (starting at 11:00 a.m.) No admission charge. CRAFTERS NEEDED! Contact the Church Office to book a table - 250-474-3031

Sat. Nov. 14, 10am - 2pm

Beautifully hand-crafted items, books, tea garden and much more. Great door prizes from local businesses. Admission $2 Door Prizes 250 656-5537

OAK BAY ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR

Thur. Nov. 19, 10am – 3pm 861 Fairield Rd.

Sat. Nov. 14, 10am - 3pm

Nov. 14 & 15, 12 noon to - 4:30pm

Recreation Oak Bay & local artists present a self- guided Studio Tour, brochure with map will be available online at www.recreation.oakbay.ca

Some-thing for every-one at the

Annual Creative Craft Fairs! N

ow celebrating its 38th year, Creative Craft Fairs remains one of Vancouver Islands’ finest and most established fairs and attracts thousands of visitors looking for exciting handmade and imported gifts for the holiday season. Coordinator Deanna Walters invites you to start your Christmas shopping. She is thrilled to announce new and returning exhibitors. Some of these exhibitors include: “Retro Repurposed” is composed of a husband and wife team who make 100% handmade furniture and art out of reclaimed shipping pallet lumber. They will have an assortment of unique furniture and hand painted art to choose from at the fair and they also take custom furniture and art orders and offer free local delivery on all furniture orders. Alexis Cobham and Ella Kinloch , “Make Cheese Inc.” will have a variety of handcrafted cheese kits for the home cheese maker. Some of thier featured kits include, Lotsa Mozza Kit, Feelin’s Feta Kit, Proud Poutine Kit, Cheddar Kit and their new Soft Cheese Kit.  Cobham’s goal with Make Cheese Inc is simple: “to make you into a cheese maker in the comfort of your home”. They strive to bring high quality ingredients and easy recipes all inside beautiful hand crafted packaging.  Their kits also provide a great way to make cheese with no added preservatives. 

leather products. Some of their products include back packs, knife and tool cases. He also makes ipad, tablets and phone case covers, ladies bags, belts, wallets, and vested jackets. He will do custom orders. “Oceanside Artisans”, Brad and Tam Scott are local glass artisans. Having spent years in the Caribbean and on Vancouver Island their glassworks reflect the beautiful scenery, flora and fauna surrounding these island paradises. The glasswork collections include bold colours, interesting textures and many unique designs. Using only very high quality glass Brad and Tam strive to make every piece a vibrant addition to your home. Karen Zemanek is an artist who has self published an adult colouring book and “colour your own” art cards with a focus on women and self-esteem. As a Therapist and long time-colourist, she understands that colouring is a wonderful way for people to relax and let go of stress. Colouring these playful, whimsical images will also encourage the celebration of uniqueness, a focus on selfacceptance and smiles for women of all ages. Some popular food specialty exhibitors include “Manji-Eats”, “Beaver House Fudge”, “Epicure Selections, “ “Seafire Soups”, Baba’s Bakery”, “Preservation Foods”, “Bake My Day”, “Island Highlander”, “Fermentum”, “Ace Curries To Go”, “Flavors of the Med”, “That’s Amore Popcorn” and “Golden Maples Farms”. Several returning exhibitors to this year’s fair include “ “Personalize it Products”, “One leaf” “ “Tisket A Tasket Baskets”, “Island Soap Company”, “Lin’s Fashion Jewelry”, “The Perfect Piece”, “Dargantalz Art”, “Drone Collectables”, “Norwex Enviro Products”, “Nancy’s Fashion Accessories”, “Glim- for the Love of Light”, “Aroma Crystal Therapy, “My friend Monster” and many more. There is always plenty to see and do from enjoying snacks or lunch at Truffles Catering food area to visiting the children’s area. The Pearkes Venue provides a relaxed spacious environment that is wheelchair accessible. An ideal time to shop is Friday November 6th, opening at noon and closing at 8pm. Open Saturday November 7th and the last day for enjoyable shopping is SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8th!

“Smell the Soap” is a small company that makes handmade bath and body products. Their two specialty products are our soap and our bathbombs.  Their soap is natural and contains olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil and shea butter, which is much better for your skin than commercial soap!  Their bath bombs contain cocoa butter and shea butter that leave your skin feeling like silk!  Each bath bombs is individually wrapped and labeled. They make many other body products too. Raymond Sims from “Lost Dog Leather” will be selling quality handmade

November 20 - 22, 2015

Friday 2 - 8 pm Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm

ALL SOOKE ARTS & CRAFTS TH 40 ANNIVERSARY

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Sooke Community Hall FREE ADMISSION

Door Prizes All Handcrafted Goods Handicapped Accessible Supporting The Sooke Food Bank One of the Oldest & Best Shows on the Island

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

ARTISAN SHOW & SALE

Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.

Monterey Recreation Centre 1442 Monterey Ave, 250-370-7300

Sat, Nov. 14, 10am - 5pm, Nov. 15, 10am - 4pm

Sat. Nov. 14, 10am - 3pm Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Gingerbread Goodies, Jams, Jellies, Collectables, Art Display, White Elephant, Books, Jewellery, Bazaar Raffle Tickets, Gourmet Basket Draw Tickets, Lunch Room and more. Admission by Donation. All proceeds to Saanich Peninsula Hospital for medical equipment, furnishings and Patient comfort. Everyone welcome. No table rentals. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR HOSPITAL!

“HOLIDAY GIFTS GALORE” 40TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE PRESENTED BY THE JUAN DE FUCA ARTS & CRAFTS GUILD

Enlighten your senses for all Christmas and experience traditional shopping that is sure to please all members of your family and supporting our local artisans. Sing along with Christmas carols, as you discover handmade teddys, dolls, snowmen, quilting, outdoor decor, painted glass, knitwear, handmade leathers, sheepskin slippers, pottery, cat toys, dog biscuits, jams, jellies, chutney. Christmas baking and gluten free baking plus lots more. ATM Admission $3 info 250-479-6113.

