A peek behind the Tweed curtain

Black Press launches new Oak Bay magazine

The Black Press family is thrilled to announce a new addition.

Arriving exclusively to Oak Bay on Dec. 14 is Tweed, a brand new magazine focusing on this unique corner of Greater Victoria.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to expand our family of publications and strengthen our presence in the community,” Black Press editorial director Kevin Laird said.

Tweed is a romp into everything Oak Bay. It opens the curtain on a fascinating and diverse community, celebrating the people who live here by exploring their stories, touring their breathtaking homes, visiting their bursting gardens and delving into their memories and hopes for the future.

“It’s always exhilarating to be involved with the ‘birth’ of a new publication,” Tweed editor Susan Lundy said. “The fact that Tweed is based in Oak Bay makes it even more exciting for me because it’s brought back so many memories of time spent here as a kid, teenager and young adult. I’m really looking forward to rediscovering this area.”

Tweed is a joyful exploration of the people who create the fabric of this vibrant community. Inside you’ll find the best of food and wine, intriguing anecdotes, events, homes, travel, a proud history – and even pets.

“There were lots of great moments putting together this first issue,” Lundy said. “For one, I’m a huge hockey fan, so discovering that the Victoria Cougars actually won the Stanley Cup in the arena at Oak Bay was like unwrapping a Christmas gift. I had a lot of fun writing that historical piece. I also really enjoyed meeting the Walker family at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Prudence Emery and Jim Kirk.”

Along with a peek into Oak Bay lifestyles, readers will also share a virtual cup of tea with a special Oak Bay resident in each issue.

Tweed is all about meeting your neighbour and I think readers will enjoy the people we’ve chosen to introduce. Also, it’s visually spectacular — we have some great photographers. There are some quirky features, interesting factoids … overall, it’s informative and it’s fun,” Lundy said.

Look for this exciting addition to the Black Press family at Oak Bay shops Dec. 14. Tweed is for Oak Bay and about Oak Bay – it’s the best new place to meet your neighbours.

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