Out & About…Summer 2019

  • August 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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
  • GoWestShore
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,...

Secret Lakes in Your Neighbourhood

  • June 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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...