This is a weekly show featuring articles of current affairs on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. The show is hosted by Peter Wainwright and will include guest news makers or notables in the community talking about recent events and topics of local interest. Future shows will include live broadcasts with opportunities for listeners to ask questions via phone or Twitter.
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith's Inaugural Address How did he do and what does it mean for the community?
S1E1 Recorded November 13, 2018.
This is a panel discussion featuring guests Susan Simosko, Steve Duck, John Treleaven and Erin Bremner-Mitchell. The topic up for discussion is the recently elected Mayor of Sidney's inaugural address to the Town Council.
New mandate, new mayor, a conversation with Mayor Geoff Orr of North Saanich
Originally streamed live from the North Saanich Municipal Hall on December 14, 2018.
Host Peter Wainwright is in conversation with Mayor Geoff Orr of North Saanich about the upcoming four years and some of the goals of the new council.
Sidney’s OCP Update – What are we talking about?
S1E2 Recorded January 10, 2019
As the Town of Sidney prepares to undertake a review of the Official Community Plan, the community at large wonders “What is the big deal?” Host Peter Wainwright has assembled a panel to discuss the topic and shed some light on the process. The panel members are Dennis Carlsen (City of Colwood planner, Sidney resident & Sidney Community Assoc. director), Evan Peterson (planner & president Barefoot Planning) and Erin Bremner-Mitchell (former Sidney Councillor).
The discussion can be heard in two parts by selecting the play buttons on the adjacent boxes.
Economic Development – What does it mean for Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula?
S1E4 Recorded January 28, 2019
What was considered the “go-to” goal of growth and jobs for any economic development plan may not hold true for Sidney today. With the town at the effective unemployment rate and housing costs out of reach for many of the workforce required on the Peninsula what new goals should be set for the Town’s economic development strategy. Host Peter Wainwright convenes a panel of experts to discuss the topic. Today’s guests include Campbell Black, John Juricic and David Calveley.
What About Us?, which appropriately is the title of a 1963 single by Liverpool group The Undertakers, is a show not about the big names, but about the others. It looks at those artists on both sides of the Atlantic who may not have achieved any chart hits, or had one big hit or managed to make the upper end of the charts before disappearing, but were still very much a part of the recording scene of the sixties.
It covers those artists who turned out singles between 1962, the year that both The Beatles and The Beach Boys first entered the charts, and 1969, the end of the sixties. Often singles achieved local success or were heard only a few times but people still liked them and those are the songs that regularly get trampled under or forgotten. What About Us remembers those songs and artists with a view to introducing listeners to songs or groups they have never heard or have not heard in a good long time. In this regard, it’s not The Same Old Song.
S1E1- The Other Liverpool Bands
The debut show focuses on some of Liverpool’s other recording bands who were striving for stardom.
1. Pete Best Four – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door (1964)
2. Mojos – They Say (1963)
3. Big Three – By The Way (1963)
4. Merseys – Sorrow (1966)
5. Masterminds – She Belongs To Me (1965)
6. Kirkbys – It’s A Crime (1966)
7. Ian & The Zodiacs – You Can’t Do That (1965)
8. Ian & The Zodiacs – Little Child (1965)
9. Faron’s Flamingos – Shake Sherry (1963)
10. Earl Royce & The Olympics – Que Sera Sera (1964)
11. Quotations – Alright Baby (1964)
12. Pathfinders – I Love You Caroline (1964)
13. Clayton Squares – Come And Get It (1965)
14. Earl Preston & The Realms – Raindrops (1964)
15. Eyes – She (1965)
16. Carrolls – Surrender Your Love (1966)
17. Black Knights – Angel Of Love (1965)
18. Paddy, Klaus & Gibson – I Wanna Know (1965)
19. Dennisons – Walking The Dog (1964)
20. Escorts – Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1964)
S1E2 - Cars, Guitars, Girls & Surf
Cars, guitars, girls and surf saluting the other surf artists who were competing with The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean and there’s even a few non-surf artists who put out a single or two in the genre as well.
1. The Boys Next Door – Mandy (1966)
2. Buddies – I’ll Surf Around The World (1965)
3. California Suns – Masked Grandma (1966)
4. Dante & His Friends – Miss America (1962)
5. Dee Dee Hope – California Surfer (1963)
6. Majorettes – White Levis – (1963)
7. Honeys – The One You Can’t Have (1963)
8. Surfaris – I’m Into Something Good (1965)
9. Tony Rivers & The Castaways – Girl Don’t Tell Me (1966)
10. Hondells – Little Honda (1964)
11. Hondells – Hot Rod High (1964)
12. Orlons – Surfin (1963)
13. Supremes – Surfer Boy (1964)
14. Paul Revere & The Raiders – SS 396 (1965)
15. Sandford & The Sandies – Let’s Go To The Beach (1963)
16. Bruce & Terry – Here Comes Summer (1964)
17. Fantastic Baggys – Tell ‘Em I’m Surfin’ (1964)
18. Surf Bunnies – Surf Bunny Beach (1963)
19. Challengers – Telstar (1964)
20. Jerry Cole & His Spacemen – Pipeline (1964)
S1E3- Flirting with the UK Charts
A look at UK bands who managed to make the upper end of the British charts or managed a Top 10 or 20 hit before disappearing. One or two even managed to dent the charts on this side of the Atlantic.
