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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.

Sidney Avenue

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Pull out these pages and use as your guide Around the Town: around Sidney! Specialty shops & services Arts, Media & Entertainment Home & Garden Restaurants & Cafés

6 3 19 Beacon Avenue Beacon 2 17Avenue 10 22

Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue

Beacon Avenue

20 16 18 4

Bevan Avenue 5

Oakville Avenue Oakville Avenue

19. Tanner’s Books

20. The Dancing Orchid

21. The Denture Clinic

22. The Village Gallery


Sidney Waterfront Seaport Place

James White Blvd James White Blvd 14

4th Street 1

Oakville Avenue

13. Pebbles at Mineral World 14. Reigning Cats & Dogs

15. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre 16. Smashin Fashin

1st Sidney Street Waterfront Seaport Place

ames White Blvd 21

7th Street 7 Beacon Avenue Beacon Avenue

7th Street

Bevan Avenue Bevan Avenue

7. Exist Hairworx 8. Flush Bathroom Essentials 9. Haro’s Restaurant + Bar 10. Hypersport Activewear

Seaport Place

23. Waterlily Shoes, Bags 17. Sparling Real Estate Orchard Avenue and Accessories Orchard Avenue 18. Sweet Talk & Lace

Orchard Avenue

1st Street

Beacon Avenue

Bevan Avenue

2. Brown’s The Florist 3. Buddies Toys

4. Christine Laurent

Resthaven Drive

11. Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop

1st Street 3rd Street

3rd Street

Resthaven Drive

12. Pacifica Real Estate

2nd Street

2nd Street

3rd Street

3rd Street

Mary Winspear

5. Curves Sidney

6. Dig This

4th Street

2nd Street

2nd Street

2nd Street

4th Street

2nd Street

4th Street 4th Street

3rd Street 3rd Street

5th Street 5th Street

5th Street

4th Street

5th Street

Pat Bay Highway 1. Beacon Cat Hospital


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5th Street 5th Street

Resthaven Drive

Mary Winspear

7th Street


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

18 Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season! The merchants of Sidney encourage you to come and enjoy this year’s holiday shopping experience. Find that something special for her, for him, for the children and to make your home “holiday ready” right here along the streets of lovely Sidney-by-the-Sea. You’ll find that our diverse range of unique small businesses offer personalized service to take the best care of you – our valued customer. Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season, from the merchants and staff of the shops of Sidney.

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Beacon Cat Hospital Dr. Ellen Guttormson

Bras Panties Cami’s

The only strictly feline hospital serving the Saanich Peninsula

Cosy, Warm Nighties, Robes & PJ’s

available at

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

2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.1002 www.sweettalkandlacelingerie.ca

Sidney Celebrates the Holidays The merchants of Sidney welcome you to come and enjoy your holiday shopping experience! Find that gift you’re proud to give to him, to her, to the kids, the pets, and even to your in-laws! If you haven’t been to Sidney in a while, it’s time to come and spend the day. Experience the coffee culture, check out the Georgia Tube – rapid sandwich transit, and other worldly cuisine to keep your tummy rumbles at bay all day! Between each bite there are things to do for the whole family. There are shops galore. And not just any shops! These are shops with owners who are passionate about their trade, who search for something special to put on their shelves. And it’s likely the owner or a family

member you’ll get to talk to! What a wonderful story to go along with that great gift. Practical, extravagant, necessary, thematic, and everything in between is available in Sidney. Bundle up and join us for the third annual Holiday Open House on Friday November 29th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Many of the beautifully decorated stores stay open into the evening on this night to ring in the season. It’s time to pick up your Passport to the North Pole for a chance to win some fabulous prizes, just for shopping in Sidney, and make a good dent in your holiday to-do list, all at the same time! Aside from the fabulous shopping, there are lots family-friendly events

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Oak Bay Store

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501


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

Ultimate in Comfort

Bet You Can’t Tell These wax candles have such an incredibly realistic flame, we bet you can’t tell they’re not real. Plus, a smart-timer lets you set the candle to run for a certain amount of time and automatically shut off – over and over again.

