The Hope Centre on West Coast Road is under construction.

Hope Centre wants to share space

Call out for Expression of Interest in shared spaces

Call for expression of interest.

What: The Sooke Commons: Learning & Engagement Centre.

When: September, 2014.

Where: Hope Centre at 6750 West Coast Road.

The Hope Centre promises to be a vital new space for Sooke, offering a mix of subsidized housing, education, training, and a host of programming and services. The new St. Vincent de Paul thrift store will open on the main floor.

The following proposal is underway for shared use of the third floor of the Hope Centre.

The proposed Learning & Engagement Centre will offer:

• Shared Workspace. A space suited to individuals, contractors, freelancers, people who would like to get out of the home office, or café, for optimizing their work and getting things done.

Consisting of an open-seating area in a shared, comfortable setting, with guidelines for mutual respect. Suited to writers, editors, programmers, designers, anyone who telecommutes.

Benefits include shared resources (furniture, wifi, printer, kitchen facilities, utilities, presentation facilities, etc.) and reasonable monthly rents (approx. $150/month).

• Educational Programming. An ideal space for educators and mentors to offer workshops and classes for all ages.A regular schedule of programming, with outreach to the Sooke community. Courses,  classes, workshops and presentations to satisfy a wide variety of interests. Current programs being considered include: Media Production classes – e.g. Make a Documentary, and New Journalism 101, Coding and Programming for Kids, HomeLearners Co-op, Homestead Skills, Literacy Programs, Parenting Workshops, Craft instruction courses.

• Social Hub Space. Sooke has an identified lack of space suited to group meetings. This space will be ideal for one-off presentation nights, monthly meetings, screenings, and special events. With a meeting area that can be transformed into a screening area, a kitchen and restrooms attached.

At this time we are accepting input and expressions of interest from the Sooke community. Do you have an interest in this venture? Can you offer guidance? Got ideas? Please get in touch.

Contact: Darren Alexander, Tel. (250)642-7994, email: thesookecommons@gmail.com, Subject: The Sooke Commons.

Just Posted

Victoria hopes to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2030

Business plan to be created, region to request its use as a pilot community for project

Sooke rescinds bench letters, offers apology

District sent out letters asking $2000 for maintenance from those who purchased memorial benches

Six-year-old Sooke boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick boy asks government to help fund treatments

Bird watchers gear up for annual count

Count takes place in Langford, Colwood, Victoria, North and Central Saanich

CRD awards contract for waste processing facility at Hartland

Facility will process residual solids into so-called Class A biosolids

VIDEO: Oak Bay senior boys basketball takes Tsumura title

Junior and senior teams host Gary Taylor Classic starting Thursday

Strong economy fuels housing sales in B.C.: report

Economist says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market

Tequila, hammers and knives: what not to bring on an airplane

Vancouver International Airport staff provide tips on travelling during the holidays

New fighter-jet competition to have national ‘economic interest’ requirement

Trudeau government wants to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with 88 new fighters by as early as 2025

The top-binged shows on Netflix in 2017

Which show did you cheat on your spouse with by watching ahead?

Ensemble Laude women’s choir to perform in Victoria, Oak Bay this weekend

Choir will sing enchanting winter hymns at Champagne Tea, Spellbound

B.C. polygamous leader argues charge should be dropped in charter challenge

Winston Blackmore argues some of the evidence shouldn’t be used against him

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

B.C. dog owners warn about chain collars after puppy almost strangled

Young Rottweiler pup couldn’t breathe after another dog caught tooth on his collar

Most Read