West Shore Arts Council

The Sooke Fall Fair hopes to go all out in 2022, but for this year the fair is spread out over a couple of weeks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair spread out over two weeks in September

Separated events will keep gatherings safe and small for 2021

 

Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Two missing people rescued from Metchosin coastline

Pair last seen in dingy Sunday (Aug. 1) night

 

This photo of Phoebe Dunbar standing on a grey whale alongside her Lifetimer boat, in a little inlet near Beechey Head, was taken in June 1989 by Adele Lewis. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: Phoebe and the whale

How a whale’s skeleton ended up in the local high school

  • Apr 26, 2021

 

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities supporting local food banks

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria
The Art Fest takes place on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Eagle Creek Village in 
View Royal. 
(iStock photo)

Art Fest flies in Eagle Creek in View Royal

Free art kit will be provided to first 100 kids

  • Sep 15, 2018
The Art Fest takes place on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Eagle Creek Village in 
View Royal. 
(iStock photo)
Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Plenty of events to keep Highlanders busy this weekend

Community fling and fiddle orchestra coming to town

Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)
Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford

Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford

Pop-up store displays pieces made by local artists

Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford
The West Shore Arts Council is bringing together a trio of musicians, cellist, pianist and clarinetist, for a concert. iStock photo

West Shore Art Council presents a trio in concert

The trio features piano, cello and clarinet musicians

The West Shore Arts Council is bringing together a trio of musicians, cellist, pianist and clarinetist, for a concert. iStock photo
West Shore Arts Council celebrates 30 years

West Shore Arts Council celebrates 30 years

Arise fundraiser supports local youth

West Shore Arts Council celebrates 30 years
WEST SHORE ARTS COUNCIL: Making the arts part of your new year’s resolutions

WEST SHORE ARTS COUNCIL: Making the arts part of your new year’s resolutions

Each January, many of us draft a list of our resolutions, those…

  • Feb 4, 2018
WEST SHORE ARTS COUNCIL: Making the arts part of your new year’s resolutions
Winter Sounds a first for West Shore Arts Council

Winter Sounds a first for West Shore Arts Council

Event combines art, music and family entertainment

  • Dec 9, 2017
Winter Sounds a first for West Shore Arts Council
Selena Riley pictured at VI Fitness in Langford, enjoys a workout while listening to music.  (Photo by Laura Davis/West Shore Arts Council)

COLUMN: Music and fitness go hand-in-hand

The right type of music makes all the difference

  • Nov 25, 2017
Selena Riley pictured at VI Fitness in Langford, enjoys a workout while listening to music.  (Photo by Laura Davis/West Shore Arts Council)
The Phoenix Rainbow will be featured at this year’s Light Up the Hills festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Westhills community. The 16’ tall 32’ wide rainbow has been featured at several events this summer including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and Burning Man. (Photo courtesy of Jimbo Insell)

Westhills to come alive with light this weekend

Light up the Hills highlights importance of art in the community

The Phoenix Rainbow will be featured at this year’s Light Up the Hills festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Westhills community. The 16’ tall 32’ wide rainbow has been featured at several events this summer including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and Burning Man. (Photo courtesy of Jimbo Insell)
Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at The Art of Storytelling event later this month. (Photo contributed)

Storytelling isn’t just for kids at this event

August event will showcase local talent for an adult audience

  • Aug 4, 2017
Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at The Art of Storytelling event later this month. (Photo contributed)
West Shore Arts Council hosts annual Art at the Pub event in View Royal

West Shore Arts Council hosts annual Art at the Pub event in View Royal

Highlands resident Terri Rodstrom will lead participants in a watercolour workshop

  • Jun 13, 2017
West Shore Arts Council hosts annual Art at the Pub event in View Royal
A group of young performers partake in some arts programming on the West Shore. The West Shore Arts Council credits Langford for helping pave the way for more programs and opportunities for residents. Photo courtesy West Shore Arts Council

Langford kicks in for more West Shore arts programming

New agreement will see Langford contribute 75 cents per resident annually

A group of young performers partake in some arts programming on the West Shore. The West Shore Arts Council credits Langford for helping pave the way for more programs and opportunities for residents. Photo courtesy West Shore Arts Council
Carlene McDonald, Westshore Town Centre marketing manager, examines the feathers on a bird in on of the five art installations that are on display until May 7 at the shopping centre. While it may not look like it, the feathers are created from recycled plastic bottles. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

CANADA 150: West Shore art installation celebrates Canada

Pieces utilize recycled plastic bottles and caps at Westshore Town Centre

Carlene McDonald, Westshore Town Centre marketing manager, examines the feathers on a bird in on of the five art installations that are on display until May 7 at the shopping centre. While it may not look like it, the feathers are created from recycled plastic bottles. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff