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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 November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

I  honestly feel that writing my “First Word” each month gives me some of my most precious moments. It’s a time to try and be creative, and to hopefully make a connection with people, whatever their viewpoints. For myself, this time of year is about making memories and doing some reflecting. As I look back over this year at Seaside, I’m feeling very grateful.  Gratitude is simply “the quality of being thankful,” and really what better time of the year to give thanks to all the amazing people and thingsRead More

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting – Stuffing the Stocking

  by Cassidy Nunn –  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Cassidy Nunn brings you something for every stocking on your list, and all for $10 or under! Find us on Facebook for your chance to win all the goodies shown here! Honey Sample Pots $3 – $3.50 each. Urban Bee Honey Farm 250.580.0263 Travel Brush with Mirror $9.95. Cameron Rose Gifts 250.656.8782 Wooden Tree Ornaments Star $4.50; Fish $6. Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. 250.665.7511 Level Ground Dried Fruit $5.99. Peninsula Co-op Food Centre 250.652.1188 Paper CoastersRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Christmas with the Kids: The Spirit of the Season

by Jesse Holth –  The holiday season is a wonderful time for celebrating with family and friends. It’s about togetherness, enjoying simple pleasures and bonding over shared experiences. It can be easy to get swept up in the frenzy of gift-buying often associated with Christmas, but materialism is no recipe for happiness. In fact, studies have shown that materialistic people are much less happy. This time of year – and ideally, our everyday life – is really about kindness. It’s about treating others, and ourselves, with love. We can teachRead 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’ll be asking people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. In imagining the multitude of ways to finish the sentence “It wouldn’t be Christmas without [blank],” I am pressed to pick a single word or idea.  It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christ. So much of what we practise in December, be itRead More

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Stories from the Sky

by Jo Barnes –  There are all kinds of “firsts” for travellers here at Arrivals. Some walking through the gate have just experienced their first airplane ride. Others are first time visitors to this particular airport. And some are visiting the west coast of Canada for the first time.  Luggage at her feet, a young woman sits quietly finishing up a message on her phone. “I’ve just flown in from Pearson. I live and work in Kingston,” says Taylor Fullerton. “I’m waiting for my friend Ali to pick me upRead More