YO U R S A A N I C H P E N I N S U L A V O I C E
All Eyes On Small Business & The Arts
Focus on Small Business
Sidney Fine Art Show
Celebrating Our Entrepreneurs
October 16th - 18th
Talks Real Estate Market
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has declared 2015
The Year of the Senior
Enjoy a FREE Senior Appreciation event or service every month! This year is all about you! Every month of this calendar year we’ll be organizing an exciting FREE special event or service for our seniors, which will be announced in the Peninsula News Review, Seaside Magazine and on our website at www.sidneyseniorcare.ca.
This month, we invite our seniors to get into the Halloween spirit of “trick or treating”. Send in or bring in your favourite retro Halloween photo of yourself to our Sidney SeniorCare offices before October 31st for the chance to win:
2 HRS FREE HOUSEKEEPING for Top 3 Photo Entries (please include your phone number or email address with your photo submission so that we may contact you)
We will announce the winners and publish the winning photos in the Peninsula News Review in November.
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YOUR SAANICH PENINSULA VOICE
'She Shells' by Kelsey Boorman, submitted to the Sidney Fine Art Show 2015
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Creativity has been a huge component of my life since before I can remember. My art process has woven through hand drawings and paintings, to design and computer graphics, and back again. My position at Seaside allows me to explore the relationship between traditional and computer generated art media, and how they can have a symbiotic relationship. It is an honour for one of my paintings to appear on the cover of this month’s issue, and I can feel the support of the community with the many big art shows and events taking place in October on the peninsula. See more of my art at www.kelseyartonline.com and catch me in the Fall Studio Tour on October 24 – 25 at 2113 Henry Avenue, Sidney.
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I grew up working in the clothing industry and I consider myself very fortunate to work with my Dad everyday, doing what we love! Our mission is to have a great selection of sportswear for men, product that you don't see everywhere, and to offer honest service helping gentleman make good investments in building a wardrobe that suits their lifestyle. From my perspective the essentials of building a wardrobe are the same for men and women, so it was my honour to provide a write up for the launch of the new fashion focus series in Seaside.
Dr. Marita Schauch & Laura McKenzie
As a Naturopathic doctor, I have the pleasure of helping people navigate life's choices, so they can feel vibrant and healthy. I believe that truly great health begins with education and identifying the root cause of disease. Being able to share my passion for stress management through my clinical practice, writing articles and lecturing and watching people make positive changes in their lives is the greatest gift I can offer. My role as a Health and Physical Activity Counsellor allows me to work with individuals of all ages who are in need of extra support in their pursuit of overall health and well-being. My clients and I work together to develop a plan for an active lifestyle, which involves setting goals, getting motivated, and addressing psychological barriers such as stress. See this month's Inside Out column (pg. 61) as Marita and I share some insights into stress management.
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I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and completed a Commercial and Industrial Sales & Marketing Program at Red River Community College. I moved to Vancouver at the age of 20 and began a career in advertising sales with Maclean Hunter, Pacific Yachting Magazine. I travelled on business once a month to Vancouver Island which led me to my husband, Kevin. I moved to Victoria to marry at the age of 27. I have two wonderful grown-up children, Alex and Graham. I have always had a love for the country and locally produced food, I think it's the prairie girl in me! I'm happy to help celebrate the spirit of business enterprise with Seaside this month, sharing the story of the Deep Cove Market in my introduction to the Small Business special feature (pg 12).
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first word If there's such a thing as a 'sales gene' I was definitely born with it. From my earliest days I loved persuading people to buy what I had to sell. First it was lemonade. Then, to what was probably the chagrin of my whole neighborhood, when I was about eight it was Girl Guide cookies. My father worked for CIP (Canadian International Paper) and my mother was a traditional stay-at-home mom, raising my two sisters, brother and me. Dad's company was based out of Montreal, so I'd see him coming and going from trips, suitcase in hand, and I would dream about what kind of adventures he must be having on the road. My father worked hard, and he kept working no matter what hardships he faced. I like to think I'm similar to my Dad in certain ways â€“ our shared passion for business, drive to succeed, and persistence. I'd like to think that if I ever faced the kind of adversity he did, I'd respond with a real dedication to overcoming it. My father truly was an inspiration to me, in many ways. I'm telling you this because these facts form the roots of
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whatever success I've had, in business and life. When I look back at my childhood, high school and university years, it's clear how I can trace the interests and inclinations that later shaped my professional life. Think about it: if you plan on working 40-hour weeks from age 20-65 you'll be spending about 90,000 hours of your life at your job. For that reason alone, you owe it to yourself to figure out something you really enjoy doing. Besides, if you're doing something you enjoy, I think you'll be better at it. I get asked a lot: 'Don't you ever just want to get away from the magazine business for a while? When you go on vacation, do you run past magazine stands so you don't have to think about them?" The question struck me funny, because I absolutely love magazines and I almost never go anywhere without a tote full of them! As I write this, I think about our community, the place I call home. We are surrounded by a business community that thrives to be the best of the best in their field. In this issue of Seaside Magazine we are celebrating 'Small Business' just for that reason. It's all for you. So, take a minute or two and get to know some of the people in your community, those people that aspire to give you the best. Remember, it's not about whether you can do it all, it's about whether you can be happy whatever you're doing!
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seaside arts scene by Gillian Crowley
An Exciting Month for the Arts
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the Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre – 7 more authors.
Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival
Sun. Oct. 3: 9 a.m. Breakfast with the Authors at Haro's (only a few tickets left at time of writing).
There's still time to get tickets for readings, workshops and evening galas for the Festival to be held Oct. 2-4. Don't miss well-known authors like Steven Galloway, Richard Wagamese, Lorna Crozier, William Deverell and Fred Stenson. Enjoy Zsuszi Gartner's short stories and Kay Stewart's mysteries starring a female RCMP officer. Gardening guru Des Kennedy will inspire and entertain. So much to take in! Tickets at Tanner's Books and online at sidneyliteraryfestival.ca. Some at the door.
Fri. Oct. 2 Opening Ceremonies: 7 p.m. at North Saanich Middle School – 7 authors.
A new fun event is the Paint and Wine night held Oct. 17 at the Shaw Discovery Centre in Sidney and Oct. 24 at the Village Empourium in Brentwood Bay. Under artist Odette Laroche's tutelage, every participant will leave with their own original painting.
Sat. Oct. 3: Pairs of authors reading all day at the Pier Hotel's Sallas Room. 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. evening Gala: 7.30 p.m. at
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Celebrate the visual arts at the ArtSea Festival when over 400 artists from across Vancouver Island converge in Sidney for a 10-day celebration. ArtSea opens with the Sidney Fine Arts show Oct. 16-18 and closes with the self-guided Fall Studio Tour Oct. 24-25. In-between, more than 40 Peninsula businesses will be hosting individual artists and painting demonstrations at their place of business.
Learn more in October's Distinctly Sidney brochure or at http://cacsp.com.
