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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.

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ur Put yo ere y wh mone s ouse i h r u yo When you shop local, three times the revenue remains in your community, supporting parks, schools and more! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chain store, only $14 comes back.

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 and they cheerfully donate to a variety of local causes, charities, fund raisers and sports teams. When businesses “give back,” communities appreciate the support and reciprocate.

helP the environment Independent businesses make purchases requiring less transportation and are usually located in the heart of small communities rather than “on the fringe,” meaning less impact on the environment.

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!

get better service Local businesses often hire people who have a better understanding of the products they’re selling and take more time to get to know their customers.

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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 live locally and are therefore more invested in the future of our neig hbourhoods. Loca l entrepreneurs ar e also the largest employer nationa lly and they prov ide the most jobs to new residents.

• Kick Off to Christmas Friday, Nov 21, 5pm to 8pm


• Thursday Late Night Shopping, Nov 27 to Dec 18



• Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Nov 22, 8:30am • Sidney Sparkles Parade & Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, Nov 29, 5pm

Festivities Start November 21st!

• Christmas Grotto 2387 Beacon Ave, Free Gift Wrapping & Pictures with Santa • Horse Drawn Carriage Tours And much, much more!

Visit the Events Calendar for More Details!

November 21

Kick Off to Christmas in Sidney Open House BeacoN aveNue

5pm to 8pm. Late night shopping, traditional carol singers, free horse drawn carriage tours.

November 21 to January 4

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November 22

Rossini's Barbiere Di Siviglia STaR cINeMa

10am to 1pm. The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera.

Festival of Trees

November 27 to December 8


Late Night Shopping in Sidney

Stop in and vote for your favourite tree, gingerbread house and drop off a toy for Toys for Tots!

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Thursday nights, open until 8pm.

November 21 to December 23

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours

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4pm to 7pm: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18 (Thursday) 1pm to 4pm: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 (Sunday) Call for reservations at 250.383.2207

Artisans Gift Gallery

10am to 4pm. Show and sale features original art.

November 21 to December 31

November 27 to Decmeber 21 aRouND SIDNeY

Teddy Bears

November 27 to December 21

Visit the hundreds of bears who have taken over the museum – including collectible and vintage bears, and a variety of new dioramas and scenes.

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November 22

Sidney's Christmas Grotto

Thurs: 4pm to 8pm, Sat & Sun 12pm to 4pm. Free gift-wrapping, free pictures with Santa on Saturdays!

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November 29

10:30am to 3:30pm. Christmas crafting and games with an ocean twist! Fish print your own wrapping paper and participate in a scavenger hunt.

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November 22

Sidney Sparkles Santa Clause Parade 5pm. The streets of Sidney light up for the annual Sidney Sparkles Santa Claus Parade! Line up along Beacon Avenue and to greet Santa himself!

Breakfast With Santa

November 29

8:30am. The pancake breakfast will be served up by the Sidney Lion’s Club. $12 per adult and $5 for children under 12. includes free photos with Santa!



Sidney Sail Past Boat Parade 6:15pm. A parade of beautifully decorated, lighted boats glide past the Sidney waterfront.

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Shop Local to Celebrate Winter! The summertime activities may be over but in Sidney there’s always something going on and a reason to linger. Our local shops are the best place to head, whatever you’re looking for. Service-with-a-smile will bring you back time and again to our bustling town, with local merchants ready to go the extra mile to bring you all the products you require in a convenient, walkable location. Keep an eye out for the regular special events that fill the streets with life. And keep an eye on our store windows too – we have some of the best dressed shops around!

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Experience Christmas in Sidney Remember when holiday shopping brought a smile to your face and a bounce to your step? If so, check out Sidney as your “go-to” holiday hub. On November 21, the Sidney Kick Off to Christmas launches the holiday season with multiple activities and treats designed to tickle the fancy of even the most Grinch-like family member. Between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Michael Forbes of Ocean 98.5 will be on-hand to give away prizes from Sidney shops and services from the prize tornado. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, traditional story-book Christmas carolers, beautiful shop windows, and just about the best customer service you could imagine. Without doubt, it will be a fun and festive evening to remember!

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The Christmas Grotto will light up the faces of kids from 1 to 100. Sponsored by the Sidney Business Improvement Area (Sidney BIA), the Grotto is the place to visit Santa, get your Christmas wrapping done for a small donation, meet with friends and neighbors, and make a donation to the Food Bank and Toys for Tots. Nestled between Miss Bliss and Alexander’s Coffee Shop at 2385 Beacon Avenue, the Grotto will be open until December 21. As a special treat, Victoria Carriage Tours will offer horse drawn carriage tours on Thursdays between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. from November 27th to December 21st. Enjoy a festive ride through downtown Sidney and take in the charming, holiday ambiance. Be sure to pick up a hot beverage and something

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to eat from one of Sidney’s lively coffee shops or restaurants before you depart. The much-loved Sidney Sparkles Santa Parade takes place at 5:00 p.m. on November 29th followed by the always charming Lighted Boat Parade along the Sidney waterfront. Add to the holiday magic by attending one of the many holiday concerts or the Peninsula Players traditional pantomime, A Christmas Carol. Plan to visit one or more of several Christmas craft shows, the popular Teddy Bear exhibit at the Sidney Historical Museum, and Christmas in the Village at Heritage Acres where children can take in train rides and visit with Santa. The Mary Winspear Centre offers an incredible line-up of holiday entertainment for all ages and tastes. On November 22, kids can enjoy breakfast with Santa and from November 21, also at the Centre, you can vote for your

