June Wesley

Sooke Fall Fair getting a head start on annual event

One of a series of articles about the September Sooke Fall Fair

It’s really hard to believe we are into the month of April,  we are busily putting the Sooke Fall Fair Catalogue together for another successful fair.

We have added a few new categories in Needlecraft this year.  Knitting has really taken off this year, and so many interesting patterns and styles are  available. There are knitting magazines on the news stands and super selections  on line to print off. I am in a Teddy Bear  mode just now.  I have knit several, certainly a well received gift for a new baby or a youngster’s birthday gift. The pattern is easy to follow and fun to knit  in different colors, and interesting in the new variegated wools available.   So watch for the Teddy Bear category, in both Adult & Senior sections.

Another good idea is re-purposing(recycling) household goods. Sometimes you find an old tablecloth that is worn but the embroidery is still intact. Maybe a family member worked on it many years ago.  The embroidered portion could be cut out and  gain new life on a set of place mats, or pillowcases for example.  There is a category  for this, so let your imagination  soar. Let’s show the viewing public “What Sooke Does.”

We will also have categories in both Adult & Seniors sections for “Quilts of Valour.” These quilts are to show our appreciation, support and encouragement to the men and women in the military, who have put their lives at risk.  The quilts entered in these categories will be donated to the “Quilt of Valour” program and distributed to those in need of  cheering up.

The Royal Canadian Legion, #54 is sponsoring these categories.

For further information  please phone June  @ 250-642-2032.

See you at the Sooke Fall Fair, Sept. 12 and 13.

Just Posted

“Winter Heart” a musical gift to Sooke

Community Choir’s Christmas offering a thoughtful seasonal concert

Alleged child abduction attempt in Langford a family issue, RCMP say

Const. Matt Baker with West Shore RCMP says parents should not worry

Building permits up, but residential construction softening in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria led the province in issuing new building permits in August

Wolverines hopeful for deep playoff run

Sooke high school has young ‘talented team’

‘Spread love’: UVic Pride replaces white supremacy posters in Victoria

Around 50 people walked through downtown on Nov. 12 to share posters of love

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

POLL: Have BC Ferry wiats ever forced you to cancel your travel plans?

Many BC Ferry passengers heading out from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen on… Continue reading

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

Racist slur cleaned off memorial at Qualicum First Nation graveyard

Site was hit by vandals on Friday; many immediately offered support and assistance

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Vancouver Island leadfoot clocked doing 143 km/h in an 80 km/h zone

Driver issued $483 ticket, has vehicle impounded after pinging RCMP radar in Lantzville

Most Read