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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.

Lots of advance notice on Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) about bus pullout construction traffic slowdowns set for April 16 to May 15 [West Shore Voice News photo]

 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 

 2018

 

April 19-21, 2018.  Liberal National Convention, in Halifax.  #LIB2018

 

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: info@westshorearts.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 rogertemple48@gmail.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 26Kingfisher 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