The Daily Buzz

June 20th, 2022

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June 20th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 20 June 2022, 11:32 AM


June 20th, 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 ...

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

STELLY'S MUSIC CONCERT has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 23rd 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!

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.


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 Thursday, 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 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 


ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE - Professional Training in Beauty and Wellness - Become an Esthetician/Spa Therapist.  Perfect the art of manicures and pedicures, skincare/facials, spa treatments, total body wellness, makeup and much more!   See the Saanich Career Education website @  under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab for more information.

HARBOUR CITY KITCHENS are Hiring!!!   Interested in Learning More???  Got to their website at   “About Us” “Join our Team” to see job openings.

YOUTH 20/20 CAN & CITY OF VICTORIA YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL are recruiting new members over the summer.  Use your voice, share your talents, make a difference!  See the posters on the Saanich Career Education website @  under the Volunteer Opportunities tab for more information.

THE VICTORIA  2022  55+ BC GAMES is taking place from September 13-17, 2022.  They are looking for strong volunteers to lift/move heavy items, students who can set up and take down wood jumps.  September 15th late afternoon/early evening through to September 17th evening.  Contact Meegan Foellner @ 250.413.7816

BRENTWOOD BAY VILLAGE EMPOURIUM - Has summer positions available!  Learn new “Barista” skills, $15.65 hour plus tip sharing.  The Empourium offers staff discounts, food and coffee perks and more.  Apply in person at the shop or email resume to  

JAZZ AVIATION (Air Canada Express) is looking for and full-time & part-time Ramp Attendants, starting at $18.05. Job requirements: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, High school diploma, Class 7 drivers license (N driver), Benefits: Flight benefits, Health benefits, Pension plan.  See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab for for information and how to apply

WEST WIND HARDWOOD is looking to hire graduating students who are looking for full time work.  Basic woodwork knowledge would be an asset, training will be provided as needed.  There is an opportunity for an apprenticeship!! Apply in person (#5-10189 McDonald Park Road, Sidney) or contact Danny at or Shelley 

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

GRAD 2022

After-grad reminders:

- AFTER GRAD Tickets: LAST CHANCE to purchase tickets is today ($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!