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n the spirit of this month’s culinary edition of Seaside Magazine, I’ve included one of my favourite dessert recipes for chocolate mousse. I hope you enjoy! 5 to 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup boiling water 3 egg yolks 1/4 cup Amaretto liquor 3 egg whites 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 to 1-1/4 cup whipping cream (whipped) 1/4 cup finely crushed walnuts (optional) In a blender, combine chocolate chips and boiling water. Blend until melted and smooth, then add egg yolks and Amaretto and continue to blend for 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks, gradually add sugar while beating to stiff peaks. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites mixture, then fold in the whipped cream. Fold in walnuts if desired. Pour into individual service and chill for at least 4 hours. Garnish as desired.
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Writing about current dieting trends really let my passion for intuitive eating and rejecting the dieting culture come through. Creating a food and fitness lifestyle that works for you is so important. I want everyone to feel that they can maintain a happy and healthy relationship with food.
This article was special to me as I love to get inspired by my environment and create new recipes. I was able to use lavender from my Mom’s garden and created this mocktail through the ingredients I had on hand. Resourcefulness is key as a chef; get inspired by your surroundings!
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cathy larsen page 29 My love of travel has continued to evolve since my early travels as a teen, through motherhood and now as an (almost) empty nester. Creating wonderful memories, meeting amazing people all while experiencing different cultures along the way has led me to the opening of Departures Travel in Sidney … what a life!
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christina Georgeadis page 24 For many of us a night out is a real treat as it doesn’t happen often enough. With commitments of family and work we can often find that long stretches of time go by without a break. Sidney offers spectacular views, so get out and enjoy the last weeks of patio weather.
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first word Just like coming to the end of a wonderful book, the last days of summer make us want to cling to it all the more, as we start to think about what we will miss most about it. Instead of focusing on the looming loss of what is most people’s favourite time (it is surely mine), maybe we could ease our distress by making the best use of what we’ve got, while it’s still around. Too often, the here and now get swallowed up by time spent lamenting what has been and fearing what’s to come. A large part of living in the moment is about appreciating the fruits of each season – literally! That’s our focus in many of the articles for our September Culinary Issue, especially on our cover: an abundance of colourful fresh produce and local florals that can be whizzed up in many of your own local recipes.
chefs in our Inside the Kitchen feature have done to create their favourite recipes. There is something special about visiting local farms in the fall. The root vegetables are at their best, as are cabbage and kale. And don’t forget the fruit! There is nothing like plucking an apple from a tree and eating it right then and there. The apples have taken all summer to get sweet and tender, and now it’s time for picking. When I was growing up in the Maritimes we always had a huge garden that we all took turns caring for. I can still taste the fresh cucumber sandwiches, a ritual in our household, and I can distinctly remember hours of picking the tomatoes that would later ripen on the pool table in our basement. So go and enjoy a truly wonderful fall and don’t forget to pick an apple or that last tomato!
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From Foodie Fad to Cultural Norm: The Importance of Farm-to-Table by Solara Goldwynn Hatchet & Seed
Eating locally in September is a feast for the senses. After an intensely warm summer, and an unprecedented forest fire season, the coming change to autumn is a welcome sight for many. Farmers markets are filled with the bounty of the season and all the love and hard work our local farmers have put into their products can be seen in our filled baskets and on our dinner plates. Farm-to-table and even garden-to-table is just easier this time of year. The farm-to-table movement is slowly becoming less of a passing trend and more of a cultural norm. The more people experience fresh, in season, local produce, the more the demand grows. Many restaurants now feature local farms and are strong proponents of the local food movement, introducing patrons to the flavours of the season and region. Other initiatives are replicating this model, such as farm-to-school programs which help bring local food to cafeteria programs and not only feed students fresh, healthy food but educate both students and teachers on the importance of food security. Here are some of the benefits of farm-to-table: food that doesn't travel long distances is higher in nutrients; less fossil fuels are needed for transportation and refrigeration of food grown close to home; buying local food helps the local economy by supporting farmers and food producers; eating local keeps you in tune with the seasons; supporting local farmers helps to preserve farmland; eating local food creates a vibrant food culture and encourages a healthy whole food diet; and less packaging is required! However, as we know, because of the current â€œcheap fossil fuel paradigm,â€? local food is often a more expensive choice for the consumer than something imported from across the globe. Many of us find that being able to afford and access local food can be challenging, even though supply and demand is increasing. If you walk into any grocery store you will notice that only a small amount of the food (produce and 10 seasidemagazine.ca | september 2018
RAISING THE BAR packaged) is from the Island. Vancouver Island agriculture produces less than 10% of the food it consumes, and we import the rest. With our population growing, many farmers retiring and the cost of land (especially farmland) on the rise, this percentage will most likely decline over the next few years unless we collectively make local food, and the production of it, more available to everyone. It is vital that we support our local farms, use our farmland for growing food and train a new generation of farmers. We can also encourage each other and our municipalities to make food growing a part of our culture. If you have a balcony or a patch of land, you can start by growing one thing you enjoy eating. Develop your green thumb! Gardening is a skill that can be cultivated over time. Reflect on the connection between local food and culture in your own life; nurture those stories and tell them to the children in your life. Support farmers by not only buying directly from them, but also encouraging the restaurants and grocers around us to support them too. And let's encourage our municipalities to replace dying trees with edible nut trees and to invest more money in expanding community gardens, school gardens, hospital gardens, etc. Here are some local food resources: https://islandfarmfresh.com http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/nutritioncoupon-program http://lifecyclesproject.ca/.
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Megan Moyes: Professional Cook by Stu Rhodes
This month's edition of Seaside
Magazine has a focus on food. We can all think back and recall a special meal of some significance that has left us with lifelong memories. Sometimes we remember the meal because of the occasion or celebration to which it was connected, like a birthday or anniversary. Other times we may have those lasting memories because of the meal itself: the flavours, the pairings, or maybe it was the dessert that was unforgettable! Regardless of whether those memories were etched by the meal or the occasion being celebrated, Megan Moyes wants to help create those memories. Megan is a recent graduate from Stelly's Secondary who has an unparalleled passion for cooking and a personal vision to help make people's lives happier by contributing to their dining experience and creating lasting memories of their fun times by serving up delicious food. "We all have our favourite meals, whether it's a basic 'mac & cheese' comfort food, or an exquisite culinary creation in honour of a marriage or Christmas celebration. I want to help create those meals and accompanying memories for the people I feed," said Megan. Megan first became interested in the culinary arts when she visited Stelly's Secondary School as an eighth-grade Bayside student to participate in a YES-2-IT activity where students get to do a whirlwind tour of several different trade areas. She still remembers making the "Thanksgiving wraps" and how much they were enjoyed by everyone. She was so impressed with the experience that she went home and told her folks she wanted to become a chef, to which they replied: "That's ridiculous!" But as her mom, Lyne Moyes, told me: "Megan is a very determined young woman. If you tell her she can't do something, she will just go right ahead and do it anyway, only she will do it HER way." And do it she did, on her own terms, as she experimented by taking more and more culinary courses each year until eventually she signed up for the the Level One Professional Cook E-pprentice program through Stelly's in partnership with Camosun College. Megan's teacher and mentor in the Saanich program at Stelly's is Monika Gysler. She is very proud of Megan's accomplishments, which include successful completion of the very demanding E-pprentice program, winning Gold at the Regional Skills Canada competition, and representing the South Island at the Provincial Skills competition. "Megan shares her passion for cooking and life in her journey toward her career goals. She is patient and generous, mentoring her peers as she welcomes every new challenge and hones her skills in the preparation of delicious foods," said Gysler. Along the way Megan was snapped up by Jason Tilley as an photo by Nunn Other Photography
apprentice cook for Floyd's Diner, where she worked part time while completing grade 12. This gave her a chance to put theory to practise, working in a fast-paced restaurant kitchen. Today she is working as a second-year Professional Cook apprentice with Butchart Gardens under the tutelage of Executive Chef Travis Hanson. Travis is thrilled to have Megan on board and has been a big supporter of the Saanich School District Culinary Arts program. I'm not sure who's happier, Travis or Megan, because she absolutely loves working in the kitchen at Butchart. "They are all so nice. They know so much, and they are all willing to share and help me learn more," said Megan. Megan is already registered for Level Two next April. Don't be surprised if you see her go for a second Red Seal as a Baker as soon as she finishes her Professional Cook training. Take in a meal at Butchart Gardens. There is a good chance Megan will have helped create fond memories of your experience there. Bon appĂŠtit! Contact Stu Rhodes at 250-415-9211 for more information on how to get involved as a student apprentice, or as an employer sponsor in this or any other career program in Saanich School District. View the promotional YouTube video Jump Start Your Career at http://www. youtube.com/user/saanichcareers.
Arc: Academy of Inquiry A new kind of school has arrived in town. The doors recently opened on Canada's second inquiry-based school, using the same model as Jeff Hopkins' wildly successful Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) located in downtown Victoria. The Arc: Academy of Inquiry school, located on the grounds
of the Cridge Centre for the Family, accommodates students in grades six through eight. The school is a powerful model for the education of the future. It's a move that's responsive to the shift today's young people need to survive and thrive in a fast-changing world. "Inquiry is a mindset which inspires a student to find and
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explore their own interests," says Tom Hudock, founder of Arc Academy. He is carving a new educational path following the transformative practices of Hopkins and education researcher John Abbott, a U.K.-based scholar whose findings provided the foundation for Sir Ken Robinson's work as launched by the world's most watched TED talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity? "This kind of student-driven learning is how kids are naturally motivated from birth. Yet somehow over the past century we've really allowed schooling to move us away from this natural state of curiosity and motivation," says Hudock. The inquiry approach is associated with greater self-esteem, resilience and socioemotional competence on the part of students. With record highs of anxiety and depression among students, and a 30% burnout rate for teachers, "this shift to a full inquiry model is necessary for future generations," says Hudock. Arc Academy is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary school where learners continue to meet, and many times exceed, Core Competencies set by the B.C. Ministry of Education. "Interest and ability, not age, determine and define learning," says Michele Worth, Director of Inquiry for Arc Academy. A teacher with 25 years' experience, Worth is Arc's shepherd of the inquiry model and coach for her Arc Academy colleagues. "This model is such a natural extension of how we learn. I realized quickly as an educator that learners are gifted at bringing real value and meaning to their learning. Given a chance to delve deeply into experiences and questions, they expand and enrich curricular exploration in ways that I could never have imagined," says Worth. Arc Academy will involve entrepreneurs, educators, mental health practitioners, and other community experts to support students with their inquiries and to form a community around the school. "Learning happens outside the four walls of a school and we want to invite the depth of knowledge from Victoria mentors in," says Hudock. Opportunities exist for philanthropic contributions and investor relations to play an active role in the establishment of the Arc Academy Foundation. For more information, to join the movement to transform education for youth, and to discuss student enrollment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-213-8779.
