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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.

you hav ea choice where to Spend your mo ney

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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Sidney Avenue

7 Beacon Avenue


Beacon Avenu

Bevan Avenue

3rd Street

4th Street

Bevan Avenue

5th Street

Beacon Avenue

5th Street

Resthaven Drive

7th Street Mary Mary Winspear Winspear

Resthaven Drive

7th Street

James White Blvd

James White Blvd

Bevan Avenue


6. Curves Sidney

4. Buddies Toys

7. Exist Hairworx

10. Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop 11. Pebbles at Mineral World

3rd Street

3. Brown’s The Florist

8. Flush Bathroom Essentials 9. Hypersport Activewear

4th Street

2. Bistro Suisse

5. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts

5th Street

1. Beacon Cat Hospital

5th Street

Oakville Avenue

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Pat Bay Highway

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

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Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront

Seaport Place

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6 Bevan AvenueBevan Avenue Bevan Avenue

Oakville Avenue Oakville Avenue 12. Shaw Ocean 15. Sweet Talk & Lace Oakville Avenue

19. The Village Gallery

2nd Street 2nd Street

14. Sparling Real Estate

16. Tanner’s Books

3rd Street Street 3rd2nd Street

13. Smashin Fashin

4th Street Street 4th3rd Street

Discovery Centre

4th Street

17. The Dancing Orchid 18. The Denture Clinic

Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue

20. Waterlily Shoes, Bags and Accessories

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

Celebrate Fall on the West Coast by Shopping Sidney! As the lazy days of summer slip away into the crisp days of fall, we count ourselves lucky that we live on the West Coast: fall is a beautiful time here, filled with clean cold air, bright blue skies, and leaves that reflect all colours of the autumn spectrum. Get out and celebrate our West Coast fall: take a stroll down Beacon and stop into some of Sidney’s diverse shops - they all offer a little something for every taste! locally owned • eco clothing • canadian made organic cotton • hemp fibre • easy to wear

Chef Frauenfelder Welcomes You to His Table …

“A taste of Europe of days gone by”

Ultimate in Comfort

Skechers: Go Walk - Go Run

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

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!

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

#3 - 2310 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.2321


Fashion Show Fundraiser to Benefit Sidney Volunteer Fire Department The temperature will rise this fall, as the Sidney Volunteer Firefighters, with the help of Town Councillor Kenny Podmore, Sidney Meet Up Women’s Networking Group and Seaside Magazine, present “IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT,” fashion show fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney Fire Hall on Saturday, October 26th. So, let’s turn up the heat and enjoy our very own “FASHION INFERNO,” showcasing local Sidney boutiques and their finest fashions. Models will be

none other than our very own Sidney Firefighters’ wives and girlfriends! Come and enjoy the “sizzle” with complimentary tempting appetizers, cash bar, entertainment and silent auction. Making the evening even hotter, the Sidney Volunteer Firefighters will launch their 2014 calendar during the event. Proceeds of this fundraising event benefit the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, which happen in 2014.


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

Cozy all over


September 6th - 22nd

Brown Bag Indoor Plant


in breathable organic cotton

Discover Buddies … a great little toy store!


including cactii & orchids

September 15th Stop by our OPEN HOUSE!

BROWN’S Since 1912

Open & Delivering Every Day! #102-2537 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC 250.655.7732 www.FlushBath.ca

2499 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.3313 757 Fort Street, Victoria 250.388.5545

Sidney Store

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171

Oak Bay Store

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501


Ticket sales are limited to 150 people. They will be available October 1st at the Sidney Fire Department (open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday). Cost is $30 per person. Don’t miss out on the “hottest show” on Vancouver Island! The Sidney Fire Department is a combination career/ volunteer Fire Department consisting of four career members and approximately 35 dedicated volunteer members. Fire protection, rescue services and backup emergency medical services are provided to the Town of Sidney’s citizens.

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Beacon Cat Hospital Dr. Ellen Guttormson

The only strictly feline hospital serving the Saanich Peninsula

10% off Watch Repairs

15% off Jewellery Repairs

a Great Time to fix Those Broken items!

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

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

Opportunity to Give Back: Sidney Lions Food Bank Fundraiser Have you ever been on the receiving end of a random act of

