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shoP local. think local.

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.

you hav ea choice where to sPend your mo ney

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

Community Event Calendar online at distinctlysidney.ca

Top 10 Things To Do 1

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


Saanich Peninsula Wineries


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

Come get your share.

Shopping Sidney

Specialty shops & services Arts, Media & Entertainment Home & Garden Restaurants & Cafés

Professional Services Fashion & Beauty Free Parking Accommodation Sidney Waterfront

3. Cameron Rose 4. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts 5. Ecotopia 6. Flush Bathroom Essentials 7. For Little Paws Grooming Studio 8. In Touch Cards & Gifts 9. Pebbles at Mineral World


2nd Street


14. Sidney Fashion Exchange 15. Sweet Talk & Lace 16. Tanner’s Books 17. The Dancing Orchid 18. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories


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Avenue Centre Orchard 12. Avenue Shaw OceanOrchard Discovery

13. Sidney Casuals


Sidney Waterfront Seaport Place


2nd Street

11. Provenance Fine Things Orchard Avenue

1st Sidney Street Waterfront Seaport Place

Seaport Place 1st Street

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10. Pitt & Hobbs

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Oakville Avenue Oakville Avenue 3rd Street

Oakville Avenue 5th Street

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#17 Pat Bay HWY #17 Pat Bay HWY

2. Buddies Toys

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1. Beacon Cat Hospital

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Mary Winspear

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Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue

James White Blvd James White Blvd 7th Street

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Beacon Avenue

Pat Bay Highway

Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront

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ames White Blvd

Fabulous Photo Frames Sale! Natural Clothing & Luxurious Body Care

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Celebrate Summer by Shopping Sidney! 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!

Beacon Cat Hospital Dr. Ellen Guttormson

The only strictly feline hospital serving the Saanich Peninsula

New Fall Lingerie Styles Arriving! • Calvin Klein • Diamond Tea • Kay-Anna • LaCera • Mystique • Victoriana

Discover Buddies … a great little toy store!

Shop Early for the Best Selection!

Purrrrrfect Care 9711 A - 5th Street, Sidney 250-656-5568 • www.beaconcatvet.infovet.ca

2424 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

250.656.1002 • www.sweettalksidney.ca

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501


September Sale: 20%off Sapphires new Stock alwayS arriving! Nancy Dawson Arrived; New Stock Just In!

Diamonds • Gold • Sterling Silver • Earrings Bracelets • Pendants • Crystal • Giftware

2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 • christinelaurentjewellers.ca

101-2537 Beacon Avenue (in the Cannery building) Sidney 250.656.5606 info@waterlilyshoes.com

Sidney's Shakespeare by the Sea: Bard @ Beacon Macbeth and Comedy of Errors live at the Beacon Park

more than a few laughs. See both to appreciate the diverse talent of stage from September 4th to 7th in the second season of Sidney’s the Bard! Shakespeare by the Sea. Enjoy the timeless stories crafted by William There will be six performances for you to choose from: Thursday, Shakespeare 400 years ago! September 4th at 7 p.m. – A Comedy of Errors; Friday, September These two plays will come to life on the stage as presented by the 5th at 7 p.m. – Macbeth; Saturday, September 6th at 2 p.m. and 7 Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea cast with Macbeth in traditional p.m. – A Comedy of Errors; Sunday, September 7th at 2 and 7 p.m. Scottish garb and Comedy of Errors in today’s attire. The drama of – Macbeth. Pebbles SST Ad June 2014 are $25 and can be purchased online at Macbeth will draw many a viewer to this well-known play, yet it is the All Tickets Size: 2.6”(w) x 3.65”(h) • REV 1 • June 12/14 frivolity of Comedy of Errors which will entertain the audience with www.TIDESgroup.com or by telephone at 250-999-2997.

Off Beat & Affordable Gifts for Everyone

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shop the largest selection anywhere

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The Dancing Orchid 2416 Beacon Avenue 250.656.1318 thedancingorchid@yahoo.com

The Sidney

Fashion Exchange

~ Specializing in Hard-to-Find Sizes ~ Plus 14 - 6X Tall 8 - 20 MaTerniTy XXs - XXl

Quality Casual Clothing for Men and Women:

Pitt & Hobbs

• Juli • Day’s • Woolrich • Non Fiction • Royal Robbins • Parsley & Sage

enD OF suMMer sale!

