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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 October 3, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

Nobody said that being a parent is easy, but this month I’ve had to face one of my toughest challenges yet as a mother. And that experience, that could have left me broken, has instead opened up a whole new, wonderful aspect to my relationship with my children. I suppose that I am a “seize the day”, “if life gives you lemons” type of person. Often entrepreneurs are. But as a mom I’m also vulnerable. We devote so much love and hard work to our children; they take so muchRead More
Excellent art is abundant here in our part of the world. No surprise there. Artists love to live here. Create here. Maybe it’s the air; maybe it’s the light; maybe it’s just who we are. But sometimes artists need someone else to provide a venue for their work to be seen. That’s where the Sidney Fine Art Show offers a great opportunity for artists to show their work to the public. We welcome everyone from the reticent first-timer to the established professional. It’s a big job to organize an artRead More
by Sherrin Griffin, VP, Operations, Sidney SeniorCare – I used to joke with my friends that “we’ll be working ’til we drop.” These days, it’s hard enough to make ends meet, let alone put enough funds aside to last through our retirement years. I realize now that it’s no laughing matter. This has become the new normal these days, with many seniors working past age 65 and still very active in the workplace, including my own 81-year-old mother who comes into our office once every two weeks to help out.Read More

Posted On October 3, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Advice from Our 2018 Professionals Winners

photo by Nunn Other Photography – Who better to give advice to local businesspeople than other local business people? 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. Courtney Thomas, Quince Café & Ice Cream. Thank you to the readers of Seaside Magazine for awarding us with the Customer Service award! It is truly an honour to be recognized for something that we work hard on every day at Quince. For myself, customer serviceRead More
by Alistair Mackay, CFP, CLU, CHS – Alistair Mackay Financial Planning – Entrepreneurship and creativity have been at the core of, and driving, our economy for centuries. It can take owners several years to build their venture and often small businesses will have their personal and family finances locked in to that business. Being focused on the day-to-day, owners will often ignore or delay their personal financial planning until they come close to retirement. A core part of financial life planning is to start early and try to balance your personalRead More