OUT AND ABOUT: Spring into many fitness activities on the West Shore

Christine Scott regales readers with tales from the street

What a glorious start to spring; people are out biking and walking and the Galloping Goose is alive with activity. There are lots of exciting ways to up your fitness for the summer ahead, including a a few options on the West Shore.

Skillz Canada Fitness Kickboxing, at 110-2298 Millstream Rd., is offering 21 days for $21. For details visit langfordkickboxing.com.

And Strength in 2 Fitness, at 2675 Wilfert Rd. across from Lee Valley Tools, is offering a $30 challenge. To find out about this great way to kickstart your fitness routine, call Stacey at 250-217-0237.

Check out your Goldstream News Gazette on Wednesday, in which you’ll find the spring/summer Activity Guide for West Shore Parks and Recreation. This guide outlines programs and drop-in schedules for May through August and registration starts tomorrow (April 7) at 6 a.m.

The Guide features information on summer camps for preschoolers, school-age children and teenagers. There is also information on community events, how to plan your wedding at the beautiful Kinsmen Fieldhouse, as well as the variety of activities available at the 55-Plus Seniors Activity Centre. Be sure to keep your copy close by and check out the exciting activities for this summer.

There will be a public open house at Royal Bay secondary on April 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the Latoria North rezoning as it relates to the emerging Royal Bay neighbourhood near the school. For more information visit royalbay.ca.

The Langford Legion hosts a Spring Craft and Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday (April 10), with more than 30 tables of bargains, a silent auction, meat draws and a snack bar. The Legion is at 761 Station Ave.

From April 15 to 17, check out the Victoria Home and Garden Show at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. Admission is free for this exciting event, where you can find lots of great ideas and exhibitors who will be ready to answer your home and garden questions. The show runs Friday from 1 p.m. until 9, Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., then Sunday rounds out the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Looking for some exciting sporting action? There are still tickets left for the Women’s World Rugby Sevens event, set for April 16 and 17 at Westhills Stadium. For more information and to book your tickets, visit events.rugbycanada.ca.

On April 16 to 17 and April 23 to 24, Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowls hosts open houses from 1 to 3 p.m. at the greens behind The Q Centre. Everyone is welcome to come out and throw a few bowls and find out more about league play. This is a great summer sport for five months and a great way to connect with new friends.

Do you have a business or community event you’d like to tell people about? Send the details in an email to Christine at csott@goldstreamgazette.com or Shelley at swestwood@goldstreamgazette.com.

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