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 uSe iS o h r you 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!
James White Blvd
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15 5th Street
1. Bistro Suisse
6. Dig This
10. Good Fortune Restaurant
2. Brown’s The Florist
7. Donatello’s Shoes, Handbags & Accessories
11. Hemp & Company Sidney
8. Flush Bathroom Essentials
13. Marmalade Tart Boutique
4. Cameron Rose 5. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts
9. For Little Paws Grooming Studio
12. In Touch Cards & Gifts 14. Mineral World (Pebbles)
3. Buddies Toys
ay HWY #17
Pat Bay Highway
Around the town: Specialty shops & services Arts, Media & Entertainment Home & Garden Restaurants & Cafés
Professional Services Fashion & Beauty Free Parking
23 1 3 Beacon Avenue 2 4 12
8 17 1st Street
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Bevan Avenue 15. Miss Bliss Boutique
20. Salty’s Fish & Chips
24. The Dancing Orchid
16. Muffet & Louisa
21. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
25. The Fashion Exchange
19. Reigning Cats & Dogs
23. Tanner’s Books
18. Pitt & Hobbs
22. Sweet Talk & Lace
17. Papyrus Cards & Gifts
26. Woodshed West Coast Wood-Oven Kitchen
www.brownsflorist.com Autumn Glory: Glorious, warm colours of the season. Gorgeous locally grown gerbera daisies, richly coloured roses and classic calla lilies are mixed in with protea and leucodendron to create a fall bouquet of fresh flowers.
photo by Courtney Hawkins
Time to get Comfy
It Just Feels Good To Be Natural Hemp & Company Sidney 2348 Beacon Ave, Sidney ✢ 778-426-3088
100% organic cotton robes and pajamas Flush Bathroom Essentials #102-2537 Beacon Ave. Sidney 250.655.7732 www.FlushBath.ca
Open & Delivering Every Day! BATHROOM ESSENTIALS
2499 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.3313 757 Fort Street, Victoria 250.388.5545
27 Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season!
he merchants of Sidney welcome you to come and enjoy this year’s holiday shopping experience. Find that something special for her, for him, for the children and for the home right here along the lovely streets of 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.
The Fashion Exchange
~ Specializing in Hard-to-Find Sizes ~ our clothing … the perfect mix of sweet and daring
Sidney: New Location! 2388 Beacon • 250-655-5279 Plus(14-6X), Tall (8-20) & Maternity (XXS-XXL)
Oak Bay 1509 Amphion • 250-519-1044 Exclusively Plus (14-6X)
2389 beacon ave. sidney, bc 778.426.0479 www.missbliss.ca
Complete Grooming Services Pickup & Delivery Before & After Grooming
K9-Brite Bark Anaesthetic Free Dental Care Booking Now For Nov. 21st Join us December 2nd for our Christmas Doggy Photography Day! A Wonderful Stocking Stuffer or Gift for you and your family to treasure. Gift Certificates for Grooming & Pictures Available!
Call us at 778.426.2587 for Appointments!
Comfort iS A gift for all ages
Pitt & Hobbs under the striped awning!
Are you Sleeping Comfortably?
Sidney’s only wood oven kitchen, featuring pizzas, pastas, wings, appys, sandwiches and a weekly fresh sheet. Come for a cocktail, pitcher of beer or try a new flavour of our always changing wine list. Sit by the fire for lunch and dinner seven days a week. #103 - 2360 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 778.426.3442 •woodshedsidney.com
Providing you with a wide range of natural sleep products made out of wool and 100% natural latex. Call us to set up an appointment with our sleep advisor Susi mcmillan
778.426.4270 in Sidney, B.C.
whimsy, gifts, cards & things 2408 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
Merchant’s Co-op Open House Kicks Off the Holidays by Suzanne Rose
The Merchant’s Co-Op in the Town of Sidney is pleased to announce there will be a Merchants Open House on the evening of November 30th. This is the second annual open house, with over 30 merchants participating. Many businesses will offer promotions and discounts as well as goodies galore! Once again, we will have a
choral group serenading shoppers on the sidewalks and we hope to have even more entertainment provided. This is the kickoff to our vibrant holiday shopping season and quite a few merchants will offer some late night shopping during December. Many of the shops also have fundraisers to gather food for the food banks or
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Cosy, Warm Nighties, Robes & PJ’s
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2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.1002 www.sweettalkandlacelingerie.ca
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Donatello’s Where fashion meets comfort 2506 Beacon Ave.
Select merchants will be handing out the 12 Days of Christmas!/Passport to the North Pole throughout the shopping season. Shoppers can take their passport to participating merchants and get a stamp or signature on one of 12 spaces. Once filled, it can be entered in a draw at Haro’s Restaurant in the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa or at participating merchants. Prizes are a generous $250 gift
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8-3960 Shelbourne Street 250-590-6162
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raise money for the less fortunate.
