Making the Shift To Solar Panel Power

  • March 16, 2020
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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,...

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...

10 Great Careers in Demand

  • January 7, 2019
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Sources: Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Government of Canada, Job Bank, 2018 WorkBC, British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition Government of Canada, Service Canada For the next 5 years, many in- demand jobs in BC (and the rest of Canada) are ones that offer great earning opportunities. As a result, now is an excellent time for younger Canadians to explore new career paths. I’ve selected...

A Catalyst for Innovation & International Relationships

  • November 1, 2018
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By Anne Marie Moro Photo Credits: Royal Roads University RRU Archives GAP Publishing GroupThe newly-opened Sherman Jen Building houses the Centre for Environmental Science and International Partnership at Royal Roads University . The Centre is pushing the boundaries of what a modern 21st century-equipped facility can offer students who want to develop rewarding careers in environmental science. State-of-the-art laboratories equipped to meet the needs...

The Joys of Drumming!

  • November 1, 2018
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By Andreas David, Westshore Music AcademyDrumming is great! I’ve spent most of my days drumming in the past 30+ years and I can honestly say, it’s been a blast! There’s something magical about drumming. I can’t really put it into words—although I’ve spent thousands of hours drumming. We do know that drum therapy has been used for thousands of years...

First Class Music Instruction

  • September 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="West Shore Culture" font_container="tag:h5|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ef37a0|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1517883589964{padding-top: 15px !important;}"]Introducing Westshore Music Academy’s talented instructorsDRUMS Andreas David: Andreas has been playing drums for more than 30 years, mostly as a professional musician in Germany. He has performed with a variety of bands and artists, ranging from folk and jazz, to funk, fusion, gospel, alternative, punk and rock. He has extensive knowledge...

Great Kids, Great Music!

  • August 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="West Shore Culture" font_container="tag:h5|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ef37a0|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1517883589964{padding-top: 15px !important;}"]Interview with Glynis Dawson, Department Head of Fine Arts, at Belmont Secondary School and Maureen Garry, Music Teacher at David Cameron Elementary School By Anne Marie Moro Before school was officially over for the summer, I met up with Glynis Dawson, Department Head of Fine Arts, at Belmont Secondary School and Maureen...

Is Music in Your Life?

  • August 1, 2018
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The Victoria Conservatory of Music Westshore in the Westhills YMCA building has been going strong for over two years now. Launched in March 2016, enrolment has been increasing every term – up 40% this past year alone! Whether you are interested in pursuing music as a career or just as a pastime, having a solid technique and understanding of music...

Come Join the Band!

  • August 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="West Shore Culture" font_container="tag:h5|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ef37a0|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1517883589964{padding-top: 15px !important;}"]Interview with Sabine and Andreas David, Westshore Music Academy delivery partner for the Music Port program By Anne Marie MoroThe concept for the ‘Music Port’ Program was initiated by Westshore Arts Council and put in motion by Laura Davis, current President of the Council. As a choral singer, Laura appreciates and has...