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Your Guilty Food Pleasure
Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being "the voice of the Saanich Peninsula," so, in every issue, we'll be asking people to answer a question. We're looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form by Lara Gladych our community. Food is one of my great loves. I can admit (as of recently) that I don't particularly love to cook, or find it to be anything other than a means to a gratifying end, but I sure do love to eat. If I had fresh Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean foods every day for the rest of my life, I don't believe I would tire of them. As for food indulgences, with few exceptions, potatoes and cheese are irresistible to me, and a tart fruit crumble is virtually impossible for me to say no to. I found a funny quote from Nora Ephron that echoes one of my fondnesses: "I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them." I planted myself outside some popular food-stops in Sidney to ask people: "What is your guilty food pleasure?" Smiles were abundant 16 seasidemagazine.ca | september 2018
with people's answers this month, as those I interviewed proclaimed their love for those foods they can't refuse. Could you have guessed that chocolate would top the list? I delved deeper, wanting to know exactly what kind of chocolate tickled the fancies of these interviewees. Dark chocolate is the favourite of Jack, 73, and for Kathryn, 68, too, who loves the Lindt selections. N'Kara, 32, misses the "Cadbury peppermint chocolate you can only find in Australia," and Jacqui, six, is most fond of Twix chocolate bars. Ice cream is a weakness for four people I spoke with. Ashley, 25, has no flavour favourite. Little Luke, who is four, chose bubblegum, and Colin, 44, picked vanilla as his top choice. Ken, 71, touted the vegan soft-serve ice cream from Julien Crêperie as a must-try. "Their vanilla-blueberry is spectacular." Cheese and desserts were other very popular answers. "Anything dessert," said Cathy, 58. "My favourite is carrot cake with cream cheese icing," she added. Linda, 70, responded similarly, saying "Dessert, cheesecake … I like New York style. Anything decadent is wonderful." Sharing my love of cheese were Gwen, 80, and Elaine, 61. "I love cheese. I like blue cheese, I like camembert, I like all kinds," said Gwen. Elaine's favourite is Cambozola.
Ammella told me that popcorn topped with a cheddar shaker is what she loves most. She's nine. Another savoury favourite came from Lily, 12, and it's Lay's Original potato chips that she finds to be irresistible. Ian, 68, surprised me when he said, "Liquorice Allsorts. I have to hide them, and sometimes I find them two years later and they're not all that great." I haven't seen or thought of Liquorice Allsorts in years! I heard "pizza" from two people, the first of whom was Kristen, 36, whose preference of toppings is prosciutto and arugula. Mark, 32, has a weakness for Woodshed pizzas, and he enjoys them all but is particularly fond of their pierogi and Fort Mac creations. Along the same lines, pasta came up twice, first from Jeremy, 34, who loves lasagna, and second from Jassy, 65, who can't resist any pasta with cream sauce. Mom Chloe, 30, loves sushi, while her little one, Bentley, chooses Sidney Bakery donuts above all others. Gunni, 66, shared the most thoughtful answer: "I don't eat anything not properly settled on a plate. If it's beautiful, I can have it." Gunni, I appreciate the sentiment. It's our eyes that get those This is the best time of year to get out and enjoy all the gastric juices flowing, is it not? bounty our beautiful island has to offer. Make sure you are Doug and Shawn gave me responses from two ends of the making the most of every moment spent with friends and family. spectrum. While Doug, 23, feels that "food in general" brings him Whether you just need a baseline hearing test, or you know pleasure, Shawn, 36, could think of nothing in particular that is it’s time to talk about hearing aids, give us a call. Donna Stewart indulgent for him. Audiologist/Owner We can help you hear. The answers that stood out the most for me came from Jeff 7159A W Saanich Rd and Serge. Jeff, who's 50, said with a laugh: "I don't know if it's hearcentralsaanich.com Call: 778-426-4876 guilty, but it's my food pleasure. The Serious Coffee granola bars – they're so good!" Serge, 36, on the other hand, was completely up-front in telling me that his guilty pleasure "is a liquid lunch. 2018 09 Seaside Food.indd 1 2018-08-08 12:50:49 PM I don't usually eat a lot, but if I'm thirsty I'll have a beer or two. Cremation Don't tell my boss," he, too, said with a laugh. So very European 2355 James White Boulevard, Sidney Service of you, Serge. 250.391.6294 $1,095 There are so many beautiful words out there about love of food and sandsecocremation.ca eating, but I thought this quote most succinctly captured the feelings Lowering our pric es, We know how difficult the arrangement not our standard around our guilty pleasures: "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." s process can be and the comfort and (Ernestine Ulmer).
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Date Night in Sidney
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With its unique offerings, beautiful oceanfront setting and charming qualities, Sidney by the Sea is the ideal date night location. What could be more romantic than a walk along Sidney’s waterfront with breathtaking views of Mount Baker? Impress your date and try your luck at fishing or crabbing from Bevan Pier. If the fish aren’t biting, check out all the freshly caught ones for sale at the Satellite Fish Market located in the historic blue building on the Sidney Pier. If your special date prefers the outdoors, rent a kayak or boat from Port Sidney Marina for a half or full-day adventure. If you’ve never kayaked, plan to take some lessons or a sunset guided paddle. It's easy to make the connection between romance, great food and music. Haro’s Restaurant & Bar, the Beacon Landing Restaurant, and The Surly Mermaid each feature excellent food, live entertainment (schedules vary) and stunning ocean views. Take pleasure in the ambiance of one of Sidney’s neighborhood pubs, all featuring local beers and wines. Sip a custom crafted libation at
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Victoria Distillers, located right on the waterfront. Enjoy a wine and cheese flight at The Farmer’s Daughter or select your own items from their deli counter to create the perfect picnic. Take your date for a night of friendly competition. Miracle Lanes has a retro vibe with five-pin bowling and pool tables, a definite must do. And remember, Sidney’s hotels and spas offer a wide range of couple’s packages, so why not treat your loved one to a local getaway? To plan your date and learn more about downtown Sidney’s diverse offerings, check out distinctlysidney.ca
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Four Friends Having Fun Find out why these four artists are having a ball. Visit the ArtSea Gallery to catch Linda Butcher, Lois Kissinger, Shirley Sarens and Karen Wilk who are back for a third year – creating, painting, learning and laughing together. They'll be happy to explain their work as you wander the Gallery. September 3 to 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney.
"Four in One" Folk Night Deep Cove Folk Club is offering "The Ten Mile Musical Diet" which will draw on groups of talented local musicians to kick off the season. A short open stage will be followed by local band Soup to Nuts performing their eclectic musical styles. Then Victoria's own folk fiddler, Nellie Quinn, will get feet a' tapping with traditional tunes and original compostions. Ending the evening, North Saanich's band Side by Side will entertain with their broad repertoire, including ever popular sing-alongs. Tickets $10 at the door. September 14, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30). St. John's United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road, North Saanich.
LitFest's First Fall Event Cathy Converse and Yvonne Blomer will lead off the first of three fall events that support the upcoming Festival April 12 to 14, 2019. Cathy is a bestselling author with several books on the BC Bestseller List. This fall she will launch her newest book, Against the Current: The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron. Agnes (b. 1863) was B.C.'s first female high school teacher and principal, an internationally published writer and the first European woman to travel 10,000 miles down the Mackenzie River to the Beaufort Sea. Joining Cathy is Yvonne Blomer, Poet Laureate of Victoria. Her most recent books are Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur and Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. Yvonne's poetry will also be part of a winter exhibit at The Bateman Centre in Victoria. More at www. sidneyliteraryfestival.ca. Tickets online or at Tanner's Books. September 21, 7 p.m. at Shoal Centre, Sidney.
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Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Poet Many will remember Shane's moving performance We are More at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Now is your chance to catch this internationally renowned spoken word poet in Sidney. His rhythmic verse will rocket you through social and political territory with a "furious honesty and a tender humanity" that
has earned accolades worldwide. Koyczan is winner of the U.S. slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics. The Vancouver Sun says: "Shane Koyczan is at the heart of a Category Five creative hurricane." September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. Reminder: Be sure to reserve October 12 to 13 for the always exciting Sidney Fine Art Show. Note too that October's Seaside Magazine will focus on the local arts scene.
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Mix Up the Menu! Food preparation, cooking, eating and clean up is a timeconsuming part of my life. It's probably the same for you. And by Deborah Rogers maybe you also get stuck in a rut cooking the same few dishes over and over again. On automatic pilot in the grocery store, I find I'm working with the same ingredients all the time and don't know how to break out! I actually love to read cookbooks, but I seldom make the leap to preparing something new from them. It's often the list of unusual ingredients that puts me off, as I don't want to fill my cupboards with things I may never use again. How to break out of a boring food routine? Take a cooking class and learn something new! I was so fortunate to get invited along to Kallayanee's Kitchen in North Saanich for a Thai food class. Kallayanee has been offering Thai cooking classes from her home since 2007 and has developed a whole series of sample menus – I experienced Vegetarian Lesson Five, "Memories of Isaan," which is Kallayanee's home province. In fact she had just returned from a trip to Thailand and was able to provide anecdotes and examples right 20 seasidemagazine.ca | september 2018
through the two-hour class; it truly felt authentic. Joining me in the kitchen were a group of previous participants and Kallayanee fans! I quickly understood why they wanted to return again and again to learn from the chef as she has such a warm and infectious personality. All the food is prepared to be eaten there and then, and a big part of the occasion is the sitting together and sharing a meal. But first the cooking … If I had any complaint about the class it was that I didn't do as much cooking as I had expected. Kallayanee and her sous-chef had pre-prepped all the ingredients so each dish just required mixing or finishing off. It made sense so that we could cover more ground, and at the end of the class you can take home all the recipes to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen. We started with a snack – peanuts swimming in garlic and lime juice (Tooaleesong Salad) – a fairly short list of ingredients combined to make a fiery, sweet and sour appetizer. It was delicious and very easy to make. Many of the dishes start with the same combination of ingredients, things I hadn't worked with before including tamarind. It was great to have Kallayanee right on hand to ask questions of, and she also advised where to buy some of the harder-to-find items. We moved on to Bitter Melon Soup (Tom Malaa), an unusual and acquired taste unlike anything I've ever tried before. There was no Phad Thai in this class (although Kallayanee does have a Thai Classics class that includes this take-out staple) but we did make a Yellow Curry alongside a spectacular pineapple dish with "grandma's hair" (Meeglop Supparote). These were rice noodles dropped into hot oil so they puff up to huge piles of crispy white strands. My absolute favourite dish was the Three Mushroom Salad (Larb Het); it had such fresh flavours of mint, lime and chilli and a crispy ground rice crunch to contrast with the slippery mushrooms. Eating all the dishes, along with a delicate aromatic jasmine rice with mango for dessert, was both pleasure and pain! It was delightful to sit and share the meal with others. Thank you to my classmates Jim, Maddie, Carmen, Todd, Amy, Cathy and Samantha. I enjoyed hearing their stories as I tried to squeeze in just a few more mouthfuls. Come to the class with an appetite is my advice. Be prepared to ask questions. Be adventurous as you sample the food. Get out of your rut! What do you want to see Deb do next? Send your ideas or invitations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by www.nuttycake.com.
