OUT AND ABOUT: From tricks and treats to the best of the best

Out and About, a business column featuring exciting news from local businesses

Halloween is just around the corner and there are a few exciting events going on in the West Shore.

Metchosin Community Hall will be the scene of the annual Halloween dance on Oct. 24. This is the largest fundraiser for the Metchosin Foundation and tickets are available at the Metchosin Country Store and Broken Paddle Café. The night promises to be a fun one with live music, lots of dancing, raffle draws and silent auctions

The annual bike auction will take place on Sunday, Oct. 25, with viewing starting at 9 a.m. and sales starting at 10 a.m. For more information call Brian Bell at 250-391-3427.

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce and the Goldstream Gazette will be hosting the Best of the Westshore at the Westin Bear Mountain on Oct. 29. Contact the Chamber to purchase tickets for this special event and find out all the award winners.

Westshore Town Centre and participating merchants welcome children under the age of 10 to trick or treat around the mall on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. Also don’t forget to stop by and vote for your favourite carved pumpkin.

Eagle Ridge Community Centre will be hosting their annual Halloween event on Oct. 31, call 250-391-1738 for more information.

Langford Fire Rescue will be having their annual open houses at their three stations: 2625 Peatt Rd., 3205 Happy Valley Rd. and 2872 Sooke Lake Rd., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Bring the kids in costume for some tasty treats.

Orca Grill restaurant has opened its doors on Wale Road in Unit 122. There is plenty of parking in behind the new location and they are looking forward to serving great food and welcoming new clients to their West Shore location.

Do you have business news about the West Shore? Send an email with the details to Christine at cscott@goldstreamgazette, or to Shelley at swestwood@goldstreamgazette.com.