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T’Sou-ke Hereditary Chief Andrew Lazzar and his daughters Mary and Susan in 1928.

A T’Sou-ke Chief and his princess

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

T’Sou-ke Hereditary Chief Andrew Lazzar and his daughters Mary and Susan in 1928.
Farmers are being honoured and a poetry contest is being organized in appreciation of the work they do and continue to do to provide British Columbians with farm fresh produce.  The photo above was taken at the Sooke Fall Fair in 2012

BC Farmers’ Markets lauanch the Ode to the Farmer Contest

Farmer's Appreciation Week is set for September 8 to 15

  • Sep 3, 2014
Farmers are being honoured and a poetry contest is being organized in appreciation of the work they do and continue to do to provide British Columbians with farm fresh produce.  The photo above was taken at the Sooke Fall Fair in 2012

International Literacy Day is about more than reading

Literacy is a fundamental human right according to UNESCO

Never too young to share

Kids give to food bank

Lemonade stand raises money for Sooke's needy people

Never too young to share
Mike Thomas

Town crier hand overhis bell

Mike Thomas retires as Sooke's official town messanger

Mike Thomas

Fire victim to be helped with garage sale

July 31 fire claimed the home and possessions of Sooke man

  • Aug 27, 2014
Cadets look on as a rocket is launched in East Sooke Park.

Cadets reaching for the sky

If I had a rocket launcher... local cadets did fire away

  • Aug 20, 2014
Cadets look on as a rocket is launched in East Sooke Park.
Better late than never

Better late than never

Invited guests and attendees to flowline exhibit delayed

  • Aug 20, 2014
Better late than never
Members of the Sooke Fall Fair Society turn out delicious pies. Pies will be on sale again at the Sooke Fall Fair market at the Sooke Community Hall on August 30.

Merchants encouraged to dress up store fronts

Sooke Fall Fair theme celebrates the family farm in 2014

  • Aug 20, 2014
Members of the Sooke Fall Fair Society turn out delicious pies. Pies will be on sale again at the Sooke Fall Fair market at the Sooke Community Hall on August 30.

D.A.R.E. supported by service clubs

Program on drug awareness gets financial help in Sooke

  • Aug 20, 2014
In the summer of '33

Sooke Superior School 1933

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

In the summer of '33
Helen Davis in the entrance of a culvert den.

Jordan River black bears getting new dens

A project is underway in the Jordan River watershed to create black bear dens in existing forest structures and by using plastic culverts.

Helen Davis in the entrance of a culvert den.
Curator's Corner: Wedding Season

Curator’s Corner #3: Wedding Season

The Sooke Region Museum’s artifact collection has numerous wedding dresses and accessories worn by Sooke brides since the early 1900s.

Curator's Corner: Wedding Season

Fall fair calls its trophies home, seeks amusing farm stories

The Sooke fall fair is gearing up for our 101st fair on Sept. 6th & 7th.

This tugboat

The swashbucklers and the pedens

In 1943 this tugboat, newly converted from steam to diesel, rested at the Scott and Peden wharf on Victoria’s waterfront.

This tugboat
A new decal promotes the drive for new volunteer firefighters.

Local fire truck features new faces

A fire truck in Sooke features three new faces on a new decal.

A new decal promotes the drive for new volunteer firefighters.

The Water Pipeline Exhibit opens at Charters

The much anticipated Water Pipeline Exhibit opened to the public on August 1.

Brett Borrie

The little guy that works in the back

The little guy that works in the back: A bit about Silversmith Brett Borrie

Brett Borrie
Pamella Dyer is shown with her dog

Home sought for Megan, Dyer’s pet

Pamella Dyer’s dog, Megan, needs an adoptive family. Dyer was found dead in her Sooke home around 2 pm on Sunday July 20

Pamella Dyer is shown with her dog
Under clear blue sunny skies

Hot dogs and plans

Under clear blue sunny skies, RBC gave away free hotdogs, drinks, cookies and chips to anyone who cared to drop by.

Under clear blue sunny skies
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