OUT AND ABOUT: Sevens rugby leads off range of events on West Shore

New Harley Davidson dealers, new Goose area cafe also in the news

What an exciting weekend we have coming up on the West Shore with some great events to keep the whole family engaged in some world-class sports.

Let’s kick things off with the Canada Women’s Sevens Rugby April 18 and 19 at Westhills Stadium. We will have the opportunity to watch the top 12 women’s rugby nations as they compete to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Make sure to buy your tickets at canadasevens.com.

Over at The Q Centre, Juan de Fuca Arena and Curling Rink will host the Spring 2015 Home Expo. The Expo runs on Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It concludes Sunday, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 280 exhibitors and admission is $5.

The Yama Neko Dojo is proud to host FAST Self-defence trial safety on the Galloping Goose. To pre-register phone 250-474-5434 or email ttruscott@yamaneko.ca. The course will take place on Saturday April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3672 Happy Valley Road.

The Juan de Fuca lawn bowling club will be hosting an open house this weekend April 18 and 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. They are located behind The Q Centre at Westshore Parks and Recreation, and are hoping to attract new members to this sport.

After being a fixture on the Westshore for many years Steve Drane has sold his Harley Davidson dealership to the Barnes family. The Barnes family has been in the automotive business in western Canada for the last 32 years starting with Greg Barnes purchasing a general Motors dealership in Camrose, Alberta.  Today Barnes Harley Davidson is truly known as a family organization, with Brian Barnes the eldest son of the Barnes family serving as general manager. Be sure and drop by for all your Harley needs.

Another exciting business open for all is the Nest Café, the only rest stop along the Galloping Goose between Langford and Victoria. The Nest Café is the long awaited coffee shop for users of the Goose and local residents in the communities near the Victoria General hospital. Some of the many unique features include bike racks, bike tune-up and repair facilities as well as being dog friendly.

They supply fresh water and treats for our furry friends, and are open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.


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