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Louisiana Hayride Show Join the loveable cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show on Friday, September 14. Celebrate the best of country and rockabilly hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as they pay tribute to the historical radio program. See Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and her little sister Crystal Gayle come to life before your eyes! You’ll think you’re at their concert when you see these iconic artists step on stage and sing their big hits. The Louisiana Hayride, complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant. The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride are dedicated to bringing authentic music to you. You will be amazed and entertained from start to finish!
Benefit for Malawi On Friday, September 21 Thrive Malawi will host a benefit concert featuring Paul Pigat & The Smoking Jackets for
disadvantaged and disabled children in Malawi. Paul Pigat is a Vancouver based guitar virtuoso, who has been described as “one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed into a single body – there aren’t many genres of music that don’t pull at Pigat’s wayfaring imagination”. His shows are upbeat, creative and dynamic and inevitably leave his audiences wanting more of his infectious music. The evening also includes a pre-show reception with appies, desserts and cash bar, plus a silent auction featuring a wide variety of goods and personal services. Come and join us for a most enjoyable evening, while supporting a great cause!
Peter Mansbridge The Mary Winspear Speaker Series is set to welcome its third speaker, Peter Mansbridge on Thursday, September 27. Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures. For five decades, including 29 years as anchor of CBC’s The National, he has guided us through the political, economic and cultural
events that have shaped the country. Mansbridge ties all of his talks together with his desire to see Canadians celebrate their heritage: to recognize that a shared national story has shaped us at both individual and collective levels. This story is being written and re-written, every day, by all Canadians. Drawing on the world leaders he has interviewed, Mansbridge also talks about leadership: what it takes and how it can be achieved, whether in politics, academia, or business.
Shane Koyczan Internationally renowned spoken word artist and poet makes his debut appearance at the Charlie White Theatre on Saturday, September 29. In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced the world to Shane Koyczan. With a collective “Wow” across Canada and beyond, we found the poet of our generation. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, Shane Koyczan navigates his audience through social and politival territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Sydney and Los Angeles,
just to name a few. He has received 5 star reviews for his performances around the globe. Winner of the US slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan is an extraordinary talent who has blown the dust off of the traditional designation “poet”.
AC/DC fans can celebrate because Noise Pollution pays tribute to the Aussie heavy weigths of rock n’ roll. Based in Los Angeles, Noise Pollution delivers an amazing replication of the AC/DC concert experience from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson periods.
AC/DC with professionalism in their respect for the music and their performance.
Performing to hundreds of thousands of fans over the past five years, Noise Pollution presents a chronical look into the music of
Hosted in the Bodine Hall this 19+ event will be a rock show you won’t want to miss!
The Mary Winspear Centre and Rock Island Entertainment present Noise Pollution “The AC/DC Experience” on Friday, October 5.
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Dressing Up for a Night Out by Christina Georgeadis
Who doesn't want
to enjoy those last rays of summer on a patio? As we move into fall and cooler evening temperatures, we start thinking of cozy sweaters, beautiful wraps and smart jackets. An evening out at this time of year requires a little planning and some layering. I am a huge fan of the athleisure trend, and can often be seen walking my dogs or zipping to the supermarket in my tights. That's great for daytime casual, but why not plan something a little more special for that night out? There is a chasm of style between athleisure and dressy, and in that gap you will find the perfect outfit to create a chic look. Depending on the temperature, you can still get away with some of your summer dresses with the addition of a jacket or sweater – denim and leather jackets are still right on trend for fall. You will need that extra layer as the sun goes down. In addition, you'll want to choose footwear that offers a bit more coverage. There are wonderful booties and shoes out there that take you easily into fall. Closed toe slingbacks and mules are also fabulous shoulder-season options. For those ready to move into fall fashion, you will find a palette of rich, deep harvest colors. We are seeing a real mix of styles, so there is something out there to suit everyone. Slim-fit pants are still popular, but we are also seeing a comeback of the wide leg/palazzo pants. Typically found with a higher waist, these pants are very flattering to most figures. Dressing an outfit up or down can be determined by your footwear. Waterlily Shoes
Where you may not feel brave enough to wear something a bit out of your comfort zone in clothing, you can have fun with your footwear style. Leave the walking shoes at home and go for those funky heels languishing on the top shelf in your closet. If you absolutely can't wear heels, how about a bootie, cut-out flat, oxford or mule? There are so many options in footwear that allow you to express your style, and still stay comfortable. A truly "safe" place to add colour, go for that red boot, purple oxford or pink mule. Remember, the shoe doesn't have to match your outfit – you are intentionally adding a pop of color to make them stand out. Make your next evening out a bit more special by planning an outfit that will make you glow. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are a great way to express your unique style. See you on the patio!
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Seaside talks with Natalie King, General Manager, Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, about what’s
in FASHION …
In your makeup bag? Pretty
basic, but I always wear lipstick. In your bathroom cabinet? A bunch of stuff I probably should chuck – I keep everything on the vanity. It drives my husband crazy! On your walls? Modigliani repros. And I have a clock in every room. On your luxury wish list? I’d like a TAG Heuer watch someday … In home décor? Pretty traditional – our family room is a comfy place. Adding sparkle to your outfit? I have a Pyrrha necklace from Provenance that I wear every day. In haircare? Kevin Murphy.
When you don’t care how much it costs? Travel.
Looking forward to a trip keeps me going and I don’t like thinking about what I am spending once I get there! On your playlist? My younger son and I listen to everything in the car … old New Wave and disco, Pearl Jam, Lumineers – we sing loudly when no one can hear us. On your feet? Just bought my first pair of Fly London shoes at Waterlily – extremely comfortable! In your closet? Lots of linen clothing and dresses for summer right now. When you want a night out?
Going to the movies! It’s one of my favourite things to do.
On your bedside table?
The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and a glass of water. In the kitchen? I have two teenage boys who I love to cook for – our fridge is always full. When it comes to your go-to “uniform?” Comfortable clothing – linen pants, cotton shirt, shoes that give me some height. On your skin? Rhonda Allison 7 Serum and Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer. On your Netflix queue? The next seasons of Ozark or The Last Kingdom. When you want to throw fashion out the window and be all about comfort?
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This is part of a rotating series of articles on some of the unique shops and services available on the Saanich Peninsula. Before I met Roger Comartin, I never thought twice about the importance of drapes or shower curtains. Talking with the co-owner of Rodco Draperies & Interiors has been a learning curve, raising my awareness of how much the type of coverings on our windows and shower stalls affect our privacy, safety and general feelings of well-being and comfort. The expert services of Roger and his son are making a difference in our community. For over 25 years, Rodco Draperies & Interiors has been making people's lives easier and better. Father-and-son owners, Roger and Fielding Comartin, specialize in custom window treatments from manual to motorized curtains, drapes and blinds. They are skilled artisans, designing and installing sophisticated coverings for windows, sky-lights, the ceilings and sides of solariums, and sun rooms. As well as private residences, the dynamic duo have left their creative mark on many large commercial projects, from the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Victoria to the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The Comartins will be covering the windows of "The Summit," a 320-bed residential and dementia care facility for seniors set to open in Fall 2019. Wherever they go, the Rodco team aims for cleanliness, ease of use and convenience. Rodco's durable drapery fabrics, withstanding many washings, are easier to keep clean. The curtains they installed at Victoria General Hospital can be "washed and put back up the same day." Roger has a knack for innovation: he designed the "Hookless Drapery" and overlapping panels for curtains around hospital beds that allow for parts of the curtains to be taken off and washed separately. Without the inconvenience of taking them all off at once, the curtains can be cleaned more often. It is a win-win all around. The hygienic conditions boost the seniors' well-being while reducing their risk of infection. The hospital reaps the rewards of a sanitary high-quality facility where staff can clean faster and better. The company's designs also ensure a safe and comfortable experience in the bathroom. "Most of the hospitals here have adopted our shower curtain," says Roger. Because the curtain seals to the walls of the stall, "you can actually close it like a shower door," protecting personal privacy. The curtain also stops water from leaking out onto the bathroom floor, reducing the clean-up time and preventing slips and falls. Roger and Fielding do the same state-of-the-art work in people's homes, enriching their lives with increased privacy, safety and comfort. I will never look at a set of blinds the same way again. For more information, visit www.rodcointeriors.com.
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Redefining Luxury Travel by Cathy Larsen
Departures Travel Sidney
"Luxury" is probably the most
overused word in travel, but for lack of a better one, perhaps it is the definition of luxury travel that has changed and evolved. To some it is the luxury of time, an authentic experience, immersion into culture or simply sitting in an outdoor cafĂŠ, enjoying a gelato and taking in the local life. On a recent trip onboard a "luxury" cruise line, luxury to me was defined by relaxation, enrichment and the all-inclusive experience: to enjoy every day, exactly as I wished, while exploring the world's most beautiful places â€“ with everything included. As my husband was busy, I had two girlfriends that were only too happy to pack their bags and join me. The voyage began in the beautiful port of Monte Carlo. Walking onto the small ship of just 600 guests, I was struck by the peacefulness and personal space. Nowhere in sight was a photographer, a staff member selling beverage packages, shore excursions or the latest in fashion accessories. Our suite was elegantly decorated, with an ample sitting area and a stunning marbled bathroom. Opening a chilled bottle of prosecco from our complimentary in-suite bar, we stepped out onto our veranda and toasted to the experiences to come. We stopped at small, little-known ports, without another ship
in sight, and were able to wander the towns and historical sites at leisure. With longer port stays, we had time to immerse ourselves in the local culture. We discovered the best bruschetta in Olbia (Sardinia); the ancient (580 BC) Greek city of Akragas in Agrigento (Sicily) and the walled city of Mdina (Malta) with its deep moat and cobbled streets. On a 14-hour port call in Dubrovnik we were able to walk the old wall of Dubrovnik before the heat of the day, take a local taxi boat to the island of Lokrum to enjoy an afternoon swim in the Dead Sea and finish off the day in Old Town, wandering the floodlit streets with the mesmerizing Alpine Swifts above. Magical! Sailing into Venice is an experience not to be missed. At dawn on our last day, our small ship wound through the Venetian Lagoon, making its final stop near Piazza San Marco. What an entrance. As we prepared to disembark we were given the best gift of all: a $0 balance onboard account! With everything included up front we could have an amazing stress-free vacation, personalized for us. Luxury travel is no longer about the external: it's about the people we meet and the experiences we share. The new definition of luxury is less formal, more personal, yet still exceeds expectations at a price that represents value for money. For more information visit www.departurestravel.com. september 2018 | seasidemagazine.ca 29
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Food, especially a shared meal, can be one of the greatest sources of human enjoyment. I try to make every meal a memorable occasion, even though some of the memories include the triggering of a smoke alarm … . I love gadgets of all types, but my favourite ones by far are kitchen gadgets. Here are a few from my collection. A meat thermometer. Why is it that a friend’s recipe which calls for roasting a three-pound chicken for 90 minutes at 350°F ends up as a dry, chalky brick when I cook it at home? Because no two ovens are the same. It is the temperature of the meat that counts, not the temperature of the oven. I use an electronic version called a ThermoPro. It comes with a remote, so I can monitor the temperature of a roast on my barbecue while I am cooking vegetables inside the kitchen, and it beeps when the desired temperature is achieved. Remember that the internal temperature will continue to rise another five or 10 degrees even after taking the meat from the oven, so set your beeper accordingly. The difference between rare, medium rare, medium and chalky brick is only a few degrees, so this is a tool that you really must have. A heavy cast iron frying pan. Not exactly a gadget, more a necessity, but unfortunately you need a natural gas stove as they will scratch the top of an electric stove. The high heat retained within the pan will crisp the outside of the meat or vegetables, the famous “maillard reaction” – the sizzle on your steak! You can get a similar result by direct barbecuing on a grill, but you lose the tasty bits that you scrape up from the bottom of the pan (the fond), and the resulting delicious gravy.
