BUSINESS COLUMN: Out and about

From golf to chili to the arts, summer fun not over just yet on the West Shore

With August in full swing, we hope everyone is enjoying their summer. In just a few weeks we will be getting ready for Back to School, when the new Belmont and Royal Bay secondaries on the West Shore welcome students through the doors for the highly anticipated first day.

Also please watch for the Westshore Centre for Learning’s schedule of classes and courses. Staff are available to answer questions and help you register for any program you may be interested in. Find more information at or call 250-391-9002.

“Animal Magnetism” is the exhibit running today (Aug. 12) through Aug. 23 at the Coast Collective at 3221 Heatherbell Rd., down near the Esquimalt Lagoon. Meet the artists at the opening reception this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.

You are invited tomorrow (Aug. 13) to a video presentation of “The Light of Unity,” an Introduction to the Baha’i Faith, at the Juan de Fuca Library (Program Room), 1759 Island Hwy. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and the video will be followed by a group discussion, when refreshments will be served. For more information, email

The second annual Mighty 91 Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held on Saturday Aug. 15 at Olympic View Golf Club. The day’s events start at 11 a.m. at the Langford Legion on Station Avenue. For details or to sign up, visit or call 250-478-1828. Presented by the Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch # 91, the event features a fantastic array of prizes for those fortunate enough to shoot a hole-in-one, including a 2015 Harley Davidson Sportster or a 2015 Subaru Impreza.

Westshore U-Lock hosts their annual Customer Appreciation BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a great event filled with food and games.

And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to register your team for the 11th annual Chili Cook Off, to be held on Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Millstream Village in Langford. For more information, email Dale Simon at or call 250-818-9776.

Do you have an event upcoming or business news you’d like people to know about? Send an email to Christine at or Shelley at

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