The Daily Buzz

June 25th, 2018

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June 25th, 2018
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:51 PM

June 2
5th, 2018


EXAMS: The exam schedule is posted outside the office and on the website.  Please triple check your exam times and be sure to bring all appropriate exam supplies with you: pens, pencils, erasers, and calculator.

YEARBOOKS: Year books are available for pick up in the main office. There a few extra year books available for sale from the accounting office, $60 each.

Report Cards: Students can pick up report cards at the school on Thursday, June 28th from 8:30am – 89:00 am in their TA classroom. Report cards will not be mailed out.

LOCKER CLEAN OUT: Lockers must be totally cleared out. Any items left in lockers will be donated to charity.

BOOK RETURNS: Just a reminder to return all Library books!

Stelly’s has received a large number of free Family passes (2 adults/2 youths) for this weekend’s  events at Western Speedway (Wing Sprints, Stocks, Minis, Otra, Dwarfs) for June 29/30.  Start time 5:30, FanFest 6:00, Racing 6:30.  Come to the office to pick some up for you and your family!!


Are you keen to explore the Marine TASK Program (Trades, Awareness, Skills & Knowledge) This program still has seats available for the six week summer program, starting July 3 to August 10. You will receive an introduction to the safety practice, work readiness skills and certifications required to enter the marine industry. Hands-on Instruction at Camosun College and Industry Field Trips. See your Career Centre for more information.

DISCOVER CULINARY ARTS - A half day experience @ Camosun. Come try your hands at one of the best and most successful Red Seal designated Professional Cook training programs in Canada! You will get an opportunity to shadow post-secondary students, work in professional kitchen, to get a taste of this course. You pick the day! Day bus pass will be provided. Contact the career center or send an email to Ben Haber at


FREE RETAIL TRAINING July 8 to July 29 - Sidney (9775 Third Street) & Brentwood Bay (7105-B West Saanich Road). This certificate program prepares you for first time work experiences in retail and many other work environments. Training includes: Working a cash register and counting cash - Customer service - Creating displays - Sorting inventory - Assisting with pricing

Trades Exploration (TEX) Program - Want to learn more about what it is like to work as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, or welder?  There are still 7 seats available for next year’s Semester 2 Trades Exploration Program, provided in partnership with Camosun College. Learn about each trade, fast track your future and earn up to 24 credits toward grad for completing 6 courses!  See Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre for more information.  He also has information on incentive grants and paid tuition for programs at Camosun related to the trades.


Ikan installations helps Vancouver Island homeowners take advantage of IKEA kitchen cabinets. They are looking for a couple of self motivated students to assemble IKEA kitchens, then help with delivery and installations! $15.00 hour.   Email your resume to or call Kyler at 250.884.4542

Smitty's Family Restaurant in Sidney is looking for a dishwasher. $13.00 hour + tip sharing weekly, and a free meal with each shift. To apply contact Dennis Pettersen @ 250-371-7403 or apply in person, 2306 Beacon Ave.

Saanich Peninsula Hospital have housekeeping positions available! Full Time, Part Time and Casual on Call Housekeeping Positions. A variety of shifts available including 7am to 3pm, 1 pm to 9pm, 11am to 7pm, 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am. $16.25 hour plus $0.75 laundry and show allowance. See attached Job Description:    Submit a copy of your resume to or email it to

Newspaper Times Colonist Carriers WANTED!! Earn extra cash this summer by delivering a Times Colonist newspaper route! 20 cents a paper. Please call 250-380-5327 for information on routes available in your area!

CARE POINT MEDICAL CENTER (Broadmead Village Shopping Centre)  Is looking for a Medical Office Assistant . Great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about office administrative practices in the healthcare sector. Duties would include checking patients in, getting patients to complete consent forms and sterilizing instruments. $12.65 hour - Depending on experience. Saturdays 8:00 – 1:30pm. Email your resume to Natalie at

SLUGGETT FARMS (6881 West Saanich Road) Is looking for students to: Pick corn ($15.00 hour - 8 am to 12 pm) & Roadside stand attendants ($12.65 hour – shifts between 9:30 am - 6 pm). Contact Larry Sluggett directly @


Aviation Museum is having a stall at the Sidney Sidewalk Sale. Monday, July 2, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Volunteers are needed for 2 hour shifts! Duties include making paper airplanes, then testing your planes and your skills by flying the airplanes through hoops!! Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

Canada Day Volunteers Needed
Help the Sidney Lions Club to serve a pancake breakfast to families before the parade and games at Iroquois Park in Sidney. Duties would include serving pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice on July 1st from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

GRAD 2018

Dinner Dance Tickets: Dinner Dance Tickets are available for pick up along with Report Cards on Thursday morning from 8:30 -9:00 am Thursday morning.

AFTER GRAD CLOTHING DROP OFF: Reminder After Grad clothing drop off is happening again today and Tueday Morning from 8-9am! Don't forget ... you will definitely want comfy clothes to wear at the after grad!


B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant
Parents and guardians of eligible children are reminded that a deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the $1,200 B.C. Training and Education Savings GrantChildren born in 2006 or later are eligible for the grant. The deadline for those born in 2007 to 2009 is Aug. 14, 2018, or the day before the child’s ninth birthday — whichever is later. At the time of application, the child and at least one parent or guardian must be a resident of British Columbia.
The grant may be used toward full-time and part-time studies in a wide range of programs, including vocational schools, apprenticeships, trades training, college or university. There are no additional fees or financial contributions needed to receive the $1,200 grant, so parents and families who cannot afford to put aside savings at this time can still start a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Even the smallest investment can grow over time, making it easier to pursue a post-secondary education.
Signing up is as easy as stopping in at a local bank or financial institution to complete a simple application for an RESP. If approved, the $1,200 grant will be deposited directly into the RESP. Once deposited, the investment grows tax free.
For further information about the BCTESG, visit:
For further information about additional Government of Canada RESP incentive programs, visit:

Peninsula Youth Clinic –  OPEN ALL SUMMER
The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand. The clinic will be open these same hours all summer.