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A spiralizer. Mine is a Paderno, with attachments that provide a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from the long ribbons that fool your grandchildren into eating raw carrots and zucchini to pasta-shaped noodles that allow you to substitute rutabaga for spaghetti. This gadget adds a huge wow factor to the most basic of salads, and is a great way to substitute vegetables for gluten products. A mandoline slicer. I use a Zyliss. It can be adjusted from wafer thin to thick and chunky, so you can experiment with a variety of fruit and vegetable textures. Great for quickly slicing au gratin potatoes, but always use the guard if you value your fingertips. I can personally vouch for that safety tip â€Ś . A jaccard. 45 tiny blades slice through tougher cuts of meat, making them instantly tenderized, and as a bonus those tiny cuts allow your marinade to suffuse throughout the meat. Chicken thighs and flank steak are perfect candidates for this gadget. A sous vide cooker. Anova has just released a compact version of their long-established product, and it is smaller but just as powerful. By cooking fish and meat inside a plastic bag in a water bath, you can ensure that it ends up at exactly the temperature you desire for the finished product. Cook a tough steak to a perfect medium rare for six hours, and it will taste like filet mignon at a quarter of the price. If you are not familiar with this method, just Google the Anova Culinary web site. All this is making me hungry! I should probably mention that I have no connection with any of these manufacturers, so please do your own research to ensure your needs and budget are met. Bon Appetit!
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Culinary Delight or Healing Food?
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates When it comes to our diet, our food habits and choices make a big difference to our overall health. While eating out is convenient, preparing our own food at home is not only healthier for us, it also contains less salt, sugar and preservatives often found in high amounts in packaged and premade meals. When cooking for our families and ourselves, most of us use ingredients that taste good and are appealing to our senses. The following list of foods are not only culinary delights in terms of taste and ease of use: they also serve a punch in terms of healthgivingÂ benefits. Broccoli. Ok, not everyone's favourite vegetable, but in terms of the ways it can be used and the benefits it brings to our bodies, it is definitely worth adding to some meal of the day. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that contains high amounts of fibre, calcium and iron. It is also a source of indole - 3 carbinol and sulphoraphane, two well-studied ingredients. Indole -3 carbinol has evidence in having anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-estrogenic effects. Sulforaphane is a sulphur-containing molecule that has anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits. Eating about half a cup per day will offer these benefits. Turmeric (curcuma longa). As a key ingredient in Indian food, this root is a mildly-flavoured spice that not only brings a bright colour to a meal or beverage, it is also an amazing super food. It is often found in concentrated forms in capsules called "curcumin," but using it in food preparation also provides health benefits such as reducing inflammation, fighting cancer and protecting the liver and cardiovascular system. It is arguably the most studied medicinal herb, with over 1,000 articles stating its benefits. Try to add up to one teaspoon daily to soups, smoothies, beans and rice. Garlic (allium sativum). Not only does garlic add a wonderful aroma and flavour to almost any dish, it also contains ingredients such as the much studied "allicin" that has shown to treat a multitude of diseases. Research on garlic has demonstrated positive effects on our cardiovascular health by helping reduce blood pressure, aiding circulation and bringing down cholesterol levels. It also has potent antifungal and antimicrobial effects, being useful in treating colds and bacterial infections. It is suggested that it might also be used in the treatment of other conditions including diabetes and cancer. Consume at least three cloves per day â€“ cooked, juiced or raw. Blueberries. As a popular food for adults and children alike,
blueberries are an excellent food to add to a meal every day. These denselypacked little morsels are good for us, given their high ORAC value (a score that determines a food's antioxidant ability) and amazing sweet flavour. Blueberries have shown to benefit circulation, eyesight, memory and weight loss. They contain a third of our daily need for vitamin K and have a significant dose of vitamin C. About half a cup per day can be easily used in smoothies or baking, sprinkled on salads and topped on cereal. With so many wonderful foods in season right now, particularly the ones listed above, be sure to use these foods as a daily staple in your diet.
The ArtSea Gallery Presents: Four Friends Having Fun September 3 - 9 Linda Butcher, Lois Kissinger, Shirley Sarens and Karen Wilk are back for the third year, creating, painting, learning, painting and laughing together. They will be exhibiting their original art and art cards in a studio/gallery setting.
eMerge September 10 - 16 Anita Boyd presents pictures from a journey into a Large Life.
Salish Sea Lantern Festival Display September 18 - 23
Come in and see some of the amazing lanterns created for the Salish Sea Lantern Festivals.
Rights and Freedoms Viewed Through Millennials September 24 - 30 Graphic art and collages put together by young adults with competing ideas. The ArtSea Gallery has many creative and imaginative shows scheduled for 2018. Come in and enjoy the wonderful local art. Visit our website for more information: www.artsea.ca.
Open Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5th & Weiler, Sidney - Free Admission & Parking We acknowledge the assistance of the Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, Municipality of Central Saanich and the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council.
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stories from the S ky
“ The Victoria International Airport is a busy place where people come and go as daily flights arrive and depart. Travellers move with determination to make connections or wait anxiously for loved ones to arrive. Airports are places of joy and sadness, departures and reunions. Everyone has a story, and it’s here that we’ll be sharing some of them.”
by Jo Barnes
Sometimes travellers coming through the airport have spent many hours up in the air, and fatigue shows itself in their pace and expression. The opportunity to breathe fresh air and walk again on solid ground is a welcome one. A fellow sits quietly watching passers-by in the waiting area, every once in a while scanning the gate area. "I'm waiting for Richard Voyer. He's flying in from Beijing, via Vancouver," says Arnold Stewart. Richard has been away overseas visiting his wife's parents. "He wanted to be with them. He's been away six weeks," shares Arnold. The two have known each other for many years and were once co-workers with the provincial highway engineering department. This isn't the first time Arnold has driven out to the airport to meet his friend and drive him home. Says Arnold: "I told him that I would pick him up when he came back. I've done it lots of times." Soon Arnold catches a glimpse of his friend in the line of travellers coming through the gate. Smiles break out and the two immediately engage in friendly chat. Having travelled all the way from China, it's clear it has been a very long day for Richard. The offer of help with luggage, a lift home in the car and the sight of a familiar face at the end of an incredibly long journey are all very welcome indeed. For you see, there is really nothing like the gifts of true friendship.
Sometimes when you're waiting for a loved one at the airport, minutes seem to tick by so slowly. The anticipation hangs thick in the air. A woman sits in the arrivals area. Every now and then she glances up at the schedule board to check the status of flights. "I'm waiting for my mom. She's coming in from Ottawa," shares Suzanne MacKenzie. Mom and daughter did some travelling a few months ago, but now time together means staying closer to home. Suzanne is having surgery soon and her mom Marion is coming out to lend a hand. With a smile, she says: "I have a three year old. My mom is coming to help me out. She'll be here for a month." As her husband is employed with the navy, Suzanne is no stranger to the arrival and departure experience. Her husband serves on the HMCS Winnipeg, so she knows well the anticipation of waiting for someone you love to arrive. Airports bring people together. It might be a family reunion, two business people meeting, or in this case, a parent reconnecting with a daughter. Passengers stream through the gate, and soon Suzanne's mom appears, waving eagerly. It's a happy arrival moment but more than that, in this situation, it's a chance for one mother to show her daughter that she is always there to help. The airport arrival gate: the modern world's way of keeping families connected. 34 seasidemagazine.ca | september 2018
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Nowadays businesses and the people they employ are often on the move. Business people can hop around the country or the continent thanks to the convenience and speed of air travel. Airports are portals through which businesses grow and thrive. A man and woman wait in arrivals; their enthusiasm is quickly apparent. "We're waiting for Tim Cox who is coming in from Louisiana. We know him through a company we work for – it's called LifeVantage," says Ruth Westall. Ruth and her husband Henry recently got involved with the health and wellness company and have attended many of its conferences. "The product was presented to us and it was fantastic," shares Henry.
Today they are keen to contribute further to the company and support a key company official. "Tim is one of our executives. He is coming in to do some training. We're picking him up," says Ruth. The couple look forward to attending Tim's workshop in Victoria. "We've been down to conferences down in the States where Tim was giving presentations. He is just a young fellow. He's working his way up, and we want to support him." Soon Tim arrives at the gate and the older couple warmly greet him. It's another personal connection at the airport, one prompted by a business opportunity. But it's also a meeting between generations: an older couple wanting to do their part to further the success of someone at a younger stage of life's journey.
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Amica at Beechwood Village 2315 Mills Road, Sidney 250-999-1113 amica.ca/beechwood 2018-08-14 4:34 PM
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Over the past months, new and evolving artists have been experimenting and creating fun and inspiring exhibits to be featured in the upcoming FUN Art Show sponsored by the Art for Everyone Foundation; hosted by McTavish Academy of Art. Exhibitors and Academy Volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through activities and tours throughout the Show, highlighting unique and complex mediums, while simultaneously celebrating the inherent skills and abilities available to each of us – at our fingertips.
