10 Great Careers in Demand

  • January 7, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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...

Managing Anxiety & Depression

  • December 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
“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...

Look What I Made!

  • November 7, 2018
  • GoWestShore
The urge to build and create things is profoundly human. There's something irresistible about being creative with materials—either to build something functional and tangible or just being able to freely design something. It’s totally engaging and soul-satisfying. It helps us to relax. We learn to value and appreciate the tools we use in the endeavour. And once our project is complete, we have something to...

Parenting in a Digital Age

  • November 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
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
  • GoWestShore
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...

Building Players for Long-term Success

  • September 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
By Brad Lidstone Westshore Basketball is proud to begin our 13th year of operation; 7th under our current configuration. We pride ourselves on teaching the game of basketball to youth of all ages and abilities. Our proven model of development has contributed to the continued success of Western Communities High School teams with the Belmont Junior and Senior Boys teams...

Supporting Community Employment For 40 Years!

  • August 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
Back in June 19, 1978, the WorkLink Employment Society (then known as the ‘Western Community Outreach Society’), opened its doors in the West Shore with 3 staff. Fast forward to their 40th year of community engagement and you’ll find the number has swelled to 47 staff working in 3 locations! Looking back, WorkLink can be justifiably proud of its many...

Quest for the Net!

  • June 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
Summer Camps: Westshore Basketball is excited to offer two 5-day camps this summer for full and half-day options: July 9-13 and August 20-24. With the help of current and former high school players, guest college and university instructors, Westshore Basketball coaches ensure that every child has a chance to learn, play and build friendships! 3x3 League: The response to our...

Basketball Programs For All Ages

  • March 5, 2018
  • GoWestShore
By Brad Lidstone Westshore Basketball, a not-for-profit organization, is staying busy this spring with exciting, new programs and continuing favourites: Westshore Basketball is an organizing supporter of the Sooke School District Elementary Schools’ Basketball Jamboree at Belmont High School on March 6, 7, 8 from 3-5:30 pm. This 3-day event brings boys and girls teams to the largest high school gym in the province and...