July 2012 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.

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.

our future iS n


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!

7th Street

Resthaven Drive

James White Blvd

10 Beacon Avenue

2 22

20 4

5th Street

Mary Winspear

Bevan Avenue

3 1. Adams Electronics 2. Audiotronic 3. Beacon Cat Hospital

4. Bubba Loo Children’s wear, toys & gifts

17 at Bay HWY #

5. Buddies Toys

6. Cameron Rose 7. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts 8. d.g.bremner & co menswear and accessories 9. Donatello’s Shoes, Handbags & Accessories

10. Exist Hairworx 11. Flush Bathroom Essentials 12. For Little Paws Grooming Studio 13. Good Fortune Restaurant

5th Street

Pat Bay Highway


14. In Touch Cards & Gifts

Around the Town: Specialty shops & services Arts, Media & Entertainment Home & Garden Restaurants & Cafés

Professional Services Fashion & Beauty Free Parking

Sidney Waterfront





16 9 19

Bevan Avenue

15. Knickerbocker’s Unique Home Accents & Gifts


19. Muffet & Louisa

23. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

20. Pitt & Hobbs Oakville Avenue

17. Mineral World (Pebbles)

22. Riverbank Design

3rd Street

18. Miss Bliss Boutique

21. RBC Dominion Securities – Deborah Reid

2nd Street

16. Marmalade Tart Boutique

Orchard Avenue

1st Street



11 2nd Street

3rd Street

4th Street

Beacon Avenue 24 6 8 14


Sidney Waterfront



Seaport Place

Sidney Avenue

4th Street

24. Sparling Real Estate 25. Sweet Talk & Lace 26. The Dancing Orchid

Whimsy, Gifts & Things That Make The Heart Sing!

100% Natural Latex Camping Pillows

A nurturing, fresh and updated approach to the shopping experience

For Your Comfort … For Decades

Donatello’s shoes, handbags & accessories

Where fashion meets comfort 2506 Beacon Ave.


Are you camping comfortably?

Pittformerly &Dragon Hobbs Horse -

bed frames, latex mattresses and more...


2408 Beacon Avenue, Sidney


250.656.3088 www.pittandhobbs.com

2348 Beacon Ave, Sidney 778.426.2762

Celebrate Summer by Shopping Sidney!


here 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 Thursday Night 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!

Why Go to Victoria?

Shop Local … Shop Audiotronic! New Samsung Smart TV’s Now In Stock!

Get a $100 Gift With Purchase *See In-Store For Details*

The Dancing Orchid 9824 5th Street, Sidney 250-656-3666

2416 Beacon Avenue 250.656.1318 thedancingorchid@yahoo.com

Gifts For The Garden! Sun Hats for Summer and Gift Presentations for All Occasions!

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

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


Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa Earns 2012 The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa has received a TripAdvisor ®   (www.tripadvisor.com) Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher,

out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. “The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Natalie King, general manager at The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa.   “We strive to offer our customers a memorable   experience, and this accolade is evidence that   our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Lingerie • Loungewear • Intimate Apparel

Treat Yourself to the Best in Chinese Cuisine A Delicious Dining Experience ❍❍❍

Tasty Asian Flavours & Fresh Ingredients ❍❍❍

Dishes to Suit Every Taste We are open until 9 pm every Thursday night for the Sidney Summer Market. Join our Facebook page to find out about our weekly Thursday night specials.

The Perfect Spot for Your Father’s Day Meal! 2447 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250-656-8782 2424 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.1002 • sweetlingerie.ca


Good Fortune Restaurant Offering delivery in the local area 250-656-5112 • 9838 3rd St, Sidney

Update with a Splash of Colour in 100% Pure Organic Cotton

Shop in Sidney,

Let’s Keep Things Local!

Bath Caddies

Sterling silver charms from $30

Victoria at Broadmead Village 250.658.5578 Sidney at Sidney Pier Hotel 250.656.5506

Flush Bathroom Essentials #102-2537 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC

Free Colour Cord with the purchase of 3 Murano Glass charms for the month of July.* *Before taxes. Upgrade to Leather Cord or Braided Leather Bracelet permitted. Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. See our store for details.

knickerbockers.ca • pandora.net


250.655.7732 www.FlushBath.ca

Come See Us To Make Focal!

