PHOTO GALLERY: Sidney’s 60th

Town marks 60 years since it was incorporated as a village; music, fun and cake on offer in the park

“Sidney is my hometown now and I love it.”

With those words, Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May began the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the incorportation of the Village of Sidney on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Sidney, now a town, held a party in Beacon Park, inviting the community to join in and have some anniversary cake.

“I know a lot of us have come from different parts of Canada,” May said, “and I can’t imagine anywhere that has as wonderful a quality of life and wonderful neighbours.”

After some history of the community provided by Graham Debling of the Sidney Museum and Archives, town councillor Steve Price (acting on behalf of an ill mayor Larry Cross) praised the community and its people, then announced the 2012 Community Builder award — whch went to John Bell.

Bell was honoured for his tireless work, fundraising and helping build the Mary Winspear Centre, with which he remains active.

The 60th anniversary party ended with the singing of Happy Birthday, and cake.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canadian Tire Fix-A-Heart campaign raises more than $75,000 for Royal Jubilee Hospital

Donations will help purchase infusion pumps for cardiac care units

Peninsula Panthers’ Josh Lingard scores four against Kerry Park Islanders

Lingard and teammates narrowly lose all-star game 7-6 in sudden death overtime

Greater Victoria man killed in Alberta accident was expectant father

Geordie Murray described as ‘wonderful husband, brother son and friend’

Supreme Court bans Victoria man from practising law

Jeremy Maddock received a law degree in 2016 but never completed articling

Helicopter crash claims legendary baseball coach who sent players to Victoria HarbourCats

HarbourCats manager had met John Altobelli, 56, during recruitment trip in California

VIDEO: Driver found guilty in Saanich crash that left Leila Bui with catastrophic brain injuries

Tenessa Nikirk convicted on one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes mobiles, guest suites not just for relatives

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

The Three Bears are down to two after baby bear carving stolen from his perch in Island community

Thief repeatedly kicked it and dislodged it from cement and rebar

BC Place lights up in purple and yellow to honour Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash

Whistleblower says Iranian-Americans questioned at Peace Arch crossing were targeted

Immigration lawyer says response from Customs Border Protection is a ‘total cover up’

‘Big money’ funding B.C. politics now mostly from taxpayers

Campaign targets $16 million and counting in ‘politician welfare’

Ski lift closed at B.C. mountain over alleged actions of former employee

‘We are actively investigating and dealing with the actions of a former employee,’ said the resort

Most Read