Gala Fundraiser Last year ArtSea raised $10,000 to donate to the "Arts in the Schools" program. Now students who benefited from past donations are giving back in the ArtSea Gala Fundraiser. Several Peninsula arts organizations donate time and talent in an unforgettable musical and dance journey. Proceeds benefit the 'Arts in the Schools' program. Tickets: $10 at the Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney. Wed., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre.
Other Visual Arts Events Live painting and sculpting demonstrations at the Village Gallery with interpretive acrylic artists Chris Alers and Barry Tate on Friday and on Saturday oil painter
Keith Hiscock and renowned Bronze Sculptor Nathan Scott will demonstrate their talents. Oct. 16-17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. At Brentwood Bay Resort a demonstration by Victoria wildlife watercolour artist Richard Wong will take place in the lobby as part of the ArtSea Festival. Sun. Oct. 18, 12 - 2p.m.
David Essig in Concert David Essig started out in 1971 as a "talented newcomer" at the legendary Mariposa Folk Festival. Now, over 40 years later, he has an international career as one of Canada's finest interpreters of original, contemporary folk music. Always paying homage to his roots in Bluegrass and Country Blues, David uses these traditions to create timeless new songs. Hosted by Deep Cove Folk Society. Tickets at Tanner's Books. Fri. Oct. 30, 7.30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney.
Close to 400 works of art were on display at the 2014 show.
Juried Art Show Returns for 13th Year at the Mary Winspear Centre A highlight of Vancouver Island's cultural calendar takes place in Sidney from Friday October 16 â€“ 18, and promises to continue a tradition of showcasing excellence. The Sidney Fine Art Show (SFAS), now in its thirteenth year, is one of the largest and most anticipated juried art shows in British Columbia. Produced by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP), it showcases the best of the region's fine art, while providing a significant economic boost to the region. This year, the show features seven master artists: Noah Layne, Craig Benson, Tara Juneau, Clement Kwan, Leonard Butt, Marion Evamy and Stephanie Steele. This group of artists has been presented with a SFAS major prize at least twice, and are in the running for a prize for best master's work. The show begins Friday night with an Opening Night Gala Reception for Sponsors and Patrons, who have the first opportunity to view and purchase the artwork chosen for the show. An awards ceremony follows in the Charlie White Theatre. Prizes are awarded in categories including "Best in Show" and "Best 3-Dimensional". Art show chair and show designer Sandy Bligh said 441 artists submitted one or more works, including oil and watercolour, photography, sculpture, woodworking, fine jewelry and glass and ceramic art, which were judged over a two-day period in September. All of the pieces in the show are for sale, ranging from small prints in the $350 range to more imposing pieces from master artists. Bligh is one of the over 300 volunteers who dedicate their time
each year. As the Show Designer, Sandy creates the look and layout of the show, so that it provides a welcoming and easy-to-follow flow throughout the gallery space. "My goal in designing the show is to welcome and engage people with the art; inviting them to move through the exhibit by organizing the works in a way that allows each piece to make an individual statement while at the same time blending them within an aesthetically exciting and pleasing grouping." The daunting task of selecting and judging from more than 1,100 entries the 400 pieces of fine art to be displayed in the 2015 show, falls to three highly qualified jurists. Nick Tuele, is former Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Sara Genn, New York-based artist and Anne Hudec, an award-winning watercolour artist and Senior Signature member (SFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists. There are two special evening events at the show from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday night is Celebrate Local Night: savour the best of local art while sipping on Saanich Peninsula wines and ciders, and sampling wonderful island-made cheeses and charcuterie. Saturday night is Meet the Artists Night with participating artists in attendance. Admission at the door is $6 per day or $10 for a three-day pass (children 12 and under are free). Hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To become a patron and experience the exclusive gala and pre-sale, see the show website: www.sidneyfineartshow.ca/patrons. For anyone interested in the best fine art of this highly artistic region of British Columbia, this art show is not to be missed! SEASIDE | OCTOBER 2015 | WWW.SEASIDEMAGAZINE.CA 11
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2015 Your Life. Your Passion. Take a Leap.
There's no question that owning your own business is a risky proposition. But, with risk comes reward. In our annual Focus on Small Business special issue, we look at some of the amazing entrepreneurs who have chosen the Saanich Peninsula as home for their small business. These people work tirelessly to share a product or service with their neighbours and community and Seaside Magazine is happy to share their stories on the following pages.
Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid-air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground. Rich Dad
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n A Small Business
at the Heart of the Community by Rosemary Scott
The Deep Cove Market is
not your typical convenience store. A destination for foodies, it's a charming country market nestled in North Saanich that has become, through much hard work, a gem of a meeting place for the community. After the Deep Cove Farm on Wain Road was retired, I wanted to provide locals like myself with a place to meet over breakfast, lunch or lattes and have a place to shop that supports our local farming community. Having lived in the community for over 20 years I felt local consumers deserved to be offered something better. From spring through fall, the market supplies the community with bountiful local produce. If you want locally raised lamb, beef, poultry and eggs, it's a place worth visiting. 10 years ago, with no grocery experience whatsoever, I decided to take on the rather daunting task of breathing new life into this little rundown store. As my first real business venture it was very difficult getting started, in part because the previous owner removed all the supplier files. With the help of family members I basically had to start from scratch. We closed the market for two weeks to renovate and I remember when we re-opened, the shelves looked bare! I shed a few tears in those first few weeks and felt very overwhelmed. Through attending many food and gift shows the market has grown into a unique collection of interesting finds. With a small retail footprint to work with, the Deep Cove Market boasts an incredible selection of local, import and specialty food and gift
items. It has taken a lot of investment thanks to my husband Kevin and a tremendous amount of hard work with my sister Joanne at my side. One of the big challenges in running a small business on the Peninsula is staying competitive in pricing with so many larger stores and chains available to consumers. One way I try to counter that is by offering things that you just can't find in larger stores. I'm a shopper and foodie at heart and running this country market has certainly been rewarding. It was a dream come true to find a business that I could be very passionate about! If you are not passionate and enthusiastic about starting your new business, it will be a much harder road to success. I credit my dedicated staff who have become more like extended family than employees for making the market such a memorable place to visit. Finding staff has fortunately always been easy for me; there always seem to be numerous resumes on hand from local students. What helps me keep my staff is being flexible with their schedules to accommodate their extracurricular activities. For many this is their first experience at a job, and it has been a real pleasure watching them blossom with confidence and work ethic. Treating your staff with kindness and respect goes a long way too! Without the amazing support this community has given us, we could not have become such a success. I hope the Deep Cove Market will continue to be a focal point for the community for many years. It will be interesting to see who might come along with enough energy and passion to take it to the next level! SEASIDE | OCTOBER 2015 | WWW.SEASIDEMAGAZINE.CA 13
Investment Advisor Deborah Reid has over 20 years of industry experience; 13 of which have been with RBC Dominion Securities’ Sidney Branch. Deborah believes in building long-term relationships with her clients and their families based on transparency and trust. Deborah’s strong value system is the core of her business; she understands that although her clients expect investment performance, they also want to work with a professional who genuinely cares about their personal and financial successes. Deborah has been successful in bringing ‘heart’ to her business as well as accountability. Discovering an individual’s history, expectations, challenges, hopes and dreams take time, so Deborah provides a comfortable environment and listening ear to help her clients determine their priorities and long-term goals. Deborah’s loving relationship with her aging grandparents and parents provided her with an understanding and compassion for many of the challenges facing the growing senior population. It was this profound respect for the aging process that directed her to become a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA). The CPCA training provided a depth of knowledge and various tools to assist Deborah when working with her senior clients. She understands that protecting her clients’ wealth ensures that both she and her clients enjoy a good night’s sleep. As a Professional Financial Planner as well as a Financial Management Advisor Deborah recognizes when a specialist is required and various strategies need to be implemented. RBC Canada’s largest financial firm, has built a top-notch Wealth Management Team comprised of professional Financial Planners
and Estate and Trust Specialist, who are available to help Deborah’s clients achieve their short, and long-term goals. Although Deborah has the support of her administrative staff and a team of wealth management professionals, when you call her office you will hear her friendly voice at the end of phone unless, of course, she is already busy with a client. Deborah is committed to providing personalized yet professional service to ensure that her clients can enjoy their successes and the lifestyle that they deserve.
