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September 28th, 2021

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September 28th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 12:29 PM


September 28th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Toonie Wrap, Roasted Chicken bacon & Cheese sandwich on Focaccia, Cobb Salad, Perogies and Ham with Sour Cream, Baked Rotini with Sausage in Tomato sauce, Chicken Broccoli peppers and Cheese Bake or Mexican Tortilla Soup.      Come on down and check it out!

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - THURSDAY Sept 30 - This THURSDAY Sept. 30 will be the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is to honour the lost children & survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Students will not be in session on Thursday. At Stelly’s we will honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools by wearing orange TOMORROW ( Wednesday) Sept. 29.

PIZZA SALE is happening tomorrow as the cafeteria is closed.   $2.50 a slice. Come on down and check it out!  If you are paying by credit card or debit card ... see Mrs. Youell in the Accounting office!

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING is happening tomorrow in the Learning Commons at Lunchtime. Any questions see Mrs. Laws in the main office!

WANTED, FUTURE LEADERS! - Applications are open to stake your claim on Bursaries!   Are you related to a Canadian veteran?  Turn yourself in at your local Royal Canadian Legion Branch to learn more about their Bursary Program. Find a local Branch: 


Create something about Remembrance Day and what it means to you and your country, and you could win local and national prizes, including: Cash and Travel!  Deadline: November 15, 2021. Who can enter?: All kids & youth, grades 1-12, in BC & Yukon. Contest Categories: Poster - Essay - Poetry - Video   For more information go to   ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR LOCAL LEGION BRANCH  

MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156.


VIRTUAL PARENTS NIGHT AT UVIC TONIGHT! - Parent nights are for parents and guardians of high school students, but your students are welcome to join you! In these online events, we'll answer your questions about admission requirements, scholarships and upcoming application deadlines, and offer advice on helping your children successfully transition to life in university. Events are scheduled in Pacific Time. Registration closes two hours before an event.  October 28, 6:00PM | November 24, 6:00PM  ...  Register at:

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR ”C” & AED - NEW FORMAT: Blended online and in class.  Online: emailed to you two weeks prior to class date and on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 - 12:00 am to 4:30 pm in class @ SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.  CRC Emergency First-Aid with CPR "C" Blended Learning - This fun and interactive 4 hour online and 4.5 hours in-class course trains people how to react and improvise during time priority, life threatening emergencies.  The online component covers care for adults, children, and babies. The classroom component will focus on developing the participant’s skills.  Participants must successfully complete both the online and the classroom components to be certified in Emergency First-Aid with CPR C.  For more details see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 250-656-5537 and ask for Vanessa

FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 - Saturday, November 13th, 2021 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm @   SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive Cost is $50.00 (Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted).  Food safe Level 1 - This 8-hour food handling, sanitation and work safety course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Price includes a manual & a certificate valid for 5 years (to be mailed out after the course).  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 778-426-8767

POST SECONDARY BC (PSBC) is a consortium of primarily public post-secondary institutions in BC, who provide information you need to help make the best education decisions.

Virtual Fairs for students & parents:

-       Seven dates, open to everyone across the province, with each fair open for 10 hours.

-       Presentations (live or pre-recorded) up to six times daily (# will vary by institution)

-       Live text & video chat available with institutional representatives

-       Multiple “door prizes” will be awarded to student participants after each event

Registration for students will open on Friday, Sept 24 starting at 9:00am – Register for any date.  For more information, visit our Careers site at:, or go to the PSBC Website:

CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES EVENT (CUE) is a forum designed to highlight Canada’s universities to BC’s secondary school students and families. CUE brings together over 50 of Canada’s finest post-secondary institutions and showcases them over two weeks in September & October. We are committed to helping students find their perfect fit in Canadian post-secondary education.  For dates and to register, visit the Saanich Schools Career Education website,, or visit:

SKILLS CANADA BC ONLINE VIDEO PRODUCTION CHALLENGE #2 - Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your Video Production skills with this month’s Online Video Production Challenge!  The Winner will receive a $75 e-gift card per category.  Deadline to enter is October 15th, 2021, 6:00 pm PST.  See the Poster on the Saanich Career Education webpage @

The application into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Camosun College is now open and will remain open until December 15th. BC/Yukon high school students are eligible to apply in their Grade 12 year. GPA will be initially calculated on interim grades to determine provisional qualification. Self-reporting of interim grades for current BC/Yukon high school students due Feb 28, 2022. 


Triples hot CrossFondo  which is a 45+ ride of backcountry trails in Victoria BC. This event is a fundraiser for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Youth Racing Team, and also raises money to support the South Vancouver Island Nature Trail Society and the South Island Mountain Bike Society. Check-out the website @  Volunteers Needed, Sunday, October 17, 2021.   Nutrition station - Trails Marshalls\Marker - Start\Finish.  If you’d like to volunteer on the event day, please email


WHITE SPOT RESTAURANT in Central Saanich is now hiring in all areas!  They offer flexible shifts with lots of opportunities to learn and grow.  See the Saanich Careers Education website for more information @  under the Job Opportunities Tab.

SHOPPERS DRUG MART in Sidney is looking for a Pharmacy Assistant.  Duties would include starting as a cashier in the Dispensary and then work into Dispensing and Data Entry positions.  $15.20 hour minimum based on skill set.  Email your resume to Lara at: 

GOOD FORTUNE CHINESE RESTAURANT is hiring bussing positions!  PLEASANT WORK ENVIRONMENT AND FANTASTIC CO-WORKERS.  Great tips, $15.20 hour, and a meal is included with each shift.  Call 250-656-5112, or drop off your resume at Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant (9775 Third Street in Sidney)

PENINSULA PANTHERS Jr HOCKEY CLUB & KIWANIS CLUB OF SAANICH PENINSULA   - Are you interested in the world of multimedia or a student interested in creating new and exciting video and audio content?  The Peninsula Panthers are looking for an Audio and Video savvy person to take on the responsibility of creating raw footage and reviewing content for a wide array of promotional & fun videos that includes commercials for local businesses.  Visit the Saanich Career Education website at

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS?  A neighborhood couple is looking for help with yard work and gardening!! Generally, 4 hours per week/variable throughout the year/more hours possible with various projects. Flexible hours available - either weeknights, weekends, or Thursday’s before 3:00.  Wage negotiable depending on experience and ability - $15.20 hour.  Direct supervision available.  Steel toed boots required - we will contribute to the cost of these.  Contact Lee by text @ 250-857-0276

NORGARDEN ESTATES in Sidney is looking to hire Dining Room Servers for their three dining rooms.  The positions are part time 4 pm - 8 pm.  $19.29 hour.  Food Safe is a requirement.  Email Leah Ralph your resume and cover letter to: 


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 Friday, October 15. The cost is $110.00 for a three-hour trip with Prince of Whales- - Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures in Victoria. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct 6 and registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Please see Diane in the International Office for forms and information on payment.


2021 GRAD DIPLOMA: Pparents:  if you have an older child who graduated in June 2021, their Dogwood Graduation Diplomas are available in the office for pickup.  Younger siblings are welcome to pick them up.

Are you looking for a way to support your Stelly's PAC? We support many activities including athletics, music, performing arts, science, art and many other great programs & opportunities for our students! In order to continue funding these programs, please consider using the Stelly's PAC member number at Peninsula Co-op grocery and local gas stations. Quote Co-op number 116547 the next time you shop or fill up. Every little bit counts!  Thank you for your continued support!