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CURRENT & UPCOMING PRINT/PDF ISSUES of WEST SHORE VOICE NEWS ~ A weekend reader

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  • Friday, June 9 issue – includes names of Grade 12 Graduates from EMCS and Royal Bay Secondary.
  • Friday, June 16 issue – includes names of Belmont Grade 12 Grads & the EMCS Scholarship/Bursary winners
  • GRAD SEASON ISSUES: June 9, 16, 23, 30.  Congratulate the Gr 12 grads in our community! Ad deadline 5 pm Wednesdays.   advertising@westshorevoicenews.com

 

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EXTENDED or Wide-Impact EVENTS

EVENT Dates Links / Details
CANADA DAY 150 Saturday July 1 (Canada Day content in the June 30th issue of West Shore Voice News)
  • Sooke – at Sooke Flats
  • Victoria – at the Inner Harbour
Sooke Region Museum – Annual Open House & Salmon BBQ  Sunday June 25 Free event. Everyone welcome. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca
 Sooke Bottle Depot Various dates at various locations around Sooke – book your group’s bottle drive today (check website)

ADVERTISING DEADLINES for West Shore Voice News (print/PDF editions) – GRAD SEASON.

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Remaining Grad season issues: June 23 & 30.  Ad deadline is 5 pm on Wednesdays .

June 30 is also the Canada Day 150 issue.

All print ad deadlines 5pm on the Wednesday before publication, unless stated otherwise.

Visit the ADVERTISING page on this website for details, or inquire to advertising@westshorevoicenews.com  or call 250-217-5821.


BULLETINS  

  • June 12 to July 1. SEAPARC Leisure Complex pool closed for annual maintenance. www.seaparc.ca
  •  June 19 to 29West Coast Road (Highway 14) at Rosemund Bridge (20 km west of Shirley), expect minor delays through single-lane alternating traffic, 8am to 5pm, says Mainroad South Island.
  • Canada Day 150 – Saturday, July 1.

 

EVENTS 

 

Wednesday, June 21. First full day of summer!

 

Wednesday, June 21. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com

 

Wednesday, June 21. Belmont Secondary Awards Night at the school. 6:30 pm.

 

Thursday, June 22. BC Legislature to be recalled today. 10 am. Watch live online: www.leg.bc.ca

 

Thursday, June 22. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of the Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Friday June 23 & Saturday June 24. Beach Food on Ocean Boulevard in Colwood. 11am to 7pm.

 

Saturday, June 24. Witty’s Lagoon Hike at Low Tide. 10am to 2pm. Age 18+. Free but registration required by June 21. www.crd.bc.ca/parks-events or 250-478-3344

 

Saturday, June 24. Esquimalt Arts Festival. 11 am to 4pm. Memorial Park, 1212 Esquimalt Rd.

 

Saturday, June 24. Bubbles & Bees. Compost Education Centre 25th Anniversary. 12 noon to 3pm. 1216 North Park Street, Victoria. Free. Prizes, refreshments.

 

Sunday, June 25. Sooke Region Museum – 40th Anniversary outdoor celebration [annual open house] and free Salmon BBQ. 12 noon to 3pm. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Sunday, June 25. ‘Seeking Salmon’ Exhibit. Opening day at Sooke Region Museum. Runs to April 2018. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Monday, June 26. District of Sooke – COUNCIL Meeting – includes Annual Report Public Meeting. 7 pm in council chambers. www.sooke.ca

 

Tuesday, June 27. Vancouver Island Regional Library mobile display at the Nanaimo Multiculturalism Day (One Community: Our City. Our Stories) – 7–9pm www.virl.bc.ca

 

Thursday, June 29 – last day of 2017-2018 school year in SD62. Report cards available.  www.sd62.bc.ca

 

Thursday, June 29. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Friday June 30 & Saturday July 1. Beach Food on Ocean Boulevard in Colwood. 11am to 7pm.

