Many scarecrows made an appearance in the Sooke Fall Fair contest. (Pixabay photo)

Pets and scarecrows light up Sooke Fall Fair contests

Contest winners announced

The Sooke Fall Fair was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, but organizers still held pandemic-safe contests.

Here are the winners:


6 to 8 years: First and second Logan Chown; 3. Myles Lambert.

9 to 11 years: 1. Tanis Cortens; 2. Kaidyn Robertson.

12 to 14: 1. Juley-Anne Brown; 2. Emily Webb.

15 to 18: 1. Kate LeRoy.

Adult: 1. Leslie Ann Bent; 2. Deborah Lambert; 3. Astrid Koenig.


This competition was sponsored by Buy B.C./B.C. Fairs Association.

Under 6 years: 1. Odin Heggelund; 2. Nolan Webber; 3. Lillyanna Billings. Other prizes: Chase Eliot Hadley Johnson, Ever Lily Johnson, Hazel Nelson, Myles Lambert and Bowe Greenwood.

7 to 12 years: 1. Tanis Cortens; 2. Maya Morriss; 3. Jasmine Robertson. Other prizes: Catherine Murphy, Mikayla Greenwood, Cruz Greenwood, Jane Cortens, Dahlia Billings, and Manya Chawala.


The handsome boy was Brutus. Chloe was the most photogenic. Lily and Bella had the cutest matching costumes. Timber had the best costume. The blondest was Odin and Spencer. The coolest was Ben. Namaste was most relaxed. Jane and Daisy were the cuddliest. The happiest cat was Ida and Carlos.

Pets on Parade are on the Sooke Fall Fair website.


Eleven businesses and more than a dozen residences competed in this category throughout our region.

Special recognition to West Coast Family Medical Clinic in the Merchants’ category, and to Phillip Boudreau, Odin and Spence Heggelund, Ellen Lewers and Ruby Furman in General Public category. Sooke Options for Community Living and Kara Goetz were voted as People’s Choice winners.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The salmon run has also begun at Goldstream Provincial Park for the 2020 season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Salmon returning to Sooke River

Charters Salmon Interpretive Centre closed but trails remain open

The clearing of the land for the new Vancouver Island Regional Library in Sooke began Thursday. The $7.5-million building on Wadams Way between Anna Marie and Townsend roads will include more than 14,400 square feet of space, children’s area fireplace lounge, laptop bar and community space. The library is expected to open in spring 2022. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Ground-breaking for the new Sooke library

New Sooke library expected be completed by spring 2020

Sooke Elementary kindergarteners Zoe Sperrer (left), Christel Loutet, Chase MacKay and Gr. 5 Jace Ferris are helping to plant a native plant garden on their school property. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke Elementary plants native plant garden with help from community

Sooke Elementary teachers, students expand backyard garden

Saanich police are warning residents that rutting season has begun and deer may get their antlers tangled in items left in yards. (Saanich Police Department/Twitter)
Deer with items tangled in antlers spotted in Saanich as rutting season begins

Police, B.C. Conservation Service warn of possibly aggressive bucks through fall

Saanich South Liberal candidate Rishi Sharma commits to addressing issues at the five-way intersection of Interurban and Wilkinson roads in partnership with the municipality if elected. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich South Liberal candidate commits to improving Interurban/Wilkinson intersection

‘Confusing five-way intersection,’ needs attention, Rishi Sharma says

Advance polls are open from Oct. 15 to 21 with election day on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Our Home on 8th, the Port Alberni Shelter that opened in March 2019, has 27 extra ‘extreme weather’ spaces for people who need a place to get out of the cold. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
BC VOTES 2020: Mid-Island candidate plans occupation of shelter to protest homelessness

Graham Hughes says homeless situation a ‘crisis’ in Port Alberni

Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Vancouver Island man $75K richer after purchasing winning lottery ticket at Nanaimo Walmart

Parksville’s Huggan plans to purchase electric bike for partner

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he’d be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

The Cowichan Steelheads’ Jesus Martinez (left) and the Cowichan 49ers’ Daryl Rodgers chase down the ball during Saturday night’s all-Cowichan clash at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan masters derby takes unexpected turn with broken leg

Soccer community comes together in midst of battle

Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Poor condition of rural road in Cowichan has resident fed up

Transportation Ministry says repair plan under development

Vancouver police reactivated the search for Jordan Naterer Thursday Oct. 22. Photo courtesy of VPD.
Mom of missing Manning Park hiker believes her son is waiting to come home

‘He’s going to come out of a helicopter and say ‘what took you so long?”

Environment Minister George Heyman, Premier John Horgan and Energy Minister Michelle Mungall announce that B.C. Hydro is proceeding with construction of the Site C dam, Dec. 11, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Site C actions, costs won’t be known until after B.C. election, Horgan says

Peace River diverted for construction of reinforced dam base

Most Read