… and much more!

up to 80% OFF starting september 1, 2014 Don’t Miss Out on the Great Deals!


2388 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

Summer Sale NOW On!

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whimsy, gifts, cards & things 2408 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

2513B Beacon Ave. Sidney


250.656.3088 www.pittandhobbs.com Seating at all events is on a firstcome, first-served basis (festival seating). Limited parking is available on the streets of Sidney. Performances every night rain or shine as the audiences will be sheltered from the elements by a tent and blankets will be available. Children … Wherefore are thou? The Stratford School comes to the Bard @ Beacon! On September 6th and 7th, Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea festival will offer FREE acting classes for children ages six to 18 years old. Each day from 9 a.m. to noon,

the director and members of the cast will be available to provide acting lessons for FREE to any child who wishes to attend. This new feature of the Bard @ Beacon is to assist and promote cultural development and opportunity in the community. Come on down kids! Take to the stage with your best Shakespearean style! Parents and guardians are welcome to attend and participate too. For tickets and full details, visit www.TIDESgroup.com.

A Unique Grooming Experience in a Relaxed, Beautiful Environment

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Now Open Mondays! Pickup and Dropoff Available!

In the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa | 250.656.5676

Monday through Saturday 9 - 5 #3-2490 Bevan Avenue, Sidney www. forlittlepawsgroomingstudio.ca

book review

Summer is Now in FULL SWING!

on and off the rails from milan to palermo, by tim parks Italian Ways is a book for people who love Italy. It is for those who have been there, because reading it will bring back happy memories. It is for those who would like to visit and wonder what to expect, and it's also for people who simply enjoy travel books by authors like Paul Theroux and Bill Bryson. reviewed by As a writer who calls Italy his adopted home, Carole Pearson Parks offers more depth in his observations than someone just passing through. Parks is a British ex-pat who has lived in Italy for more than 30 years. He proposes the idea that if one wants to understand Italy (or any country, for that matter), examine its railway system. Over the years, Parks has kept notes on his train-related experiences which support his theory. These ended up forming 120 pages of written material and became the basis of his latest book, Italian Ways. Parks combines humour to offset his flashes of petulance and irritation with a railway system that defies his sense of logic. He argues with train conductors who fail to be persuaded by his efforts to reason. Small victories impress only himself; more often he ends up chagrined by his outbursts. Tim Parks tells readers at the outset that Italian Ways "is not a history book, nor exactly a travel book though there is travel and history in it." It isn't really about trains, either, but all these things combined within Parks' own story. Parks has lived and worked in northern Italy. In the first part of the book, he describes the challenges to buying a train ticket, the peculiarities of station announcements and his difficulties in locating the "lost" Lost Property office in Milano Centrale. Despite his mock fits of pique, it is plain that Parks' critical observations are meant with affection. In the latter part of Italian Ways, Parks takes a holiday and travels along the bottom of the Italian "boot" towards Otranto. When he perseveres along a bleak, ugly walk from the station in Crotone, Parks is rewarded with the discovery of the "intriguing" old centre of town with its "honeycomb" of alleyways and ends his day with a swim in the warm sea at sunset. Parks has evidently found "la dolce vita." New Releases – Available at Tanner's Books: Who By Fire by Fred Stenson (fiction) Children Act by Ian McEwan (fiction) Century Book 3: Edge Of Eternity by Ken Follett (fiction) Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood (fiction) Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough (fiction) Forgotten Victory by Mark Zuehlke (non-fiction) Hans & Rudolf by Thomas Harding (non-fiction) What I Know For Sure Oprah Winfrey (non-fiction) Cardboard Ocean by Mike McCardell (non-fiction) Mr Hockey: My Story by Gordie Howe (non-fiction)

“Drive for ALS” Charity Tournament August 23rd at 8:30 am Open to Everyone! Fun, Games, Prizes, Silent Auction and Lunch For details please call 250.656.4621

www.ardmoregolfcourse.com 250.656.4621 • 930 Ardmore Dr, North Saanich

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When Injury Limits Your Activity, We’re Here to Keep You Moving

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seaside arts scene by Gillian Crowley Is there something happening in the Peninsula or Gulf Islands Art Scene we should know about? Email gillian@seasidemagazine.ca.