SWAN LAKE CRAFT SALE

Sun. Nov. 15, 12 to 4pm Proceeds to Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary.

Nature House, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary 3873 Swan Lake Rd.

Saturday Nov 14, 9 am-4 pm Sunday Nov 15, 12 noon-4 pm

St Joseph’s School Gym • 757 Burnside Rd. West (corner of McKenzie & Burnside W.) Fine arts and handmade traditional crafts. Baking, jams, decorations, quilting, knitting, jewellery, cards, glasswork, body products, kids gifts and much more! Live music: SatBrad Prevedoros (guitar); Sun-Ron Berod (keyboard) Free Admission. Info: 250-474-7060 or 250-478-8439

HANDMADE QUILTS & CRAFTS with a nature theme: placemats, aprons, kid’s bibs, baby quilts, bags, felt creature tree ornaments and MORE for you or for gifts. Refreshmentsfor sale. Contact: BLeitch@swanlake.bc.ca

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Sat. Nov. 21, 10am-2pm

Support the inspired work of local artisans. Free parking & admission. Spots still available, sign up today!

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH CRAFT & BAKE SALE

Sat. Nov. 21, 10am-3pm **Please note cash sales only!!

2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., At the UVIC Ring Road entrance @ corner of Henderson & Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Lots of great baked goods! Knit and crocheted items! A variety of Christmas crafts and gifts! Lots of stocking stuffers and gift baskets! A children’s corner, to make their own crafts! Concession with soups, baking, hotdogs, etc. emmanuelvictoria.ca

STOCKING STUFFERS & MORE GIFT SHOW

Sat. Nov. 21, 10am - 4pm I Sun. Nov. 22, 10am - 3pm New Location: 679 Goldstream Ave.

Home baking, knitted hats, scarves, etc. Gift bags and doggie bandanas. Variety of jewelry, vintage & collectibles. Soap & bath products, Scentsy candles, Tupperware, Epicure, Relaxus Products, used books. Portion of proceeds to Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. Free Admission. 250.888.6643

25+ artisans’ fine crafts from the Islands showcase their finest works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and more. Be inspired to find that perfect unique gift for a loved one. $4 Wknd Pass | $1 off w/foodbank item www.islandartisans.ca

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The Magic of Christmas Gift Fair Sat. Nov. 14, 2015

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Get even more than 4 for 3 right now Ready-Mixed Concrete • Concrete Accessories • Victoria’s Only Liquid Colouring System • Gravity Wall Blocks • Gravel Mart OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY

765 Industrial Way • 250-478-0555 • www.iconcrete.ca

610 Herald Street Victoria 250-382-6184

It’s the sale you know and love, but with even more reason to love it. This year, get 4 for 3 plus up to a $60 off mail-in rebate on a set of four selected tires, including winter tires.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Admission: $2.00 per person $ 1 for youth under 12 years

“Start Making a List and Checking it Twice!” Shop from a fine selection of unique items from talented local artisans and crafters. Enjoy our festive décor, seasonal music and on-site café, and enter our Christmas draw for fun prizes! Burnside Gorge Community Centre 471 Cecelia Road (off of Jutland) 250-388-5251 www.burnsidegorge.ca


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ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Sat. Nov. 21, 11:30am - 3pm

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Christ Church Cathedral School, 912 Vancouver Street

496 Lampson St. (in Esquimalt)

Sat. Nov. 21, 12 - 3pm

(Downtown on Douglas St.) Enter 680 Courtney St. Tea Garden (admission $5). BAZAAR (free admission) Baking, jams, quilts, crafts, books, toys, silent auction, Thrift Shop. 250-384-5734 ~ standrewsvic@telus.net

Luncheon and Silent Auction! www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca Call 250-383-2714

THE HOLLY FAIR @ ST. MARY’S CHURCH

DONCASTER SCHOOL’S 22ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Sat. Nov. 21, 9:30am to 2pm Saanichton, East Saanich Rd. at Cultra Home Baking, Books, Handcrafts, Silent

Sat, Nov. 21, 10am - 3pm

at 1525 Rowan St. (off Cedar Hill Rd.)

Auction, Gourmet Pantry, Garden Shop and more. Morning coffee and light lunch available. Auction closes at 1:30pm. Free Admission. Bring your own bags. For more info call Leslie at 250-652-1611 www.ParishCS.ca

Over 80 tables of handmade crafts by local artists. Cards, jewelry, knitting, woodwork, baked goodies, chocolates, ornaments, toys, sewing and much more. FREE entry, food hamper donations welcome. Draw prizes, also interactive craft room for kids while you shop. Applications available in our office starting in September. Our email address is Doncastercraftfair@gmail.com

42ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS & CRAFT SALE

Sat. Nov. 21, 10am - 4pm, Sun. Nov. 22, 12 - 4pm

Unique hand crafted bags, jewelry, home accessories made from silk fusion, wool and other interesting materials. Come and check it out and enjoy a glass of hot cider and shortbread.

ST. LUKES ANGLICAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Sat. Nov. 21, 10am - 2pm 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd.

Featuring antiques and collectibles, silent auction, jewellery, oral arrangements, needlework and handicrafts, home baking, jams and jellies, books, toys, white elephant and more. A light lunch will be served. Free admission. For more information call 250-592-2842 

Sat. Nov. 21 - 10am - 4pm Sun. Nov. 22 - 10am - 4pm

GOWARD HOUSE CRAFT FAIR

Saanich Fairgrounds (in the MAIN HALL & RCMP barn) 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton

2495 Arbutus Rd.

ADMISSION $2.00 for 2 Days. Children 12 & Under FREE Plenty of FREE Parking. For more information, contact the Saanich Fairgrounds Office at (250) 652-3314 linda@ saanichfair.ca www.saanichfair.ca

Sat. Nov 21 & Sun. Nov 22, 10am – 4pm

Handmade by local artisans: Raggedy Anns, woodwork items, jewelry, fabric works, artwork, sock monkeys, children’s clothing, soaps, jams,candles, purses, Xmas items and more. Tea Room- snacks & lunch. Admission $2 Free Parking Info: 250-477-4401

Sooke Christmas Craft Fair provides a haven for artists and crafters 4

0 years ago, Sooke had it’s first Christmas Crafts Fair and a lot has changed since that time. Take a look at their logo, a fish and and an axe to represent the time when Sooke was a fishing and logging community. It was then and still is a safe haven for artists and crafters to create their works of art.

