August on the Westshore

“August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun.”― Mary Oliver, Felicity

The Westshore rainbow swirl LOGO - Amazing Women of VLSCS!

While the rest of the amazing women of VLSCS take it easy, The Westshore cranks it up!  

TAYLOR BEACH PICNIC
AUGUST 8, 3:30-8:30 PM
TAYLOR ROAD (OFF METCHOSIN/WM HEAD ROADS)
                    

Sun, fun, swim, beach, picnic. Bring a picnic basket with an item to share, beach blanket and/or beach umbrella, sunblock, hat, bathing suit. Yes, there may be a bathing suit competition. Need a ride to Taylor Beach: Meet from 3:00 – 3:30 pm at Serious Cafe Millstream for a ride (let us know in advance for ride or rideshare) or meet us at the beach. From Metchosin/William Head Road turn east on Taylor Road to Taylor Beach. There is bus service with a 5-minute walk to the beach. Yahoo, it’s summertime!

FULL MOON PARTY & POTLUCK
AUGUST 15, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
HIDDEN VALLEY CLUBHOUSE, 2500 FLORENCE LAKE RD

Who doesn’t love a party? Pool, lawn darts, yard games. Music—bring your favourite womyn’s album or CD to amplify our selection. Bocce ball, croquet, corn hole? Bring your set and we’ll play what you play! Bring a summer dish to share. Potluck!
Here’s how to get to the Hidden Valley Clubhouse: from Millstream Rd turn west on to McCallum Rd, continue past Costco, turn right on Florence Lake Rd. Enter Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park and continue straight ahead to the parking lot on left.

WOMEN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT
AUGUST 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
SERIOUS CAFE, 2401G MILLSTREAM VILLAGE
Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Poets, Comics, Mimes What’s your talent? Advanced signup: thewestshore@vlscs.ca An evening of fun entertainment at the Not-Too-Serious Cafe.

WESTSHORE COFFEE TALK
AUGUST 29, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
SERIOUS CAFE, 2401G MILLSTREAM VILLAGE
The very popular Westshore Coffee Talk welcomes women of all ages to this lesbian-oriented cafe. Women new to the community and/or new to a lesbian lifestyle are always warmly received. Lots of parking and nearby bus service. Talk, laugh, make social connections, get out of the house, be part of the community. Yes!    

June 2019 schedule

“And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June.” – Abba Woolson

Be an Amazing Women!

The Amazing Women of VLSCS! have made great strides this year! Amazing amazon-size strides. You can be an Amazing Women too! Join today!

Thumbs up for volunteeringSaturday June 1
Westshore Volunteer Fair

Organized by Volunteer Victoria
Juan de Fuca 55+ Activity Centre Gymnasium
1767 Island Highway – Building 3
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Come say hello to the Amazing Women of VLSCS! on Saturday at the Westshore Volunteer Fair. Volunteer Victoria is hosting this fair as part of its Seniors Circles project. This Fair will help those looking for volunteer opportunities become familiar with what may be available in the Westshore and allows organizations like the Amazing Women of VLSCS! that are looking for volunteers to spread the word about their organization. Just curious, or want to be a member or micro-volunteer? Shhh! We are ALWAYS RECRUITING. hello@amazingwomen.ca 

Monday June 3
Lukuleles

James Bay United Church
511 Michigan St, Victoria BC
1 Hr. Practice starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp

Victoria’s 1st Ever Lesbian Ukulele Band. Organized by the Amazing Women of VLSCS! and Diamond Tooth Molly. Goal One is to play in the Pride Parade. Big shout out to the Victoria Pride Society, Just In Time Moving, and Tapestry Music for helping us make it real. hello@amazingwomen.ca 

Effie Gray movie poster lo-resFriday June 7
POPCORN + MOVIE

James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies St, Victoria BC
Movie starts at 7:05 p.m.

EFFIE GRAY A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. The Scottish beauty Effie Gray is the heroine of this great Victorian love story. Married at 19 to John Ruskin, she found herself trapped in an unconsummated union. She would fall in love with her husband’s protégé, John Everett Millais, and inspire some of his most memorable art, but controversy and tragedy continued to stalk her. Directed by Richard Laxton. Written by Emma Thompson. Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Claudia Cardinale. Running Time: 108 minutes. movienight@vlscs.ca 

Monday June 10
COFFEE TALK ORIGINAL BLEND

James Bay United Church
511 Michigan St
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A perfect cup of coffee every time. And the start of many beautiful friendships. LAST COFFEE TALK ORIGINAL BLEND OF THE SEASON, so let’s have one more cup of coffee for the road. Back in September. coffeetalk@vlscs.ca