"Our goal is to dispel the myths and barriers defining 'Art;' to encourage the exploration of inner artistic passions and the forging of new relationships," says Art for Everyone Foundation President Sean McNeill. "We are surrounded by incredibly talented artists, many working in innovative and unconventional mediums, many without means or facilities to display their works." McTavish Academy of Art is pleased to act as your host as you delight at the creations of aspiring youth artists, feast your eyes upon first-time masterpieces and embrace the breathtaking innovations of other visionaries – Artists All … showcasing and sharing works of art in the hope of igniting your inner child. Exhibits of intricate jewelry, complex wood and clay sculptures, ink-jet art and oil canvases, cloth creations, personal stories, and children's art are but a taste of the inspirations awaiting you. Throughout the weekend, entertainment will include music, interactive art displays and installations, artist demonstrations and children's art stations. (Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on site.) "The FUN Art Show has been created to illustrate how fun art can be," explains event Coordinator and Curator Olivia Robinson. Come laugh, enjoy, and appreciate the Fun! Celebrate the humorous and imaginative, while encouraging participation in the Arts in your Community. The FUN Art Show takes place September 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McTavish Academy of Art, 1721 McTavish Road, North Saanich. Spark creativity by supporting artistic exploration within our community! Entry to the event is by donation to the Art for Everyone Foundation, a local nonprofit which supports and funds inclusive creative projects, events and programs on the Saanich Peninsula.
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Into the Community:
by Karen Morgan Executive Director, SPHF
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Past and Future
We now have significant gaps in healthcare on the Peninsula, many of which are created or exacerbated because of the current shortage of family physicians. We see it at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, when patients wait for hours to be seen in the Emergency Room. We've been seeing it in the struggle to keep family physicians engaged in delivering hospital services. The Saanich Peninsula employs a rural medical model, which means that the physicians in the community also staff the hospital (with the exception of the Operating Rooms). Physician shortages in the community threaten the survival of the hospital. This is now the critical problem in not only our healthcare system, but also our community. It was foreseen but not addressed for almost two decades. A couple of years ago, the Board of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation took a close look at the Foundation's work and asked the question "Is the community still passionate about us?" Board members thought about the motivation to create our charity (we want the best healthcare for the Saanich Peninsula, close to home) and how the definition of "the best healthcare" has changed. In 1985 (the year the Foundation became a charity), it was hard to get and keep hospitals and specialists, but family physicians were plentiful. Oh, how the times have changed!
Why do Canadians give to charity? Imagine Canada and Statistics Canada report that 79% of Canadians surveyed want to "support a cause they feel passionately about or that benefited their loved ones" and 63% (respondents could pick more than one) want to "support projects in their community." After thinking deeply about what the best healthcare is now, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation has decided to redefine its mission more broadly and change its name to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation. I know: it's not an exciting new name, and it's a bigger mouthful when we answer the phone, but we wanted to reassure donors and friends that the hospital remains front and centre in our work. That said, we also want to help in the efforts to recruit new doctors to family practice and hospital service. And along the way, we hope to also help some other, smaller healthcare community-based organizations better serve your needs, or those of your family. Over the years, our donors have trusted us to be responsible with their gifts. If you want a donation to go to a specific cause, whether in the hospital or in the community, we will work to make that happen. Your passion is our passion, and we will always honour your wishes.
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Stelly's Commercial Kitchen Many years ago, I spent a year up north working at "Junction 37 Services," a small tourist and truck stop. It consisted of a gas station, restaurant and gift shop located, as the name indicated, at the junction of highway 37 and the Alaska Highway just west of Watson Lake, Yukon. For the most part, I worked in the kitchen doing prep or waiting tables, but occasionally I had the opportunity to cook. I was terrified. I thought that it would be hard to keep up with orders, but it turned out to be far easier than cooking at home because everything is bigger, accommodating, and well organized. There is no messing around with little frying pans or stuffing a big roaster into a too-small oven. Monika Gysler, the instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Stelly's Secondary School, confirms that cooking in a commercial kitchen may seem intimidating, but everything is streamlined and set up to handle large quantities at a fast pace. This is what sets a commercial kitchen apart from your home kitchen. Monika has been running the school’s Culinary Arts program for the past six years. She began her career in teaching with aspirations of becoming an art teacher but soon discovered that there were limited opportunities in this direction, so she ended up as a home economics teacher. This branched off into the culinary arts, which she has found to be her passion. The program is one that students from grades nine to 12 can take as an "option," or as part of the practical arts course. It attracts a large number of international students, which makes for an even greater learning experience as they enthusiastically share recipes from their own countries. However, learning to be a chef and to work in a commercial kitchen involves more than cooking. The curriculum begins with Food Safe, an essential basic to working anywhere in the food industry. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information such as foodborne illness, receiving, storing and preparing food, cleaning and sanitizing. The design of the commercial kitchen lends to its ease of use with eight basic elements ensuring its functionality: receiving (where supplies are brought into the kitchen); storage; refrigeration; prep and cooking; cleanup (dishwashers, sinks, etc.); space; lighting and flooring. Various workstations, each with its own purpose and organized to suit the needs of the activity, are incorporated into the kitchen's layout. Stelly's kitchen has four main stations. These are the by Paula Kully
entrée station, grill station, cold sandwich station and bakery station. Some of the key pieces of equipment in the kitchen at Stelly's include six burner gas stoves, a barbecue and flat-top grill, a convection oven, two standard ovens, a large steamer, a steam table that holds foods above 60°C, and numerous pots, pans, utensils and catering dishes. Students learn how to operate and use all of the equipment in the kitchen safely and properly. The culinary arts program operates much like a business and is relatively self-sufficient. Catering as well as breakfast and lunch service at the school cafeteria generate revenue to purchase supplies and food. Students work in teams to prepare and serve the meals as part of the curriculum. In addition, the school district subsidizes the program by covering the cost of equipment maintenance. Stelly's is also involved in a provincial program called "Take a Bite Out of BC" where local producers donate quality products to the culinary arts program. The school receives a minimum of $2,000 per year in products that range from turkey, salmon, flats of tomatoes, berries, cheese and more. The students never know what they will receive, and it gives them the opportunity to experiment with fresh, locally produced food. Not all who take the culinary arts course intend on pursuing a career as a chef, but it inspires some to go into the field. At the very least, the program provides students with a food safe certificate and a fun, valuable experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
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Meet the Team! This month Stasia Hartley, Area Director, would like to introduce you to her client services team! Led by Lisa Solhjell, Client Service Manager, these hard working coordinators are the “voices” of Bayshore and ensure all your home care services are arranged with compassion and expertise. Whether you’re being discharged from hospital and require help getting back on your feet; have ongoing health issues that require a greater level of care; or are just finding it challenging to take care of yourself and/or your loved one at home … Bayshore is here to assist. Our team will work with you to arrange and organize a schedule with caregivers that match your needs, and provide you support, allowing you to stay independent in your home and enjoy your best quality of life. Call us today at 778 749-0014 to speak to our friendly and professional Client Service Coordinators.
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Saanich Peninsula Shops & Services 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.
When you shop local, more revenue remains in your community, supporting parks, schools and more! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $46 is recirculated back into the local economy.
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Brown's The Florist Brown's The Florist is your local choice for flowers and floral gifts. We are locally owned and passionate about the environment so we make a point of supporting our local growers and economy. When importing flowers we look for Fair Trade and sustainable farms. We are open seven days a week and deliver from Sidney to Sooke and some of the Gulf Islands. Sidney Downtown Westshore -
One Stop Furniture Shop Making your house a "home" since 2006. One Stop Furniture recently had a contest, asking their customers to enter a draw by suggesting a new name for the store. The winners were Gerald and Anne King. The overwhelming response was that they should leave the name the way it is. Owner Janice McEachern said: "Customers told us 'over the last 12 years, you have built your business and earned our trust with this name; why would you want to change it?' After careful consideration we decided to listen to our customers' advice and shelve the idea for now." With increased emphasis on Canadian-made items, you have even more reason to shop at One Stop Furniture. They now have eight lines of furniture and mattresses made right here in Canada and they continue their search for quality Canadian-made products. And the honest and friendly staff are amazing! Whether you're choosing furniture or a mattress, they are right there offering good, solid advice and they know their products well. Right up to and including the delivery, it's a wonderful experience. Janice wants all her customers to know how much she appreciates their loyalty and support and encourages them to keep shopping local.
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Come in and see our Canadian, bench-made furniture. With this level of precision put into each stitch, you'll love it for years to come. 250.655.7467 (SHOP) 9819 Fifth St, Sidney
Beacon Pet Hospital Welcome to Beacon Pet Hospital, your community-friendly veterinary hospital in Sidney. We provide medical and surgical care to a wide range of pets including: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Ferrets, Rabbits and Pocket Pets! New Clients and Walk-Ins are Welcome! For your convenience we are open extended hours Monday To Saturday. You can also shop online 24 hours for your pet needs. Visit our store at http://www.myvetstore.ca/beaconpethospital. 250.656.5568 | 9711 A Fifth St, Sidney beaconpethospital.ca
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Perfect for Summer! Bag your WINE! It's simple, convenient and cost-effective. Perfect for Boating, Camping, RV'ing, Condo Living, Deck Parties and Events – the list is endless! And, the bags are environmentally friendly and recyclable.
Why spend an hour at a boot camp, when you can achieve a twice-aseffective workout with vibration training? Vibes Fitness presents their new wellness program: Vibeology. Twice a week for 30 minutes, an intimate class setting, personalized nutrition plan and ongoing support will help you reach your fitness goals. Starts September 10. Limited spaces – book today!
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You are investing in your community by supporting its unique businesses. Appreciate what makes our neighbourhoods different. Our one-of-akind businesses are an inherent part of the distinctive character of our Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; that is what brought us here and will keep us here. Stay local and stay connected to the merchants in your community. By supporting independent businesses today, you are investing in a unique and sustainable future for the Saanich Peninsula community.
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Bring the hotel home. Crisp, white bedding never goes out of style. Hotel Roma by St. Geneve: pure cotton percale woven in Germany and sewn in Vancouver. Exclusively available in Victoria at Muffet & Louisa. 250.656.0011 | 9813 Third St, Sidney muffetandlouisa.com
Groom That Dog We offer expert grooming in a relaxing, safe atmosphere for your dog. We also feature anestheticfree teeth cleaning for dogs and cats by Cheyanne Cave of Happy Tails Teeth Cleaning. Two new groomers will soon be joining our team; stop by and say hi! 778.977.3647 10109 McDonald Park Rd, Sidney happytailsteethcleaning.com
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From top quality Canadian raw, dry, or dehydrated foods to local treats, chews and accessories, Rascals only provides the very best for your furry friend at great prices for you. Open 7 Days a Week & We Deliver!