Handmade, Homemade Artisan Food Products & One of A Kind Gifts Children’s Area Café & ATM

Admission $2. Children under 12 free Draws 1st $100 2nd $50. Saturday, December 5, 10 am - 5 pm Plus More James Bay Community Centre 140 Oswego Street ~ www.jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair

Today Sooke is a bedroom community to Greater Victoria. It is an affordable place to live and it still enables crafters and artists to be creative in a country environment. Now Sooke Christmas Craft Fair stands alone in the hearts of Sooke residents as well as patrons from the entire lower island.

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The community hall, where the fair takes place is like no other, a place where you step back in time, an experience not to b missed. you can feel the history of this community and craft fair from the time you hit the entrance doors.

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It is a special place with fantastic Crafters, a must attend Christmas Fair, and a true part of Sooke’s unique history. Make a day of it Friday, Saturday, or Sunday or come for all three days. You can even win a door prize.

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CHRISTMAS VINTAGE, RETRO & COLLECTIBLE SHOW/SALE Sun. Nov. 22, $4. 9:30am - 4pm Early birds: $20. 8:30am -9:30am

Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney by the Sea Meet over 85 Vintage & Collectible enthusiasts at the 130+ table show. All your Christmas Shopping under one roof! Broad range of collectibles: all unique and different! Parking free, children free when accompanied by an adult. Contact Josie at 250.744.1807 or email: JosieJones@shaw. ca. Join us on Facebook: VintageRetroCollectible

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HIGHLANDS WINTER CRAFT FAIR Sun. Nov 22, 10am - 4pm

Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Rd. FREE Admission. Step back in time and experience what a traditional craft fair used to be like! Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans. Showcasing new vendors and ones you’ve grown to love. An amazing Sunday drive through the stunningly beautiful West Shore community to the ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. This is an event not to be missed! www.facebook.com/ highalndswintercraftfair

METCHOSIN HALL CRAFT FAIR Nov. 21 & 22 , 10am - 4:30pm 4401 Williamhead Road

Handmade pottery, art, preserves, jewelery and so much more. Call 250-478-6424

31ST STRAWBERRY VALE

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STRAWBERRY VALE 31st Annual Handmade Show Nov. 7th & 8th 10 am - 4 pm 11 High St.

Corner of High St. and Burnside Rd Near Victoria General Hospital

LocalJuriedArtisans • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Door Prizes Daily

Christmas Decorations Body Care Products Original art work Handmade Cards Sweet Treats Jewellery Pottery Knitting Glass works Pet Products Purses and bags Children’s Clothing Honey jams and jellies Gourmet food to take home and eat in • Great variety of Locally Hand Crafted Items • And lots more, come and see what’s new facebook.com/SVChristmasCraftFair

For Info call Leslie 250-479-2276

ome out and shop for handmade products by local artisans as we begin the countdown to Christmas.

Celebrating 31 years of high quality, juried products presented by The Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair. We welcome new exhibitors Christopher and Jane Smith presenting The Phoenix Gallery of Glass and Ceramic Art, Trina Kescielnuk brings to the show her assortment of Whiffcraft aromatherapy and natural skin care products, whimsical wind chimes and inspirational key rings by Patti Lenardo . Also joining us is Mother and Daughter Soaps.

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We Have Moved To Qualicum Beach 4TH ANNUAL CELTIC WINTERFEST CRAFT FAIR

KRIS KRINGLE CRAFT MARKET Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Come join us on Nov 27 - 29, Fri. 12pm - 8pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 4pm

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St. Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Fun and Prizes. An event that will surpass any preconceptions you may have of a “craft fair”www.winterfestcraftfair.com/Sponsored by Thrifty Foods

OUT OF HAND 27TH ANNUAL ARTISAN FAIR Crystal Garden 713 Douglas St.

Fine Crafts, Artisan Foods, Designer Fashions. For more information: www.outofhand.ca

GRAND PRIZE! Gift of Flight for 2 anywhere WestJet flies Over $10,000 in Door Prizes including

Sat. Nov. 28, 10am - 4pm

A bevy of unique hand crafted items! Come find that perfect gift for someone special or treat yourself. Live entertainment! Shoppers Only Draw, Free Parking. Free Admission. Info 250-389-2278 or eacsociety@gmail.com

JAMES BAY NEW HORIZONS ACTIVIT Y CENTRE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR &TEA With over 50 years in the optical business as owner and operator of Diamond Optical Sat. Nov. 28, 10am-2pm “Downtown on Douglas” Ron Boyce having a 3 month+ FREE ADMISSION. Refreshments forissale. 23RDFor ANNIVERSARY Credit Cards and Debit accepted. more info.

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Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave. Celebrate our vibrant community & beauty of the coast at Oaklands‘ West Coast Winter Market. Over 70+ vendors from the best local artisans, crafters, and culinary providers. Local music, activities for kids, & food trucks all day. Join us and co-create our resilient local economy! 250-370-9101 www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/markets Email: markets@oaklandscommunitycentre.com.

Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of cider and a shopping trip. Pottery, sculpture, paintings. 250-652-5434.

