On the Street: Beer festival has its biggest lineup

The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park Sept. 6-7 with the largest lineup of breweries in the event’s 27-year history. More than 90 brewers from across Canada will set up temporary stalls.

“Canada is emerging as a world-class craft beer destination. We’re thrilled to host breweries from all across the country this September, positioning the Great Canadian Beer Festival as Canada’s truly national craft beer festival,” said Joe Wiebe, spokesperson for the Victoria Beer Society.

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More than 60 breweries from B.C. will be on site this year, including Spinnakers Brewpub and Vancouver Island Brewing, which helped kick off the craft beer movement back in 1984.

As many as 4,500 people are expected to take in the two-day event. Single-day tickets and weekend passes are on sale at Ticket Rocket. Go to gcbf.ticketrocket.co.

North Saanich eatery reopening

The Deep Cove Chalet restaurant, closed since a fire last October, will reopen on July 24.

The fire was confined primarily to between the ceiling joists and rafters of the building, at 11190 Chalet Rd. in North Saanich, but there was significant smoke and water damage. Chef and owner Pierre Koffel told the Times Colonist in the fall that he planned to rebuild the space as it was, rather than using the opportunity to expand the restaurant.

Camosun College appoints new governor

Camosun College has appointed Tanya Clarmont to its board of governors for a one-year term.

Clarmont is the director of management services at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Tanya to the board and the experience that she brings to the role,” said Camosun president Sherri Bell. “Camosun is constantly looking to further its world-class reputation as a leader in applied, responsive and relevant education and training.”

Job fair offers careers in cannabis

The province’s Liquor Distribution Branch will hold a job fair in Parksville to find employees for its B.C. Cannabis Store, which is expected to open this year at 826 Old Island Highway in the Wembley Mall. The fair will run July 23 from 12-6 p.m. at the Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St. in Parksville.

B.C. Cannabis Stores is looking for a store manager, two assistant managers, six full-time cannabis consultants and eight part-time/auxiliary cannabis consultants. Candidates must submit an application online at bcldb.com/about/careers.

Parksville resort names GM

Jenn Buerge has been named the new general manager of the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville. Buerge, who has been working as the resort’s guest services manager since last fall, has proven to be an effective and efficient manager, according to owner True Key Resorts.

“Her experience and passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences makes her the ideal leader to inspire and guide the team at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort,” said True Key president Michael Anderson.

Two new executives at Mount Washington

Mount Washington has named two people to its executive team to cover off the responsibilities of director of operations George Trousdell, who is retiring after 37 years at the resort.

Daniel Caley will take on the role of director of maintenance and facilities, while Layne Marett has been hired as the new director of mountain operations.

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