July 2013 Shop Local Gatefold

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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.

Pull out these pages and use as your guide around Sidney!

Beacon Avenu

Bevan Avenue

3. Brown’s The Florist

6. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts

4. Buddies Toys

7. Curves Sidney

9. Exist Hairworx

4th Street

2. Bistro Suisse

Oakville Avenue

8. Dr. Mallard’s Just Ducky Books

5th Street

5. Cameron Rose

5th Street

1. Beacon Cat Hospital

3rd Street Bevan Avenue

10. Flush Bathroom Essentials 11. Hypersport Activewear

3rd Street

Bevan Avenue


4th Street

Beacon Avenue

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5th Street

Resthaven Drive

9 Beacon Avenue

5th Street

Mary Mary Winspear Winspear

Sidney Avenue


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Pat Bay Highway

7th Street

James White Blvd

Resthaven Drive

7th Street

James White Blvd

Orchard Avenue

Around the Town: Specialty shops & services Professional Services Arts, Media & Entertainment Fashion & Beauty Home & Garden Free Parking Restaurants & Cafés Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront

Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront

Seaport Place



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2nd Street Street 2nd1stStreet


3rd Street Street 3rd2nd Street

4th Street Street 4th3rd Street

4th Street

2 4 16 18 6 19 Beacon Avenue Beacon Avenue Beacon Avenue 11 5 21 17 3

1st Street Sidney Waterfront Seaport Place 1st Street Seaport Place

Sidney Waterfront

Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue

Bevan AvenueBevan Avenue 7 Bevan Avenue

17. Sparling Real Estate

21. The Village Gallery

14. Pitt & Hobbs

18. Sweet Talk & Lace

22. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories

15. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

19. Tanner’s Books

Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue

2nd Street 2nd Street

13. Pebbles at Mineral World

3rd Street Street 3rd2nd Street

20. The Dancing Orchid

4th Street Street 4th3rd Street

Oakville Avenue Oakville Avenue Oakville16.Avenue 12. Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop Smashin Fashin 4th Street

Discover Buddies … a great little toy store!

Sidney Store

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171


Oak Bay Store

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501


Shower in Style 102-2537 Beacon Ave Sidney 250-655-7732 www.FlushBath.ca

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 the Sidney Street 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!

Sun's Out! at Come in for those summer blonds and shiny brunettes … and all the products to protect against fading!

Open Tues - Sat Late Night Tuesdays!

#3 - 2310 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.2321


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

photo by www.joannway.com

Pitt & Hobbs under the striped awning!

Fresh, fashionable and comfy sleepwear by Bedhead


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

250.656.3088 www.pittandhobbs.com


2499 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.3313

Professional Bra Fittings 2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.1002 www.sweettalkandlacelingerie.ca

Sidney Canada Day Celebrations! Are you ready for a party? This Canada Day you’re in for two days of fun and exciting events, all brought to you by the Peninsula Celebrations Society. The Peninsula Celebrations Society (PCS) are the volunteers behind Sidney Days & Family Fun Fair, the Summer Sounds concert series, Sidney Sparkles Santa Parade, Polar Bear Swim and much more! We also promote integrated events such as the Slegg Build a Boat Contest, ArtSea Festival and the Saanichton Community Christmas. The purpose of the society is to promote and attract local, regional,

and national attention to the Saanich Peninsula and to provide citizens with events they can participate and take pride in. PCS, celebrating its 30th anniversary, offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to display their talents, abilities and wares through festival, cultural, and family related events in an effort to stimulate and sustain the economy of the Saanich Peninsula.

Sunday, June 30

Celebrations kick off with the Community Barbecue, organized and hosted by Sidney Thrifty Foods, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will be held

Beacon Cat Hospital Dr. Ellen Guttormson

The only strictly feline hospital serving the Saanich Peninsula

Jewellery • Giftware Diamonds • Gold • Sterling Silver Earrings • Bracelets • Pendants Crystal • Jewel Cases • Giftware

Purrrrrfect Care 2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 • christinelaurentjewellers.ca

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

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in Sidney’s Beacon Park. After dinner, the celebrations continue as we sing happy birthday to Canada and enjoy the special Canada Day birthday cake with special guest Melinda Whitaker. Pre-fireworks entertainment will be provided by The Islanders at the Beacon Park Pavilion on the waterfront from 8 to 10 p.m. Save your spot early for the Musical Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by the Town of Sidney, on the waterfront at 10 p.m.