Beacon Cat Hospital Beacon Cat Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital dedicated exclusively to providing “Special Care for Special Kitties.” Dr. Ellen Guttormson founded the hospital more than two decades ago, with the commitment of providing exceptional and compassionate veterinary services in a supportive, community-based environment. At Beacon Cat Hospital, the health care team enjoys meeting new clients as much as we cherish returning clients, and we treat every cat as a beloved family member.
Beacon Cat Hospital 9711A 5th Street, Sidney 250.656.5568 www.beaconcathospital.com
Buddies Toys Buddies has been open in Sidney since 1989 and we have recently moved our Victoria location to 1831 Oak Bay Ave (next to Harry’s Flowers). The staff of Buddies love getting to know our neighbourhood children and providing great toys as they grow from babies to budding scientists, engineers, athletes and artists. Our goal at Buddies is to find the right toy for the right child. We consider it an honour to help you buy the e l a toys for the kids in S l Annua% Off your life. We know there 20 tore are many choices out there and our family Entbirere1S3th -17th thanks you for choosing Buddies! go to Oc
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Carolyn O’Meara Travel Consultant Building memorable holiday experiences has been a passion of Carolyn’s for over 38 years. Her extensive travel experience gives her the knowledge to deliver value and exceptional service. Bring Carolyn your ideas and let her create the perfect vacation for your budget and your imagination.
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Berwick Retirement Communities Family owned and operated since 1989, Berwick Retirement Communities builds and operates award-winning independent living, assisted living and licensed residential care residences in British Columbia. Our goal has always been to create comfortable and welcoming residences that make retirement living a true pleasure. Berwick Retirement Communities offer an unparalleled standard of living with resort-style amenities, red seal chef prepared meals and a broad level of services, activities and events. Berwick offers vibrant communities created by caring people, where the individual needs of the resident always come first. That’s the Berwick Way. Berwick House is located in Gordon Head, Victoria where you can take advantage of everything Victoria has to offer. Enjoy the intimate setting with easy access to transit, shopping, parks and recreation centre. Berwick Royal Oak offers luxurious, resort-style retirement living in Royal Oak, Victoria. Enjoy all the amenities like the Shield & Dragon English Pub, 125 seat theatre, fitness centre, country kitchen, spa, library and more.
Berwick Royal Oak 4680 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria 250.386.4680 Berwick House 4062 Shelbourne St., Victoria 250.721.4062
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For the past 15 years, coffee innovation, passionate roasting and community involvement have been at the core of what we love to do at Fresh Cup. We’re more than just a Roastery Café with award winning organic coffees, amazing comfort food, baked goods and pastries. We’re proud to say we’ve developed sustainable, smallbatch coffee roasting technology that will change the face of urban coffee roasting across Canada. We continuously work to improve the coffee experience, adding first-class Baristas to our team, local people who care not only about coffee, but the environment they see in the future.
Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe 1931 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Victoria 250.652.5678 www.freshcup.ca
Following our strategic vision, we diversified our team of roasters to include Larry Christiansen, Katrina Stewart and Danielle Neilson. These talented coffee roasters have come together to become the foundation of our fundamental core value, which is: ‘Freshly Roasted Organic, Farmer Friendly Coffee’… artisan roasted in small batches. We look forward to seeing you soon for the freshest and tastiest cup on the Peninsula.
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can we talk Seaside's Director of Sales, Elizabeth Moss, talks with Michael and Karen Kuzyk, owners of Category 12 Brewing 2014 was the inaugural year for the brewery; you have gone from a self-built tasting room, selling out of your first beer completely, to already having produced nine beers within the year. How will you continue competing successfully in the rapidly growing craft beer market? The challenges presented by the explosion of growth in the craft beer market are something we embrace; we're never satisfied with the status quo and thrive on creativity, whether that be with our beers and branding or making efficient use of the time and equipment we have. As a husband and wife team,
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we each bring different strengths (and palates!) to the table that will help us create an exciting line up of beers that we're proud to share. Michael, you grew up on the island going to Parklands as well as UVic. How has your schooling shaped the person you are today, and led you here after 20 years in the fields of scientific research and software? I was very fortunate to have excellent teachers throughout my school experience. In particular Mr. Giles (my high school chemistry teacher) and Dr. Kay (my thesis supervisor)
the beers that we make! Karen's discovery of Belgian beers a few demonstrated that passion, capability, and humour weren't years ago was a major motivating factor in getting the brewery mutually exclusive with a science career. My attention to detail off the ground as a team; it's also the reason our Unsanctioned and desire to tinker seemed a natural fit for that path, and are Saison is a year-rounder (saisons are traditionally a seasonal style). as essential to being a brewery owner as they are working in Michael's love of hoppy, west-coast style IPA's is on a different a science lab. I've also learned that persistence is key, which spectrum – we provide both "families" of beers to ensure marital definitely helped win my wife over when proposing the happiness as well as interesting consumer selection. We look career transition! forward to continually experimenting, which is why we have a Category 12 has developed some unique branding; how small "staple" selection in addition to our constantly changing does this represent you as entrepreneurs and encompass seasonals. We're proud of the fact that we've had seven beers on your personalities? tap at the brewery for several weeks now! The branding of our brewery is something very close to our After another Great Canadian Beer Week in Victoria and hearts. In fact, it was the very first element we embarked upon. with a new year already approaching us, can we keep an eye It was important to us to have a consistent look and feel to our out for any new and exciting ideas on the horizon for C12? graphics, while giving a nod to Michael's background. Our Indeed! We've just launched our own favourite description, from a customer, crowdfunding campaign (https://www. calls the feel our graphics create "Mad Men "We're never satisfied indiegogo.com/projects/barrelholdermeets Breaking Bad". We feel our branding with the status quo program-category-12-brewing#/story is something that can grow with us as we expand our line up. and thrive on creativity to give our community a chance to be a part of our growth and exploration as With your main brew house equipment ... with our beers and we embark upon a barrel aging program. being made right around the corner from branding or [by] There are a lot of options that we're your Keating location, how has this local making efficient use excited to offer! It's a unique opportunity stamp made an impact on your business that hasn't been done in Victoria, and and influenced the buying decisions of the time and we know that there are going to be a lot of other key ingredients in your beers? equipment we have." of excited supporters of both beer and Supporting local is something we feel small business. strongly about in our personal lives, and since We are celebrating small business in this issue of Seaside we see the brewery as an extension of all the things we love it was only Magazine. What tips or advice can you pass along about natural to make an effort to utilize as many local companies as possible. starting a business on the Saanich Peninsula? We've had fantastic relationships with many of our contractors during We love the quote from Jim Treliving of Dragon's Den fame our build out, and look forward to being able to "join forces" with our (or notoriety?): paraphrasing, it's that he makes decisions about local agricultural producers as our business grows. work with his heart, about money with his head, and about Category 12 prides itself on being "genuine to the taste buds" people with his gut. Add a lot of homework to that formula (hard and sharing beers with customers that staff personally love. to leave Michael's background behind entirely!) and it sums up Which are your favourite beers produced and how does this how we've approached making this massive leap of faith to pursue contribute to the brewery's philosophy? our passion. We're passionate about what we do, and that starts with loving