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Wine Kitz Sidney Wine Kitz has some exciting news! Introducing new packaging options so you can have your wine, your way. Wine Kitz now offers boxed and bagged wines alongside their usual bottles. They have a wide selection of varietals and wine style options available in the packaging that best suits your lifestyle. With the aid of their new Bag Filler, wine can be put into 4-litre or 3-litre dispensing bags. Or, mix and match … bottle and bag. The choice is yours! There are many reasons to experience and enjoy boxed wine: it's lighter and more compact for easy storage. Boxes are environmentally friendly and easily recyclable with less of a carbon footprint. You can reduce costs with no need for labels, shrink seals, corks or even a corkscrew. The wine keeps fresh for up to six months in the bag. Visit the convenient Sidney Wine Kitz location soon to see for yourself. Make your wine in a clean, friendly environment, and benefit from Derek and Donna Finlayson's many years of experience. Receive great personal service and a positive, enjoyable experience. Ask them how they can help you save time and money with these new packaging options. Visit email@example.com for more information.
Saanich Peninsula Shops & Services
Sidney by the Sea Dental Hygiene Clinic Now that summer is over, we can help you with your dental hygiene visit … we focus on preventative dental hygiene in a relaxed environment. Complimentary complete dental hygiene exam and diagnosis ($100 value). We are accepting new patients!
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Homefront Ideas Homefront Ideas turns houses into homes. Owner Kristy Palmer began her career 20 years ago building custom homes … then decided to open a design studio that feels like a home! Clients can meet and go over every aspect of the changes they want to see within their space. The showroom has an abundance of samples from countertops, kitchen displays and flooring to custom furnishing and fabric samples. It’s amazing to see the flooring, tile, countertops, wall colour and trim you chose for your renovation – all at one location! Kristy can talk you through the renovation details or design of your new project while showing you all the different materials that are available. Homefront has transformed many residences on the Peninsula and in Victoria – even the Royal and McPherson Theatres! So many clients have been so happy with the outcome of their bath renovations that they then move onto a kitchen renovation. Kristy will help you put your project together with whatever budget you have; even just changing the wall colour, or putting one piece of furniture in just the right spot in your home makes such a difference to how your home feels. Make your dreams come true! Contact: www.homefrontideas.com.
Paulette Reid, RDH, BBA, MSc 250.655.4884 #102 - 2423 Beacon Ave, Sidney www.SidneyDentalHygiene.com
Local, affordable custom cabinets … right here on the Saanich Peninsula! We offer a full-service shop, from design and manufacturing through to the installation of our exceptional product. 250.412.3472 deepcovecustoms.com 2071 Malaview Ave, Sidney (call for appt.)
Victoria Distillers Makers of premium small-batch spirits. Come tour, taste, learn and lounge at our waterfront distillery. Lounge and patio open for the season! To reserve your spot for a tour and tasting, please get in touch! 250.544.8217 9891 Seaport Pl, Sidney victoriadistillers.com
Homefront Ideas Kristy has designed and project managed renovations for 18 years specializing in kitchens and bathrooms. Please come visit our show room to see kitchens and custom furnishings 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 250.656.2691 2071 Malaview Ave, Sidney homefrontideas.com
Focus Hair Design Let us pamper you starting with a great scalp massage! Stop by Focus Hair Design in the Seaside Plaza to check out our September promotion! 250.656.8122 #102 - 2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney
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“Labour of Love”
Sue Hodgson, Publisher & Owner, Seaside Magazine
I love every aspect that goes into producing Seaside Magazine but my absolute favourite part is creating our covers. Covers that attract attention for being unusual, extreme or prominent; a cover that stands out like a sore thumb in a crowded coffee shop, and a design concept that ties into the theme of the magazine. Our September cover does all of that! I discussed a concept with Laura Waters, founder of Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts and asked if she could bring my vision to life with everything edible from her farm acreage … and voilà, she did it! Laura’s passion for cooking, gardening, flower arranging and designing fuels the array of products she creates, and that passion certainly shines through on this month’s cover!
new & noteworthy News, changes, updates, launches? Email news@ seasideamagazine.ca. recently completed 14 years of service at Science World British Columbia. She studied science and education from coast to coast at Cape Breton University, UBC and SFU. Her passion for the Salish Sea Bioregion was inspired by the Marine Ecology Station, the Vancouver Aquarium and SeaChange Conservation Society.
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VIRL Keeping Up with the Times
Local Business Ladies, Put Your Feet Up North Saanich resident Cathy Laundy has opened a homebased clinic called Ebb and Flow Reflexology specializing in women’s health. She is certified to provide this natural, therapeutic treatment of the reflexes in our feet, which correspond to all parts of the body. In a spa-like setting she helps restore the body’s natural balance to promote healing. For more information or to book an appointment call 250-885-9281.
Clothing Shop Changes Hands Sidney Casuals clothing store, a fixture on Beacon Avenue for over 30 years, was recently sold and landed in very good hands. The shop is now owned and managed by Ron and Nancy Balske, who come with over three decades of clothing retail experience themselves, having owned a small shop in the Kootenays for 35 years. They’ve kept on the same courteous staff, and will continue to carry favourite brands like Royal Robbins. They’re also introducing some of the products they’ve had success with at their other shop, so drop by to see what’s new at Sidney Casuals.
Time for a Change The New Queen of the Salish Sea
The Sidney/North Saanich branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library is scheduled for significant renovations. The facility will be updated to modern standards with complete interior remodeling. The new library will include a fireplace lounge area, additional computers and a laptop bar, improved layout to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and strollers, air conditioning and much more. Completion is slated for June 2019, and a small temporary location has been secured at 2353 Bevan Avenue (Bevan Square).
Accolades Heroes of Aviation Acknowledged On July 28, World War I and II veteran Allan “Duncan” BellIrving, and Okanagan Helicopter Services were inducted into the BC Aviation Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the annual BC Aviation Museum Open House, adjacent to the Victoria International Airport. During WWI Bell-Irving was the first Canadian “ace” in the Royal Flying Corps, and later served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. Okanagan Helicopter Services operated from 1949 to 1987, and was an industry leader in the B.C. industrial flying scene.
This month the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea welcomed Pauline Finn as their new Executive Director. Pauline has worked with public schools, nature centres and museums, and
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Coconut Lavender Colada The Saanich Peninsula has many areas with lavender bushes and even lavender farms, including Kersey Training by Tara Brunet Lavender Farm in Brentwood Bay. Lavender bushes can also be purchased from many garden shops and planted in your home garden for your enjoyment. Not only does lavender have a soothing scent and beautiful purple spears of tiny flowers: it is a lovely addition to anyone's home garden and can be used to deter deer from foraging in your garden as it also serves as a deer repellent. Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can help heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty products and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help purify the skin. It contains iron, which is an essential ingredient that helps make hemoglobin and myoglobin. In short, the consumption of lavender can be beneficial in avoiding symptoms of anemia, fatigue and other medical issues related to iron deficiency. Many people recommend having a warm cup of lavender tea before going bed to help you fall asleep. This is a much safer and more natural alternative to conventional medications. However, you don't have to limit your use of lavender to an evening beverage – you can prepare a cool and refreshing afternoon cocktail to enjoy on your patio or under a nice shady tree. Today I will be sharing a recipe with you for Coconut Lavender Colada. You can make a simple syrup using lavender by combining 1 cup of lavender buds, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil for 2 minutes; do not stir. Remove from heat, and press through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out the liquid. Discard solids. Cool completely for about 30 minutes. This simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three months. The more flowers you use, the stronger the flavour will be. You can use the simple syrup to make a wide variety of summer beverages. 2 cups of coconut water or milk 1 cup of water 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tbsp of simple lavender syrup (optional – toasted shredded coconut for garnish). Combine the coconut milk ( or coconut water), sugar and the freshly squeezed lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well for about 30 seconds, then add the lavender simple syrup to taste and shake for another 5 seconds. You can add purple or blue food colour if you want to add some pizzazz to your cocktail. I've added a few
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drops of blue food colouring to my Colada, as shown. Pour your beverage into a cocktail glass and garnish with sprigs of lavender or lemon wedges or both and sprinkle with toasted shredded coconut if desired. This recipe makes enough for four people to enjoy. So the next time you are are out for an evening stroll or are spending some time exploring the lavender farms on the Island, take a few sprigs home with you to create your own Coconut Lavender Colada.
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Prevention Starts Young at Central Saanich Optometry by Phillip Tiicham Muir
In the midst of a back-to-school flurry, Dr. Florence Leclair of Central Saanich Optometry reminds us how important annual eye exams are for children. MSP provides coverage for one full eye exam per year for children and youth 18 and under. As early as six months of age, BC Doctors of Optometry recommend children start to have their eye health monitored. It's more important now than ever before, because myopia (nearsightedness) rates are on the rise. There is hope though, because
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reading or reversing them when copying text, to headaches and fatigue, poor vision can become a significant hurdle in children's lives. Thankfully it's a very treatable one though, even when prescriptions are more complicated, like those involving astigmatism. Other conditions such as lazy eye and amblyopia have more to do with the eyes' ability to work together. If these conditions are treated early with vision therapy, glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, vision in the weak eye can be strengthened and often fully restored. Treatment
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Specialized glasses or contacts and medicated eye drops can slow down the progression of myopia. "It's really exciting to be practicing optometry in this day and age when we can finally influence myopia," says Dr. Leclair. It's not just the inconvenience of life with lenses that optometrists are focused on, because a high myopic prescription actually puts you at greater risk of diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment. Thankfully with annual eye exam coverage available and free glasses offered to kindergarteners, Saanich Peninsula children have easy access to vision care. Look for Central Saanich Optometry in the heart of Saanichton village, and conveniently book you or your child online at cseyecare.com. I'll let Dr. Leclair have the final word in saying: "A little prevention goes a long way, in eye health … and in life."
