Rotary needs nominees for ‘Hall of Excellence’

Hall of Excellence will be part of Sooke Rotary Auction and Spring Fair

It’s not often you get a chance to commend someone who went beyond themselves to help the community.

With celebrating community spirit in mind, the Sooke Rotary Auction and Spring Fair will feature a “Hall of Excellence” where visitors are greeted by a row of pictures that best describe Sooke’s best at heart.

The auction is April 30 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex.

As Rotary member Deb Johnson puts it, it’s the “wow” moments that need to shine in the hall, where Sooke’s residents, businesses, clubs, and organizations can share their best and finest who demonstrate excellence, by way of posters and photographs.

“Every year we have a theme. This year we decided to celebrate excellence in Sooke, so we want to incorporate businesses, local non-profit groups, individuals, sports, all the different aspects of life in Sooke, and the people that are excellent at what they do,” Johnson said.

With the auction less than a month away, Johnson hopes people will come forward with nominees, or at least suggestions of possible nominees.

“We’re looking for people to come to us and say, ‘hey, my neighbour has done something really amazing’ and we’ll have their photo and description on a grid.”

For the Rotary Club of Sooke, one of these wow moments came after building the Rotary Pier at the south end of Murray Road nearly 10 years ago.

“It was one of those special times where everything just seemed to come together,” recalled Rotary member Roger Temple. “There were many challenges, but we had a group of energetic, positive people who just put their heads down and got it done.”

The result was a positive addition to the community and a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations of Sooke residents and visitors.

For anyone who would like to nominate someone for the Rotary’s Hall of Excellence, please contact Deb Johnston at 250-661-6881 or by email at debijohnston@shaw.ca.

 

 

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