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October 2017


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CONTENTS

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Going for Business Gold: 5 Essentials You Need to Know Annual Favourite: Sidney Fine Art Show Returns Community Fabric: The Critical Role of Small Business Can We Talk: Sue Hodgson Chats with Ben Arril, Co-Creator of Far Sky Map Works Seaside Homes: A Touch of Drama – Spa-Like Bathrooms & Alluring Kitchens

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First Word Trendspotting Can We Talk New & Noteworthy Deb’s Day Out Common Cents Ask a Stylist The Natural Path Behind the Scenes Island Dish Inside Out Seaside Arts Scene Motoring Chasing the Golden Years West Coast Gardener On Design Seaside Book Club Stories from the Sky NEW! Sudoku What’s Happening Last Word

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CONTRIBUTORS

october.2017 YOUR SAANICH PENINSULA VOICE

andi hook page 80 Kitchens, and more importantly designing kitchens, is a huge part of my day-to-daylife: I’m constantly thinking of different layouts, storage ideas, colours, countertops, overall styles – putting myself in the client’s shoes to figure out how they would want their kitchen to look and function.

susi mcmillan page 9 The best gift of thanks I ever received was photos of my daughters taken by Seaside’s photographer, Jo-Ann Way. They arranged the photoshoot in secret and I was in tears when they gave me the beautiful photos. Their thoughtful gift left me with a smiling heart.

shai thompson page 47 Civility counts when communicating with others, whether it is a family member or a complete stranger. When we remember the 3 R’s (respect, restraint, and responsibility) we are conducting ourselves in a gracious manner. This active well-being way shows a positive image in our community. This feels good!

phillip van de ruyt page 84 I am a storyteller, so writing a sports narrative for this month’s “In Good Health” feature tickled my writer funny bone. As Loren and Jaci of Sidney Centre Family Dentistry were telling me their incredibly engaging stories, I could see a unique look at their business forming.

Owner / Publisher Sue Hodgson 250.516.6489 sue@seasidemagazine.ca Editor in Chief Allison Smith 250.813.1745 allison@seasidemagazine.ca Account Manager Steven Haley-Browning 250.217.4022 steve@seasidemagazine.ca Editorial Director Deborah Rogers deborah@seasidemagazine.ca Design Assistant Kelsey Boorman 250.580.8437 kelsey@seasidemagazine.ca Staff Photographer Jo-Ann Way nuttycake@gmail.com

deborah reid page 45 I grew up at a time when families didn’t discuss money or investments nor was it taught in school curriculums. The result was an entire generation with little or no knowledge of the financial world. Educating my clients is a priority because I want them to understand their investments.

virginia watson-rouslin page 91 When we moved here from Cincinnati, I immediately looked around for a choir to join. I picked the Peninsula Singers and have never looked back. I’ve found wonderful friends, a chance to improve my vocal range, and a creative outlet: I write the show scripts and do the marketing and PR.

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Jo Barnes, Kristen Bovee, John Carswell, Chris Cowland, Gillian Crowley, Shauna Dorko, Colin Eaton, Doreen Marion Gee, Lara Gladych, Solara Goldwynn, Janice Henshaw, Jesse Holth, Andi Hook, Paula Kully, Susi McMillan, Cassidy Nunn, Bob Orchard, Alex Osborne, Deborah Reid, Deborah Rogers, Shai Thompson, Phillip Van de Ruyt, Virginia Watson-Rouslin, Jo-Ann Way P.O. BOX 2173, SIDNEY, B.C. V8L 3S6 news@seasidemagazine.ca Seaside Magazine is printed 12 times a year by Mitchell Press. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Reproduction requests may be made to the editor or publisher via the above means. Views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the publisher and editor. Staff of the magazine cannot be heldresponsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs.

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first word I know I’ve said this countless times but I love my job! For most of my career I’ve worked for someone else, and just over six years ago, my dream of having my own business came true with Seaside Magazine. There is no question that owning your own business is a risky proposition. But with risk comes reward, and the better you are at managing risk, the more rewards you can reap. Consider the flexibility that comes with it, along with a better work/ life balance, whether that entails working from wherever you want or setting your own hours. And how great it is that I make a living doing what I love; it’s my passion. It’s also about promoting and supporting our community through the magazine; it’s something I truly believe in and the experiences gained through working with the local business community continue to inspire me and this has given me the confidence to take the risks necessary to own and operate a successful business on the Saanich Peninsula. We are celebrating “Small Business” this issue with our special feature, The Professionals, where you will meet many local business owners who also take pride in what they do. We have such a diversity of business here and these owners work hard every day to create something they love to share with all of us.

It’s in this spirit that writer Jo Barnes chats with a panel of professionals (pg 10) about the critical pieces of information a small business owner should know. As well, we asked writer Lara Gladych (pg 30) to explore the place of personal relationships in a world where online connections have become a mainstay in business. These technology tools are all useful in helping communicate with each other when separated: they help us bridge the gap and create brand recognition while providing fast, efficient means of communication. However, I still haven’t forgotten how important face-to-face communication is for business. We are also celebrating the Arts in this issue, and one of the premier events of the ArtSea festival is the Sidney Fine Art Show, a juried show featuring more than 350 works on display October 13 to 15 at the Mary Winspear Centre. The theme for this year’s ArtSea Festival is “Try it. Do it. Be it. Art is for everyone.” Many events for the festival are taking place from October 13-22 throughout the Saanich Peninsula and most are free. What better way to spend some face time with friends and colleagues in the beautiful community we live in!

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Giving thanks

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Going for Business Gold:

5 Essentials You Need to Know While the Olympic motto of "faster, higher, stronger" might seem more appropriate to a pentathlon, it can also apply to running a small business successfully. In a pentathlon, an athlete must do five different sporting activities involving a diversity of physical and mental abilities. We’re presenting five areas of expertise where a small business owner will have to flex their entrepreneurial muscles. Seaside chatted with James Haley-Browning, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust (at left) about the critical pieces of information a small business owner should know. Our panel of professionals (clockwise from right), James McCrodan, Senior Advisor Scotia Wealth; Darren Proulx, CPA; and Dominique Alford, Lawyer with Henley & Walden LLP give us their insights. by Jo Barnes

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Business Basics: What Are the Key Areas to Cover?

You developed a great product, chose a great location, and hired some amazing employees. All of these are critical, but achieving and sustaining business success calls for a broad knowledge of topics. Darren: Some key areas to cover are cash flow management, time management, time deadlines, sales tax, organizing receipts and how to structure the business. A business owner should ask lots of questions and prepare a plan of operation before talking with an accountant; being proactive is key. Dominique: Having a business plan is essential. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated but having a written record setting out


your projected expenses, client development and anticipated revenue is important, so that you can check back from time to time, see how you are doing and adjust your actions and goals accordingly. James: Create a conservative plan with enough financial runway to get your new business properly airborne. Use your banker, accountant, lawyer and financial advisor to assist with your planning. Keep the team in the loop.

Company Structure: To Incorporate or Not?

It’s important to look at corporate structure; there are many factors to consider. Darren: This can be a very lengthy topic depending on the client’s situation, and each client is different. Often people start as a sole proprietor and then progress as they grow into a partnership or a corporation. It depends on personal circumstances. Dominique: • Setting up a business in the form of a proprietorship is relatively simple and the costs are low; • The biggest disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is unlimited liability; • One of the biggest advantages of incorporating a business is limited liability; • Generally, the higher the net income of your small business, the more advantageous it is to incorporate instead of operating as a proprietorship; • Each type of business entity has its advantages and disadvantages; • It is wise to seek professional advice to assist in your decision-making, and in the setting up of your business structure. James: Follow your accountant’s and lawyer’s advice on tax and liability management. A financial advisor can modify investment and retirement plans to suit if need be.

Accounting Knowledge: Payables, Receivables & Taxes – Oh My! Efficient accounting is an elementary part of any successful business. James: Actively manage your receivables and understand your cash flow timing as well as receipts versus disbursements. Follow disbursements online (credit cards and bank accounts and loan facilities) and review monthly by category. Budget in advance and track variances. Dominique: If you can afford it, hire a bookkeeper to handle the accounting. If not, you need to have a working knowledge of accounts payable, invoicing, accounts receivable, payroll, statutory remittances (such as GST, PST, CRA source deductions etc.) and bank reconciliations.

Darren: Organization is key for any system and getting it entered or tabulated in a short timeframe. Determine if you have the time to do your own bookkeeping or if you will need help early before it gets away from you. Pick a system you can use and understand.

Tax Requirements: What Should You Know?

Take the time to know your tax obligations and procedures. Darren: Know your deadlines and what taxes apply to your business before you begin. Send Canada Revenue and Minister of Finance e-mails to request a ruling on your sales tax situation so that you get something in writing back. Do not make assumptions on these taxes; be sure to gather facts. Many allow online remittances and this is very convenient. The key is compiling and invoicing them correctly. James: Get advice from your accountant and stick to it. Dominique: • At the very least you should be familiar with GST, PST, CRA source deductions and basic income tax; • You also need to determine which products and services of your business are taxable and exempt for GST purposes; • PST registration is mandatory for all businesses that operate in commercial spaces and also sell taxable goods or provide taxable services.

Basic Knowledge of Employment Standards: What, Who & When?

You need to be familiar with your legal obligations as an employer. Dominique: The first thing to know is whether or not the type of business you are planning on operating and/or your employees are governed by Employment Standards. If Employment Standards apply, you should be familiar with hours of work and overtime rules, vacation and vacation pay rules, payday rules and statutory holiday rules, to name just a few. James: You should know what constitutes employee status vs. contractor, as per CRA definitions. To avoid pitfalls, leverage the knowledge and expertise of an accountant, lawyer, banker and financial advisor. Darren: Get your basic info from your employees and know the applicable rates for CPP and EI and when to deduct it. You must also realize what your CPP and EI costs are as a business owner so you know what the monthly payroll remittance to CRA will cost you. Do not be late paying remittances. Have a company payroll policy manual that all employees read when they are hired. Pursuing your business dream; it’s a lot like that of a pentathlete. Be prepared, develop your skills, access expert counsel, aim high and work hard. The prizes may differ, but get it right and you’ll be at the top of the podium.

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Sidney Fine Art Show Returns

The Sidney Fine Art Show was voted as #1 Indoor Event in a People’s Choice survey conducted earlier this year, and the show’s organizing committee, along with its many volunteers, are striving to live up to that honour again with our 15th annual event this month. The coordinating committee is very active, and includes several enthusiastic and hardworking newcomers along with some long-time members who have taken great pride in helping to produce the event every year. The committee members are all volunteers, and this makes the Sidney Fine Art Show unique for a show this size. Businesses on the Saanich Peninsula have been extremely supportive over the years, acting as sponsors and offering expert help with a variety of tasks related to the production of the show. They have also offered a number of draw prizes, to be awarded several times daily through the course of the show, to some of our many thousands of attendees. Our jurors this year are again extremely well qualified, and the organizers are excited to be working with them. Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, will be joined by returning juror Harold Allanson, an accomplished watercolour artist whose works appear in collections around the world. The third member of the panel is Mike Svob, also a highly acclaimed artist who is past president and Senior Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. One of our past jurors, Anne Hudec, has been a great supporter of the show and has been involved as an artist, a patron or a juror every year. This year she is returning once again, this time as a volunteer. Anne is a well-known, well respected artist in our community and we are delighted to have her with us again.

Other artists return each year, and besides offering wonderful, varied art, many also give hours of their time as volunteers during adjudication and for the show itself. One of those is Sandy Bligh, who has acted as show designer for a number of years. Sandy uses the pieces selected by the jurors and arranges them in the Bodine Hall so that each one shows to its best advantage, and complements the pieces around it. The result is an art installation itself. Saturday night is one of the most popular times to attend, as people can meet and talk with many of their favourite artists, who attend to share what inspires them, what they do, and a bit about how they do it. Artist demos also take place in the lobby at various times throughout show weekend, so visitors can see art in action. This year the show, in partnership with Mary Winspear Centre, has been able to replace the lighting system with LED lamps, which will show the art to better advantage and offers more energy efficiency. All of these factors are crucial to the ongoing success of the show, and hence to the support we can offer to the ArtSea Community Arts Council which funds a variety of programs throughout the community. Come and check us out, and spend a bit of time exploring Sidney and its various attractions. The Sidney Fine Art Show takes place at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, October 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and October 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per day or $12 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit www.sidneyfinearts.ca. Artwork: “Sore Hip, Sore Leg, Long Day” by Harold Allanson. october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 13


PROFESSIONALS winners As Voted by Seaside Magazine Readers!

