The West Shore Arts Council is grateful for the ongoing financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council. Local investment in community arts councils goes further with matching funds from the BCAC.
The City of Langford is a generous supporter of the arts, culture and community heritage. Their annual financial contribution helps the West Shore Arts Council deliver important cultural services to one of the country's fastest growing municipalities. WSAC project collaborations with the City of Langford expand opportunities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the health benefits and personal enrichment the arts and cultural experiences provide.
The City of Colwood is working with the West Shore Arts Council and the Coast Collective to provide opportunities for children and teens to display their art work in public. Several other public events throughout the year for locals and vistors are the result of similar collaborations.
Financial support of the Town of View Royal is used to fund events and activities which benefit the residents of View Royal.
The West Shore Arts Council is grateful for the financial support of the District of Metchosin. Funds provided are used to support events and activities which benefit the residents of and visitors to Metchosin, where we are proud to have our arts council office.
The West Shore Arts Council is grateful for the financial support of the District of Highlands. Funds provided are used to support events and activities which benefit the residents and visitors of the district.
Larry Moss of Mountain.Web has been the volunteer webmaster for WSAC since 2007. He has created and maintained multiple versions of the website over the years, as well as providing many internal tools enabling us to manage the day-to-day updating of the site. Thanks, Larry!
Project and Event Sponsors
The West Shore Arts Council greatly appreciates the generous hospitality of the Golf Club for our 2016 and 2017 Annual General Meetings.
Our thanks to the Langford Legion Branch #91 for providing the venue, tables, etc., for these events:
- Arts Forum February 28, 2016
- a lantern making session prior to the “Light Up the Hills” festival September 24, 2016
Rotary Club of Westshore Sunrise (formerly Colwood Rotary Club)
The West Shore Arts Council enjoyed many years of collaboration with this Rotary Club to produce several wonderful Rotary Art & Wine Festivals.
Funding in collaboration with the City of Langford and Westhills. artsVest BC is run by Business for the Arts, with the support of Canadian Heritage, Government of British Columbia, TELUS and regional funders the City of Kelowna, the Columbia Basin Trust and the CRD, allowed the WSAC to present the BC Day Performing Arts Festival 2014.
A project grant from the Capital Regional District in 2013 resulted in the first concert of what later became an annual concert series. This first one featured international cellist Michael Kevin Jones. Later concerts featured players from the Pacific Baroque Festival and Metchosin violinist Philip Manning.
Child and Student Art Shows
Over the past few years, the West Shore Arts Council has been grateful for the support of many local organizations to produce annual youth art shows. The earliest ones were held in the old Belmont Secondary School gymnasium. Later ones enjoyed the ambience of The Quarterdeck at Royal Roads University. Latterly, the Coast Collective has provided a venue. Our thanks to everyone who has made these possible.
- Sooke School District
- Aboriginal Education - Sooke School District
- Royal Roads University
- Coast Collective
- What's Up Media
- Westhills Development Corp.
- Truffles Catering
- Westside Insta Print
- LA Limousines
- Tom Lee Music
- Coast Collective Arts Centre
- Juan de Fuca 55+ Activity Centre
- Cherish Community Living