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4725 Falaise Drive
Saanich, BC BCV 8Y1
(250) 658-5244

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Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times Colonist

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

It’s a diverse community,” said Thiessen, adding the event is more about building community than discussing faiths. Easter egg hunts and events around the capital region Saturday Saanich: Easter at Uptown Shopping Centre. Easter Bunny Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Free kids breakfast with donation to the SPCA. Two family seatings at Browns Social House at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Breakfast tickets available at guest services. Visits by the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. at town plaza. Westshore: Kinette Club of Juan de Fuca annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday 10 a.m. at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre (grassy area behind library) Duncan: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre three-day Easter event at 2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Green Hornet train rides and scavenger hunt. For more information, visit: or call 250-715-1113. Oak Bay: Easter Celebration, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2167 Oak Bay Ave. (park behind Oak Bay Municipal hall) with Kids Candy Scramble: • 0-3 years 11:30-11:45 a.m. • 4-6 years 11:45 a.m.-noon. • 7-9 years noon-12:15 p.m. • 10 years and up 12:15-12:30 p.m. Langford: Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. starting with youngest, then by age groups at Ruth King Elementary School grounds, 2764 Jacklin Rd. For more information, visit: Victoria: Easter at the Market, Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 6-1701 Douglas St. The event will feature music and crafts, and 50 Easter treat bags will be given away. Colwood: Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meadow Park in Royal Bay, at the corner of Latoria Boulevard and Sparrowhawk Avenue. The event includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Sidney: Scavenger hunt at Greenglade Teen Lounge, 6-8 p.m. 2151 Lannon Way in Sidney. Sunday: North Saanich: Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2 p.m. at Dominion Brook Park, North Saanich, across from Panorama Rec Cen...

Cops tried to stop truck -

Friday, September 09, 2016

A criminal investigation has been launched by Vancouver Island RCMP and the probe into the crash is being conducted by the Saanich Police Department. Hundreds of people lined the procession route before Beckett's funeral last Tuesday as the hearse carrying her remains made its way to the service. A riderless horse signifying a fallen officer was part of the procession as RCMP officers dressed in traditional red serge uniforms marched in a sombre tribute to their fellow officer. Thousands more later attended Beckett's funeral at a Colwood, B.C., ice arena near Victoria, where she was remembered as a deeply-committed officer with a quirky sense of humour, and a loving wife and mother. The 11-year member of the force left behind a husband and two sons aged five and two. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Reid Kyfiuk, teen snowboarder, mourned by hundreds at funeral in Saanich, BC -

Friday, September 09, 2016

Hundreds of people gathered in Saanich, B.C. Tuesday for the funeral of Reid Kyfiuk, the 15-year-old snowboarder killed in a tragic accident on Mount Washington last week. "He shone like a star for 15 years and everybody today felt that," said Rev. William Hann, a family friend who spoke at Kyfiuk's funeral mass at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. "He was a kid who had a great joy of life." In an interview after the service, Hann said the church was filled with hundreds of people, including Kyfiuk's classmates and hockey teammates. Mourners at the funeral of Reid Kyfiuk, who was killed in a snowboarding accident just before Christmas, included teammates from his hockey team. All round athlete Kyfiuk was an avid athlete who loved to play hockey and snowboard. He died just before Christmas after he disappeared into a hole in an ungroomed part of the trail at the Vancouver Island ski resort. Since then, condolences have poured in, with many noting his kindness and leadership. Kyfiuk's father told the service his...

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war ...

Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Auntie Ellen.' Ellen White, Kwulasulwut, died Tuesday at age 95, and her funeral was held Saturday morning at the Beban Park Social Centre. White was a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and her obituary remembers her as an "educator, cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, and political activist and advocate." She was one of the founders of the Tillicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre and was an elder-in-residence in Vancouver Island University's First Nations studies program. "She possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart," said Les Malbon, who described himself as one of White's adopted grandchildren as he delivered her eulogy Saturday. White's name, Kwulasulwut, translates to ‘many stars' and Malbon alluded to that as he addressed the people gathered in the social centre. "I look out now and I see the many stars," he said. "I see how she impacted the community. I see how much she loved her family and I appreciated, personally, how much that love changed me and how it's changed all of us to be better people and behoove us to be kind to one another and to work towards a world of unity." Malbon said the White home was always filled with visitors, and Ellen White also travelled to meet people and sh...

J. Vincent (Vince) Burg -

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chelsea to work at the Chelsea Pharmacy, and also part-time at the Mercywood Sanitarium in Ann Arbor. It was at Mercywood where Vince met his wife to be, Shirley Ann Tuckey, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. She was a registered nurse and was in charge of the pharmacy. They wed on August 18, 1956 and raised six children.During his lifetime, Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3092, where he was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight, the Chelsea Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Bur...