Customer Service - Fran Daviss (INVIS - Canada’s Mortgage Experts) “Fran Daviss, Mortgage Consultant with INVIS, gave my family its life back. After a series of major Life Events (health issues, moving 5,000 km, change of careers), we needed help. Fran not only gave us financial options, she gave us hope. And then she gave us results. She worked with us to establish a clear financial plan of action. She worked with our unique circumstances and helped us qualify for a mortgage. And every step of the way, she was available to explain and explain again, to listen, to advise, to be the calm within the chaos and stress that was our family’s life. We are now proud homeowners in Sidney and my family can go back to simply being, enjoying … breathing. We are forever grateful for all that Fran did to help us.”

Innovation – Matt Peulen (Stride Properties) “Matt Peulen’s innovative, outside-the-box thinking has led to a lasting relationship and partnership with the Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS), with their goal of creating much needed affordable rental housing here on the Saanich Peninsula. Matt and the GVHS are underway with their approved 40-unit affordable rental building in Brentwood Bay. Matt has shown further innovation and creative thinking by relocating and preserving the Verdier House on this same property by restoring it to Heritage Designation and converting it into rental units. Matt and GVHS are currently working on their second proposal together on the Peninsula; it will potentially offer an additional 40 units of affordable rental housing – targeted towards families, seniors, and individuals. In addition, they are proposing another 51 units of market rentals that will be submitted to Council later this Fall.

Branding - Flush Bathroom Essentials “Laura’s brand is fun and fresh, and she’s consistent in her message of quality products, from local suppliers whenever possible. She has recently rebranded to become a destination for travel accessories, both for local residents and for travellers visiting the Peninsula. From the website: Flush is the ultimate destination for outfitting your entire bathroom in style. Flush offers an inspiring selection of design forward bathroom accessories, wall hardware, towel warmers, tub & shower organization, organic textiles and natural body care. Enhance and relax your atmosphere.

Environmental - 10 Acres Farm “Kudos for their farm to table approach! They raise the bar in the local restaurant industry!” From the website: What we don’t grow and ethically raise on our 10 Acres organic farm in North Saanich, we proudly source from other like-minded farmers, food purveyors and fishermen. Our locally inspired farm to plate menu guarantees you that the freshest, often most innovative ingredients available are used to prepare your meal. We are passionately committed to supporting locally grown, sustainable ingredients. Our seafood offerings are local and diverse. The items on our menu are selected for their seasonal availability and freshness. Farm to Plate. We Live It.

Community - Art Finlayson (Finlayson Bonet Architecture Ltd.) Art Finlayson is involved with the Artifact Society, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Sidney, and is a supporter of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. He’s also part of community projects such as the Boys and Girls Club of Brentwood Bay, Blue Heron Park, the soccer field, bike shelter proposal for Saanichton, Sidney welcome sign, numerous buildings at the Saanich Historical Architect Society and the Lighthouse Society at Ogden Point. Art is behind the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria using the old Railway Station house at the old Blue Bridge. Wow … most of us do not have time to even consider attempting to belong and or participate in the community to this extent. Job well done!

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Community Fabric: the Critical Role of Small Business by John Carswell, Co-Founder Brentwood Bay Village Empourium

It’s been more

than 50 years since the appearance of shopping malls, and then big box stores, triggered a steady migration of businesses from outlying communities to larger urban centres. Empty storefronts are visible evidence of this, but only recently has it become general knowledge that small business still accounts for two-thirds of all employment. Recent studies also reveal that small business plays a significant role in supporting and sustaining the social fabric of our communities. Local amenities – including goods and services – contribute to both the environmental and physical health of a place and the people who live there. A walkable community means a decrease in CO2 emissions and a more fit population. But beyond this, small businesses can also promote social connections and relationships, because people are often connected to quality places that are cultural and distinctive. Inspired by this knowledge and armed with research conducted on our neighbourhood streets, my wife and business partner Alice Bacon and I set about to create Brentwood Bay Village Empourium. We knew the survival rate for startup business is grim: half will fail within the first five years. What we didn’t know were the variety of ways in which we would be challenged, nor the relentlessness of those challenges. Small towns mean limited availability of suitable commercial space, yet rents are often on par with those of neighbouring cities. It takes time, money and ingenuity to navigate through the maze of zoning bylaws, building codes and compliance issues. Regulatory requirements do not necessarily scale to meet the resources of a small business. Operating a seven-days-a-week food and beverage business requires enough staff to warrant an entire HR/payroll department. Marketing and promoting a new business in the 21st century requires every means possible: conventional advertising alone will not reach the entire community. Digital signage, social media and email campaigns are also essential. The sheer volume of issues, regulations, needs and demands can make it difficult to find the time to work on the business instead of in the business. The elusive work/life “balance” simply ceases to exist: it’s all one and the same. At some point one wonders why anyone would willingly take on such a challenge. Certainly if financial prosperity and security are the primary goal, there are less stressful and risky avenues to pursue. Happily, there is an upside and we’ve found it where we always knew it would be: community. There are reasons we live so close

to each other that have nothing to do with the price of real estate and everything to do with the simple fact that we need each other. Working in our own neighbourhood, we see this clearly and in many different ways each day: the condo dwellers getting to know their neighbours; the retirees whose friends and families are scattered across the continent; the young moms looking for a little “adult” time; the high school students needing a place to socialize. The health of a community is tied to the wellbeing of its residents. In this respect, local businesses can and do play a vital role. After all, happier customers make for happier neighbours and when people feel good about where they live, we all benefit.

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can we talk owner / publisher sue hodgson CHATS with ben arril, co-creator OF far sky map works Your family has been making maps since the 1700s. Give us a glimpse into your family history and the connections and traditions that are instrumental for your passion in what you do today. I just love maps. Maps spark memories and nostalgia, and give you a real sense of where you’ve come from and where you’ve been in the world. I’ve been surrounded by art and maps my entire life. I come from a long line of cartographers (map makers) and artists. Among others, my family history includes my great grandfather C.W. Jefferys, a famous Canadian artist and historian who was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s Group of Seven, and Thomas Jefferys, geographer to King George III in the 1700s. I believe that map making is both a science and an art; while the

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discipline changes over the years, there is also a lot that stays the same. As a science, map making has evolved, and we can now use high resolution satellite and aerial imagery to discern geographic features that may have at one time been hidden or inaccessible using traditional survey methods. This advancement in technology has allowed me to create incredibly accurate maps. As an art, however, the cartographic elements that define map making have remained the same. Maps have always had artistic elements to them. I received a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Victoria several years ago and I like to take my scientific background specializing in mapping and satellite and aerial imagery (Remote Sensing) and apply it to our maps. This gives me the opportunity to increase the detail and accuracy and create a map that is not only


artistically pleasing but also geographically correct. The Victoria typographic map consists of the 13 municipal divisions, defined by a mix of coastal natural features and municipal boundaries. As a professional cartographer, what is involved in the process to make one of these beautiful, colourful typographic maps? Well, Victoria is a beautiful place. I’ve travelled coast to coast and it’s hard not to be inspired by the beauty of the West Coast. Victoria was our first Far Sky map. I created it for my wife to remind us of our home, of where we fell in love. I have years of training and education in Cartography but each Far Sky map presents its own unique set of challenges, depending on the geography. Research takes months. It’s really important to me to maintain temporal and spatial accuracy when creating a map. I want it to be as precise and up-to-date as possible. I always try to contact the city or local government to inquire about planning initiatives to aid in the research process. All of our maps are uniquely created. I draw all boundaries, coastlines and linear footprint (roads, trails, etc.) information using detailed survey plans and high resolution satellite and aerial imagery to remain as geographically accurate as possible. I tend to use seasonal imagery when the sea levels are at their lowest so I can maintain a larger land base for typographic maps. Map projection is very important to me. When we take a round earth or rather an ellipsoid and put it on a flat map, we lose certain qualities such as area, direction, shape, bearing and distance. I want to choose the system that maintains these qualities as best as possible while still creating an artistically pleasing map. I then place each letter individually and size it accordingly – it’s like a very complex puzzle. I try to employ a combination of kerning (the space between letters) and alignment depending on the area. Each map depicts the geographical borders and names of Canadian provinces and cities. What is it about personal connections and memories that make these so unique?

I only map the locations I’ve been to, so each map is based on an experience of mine. I believe that having a personal connection with each location gives me the passion to make a better map by considering the experiences I’ve had, the people I’ve met, and the beauty of each landscape. I try to paint a picture of what that place means to me. For example, the Victoria map reminds me of home— the smell of saltwater in the air, the taste of fresh produce from a local farm, the joy of searching for crabs on the beach with my boys, and listening to the rain on a chilly winter night. Tell us about Far Sky Canada 150 Drop! Where did this idea come from? Our annual Canada Day Far Sky Drop is a lot of fun! We love finding ways to give back to our community and this beautiful country, so we decided to drop free maps all over Canada on Canada Day for people to find. For the last several years, we have organized a group of volunteers from across Canada and named them the Far Sky Drop Enforcement Squad. This squad drops Far Sky Canada maps in cities across Canada for people to find all in one day to celebrate Canada Day. We then post the locations and pictures on social media for our followers (@FarSkyMapWorks). It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt. It’s a project that takes a lot of planning and coordination but it’s exciting to see who posts that they found a map. Where can we find your maps, and what’s new and upcoming for the company? We really love the local market scene. We frequent the Sidney Street Market and the Bastion Square Market in the summers and several local craft shows during the holiday season. This year you can find us at the Out of Hand Artisan Fair in Victoria, A Touch of Salt Spring here on the Peninsula and Make It in Vancouver. Markets and shows provide a great opportunity to connect with people and share with them a little about the creative process. We are in a few stores across the country and sell our maps online at www.FarSky.ca and on Etsy. We are always looking to improve and grow our business, and I really enjoy creating new pieces and exploring new mediums. We have recently explored silk-screening some of our maps on T-shirts, and are inspired to continue down the path of exploring new innovative techniques, so stay tuned! This issue celebrates local small business entrepreneurs. What is the most important advice you could give these hardworking professionals? Connect with your maker community. The local handmade maker community is a great resource to learn how to perfect your product or service. You will meet some of the most interesting people at markets and shows – people who have faced entrepreneurial challenges, and know the journey that is starting and running a small business. There is a wealth of knowledge within the maker community, and the wisdom and support is immeasurable. october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 19


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new & noteworthy News, changes, updates, launches? Email news@seasideamagazine.ca.

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Street, in Sidney. They are now in a fully enclosed location – a change from the fresh-air patio seating and take-away window at the previous spot. Visit them soon for the same great food and service.

Military Move-over

relocations & renovations Modern Makeover The Waddling Dog Hotel has recently undergone a complete makeover in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its ownership group, Balmoral Investments Ltd. The hotel has been modernized with a new roof, new paint, fully renovated guest rooms and common areas, all while maintaining the Tudor-style look where possible. There will be giveaways at the Bar & Grill throughout the year to celebrate!

New Shop If it’s been a while since you’ve visited Brentwood, Pharmasave has a new location, with a fresh, contemporary look. Now at #101 - 7111 West Saanich Road.

Moving Indoors Green Wasabi has moved a few doors down, to 9816 Fourth

The Military & History Bookshop, on Fourth Street, has closed, and its books have been relocated. Military and history books are now up on the shelves at Beacon Books. Beacon Books is a general bookstore, selling thousands of second-hand books in a variety of categories. Browse modern first editions and authors’ signed editions, as well as collectible, rare, and antiquarian books.

EVENTS Tech Links

EduTech 2017 is happening October 27 to 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shoal Centre in Sidney. This is a non-profit event promoting and advancing career and awareness linkages between the Peninsula’s advanced technology and manufacturing sectors, secondary students and local community members. There are 50 venders expected. Find EduTech on Facebook.

