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by Jesse Holth –  The Saanich Peninsula has a number of gorgeous locations to host your dream wedding. Each of these venues holds its own unique charm and style, with a range of amenities to make your big day come to life. From organic farm-to-table feasts, to intimate elopement packages, to elaborate large-scale weddings, choose the special celebration that’s right for you. Prospect Lake Community Hall Located at 5358 Sparton Road, this beautiful and rural venue is quite affordable. For only $1,000, you can get married against a scenic backgroundRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Wedding Budgets

by Tara Keeping, Tiger Lily Events – Budgets are never exciting or glamorous; nonetheless, they have an important role in wedding planning. Let’s face it: those shiny extra details are not cheap and knowing when to say no can be overwhelming! With careful planning and discipline, a budget can help. With the average cost of a wedding in Canada at $30,000, let’s take a peek at three budgets: $10,000 (yes you can … and with a splash!), $25,000 and $50,000. $10,000 Budget. The venue is a good place to startRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

The Connection Project

by Lara Gladych –  “I feel like we should love each other more than we do,” says Emily Olsen, founder of The Connection Project, as she reflects on how the undertaking came about. Early last October, Emily and a cast of friends participated in a two day showing of “mental health storytelling” at the Charlie White Theatre. It was a collage of very intimate, very poignant performances of music, spoken word, movement and art that depicted individual struggle with mental illness. It was, for Emily, the culmination of the energyRead More
by Lara Gladych –  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 a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. February is a month my friends often feel arrives with the winter blahs. We’re typically steeped in cooler, rainier weather, and sandwiched between the come-down from Christmas hustle and the activity and vacationing that comes for younger families when Spring Break rollsRead More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Nunn Other Photography –  The only thing harder than living in your home and struggling with your own renovations is to live in your home while contractors are busy at work, hammering, drilling, sawing and creating drywall dust. Dawn and Charlie are veterans of this process – this is their third renovation in 18 years. For this renovation, they emptied the contents of their Deep Cove house into a storage unit, packed their bags, and moved to The Cedarwood Inn & Suites onRead More