Comunity grants awarded

$75,000 in funding from District of Sooke

The Community Grant Review Committee recommended the following groups and organizations receive funding from the $75,000 available:

Sooke Canada Day Society, $1,100 for a band to perform during the evening on July 1;

Sooke Fine Arts Society, $7,000 for 25th anniversary documentary and jewelry cases;

Scouts Canada – Camp Bernard, $6,910 for upgrades to the sleeping cabins;

Juan de Fuca Marien Rescue Society, $12,600 for electronic navigation equipment;

Sooke Region Food CHI Society, $6,700 for support and to mentor new farmers and promote food production and sustainability;

Sooke Philharmonic Society, $4,625 for its Christmas concert;

Greater Victoria Film Commission, $1,000 for business seminar education series;

EMCS Student Art Bus Shelter Project, $2,3567 refurbishing bus shelter located at Village Foods, youth art display;

Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Club, $3,000 to build eight horseshoe pitching courts, subject to council’s approval of a suitable site;

Ladybug Garden and Greenhouse, $4,808 for bus shelter project, awareness workshops on food harvesting, preparation and preservation;

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 54, $5,000 for materials for short mat bowling;

Community Prevention Education Continuum, $2,400 to promote healthy youth and Healthy Choices;

Sooke Classical Boating Society, $3,000 for boat cover for maintenance and protection of longboats;

Navy League of Canada Sooke Branch (Admiral RC Waller), $300 for flag hoist signaling;

Navy League of Canada Sooke Branch (Admiral Girourd) $2,000 for providing uniform kits to cadets, parkas;

Journey Middle School Hockey Skills Program, $3,200 for Grade seven pilot hockey skills program;

Addiction Recovery Coach of Canada Society, $5,000 for workshops for specific high risk mothers;

Citizens on Patrol Sooke, $4,000 to purchase two CREST handheld radios and night vision binoculars.

Mayor Janet Evans thanked all of the organizations for their “commitment to the community.”

The community grants fund start up costs for various projects but not operational or ongoing costs.