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PET CARE New Name

Shaw Pet Hospital, at the corner of East Saanich and Stelly’s Cross Roads, is now VCA Central Saanich Animal Hospital. They are proud to be a part of the VCA Canada group of over 85 hospitals across the country. From wellness exams and lab workups to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, the team at VCA Canada Central Saanich is your committed partner in ensuring the lifetime health and happiness of the pets you love.

More Than Just Cats What was formerly Beacon Cat Hospital, on Fifth Street

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BUSINESS New Face

Axle Riley is the new General Manager at Ardmore Golf Course. Axle’s background includes playing golf at a university level, winning 15 professional tournaments, an accumulated eight years as an Assistant Pro, and certification as a PGA of Canada "Class A" Professional. He looks forward to continuing to grow the business at Ardmore in terms of public play, events, membership and junior golf.

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Face to Face in a Virtual World by Lara Gladych

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and in person, you’ll forge stronger relationships," writes Hall. Denny Warner, Executive Director of The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, dives right into the subject of networking. "There are two things about netoworking: 1) it is universally hated, and 2) people feel guilt around it. They are told that networking is important, but no one knows how to do it effectively. It feels uncomfortable, they aren’t interested in doing it, and it’s an overall horrible thing to deal with." We have found at this Chamber branch that doing business on the Peninsula is different," she says. It’s apparent to Denny, as well as to those moving their businesses here from elsewhere, that forging personal connections with others from the Peninsula business community is essential for success here. People here want to connect personally with clients, as well as with their peers. Denny believes that though we’ve seen a period where virtual networking and social media connections have been predominant, the pendulum is swinging back as people recognize that there are professional costs to not having personal business relationships. At the Flader Business Centre, Richard Flader, Corry Flader


and Darrel Couzens are the visionaries behind this shared office space in Sidney. Here, multiple entrepreneurs work at their own distinct businesses, all under one roof. With the shared office space concept, your office colleagues become relevant to you, to your work and ideas, explains Corry. It’s like looking into a networking microcosm. She describes how office tenants will pop out of their respective work space to run something past a colleague, or to collaborate with the other tenants. They’ll ask opinions and tap into other philosophies and other business models, all in an informal, open setting. Corry and Darrel agree with Denny, that doing business in Sidney is different. Corry sees business owners here making "old school" choices, beginning with the choice to live and work in a place where you know your neighbours and where there is a community connection. "Sidney still has that small town feel, in which online connections alone will not suffice," says Darrel. I ask the three what is missed when communication with a client is solely online. "You’re missing the bigger picture, their priorities, and what their final aim is," responds Darrel, adding that you risk not targeting precisely what it is that the client wants. Corry taps into what they all agree is very much at the heart of the

"We have mistakenly thought that digital technology tools can replace humanity … they cannot. They are just tools." matter when she mentions transparency. We chance being less than fully transparent when we are safe behind a screen, whereas we build trust and are subsequently more likely to reveal our true needs when we have a personal, face-to-face interaction with someone. John Juricic, owner of Harbour Digital Media, is a self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur," and currently an efficiency and productivity business consultant. "We have mistakenly thought that digital technology tools can replace humanity … they cannot. They are just tools." John says that after years of speaking to business students at both UVic and Camosun College, he is still repeatedly asked about the magic elixir, the app, or the gismo that will lead to success. "I say, learn to communicate. We have lost that. These tools can help, but can’t replace communication." What John says last encapsulates what I’ve heard over and over again. When he makes a connection with a client via email, social media, or even by telephone, he can’t see them, he can’t pick up on non-verbal nuances, and he can’t "feel" what it is that the client is all about. And this is the critical point: the technology will never be a substitute for the human element. It’s only in person that we can truly experience that.

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demonstrate and give people the idea. Each coffee shop has agreed to display the postcards during the week. The Sidney Fine Art Show at Mary Winspear Centre, October 13 to 15, once again opens the Festival. This show gets everyone inspired when they see the amazing variety of art on display. To encourage the Show’s visitors to try making art, the Festival is putting on "Pop Up Origami" in the lobby. Origami is the art of paper folding, which is not as hard as it sounds and fun to try. The idea is to get everyone to fold a little boat and name it. The boats will become an installation displayed in the window of IslandBlue in Sidney for the Fall Studio Tour. The Star Cinema will host special movie presentations celebrating both music and art. Other activities during the week include Artrageous Youth Night, October 13; Make A Mug pottery class, October 15 at Greenglade Community Centre; and painting classes at McTavish Academy of Art. Check their websites for more information. The Festival’s big finale is the Fall Studio Tour, October 21 and 22. Many local artists open their studios to the public for the weekend, providing an opportunity for those interested in becoming artists to meet the professionals. The Tour includes all the interactive event projects so everyone who took part can see the results. The ArtSea Community Arts Council believes art definitely is for everyone!

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by Deborah Rogers

We all have it in us to be creative

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instructing me, critiquing my technique and telling me stories about the art that surrounded us. They have both taught over the years but don’t usually do this sort of one-on-one tuition; I was privileged. I haven’t used clay since I was at school, and then it was for pottery, on a wheel – this clay felt quite different, firmer and lighter in colour. Each tiny house starts with a square slab. They are 3D, but have a flat back so that they can be mounted on a wall. Using a cheese wire type of tool I was instructed to carefully take slices off to create the roof. There’s an interesting step in creation where you have to take the leap from what you visualize in your head and make it appear in whatever medium you’re using. When I’ve tried sketching, I have never been able to show on the page what I see clearly in my mind. Making the first cuts on that clean slab of clay felt similar. I knew what I was aiming for but it would not have been clear to me how to get there without some step-by-step instructions. It’s easy to understand why the houses sell so well. The shape is very familiar: as Joanna says, most people start as children drawing houses and there’s an enduring appeal to four walls and a roof. But how to


make my scrappy shape look like an inviting little home? Through the gradual addition of details of course! There were many different-shaped tools to add windows, a door, smooth the walls, while all the time being reminded to retain the integrity of the edges and corners. With the addition of nails for chimneys, I seemed to be heading toward a European-style townhouse with a cluttered roofscape. Time flew by in their creative company. Roger was impressed with my modelling skills and I let him in on my secret – lots of hours doing playdough with my boys! Before the house was set aside to dry, Joanna suggested I add a special house number to personalize my little cottage. I was very pleased with the result: having started with two slabs of clay with the exact same dimensions, I finished with two very different houses, ready to dry and be fired. Then I moved to painting. Now that’s harder. Joanna let me choose one of her previously fired pieces. The challenge is in knowing what colours work together, and that obviously takes years of learning and practise. I tried, and then painted over and tried again! Artists need to be loose and experimental – there’s space to try it one way then redo. I like that: it’s not dissimilar to the way I write an article, sketching out a shape, filling in some words here, taking out some words there. I was very grateful for my time at Cinnamon Hill Studio: I learned my strengths and realized my limitations, and I have some quirky little houses to remember it all by. Visit Cinnamon Hill Studio online at www. cinnamonhillstudio.ca. What do you want to see Deb do next? Send your ideas or invitations to news@seasidemagazine.ca.

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How can photographers protect their images? This is an important question to ask, especially with the advent of digital media. It can be difficult, now that images are so easily passed around online – widespread sharing means that artists may have no idea their work is being used somewhere online, or elsewhere in the world. "Even watermarks can be removed," says local photographer Jo-Ann Way. The first step regarding copyright issues is finding out that there’s a problem. The artist, or someone familiar with their work, needs to notice that it’s appearing somewhere it shouldn’t be, or is appearing uncredited. This can be a big "if," with so many potential places an image could be used – on countless social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on personal or professional websites, and even up for sale at local art shows and markets. "In this digital age, it is very, very difficult to protect your work," notes Gregg Eligh, a professional photographer who teaches at Camosun College. He worked with the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) on copyright reform to protect artists. He says a photographer’s images are often used for commercial purposes beyond an original agreement, simply because most people don’t adequately understand copyright law. It’s important for photographers to understand their rights in order to protect their images. When you sign a license agreement, make sure you know what rights you are giving away. David Wotherspoon, a Commercial Litigator with MLT Aikins, recommends visiting the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), which provides lots of helpful, basic information about copyright law. To protect your images online, you may want to consistently use a copyright notice. This can be in the form of a watermark directly on the image, or on your website itself – often, the copyright notice will appear in the footer, so that it’s visible on every page. This reminds others that your work cannot be reproduced without permission, and makes clear that anyone stealing your images cannot claim accidental infringement. In Gregg Eligh’s opinion, the only way to really protect your work is by making your digital files low resolution, so nothing much can be done with them. This is an excellent deterrent: by uploading small or low-res photos to your website and social media, and limiting the number of large, high-resolution photographs available online, you’ll be able to prevent most unwanted sharing or potential misuse. The biggest hurdle is that too many people are unaware of what constitutes copyright infringement – they assume too much, rather than being purposefully malicious. In some cases, the wrongdoer is a fellow artist who believes that, by manipulating

the original image, they have put their own artistic touch on it and own the rights to the newly created image. Some artists don’t mind their work being borrowed. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," says Lucas Copplestone, of the McTavish Academy of Art and LJC Art. "I don’t care if someone copies my work." But altering an artist’s original work is not allowed without the consent of the artist. If you discover that your work is being used improperly, you can write a letter to the infringer, explaining that the image is being used without permission. You may wish to ask for an artistic credit to accompany the image, request payment of a licensing fee, or ask that the image be taken down altogether. It’s very easy to get confused about copyright laws, and they are constantly evolving. But Eligh stresses that for anyone in the business of reproducing art, it’s their job to know whether they’re infringing on someone’s rights. It’s their obligation to seek – and actually obtain – the proper approval. No one should ever use an image that they do not have the rights to use. *Disclaimer: this article does not constitute legal advice.

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The Centre of Your Experience

What’s Happening at the Mary Winspear Centre

Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to

Josh Nelson. There will be special guests and

Presented by the Peninsula Players

enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and

some surprises. This show will truly be

sensitive renditions. Though time and travel

unforgettable!

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence

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The Odd Couple

Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. Berwick Royal Oak October 13 & 14 7:30 p.m. October 15 2:00 p.m. Charlie White Theatre October 20 & 21 7:30 p.m.

material and experiences, he manages to

The Comic Strippers

incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a

sense of humour that endeared him to

new show, more moves and even quicker wits

audiences from the beginning. This tour

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Unforgettable

comedians) performs a sexylarious improve comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and

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the crowd and perform their hilarious twist

7:30 p.m.

on improve sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you

October 22 2:00 p.m.

Vocalist and Producer Maria Manna, backed

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Orchestra, belts out Natalie Cole’s original

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The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and

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take on your suggestions to create a whole new

this high energy show entertains you with hits

genre of comedy.

delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott, Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed

laugh at them.

