OUT AND ABOUT: Entertainment, recreation options round out the month

It’s a musical July on the West Shore, with Rock the Shores etc.

July is shaping up to be an interesting month, and with all the recent forest fires on the mainland and up Island, everyone is reminded about the burn ban for the West Shore and to refrain from throwing lit wcigarettes out of your car. The simplest of acts can cause brush fires that can burn for days.

Coming up on Friday (July 17), the Westshore Quay Classic golf tournament takes place at Olympic View Golf Course. Tee-offs start at 11:30 a.m. and the event concludes with a banquet dinner, awards presentations and a casino night. Contact the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for more info at 250-478-1130.

Also this Friday is the Metchosin Bandwagon music night, featuring the Lebeau-Petersen Band at the Metchosin Golf Course. Kitchen and bar service opens at 5:30 p.m., with music from 7 to 9. The cost is $5 and it is recommended that you arrive early as seating is limited. For more information email Maureen at lizzieg@shaw.ca.

This Saturday is Parks Day, so lace up your hiking boots and celebrate by joining the Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club for a scenic 10-kilometre ramble through the byways of Colwood. For more information, visit jdfpathfinders.ca/wp or contact Dave or Gail at 250-642-4515.

A reminder that the Rock the Shores music festival happens this weekend, so expect heavy traffic along Island Highway.

Music in the Park is in full swing at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., with a different band each week performing for your entertainment. This weekend’s free concert (July 19) features Backbeat, so come along and enjoy the music.

The Stinking Fish Studio Tour is coming up July 23 to 27, with home studios open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Brochures with maps for the arts tour are available at many locations around the West Shore and Victoria, with maps also online at stinkingfishstudiotour.com.

The Westshore Chamber will host their monthly mixer on Thursday, July 23, an event that will be jointly hosted and sponsored by the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa, and Tourism Victoria. Join them at The Westin from 5 to 7 p.m.

On July 25 homeowners throughout the Westhills neighbourhood in Langford will stage a community garage sale. Things get started at 8 a.m. for the early birds and go until 1 p.m. This is one you don’t want to miss.

Do you have local business news or a community event to tell people about? Contact Christine at cscott@goldstreamgazette.com or Shelley at swestwood@goldstreamgazette.com.

Just Posted

Canada’s first home game in the America Rugby Championships comes this Friday

It’s Canada versus Chile Feb. 22 at Westhills Stadium in Langford

Canadian Premier League announces media partnership with international broadcaster

Langford Mayor Stew Young said partnership is a “big deal” for Langford

Disturbance near Saanich Plaza

Emergency crews on scene for Blanshard Street call

Victoria mayor preparing to tour Alberta oil sands

Lisa Helps heads to Alberta after an invitation came from Calgary councillor Ward Sutherland

Canadians spent more than $8 billion on pet-related items in 2017

Fifty-seven per cent of Canadian households own pets

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Regulator’s report unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline will remain a controversial topic both in the political ring and out

B.C. woman shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Leona Huggins was the only Canadian in the gathering ahead of a historic summit at the Vatican

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Most Read