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favourite decorated tree and gingerbread house at the Festival of Trees. The Community Arts Council features the Artisans Gift Gallery at Tulista Park on Fifth Street, a perfect place to select a beautiful hand-made gift for that special person on your holiday gift list. Pick up a copy of the Sidney Christmas Wish Book, which details all the activities and events taking place in Sidney and on the Peninsula from November 21st to the New Year. There you will find a sample of offerings from Sidney retailers featuring unique products and gift ideas to make your holiday shopping even easier. There is also a Wish List for you to give to Santa when you visit the Grotto so he knows what your heart desires! Visit the NEW on-line community events calendar for a complete listing of all of the above-mentioned events and many, many more at

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Artisans Return to Panorama

A Touch of Saltspring Craft Show The wonderful tradition of ‘A Touch of Saltspring’ returns to the Peninsula for another year. This annual craft fair has grown from a small group of Saltspring Island Artisans in 1991, to a staggering 230 over 20 years later. The central idea behind the 3-day extravaganza is to bring together high-quality, artisan-crafted goods under one roof. This year there will be 230 vendors from all over Saltspring, BC and Alberta. You will find hand-turned wooden bowls, exquisite leather goods. Prints and cards featuring Canadian wildlife and scenery. There’s also delicacies created in BC kitchens: jams and jellies, fudge, truffles and other decadent goodies. Textile artists load up their stalls with colourful scarves and hats as well as many seasonal decorations. There will be pottery, jewellery and many, many diverse items. The 2014 show will be the 10th year it is held at Panorama Recreation Centre. Using the huge space of the indoor tennis arena, the craft show has a festive atmosphere, with so many people, vendors and visitors alike under one roof. There is on-site catering so you can stay all day! The show is a great opportunity to shop for Christmas, but also a rare chance to find so many unique, hand-crafted items all in one place. To ensure the event runs smoothly visitors are advised not to try and park at the recreation centre itself. There is a park-and-ride shuttle service provided from Rotary Park, off Canora Road. Admission to the 3-day event is $5. A Touch of Saltpring – Christmas Show 2014, Friday December 5th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday December 6th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday December 7th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Drive, North Saanich.

Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park

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Artisans Gift Gallery (Tues through Sunday 10 am - 4 pm) The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula presents Artisans Gift Gallery. In its 21st year, this show and sale features Island Artisans. Items in the Artisans Gift Gallery are varied: jewelry, glass, pottery, turned and carved wood, children’s clothing and toys, fibre art, wearables, photography and holiday décor are just a sampling. It is eclectic, unpredictable and representative of the immense talent of our Island Artisans. This show runs through December 23rd, Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays), 10 am to 4 pm. Meet the artists in this artist-run co-op, enjoy ongoing demonstrations and celebrate with originals by local artists.

We acknowledge the assistance of the Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, Municipality of Central Saanich and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.

Marmalade Tart Boutique The CACSP had a very successful 2013. Events & shows the CACSP presented or supported this year. Small Expressions Show Summer & Christmas Artisans Shows Spring & Fall Studio Tours Summer Kids Craft Camp Summer Easel Art in the Park Sidney Fine Art Show ArtSea Festival Arts in the Schools Sidney Literary Festival Tulista Gallery available to Local Artists to show their work

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Artisans Gift Gallery Through December 22 Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm Give a gift that reflects the   creativity of Peninsula artists!  Tulista Community Arts Centre Fifth & Weiler, Sidney

We gratefully acknowledge the support  of the Town of Sidney, the District of North  Saanich, the Municipality of Central Saanich, the CRD and the Peninsula Foundation.  

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10th Annual Saanichton Community Christmas by Bob Cratchit

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friends and family during the holiday season to share a fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate creates a warm feeling inside most of us, perhaps not Mr. Scrooge. The Village of Saanichton takes the gathering experience and goes one step further, by bringing the entire community together with their annual ‘Community Christmas Event’. This year the event happens: Saturday December 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Saanichton Village slows down a little on that day so children can enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa at St. Mary’s Church starting at 9:00 a.m. (courtesy of the Central Saanich Lions), have a photo with Santa himself (by donation to the food bank), walk the Tree Trail with the family, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, decorate a gingerbread man at the Saanich Pioneer Museum, listen to some live local music, but most of all ... become more familiar with the people in the community. This will be the 10th Annual event, with all proceeds going to the Sidney Lions Food Bank, a worthy cause all year round. There are over 10 trees on the Christmas Tree Trail, starting at 9:30 a.m. and

is a wonderful tradition, with most of the businesses in the local area putting up a splendid tree for the big and small kids to enjoy. Families are given a map to follow, with the kids collecting stamps at each location, and sometimes a little cup of hot chocolate or treat! The event is presented by The Saanichton Village Association, Seaside Magazine, and the local businesses community in the Saanichton area. For the third year, there will be a ‘Christmas Craft Fair & Market’ in the parking lot behind Fresh Cup Café, where Christmas Headquarters is located, 1931 Mt. Newton X Rd. These local crafters and artisans, bakers and food producers will have seasonal items to buy for those that like high quality, locally made products. For many this event has become a cornerstone of their seasonal Christmas Tradition, and there are a number of guest appearances with elves, Rudolph, and Santa in attendance. Be sure to visit Christmas Headquarters at Fresh Cup Café 1931 Mt. Newton X Rd. to drop-off your donation to the food bank, get a free coffee, Christmas cookie, Tree Trail Map, and spend some quality family time … because everyone loves horses and Santa! Holiday 2014 Now In Store, Limited Quantities

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November 2014 Shop Local Pullout  
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