SOOKE FALL FAIR 12TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR Sat, Nov. 28, 10am - 4pm

Crafts, curios, baking & more. Concession, make wreath or swag $10. Tables $20 (after Oct. 31, $25). For info on tables or ready-made swag/wreaths, call Ellen 250.812.2830. Admission by donation to Sooke Christmas Bureau. www.sookefallfair.ca

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New Venue At Patio Gardens 6536 West Saanich Rd.

Sat. Nov. 28 & Sun. Nov. 29 Sat. Dec. 5, Sun. Dec. 6 (all 10am - 5pm)

With over 50 years in the optical business as Buy an event pass, & enter via the express lane for these owner and operator of Diamond Optical fabulous prizes every day that you come! Plus get a FREE “Downtown Douglas” Keepsakeon Kringle Shopping bag too. Ron Boyce is having a 3 month+ New this year Sat & Sun ONLY ! * Kringle ‘s Man Cave 23RD ANNIVERSARY

RETIREMENT PARTY!

Sat. Nov. 28 from 10am - 4pm

WINTER CREEK POTTERY

Thurs Only $1,000 KRIS KRINGLE SHOPPING SPREE Fri. Only $500 2 Nights at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn Sat . Only $300 2 Nights at Inn on Long Lake & $500 2 Nights at Coast Bastion Hotel Sun Only $700 2 Nights at The Black Rock

Esquimalt Recreation Center, 527 Fraser Street

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(We have a few roosters in the hen house this year!)

Still definitely worth “the Ride Up North”

The 38th Annual Naturally Christmas Sale

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HEAVENOR “FARM CHICKS” ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE.

Over 150 BC Artisans with 50% new vendors at Beban Park in Nanaimo. ALL ARE WELCOMED. See Christmas characters: Ruffle Redbird, a musical stilt walker and juggler, Kris Kringle, Karole Kringle, Princess Kringle, Krystal Princess, Magical Faces, The Merry Minstrel, The Story Teller, Spazmagic, Mike the Magician, and not to be forgotten , The Trollsons a Family of Hilarious Trolls.

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART TO KRINGLAND !!!! The Kris Kringle Station has facing painting, Gingerbread cookies and photos with Kris Kringle. Free Carriage Rides through Beban Park and Hot Chocolate. Pet the Alpacas & baby goats! Follow the antics of Brad & Ginger on www.facebook.com/kriskringlecanada

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Saturday, November 21 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, November 22 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saanich Fairground 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton

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Children 12 & Under FREE - Plenty of FREE Parking For more information, contact the Saanich Fairgrounds Office at (250) 652-3314 linda@saanichfair.ca www.saanichfair.ca


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VIDEA FAIR TRADE FAIR Sat., Nov. 28, 10am - 4pm

First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. Shopping with a conscience! Join us for VIDEA’s Annual Fair Trade Fair! Featuring fair trade vendors selling a variety of traded clothes, crafts, textiles, gifts and I’mfairly so happy I decided to make Shannonfood Oaks by my the International Women’s more. Scrumptious Everyone here has Cateringhome. Coop! Admission is by donation. For more become family. information visit: www.videa.ca or email lhernandez@ videa.ca

I’m so happy I decided to make Shannon Oaks my home. Everyone here has become family.

LEGION MANOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE

Coast Collective Art Centre #103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood

Christmas cakes by Val. All home baked Goodies Handmade Chocolates, Fudge & Candies. Xmas Items, Plants & crafts all made by the Crafty ladies of the Manor. Proceeds after expenses will go to a local charity. Come Early So You Won’t Be Disappointed.

Dec 2 to 23, Open Daily 11am to 6pm

This juried Christmas Fine Art and Craft Show is one of the longest running of its kind in Victoria, and features all the unique “go local” gifts you’re looking for. Jewelry, home décor, pottery, paintings, sculpture, wearable art, hand-‐crafted toys and so much more! Celebrate the season with us at our NEW LOCATION! www. coastcollective.ca 250.391.5522 Free Admission Visa, Mastercard & Debit

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Fri. Dec. 4, 10am - 8pm, Sat. Dec 5, 10am - 5pm, Sun. Dec 6, 10am - 5pm www.shannonoaks.com www.shannonoaks.com

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Panorama Recreative Centre 1885 Forest park Drive (North Saanich)

Featuring over 230 crafters and artisans of Salt Spring, BC and Alberta. $5.00 for 3 day pass, refreshments. For more information info@atouchof saltspring.com 250.655.0967

Sat. Dec. 5, 11am - 2pm 7601 East Saanich Rd.

SNOWDON HOUSE GOURMET & GIFTS Dec 5, 12. 19, 10am - 5pm daily 1890 Mills Rd., North Saanich Come join us at the farm for our Christmas sampling Saturdays. Each week a unique combination of our specialty treats will be prepared for you. Brie Toppers, Shortbread, Beer Breads, Dips, Soups and so much more! Farm Shop Open Daily Tuesday- Saturday 10-5. Laura Waters 250-658-3419

THE 26TH LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW 80+ Artisans, 25+ NEW | www.firstandlastchance.ca

Sat. Dec 12,10-5pm | Sun. Dec 13,10-4pm

$4 Weekend Pass, Children Under 12 free Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney Showcasing the talents of 80+ juried artisans’ handcrafted gifts, glorious food, live entertainment and hourly give-a-ways. Meet the artists and enjoy the finest of handcrafted holiday shopping. This year we are supporting the Vancouver Island School of Art. Check out their art for sale & Win a one day Workshop!

