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Pharmasave at 6716 West Coast Road in Sooke (just west of town centre) is open daily. Mon to Thurs 8 am to 8 pm | Fri 8am to 6 pm | Sat 9 am to 6 pm | Sun & holidays 10 am to 5 pm
Public Drop-in Flu Clinics by Island Health  November and December SOOKE:  Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre, 104-6672 Wadams Way.  Sat Dec 2 – 9:30 to 2:30; Tues Dec 12 – 1 to 4.

WEST SHORE: Colwood Pentecostal Church, 2250 Sooke Rd. Fri Nov 24 – 9:30 to 3:30; Wed Dec 13 – 1:30 pm to 6pm.

Sooke Bottle Drives

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Monday November 20 to Thursday November 30. BC Legislative Assembly. Back in session Mon-Thurs to Nov 30 (then xmas break).


Tuesday, November 21 City of Langford Transportation Committee Meeting. 5:30 pm.


Tuesday, November 21. Metchosin Search and Rescue Info Session – who they are, what they do & when, where & how they operate. Tues Nov 21. Metchosin Fire Hall, 7 to 9 pm.


Thursday Nov 23. West Shore Women’s Business Network lunch meeting.


Thursday Nov 23. City of Langford Parks Committee Meeting. 5 pm.


Friday, November 24. SD62 non-instructional day.


Friday November 24. Holiday Season Ad Package booking deadline in West Shore Voice News. Book your holiday season ad package by Fri Nov 24 to get a 7% discount. Ads to run Dec 1, 8, & 15, 22. Call 250-217-5821 for details or email


Fri Nov 24. Drop-In Island Health Flu Clinic at Colwood Pentecostal Church, 2250 Sooke Rd. 9:30 to 3:30. Also:  Wed Dec 13 – 1:30 pm to 6pm.


Saturday November 25. Biggest Little Market & Craft Fair. Sooke Community Hall 9-5.


Saturday November 25. Barbecue Fundraiser for Goldstream Food Bank. Millstream Village, Langford. 11-2.


Saturday & Sunday, November 25 & 26. Stinking Fish 2017 Fall Show. ‘All in One Pond’. At Metchosin Hall, 4401 William Head Road. 250-478-4358


Monday November 27 Canadian Blood Services donor clinic at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave, Colwood. 12 to 7 pm.


Monday, November 27. District of Sooke Regular Council Meeting. 7 pm.


Wednesday, November 29. Peninsula Streams — salmon fry being released into Millstream Creek.


Friday, December 1. SD62 Colwood Campus – Xmas Tree Sale – annual fundraiser. 2139 Sooke Road in Colwood.  Trees on sale 7 days a week up to an including Sunday Dec 17. Mon-Thurs 3 pm – 7 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm


Saturday December 2 –  Drop-in Flu Clinic.  9:30 to 2:30. Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre, 104-6672 Wadams Way. Also: Tues Dec 12 – 1 to 4.


Saturday, December 2. City of Langford Christmas Lightup and Convoy of Lighted Trucks … bring donations for the food bank.  The Truck Light Convoy starts at Ogden Point (truck start gathering around  3:30pm), photos of the vehicles at dusk, and rolls at 5:45 pm. The route goes to Oak Bay, back into Victoria, through Saanich and out to the West Shore communities. It is a 35 km route that finishes at Western Speedway in Langford around 8:30pm. Info: 


Saturday December 2. Sooke Sailpast. Departing from the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina dock at 6pm. Sailing toward the Rotary Pier (boardwalk) twice, and returning to SHRM. Free moorage and complimnentary hot chocolate. Looking for more skippers to enter their boats into the parade. Contact Ron at Eagle Eye:


Saturday December 2 – 2nd annual All Sooke Staff Holiday Party. 6 pm to midnight.


Sunday December 3. Moss Cottage Christmas & Snowman Building. Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke. 12 to 2 pm. Free family event.


Sunday December 3 – Skate with Santa at Westhills Arena. 3 to 4:30 pm. Free admission.


Tuesday December 12 – Drop-in Flu Clinic.  1 to 4 pm. Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre, 104-6672 Wadams Way.


Tuesday December 12. Mitzi Dean, MLA (Esquimalt-Metchosin) Constituency Holiday Season Open House. 104-1497 Admirals Rd.


Wed Dec 13. Drop-In Island Health Flu Clinic at Colwood Pentecostal Church, 2250 Sooke Rd.  1:30 pm to 6pm.


Wednesday, December 13. Premier John Horgan, MLA, Langford-Juan de Fuca Constituency Christmas Open House. 122-2806 Jacklin Rd, Langford.


Wednesday, December 13. District-wide 10,000 Tonight Food Drive. Non-perishable food donations will be picked up by high school students from Edward Milne Community School, Belmont Secondary and Royal Bay Secondary. The goal is to collect 10,000 items (last year they achieved over 11,000 items!) Organized by leadership students at each of those SD62 high schools. Have donations ready at your door for pickup 5-9pm or take to the schools.


Sunday, December 17. Skate with Santa at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke. 11 am to 12:30 pm.


The Coastal Rennaissance vessel in the BC Ferries fleet.

December 21 to January 3 – BC Ferries – from $39 for standard under-height vehicle and driver travel


December 22 to 28 – BC Ferries additional sailings – extra early morning and late evening sailings on Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route at 6 am, 10 pm and midnight.


Saturday, December 23. Winter Wonderland Swim at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke. 1 pm to 3:30 pm.


Sunday, December 24. Christmas Eve $2 Skate at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke. 11:15 am to 1pm.


Monday, December 25. Christmas Day. 


Tuesday, December 26. Boxing Day. Statutory holiday.


Sunday, December 31. New Year’s Eve $2 Skate at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Sooke. 11:15 am to 1pm.



January 22. BC Ferries – new regulation starts January 22… all smoking is banned (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, etc).


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