Archive for July, 2018

Work begins on The Sawyer Block @ 840 Fort Street, Victoria BC

July 12th, 2018
The Sawyer Block

Original building constructed in 1909

The Sawyer Block was constructed in 1909 and was a mainstay commercial building for almost a century. It was the home of Sawyer Sewing Machines for 35 years, but has since been vacated since 2005.

On Monday July 9, 2018, Salient started on its rejuvenation plan for the Sawyer Block @ 840 Fort Street, Victoria. Construction is expected to take about 16 months. Once completed, the Sawyer Block will be a six-storey rental building consisting of 60 new urban studios and junior 1-bedroom homes as well as ground floor retail space.

STAY TUNE for updates on this new exciting project.


Geminis Dream Team – Sailing towards Funds and Awareness BC Cancer Foundation

July 3rd, 2018
Shannon and the team

On board Geminis Dream: Shannon Rae, Nicole Speckmaier, Marisha Schaefer, Elaine Dumoulin, Lizzie Whetstone, Karri Alderson

On January 1, 2018, Shannon Rae took over as the Managing Broker and Senior Property Manager at Servissio Property Services Ltd., Salient’s fledgling property management arm. Little did we know that Shannon is also a fierce competitor, avid sailor, dreamer and adventurer.

As Skipper of the Geminis Dream Team, Shannon is leading an all-female sailing crew across the Pacific Ocean in the VicMaui International Yacht Race this weekend. The boats set sail from Victoria, BC on June 30th and the journey will take 14-16 days over 4,200km of Pacific Ocean before they arrive in Maui, Hawaii.

The Geminis Dream Team is only the second all-female crew ever to compete in the VicMaui and this power team of 6 includes: Shannon Rae, Nicole Speckmaier, Marisha Schaefer, Elaine Dumoulin, Lizzie Whetstone and Karri Alderson. They will be sailing in style, in a sleek, 44’ Jeanneau yacht built in 1992 and dubbed “Geminis Dream.”

Shannon was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive ovarian cancer three years ago (which she has successfully beaten), and when she was given the news her first thought was to sail to Hawaii! The Geminis Dream Team is setting a goal to raise $10,000 towards the BC Cancer Foundation so that we can continue to work towards finding a cure for those who have had their lives impacted by cancer. All expenses occurred on this journey will be out of pocket and every dollar donated will go directly towards the Foundation.

To date, Geminis Dream has reached 55% of their goal. If you would like to support this team in their journey, please click the link below to donate and read more about Shannon’s story: BC_Cancer_Foundation.

We are incredibly proud of Shannon and her team and are anxiously waiting for their safe arrival to Maui! We wish you all the best and good winds – Go Geminis Dream Team!

To continue following Geminis Dream on their journey please visit: http://geminisdream.com/

Shannon and the team sailing

Shannon and the gang having a wonderful time sailing!!