More history in the making planned for Heritage Acres

Peninsula News Review's 100th anniversary celebration to happen at iconic location

This coming week in 1956, attendance records were toppled almost daily at North Saanich’s Sandown Park during the fall race series.

The first day at the horse racing track saw more than 3,000 people take in the races, which was substantially more than the previous year’s attendance figures.

Stories like that one have not only shaped history here on the Peninsula, they’ve also been peppered through the pages of the Peninsula News Review for the past 100 years.

A century ago, the first edition of the Sidney and Islands Review hit the streets. Since then it has been the go-to reference for news around the Peninsula.

This month the News Review is celebrating its 100th birthday with a party at Heritage Acres that doubles as a fundraiser for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. The event happens Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating with the community,” says News Review publisher Jim Parker. “And what better place to hold a party like this than at Heritage Acres.”

The activities will feature live music from bands The Archers, Chick Wagon and Fir Cone, entertainment for kids including Panorama Recreation Centre’s inflatable obstacle course, and a barbecue and refreshments courtesy of Peninsula Co-op and pies supplied by Fairway Market.

Refreshments and admission are by donation, with all proceeds going to Tour de Rock.

“It’s going to be a fun day,” Parker says. “We’re looking for good support for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.



Just Posted

Cannabis cultivation: Former North Saanich chicken farm goes into pot

North Saanich would join a small, growing number of communities with marijuana growing

More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

Barney Williams is accused of verbal abuse and harassment

Study shows Oak Bay’s dwindling population is rapidly aging

Housing Needs Study says Oak Bay facing a shortfall of 349 bedrooms

Last full moon of the decade peaks at 12:12 on 12/12

December full moon also referred to as the cold moon

Langford’s Isabelle Reader Theatre gets a makeover

Upgrades include new stage, new seats and improved sightlines

VIDEO: Andrew Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees

Potential for ticks to transfer to clothing

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Dec. 10

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

One man dead after car crash in Nanaimo

One person died, another was injured in the accident which happened Wednesday on Nanaimo Lakes Road

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of legendary Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Most Read