GoWestShore Magazine Jan 2018 E-Edition

In this Issue


Lacrosse was Canada’s most popular sport before ice hockey came along. In the 1630s, French Jesuit missionaries working in the St. Lawrence Valley saw lacrosse being played by the Native American Indians. Jean de Brébeuf wrote about the game being played by the Huron Indians in 1636 and it was he who named the game ‘lacrosse’. The first recorded match was between the Anglophones and Mohawk First Nations on August 29, 1844.

The deep roots lacrosse has in Canadian history were showcased in 1994 when it became Canada’s official summer sport.

BC Premier & Langford Mayor Welcome GoWestShore Magazine

BC Premier & Langford Mayor Official Welcome GoWestShore Magazine is proud to receive warm words of congratulations and success from Premier John Horgan and Langford Mayor Stewart Young in their Welcome Address of the Inaugural Issue. Premier-Mayor Welcome Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn

Preparing Culinary Talent for the Future

Camosun College Professional Cook Training relishes new ideas along with new beginnings. We are very excited to become a regular culinary contributor to the ‘GoWestShore Magazine.’ In this first article, I would like to introduce you to one of the most successful Red Seal designated Professional Cook programs in Canada.

In addition to the rigorous daily technical training at the Interurban campus cafeteria and the well-known ClassRoom Restaurant (www.camosun.ca/dining), the Professional Cook Training program has a range of active community-engaging initiatives for apprentices that offer them an optimum range of applied learning opportunities.


It’s hard to miss how the construction industry is booming in the Langford, Colwood and View Royal municipalities. With the severely unaffordable real estate market in Victoria, more affordable family and multi-family housing units are enticing many retirees, first-time home buyers and newcomers to the West Shore.

The life span of this West Shore boom is projected to continue for another 15 years. So, for this issue, we approached a few local developers and asked them to fill us in on the type of community amenities they are building into their projects and the legacy they hope to put in place for future generations.

What’s Your 2018 Spending Plan?

The top New Year’s financial resolution is paying off debt, followed by saving more.

Here are 3 tips to help make 2018 the year you finally achieve your financial goals.

It’s A New Year—Keep It Fresh!

As a professional organizer, I quite often come across clients that have stock piles of beauty products. These products may be doing more than hogging all that coveted real estate in their vanity.

When we dive in and check out the dates of these products, most clients are quite surprised to learn some of them are well past their expiry date. Expired makeup can harbor bacteria and using it may cause more than an irritating breakout. In fact, it can be very risky especially where your eyes are concerned. Consider conjunctivitis, aka pink eye, which is highly contagious.


People always ask me: what’s the best dog breed? That’s a hard question to answer. All dog owners have a favourite! Maybe the better question is: what type of dog would fit in best with your lifestyle?

Selecting a new dog, whether it’s your first puppy or a rescued adult, is an exciting, rewarding, and sometimes overwhelming process. People too often have a predetermined idea about the type of dog they want. Yet, when it comes to deciding which dogs make the best pets for you, it’s essential, as a first step, to consider your lifestyle and the environment you live in. The health and happiness of your pet depends on it!

2018 Interior Design Trends

Interior trends for 2018 reflect our desire to make choices that are more in harmony with our environment, and which promote health.

Another important part of the trend is to be fiscally responsible. We believe that ‘beautiful’ does not have to be outrageously expensive, and further believe that ostentation is not in the best of tastes.

Therefore the design ideas of years past, which included overdone interior finishes, furniture, and draperies, have fallen out of favour in recent years.


You may have heard that fluorescent lighting can be bad for your eyes, but did you know why? In recent years, studies have shown that Blue-Violet light can be damaging to the retina, and therefore has the potential to cause Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is a disease of the eye that causes central vision loss.

So, what does this have to do with fluorescent lighting? Higher amounts of blue light are emitted with the use of fluorescent lights, but that’s not the only source. High amounts of blue light are also emitted through the use of LEDs which are found in electronic devices including computer monitors, TVs, and personal devices like tablets and smart phones.


Deb Alcadinho, founder of Westshore Women’s Business Network (WWBN), a successful networking organization for business & professional women shares how networking & collaboration is the way of the future. They can definitely lead to more success for women in particular—not just in business but in other areas of their lives, too

Don’t Suffer Your Hair Loss in Silence

From the moment you step through our doorway, you are treated with respect and dignity and will feel welcomed by our team’s compassionate care. Our goal is to give women a beautiful, safe and private environment where all of your specific hair replacement needs can be cared for.

Catherine, Leanna and Sheila are the resident experts in providing our guests full and partial hair prosthetics or wigs as a part of our hair loss replacement program. Whether you are looking for a wig for medical reasons or to make a fashion statement, Capilia Victoria has a wig or hairpiece that is right for you. We have the largest selection of synthetic and natural hair wigs on Vancouver Island!

For your utmost comfort, we have private fitting and consulting rooms where we will help you select just the right solution to fit your needs and lifestyle.


I met up with Jesse between tours on a rainy morning at the Broken Paddle Coffee Shop in Metchosin, BC. He’s unassuming, soft-spoken and just as approachable and as charming as his music.
Jesse Roper is the West Shore’s own versatile blues artist rooted in soul, rock and country. He’s a hardworking performer with a non-stop touring itinerary across North America. In the past few years, he’s quickly become a staple on modern rock radio and a major headliner at festivals such as Sunfest, Rifflandia and Rock the Shores. He’s shared the stage with many great artists and played direct support to Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Colin James, Spirit of the West, Tower of Power, Booker T Jones, Chilliwack, and others as well as older rock bands like ZZ Top, Steve Earle and Big Wreck. Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers with knock-out live performances, making him an unstoppable presence in the music industry today.

Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Is losing weight your New Years resolution? Are you sticking to your diet? Or, have you already fallen off the wagon? Kristen Yarker, Dietitian at CBI Health shares how to eat your way to health and avoid common weight loss mistakes made by many with New Year’s Resolutions!

Why a Fresh Start is Often Valuable

Happy New Year! Another year, and for some, it’s a time to make a fresh start. For others, discarding something old and tired might also be an option, making room for something other to enter their lives: new prospects, novel ideas or expanding their circle of friends. Best of all, the beginning of a New Year is a chance for all of us to reflect upon and rediscover the joy and blessings in our lives already.

Clearly, the ‘New Beginnings’ theme of our inaugural January 2018 GoWestShore Magazine is all about that, offering you, our brand-new readers, a monthly publication that we hope will keep you informed, inspired and engaged with your community. We’ll be shining a light on West Shore neighbourhoods, its people, active lifestyles and creative enterprises; all the things that our west coast culture celebrates.