West Shore Arts Council

University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UVic women’s rugby stalwart makes positive debut for Canada, eyes World Cup

Renee Gonzalez says atmosphere around the national program is positive

 

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

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