Play together, stay together

Although we are a non-partisan organization, the South Island Recreation Association (SIRA), is pleased that Christy Clark is putting families front and center on the provincial political agenda, and we would like to see that focus brought to the municipal elections in November.

While our association is about having fun, it is fun with a purpose.

With election talk in the air, as an elector organization we are extending an invitation seeking expressions of interest from prospective candidates in the upcoming municipal elections that share our non-partisan, family centered point of view. We want to hear from you if you would like campaign support and our endorsement on the ballot.

What is our point of view? Families first, less property taxes, and more fun.

The nomination period for ballot endorsement is between October 4 and October 14, 2011. Although an elector organization may endorse more than one candidate, each candidate may only consent to endorsement by one elector organization. The deadline for withdrawing an endorsement is 4 p.m. on October 21, 2011.

Whether you are considering running for office, or couldn’t care less about politics, we invite you to come join our already 1,200 strong social network. It’s free, and as mom used to say, go outside.

For more information, just send an email to admin@sirec.info or drop by the sailboat “Maurweena” frequently seen alongside the Rotary Pier.

Have you ever been sailing? Did you know the Sooke Harbour has some of the best shrimp in the world? Come find us on the pier or check out our web site at www.sirec.info and find out what you are missing.

Terrance Martin, Director

South Island Recreation Association

Sooke