Thanks a bunch

Saanich Peninsula Rugby Club would like to thank all the people of Sidney and surrounding areas with dirty vehicles who turned out to support our car wash. Thanks also go to Sidney Tire for allowing us to host this event on their forecourt, and also to Lordco for donating cleaning supplies.

The event raised almost $800 for the club to get a junior rugby program off the ground. We will also be donating 10 per cent to the Down family to help out with the extra travel costs during Henry’s treatment.

Club members

Flader Hale Hughesman hosted our second annual pancake breakfast on Aug. 26, with all proceeds going to the Knapp-Fisher Family.

I want to thank all of you who came out to the breakfast and for the many kind donations we received.

We were blown away by the generosity of this community. We were successful in raising $6,000 for Tristan and his family.

Elaine Hughesman

Bouquet of thanks to the owner and staff at Adams Electronics.

Due to the recent change in TV signalling I found myself with no TV reception. I don’t have cable! Four days without TV was enough for me.

I wandered into Adams Electronics with many questions and concerns. I was prepared to puchase what would fix the problem. The staff answered all my questions and suggested I bring my TV and remote in. The store was busy and I wasn’t the only  Sidney resident in need of their help. Not only did the staff set my TV up but they took the time to help me at no charge.

Now that’s some customer service. They did far better than the big box stores in the city had.

Should I need a new TV I know where I’m shopping.

R. Gress



On behalf of the Brentwood Bay Revitalization Committee, I’d like to thank you all for your help in keeping Music in the Park  going. To all of the businesses and people who gave donations, we thank you.

To all of you who bought 50/50 and raffle tickets, made purchases from our vendors, or just bought a popsicle or bottle of water, we thank you. It all helps us with our mandate of bringing quality concerts to our community.

Leslie Gentile



We would like to extend our grateful appreciation and heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the recent fundraiser for little Henry Down, who is suffering from cancer, and to those who have made a contribution to Henry’s trust account.

We would especially like to thank Lori Orr, friend of the family, who set up the trust account for Henry to deal with the myriad travel and accommodation and other expenses and then proceeded to gather together businesses and individuals in the community to help. The Prairie Inn, who hosted the silent auction which raised several thousand dollars and also donated meal receipts from the evening, as did the Bleue Coyote and Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe; and the many businesses and individuals who donated prizes for the silent auction.

Funds are still coming into the Island Trust Savings account from various sources. We have been so touched by the outpouring of love, support, generosity and kindness by the whole community.  It’s allowed us to focus our energy on taking care of Henry as he goes through his long journey of healing at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

The Down, Isomaa and Mellor families



We love our neighbourhood in Sidney and particularly enjoy walking our dog in the early morning quiet. Along the road going into Resthaven by the Sea, near the public tennis court at Tsehum Harbour, there is a row of automatic sprinklers. When they are running every Thursday and Sunday mornings they are a real barrier — it’s impossible to get down the sidewalk beside the tennis court or through the gaps in the hedge without getting wet.

Garden vanity should not trump public access.  These sprinklers always produce more water than the soil can absorb and the water runs off down the road to the storm drain. This waste is always annoying but particularly so when we are under water restrictions.

Julie Morrison


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