First Word from the Publisher

by Sue Hodgson – 

This issue we have much to celebrate including a special feature introducing some men from our community, our 9th annual Men To Watch (pg 37). When I think of the men in my life right now, I think of my son, Lucas. Yes, I’m a very proud mom! As parents we worry so much about teaching our children all the skills they’ll need for their future endeavours, and hope that we have done everything we can for their success. However, I see that there is much I can learn from Lucas, and the way he has navigated the unforeseen circumstances of the past few years. Read Stephanie Staple’s interview with Micah Zandee-Hart in Peninsula Voices (pg 18), and we are all reminded how we can learn from the younger generation and their experiences.

This month Seaside Magazine’s love affair with food continues, with writer Joan Saunders’ article and step-by-step instructions for a delicious looking Chocolate Stout Cake (pg 10). Robin Whyte writes about the top 10 accessible places to eat as we celebrate National AccessAbility week from May 29 – June 4 (pg 22). And you can find creative inspiration for your patio with Hayley Jackson’s Outdoor Dining, styled three-ways (pg 28).

There is never a dull moment on the Saanich Peninsula with the Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls; with manoeuvres such as fast spins, sliding stops and roll backs – it’s all very exciting for a crowd to watch (pg 32). In this 80 page issue there is so much to read that I simply can’t cover it all! Make sure you sit back and read every page and let us know what you think, and if you have ideas, or suggestions of special people in our community we need to know about, please email us at

I think this cover is one of my favourites. Thank you Muavae, you’ve brought out the fun, and are a bright shining light that will put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Happy Father’s Day!

Seaside Sue

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