Sooke council awards grants to community groups

District of Sooke council awards $29,250 in biannual community grants.

  • Nov. 26, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Christmas came early for several Sooke community groups.

District of Sooke council awards $29,250 in biannual community grants.

Among the recipients:

  • Sooke Christmas Bureau – $7,000 for Christmas food hampers
  • Sooke Food Bank – $4,100 for phones, storage totes and signs
  • Team Sooke/Juan de Fuca Refugee Sponsorship Committee – $3,600 for bus passes provided the buses are not accessible through the B.C. Community Social Planning Council
  • Sooke Community Choir – $1,050 for piano accessories
  • Sooke Harbour Players – $3,500 for theatre props, costumes, etc.
  • Sooke Bluegrass Festival – $5,000 for festival costs
  • Sooke Food Bank – $5,000

Several art group applications were referred to the Sooke Program of the Arts for further review.