Elida Peers

SOOKE HISTORY: Planes family has rich history in Sooke

Time passes on, and we forget, but thank goodness photos continue to come in to help us record the region’s history.

SOOKE HISTORY: A bull at Woodside farm

Woodside farm priduced beef cattle, hay and produce in its heyday

SOOKE HISTORY: Grant’s mill: a historic water-powered sawmill

Today this site is marked by a historic shield erected by the Sooke Region Historical Society

SOOKE HISTORY: Naming of Wadams Way

Olive and Peter Wadams arrived in Canada in 1929 and became significant Sooke pioneers

SOOKE HISTORY: Burnside Farm has undergone many transitions in 131 years

The farm property today is covered with buildings on the corner of West Coast Road and Maple Avenue

Aerial View- Woodward Point to Sooke

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Munn’s Lumber ran for 15 years

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Billy Burnett’s East Sooke stage

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Shirley pioneers have long roots

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Commonwealth Cape of Many Hands, 1994

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Phillips’ steam donkey during the 1920s

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Mary Ann Brule Vautrin

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Pete Poirier’s tame bear

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke area

Granny Caffery of East Sooke

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Remembering Vern Moore: Veteran and Volunteer

Elida Peers writes about the history and the people of the Sooke Region.

Cycling and the Pedens

Local historian Elida Peers takes a look at Sooke's strong cycling history.

Soccer in Sooke… 100 years ago

Local historian Elida Peers gives us a historical backgrounder on the early roots of soccer in Sooke.

Going back in time: Downtown Sooke, 1957

Local historian takes us to year 1957, showing Sooke's humble beginnings.

Polecutting at Leechtown

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

The faculty at Edward Milne secondary school, 1965

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region.