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By Cassidy Nunn – There’s a 22-year-old tradition in Brentwood Bay on Wednesday nights throughout the summer that brings the community and families together. The streets fill up with parked cars while the sidewalks teem with residents, some walking their dogs, others carrying picnic baskets and blankets or folded up chairs, as they all make their way towards Pioneer Park and an evening of Music in the Park (MIP). This community event, which draws hundreds of people to each concert night, is 100% volunteer run and free to the public.Read More
By Jesse Holth – What is life without compassion? It’s true what they say – life really is about the connections we make with other people. It’s about helping and supporting each other, and at this year’s Taking It To The Street, we got to do it while having a great time. It was a beautiful sunny day, with perfect weather to play some road hockey, and a lively event where Seaside Magazine was able to raise $25,000 (now $125,000 to date) for Help Fill A Dream Foundation. So manyRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Taking Care of Our Future

story by Paula Kully, photo by Janis Jean Photography – Sidney’s new Community Safety Building is the largest public infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Town of Sidney. Upon its completion, the building will have cost $16.35 million and the project will have spanned 10 years, involving three Fire Chiefs, four different Municipal Councils, numerous municipal staff, professional engineers and trades contractors. The Grand Opening of the building is set to take place on June 21 with a public open house to follow on Canada Day. It is here that peopleRead 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 ask people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. As vacation season nears, Island-based holidays are what’s in store for many locals. Whether you’re an avid camper, a “glamper” or one who prefers something less rustic and more luxurious, there’s likely a spot on Vancouver Island that speaks to you when summerRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

2019 Men to Watch

by Tim Maloney, Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation – Seaside Magazine is honoured to celebrate those men who sustain our business community with our seventh annual Men to Watch special issue. We asked Tim Maloney, Director, Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation, about mentors and building a strong community. Celebrating the Saanich Peninsula’s Men to Watch. A while ago, Sue Hodgson asked me if I would consider writing about the value added by the “Men to Watch” shown in the following pages. These are the men who, in their own unique way, strengthenRead More