Bash that broom on the spit

Annual Sooke broom bash takes place on two days in May

  • May. 7, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Get out and pull broom on May 15 and 17.

Two-day annual broom bash May 15, 17

The Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society, supported by the District of Sooke, is organizing its fourth broom pull on Whiffen Spit. These pulls have happened periodically over the past 10 years, and Rosemary Jorna from the society is hoping to see it become an annual event.

This year, there will be two pulls. Environmental students from Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) will be tackling the first pull on the morning of May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The main pull, where volunteers are encouraged to participate, happens on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone with issues against broom on the Spit are invited to participate. Bring your own manual pruning tools, like secateurs and handsaws, but leave your power tools at home. You should also bring your own work gloves and kneeling pads (if you’re tackling the small stuff), and wear long sleeves (if you’re tackling the bigger stuff). The event happens rain or shine, so bring rain gear or a sun hat, whichever is most suited for the occasion.

A photographer from some local newspaper will also be appearing some time during the pull, so you may want to include that bit of knowledge in your fashion consideration.

Water and cookies will be provided.

Show up for an hour, or come for the entire affair. Registration is not required, you can just show up. The pull begins at the far end of the Spit, nearest to the lighthouse.

If you want more information, you can contact Rosemary Jorna by phone (250-642-2767) or email (jdf.cts@gmail.com).

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