This and That, February 25, 2015

Short stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Feb. 25, 2015 7:00 a.m.

ooke Night Market vendors wanted

The Sooke Region Museum is pleased to announce that applications for vendors to participate in the Sooke Night Market are now available. 2015 will be the second year that the market operates at the Sooke Region Museum. This year the market will open on Thursday, June 4 and run every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m, until September 3.

There is space for 35 vendors, plus we are also looking for buskers to participate.  We want vendors of all types, and are very interested in working with potential food vendors.

www.sookeregionmuseum.com/SNM_vendor_package_2015.pdf

(250) 642-6351 fax 250-642-7089.

Sooke Cadets celebrate

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Sea Cadets of 325 Admiral RC Waller and the Navy League Cadets of 207 Admiral Girouard will be celebrating 20 years and five years respectively as Cadet Corps in Sooke.

The culmination of the training year, the Annual Ceremonial Review will provide the opportunity for the Cadets to show family, friends and guests the knowledge and skills they have learned over the year.  We are delighted to announce that the namesakes for the Corps, Rear Admiral (ret) Richard Waller and Rear Admiral (ret) Roger Girouard will be in attendance.

Hoping to connect with past cadets, Corps officers, Branch members, and sponsors, a “Meet and Greet?” hosted by the Navy League of Canada Sooke Branch, will be held at the Sooke Legion on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 7-10 p.m.

History items will be on display, there will be prizes to bid on, music and some light refreshments to be enjoyed by all.  For updates on the weekend’s events, information can be found on our event pages:

Meet and Greet: https://www.facebook.com/ sookeseacadets?fref=ts

February is Heart & Stroke Month

 

Each year countless volunteers go door to door in a campaign to raise funds for life-saving research. This February canvassers will be knocking on doors in Sooke in an effort to raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The Heart & Stroke Foundation relies on 100,000 passionate volunteers to help erase heart disease and stoke from the lives of Canadian families. Every dollar helps fund heart disease and stroke research, prevention and recovery programs that create survivors.

Regardless of the great strides made to save lives, population changes and risk factors for heart disease are set to rise sharply.

Today the percentage of survivors is down to five per cent, a sharp decrease from 30-35 per cent since the 1950s and 1960s.

Learn the signs of stroke: F.A.S.T.

Face is it drooping?

Arms can you raise both?

Speech is it slurred or jumbled?

Time to call 911 right away.

If you or someone with you experiences any of these signs, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Acting quickly can improve your survival and recovery.

Do not drive yourself or the person having a stroke to the hospital – an ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.

Patrick Welsh passes

On February 13, 2015 Clifford Patrick Welsh passed.

Patrick Welsh was the last surviving grandson of Sooke pioneer Jamie Welsh who immigrated from Ireland and  settled on property in Sooke in 1865.

Historian Elida Peers has written an obituary for Clifford Patrick Welsh which will appear in the March 4 edition of the Sooke News Mirror.

 

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