Elida Peers

Going back in time: Downtown Sooke, 1957

Local historian takes us to year 1957, showing Sooke's humble beginnings.

Polecutting at Leechtown

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

The faculty at Edward Milne secondary school, 1965

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region.

When Chief Dan George visited Sooke

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Pioneer family’s grandson passes

Clifford Patrick Welsh was born into Irish pioneer family in Sooke

It was the Cains’ garage that started it all

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

The museum’s 10,000th visitor

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

School class is a cross section of history

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Two Sooke River bridges

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region.

The first high school west of Victoria

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Jordan River Dam worry revisited

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Carefree days at Sooke elementary

Sooke elementary boys basketball was a hit with students

Muirs’ sad New Year’s Day 1901

The Sooke region's history is written by Elida Peers

Christmas at Sheilds Lake

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

The Scandinavian Loggers

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

The masks of Owechemis

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Sooke’s oldest Canadian

Merle Barwis lived to the grand old age of 113, much of it spent in Sooke

Beauty plus brawn in 1952

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

How our first order Estevan Lens got chipped

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke Region

Lions Club celebrates 25 years

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region