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Welcome to Broadmead!

his week I interviewed Aleita Laird, owner and creator of Aleita Laird Jewelry. Aleita has lived in the Broadmead area for quite awhile and has a ton of information to share, including places to shop, eat, bike ride, and much more. In the 2nd half of the interview Aleita talks about her business Aleita Jewelry. She has some truly stunning pieces full of amazing stones, pearls, golds and silvers. This is an amazing story about someone pursuing a hobby and turning it into a successful business...


Welcome to Sooke

Our guest this week is Ashley LeBlanc, owner of Om Wellness Victoria. In this interview she tells us all about the community of Sooke and what she loves about the area and community as well as her favourite beaches and restaurants. In the 2nd half of the interview Ashley talks to us about her business and explains what Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique is and how she uses this system to help people. This is a super interesting video you want want to miss!


Welcome to the Shawnigan lake and Langford area!

In this weeks episode Jane speaks with Sheila Nykwist, owner of New Branch Media. Sheila moved from Calgary one year ago and ended up in a cozy cabin overlooking Shawnigan Lake and recently has moved a second time to the Langford area. Sheila offers an interesting perspective of relocating from a big city to a small town on Vancouver Island. In the second half of this interview Sheila talks about her business and how she got into creating videos. We also learn who her ideal client is and...


Welcome to Fairfield and the Swan lake Area!

Charmaine Allan is a skin care specialist and the owner of Luminesce Skin Rejuvenation in Fairfield. In this episode Charmaine chats about the Swan Lake area which is close to her home as well as the Fairfield area where she runs her business. She also highlights some of her favourite places to visit on the island. In the second half of the video Charmaine talks about her business, who her clients are and gives us some skin care tips. This is an episode you won't want to miss! To watch the...


Welcome to Maplewood!

This week's guest is Erin Acton. She is a business coach as well as managing director of the eWomen Network in Victoria! In this interview she talks with us about living in the Maplewood area and all that it has to offer. In the second half of the interview Erin talks about her career as a business coach as well as being director of the Ewomen Network in Victoria.This is a fun and interesting interview you won't want to miss! eWomenNetwork EWN Podcast Network To watch the...


Welcome to Cordova Bay!

This week's guest is Tamara Knott. She is a fifth generation Victorian and has lived in Cordova Bay for the last 20 years. In the first half of this podcast Tamara tells us all about her neighbourhood, including where to shop, restaurants, nearby schools, local farms and fun things to do! In the second half of the podcast Tamera talks about her business, Bright Greens. She is a year round hydroponic farmer. She provides local consumers and restaurants with premium quality, pesticide free...


Welcome to Fairfield!

Daria Bunting and her husband moved from Vancouver 10+ years ago. They ended up moving to Fairfield as they really wanted to be close to town, close to the ocean and able to walk everywhere. In the first half of this interview Daria tells us her favourite things about living in Fairfield including places to shop, eat, walk and more. In the second half of the interview Daria talks about her business I Dare-Ya Designs. Daria is an interior designer, stager and is coming out with her own custom...


Welcome to Victoria!

Our guest this week is author Michael Losier! He will be giving us an overview of downtown Victoria and the Humboldt Valley. He has some great tips for people visiting Victoria. In the 2nd half of his interview Michael talks about two of his books, best sellers Law of Attraction and Law of Connection. This is a very interesting interview you won't want to miss! For more episodes go to


Welcome to North Saanich!

In this interview Karen McCoy gives us an overview of living in her neighbourhood of North Saanich. She has great information about close by trails, markets, restaurants and favourite things to do in the area. In the 2nd half of the interview Karen talks about her fitness coaching business Warrior Woman Fitness and how she got involved in weight training 35 years ago. This is both an informative and inspiring interview you won't want to miss!


Welcome to Vic West!

In this interview Jane interviews Alex Walker. Alex is a coach at the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club as well as a triathlete. He is highlighting his neighbourhood Vic West and the Railyards development. In the second half of the interview Alex talks coaching, how he got involved in rowing and how you could become a rower yourself! This is a wonderful interview you won't want to miss! Check out Alex Walkers Instagram page @alexander.t.walker For more episodes go to...


Welcome to Esquimalt!