Streaming now at noon (PST) and available as a podcast Feb 16th.
Lisa Bosman - Live At The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium
S1E1 Recorded December 14, 2018.
Lisa Bosman is not a stranger to the stage. Her background is full of theatrical musings from LA to New York and from David Mamet to Shakespeare. While her background is Musical theatre her first love has always been to play and sing onstage. She started playing the piano by ear at a young age and took up playing the guitar around eleven years old. She has only graced the music stage recently on the Saanich Peninsula at the Muse Winery playing with Heather McLeod. Her greatest influences are Janis Ian and James Taylor along with indie folk artists such as John Smith and Vance Gilbert. She is now beginning to write again and is taking on a project combining theatre and original music in a solo performance two act play. The play is still in the creative process.
In the Round - Live At The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium
S1E2 Recorded December 7, 2018.
This episode features In The Round, with three singer-songwriters Ray Spencer, Daniel Cook and Tim Black sharing their songs and stories. This episode was recorded at the Brentwood Bay Village Emporium on December 7, 2018. The recording engineer was Nicholas Miller With post production by Nick Gilchrist of Sonick Studios in Brentwood Bay BC
Dam Andrew - Live At The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium
Peninsula Live – Dam Andrew S1E3
This award winning multi-instrumentalist brings his exceptional talent to the stage at the Brentwood Bay Village Emporium. He is an award winning multi-instrumentalist that reached the finals of Canadian Idol competition. Dam Andrew has an amazing command of the keyboard and it shows in the diversity of voices and the choreography of the songs. This concert was recorded on Friday, January 25, 2019. Our thanks to Nick Gilchrist of Sonick Studios for the sound engineering. Here is your host for the evening John Carswell.
Peninsula Live is an original production of Radio Sidney. Our goal is to bring the talented performers of the Saanich Peninsula into the public light by going out into the community and encouraging live performance at local venues. We stream these programs to you live and follow with a podcast version for your listening pleasure.
This is a show featuring slow cooked food with a homey flare. We visit backyard chefs as they prepare their favourite food to the delight of their neighbours. You will find meat, fish and veg from around the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Learn the tips of smoking and the many ways to burn beef. For a fun time tune in to Smokin' on Radio Sidney.
Beef Bones Extraordinary
S1E1 Recorded November 13, 2018.
This episode features the gang getting together to prepare smoked beef bones from Fraser Orr in Saanichton with corn from Silver Rills Corn and beer from Category 12 the Saanich Peninsula. Chef Michael Fecteau tells all!
Pork Ribs to Die For
S1E2 Recorded August 26, 2018.
This episode takes us on a journey of pork with master backyard chef Steve Martin. Steve also shares with us his collection of BBQ and meat books. Steve's beautiful three labs loved the smell wafting off the smoker.
Roasts on a Black Pearl
S1E3 Recorded September 1, 2018.
Ever wonder what the eat down at the fire hall. Tune in to this episode to take a peak into fireman and cook and bottle washer Neal Horne as he prepares a meal for the gang. Neal has a Black Pearl BBQ and smoker and, in this episode prepares a couple of beef roasts with vegies.
Welcome the show "About the Peninsula". This is a weekly program bringing you news and interviews from around the Saanich Peninsula. In addition to interesting guests this show will attempt to bring you the story from neighbourhood business' .
About The Peninsula S1E1 Quince
Recorded August 23 and 24, 2018.
About the Peninsula has embarked on an ambitious goal of interviewing all business' on the Saanich Peninsula. It this first episode we visited with Courtney Thomas, owner of Quince Café and Bakery. Quince is located at the bottom of Beacon Avenue in Sidney. Courtney told us about her business and goals for the future.
There comes a time when someone has to speak up. That was the sentiment expressed on social media from a local business owner. Chris Stevens, who is the proprietor of Lilaberry, a home decors and gift shop in Sidney, Chris made the point that the sidewalk and street along Beacon Avenue seems to filling up with garbage The town of Sidney also weighted in on the conversation and helped with an extra level support.
About the Peninsula S1E2 Chic Goodman Part 1
Recorded October 30, 2018.
