‘What’s Going On’
West Shore: Langford, Colwood, Sooke, Metchosin, View Royal, Highlands, Juan de Fuca
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EXTENDED or WIDE-IMPACT EVENTS
|EVENT||Dates||Links / Details|
|Sooke Earth Day Party||Sunday, April 22||At Sooke Community Hall, starting 10 am.|
|Traffic delays on Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) due to installation of bus pullouts.||Monday April 16 to May 15||Periodic traffic delays on Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) due to installation of bus pullouts.|
|DeMamiel Creek Golf Course – 2018 Season||Opens April 18||Open Daily April 18 to Thanksgiving weekend.|
| City of Langford Traffic Advisory
|Bear Mountain Parkway now open to through-traffic (3.5 km from Leigh Road interchange at Hwy 1 over to Bear Mountain Resort).||www.langford.ca|
EVENTS & DEADLINES
Friday April 20. Children’s Art Show. 3:30 to 5 pm. Coast Collective Art Centre. www.coastcollective.ca
Saturday, April 21. Arise – West Shore Arts Council 30th anniversary fundraiser. At the Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave. Phone: 250-478-2286 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tickets $25 – available online: www.westshorearts.org
Apr 20-22. Victoria Home & Garden Show. JdF Rec, 1767 Island Hwy, Colwood.
Sunday, April 22. Earth Day. End Plastic Pollution is the 2018 theme. www.earthday.org
Sunday, April 22. Earth Day Community Event at Sooke Community Hall. rebrand.ly/PEP
Monday, April 23. Blood Donor Clinic at Royal Bay Secondary, 3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, Colwood. 9 am to 4 pm. www.blood.ca
Tues Apr 24. SD62 Public Board Meeting. Admin office, 3143 Jacklin Rd. 7 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca
Fri Apr 27. Viva La WestShore 2018. 7 to 11 pm. Olympic View Golf Club. www.westshore.bc.ca
Monday April 30. Healing City Soils. Free soil contaminant testing for food-growing households anywhere in Greater Victoria. Deadline extended to April 30. www.compost.bc.ca
Friday May 4 & Saturday May 5. HITS concert by Sooke Community Choir. May 4 and May 5 at 7:30 pm, and May 6 at 2 pm at Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd. Also May 12 at 2pm at Qualicum Beach Civic Cetnre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. $20 tickets (free if you’re under 16). www.sookecommunitychoir.com
Saturday, May 5. Duck Day at the Flats. Featuring the 12th annual Rubber Duck Race at Sooke Flats (at the Sooke River Campground). Hosted by Sooke Harbourside Lions. 11 am to 3 pm (duck race around noon).
Wednesday May 9. Wireless alerts will be publicly tested for the first time in BC. At 1:55 pm (Pacific time), alongside routine television and radio tests.
Saturday May 12. HITS concert by Sooke Community Choir. 2pm at Qualicum Beach Civic Cetnre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. $20 tickets (free if you’re under 16). www.sookecommunitychoir.com
HSBC Women’s Sevens Rugby Tournament. May 12-13. Westhills Stadium, Langford. www.worldrugby.org
Saturday May 12. Sooke Rotary annual fundraiser. Dinner at Prestige Hotel with silent auction. Tx $60 at Little Vienna Bakery or email email@example.com
Tuesday, May 15. Water & Boating Safety. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca
Sunday, May 27. Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. Membership Meeting. 2 pm in the SEAPARC meeting room, 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke. www.sheringhamlighthouse.org
May 24 to 28. 75th Annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race. www.swiftsure.org
Saturday May 26 – Kingfisher Preschool Family Fund Day event, Sooke. More info to come.
June 1, 2018. BC Minimum Wage increases to $12.65 per hour, effective June 1, 2018.
Monday, June 4. Deadline for Sooke Fine Arts Show submissions. Show dates July 27-Aug 6. www.sookefinearts.com
June 15. BC Real Estate – new rules. Dual agency ends as of June 15, 2018. Realtors represent either the seller or the buyer. www.recbc.ca/licensee/new-consumer-protection-rules.html
Tuesday, June 19. Large Animal Evacuations. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca
July 1, 2018. Canada Day. Cannabis use becomes legalized in Canada.
July 13 to 15. Rock the Shores. Outdoor rock concert in Colwood, BC. At the Juan de Fuca Parks & Rec grounds. www.rocktheshores.com
Tuesday, July 17. Williams Lake Emergency Social Services. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. Hear their stories! 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca
July 27 to August 6. Sooke Fine Arts Show at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke. www.sookefinearts.com
August 18 & 19. Sooke RCMP Musical Ride in Sooke. Matinee on Saturday, sunset ride on Sunday. Organized by Sooke Lions Club.
Tuesday, August 21. Emergency Preparedness for Kids. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hal, a family activity. time tba. www.metchosinfire.ca
Tuesday, September 18. Open Burning. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca
Sunday, September 23. Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. AGM. 2 pm in the SEAPARC meeting room, 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke. www.sheringhamlighthouse.org
Tuesday, October 16. Tour of Metchosin’s Emergency Program. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca
October 20, 2018. Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. Election period starts Jan 1, 2018, even though election day isn’t until Oct 20. Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. . The official campaign peropd begins Sept 22. Election Oct 20. West Shore Voice News will in particular follow the action in Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Juan de Fuca and View Royal. Candidates: see ad rates on the Advertising page.
Tuesday, November 20. Disasters & Medical Response. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca