Sooke council has given a special volunteer honourarium to Sifu Moonfist. (Facebook)

Sooke volunteer earns special thanks

Council gives $500 honourarium to Sifu Moonfist

Sooke council has awarded longtime volunteer Sifu Moonfist with a $500 honourarium.

Moonfist has worked tirelessly in the community for more than 12 years. He’s often een along Sooke Road picking up garbage and sweeping debris away. He’s also volunteered with numerous community groups over the years.

The honourarium was suggested by Coun. Brenda Parkinson with unanimous support of council.

“Everyday when I drive by and see him out there working so hard, I just thought it would be nice to give him something so he could take his wife out for dinner or something. Something for just him.”

Over the years, the district has bought garbage bags, gloves, traffic vests, even work boots to help with Moonfist’s clean up efforts.

Parkinson said Moonfist is an asset to the community.

”I appreciate everything he does. He does inspire other people,” she said.

“I think when people see him out there they tend to pick up after themselves.”