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Radar Hill’s Annual Health and Wellness Guide

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We care about the health and well-being of all our clients, friends, and family. Whether you need some assistance with a New Year’s resolution or you’re just looking for something to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, these Radar Hill clients can help.Bikes

Group Classes

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club (CVWC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the sport of wrestling and develop friendships, leadership, and self-esteem among athletes. CVWC offers junior and senior wrestling classes for ages 9-18 in the Cowichan Valley.

Visit them online at to learn more.

Nanaimo Track and Field

Founded in the 1960’s, the Nanaimo Track and Field is a non-profit Club and Rotary Bowl that has been the birthplace of track and field for thousands of enthusiastic children, some represented at future Olympics. They train all ages starting from as young as 6 years old, in both Track and Field and Cross Country. The philosophy of the Board of Directors is that all athletes will receive equal opportunity for training and competition.

Visit them online at, or in person at Rotary Bowl, 355 Wakesiah Avenue in Nanaimo.

Seaside Yoga Studio

Seaside Yoga Studio brings balance to your life by nurturing the body and the mind. Yoga can help your body to be more flexible and release blockages and tension in body and mind.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-246-3797, or in person at 9949 Cedar Street in Chemainus.

Victoria Kung Fu Academy

Kung Fu is a martial art that includes students of any age, any ability. At Victoria Kung Fu Academy, they tailor their curriculum to fit different age groups and skill levels so you progress at the rate that is right for you.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-478-5889.

Wild Goose Qigong

The Wild Goose Oiqong offers teaching in Qigong and Northern Shaolin (also known as Chun Yuen Quan). These Chinese health exercises can build to improve your overall health, bringing balance to your life along with developing strong bones, focus, good posture, flexibility and loosening the joints.

Visit them online at, or contact them at
250-748-4060, or in person at the Rivendell Yurt, 5215 Bills Road in Duncan.

Looking for more Group Classes? See the Health and Medical Professionals section!

Dance Classes

Carlson’s Dance

Carlson’s School of Dance provides students of all ages with a solid foundation to foster their passion for dance. Their curriculum provides a wide variety of dance instruction for preschoolers, school-age children, teens, and adults, and they have teachers registered with R.A.D., I.S.T.D. and A.I.D.T. They offer all genres of dance education, including ballet, jazz, modern stage, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theatre, and stretch and strength.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-746-6456, or in person at 3274 Sherman Road in Duncan.

Westshore Dance Studios

Westshore Dance Studios provides training and development for all who have a desire to dance. As a professional dance school, Westshore Dance Studios offers quality instruction to students of varying ages and ability in a friendly and respectful environment.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-478-3067, or in person at 109 – 2675 Wilfert Road in Colwood.

Personal Trainers

Avant Garde Fitness

Avant Garde Fitness focuses on the principal of the healthy lifestyle and provides innovative individualized programs as well as small group classes for strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. This is a private in-home studio in Mill Bay also offering mobile personal fitness training in Duncan, Mill Bay, and surrounding areas.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-709-7955.

Hiking and Walking

Hike Victoria

Hike Victoria offers scenic hikes and tours, in and around beautiful Victoria, expertly guided by a local photographer and long time resident. There are three amazing ways to enhance visitors’ Victoria experience, with door-to-door service from their hotels.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-889-3008.

Hiking Trails Books

Hiking Trails Books provides information about parks and trails on Vancouver Island. Since 1972 the Vancouver Island Trails Information Society has published, and routinely update, three hands-on books, each covering a specific geographic region of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The series are also available as e-books in .pdf format.

Visit them online at to purchase, or contact them at 250-474-5043.

Sports Equipment

Cycle Therapy Bikes

The staff at Cycle Therapy Bikes are trained to put your needs above all else. They will help to get you riding the right bike for you, safely, comfortably and injury free, with top of the line bike fitting equipment and an exceptional bicycle maintenance program.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-597-0097, or in person at #102 – 360 Duncan Street in Duncan.

Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Sports specializes in hockey, baseball, and lacrosse, and has recently expanded their offerings with field hockey, football, and soccer. Kirby’s Source for Sports not only supplies Victoria and Vancouver Island teams and organizations with equipment, they help them look good too. Kirby’s can outfit your team with jerseys, track suits, hats, jackets, equipment bags and apparel.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-480-5030 (Victoria), 250-585-5066 (Nanaimo), 1-866-537-9773 (Toll-Free), or in person at 894 Cloverdale Avenue in Victoria or #4 – 1925 Bowen Road in Nanaimo.

Sawyer Trampolines

Sawyer Trampolines have been selling and renting top quality trampolines in Greater Victoria, and up Island, for over 35 years. They can provide delivery and set up service for both trampolines and trampoline enclosures.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-388-6228, or in person at 3400 Douglas Street in Victoria.

Health and Medical Professionals

Cardiovascular Calculator

Created by Dr. Anton Rabien, the Cardiovascular Calculator was designed for adults aged 35 to 75 years who do not have heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. It is designed to help you and your doctor decide what strategy of reducing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is best for you.

Check it out online at to learn more and use the tool.

iHealthcare Victoria Inc.

iHealthcare Inc., is a health and wellness clinic in Victoria that provides “one stop” natural health care for you, your family, and friends. They have experienced health professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and fitness classes. Whether you’re on the road to recovery or maintaining balance with your body, they have professionals that work together to help.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-704-1178, or in person at 207 – 4480 West Saanich Road, Royal Oak Shopping Centre in Victoria.

Pan Health Centre

The Pan Health Centre practices traditional Chinese herbal medicine which draws on ancient practices — herbal medicine is as old as humanity itself. At Pan Health, you can expect the best from Yan Li, Dr. TCM who is a registered acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Dr. Xiaochuan Pan, Dr. TCM, a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-381-9838, or in person at 1620 Government Street in Victoria.

Reiki Wellness

Reiki Wellness provides private sessions in the ancient healing art of Reiki as well as many other services. They also teach all levels of Reiki (individual or classes) including: Usui, Tibetan, Karuna, Komyo and Seichim Reiki.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-743-8122, or in person at Valleyview Centre, #13 – 1400 Cowichan Bay Road in Cobble Hill.

Start Line Health and Wellness Group 

Start Line Health and Wellness Group has physiotherapists, massage therapists, and athletic therapists who provide the expertise and care you need to make a full recovery.  The therapists provide hands-on therapy, education, a variety of modalities, as well as exercise prescription specific to your needs.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-746-7463, or in person at the Landmark Building, #202 – 2640 Beverly Street in Duncan.

Valleyview Family Chiropractic

At Valley View Family Chiropractic, their practitioners are committed to finding the cause of your issues, restoring proper function, enabling your body to self-regulate and self-heal through its own natural recuperative powers.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-743-3775, or in person at Suite 11 – 1400, Cowichan Bay Road in Cobble Hill.

Verners Chiropractic

The human body has more than 600 muscles and joints and is designed to move! Verners Chiropractic Care can restore moment to maintain functional balance in the body.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-721-6919, or in person at 101-B, 2955 Jutland Road in Victoria.

Wellness Coach Wendy Bowen

Her goal is to help you understand your own body and teach you what you can do to optimize your health.  You can follow her Know Your Body Better sessions on YouTube or Facebook.

Visit her online at, or contact her by email at

Health Food

Vertical Organic Garden
The Vertical Organic Garden gives you the ability to grow your own food to a sustainable level no matter where you live. Standing on the proven science of hydroponics, the VOG allows for up to 34 heads of your favourite fruits, veggies, and herbs in a small space about the size of a bookcase or TV!
Visit them online at to learn more.

Dental Care

Neate Dental

Dr. Paul Neate is an experienced dentist who fundamentally focuses on patient care and comfort. He strives to create a trust that allows patients to feel they fully understand the path to their desired oral health. New patients are welcome.

Visit him online at, or contact him at 250-595-5225, or in person at the Stadacona Centre, 1516 Pandora Avenue in Victoria.

