Kendra Wong

Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood

Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood

Department says fire would have been worse if not for actions of tenant and neighbour

Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood
Black Press reporter Kendra Wong at the Bay Street Armoury where she participated in Experience the Canadian Armed Forces which featured fitness testing including dragging and running with 20 kilogram sandbags. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

What is it like to be part of the Canadian Armed Forces?

Try military rations, combat gear and simulated shooting range on Saturday

Black Press reporter Kendra Wong at the Bay Street Armoury where she participated in Experience the Canadian Armed Forces which featured fitness testing including dragging and running with 20 kilogram sandbags. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Hike raises funds for families battling lymphoma

Hike raises funds for families battling lymphoma

Moving Mountains also a tribute to Langford teen Zack Downey

Hike raises funds for families battling lymphoma
The Sooke School District is currently waiting on word from the province’s treasury board to approve or deny funding for the expansion of Royal Bay Secondary school. If approved, the district said shovels would be in the ground at the end of 2018. (Gazette file photo)

Royal Bay expansion could begin as early as next year

District waiting on provincial approval for between $15 to $25 million in capital funding

The Sooke School District is currently waiting on word from the province’s treasury board to approve or deny funding for the expansion of Royal Bay Secondary school. If approved, the district said shovels would be in the ground at the end of 2018. (Gazette file photo)
Alexandra Strickland (left) and Jason Heit, with Katie Nelson (centre), manager of operations with the Parkinson Wellness Project, at Club Phoenix on Langford Parkway. The gym will be home to a new boxing program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease starting next week. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Parkinson’s boxing program expands to West Shore

Rock Steady Boxing program helps participants with balance, agility and memory

Alexandra Strickland (left) and Jason Heit, with Katie Nelson (centre), manager of operations with the Parkinson Wellness Project, at Club Phoenix on Langford Parkway. The gym will be home to a new boxing program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease starting next week. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Volunteers helped stuff 187 backpacks with clothing, toiletries and food, which were then distributed to the less vulnerable in downtown Victoria last year ,as part of the annual Christmas Backpack Project. (Contributed photo)

Christmas Backpack Project seeks donations in Colwood

The backpacks will be distributed to the less fortunate around Christmas

Volunteers helped stuff 187 backpacks with clothing, toiletries and food, which were then distributed to the less vulnerable in downtown Victoria last year ,as part of the annual Christmas Backpack Project. (Contributed photo)
The Sooke School District has sold the Metchosin School to the district for $1.5 million. (Gazette file photo)

District completes purchase of Metchosin elementary school

Property management company, realtor to rent out facility

The Sooke School District has sold the Metchosin School to the district for $1.5 million. (Gazette file photo)
Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran

Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran

Military police members asks to remember those living with PTSD as well

Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran
West Shore RCMP searching for man who approached boy in Colwood

West Shore RCMP searching for man who approached boy in Colwood

Boy was approached at the corner of Painter and Cotlow roads

West Shore RCMP searching for man who approached boy in Colwood
Trudy Court, library assistant at Belmont Secondary school, shows off the Victory Medal. The medal was found by a Sooke resident years ago and now Court hopes to find the owner of the long-lost World War One medal.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Belmont High School seeks owner of long-lost medal

Victory medal belongs to a Pt. G.A. Doty who served in WWI

Trudy Court, library assistant at Belmont Secondary school, shows off the Victory Medal. The medal was found by a Sooke resident years ago and now Court hopes to find the owner of the long-lost World War One medal.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
(Image courtesy of Cineplex)

West Shore RCMP busy with two robberies, two hours apart

Incidents took place on Tuesday behind the Cineplex Movie Theatre on Jacklin Road

(Image courtesy of Cineplex)
Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger

Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger

Trudy Spiller hopes book will bring families closer together

Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger
Westshore Centre for Learning student Josh Hill (right) and a member of the Western Garden Club help themselves to a lunch of pumpkin and apple soup, mixed greens, croutons and pumpkin pie at the school’s campus in Colwood Thursday. The students grew and harvested everything in the meal in the community garden. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

School garden teaching students value of outdoor activity

Students, local club enjoyed fruits of labour during special lunch

Westshore Centre for Learning student Josh Hill (right) and a member of the Western Garden Club help themselves to a lunch of pumpkin and apple soup, mixed greens, croutons and pumpkin pie at the school’s campus in Colwood Thursday. The students grew and harvested everything in the meal in the community garden. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Langford resident Keemia Alizadeh-Borji (centre) and the Eves of Destruction’s Rotten Apples junior roller derby team won their first game in three seasons in Washington last weekend. Alizadeh-Borji was also named the game MVP.                                 (Contributed photo)

Langford roller derby skater finds track to success

Keemia Alizadeh-Borji helped lift team to first victory in three years

Langford resident Keemia Alizadeh-Borji (centre) and the Eves of Destruction’s Rotten Apples junior roller derby team won their first game in three seasons in Washington last weekend. Alizadeh-Borji was also named the game MVP.                                 (Contributed photo)
Going to the dogs: Island club wins national flyball championships

Going to the dogs: Island club wins national flyball championships

Langford’s Corinne and Stan Andersen, dog, Power, part of winning team

Going to the dogs: Island club wins national flyball championships
The jocks, including Jonathan Hunwick, who plays Troy Bolton (middle), in Four Seasons Musical Theatre’s production of High School Musical, which hits local stages this month.                                 (Allyson Ell Photography)

West Shore theatre takes on popular Disney film

High School Musical hits local stages this month

The jocks, including Jonathan Hunwick, who plays Troy Bolton (middle), in Four Seasons Musical Theatre’s production of High School Musical, which hits local stages this month.                                 (Allyson Ell Photography)
tHUNder Duo master percussionist Kornel Horvath (right) and rising-star drummer Gabor Dornyei will be performing at Belmont Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (Contributed photo)

World class drummers coming to the West Shore

tHUNder Duo will be performing this Saturday

tHUNder Duo master percussionist Kornel Horvath (right) and rising-star drummer Gabor Dornyei will be performing at Belmont Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Grade 12 Belmont Secondary student Benjamin Clarke is one of 32 Canadians who have been selected to take part in the RCMP Youth Engagement Week Nov. 6 to 10 in Regina. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Langford teen to experience life as RCMP officer

Benjamin Clarke will take part in youth engagement week Nov. 6 to 10

Grade 12 Belmont Secondary student Benjamin Clarke is one of 32 Canadians who have been selected to take part in the RCMP Youth Engagement Week Nov. 6 to 10 in Regina. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addiction. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

New health centre provides therapy to opioid users

Some concerned with facility’s proximity to elementary school

Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addiction. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Greater Victoria dragon boaters have strong showing at worlds

Greater Victoria dragon boaters have strong showing at worlds

Langford, Victoria, Saanich paddlers bring home gold, silver

Greater Victoria dragon boaters have strong showing at worlds