The Daily Buzz

June 17th, 2022

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June 17th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Friday, 17 June 2022, 11:36 AM


June 17th, 2022


GOOD MORNING STELLY'S! We would like to take this moment to acknowledge the W̱SÁNEĆ TERRITORY our school resides on...       HERE ARE TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS ...

TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Breaded and baked Halibut Burger with tartar sauce, French Fries, Scooby Doo Alfredo with Chicken, Pepperoni Pizza or a Coconut Curry Chicken Fried Rice.   Come on Down and check it out

Congratulations to all performing arts students who perform last night. It was a truly amazing evening. Well Done Stingers!

There will be a guest lecturer in the band room today at lunch for students who are interested in continuing on in the performing arts after high school. Come on Down and check it out!

REMINDER TO STUDENTS ... Please return any books you aren't using as soon as possible - especially grade 12s! Thank You!

STELLY'S MUSIC CONCERT is happening on Monday, June 20th on the Back field at Stelly's. There will be a BBQ behind the school from 5-6:30pm (Burger/Drink/Chips) combo will cost $7 and veggie burgers will be available. The concert will start at 7pm on the basketball court behind the school. Our audience will sit on the field so they should bring a blanket or lawn chair. See you there!

FREEZIE SALE at lunch today and afterschool in the main foyer for only $2.00! This is a fundraiser for the France 2023 group. 

Would you be interested in taking a Standard First Aid Course at Stelly’s on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th with Panorama Recreation? There will be cost, TBA!  Certification is needed to apply for jobs at Panorama Recreation.  Sign up in the Career Centre

GRADE 11 PARENTS:  The Grad 2023 Dry Grad Parent Committee is looking for you!  Mark your calendars for our inaugural meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00pm in the Stelly's Learning Commons (Library). You can also stay connected by subscribing to the Stelly’s Grad Forum, connect with us on Facebook: Grad 2022 - Parent Fundraiser for Stelly’s Students Dry After Grad (name soon to change to 2023) and at  We need many hands to make this successful for our kids! Come help and meet the other parents at the June 25, July 23, August 25th bottle-drives.

BOTTLE DRIVE - The Grad 2023 Dry Grad Parent Committee is fundraising already and we need you!  The bottle drives will now continue with proceeds towards the 2023 After Grad Party. Bottle-drives start on June 25th and continuing through the summer, July 23rd and August 25th, 9-noon.

STUDENT ABSENCE OR LATE:  If a student will be absent or late for class, we ask that parents/guardians either email or phone the Attendance Line 250-544-0300 to let the school know.



WORK EXPERIENCE 12A/12B registration deadline is TODAY, June 17th!  If you have a job or are volunteering and are wanting to receive Work Experience credits over the summer, you must be registered by June 17th to receive credit for your summer hours!!  See the Career Centre to register ASAP!

Attention Grade 12’s!!  Camosun College has just opened 40 NEW additional spaces for the Criminal Justice Diploma Program.  See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Post Secondary School/University Information tab for more information.

WORKBC VICTORIA is hosting a free in-person recruiting event for any job seekers in Victoria to explore or apply for opportunities in the Human Service Sector. Happening on June 23, 2022. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  No registration necessary!  Event will be held at 201-1483 Douglas Street.  See the Saanich Career Education website under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab for more information and to see who will be in attendance for this event.

PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 23rd @ 6:00 pm (Pacific Design Academy, 1252 Wharf Street).  Come learn about their fantastic programs and tour the school.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the school and to see all of the amazing work PDA students have done this year! See the Saanich Career Education website at

BC REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS - “Plan A” Summer Youth Employment Program.  Get PAID to Learn a Trade.  It’s a skill you will have forever!  No experience required!  Visit your Career Centre for more details and for an application!


 >Search & Rescue with Canadian Coast Guard // TBA – Richmond, BC. 

 >Day Sail on a Warship with the Royal Canadian Navy// Monday, July 4, 2022 - Vancouver, BC.         Note:  Please check the individual event descriptions for any minimum age restrictions – these are set by agency partners for liability reasons.  Proof of full vaccination is required!   See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Opportunities for Girls tab for more information and to apply. 


HERITAGE ACRES aka SAANICH HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS SOCIETY - Is looking for volunteers starting immediately!  Volunteering can be for a couple of hours, a full day or as much time as you can spare in a day.  Contact Andrea Smith directly @ (250) 516-7785 or 

CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB is looking for volunteers for the following events:

-Saturday, June 19, at 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Pancake breakfast.  Father's Day Prostate Walk (Camosun College parking lot on Markham Rd, Interurban Campus).  

-Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church Concert (7921 St. Stephens Road, off Mt Newton X Rd.)

Sunday, July 10th, at 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (either morning or afternoon) at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside)

Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Deuce Days Car Show (TBA West Burnside Road).   

