RBC branch manager Krista Moffett along with her team announce the collective donation of $6

After the fire: a big thank you

Royal Bank and Evergreen Centre host a barbecue for Sooke residents

As the sun peaked through the morning clouds on the morning of Saturday, August 10, the parking lot at 6660 Sooke Road was lit with the faces of Sooke residents in a post-fire community celebration organized jointly by RBC, A&W, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

In an announcement, RBC branch manager Krista Moffett said the businesses from the Evergreen Mall were collectively donating $6,000 to the Sooke Fire Department.

“On behalf of all Evergreen businesses, the pledge was $6,000,” said Moffett. “We heard that they needed their own face masks. I believe that will be what the funds are going towards.”

FIre chief Steve Sorenson confirmed Moffett’s announcement. “Each firefighter will have their own personal mask now,” he said, adding that each mask costs about $400.

RBC’s regional vice president, Debora Lineham, summed up the day’s success in a follow-up email. “We served over 500 hamburgers, 200 hot dogs, over 450 ice creams and many drinks. (All cooked by Heather at A/W) The fire chief was in attendance with firefighters and the truck. The kids loved their interactive tours of the truck and also received red fire helmets. Our face painter was lined up all day.”

“The community itself has been amazing, the sense of community and staff has been really great,” Moffett went on to say. “It’s a beautiful place.”

Just Posted

Hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of VGH says case of retired 77-year-old veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Colwood applies for $325k to replace stairs in Latoria Creek Park

More than 200 residents sign petition to support grant application

Sooke takes a step toward Lot A plan

Final proposal anticipated for the end of February

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

What to know before you tow: Langford bylaw weighs in

Officials don’t recommend personal towing, like viral video viewed 42,000 times and counting

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Teravainen’s 3 points lift Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Canucks

Vancouver heads into all-star break on losing note

UPDATE: Trees affecting travel at Comox Airport have been trimmed

Some YQQ flights have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Most Read