Simply YourLuxurious Hair The

Tues - Sat 9-6 Open Late Tues/Weds! 250.656.2321 #3 - 2310 Beacon Ave, Sidney

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.” Opened five years ago – May 1st, 2007 – The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is a boutique waterfront hotel on Vancouver

Island’s breathtaking Saanich Peninsula, just 10 minutes from the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries, and Washington State Ferry terminals. The contemporary and timeless design features 55 spacious guestrooms,   three meeting rooms, full-service spa, salon and fitness centre, street-side café and waterfront restaurant and lounge. The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is committed to sustainable practices that preserve the delicate balance of the planet and have received a 4 Green Keys Eco-rating.




MT Grooming – Bathing – Brushing Nail Trimming – Teeth Cleaning – Glands

Fun, Flirty, Fabulous Fashion!

Open Tues through Sat 9-5 (last appointment at 2)



#3-2490 Bevan Avenue, Sidney 778-426-2587 • ForLittlePaws@shaw.ca

Mon - Sat 10-530 • Sundays & Holidays 1130-5 #102-2506 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 778-426-3356 • www.marmaladetart.com

Sidney’s Summer Sounds Series A perfect example of summer on the Saanich Peninsula is the Summer Sounds Concert Series, put on by the Peninsula Celebrations Society (PCS). The series takes place every Sunday in July and August from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sidney’s Beacon Park. It showcases some of the best talent Vancouver Island has to offer, with musical acts ranging from Rhythm & Blues to Jazz to Classic Rock, and these are big name performers! The Midnights, Shaky Ground and the Timebenders are some of the acts performing this summer. “We’re proud that our organization can provide these types of high calibre concerts to the public for free,” says PCS President Sheilah Fea. “It really brings entertainment to everyone in the community, and it’s so much fun to see people of all ages out in the park, enjoying great music.”

Peninsula Celebrations Society

The PCS is comprised of a group of hard working volunteers that can be seen at every event, making it all happen, but there is one man who puts a great deal of time and effort into making the Summer Concert Series the amazing success it is. Tom Watson has spent the past several

years cultivating the lineup for the series and ensuring a   high quality of performances that everyone can enjoy. Tom also emcees the events, and no one can deny that his engaging personality, fabulous sense of humour and silky smooth voice sets the tone for an engaging afternoon. A singer, performer and musician himself, Tom knows what it means to entertain. The purpose of the Peninsula Celebrations 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 offers individuals and organizations opportunities to display their talents, abilities and wares through festival, cultural and family related events. The PCS would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom for contributing to this mandate and for his commitment to bringing music to the community. This year’s Summer Sounds kicks off on July 8th with The Midnights. Please visit www.peninsulacelebrations. ca for a full listing of the concerts. There will be loads of surprises this year, with giveaways and promotions from Epicure and other participating sponsors. Join your fellow Island residents at the Beacon Pavilion for Sunday afternoons filled with sunshine, toe tapping and dancing. Life on the Peninsula doesn’t get much better! Submitted by Lisa Makar.

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

2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 • christinelaurentjewellers.ca


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the new jewellery store at Mineral World 9808 Seaport Place


Capturing the Light “Capturing the light” – that’s like saying paint the air. You can’t put it in a container, and you can’t see it. So how do painters do it? Artists re-created the world as colours that suggest light and form. Paintings may appear unfinished, as did the paintings of Monet (pictured), Pissarro and others. Painting from life challenges artists’ every sensory nerve by absorbing the information in front of them, from sight to atmospheric temperature, and channeling feelings from head to hand – recreating their impression in paints on paper or canvas. The eye physically registers light on forms, therefore form is subject to lighting conditions. And where better to capture “real” light than in the outdoors? Sidney Plein Air Paintout celebrates its 10-year anniversary this August. This is a call to artists and art lovers to come down to Beacon Park (at the end of Beacon Avenue) on August 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All levels of artists are invited to participate in the muchanticipated painting event while the public cheers them


Sidney Plein Air Paintout

on. Most of the artists have been coming to Sidney to paint for the past nine years from all over the Island and at times from as far away as Calgary and San Diego. Mark your calendar, whether you are an artist or a spectator who loves art. Artists will be painting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Beacon and the waterfront. There will be an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. and a fine art exhibition/sale in the bandstand till 4 p.m. Art exhibition and sale will continue in the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon Avenue) until August 22nd. Visit the Odette Laroche Gallery at #203 - 2527 Beacon Avenue and view the new paintings, see art in progress or take lessons. Artists: For paint out information and entry forms, call Odette Laroche at 250-6558278 or visit www.odettelarochegallery.com. Sponsors of the Sidney Plein Air Paint Out 2012: Odette LaRoche, gallery organizer and host; Community Arts Council Saanich Peninsula; Island Blue Art Store; Salvador Davis and Co; and the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa. Juror is Grant Fuller, an artist and teacher from Comox. Submitted by Odette Laroche.

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