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This and That, May 13

Some news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Wed May 13th, 2015 5:00am
  • News

Student Writing Contest results

On April 8, Sooke Writers’ Collective held their annual writing contest for students at Edward Milne ommunity school. Writing “live” over a period of roughly two hours and using a list of prompts for inspiration, the students wrote stories or poems. The judges were several members of Sooke Writers’ Collective. Our thanks to EMCS teacher Mrs. Zanardo for her continued support of the contest and her students.

The results:

Poetry prize:  Morganne Orchard for “April.”

Junior 1st place:  Kara Lebold for “Revenge Is Not Always Sweet.”

Junior 2nd place:    Jessica Thompson for “Fading Thoughts.”

Senior 1st place:  Makayla Scharf for “Curiosity Killed the Cat.”

Senior 2nd place:  Heidi Anderson for “Bread of  Scarborough.”

You can read the winning stories and more stories, memoirs, poetry and non-fiction by 14 collective members  in Words & Imaginings – Sooke Writers’ Collective Anthology Two due out the end of May.

Proceeds of sales go to future EMCS student writing contests, a 2016 anthology and future writing events in the community.  More information can be found at sookewriters.com .

Sooke Region CHI AGM

Since 2003, the Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) has worked to create a strong network of groups serving Sooke Region, from Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew, promoting health and wellness. Many individuals participate by volunteering their time and have made a beneficial impact across dimensions of health and social care in our region. Members include local family physicians, social service agencies, Island Health representatives, other regional agencies, local government and most importantly community members, who seek to improve upon their own health and wellbeing.

CHI has a superb track record of achievements serving the community, such as the  development of Sooke Youth Council, formation of Sooke Region Volunteer Centre, publication of a community needs assessment and far-reaching public awareness of health-related community matters.

Sooke Region CHI invites community members to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (the CASA building), 6672 Wadams Way. All are welcome to hear about this grassroots initiative to improve health and wellbeing for us all. Refreshments will be served.

CHI is looking for new board members for their Board of Directors. For further information about Sooke Region CHI, its AGM, or learning more about exciting opportunities with its Board, please contact the coordinator, Christine Bossi, at SookeRegionCHI@yahoo.ca or call 250-858-3458.

Awareness film

All the Time in the World is showing tonight at Awareness Film Night at EMCS, 7 p.m. This is the final film for the season. Films from the Awareness Film Night  library can be rented at the Sea of Bloom on Otter Point Road.

Recycling schedules

Due to residential growth in the western communities, several routes have been adjusted to allow the collection contractor to better service the region. Approximately 3,000 homes are impacted by route changes and these residents have been notified by mail.

To access the new recycling schedule:

1. Visit www.crd.bc.ca/bluebox to download an electronic copy; sign up for text, email, twitter or phone reminders; or access the schedule through our new app.

2.    Request a printed schedule be mailed to you by completing a request form online or by calling the CRD Hotline at 250-360-3030 or emailing hotline@crd.bc.ca.