Rated #1 by Victoria’s Kitchen Designers

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS CAROL SING ALONG Thurs. Dec. 17, 11:45am - 1:15pm

(Enter corner of Douglas and Broughton St.) Music program: violin and vocal presentations. Carol singing accompanied by the Organ. Refreshments. FREE EVENT. EVERYONE WELCOME. 250-384-5734 standrewsvic@telus.net

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10:00 am - 3:00 pm Admission: $2.00 per person $ 1 for youth under 12 years

“Start Making a List and Checking it Twice!” Shop from a fine selection of unique items from talented local artisans and crafters. Enjoy our festive décor, seasonal music and on-site café, and enter our Christmas draw for fun prizes! Burnside Gorge Community Centre 471 Cecelia Road (off of Jutland) 250-388-5251 www.burnsidegorge.ca


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Shopping, Food & Holiday Cheer at Calico Christmas Market! J

oin us as we kick off the start of the holiday season at the Calico Christmas Market! 90 of BC’s best artisans will showcase a vast range of high quality, handcrafted goods perfect for any time of the year. Whether you are looking for that perfect, meaningful gift for a loved one or a little treat for yourself, there is something unique for every person on your list. Bring along a friend or two for a day of shopping, food and Christmas fun fun at our very merry gathering!! This year we are accepting donations for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable food item or two - each item brought is an entry into a special prize draw and an extra entry into the drawing for our grand prize draw - 2 Vancouver Canucks tickets plus overnight accommodation at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel! And don’t forget, every kiddo that joins us at the Market gets a free draw entry to win some cool kid’s prizes! Thank you for supporting our thriving artisan and independent business community on British Columbia’s West Coast!

BEEHIVE WOOL SHOP Drop in and see our amazing selection of Fall yarns. Bring this ad and a receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase of anything in the store!

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St. Peter and St. Paul Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Christmas Baking, Festive Table, Mincemeat, Preserves, Handmade Gifts, Knitting and Exciting Silent Auction Baskets! Lunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm $8.00

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4401 Williamhead Rd. 10am - 4:30pm November 21 & 22

Handmade pottery, art, preserves, jewellry & so much more.

250-478-6424

St. Lukes Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar

High Tea & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 21 10am - 2pm

Saturday, November 28th 11 am - 3 pm

at Church of Our Lord

Metchosin Hall Craft Fair

High Tea $10 per person

• BC Jade • Semi-precious • Specialty Beads Beads & Crystals

(Blanshard & Humboldt)

1317 Broad St., Victoria • 250-590-7690

FREE ADMISSION • Wheelchair Accessible

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3821 Cedar Hill X Road Featuring antiques and collectibles, silent auction, jewellery, floral arrangements, needlework and handicrafts, home baking, jams and jellies, books, toys, white elephant and more. A light lunch will be served. Free admission. For more information call 250-592-2842


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For 3 Decades the Out of Hand Fair

Artisan Fair attracts BC’s Top Artisans T

his year we are pleased to introduce several new talented and creative people to the line-up. They bring fresh energy and their vision of the latest trends in the craft industry.

Come see a diverse collection of traditionally hewn functional objects by some of Canada’s established artisans, and meet the new wave of creative craftspeople that are re-imagining, re-cycling, and re-inventing solutions for personal expression. Out of Hand is proud to support young new artisans in the pop-up Etsy Boutique and Emerging Artist sections of the fair. For great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, the incredibly popular artisan food section is a local sensory delight. Some of the delicacies you’ll find: handmade chocolate, traditional European baking, canning featuring the produce of local farms, maple syrup, artisan goat cheese, vinegars, smoked fish, cheese kits for the do-it-yourself types and lots more. There is also a good selection of luxe soaps and natural body care products, which are always well received. Join us for our special Friday night shopping extravaganza. You can enter to win one of 20 prizes, including our grand prize Shopping Spree, or holiday cocktail kit! Out of Hand has been providing shoppers the opportunity to buy local, high quality, thoughtful & unique gifts directly from the source for 27 years. Formerly a salt water swimming pool, the Crystal Garden is a beautiful heritage building located right in the heart of downtown Victoria. After visiting the fair why not head downtown to dine or check out the seasonal window displays? All vendors are listed on the website with descriptions and images linked in www.outofhand.ca. Like us on Facebook and keep your eye out for giveaways and special offers!

27th annual artisan fair

Nov 27 - 29

Crystal Garden 713 Douglas Street

Fri 10–9 Sat 10–6 Sun 10–4:30

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Community Calendar Friday, Oct. 9 Senior First Aid presented by St John’s Ambulance, 1:30 p.m. at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd. Cost is $5 and incudes a voucher for tea or coffee. Register at the front desk Goward House or call 250-477-4401. The Klez play the celebratory Jewish music of Eastern Europe. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.  Advance tickets: $12 available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Oak Bay Recreation Centre and online at www.beaconridge productions.com.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  Evil Acres presents Slaughter House Extreme: The Final Cut and The Darkness Maze: Phobia Edition at 10375 Wilson Rd., North Saanich. Open 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22 to 30. Halloween Night (Oct. 31) 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets Available at the gate, or at In Character Costume stores. Note: Intense, gory and graphic scenes. Not recommended for small children or the squeamish.

Saturday, Oct. 10 Experience what it’s like to drive with a state-of-the-art driving

simulator that will be set up in the parking lot of the Save-On Foods at 172 Wilson St. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkin Fest every weekend until Halloween at Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd. – Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year the new Cow Train. Cost is $10 per adult, $7 per child for one train ride ticket or one corn maze ticket. Drop-in Family Storytime – Funfilled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Saanich Centennial branch. No registration required. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St. This walk is part of the celebrations of Walk on Week 2015. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Judy at 250-385-8519.

Sunday, Oct. 11 Fabulous Fungi (guided adult walk

for those 18 and over) at Francis/ King Regional Park (Saanich) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mushrooms play a vital role in our forests. Spark your interest in their fascinating variations and adaptations with guest naturalist Kem Luther. $7+GST. Pre– registration required before Oct. 9. Call 250478-3344. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at My Chosen Café, 4492 Happy Valley Rd., Langford. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Rick at 250478-7020. Learn modern square dancing – Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal Oak Hall, 4516 West Saanich Rd. Email clayton@ieccorporate. com for more information.

