Victoria HarbourCats Add ZIP to Their Games!

  • June 30, 2019
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The Victoria HarbourCats have teamed up with WildPlay and TELUS to install a 400-foot zipline to their already entertaining activities available during their West Coast League baseball games. The WildPlay Zipline is believed to be the only currently operating zipline of its kind during a baseball game—adding another great reason for you and your family to take in HarbourCats games,...

Secret Lakes in Your Neighbourhood

  • June 30, 2019
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Excerpts from ‘Secret Lakes in Southern Vancouver Island’ By Adam Ungstad Photo credits: GAP Publishing Group Inc.Here is a small sampling of some less well-known lakes in and around the West Shore that you and your friends and family can explore this summer.HIGHLANDS 1) Pease Lake Pease Lake is a quiet, little known beauty found in the north-west corner of Mount Work Park....

MISSA Talks Open to the Public!

  • June 30, 2019
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The prestigious Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts is happening at the Pearson College campus from June 22 - July 5. It’s an occasion for like- spirited folks, who love art and the creative process, to gather together, to connect, make art and socialize. “We have over 40 classes with over 400 people attending,” says Marna Lynn Smith, Executive...

2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show Something for Everyone!

  • June 29, 2019
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The 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show—the West Shore region’s premier summer arts event—opens to the public July 26 – August 5 at the SEAPARC complex in Sooke.This highly-anticipated annual event gives the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands an opportunity to showcase and sell their work. This year, the Sooke Fine Arts Show is celebrating its 33rd...

Thetis Lakeside Living Right Next to Nature!

  • June 28, 2019
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Living Right Next to Nature!By Anne Marie Moro Editor Photo credits: Alicia Campbell[vc_custom_heading text="“There are always people walking alongside the development with their dogs. That’s why we designed our units to be pet friendly—even for larger dogs.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%2333cccc"] —Harry Skadberg, PCLC President. You can see it from the highway as you head downtown: a high quality, 60-unit condo development in the Town...

Eats & Beats 2019

  • June 27, 2019
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Colwood’s 5th Annual ‘Eats & Beats at the Beach’ happens Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1 to 8pm. The free family event takes place about midway along Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. Enjoy music, food and fun in one of the most spectacular oceanfront beach settings on Vancouver Island. The area is closed to through traffic for the occasion. Upwards of 9,000 people attended Eats &...

West Coast Wonder Women II!

  • May 15, 2019
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2nd Annual International All Female Card by Anne Marie Moro Photos by Sooke Boxing ClubMay 17-19 | 7pm - West Coast Wonder Women II Catch the action! Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields RdEllen Connor, owner of the Sooke Boxing Club, sees boxing as a fitness opportunity for anyone, whatever their age. Despite the stereotype of boxing as an aggressive sport,...

Bear Mountain Revisited…

  • May 15, 2019
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Community Update By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Bear Mountain ResortEven though I’m a long-time West Shore resident, it never fails to delight me when I uncover something new and exciting about our community. Such is the case with the Bear Mountain Resort. As I settled into a conversation with Shannon Drew, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Initiatives and...

Summer Solstice Party in Sooke!

  • May 15, 2019
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By Gwen Fisher, Owner of The Artisan’s Garden, SookeEver been to a summer solstice celebration? Well, you’re in for a treat—Sooke style! Gwen Fisher, owner of the Artisan’s Garden & Pure Elements, has assembled a cast of exciting entertainments to make it an evening you are sure to enjoy, with music, food and a fashion show on June 21st. One...

Women's Rugby 7s: It's Show Time!

  • May 9, 2019
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by Anne Marie Moro Photos by Rugby Canada and World Rugby Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team is fresh off their Gold Medal performance at the last tournament in Kitakyushu, Japan. Canada currently sits in 2nd place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with two tournaments to go – Langford, May 11-12 and Biarritz, France on June 15-16 The top four nations...