UPDATE: Sooke community groups renew municipal service agreements

Four groups make application to District of Sooke

Four community groups will receive more money from the District of Sooke next year.

The groups received extensions to their service grants.

Service agreements are grants given by council to non-profit organizations to help cover costs and ensure the groups can continue to provide services to the community.

RELATED: Sooke council eyes changes to community grants program

Among the the recipients:

• The Sooke Community Association will continue to receive a grant of $28,000 for the next five years, with a two per cent increase each year. The money is to help with the operation of the Sooke Community Hall, which provides space for non-profit organizations such as Meals on Wheels, the Sooke Food Bank, the Sooke Boxing, hockey, football and soccer clubs, and Sooke Fall Fair.

• The Sooke Region Historical Society will receive $23,650 (up from last year’s $21,225), with a an additional $2,000 annual increase for the first two years to help with the raise in minimum wage, as well as a two per cent increase every year for the next five years.

• The Sooke Region Tourism Association received $23,000 with a two per cent increase each year for the next five years.

• The Sooke Region Community Health Initiative will get $17,500 grant, with a two per cent increase each year for the next five years. The initiative is committed to improving the health and welfare of people in the region, advancing education to both youth and adults through workshops and training sessions, helping charities, and researching, developing, and delivering community-based health and social services.

“The various groups provide excellent service to the community, which we value and appreciate,” said Mayor Maja Tait.

Just Posted

Sooke Christmas hampers to be handed out Sunday

Over 400 hampers have already been prepared

SD61 dress code still a debate

Trustee encourages parents to speak up at Dec. 18 meeting, represent a progressive voice

Omnibus zoning bylaw sent for revisions to prevent blanket upzoning in downtown Victoria

More than 10 downtown properties identified by Downtown Residents Association

Proposed public art installation sparks debate in Victoria

$250,000 sculpture compliments an interactive sound element of First Nations drumming and singing

Christmas at McTavish Market gets bigger

Visitors of McTavish Market on the corner of McTavish and East Saanich… Continue reading

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

B.C. anti-hate campaigner finds Google search on his efforts redirects to porn

Text from online news article about Cran Campbell being used to link to suspect websites

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

UPDATED: Truck collision injures cyclist in Saanich

Police continue to investigate a collision between a truck and a cyclist… Continue reading

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Most Read