Oak Bay News team is on the move

Dianne McKerrell: Sidewalk Superintendent

Welcome to Sidewalk Superintendent, I’m Dianne McKerrell the Oak Bay News and Tweed magazine Advertising Consultant, I’m happy to be able to share my insights on what’s happening in Oak Bay in my new column.

Here’s the first big news: With a great deal of excitement, the Oak Bay News is thrilled to announce that we are coming home! As of Aug. 22 we will be open for business in Athlone Court and happily welcoming visitors to our brand new office on the second floor. …

As it is with most people, my work week is busy and weekends are an opportunity to unplug from the work environment, but for me they are also an opportunity to reconnect with the community I am fortunate enough to live, work and play in.

A typical Saturday morning finds me on a walk with my rescue pup Ginger, generally down her favourite path in Oak Bay – the Camas Trail. …

We made our first stop in Estevan Village; coffee for me and a little browse at Bungalow where Ginger was treated to gourmet dog cookies. …

With my Ray-Bans on, I headed down to Oak Bay Optometry to help them celebrate their grand opening. Although I have been into the store since the move – and the purchase of my new prescription sunglasses – Dr. Paterson has been my optometrist since I was young and I wanted say congrats. …

From Oak Bay Optometry, we headed down to Willows Beach, where a pleasant surprise awaited us: Paddle Fest. The annual event that every water-baby like myself looks forward to. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about all the different options for fun and safe water sports, including stand up paddle boarding, kayaks, and canoes. After a brief tour through the booths for me, and finding some new friends for Ginger, we headed back home. … As I arrived at my door, I reflected on what a gem the community of Oak Bay is, there is always something going on and sometimes the best part is stumbling upon it.

Dianne’s tidbits and tips

• I’m looking forward to heading into Carlton House this week to congratulate Seona Stephen on her retirement and thank her for her service and commitment to the Oak Bay Community.

• Oak Bay’s DermaSpa is hosting an informative hour-long event to introduce prospective clients to CoolSculpting.

If you have a muffin top or bulge that just won’t respond to diet or exercise, you might want to give CoolSculpting a try.

The team, led by plastic surgeon Dr. Harlow Hollis MD FRCS © will hold three sessions on July 22, at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Call 250-598-6968 to book your time.

I invite Oak Bay businesses to call me to include their news in Sidewalk Superintendent, published every two weeks. Contact me at dianne@oakbaynews.com

See you on the Ave.