Saanich Business Buzz: Get festive online and nominate a holiday hero!

Get festive online and at Hillside Shopping Centre and nominate a holiday hero!

Get festive online and at Hillside Shopping Centre and nominate a holiday hero!

Just in time for the holiday season, Hillside Centre has launched their 2014 Catch the Spirit Fun & Games micro-site.  The Prizes and Family Fun will run throughout the holidays.

Nominate a Holiday Hero! Nominate a notable person in your community; someone you feel is committed to making a difference. Nominations from a helpful neighbour, school teacher, firefighter, caregiver or sports coach, Catch the Spirit’s Hero Committee wants to hear from citizens about the extraordinary members of your community.  The selected winner will receive a $500 prepaid VISA.

Congratulations to the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre.

The village has been recognized for excellence by the International Council of Shopping Centres for the renovation and redevelopment completed in 2013. Broadmed Village has received a 2014 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Silver Award for outstanding achievement in Design and Development in the Renovations and Expansions category for shopping centres up to 150,000 square feet of retail space. The award recognizes both the redevelopment process and the end results.

The Village earned a Silver Award in the Development / Design category from a panel that included members from the ICSC Awards Committee, ICSC Officials and industry peers. Watch for the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre two-page centre spread in the Saanich News Friday, Dec. 19 edition.

Join the Municipality of Saanich on Sunday, Dec. 14 for a full day of activities guaranteed to delight the entire family.

The entertainment begins at Silver City 10 to 11:30 a.m. where you can view either Hugo 3D or The adventures of Tin Tin 3D. Between noon and 1:20 p.m., glide over to Pearkes Recreation Centre where you can skate or Kindergym with Santa.

Wrap it all up by making crafts at Tillicum centre from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Questions? Call 250-475-5400.

More Community Calendar events:

Friday, Dec. 12

Open House and Carol Sing. Government House, 1401 Rockland Ave., 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Vancouver School of Art open house – a showcase of student work from the fall semester. Vancouver School of Art, 2549 Quadra St., noon to 4 p.m. Info: 250-380-3500.

Youth Choir 61 (School District 61 Honour Choir) presents Sweet Songs of Christmas with special guests the Linden Singers and

harpist Helena Murray-Hill. St. Aidan’s Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s St., 2 p.m. Tickets available at the door or call 250-598-4463.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Carols by Candlelight Service – St. Aidan’s United Church Choirs lead an evening of carol singing.  3703 St. Aidan’s St., 7 p.m.

If you know of or hear about business or community happenings in your Saanich, please let us know. Send your tips to our advertising consultants Sarah Taylor (staylor@saanichnews.com) and Chris Kelsall (chris.kelsall@saanichnews.com), or call 250-480-3235 or 250-480-3226.