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common cents Protect Your Financial Future Catastrophic events, such as out-of-control wildfires and devastating floods, cannot be predicted. However, we can decrease the probability of being victim to the crisis by choosing not to live in flood zones or forested areas, or alternatively by by Deborah Reid depending on insurance to protect FMA, FCSI© Financial Advisor, Raymond James Ltd. our assets. Unfortunately, many victims of these recent events found themselves without protection, which can be financially devastating. Whether they rebuild or move away, the result of having to draw from savings or increasing debt load can be a crushing blow to one’s long-term financial plan. Those with insurance coverage, however, have comfort knowing that the financial support from their insurance company ensures that there is little effect on their financial independence. Imagine how easy life would be if investors could rely on insurance against potential losses during severe market corrections. We haven’t had a major market correction since 2008, so many investors may forget the pain of losing 20% to 30% of the market value of their stock portfolio. It is only natural to forget since memories fade the further we are from the event. History tells us that we are due for another major market correction, so what steps have you taken to protect your investments? Unlike disaster victims who can rely on insurance to protect their assets, investors must rely on other methods. Your financial advisor knows you, your tolerance to loss and your investment timeframe, and can discuss options suitable for you. Whether it is a matter of taking gains to increase cash or fixed income, ensuring your stocks are adequately diversified or implementing complex strategies such as hedging, there is no time like the present to review your holdings and evaluate your comfort level. The following are questions that may prompt you to make changes to your current portfolio. • How did I feel during the 2008 market correction? • How did the market correction affect my investment portfolio? • Did I lose sleep over the drop in value of my investments? Although we can’t predict natural disasters, we do know that it is only a matter of time until there is a "catalyst" that will have a major negative effect on the equity markets. Don’t get caught off guard; take time today to prevent tomorrow’s capital losses. Deborah Reid is a financial advisor with Raymond James Ltd. The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of Raymond James. This article is for information only and should not be considered investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell securities. Raymond James Ltd. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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October Style Tip: For me, style is more than what you wear: it’s how you walk, talk and chew gum. It’s how you treat others, especially those that are in service to you within your community. I have paid witness to so many kind and unkind experiences that have blown me away. There is definitely more good than bad, but as humans we tend to hang onto the negative and somehow the great experiences that happened minutes before disappear. When one person treats another poorly, it preys on our sense of fairness. It brings a person down and leaves them low to serve the next customer with less enthusiasm because they are getting over being unfairly treated. I know we all get frustrated, impatient and familiar, especially in a small community. What I am asking of you readers is to be mindful of how you treat all those serving you today: nurses; teachers; those working in the retail, restaurant and hotel sectors; and the new clerk on the till at the grocery store. In closing, please think about this: we live in a small community and you never know who is going to be the one who is going to give you a hand up. It could be that kid who made you an Americano that morning who is putting himself through university to be a doctor. Mother nature does not discriminate against race, age, or what’s in your bank account. We are all vulnerable. So please be kind; it’s the best style to wear.

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It can be difficult to feel amazing every day, but I'm here to help you find answers and give direction when it comes to creating and organizing your wardrobe. Always remember: nobody's perfect! Email your questions to fashionfix@seasidemagazine.ca. Q: I’ve just lost 40 lbs and I am unsure where to start – help! Yippee I am so happy for your loss. I love saying that when it’s about generating good health. With your new shape you may start to develop a new kind of style. Get a magazine to gain concepts of clothes you like. Find a store where you connect with the staff. Start with a realistic budget. Your body may shift more and your style may redirect as well. Ask yourself questions like: “what colours do I love, and what are my favorite patterns and fabrics?” Most importantly, have fun with fashion because you deserve to look and feel your best!

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time again when holidays are over, the days get shorter and we are back to work and school. As we head indoors it’s also the time that cold and flu viruses take advantage of our close contact. The following highlight areas we can support during the cold and flu season to keep our immunity strong. Manage stress. Your adrenal glands, or stress organs, support you by giving you energy, modulating your blood sugar, cortisol levels, sex hormones, minerals and balancing your immune system. Under chronic stress, elevated levels of cortisol can suppress the immune system, making your body susceptible to infection. In order to reduce cortisol, we need to manage our stress response. Lifestyle habits such as eating regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and keeping a regular exercise routine are some basic ways of achieving this. However, this is easier said than done. Some other effective ways of reducing cortisol include: the supplementation of magnesium, B vitamins, phosphatidylserine, ashwaganda, yoga, meditation and massage therapy. Take your vitamins. Taking supportives to reduce cortisol is one way of keeping immunity strong, but there are nutrients that we generally don’t get enough of that can make our immune system struggle. Vitamin D, our sunshine vitamin, is very difficult to get during the winter months. It binds to receptors on cell walls causing them to produce powerful proteins that help the immune system respond. Optimal dose for the winter from Canadian guidelines is about 2000IU daily, but it can be more if you are known to be deficient. Zinc is also a

crucial nutrient that is needed by our immune system. It plays a central role in immune cell development as well as how the immune cells respond to infection. It is a cofactor to many immune-related enzyme systems. Zinc lozenges are an enjoyable and effective way of getting a little extra in your system. I suggest keeping them on the counter at home or in your car or bag for a quick immune boost. Get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep can be difficult when under stress. Poor quality sleep or not getting enough hours depresses our immune system, slows down body tissue repair, speeds up aging and makes us less able to cope with stress. To support sleep, try a botanical nervine combination containing scullcap, passionflower and lemonbalm. Exercise during the day can help with regulating sleep by reducing anxiety and by breaking down adrenaline. Having good sleep habits will enable your body to maintain a balanced sleep and wake cycle and allowing your body to repair itself and fight infection while at rest. It’s important to keep your immunity strong throughout the year, but the fall season is particularly important since this is when our exposure seems to go up and stress levels can rise. Sometimes despite doing all these things (or not being able to do enough), our immune system still stays weak. This is when your naturopathic doctor can support you further by assessing your diet and digestion, recommending other safe natural medicines, and administering immune-boosting intravenous nutrients or injections formulated just for you to get your system on track.

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behind the scenes

Diving Deeper at the Institute of Ocean Sciences

by Paula Kully

Many people living on the

Saanich Peninsula may not be aware that our region is home to one of the largest marine research centres in Canada. I’m speaking of the Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located on Pat Bay. This well-hidden gem in our community holds many remarkable secrets and is a treasure trove of interesting scientific research. The IOS officially opened on February 28, 1979. Today, over 250 scientists, researchers and support staff work in the building, making it one of the largest employers on the Peninsula. This summer, the public had the opportunity for a behind-thescenes look at what happens at the IOS. An open house was held to celebrate Canada 150 and the 175th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada, which is Canada’s oldest scientific agency and one of the first government organizations, founded in 1842. The open house was a huge success, attracting approximately 5,000 people, and included tours and talks by scientists on everything from earthquakes to shipwrecks, tsunamis, climate change and more. The Institute of Ocean Sciences is operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It is a major research centre that explores the coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean, the western Canadian Arctic, and fresh water tributaries across British Columbia to the Alberta border. Research encompasses two divisions: Canadian hydrographic service which produces nautical charts; and ocean science which includes research such as the effects of global warming on marine ecosystems, contaminants in arctic ice or even 52 seasidemagazine.ca | october 2017

predicting the time and location of a tsunami. IOS also houses the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Traffic Coordination Centre. The Coast Guard provides search and rescue, responds to marine pollution and operates the research vessels used by IOS scientists, while the Marine Traffic Coordination Centre provides the initial response to ships in distress, reduces the probability of marine collisions, and is a cornerstone in marine information collection and dissemination. Staff of the Canadian Wildlife Service and North Pacific Marine Science Organization or PICES are also located in the building. PICES, established in 1992, promotes and coordinates research in the North Pacific and adjacent seas. Members of PICES include Canada, the United States, Japan, China, Korea and Russia. The Pacific Geoscience Centre of Natural Resources also operates out of IOS. Its focus is the research of earthquakes and one of its scientists is Camille Brillon (pictured above). Camille is a seismologist who began her work at the Institute in 2009 as a graduate student. For the past four years, she has been working on a major geohazard project on the north coast near Kitimat. The project has involved collecting data on the potential for landslides, submarine slides and earthquakes in an area that has not yet been widely researched. The project established instruments to detect earthquakes and monitor if there are small quakes. As well, GPS were established along the coast to monitor long term motion at the site. Camille explains that: “GPS are an interesting thing that people


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the Art for Everyone Foundation It’s no secret that the arts is the poor cousin at the funding table after health, education and sports have received their portions. Underfunding means that some families can’t afford to pay the full fee to enroll their talented child in art or dance classes or music lessons. There are others, too, on limited incomes who feel they can’t afford to develop their artistic interests. The Art for Everyone Foundation is hoping to make a difference to those in the community who need help accessing the arts. Sean McNeill’s face lights up as he describes the vision: "We set up the Foundation shortly after we started the McTavish Art Academy because we wanted to make the arts accessible for all ages, from little kids to the elderly." He and his Academy partner, Lucas Copplestone, seek to work with other community groups to identify needs and find ways to provide space, instruction and administration in a cost-efficient manner. Last May the Foundation held its first fundraiser which invited community members to attend by donation. The event incorporated live music, visual art, dance, the spoken word and a silent auction. McNeill says the event reflected their philosophy which is to create "amazing" activities that will attract donations instead of directly asking businesses and corporations for a cheque. "We want to come from the ‘give’ side to show what art can do for others, especially families, while also encouraging larger organizations to donate to the Foundation," says McNeill. The two founders of the Art Academy and the Foundation both grew up on the Peninsula and are delighted to be back. They feel the location of the Academy in semi-rural North Saanich encourages connection with nature and draws energy from the surroundings that

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program participants can sense and incorporate. McNeill says: "Often schools just don’t have the time or resources for art programs and this is something we can add." One of their goals is to provide cross-generational programs that allow children and the elderly to work on art projects together. Currently the Foundation is interested in connecting with groups such as seniors’ homes, youth organizations and others who seek assistance in accessing the arts. Eventually, as the Foundation grows, they would like to be in a position to offer scholarships for youth to attend programs. As the Foundation continues to grow, McNeill foresees that it will be able to manage and fund programs at other organizations’ locations. Transporting instructors and materials to groups of participants could possibly be a more cost-effective option for some parties. A generous donation from Patrick and Stephanie Schorle (Pacifica Real Estate) kickstarted the Foundation and the couple has since helped to make connections with the community. In addition to McNeill and Copplestone, the Foundation’s Board is made up of Carl Joosse, philanthropist and co-founder of the McTavish Academy of Art; and Andrew Dunn of Warp Academy, an online music academy. McNeill acknowledges that other social needs require funding too. But the arts – in whatever form – feed the soul and connect people with their culture. The Arts for Everyone Foundation wants to enable that to happen. Stay tuned. Photo: Residents from SPH’s Residential Care Unit take part in an art therapy workshop, an example of the type of program that the Art for Everyone Foundation is looking to create with community organizations. october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 55


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Smoky Eggplant and Tomato Pasta Autumn is my favourite time of year, with the crisp air, the bright blue skies, and so much goodness coming out of the garden. It’s also the busiest time by Solara Goldwynn of year for my small Hatchet & Seed business, an edible landscaping company that I own with my husband. This is the time of year when we teach the most gardening workshops, install the largest number of gardens, plant the fruit trees and berry bushes, and complete all the other jobs that come along with growing gardens and transitioning to winter. Our business is our other baby, the other one that keeps us up at night and occupies our hopes and fears alongside the joys and stresses of raising a toddler. Business owners never really get to "leave it at work," as the responsibilities and details seem to follow us around. Our conversations in moments over morning coffee and packing lunch for daycare or late at night after storytime involve scheduling, marketing, interesting new fruit varieties to try in our landscapes, and how to engage new clients. It’s the grand juggling act, but is also an incredibly empowering and inspired way to live. It all comes back to good local food in our family, and at this time of year it's especially important to nourish our bodies to prepare for cold and flu season. It's also the time of year when we can literally see the fruits of our labour. I’ve been making broths and sauerkraut with veggies from the farmers market and from our gardens to keep our family healthy, and most nights at least one of them accompanies our dinner. This recipe is a delicious and comforting meal that combines the best of late season crops: eggplant and tomatoes. Recipe: 12 oz pasta (I use brown rice penne) 3 tbsp olive oil 1 med. eggplant, sliced thinly and cut into ½ inch pieces ½ tsp smoked sea salt

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 small red onion, chopped fine 5 good sized Roma tomatoes, cut into cubes 3 tbsp fresh parsley 3 tbsp broth (I use chicken or beef bone broth) feta cheese or hemp hearts (optional) Instructions: Cook the pasta as per package instructions; a little al dente is best.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add eggplant and smoked sea salt; cook until brown on both sides. Add garlic, onions, tomatoes, parsley and broth. Simmer until tomatoes fall apart and most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve the pasta with sauce and feta cheese or hemp hearts on top. Add a side of fermented vegetables and a glass of red wine and give cheers to the small business owners in your life! october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 57


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by Alex Osborne Ergonomic Consultant, Herman Miller

