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.
Pull out these pages and use as your guide around Sidney!
Beacon Avenu 4th Street
8 Beacon Avenue
Mary Mary Winspear Winspear
2. Bistro Suisse
9. Flush Bathroom Essentials
3. Brownâ€™s The Florist
6. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts
4. Buddies Toys
7. Curves Sidney
8. Exist Hairworx
5. Cameron Rose
1. Beacon Cat Hospital
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James White Blvd
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10. For Little Paws Grooming Studio 11. Hypersport Activewear
Around the Town: Specialty shops & services Professional Services Arts, Media & Entertainment Fashion & Beauty Home & Garden Free Parking Restaurants & Cafés Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront
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2nd Street Street 2nd1stStreet
3rd Street Street 3rd2nd Street
4th Street Street 4th3rd Street
2 4 16 17 6 18 Beacon Avenue Beacon Avenue 20 Avenue 3 11 5Beacon
1st Street Sidney Waterfront Seaport Place 1st Street Seaport Place
Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue
Avenue 7Bevan AvenueBevan Bevan Avenue
Oakville Avenue Oakville Avenue Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Oakville15.Avenue 3rd Street Street 3rd2nd Street
14. Pitt & Hobbs
16. Smashin Fashin
4th Street Street 4th3rd Street
13. Mineral World (Pebbles)
2nd Street 2nd Street
12. Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop
17. Sweet Talk & Lace 18. Tanner’s Books
Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue
19. The Dancing Orchid 20. The Village Gallery 21. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories
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Celebrate Father’s Day by Shopping Sidney! Your dad is one-of-a-kind, so why would you get him the same old gift? He may love the novelty ties you’ve given him year after year, but doesn’t he deserve something that celebrates what makes him special? Sidney’s diverse range of stores has everything you’re looking for to thank your dad for always being there.
S econd Yoga Jeans
New Spring Colours and Styles!
Chef Frauenfelder Welcomes Time To Get Ready … You to His Table …
Run. Swim. Get Fit. “A taste of Europe of days gone by” Open Daily FOr lunch & Dinner
Smashin Fashin 2420 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.9558
running • walking • yoga • fitness • swimming
2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.5353 www.bistrosuisse.com
Across from Tanner’s Books: 2443 Beacon Ave., Sidney 250-656-6161
For the Grad …
Known as a Women’s Lair, But We’ll Also Do Your Man’s Hair!
A Special Gift for a Special Day!
Come in for a Tuneup! Happy Father’s Day Boys!
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fine jewellery & gifts
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2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 Across from Tanner’s Books www.christinelaurentjewellers.ca
Sidney Street Market Ready to Roll!
Street Market. So get your shopping bags, sunglasses and sandals ready!
by Susan Simosko by Susan Simosko June 21st may be the first day of summer, but here on the Saanich Peninsula the season begins in earnest with the opening of the Sidney
The Market begins at 5:30 p.m. on May 30th and runs through August 29th. That’s 14 Thursday evenings you can stroll, shop, chat with friends and linger over a coffee or something more substantial. Laurie McDermid, the Market Coordinator, is understandably enthusiastic. “This is a fabulous destination market,” she says, “a great place to bring friends and family. Truly, there is something for absolutely everyone.”
Discover Buddies … a great little toy store!
For Little Paws Grooming Studio Carol-Marie Crofton, Owner with Parker
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Oak Bay Store
2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501
design forward accessories
102-2537 Beacon Ave Sidney 250-655-7732 www.FlushBath.ca
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Laurie takes pleasure in describing the wonderful selection of artisan creations, beautiful crafts and outstanding produce the 160 or so vendors will offer. Some vendors in the craft area, she tells me, include younger, up-and-coming entrepreneurs. “We want to keep the market fresh – and what better way than to include vendors representing diverse talents and perspectives.” And what about the food and entertainment? “We’ve got a great selection of both,” says Laurie, “including a variety of tasty, affordable market foods and a great mix of street performers. Together I think we’ve got the perfect ingredients for a fun and exciting Market.”