Karen & Michael Kuzyk | Category 12 Brewing Category 12 Brewing is a craft brewery on Victoria's picturesque Saanich Peninsula. The brainchild of Michael and Karen Kuzyk, Category 12 focuses on creating "colossal" West Coast and Belgian inspired ales that are balanced and flavourful. The brewery boasts Victoria's only brewery taproom where customers can enjoy a flight of tasters while viewing the brewery's entire operations. In the brewery's first 6 months of operation their Disruption Black IPA won a Gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Michael has his PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Victoria and has been brewing beer for 20 years. He decided to leave his scientific career to start Category 12 Brewing on the Saanich Peninsula with his wife Karen. You can learn more about the brewery at www.category12beer.com, or follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/category12beer) or on Twitter and Instagram @C12beer.
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Ensemble Wellness The Small Studio with a Big Heart Ensemble Wellness Services is a yoga/fitness studio and holistic services boutique serving the 50+ age group. Offering small, personable, private and group classes you are guaranteed to find your fit and have fun! Owner Sue Troughton has been in the health and wellness profession for over 40 years and with a recent hip replacement she reinforces the importance of Chair Yoga to keep up with the aging body.
Sue Troughton BPE, RCRT, CPCA
Classes: Hatha beginner yoga, chair yoga, retro-fit yoga and weight training for women.
Hear - Central Saanich Donna Stewart, Audiologist and owner at Hear – Central Saanich, has a Masters’ degree in Audiology and almost 25 years of experience in the hearing industry. After years of working in government and corporate environments, Donna is thrilled with the high level of service she can offer in her own clinic. As an independant Audiologist, Donna Stewart, M.A., Aud(C), RAUD Donna values the freedom to Audiologist/Owner recommend the most appropriate product for each individual based on their hearing loss, lifestyle, aesthetic preference and budget. Because Hear – Central Saanich is privately owned, she works for her customers, not a hearing aid manufacturer.
Other Services: Infrared sauna, Reiki, and Angel/Tarot readings
Ensemble Wellness 9713A Second Street, Sidney Call or Text Sue 250.213.9211 for an appointment visit www.ensemblewellness.com
Hear Central Saanich 7159A West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay Victoria | Sidney | Mayne Island | Pender Island 778.426.4876 | www.hearcentralsaanich.com
Fresh Esthetics Studio Personalized. Relaxing. Innovative. Alana has been a licensed esthetician since 2000. Passionate about quality and care in esthetics and committed to continuously improving her skills, she is certified in many specialized esthetic services, including her recent certification in Oncology Esthetics and Advanced Skin Analysis.
Q&A with Alana Delcourt:
Fresh Esthetics Studio #312 - 2453 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.686.6208 | www.fresh-studio.ca
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What are your most popular products or services? My Advanced Skin Analysis is quite popular as it helps all skin conditions (including Health Challenged Skin) as well as helping to determine if the products you are using are right for your skin and, more importantly, if they are working. What do you like best about owning a business? It's been rewarding to take all of the skills and experience I've learned over the years and put it toward helping others ... to give my clients the best, which is what they deserve. What tip would you give people who are starting a business? Make sure you have a passion for success and what you want to do. Never doubt your ability to be successful. What motivates and inspires you? Every day I look forward to starting new and lasting relationships. Many of my clients have been with me for years, and it has been a privilege for me. That's a great reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Health Within TCM & Acupuncture Dr. Jeffrey Jones R.Ac, TCM and Mikiala Christie BA, R.Ac, R.TCM.P started their acupuncture and Chinese herbal clinic in Sidney in 2005. In 2011, they moved their clinic to their home on the Peninsula. In the clinic, Jeff treats sports injuries and joint pain. Jeff has worked with both professional and Mikiala Christie amateur athletes. Mikiala utilizes & Jeffrey Jones Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to help initiate the healing process. Mikialaâ€™s primary clinical focus is on hormone balancing, relaxation, digestion and immunity. They also enjoy empowering people to take care of their own health in a natural and practical way.
Ingrid Jarisz - Newport Realty I am a dedicated real estate professional with the goal of providing exceptional service to my clients and, in turn, building long-lasting relationships. Born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula, I have over 30 years of real estate experience from real estate law, multi-phase project sales, custom luxury properties to first-time home buyers and everything in between. I offer proven marketing experience, including social media, extensive local real estate knowledge, strong negotiating skills and a broad network of colleagues, associates and friends.
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Real estate is my passion; people are my priority! Member of
Health Within TCM & Acupuncture 9156 Cresswell Rd, North Saanich 250.656.2067 www.healthwithin.ca
McNeill Audiology McNeill Audiology, a locally owned, independent business with two hearing clinics, has been providing hearing assessments, hearing aids and assistive listening devices for over twenty years. We are proud of Katie MacDonald, Edward Storzer, Chelsea Burdge the exceptional service we are able to offer and our experienced, professional audiologists are delighted to be able to provide solutions to help you communicate with your loved ones. Hearing aid technology is always improving and there are many options available to suit each individual's lifestyle and listening needs. We invite you to have your hearing tested by one of our wonderful audiologists.
www.mcneillaudiology.ca firstname.lastname@example.org #5 - 9843 Second St., Sidney 250.656.2218 1463 Hampshire Rd., Victoria 250.370.2833
Ingrid Jarisz - Newport Realty 2444 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.1154 www.ingridjarisz.com
Viola Van de Ruyt, CIM, FCSI, CPCA
National Bank Financial From over 25 years as a wealth management expert, Viola knows that women considering their retirement years face distinctive challenges. Women want trustworthy, straightforward advice that takes into consideration their complex responsibilities. Viola is proud to specialize in the relationship between women, wisdom and wealth by offering educational seminars to inspire women. She works one-on-one with her clients to establish a realistic strategy for creating their own ideal life after work.
