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Posted On June 27, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Salish Sea News: A Decade of Giving

By Tina Kelly – Ten years or a decade – either way you state it – that’s a long time. In 2009, a five-year plan came together when the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre* officially opened its doors with a kelp-ribbon cutting on June 20. Close to 800 visitors flooded through the submarine doors every day that first summer. Keeping the guests engaged with exciting exhibits was the job for a team of committed “Oceaneers,” the marine-inspired label for Centre volunteers. Ten years on, some of those original Oceaneers continue toRead More
By Darren Westwood – What started out as a whim a couple of years ago, with many hours “in the saddle” since, turned into one of the most life-changing trips I have ever taken. I am so honoured to be part of Wounded Warriors Canada, a Canadian Charity Organization to honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. And, with that, in the early hours of D-Day June 6, 2019, 75 years to the day since allied troops landed, a group ofRead More
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Posted On June 27, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Youth Volunteering for Youth

By Gabby Gladych – In September of 2018 I started volunteering with the Action and Advisory Committee at the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic. The SPYHC provides space for our youth group to meet every Thursday night during clinic hours. In that time we come up with ways to promote the clinic, help with fundraising, and think of how we might use donations. The clinic serves youth on the Peninsula who are searching for help with any medical questions or issues, need to speak with a youth counsellor, get anRead More
by Jo Barnes – Many years ago living on the Saanich Peninsula required people to draw their sustenance directly from the land upon which they lived. While most of us today rely on grocery markets and at best tend to backyard gardens, there are still those in our community for whom living off the land is a way of life. This is the fifth in a Seaside series featuring local community members who all share the same passion for the land and love of what they do. The scent ofRead More
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By Doreen Marion Gee – New scientific knowledge reveals that the female heart may beat to a different drummer. A woman’s cardiovascular system is different from its male counterpart in important ways, especially when it malfunctions. New innovative diagnostic and treatment procedures are essential to meet the unique needs of female cardiac patients. Fortunately, state-of-the-art medical treatment plus many excellent resources and programs are helping women in our community as they cope with cardiac disease. The remarkable story of a local survivor puts a human face on the trauma ofRead More