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february.2013 YOUR WEST COAST CULTURE lorianne koch - Bravo advertising

How do you put a spring in the step of a successful magazine? Make it stronger, healthier? Begin with an open-minded publisher who didn’t want to look like or be like any other magazine: she wants to look like … well, the community she serves. A makeover was ordered up, with the direction to preserve the character of the original product. We infused it with some fresh energy through the use of Gotham, a modern, clean typeface that has its bold, strong side when called upon for the heavier work of drawing your attention; a colour palette that reflects Seaside’s environment – steely grey to shore up a vibrant, turquoise-infused array of headers and subheads; topped off with a healthy injection of fresh-faced white to marry the two. The next logical step was to give more real estate to Jo-Ann Way's striking photography that help tell the stories. No fancy embellishments to tart up the old girl: just a nudge toward a sleeker, more sophisticated look to showcase her strengths in clean, open spaces. In the end, the challenge became the reward. It’s been a pleasure. jennifer bowles

I was born and raised in Victoria and attended St. Margaret’s School. I fell in love with the food and beverage industry at the age of 14 when I took my first job as a dishwasher at a local fish and chip café. With over 20 years experience in the industry, including owning my own restaurant and working for some the world’s top hotel chains, I continue to fuel my passion by writing the monthly Island Dish column. Featuring recipes from classic comfort food to more adventurous world cuisine, researching and writing the column keeps me inspired! This month I get a little bolder with spicy chilies! Well-known for some of their restorative properties, chilies are a multipurpose food that are super tasty as you will see! Enjoy. dr. shelley breadner

As a veterinarian, I put my heart into my work every day, opening up to each animal that comes to me for care and compassion. It brings music to my soul, and I couldn't do it any other way. So, it was apropos to write about heart health for Seaside Magazine's February issue. By sharing some core points (“cor” being Latin for heart ) on maintaining heart health, I hope I may encourage many hearts to beat a little stronger. Of course, chocolate for you (and if you remember, dark chocolate for me!), but NO chocolate for dogs or kitties! Whatever your favourite love song, sing it for your little companion, and your two hearts will beat as one!

Publisher Sue Hodgson 250.516.6489 Editor Allison Smith in Chief 250.813.1745 Advertising Marcella Macdonald Sales Lori Swan Madeleine Kemp 250.516.6489 This Month’s Contributors Trysh Ashby-Rolls, Rose Bandura, Jennifer Bowles, Shelley Breadner, Dianne Connerly, Gillian Crowley, Michael Forbes, Dave Gartley, Doreen Marion Gee, Linda Hunter, Tracey Jones, Stacey Kaminski, Tara Keeping, Lorianne Koch, Linda M. Langwith, Susi McMillan, Vicki Prince, Steve Sakiyama, Steve Sheppard, Fraser Syme, Megan Walker, Jo-Ann Way, Phil Wooster

P.O. BOX 2173, SIDNEY, B.C. V8L 3S6 Seaside magazine is printed 12 times a year in Richmond, B.C. by Rhino Print Solutions. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Reproduction requests may be made to the editor or publisher via the above means. Views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the publisher and editor. Staff of the magazine cannot be held responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. In-Room at:

steve sakiyama

Victoria Airport/Sidney

The weather – all of us live with it, breathe it and talk about it … but few write about it. So I am excited to write about the weather in Seaside Magazine, along with some humour and life thrown in. As a child I looked at the sky in amazement, and now as a scientist with the Ministry of Environment and an instructor in Meteorology at Royal Roads University, I continue to pursue this passion. My wife and I have been blessed with two wonderful children, and over the past 22 years we have experienced the full spectrum of West Coast weather while enjoying life in this incredible place. Take a look at this month’s article about weather alerts but be warned: it contains nuts.

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Seaside February 2013 Issue  
Seaside February 2013 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the West Coast culture is treasured and celebrated. We’...