A True Passion for Seniors

  • January 14, 2020
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Interview by Anne Marie Moro, editorCherish at Central Park is a resort-style independent living retirement community in the heart of the West Shore. Micky Fleming, its president and CEO, is committed to making life for her residents the absolute best it can possibly be. It’s what energizes her every day. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Alberta, a culture that encourages people to...

A Healing Pathway to Hope

  • November 3, 2019
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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...

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...

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...

Dynamic Langford

  • March 18, 2019
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BIG Year for Hometown Sporting Events! by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and images from City of Langford[vc_custom_heading text="“2019 is on track to be one of the biggest years for major sporting events in Langford,”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23b7224a"]Mayor Stewart Young says “2019 is on track to be one of the biggest years for major sporting events in Langford,” And he eagerly grins and adds...

MISSA Magic!

  • January 9, 2019
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Interview with Marna Lynn Smith, MISSA Executive Director By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Jo-Ann Richards of www.worksphotography.caThe Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been an international happening in the West Shore for over 35 years. It’s become an occasion for like-spirited folks, who love art and the creative process, to gather together to connect, make art and socialize. And it’s not just...

Belmont Market Shaping Up!

  • January 9, 2019
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The Belmont Market project, under development on the site of the former Belmont Secondary School, is expected to be completed by 2021. To date, the following stores have confirmed their spaces and will be opening for business in three phases over the next 2 years, beginning in 2019: • Thrifty Foods • Scotiabank • Cali Nails • Great Clips • Freshii • Edo Japan•...