Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

District to fund Sooke Canada Day celebrations

$20,000 should throw a pretty good party.

Sooke council agreed to take on the funding for Canada Day celebrations, with a cap of $20,000.

Councillor Brenda Parkinson presented the idea at the regular council meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, saying she wanted to support the Sooke Lions.

“The Lions have been putting on the event for the last six years. It is becoming quite a large event and they have to go around looking for donations to be able to fund it,” Parkinson said. “The Lions also look after the Christmas parade and we fund that, so I think the Canada Day celebrations should be done the same way.”

The funding will begin next year, with the Sooke Lions continuing to organize and host the event.

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