The mayor speaks to small business

The vital importance of small businesses to Sooke and area

Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne

This Saturday, Oct. 20 is Canada’s Small Business Saturday across Canada.

Small businesses, their owners, their families and their employees make Sooke a large part of what it is today. By supporting our local businesses you support your neighbour, your friends and help to maintain that small town rural atmosphere —  the reason most of us live in Sooke.

Think about the things you need to buy this week and I challenge you to look to our small businesses in Sooke. In almost all cases you will find what you are looking for.  Money spent outside the community stays there and benefits only the community in which it is spent.

Shopping small can make a big difference to your community.

Canada’s small businesses power our economy, drive innovation and create jobs.

Local residents supporting each other and their local businesses will strengthen the community allowing all of us to make it a better place.

STOP the MONEY LEAKAGE from our community by supporting small business this Saturday.

I am asking each of you to shop locally this Saturday. It is your community and you need to support it.