Monday, July 1

Fuel up for a big day at the Lions Pancake Breakfast at the Mary Winspear Centre at 9 a.m. The Sidney Canada Day Parade begins at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive at 11 a.m. The parade continues along Beacon, then locally owned • eco clothing • canadian made organic cotton • hemp fibre • easy to wear

Origami Wrap Worn Six Different Ways

50&$25 9808 Seaport Place www.mineralworld.ca

down Second Street to Ocean Avenue. Following the parade, from noon to 4 p.m., check out the Family Fun Fair all afternoon in Iroquois Park in Sidney where you can participate in the dog look-a-like contest; see a variety of military vehicles; laugh with clowns; enjoy face painting; play road hockey games against Peninsula firefighters, police and the Peninsula Panthers; visit the mascot and education station from the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre; take part in a watermelon eating contest; play on Panorama’s giant inflatable and many more activities for all ages. Make sure to take a look at the construction of some unique boats taking place in Beacon Park during the day. Then make your way to the Sidney waterfront for the always entertaining Build-a-Quick-Boat Race which launches at 4:30 p.m. Arrive early to find a good spot to watch this

Chef Frauenfelder Welcomes You to His Table …

Time To Get Ready …

Run. Swim. Get Fit. “A taste of Europe of days gone by” Open Daily FOr lunch & Dinner

Smashin Fashin www.smashinfashin.ca

2420 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.9558

since 1999

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

great event. The race has been sponsored by Slegg Lumber in Sidney for the last 28 years. Wow! Canada Day is chock full of fun and celebration.

Sidney Merchants’ Co-op Sidewalk Sale Sunday, June 30th At its inception almost 30 years ago, the Sidney Sidewalk sale was an integral part of the wonderful celebration we hold in Sidney over the July 1st long weekend. Always held on the Sunday closest to July 1st, it used to incorporate all kinds of family activities as well as a wellsupported sidewalk sale, held by the Sidney merchants, on the street

between 2nd and 5th on Beacon. We had a fundraising “dunk tank” held by the Firemen, face painting, music, people making toy balloons and many other activities for children, teens, and adults. And yes, there was a beer garden at Tulista! The Sidewalk sale was run by the merchant’s organization of the day; we merchants rented tables from them and did our thing. It was a very enjoyable and highly profitable day for everyone. Over the years, this fun day of activity has dwindled, but our Merchants’ Co-op has been working hard over the last couple of years to reinstate it. This year we will celebrate between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th, on Beacon Avenue and some of the side streets too. We will have posters up of participating merchants and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy a wonderful day in our beautiful town!


Curves Sidney 2425c Bevan Avenue, Sidney.

250-656-9870 no oBligAtion 2425 C Bevan Avenue ConSultAtion Sidney, BC, V8L 4R7

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Curves Sidney 2425C Bevan Ave, Sidney Price reflects minimum 6 month commitment, billed monthly, only at participating locations. Kit available for limited time only.© 2013 Curves International, Inc.

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

veterinary voice "the essence is compassion. Compassion for the animals we tend, and beyond that to the people whose lives are intricately involved with those animals."

Have You Hugged Your Vet Today? by Dr. Shelley Breadner

July will see the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association holding its 65th annual medical conference in Victoria, B.C. Over 700 attendees will gather to share knowledge, experience and collegial friendships. But do you really know what veterinarians do? Yes, they tend to your cat and your dog, but their skills and knowledge extend far beyond that.

Veterinarians are known for their excellence in health care. In general medical practice, veterinarians have a vast scope of knowledge and skills, providing care in medicine, surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy) and beyond. There are 22 recognized specialty Associations in North America, and 39 speciality groups. Veterinarians work on the cutting edge of genetics, public health with infectious diseases and food safety, medical research and more. One thing is for certain: being a veterinarian always brings new challenges, diversity in your work and endless opportunity for learning and growing.

The Denture Clinic Full & Partial Dentures Dentures Over Implants Relines & Repairs No Referral Necessary All Dental Plans Accepted New Patients Welcome Free Consultations

Ronald A. Postings, R.D. Robin Postings, R.D. SIDNEY 250-655-7009

#3 - 2227 James White Blvd (behind Thrifty Foods)

VICTORIA 250-383-7227

3937 Quadra Street (2 blocks south of McKenzie)

To obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in Canada, a minimum of six years of university education is required: two years of pre-veterinary study at a regular university, followed by four years of courses in veterinary medicine at one of the five Canadian veterinary colleges (five years in the province of Quebec). The selection process is rigorous in order to find the most suitable candidates. The veterinary program is challenging, yet rewarding. Canadian veterinary colleges currently graduate about 400 veterinarians each year. What makes a good veterinarian? What is the essence that is sought out during student selection? It is the same one sought by all people who search for a relationship with their veterinarian. The essence is compassion. Compassion for the animals we tend, and beyond that to the people whose lives are intricately involved with those animals. It has been 30 years since I received the honour of graduating as a veterinarian. I will gather with a fair number of classmates as we celebrate our anniversary. We were all in the crucible of learning together, and we forged a lifelong connection as veterinarians. Getting together will be like a family gathering. When I look into the eyes of each of my colleagues, I know I will see compassion in their hearts. Compassion was the essence that brought us together as young, eager students, and it has only been deepened by our relationship with animals through the years. A tip of the hat to all the great veterinarians out there! If you know one, be sure to give them a hug of appreciation! For more information visit www.breadnervet.com.

Hearing Solutions for Active Lifestyles Your hearing health care specialists. • Digital Hearing Instruments • Hearing Protection • Comprehensive Hearing Testing

5 - 9843 Second St. Sidney 250-656-2218

1463 Hampshire Road Victoria 250-370-2833

www.mcneillaudiology.ca • admin@mcneillaudiology.ca