Plans shaping up for Canada’s 150th birthday

Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society announces plan for Salmon Festival

Plans are underway in Sooke to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society has announced it will spearhead a salmon festival with many activities and events planned around the theme.

For a start, Liz Johnson and Elida Peers are organizing a pageant including one-minute performances, each demonstrating a personality from Canada’s history. Citizens who have already agreed to be performers include Marcus Farmer, Rod Sluggett, Mike Thomas, Karl Linell, Doni Eve, Ellen Lewers and Loretta Boerkamp.

Organizers say there are many other components of Sooke’s diverse and fascinating history and culture and there are many grass root ideas to discuss.

Now the society wants to here from other organizations interested in participating in the salmon festival. For more information, please call 642-4200 or 642-6351 for more details.

The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society has also approached the federal government on funding for the project.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Final key components for Johnson Street Bridge installed this weekend in Victoria

Dynamic Beast crane barge arrives back in town on Friday

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Strong winds could reach up to 80 km/hr along coastal areas

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Most Read