The Delicate Ecosystem of Our Workstations

Talk to any ergonomic consultant and the common theme is that most work environments are not designed to support our tasks and our bodies. Ergonomics in the workplace can be broken down into three branches: physical, cognitive and social. Physical: How are we interacting with the tools required to complete our work? Cognitive: How can we improve the way we process information? Social: Space directly impacts our behaviours – are there a variety of purposeful spaces to support the different ways we work? While these areas have direct overlap, this article will focus on physical ergonomics. Sit Better: Over 80% of us experience back pain since we sit for most of the day – working, eating, watching TV. Whenever we sit without proper support, our hips roll back and the lower spine unnaturally flattens. A properly adjusted task chair that provides excellent lower spine (sacral) and lumbar support during your work day will have an immediate positive impact. Ensure the height of your chair places your hips at, or slightly above, your knee height. Sit at the back of the chair against the back rest. Keep an approximate fourfinger gap from the back of your knees to the front edge of the chair. Too much space increases pressure on your sit bones, too little space will increase pressure behind your knees. Move Better: The best posture is the next posture. Your body hates prolonged, static postures as we require movement throughout the entire day. A height-adjustable work surface is a fantastic way to increase your movement. They should be the standard for work surfaces everywhere. Why? A standard fixed surface height of 29

inches was originally designed to accommodate the knee heights of most of the population. Unfortunately, this means that the actual working surface is too high for most people. Sit-stand desks are not a trend. They are a necessity to ensure proper working height at any posture. Your work surface should come up to just below your elbows when sitting or standing. See Better: Shoulder, neck, or eye pain? You might be adopting awkward postures by leaning in to your technology. Many workstations have screens located too far away or too high. The muscles in your eyes responsible for looking up are weaker and fatigue faster than those responsible for looking straight ahead and downwards. Whether standing, sitting upright, or slightly reclined, keep the top third of your monitor at eye level at one arm-length away from your body, and tilt the top edge of the monitor slightly away from you. Since different postures require different monitor positions, invest in a monitor arm to provide ease of adjustability and free up desk real estate. I am often asked: what is the most important piece of the workstation puzzle? A good chair? A standup desk? The answer is that each tool plays a vital role. Ergonomics is an ecosystem of processes, behaviours and tools that aim to achieve the goal of improving wellbeing, encouraging healthy and dynamic postures, and increasing both employee engagement and productivity. Looking to change the way you work? Monk Office is Vancouver Island’s exclusive Herman Miller dealer. Visit www.monk.ca for more information.

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seaside arts scene by Gillian Crowley If there are any events in the arts world coming up on the Peninsula, please let us know via: news@seasidemagazine.ca. Enjoy a week-long celebration of the visual arts that includes the Sidney Fine Art Show, ArtSea Fall Studio Tour and new community engagement activities throughout the week of October 13 to 22.

Sidney Fine Art Show The 2017 Sidney Fine Art Show is a first-class juried art show for serious artists, patrons and appreciators of the arts. Started in 2003, it now attracts more than 6,000 art lovers who come to admire the variety and quality of the approximately 400 art pieces on display. Each year close to $100,000 goes to the artists for the art sold during the show. All funds raised by The Sidney Fine Art Show are used by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (now ArtSea) to support its diverse programs.

At Bodine Hall, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. October 13 to 14: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Meet the Artists 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. October 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ArtSea Fall Studio Tour Appreciate autumn’s beauty as you follow the ArtSea Fall Studio Tour. This is a self-guided tour of approximately 28 venues featuring some 65 artists within Sidney and North and Central Saanich. New artwork and techniques will be featured by the artists. A brochure and location map lays out the tour where visitors are welcomed into the studios of participating artists to watch them at work. Pick up the map from ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, the Sidney Information Centre, various coffee shops and McTavish Academy of Art. Or download it from https://cacsp.com/artsea-fallstudio-tour-2017-online-form. October 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Fun Art Activities for Everyone The ArtSea Festival organizers

want all ages to get involved in the artistic process this year. Here’s what’s happening October 13 to 20: • Community mural at Panorama Recreation Centre – draw your impression of "Life Here" on the Saanich Peninsula outline. • Coffee shop art at Brentwood Bay Village Empourium, Fresh Cup Roastery Café, Melinda’s Biscotti, Serious Coffee and Georgia Café: create your own masterpiece on a blank postcard – drawings, poetry, etc. – and post it on the café wall. • Pop-up origami for all ages in the Mary Winspear Centre’s lobby – learn how to create boats folded from paper. All origami displayed at IslandBlue during the Studio Tour.

The Odd Couple Revisited The Peninsula Players presents "The Odd Couple," a well-known comedy by Neil Simon. This time genders are reversed. In this contemporary update, Florence Unger and

Olive Madison are the female version of "The Odd Couple." Instead of the poker party that begins the original, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Enjoy an outing of fun and laughter! October 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney.

Unforgettable - A Tribute to Natalie Cole End October with an exciting concert featuring Maria Manna with the 17-piece orchestra Lust Life Jazz Band and special guest duet performance with Duncan Meiklejohn (The Midnights R&B Band and The Chris Millington Big Band). Maria will share stories of Natalie's touring days as told to her by Natalie's touring pianist, Josh Nelson. A high energy show covering many of Natalie’s original compositions. Mary Winspear Centre, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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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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Going Platinum Hair Design & Esthetics Going Platinum Hair Design has been serving Sidney and the surrounding areas for the past 10 years. Our stylists pride themselves on delivering the most up to date styles and techniques to their clients while using high-quality products, making memorable experiences and creating that lasting look you desire! As a fully-licensed, full-service salon, we offer services for the whole family. At Going Platinum, continuing education is an important part to our success as stylists. This year all of our stylists attended the Sam Villa Hair Show in Vancouver. Sam is the Education Artistic Director for Redken, and has the unique ability to inspire and motivate stylists while they absorb new techniques quickly for practical use in the salon behind the chair. Now that summer is winding down, fall is in the air and we couldn't be more excited to focus on new trending styles as we head into the Christmas Season! We want to wish our senior stylist Kelsey all the best while she and her husband welcome their new baby into this world! Kelsey will be back from maternity leave in November 2018. If you're thinking about something new, or want to continue your great look we welcome you to come see us!

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Fall is in the air, a time to enjoy the colours of the season. Golden and burgundy tones are found in our fresh, locally-grown flowers. Sidney: 250.656.3313 | 2499 Beacon Downtown: 250.388.5545 | 757 Fort St Westshore: 778.433.5399 #102 - 2972 Jacklin Rd brownsflorist.com

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Deep Cove Customs 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 (call for appt.)

Going Platinum Hair Design & Esthetics Going Platinum is a Full Service Salon located in the heart of Sidney, B.C. Whether receiving a Platinum Pedicure or a Colour and Cut service, all our staff are highly experienced and will be sure to exceed your expectations!

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"Whatever the mood, no matter the moment, create your own Atmosphere™!" An independent, family-run business, Wine Kitz Sidney is a retail and onpremises wine-making facility. Locally owned and operated and celebrating 15 years in business, Wine Kitz offers excellent quality and award-winning wines. 250.654.0300 | winekitzsidney.ca #5A - 2042 Mills Rd West


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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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One Stop Furniture Shop With a built-in spice rack, removable solid birch butcher block, removable drip tray and optional canisters, this Canadian-made gourmet kitchen island has it all. 250.655.7467 (SHOP) 9819 Fifth St

Walnut stools made locally by Martin Byers of ThankU.ca Fine Furniture. Beautiful, functional and comfortable furniture for everyone, from luxury home owners to discerning apartment dwellers. Live tastefully. 250.656.0011 2506 Beacon Ave muffetandlouisa.com

Beacon Pet Hospital We provide care and treatment to a wide range of pets including cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, rabbits and pocket pets. Additional time for each visit is scheduled to ensure the best pet care is provided. Bring your pets to experience our high quality services. For special offers visit our website. 250.656.5568 | 9711 A Fifth St beaconpethospital.ca

Acanthus by the Sea Home Décor Inc.

Unique home and garden design solutions in a refreshing shopping experience right in the heart of Sidney. Offering custom blinds at 50% off with FREE in-home consultation and on-site upholstery. Mention this ad for 25% off your purchase. 778.426.4436 | #11 - 9843 Second St acanthusbythesea.ca

Norma Jeans' Closet Welcome to Vintage at Norma Jeans' closet! This style revolution has been sweeping the nation, and we now have a whole room devoted to it! We also offer new and new-to-you clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, and much more! 250.516.7653 2405 Beacon Ave (upstairs on Beacon)

One Stop Furniture Shop Wow! One Stop Furniture has added two new friendly faces to their experienced product advisory team to provide even better service to their customers. Shona Bellows, a 20-year veteran of the Victoria restaurant industry, has learned the value of going the extra mile for her customers. After recently joining One Stop Furniture Shop, she had this to say: “How refreshing, after the usual home furnishing shopping I have experienced, to find a place that puts customer service above all else.” Bridget Burns was born and raised in Saanichton. She then moved to Alberta where she owned and operated a hot tub business for many years. After a short stay in Nanaimo, Bridget, as all the smart ones eventually do, recently returned to Sidney. Over the past 11 years, One Stop Furniture has built a reputation on their amazing customer service and their referral and repeat business proves it. Located at 9819 Fifth Street beside the newly-relocated Boondocks Restaurant, this store has everything you’re looking for to furnish your home … and more. One Stop Furniture: Sidney’s best kept secret. Come see what they’re all about and welcome Shona and Bridget to Sidney! You can also visit them at www.onestopfurniture.ca. Photo, clockwise from left: Marla, Janice, Shona and Bridget.


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Red's Chair Vibes Fitness Angela made Vibes part of her 50lb weight loss plan. Why not you? A Safe, Supportive and Effective workout guided by a Trainer.

Red’s Chair Red’s Chair was born out of the idea of making a comfortable, private salon in my own home, with a schedule that worked for my family. Once my two boys were in school full time, it was time to renovate for a space that was inviting and trendy! My husband came up with the name (after my red curly hair) and it took off from there! Inspired by my late father’s successful business sense, I took every class and went to every hair show I could to upgrade my skills. I’ve been a licensed hairdresser for over 20 years, but wanted to build my skill set more. I became a National Colour Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems and I teach in salons throughout the province to inspire other stylists with the newest trends in styles, cuts and colour. It’s important to me to keep my skills on the leading edge of hair trends and I love being able to inspire others through my knowledge, but mostly, I love taking my training back to the salon for my guests! I offer affordable prices, and am willing to work within your budget. I have some exciting Christmas specials coming – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for details!

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A quiet, spacious and gentle environment on the Peninsula, dedicated to cats only. Medical care, surgery, X-Ray, dentistry, anesthetics, boarding and grooming are all on site. 250.881.1218 | 5411 Hamsterly Rd capitalcat@hotmail.ca

Lotus Village Yoga Offering small yoga classes with many different practices to choose from, such as 50+ Strength and Stability and Therapeutic yoga in the mornings or Beginner’s Yoga and Meditation in the evening. A place where dedicated locals gather to connect with friends and enjoy the serene, nature filled atmosphere. Namaste, Tara Logan

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Life on Two Wheels

Driving today’s cars is akin to sitting in an armchair watching a video screen. Phrases from the past such as double declutching are positively alien, and a perfectly executed handbrake turn brings withering looks rather than smiles and admiration. Driving today’s motorbikes, however, is quite the opposite. In my teens, flat out at 50mph on my 1958 150cc BSA Bantam, I would have time not just to smell the flowers, but to count the blooms as I went past. My latest Triumph Rocket 3 motorcycle with 2,300cc and 148 horsepower gets to 100kph in about three-and-a-half seconds and demands constant attention. My life on two wheels began at age 12 when my uncle gave me a 50cc Philips Gadabout moped. I remember the frustration of pedalling the darn thing about two blocks before the motor would putt-putt into lethargic motion. I soon progressed to owning two Ariel Arrows, 250cc two stroke twins, and while my parents were away on holiday, I dismantled one of them, carried the parts upstairs to my tiny bedroom, and performed a complete restoration including brush painting the whole bike. The smell never quite dissipated, and I was busted immediately on their return. I will never forget my first (legal!) drive on the road at 8 a.m. on Boxing Day, my 16th birthday, around Virginia Waters and Windsor Great Park, shrouded in mists and wonderful wintry countryside smells. I was hooked. I could imagine how our ancestors felt when by Chris Cowland

they first climbed upon a wild horse and thrilled over the visceral sensation of speed, freedom and power, almost like flying. My next bike was the one I should have never sold. It was a 1959 all alloy preunit Triumph Tiger 100. I bought it for £20 from a schoolmate, Tony Bastin, who achieved fame later in life by his relationship with Freddy Mercury, brought short by death from AIDS within a few months of each other. This bike would top 100mph, and I would endeavour to achieve this every day on my ride home from school, with my satchel strapped to the gas tank. One day, I was stuck behind a Morris Minor, and only just managed to hit the magic ton as I entered the village, which had a 30mph speed limit. As fate would have it, my mother just happened to be in the front garden as I whizzed by, so I had to spend the next hour in the pub at the other end of the village pretending to be working late at school. Bob Dylan crashed a similar bike around this time, and did not tour for the next eight years, so I learned my lesson and drove much more conservatively from then on. When I bought the Rocket 3, the first thing I did was sign up for an advanced motorcycling course, and I cannot recommend this enough. I thought I knew how to handle a bike, but the police instructors showed me techniques that could literally save your life. This course should be compulsory for all riders. Pay for your kids to attend; it’s the greatest gift. Looking back, I was more than lucky to have survived into my 20s. No seat belts, no breathalyzers, few speed limits and a short-sighted mother. october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 65


