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Shop local / think local

Part of what makes our neighbourhoods special are the businesses that thrive within them. As Saanich Peninsula entrepreneurs we strive to meet the needs of and give back to our diverse community. We ask that you please take a minute to think about the large potential of your consumer dollar. You are investing in your community by supporting its unique businesses. Appreciate what makes our neighbourhoods different. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an inherent part of the distinctive character of our neighbourhoods; that is what brought us here and will keep us here. Shop local and stay connected to the merchants in your community.

you hav ea choice where to Spend your mo ney

ur put yo ere y wh mone uSe iS o h r you When you shop local, three times the revenue remains in your community, supporting parks, schools and more! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chain store, only $14 comes back.

live local / give local Community involvement works both ways. Many retailers believe in being involved: giving back to their communities is the right thing to do and they cheerfully donate to a variety of local causes, charities, fund raisers and sports teams. When businesses “give back,” communities appreciate the support and reciprocate.

help the environment Independent businesses make purchases requiring less transportation and are usually located in the heart of small communities rather than “on the fringe,” meaning less impact on the environment.

If you have a favourite business in your community, please continue to support it all year round. This will ensure we are all here for the long haul!

get better Service Local businesses often hire people who have a better understanding of the products they’re selling and take more time to get to know their customers.

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By supporting in dependent businesses today, you are investing in a unique and sustainable future for the Saanich Pe ninsula commun ity. Small business ow ners live locally and are therefore more invested in the future of our neig hbourhoods. Loca l entrepreneurs ar e also the largest employer nationa lly and they prov ide the most jobs to new residents.

Pull out these pages and use as your guide around Sidney!




Beacon Avenue

Beacon Avenue

Bevan Avenue

Bevan Avenue

4. Buddies Toys 5. Cameron Rose

4th Street

3. Brown’s The Florist

10. For Little Paws Grooming Studio

11. Good Fortune Restaurant

5th Street

2. Bistro Suisse

6. Christine Laurent Fine Jewellery & Gifts 7. Dig This 8. Donatello’s Shoes, Handbags & Accessories 9. Flush Bathroom Essentials

5th Street

1. Beacon Cat Hospital

Oakville Avenue

12. Hemp & Company Sidney 13. In Touch Cards & Gifts

3rd Street

Bevan Avenue


4th Street

Beacon Avenue

18 24

3rd Street


5th Street

Resthaven Drive

Sidney Avenue

5th Street

MaryMary Winspear Winspear


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Pat Bay Highway

7th Street

James White Blvd

Resthaven Drive

7th Street

James White Blvd

Orchard Avenue

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

Professional Services Fashion & Beauty Free Parking


15 8 16

9 17 1st Street 1st Street

4th Street 4th Street


23 2 4 Beacon Avenue 5 Beacon 13 Avenue 3 2nd Street 2nd Street


3rd Street 3rd Street




Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront


Seaport Place Seaport Place

Sidney Waterfront Sidney Waterfront

Sidney Avenue Sidney Avenue

Bevan Avenue Bevan Avenue

Oakville Avenue 19. Reigning Cats & Dogs Oakville20.Avenue Salty’s Fish & Chips

15. Miss Bliss Boutique

24. The Dancing Orchid

16. Muffet & Louisa

2nd Street 2nd Street

23. Tanner’s Books

3rd Street 3rd Street

14. Mineral World (Pebbles)

4th Street 4th Street

17. Papyrus Cards & Gifts

21. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

18. Pitt & Hobbs

22. Sweet Talk & Lace

Orchard Avenue Orchard Avenue

25. The Fashion Exchange

our clothing … the perfect mix of sweet and daring

2389 beacon ave. sidney, bc 778.426.0479 www.missbliss.ca

New Year, New Start, New You! After the chaos of Christmas is behind you, and you’ve spent so much time caring for, planning around and thinking about everyone else, it’s time to treat yourself! Or maybe, after all the holiday decorations have been packed away for another year, you’re noticing that the house needs “a little something” to spruce it up for the coming year. What better way to treat yourself, and your home, than to take advantage of Sidney’s unique shops and their amazing post-holiday sales? Whatever your needs, Sidney’s diverse stores have everything you’re looking for. Shop local and stay connected to the merchants in your community … all year round!

• Handmade • Machine Washable

• Functional

• Unique and Trendy Designs

Available at:

The Dancing Orchid 2416 Beacon Avenue 250.656.1318 thedancingorchid@yahoo.com

Papyrus Cards & Gifts #104 - 2537 Beacon Ave 250.656.1358 papyrus104@yahoo.com

Check Out Early Valentine’s Day Specials! cards & gifts You bring the moments, we’ll bring the words.

