BC Government announces $7500 Grant for Artists to support their online businesses

  • February 11, 2021
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie MoroBC Artists can now get up to  $7500 to develop a new or improved online presence as part of #StrongerBC recovery plan. Breaking News! BC Artists who qualify can get up to 75% or $7500 grant for a new or improved e-commerce or website Program applications awarded on a first-come first-served basis. It's an exceptional opportunity for...

Announcing the Arts Channel

  • December 17, 2020
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie MoroPress Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 17, 2020 GAP Publishing Group Inc. is delighted to announce the launch of a fresh new instructional platform on our #GoWestShore portal. It’s called the ‘Arts Channel', a purpose-built platform, to support and sustain professional artists, teachers, and art enthusiasts with online art programming and resources. Anne Marie Moro, the GAP publisher...

Go by Bike Week Grand Prize Winners Announced

  • October 23, 2020
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie MoroSubmission ballots for the Go by Bike Week contests, sponsored by #MyBelmont Masterplan community, came in by the thousands! This year’s two lucky Grand Prize winners were announced on October 15, from ballots submitted by folks who registered for Go by Bike Week (September 28 to October 4, 2020). and logged at least one ride the Greater...

What’s Old is New Again!

  • March 16, 2020
  • GoWestShore
by Anne Marie Moro, EditorThe best pieces might be something you “borrow” from family members, friends or discover at estate sales, second hand stores and so forth. Beautiful pieces are given a new life.I spoke with a local interior decorator, Maria Uriegas-Leupelt , to get a sense of the influence this style direction has had on her business. She offered some great advice for the...

Making the Shift To Solar Panel Power

  • March 16, 2020
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Shift Energy Group and GAP Publishing Group Who isn’t looking to reduce the hydro consumption required to heat and cool their home? So it was with the residents of a Bear Mountain home who had been looking for alternatives for some time. They had already implemented every conceivable adjustment recommended by hydro experts to reduce their bill. Nothing worked. Year over year,...

OMG!? A Gigantic Leap Forward for Our Community!

  • March 16, 2020
  • GoWestShore
by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and images from City of LangfordOK it was kind of unusual to have a Council Meeting at the City Centre Grill on Tuesday, February 25; but, hey, this was a Langford Council Meeting and they told us they something BIG they wanted the community to know about. They were right! It was a night with a number of huge, surprising...

Recognizing Support Services in our Neighbourhood

  • January 14, 2020
  • GoWestShore
Co-opportunity Contest! Sponsored by Peninsula Co-opPeninsula Co-op is well known for its generous contributions over many years to community support programs designed to strengthen local communities. Lindsay Gaudette, Marketing and Community Relations Manager at Peninsula Co-op, explained that despite the growth of Peninsula Co-op over the past decades, giving back has always been an integral feature of their corporate identity!Peninsula Co-op and...

A True Passion for Seniors

  • January 14, 2020
  • GoWestShore
Interview by Anne Marie Moro, editorCherish at Central Park is a resort-style independent living retirement community in the heart of the West Shore. Micky Fleming, its president and CEO, is committed to making life for her residents the absolute best it can possibly be. It’s what energizes her every day. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Alberta, a culture that encourages people to...

A Healing Pathway to Hope

  • November 3, 2019
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photo credits: Our Place Society and GAP Publishing GroupImagine a modern-day barn-raising, where 120 companies and a crew of 500 volunteers come together with a common vision. That’s what HeroWork, a charity that does “radical renovations” for other charities, did for Our Place Society’s New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community.Grant McKenzie, Director of Communications for Our Place Society, told me about how dreaming...

A Passion for Sports

  • November 1, 2019
  • GoWestShore
City of LangfordSome 15 years ago, the City of Langford set out to rebrand itself as the sport tourism destination in British Columbia. Already home to Golf Canada, Cycling Canada and Rugby Canada, there’s still lots more to come in 2020. Look out for a new boxing training facility to house Boxing BC headquarters at City Centre Park. The facility...