2007 Grade 12 students from EMCS practice for their annual fashion show.

Looking Back, Feb. 20, 2013

A look back at what went on in Sooke over the years

A trip in the Sooke News Mirror’s time machine.

 

Feb. 20, 2008

School chaperones disciplined

Significant discipline measures have been meted out to two Sooke School District employees after a drinking incident during a school field trip to China last November.

The incident was related to drinks downed by students at an official dinner in China. The ceremonial toasts are a part of Chinese culture and the students and chaperones did not want to insult their hosts.

 

Feb. 20, 2003

East Sooke same sex couple denied wedding

On a day when romance and love are held in high regard, emotions were clearly running strong in Amy Crook, as she wiped a tear from her eye and struggled for words.

Moments earlier, the East Sooke woman and her beloved had applied for a marriage licence, only to be told — as they expected, that their application could not be granted. Crook was one of many same-gender couples throughout the province that attempted to apply for marriage licenses on Friday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day.

 

Feb. 18, 1998

Village Foods inks sponsorship deal with Sooke museum

Village Food Markets has become the corporate sponsor of the Sooke Region Museum.

The local grocery story and the museum have inked a deal which will see Village Food Markets pay the museum $21,000 over three years, museum director Terry Malone said.

In return the museum will acknowledge the sponsor by placing the Village Food Market logo on museum letterhead, newsletter and various other printed material.

 

Feb 17, 1993

Workshop designed to lift veil on native views

A native awareness workshop Friday at the T’Sou-ke Band Hall is booked solid.

“It’s being done to help people see how native people see things,” said Colleen George, an assistant for the Becher Bay and T’Sou-ke Bands.

If there is sufficient demand, the workshop may be held again.

 

Feb. 17, 1988

Knowledge network on radio

Sooke residents will be able to tune in the Knowledge Network on their radios every Monday night this spring. Knowledge Network Radio is a new project set for half an hour every Monday evening at 6:30.

The programs will be produced by Simon Fraser University, the University of B.C., University of Victoria, Capilano College, and the Open Learning Institute.

The range of topics runs from exercise equipment to the Meech Lake agreement; from the whole language approach to teaching children to witchcraft in American History.

 

1983 Specials

Light Rye Specialty Bread from Cedar Grove Bakery: $0.80.

Dial-A-Movie, includes video and two movies $6.50 a night. 100s of movies on beta, VHS and disc.

Sooke Harbour House 8-oz NY Steak, $7.95.

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