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One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival

Your go-to guide: 8 ways to enjoy Parksville Beach Festival this August!

Activities for all ages continue at Parksville’s Community Park through Aug. 21

  • Aug 1, 2022
Young golfers learn proper swing techniques at Cedar Hill Golf Course.

Cedar Hill Golf Course tees up programs for young golfers

Community course sparks a love of the game that’s ideal for all ages

  • Jul 25, 2022
Young golfers learn proper swing techniques at Cedar Hill Golf Course.
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.

The Pulse of Victoria: Magazine, blog explore agents for change in the Capital Region

If you’ve ever wondered what comes after the Victoria Foundation’s annual Vital…

  • Jul 25, 2022
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.

Curious about an e-bike or EV? Get charged up with these hands-on test sessions!

CRD offers look at emissions-friendly electric transportation solutions

  • Jul 18, 2022
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.
“Here at Tuscany Village Thrifty Foods, we feel that having come through a two-year pandemic, our youth need our support more than ever,” says store manager Kat Yeomans, announcing a $1,000 donation to the Foundry Victoria.

Saanich grocer supports youth mental health with $1,000 donation to Foundry Victoria

From the social isolation of the pandemic to the pressures of school,…

  • Jul 18, 2022
“Here at Tuscany Village Thrifty Foods, we feel that having come through a two-year pandemic, our youth need our support more than ever,” says store manager Kat Yeomans, announcing a $1,000 donation to the Foundry Victoria.
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.

What matters most to people who are dying?

Dr. Christine Jones, MD, CCFP-PC As a palliative care physician, I ask…

  • Jul 11, 2022
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.
Ukrainian refugees Anastasiia Shevelova and Fawzi Abualhuda, with Riyaz Rabbani, Recreation Receptionist at Saanich Commonwealth Place, who set the couple up with the LIFE recreation program. The program makes fitness and recreation accessible for families with a low income.

Ukraine refugees reclaim wellness, discover community with Saanich Recreation

LIFE program makes recreation possible for all

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ukrainian refugees Anastasiia Shevelova and Fawzi Abualhuda, with Riyaz Rabbani, Recreation Receptionist at Saanich Commonwealth Place, who set the couple up with the LIFE recreation program. The program makes fitness and recreation accessible for families with a low income.
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Solving the bathroom renovation puzzle begins with asking the right questions

Saanich design-build firm shares how to get the bathroom you want, and need

  • Jul 4, 2022
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Dr. Pooja Panwar and the team at Cordova Bay Dental look forward to welcoming the community to their new clinic.

Cordova Bay’s newest dental clinic is opening soon!

This team of caring dental professionals is ready to provide residents the oral healthcare they need

  • Jul 4, 2022
Dr. Pooja Panwar and the team at Cordova Bay Dental look forward to welcoming the community to their new clinic.
Chef Ken Waterman in the brand new Arbutus Bistro, opening July 8 at Berwick House. Left: Berwick Royal Oak's light-filled dining room and plates of the day's dishes for those who don't want to read a menu.

What the little details tell us about life at these Saanich retirement residences

How the building itself supports active, engaged senior living!

  • Jun 27, 2022
Chef Ken Waterman in the brand new Arbutus Bistro, opening July 8 at Berwick House. Left: Berwick Royal Oak's light-filled dining room and plates of the day's dishes for those who don't want to read a menu.
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 20, 2022
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.
Saanich Pride

Saanich shows its Pride!

Pride Month initiatives just one part of ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts

  • Jun 20, 2022
Saanich Pride
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.
The Royal Bay area offers ocean adventures just steps from your door.

Effortless + elegant condo living arrives in Royal Bay

New project is the first to bring condos to this unique, tranquil area

  • Jun 13, 2022
The Royal Bay area offers ocean adventures just steps from your door.
Tom Dudley from Wild Birds Unlimited wants to help you create bird joy in your backyard.

‘Bird Joy’ brings balance, peace and fulfilment – and supports our wild birds

Victoria nature shop helps bring the wild birds closer

  • Jun 13, 2022
Tom Dudley from Wild Birds Unlimited wants to help you create bird joy in your backyard.
Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.

Saanich wants YOU to take on the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge!

Sign up, record your activity minutes + help Saanich compete to be Canada’s Most Active Community

  • Jun 6, 2022
Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.
As part of Berwick Retirement Community's Passion Projects, concierge Hanan hosted three seminars about Syrian culture and her journey to Canada. Not only did residents enjoy learning about another part of the world, it also helped them build stronger bonds.

Sharing passions sparks conversation! Innovative project builds bonds at retirement community

Music performances, wine tastings, cultural knowledge… Berwick staff have many hidden talents!

  • May 30, 2022
As part of Berwick Retirement Community's Passion Projects, concierge Hanan hosted three seminars about Syrian culture and her journey to Canada. Not only did residents enjoy learning about another part of the world, it also helped them build stronger bonds.
Seedlings Forest Education children's growth and outdoor learning.

Giving kids a place ‘where nature becomes the teacher’

Greater Victoria nature programming takes the classroom into the trees

  • May 30, 2022
Seedlings Forest Education children's growth and outdoor learning.