Monday, Oct. 12 Volkssport Monday and Wednesday morning walks. Registration 8:45 a.m.; walk 9 a.m. Contact Rick at 250-478-7020 or Jan at 250-6656062 for the current schedule. The fall season for the Victoria Mendelssohn Choir runs on Mondays at 7 p.m., at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 3939 St. Peters Rd. (off Quadra Street) in Victoria. Music will be Melodies from

the British Isles. Two concerts will be performed in January 2016. Membership fee: $100 per person. Art Show and Sale by Goward House portrait painters runs until Oct. 28 at 2495 Arbutus Rd. Viewing hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a preview of the event, visit Gowardhouse.com/ artshow.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 Natural History Night – 7:30 p.m. in room 159 of the Fraser Building, University of Victoria. The Victoria Natural History Society presents this free event looking at black bear denning habitat, and if we can create new dens in natural structures or if bears will use artificial structures. Volkssport Tuesday evening walk. Meet at Running Room, Broadmead Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is Gail at 250477-4472. Drop-in Baby Time – For babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Nellie McClung branch. No registration required.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

McClung branch, and from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Saanich Centennial branch. No registration required. Drop-in Baby Time – For babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with

Drop-in Family Storytime – Funfilled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Nellie

your baby every day. From 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Bruce Hutchison branch. No registration required. Share your community event – email your community calendar item to editor@saanichnews. com.

Dining Out WING’S

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Take Out or Eat In Menu Daily Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Combination Dinners for 1 to 8 Seafood and Deluxe Dishes Licenced Premises Open 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. daily Free Home Delivery with min. $20 order

JAMES Drop by the JBI Pub and BAY INN Restaurant and enjoy a THE

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90 Gorge Rd. West

Present this coupon when you buy dinner or lunch and get a second of equal of lesser value FOR ONLY $2.00. This coupon may only be used with a minimum of two beverages (need not be alcoholic). Present coupon at time of ordering. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Maximum 3 coupons per group or table. Not valid at JBI Pub on Sundays between 3:30-8:00pm. EXPIRES October 31, 2015

250-385-5564

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Thank You Victoria!

For your patronage and support in making DODD’S FURNITURE one of the Island’s most successful companies! We are giving back to the community by inviting Victoria’s less privileged to join us and celebrate our

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event on Us! In celebrating our 38th year in business and Thanksgiving, Dodd’s has its 17th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the less privileged Date: Sunday, October 11th, 2015 Time: 4 pm Place: OUR PLACE on Pandora Avenue (Corner of Vancouver and Pandora Avenue)

Complimentary meal fed to 1200 people. Come and join our family for a wonderful time and a hot meal. FEEDING THE HOMELESS & LESS FORTUNATE

ENJOY A THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER COMPLIMENTS OF GORDY DODD, HIS FAMILY AND STAFF

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Michael Harvey shows off his yellow cedar and walnut jewelry case that was on display at the Vision in Wood exhibit at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.

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FOUND GOLD earring in Sidney. Call with identifying characteristics to claim. (250)2949753 FOUND RING in the University Heights Mall in the parking lot. Call with identifying characteristics to claim. 250-4720212 ask for Linda. FOUND: SINGLE key with green tape wrapped on the top, found Oct. 5th near Japanese Village on Broughton St. Call (250)388-3535. FOUND: TOYOTA key fob found at Cy Hampson Park, Sept. 29. (778)351-1780. LOST BY a disabled person a black carrying case with alot of identification in it, in and around the Langford area. If found please call 250-8960841. LOST MENS bi-focal glasses on Pat Bay trail, Sept 29th, may have been on bench. If found please call (250)6563945. LOST NAVY blue sweater in the Brentwood Bay Ferry terminal area on Tuesday, Sept 29th. If found please call (250)384-4442. LOST: WEDDING ring, (mens), between Victoria and Sidney area, Sept. 29. REWARD. Call (250)589-9855. FOUND SUNGLASSES in North Saanich. Call with identifying characteristics. (250)6566001.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS MAUI- 5 star unit- sleeps 6, 2 weeks Feb & Mar, 2016. Call for more info (250)758-6714.

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HELP WANTED HOOKTENDER, F/T.- Duncan, BC. Wages as per USW coastal agreement. Loader & processor experience an asset or be willing to learn to run these machines. Fax resume to 1-604-736-5320 or email to kenfraser@telus.net

SAVE ON FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE is NOW HIRING for our JANITORIAL TEAM! Come join the crew! The season will be filled with exciting sports, concerts and other events. ✱Hours vary from evening to night and are event driven. ✱Position is part-time and on call. Must also, be bondable. FAX RESUME TO: 250-220-7887 or email: deb.miller@sofmc.com

HOME CARE/SUPPORT HOME SUPPORT is required either Live-in or not. 92 year old woman with Dementia. F/T or P/T $15/hr. Call Vida (250)477-4601. PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

OFF. Manager with 2+ yrs exp. req’d. E:chilliwackoralsurgery@gmail.com for more info.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MAKE A FORTUNE with $5000, we know how! Free info pack. Call (250)384-9242.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC Development Mgr sought by Kwakiutl Band in Pt Hardy in N. Van. Isl. Send resume, cover LTR & salary expectations to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-949-6066 by 8 AM, Nov. 2. Pls request job description. CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Fax 250-5861634 or email resume to: kjjr27@hotmail.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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VOLUNTEERS RETURN TO Health Volunteer Visitors are needed to provide social support for isolated/lonely seniors following hospitalization. Training to address age related issues begins in mid October, Wed afternoons for 7 continuous weeks. Seniors Serving Seniors at 250-382-4331.

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING REGISTER NOW for Music lessons at (250)385-2263 or esquimaltmusic.com

MIND BODY & SPIRIT KRIPALU MASSAGE, Reiki, Acupressure, Chair Massage. I have relaxed clients that have been with me for 5-12 years. See testimonials on website. Women only. Located in beautiful setting off the Gorge. Call 250-514-6223 or online: www.andreakober.com Take $20 off your second booked massage!