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Arts" offers something special for everyone, whether it’s that ballroom dance class once a week, live jazz night at the pub around the corner, or simply that unusual painting that touches your heart for reasons that even you don’t fully understand. by Shauna Dorko Age does not diminish our Owner, Sidney SeniorCare appreciation for the Arts; it cultivates it, like a fine wine that gets better as the years go by. With growing older comes more experience, more knowledge and more awareness of the special niche that music, art, theatre and dance hold in our lives, and in our hearts. Although there is no doubt that the Arts offer invaluable benefits for all age groups; the benefits for seniors may be far greater. Whether it be from simply observing or actively participating in the Arts, the great pleasure and overall sense of well-being that seniors derive from both visual and performing arts is incredibly sustaining for them. Health is improved mentally, psychologically, and even physically in some cases. Arts events encourage seniors to get out more, engage with their community more, and even contribute, as they explore a side of themselves that they perhaps haven’t dared to before. Attending performances and arts exhibitions, viewing films and taking opportunities to meet both local and visiting artists invigorates seniors, giving them a renewed sense of self and purpose. Even the seemingly simple pure enjoyment of a performance or piece of art keeps seniors' minds busy, alleviating boredom and chasing the potential of depression and loneliness away. The positive impact of participation in arts-based activities allows seniors to develop skills and artistic sensibilities, as well as collaborate with others in a safe, supportive environment. Participation in the visual arts helps seniors to maintain hand-eye coordination, cognitive abilities, and concentration. Learning how to creatively write, paint or take interesting photographs instills confidence and encourages personal growth. Individual projects help to develop confidence and nurture passions, while seniors create art that is meaningful to them; whereas working together in groups enhances social skills, fostering a sense of connection and contribution to a wider community. As our senior population is increasing, thankfully so does the importance placed on healthy aging. Community programming is constantly being re-evaluated to include more senior-based classes and senior-supported activities, with an emphasis on the Arts. I don’t know about you, but that certainly gives me more peace of mind about my own senior years to come; and good to know that those Zumba classes I’ve been dabbling in are a great start to my healthy aging journey. Written in collaboration with Sherrin Griffin. We welcome all comments, suggestions and ideas for future columns. Please email us at news@seasidemagazine.ca with "Seniors" in the subject line.


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Folk Music Alive at Deep Cove Folk Club If you haven’t been to a folk club in a while, you might envision a solo guitarist strumming an acoustic guitar and singing protest songs. While that is still part of the scene, much has changed since the '60s folk revival. Today’s folk music genre has expanded yet it remains "music of the people." Surprisingly, its popularity continues in this era of electropop, hard rock and rap. The Deep Cove Folk Club, now in its 28th year, is proof of folk music’s longevity. Tark Hamilton has been the Club’s artistic director for the last 17 years. He is passionate about promoting community musicians and bringing in acts "from away" that range from traditional folk to newer sounds. "We want to encourage conviviality and a community feel which all adds to the energy," he says. That was evident in September when the hall rang with enthusiastic audience voices during the sing-a-longs and choruses. Hamilton says one of the Club’s strengths is its hardworking volunteers who handle everything from ticket sales to sound set-up, social media and intermission snacks. The audience often feels like an extended family: "Some younger volunteers started attending the Club with their parents many years ago and quite a few are now successful musicians." Hamilton, a Camosun College professor, says his own tastes run to Celtic and nautical tunes but he knows it’s important to provide variety. At September’s get-together the Victoria group "Tradewinds" performed laid-back South Pacific melodies and songs based on folk traditions from the Pacific islands. In contrast, in January a group called The Wardens will contribute a western folk vibe with songs and stories that grew out of the history of the national parks. This Banff

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National Park-based trio is a little bit country, a little bit folksy and all Canadian. The Club meets on the second Friday evening of each month (except July and August) at St. John’s United Church in North Saanich. Over the past decade, audience numbers have climbed from 40 to 80 plus. The Club’s format encourages local musicians to participate and play short floor sets during the first hour of "open stage" followed by the invited musician or band for the second hour. Several years ago retiree Bob de Wolff took on the job of producing special projects for the Club. In Calgary, de Wolff had been president of the Nickelodeon Club for more than a decade and played in the house band "Plug Nickel." Drawing on his contacts, de Wolff is bringing in high profile folk musicians to perform in larger venues, sponsored by the Deep Cove Folk Club. The line-up of acts confirmed for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 is impressive. On November 23 "The Young Uns" from northeast England will perform at the Mary Winspear Centre. Voted BBC Radio 2’s Best Folk Group two years running, they are known for pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour. January’s special concert will feature witty Canadian songwriter-singer Connie Kaldor, a three-time Juno winner. In early June, the Club will present Dave Gunning, wellknown Maritimes singer-songwriter, and winner of numerous East Coast awards. A number of other exciting concerts are in the works, promises de Wolff. The Club comes full circle in February when Jill King, one of the initial organizers, returns as part of the Howe Sound Band along with Jake Galbraith and Bryon Thompson. What a party that will be! More at www.deepcovefolk.ca. october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 67


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Celebrating 40 Healthy Years Sidney Natural Foods was started by two couples in 1977 to introduce natural foods to Sidney. The original store was located on Beacon Avenue near Home Hardware’s current location. The next owner of the business was Cy Relph, who moved the store across the street to 2473 Beacon Avenue – its present location. Cy and his wife Eleanor introduced many new ideas, such as wine- and beer-making supplies and a very popular lunch counter, the main attraction of which was wonderful soups made fresh daily for $2, and sandwiches made on peasant date bread for $3. In 1993, Cy and Eleanor decided it was time to retire. Caroline Geohegan and her husband had recently arrived from the U.K. on an entrepreneur Visa and were searching for a business. They had been in retail for many years and were looking for a change, but had not been successful in finding the right fit. They loved the health food industry and satisfaction that comes from being able to help people with health issues, so the purchase of Sidney Natural Foods was a great choice. 24 years later they find themselves still very involved, along with their two sons and daughter-in-law, in a much-expanded business. Caroline’s policy is to match all competitors’ prices and give a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all she sells. It became necessary to close the lunch counter and expand the vitamins and supplements (now one of the largest selections on the Island) along with bulk foods, grocery and personal care items as the industry grew. Eventually more room was needed, so Sidney Natural Foods took over the store next door. Soon it became impossible to manage accepting the large quantity of stock into the store, and more retail space was again required, so the stock rooms were converted to increase retail space and a warehouse was found to house the new stock. The health food industry has grown as people now take a great deal of interest in their own health, especially with the research available online. One of the biggest changes in our industry came a few years ago with the introduction of Natural Product Numbers (NPNs), which all natural health products sold in Canada must have on each container. This shows that they meet rigorous standards for purity and efficacy. The vitamin

companies in Canada undertake extensive studies on their products to back up any claims they make, and any imported products for sale through proper retail establishments must have an NPN. Canada now has one of the highest standards in the world as well as access to a very large range of products. As new items are constantly being

introduced, the staff at Sidney Natural Foods invest a lot of their time attending training seminars, etc. to keep up with the great advances being made in the vitamin industry. From October 26 to 28 Sidney Natural Foods will be celebrating 40 years in business with demos, free samples and gift basket giveaways. Stop by and join the celebration!

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A Touch of Drama: Spa-Like Bathrooms and Alluring Kitchens Story by janice henshaw Photos by www.nuttycake.com

What makes today’s bathrooms spa-like? Once a room not-to-be-discussed, today’s bathroom can have a showroom quality, designed with art, textures, and remote control devices that open and warm toilet seats, wash, dry, deodorize and play music. At the same time, our kitchens have moved from hidden-away functionality to central “wow” spaces, in which it is common to both cook and entertain guests. To find out how we can revamp our bathrooms and kitchens and introduce a touch of drama, here are some great ideas from our local experts. How to Transform Your (Shhhh!) Bathroom!

“Keep it simple and fresh – a minimalist design gives the illusion of space,” says Tracey Jones of Remarkable Interiors. “Incorporate fabulous lighting; an over-the-tub chandelier paired with beautiful wall sconces or vanity ceiling pendants creates a great room feel as opposed to something that is just there to function.” Instead of bringing in more colours, Tracey suggests using contrasting textures in similar tones with the floor and wall in tile, paper, wood, shiny and matte finishes. For example: you can try using a textured basket for towels paired with a sleek countertop or floor. “This creates a luxury feel without overwhelming a small space.” Tracey is adamant about builder grade mirrors: “No way! Amazing framed mirrors (as large as possible) over each sink upgrade the vanity space instantly. As well as function, the mirrors reflect light and again give the illusion of more space.”

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Barrett, of Barrett Smith Construction, agrees that one of the most important factors in a bathroom is natural light, or the lack of it. Having a window or a skylight can add “another layer of softness to your bathroom.” If natural light is not available, he uses the trick of “borrowed light,” which means he frames an opening in the wall and installs a piece of obscure (translucent or opaque) glass. As storage in a bathroom is always an issue, Barrett designs cabinetry with large drawers. He suggests making the countertop seem larger by choosing a sleek and elegant single lever faucet that takes up less space. In tiling tub and shower stalls, Barrett prefers large tiles (12-inch by 24-inch) with an accent row (or two). The tiles can be run either vertically (adding the appearance of height) or horizontally (adding the appearance of length) to the shower stall. Larger tiles also equate to fewer grout lines to clean and maintain. Imagine stepping out of your gorgeous shower onto a heated tile floor and then wrapping yourself in a warm sumptuous towel. Laura McLarty, the owner of Flush Bathroom Essentials, thinks that towel warmers are an affordable luxury that will bring a wow factor to any bathroom. Laura suggests that a second wow factor in any bathroom comes from the texture and colour introduced by high-quality towels. Their Coyuchi, Fair Trade Certified™ towels are “soft and thirsty” and designed to dry quickly on the towel bar. “Perfect,” Laura says, “for West Coast living.” Hook & Hook Renovations Designer Andi Hook says that a great way to update an existing bathroom is to install a fresh new custom


To find out how we can revamp our bathrooms and kitchens, Seaside asked some local experts for ideas.

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vanity. “It can work in any space, style and budget. The style options are endless, but a favourite is all drawers – two sets of drawers on either side with two sinks and a lower drawer in the middle for a makeup station. A beautiful wallpaper adds ‘pop,’ especially in a smaller space,” says Andi. “And if you have the budget, tile the walls for drama.” Now for the Dream Kitchen – What Elements Can Make an Old Kitchen Company-ready? Seaside Cabinetry & Design’s Jessica Kwasnica says that making islands more like furniture pieces helps to beautify and unite kitchen and living spaces. “Now that kitchens are so open to the main living space, people are bringing more of their personality into creating them. Backsplashes with bright and unique colours, interesting countertops, fabulous lights or eccentric hardware are all ways of doing this.” Seaside Cabinetry recently designed a kitchen around a cranberry red AGA fridge and stove. “That really put a personal spin on a fabulous kitchen.”


