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by Jesse Holth – After taking a hiatus in 2018, the Annual Yellow Wolf Intertribal Powwow is returning to the Saanich Peninsula. From August 2 to 4, this special celebration will mark the 25th powwow held in honour of Alice Mary Moody Sampson. “We decided to honour her by hosting this annual family event on the B.C. Day long weekend,” says Alice’s daughter, Angel Sampson. She explains that her mother, Nez Perce from Ahsahka, Idaho, moved here when she married their father, Francis Sampson. “Our mom gave up all ofRead More
story by Janice Henshaw | photography by Nunn Other Photography – Can you imagine living in a space that is 30 feet long and 8.5 feet wide – approximately 350 square feet? Try measuring it out somewhere in your home or outside on the lawn to get a good idea of what a tiny home of that size feels like. Add in some cabinets, a bathroom and a kitchen, all of which take up floor space. Start deciding what possessions you would have to give up to fit into thatRead More

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