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Part of what makes our neighbourhoods special are the businesses that thrive within them. As Saanich Peninsula entrepreneurs we strive to meet the needs of and give back to our diverse community. We ask that you please take a minute to think about the large potential of your consumer dollar. You are investing in your community by supporting its unique businesses. Appreciate what makes our neighbourhoods different. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an inherent part of the distinctive character of our neighbourhoods; that is what brought us here and will keep us here. Shop local and stay connected to the merchants in your community.
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ur Put yo ere y wh mone s ouse i h r u yo When you shop local, more revenue remains in your community, supporting parks, schools and more! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $46 is recirculated back into the local economy.
live local / give local Community involvement works both ways. Many retailers believe in being involved: giving back to their communities is the right thing to do. They cheerfully donate five times more per dollar of revenue to groups in their community. When businesses “give back,” communities appreciate the support and reciprocate.
helP the environment Local businesses reduce transportation impacts associated with global supply chains when they work with local producers, manufacturers and distributors.
If you have a favourite business in your community, please continue to support it all year round. This will ensure we are all here for the long haul! courtesy www.locobc.com
get better service Local businesses often hire people who have a better understanding of the local products they’re selling and take more time to get to know their customers as they’re also neighbours!
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By supporting in dependent businesses today, you are investing in a unique and sustainable future for the Saanich Pe ninsula commun ity. Small business ow ners often live locally and are th erefore more invested in the fu ture of our neighbourhoo ds. Local entrepreneu rs also hire your friends and neighbours!
doesn’t get any better than this Hang out in Sidney with some of the friendliest people on Vancouver Island. It’s a bustling community of friendly people who just love sharing their slice of paradise.
Treats & Treasures Sidney is one of those special places that offers unique shopping. The streets are lined with treasure-filled shops, fantastic restaurants, relaxed cafés, and boutique hotels. If you’re visiting during the summer, you won’t want to miss the Thursday Nights Street Market with over 200 local artisans and farmers taking over Beacon Avenue.
Arts & Culture Sidney supports a thriving arts, culture and literary community, all year long. Stroll along the waterfront’s Sculpture Walk, visit one of the many galleries and museums or take in a show at the Charlie White Theatre, or Star Cinema. Often referred to as “Book Town” Sidney has 9 book stores offering everything you can imagine!
Adventure & Attractions Outdoor adventures abound with hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing and whale watching eco-tours! Don’t miss the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Aquarium and a visit to nearby Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens and wineries. With spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains and Gulf Islands, Sidney is your gateway to Vancouver Island! Visit our NEW
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Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Aquarium
Stroll the waterfront Sculpture Walk
Shop the unique boutiques
Discover local history at Sidney Museum & Archives
Explore the Salish Sea on a Wildlife/Whale Watching Tour
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Kayaking the shores and nearby Gulf Islands
Ferry to Sidney Spit for a day at the beach
Kids will love nearby Butterfly Gardens
15 minute drive to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens
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There is possibly no better place to be than Sidney in the summertime … Sidney Days fireworks and festivities, the Summer Sounds Concert Series every Sunday afternoon at the Beacon Pavilion, and of course Thursday’s Sidney Street Market and the new Sidney Saturday Market! This is just some of what makes Sidney special; not to be forgotten is the town’s diverse range of stores that have something for everyone. Use this guide to explore everything Sidney has to offer this summer!
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Upstairs on Beacon Looking for a new Sidney adventure? Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you are invited to climb the stairs (elevator is available off the parking lot behind the restaurant) to check out the new “Upstairs on Beacon” located directly above the Odyssia Restaurant and sharing the upstairs space with the new Sidney Taxi at 2405 Beacon Avenue. A group of women entrepreneurs have put their business talents into creating a new gathering space for like-minded women. Come join them for lively conversation and a cup of tea while you browse a unique selection of new and gently loved clothing, accessories and jewelry in Norma Jeans’ Closet; try on one of the Pretty Mad Hatter’s one-of-a-kind hats; come and
enjoy the photo gallery on display by local photographer Jo-Ann Way (www.nuttycake.com), available for all your commercial and personal photographic needs; and check out Nancy’s Sew Creative who can refurbish and give your outdoor or indoor furniture a new look. Perhaps you’re looking to increase your online marketing strategies by creating or updating your online presence; if so please check out Wealthy Planet Marketing, or for the pure fun of it come have Lady “O” read your tarot cards for a peek into the future. Come check it out – after all, who can say no to animated conversation over a cup of hot tea? For more information email us at email@example.com or phone 250-655-4430.
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Summer Reading Fun for Kids Why did Captain Underpants come to Sidney on a Saturday afternoon? To celebrate Summer Reading Fun at Tanner’s Books of course! The Children’s Bookshop, located in Tanner’s Books at the corner of Beacon and Fourth in Sidney, invites young readers to join them on Saturday August 16th, 23rd, and 30th any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., to have some fun with their favourite characters and books. There is no charge for the activities, and everyone is welcome. August 16th will be a rockin’ day in celebration of Pete the Cat. Visitors will sing Pete’s song, play Pete games, and make a Pete puppet. If the little ones are feeling crafty on August 23rd, they can go “Klutz Krazy.” Klutz craft kits are a hit with kids, and great for summer road trips or rainy day fun! And finally, on August 30th, kids
are invited to explore the wacky world of Captain Underpants. If you’re wondering who this Captain Underpants fellow is, you might consider donning your best superhero outfit and stopping by Tanner’s Books to find out! The three events in August are planned and facilitated by longtime Tanner’s Books staff member Tricia Kearns. Well known to Sidney parents and children for her incredible knowledge of children’s literature and her enthusiasm for young readers, Tricia is retiring at the end of the month. She looks forward to enjoying these fun events before she says farewell. For more information about Summer Reading Fun at Tanner’s, visit www.tannersbooks.com or www.facebook.com/TannersBooks.
