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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 28, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

They say art is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and wondering if perhaps this is also true in our day-to-day life. I think it can take years to see that we are all different, and therefore see things differently. The same event can happen in front of two people and their perception of it can be completely different. The amazing thing is that each of these two people will be totally convinced that their way of seeing the event is the onlyRead More

Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting – The Art of Perception

  by Cassidy Nunn –  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Cassidy Nunn brings you unique items to spark an idea, enourage a budding talent or inspire your next project, whatever that may be. The Spirit of the Brush $29.99 and Calligraphy Brush $13.14. IslandBlue. 250.656.1233 Gift Certificate for One Month Beginner’s Painting or Drawing Classes $75. McTavish Academy of Art. 778.351.0088 “Tofino Stillness at Sunset” by Kylee Turunen $3,200. Gallery at Mattick’s Farm. 250.658.8333 Rustic Photo Frame $20.99. Deep Cove Market. 250.656.2547 3D Colorables $9.95.Read More
What makes art “fine?” Simply put, it is art deemed to be of high quality. And because there is so much excellent art created by many talented, creative artists in our part of the world, the Sidney Fine Art Show has always received a wealth of entries. Well over 1,000 in fact, which is just too many to include in the final display at the Mary Winspear Centre. There’s room in Bodine Hall for only about 400 pieces. It’s a tough job to choose what will be in the Show,Read More

Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Advice from Our 2017 Professionals Winners

Who better to give advice to local businesspeople than other local businesspeople? Here, Seaside Magazine asks last year’s Professionals winners to share some thoughts on the importance of their award category to their business.  Winner: Customer Service. Fran Daviss, INVIS – Canada’s Mortgage Experts. In my business it used to be all about closing the deal and moving on to the next one. It didn’t matter how you got to that point; there was always a new client. I cater to that new client. This new client expects to beRead More
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Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Common Cents – A Financial Guide for Job-Hoppers

by Travis Koivula, Island Savings Insurance Services –  Another company has offered you your dream job. You just completed a course and want to put this newfound learning to good use. Your buddy is involved in an exciting new software start-up and there is a new opportunity for you. Gone are the days of working for one employer for three decades: employees are changing jobs more than ever before. According to a Workopolis report, more than half of employees don’t remain in the same role for more than two years.Read More