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May 17th, 2018

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May 17th, 2018
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:11 AM

May 17th, 2018


GRAD 2019 - Could all 2019 Grads please come to the main foyer at lunch for the last official colour vote. This vote will decide our 2019 graduating colour for clothing orders and pinnies.

ICE CREAM SALE: On Friday the Global Perspectives Class wil be holding an Ice Cream sale at lunch...$1 a scoop with awesome toppings like chocolate Sauce and sprinkles. All proceeds will go towards the Sidney Lions Food Bank! Bring your loonies and toonies!

COFFEE CONCERT: Stelly's next coffee concert is next Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the MPR. Come on out for an awesome night of talent, treats, and of course, coffee or tea! Auditions are on Friday and next Tuesday after the 22nd. If you don’t know what a Coffee Concert is, come on out to the auditions to find out even if you don’t want to perform!

HOMEWORK HELP: Don't forget...Homework Help is available everyday in the Learning Commons starting at 7:30am and after school until 4pm.


Employment Advisor Visit – Thursday, May 24th
Save the date for a visit from Employment Advisor, Lana Millot, on Thursday, May 24th, at lunch in the Career Centre. Learn about how to get started with getting a job or how to get training for the job you want. Also, she will have information on how to get funding for Forklift Training, Traffic Control Ticket, Serving It Right, First Aid and more.

Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 150 teens from across Canada, aged 14 to 17 years, come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Costs:  Travel to/from Ottawa - FREE Program Activities and Supplies - FREE - 1 week stay at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa $750. Choose your theme:  Arts & Culture – Business & Entrepreneurship – Canada Remembers – Communications & Social Media – Democracy & Youth – Experience Canada – First Responders – Global Affairs – Law & Our Justice System – Medicine & Health – Science & Ecology – Science & Technology – Sports & Fitness – Tech & Food – VIMY: Canada’s Coming of Age. Check out the Encounters With Canada website to find out more.

TEAC 105 COURSE - Explorations in Technology -  Registration now open for the Fall TEAC session, the program runs Fridays, 3-6 pm - September through December. This dual-credit course provides current high school students with an introduction to careers in Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. See the Counselling Office for more info


ATTENTION GIRLS! Achieve Anything Foundation's Operation: This IS You!  Upcoming FREE experience events on VANCOUVER ISLAND include: SAR & Science at Sea – Canadian Coast Guard & Department of Fisheries & Oceans // October (TBA) – Day Sail on a Warship – Royal Canadian Navy // Sat. October 21 – Esquimalt, BC. Upcoming FREE experience events on the MAINLAND include: Day Sail on a Warship – Royal Canadian Navy // Sun. May 29 - Vancouver, BC. Search & Rescue at Sea Island Hovercraft Base - Canadian Coast Guard // September (TBA) – Richmond, BC. Behind the Scenes: YVR Operations – YVR Airport Authority // Sat. September 29 – Richmond, BC. Tactical Day with VPD – Vancouver Police Department // Fall 2018 (TBA) – Vancouver, BC.  Note:  Please check the individual event descriptions for any minimum age restrictions – these are set by agency partners for liability reasons. Check out for more information and apply

CAMP IGNITE Youth Firefighter Mentorship Program for Grade 11 & 12 Girls - August 9th to August 12th, 2018. The camp is open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting.Each girl will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. It’s easy, and there’s no cost to participate!  The camp will supply you with firefighter gear, accommodations, meals, activity fees and transportation during the camp.  All you have to do is show up with a great attitude and a sense of adventure! To apply, download and fill out the application form and take it to your municipality’s main fire hall. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 1st, 2018

FOODSAFE Level 1 - Monday, June 9th, 2018      8:30am – 4:30pm  SHOAL Centre Cost is $50.00. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated. To Register contact Sara: or call 250-656-5537


RED BARN - Deli Clerk West Saanich Road location (5550 West Saanich Road) Looking to fill several summer positions with long-term potential! FoodSafe Level 1 preferred, but not required. $11.35 hr. ($12.65 as of June 1st). WANTED: individuals with outstanding customer service and some experience working in the food industry, preferably deli and candidates with day time flexibility for evening and weekend shifts. Email your resume to: Attn: Jayne -

The Old Spaghetti Factory is looking for a part-time dishwasher! Flexible hours, 10-20 hours per week. $12.00 per hour + tips. Lots of great incentives!! Please apply in person with your resume at 703 Douglas Street, downtown Victoria.

