Regulars Category

Posted On October 3, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Word on the Street

by Lara Gladych, photo by Amanda Cribdon – 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 one simple question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. Speaking specifically of visual art, Georgia O’Keeffe said: “I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” “Painting is self-discovery. EveryRead More
by Anne Miller – As we sat over coffee in the quaint Switchboard Café on Salt Spring Island, Elsy Perks spoke of the time when that coffee bar used to be the telephone switchboard she operated almost seven decades before. This modest 96 year old mused about her times growing up on Salt Spring. Our conversation revealed the characteristics and attitudes that have led to her living a long life. Elsy grew up on a farm which provided a livelihood to her family and a rich foundation for a girl’sRead More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House, Gourmet & Gifts – What an amazing summer. It has flown by like a whirlwind! I am so thankful for where I live and the amazing people that cross my path every day. For the first time I registered with WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and we have had three amazing people throughout the summer from Germany and Argentina. Two of them stayed for five weeks each. They loved mingling with the bed and breakfast people, meeting some of the campers, andRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On October 2, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

In Fashion – The Fine Art of Buying a Good Suit

by David Bremner, d.g.bremner & co. – Thinking back to the day I bought my first suit, I realize it was 50 years ago! My Dad had worn a suit to work for as long as I could remember, so buying a suit was kind of a big deal for me. Although I was already working in the clothing business, Dad was instrumental in teaching me how to appreciate the details. I doubt I appreciated it then as much as I do now … but that’s another story for anotherRead More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic, Hydrate IV Wellness Centre – Our “microbiome” (aka Probiotics) is a much-guarded mystery of the human body that has only recently been paid attention to. Probiotics are live microorganisms that offer many health benefits and naturally occur in our food and environment. In the past few decades, probiotics have also been prepared in supplement form. This way we can easily recolonize our gut more effectively. These microorganisms have adapted over time to live naturally in our bodies and provide a symbiotic relationship, essentialRead More