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“The kitchen is the room in the home where you can blow the most cash,” says Barrett Smith. His favourite choices for cabinetry are maple (light and fluffy) and fir (more dramatic) finished with a clear lacquer. Barrett likes to install flat panel doors because they can “take a bump” and still look the best and cleanest for years to come. “Under-cabinet lighting is also a must, he says. “It provides beauty

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while showcasing the backsplash and appliances and illuminates the prep station without shadows.” To create a unique feature in a kitchen, Barrett installs sheets of glass as the backsplash. “They have limited seams and no grout to get dirty. And the best part is that you can paint the back of the glass any colour you want.” Cabinet Works designer Vivienne Scott says her team builds custom cabinetry and countertops for impressive bathrooms and beautiful, super-organized kitchens, in any style, material, or finish. In a recent build, they customized cabinets with highly functional and accessible pullout spice shelves, and a deep drawer that occupies a double drawer system yet retains a uniform three-drawer Featuring look. “We added lovely pull out soft close pantry shelves inside a tall cupboard and a fully accessible upper corner cabinet that eliminates those dark recesses where containers and jars get lost forever!” As to what you would put in that fabulous new kitchen, Muffet, of Muffet & Louisa, says: “If I had unlimited money and space, I would love to have a Sub-Zero fridge and a La Cornue Château Series stove with a pot filler above it. There would be no uppers (cabinets) but deep shelves below the counter for storage, and a terrazzo floor that could be hosed to a central drain with a garburator!” Other essentials that Muffet would include are a “Mineral” fry pan, a nine-inch chef ’s knife, a coque au vin pot, a great stainless steel spatula, an icemaker, and easy access to a small herb garden – perhaps on the roof. If some of these changes are not in your immediate plans, worry not! There are some timeless and irreplaceable elements that work in kitchens big and small, no matter their age: offer a warm hug to all who enter, arrange fresh flowers and herbs in bouquets, hang artwork from family and friends, prepare nutritious tasty food, and enjoy the precious moments that you share with those you love.

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Landscaping: Increasing Your Home’s Value

by Colin Eaton Garden City Tree & Landscape

Let’s face it: the real estate market in Greater Victoria is hot, but you don’t sell a car without washing it so why would you ever sell your home without ensuring your landscape shows it best? On numerous occasions I have been called in by homeowners or realtors unable to sell a house because of repeated comments made by potential buyers about the state of the landscape. The answer can be as simple as tidying the property, while in other instances a thorough landscape staging is required. Here are some tips to consider when selling your home. Street appeal. You may have an incredibly beautiful home, but if a buyer is turned off from the street, then the rest is of little consequence. Ensure the front of your home is tidy, including regular lawn mowing. Pack away any knickknacks you may love. A buyer may not appreciate your collection of garden gnomes! Passageways / walkways. A buyer must be able to use walks on the property free of obstruction. Low branches or bushy plants are irritants and you want this to be a pleasant experience. Maintenance of flower beds. We are all busy, and the last thing we want is to add to our workload. Overgrown or unattended flowerbeds means work and this can be an instant turnoff for a potential buyer. Tidy the flowerbeds and consider adding a layer of mulch. Mulch makes the flowerbeds pop while slowing the growth of weeds so you don’t have a maintenance nightmare in a few weeks’ time. Lawns. Many clients think replacing their lawn will ensure a quick sale, but replacing it can be a costly and time-consuming process.

Most lawns can be rejuvenated with a power raking and top dressing, saving you thousands of dollars. From my experience, keep the lawn mowed regularly and use the budget to enhance your garden beds. Clutter. We all have clutter around our yards, but buyers don’t want to see it. Tidy the wood pile, put away the garden tools and clean up any mess. • Dogs. If you have a pet, ensure any holes created by it are filled so a buyer doesn’t

break an ankle. If your dog uses the yard as a litter box, ensure the property is clear of any droppings before someone arrives to see the home. An instant turnoff is dog feces on your shoes! Remember, a tidy home provides a level of assurance to a buyer that it has been cared for. Have questions to ask our team of experts? Send your gardening queries to news@seasidemagazine.ca.

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Designing the "Perfect" Kitchen

by Andi Hook Hook & Hook Renovations

Designing the "Heart of the Home" takes lots of effort, but in the end it’s worth it! Let’s start with the overall look you want to achieve; I always do 2D and 3D plans for my clients so they can see what their space will look and feel like in real-time. Some of the questions I like to ask are: • Do you want simple shaker doors or something with more detail? • Crown moldings? • Inlay cabinetry or European-style full overlay? • Do you want painted or wood? • Do you want all the cabinets the same colour, or perhaps the island/peninsula should be a different colour? Walk around the space and think about where you like to do

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certain things, for example: • Do you want counter space beside your fridge, or would you prefer a pantry? • Would you like a built-in microwave or over the range? Another option to consider is in the base cabinets? • Who does most of the cooking? • Do you entertain a lot? • Do you have kids that like to do their homework at the island? • Do you have dogs? And if so, would you like to incorporate a drawer in the toe kick for their food and water dishes, and a nice deep drawer for their food storage? You should always have a good working triangle in your kitchen. For instance, the distance between your sink to your fridge shouldn’t be longer then nine feet or closer than four feet. Without the proper spacing your kitchen will be far less functional and restrictions can cause issues such as: • Not enough prep space; • No landing area for hot dishes; and • Less room for more than two cooks at a time. Pantries are a huge asset in any kitchen. They offer storage for food, dishes and small appliances. I prefer a pantry with doors on top and drawers below. However, not everyone wants drawers, so pull outs behind the doors is another great option. Remember: when it comes to these decisions it’s all about your preferences and the convenience it provides you in your kitchen. Drawers for lower (base) cabinets are part of every kitchen I design. You can make them as deep or shallow as you want and in them you can store your plates, bowls and glassware, pots and pans. You can also customize the drawers to fit containers filled with your favorite baking supplies! Lighting is another important factor to be considered. You’ll need plenty of light in your kitchen for the gloomy winter days and evenings. Pot lights are great options for general lighting applications. Once your general lighting has been decided you can add undercounter task lighting, a pendant over the sink, the island or peninsula. This is where you can have some fun with the lighting design and add that much needed “bling” to your space! The possibilities are endless, and the process can be overwhelming for most people. You’re not alone! A professional kitchen designer can help you achieve the perfect kitchen for you.


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If it seemed like a tall order to discuss two books in one meeting, imagine having to summarize all that discussion in one short column! So with no preliminaries here it is: Andrew Nikiforuk’s Slick Water is an exposé of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, an experimental method of extracting oil or gas from the ground. Nikiforuk is a journalist and the hook for the story is an extraordinary woman, Jessica Ernst, and her herculean fight to protect her Alberta home and its water supply. It’s not an easy read. Hydraulic fracturing is a technical process and the language surrounding it is complex. However much of the jargon you understand, what is inescapable is that fracking is a real issue affecting thousands of landowners and storing up who knows what potential problems for the future. Telling us Jessica’s story is a way of navigating the reader through the complex history of resource extraction and the bullying tactics of the industry and complicity of government bodies. Slick Water was an eye-opener for many of our group’s members and encouraged further research and reading. Although we weren’t necessarily convinced by the way Jessica was presented as a victim (we questioned the relevance of detailing her history of childhood abuse), the book served its purpose in bringing this significant environmental threat to the attention of a wider audience. One member raised the point to the group about it being a story about one woman’s immense integrity and caused some self-reflection. I think we valued having the book brought to our attention, even if it was a challenging read. Next Year For Sure was the newest book we’ve read as a group. It’s the first novel of Vancouver writer Zoey Leigh Peterson and we were almost unanimous in our enjoyment of the writing and characters. Zoey presents an unusual relationship and we watch as it morphs and shifts, and the central characters grow and change. In discussing the book we found ourselves delving into the nature of relationships, both platonic and sexual, and questioning typical gender behaviours. It came as a bombshell when one member told us her research had discovered that the author is a transgender female, and then we discussed the book all over again with this different frame of reference! Peterson definitely presents a fluidity of relationships and it was refreshing to read something that felt so fresh and new, even if its lightness means it isn’t destined to become a classic. Next month we’ll be discussing The Cripple and his Talismans by Anosh Irani from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shoal Centre on Resthaven Drive in Sidney on October 11. Anyone is welcome to come along and join our lively discussions. Visit www.seasidemagazine.ca/book-club for more information and to sign up!


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Averting Dental Disaster: An Emergency at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry by Phillip Van de Ruyt

This is one of a series of profiles on some local businesses that are working to keep us all in good health. It’s the Peninsula Panthers’ last chance to make the playoffs, with a single game that could make or break their season. A few minutes into the first period Charlie has the puck on his stick, and an opportunity to make the game’s first goal. Confused? You are still reading Seaside Magazine, and this is the "In Good Health" feature. While this little tale of Charlie is my

creation, it’s based very closely on similar incidents Dr. Loren Braun described to me. The Peninsula Panthers junior hockey club have something very unique and special going for them: a team dentist who sits on the sidelines at most of their games. Dr. Braun of Sidney Centre Family Dentistry is there for these kids as they push their personal limits and risk their pearly whites on the ice. So, back to Charlie, who is breaking away toward his opponents’ end zone. As he approaches the net, Charlie tries a few

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bold dekes to set the goaltender off. The goalie is reacting to his every move though, and Charlie realizes he can’t score alone. He looks back for a teammate to take the shot, and a couple seconds tick by as he scans the ice. It was a second too long though, as when Charlie looks ahead the boards are only inches away! He hits the unforgiving plastic hard and collapses to the ice. As he sits up, stunned from the incident, he feels something hard in his mouth. He spits two teeth into his hand; one was completely


knocked out, the other jaggedly broken. Within minutes of the accident, Dr. Braun has assessed Charlie in the locker room and decided a trip to his Sidney office is required. While Charlie’s broken tooth cannot be reattached, there’s a good chance the full tooth can be re-inserted. An intact tooth can be preserved for short periods in saliva or milk. Charlie finds himself in one of the multiple chairs that Sidney Centre Family Dentistry keeps open for emergencies. Dr. Braun explains that he can re-insert the lost tooth and bond it to the adjacent teeth with a splint, giving it stability while the ligament fibers reattach. Eventually it will need a root canal treatment to remove the nerve remaining in the tooth. The broken tooth, however, will require a filling or crown. Always one to fully inform his patients, Dr. Braun explains to Charlie and his parents that

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makes further fracture unlikely." a filling "replaces the missing piece of tooth Charlie’s family opts for a crown, and with a white material bonded to the remaining Dr. Braun takes the first steps with both procedures. To everyone’s astonishment, he gives Charlie the OK to return to the game with a mouth guard and full-face shield. Charlie gets back on the ice and is met by huge applause, as the announcer explains what he’s been through. Charged by the recovery, Charlie scores the game-winning goal and secures the Panthers a spot in the playoffs! Of course it’s not all amazing sports victories at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, but their office saves the day on a regular tooth structure. While functional, if it replaces basis. With extra chairs, staff and reserved a large chunk of tooth it will be more likely to time slots for emergencies, they’re the Saanich Peninsula’s dental first responders. Their fracture again." A crown, on the other hand, "is like a cap that covers the broken tooth patients couldn’t be more grateful to have them around. entirely. It matches the surrounding teeth in colour, and holds the broken tooth together. For more information, visit This increases the strength of the tooth, and www.sidneycentredental.com.

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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.

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Just a few years ago, people travelling long distances had to depend on a travel

agent to arrange their accommodation, usually in some sort of hotel. Now there are all kinds of ways not only to set this up but varying definitions of that home-away-from-home. One woman is keen to welcome someone at the gate. Her name is Tisa, and she’s waiting for travel guest Suimei who is flying in from Calgary. Tisa is part of an increasingly popular marketplace, Air BNB, which allows people to lease or rent lodging for a short term. It’s a system she supports wholeheartedly. "I take advantage of Air BNB myself," she says. "I’ve been doing it for a while now. I meet people from all over the world." Suimei arrives at the gate and is greeted warmly. Soon she departs with Tisa to her home-away-from-home. For some travelers, accommodation arrangements are a little less formal. "I’m waiting for my friends the Browns," says Mary Campbell. "I’ve been house-sitting their place here in Victoria." The Browns are flying in from Barbados, via Toronto and Vancouver. Travelling is something they all share in common. Mary herself has been to Barbados and will soon drive across Canada for the first time to return to her Ottawa home. "I love to travel; there are so many interesting places to visit," she shares. Mary’s friends arrive; there is joy all around. The Browns know their home has been tended well, and Mary knows she’ll soon begin her own road adventure.