A Remembrance Day approaches our thoughts turn to those folks who served in uniform and protected Canada, Canadians and our Canadian way of life. Such a gentleman is Chic Goodman. Chic served on many battle fields including WWII and Korea. He also served as a peacekeeper. In this part-one interview with Chic he recalls the events leading up to WWII and his service overseas.
About the Peninsula S1E3 All Bufflehead’s Day
Recorded October 16, 2018
This episode features a community event called All Bufflehead's Day. It was recorded at Roberts Bay on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. Every year friends and neighbours come out to the shoreline to catch a glimpse of the Bufflehead Duck. This is the world’s most punctual duck and it’s return to the coast of BC can be predicted to within hours. Meet the Friends of Shoal Harbour as they host the annual event.
About the Peninsula S1E4 Trichanalytics
Recorded January 3 and 10, 2019
This episode bring you the story of Trichanalytics and its founder Jennie Christianson. This company, located on the Saanich Peninsula, had developed processes to determine concentrations of heavy metals in tissue samples. These techniques, for example, helped shed light on the fate of the sailors of the Franklin Expedition. Jennie was recorded in interview with Mr. John Treleaven of the Sidney By The Sea Rotary Club and giving a speech to the Sidney Breakfast Club hosted by Mr. John Juricic.
This is a show featuring local athletes along with news and articles about the sporting scene on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. Check out the show with your host Willi Fahning.
S1E1 Recorded September 15, 2018.
This episode features an interview with soccer player Dan Thompson. Dan moved to the Peninsula in his teens and has been an athlete all his life. Tune in to find out the unlikely sport Dan played in England.
S1E2 Recorded October, 2018.
This episode features an interview with two time heavyweight champion boxer Bryan Colwell . Check out Bryan's facebook page: BryanColwellBoxing
S1E2 Streamed December 2, 2018
In this show Willi takes a unique view of cycling on the Saanich Peninsula. He interviews two cyclists, one older and one younger as they discuss the past, present and future of cycling on the Peninsula. Willi’s guests include Willi Fahning Sn. and Riley Pickrell.
S1E4 Streamed Week of Jan 28, 2019
Willi talks with Ruth Saunders. Ruth is an athlete with a varied career. Her endeavours range from MMA to bodybuilding to kite surfing. Willi and Ruth talk about what it takes to be an elite athlete.
This show is the brainchild of Adam Olsen. Adam is the MLA for Saanich North and The Islands. Adam hosts a regular Facebook live session where he interviews many interesting guests. This Radio Sidney show is an abridged version of the podcast which you can find on Adam's Facebook page:
S1E1 Recorded August 3, 2018.
This episode features an interview with Ian Bruce. Ian is executive director of the Peninsula Streams Society and a strong proponent of habitat and environment protection and enhancement.
S1E2 Recorded August 17, 2018.
This episode features an interview with Barb Whittington. Barb talks about Ravens Crossing Co-housing in Sidney, BC. With all the frustration around housing here days Adam wanted to profile a good news story about community members working together to find housing solutions
S1E2 Recorded October, 2018.
This episode features an interview with Gary Holman. Gary is the former the MLA for Saanich North and The Islands. Gary was a the opposition critic responsible for democratic reform. Adam speaks with Gary about the current referendum on proportional representation.
Our Sound S1E1
First Streamed Wednesday Jan. 8, 2019
This program features multiple artists from the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island BC. The show will stream both studio and live recordings showcasing the vast range of talent from this part of the world. Your host is Nick Gilchrist. This episode has the music of Elaine Lakeman, Ocean Johnston, The Half White Sisters, Daniel Cook, Tim Black, Ray Spencer, Lisa Bosman, Dale Shepard, Jeff Stevenson, Paint the Town Red and Nate Harris. The show was produced by Nick Gilchrist of Sonick Studios in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.
Our Sound S1E2
First Streamed Sunday Feb, 10 2019
This episode features some brand new releases, some new songs from artists featured in S1E1, the second instalment of "Friday Night Live From The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium Rewind" and some new music from musicians new to the show. This is the playlist:
• Rez Life - Paint The Town Red Brian YellowWolf Sampson
• Pale Kids - Luke Wallace
• Tell Me A Story – Mike, Josh and Jim
• Ode To Poetry - Dam Andrew Andy Sloniowski
• Drowning - Elaine Lakeman
• Runaways - Grayson Lennar
• Weep The Willow Wild - Lisa Bosman
• Soul In Hiding - Dale Sheppard
• Fire In The Night - Jeff Stevenson
• Boy Named Sue/Adrian? - Dam Andrew
• Where Two Countries Meet - Kath & Dave"
• You Are Wonderful - Tamara Kasdorf
• Someone Special - Patricia Geernaert/Helen Lupowitzj