Please contact Ken Burkowski for details.  The Lion Club can provide transportation, they appreciate all volunteers. Home phone: 250 652 3217 or Cell: 250 812 9028 


Brentwood Bay Village Empourium has summer positions available to students wanting to work in the fun and exciting environment of a busy cafe retail space. Learn new skills, add ''barista'' to your resume and enjoy working with a great team. Emporium offers staff discounts, food and coffee perks, tip pooling and more. Bring your resume and outline of availability to the attention of the manager at Empourium, located in the Brentwood Crossing shopping Centre.

SIDNEY/NORTH SAANICH LIBRARY is looking to hire a Library Page for 6 hrs. a week, $15.65 hr. For Tuesday: 6:15 to 8:15pm, Thursday: 6:15 to 8:15 pm & Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  For complete list of duties and to apply online see:   Application deadline is Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5 pm. 

SIDNEY NORTH SAANICH YACHT CLUB Is looking for full time kitchen staff for July and August. Duties include food prep, deserts, salads, plating for events and cleaning, afternoon and evening work is available, $15.65 hour + tips + plus meals.  Send e-mail with why you would be a great addition to our team to mailto:%6da%6e%61%67e%72@s%6es%79%63.%63%61]

THE 154th SAANICH FAIR (September 3-5, 2022) is looking for 12-24 students to work all 3 days of the fair for 6 hour shifts each day.  $18.00 hour.  You will be supplied with a meal ticket each day, a 3-day wristband for entry and some ride tickets for the midway! Please contact Diana McMurty at 250-652-3314 or by email at 

SILVER RILL FARMS ARE HIRING! Seasonal Employees for their very busy farm.  Part-time or full-time hours available.  Currently hiring for:  Market Workers Berry Pickers Vegetable Pickers.  Please email: 

STEP UP YOUTH PROGRAM - Are you interested in an exciting & challenging volunteer role?  Are you in high school looking for experience toward a career in health care?  Island Health's Step-Up Youth Program is for you!  THIS UNIQUE PROGRAM OFFERS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AGED 15 - 18 AN OPPORTUNITY TO STEP UP AND:

  • Practice Island Health's C.A.R.E. values (Courage, Aspire, Respect, and Empathy)
  • Learn about clinical and non-clinical careers in health care
  • Lead by sharing ideas and leading projects.

For more information and to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Volunteer Opportunities Tab.

HOME HARDWARE in Central Saanich is looking for young keen workers!  Duties would include customer service, cashier, and stocking shelves.  Part time work evenings and weekends, that can lead into full time in the summer.

Apply in person to Samantha (Unit #7, 7855 East Saanich Road)

THE RED BRICK CAFE in Sidney is looking to hire entry level staff, from service, cleaning and cooking.  $15.65 hour + tips.  Hours would primarily be weekends and holidays.  Apply in person with resume to Red Brick Cafe - 2423 Beacon Avenue, Sidney.

ELK LAKE FARM is looking for Farm/garden help!  If you are interested in being outside and getting exercise, you may be a good candidate for this local job.  A good learning experience on an organic fruit farm.  Right now, the employer is looking for someone to help with weeding, shoveling, mowing grass; and picking blackberries in July, starting at $16.00-$20.00 hour. Flexible hours through the summer. The farm is located on Old West Saanich Rd. on the other side of Elk Lake. Contact: Cindy (250) 479-7773

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS - Looking for a great Job opportunity this summer? Student Works Painting in Victoria/Sidney is currently looking for more people to join their summer painting team! Positions start at $20/hour and all painters have the potential to make an upwards of $20-$30/hour.  No previous painting experience is needed!  To see the complete poster, see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab

Would you like extra support, guidance, and resources to help you find and keep a job that’s right for you? 

Then check out the digital Spring 2022 edition of Victoria’s Youth Employment Program Guide brought to you by the Youth Employment Program Providers (YEPP). There are 24 programs and services specially designed to help youth in our community find employment!  For the Guide see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab.

SCAFFOLDING COMPANY (Construction Labourer).  Busy scaffold company in Victoria looking for construction site labourers Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Duties include, but are not limited to: Unloading and loading trucks/trailers in storage yard and on job sites ➤ Assisting scaffold foreman with erecting and dismantling scaffolds ➤ Working at heights.  For applicant requirements and how to apply see the Saanich Career Education website under Job Opportunities tab. 

GRAD 2022

After-grad reminders:
Tickets: purchase at lunch hour today through to Friday ($10 each)
Clothes: Any clothes that you will need for the after-grad MUST be brought to the parents organizing the after-grad.  They will be here Thursday morning and next Monday (20th) and Tuesday (21st).


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:  Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our International students joining us at the end of August 2022.  Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!  If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided:

·      $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)

·      Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team

·      International students who are fully vaccinated

Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!