Editor’s Note: Saanich—Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May recently rose in the House of Commons to congratulate the News Review and Town of Sidney on recent anniversary celebrations. Below is the statement.
Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise today to celebrate two events that occurred this last weekend in my riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. The first celebration was the celebration of the 100th year birthday of our local newspaper. The Peninsula News Review has been published since 1912, when it was first called the Sidney Review. It is now published by Black Press. It covers communities for the Saanich Peninsula and after 100 years, it is doing a great job. The second celebration, and I had the great honour of participating in this, was the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of the town where I live. We call it Sidney-by-the-Sea. It is absolutely fantastic. I invite members to come visit. This was the 60th anniversary of its incorporation as a village. Everybody came out. We had a fantastic time on Beacon Park. We cut the cake and served it up for everyone. Happy birthday to the Peninsula News Review. Happy birthday to Sidney.