MIND BODY & SPIRIT Trager® Bodywork Restore restricted movement; experience less pain & tension; Gentle, effective & deeply relaxing. Hot Stone Massage Penetrating heat from smooth basalt rocks softens tight muscles, melts tension Hot Stone Massage with Raindrop Therapy CranioSacral Therapy Rae Bilash Certified Practitioner 250-380-8733 www.raebilash.ca raebilash@shaw.ca

FINANCIAL SERVICES

SELL IT IN 3 OR IT RUNS FOR FREE!* Place your private party automotive ad with us in one of our Greater Victoria papers for the next 3 weeks for only $30 or choose all 5 papers for $60. If your vehicle does not sell, call us and we'll run it again at no charge!

PETS

FURNITURE NEW DOUBLE Box spring & mattress, $450. King size box spring, new, $225. Red lounge chaise $250. (778)426-1025.

PETS

GARAGE SALES

PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, Vigorous hybrid of wolf/shepherd/lab. Vet cleared, shots. Obedient, strong, very affectionate. View by appointment. 250-216-3243 or iiplcarr@islandnet.com.

CRAFT CLOSING OUT sale. Sunday Oct. 11 & Monday Oct 12, 9am-2pm. 2778 Wenger Terrace, off Goldstream.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FREE 3 seater sofa, good condition, you pick-up. Call (250)477-7819.

70S FRENCH Provincial Chesterfield & chair, mustard colour, cherry wood trim, excellent cond. Antique 3/4 bed, beautiful rosewood, very good cond. (250)656-0162.

CLOTHES RACK, adjustable, w/wheels, as new, $45. Call (250)595-3210. EXTRA LARGE quality fleece lined dog coat, $20. Call (250)727-7741. View Royal.

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TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Home Movies to DVD. Also, Portraiture, Baby, Family + Maternity. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES COPRA SCOOTER, new. Call (250)656-0162.

FREE ITEMS

2 (1910/13) Tiger Wood oval frames of Ma and Pa, 16”, $99. Call (778)265-1615.

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DOG WALKING. $15-$20/hr for pack walk in Central Saanich area. Lic/Ins. Bondable, First Aid. (250)891-8963.

FREE LARGE padded cocktail bar, brown. (250)652-1651.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700.

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STORAGE NEEDING STORAGE for a boat for the winter, 34’x8’w. Call Curtis, 250-634-2738.

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TOWNHOUSES LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, bright 3 bdrm townhouse, garage/storage, W/D hookup, fenced backyard. $1051/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $47,000+. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

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NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. Call (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

CARPENTRY ALLHOME Reno’s & Restorations: Kitchens, bath, additions, re-modeling. We build custom homes. Decks, railings & fences. 35 yrs experience. General maintenance. Comm/Res. 250-213-7176. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. JEREMIAH’S CARPENTRYInterior finishing, weather proofing, decks, fencing, laminate floors. Reasonable rates. Insured. Call 250-857-1269 or www.jeremiahscarpentry.com

CLEANING SERVICES EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER- Reliable. Call 250920-6516, 250-881-7444. PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICES Ph 250-857-3412 or visit us on the web at www.IslandParadiseCleaning.ca

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Company. Res/Com. Lic #86952. Call 250-415-7991.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141. FALL CLEANUP Special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Cleanups, lawn cuts, pruning, blackberry clearing. Call John 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Clean-ups, weeding, painting & more. Senior’s discounts. Free estimates. 250-216-7502. OVER 20 years experienceDesign, edging, clearing, pruning, lawns. Reasonable rates. Call Andrew 250-656-0052 or 250-857-1269.

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GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free estimate

ABBA Exteriors Inc. “Fall Clean-Up Specials� Gutter & Window Cleaning Concrete Power Washing Vinyl Siding Cleaning Roof Sweep & De-Mossing Carpentry * Yard Cleanup Handyman Repairs Free Estimates WCB Insured, BBB Certified; Now accepting Visa/ MC *Seniors Discounts* (778)433-9275 www.abbaexteriors.ca Locally owned Family business

ALWAYS BRIGHT & Clean. Grand Xterior Cleaning. Repairs, Gutters, roofs windows, PWash, lights. 250-380-7778.

HANDYPERSONS BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Painting, Repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071.

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“When you look at all the different factors of your energy consumption, whether it’s oil or natural gas or propane or solar or wood-burning stoves or heat pumps, heat pumps have the best efficiency rating of them all,” he said. “If you put a dollar of electricity into a baseboard heater, you’ll get a dollar’s worth of heat out of it, whereas a heat pump, you put in a dollar’s worth of electricity, you’ll get two to three dollars’ worth of heat out of it.” Heat pumps extract remnant heat from outside, condense it and carry it indoors through refrigerant-filled coils. The heat is then distributed throughout different rooms, gradually bringing up the temperature. A mini split – a specific type of heat pump – similarly carries heat through coils to a central location of the house, with the heat expanding to other rooms. “It just radiates heat throughout the whole house,” said Schmidt of the mini split. “Usually they’ll install one in the living room or the kitchen, some common big area, and it basically spreads the heat throughout the house.” Schmidt said the type of heat pump people should use depends on the size of the house and whether the homeowner is replacing or augmenting an existing furnace. He also said factors like airflow and the number of people living in a house need to be considered, and he emphasized the need for proper ventilation. “If you’re in a house with all the windows and doors closed and everyone is having a cup of tea and long showers, you’re going to get a lot of humidity,” he said. “Mechanical ventilation helps to control the humidity levels in the house so we don’t have mould and mildew.” While a heat pump alone can warm up your house, Schmidt said a secondary furnace might be a good idea if you don’t like waiting for warmth. “Heat pumps can’t deliver instant heat – that’s something for people to keep in mind,” he said, noting heat pumps are better for maintaining a baseline temperature.

