Saanich Peninsula Spotlight: Chamber members build a thriving community

12 businesses and organizations to visit this spring

The Saanich Peninsula is one of the region’s most popular locations to live and work for good reason. There’s the beautiful landscape and safe, inviting communities but beyond that is the thriving assortment of shops, services, amenities and industry. Here’s a look at 12 Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce businesses and organizations improving your community:

Sidney All Care (allcarecanada.ca) Sidney All Care is an 88-bed complex care Residence. They strive to make your family feel at home and the staff an extension of your family, caring for those that mean the most to you and us. Thanks to the community feeling they foster, residents and their families love the experienced, dedicated and compassionate care team. They believe in Resident-Centered Care, making independence and safety our top priorities and have 24-hour nursing care to assist with activities of daily living and life enriching programs. Call 778-351-2505 to learn more.

Sidney Home Hardware For housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies – you can find them all at Sidney Home Hardware. They also have have cute giftware, seasonal items, lawn and garden supplies. Get your next home project supplies at 2356 Beacon Ave. or call 250-656-2712.

Island Blue – Family owned since 1969, Island Blue was founded in 1912 and today is a group of passionate, dedicated professionals providing a creative resource for customers to bring their inspirations, ideas and projects to life. Island Blue’s Art & Framing offers a large selection of artist supplies, including custom picture framing, while the Print & Imaging Centre provides digital printing and finishing services, book and fine art/photo printing. Visit at 2455 Beacon Ave. or call 250-656-1233.

SeaFirst Insurance Brokers – The largest general insurance broker on the Saanich Peninsula, SeaFirst brokers are insurance specialists, with offices in Brentwood Bay (250-652-1141), Saanichton (250-652-5157) and Sidney (250-656-9886). From commercial to residential to marine insurance, they shop the insurance market and tailor the coverage to suit your specific needs. “We take the worry out of insurance.” Visit seafirstinsurance.com

Elizabeth May MP Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament representing the southern Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. She is one of Canada’s most respected environmentalists. As well, she practiced law and is also the author of eight books. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. For information on town halls, call the constituency office in Sidney at 250-657-2000 or 1-800-667-9188.

Finlayson Bonet – The largest architecture firm on the Peninsula, Finlayson Bonet specializes in a wide range of projects, from single-family to multi-family. Serving a diverse set of clients, partners Art Finlayson and Silvia Bonet lead a reliable team of professionals and technologists ready to help bring your dreams to life. Visit finlaysonbonet.ca to learn more.

Deep Cove Market – Nestled in North Saanich, just five minutes from BC Ferries and Sidney, the Deep Cove Market is a unique little market with local and specialty products from around the world. A perfect stop for breakfast, lunch or a latte, this is a foodie’s favourite, with lots of surprise finds. Visit at 10940 West Saanich Rd. or call 250-656-2547.

Black Press Media and Peninsula News Review Black Press offers a range of marketing solutions that leverage broad reach and deep connection into your markets. By integrating our many media assets we deliver a cross-platform solution customized to your objectives. We offer advertising in any combination of over 150 newspapers and a corresponding number of websites. These are complemented by a variety of niche opportunities in print and online/digital. We are here to help you optimize your investment and leverage our expertise!

Bayshore Home Health – Offering personalized, affordable home support from bonded caregivers, LPNs and RNs, Bayshore Home Health with you every step-of-the-way to deliver an experience that makes a positive difference, every visit, every time. In Sidney, call 778-749-0014.

The Town of Sidney Your “one-stop shop” for business in Sidney! Whether you’re an existing business wanting to renew a business licence, a new business setting up, or an entrepreneur looking to start a business, the Town of Sidney is the place to go.

Office of Adam Olsen – Here to serve the community, if you would like to bring an issue to Adam Oslen’s attention, or are looking for help navigating government services, “we want to hear from you!” Visit adamolsen.bcgreencaucus.ca or on Facebook, stop by 215-2506 Beacon Ave. or call 250-655-5600.

The Mortgage Centre – Servicing Sidney, North Saanich and the Gulf Islands since 1998, the Mortgage Centre has 45 different lenders to choose from, ensuring clients get the lowest rates and best service. CHIP Reverse Mortgages are also available. Call 250-656-9551 for a confidential interview. Learn more at sidneymortgages.com

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