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the airport is a very familiar place. They pass through it on the way to work or to add another destination to the travel scrapbook. "I’m seeing my brother off," says Glenn Jasechko. "It’s not the first time. He’s well travelled." Glenn’s brother Scott is heading off to San Francisco to see his fiancée (Debra). It’s clear the two brothers are no strangers to travelling. "The cool thing I think is this one (Scott) is going to San Francisco, but then he’s going to go to Namibia for a month. He got advice from this one," says mom Jennifer, pointing to her son Glenn. In 2013 Glenn travelled to Namibia to do geological field work there. It’s a place in the world he talks about enthusiastically. "If you want to start your travels in Africa, Namibia is a great place to start. The people are friendly, and the country is safe and well traversed. It’s a fantastic place," he smiles. In a couple of months Scott and Debra will be off to Namibia to celebrate their engagement. "Her engagement ring was a crystal lion which symbolizes Namibia," shares Jennifer. "The ring is usually all about the woman, but they decided "this ring is about us." Scott heads through the door, and mom and brother give him a final wave. The word goodbye hangs in the air awhile. It’s another farewell at Victoria Airport. It’s another new journey for a traveller, another connection that begins and ends with a hug. n

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The Power to Change Lives new annual fundraising campaign on October 5. This year the Foundation’s goal is to raise $2 million to support important modernizations of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, from Emergency to Residential Care to Palliative Care. After last year’s successful campaign to raise funds for improved facilities and therapy programs in Saan Pen’s Residential Care Unit, this year the Foundation is looking at even more ways that they can support the hospital and make a difference to the lives of Peninsula residents. Our hospital is at the heart of our community, and it’s a facility that all residents can rely on. Donations to the Foundation don’t just build facilities and buy equipment; they change lives. To launch the new campaign there is a new video, available on the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s website and Facebook page, that introduces Peninsula residents and highlights the stories of how the hospital has impacted their lives. In it we meet people from across our community who found that the hospital was there for them when they most needed it. One of them is Al: he had an emergency situation that needed immediate attention. Rushed into ER late one evening, he was quickly assessed and, thanks to the hospital’s new CT Scanner (funded by the community through a previous SPHF campaign), appendicitis was diagnosed. “I had an emergency situation. When you are not well, when it’s an emergency, the speed of a local facility is invaluable – time is of the essence, and having to travel by ambulance to VGH or Jubilee is an issue. With a growing population on the Saanich Peninsula this diagnostic tool is so important providing the ability to figure out very quickly what is wrong and start a treatment plan.” This message about the value of a local facility with modern up-to-date equipment came up again and again from those who had needed their services. As Al states: “For me it is a no-brainer to have the facility right here. It literally saved my life twice!” Paul Hames, President of the Board of the Foundation, wants residents to know that “the generosity of donors has enabled important improvements to our hospital in previous years, and this new campaign will tell the stories of how those improvements changed lives. You never know when you might need your community hospital, and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation wants to ensure it is always there ready to help. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation was founded in 1985 by a group of Peninsula residents who wanted to support their community hospital. Its mission is to provide up-to-date equipment and facilities to support the Saanich Peninsula Hospital in promoting healthcare excellence. It is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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The ArtSea Gallery Presents: Artisans Gift Gallery Show & Sale September 30 - December 22, 2017 (The Artisans Show is closed Mondays) The ArtSea Community Arts Council again presents this popular show of contemporary and traditional works by Island Artisans. Items in the Artisans Gift Gallery are varied: jewelry, glass, pottery, turned wood, fibre art, wearables, photography and holiday décor. It is eclectic, unpredictable and representative of the rich and varied talents of Island artisans. Meet the artists in this annual show. Opens September 30 and continues through December 22, Tuesdays-Sundays (closed Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park.

2017 ArtSea Festival October 13 - 22, 2017 Join in a celebration of Peninsula arts and culture! ArtSea Festival 2017 opens with the Sidney Fine Art Show, October 13 - 15 and ends with the ArtSea Fall Studio Tour, October 21 & 22. There are lots of events for the whole family to participate in making art throughout the week. Look for the “Life Here” community mural at Panorama, try folding an origami boat, have a coffee and doodle! Try it, Do it, Be it! Art is for Everyone! Visit www.cacsp.com for the details. The ArtSea Gallery has many creative and imaginative shows scheduled for 2017. Come in and enjoy the wonderful local art. Visit our website for more information: www.cacsp.com.

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and good timing involved when the Peninsula Singers found their new artistic director in the person of Lena Palermo. It was summer 2016, a pretty quiet time in which to begin searching for someone to replace Glenda Korella, who’d taken the Singers from a small, community choir to a show chorus selling out six concerts each year at the Mary Winspear Centre. But Glenda had retired, so the search was on. Thanks to a connection between a member of the Singers’ executive and a school administrator, the latter knew of a certain Lena Palermo – a music teacher who had deep experience in musical theatre – so her resumé made its way to the search committee. Lena and husband, actor Steve Ivings had decided to return home to Cordova Bay from Toronto, where for nine years they’d run Studio 60, their own performing arts studio and theatre. "We were desperate to see the ocean and to put Isabella [their daughter] in school in a safer place," she recalls. "And when you run your own studio, well, you’re the artistic director, producer, teacher, marketer – you’re just on duty all the time." The school’s students had put on over 50 shows, including Legally Blonde, Footloose, and Hairspray, as well as productions featuring adults, such as herself, Steve and daughter Isabella in The Sound of Music. Lena had gone east to the University of Windsor, where she graduated with a music and theatre degree. And though she meant to

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stay down east and pursue a career in Toronto, she came home that summer to waitress at Romeo’s. There she ran into her former high school principal who enticed her to stay, join and eventually lead a promising music theatre programme at Claremont Secondary with its own Ridge Theatre. Among her accomplishments were a 120-member chorus and a 30-piece orchestra. But the siren call of show business drew her back to The Big Smoke. She had an agent who got her work immediately in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. And then, Studio 60. It was obvious when the search committee saw her resumé that they had found someone special. It looked like she was The One, though they were careful to let all 60 Singers have their say and rate her after a tryout at one rehearsal. Her ratings? A+/Five Stars/Two Thumbs Up. The Choir had a new artistic director. After taking her Singers through several months of rehearsals, "O Canada! A Celebration of Our Nation," the spring concert series, sold out to fine reviews. In the end, Lena says: "I want to keep the uniqueness of the Peninsula Singers intact, their forte being choral music with choreography, humour, and variety in each show." She adds: "It’s been really rewarding and exciting to work with adults. They bring a certain dedication to their work." President Louise Jovanovic says: "She has filled Glenda’s dainty shoes and we are very happy with our choice!" october 2017 | seasidemagazine.ca 91


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what ’ s happening until october 31: Pendray’s Corn Maze

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Three mazes with three games including a kids’ maze! Also featuring corn cannons, a barrel train, a walking trail and toucha-tractor. Farm-fresh pumpkins will be available for purchase. october 16: Stories at Fern Street 7:15 p.m. at 1831 Fern St. (Park on Begbie.) 250.477.7044 | www.victoriastorytellers.org

The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. Doors open at 7:15 p.m; stories start at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5; students $3 (includes tea and goodies). " For people who love to tell stories, For people who love to listen, For people of all ages." october 20: Speakers Series

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Speaker will be Paul O’Reilly, Retired Royal Canadian Air Force pilot from Central Saanich. Paul is currently working within a group with expertise in WWI-era biplanes. Topic: Battle of Vimy Ridge – 100 Years. On April 9, 2017, Paul was part of the ceremonial flyover of the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France. This trip involved a home trip of flying across Canada. His presentation will include his story and PowerPoint images of preparing for and participating in this important memorial event in France. Admission is by donation. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome. october 21: Halloween Dance Fundraiser for Huntington Disease 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street, Victoria http://tinyurl.com/ybtqn4jv

Put on your dancin' shoes and get ready for a party! Come hear some great covers from the Rolling Stones, U2, The Beatles and more! Tickets are $25 each and available online at http://bit.ly/ VictoriaHalloweenDance. Cash bar, silent auction and more! Costumes are encouraged! 10% discount on costume rentals at Victoria Costumes (appointments required to receive the discount). 7060 West Saanich Road, 778-426-0781, www.victoriacostumes.com. october 21, 22, 28, 29: Forest Spook-tacular (drop-in event - all ages)

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The CFUW Saanich Peninsula invites the community to our October meeting to hear a presentation by Norma Sealey, long-time resident and former mayor of Sidney, speaking about growing up on the Peninsula. Everyone welcome. october 29: Festival Service of Words and Music

3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2295 Weiler Avenue, Sidney 250.656.2721 | peace.sidney@shaw.ca

In 2017 Lutheran Christians from around the world are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The community is cordially invited to join Peace Lutheran Church in a commemorative festival service for the Reformation, including choral works, congregational song, and instrumental music with guest musicians: The West Coast Chamber Players. A supper reception will follow (please RSVP: 250-656-2721). Come and join us! october 29: Pacific Edge Chorus (formerly City of Gardens Chorus) 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Saanichton, East Saanich Road at Cultra Avenue 250.652.1611 | www.parishcs.ca

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last word The other night I was watching the NBC Nightly News and there was a story about a program named “Good Night Lights” at the Lifespan Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Called “A Magic Minute to Brighten Spirits,” the nightly event sees first responder vehicles, local businesses and even people with flashlights flicker their lights to “send a message of love and support” to the young patients at the hospital, who gather at the windows every night to witness the spectacle. This simple idea, conceived of by the hospital’s resident cartoonist, quickly took hold in the community and has now become a tradition. I love stories like this: stories of people joining together for a simple, thoughtful cause. It seems that traditions are quickly formed when the initial event is sparked by a kind gesture. These are the

things that remind us of our place in our community, and the emotional benefit that comes from helping others. Sometimes it’s the big things, like a fundraiser quickly organized for a neighbour in need, or a social media call-out to anyone who might have a suite available for a family living in their car. Sometimes, it’s simply holding the door for someone; taking a few minutes to talk with a chatty cashier, even when you’re running late; or helping a neighbour with their groceries. Our resident stylist, Shai Thompson (pg 47) agrees: “for me, style is more than what you wear … it’s how you treat others. So please be kind; it’s the best style to wear.” And of course, October brings Thanksgiving. It’s a good time to take note of all these things – both little and big – that help us build the structure of our community. It is a time, quite simply, for giving thanks. In this month’s Trendspotting (pg 9), Susi McMillan sources out some unique, thoughtful host gifts to bring to your next gathering, whether it be Thanksgiving, or an evening with friends. Finding that perfect, considerate surprise for someone is sure to brighten their day, and yours for having been the cause. Giving thanks: for the safety and health of my family, wonderful friendships and the community in which I live.

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We also welcome donations for the live or silent auction portion of the evening. For sponsorship information and tickets, please call or email Chryseis Green at

250-652-7531 or chryseis.green@sphf.ca

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE WWW.SPHF.CA

your community, your health 250-652-7531 sphf.ca

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ack was born in 1928 in Strathmore, Alberta. He was the oldest of seven children born to Stanley and Annie. Jack’s father served in WWI and WWII. Jack had big plans to farm with an uncle at 17, but those plans changed and he joined the armed forces on his 18th birthday in 1946. So began the journey of a lifetime of service, including a posting to Fontainebleau, France. He met Dorothy McCarthy, his wife, when she took his fingerprints at the base in Calgary. They married and spent 66 years together, adopting two children, Christy and Bruce, along with much-loved pet Taffy. After 33 years in the air force, Jack retired in Comox and then moved to Brentwood Bay. Golf was always a passion, right from an early age of 16 when he hit a golf ball right through his mom’s window. He always said it was one of his longest shots, just not very straight!

He is a much loved father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. ~ Jack Lugg, Resident at Sidney All Care Residence

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Seaside Magazine October 2017 Issue  

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...