Seaside Magazine Bird

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – 


New Owners
After over 30 years in business, Grant Cornwell, founder of Grant’s Small Motors, has sold the business to Luc and Stan Roberts. The Roberts’ priority at Grant’s is to provide the utmost in customer service.

Peninsula Crossfit is also under new ownership! The gym has been fully renovated and equipment updated. The four new owners, longtime “Crossfitters” themselves, are dedicated to ensuring that each member receives attentive coaching. All levels welcome.

New Ventures
Stride Properties is a real estate development company that also offers consulting services to property owners through development planning and asset management. Owner and president Matt Peulen strives to work together with owners to maximize their property’s potential.

New Voices
The Central Saanich Community Association is new to the Peninsula It serves as a conduit for the wishes, hopes, ideas and concerns of the community, and came into being to fill the void left by the demise of the Residents and Ratepayers of Central Saanich Society.

Phillip Van De Ruyt has launched a professional writing service. As a trained technical writer and passionate creative writer, his services are available to write letters, resumés, technical documents, notes and poetry. In addition, he offers editing, ESL proofing and basic graphic design services.

New Spaces
Peoples Drug Mart has opened at 2-2379 Bevan Avenue, in Sidney. Peoples Drug Mart is a group of independently owned pharmacies across B.C.

Changing Places
The Lawless Brown office is now closed in Sidney, but they continue to operate as a Mortgage Depot by appointment only. Call Kristy, Sherri, Arlene or Carol at 250-656-0855.

Yami Sushi has also moved, from Fourth Street in Sidney to 7103 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay. They would like to thank their loyal Sidney customers.

The Outlooks Design showroom has moved to 101 – 9818 Third Street, in Sidney. Full of fabrics and hardware ideas, everyone is welcome to the studio by appointment only.

Moving Manoeuvres
RE/MAX Camosun Real Estate agents are hosting an event at the Mary Winspear Centre February 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is a collaboration of realtors, a mortgage broker, home inspector, lawyer and home stager, who will enlighten buyers and sellers about various real estate and home ownership issues. Admission is free.

Open Again
The Sidney Visitor Centre’s grand reopening ceremony happened January 16. The Sidney BIA hosted with a ribbon cutting and refreshments to celebrate. 2281 Beacon Avenue.


Tasty Tutorials
Snowdon House has a new YouTube channel with cooking tutorials! See Laura Waters at work, preparing Snowdon House inspired dishes.

Jim Parker, Publisher of the Peninsula News Review and former board member of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, has retired.

Beacon Community Services’ Nurse Manager Mari Green has been named the 2017 BC Care Provider of the Year, in the Home Care category. This honour is awarded by the BC Care Providers Association, as part of the BC Care Awards.

Giving Back
First Western Credit Union has announced the launch of #SimpleGenerosity, a year-long campaign throughout communities in B.C. to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. They’re selecting 52 exemplary volunteers – one every week for a year – and giving them $1,500 to donate to a charity of their choice. The #SimpleGenerosity nomination form is available for download along with all the campaign details at

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