This and That, April 15, 2015

Some short news stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Apr. 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.

AGM

Sooke Minor Hockey, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, Prestige Hotel.

Nominations open until April 19. Seeking President, Secretary and 10 new Directors at Large. Nominantions will be accepted from the floor. A draw for free registration will take place at the AGM.

Kristithomascp@sookeminorhockey.ca

Art Show

The students from EMCS’s AP Studio Art Class will be holding a graduation exhibition of their art work at the South Shore Gallery.

Seven students, instructed by Susan Garat, have been building their portfolios over the past year for submission to the College Board for adjudication.

The mediums range from digital to acrylics and water, mosaics and clay. An opening has been scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Family Arts Festival

Sooke Community Arts Council present a Family Arts Festival this Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SEAPARC.

This is a free event for kids and involves interactive arts experiences for families, painting, clay, fibre arts, stamping and just having fun. SEAPARC is located at 2168 Phillips Road. Giant garage sale in as well in the parking lot.

Book launch

Charles W. Tolman has just published a book illustrating the history of how water was brought to Victoria. There is a strong Sooke connection in all of this as the flow line began at Sooke Lake 100 years ago. Tolman will be at the Sooke Region Museum on Sunday, April 19 to launch of an illustrated history Bringing Water to Victoria.

Hosted by the museum, everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy tea and visit with the author. The reception is being held in the pavilion at         1:30 p.m.

RSVP: historian@sookeregionmuseum.com or call 250-642-6351.

Mountain Cycle Demo

Bicycle manufacturer GIANT is coming to Sooke on Sunday, April 19 with some of its top-line bikes for people to test out on the rough.

The event takes place at the Harbourview  Road parking lot between 12 – 4 p.m.

To demo a bike you need: a valid driver’s licence, a credit card, a helmet, and for some models, clip less pedals.

Burning regs

Burning is still permitted until the end of May during daylight hours. Permits are required for any large machine built or land clearing fires. Within the sewer specified areas on properties of 0.6 acre or less, fires can only be lit when the venting index for Southern Vancouver Island is rated Fair or Good. All others can burn any other day or time.  Fires must be a minimum of 20 feet (6m) from buildings or property lines.  Maximum size of pile for properties under 0.6 acres in size is 6’ x 6’ x 3’

Campfires are permitted at any time provided they are in a container or contained area, no larger than 24 inches in diameter and extinguished when you leave the area.  Campfires are banned when the Fire Danger Level is rated Extreme.

Talent Show

Do you have a talent? Do you juggle, sing, dance, do a stand up routine? Are you wanting to have your talent showcased on stage? If so, audition for the Sooke “Small Town, BIg Talent” Show.

Where: Edward Milne Community School Theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd.

When: Show:  Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m.

The number of contestants is still being determined, so the exact length of the show will be somewhat  variable… we hope to have it done and wrapped up by 9:30 p.m. The show will also have a few “live acted commercials” for sponsors throughout the show, some comedic MC-ing, and also a live blues house band… all to give a ‘late night show’ feel.

Go online to Sooke Harbour Players.com. Fill our entry and waiver forms and email to sookeharbourplayersinfo@gmail.com or drop off at EMCS Program Office, Mon-Fri 9:30-4 p.m.  DEADLINE  Friday, April 17.

You will be contacted with an audition date and time. $500 grand prize. Everything goes!

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