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017. Canada’s 150th Anniversary! Events throughout the Greater Victoria area. To post your event here, send info to: news@westshorevoicenews.com 

 

Saturday, July 1. Sooke Canada Day at Sooke Flats. Starts with a pancake breakfast at 9am.  Official opening with VIPs at noon. Fireworks at 10pm.  Lots of activities through the day. www.canadadaysooke.com

 

Saturday, July 1. Sooke Community Choir performs in the Canada 150 celebrations at the Inner Harbour in Victoria. Stage time: 2:50 pm.

 

Saturday July 1. SEAPARC Leisure Complex closed on Canada Day.

 

Sunday, July 2. SEAPARC Leisure Complex – pool re-opens after maintenance period.

 

Monday July 3. Blood Donor Clinic at Sooke Legion. 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. www.blood.ca

 

July 3 to 7. Sailing Classes for youth age 14 and up.  At the Sooke Harbour at Mariner’s Village. Info: 250-425-3040.  www.sookesailing.com

 

Tuesday, July 4. City of Langford Property 2017 Tax deadline. You can claim your Home Owner Grant online. More details: www.cityoflangford.ca/propertytax

 

Wednesday, July 5. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Thursday, July 6. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Sunday, July 9. Sooke Philharmonic Fling. Free outdoor family concert in Ed Macgregor Park, Sooke. Gates open 1 pm, food/drink concession or bring your own picnic. Concert starts 2:30 pm. Sunshade umbrellas available. 50/50 draw. www.sookephil.ca

 

July 10 to 14 and July 17 to 21. Sailing Classes for youth age 6 to 14.  At Cooper’s Cove in the Sooke area.  Info: 250-425-3040.  www.sookesailing.com

 

Tuesday, July 11. Bring your kids to the Golf Course Free.  For kids age 6 to 16. Play for free when accompanied by an adult. Limited supply of rentals available. Phone 250-642-8000 for information. www.seaparc.ca

 

Thursday, July 13. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Saturday, July 15. Vancouver Island Regional Library mobile display  at Downtown Duncan Day. 10am–6pm www.virl.bc.ca

 

July 17 to 21 (also July 10 to 14, see above). Sailing Classes for youth age 6 to 14.  At Cooper’s Cove in the Sooke area.  Info: 250-425-3040.  www.sookesailing.com

 

Tuesday, July 18. Summer Skate Fest. 2 to 4 pm. Free event at the Sooke Skate Park. Food, giveaways, music and demos, BMX, skateboards and scooters welcome.  www.seaparc.ca

 

Wednesday, July 19. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Thursday, July 20. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Sunday July 23. Shop & Swap by Sooke Fall Fair. www.sookefallfair.ca

 

Thursday, July 27. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

July 28 to Aug 7 – Sooke Fine Arts Show. 31st annual. www.sookefinearts.com

 

Wednesday, August 2. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Thursday, August 3. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Monday, August 7.  BC Day (long weekend Aug 5 to 7).

 

Monday, August 7. SEAPARC closed on BC Day.

 

Thursday, August 10. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Wednesday, August 16. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Thursday, August 17. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

August 18, 19, 20. Vancouver Island Regional Library mobile display at Vancouver Island Exhibition – www.virl.bc.ca

 

Thursday, August 24. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Sunday August 27. Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society AGM. 2 pm in the Village Foods Community Room.  www.sheringhamlighthouse.org

 

Wednesday, August 30. Business Boost. Mentoring at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in. 9am to 1 pm.  Offered every second Wednesday. www.sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Thursday, August 31. Sooke Night Market – 5 to 8 pm. Vendors, entertainment, food.  On the grounds of Sooke Region Museum. www.sookeregionmuseum.ca

 

Monday, September 4.  Labour Day (long weekend Sept 2 to 4).

 

Saturday & Sunday – September 9 & 10. Sooke Fall Fairwww.sookefallfair.ca

 

Monday, October 9.  Labour Day (long weekend Oct 7 to 9).

2018

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