250.657.2220 | 205-2537 Beacon Ave., Sidney www.violavanderuyt.ca | email@example.com National Bank Financial is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. The National Bank of Canada is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA-TSX).
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Metro Liquor Brentwood Bay
Come visit us at Metro Liquor Brentwood in our new location at 7180 West Saanich Rd. We here at Metro Liquor strive to be your destination stop for New, Interesting, Craft, and Local Wines, Beers, Ciders, and Spirits. We welcome special orders and requests as we grow our portfolio to bring you what you want, and help you discover things you didn’t know you wanted. We are open 9am - 11pm 7 days a week to help you find that something special. We offer Half and Full Case discounts on Wine, as well as Case discounts on six packs of Craft Beer Bombers. We also provide a free VIP Loyalty program to reward and thank you for choosing Metro Liquor. But we don’t just have one store serving the Island! You can visit Metro Liquor at Tuscany Village or University Heights in Victoria, Timberline or Discovery Harbor in Campbell River, or you can visit our Train Station location in Kelowna. You can like and follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/metrobrentwood to keep up with what’s happening at the store. We hope to see you soon to share our passion for delectable drinks. Cheers!
Wine, Spirits, Beer & Gifts
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ManCave on Beacon
Norma Jean's Closet
The ManCave on Beacon is a shop just for guys! Owner Eileen McMahon's oasis for the male ego boasts a handsome collection of apparel and accessories for men - all in immaculate condition, whether new or gently used. An eclectic variety of man-toys and unique memorabilia add extra razzle-dazzle to the classy experience. Savour some giddy flashbacks from Beatles' posters along the wall. Eileen: “I love talking to people and my items are reasonably priced.”
ManCave on Beacon Eileen McMahon 2405 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.220.3450 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy's Sew Creative
At Norma Jean's Closet, ravishing clothes, dazzling jewellery and arcane novelties invoke the classy spirit of beautiful Marilyn Monroe. Owner Cheryl Young stands by every new, gently used, and vintage item – each a work of art in deluxe condition. Home decor treasures and glamorous high-end fashions and accessories are Marilyn-worthy. Channelling the likeable beauty, the charismatic owner extends a warm welcome: “I want to make women feel good. Every woman is a star here!”
Norma Jean's Closet Ladies' Boutique 2405 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.516.7653 | upstairsonbeacon.com
Paterson Henn CPA Chartered Professional Accountants
Slipcovers for Living !
Assisting small business owners and individuals with a full range of accounting needs including bookkeeping, financial statements and tax (corporate/personal/ US/estate). We are proud of our high level of professional service and expertise and can help plan for the future while ensuring compliance requirements are met.
Caroline Paterson, CPA, CGA & Sheila Henn, CPA, CA
Nancy has been in business on the Peninsula for 22 years. She began sewing slipcovers when kids and pets began soiling her furniture. Slipcovers are removable, washable, and can keep your furniture looking clean and refreshed. Nancy can also make custom cushions and roman shades. Call today for an appointment!
We live, work and play on the Saanich Peninsula and welcome the opportunity to assist new and existing clients!
Nancy McMillan | 250.655.1257 email@example.com www.nancysewcreative.com
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Outlooks Design Paula has worked specifically with window coverings and soft furnishings for more than 20 years, starting with a small home-based business here on the Peninsula. Today, her studio, complete with a full range of fabric, blinds and hardware samples, is located just off Beacon Avenue in Sidney. Visits to the studio are by appointment only. She specializes in window coverings because she loves what they do: get them right, and any space – whether it’s a room, a boat, a store or an office – will feel and look complete.
Be the healthiest you can be! Our team of health professionals prevent & rehab injuries for full recovery. We help you understand what’s causing the problem, apply the most current rehab treatments, get you better fast, and prevent re-occurrences. Paula Grypma
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Seaside Cabinetry & Design
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Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries, Registered Massage Therapy, Chronic Pain, Kinesiology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, TMJ, Dizziness (Vestibular Therapy), IMS, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Joint Manipulation, Education. DVA, DND, RCMP, WSBC, ICBC, MSP coverage.
Peninsula Physiotherapy & Massage 9733 4th St., Sidney 250.656.4717 | PeninsulaPhysio.ca
Brentwood Physiotherapy & Massage 6967 Wallace Dr., Brentwood Bay 250.652.6515 | BrentwoodPhysio.com
Tracey Jones & Stacey Kaminski Interior Styling & Real Estate Staging Create. Inspire. Live Beautiful.
Seaside’s Principal and head designer Jessica Kwasnica, spent 10 years as a designer in Victoria before deciding to open her own showroom. She spent that time getting to know the trades, contractors and designers as well as exploring amazing finishes and gorgeous stonework which she enjoys sharing with her clients. “Designing kitchens is exciting - people live in them - they enjoy them - families gather in them. You help create memories for them. It's such a pleasure to see how people react when it's done. I love it!”
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Working together since 2008, these stylists have been busy staging homes for sale and styling interiors for homeowners searching for a new fresh look.
Jessica Kwasnica A.A., Dip. ID
This local team takes pride in their ability to see beyond the expected: to reinvent a space, making it fresh, fabulous and new! “I would have never thought of that” is the ultimate compliment! Call today for your one-day room makeover, design and renovation project, colour consultation and real estate staging needs. Tracey Jones
ReDesign & Home Staging Inc.
Styling and Staging
common cents Small Business How to (Really) know your target audience It's not easy to figure out who
by Erin Brocklebank Brand Strategist
you need to talk to when it comes to your business. Think about the problem your business solves, then think about who would benefit from your solution. Sounds simple enough, but even the biggest brands in the world struggle to nail this down. One thing is certain, if you have your audience wrong, you have everything wrong.
