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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.


Shopping Sidney

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

Professional Services Fashion & Beauty Free Parking Sidney Waterfront

13. Sweet Talk & Lace

4. Flush Bathroom Essentials

14. Tanner’s Books

5. For Little Paws Grooming Studio

15. The Dancing Orchid

6. Haro’s Restaurant

16. The Denture Clinic

7. Pebbles at Mineral World

17. The Village Gallery

8. Peninsula Physiotherapy

18. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories

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Big Paws and Small: We Welcome and Care For Them All! A Unique Grooming Experience in a Relaxed, Beautiful Environment

Jewellery • Giftware Diamonds • Gold • Sterling Silver Earrings • Bracelets • Pendants Crystal • Jewel Cases • Giftware We Carry Hagerty Cleaning Products

Puppy Socialization Classes Now Available!

2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 • christinelaurentjewellers.ca

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

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Shopping Local! Legend has it that Saint Valentine was a Christian priest who married couples in secret. We may not all be saints, but we all deserve a little love. This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and those you care about to a little something special from one of Sidney’s unique shops. Whether it’s something for the home, a pretty piece of jewelry, a new ‘do for your pampered pooch or a great little toy, Sidney’s diverse range of stores has everything you’re looking for. Shop local and stay connected to the merchants in your community … all year round!

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www.FlushBath.ca 250.655.7732

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Oak Bay Store

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501

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

Sidney Celebrates Family Day With Three Full Days of LEGO! by Christie Hall

Sidney Family Day LEGO Weekend, taking place February 8th to 10th. On the heels of the wildly fun and successful 2013 Sidney Family Day LEGO event, this year a number of community organizations and Family Fun … Come Get Your Share! businesses are teaming up for a full three-day weekend of Sidney Family There’s no better example of a family-friendly environment than the Pebbles SST Ad Day MarchLEGO 2013 fun! This year’s event has also partnered with the Sidney Fire Size: 3.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • Final File • March 13/13

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Store-Wide Semi-Annual Sale!

20% - 50% off

Bras • Panties Cami’s ❀ Nighties, Robes & PJ’s ❀ EVERYTHING ON SALE!

2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.1002 www.sweettalkandlacelingerie.ca


Place Your Order Now in Time for Summer!

10% Off All C.R.Plastic Products Patio Furniture Orders Placed by Feb. 28th

50% OFF ALL 2014 CALENDARS 250.656.2345 Beacon & Fourth in Sidney Open 7 Days a Week! 8AM – 9PM

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Department, in recognition of their 100th Anniversary. LEGO displays, interactive building opportunities, a treasure hunt and a professional LEGO builder are just some of the reasons to spend time in Sidney for the 2014 Sidney Family Day LEGO Weekend. Due to overwhelming attendance in 2013, this year’s event takes place over three days, and in a variety of venues throughout town. There will be so much more to see, and to build! The 2014 Sidney Family Day Weekend kicks off with a full day of special LEGO displays and programming at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre on Saturday February 8th. Underwater LEGO? Absolutely! On Sunday February 9th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sidney welcomes back Robin Sather, Canada’s only LEGO professional. Robin will be on site at the Sidney Fire Hall for a special open house, and he’ll be building a large scale model of one of Sidney’s own fire trucks. Check out fire trucks on display, find out if you have what it takes to be a fire fighter, and support the Sidney Fire Department in their 100th anniversary year. Monday February 10th will find Robin Sather at the Mary Winspear Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of family fun and interactive building. Visitors will help Robin build a large

JOB # TB-15379 LEGO mosaic, which will become theCLIENT: backdrop for the previous day’s fire TANNERS BOOKS truck piece, both of which will be onPUBLICATION: display at theSEASIDE Sidney TIMES Museum at (IN SIDNEY SHOP LOCAL PULL-OUT SECTION) its popular annual LEGO exhibit on display from January 2nd until the INSERTION: TBD end of March each year. There will also be SIZE: large2.6" LEGO play areas for all X 3.65" ECLIPSE CREATIVE 250-382-1103 ages, and families can expectPREPARED to spend BY: quality time together with plenty of space for everyone to explore and build. In addition to all that good fun, the Mary Winspear Centre has offered space for community organizations to showcase all that Sidney has to offer for families. Along with these scheduled events, Sidney Family Day Weekend would not be complete without the 2nd Annual LEGO Treasure Hunt. Explore the shops of Sidney in search of exciting LEGO displays, and enter your completed treasure map at the Sidney Museum for your chance to win some wonderful prizes. For a full list of events and details for the 2014 Sidney Family Day Weekend, please visit the events calendar at www.distinctlysidney.ca.


A Plateful of Local Flavours on the Peninsula! by Steve Duck

Coming your way in March … local tastes to delight the palate!

