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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 March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


by Sue Hodgson – Life is so full of twists and turns. While I’ve been given my share of blessings, I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of times in the last 53 years that things didn’t turn out the way I had planned. Countless times I’ve been left wondering why certain things happened and others didn’t, or why just when things seemed to be going right, they took a hard left. How we interpret these kinds of experiences is key, because those interpretations become our stories. AmidstRead More
Seaside Magazine’s 2020 Woman to Watch Alana Delcourt, Fresh Esthetics Studio; Dan Adair, Island Savings – Brentwood Bay Sharon Glynn, Spirit Coast ART;Tenille Villebrun, Bebe Films; Trish Francis, Kettle and Hive Amanda Cribdon, Amanda Cribdon Photography;Paula Grypma, Outlooks Design Ltd. Sue Hodgson, Seaside Magazine Caitlin McKenzie, Monk Office Ashley Whitlock, Crafted Farmhouse Market;Darcie Jennings, CommuniCanine Training & Behavioural Counselling; Chelsey Columbus, Sidney Scones;Samantha Whitney, Stem to Stern Massage Clinic;Raina Draper, Garage Cycle James McKenzie, Monk Office Katherine Sebastiano, The Katherine Collection;Paula Kully, Town of Sidney Craig Smith, Help Fill ARead More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars, Uncategorized

GLOBEHOPPING – French Polynesia

by Cassidy Nunn – I wouldn’t consider myself a “boat person.” Aside from my yearly speed boat ride with friends on Sproat Lake, the nautical lifestyle isn’t a part of my family history. I’d never spent a night on a vessel before last April when we (my soon-to-be-husband, his parents and brother) embarked on a 14-day adventure in French Polynesia. Our home for the two weeks: a 40-foot catamaran complete with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a kayak, stand-up paddle board, fishing rods andRead More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

INSIDE OUT – Is Blue the New Green?

by Coral Payne, MA, RCC – Registered Clinical Counsellor – I recently took the ferry to the mainland to attend a celebration of life. It was one of those February days – the sun was bright but there was still a winter chill in the air. I found a nice little protected spot on one of the upper outer decks, and stayed there enjoying the fresh air and views of the ocean. At first I was thinking about my friend, who at 95 had managed to stay active in bothRead More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars

BEHIND THE SCENES – Wind-Powered in Sidney

by Deborah Rogers – It’s a beautiful sight, from shore or on water, to see a sailboat with its sails filled with wind, speeding along, almost soundless, capturing energy and translating it to movement. Sails have been used for millennia as a means of transport and to travel and explore the ocean. Sidney, with its strong marine industry, has two sail making companies. It’s a specialist skill that’s becoming less common, but there’s still a local need for, and desire to support, sails made and repaired right here on theRead More