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
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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...

Community Co-opportunity!

  • November 1, 2019
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Peninsula Co-op Contest!Peninsula 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!Q: What inspired its philanthropic,...

Something Special is Brewing at Royal Bay

  • November 1, 2019
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One of the most common comments GableCraft Homes receives from Royal Bay residents is that they would love to have access to food and coffee services in their neighbourhood. The good news is that while planning and design of The Commons is underway, GableCraft is applying to the City of Colwood for approval of a temporary coffee and light fare...

Out & About…Summer 2019

  • August 30, 2019
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Sept/Oct 2019 Out & About capturing some exciting summer escapades around the West Shore! The summer had a steady stream of events with festivals, beach days, secret lakes, international art shows and even the launch of a new professional soccer team. If you missed these, our GoWestshore Out & About Crew captured some of the highlights for our Sept/Oct 2019...

Rally ‘Round, West Shore!

  • August 30, 2019
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There’s a very special block party being scheduled for Saturday, September 14. This is your chance to join in on a tour of 3 brand new Westhills Show Homes and participate in a Scavenger Hunt* for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Los Cabos, valued at $3,500. Thank you to our community partners who have provided other great prizes, including 4 private...

Supercharged West Shore!

  • August 30, 2019
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In 2019, Maclean’s magazine gathered data on 415 communities across Canada to identify the best spots to live in Canada. They were looking for what they call “supercharged small towns”—communities with rural charm with close access to urban jobs. They defined a “community” as a town or city with its own mayor. They selected and compared 415 communities using the following categories: wealth and economy, affordability, population...

Making the Shift to Clean Energy Solutions

  • August 30, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Shift Energy Group and GAP Publishing GroupColyn Strong, President and Founder of Shift Energy Group, saw the value of energy efficiencies first hand, during the years he managed energy efficiency projects in the public sector and later when he facilitated public sector energy projects with engineers and contractors. His curiosity encouraged him to assess the viability of solar as...

Educating for the FUTURE!

  • August 29, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro Photo credit: Sooke School District #62, the City of Langford, and GAP Publishing Group —Benjamin Franklin If you have lived in the West Shore long enough, you probably already know that Sooke School District #62 is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive school districts in B.C. It currently has over 11,000 students in a district that extends all the...

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,...