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Whether you enjoy a stroll in the park, a swim in the pool, playing soccer with friends, or a round of golf, West Shore Parks & Recreation has programs and facilities for everyone. West Shore Parks & Recreation is governed by the West Shore Parks & Recreation Society's Board of Directors made up of representatives from the City of Colwood, the City of Langford, the District of Metchosin, the District of Highlands, the Juan de Fuca Electoral area and the Town of View Royal. Each municipality contribute, through tax requisition, toward the operation of the parks and recreation facilities.
West Shore Parks & Recreation is an innovative recreation department delivering diverse programs and services promoting active, healthy lifestyles to meet the needs of all residents and visitors to the West Shore. We provide a full range of accessible and sustainable recreational opportunities and facilities with a commitment to meeting the challenges of today while planning for the future. We pride ourselves on our supportive governance and are responsive to all member communities and maintain effective relationships with government agencies, partners and community organizations.
West Shore Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing diverse and accessible recreational and entertainment opportunities and maintaining facilities that offer all West Shore residents and visitors excellent experiences for healthy active lifestyles and community gatherings.
West Shore Parks & Recreation Board and Staff are committed to making our vision a reality by focusing on positive working relationships within the community. We believe that business needs to be conducted in an efficient and effective manner. We are open to opportunities and ideas that allow us to provide better ways of doing business in a respectful, fair and honest way. We are transparent, easily accessible and consultative. We strive to develop a culture of respect, awareness and responsibility for our organization, the community and the natural environment.
West Shore Parks & Recreation Society
The West Shore Parks & Recreation Society was incorporated under the Society’s Act on November 21, 2001 and operates via the Operating, Maintenance and Management Agreement between its members, being the City of Colwood, the City of Langford, the District of Metchosin, the District of Highlands, the Town of View Royal, and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.
The Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre and Centennial Centre are jointly owned and operated by the members. The Society provides recreation services to residents of those member municipalities whose tax dollars contribute to the operation of our Centre. Our governing body is the West Shore Parks & Recreation Society Board of Directors, comprised of 15 members who each represent their municipality (ie: there are four representatives from Colwood; five from Langford; two from Metchosin; one from Highlands; two from the Town of View Royal; and one from Juan de Fuca Electoral Area).
The Board of Directors meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month, and is responsible for setting policy and guidelines for the operation of West Shore Parks & Recreation and it facilities through the Administrator and Staff.