OUT AND ABOUT: Community events focus on giving back

Christine Scott and Shelley Westwood report from the street

How nice it is to see the sunshine and to feel as though spring is around the corner.

At the Gazette, we have had a busy couple of weeks and are delighted to have moved to our new location at 205-774 Goldstream Ave. above Western Foods. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area; we will be more than happy to see you.

Biz Column headTickets are still available for the Dwight International School’s Interact Club fundraising dinner tomorrow night (Feb. 26). The event, being held at the school at 2371 East Shawnigan Lake Rd., features a Korean theme and includes a silent auction. All proceeds from the dinner will be given to support Shanti Bhavan, a school for lower-caste children in India; and to Give a Flock, an organization that provides poultry for family farms in developing countries.Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a family of four. To reserve or to otherwise help the cause, call 1-250-929-0506 for more information.

The Goldstream News Gazette is pleased to be sponsoring the inaugural Women in Hats – Tea at the Castle on Sunday, March 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to support two vital violence prevention programs on the West Shore: the Royal Roads Students Against Violence project and Bridges for Women Westshore’s programs for survivors of violence and abuse.

Today is the early bird deadline to purchase tickets for $75. Afterwards they’re $100 each, available online at eventbrite.com; simply search for Women in Hats. Come and drink tea, wear a fancy hat if you would like and make a difference in your community. There will be a silent auction and very engaging speakers. We hope to see you there.

Sharon Mitchell (financial advisor with Raymond James) and Celeste Jacobson (owner of Vibes Fitness) invite you to join them for an information session entitled Aging Well – Planning for your Financial and Physical Health. The session happens Wednesday, March 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Vibes Fitness Westshore, 106-894 Langford Pkwy. Please RSVP to Sharon Mitchell by today (Feb. 27) at 250-405-2430 or email; her at sharonmitchell@raymondjames.ca.

Do you have an interesting business story to tell? Email the details and your contact information to Christine (cscott@goldstreamgazette.com) or Shelley (swestwood@goldstream.com), or call them at 250-478-9552.