Roseland Family Dental

Dr. Nik and the staff at Roseland Family Dental are dedicated to make your dental experience as enjoyable and positive as possible. Their services include: Preventive Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Implant Dentistry, Periodontics, Laser Treatments and Teeth Whitening.

Roseland Family Dental offers 10% off to all Radar Hill Clients on their New Patient Exam and Dental Hygiene.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-652-5222, or in person at Suite 101 – 7135 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay.

SpaSpa and Beauty

Le Sooke Spa

Le Sooke Spa is located at the Premier Prestige Ocean Front Resort, and offers a tranquil escape for body, mind, and spirit. Monthly spa specials and gift cards are available along with a full menu of spa treatments and services.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-642-7995, or in person at 6929 West Coast Road in Sooke.

Paris Styling Group

Paris Styling Group is full service styling salon with a Paul Mitchell focus, dedicated to providing its customers with the ultimate salon experience. Paris also carries a great variety of gift packs and gift certificates.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-709-2004, or in person at 106 – 80 Station Street in Duncan.

Spa A’lita Esthetics

Spa A’lita creates an Oasis where the stresses of everyday life are left behind and your well-being is nurtured and protected. They offer a variety of services including relaxation massages, body treatments, facials, hand and feet treatments and much more, along with offering monthly specials.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-478-2252, or in person at 101 – 745 Goldstream Avenue in Langford.

Pet Care

G’s Formula

G’s Formula is an organic solution which helps to repair equine digestive issues. It is a blend of naturally sourced, non-GMO ingredients which support a healthy equine digestive tract. While located on Vancouver Island, they offer online ordering and ship to anywhere in Canada.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 1-844-343-0355.

Island Mobile Paws Veterinary Services

Island Mobile Paws Veterinary Services is a mobile veterinary practice providing in-home care for animals. They serve the Cowichan Valley, Saltspring Island, and Nanaimo. They utilize acupuncture, laser and therapeutic ultrasound combined with direct therapy exercises to address many specific issues your pet may have. They work closely with your regular veterinarian to coordinate each patient’s care.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-800-0774.

Pets West

Pets West is a full-line pet store, offering a range of pet supplies for dogs, cats, birds, fish, small animals, reptiles, and wild birds. They also carry live fish, birds, small animals, and provide a cat adoption service in partnership with local cat rescue organizations.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-744-1779, or in person at 220 – 777 Royal Oak Drive in Broadmead Village in Victoria.

Sitka Veterinary Services

Sitka Veterinary Services is a professional house call veterinary practice serving the Cowichan Valley area and is headed by Dr. Nancy Holling, a graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She is additionally certified in small animal acupuncture and canine rehabilitation, and is experienced in traditional Chinese veterinary herbal medicine.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-746-6143.

Assisted Living

Centaine Support Services

Centaine Support Services provides residential and in-house day program services to adults with developmental disabilities, and respite services to children with complex care needs in the Greater Victoria area. Since 1991 they have been dedicated to excellence in the delivery of quality services to adults with developmental disabilities, children with special needs, their families, friends, and caregivers.
Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-479-3506, or in person at #120 – 4252 Commerce Circle in Victoria.

Cherish at Central Park Residence

Located in the heart of the West Shore in Greater Victoria, Cherish at Central Park will offer its residents more than just a home. They offer community with access to a variety of resources and living options as your needs change, which significantly enhances your lifestyle. The amenities and services awaiting you will be first rate, at affordable pricing, creating great value for seniors.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-478-4438, or in person at 2234 Sooke Road in Colwood.

Legion Manor Victoria

Legion Manor Victoria is a not-for-profit retirement residence located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula of Greater Victoria. Open to all individuals 55 years of age and up, they offer independent, supported and assisted living with great dining, fun activities, a fantastic location close to amenities and all at a reasonable price.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-652-3261, or in person at 7601 East Saanich Road in Saanichton.

