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Posted On July 27, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Deb’s Day Out: Riding With My Son

by Deborah Rogers –  “It’s really great to do something just with you,” Daniel called to me as he sped off. “Right,” I thought, “just as long as I can keep up!” We are familiar with riding bikes, but with a combination of excitement and nerves, on this Day Out we were going to switch from two wheels to four legs. In rural North Saanich, John Road Barn looks unprepossessing from the road. A couple of inquisitive farm cats came out to investigate our bikes and us, followed shortly byRead More
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Posted On July 27, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Seaside Arts Scene

by Gillian Crowley –  Summer Sounds Concert Series Peninsula Celebrations Society’s annual Summer Sounds concert series continues each Sunday through August. By donation. August 6: Shari Ulrich Trio: Legendary singer/songwriter, Shari Ulrich, performs with daughter Julia Graff and bassist Kirby Barber. Enjoy the seaside while listening to these gifted multi-instrumentalists and singers. August 13: Paul Pigat AKA Cousin Harley: Cousin Harley is the rocking hillbilly persona of Paul Pigat, an accomplished guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter from Vancouver. August 20: The Capital City Syncopators is a modern take on prohibition-era jazz and countryRead More
by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed –  The height of summer: abundance in the gardens, in the fields and at the farmer’s markets. What a wonderful time of year for local food. Working at the North Saanich Farm Market is such a rewarding experience for me. Every Saturday between June and October I chat with local farmers and growers about the week’s bounty, the struggle in the fields, the wins and the losses of growing local food. Each week brings new surprises: black currants from a former vendor appear atRead More
by Carly Scholze, Carly Scholze Interiors –  If you are like most people, hiring an interior designer is a whole new experience. However, it can be a wise investment, particularly for those who do not have the time, skills or patience for creating functional and aesthetically pleasing interiors. Interior Design is not just about pretty colours and furniture arrangement, though these two do fall under the job description. Designers perform some of the same functions as Architects (though not quite as structurally involved); they produce construction drawings for permit, floorRead More

Posted On July 27, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Last Word with Deborah Rogers

We make a big deal about family in our August issue, thinking about things for children and families to do. Well summer for me is not just for spending time with my kids, but also my parents’ annual visit, and time for me to be in the child role myself! Although I know they really come to spend time with us, I still feel like I want each visit to have some special moments and to be holiday-like for them. Whilst they are quite content cycling in and out ofRead More