Connecting People with Plants

  • June 30, 2019
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The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific For over 15 years, I lived in the same neighbourhood as the HCP. In fact, I drove past the centre whenever I took Quayle Road over to West Saanich. Yet it wasn’t until I met Deborah Donahue, the GM for the gardens that I realized how much I had missed by not slowing down...

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....

Cooking with Wine

  • June 30, 2019
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By Steve Walker-Duncan, M.Ed., CCC Department Chair, Culinary Arts Camosun CollegeWith a hot dry weather forecast, this month’s recipe is a perfect “livin’ is easy” kind of summer dish you can make ahead of time. Then, leave it in a warm oven or on the BBQ while you enjoy more time outside with friends and family—and an ice-cold drink! When you cook with wine,...

Summer Living is Easy at Belmont Residences!

  • June 30, 2019
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The team at Belmont Residences West has been active getting construction of their purchasers’ new homes started over the past month. 70% of these homes are now sold! In the meantime, based on a number of requests for an air conditioning upgrade from some purchasers, Belmont Residences is introducing a time-sensitive, complimentary upgrade offer for air conditioning with each new...

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...

Exploring Wines!

  • June 29, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photos courtesy of Westin Bear Mountain and GAP Publishing GroupWhether you are a wine connoisseur or just choose wine by its colour, the following article may offer interesting insights into winemaking and the joy of wines!I consulted with Bipin Bhatt, Outlets Manager and Sommelier at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa. He started his career as a mixologist in Dubai...

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...

Bucket List for Local Summer Adventures

  • June 28, 2019
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Anne Marie Moro Editor —Taylor Swift Sometimes, all it takes is one good idea to get started, right? This month, our issue is packed with ideas to somewhere nearby you’ve never been before or to something that you’ve wanted to do, but never got around to.  Accomplishing this, won’t be difficult, when you have a ‘GoWestShore Bucket List’ to follow!...

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...

Eats & Beats 2019

  • June 27, 2019
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Colwood’s 5th Annual ‘Eats & Beats at the Beach’ happens Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1 to 8pm. The free family event takes place about midway along Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. Enjoy music, food and fun in one of the most spectacular oceanfront beach settings on Vancouver Island. The area is closed to through traffic for the occasion. Upwards of 9,000 people attended Eats &...