Rest Haven Lodge

Rest Haven Lodge is a long term care facility that provides health and personal care services to 73 adults and seniors living in a residential care setting. They provide these services in partnership with Island Health in a supportive and caring atmosphere to nurture the whole person – physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-656-0717, or in person at 2281 Mills Road in Sidney.

Alexander Mackie Lodge

The Alexander Mackie is a retirement community located in Langford. The Mackie offers all the benefits of city living in a small town atmosphere. Enjoy a great lifestyle, delicious meals prepared by professional chefs, engaging activities, and friendly staff. The roomy suites are spacious and airy, with large picture windows to let nature in.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-478-4888, or in person at 753 Station Avenue in Langford.

Extended Health Care and Finance

Coast Mountain Benefits

Coast Mountain Benefits Inc. provides Private Health Services Plans (PHSP’s) for Canadian businesses. PHSP’s can save incorporated and unincorporated business owners up to 75% on medical, dental and vision care expenses. The company is owned and operated by a Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant and a tax expert in the area of PHSP’s. They have the expertise to ensure that your plan is structured and administered in accordance with the latest CRA legislation, rulings, and case law.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-590-5747, or in person at #103 – 1581H Hillside Avenue in Victoria.

IDC Investments Inc.

Ian and Jessica work together to provide excellent customer service and financial advice. As skilled professionals, they work diligently to assist their clients in building effective portfolios that lead to financial security and wealth. With their help your portfolio will be developed and modified when necessary to meet your short and long term personal goals.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-405-2900, or in person at 620 – 880 Douglas Street in Victoria.

Counselling and Leadership

Acquired Brain Injury

Sadly, many people who acquire a brain injury end up falling through the cracks of the system and receive unfair treatment in the courts. Acquired Brain Injury encourages those affected to take action and has information to help you do so.

Visit them online at to learn more.

Breakthrough Counselling and Healing

Alison’s unique counselling approach cuts to the core of the self-defeating emotional and thought patterns that stand in the way of joy, so that the client can break through to experience peace of mind and heart. Alison works mainly with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, self-image, trauma, and life transitions. While Breakthrough Counselling and Coaching is located in Chemainus and sessions take place in Alison’s home office, counselling sessions via Skype are also available.

Visit her online at, or contact her at 250-324-3040, or by email at

Dr. Ken Harrison – Psychologist

Dr. Ken Harrison has been helping people as a registered psychologist for over 20 years. He enjoys working with those who seek improvement in their lives and assisting in recovery or strengthening of mental health.

Visit him online at, or contact him at 780-483-8522, or in person at #806, 10050 – 112 Street in Edmonton.


Just Sew Custom EmbroideryJust Sew provides custom embroidery services and apparel for your team and business. They carry high quality goods from leading garment suppliers including jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, hats, sports bags, aprons, blankets and more!Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-748-0708, or in person at 3430 Glenora Road in Duncan.

MVP Crest and Trophy

If you are looking for quality awards, engravings, promotional items, anniversary gifts and team or company apparel in Greater Victoria, MVP Crest and Trophy has what you are looking for. MVP Crest and Trophy has been providing quality engraving to the west coast for over 30 years. From trophy cups to fuse box plaques and more, MVP Crest and Trophy can engrave it custom for you.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-656-6166.

Emergency Services

Aggressive Fire Safety

Aggressive Fire Safety provides certified fire extinguisher service, maintenance, on-site inspections, installations for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They also offer hands on fire extinguisher training, fire hose testing and more. All of their staff are experienced firefighters and they provide service to the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Parksville.

Visit them online at, or contact them at 250-246-2199, or in person at 798 Patrick Drive in Parksville.

Providence Air Ambulance

Providence Air Ambulance Ltd. provides full service, worldwide air ambulance repatriation solutions for the travel health insurance industry, assistance companies and private uninsured clients.

Visit them online at, or contact them
at 604-273-5070 or toll free at 1-844-230-5070.

If you use any of the services above, please let us know your experiences. Want to be featured in a future newsletter? Contact us to find out how!

The Team at Radar Hill