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Parks and picnic programs run throughout the summer on West Shore

Neighbourhood Nights program builds on last year's successes

Keep Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in mind if you’re looking for something to keep the family connected, active and happy.

West Shore Parks and Recreation is hosting Neighbourhood Nights at two area parks throughout the summer. Pack a picnic and head off to Glen Lake Park off of Glenview Place in Langford for free games, activities and crafts on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., including July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2, 9 and 16.

Herm Williams Park in Colwood at Kelly and Adye roads offers similar programs on most Thursdays, including July 14, 21, 28 as well as Aug. 4 and 18.

The theme for this year includes a cultural focus that includes music demonstrations and dance and drum groups, said Bobbi Neal, community development co-ordinator for West Shore Parks and Recreation.

Registration is not required, but events may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Another program to keep in mind is Story Walk Wednesday, which combines reading a story with a walk along user-friendly trails, Neal explained.

“We offered it last year as a pilot project as part of our new family events series, and it was so successful we brought it back this year,” she said. The event is sponsored by the Capital Regional District and the Victoria Foundation as part of its Active Transportation initiative.

Something else to circle on your calendar is Movies on the Hill at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre on Aug. 11.

Check out for times and locations for Story Walk Wednesdays and a complete guide to summer activities and programs.