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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Posted On February 2, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

I love February! Not only is it a special time for “love,” but we’re also one month closer to summer, my favourite time of year. All the rain and wind the past few months has seemed endless, and with the recent scare of the Tsunami in January, plus fighting my first flu in years, I feel like I have been in lockdown mode. In fact, I’ve caught up on a lot of work, including brainstorming more editorial and promotional ideas for this coming year. Twenty-eight years ago when I firstRead More
  by Jo Barnes –  I feel like a kid again. My back doesn’t hurt anymore. I’m in a good mood. No, these are not paid testimonials from a chiropractor’s brochure; these are real comments from real people of all ages who have discovered the rewards of regular fitness. Some want challenge or to improve their health; others want to be part of a community. But regardless of age or stage of life, all agree that regular exercise makes a huge difference. Emily van der Kamp (30) started rowing six-and-a-halfRead More

Posted On February 2, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting: You Are My Valentine

  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Susi McMillan brings you unique gifts for your Valentine, whoever it may be! You could WIN our Trendspotting collection this month – visit our Facebook page for details! Dessert Plate: My Mermaid Date $15. The Surly Mermaid., 778.351.1544 Rose: My One & Only. $8. Brown’s The Florist., 250.656.3313 Dog Cookies: My True Companion $1.99 to $3.99. Bosley’s Sidney. 250.656.6977 Book: My Secret Keeper $26.95. Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea., 250.665.7511 Latté: My Coffee Buddy $4.25. Quince Café & Ice Cream.Read More
by Lara Gladych –  Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a simple question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. In this issue, health and wellness is the focus, so I asked people: “Do you have any health or wellness resolutions for the coming year?” I started off at Panorama Recreation Centre. Adam, 38, is the first passerby. “To getRead More
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Posted On February 2, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Seaside Arts Scene

by Gillian Crowley –  My Funny Valentine Now in its 31st year, the Palm Court Orchestra will celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a matinee concert that includes songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenzo Hart plus romantic waltzes from operetta composer Franz Lehar. This popular orchestra will also perform uplifting polkas from Johann Strauss and palm court gems like Leon Jessel’s Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Featuring Victoria-based Rebecca Hass, mezzo soprano. February 8 at 2 p.m., Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. A Taste of Tulista To start off the new season ofRead More