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by Jo Barnes –  It feels good to give, but even better when you know your gift will keep giving forever. The Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation (SPCF) provides the opportunity to donate money that will not only benefit the community immediately but will continue to do so in perpetuity. “When I joined the organization I was drawn to the concept of a permanent endowment that will support this community forever,” shares Viola Vanderuyt, President and Chairperson, SPCF. Run by a volunteer board of directors, SPCF encourages donations that are placedRead More
by Jo Barnes –  Welcome to the business world, where it’s all about the bottom line. At least that’s the stereotype that comes to mind when some people think about corporations. But the reality can be very different, as Seaside Magazine’s local fundraising event called Taking It to the Street on June 9 beautifully showcased corporate philanthropy at its best. “The bottom line has to take a back seat to people,” shared Peggy Yelland, CPA, Owner of Peggy Yelland & Associates. “It’s very important to give back to the community,”Read More
  Seaside talks with Karen Morgan, Executive Director, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, about what’s In Fashion … In your closet? Sympli skirts, Jacob Ribkoff jackets and anything Eileen Fisher. Though comfortable, these brands get me compliments every wearing. In your makeup bag? Pixi lip and cheek colour and Clinique chubby eye shadow pencil. In your bathroom cabinet? Epsom salts and bath bombs for a spa experience! On your bedside table? “The Age of Voter Rage” by pollster Nik Nanos. I’m a political junkie. On your playlist? Michael Kaeshammer’s live albums. AndRead More
by Jesse Holth –  Victoria Hand Project (VHP) is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing low-cost, upper-limb prosthetics. In many parts of the world, a lack of local resources – as well as the prohibitive cost – can prevent people from accessing the prosthetic devices they need. VHP has created a device through 3D printing which allows the cost to be significantly reduced. Including the necessary materials, the clinician fee for fitting the device, and the technician fee for assembling the device, VHP can provide a prosthetic limb for onlyRead More
by Jo Barnes –  July 2 Amazing Activities on the Avenue! Sidney Sidewalk Sale & Street Festival 40 stores are participating ensuring lots of selection for enthusiastic shoppers. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there’s a dizzying array of activities for the whole family including a pancake breakfast, yoga, aerial performance by IGNIO Circus Company, music on the main stage and delicious cuisine by local vendors. July 2 – August 30 (thursdays) Downward Dog Delights! Yoga in the Park offers the opportunity to de-stress, stretch, and revitalize in a delightfulRead More