Sooke anxiously awaits Bloom results

Sooke Communities in Bloom Committee members and judges finished their review of Sooke last week.

Sooke Communities in Bloom Committee members and judges finished their review of Sooke last week.

The verdict? Sooke did much better than last time the judges were in town, which was two years ago, said Coun. Brenda Parkinson.

“Compared to previously, we’ve done so much more. We’ve got the roundabout, the rock work around the centre, that’s a really great West Coast theme,” she said, adding that last time, judges wanted to see a similar theme here in Sooke, which, considering all the recent work, is a start.

Parkinson pointed out that Sooke earned more points this time for other big and small side projects, such as Waddams Way, the horseshoe pitch, as well as the new trail and sidewalk addition to the Galloping Goose trail.

Two years ago, Sooke scored 84 per cent, but Parkinson is optimistic that will get better this time ‘round.

“There are a lot of things to bring us forward, so hopefully we’ve moved up a couple of notches,” she said.

The committee could have used more support from the District of Sooke, though Parkinson noted everyone involved did a good job.

Final results of how Sooke did won’t be available until the conference for Communities in Bloom in October.

 

 

 

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