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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 May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

I recently spoke at a Sidney-by-the-Sea Rotary Club meeting. A considerable sized group of about 60 plus members were in attendance and I was extremely humbled by all the lovely accolades that Seaside Magazine received. On numerous accounts, in some form or fashion, I was asked the question: “How do you do it?” I spoke from the heart and told them: “It’s not just me, it’s all of us, it’s my team!”  We truly believe that the heart of our success is not about good content, but it’s about providingRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Taking Care of Our Future

story by Paula Kully, photo by Janis Jean Photography – Sidney’s new Community Safety Building is the largest public infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Town of Sidney. Upon its completion, the building will have cost $16.35 million and the project will have spanned 10 years, involving three Fire Chiefs, four different Municipal Councils, numerous municipal staff, professional engineers and trades contractors. The Grand Opening of the building is set to take place on June 21 with a public open house to follow on Canada Day. It is here that peopleRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

In Fashion – Taking Fashion Outdoors!

by Ron Balske, Style Coast by Sidney Casuals – You could say that outdoor clothing is anything that you choose to wear in the outdoors! But advances in fabrics and fabric treatment, as well as influence from the global market, have produced an area of fashion that’s constantly innovating. Dressing for the conditions should be priority when heading outdoors. The traditional advice of layering still holds: start with a base layer with moisture wicking properties. Build your outfit to ensure you are comfortable, that your clothing won’t inhibit the activityRead 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 ask people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. As vacation season nears, Island-based holidays are what’s in store for many locals. Whether you’re an avid camper, a “glamper” or one who prefers something less rustic and more luxurious, there’s likely a spot on Vancouver Island that speaks to you when summerRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

2019 Men to Watch

by Tim Maloney, Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation – Seaside Magazine is honoured to celebrate those men who sustain our business community with our seventh annual Men to Watch special issue. We asked Tim Maloney, Director, Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation, about mentors and building a strong community. Celebrating the Saanich Peninsula’s Men to Watch. A while ago, Sue Hodgson asked me if I would consider writing about the value added by the “Men to Watch” shown in the following pages. These are the men who, in their own unique way, strengthenRead More