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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 5, 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...

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

Friday, September 9, 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...

Cops tried to stop truck -

Friday, September 9, 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?)...

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A doctor who spent decades working to improve health care in northern British Columbia is being mourned after he died Tuesday night.Dr. Bert Kelly was a "tireless champion for health care" said Prince George city councillor Susan Scott, who announced his passing via Facebook.Kelly was a key architect of the Northern Medical Program, in which students in UBC's medical program are trained in northern B.C. in an effort to help recruit and retain future medical professionals in a region that historically has been underserved.Faced with chronic doctor shortages in Prince George and the surrounding area, Kelly helped lead a local group of physicians and specialists in what was effectively a strike in 2000, withdrawing non-essential services until the province agreed to commit more funding and efforts to recruitment and retention of doctors in the north. By 2004 the Northern Medical Program was opened, with Kelly serving the role of Executive Director of the Northern Medical Society.Truly sad this morning at the loss of Dr. Bert Kelly! He wa...

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L. Troxell of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Amy E. Cline of Kamloops, British Columbia; by her two brothers, Paul T. Burnett of Donna, Texas and Clark W. Burnett of Citrus Springs, Florida; and by her 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at contributions may be made to local hospice agencies.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...