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Saturday, December 17, 2011 Mon-Thurs 10-5 Fri 10-7 Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4 art, crafts, christmas trees, tea, candy, calendars, jewellery, Urban Oasis Garden Centre is very proud to host our first ever buy local Arts & Craft Fair. We are hoping to support local artists, crafters, farmers, Chefs and even writers with a place to promote themselves, and sell their works. Look for this to become a permanent feature in the future. The gardening season is winding down, but there are still plenty of reasons to drop by the site. We will be selling fresh local cut Christmas Trees from Wintergreen Christmas tree farms again this season. GEORGIE’S CAFÉ is always busy, stop in for her free trade coffees, soups to-die-for, award winning muffins, and other savory delights. We have a gourmet Tea shop with 100 different quality teas. Our newest addition to the building is THE SWEETEST THINGS CANDY SHOP. Rose will have all sorts of Christmas candy in stock and you must explore her nostalgia shelf - your favorite candy as a kid! If she doesn’t stock it, she may bring it in for you! Check it out - it’s great fun.

FREE EVENT URBAN OASIS GARDEN CENTRE 4649 West Saanich Rd., Victoria Contact Sandra Nelson or 250 479 6868






Fashion finds… are endless at Victoria’s vintage, consignment and thrift shops! Find one of a kind items that speak to your style…at great prices!

Ideas that won’t turn your holiday budget upside down… Sustainable Gifting at

103 - 797 7 Goldstream (at Peatt Rd.) Victoria, BC V9B 2X5 250.391.6033 561 Johnson Street #110 Victoria BC V8W 1M2 Phone: (250) 388-7022 Toll Free: (866) 224-8257


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Quality Building Supplies at up to 75% Below Retail! From ooring to xtures, countertops to cabinets, you’ll nd it at the ReStore, Victoria’s favourite resource for home renovation projects... with deeply discounted prices every day! • Browse our selection of new and gently-used building materials, xtures, tools and appliances. • Discover treasures to transform your home at a fraction of full retail prices.

Open Daily Buy • Trade • Sell Trendy Used Clothing


Leche’s 1541 Fort St. Victoria (250) 592-4991

• Celebrate that your purchase helps make homeownership a reality for local families in need. All proceeds support Habitat Victoria’s work right here in our community!

Call for FREE pick-up of your donated materials! 849 Orono Avenue (between Peatt & Jacklin) Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 Sun 11:00-5:00 250-386-7867




Current Promotions Last Minute Christmas Gifts? We can help!

Clothesline has a great selection of the perfect holiday gifts made by very talented Local Artisans… WaterSlip Silver Pendants – All one of a kind! WaterSlip SoapWorks Soaps and Lotions – Check out our holiday scents! Glassilicious Design Jewellery- Colours to match every outfit… Shelly Jewellery – You will LOVE the sparkle… Hand Knit Hats by Mary…Cosy and cute! Booties in A Box leather Booties – Excellent quality… And sooo much more!



Bring in this ad for 10% off your ReStore purchase!

Price, personality, and pizzazz! That’s Victoria’s vintage, consignment and thrift shops. Go “rummaging” today. You never know what you’ll find.

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If you still havent found that eye-popping ensemble for your Christmas or New Year’s Party come see our Fabulous Evening Wear selection!

Up to 40% off Entire Store on Boxing Day! Happy Holidays to you and your family From the Clothesline Family Clothesline Clothing Consignment Boutique 4452 West Saanich Road

In the heart of the Royal Oak Shopping Centre

250.479.0800 • Open Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 5:30 pm • Closed Sundays


Melissa Levac Inside Sales | Greater Victoria direct

250.381.3484 ext. 194



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818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC V8W 1E4

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VCA Victoria College of Art One of VICTORIA’S BIGGEST ANNUAL EVENTS will be taking place for the 38th year at the Victoria College of Art

“The Proof is in the Pudding” Our Christmas Student Show and Sale a great gifting opportunity. OPENING: Friday December 16, 2011 7 - 10pm Free admission - Refreshments, Live Music, Raffle to support the Community Arts Council. SHOW CONTINUES: Saturday, December 17, 2011 1- 4:30pm with Open House and demonstrations

761 Fort St. Victoria 250-381-7797

3 • 250-598-5422 • 1625 Bank Street, Victoria





Make a fashion statement! Victoria has a great selection of vintage, consignment and thrift shops that specialize in making your look unique and even better, affordable.

Community & Volunteer Services Volunteer Opportunities JBCP has a long history of community participation, and offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. The wonderful thing about volunteering is that it is a two way street - the volunteer provides a service, friendship, skills, and in return gains new knowledge, friends, experience and better connections in the community.

Lots of Evening & Party Wear! Come In & See! Velvets, Gowns, Shoes, Jewelry

All Excellent Quality!! SAVE MONEY & SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY 250.388.7810 #11-535 Simcoe Street James Bay Square (Lower Mall) OPEN: 8 - 4 Monday to Saturday E-mail:

Why not volunteer a few hours a month to serve your community, keep your mind and body active and healthy, meet new people and have fun! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Catriona Campbell at 250.388.7844 to enquire about volunteer options such as the following:

• The Community Closet, our Thrift Store • The JBCP Community Library • Direct Services such as driving seniors to appointments, friendly visiting • Preparing Income Tax returns for low income residents • Assisting in our Family Programs or Seniors Connections Program • Offering a health related workshop or groups such as meditation or yoga • Cooking soups, muffins or preparing snacks for our programs • Sorting and bagging bread and other foods for our Food Cupboard • Providing childcare • Teaching computer skills • Helping care for our gardens, or with handyman projects • Serving on our Board of Directors • Helping with fundraising or special events


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250.590.2231 • 1253C Esquimalt Rd. OPEN: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4

Dec 15 2011 Shop Consignment, Vintage and Thrift Stores  

Price, personality and pizzazz! Find one of a kind items that speak to your style... at great prices

Dec 15 2011 Shop Consignment, Vintage and Thrift Stores  

Price, personality and pizzazz! Find one of a kind items that speak to your style... at great prices