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becomes less effective the longer it's undiagnosed though, so Dr. Leclair advises us to catch it before age eight for a good shot at full recovery. "When it comes to protecting children's eyes, or any of my patients for that matter, I always say that prevention should be the first thing on our minds." If you're one to maintain the view of "my child is fine; they'll never need glasses," just know that experts predict myopia will affect 50% of the world population by 2050. Clearly more and more parents will need to prepare for the "your child needs glasses" moment. It can be a tough pill to swallow, especially with the cost of precision made eyeglasses. What if we could take cost out of the equation though? As it turns out, Central Saanich Optometry is registered with a program called Eye See Eye Learn. The program offers complete glasses with Essilor
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Current Diet Trends:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Tara Brunet
As a nutritionist and trainer,
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I'm well versed on the current dieting trends. I hear about them from clients while they are "succeeding" and then don't hear about them again after they fall off the bandwagon. Personally, my entire model around food and wellness is all about "Intuitive Eating:" not restricting any foods, staying in touch with your body's internal cues, and focusing on how you feel versus weight loss. I admit that every time I hear about a "new" (just re-packaged) diet I cringe. Here's how you know you are falling for something unsustainable and unrealistic. Ask yourself: can you do this for the rest of your life? If you can't count points, restrict carbs or not eat for 16 hours a day, this is not going to work for you. 95% of all diets fail. Why are we continuously trying again and again thinking it is our fault they aren't working? Keep this in mind: the dieting and weight loss industry is worth $66 billion and the more you fail, the more money they make. (PSA: It is not your fault the diet isn't working). Perhaps when I say diet you reply with "Oh no, it's a lifestyle!" Like Weight Watchers™ current rebranding around their program. They claim it is a lifestyle to count the points of food, measure out servings and stay within your portion of points for each day. Not to mention treating exercise as a way to "increase points," which completely takes the joy out of fitness and working to get stronger – not to "earn" more calories. You never need to earn the right to eat what you want to eat. This is not a lifestyle I want myself or my clients to live! Then there is the Ketogenic phenomenon, which is Atkins coming back all over again. Restricting your carbohydrates to such an extremely low amount requires you to drastically reduce fruits and vegetables, and fill your plate with fats. While I agree fat is good for you, by forcing your body into ketosis you are asking for disaster and weight regain the minute you reintroduce carbohydrates! Plus, it creates fear around carbs, fruit and plentiful vegetables. Any diet that wants you to cut out such a major food group isn't realistic. You will be able to follow it for a period of time, but every time you tion off the keto wagon" I guarantee a"fall prepar x a t l na perso y r
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you will stay on it for shorter and shorter periods until you can't stomach having another meal full of bacon and cheese. Next! Then there is Intermittent Fasting, which has been around for a long time but recently resurged with the popularity of Bulletproof coffee and the Ketogenic diet. Intermittent Fasting can be done several different ways, but one of the popular types promotes a "five and two" approach where you only eat 500 calories two days a week, and normally on the other five days. This promotes binge eating and completely tuning out from your body's physiological needs. You are ignoring hunger signals and just trying to "make it through the day" for those two low-calorie days, and then inevitably overeating on the other five. It's further detaching from your internal guidance and teaching you to ignore our basic physiological cues! There is also a popular method where you fast for 16 hours a day, and eat only within an eight-hour window. This can be detrimental for women as it can lead to early onset menopause, metabolic disruption, binge eating and lost periods. I believe we have hunger and fullness signals for a reason – ignoring them in order to squeeze all your meals into a smaller window (and then feel lethargic and full) in the name of fat loss is not what I would recommend. So, what is the "good" in this article, you may ask? I know that every single person reading this article is going to need something different than the next. We are all highly individualized and this remains true for our diet and exercise routine. What works for one person does not mean it will fit into your lifestyle, or have the same results for you. The reason I promote Intuitive Eating is because it takes away the external rules from people that don't know what your body thrives on, and encourages you to look within yourself to figure that out. You can find a scientific, peer-reviewed article boasting the benefits of any one of the diets mentioned above, but you need to take your power back. How does your body feel most energetic, clear and vibrant? What type of eating will reduce stress in your life and bring you joy? Your eating pattern should be one that you can continue with forever, one that doesn't require "rules" from anyone else, and one that feels amazing for YOU.
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common cents sticking to a food budget For some, the idea of a "food budget" seems like a daunting task, but it can be the secret to success when saving for a vacation, a major household purchase or even alleviating debt. Here are a few tips to help you by Tyson Elder tackle your monthly food Saanich Peninsula budget and maximize your Lions Food Bank success rate. Track Your Spending. Before you know what your monthly food budget will be, you need to track all of your food purchases. It's not just your trips to the grocery store that make up your food budget: grabbing a snack at the gas station, going out for dinner or drinks, and going for a coffee with friends should all be included in the tally. Keep your receipts after every trip to the store and track how much you are spending. There are lots of great apps for your mobile devices that not only make it simple to track your spending, but make it fun by "game-ifying" your budget. Prioritize Your Spending. Do you love fresh fruit and vegetables? That might mean you have to cut back on some of the more fringe items on your grocery list. Keep snack food purchases to a minimum; they are a fast way to raise the bill on grocery spending. Instead opt for bulk trail mix, nuts, homemade cookies and popping your own popcorn. Alternatives like getting your produce at roadside stands and farm markets or even growing your own is also a great way to offset costs. Avoid Dining Out. If there is one way to destroy everything you've been working towards with your food budget, it's dining out. Make it a personal policy to not eat out due to laziness. Make double batches and freeze them. Have a quick meal accessible at home. Save restaurants for special occasions and treat yourself. Shop For Sales. Take advantage of sales to stock up your pantry, but don't hoard. Buy things that you know you will use frequently. Otherwise they go bad in the cupboard, and you'll be wondering if you can donate things to the food bank past their best before date. Consider the supermarket you shop at wisely. We'd all love to shop exclusively at the high-end stores, but they don't always offer the best bang for your buck. Comparison shop for the things that you buy most from multiple grocery stores to find the best deals. Plan Ahead. They say "variety is the spice of life," so make sure to mix it up. Find new and exciting recipes to try. Curries and stews go a long way and make great leftovers.
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Your Key to a Cosy Fall! A lovely selection of slippers has arrived from all our favourite makers: Garneau, Romika, Glerups, Vionic and Haflinger. We stock slippers featuring great support, removeable insoles and of course fun ones too! Fresh new ankle boots and waterproof shoes are here now. Come and get ready for a cosy fall. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays.
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Forage Fish by Tina Kelly
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into my dad's tackle box to find a school of small, shimmery fish. Not real fish of course, but lures for his early morning fishing trips. Big fish eating little fish is a simple concept to grasp, but the big picture importance of the small fish those lures represent can often be overlooked. The buzz bombs, spinnows, zingers and jigs mimic baitfish; this term certainly describes their application for recreational fishers but scientists prefer to call them forage fish. Many species of silver schooling fish are categorized as forage fish. Pacific herring, Pacific sand lance, eulachon, surf smelt, sardines, Northern anchovies and others play a critical role in our coastal ecosystem. These small to medium-size fish feed on tiny plankton at the bottom of the food chain and convert that food energy into fat. The resulting rich, fatty nutrients in forage fish are essential to a whole suite of predators. Larger fish, many of which are commercially important – salmon, halibut and lingcod – rely on forage fish. Sand lance alone accounts for up to 50% of the chinook salmon diet and chinook salmon in turn make up 80% of the diet of endangered southern resident killer whales. Other beloved marine mammals feed on forage fish too. Humpback whales – a species listed as "Special Concern" – engulf large concentrations of schooling fish, notably herring. Porpoises, dolphins, seals and sea lions are others benefitting from the nutrient dense fish. The survival of many marine birds – among them grebes, cormorants, murrelets, murres and rhinoceros auklets – depends on these fish. Some scientists attribute recent declines in several bird species, or shifts in bird migration patterns, to insufficient prey. Each species of forage fish has specific spawning habitat requirements. For Pacific herring it's both shoreline substrate and healthy seaweed or eelgrass meadows. For sand lance and surf smelt, a very precise size of sand and gravel is required; the former prefer small sand grains whereas smelt spawn in course gravel. Overhanging vegetation is essential for protecting the eggs from the heat of the sun and insects falling from leaves and branches feed young fish. Eight million people live in the Salish Sea bioregion and their actions can significantly impact fish populations. Overharvesting and contaminants from run-off and human activities are cause for concern, but human actions along shorelines considerably affect
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forage fish. Even small development and shoreline modifications can drastically change habitat through time. Seawalls, groynes and other shoreline armoring alter the natural processes of sedimentation and reduce suitable spawning habitat. It's a simple concept: less spawning habitat results in less fish and a reduction in fish equals less food for a considerable number of species in the food web. While we are out touting Save the Whales and waving Save our Salmon placards, let's also consider a Forage Fish Forever bumper sticker. So many species depend on them. Over 50 species of fish – including forage fish – are on display at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. Photo courtesy Valerie Shore / Eagle Wing Tours.
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Powered by a Grandmother’s Love One hundred and forty local women are involved in awareness-raising for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's "Grandmothers to Grandmothers" campaign. They are awed by the smart, strong and compassionate African women, and intrigued by the commonalities and differences between our lives and theirs. The local grandmas are great cyclists and walkers, skilled, generous, inclusive and caring people. In addition, they are committed to supporting African grandmothers (gogos) who are rebuilding their families and communities after losing their children to HIV/AIDS. The most notable commonality is the depth of love all of these women feel for their grandchildren. It provides the motivation to do whatever it takes to help the youngest generation survive and thrive. Margie is a Sidney resident, and a member of VG4A, whose grandma role has an interesting twist. She was in her 20s, living with her parents, when she became pregnant. She told noone in her family, and moved away. A baby boy was born and she gave him up for adoption. Decades later, conversations with others convinced her by Laurie Wilson
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to register with Adoption Records in case her son was looking for her. As a result, she unexpectedly found and contacted him. Margie eventually moved to be closer to her son and his growing young family, and so began her life as a grandmother. The only time she cried while telling me her story was when she tried to explain how much she loves her two grandchildren. Philister lives outside of Kisumu in Western Kenya. She is the only adult remaining on her family compound, having nursed and lost her husband and all of her siblings and children. She was left with seven grandchildren, grieving, struggling, and sick herself, having also tested positive for HIV. When asked how she made it through these dark and difficult days, she credits her granddaughter Beatrice, who was three when her parents died. Beatrice took special care of her "nya nya," making sure she always ate something, keeping her company when she was tired and weak, and helping her come back to life. When Philister took her grandchildren to the clinic to be tested for HIV, only Beatrice was positive. Nya nya and granddaughter started taking medicine together, and help each other stay strong and choose life. [Story from Powered By Love, 2017. Read it!] There are many commonalities among the grandmothers of Victoria/Sidney and Africa beyond that of devoted love for their grandchildren. Joanne's husband has Alzheimer's. Lee lost her mother at an early age. Lynn lost her son. Phyllis was a widow too soon. By this age, almost all of us have experienced the deep grief and lingering sadness caused by the loss of a loved one. But can you imagine the depth of despair that must be felt by Philister and others like her, as most or all of their adult family members become sick and die? Another unfortunate commonality among grandmothers everywhere is that, despite their evident skill and expertise, older people suffer from invisibility, older women even more so than older men. It is hard to get people to pay attention to us, and therefore more difficult to make a difference. It is with pride, admiration and love that local grandmothers are helping our African sisters address similar barriers, in order to make as big a difference as possible in the Africa of the next generation. "We will not rest until they can rest" is a pledge made by Canadian grandmothers after the 2006 Toronto Gathering, where the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign was launched. Laurie Wilson is a member of Victoria Grandmothers For Africa (VG4A). This group, and Sidney's St. Andrews Grandmothers, are associated with the SLF campaign, which functions as a partnership with grandmothers' community-based groups in Africa. Find out more at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org, www. grandmotherscampaign.org and www.victoriagrandmothersforafrica. ca. The 12th annual VG4A Cycle Tour from Campbell River to Victoria is taking place September 7 to 9.
