OUT AND ABOUT: June is chock-full of events

Our business column explores what's happening on the West Shore this month

It’s June 1 and we have a multitude of events going on on the West Shore this month.

The WestShore Chamber will be hosting its Vision 2016 Dinner at Olympic View Golf Course on Thursday evening starting at 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to ask the esteemed panelists questions that pertain to the future of the West Shore. Tickets are on sale through the WestShore Chamber office or call 250-478-1130 for more details.

There will be an open house at Dwight International School on Friday (June 3) from 3:30 until 6 p.m. The French Café will be open with beverages and snacks and the Japanese students will offer a taste of their culture with their traditional Japanese Tea Room.

The Big Bike for Heart and Stroke 2016 will take place all day on June 6, at Veterans Memorial Park. This event is geared towards companies, community organizations and groups. Teams are made up of 29 enthusiastic riders who each commit to support heart disease and stroke research. On event day, one of the drivers from the Heart and Stroke Foundation will accompany each of the teams. For more information on the West Shore event contact Jodi Gaiser at jgaiser@hsf.bc.ca.

On Friday June 10, Sun Life Financial and RBC Wealth Management are teaming up to present the second annual JDRF Charity Golf Tournament.  Join the event to support JDRF in their efforts to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes. For more information visit jdrf.ca/ChippinginForTheCure.

On Saturday June 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. get to know your local Canadian Armed Forces at the CFB Esquimalt Colwood Facilities. For more information email cfbesquimalt@outlook.com or call 250-363-4006.

Also on June 11, the Church of the Advent will be hosting their Annual Craft Fair and Strawberry Tea from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a wide variety of crafts on sale, along with home baking, fresh strawberry shortcake and beverages. Admission is free.

Last but not least for June 11, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a Grand Opening for the new Eagle Creek Village. This will be a fun-filled family day with a western theme including live entertainment, kids zone, activity stations, great prizes and much more. Watch the Goldstream Gazette for more information.

A picture is worth $200, that’s according to the West Shore Arts Council as they present their Summer Photo Contest. They are seeking local amateur photographers to capture the rich arts, culture and heritage in the West Shore communities.

Feel free to capture all media from painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, performance, music, or your favourite local landscape. Each applicant may submit up to three images. Images must be ready for print (approximatley 1280px. by 960px., 1.2 megapixels). Winning images will be featured on their new promotional material, including rack cards, signage, social media and their webpage. The top three winners will be awarded cash prizes with first place being award $200, second place $100 and third place $50. Email your photo submissions with captions to info@westshorearts.org. Contest closes June 30 at 4 p.m.

Do you have business news or a community event coming up? Contact Christine at cscott@goldstreamgazette.com, or Shelley at swestwood@goldstreamgazette.com with the details.

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