Peninsula News Staff

Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)

Upcoming Events: Lots to do and see on the Saanich Peninsula in August

Musical theatre, art exhibit, car show and more on tap this month

Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)
Former chamber of commerce boss Denny Warner is the new executive director for the Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo submitted)

Familiar face arrives at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Former chamber head Denny Warner installed as new executive director at the centre

Former chamber of commerce boss Denny Warner is the new executive director for the Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo submitted)
The Little Black Dress, a travelling exhibition from the Costume Museum of Canada, is on display at the Sidney Museum until October. (Courtesy Sidney Museum)

The Little Black Dress: Evolution of iconic fashion garment explored in Sidney exhibit

Little Black Dress display on loan from Costume Museum of Canada through Oct. 3

The Little Black Dress, a travelling exhibition from the Costume Museum of Canada, is on display at the Sidney Museum until October. (Courtesy Sidney Museum)
A horse that had slipped into a ditch sometime overnight Thursday was on the road again Friday morning, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and Central Saanich firefighters. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Horse rescue all in a day’s work for Central Saanich firefighters

Animal had slipped into a ditch, but was pulled out safe and sound

A horse that had slipped into a ditch sometime overnight Thursday was on the road again Friday morning, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and Central Saanich firefighters. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

‘A true legend’: Forrest Owens’ contributions remembered in Central Saanich

Memorial service for former assistant fire chief Aug. 14 at Saanich Fairgrounds

The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
The 2022 edition of the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show brings classic restored vehicles and newer models to Beacon Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Torque Masters car club)

Car show set to sizzle on the streets of downtown Sidney

Torque Masters summer car show takes over Beacon Avenue on Aug. 7

The 2022 edition of the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show brings classic restored vehicles and newer models to Beacon Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Torque Masters car club)
The 2022 edition of the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show brings classic restored vehicles and newer models to Beacon Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Torque Masters car club)

Car show set to sizzle on the streets of downtown Sidney

Torque Masters summer car show takes over Beacon Avenue on Aug. 7

The 2022 edition of the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show brings classic restored vehicles and newer models to Beacon Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Torque Masters car club)
Central Saanich Fire Department’s Capt. Brennan Gummer and firefighter Ryan Vantreight were deployed on Monday, Aug. 1, with the department’s new tender truck to assist BC Wildfire Service efforts in the Okanagan. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

Greater Victoria firefighters deployed to Okanagan to aid in B.C. wildfire battle

Region’s departments aim to provide resources on the ground to help wildfire crews

Central Saanich Fire Department’s Capt. Brennan Gummer and firefighter Ryan Vantreight were deployed on Monday, Aug. 1, with the department’s new tender truck to assist BC Wildfire Service efforts in the Okanagan. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds hit the stage at Butchart Gardens on Aug. 5. (John Resichman and the Jaybirds/Bandcamp)

Saanich Peninsula shows making summer music memories

Variety of musical performances scheduled, some free, others ticketed

John Reischman and the Jaybirds hit the stage at Butchart Gardens on Aug. 5. (John Resichman and the Jaybirds/Bandcamp)
North Saanich Fire Rescue is recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Orientation for successful candidates begins this fall. (North Saanich Fire Department/Facebook)

North Saanich looks to round up new volunteer firefighter recruits

Department looks after training for all new recruits

North Saanich Fire Rescue is recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Orientation for successful candidates begins this fall. (North Saanich Fire Department/Facebook)
Sienna Lalari of Gobind Farms passes a box of berries to a customer Saturday at the Peninsula Country Market. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria kicks off the long weekend with fun in the sun

The region’s parks, beaches, and markets were busy Saturday

Sienna Lalari of Gobind Farms passes a box of berries to a customer Saturday at the Peninsula Country Market. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales is coming to the Sidney/North Saanich library Aug. 4 for a free outdoor concert. (Courtesy Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales/Facebook)
Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales is coming to the Sidney/North Saanich library Aug. 4 for a free outdoor concert. (Courtesy Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales/Facebook)
Triple Threat Performing Arts Society will be putting on several performances of Grease in August in Sidney. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performing Arts Society/Facebook)
Triple Threat Performing Arts Society will be putting on several performances of Grease in August in Sidney. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performing Arts Society/Facebook)
People walk along the shoreline at Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Aug. 5, 2017. Parks Canada has launched new interpretive programming at various locations within the reserve over the summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Parks Canada launches new programs at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

The programs will run at multiple sites throughout the summer

People walk along the shoreline at Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Aug. 5, 2017. Parks Canada has launched new interpretive programming at various locations within the reserve over the summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Capt. Forrest Owens (middle). (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

Central Saanich pays tribute to former firefighter

Flags lowered to honour Forrest Owens after his death

The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Capt. Forrest Owens (middle). (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared police of any wrongdoing in the death of a Saanich teen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog clears West Shore RCMP of wrongdoing in Saanich teen’s death

19-year-old man died after driving off the road into the ocean in North Saanich

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared police of any wrongdoing in the death of a Saanich teen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian and U.S. responders resuscitated a man near Sidney on July 15 after a couple found him unresponsive in the water. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Kayakers pull unresponsive man from Sidney waters before responders revive him

Man was face down in the water when a local couple found him

Canadian and U.S. responders resuscitated a man near Sidney on July 15 after a couple found him unresponsive in the water. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Two sheep escaped and were found wandering in Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Central Saanich police)

Are ewe looking for two sheep on the lam in Central Saanich?

After animals were on the loose Friday morning, they’re now with animal control

Two sheep escaped and were found wandering in Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Central Saanich police)
A water outage impacted a section of Central Saanich Road is expected to be restored by mid or late afternoon. (Central Saanich/Twitter)

Water outage impacting Saanich Peninsula residents

Central Saanich Road water disruption expected to be restored later this afternoon

A water outage impacted a section of Central Saanich Road is expected to be restored by mid or late afternoon. (Central Saanich/Twitter)
Central Saanich police are asking the public to help locate Nathaniel Watters, who was last seen early Friday morning. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)

UPDATE: Fundraiser launched to hire helicopter in case of missing Central Saanich man

Search underway for Nathaniel Watters and his grey, 2010 Ford F-150

Central Saanich police are asking the public to help locate Nathaniel Watters, who was last seen early Friday morning. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)