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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

FIRST WORD from the PUBLISHER

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