by Paula Kully
FIND YOUR FITNESS
Sidney Hot Yoga is under new ownership and hosts a different style of yoga than was previously offered with a variety of class lengths, styles and temperatures. Sidney Hot Yoga builds community on and off the mat supporting local charities and initiatives while helping students connect with like-minded people.
Mind & Body
Michelle De Melo provides a complete guide for creating a strong mind and body. She knows that it takes more than eating healthy and exercising to live the life of your dreams and has devised six principles and habits that will give you the energy, mental strength and motivation to achieve anything you want. www.vitalityjunkie.ca.
LORDY, LORDY, LOOK WHO’S 40
The Mount Newton Centre is one of those unsung heroes in the community and this year they are marking their 40th anniversary! Since 1979, the organization has been “helping seniors to live independently,” by providing programs and services and keeping people connected.
Dress for Fun
Anna and Kathy welcome everyone to stop by Cotton and Blues on June 1 for their 40th Anniversary celebration! Many lucky customers will win prizes donated by Brands such as Corkcicle, Billabong, FDJ, Ten Tree and SAXX.
A New Parking Lot
The Town of Sidney officially opened the new Downtown Employee Parking lot next to the Mary Winspear Centre. The lot provides 167 new spaces for people who work downtown, thereby freeing up space in the downtown core for shoppers and visitors to the community.
A New Home
The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department has moved into the new Community Safety Building. People will get a chance to tour the inside on Canada Day during a public Open House.
A New Director
On June 10, the Town of Sidney’s new Director, Jenn Clary, will take the helm in the Engineering Department. Jenn has moved to the Saanich Peninsula from Vancouver with her husband and two children.
A New Website
The District of North Saanich, “the land where it is good to be,” has a new website! The site is fresh and super easy to navigate. Check it out and scroll to the bottom of the homepage to answer the poll question “what do you think of our new website?”
(This title is an “Easter Egg.” Visit Van Isle Comic Con on June 9 at the Mary Winspear Centre to find out all about it.)
Pearls of Wisdom
Alison Cuthill, owner of Cut & Hill Jewellery Co., is an expert in the field of pearls and pearl jewelry. Her custom-made pieces uses the combination of precious and semi-precious gemstones, with the elegance of pearls, the “Queen of Gems,” to create jewelry specific to the individual and the occasion. www.cuthill.ca.
For the Home
Nest and Nook, a sweet new home décor store by the owners of Miss Bliss, is opening in June. It is located at 2393 Beacon Avenue and is a partnership between Misty Hillard and Lindsay Trudeau.
Sculptures by the Sea
ArtSea Community Arts Council has taken on the administration of the Sidney Sculpture Walk. Wayne McNiven is Chairing a new committee that will oversee the revitalization of Sidney’s beautiful Seaside Sculpture Walk.
Joan Saunders’ new blog is inspired by life in the Moodyville neighbourhood of Brentwood Bay. She touches on everything from fences making good neighbours to roundabouts. Truly entertaining, often heartwarming, you absolutely must check it out! Visit moodyvillechronicles.wordpress.com.