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by Paula Kully –  One of the great things about writing for Seaside Magazine (besides the amazing women who run it), is the fact that the magazine consistently works to give back to the community. The recent success of the Fourth annual Taking it to the Street charity fundraiser for Help Fill A Dream Foundation is just one example. So it is only natural that in this “Giving Back” issue we highlight some of the lesser-known charitable organizations that work in our community. 676 Kittyhawk Sponsoring Committee Society has beenRead More
  by Jo Barnes –  Some want to play hockey with friends. Some want to volunteer their time. Most just want to make a difference. Where do these people all go to direct this energy? They take it to the street. “The street” was the pavement and sidewalks outside of the Mary Winspear Centre, the site of the amazing June 11 Seaside Magazine’s Fourth Annual Taking It To The Street. This road hockey charity event raises funds for Help Fill A Dream Foundation, an organization that fulfills dreams of childrenRead More

Posted On June 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Volunteering Draws on Career Expertise

by Gillian Crowley –  “What’s next?” is an exhilarating yet daunting question upon retirement and even more so if one takes early retirement. For some, developing new hobbies and travelling is not enough. That was true for Susan Reece when she retired after 30 years in a high-powered career in publishing and returned to Canada from England to settle in North Saanich. In retirement she wanted to continue to apply her abilities, but under less stressful conditions. “I’ve always gotten a buzz from being busy,” says Susan. This is anRead More
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Posted On June 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

A Life Raft to Those in Need

by Jo Barnes –  You don’t have to go through it alone. For those dealing with dementia and for their caregivers, it can be a challenging and often isolating journey, but the Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers support groups and services that lighten that load. Since 1981 the society has been accomplishing its work through numerous volunteers who give of their time, skills and lives to make a difference. “There are over 70,000 people in B.C. diagnosed with dementia and we can’t reach everyone by ourselves. Our volunteers are anRead More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by –  Although I have visited many incredible homes for Seaside Magazine, I was still awed by the magnificence of this Saanichton home when the craftsman-style front door swung open, revealing vaulted white shiplap ceilings, fir floors and tall windows that fill the house with light. At the very end, a handsome stacked stone fireplace in the family room was an inviting showpiece. “It’s my favourite view when you look in; the sightline is an important design feature,” explained homeowner Tracey Jones,Read More