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Lions roar to life for Canada Day

Canada Day celebrations take place July 1. - File
Canada Day celebrations take place July 1.
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It’s a take over! — albeit a friendly one. The Sooke Lions Club has stepped up to the plate and has offered to coordinate and put on the Canada Day celebrations on July 1.

“We were asked if we would be interested and we agreed to take it on,” said Lorne Christensen,  Lions Club member and one of the Canada Day organizers, along with Lion Al Beddows.

Plans are beginning to take shape and Christensen states that most of the favourite activities people are used to will remain.

“We working on a logging show and great musical entertainment. We’re lined up Phoenix, Elvis Live! and others.”

Expect the fireworks put on by the Sooke Fire Department, Canada Day birthday cake, games for kids and food galore.

The Lions Club is seeking participants, sponsors and vendors and has taken over the Canada Day website which will be updated soon.

“We’re looking forward to it, very much so,” said Christensen. “It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it.”

Christensen is co-chairing the Canada Day committee with Al Beddows.

For more information on the Canada Day celebration, contact Lorne or Al at 778-425-4420, fax 778-425-4438 or email: busdir@shaw.ca.

The Sooke Lions Club has 40 members and has been serving Sooke since 1965. They hold their meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Eustace Road. Their activities include: the Hard Times Dance, Santa’s Breakfast, Kid’s Swim program, Poker Run, Camp Shawnigan, Cops for Cancer, RCMP Musical Ride. They maintain the local cemetery and are involved in many other community events.

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