Community

Donate blood and save a life

Blood donor clinic set to open in Sooke on Monday, Aug. 31.

Lili Yacub stands by her baby

Hot Car: 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger

This week's Swinger reminds us of what compact coupes used to be like back in the day.

Lili Yacub stands by her baby
School trustee John Murray with teacher Margaret Jennings at Springside school in 1872. Two years later

SOOKE HISTORY: Sooke’s first public school opened in 1872

B.C.’s public school system began in 1872. While Metchosin’s school opened first, Springside at Sooke was opened that year as well.

School trustee John Murray with teacher Margaret Jennings at Springside school in 1872. Two years later
Gilles 'Lil Budee' Alcide Beaulieu

Lil’ Buddee tournament honours Legion volunteer

Golf tournament raises funds for charities in Sooke.

  • Aug 19, 2015
Gilles 'Lil Budee' Alcide Beaulieu
Get your giant tomatoes ready for the Sooke Fall Fair.

Only three weeks to the Sooke Fall Fair

Fall fair president wants people to get their entries ready

Get your giant tomatoes ready for the Sooke Fall Fair.

Exploring the Sooke region

CRD naturalists offer educational programs at area parks

  • Aug 19, 2015
Milk was delivered in Jordan River by dog and cart.

Jo’s milk delivery in Jordan River

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Milk was delivered in Jordan River by dog and cart.
Eighteen-month-old Jordan Robinson is fighting leukemia.

Sooke family in need of help

Young Sooke toddler is fighting leukemia, fundraisers being held

Eighteen-month-old Jordan Robinson is fighting leukemia.

Shirley Day is a summer favourite

Once a year the community of Shirley celebrates Shirley

  • Aug 12, 2015
Ellen Lewers is the president of the Sooke Fall Fair Association.

Amusing farm stories sought for fall fair book

There are plenty of new ideas and events happening at the 2015 fair

Ellen Lewers is the president of the Sooke Fall Fair Association.
Dr. Avis Glaze

Abbotsford to host national character conference

Local event, which runs Oct. 23-24, will feature three renowned keynote speakers.

  • Aug 12, 2015
Dr. Avis Glaze
Golfers Marisa Kelly

Golf tournament helps local women’s shelters

Proceeds go to Cridge Transition House , Victoria Women’s Transition House, Margaret Laurence House and the Sooke Transition House.

  • Aug 12, 2015
Golfers Marisa Kelly

Shirley Day an ‘annual institution’

Shirley Day takes over community hall for annual summer celebration

  • Aug 12, 2015
Robert Acreman and Marilyn Bell around 1956. How she endured that cold water I’ll never know!” said Acreman.

Marilyn Bell’s 1956 swim had a Sooke connection

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Robert Acreman and Marilyn Bell around 1956. How she endured that cold water I’ll never know!” said Acreman.
Robert Acreman and Marilyn Bell around 1956. How she endured that cold water I’ll never know!” said Acreman.

SOOKE HISTORY: The good looking swimmer and tugboat man

How Sooke's Robert Acreman met one of Canada's premier endurance swimmers

  • Aug 12, 2015
Robert Acreman and Marilyn Bell around 1956. How she endured that cold water I’ll never know!” said Acreman.

Some Grant Manor residents still without homes

Fundraisers are being held for victims of July 4 fire

Art returns to the park

More than 30 local artists, artisans and performers to participate in the annual Art in the Park Festival at Macgregor Park.

Sooke Fall Fair drawing closer

The days are heating up to the Sept. 12 to 13 fair at Sooke Community Hall

Meals on Wheels needs cooks

Sooke Meals on Wheels can use your help to help in the kitchen

  • Aug 6, 2015
The Planes family. Pictured is the family of Gustave and Ida Planes in 1934

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.

The Planes family. Pictured is the family of Gustave and Ida Planes in 1934
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