“Heat pumps can’t deliver instant heat – that’s something for people to keep in mind. They don’t produce really hot heat like a natural gas furnace or a woodburning stove.” - Chris Schmidt

“They don’t produce really hot heat like a natural gas furnace or a woodburning stove. If you come into your house that is only heated with a heat pump, and it’s cold outside… you’re going to have to wait a few hours for your house to get warm.” The other disadvantage, Schmidt said, is the high upfront cost of installing a heat pump. While the long-term maintenance costs are low, he said the installation of a typical system costs about $15,000. So, is it worth it replace your heating system with a heat pump? Or should you opt for a heat pump to complement your existing furnace or fireplace? The answer is, “That depends.” “It’s hard to recommend because every house is different,” said Schmidt. “There are so many different factors – you have to customize a system for someone’s individual needs.” jacob.zinn@saanichnews.com

Did you know? n There are incentives available for Saanich residents who upgrade from an oil tank home heating system to heat pumps. The District of Saanich and Capital Regional District are each offering a $150 incentive, while the province offers up to $1,700. Visit oiltoheatpump. ca, crd.bc.ca and saanich.ca for more information.

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It’s Homecoming Day today (Friday) as the Mount Douglas Rams invite alumni back to the football field. Games start at the Mount Douglas upper playing field for both the junior varsity and varsity teams against Mainland rival Notre Dame. The JV game kicks off the action at 12:30 p.m. with the varsity game at 3 p.m. Across town, Spectrum Thunder launch their regular season with the Varsity game today (Friday) against Timberline at 2 p.m. on the Spectrum field. Looking ahead to next Friday (Oct. 16), the Thunder face the crew from Eric Hamber, with kick-off at 2:30 p.m. at Spectrum. It’s a quiet Thanksgiving weekend on campus for the University of Victoria Vikes. The men’s and women’s soccer teams both play in Vancouver Friday, taking on the UBC Thunderbirds. Heading to the rink, the Saanich Junior Braves start the week off on Friday, hosting the Nanaimo Buccaneers at Pearkes Arena at 6:30 p.m. After a weekend break, the Braves return to the ice Wednesday, hosting the Peninsula Panthers at 7:30 p.m. The Braves finish the week at home on Oct. 16 playing against the Victoria

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field at 3:30 at UVic. Thursday is a big day for senior boys’ soccer. Saanich’s Claremont visits Royal Bay, Spectrum plays at Stelly’s and St. Michaels University School plays at Glenlyon Norfolk School. SMUS Tier 2 hosts Lambrick Park, Mt Douglas hosts Esquimalt, and St. Andrews high school visits Oak Bay. On Tuesday, senior girls volleyball is a popular activity. Oak Bay hosts Claremont and PCS, Spectrum hosts Mt. Douglas and Stelly’s, Lambrick hosts Belmont and SMU, Reynolds hosts St. Margarets and Victor Brodeur, Esquimalt hosts St. Andrews and GNS. Senior boys’ volleyball hits the hardwood Wednesday, with Mt. Douglas, Lambrick and Belmont visiting Stelly’s, Reynolds hosting PCS, Royal Bay and Parklands, and Spectrum hosting Oak Bay and Claremont. Games get underway at 6 p.m. Saanich high school runners will be hard at work Thursday, when the week’s cross-country meet hits Beacon Hill starting at 3:30 p.m. Come cheer on runners from Grades 6 to 12. Colin Gall is a Saanich athlete, avid sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mount Douglas secondary.

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Saanich woman using wheelchair in GoodLife race Kendra Wong Black Press

Three days a week, Jennifer Maxwell takes her wheelchair to the Gorge Waterway and wheels the roughly sixkilometre distance. Her first trip along the waterway, she noticed several small hills, making it difficult for anyone in a wheelchair to travel up the incline. “I wasn’t confident I had the muscle to do it. When you’re on that incline, if you’re not going forward you’re going back, literally,� Maxwell said. Instead of turning back, she asked a woman who was walking her dog if she could spot her in case she rolled back. “Knowing that I had that backup, I just went for it.

I was like ‘I can do this’. I definitely worked up a sweat,� she laughed. But Maxwell is not in a wheelchair permanently. The Saanich resident and recreational runner is training for her first GoodLife Victoria 8 km road race on Sunday, which she’ll complete in a wheelchair. As part of the race, she is raising money for MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society – a non-profit accessible gym facility for people with disabilities on Yates Street. Maxwell has been volunteering every other Saturday since January and wanted to help raise money for the gym that runs solely on fundraisers and membership fees. One day, she had a “flash of insight� and decided to see

how the people she works with feel on a daily basis. Since receiving a wheelchair (on loan) two weeks ago, she has been training every other day in preparation for the upcoming race. “It’s putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation, both physical and psychological. Being in a chair, you’re lower to the ground you feel more vulnerable,� she said, noting she was extra cautious when crossing roadways. “My ability to move quickly in a chair is quite a bit limited compared to being on foot.� She said the experience has been rewarding, but doesn’t compare to the challenges people in wheelchairs face all the time. Joanne Rogers, volunteer secretary with the board,

Top clubs vie for Bridgman Cup Sixteen of the top high school girls field hockey teams will compete in this weekend’s 2015 Bridgman Cup Tournament on the turfs of the University of Victoria.. The tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday, is known as the most prestigious for high school field hockey in B.C. From Saanich, the Mount Douglas

Rams and St. Michaels Blue Jaguars will join Oak Bay and the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons as the local squads in the tourney. Visiting from the Cowichan Valley are Cowichan secondary, Frances Kelsey and Shawnigan Lake. Games kickoff today at 10 a.m. with the final set for Sunday, at 2 p.m.

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Jennifer Maxwell, who is able-bodied, will compete in Sunday’s annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon 8k race in a wheelchair to raise funds and awareness for MOVE Adapted Fitness, a non-profit gym for people with physical disabilities.

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