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Local guide shares tips and resources to Live Green

From the summer heat dome and wildfires to the recent flooding, the…

  • Dec 27, 2021
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Families enjoy the Ice Festival at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Saanich, British Columbia Canada on December 22nd, 2019.

9 days of recreation: Continuous Access Pass delivers this holiday season!

The holiday season is about time spent with friends and family, and…

  • Dec 20, 2021
Families enjoy the Ice Festival at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Saanich, British Columbia Canada on December 22nd, 2019.
“As we look ahead to the new year, we invite you to join the discussion, and to consider how you can contribute to a vital Victoria,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation.

A busy year for the Victoria Foundation brings some significant ‘firsts’

In a year unlike any other, it can be easy to forget…

  • Dec 13, 2021
“As we look ahead to the new year, we invite you to join the discussion, and to consider how you can contribute to a vital Victoria,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation.
Using her Continuous Access Pass, Briana Dallinger has been visiting her neighbourhood gym since she was a teen, often hitting the cardio or working on her powerlifting.

Here’s a local fitness gift your student will love

Continuous Access Pass offers flexible, affordable workouts at recreation across Saanich

  • Dec 13, 2021
Using her Continuous Access Pass, Briana Dallinger has been visiting her neighbourhood gym since she was a teen, often hitting the cardio or working on her powerlifting.
Whether you’re looking for assistance in the weight room or directions the pool deck, Saanich Recreation staff are there to help.

Saanich Access Pass keeps recreation all in the family!

Continuous Access Pass offers affordable, easy access to your workout

  • Dec 6, 2021
Whether you’re looking for assistance in the weight room or directions the pool deck, Saanich Recreation staff are there to help.
Some of the grandparents at Berwick recorded videos for grandchildren living far away.

12 festivities getting lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing at this retirement community

If family live far away, Victoria’s Berwick family is ready to share the spirit of the season!

  • Dec 6, 2021
Some of the grandparents at Berwick recorded videos for grandchildren living far away.
Follow the principles of the ‘3R pollution prevention hierarchy’ — reduce first, reuse second and recycle third — to help reduce kitchen waste this holiday season.

10 simple steps to reduce kitchen waste this holiday season

As we plan our seasonal celebrations, the kitchen invariably takes centerstage. From…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Follow the principles of the ‘3R pollution prevention hierarchy’ — reduce first, reuse second and recycle third — to help reduce kitchen waste this holiday season.
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations

Education, training builds culture of learning at this local renovation company

Find a career you love and you’ll never work a day in…

  • Nov 29, 2021
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations
Saanich Recreation weight room orientations – free to those age 60+ – can offer either a general overview or a tailored to the equipment that best suits your fitness goals.

Saanich offers free weight room orientations for those age 60+

Continuous Access Pass offers affordable, easy access to your workout

  • Nov 29, 2021
Saanich Recreation weight room orientations – free to those age 60+ – can offer either a general overview or a tailored to the equipment that best suits your fitness goals.
Beyond the weight room, use your Continuous Access Pass for swimming and waterfit, skating, fitness classes, sports like basketball, volleyball, pickleball and table tennis and other reserved drop-in programs. Saanich Recreation photo

In Your Neighbourhood: Pass makes it easy to work out, close to home

For the last two years, Leona has started her day with Saanich…

  • Nov 22, 2021
Beyond the weight room, use your Continuous Access Pass for swimming and waterfit, skating, fitness classes, sports like basketball, volleyball, pickleball and table tennis and other reserved drop-in programs. Saanich Recreation photo
The Victoria Foundation is happy to support the Vancouver Island Giving Hearts Awards, part of this year’s National Philanthropy Day festivities.

The value of a Giving Heart: Paying it forward benefits the entire community

There’s no question that Carl and Sue Stovel are committed to their…

  • Nov 15, 2021
The Victoria Foundation is happy to support the Vancouver Island Giving Hearts Awards, part of this year’s National Philanthropy Day festivities.
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.

Easy-to-use Access Pass opens the door to family recreation possibilities

When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh wanted to add a little extra…

  • Nov 15, 2021
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.
Gordon Head and Saanich Commonwealth Place pools are both looking for team members as lifeguards, swim instructors and Waterfit instructors. Here's what you need to know. Saanich Recreation photo

A splashy new career begins in the pool!

Saanich pools share steps to begin in-demand work as a lifeguard, swim instructor or waterfit leader

  • Nov 8, 2021
Gordon Head and Saanich Commonwealth Place pools are both looking for team members as lifeguards, swim instructors and Waterfit instructors. Here's what you need to know. Saanich Recreation photo
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.

B.C. businesses can get up to $10,000 per employee by providing jobs for underrepresented people

B.C. companies that are hiring for a tech position can get up…

  • Nov 1, 2021
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.
Depending on demand, Saanich Recreation's drop-in sports offerings are a mix of true drop-in and reserved drop-in, where you reserve your spot up to seven days in advance, space permitting.

Basketball, pickleball, table tennis + more: Drop-in sports are back at Saanich Recreation!

Fall has brought more than pumpkin spice and everything nice. For those…

  • Nov 1, 2021
Depending on demand, Saanich Recreation's drop-in sports offerings are a mix of true drop-in and reserved drop-in, where you reserve your spot up to seven days in advance, space permitting.
With your Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass, and activity options seven days a week across all four rec centres, your active living options are plentiful.

10 things to try this Fall with your Saanich Continuous Access Pass

If you’re looking for a way to change up your workout this…

  • Oct 25, 2021
With your Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass, and activity options seven days a week across all four rec centres, your active living options are plentiful.
Victoria Foundation Vital Signs

Vital Victoria: Vital Signs report explores equity and inclusion on the South Island

Events and community dialogue have brought an intense focus to themes of…

  • Oct 25, 2021
Victoria Foundation Vital Signs