Western Speedway up and running

Send me your suggestions for Weekend Picks at news@goldstreamgazette.com.

Western Speedway has been up and running (or is that up and racing?) for over a month now, and if you haven’t been yet this Saturday is the night to break your losing streak. The Strawberry Cup will see non-wing sprints, Island Series stock cars, Old Time Racing Association cars and IMS4 mini stocks gearing down for a big night of racing. If you like the smell of rubber, the taste of fuel and a whole lot of noise (all good things, by the way, no sarcasm here), check it out. Races start at 6:30 p.m.

• For something quieter head on out to the  Island Chefs’ Food Festival at Fort Rodd Hill on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. At $50 a head (for adults, $25 for youth. Get your tickets ahead of time) it isn’t cheap, but well worth the money. You’ll get to sample food from the best chefs in the region using the best local ingredients available. Check out the full story in this Gazette.

Send me your suggestions for Weekend Picks at news@goldstreamgazette.com. And don’t forget to check out my movie review blog CineFile at blogs.bclocalnews.com/cinefile. Also on Twitter and Facebook as CineFileBlog.

Have a good weekend.

news@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Saanich driver races to Chairman’s Trophy in Mission

Bill Okell has driven the same race car for 44 years

Local school districts gear up for the new back to school season

Seismic upgrades, inclusion and student safety are priorities

Camosun’s continuing education site a quick hit

Hundreds of courses available to launch new career opportunities

Westhills Stadium launches expanded stadium with ceremony, excitement

expanded stadium accommodates 6,000 spectators

VIDEO: RCMP officer killed in the line of duty remembered ‘through the laughter of children’

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read