It's never everyone A good place to start is to realize that your business's audience isn't everyone. In your quest to be everything to everyone, you'll likely end up achieving nothing memorable for your ideal prospect – especially when you're working with a limited marketing and advertising budget. That said, the people you really want to talk to are the ones who are most likely to buy your product or to influence someone else to buy your product. List every single type of customer who needs your product or service, why they want it and how they use it. If you find this difficult, think in terms of who wouldn't use it or who your customer is not. Look at your list and try to find commonalities in how and why they use your product. Be empathetic Now dig a little deeper. Be empathetic when you think of your audience – this means considering and identifying with your customers' feelings, thoughts and attitudes. How do your customers really feel about your brand? Consider any barriers that might keep them from buying and using your product. Who do they trust and what do they believe in? Remember to always think about if from your customer's point of view, not from your own. Create a Customer Persona Based on your discovery and findings, create a Customer Persona for your brand – a made-up person that represents your ideal buyer. Think of it as a way to centralize a broader target. This will help you really get to know your audience as a person, and not just as a group based on demographics and psychographics. Spend some time considering your Customer Persona – give her a name, an age, a job, outline her lifestyle, imagine her house, her family, and interests. The next time you make any decisions about your business and your product, consider how your ideal Customer Persona would feel about it. Once you really know who you need to talk to and what you want to say, get your message out there. Giving the right customer a reason to believe you're the answer is the basis of a great advertising campaign – and a successful business! For more information www.holycowcom.com
Sidney Scooters Sidney Scooters is a locallyowned, family-run business that has been operating in Sidney for the past two years. We sell and service new and used mobility scooters. As well, we carry several lines of walkers, wheelchairs and transport chairs. Our company is pleased to offer rentals of scooters and walkers for short-term use.
Delivery is available. Sidney Scooters’ owners and staff are passionate about giving great customer service with a friendly smile. Please come in to the store and have a look around! Member of
Sidney Scooters 2378B Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.654.0021 www.sidneyscooters.ca
SpineCare Chiropractic For more than 30 years, Dr. Stan Marcus DC has been providing ‘drug-free’ health care to individuals of all ages. As a chiropractor, Dr. Stan’s goal is to improve the functioning of each individual’s spine and nervous system, because a healthier spine means a healthier body, and a healthier body means a better quality life!
Dr Stan Marcus, DC Chiropractor for the Peninsula Panthers Hockey Team
Give Dr. Stan a call at SpineCare Chiropractic. Improving your spine and improving your health is what he does best.
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Tiger Lily Events Tara Keeping, IWPP, enjoys all aspects of the event and wedding planning industry and is a certified wedding and event planner. Tara has planned numerous events including receptions, fundraisers, galas, charity benefits, launches and weddings. Tara serves as an event consultant with non-profit, charity and art organizations. She sits on two Boards where she is involved with the fundraising events as well as being a host for a local TV station.
TIGER LILY EVENTS Tiger Lily Events 250.668.6757 email@example.com | www.tigerlilyevents.ca
Wine Kitz Sidney Create Your Own Personal Wine â€Ś With Passion & Flavour!
Donna and Derek Finlayson welcome you to Sidney's locally owned and operated Wine Kitz store. In their clean and friendly environment they bring together over 40 years of combined experience. As proud independent dealers of one of the most well respected wine-making companies in Canada they are now in their 14th year of business. Known for their outstanding customer service, Donna and Derek offer you premium on-premises wine-making services and also cater to the home vintner.
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Victoria Lightworks After a decade spent working for larger companies, Bert Moore wanted more interaction with customers. Victoria Lightworks â€“ a smaller, more personalized outfit â€“ was born.
Bert provides the time and attention clients deserve and is available every step of the way: from troubleshooting a service call to roughing in and finishing a custom home. His extensive experience allows him to work efficiently, and heâ€™s happy to provide options for every budget. Bert is looking forward to working closely with local families. Call for a free estimate!
Victoria Lightworks 1028 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay 250.418.5015 | www.victorialightworks.ca
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at the Mary Winspear Centre Tyler Shaw
Tyler Shaw was just 13 when he discovered an old guitar underneath his staircase; he also discovered his life’s passion. Having never taken a professional music lesson, Tyler developed his love and talent for performance on his own, and has drawn inspiration from a wide range of artists including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, and The Script. Now 22 years old, this Coquitlam, B.C. native has gone from fooling around with a set of secondhand strings to signing a major record deal with Sony Music Canada, two certified Gold records, two Top 10 radio smash singles, and the release of his first full length album this summer! Heading from one end of the country to the other, Tyler enrolled as a student at the University of PEI, and it was here where his dorm friends encouraged him to submit some of his YouTube videos to MuchMusic’s Coca-Cola’s Covers competition. His talent took him to the top and Tyler was chosen as the 2012 winner from over 13,000 submissions. His triumph was broadcast live from the MuchMusic Video Awards stage in June, 2012.
Fast forward to November of the same year and Tyler released his own original single Kiss Goodnight to radio across the country. The romantic pop jam is a co-write by Shaw, about having a night to remember. Kiss Goodnight became a gold selling single, helping Shaw to land opening slots on select Canadian shows with artists including Ke$ha and Pitbull. Additionally, his track Showtime was adopted as the official song for the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Canada. This fall Tyler Shaw will head out on a Canadian tour opening for pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson and special guest Nick Jonas. The Mary Winspear Centre is proud to present Tyler Shaw with special guest Kate Morgan on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office 250-656-0275 or online at marywinspear.ca
Halloween Party with Finger Eleven This year the Mary Winspear Centre is hosting the biggest Halloween Party on the Peninsula! The show will feature a special local opening act, supporting band Head of the Herd and headliner, Canadian rock staple, Finger Eleven. This is an all-ages, fully licensed party including a costume contest with great prizes.
Tickets are available for all listed events, contact the Ma
Finger Eleven has been creating award-winning music for 19 years, making them one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated rock bands. Their most popular hits One Thing and Paralyzer both received platinum status and exposure on TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Smallville. With five albums to their name they have held top spots on radio charts across North America and continue to create award-winning music. Sidney will be Finger Eleven’s only Vancouver Island stop on their Fall of The Hammer Tour. Back with their first studio album since 2010, Five Crooked Lines entered the top 10 of both the Alternative and Hard Music charts. The album’s first single Wolves and Lines is currently in the top 5 of the Mainstream Rock charts. Finger Eleven is armed with their familiar, aggressive sound, reminiscent of their original vibe, eager to share their new music with their fans. As an exciting addition to this Halloween party we are holding a contest to find a local opening band. The top five video submissions will be sent to Finger Eleven, and the winner chosen by the band will open the show with a 20 minute set. For contest rules and entry information please visit marywinspear.ca (contest closes October 10).
