Home Bulletins



Submit your event or meeting info: events@islandsocialtrends.com

  • To contribute your listing: Send event details at least one (1) week ahead of the event date (though we can sometimes squeeze in last-minute posts, too!). Include event date, time, location, admission, contact info, web link to:  news@islandsocialtrends.com 
  • Ads on this page. Basic text listing is free. To boost that with a logo or display ad, send $35 by etransfer to advertising@islandsocialtrends.com with link (discounts for non-profits, please inquire); you will receive a receipt for payment.  Contact: 250-217-5821 or email .
HIGHLIGHTS Event Date Links / Details


The COVID-19 virus spreads through breathing, singing and talking, especially when people are in close contact, in closed (poorly ventilated) areas, and where people are in close contact.

BC State of Emergency (extended to end of day on February 2, 2021) | Canada-US Border is presently closed to non-essential travel (to February 21, 2021)

Emergency Info BC – Twitter feed

Phase 3: [BC is in this phase] 

For all of BC (from November 19 and presently extended to February 5, 2021): Orders to limit travel, step-up COVID safety plans in business, work from home, socialize only with household.

Phase 4: Conditional on global availability of vaccine or treatment

How we move between phases

Wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces, no non-essential travel, social gatherings household only (mandatory in BC as of November 19, 2020 to February 5, 2021).

COVID UPDATES by Island Health


COVID-19 Updates by Health Canada

COVID PANDEMIC All of 2021 or until community immunity is achieved. COVID-safe: No  gatherings (household-only). Only essential travel. Wear a mask in all public spaces.
Langford  | outdoor skating Jan | Feb Outdoor skating info to Feb 28/21
BC Recovery Benefit  Application can be completed online, and by phone at 1-833-882-0020 toll-free, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time).  Up to June 30, 2021. The BC Recovery Benefit is a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents, and up to $500 for eligible individuals.

banner, Monk, find a location

2021 DATES:

kindergarten registration

===== WEEK of JANUARY 25 to 30:

January 25 to June 23, 2021. House of Commons in session for 2021 (subject to change).

Monday January 25. COVID-19 in BC. Update by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry. 3 pm. Livestream:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews?s=20
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC

Monday January 25. District of Sooke Council Meeting. 7 pm. www.sooke.ca

Tuesday January 26. City of Langford Protective Services Committee. 5 pm. www.langford.ca [postponed]

Tuesday January 26. SD62 Board Meeting. 7 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca

Thursday January 28. Q&A on the Indian Act. 2 pm online. Virtual seminar hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library. Register online. www.virl.bc.ca

Thursday January 28. City of Langford Parks, Recreation, Culture and Beautification Committee. 5 pm. www.langford.ca

===== FEBRUARY and beyond:

Sunday February 7. Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida.

Tuesday February 9. SD62 Resource Committee Meeting. 6 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca

Monday February 15. Family Day (statutory holiday).

March 1 to June 17, 2021. First session in 2021 of the BC Legislative Assembly (subject to update).

April 1, 2021. Renaming of Westhills Stadium in Langford as Starlight Stadium.

April 27, 2021. BC Greens AGM.

May 22, 2021. Start of the Canadian Premier League’s Season 2 (pending COVID restrictions).

July 23 to Aug 8, 2021. OLYMPICS (rescheduled from 2020): Tokyo 2020. Will now take place July 23 – August 8, 2021.

September 20 to December 17, 2021. House of Commons in session for 2021 (subject to change).

October 4 to November 25, 2021. Second session in 2021 of the BC Legislative Assembly (subject to update).