June Wesley displays the quilt that will be raffled off to raise funds for the 100th Anniversary Cookbook being published by the Sooke Fall Fair.

Key projects begin for 100th anniversary

The organizers of the Sooke Fall Fair are working hard at key projects that will be unfolding over the next few months.

Preparing for a 100th anniversary is no small undertaking, and the members of the Sooke Fall Fair are working hard at key projects that will be unfolding over the next several months.

Currently, they are focused on creating a 100th Anniversary Cookbook. This will be more than just a basic collection of recipes, says Ellen Lewers, vice-chair of the Sooke Fall Fair. The recipes will be presented through stories told from the perspective of the past 100 years of the fair.

This project has two main components. First, collect and compile the recipes. Second, publish the actual cookbook.

If you wish to contribute one of your “secret” or winning recipes, you have until March 15 to submit them. Send your submissions by email to Ellen Lewers at: mrslewers farmhouse@shaw.ca.

If you can, include a short story of your memories from past fall fairs: awards you won, family projects, or garden “fish-tales” (where the zucchini grew bigger than Jack’s beanstalk).

Also, if you have trophies from your labours, Lewers would love to hear from you.

The second part of the project — publishing the cookbook will require some financing. To that end, the co-ordinators of the Fall Fair will be auctioning off this beautiful quilt, which is hand sewn in the traditional manner, valued at $1,000. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at the Reading Room Cafe, the Log Cabin Wool Store, or through any of the members of the Sooke Fall Fair.

The actual raffle for this beautiful quilt will occur on April 27 downstairs at the Sooke Community Hall during their monthly flea market, held on the last Saturday of every month.

 

Just Posted

Canadian Coast Guard breaks ground on permanent search and rescue station in Victoria

Victoria-based SAR will do all rescues in local harbour and parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Police actions under investigation following Langford arrest

IIO investigates officer-related incidents that result in serious harm

Victoria woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

Gas stations could push to 167.9 cents a litre this week

Analyst says high prices are due to supply and demand

United Way celebrates volunteers, contributors in Greater Victoria area

$4.7 million was raised in 2018 thanks to the work of hundreds of people

WATCH: Cougar saunters through Metchosin yard

Spring cougar sighting caught on camera

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Island Cup set for East Sooke on May 3-5

Off-road racing event expected to attract over 50 racers

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

Experts butt heads in court, hunter loses case for return of ram

Despite expert testimony, judgement says ram probably underage

Most Read