Editorial: Always plenty to do in Sooke

There are events and functions going on all year long

If you think there is nothing to do in Sooke, think again. Take a look at the calendar on page 13, it’s full of events and information on  various groups in Sooke.

Just this past weekend the Rotary Auction, the Wizard of Oz and the Sooke Community Choir all drew people to their events. It was a full on weekend, and the rest of the year is like that as well. We can look forward to the Bluegrass Festival in June, the Sooke Fine Arts Show in July/August, fishing derbies, a Secret Garden tour, Art in the Park, Tall Tree Festival, Canada Day… you name it, we got it. What these events need is you. Success is built on attendance and every group/event needs bums in the seats. That’s their reward. Apart from these events being entertaining, many of them are also fund raisers for good causes, many related to children. They aren’t a “Go Fund Me” type of campaign where people ask strangers to support them financially in some shaky business endeavor. Any potential business that has to go begging for support is not on solid ground and will likely fail.

What you get out of these local events is a lot of hard work done by volunteers doing something for someone else. They are not asking for handouts — they are giving back not just taking. They need our support and that isn’t hard to give when the cause is a good one.

So, if you find yourself with nothing to do, check out the many events and functions going on in Sooke all the time. Attend, be a part of what is happening. There is a list in the back of the Lions phone directory of most of the groups and organizations in Sooke. And the Sooke News Mirror prints a calendar each week in the paper and there is also an on-line calendar on the web page. www.sookenewsmirror.com And if that is not your thing, then there is the great outdoors not more than 15 minutes away in any direction.