2449B Beacon Avenue, Sidney, B.C. (across from Tanner’s Books) 250-656-4316

white elephant sale! BIG savings on discontinued items only

Date: January 8th - January 31st Time: 9:30-5:30 Mon - Sat, Sun 12-4 Where: Both locations Sidney Store

2494 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.655.7171


Sidney Celebrates With Lego! We love LEGO at our house. Although I may curse the pointycornered plastic pieces of doom when I occasionally find a stray piece embedded in my foot, we are definitely LEGO fans here. You know what else our family loves? Beautiful Sidney By-The-Sea. We absolutely love living here. We have on many occasions, while out for a walk along the waterfront, commented on the fact that people come here for a vacation, while we get to live here and experience everything this amazing town has to offer every single day. It stands to reason that we are thrilled about the upcoming opportunity

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

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Dishes to Suit Every Taste

Oak Bay Store

2533 Estevan Ave, Victoria 250.595.6501

by Christie Hall

to celebrate as a family our two loves, LEGO and Sidney, all at the same time in one fun-filled and exciting event. You’ll want to mark your calendars now. On Monday February 11th, 2013, B.C. celebrates our first ever Family Day statutory holiday. In honour of Family Day, the Sidney Merchants, in conjunction with Buddies Toys and the Sidney Museum and Archives, bring you the Sidney Family Day LEGO event. Robin Sather, Canada’s only LEGO-certified professional, will be on hand at The Sidney Pier Hotel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February

This Year, Keep Your Dog Healthy With Products From Around the World! Addiction Dehydrated Raw Food, Kibble & Treats (New Zealand) Taste of the World Dog Food Velcote Vitamin Supplement from Belgium

Sidney’s All-Breed Small Dog Grooming Studio with Appointments just for Our Larger Dogs Sundays and Mondays FLP Welcomes Janet Lynch, Our Expert In Grooming Large Dogs Complimentary Pick-Up & Delivery for Seniors

Lunch Tuesday to Friday 11-2 Dinner Tuesday to Sunday 4 -10

K9-Brite Bark Anaesthetic Free Dental Care Booking For January!

Good Fortune Restaurant

Open Tues through Sat 9 - 5 #3-2490 Bevan Ave, Sidney 778-426-2587 ForLittlePaws@shaw.ca

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

9802 5th St, Sidney 250.656.4700


photo by Courtney Hawkins


Fresh Start: A pop of colour to kick off the New Year. Vibrant colours of gerbera daisies, spray roses, roses and alstroemeria produced in Brentwood by Eurosa Gardens. We are proud to say this is 100% locally grown!

SUPER SALE Throughout January!

Up to 75% off!

2348 Beacon Ave, Sidney ✢ 778-426-3088


The Latest in Wall Mount & Counter Top Vanity Mirrors 102-2537 Beacon Ave Sidney 250-655-7732 www.FlushBath.ca

11th to build a larger than life pirate-themed LEGO display. There will be an interactive LEGO building area, as well as LEGO-themed crafts and contests and a town-wide LEGO treasure hunt! 100.3 TheQ and The Zone 91.3 will both be broadcasting live on location. Visitors numbering in the hundreds will be encouraged to spend the day visiting the shops, restaurants, businesses and attractions of Sidney, as they discover that Sidney, B.C. is an amazing place for families, not only to visit, but to live. Aside from the stunning scenery and outdoor recreational

Open & Delivering Every Day! 2499 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.3313 757 Fort Street, Victoria 250.388.5545

opportunities, Sidney is home to a range of businesses, services and attractions to meet the needs of the younger set, including: the Sidney Museum, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the B.C. Aviation Museum, Mineral World, The Star Cinema, Buddies Toys, The Children’s Bookshop at Tanner’s, Miracle Lane Bowling Centre, Bubbaloo Children’s Boutique, Kiddin’ Around Children’s Store, and the irresistible Lolly Gobble Candy Store. At the end of the day, Robin Sather’s completed LEGO work of art will be transported to the Sidney Museum, where it will become part of the museum’s

Chef Frauenfelder Welcomes You to His Table …

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

“A taste of Europe of days gone by” Open Daily FOr lunch & Dinner

2432 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.7141 • christinelaurentjewellers.ca

2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 250.656.5353 www.bistrosuisse.com

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2359 Beacon Avenue 250-655-0400

1008 Craigflower Road 250-477-6555

738 Goldstream Avenue 250-474-6662

8-3960 Shelbourne Street 250-590-6162



The Fashion Exchange

~ Specializing in Hard-to-Find Sizes ~

Post Christmas sale Jan. 2013: Up to 50% Off! Don’t forget to check out our Cruise Wear!