What ’s Happening October 4
New Zealand Male Choir
Palm Court Romantic Encounter
PIGS Pink Floyd Tribute
Sidney Concert Band Salute to our Veterans
The Comic Strippers
Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair
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Federal Election Polling Station
Barra MacNeils Celtic Christmas
CACSP Music in our Schools
Vintage, Retro, Collectibles Show
Allison Crowe with Band
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
Halloween Party with Finger 11
27-28 Rancho Vignola Dried Fruit & Nuts
First Chance Christmas Craft Fair
Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas
Come ready to rock and celebrate Halloween at the Mary Winspear Centre on Saturday, October 31 at 8.00 p.m. Tickets on sale now at 250-656-0275 or at marywinspear.ca.
ary Winspear Centre Box Office
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney | 250.656.0275
island life if they don't travel regularly by ferry, they can treat the occasion as a mini-cruise, where cruise fares apply
The Attraction of Islands by Barry Mathias
With the falling dollar, more
tourists are drawn to the varied attractions of the Islands rather than to the vivid publicity of Rio de Payout or Immensa Costa; and they dream of returning home with unspent money languishing in their bank accounts. While this is, in theory, a possibility, the numerous pleasant ways to spend money on these fortunate Islands make this highly unlikely. Potential tourists look at brochures and on-line advertisements that portray dreamy coves, lush forests, the chance of outdoor pursuits and intimate bistros … and no great distances to travel. "No costly air fares!" they chant. "Think of the savings!" It is at this point that amnesia takes over, and they conveniently forget about ferry costs. After all, if they don't travel regularly by ferry, they can treat the occasion as a mini-cruise, where cruise fares apply, but without the use of a cabin. Sometimes, the Captain will obligingly announce: "Whales on the port side!" Once the excited travellers have worked out which side he means, the whales have passed, but they have enjoyed a closeup experience with the heaving bodies of other travellers that is so reminiscent of a Tokyo subway, they could be in the Orient. After an interesting drive along meandering roads that were former logging tracks, past the perspiring cyclists walking their bikes up challenging hills, they arrive at their chosen destinations and plan their vacations. Visiting local galleries is a must, where the artistry of the Islands is reflected in the unique vitality and the spontaneity of the work, and where the prices reflect the quality of the art and not the cost of the gallery's rental. They can easily forget the limited wall space in their homes as they succumb to temptation. There is also the opportunity to do those things that are not done at home. Horse riding is always fun to contemplate: those romantic rides into the sunset; the magical ability of being able to instantly regain the equestrian skills one apparently possessed as a child, and the wondrous, instant relationship with a huge almost-mythical creature that somehow knows you're a friend. The reality of torrential rain, two hours bouncing on a hard saddle and a nag that wants to bite your leg suggests that, as with all things, prior experience is useful. Kayaking is very popular, and the Islands provide a wealth of
spectacular vistas, memorable experiences and the chance to test one's long dormant physical abilities. Remembering how to get into the kayak is always advisable, and those who pretend to knowledge they don't have can create spandex-creasing hilarity among other paddlers and the barely concealed annoyance of the guide. On muddy beaches this can be particularly dramatic. However, after two hours of youthful paddling, it is amazing how ones muscles yearn for dry land … of course, there is always the getting out. Finally, there are the unique coffee bars and memorable restaurants that dot the landscape of these Islands. In these famed caffeine hideaways and revered eating houses, where the word fresh is a truism, and fishcopy.pdf are only moments out of the ocean, seaside 1 12/05/2015 8:32:39 PM one can understand the overwhelming attraction of Islands.
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weatherwit It looks like the El Nino currently in place along the equatorial Pacific will reach out and tug on the sleeve of our weather here
Of Hairspray & Hurricanes by Steve Sakiyama
While my wife
and I were flying to New York City via Toronto, our connecting flight was cancelled due to high winds and a hurricane alert at the Big Apple. This meant we were stranded overnight in Toronto along with hundreds of others who shared our predicament. Crowds of tired travellers flooded the airport bus pick-up area and waited for their hotel shuttles. And waited ... As we huddled in the cold and dark, I chatted with a financial advisor from New York City. He was in Toronto for ... trapeze lessons. Really? People do this? As we joked about the similarities between
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high finance on Wall Street and high wire flying, an elderly woman tugged on my arm. In her shaking hand was a note with "Delta" scribbled on it. "Don't worry," I said as we gingerly maneuvered her through the milling crowds to the Delta Hotel shuttle. When the doors opened she had a sudden burst of energy and jumped into it like an excited child entering the gates of Disneyworld. After her shuttle faded into the night, we met a fellow from Cincinnati who looked like a dark-haired version of John Candy. "Come here often?" he asked. "Only during hurricanes," my wife replied, "by the way, what do people from Cincinnati pack for a hurricane?" "We bring a lot of hairspray," he said with an impish grin. Our hotel shuttle finally arrived but for some unknown reason my wife and I were not allowed to board. Mr. Cincinnati yelled over the din of traffic, "Didn't you get the secret password??" He squeezed past us into the shuttle, pressed his face against the window and slowly mouthed the words, "secret password … secret password!" Speaking of high winds, the intense storms we can experience here on the B.C. coast are called "mid-latitude cyclones". We live in the mid-latitude region of the globe, and it is frequented by cold air from the north and warm air from the south. When these cold and warm air masses meet the resulting horizontal temperature contrast creates the driving energy for the storm. This meteorological "meet and greet" occurs frequently during the winter. It creates a low pressure centre, different types of fronts and winds that can pack a punch. So will the late fall and winter be dark and stormy? It looks like the El Nino currently in place along the equatorial Pacific will reach out and tug on the sleeve of our weather here. As a result the long range outlook tilts the odds in favour of a warmer and drier than normal fall for the South Island. As we step into this month, write "October" on a piece of paper and show it to family, friends and even complete strangers waiting at bus stops. During this month of harvest, ask them to help you celebrate the many things we have to be thankful for. Let them take you to October, so you can step through its open doors and be carried away into a wonderland of natural beauty that surrounds us. Weatherwit. Questions about weather or if you are from Cincinnati with a secret password, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Exist-entialism - Exist Hairworx Sam Quinn and Yvonne Campbell, stylists and owners at Exist Hairworx in Sidney, want you to know that they are two women who don't take themselves too seriously. Which isn't to say that they aren't serious about their work – they are. They just have a lot of fun and many laughs in the course of business. They have the best jobs in the world, as far as they are concerned. "We get to play with hair all day, and get paid for it," says Yvonne jovially. "All of our clients turn into friends, so in essence, we're with our friends, listening to music and drinking coffee all day." The sentiment makes me smile. Their recent move to Seaport Place was an opportunity Sam and Yvonne couldn't pass up, after 15 years in the original location – seven under their co-ownership. They feel extremely fortunate to have come into the building just in time to see the revitalization of the neighborhood. Though they're still getting used to their new location, they look forward to taking advantage of all this spot has to offer. Views of the sail-past, fireworks and events they hope to plan in conjunction with their neighbours on either side: Sarah, at The Surly Mermaid, and Bill, at the Rumrunner.
"This salon is like Cheers," says Sam. I can tell that it really characterizes what goes on here, perhaps also reminiscent of a scene from Steel Magnolias. Everybody knows everybody else, and people come in to say "Hi" and chat with their 'therapists,' even if they aren't getting their hair done. "It's like a sisterhood." They see many women, of course, and Yvonne makes me laugh when she says, "We're all doing the same thing. We're in the 'grey' category. We're women in, or approaching, our 40s, wanting to cover grey but still be ontrend and current." All that said, don't be deterred, men. They love you too! If you are new to the salon in general, or haven't yet visited the new location, there are a few things to know. In the way of products, they carry Moroccan Oil (including the body line, of which they are exclusive carriers), Joico, and ColorProof. Waxing and nail services are now available in-house with Talia Sandsmark, of Blush Esthetics. Very importantly, there is the ever-constant parking question. Exist has three, free designated spots in the pay lot outside, but there is also free parking on the street and beneath the Pier Hotel. The new website is up and running, so watch for updates on styles and trends, along with some fun anecdotes. I personally love the Meet the Team page. Visit www.existhairworx.com. Exist is located at #1-C Seaport Place. To book an appointment, call 250.656.2321.
