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EVENT Dates Links / Details
THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND. Sat October 6 through Monday October 8. Happy Thanksgiving!
City of Langford Traffic Advisories Various areas of traffic interruption during construction and upgrades. Division Ave renamed as Reunion Ave, as of October 1, 2018.

See the TRAFFIC page in this website for other traffic updates.

Also:  www.langford.ca


Municipal and School Trustee Candidate forums Various  

COLWOOD – Tues Oct 2 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave, 6 pm to 8 pm.

SOOKE – Wed Oct 3 at EMCS, 6218 Sooke Rd (mayoralty candidates forum). 7 to 9 pm. Hosted by Transition Sooke.

LANGFORD – Tues Oct 9 at Langford Legion, candidates forum, 5:45-9:00 pm. Hosted by West Shore Chamber of Commerce.[This event was previously scheduled for Oct 4]

SOOKE Thurs Oct 11. All Candidates meeting for *council* candidates, 7 pm at the Prestige hotel. Hosted by Sooke Region Chamber.

SD62 – All Candidates Forum by SPEAC (parent District PAC), date tba. This might be done online.

MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION Saturday, October 20, 2018 Check www.elections.bc.ca for advance voting dates for your area.




Mon Oct 1. BC Legislative Assembly resumes.


October 1. The new road ‘Division Avenue’ that runs through the Belmont Market/Residences in Langford will be renamed ‘Reunion Avenue’ [City of Langford Engineering]. More about this on its own page


Tues Oct 2. TRAFFIC INFO. Millstream Road, north of overpass. Walkway paving. 7 am to 3 pm. The lane next to the curb will be closed during this work. Expect some traffic delays. www.langford.ca


Tuesday Oct 2. Colwood All Candidates Forum at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave. Doors open 6 pm, meet and greet candidates 6 to 6:30 pm, Forum 6:30 to 8 pm.


Wed. October 3. Sooke Mayoralty Candidates Forum. Three candidates: Maja Tait (incumbent), Kevin Pearson, and Mick Rhodes. EMCS Community Theatre (in the Edward Milne Community School), 6218 Sooke Road, Sooke. Open to the public. 7 to 9 pm.  Hosted by Transition Sooke.  Moderators will be Transition Sooke co-chairs Bernie Klassen and Michael Tacon along with former board members Yvonne Court and Mark Ziegler. Time at the end of the evening for questions from the audience.


THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND. Sat October 6 through Monday October 8.


Sunday, October 7. 39th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon in Victoria. www.runvictoriamarathon.com


to October 8, 2018. CRD Regional Parks Funding Priorities Survey https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/regional-parks-funding-priorities. The survey is available online to October 8, 2018.


Monday, October 8. Thanksgiving skate at SEAPARC. 1 PM – 2:30 PM. 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke. www.seaparc.ca


Tuesday October 9.  Public hearing on Budget 2019. 8 am to 4 pm. Boardroom, Songhees Wellness Centre, 1100 Admirals Rd, Esquimalt. Written input due by 5 pm on Oct 15. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/finances/budget/consultations


Tuesday, October 9. All Candidates Forum for City of Langford municipal election candidates (mayor and council) from 5:45-9:00 pm at the Langford Legion. Open to the public. Hosted by the Westshore Chamber of Commerce. [Note, this was previously scheduled for Oct 4] www.westshore.bc.ca


Tuesday, October 9. SD62 Resource Committee. 7 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca


Tuesday, October 9. Town Hall on Housing. Two-hour session  at Luxton Hall, 1040 Marwood Avenue in Langford, will be hosted by Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford), from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.



Wednesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 17. ADVANCE POLL (VOTING) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm in Colwood. At Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, 8am to 8pm.


Wednesday, October 10. WorkLink is hosting the Westshore Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer, 3179 Jacklin Road (near the corner of Sooke Road). 5-7pm. Open to members and the business community.  www.worklink.bc.ca


Wed October 10. “Era of Megafires”: a 1-hour film followed by a discussion with Jens Wieting, Forest and Climate campaigner with The Sierra Club of BC. 7 pm at EMCS (high school), 6218 Sooke Rd, Sooke. www.awarenessfilmnight.ca


Thurs October 11. All Candidates Meeting (councillor position only). At the Prestige Hotel, 7 pm. Hosted by Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce.


Sat Oct 13. Composting Basics. Free workshop.  Compost Education Centre, 1216 N Park St, 10am to 12 noon. www.compost.bc.ca


Tuesday, October 16. Tour of Metchosin’s Emergency Program. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca


Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  Recreational cannabis use becomes legalized in Canada.  See article on page 1 about cannabis retailing in Langford, in the May 4, 2018 issue of West Shore Voice News.


Wed October 17. SPEAC (SD62 parent advisory)  7 pm at SD62 board office. www.sd62.bc.ca


Thursday October 18. ShakeoutBC. Drop, Cover & Hold On. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Get registered at www.ShakeOut.org


October 20, 2018. Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. GENERAL VOTING DAY.  Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. The official campaign period begins Sept 22. Election Oct 20. West Shore Voice News will in particular follow the action in Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Juan de Fuca and View Royal. Candidates: see West Shore Voice News ad rates (print and online) on the Advertising page. | Register to vote, and other info: www.elections.bc.ca


Sat Oct 20. Advanced Composting. Free workshop. Compost Education Centre, 1216 N Park St, 10am to 12 noon. www.compost.bc.ca


October 22, 2018 to November 30, 2018. BC Referendum on electoral reform. Voting will be by mail-in ballot during the voting period of October 22, 2018 to 4:30 pm on November 30, 2018.  In order to vote in the referendum, eligible British Columbians must be registered to vote with Elections BC. Referendum regulation: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/271/2018/06/ReferendumRegulation2018.pdf
Attorney General’s report and recommendations for the 2018 referendum on electoral reform: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/271/2018/05/How-We-Vote-2018-Electoral-Reform-Referendum-Report-and-Recommendations-of-the-Attorney-General.pdf
Recent changes to the Election Act: https://news.gov.bc.ca/15423


Friday Nov 2. Sooke Talks #2.  7 pm, at EMCS theatre.


Friday Nov 2. Sooke Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards 5:30 pm. $85 tix to Oct 2, $95 after that. Or table of 10 for $800.


November 5 & 6. Tryouts for Pacific FC men’s soccer team. In Langford.  Registration details and video:  https://islandsocialtrends.ca/?page_id=13137


REMEMBRANCE DAY LONG WEEKEND. Sat November 10 through Monday November 12.


Sunday, November 11. Remembrance Day.


Tuesday, November 20. Disasters & Medical Response. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca


Wed November 21. SPEAC (SD62 parent advisory)  7 pm at Wishart Elementary. www.sd62.bc.ca


Monday, December 24. Christmas Eve.


Tuesday, December 25. Christmas Day.


Wednesday, December 26. Boxing Day.