Pitt & Hobbs under the striped awning!

2388 Beacon, Sidney • 250-655-5279 Plus(14-6X), Tall (8-20) & Maternity (XXS-XXL) 1509 Amphion, Oak Bay • 250-519-1044 Exclusively Plus (14-6X)

Duncan 250 Trans Canada Hwy 250-715-1118

whimsy, gifts, cards & things 2408 Beacon Avenue, Sidney


250.656.3088 www.pittandhobbs.com renowned LEGO exhibit, now in its eighth year. The Sidney Museum LEGO exhibit runs from January 2nd through to the end of March. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4p.m., and welcomes thousands of guests each year to its LEGO exhibit. In support of the museum’s upcoming fundraising and expansion efforts, donations will be accepted at The Sidney Pier Hotel during the LEGO event. This is all part of what we love so much about Sidney. It’s a place where business owners come together to have some fun, support a cause and celebrate the families that make this town amazing. On Monday February 11th, we will be at The Sidney Pier Hotel, and out exploring the town we love. We hope you’ll join us! For More Information, email: info@sidneyfamilyday.ca, Pebbles SST Ad Dec 2012 and www.sidneymuseum.ca. or visit www.sidneyfamilyday.ca Size: 3.75” (w) x 4.925” (h) • Rev 5 • Dec 13/12

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9808 Seaport Place www.mineralworld.ca

available at 2424 Beacon Ave, Sidney 250.656.1002 www.sweettalkandlacelingerie.ca

Local Business Faces The Dragons Last April, Salish Fusion Knitwear’s Adam and Joni Olsen pitched their business on the CBC’s hit show, Dragons' Den. Their pitch will be featured on CBC on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 8 p.m. Brother-and-sister team Adam and Joni Olsen, co-owners Salish Fusion is a small, family-owned business that operates from of Salish Fusion, mid-pitch while facing The Dragons Tsartlip First Nation in Brentwood Bay. The family has a long history on CBC’s hit show “Dragons’ Den.” of woolworking and started their new business in September 2011. Inspired by the thousands of Cowichan sweaters that passed “The process helped through their family in the 1970s and '80s (as owners of thankful to have had this experience.” us look at our business Mt. Newton Indian Sweaters), the family is designing, Salish Fusion’s modern versions of in a different light: it manufacturing and retailing their traditional First Nations knitting new generation of Coast Salish knits. have been very popular locally. The family sped up our planning “We saw this as an opportunity to introduce our is applying techniques learned from their and forced us to products to a very big audience across the country and grandma Laura Olsen, and are working answer important to potentially grow our business with the help of one (or closely with aunts Diane Harris and questions early on.” more) of the Dragons,” said Adam Olsen, responsible for Colleen Paul as well as cousin the company’s sales and marketing. Tammy Paul to produce high quality products. Salish Fusion creates a variety of products from the traditional Author, academic and knitter Sylvia Olsen (Adam and Joni’s mother) sweaters, vests, toques and socks to bags, blankets, shawls and leg began to experiment with felting her knits in late 2010. Once she warmers. Working closely with local wool supplier Lorea Tomsin, the mastered the process, the family began to see the opportunity to produce Olsens strive to use as much local wool as possible. a new line of Coast Salish inspired products. “Ensuring we were well prepared for Dragons' Den was really “We have had an amazing response,” said Adam. “It is incredible to important,” said Olsen. “The process helped us look at our business in hear the connection our community has with the beautiful products a different light: it sped up our planning and forced us to answer the made by our Coast Salish knitters. We want to capture the spirit of those important questions about viability and sustainability early on in our connections and produce items that create new stories that the next development. We have been very fortunate over the last year and we are generation can keep close to their hearts.”

The Playhouse

Where the

… happy kids live, laugh and learn

“Both Mum and I love it at Playhouse.” ~ Harlow, 4

Infant/Toddler Care • Daycare • Out of School Care • Pro D Days • Winter • Spring Break • Summer

1080 Cypress Road, Nor th S aanich • 250-656-2567 • w w w.playhouseinc.com

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January 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.

January 2013 Shop Local Gatefold  

A special gatefold feature that celebrates shopping locally.