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Belmont Residences – 


Open daily (except Fridays) Belmont Residences Sales Centre 12 to 5pm. At 915 Division Ave (across from the Westshore Town Centre).
City of Langford Traffic Advisories


 Various areas of traffic interruption during construction and upgrades. See the TRAFFIC page in this website for more details.



Highway 14 public input Input open to July 15, 2018 Feedback can be provided up to July 15, 2018 online at or by emailing comments to .

Hatley Castle on the Royal Roads University Campus in Colwood, BC [West Shore Voice News photo – May 2018]

Parent Input Survey on expansion of Royal Roads University
To support campus expansion for studies for 1st and 2nd year students. Survey for former grads and parents of previous grads, general public and community, posted June 1:

Survey for current SD62 parents of students in Grades 9 to 12, at this link, posted May 29:




Thursday June 21. Twilight Night at DeMamiel Creek Golf Course in Sooke. Half-price golf after 3 pm.


Thursday, June 21. Sooke Night Market. Thursday nights 5 to 8 pm through the summer, to September.


Saturday June 23. Picnic in the Park & Dirt Jam  (11-1:30). Join 2018 Summer Camp Leaders and the Sooke Bike Club for an afternoon of games, bike park races and live music by the Gord Phillips Band.


Sun June 24. Scleroderma Walk/Run.  9:30 am start. West Shore Parks & Rec lower field, 1767 Island Hwy, Colwood.


Sunday, June 24. Sooke Potholes Guided Hike age 18+. 10am-12pm. Explore the cultural and natural history of Sooke Potholes with CRD Regional Parks naturalist.  No fee but pre-register by June 21. No pets.


Thursday, June 28. Sooke Night Market. Thursday nights 5 to 8 pm through the summer, to September.


Friday, June 29. Westshore Centre for Learning & Training (SD62). Summer Programs – registration deadline.


Sunday, July 1, 2018. Happy Canada Day! Various events around the region. More event details to come.


Sunday July 1. Canada Day Sooke. Gates open 12 noon, free for all ages.


July 2 – Blood Donor Clinic at Sooke Legion, 6726 Eustace Road. 12:30 to 6:30 pm. Also July 30 & Aug 27.


Saturday July 7. Eats & Beats. Along Ocean Blvd in Colwood. 1 to 8 pm Live music and food at the beach.


Saturday July 7. Garage Sale by the Sooke District Lioness group, in Sooke. 9 am to 1pm at 1646 Winnifred Place. All proceeds to the various activities that Lioness does for the community.


Sun July 8. Ayre Manor 10th Anniversary Afternoon Tea. 2 to 4 pm. RSVP to Ayre Manor at 250-642-1750 ext 101


July 9. Blood Donor Clinic at CFB Esquimalt – 1575 Lyall St. 9am to 3:45 pm.


Wed July 11. StoryWalk. Nature walk and outdoor storytelling. Every Wednesday to Aug 22.  6 to 7:30 pm.


Friday July 13, Saturday July 14, and Sunday July 15. Rock the Shores. Outdoor rock concert. At the Juan de Fuca Parks & Rec grounds, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood.  [Win 2 free weekend passes – send ‘this is what makes a great rock/pop song’ to | Contest closes June 8, 2018] | CONCERT LINEUP and online ticket purchases: 


Deadline July 15. Public Input about Highway 14 improvements. Feedback can be provided to the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure up to July 15, 2018 online at or by emailing comments to .


July 16. Blood Donor Clinic. Vancouver Island Technology Park, #2201 – 4464 Markham St, Victoria. 9 am to 3:45 pm.


Tuesday, July 17. Williams Lake Emergency Social Services. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. Hear their stories! 7pm.


Sunday July 22. Art in the Park & Classic Car Show. Live painting demo, art, photography, cards, rocks, & jewelry will be for sale. Free for Art Council Members, $15 for non members (includes a membership for remaining fiscal year). 10 am- 2:00 pm at Sooke River Campground (“The Flats”) on Phillips Rd. Register to have a table for your art – by phoning 250-380-8090


July 27 to August 6. Sooke Fine Arts Show at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke.


Saturday, August 11. 14th Annual Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day (VIPPD) 2018, at the Sooke Region Museum. 10am to 4 pm. Free, family friendly event. Music, speakers, demos, workshops, vendor tables, food.


August 13 – Blood Donor Clinic at Church of the Advent – 510 Mount View Ave. 12 noon to 6:45 pm.


Thurs Aug 16. Movies on the Hill.  Behind the JdF library, 1767 Island Hwy. 8:45 pm.


August 18 & 19. Sooke RCMP Musical Ride in Sooke. Matinee on Saturday, sunset ride on Sunday. Organized by Sooke Lions Club. Info on Facebook: SookeMusicalRide


Tuesday, August 21. Emergency Preparedness for Kids. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hal, a family activity. time tba.


August 28. Deadline for public input to Air Passenger Protection regulation changes.


September 4, 2018. Nomination period opens for Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. (Election date is October 20.)


Tuesday, September 18. Open Burning. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm.


Sunday, September 23. Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. AGM. 2 pm in the SEAPARC meeting room, 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke.


Sunday, October 7. 39th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon in Victoria.


Tuesday, October 16. Tour of Metchosin’s Emergency Program. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm.


October 17, 2018.  Cannabis use becomes legalized in Canada.  See article on page 1 about cannabis retailing in Langford, in the May 4, 2018 issue of West Shore Voice News.


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 period 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.