Smashin Fashin www.smashinfashin.ca 2420 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.9558

Smarter Candles for Garden Lovers

9813 Third St, Sidney • 778.426.1998 sidney@digthis.com

taking place in Sidney this Holiday season. Santa Claus and the Peninsula Celebrations Society are hosting a breakfast at the Shoal Centre on November 23rd starting at 9 a.m., and the following Saturday evening around 5 p.m. Santa will make an appearance in his very own parade! After the parade, about 6:30 p.m., Santa suggests you gather at the foot of Beacon to watch the decorated boats sail past the shore. If you prefer an indoor selection of activities, visit the Sidney Museum in its new expanded location to see Teddy Bears at Play, or check out the Mary Winspear events calendar for details about craft fairs, musical performances and the Festival of Trees, just to name a few (visit www.marywinspear.ca for more information). Haven’t been to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre yet? Consider sharing this memorable experience with friends and family of all ages. On Thursday evenings before Christmas in December, Tom Watson,

Skechers: Go Walk - Go Run since 1999

running • walking • yoga • fitness • swimming

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

entertainer extraordinaire, will be hosting Hark the Haro’s Angels Sing at Haro’s Restaurant in the Sidney Pier Hotel. Tom will charm the crowd with his music, cheerful banter and holiday quizzes while giving out gift certificates from a variety of local shops throughout the evening. These very popular events will take place Thursday December 5th, 12th and 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. During the final performance, grand prizes will be awarded to the randomly selected, completed Passport to the North Pole. A night not to miss! Don’t forget to take time for you during this busy season. There are salons, spas, fitness and wellness studios to choose from. Or perhaps giving the gift of relaxation is on your list? You’ll find that our diverse range of small businesses offer personalized services to take the best care of you – our valued customer. Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season, from the merchants of Distinctly Sidney. Mineral World SST Ad October 2013 Size: 3.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • Rev 2 • Oct 03/13


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We carry off beat and affordable gifts for EVERYONE Shop on-line at www.pebblesjewellery.com 250-655-4367 • 9808 Seaport Place • www.mineralworld.ca

Ready for A Touch of Saltspring? by Barry Mathias

For many people,

the Christmas Art and Craft Show, A Touch of Saltspring, is a shopping highlight of the year. Situated in the Panorama Recreation Centre, it is the largest arts and crafts show on Vancouver Island. It runs from December 6th to the 8th with a threeday pass for only $5 and children go free. The idea for the fair began at a small Christmas market on Salt Spring Island, when Ed and Joan Price and a group of artisan friends realized they needed a bigger venue for their merchandise. “We began in 1991 at the Pro Patria Legion in Burnside,” Ed says. “We moved to the Saanich Fairgrounds in 1992 and expanded to the tennis building at the Panorama site eight years ago.” The original fair attracted 60 vendors, and this year there will be 254, including 10 charities. “I’m already working on the 2014 show,” notes Ed. Originally a candy maker, Ed and his wife became the organizational “masterminds” behind the phenomenal growth of this fair. “It’s a family enterprise,” he says proudly, “even involving in-laws and my 10 grandchildren!” His wife, and daughters Liz and Karol, run the on-site catering; his son, Tony, leads a team of 10 responsible for the huge set-up operation, which “is completed in one day and a night. Takedown begins immediately the show closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, and by Monday morning the tennis players are back on the courts.” He recalls that one year a huge rainstorm caused serious logistical problems: “In spite of this, we had three of the four courts ready on time.” Ed works “hand-in-glove” with the management of the Centre. “We have our own management team of five, and we provide everything that is needed, including carpets, tables and staff. We employ 25 people over the weekend, and organize parking and ticket sales.” He emphasizes the friendship and professionalism of the vendors. “They only sell what they produce themselves, which means the gifts you buy are unusual

and of high quality.” For the last 10 years the Girl Guides have received a complimentary table, as have some other worthy causes. Last year, Ed and his family became a limited company, and in his 72nd year, he and his wife are preparing to gradually hand over the reins to the younger members. Their success is measured not only in the way A Touch of Salt Spring has expanded, but also in the creation of employment opportunities for family and friends, and in the benefits to the community. In early December, when other shows are past, A Touch of Salt Spring is the perfect event for everyone’s Christmas shopping, and another great opportunity to shop local! Photos courtesy Doreen Carlson.

Unique Unique Gift Gift Ideas Ideas For For Cats Cats & & Dogs Dogs … … From From Treats Treats to to Clothing! Clothing! • OoMaLoo and Fluff and Tuff Toys • Gooby Winter Clothes • Individual Christmas Treats

Let’s Not Forget About the Humans! Stephen Huneck T-Shirts and Mugs

9802 5th Street, Sidney 250.656.4700

Sidney Lions Celebrate 50 Years The Sidney Lions Club received its Charter from Lions

Many residents will recall the successful program in past years to raise Club International on June 27th, 1964 and has actively contributed funds for the construction of the Bevan Avenue fishing pier through to local and international communities ever since, with pride and the sale of “memorial” bricks. The Sidney Lions Club is reactivating this distinction. Mention the name “Sidney Lions” on the street in Sidney concept, enabling local residents and businesses to purchase a brick for and people will say “Food Bank” (now in its 30th year of operation) or incorporation into a new walled entranceway to the playground area. “children’s eyeglass program” or the “Lions Lunchbox” or the “Christmas The bricks will be engraved with inscriptions of the purchaser’s choice. Hamper Project.” The club has also made contributions to a variety of Three different sizes of brick are available: 4- by 8-inch, 8- by 8-inch, and international projects. 12- by 12-inch, costing $100, $250 and $1,000 respectively. This will be With the club’s 50th anniversary coming up in June, members have a great way for members of the community to show their support of this decided to celebrate by providing a special gift to the community. It will community project or to honour the memory of a loved one. Additional replace a large segment of the playground equipment in Tulista Park. information regarding brick purchases can be obtained by calling Bill The existing equipment, installed by the Lions about 20 years ago, does DesLauriers at 250-655-4747. not meet current safety standards and is showing the wear and tear of After 50 years, the Sidney Lions Club is strong and healthy, but it is past use. The new equipment will be safer and more varied, but most always looking for new members who espouse the motto “We Serve.” importantly, will have components that are accessible to children in The club has a healthy mix of male and female members, in a wide age wheelchairs or with physical disabilities. range and many ethnic backgrounds. Anyone interested in joining is The estimated cost of the project is about $70,000. The club has raised invited to attend a club meeting, held at the Glen Meadows Golf Club over $35,000 from Lions Lunchbox food sales, but it is evident this will the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except July and August). not generate sufficient money to complete the new playround project by More information about the club’s activities and meetings can be found next year. So, a new fundraising event is being initiated. http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/sidneybc/. Sidney Pier (Haro’s) Seaside Times Ad Nov 2013 • at Size: 7.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • REV 2 • Oct 07/13

FOOD, FLICKS & WINE... Finally a reason to look for ward to Monday and Tuesday!



Bring Your Own Wine Night Join us for Dinner and a Movie – 3 great nights of food & entertainment NOV 25 MONDAY


FEB 24

Chocolat No Reservations Big Night

Each night includes a 3 course dinner & glass of wine at reception and a movie $45/person

Every Tuesday between now and December 17th we encourage you to bring in your own wine to enjoy with dinner in Haro’s – we’ll take care of the service and there is no corkage fee!*

(tax & gratuity included)

*With minimum guest check of $30



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November 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.

November 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.