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,...

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...

Keeping the Season Merry & Bright All Year Long!

  • December 1, 2018
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By Anne Marie MoroKnowing that there is a spirit of benevolence and generosity operating in our community goes a long way to helping us love our home town that much more—regardless of whether it’s the holiday season or not! All of us on the West Shore can be proud of the local efforts being made to help others manage and...

Managing Anxiety & Depression

  • December 1, 2018
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“My child has been dealing with anxiety and depression; but things are getting worse. She is starting to self-harm and her anxiety is making it difficult for her to attend school. What can we do best to support our child?” Winter holidays can be relaxing; but if you or a loved one has a tendency towards anxiety or depression, can...

Parenting in a Digital Age

  • November 1, 2018
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Many of us have heard stories about online bullying and how devastating that can be for young adults and their families. Did you know that 1 in 4 teens are victims of online bullying? And this is not the only risk associated with online activities. At PCFSA, we hear many stories. The following story is an all too common one....

Encouraging Possibilities & Healthy Living

  • October 1, 2018
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Pacific Centre Family Services Association (PCFSA) is dedicated to delivering vital services to the West Shore communities of Colwood, Langford and Sooke. 2018 marks our 50th year of community service with educational, counselling and creative programming maintained in collaboration with partner agencies across the CRD. Providing Services and Support When Most Needed  Our PCFSA programs provide counselling and support services to all persons within the...

On Track to Making a Difference!

  • September 1, 2018
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Did you know that 90% of Canadians support organ donation, but only 20% are registered? There are currently over 600 people waiting for an organ transplant in British Columbia alone, many of them children. This is something the David Foster Foundation is trying to change! On July 30 to August 2, 2018, distinguished donors from all over North America gathered...

Realizing Community Visions

  • June 1, 2018
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Interview by Anne Marie Moro Photo Credits: MaryAnne Petersen Photography[vc_custom_heading text="“I look at my community as an extension of my family—who have always been my greatest asset. I have been successful in business because of my family and their dedication to our common goals.” ~ Bob Saunders" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%232d7bbf"]Bob Saunders is not an easy guy to pin down. In the two...

Chocolate Moments

  • February 4, 2018
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Chef Toivo Heyduck has worked at Sooke Harbour House and was a featured chef at the Oregon Truffle Festivals. He also works in remote communities where he can cook great foods and enjoys the wild outdoors. Currently, he operates ‘Two Birds Catering & Consulting’. Interview By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: FrancesLitman.com and Kevin Light PhotographyThe ‘Flavour of Chocolate Small Plates...

Spreading the Love

  • February 4, 2018
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Interview with Founder, Joan Jackson By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Photo by Gregg Eligh, Eligh PhotographsWe met up with Joan Jackson to find out what Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore is all about: Q: Let’s just start at the beginning, Joan. How did you discover the Soroptimist organization? Until last year at the ‘Flavour of Chocolate’, I’d never even...
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