The summer had a steady stream of events with festivals, beach days, secret lakes, international art shows and even the launch of a new professional soccer team. If you missed these, our GoWestshore Out & About Crew captured some of the highlights for our Sept/Oct 2019 issue.
Ever been to a summer solstice celebration? Well, you’re in for a treat—Sooke style! Gwen Fisher, owner of the Artisan’s Garden & Pure Elements, has assembled a cast of exciting entertainments to make it an evening you are sure to enjoy, with music, food and a fashion show on June 21st.
One thing I’ve learned about Gwen is that she is a diligent collaborator and advocate for local artists and businesses in Sooke. Her upcoming ‘Summer Solstice Ladies Night’ is a good example of how she ‘works’ with others in her community whenever she holds a special event.
The Artisan’s Garden is in bloom for another eventful year. Along with her plants and flowers, Gwen Fisher, the inspiration behind the Artisan’s Gardens in Sooke, seeks out talented, local artisans to intermingle their art, and vintage or repurposed accessories in her garden for all to enjoy. The big event this year is Gwen’s first ‘Summer Solstice Party’ on June 21 with music, a vintage fashion show, and appies. Plus, it’s a fund raiser for the Sooke Transition House. On June 2, her gardens will be a destination spot for the ‘Sooke Secret Garden Tour’. She and her husband Ed will also be hosting Sooke’s ‘Strawberry Tea & Parlour Show’.
Gwen’s fondest memory last year was the joy she experienced watching her granddaughter engage with garden visitors. She also enjoyed the friendly groups who stop by during the day—like the mother’s walking group who come by with their children to sit, relax and sip coffee with neighbours.
The fall had a steady stream of events with elections, holidays, and lots of special awards. If you missed these, our GoWestshore Out & About Crew captured some of the highlights for November 2018.
If you missed an event or two this month, its no wonder, there was a lot going on. Our GoWestshore Out & About Crew captured some of the highlights for October 2018.
If you missed an event or two this month, its no wonder, there was a lot going on. Our GoWestshore Out & About Crew captured some of the highlights for September 2018.
As you’ve probably observed, it’s summer! Don’t just sit staring at that stock image of a beach on your office computer screen and day dreaming about a weekend escape. That can be discouraging! Why not try out a few of these fun pick-me-ups to make summer come to you!