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Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Advice from Our 2017 Professionals Winners

Who better to give advice to local businesspeople than other local businesspeople? Here, Seaside Magazine asks last year’s Professionals winners to share some thoughts on the importance of their award category to their business.  Winner: Customer Service. Fran Daviss, INVIS – Canada’s Mortgage Experts. In my business it used to be all about closing the deal and moving on to the next one. It didn’t matter how you got to that point; there was always a new client. I cater to that new client. This new client expects to beRead 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. For this issue I sent the question “Do you work to live, or live to work?” off to various people within my network here on the Peninsula. I think that most readers will hear at least some of their own feelings echoed inRead More

Posted On September 28, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Indigenous Art: Reaching for Reconciliation

by Jo Barnes –  Art can fascinate. It can inspire. It can even tell a story. But did you realize it can also heal? In the midst of today’s movement towards First Nation reconciliation, art is a powerful tool that indigenous artists are using to express their thoughts and feelings, connect with the community, and help all of us move towards this goal. “Art is a healing tool and gives you a platform. Art saves lives,” shares Rose Spahan, Indigenous artist, curator and teacher. This reconciliation art is beginning toRead More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photography by Marion Every and Nunn Other Photography –  A gorgeous home filled with light, intriguing art, a courtyard for shade, no grass to mow and a fantastic ocean view. Was it the luck of the draw to buy this place or a manifestation of the owners’ desires? Marion Evamy and Bobb Hamilton own the Red Art Gallery, formerly located on Oak Bay Avenue. Now, their beautiful home on Surfside Place in Sidney doubles as their new gallery space. Friends from Oak Bay asked themRead More
by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed – Eating locally in September is a feast for the senses. After an intensely warm summer, and an unprecedented forest fire season, the coming change to autumn is a welcome sight for many. Farmers markets are filled with the bounty of the season and all the love and hard work our local farmers have put into their products can be seen in our filled baskets and on our dinner plates. Farm-to-table and even garden-to-table is just easier this time of year.  The farm-to-table movementRead More