Support the Arts and the Centre This month art and music lovers can show their support of the Mary Winspear Centre by attending its fundraising Arts Dinner and Silent Auction. Enjoy local artwork, a decadent meal and music by local musicians followed by a chance to bid on a banjo signed by East Coast singer, Jimmy Rankin, amongst other musical masterpieces and fine art. Saturday, September 13th: Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: $75. Ph. 250-656-0275.

Experience "Down Under" Richard Wong and the Sidney Sister Cities Association presents "Sidney in Cairns," a show of paintings and photographs from visits to Cairns, Australia. Watercolour paintings of endangered Australian fauna and flora will be featured along with photographs taken by Parkland School Students on their visit to Cairns. Richard, an award-winning

local artist, has just completed a six-week art residency in Australia. His endangered species work embraces a freeflowing, spontaneous style that incorporates oriental brush technique with watercolour. September 2nd to 21st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park, Sidney near the Anacortes Ferry dock. Free.

Ambur Braid, Topher Mokshevski and a World Premiere This recital is based on Baudelaire's epic and sensual poetry with works by Debussy, Berg and a world premiere by Erik Ross. Canadian soprano Ambur Braid is a rising young artist in dramatic coloratura soprano roles that encompass Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Massenet's Esclarmonde, Handel's Semele, and Mozart's Queen of the Night. She is accompanied by Christopher "Topher" Mokshevski, a pianist, vocal coach and conductor engaged in the worlds of Canadian opera and chamber music. He was recently appointed resident conductor of Calgary Opera. Sunday, September 14th at 2 p.m. Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets: $30. 250-656-0275.

Beats Workin Those who like their music down to earth and funky will want to hear local band Beats Workin at the Deep Cove Folk Club September 12th. This acoustic Swing, Roots and Jump Blues trio plays and sings material ranging from their own energetic original songs and instrumentals, to music of the 1940s and beyond. They keep the beat "workin" on acoustic and archtop guitars, upright bass and Resophonic steel guitars. Beats Workin, as a group, is brand new to Canada's music scene, but its members are most definitely not newcomers. Meet David K, Mark Johnson and Bob de Wolff in the Club's casual setting. Friday, September 12th, 8 p.m. St. John's United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road. Admission: $7.

Village Gallery Keith Hiscock's painting of Sidney Spit is an invitation "to participate in contemplation." His mood-setting art is complemented by Nathan Scott's sculpture titled "Swimming Orca," a versatile piece available with a glass table top. Nathan, known best for his Terry Fox sculpture at Mile 0, is showing other stunning bronze works at the Gallery. In a third medium,

photography, Campbell River's talented Eiko Jones eloquently captures both fresh and salt water areas on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands. Enjoy the vision of these treasured Island artists. 2459 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Man in Black Lives Again David James & Big River - A Tribute to Johnny Cash plays at the Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. David James was the voice of Johnny Cash in the awardwinning film My Father and The Man in Black, and has been called the most authentic Johnny Cash tribute artist in the business. Listen to five decades of Cash’s hit songs. Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets: $42.53. Ph. 250-656-0275.

Early Gift Shopping It's not too early to consider holiday gifts – really! And what could be better than something special from a local artist or artisan? From September 27th to December 23rd, Tulista Art Gallery will feature the popular Artisans Gift Gallery, a perfect place to find gifts representative of Island artisans. Don't forget the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Art Show at Mary Winspear Centre which ends September 4th – another source of unique gifts.

Profile for Seaside Magazine

September 2014 Shop Local Pullout  

A special eight-page pullout section that celebrates shopping locally.

September 2014 Shop Local Pullout  

A special eight-page pullout section that celebrates shopping locally.