Radar Hill Blog

The Health and Wellness Guide from Radar Hill

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, we can help.

runnerGroup Classes
Personal Trainers
Hiking and Walking
Dance Classes
Sports Equipment
Health and Medical Professionals
Health Food
Dental Care
Spa and Beauty
Pet Care
Assisted Living
Extended Health Care
Counselling and Leadership
Promotional
Emergency Services


Join us for Google Partners Connect Healthcare

The Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. We’d like to invite you to join us for a free Google event where you’ll hear from digital marketing and advertising specialists about the latest insights into the healthcare industry.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Price: Free.
Place: Two locations:

Victoria: Radar Hill, 5th Floor – 3301 Douglas Street, Victoria, V8Z 3L2 (map). Details and registration.

Duncan: Community Futures Cowichan, 135 Third Street, Duncan, V9L 1R9 (map).
Put it in your calendars now. We will follow up with links to register for this event.


Group Classes

CEEVACS Roadrunners Club

CEEVACS Roadrunners Club is a local running club in the Cowichan Valley. They have been around for over 25 years encouraging, supporting, promoting and organizing; running, walking, triathlon, and other fitness-related events for their club members and local community.

Visit them online at CEEVACS.com to learn more.

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club (CVWC) is a non-profit organization and 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 CVWC.ca to learn more.

Nanaimo Track & Field

Founded in the 1960’s, the Nanaimo Track & Field is a non-profit Club and Rotary Bowl that has been the birthplace of track & 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 & 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 NanaimoTrackAndField.com, 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 PninaYoga.com, 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 VictoriaKungFu.com, 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 WildGooseQigongCentre.com, 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 & Medical Professionals section!


Dance Classes

Gina Sinclair Davis

Gina Sinclair Davis is a freelance dance teacher, choreographer and adjudicator. She has many decades of experience in performance, choreography and teaching in dance and ballet.

Visit her online at GinaSinclairDavis.com, or contact them at 250-360-7670.

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 WestshoreDance.com, 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 AvantGardeFitness.ca, or or contact them at 250-709-7955.

Laces Up

Laces Up offers training for runners, hikers and walkers of any skill level in Duncan. As you progress, dynamic core and static core strength exercises are introduced. Laces Up groups are great for meeting new running and walking mates.

Visit them online at LacesUp.com, or contact them at 250-748-8126.


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 HikeVictoria.com, 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 HikingTrailsBooks.com 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 CycleTherapy.ca, 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 in Nanaimo 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 KirbysSports.com, 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.


Health and Medical Professionals

heart and headphonesHeart Month

Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert them to the risks of heart disease and stroke.Check out the Cardiovascular Calculator by Dr. Anton Rabien with your doctor to plan how you reduce your risk of heart disease.


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 CVDTool.ca 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 iHealthGroup.ca, 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 PanClinic.ca, 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 of all levels of Reiki (individual or classes) including: Usui, Tibetan, Karuna, Komyo and Seichim Reiki.

Visit them online at ReikiWellness.ca, 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 StartLineHealth.com, 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 ValleyviewChiropractic.com, 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 VernersChiropractic.ca, or contact them at 250-721-6919, or in person at 101-B, 2955 Jutland Road in Victoria.


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 VerticalOrganicGarden.com to learn more.


Dental Care

Neate Dental

Since 2007, Dr. Paul Neate has been providing dental care on Vancouver Island. He continues the long-standing family focused care that has been provided to Victoria by Dr. Ron Walsh at Stadacona Dental. Dr. Paul Neate is an experienced dentist who fundamentally focuses on patient care and comfort, and helping patients to feel that they fully understand the path to their desired oral health.

Visit him online at NeateDental.com, or contact him at 250-595-5225, or in person at 1516 Pandora Avenue 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 RoselandDental.com, or contact them at 250-652-5222, or in person at Suite 101 – 7135 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay.


Spa 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 LeSookeSpa.com, 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 ParisStylingGroup.com, 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 massage therapy, Body Treatments, Facials, and much more, along with offering monthly specials.

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


Pet Care

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 PetsWest.ca, 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 SitkaVeterinary.com, 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 Centaine.ca, or contact them at 250-479-3506, or in person at #120 – 4252 Commerce Circle in Victoria.

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 LegionManorVictoria.com, 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 RestHavenLodge.ca, or contact them at 250-656-0717, or in person at 2281 Mills Road in Sidney.

Alexander Mackie Lodge

The Alexander Mackie: Adult leisure living 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 CherishLiving.ca/mackie, or contact them at 250-478-4888, or in person at 753 Station Avenue in Langford.


Extended Health Care

Coast Mountain Benefits

Coast Mountain Benefits Inc. provides Private Health Services Plans (PHSP’s) for Canadian businesses. PHSP’s can save individuals 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 CoastMountainBenefits.ca, or contact them at 250-590-5747, or in person at #103-1581H Hillside Avenue in Victoria.


Counselling and Leadership

February is Psychology MonthHappy Psychology Month!

“Psychology Month is celebrated every February to teach Canadians how psychology works to help them live healthy and happy lives, help their communities flourish, help their employers create effective workplaces, and help their governments develop good policies.”

Learn more about Psychology Month by contacting Dr. Ken Harrison or visit the Canadian Psychological Association.


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 effected to take action and has information to help you do so.

Visit them online at AcquiredBrainInjuryAwareness.com 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 BreakThroughCounselling.ca, or contact her at 250-324-3040, or by email at alison@breakthroughcounselling.ca.

DrKenDr. 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 Psychologist-Edmonton.com, or contact him at 780-483-8522, or in person at#806, 10050 – 112 Street in Edmonton.

Logic & Heart

Did you know that your subconscious mind makes 97% of your conscious and unconscious choices and decisions every day? Would you like to find out how to reprogram your subconscious mind so that it is making those decisions and choices of your life, career, or business from a place of strength instead of weakness?

If so, Suzanne Simcox may be the right type of life and business support for you. She provides highly intuitive support and Mind-Kinetics™ methodologies that assists people in cultivating personal and business success using both ‘logic’ and ‘heart’ in her consulting, coaching and mentoring practice. Contact her for your free 30-minute session to see if you are ready to break through and break free of your fears.

Visit her online at SuzanneSimcox.com to learn more.


Promotional

Just Sew Custom Embroidery

Just Sew provides custom embroidery services for your team and business apparel and advertising. 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 JustSew.ca, 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 MyMVP.ca, 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 AggressiveFireSafety.com, or contact them at 250-246-2199, or in person at 798 Patrick Drive in Parksville.

Providence Air Ambulance

Providence Air Ambulance leverages existing experienced professionals in the medical and aeronautical fields to provide a medical escort service that can transport a patient between any two points on the globe. Families can be assured that their loved one will receive the highest level of care and attention.

Visit them online at Providence-Air-Ambulance.com, or contact them
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

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