Council Briefs – July 29, 2015

A highlight of the Sooke Council Meeting agenda and what has transpired.

  • Wed Jul 29th, 2015 12:00pm
  • News

Tour de Rock gets nod from council

District of Sooke council has proclaimed Sept. 30 as Tour de Rock Day.

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock sees police officers ride from Port Alice to Victoria to raise money to fight pediatric cancer and Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp for child cancer patients and their families.

There are no Sooke RCMP members on this year’s team, but the tour cycles into Sooke on Sept. 30 and visits local schools.

 

Garbage can contract awarded

Angela Sinclair has won the District of Sooke contract to empty and clean public garbage cans.

The contract is worth $33,232.56 per year.

The contract will help bring the district’s “public space garbage collection” activities in compliance with the Capital Regional District’s organics diversion from Hartland Landfill.

The contract will see refundable bottles and cans donated to Sooke Food Bank.

 

District says no to purple campaign

Sooke won’t be turning purple for the B.C. Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign next February.

The group asked the district to use purple lights to shine on a public building. Council was told the district doesn’t have purple lights.

The PEDAW campaign is a provincewide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders.

 

Park fees waived for yoga festival

The District of Sooke won’t charge park fees for the Inspired Living Festival at Ed Macgregor Park on Aug. 8.

The festival raises funds for the non-profit Sooke Therapeutic Yoga Society.

“We are aiming for a festival that will be fun, interesting, informative and a benefit to the whole community,” said organizer Zoe Baldwin.