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VENUES

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THE FORGE CHURCH — REHEARSAL VENUE

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The Westshore Community Concert Band rehearses at the Forge church, 2612 Sooke Road, Colwood. There is space to park to the right of the church down a short ramp; additional parking is available beneath the Charter building next door (to the left of the church). Limited parking is available directly in front of the building and is reserved for those with mobility issues and large or cumbersome instruments or lots of equipment. There is also some on-street parking.

BEACON HILL PARK

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The band usually plays at the band shell in the park in August. A dop-off point for percussionists carrying a lot of equipment is available on an internal road near the band shell. Parking is wherever one can find it; angled parking exists on the outside of the park on Douglas Street, from where the walk in is fairly short.

FORT RODD HILL

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The band has played here annually as part of the Canada Day celebrations on July 1. Members should tell the parking attendant they are "with the band", so they can be directed to the performers' parking area. If you park on the grass on the slope PLEASE be considerate and do not block access for those who may arrive after you do. Chairs are provided and an awning provides some shelter from the sun, but sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are recommended in warm weather.

GORDON UNITED CHURCH

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935 Goldstream Avenue, Langford. There is a parking lot adjacent to the church. Performances take place in the church hall.

METCHOSIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE

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4495 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin. The Band has performanced there twice so far, as part of large events, under a tent adjacent to the art centre. Parking is available on adjacent streets and in the lot next to the old Schoo Museum.

ST. MARY OF THE INCARNATION CHURCH

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The Church is the venue for our 2024 “Young Peoples Concerts” series. Free parking is available.

VETERANS' MEMORIAL PARK —
REMEMBRANCE DAY; CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT-UP; VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL

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For this gig, dress appropriately for the weather – it's usually cold! A toque, scarf and gloves usually are necessary (leave the usual uniform in the closet), and maybe a cushion to separate your bottom from the chill plastic chair seat. There is always a big audience for this event, so carpool if possible and park on side streets wherever you can (on Station Avenue near the Langford Legion is usually a good place.) The park is in the area bounded by Veterans' Memorial Parkway, Goldstream Avenue and Aldwynd Road.