Regulars Category

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

Posted On June 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

Working as a magazine publisher and owner affords me the opportunity to be an integral part of the community. Unfortunately, the coverage of many other publications is too large or too spread out to maintain kinship like Seaside Magazine offers. Being hyperlocal is an amazing way to couple a magazine’s content with its readers. Seaside hosted its Fourth Annual Taking It To The Street road hockey charity event at the Mary Winspear Centre (see story page 17). The focus of the day’s events was for Help Fill A Dream Foundation, aRead More

Posted On June 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Scene Around Town

  Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Sidney Community Safety Building: 1. Sidney Mayor Steve Price, Town of Sidney Fire Chief Brett Mikkelsen, VAA President and CEO Geoff Dickson 2. Town of Sidney Fire Chief Brett Mikkelsen 3. Seaside Magazine Owner/Publisher Sue Hodgson, Brian Losie, Executive Director, Help Fill A Dream Foundation 4. Town Crier Kenny Podmore Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Mixer: 5. Tara Keeping, Tiger Lily Events; Pat Taylor, Audra Bevan and Doug Walker, Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce; Richard Flader, Flader Chartered Professional Accountant 6. Johanna Socha, Island Gals; HeidiRead More