Posted On November 3, 2017 By In Regulars With 166 Views

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – 


Cocktails & More
The cocktail lounge at Victoria Distillers, in Sidney, is now closed for the winter. You can still shop their retail store, Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m., and experience their tours and tastings, Friday through Sunday, hourly from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests can look forward to more unique cocktails and fun in the lounge and waterfront patio in the spring.

Five Year Mark
Sea Glass Waterfront Grill celebrated its fifth anniversary on October 15th. Owners Ron and Maureen Vincent would like to say thank you to their wonderful, faithful guests, and to their incredible crew, too. “Without all of you, there would be no Sea Glass!”


For a Friend
Take 2 Personal Training and Nutritional Consulting hosted “Workout for Vanessa,” on Saturday, October 14. Funds were raised to support Vanessa Pettinger, who was critically injured in a motor vehicle accident this past August, and is now without sight. 100% of money raised was donated to Vanessa, to put towards her transition home and any physical adaptations needed to help her feel secure and comfortable in her living environment.

Hospital Support
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s new annual fundraising campaign launched in October. This year the Foundation’s goal is to raise $2 million to support important modernizations of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. From emergency, to residential, to palliative care, this year the Foundation is looking at even more ways to support the Hospital and make a difference in the lives of Peninsula residents, including a new echocardiogram service. Visit to learn more about the campaign, or to donate online.

Gallery Showcase
The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm is showcasing it’s third annual group show, “Illumination of Love,” which runs through November and December. It consists of smaller, gift-priced paintings, from which a portion of each sale will be donated by The Gallery and participating artists to B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Help make this the most successful year yet!


Practitioner Milestone
Susan Adam, owner of North Saanich Massage Therapy, is celebrating 20 years as Registered Massage Therapist. “I’ve had the great fortune of meeting so many fabulous people over the years who have entrusted me with their health and well-being, and I take that very seriously. Many of you have been coming here for years and years, regularly, and I consider that such a privilege,” says Adam. Located at 1864 McTavish Road.

Day Spa Opening
Beauty by Brette is a new full service day spa in Sidney, at #101 – 2527 Beacon Avenue, next to Fairway Market. Brette Laframboise, spa owner, offers eyelash extensions, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing (with a speciality in brows). Brette prides herself in providing a clean, relaxing and blissful environment.


Customer Appreciation
Treat yourself to an evening of specials, giveaways, door prizes and refreshments before the holiday rush! Join Muffet & Louisa, and Flush Bathroom & Travel Essentials, on Friday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., for an exclusive evening of customer appreciation and celebration. Watch their social network posts for more details.

Festive Painting
Paletteable Pottery and Arts, at Mattick’s Farm, is hosting a special Vintage Christmas Tree Painting Party the evening of November 4. Choose either a 6 or 8 p.m. time slot, and enjoy live music by Charlie Dutton, a gingerbread man cookie decorating station and seasonal refreshments. Register online at, or email


Studio Move
Nuttycake Photography has moved to a studio at McTavish Academy of Art, on McTavish Road in North Saanich. Jo-Ann Way celebrated her move with a grand opening at MAOA on October 13th. She is known locally for her work in Seaside Magazine, and also has a repertoire of art photography and photographs in the genres of family, couples, advertising, architecture, commercial, wedding and boudoir/ dudeoir.

11th Annual Crystal Awards for Business Excellence
|An evening of celebration that included cocktails from De Vine spirits, a delicious seasonal West Coast menu artfully prepared by Butchart Gardens staff, and an entertaining glimpse into Category 12 brewing courtesy of owners and guest speakers – Michael and Karen Kuzyk. For a full list of the winners, visit



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