August 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.

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7th Street

James White Blvd

James White Blvd

Bevan Avenue


Oakville Avenue

4. Buddies Toys

8. Dig This

5. Cameron Rose

9. Exist Hairworx

11. For Little Paws Grooming Studio

12. Hypersport Activewear 13. Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop

3rd Street

7. Curves Sidney

4th Street

3. Brown’s The Florist

10. Flush Bathroom Essentials

5th Street

2. Bistro Suisse

6. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts

5th Street

1. Beacon Cat Hospital

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16. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

20. Tanner’s Books

17. Smashin Fashin

21. The Dancing Orchid

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22. The Denture Clinic 23. The Village Gallery 24. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories

August Pre-Inventory Sale

Beacon Cat Hospital

20% - 50% off

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 9711 A - 5th Street, Sidney 250-656-5568 •

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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 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! Bras • Panties • Slips • Robes • Nightwear Garter Belts Pantyhose Slippers Camis We are Proud to Carry Over 75% Locally Grown Flowers

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Store-Wide Inventory Sale! 20-50% off


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


Open & Delivering Every Day! 2499 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.3313 757 Fort Street, Victoria 250.388.5545

2424 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

250.656.1002 •

locally owned • eco clothing • canadian made organic cotton • hemp fibre • easy to wear

Origami Wrap Worn Six Different Ways

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

2420 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.9558

since 1999

running • walking • yoga • fitness • swimming

2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.5353

Across from Tanner’s Books: 2443 Beacon Ave., Sidney 250-656-6161

The Bard on Beacon:

See you at Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea by Steve Duck “O Romeo, O Romeo, where can I see you again?” This September, become immersed in the Bard on Beacon, an introduction to a new summer festival in Sidney. You can take in Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a

stunning setting, outdoors in Beacon Park. With the ocean to one side, a bright sky above and culture in front of you, the experience will be one to remember. See Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, updated to modern dress, while still maintaining the original language and script. Fairies will fly, battles will be had, and tragedy and romance will capture your attention SST Adby March 2013 when you spend a night under the sky,Pebbles entertained Victoria Size: 3.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • Final File • March 13/13

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The Dancing Orchid 2416 Beacon Avenue 250.656.1318

Shakespeare by the Sea and Discovery Dance Theatre’s performers. Centre due to weather conditions. There will be five performances for you to All performances are ticketed, with proceeds choose from. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s supporting the Discovery Dance Theatre. Tickets are "Five shows, two Dream will be performed Friday, September available for purchase from the Mary Winspear Box different plays, one 6th at 7 p.m. This is the only performance Office for $25. Seating at all events is on a first come, weekend and a scheduled to be inside at the Mary Winspear first served basis (festival seating). Centre. On Saturday, September 7th, there The Bard on Beacon is presented by TIDES spectacular setting. will be performances at 2 and 7 p.m. of A The Island’s Destination & Event Service, Victoria You don't want Midsummer Night’s Dream outside in Beacon Shakespeare by the Sea and Discovery Dance Theatre. to miss out!" Park. On Sunday, September 8th, there will For ticket information, please call the Mary Winspear be performances in Beacon Park at 2 and 7 p.m. of Romeo & Juliet. Centre at 250-656-0275 or visit Performances scheduled outside may be moved to the Mary Winspear For event information, please email or visit

Sun's Out! at

summer sale!

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 shakespeare-by-the-sea/. In addition to our September showcase, TIDES is pleased to have a winter offering of popular plays. For anyone who cannot attend the September shows this will be another opportunity to immerse yourself in new and local talent performing on the Charlie White stage. Information on the upcoming winter festival will be available shortly. With the success of these events, a Shakespeare summer festival is being developed for the

Discover Buddies … a great little toy store!

2014 season, with Sidney’s dramatic setting at the heart of the festival, which will include an expanded offering of performances and activities. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Volunteers will be required for all performances, with a variety of tasks for all ages. Shakespeare is coming to Sidney in a dramatic way. Five shows, two different plays, one weekend and a spectacular setting. You don’t want to miss out!

Sit Back & Enjoy

Summertime living is easy with our completely weatherproof, elegant garden furniture – as relaxed and comfortable as it is beautiful and durable.

Watch For Us In Our NEW Location at 9813 Third Street In Early September!

Laid back living for garden lovers 2387 Beacon Avenue, Sidney • 778.426.1998


For Little Paws Grooming Studio Big Paws Always Big Paws Welcome Too!

Alexandra, Carol-Marie, Marilyn & Janet with Chief! Always Call for Appointment

Welcome Too!

Sidney Store

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171

Special Spa Day at For Little Paws Coming Soon!

Oak Bay Store

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501

Located Close to the Marinas & the Ferries for Convenience

Located close to the Marinas for Tuesday through Saturday convenience. 9am - 5pm

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Tivoli Gallery: A Model For Women in Business by Doreen Marion Gee

Inga Michel sets the bar for female success in business. On August 1st, Inga will celebrate 28 years of a thriving Sidney enterprise – Tivoli Gallery. Inga is a shining example to female entrepreneurs wishing to make their mark in this community. She has sage advice on how to keep a business alive and well through good times and bad. An independent-thinking, creative free spirit, Inga is the kind of strong woman who puts a definite sparkle in our seaside community. At 75, Inga Michel is funny, full of energy and refreshingly honest. Inga elegantly dispels all those preconceptions about inevitable decline with age. A self-proclaimed “late bloomer,” the owner of Tivoli Gallery was almost 50 when she started her gallery business in 1985. A widow, Inga built up a successful business along with raising her son. In 1987 Inga turned her love for birds into a lifelong passion – her Inga Birds, quirky little creatures beautifully splashed in watercolour, just waiting to fly off the canvas. Those lovable tiny birds have gone to 3,000 owners worldwide – as far as the Galapagos Islands. Inga’s Tivoli Gallery has stood the test of time. She has amassed a stunning selection of high quality handmade crafts and gifts by local artists that will take your breath away: sterling silver eagles to hang

on eager ears; hand puppets with golden aboriginal motifs; cheeky necklaces with bold designs; sculptured rings that glow and sizzle. Inga loves to promote artists and savours her relationships with First Nations’ clients. What are the secrets behind her success? Inga is from the “old school,” raised by immigrant parents who taught her the meaning and value of a hard day’s work. “I have a real work ethic,” Inga confides. She refers to her “selfdiscipline:” getting up every morning, going to work, giving it her best. “You have to be serious about wanting to constantly improve yourself and your business.” Inga deeply values her customers and knows how important they are to her survival. She “spoils them” and greets them when they come in the door. “You have to like people.” Inga has weathered tough times with “a lot of crying and praying” but she just keeps putting one foot in front of the other. A 28-year veteran of main street Sidney, Inga has reason to celebrate. On her 28th anniversary, Inga thanks all of her customers who have supported her over the years. And she holds a special place in her heart for the ones who have passed on. How do I know that Inga Michel is a good business role model? A little bird told me! Contact/Info: Tivoli Gallery, 2475 Beacon Avenue, Telephone/Fax: 250-656-1455. Photo by Doreen Marion Gee.

Sidney ’s Pet Centre Proudly Serving Sidney and the Peninsula for 25 Years Come See Us for All of Your Pet’s Needs! #4-9769 Fifth St., Sidney 250-656-3314 www.