BC Government announces $7500 Grant for Artists to support their online businesses

  • February 11, 2021
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie MoroBC Artists can now get up to  $7500 to develop a new or improved online presence as part of #StrongerBC recovery plan. Breaking News! BC Artists who qualify can get up to 75% or $7500 grant for a new or improved e-commerce or website Program applications awarded on a first-come first-served basis. It's an exceptional opportunity for...

Announcing the Arts Channel

  • December 17, 2020
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie MoroPress Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 17, 2020 GAP Publishing Group Inc. is delighted to announce the launch of a fresh new instructional platform on our #GoWestShore portal. It’s called the ‘Arts Channel', a purpose-built platform, to support and sustain professional artists, teachers, and art enthusiasts with online art programming and resources. Anne Marie Moro, the GAP publisher...

OMG!? A Gigantic Leap Forward for Our Community!

  • March 16, 2020
  • GoWestShore
by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and images from City of LangfordOK it was kind of unusual to have a Council Meeting at the City Centre Grill on Tuesday, February 25; but, hey, this was a Langford Council Meeting and they told us they something BIG they wanted the community to know about. They were right! It was a night with a number of huge, surprising...

Build it and they will come!

  • February 26, 2020
  • GoWestShore
For the past 25 years, Mayor Stew Young and the City of Langford's council have been shaping the community with its no nonsense get it done attitude. With it's leadership and persistence, Langford has attracted major developments, new neighbourhoods, business expansion, partnerships, sports & recreation, roads, infrastructure, schools, and more. When Langford initiatives happen, they are typically big, innovative and...

Year of the White Metal Rat

  • January 15, 2020
  • GoWestShore
The Rat is the first sign of 12 animal cycles in the Chinese Zodiac. The White Metal Rat Year means new beginnings and renewals, a strong, prosperous and lucky year for all Chinese zodiac signs. This is a great year for founding and evolving. It’s a clean, fresh year—a gift—with no mistakes and no regrets. Set new habits to initiate actions you have wanted to do...

The Amazing Journey of a MISSA Artist

  • January 14, 2020
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photo Credits: MISSA, MaryLou Wakefield ~MaryLou Wakefield For the past 35 years, thousands of artists, teachers, and adult art students have attended the Metchosin International Summer School of Art located on the Pearson College campus and left with memories and friendships to cherish for a lifetime. MaryLou Wakefield, a local Victoria artist, came away with a life-altering experience last summer. It changed...

MISSA Talks Open to the Public!

  • June 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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
  • GoWestShore
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...

Eats & Beats 2019

  • June 27, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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 &...

MISSA Magic!

  • January 9, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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...