Calibre Doors and Millwork Ltd. - Career Opportunity - a small joinery business located in Sidney, specializing in custom doors, windows and millwork have an opportunity for a student wishing to pursue a career in the field of carpentry to join our company. Full apprenticeship or part time work for the summer is available for a motivated student. This is a very busy shop.  Must be keen, outgoing, and serious about working in this trade. Wage will depend on experience!! Contact Kevin Day at 250-818-2258

Island View Mini Golf is looking for full and part time staff from 9:30 am to dusk,7 days a week, weather permitting. $11.35 hour ($12.65 as of June 1st). Duties include customer service, cash and some minor landscaping. Please email your resume for interviews to:

MOTHER’S HELPER: We are looking for someone to come to our home in Sidney for 3 to 4 hours between 3:00 and 7:00 two days per week, $15 per hour. We would like this person to prepare dinner by 5:15 or 5:30. After everyone is done eating (including this person if he / she wants), this person would pack lunches and unload & reload the dishwasher. If there's any time left, folding laundry or general household chores. If we have tasks that we want to complete, we might request that this person supervise our VERY active 6 and 3 year old. This would be instead of other tasks, not at the same time. Therefore experience with children would also be helpful. If you have experience with some but not all of the tasks that we need help with, we would like to hear from you. Really, we are looking for the right fit as this person will be in our home at the same time as our family. Contact Erin at

Fish O’ Chips (10153 Resthaven Drive, Sidney) has the following positions available: line cook - hostess – waitress. $13.00 hour. Call Tony at 250-213-5901 (cell) or 250-656-4435 (Fish O’ Chips) to set up an interview!

Great Canadian Dollar Store 1185 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay.  Is looking to hire students to work Wednesday & Friday’s, 3-7; Saturday’s 9-5:30 or 10:30-7; Sunday’s 10-5:30 $11.35 hour. No experience necessary you will be trained in receiving, merchandising and cashiering. Apply in store with your resume or apply online and attach your resume to

Tim Hortons in Sidney is now hiring ... Part time Team Members for evenings and weekends. If you are looking for good job experience this is a good place to work.  We are flexible and will work around your schedule (including your sports). Come join our team! Free Uniforms are provided - 1 on 1 Training program - Employee Meal discounts - A fun working atmosphere. $11.35 hour. Apply in person with your resume at Tim Hortons, 2343 Beacon Ave, Sidney


The Boulders Climbing Gym, Sport Climbing BC and Climbing Escalade Canada are in need of volunteers in various capacities for the 2018 Lead and Speed Nationals happening May 19-21. Each volunteer will receive free food during their shift(s) and a free t-shirt. All volunteers will be trained for their various role prior to the event. Registration for volunteers can be found here: . Questions can be directed to Joanne McLarty at or Max Considine, at

The First National Stand-Up Paddleboard Championships are being held at the Sidney waterfront May 26th & 27th. Each shift will be 3 hours long. The first shift is at 9:00 a.m. and the last shift is 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Duties range from directing event traffic into and out of Beacon Wharf, helping vendors set up & take down tents & supplies, and managing cleanup of the site. As an added incentive, Blue Dog Kayak has offered free boards/lesson for each of the volunteers!!    Email Julie at:

GRAD 2018

The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys.  The Magic Wand  is for ANY grad to borrow a dress or tux, rather than buy (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge).  All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, phone 250-658-0246.


Peninsula Youth Clinic is OPEN TONIGHT
The Peninsula Youth Clinic is open tonight and every Thursday at their new location from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Both a doctor and counsellor are available.