community throughout the year. kindness? Did you have a chance to pay it forward? How do you feel For more information about our local food bank, about making a difference in someone’s life when you don’t even know visit www.sidneyfoodbank.com. who they are? Sometimes simple actions can make a big difference, and On Saturday, September 14th, the week’s worth of donations will your opportunity to give back is right around the corner. be compiled into a giant box in Sidney Centre (next to Capital Iron), The Sidney Merchants Co-Op is working together to present aiming to climb higher than the lamp post! Just follow your nose to its second annual Sidney Lions Food Bank the mini donut truck where you’ll find a fun “It’s great to get the Fundraiser, September 7th through 14th. Many family event to create awareness of the food of your favourite local spots will have coin and bank and to teach the younger generations business community food collection bins; others will be encouraging rewarding it can be to contribute to working together! We how you to donate by offering a draw for a gift their community. received a lot of certificate, services by donation, or cash There will also be music, a barbecue, face donation matching programs. Safeway will also painting, a car wash, children’s story time and positive comments have prepared hampers available for purchase. about that last year!” more, with proceeds flowing through to the According to the Canadian Association of food bank. ~ Christel Alexander, Fiorenza Flowers Food Banks, one in six Canadian families does So next time you’re at the grocery store, or not earn enough money to both live and eat. Without assistance cleaning out the cupboard of canned goods, think about inviting from the government, the Sidney Lions Food Bank is able to provide some karma into your life by donating to the an equivalent of $410,000 in food to local organizations like the Sidney Lions Food Bank. Sidney Elementary School and the Deep Cove Elementary School For more information about the event, and a list of participants, Toast Programs. This is made possible only by donations from the visit www.mypeninsula.ca. Sidney Pier Spa (SALON) • Seaside Times Sept 2013 Ad • Size: 7.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • REV1 • Aug 15/13

Lounge Parties It’s a great way to socialize & beautify! Planning a birthday, shower, stagette, girlfriends’ getaway, or just because? Book out this room for a private manicure & pedicure party for a group of 5 to 8 people. Food & beverage can be ordered from Haro’s, and we have a TV/DVD so bring a movie of your choice!

Call 250.655.9797 to book a date & time! Correct number of guests, names and treatments will be required. For groups of 5 or more, a credit card will be required to secure your spot. If you need to cancel, 48 hours notice is needed, otherwise your credit card will be charged 50%.

Fifth Annual Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast by Jim Townley

Imagine the sound of

table talk so vibrant, and laughter so plentiful, that a musician or band doesn’t stand a chance of being heard! The “Harvest Feast” (as it’s now called) is the culmination of a cluster of culinarily committed volunteers who four years ago wanted to celebrate Saanich Peninsula agriculture and encourage people to support the local farm community by choosing to buy and eat local food first. “We had musicians the first year, but people wanted to talk and catch up and nobody could hear the music,” notes Bob Thompson, lead “Feastie” of the event. Being a “Feastie” has become a badge of honour within the growing group of local residents and volunteers, and the tradition continues with the fifth annual event being held Saturday, September 21st at the Saanich Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. This year the Harvest Feast is celebrating youth in agriculture and doing some fundraising for local 4-H clubs that are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. “The 4-H is an integral part of the Harvest

September events

Feast and they bring such a terrific group of hard-working volunteers; without them the event would be overwhelming,” notes Heather Biasio, another committed “Feastie.” The annual event seats 300 people for dinner and sells out every year. Virtually all the food will be grown here on the Saanich Peninsula, within 10 kilometres of the Saanich Fairgrounds (except cranberries from Yellow Point). This not-for-profit community event is designed to be as affordable as possible for families ($25/$22BYOP for dinner; children $10/$7 BYOP). Note: BYOP means “Bring Your Own Plate.” The event is organized by volunteers, with the support of the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association (most farms provide food at wholesale prices or better) and the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society which is generously providing both the hall and kitchen at no charge. Tickets are now on sale at: the Fresh Cup Roastery Café (Saanichton), Breadstuffs Bakery (Brentwood Bay) and the Roost Farm Centre (North Saanich). Advance tickets only. For more information, visit the event web page at www.islandfarmfresh.com or call 250-812-1312.

Sept 4-14 (10am-4pm Daily)

Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters TULISTA COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

An international textile exhibition by two innovative groups.

Balfour’s Friends Foundation Fundraiser MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE

September 6 (7:30 PM)

Firefighters & Friends Calendar Release and Fundraiser. Tickets $25 purchase tickets online, at Box Office or 250.656.0275


September 21 (7:30 PM)

The Bard on Beacon

Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. For tickets call: 250-656-0275.

U4 Tribute to U2

September 7 & 8 (2PM & 7PM)

Canada’s Ultimate tribute to U2, featuring Clayton Hill from Trooper. For tickets call: 250-656-0275.


September 22 (9AM to 2PM)

The Bard on Beacon

Saturday, Sept 7th, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Sunday, Sept 8th , ‘Romeo & Juliet’. For tickets call: 250-656-0275.

September 7 (7:30 PM)

The Legendary Platters



September 21 (7:30 PM)

For tickets call: 250-656-0275.

September 13 (7:30 PM)


Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria VARIOUS STREETS

For information: sheleena@tourdevictoria.com or 250-508-8363.

September 24 – October 12 (9AM – 5 PM)

First Nations, Inuit and Metis Art Show & Sale

A Night of Bowie


Tribute to David Bowie. For tickets call: 250-656-0275.

September 25 7:30 PM

September 19-22 (10am-4pm)



Roger Tucker Show


Roger Tucker presents a show of acrylic & oil paintings.

Open daily Mon – Sat, local arts and crafts.

Dallas Smith

His debut album 'Jumped Right In' shot to the top of the Canadian Top 100 Neilsen Chart, peaking at #19 and #4 on the Country Album Chart. Dallas will perform live at the 2013 CCMA Awards. For tickets call 250-656-0275. www.dallassmithmusic.com

Profile for Seaside Magazine

September 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.

September 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.