West Shore Parks and Recreation

The pool at West Shore Parks and Recreation will host Juan De Fuca Royals Swim Club’s swimathon fundraising event. (West Shore Parks and Recreation file photo)

Swimathon raising money for JDF swim club

Club president says they’re looking to expand and club gives another avenue with lessons fully booked

 

Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association. National-level races are returning to the track at West Shore Parks and Recreation on July 1, with the event running until July 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

National BMX event returns this long weekend to Colwood track

Three days of racing start on July 1 and are free to watch

 

The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Pools treading water as demand for swimming lessons surges on West Shore

Offerings have nearly doubled since the winter, but parents still struggling to get kids in lessons

 

Breaking Wind teammates Cynthia Smith, Graham Hales, and Gerald Leahy spin on stationary bikes outside West Shore Parks and Recreation Saturday May 28, 2022 as part of a fundraiser in support of Victoria Hospice. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood man pedals eight hours for Victoria Hospice

Graham Hales pedaled with teammates against Courtney woman in fundraising competition

Breaking Wind teammates Cynthia Smith, Graham Hales, and Gerald Leahy spin on stationary bikes outside West Shore Parks and Recreation Saturday May 28, 2022 as part of a fundraiser in support of Victoria Hospice. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)

New skate park officially coming to the West Shore in early 2023

After more than six years of advocacy and fundraising, the project is coming to fruition

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)
West Shore Parks and Recreation is putting out a call for Highlands artists to create artwork for its new Juan de Fuca Childcare Centre. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Highlands-based artists sought to help decorate new childcare centre

West Shore Parks and Recreation looks to decorate facility with five art pieces

West Shore Parks and Recreation is putting out a call for Highlands artists to create artwork for its new Juan de Fuca Childcare Centre. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship is being held at West Shore Parks and Recreation March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Judo Championships held in Colwood showcase young athletes hoping to go national

Tournament mandatory for U16, U18 and U21 athletes aiming to partake in nationals in Montreal

Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship is being held at West Shore Parks and Recreation March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
West Shore Parks and Recreation facilities face a challenging future in terms of funding, due to reduced operations throughout the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Parks and Recreation faces challenging future

West Shore Parks and Recreation Society submits 2021 budget request to owner municipalities

West Shore Parks and Recreation facilities face a challenging future in terms of funding, due to reduced operations throughout the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jimmy Miller (left) and members of the WestShore Skatepark Coalition were at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre’s parking lot Sunday for a bottle drive to raise funds to build a skatepark on the West Shore. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: West Shore skatepark dream inches closer to reality one bottle at a time

WestShore Skatepark Coalition keeps pushing forward

Jimmy Miller (left) and members of the WestShore Skatepark Coalition were at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre’s parking lot Sunday for a bottle drive to raise funds to build a skatepark on the West Shore. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Juan de Fuca pool to reopen in Colwood after 10-month shutdown for COVID

West Shore Parks and Recreation using federal/provincial restart funding to reopen facility

The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)
West Shore Parks and Rec is asking the public to complete a survey to determine what youth programs they will re-introduce in January 2021. (Black Press Media file)
West Shore Parks and Rec is asking the public to complete a survey to determine what youth programs they will re-introduce in January 2021. (Black Press Media file)
West Shore Parks and Rec will keep the Juan de Fuca pool closed and reevalute in September, and the arena is scheduled to reopen in spring 2021, following heating cable system repairs. Also, the Q Centre will be installed for rentals on July 13. (Black Press Media file)

No swimming or skating at Juan de Fuca rec centre for now

The Q Centre to reopen starting on July 13

West Shore Parks and Rec will keep the Juan de Fuca pool closed and reevalute in September, and the arena is scheduled to reopen in spring 2021, following heating cable system repairs. Also, the Q Centre will be installed for rentals on July 13. (Black Press Media file)
West Shore Parks and Rec will be re-opening their weight room on June 2. Their soft opening will continue until June 4, then followed by expanded hours starting on June 8. (Black Press Media file)

West Shore Parks and Recreation to reopen weight room

Visitors must reserve one and a half hour workout blocks starting June 2

West Shore Parks and Rec will be re-opening their weight room on June 2. Their soft opening will continue until June 4, then followed by expanded hours starting on June 8. (Black Press Media file)
West Shore Parks and Recreation has opened outdoor facilities and amenities but social distancing protocols are still being enforced. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Parks & Recreation opens outdoor facilities

Social distancing measures still in place at facilities

West Shore Parks and Recreation has opened outdoor facilities and amenities but social distancing protocols are still being enforced. (Black Press Media file photo)
Summer camp registration at West Shore Parks & Recreation is still going ahead on May 7 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Summer camp registration at West Shore Parks & Recreation is still going ahead on May 7 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre in Colwood will close their doors effective by end of day Tuesday, in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre in Colwood will close their doors effective by end of day Tuesday, in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
With the top coat down, lines are going in on the new dry floor at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Courtesy West Shore Sports and Recreation)

West Shore Parks & Recreation to unveil new indoor sports complex by end of January

Grand opening of sport court and turf field planned for Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.

With the top coat down, lines are going in on the new dry floor at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Courtesy West Shore Sports and Recreation)
(Gazette file photo)

Budget for 2018 finally approved for West Shore Parks and Recreation

Organizational review by municipal CAOs moving along

  • Oct 3, 2018
(Gazette file photo)
After-school activities to help your child grow

After-school activities to help your child grow

West Shore Parks and Recreation offers a number of programs for children of all ages

After-school activities to help your child grow