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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 September 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

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 fromRead More

Posted On September 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting: Giving Thanks

  by Susi McMillan –  My grandmother always said when invited somewhere, bring a sign of gratitude. I think the best gifts are things you know the receiver will love. Here are some unique host gifts which deliver gratitude. Savour Urban Bee Honey Nourish Bread basket. The Fickle Fig Farm Market Relax Gift certificate for a movie and popcorn! Sidney’s Star Cinema. Keep Track Wine pen and glass. Provenance. 250.656.5676 Charm Framed family photo. Nuttycake Photography. Sweeten Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop. Inspire Fall flower art.Read More
by Jo Barnes –  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.Read More

Posted On September 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Annual Favourite: 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 ArtRead More
by John Carswell, Brentwood Bay Village Emporium –  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 –Read More