Lowell Holmquist comes to Sooke from Terrace.

This and That, June 10

Brief stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Wed Jun 10th, 2015 8:00pm
  • News

Jamboree Open House

June 14, 1-4 p.m. at Camp Barnard, 3202 Young Lk Rd  up at the Lodge. Welcome Neighbours!

After four years of intensive preparation, the date is finally upon us. Officially starting on Saturday, July 11, Pacific Jamboree (PJ2015) will be at Camp Barnard.

They will be welcoming approximately 3,000 people from across Canada and some from other countries to join in this amazing week-long event.

To find out details of how this will affect you and our community, please join us for an afternoon chat up at the Lodges.  Local Scouters who are involved with PJ2015  will be in attendance.

Canvassers at your door

BC Cancer Foundation door-to-door canvassers are currently in your community. Canvassers will introduce local residents to the BC Cancer Foundation, the largest funder of cancer research in the province, and the monthly donor program.

Monthly donations support the life-saving research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency—helping to change the way the world prevents, detects and treats cancer. 

For security and safety purposes, canvassers wear ID badges and BC Cancer Foundation purple vests.

Please note that BC Cancer Foundation canvassers will invite you to take part in the foundation’s monthly giving program only and WILL NOT accept cash or one-time gifts at the door. Once you have signed up for monthly gifts, you will receive an email confirmation immediately.

If you have any questions relating to thedoor-to-door program, partner in discovery monthly giving program, or a fundraiser in your neighbourhood, do not hesitate to call Sue McCulloch at 1-888-906-2873 or visit bccancerfoundation.com.

 

 

Leechtown book wins award

The British Columbia Historical Federation has awarded The History of Leechtown – Part 1 an Honourable Mention Certificate. The prizes were awarded on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at British Columbia Historical Federation Conference Awards Banquet at Billy Barker Casino Hotel in Quesnel, B.C.

New pastor in Sooke

The Terrace Pentecostal Assembly lost its senior pastor to Vancouver Island this week.

Lowell Holmquist, who has been at the church for 15 years, is now a campus pastor for the Christian Life Assembly in Sooke which is located west of Victoria.

“I began to sense that the church was in need of new leadership,” said Holmquist of his decision to leave.

In his decade-and-a-half in Terrace, Holmquist has volunteered as a firefighter and was involved with the Terrace and District Christian Council for Social Resources. Holmquist spent three years as a chaplain for the various emergency services agencies in Terrace.

He hopes to offer the same type of chaplaincy once settled in Sooke.

Holmquist’s new Sooke church, the Christian Life Assembly, is a small one which currently rebroadcasts sermons from a parent church in Langley.

“My role is to help this new church establish itself in Sooke,” explained Holmquist.

Holmquist has three teenaged sons with his wife Marci.

Wanted by the RCMP

The Sooke RCMP is looking for the following individuals:

 

Fycher BECRAFT – age 22 wanted for B&E, Breach Undertaking.

Jamie DOLPHIN – age 21, wanted for Breach of Probation.

 

Joshua LAFLEUR – age 24, wanted for  Obstruction/personation/PSP/Fail to Appear/Trafficking.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these persons can contact Sooke RCMP at (250) 642-5241 or Crimestoppers at: 1-800-222-TIPS.

Your information will be taken in strictest confidence. Anonymity is protected and you never have to give your name.

You will be given a code number. This should be kept to yourself in order to remain anonymous.

Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $2,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.