The Daily Buzz

April 29th, 2021

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April 29th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12:14 PM


April 29th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a a Hot Italian Panini, Cucumber Feta Quinoa Salad, Cajun Chicken Caesar Wrap, Hummus & Flatbread, Cannelloni and Cream Sauce with a biscuit, Korean Beef & mushrooms on Udon Noodles or a Chicken Quesadilla with Gouda.     Come on down and check it out!

REPORT CARDS - Quarter 3 report cards were handed out this morning in Block 1 class.  If students don’t have a block 1 class, they can pick up their report cards in the office.

REMINDER TO CLC STUDENTS:  When you have completed your 30 hours of Work Experience or Volunteering, ask your employer or volunteer coordinator to confirm your hours!  Forms are available in the Career Centre!  Return completed forms to Mrs. Jackson in the Career Centre

JUST A REMINDER .... MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156 and AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP is every Monday through Thursday in the Learning Commons until 4pm.


UVic HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE - Online Open House – TONIGHT April 29 - UVic is inviting students to their upcoming School of Health Information Science Open House (via Zoom) THIS THURSDAY, April 29th from 5:00 – 6:00pm.  Learn more about how health informatics is changing the world by bridging health care, management, and technology.  An RSVP is not required, but if you are able to attend an email to would be appreciated. Zoom link:     Meeting ID: 841 6493 6917

ISACA (INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT & CONTROL ASSOCIATION) VICTORIA presents Spring-Board Conference 2021 CYBER SECURITY ONLINE WORKSHOP TONIGHT - Learn from people in the Cyber Security World what it takes to get into the exciting field. April 29th, 2021 from 5-8 pm.  To register see the QR Code on the poster on the Saanich Career Education website at or online at 

WorkBC is excited to announce the following free events open to the public we are putting on to celebrate BC Youth Week, May 1st to May 7th!  To register and see the different presentations visit the Saanich Career Education webpage at: under Events, Info Sessions and more.

DEVELOPING A CAREER IN SKILLED TRADES - A WEBINAR FOR WOMEN - MAY 5th at 4:00pm   The Women in Skilled Trades webinar series introduces women and girls to career opportunities in skilled trades.  Speakers from different skilled trade specialties will share success stories, information and resources.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.  See the Poster on the Saanich Career Education website under the Opportunities for Girls tab    Register at: 

INDIGENOUS MIXED MEDIA & ARTS WORKBC CELEBRATING YOUTH WEEK - Indigi-Mixed Media & Arts Seminar.  Listen as Artists share stories from their journey through the Arts.  May 6th, 2:100-3:00 pm - Virtual Event. See the poster on the Saanich Career Education website under Events, Info Session and more tab @    Register at:

SKILLS CANADA BC Online Paper Airplane Challenge for Students!  Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your design and building skills with this month’s Online Paper Airplane Challenge!  See all the rules and guidelines on the Saanich Career Education website under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab @    All submissions must be received by May 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST.  Enter for a chance to win a $50 e-Gift Card!

SAANICH POLICE CAREER INFO NIGHT - May 18    Here is an opportunity to learn about careers in law enforcement and policing, the various sections within the Saanich Police Department, and how to prepare for this career pathway.  Hear from Saanich Police recruitment officers, new recruits, and have your questions answered. TUESDAY, May 18th from 6-7:00pm.   See the Saanich Career Education Website for more information under Events, Info Sessions and more tab @      Zoom Registration is required:

Entrepreneurship Workshops for Grade 10 & 11 Students – May 25 & 27 - UVic’s Gustavson School of Business will be hosting Zoom workshops at the end of May for Grade 10 and 11 students who may want to learn how they can flex their entrepreneurial skills through a side-hustle or microbusiness of their own!  Two dates are available: May 25 or May 27 @ 6pm-7pm.  Click here to register for May 25:

Click here to register for May 27 :

Or contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor, at for more information.


THE 10 ACRES FARM in North Saanich is looking for volunteers for weeding & berry picking.  (weekends and through the summer!)  Contact Charlie @ 778-584-5886


YARD WORK - Mainwaring Road, 2 to 3 hours weekly yard work; lawn edging, weeding gardens, blowing sidewalks!   After school or weekends, $16.00/Hour. (9229 Mainwaring Road, North Saanich).  Interested:  Call Dennis at 778-426-4296

MARY'S BLEUE MOON CAFE in Sidney.  (9535 Canora Road, Sidney, BC).  Mary’s Bleue Moon is looking for a part time dishwasher to start immediately.  The shifts would start as Saturday and Sunday but there could be more shifts down the line.  Experience is preferred but not required.  $14.60 hour + tips.  Apply in person or email 

SNOWDON HOUSE is looking to hire students to help with the Farm markets - harvesting - gardening - production kitchen - retail.  Every day is different!!  Food Safe and a driver’s license is a requirement (driver’s license is required because Snowdon House isn’t on a bus route).  $15.00 hour, Friday (after school-5) - Saturday & Sunday (9-5).  Full time hours are available thru the summer Wednesday-Sunday (9-5).  Email resume to  (1890 Mills Road, North Saanich, BC)

GRAD 2021

MAGIC WAND PROJECT - Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth:  or Joy:   Website:


DO YOU SHOP AT FAIRWAYS or THRIFTY'S?? You are half-way there to helping the Parent Committee for Grad 2021! We have Thrifty's & Fairway's Cards that you simply load with money, then use to shop at the store - the Committee gets 5% of money loaded onto the cards!  These cards can be given to neighbours, family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles who shop at these stores.  Need a card?  Drop by the main office!


WHALE WATCHING TRIP - Saanich International Student Program   - Registration forms are now available in the International Office for International Students interested in going on a Whale Watching Day Trip scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021. The cost is $95.00 for a three hour trip with Prince of Whales Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures in Victoria. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30 and registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Please see Diane in the International Office for forms and information on payment.

IN SEARCH OF NEW HOMESTAY FAMILIES FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Are you interested in becoming a Homestay family for an International student? Saanich Schools International Student Program needs new host families for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  This can be a wonderful opportunity to make life-long friendships and share the beauty of your home and community.  Host families receive a generous allowance to offset expenses.

Learn More: 

Apply Now:


PENNINSULA YOUTH CLINIC is operating through Telehealth tonight from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor.  To make an appointment, call 250-656-4143.