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This is the second in a four-part series showcasing some of the unique local shops and services the Saanich Peninsula has to offer.
by Lara Gladych
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Invest in yourselfâ€Ś
by Erin Bremner
There is one great
recommendation from the 2015 Vogue trend report that really stood out to me: the importance of a great white shirt. For both men and women, it's a wardrobe staple. If you don't have one, or if yours is looking a little tired, it's time to go shopping! But let's face it, most of us in Sidney are less concerned with what's in fashion, and more interested in functionality. That doesn't mean we can't create an individual style of practical clothing that is current, ageappropriate and interesting. The most important place to start is with your wardrobe essentials, then you can add seasonal elements for fun! Wardrobe essentials are worth spending a little more on than you might usually be comfortable with. These are pieces that you'll likely keep for a long time (and therefore you should follow the washing instructions carefully). We all have enough for around the house and formal occasions, but that in-between look is what most people have a hard time shopping for. For both men and women, the smart casual must-haves include that great white shirt or blouse, a pair of dark wash dress jeans (yes, dress jeans are a thing), and a jacket (think blazer for over the white shirt, with the dark jeans). These essentials can take you almost anywhere. Fit is the other critical element. More often than not, folks need to have garments tailored. Whether it be sleeves shortened or a pant hemmed, don't be afraid to build a relationship with someone who
knows that art. Let the staff in the shops help you! We are so fortunate to have a great variety of family-run businesses in Sidney where staff members are knowledgeable about their product and willing to offer you honest help. Most of us treat our stores like we do our homes, and I don't think you would walk into someone's home without smiling and saying hello would you? It can be very rewarding getting to know the names of the staff in the stores you shop at regularly. They tend to remember your previous purchases and can suggest new products you might be interested in! Creating style is the personal part, and there are choices out there for everyone: whether you like to express yourself with lots of colour, texture and pattern or neutral and monochromatic combinations. For the gentleman, your belt and shoes are great accent pieces to reflect your personality. Ladies may prefer to liven things up with jewellery, a scarf and handbag. Building a wardrobe of versatile and interchangeable outfits is a much better investment than having a closet full of pieces. As Kim Bremner always advises, if you are picking up just one piece, think of three other things in your closet to wear with it before you make thatÂ purchase. Invest in yourself, you deserve it! At any age or phase of life, it's amazing what a few good pieces of clothing can do for your confidence.
F ashion F ocus Ray Dahl Optical Ray Dahl Optical has been a part of the Sidney business community for over 26 years. Our trusted expert staff are excited to welcome an on-site optometrist for your next eye exam. Call for an appointment. Check out our collection of fashionable eyewear; the finishing touch for your wardrobe. Don't miss the October Frame Sale! d. g. bremner & co. menswear
It's in the details…As shown in these Italian made, washable merino wool sweaters from Green Coast. We offer a wide selection of styles, colours and sizes. To receive an invitation to our Green Coast Trunk Show early in November, please send an email to email@example.com.
Open Tues-Fri, 9-5:30 & Saturday 9-4 250.655.1122 104-2376 Bevan Ave, Sidney www.raydahloptical.ca
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Bubba Loo Children's Boutique Bubba Loo Children’s Boutique specializes in unique clothing and heirloom gifts for your little loved ones, 6 years and under. We are proud to offer complimentary gift wrapping and a no-hassle return policy to make your gift giving easy!
250.656.1002 2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney www.sweettalksidney.ca
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Ecotopia Come check out our cozy, Canadianmade clothing, and fabulous West Coast jewellery & body care! Our Eco-clothing is affordable and luxurious! Everything at Ecotopia is ethically-made. We promote local Designers and Artisans. Come by today and see what's new. 778.426.3088 101 - 9816 Seaport Place, Sidney facebook.com/ecotopianaturals
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Enjoy a Wine Cruise Close to Home with Un-Cruise Adventures by Suzanne Morphet
If you think you need
to go to Europe to enjoy a river cruise with fine wineries, spectacular vistas, and rich history, you're mistaken. You need only go to Portland, Oregon. That's where I climbed aboard the SS Legacy for a week-long cruise that takes in four rivers, nine wineries and countless moments of swirling and sipping. While the Legacy – a replica coastal steamer – waits for us near The Bridge of the Gods on day two, we discover why grapes have joined apples, pears and cherries on the fertile slopes of the
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Columbia River Gorge. "What's unique about the Gorge is the variation in climate, altitude, aspect and soil," explains Carey Kienitz, the winemaker at Springhouse Cellar, as we taste a flight of his whites and reds amidst the Romanesque ruins of this former pear cannery and distillery. Further up the road, Mt. Hood Winery is making a name for itself beyond the Gorge. "Their ice wine was one of the five top wines out of 1,600 wines at the Great Northwest Wine Competition in 2015," says Steven Sinkler, a wine expert who's accompanying us on this maiden wine cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures. Later, we cross the storied Columbia River that Lewis and Clark paddled to the Pacific more than 200 years ago. At AniChe Cellars, we sit within earshot of clucking chickens and savour crisp white and complex red blends made by the all-female winemaking team. Back on board, we join Steve in the lounge to talk and taste yet more wine. "The finest wines in the world are blended wines," Steve tells us, swirling a glass of red and comparing AniChe's Seven Gables to blends from France's famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation, where one wine can have up to 13 varietals. "She has seven of these grapes," Steve enthuses. "This is a $125 bottle of wine selling for $26 … a spectacular value." And so our cruise progresses, our small group of wine enthusiasts visiting wineries by day and learning by night, as we move ever eastward. By our third day the landscape changes to arid plateaus and basalt rock formations that are blacker than the blackened scallops we enjoy for dinner one night. At Walla Walla, Steve tells us "we're basically in Bordeaux". With more than 150 wineries, the town that was once famous for sweet onions has been named one of the top ten wine regions in the world. On our return down the Columbia Valley there's time for more wineries and a visit to the Maryhill Museum of Art. By week's end we've learned to sip and swirl like a pro, but my friend Julie and I still can't pick out those flavours of black cherry and plum and cedar and everything else that oenophiles rave about. At our last wine tasting Julie throws up her hands. "Who cares anyway?" she asks peevishly. I laugh and buy a bottle to take home. I may not know a Merlot from a Malbec, but I know a good cruise when I've had one, and this one has been – as Steve would say – "spectacular". See Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History www.uncruise.com In Portland, The Jupiter is a funky hotel close to good restaurants. www.jupiterhotel.com