Plans shaping up for Canada’s 150th birthday

Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society announces plan for Salmon Festival

Plans are underway in Sooke to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society has announced it will spearhead a salmon festival with many activities and events planned around the theme.

For a start, Liz Johnson and Elida Peers are organizing a pageant including one-minute performances, each demonstrating a personality from Canada’s history. Citizens who have already agreed to be performers include Marcus Farmer, Rod Sluggett, Mike Thomas, Karl Linell, Doni Eve, Ellen Lewers and Loretta Boerkamp.

Organizers say there are many other components of Sooke’s diverse and fascinating history and culture and there are many grass root ideas to discuss.

Now the society wants to here from other organizations interested in participating in the salmon festival. For more information, please call 642-4200 or 642-6351 for more details.

The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society has also approached the federal government on funding for the project.