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What Does Your Dream Kitchen Look Like? Story by janice henshaw Photos by www.nuttycake.com (except where otherwise noted)
Have you ever seen a kitchen that is so beautiful in design and function that it almost takes your breath away? And when you return home, you look at your kitchen and think, hmmm, where do I start? Is it OK just to change the floor in the kitchen area? Can I repaint the cabinets myself? Would a new countertop add some “pop?” If so, what’s the best choice for my kitchen? I thought it might be fun to invite some experts in kitchen design – an architect, a builder, and two interior designers – to share some current trends and, also, to find out what their dream kitchens would look like! I first asked architect Silvia M. Bonet, a partner in Finlayson Bonet Architecture, if home design has been affected as kitchens become more of a focal point for entertaining. SMB: “I believe there has been a change in the way we socialize – people are enjoying cooking and relaxing together in what is now called the ‘great room.’ The proliferation of cooking shows has instilled a zest in us for making our own meals, venturing into more varied ethnic foods, and enjoying them with friends. “Back in the ’50s, the kitchen was segregated from the dining room, but in contemporary living, the kitchen is fully integrated with the eating and entertainment area. The ‘great room’ is the combination of ‘the making, consuming, and relaxing.’ “Some homeowners like the integration but they also like to maintain a subtle separation. Contemporary homes have more efficient layouts, the open space is trendy but also efficient, it looks more spacious with fewer walls partitioning spaces, and the sense of openness helps to make a smaller space look more expansive. “We still have big houses to design but there is a new consciousness about the impact that buildings have in the environment. In addition,
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the high cost of land encourages us to look for innovative solutions to the housing issues and reduce unit sizes in favour of more residential units. In custom-built homes there are two trends: large houses, or energy efficiency in more moderate dimensions.” Are grey and white kitchens here to stay for quite a while longer? And secondly, what would you include in your dream kitchen? SMB: “I don’t know how much longer they will be around, but I still like them! My dream kitchen has a large open counter so I can roll out dough for pastries! And it has a double oven so that I can have a full five-course dinner in them. I also like a floor to ceiling wall that contains a pantry, fridge and ovens. The counter is built close by so cold or hot dishes can be easily transferred to it.” Next, I asked Barrett F. Smith, of Barrett F. Smith Construction, about kitchen cabinets that need updating. Old oak cabinets that have developed a bit of a yellow hue – can they be repainted? BFS: “I would not recommend painting old kitchen cabinets unless it’s a DIY project. If you have to pay a painter to sand and refinish your cabinetry, you might be a third of the way to buying new ones.” What’s hot in countertops these days, and what type of countertop would you recommend? BFS: “Quartz! It seems to have about 70% plus of the market, and it is superior to granite in its durability. However, quartz does lack the natural beauty feel of granite. I would estimate that granite has 20% of the market and laminate (a durable decorative veneer) makes up the balance. The beauty of quartz is it wears so well, you could dump motor oil on it and it would clean right up.” When you build or remodel a kitchen what elements do you like to include? BFS: “I like kitchens that have an island, and peninsulas with
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would be layered lighting on dimmers for different tasks and lots of efficient storage.” Andi Hook, Interior Designer/Partner in Hook & Hook Renovations & Design Inc., loves to include technology in her kitchen designs. AH: “I love technology; if my client wants gadgets, I’m more than happy to do the research and incorporate them in the design. I’m always upgrading my design software and knowledge to stay up to date.” What colours do you like for kitchens? Are white and grey changing to other top picks or contrasts? “I love contrast in almost everything; contrast adds interest, and our eyes don’t get bored so easily … although on the other end of the spectrum, an all-white kitchen can make a great impact if it’s done correctly with different textures.” Andi, what lovely features would you include if you were designing a kitchen for yourself? AH: “My dream kitchen would be crisp with a mid-century flare. It would have white oak floors, and flat panel cabinets finished in matte white or black depending on the light and size of the space. There would be as few upper cabinets as possible. Instead, I would have white oak or glass shelving framed with black iron. I would design a large island or two islands, with Caesarstone Cloudburst Concrete countertops. The backsplash would be simple with possibly a pop of colour and gold accents. And tons of natural and accent lighting.” Great ideas, all! Thank you to our kitchen design experts. It certainly makes it easier if we can enlist their help in creating a beautiful kitchen space. And even if our dream kitchen is still a long way off in the future, we can still enjoy the aromatic and spicy mix of love, laughter and time spent together in our family “hub” that makes a house a home!
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s Waking Lions certainly had an impact on our Book Club readers. Lots of members, including some new faces, turned up at our August meeting to share their thoughts and feelings about the Israeli thriller. The setting for the novel is present-day Israel, and the writer is a journalist, so there was the potential for lots of politics and focus on issues. We felt Gundar-Goshen managed to avoid preaching to her audience though; rather she wove some current social problems tightly into the storyline, so you couldn’t help but see them as real. The drama of the novel hinges on the repercussions from a single traumatic event in the life of frustrated neurosurgeon Eitan. We haven’t known him long before his life is turned upside down, and most readers agreed he was a hard character to sympathize with. Eitan’s situation sees his fate wrapped up with that of Sirkit, an Eritrean illegal-immigrant. They live geographically so close, yet their worlds couldn’t be further apart. Gundar-Goshen is especially effective as she contrasts the abject poverty and desperation of the migrant world with the air-conditioned sterility of Eitan’s city life. She is very careful to show that all the characters are flawed in their own ways, and that life in Israel is all about survival, whichever side you are on. There was lots of moral dilemma, making Waking Lions an especially successful book for group discussion. Several of the group said they found the subject unsettling, and many commented that they hadn’t found it enjoyable reading, but that they were glad to have read it in spite of that. Endings are hard, and not everyone agreed that this book’s was very satisfying. The reader was left with a feeling that these lives were unresolved, and that the people depicted would probably go on striving and struggling. If that makes it sounds a bit gloomy then perhaps the underlying message is, yet the novel isn’t: there is enough pacing in the action to keep the pages turning. The sense of place captured in Gundar-Goshen’s writing is incredible. Even if the characters and their actions weren’t always believable, you could almost touch the dust in their hair and feel the sweat on their brows. Thank you to everyone who came along to share their views or listen to the discussion. Our next meeting will take place on September 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., upstairs at the Shoal Centre. We will be discussing The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens. Visit www.seasidemagazine.ca/book-club for more information and to sign up! september 2018 | seasidemagazine.ca 77
last word I confess: I jumped on the “Keto” bandwagon recently, and then promptly fell off it again after a couple of months. I say “confess” as after reading Tara Brunet’s article on current diet trends (page 57), looking at “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” I have to admit I feel a bit as if I got sucked in by all the hype. Everywhere I turned was Keto this and that, and the shining promise of quick weight loss without feeling deprived. That being said, and setting aside the fact that this way of eating wasn’t sustainable longterm (a week’s visit with my sister and too much of eating out derailed me), I do feel like it was a success for me, in a lot of ways, and was a step (albeit perhaps not a strong one) on the journey towards ultimately leading a more healthful life. So what is a diet, really? At its core, and to be successful, it probably should be a complete lifestyle change. You see, I have never naturally – pardon the pun – been a healthy eater. I will always reach for the unhealthy option, and my favourite food is french fries. But enough with the confessions. A lifestyle overhaul is what keto was for
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me. Yes there was the painful keeping track of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein, but there were also the benefits of vastly more energy, and with it the urge to exercise; glowing skin; feeling fantastic and simply knowing that I was taking good care of my body. And with the bounty surrounding us on the fields of the Saanich Peninsula and featured in this month’s Seaside, it’s hard to argue that this lifestyle isn’t easily attainable. Solara Goldwynn of Hatchet & Seed (“From Foodie Fad to Cultural Norm,” page 10) turned a passion for farm and field to table into a business that converts landscapes into edible ecosystems. Of course you’ve seen our gorgeous cover. What a harvest there! Laura Waters, cover stylist and founder of Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts, finds the inspiration for the array of products she creates in a love for cooking and gardening and all things local. Farm stands, markets, the orange of pumpkins in a fall field … truly, a healthful eater’s paradise. Editor’s note: in the August issue column Deb’s Day Out, we incorrectly used the term “faire de camping.” The correct French expression is “faire du camping.” In the July issue feature “Syrian Refugee Families on the Saanich Peninsula,” the email address for Tricia Kearns should have been firstname.lastname@example.org.
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what ' s happening september 8: Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Open House 7 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney www.cfuwsaanichpeninsula.org
Our meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mary Winspear Centre. The Open House will be informal with coffee and dessert. The organization welcomes all women, who enjoy life long learning and the comaraderie of a group that seeks to help others in this community to pursue their goals for further education. september 9: Scottish Folk Workshop & september 21: Fun Friday Night Dance
Workshop 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Dance 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Centre, 1229 Clarke Rd, Brentwood Bay email@example.com
Come to the Sunday afternoon workshop at the Centre and learn basic footwork, formations and easy dances. The Fun Friday dance is all easy dances called. Free for members and $3 drop in for others. Wear lightweight, flat, soft-soled shoes. All ages welcome.
september 17: Stories at Fern Street (since 1989) 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at 1831 Fern St. (Park on Begbie.) 250.370.2964 | www.victoriastorytellers.org
Join us for stories told in the oral tradition by members of VSG and friends. Celebrating our 30th year. Admission $5; students $3 (includes tea and goodies). september 21: Speakers Series
1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Centre, 1229 Clarke Rd, Brentwood Bay 250.652.4611 | www.centralsaanichseniorscentre.org
Guest Speaker and naturalist Ann Nightingale will talk on the topic of Birding. Admission is by donation. Refreshments served. EveryoneÂ welcome. september 27: Hello Fall @ Kindergym
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney 250.656.7271 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall has officially arrived and we are celebrating with a harvest party! Enjoy fall-themed activities and crafts, along with our usual free play fun! One to five years old, with parent.
september 15: People, Plants, Places
4th Monday of every month (Sept - june)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island View Beach Regional Park, Central Saanich 250.478.3344 | www.crd.bc.ca/parks
1:30 to 3 p.m. at Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney 1-800-665-5864
Enjoy this beautiful park with CRD Regional Parks naturalists and guest nature walkers and ethnobotanists Earl Claxton Jr. and JohnBradley Williams. Play our plant challenge and see why Island View Beach is so special. Guided walks offered at 11:15am and 1pm. Look for the blue tent by the picnic area off Homathko Road.
An education and support group for people aected by COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other chronic lung conditions. Better Breathers meetings are about education, encouragement and fellowship. Supported by the British Columbia Lung Association. Free to join. Family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend.
(drop-in event - all ages)
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Magic of Christmas Dinner and Dance
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 6pm - 11:30pm
A Christmas Party!
Celebrate the season with your colleagues and friends A perfect setting for your office Christmas party butchartgardens.com
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Published on Aug 31, 2018
Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the voice of the Saanich Peninsula is treasured and cel...