Guest conductor Michael Klazek showcases his musical magic at Philharmonic Fling! on July 10 at Ed MacGregor Park.

Sooke Philharmonic Society receives funding boost

Philharmonic Fling! is a free annual concert held in Ed MacGregor Park every summer

  • Wed Jul 13th, 2016 7:00am
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District council is giving the Sooke Philharmonic Society a $5,000 funding boost for its ever-popular Philharmonic Fling!

Philharmonic Fling! is a free annual concert held in Ed MacGregor Park every summer. It operates at a loss of about $4,000 a year.

The society missed the district’s deadline for grants due to a reorganization.

Society president Kathleen Campbell said it needed a financial commitment from council so it could plan its 2016-2017 season.

Councillors decided to fund the society through the council contingency fund and not the grant budget.