Awaken your taste buds to all that is locally grown and produced on the Saanich Peninsula. Sip & Savour Sidney takes place on Thursday, March 27th at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. With the Spring’s colourful flower bloom, emerging tree buds and thoughts of planting the garden, welcome the season with a celebration of flavours from your regional backyard. Buy local. Cook local. Eat local. While your taste buds sing, enjoy the sounds of local musicians Charlie Burton and the Craig Henderson Trio as you stroll through the gardens and fields of the Saanich Peninsula … all under one roof! Learn more about supporting sustainable agriculture and chat with local food experts. The evening opens with a tasting or two of wine, spirits and cider featuring beverages from local producers. Here, you will be able to indulge in the Peninsula’s finest and find your new favourite. Try pairing your drink of choice with local treats … delicious hard and soft cheeses, handmade chocolates, or dip with a biscotti. Sip a little before you Savour a lot … Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by Red Seal-certified Chef Graham Little from Island Culinary Services. Savour a buffet of local vegetables, fruits, meats. and seafoods – a menu that will highlight the exceptional foods produced on the Saanich Peninsula. Be prepared for an evening of culinary excellence made with quality local products! “This is an exciting time to be involved in food production on Vancouver Island. For decades, big food companies have been marketing to us with the message that quick, easy, convenient, and cheap are the most important attributes of food. However, there’s a

significant and growing community here that sees how limited this view is. We see how food can enrich our lives in so many ways,” says Heather Stretch of Saanich Organics. “I get to experience the joy of growing good food from seed to market. But all of us can experience the enjoyment and fulfillment that comes from preparing and eating beautiful, delicious, sustainably produced, healthy local food. Rather than rushing through a mediocre meal and rushing off to another event, the meal itself can be the event. We can sustain not only our bodies, but also our relationships, our communities, and our agricultural lands every time we eat. I eagerly anticipate Sip & Savour Sidney as an opportunity to celebrate our local food culture.” Dave Friend of the Growing Young Farmers Society: “On Vancouver Island we have become dependent on imported food … to such an extent that if the transport bringing our food came to a stop – for whatever the reason – we would then have only 72 hours of food supply! Therefore, we really do need more people growing more health-friendly organic food ON Vancouver Island FOR Vancouver Island!” Tickets are $55 per person for the full evening, all inclusive and can be purchased from the Mary Winspear Cultural Centre, online at www.marywinspear.com, by phone at 250-656-0275 or in person at the Centre. Advance ticket sales only, NO tickets will be available at the door. We are pleased to offer options to meet most dietary needs. Sip & Savour Sidney will profile and encourage the public to support local farmers. Support local and become immersed in the region’s delicious beverages and foods at Sip & Savour Sidney, an event that will delight your palate. A remarkable evening you don’t want to miss!


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Every Wednesday buy one Halibut & Chips and get the second at ½ price*

s u Pl Pints of craft beer $5

(*of equal or lesser value, with purchase of a beverage, dinner only)

february events

Come get your share.

www.sidneypier.com

January 2 - March 31 (daily 10 - 4)

February 8 - 10

Sidney MuSeuM and archiveS

The ninth year of the Lego Exhibit sees the introduction of a special theme to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department with model fire trucks, fire halls and other related models. The Family Day feature LEGO build will be a six-foot fire truck that will then be on display at Sidney Museum. Admission by donation.

This year a variety of community organizations and businesses are teaming up for a full three-day weekend of Family Fun with LEGO! The theme of this year’s event is in celebration of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary, Fire Trucks, Fire Halls and more! For a complete list of events and activities, including the Treasure Hunt, please visit www.sidneyfamilyday.ca.

February 5 (7:30 PM)

February 12 (6-8 PM)

The LEGO Exhibit

Classic Albums Live featuring The Beatles Abbey Road Mary winSPear centre

distinctlysidney.ca

Now, for the first time in popular music, Classic Albums Live recreates the greatest albums from the '60s and '70s live on stage, note for note and cut for cut. All of the focus is put into the music, not into imitation or impersonation. They research each and every album extensively and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. Classic Albums Live brings to the stage whatever it takes to get it right.

February 6 (7:30 PM)

Buddy Holly Tribute by Johnny Vallis Mary winSPear centre

Buddy Holly was "the single most influential creative force in early Rock n’ Roll." Tragically, on February 3rd, 1959 he left us, but his music and will never fade away. In his tribute to the Rock icon, Johnny Vallis perfectly portrays both the look and the sound as he rolls out Buddy’s greatest hits. With the addition of an upright bass, drums and a second guitar Vallis creates the authentic experience, just like Holly and the boys, playing the vintage instruments with all the spirit of Rock and Roll.

Sidney Family Day LEGO Long Weekend

For the Love of Art

Sidney Pier hotel & SPa

The winner of the The Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk’s People’s Choice Award will be announced at this Love of Art Gala Reception. Registration is required for this FREE event: email rsvpsidneysculptureawards@gmail.com.

February 26

Pink Shirt Day Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and on the Internet. Wear something pink on February 26th to bring awareness to the problem and to symbolize that bullying won’t be tolerated! For more information and for the history of Pink Shirt Day please visit www.pinkshirtday.ca.

February 28 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Storyoga Girls' Night Out Mary winSPear centre

Ages 7-12. A feel-good fusion of music, games, mandalas, meditation and relaxation. A fun-filled night to nourish your body, mind and spirit! Pajamas, pillows and blankets welcome. Healthy snacks provided!


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