1008 Craigflower Road 250-477-6555
shoes, handbags & accessories
2359 Beacon Avenue 250-655-0400
certificate from the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa or one of three gift baskets from the Merchant’s Co-Op. If this weren’t enough excitement, Tom Watson, entertainer extraordinaire, will be hosting Hark the Haro’s Angels Sing at Haro’s. Tom will be charming you with his music, cheerful banter and holiday quizzes whilst giving out gift certifcates from various merchants throughout the evening. These very popular events will be held on Thursday
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Papyrus Cards & Gifts #104 - 2537 Beacon Ave 250.656.1358 email@example.com
Your Source For UNICEF Birthday Cards & UNICEF Boxed Christmas Cards! cards & gifts You bring the moments, we’ll bring the words.
2449B Beacon Avenue, Sidney, B.C. (across from Tanner’s Books) 250-656-4316 evenings, November 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th, from 6 until 9 p.m. The draw for the 12 Days of Christmas prizes will be held on December 20th at 8:45 p.m. in Haro’s Restaurant.
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
www.buddiestoys.ca Cameron Rose Gifts at 250-656-8782. We will be happy to answer your questions about the contests, specials or late night shopping.
Check the Shop Sidney page on facebook to fnd out which merchants will be open late. Upcoming contests and specials will be posted there as well. Or, in December call either Flush Bath Essentials at 250-655-7732 or
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Tasty Asian Flavours & Fresh Ingredients
Unique Gift Ideas For Cats & Dogs … From Treats to Clothing! Toys • Bubba Rose Organic Treats New Collars • Christmas T-shirts
Dishes to Suit Every Taste
Lunch Tuesday to Friday 11-2 Dinner Tuesday to Sunday 4 -10
Good Fortune Restaurant Offering delivery in the local area 250-656-5112 • 9838 3rd St, Sidney
Let’s not forget about the humans: Stephen Huneck T-shirts and mugs! 9802 5th St, Sidney 250.656.4700
MT Fun, Flirty, Fabulous Fashion! Mon - Sat 10-530 • Sundays & Holidays 1130-5 #102-2506 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 778-426-3356 • www.marmaladetart.com
Sidney Museum renovates to Connect Generations by Susan Simosko If before-and-after pictures excite you, grab your camera and head to the Sidney Museum on Beacon Avenue. This local gem, which attracts about 15,000 visitors annually, is about to undergo a major transformation. Peter Garnham, museum director, is excited about the proposed changes. “We’ve been working on the concept for almost five years,” Peter says. “We have such wonderful artifacts, but we don’t tell the story of Sidney and North Saanich chronologically or completely, so it’s often difficult for visitors to put the pieces together to fully understand our history.” The proposed plan calls for a thorough depiction of the area, from its geological beginnings right up until the 1990s. “We need to bring our history to life and include historical periods not currently well represented at the Museum,” says Board member Peter Wainwright. By way of example, he cites the early pioneers, pirates and the depression era. “We want to highlight unique aspects of our history too. For example, did you know that local farmers grew some of the finest hops in North America and supplied breweries
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in Victoria, Seattle and beyond?” While Board members have wanted to expand the Museum for years, space limitations were inevitably an issue. All that changed when Clive Tanner announced that he wasn’t going to renew his Military Bookshop lease. “Suddenly we had an exceptional opportunity,” says Graham Debling, president of the Sidney Museum and Archives Society. “We approached the current owners about purchasing the space and they were very receptive. Happily, we negotiated a positive outcome. With 20% more space, we can not only update the Museum, we can build a whole new experience for residents and visitors alike.” Liz Savage, another Board member who works with the schools, concurs. “With the added space, we can create a highly interactive, fun and educational experience for all. Imagine children’s astonishment,” she tells me, “when they learn that at one time the Peninsula had three railroad lines. Now imagine an interactive display in which the children can actually see and touch those trains. That’s the sort of thing we’re working
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“A taste of Europe of days gone by” Open Daily FOr lunch & Dinner
2432 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.7141 www.christinelaurentjewellers.ca
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towards!” She smiles and adds: “It’s so important for us all to remember how the generations connect.” Current plans call for a two-staged approach. The first will focus on constructing the needed infrastructure: knocking down walls, creating new display areas and introducing the latest technology and lighting. “During the second phase,” Peter Garnham says, “we’ll use artifacts – current and newly acquired – to imaginatively present the area’s rich and colourful story.” For the past few years, the Museum has been quietly acquiring funds for the project. We have about 20% of what’s required,” says Peter Wainright. “Individuals and businesses can support the Museum by sponsoring an actual exhibit or by making a cash or in-kind charitable donation. Everyone’s contribution, however large or small, will be valued and publicly recognized.” To learn more or become a supporter, pick up a leaflet at the Museum in the Old Post Office building or visit www.sidneymuseum.ca.