Kristin Rose, the owner of Cameron Rose on Beacon Avenue, adds another perspective: “From what I’ve seen, the Market brings the community together culturally, artistically and commercially. We have so much creativity to celebrate here on the Peninsula. What better place to showcase it than at our summer Market!” A number of shops will be open late on Market nights too. As Doug Stuart, the owner of Stonestreet Café, sees it, the market represents a strong and happy collaborative effort between the business community, the Town of Sidney and the not-for-profit sector. “We hope,” Doug says, “that people will come to the Market to fully experience some of the best
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Pitt & Hobbs under the striped awning!
Fresh, fashionable and comfy sleepwear
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the Island and local businesses have to offer.”
age to find – and afford – that certain little something special.
All involved are pleased that visitors at some markets will include passengers from cruise ships.
Asked what she has most enjoyed about organizing the Sidney Street Market, Laurie offers a quick reply: “Without doubt it’s been the fabulous team effort. Everyone has been incredibly supportive and cooperative. I think we’ve all shared the same vision: to create a Market that is fun, exciting and safe – one that people of all ages can enjoy as we savour the very best of summer here on the Peninsula.”
Although the focus is on goods made, grown or baked here on the Island, according to Laurie, Market vendors will come from across the region. All price ranges be 2013 represented, encouraging people of any Pebbles SSTwill Ad May Size: 3.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • REV1 • May 16/13
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On the corner of Beacon & Fourth in Sidney
Sidney’s Pet Centre & Aquatics: A Pet Lover’s Treat!
Boxer, Diago, is usually at the store with me to welcome our customers. You have another greeter at the front of the store in Cuddles who by Arlene Antonik can be quite vocal at times! Cuddles is a 27-year-old Moluccan cockatoo native to Indonesia, although she was born in Canada. She looks like Sidney’s Pet Centre has been part of the Sidney Business community since quite a large bird but only weighs 1.8 pounds. It’s all those feathers! She 1988. With their 25th Anniversary Celebration planned for this month, I sat says about 25 words including Hi, Hello, Pretty Bird and I Don’t Wanna! down for a chat with owner, Don Adams. I know Cuddles is certainly not for sale – what animals do you Congratulations on this achievement, have for sale in the store? Right now, we have guinea pigs and teddyDon. Your store is spacious and welcoming bear hamsters along with a variety of fish and aquariums. and full of everything imaginable for pets Do you have puppies and kittens for sale here too? Sometimes people large and small. How did you become a pet bring us kittens and we’re able to find homes for them very quickly. We store owner in Sidney? I visited pet stores don’t take puppies but if people are interested in getting a dog, we have often as a child and always wanted to own one. recently partnered with Dog Bless Rescue Partners, a Victoria animal rescue group that finds homes for the dogs they save from high kill shelters. I was working as a cabinet maker when I was Proceeds from our anniversary celebrations will go to support their work. injured in a car accident and couldn’t continue. The festivities take place the weekend of June 21st to 23rd – When I discovered Sidney’s Pet Centre was up what have you got planned? There will be cake of course! We’ll for sale, I knew it was the perfect opportunity also have raffles and draws for prizes, games, and discounts of 25% for me and I’ve owned it for 15 years now. or more on almost everything in the store. Every 25th customer Have you always been interested in will receive a $25 gift certificate. There’s more information on our animals? I had fish and birds growing up. website at www.sidneypetcentre.com. When I was about 12, my brother and I hounded Mom for a dog and Pet7.75” owners look forward to4joining you for some fun that Toby the Dachshund came to live with us.• Over the years, owned Sidney Pier Spa Seaside TimesI’ve June 2013 Ad • Size: (w)will x 4.925” (h) • Rev • May 09/13 weekend! Congratulations again on this milestone anniversary! cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles. These days my six-year-old
WE’VE HAD SOME WORK DONE We've had some "Browscaping", we've added a few "Highlights", and we've "Polished" our walls. Please visit the new and improved Haven Spa & Salon. Throughout the month of June take advantage of
Traditional European Facials – $65 Now open 7 days a week • To book your appointment call 250-655-9797 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, British Columbia
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