The Daily Buzz

June 24th, 2022

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June 24th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Friday, 24 June 2022, 11:25 AM


June 24th, 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 ...

TEXT BOOKS & LIBRARY BOOKS - REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS to please bring back all of your library books and textbooks to the Learning Commons as soon as you are finished studying for final exams.

TIMETABLES FOR 2022-2023 - If you haven't picked up your timetable yet, they are available for pick up in the main office.

YEARBOOKS - Yearbooks will be handed out TODAY. They are available to pick up from Mr. Hart in the Dining Room or the main office. If you still wish to buy a yearbook, you can purchase one at the Accounting office for $65.

GRAD 2023 PARENTS:  Is your child graduating next year? The Grad 2023 Dry Grad Parent Committee is looking for you!  Mark your calendars for our inaugural meeting on TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH at 7:00PM! Due to summer holidays, this will be a ZOOM meeting to reach as many parents as possible! Details will be posted on both the Facebook “Stelly's Secondary School - Parents Advisory Council” and the Facebook “Grad 2023- Parent Fundraiser for Stelly’s Students Dry After Grad”. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Facebook page or send us an email at We need many hands to make this successful for our kids!

GRAD 2023 PARENTS:  Is your child graduating next year? The Grad 2023 Dry Grad Parent Committee has already begun fundraising and we need you! The bottle drives will now continue with proceeds towards the 2023 After Grad Party. Mark your calendars! The 4th Saturday of every month from 9:00AM – 12:00PM starting on Saturday, June 25, 2022! There will also be bottle drives on Saturday, July 23, 2022 and Saturday, August 27, 2022. We need YOU to help make this fundraiser successful for our kids – all help welcome, no need to RSVP, just show up!

LOCKERS - We hope by now that all students have emptied their lockers.  We strongly recommend that you write down you lock combination and keep it in a safe place so you remember it for September!!

PARENT VOLUNTEER DRIVERS FOR NEXT YEAR 2023 - Reminder that all volunteers for School District 63 are required to complete a Criminal Record Check every three years. Sports and trips may start up quickly in September, so we encourage parents to be proactive and do this NOW, if you might be interested in driving, as the process can take a few weeks at rush time.  On the Stelly's Secondary home page, under "PARENTS", find the School Volunteer Information link and follow the steps.

LOST & FOUND TABLE - There is a lost & found table set up in the Main Foyer, and items will be added throughout the week.  Anything leftover on Thursday, June 30th will be bagged up and donated to a charity.


THE BC EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES is looking for youth and caregivers to fill out a survey to share their experiences to improve the employment support offered to youth with disabilities. To do this, they would like to ask you about the gaps, barriers, and best employment support experiences you’ve encountered.  People who participate can be entered into a draw to WIN A PRIZE! See the Saanich Career Education website at   under Events, Info Sessions and more tab for attached poster with more details.

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.

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!


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 


STARBUCKS JOB FAIR - Tuesday June 28th, 11:00 to 3:00 - at 201-1483 Douglas Street.  FREE Starbucks gift cards and samples to the first 25 resumes!  See the Saanich Career Education website  under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab for the Poster and job descriptions.

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 driver’s 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!


  • 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


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!