A cadre of seven home schooled kids from Sooke banded together to raise over $400 toward the dream of a bike skills area in Sooke. The young organizers (aged 13 – 17) put on a showcase of talents for their home-schooled peers from across the greater Victoria area.
About 100 children from as far away as Sidney participated in the event at the Metchosin Hall on March 15. They presented displays of their current projects and passions. Parents and kids enjoyed performances of dance, drama and music. Some of the organizing team belong to a youth pop band called Going Up, which also performed some of their latest songs.
Two young local bike riders set up a display for the Sooke Bike Club, showing their own videos of mountain biking. Misha Linehan and Noah Allman also collected donations and raised over $75 for the bike skills area in Sooke at their display.
The money was raised at the food concessions and through donations to the family dance following the showcase. Local businesses donating for the concession and the door prizes include Sooke Mountain Cycle, Sooke Video to Go, 2% Jazz Coffee, and Behind the Bench Hockey Camps.
The $400 raised for the bike skills area will go directly to planning and building this public amenity.