Community

This house on 140 acres was on sale for $1

1945 real estate advertisement

Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

This house on 140 acres was on sale for $1
Grade 1 student Madeline Kennedy's entry.

Museum essay contest winners’ entries

Sooke students were asked to write an essay on why beaches are important

  • Jul 24, 2013
Grade 1 student Madeline Kennedy's entry.
Gas pumps in Sooke were a big deal back in 1948.

Gas pump excitement in Sooke

Back in 1948 a pair of gas pumps on the main street was a big deal

Gas pumps in Sooke were a big deal back in 1948.

Kitchencraft Section at the fall fair

How to enter your kitchen crafts at the Sooke Fall Fair

  • Jul 24, 2013

Lots on at the library this summer

The Sooke library has lots of programs for young readers

  • Jul 24, 2013
Basketball was played at the Sooke Community Hallback in the 1950s.

Sooke has always been a sports oriented town

Historian Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Basketball was played at the Sooke Community Hallback in the 1950s.
Check out the exhibits at the Sooke Region Museum.

Lucky 13: Explore the Sooke area

Nothing to do? Check out these activities in the Sooke region

Check out the exhibits at the Sooke Region Museum.
Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad listens as Bruce Parisian of Victoria Native Friendship Centre explains program of art works commissioned from a local people Monday.

Prizes support urban aboriginal life

Community-based projects in Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver receive $15,000 each to continue work

Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad listens as Bruce Parisian of Victoria Native Friendship Centre explains program of art works commissioned from a local people Monday.
Ashley Manning wearing the Candy Dress at the fundraiser fashion show hosted by La Petite Boutique.

Fashion show for charity surpasses goal

The models strutted their stuff on the catwalk to aid food bank

  • Jul 10, 2013
Ashley Manning wearing the Candy Dress at the fundraiser fashion show hosted by La Petite Boutique.
Woodcutting was a difficult task in the 1920s.

Rainbow Valley woodcutting in 1920s style

Historian Elida Peers paints a picture in words of the history of the Sooke region

Woodcutting was a difficult task in the 1920s.
Jamie Newman (left) and Tara Ferguson (right)

From Sunriver to High River

Locals organize bottle drive to help flood victims

Jamie Newman (left) and Tara Ferguson (right)
French Beach has fire pits for picnics.

Play it safe with campfires in parks

With the weather heating things up, be cautious with flames

French Beach has fire pits for picnics.
Ryan Ottesen with Steve Wright and essay organizer Elida Peers on the right and museum executive director Lee Boyko in the back.

Museum essay contest winners

Elementary and middle school students rose to the challenge

  • Jul 10, 2013
Ryan Ottesen with Steve Wright and essay organizer Elida Peers on the right and museum executive director Lee Boyko in the back.

What’s happening at John Muir?

Students from John Muir elementary wrote and submitted a summary of their school affairs.

  • Jul 3, 2013
The great Sooke River Raft Race on Canada Day 2013

Arr Billy … whatcha sailing at the Sooke River Raft Race?

Lots of winners at Canada Day's Sooke River Raft Race.

The great Sooke River Raft Race on Canada Day 2013
Librarian Adrienne Wass reads to Madelyn Levay.

BC Summer Reading Club 2013: Up, Up and Away!

This summer, kids in Sooke can take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds.

Librarian Adrienne Wass reads to Madelyn Levay.

Free money

The District of Sooke is looking for groups to operation the concession stands at the Starlight Cinema, and keep the proceeds.

File photo

Shirley needs money for a facelift

hirley’s Community Hall is looking for a fresh front.

File photo
Vern Moore

How to take fantastic photos for the fall fair

The Sooke Fall Fair is celebrating it's 100th this year. Here are some tips on submitting your photo for consideration.

Vern Moore
Graduation class of 1955.

Grad classes in Sooke were a bit smaller in 1955

Historian Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke region

Graduation class of 1955.