Frances has lived in Esquimalt for over 25 years and has been a professional photographer just as long. In this interview Frances connects us with Esquimalt's nature, community and history. She gives such a wonderful overview of the neighbourhood, you will want to make Esquimalt your next home! In the second half of the interview Frances speaks with us about her career as a photographer and her many creative talents. Her biggest passion is, a non profit organization she...


Welcome to the Gorge!

Theresa Scholes lives in the neighbourhood of the Gorge. This is an amazing neighbourhood that is very community oriented with tons of events. It is close to absolutely everything and you can still find affordable housing. The Gorge waterway provides beautiful scenery and is always filled with rowers, kayakers, paddlers as well as the mini harbour ferries that you can ride into town. In the second half on the interview Theresa tells us about her business Click Virtual Assistance. Theresa has...


Welcome to Maplewood!

Our guest on this weeks episode of Vancouver Island Time is Wendy Williams! In the first half of the interview Wendy tells us a bit about what it's like living in the neighbourhood of Maplewood and why she wouldn't live anywhere else! In the second half of the interview Wendy tells us about her career as a referral partner with Send Out Cards. This is a super awesome company that makes it very easy to not only send out amazing cards quickly and efficiently but you are able to customize them...


Welcome to North Saanich!

In this podcast Jane interviews Denise Webb a local resident of the neighbourhood of North Saanich on Vancouver Island. Denise tells us all about her neighbourhood and some of the best spots to eat, shop, hike and more. If you are into nature but don’t want to be too remote this neighbourhood might be perfect for you. If your a boater even better, there are tons of marinas and it’s a quick boat ride to many beautiful Islands! In the 2nd half of this podcast Denise tells us about her business...


Welcome to Royal Oak!

Lori Green owner of Greenway Carpet Cleaning Ltd. is a resident of Royal Oak, a beautiful neighbourhood surrounded by nature. Lori picked this location because it is so central which is perfect for her business. In this video Lori tells us all about Royal Oak and some of the surrounding areas. In the second half of the video Lori tells us a bit about her and her husbands carpet cleaning business and how they got into it. Listen to this podcast and see if Royal Oak is the neighbourhood for...


Welcome to Maplewood!

Welcome to Maplewood! Cathy Scott, CEO of Departures Travel & Niche Travel tells us about her lovely neighbourhood of Maplewood in Victoria BC. She has tons of information on what is near by including schools, restaurants, parks, and much more. In part 2 of Cathy's Interview she tells us a bit about her amazing tours her company offers as well as some of the amazing adventures she has gone on. This is a fun filled interview you won't want to miss!


Welcome to Bear Mountain!

Jen Lowe moved to the Westshore when she was just a few years old. She has raised her own family in the area as well as built her own custom house. Over the years she has seen much development in the area allowing for many first time home buyers and families to move in. The development of Bear Mountain has brought the feel of resort living and offers many benefits to the community. In the second half of the video Jen talks about her career as a mortgage broker and has some great advice for...


Welcome to Colwood!

In 2008 Janice Long moved from Vancouver to Victoria and with her she brought decades of Interior Design experience. She is the proud owner of Calla Design in Oak Bay, a boutique design shop. Her store carries beautiful items you won't see anywhere else on the Island. If you are thinking of renovating or just looking for a nice gift you can find it all at Calla Design! In the first half of the video Janice talks about the different areas she moved to in Victoria until finally settling in...


Welcome to Brentwood Bay!

In this weeks episode I interviewed Cathy Larsen, co-owner of Departures Travel in Sidney. She has lived on Vancouver Island for the last 30 years and now lives in the lovely neighbourhood of Brentwood Bay. Watch this episode to find out if Brentwood Bay is a place you would like to live or visit! In the second half of this interview Cathy tells us about herself and how she started her company Departures Travel. She has great information on finding out what kind of travel is right for you...


Welcome to Broadmead!

Sue Maitland moved from Ontario 27 years ago and hasn't looked back. She has settled in the neighbourhood of Broadmead on Vancouver Island and gives us an overview of the neighbourhood including close by amenities, beaches and more. Sue is a Life Transitions Coach and is also a Relocation Specialist. If you are thinking of moving to Victoria Sue has a ton of tips for you! Listen to this podcast, you will not be disappointed! View the video at