Hey kids – Tell us a story of what makes Sooke special and win a great prize.
In celebration of all things Sooke, we’re inviting kids to make their voices heard in a Sooke Story Contest. It can be a tale about some experience you’ve had that made you love your home in Sooke or you can talk about some part of the community that makes it a great place to live.
Stories should be under 250 words and storytellers must be 12 years of age and under.
Entries will be judged for three age groups (five and under, six to nine, and nine to 12). All entries must be submitted to the Sooke News Mirror by Aug. 1, either in person or by email at email@example.com.
Kids should also feel free to illustrate the stories, although that isn’t necessary.
We’ll have a group of judges review the entries and pick the ones that best show why Sooke is a special place to live.
The winners in three age categories will receive $150 gift cards courtesy of Sooke dentist Dr. Chris Bryant. The winning entries will be published in the Sooke News Mirror.
The contest is part of Sooke anniversary celebration.
On Aug. 17, the Sooke News Mirror in conjunction with the District of Sooke and a host of community groups and volunteers will host a celebration of Sooke’s 20th anniversary.
The Old-Fashioned Country Picnic will feature music and food, artists and artisans, antique cars, crafters and fresh farm food. You’ll be able to get paint splattered as you paint our giant rock or decorate your own salmon cutout ( there’ll be a children’s parade of all the cutouts late in the afternoon).
In the Hannah Day Family Fun Zone, the community will honour Hannah Day’s memory and acknowledge the bravery of all the kids in Sooke who are fighting for their lives against the spectre of serious illness.
While there is no charge for any of the events, we’ll be taking donations in the Family Fun Zone of new, unwrapped toys or cash donations – all for B.C. Children’s Hospital.
At the end of the night, the District of Sooke will screen a first-run, feature film in the park to cap off the festivities.