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In the backfields of Sooke elementary school on the past sunny Saturday, Gord Doucette was giving the Zorb Balls a test run. These Zorb Balls will be a new addition to the Canada Day festivities happening at the Sooke Flats (the Sooke River Campground) on July 1.

Indeed, there was no shortage of volunteers for the test run.

Gord Doucette, the new Director of the Canada Day Society, has taken over from Judith Ann Gatto, the previous organizer of Sooke’s Canada Day. When Gatto stepped down, there was some talk of discontinuing the festivities on Canada Day, said Doucette. However, he stepped up to take over.

“It was quite a bit of work, but people seemed to want it to continue,” he said. They have also added another band to the mix, upping the number from two to three.

“It was a good opportunity to bring in new ideas,” said Doucette. This year, they are adding the Zorb Balls. It will be a by-donation event, and all proceeds will go to the Sooke Food Bank.

What will be new next year? Well, there are some new explorations in the works, but we will just have to wait and see.

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