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North Saanich Flavour Trail by Bob Thompson
Get ready to ramble! It’s time
for the North Saanich Flavour Trail on the weekend of August 22nd to 24th. This popular annual rural romp through North Saanich officially opens at the North Saanich Farm Market on Saturday morning followed by two days of food, farm and rural fun at 16 venues! Learn how to grow winter veggies or make your own sorbet. Watch a sheep dog herding demonstration. Meet Bella the Jersey cow and Sarah the spotted pig and their families. Enjoy fine wine and savour local cuisine. Relax and enjoy a hot cuppa with fresh scones and strawberry jam. The North Saanich Flavour Trail kicks off with a Friday evening BBQ celebrating the bounty of the north Peninsula at Muse Winery starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy a special harvest spread featuring locally farmed foods and celebrate the grand rural life. Tickets are $29 + GST and are available through Muse Winery. Last year’s event sold out so don’t wait until the last day! Call 250-656-2552 for reservations or stop by the winery to buy tickets (www.musewinery.ca). This year sees the return of the popular sheep dog herding demonstrations by professional dog trainer Julie Carter – watch her quick-witted and intelligent dogs round up sheep through gates and other obstacles. This year’s performances will be held in the fields at Epicure Selections off West Saanich Road. One show daily from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. White House Stables and Victoria Lavender are also back on the circuit. White House Stables offers guided tours around the heritage farm between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday only. This is a great site for kids with lots of livestock – Jersey cows, spotted pigs, Pedro the donkey, and champion thoroughbred racehorses. At Victoria Lavender, breathe in the fragrance of over 30 types of lavender, including culinary varieties for jams, jellies, and more, plus see a diverse collection of farm animals and rare birds. Please, leave your dogs at home – no dogs allowed on these or other sites. On Sunday, Steve Duck of TIDES is hosting a special Flavour Cycle. This will be a relaxing 25-kilometre ride with lots of time to experience the many flavour stops, starting (9:30 a.m.) and finishing at the Roost Farm Centre. The participant fee for this escorted and fully supported ride is $65 a person, lunch and taxes included. To register, go to www.TIDESgroup.com or call 250-999-2997. The North Saanich Flavour Trail is part of a broader regional Flavour Trails Initiative. The Flavour Trails encourages people to get out and explore and experience the Tastes of the Saanich Peninsula! For more information about the North Saanich Flavour Trail, where to pick up a free tour map, and other Flavour Trails activities, visit www.flavourtrails.com or call 250-812-1312. Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trails is managed by the Capital Regional Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR) with support from local governments and businesses.
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An Exceptional Journey in Your Own Backyard! by Susan Simosko
Ready for one last summer
journey, one that will bring you closer to nature and give you a rich understanding of living cultures thousands of years old? If so, head to the Mary Winspear Centre between August 8th and September 4th to enjoy the 2014 First Nations, Inuit & Métis Art Show. This show, sponsored by the First Peoples' Cultural Council, with support from the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Art Collective and the Mary Winspear Centre, brings together artists from across North America. "It is the longest running show of its kind," says Brad Edgett, Executive Director of the Mary Winspear Centre. "We are so proud to host it again. It is truly one of the outstanding events in our community." According to Debbie Hunt, the show's organizer and a participating artist, the exhibit aims to nurture and celebrate the visual and performing arts and provide artists with an opportunity not only to show their work but to talk about it too. "Throughout the show, artists will be available to respond to questions and help visitors understand more about the technical, cultural and spiritual components of pieces," says Debbie. Some artists will also demonstrate their craft and discuss the personal and professional challenges artists often face in creating their work. First Peoples' art has roots in the legends, spiritual beliefs and cultural identities that have shaped peoples' lives for thousands of years. Just like history itself, the art has continued to evolve, of course, linking
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current generations to the traditions and beliefs of generations past. As Brad puts it: "We have so much to learn from First Peoples' art because unlike so many of us, their spiritual lives, as depicted in their art, are directly linked to their cultural experiences and heritage." As in the past, the show features a wide variety of work – carvings, weavings, paintings, prints, beading, jewelry, drums, masks and more, each a detailed personal expression of some of the finest artists in Canada: Charles Elliott, Chaz Elliott, Richard Hunt, Doug Lafortune and Sherry Williams to name but a few. Using multiple mediums and age-old techniques, the work itself includes traditional as well as contemporary pieces. "Like artists everywhere," Debbie says, "First People use their artwork to express not only the beauty and wonder they experience but also to explore important social, political, and cultural issues that affect us all." To add to the almost magical quality of the art, music and stories will be presented, enhancing the ambiance of the gallery and contributing another inspirational dimension to the show. While common themes can be traced within First Nations, Métis and Inuit art, each has unique characteristics too, based on their respective experiences and history. For example, Métis artists often reflect the experiences of the two worlds that have defined their history: their First Nations heritage and the European beliefs of their forefathers. Inuit art reflects a tradition of naturalism that goes back thousands of years. Even today, most Inuit carvings are created solely by hand. Featured, of course, will be the expressive work of local Coast Salish territories artists, many of whom bring the natural world to our attention, linking people with the environment, and building on their rich ancestral and spiritual past. So enjoy your end-of-summer journey and check out www.marywinspear.ca for additional details.