Guest conductor Michael Klazek showcases his musical magic at Philharmonic Fling! on July 10 at Ed MacGregor Park.

Guest conductor Michael Klazek showcases his musical magic at Philharmonic Fling! on July 10 at Ed MacGregor Park.

Sooke Philharmonic Society receives funding boost

Philharmonic Fling! is a free annual concert held in Ed MacGregor Park every summer

  • Jul. 13, 2016 7:00 a.m.

District council is giving the Sooke Philharmonic Society a $5,000 funding boost for its ever-popular Philharmonic Fling!

Philharmonic Fling! is a free annual concert held in Ed MacGregor Park every summer. It operates at a loss of about $4,000 a year.

The society missed the district’s deadline for grants due to a reorganization.

Society president Kathleen Campbell said it needed a financial commitment from council so it could plan its 2016-2017 season.

Councillors decided to fund the society through the council contingency fund and not the grant budget.