Monday June 10
Lukuleles

James Bay United Church
511 Michigan St, Victoria BC
1 Hr. Practice starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp

Victoria’s 1st Ever Lesbian Ukulele Band. Organized by the Amazing Women of VLSCS! and Diamond Tooth Molly. Goal One is to play in the Pride Parade. Big shout out to the Victoria Pride Society, Just In Time Moving, and Tapestry Music for helping us make it real. hello@amazingwomen.ca 

Thursday June 13
THE WESTSHORE: GOLDSTREAM CAMPFIRE GIRLS

Goldstream Park Day-Use Area
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join the Campfire Girls for this HOT event! The Westshore invites you out of doors for an evening around the campfire at Goldstream Park. Bring your wienies and marshmallows! Take a nature walk. Enjoy the park, the fire, and friends. Dressing up like a Campfire Girl is optional. Got your whistle? Look for your host Carolyn in the Day-Use Area. The entrance to the day-use area is at the junction of Trans Canada Hwy #1 and Finlayson Arm Road. MAP coffeetalk@vlscs.ca 

Friday June 14
POPCORN + MOVIE

James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies St, Victoria BC
Movie starts at 7:05 p.m.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. Nominated for a Golden Globe, plus 85 other wins. Director: Abdellatif Kechiche Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche

This is the LAST MOVIE OF THE SEASON. Thanks to everyone! See you in September for an amazing new line-up of lesbian and strong women films. movienight@vlscs.ca 

Monday June 17
Lukuleles

James Bay United Church
511 Michigan St, Victoria BC
1 Hr. Practice starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp

Victoria’s 1st Ever Lesbian Ukulele Band. Organized by the Amazing Women of VLSCS! and Diamond Tooth Molly. Goal One is to play in the Pride Parade. Big shout out to the Victoria Pride Society, Just In Time Moving, and Tapestry Music for helping us make it real. hello@amazingwomen.ca

AGM logoFriday June 21
AGM + SOCIAL

James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies St, Victoria BC
MEMBERSHIP renewal at 7:00 PM | AGM starts at 7:15 PM | SOCIAL starts at 7:55 PM

Open to all VLSCS Members & Friends The Amazing Women of VLSCS! have made great strides this year! Amazing amazon-size strides. Expanding to the fast moving Westshore. Engaging renowned UK author/researcher and brilliant speaker Jane Traies for an evening of conversation with members. Exploring bright, new locations and ideas, like the Gorge Road Legion for “Let’s Do Lunch”, celebrating International Women’s Day, and “Gals Night Out”, the Gala Light. Collaborating with Elisa Lay to bring Sweet & Salty Salsa to our Movie & Social Nights in James Bay line-up, and Diamond Tooth Molly to present the Lukuleles, Victoria’s first ever lesbian ukulele band.

COME TO THE AGM! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. LET’S BE AMAZING in 2019-20! chair@vlscs.ca | hello@amazingwomen.ca 

Thursday June 27
THE WESTSHORE:
COFFEE TALK +

Serious Coffee at Millstream Village
2401G Millstream Rd, Langford
3:00 – 4:30 PM

The Westshore: Coffee Talk + invites you out for an afternoon coffee or tea with a group of beautiful, enchanting, mysterious, funny, informed and delightful women. Our Westshore group is growing fast and furious: take the drive. Newcomers always welcomed! Ask for your host Carolyn. coffeetalk@vlscs.ca 

Salsa formally dressedFriday June 28
Sweet & Salty SALSA

James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies St, Victoria BC
BEGINNERS 7:00 p.m. EVERYONE 7:45 p.m.

Learn to SALSA DANCE WITH ELISA LAY. It’s the LAST SALSA DANCE OF THE SEASON. Show your PRIDE. Let’s SALSA one last time … 2, 3, 4 danceme2endoflove@yahoo.ca

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COFFEE TALK – ORIGINAL BLEND

Monday, February 11th | 11:00 a.m. FREE RETRO PINK POSTER 
COFFEE TALK – ORIGINAL BLEND
James Bay United Church, Upper Reception Room, 511 Michigan St.

COFFEE TALKWhere the coffee is fresh (we make it ourselves), the tea is properly steeped (Agatha insists), and women and newcomers of all ages are always welcomed (that’s the way we jellyroll) at this lesbian-oriented chestnut.

Enjoy a coffee break with friends. Over the years, Coffee Talk has been a safe, welcoming place for lesbians new to Victoria as well as returning ex pats, and for the ‘shycomers’ newly identifying themselves as lesbian.