Golden Gavel Winners Tania Ehman and Suzanne Viau placed second and third respectively in this year’s Golden Gavel competition in Victoria. Tania and Suzanne are both members of Sooke Harbour Toastmasters. The purpose of the contest is to encourage people to become involved in public speaking through friendly competition. The contest is open to any resident of Vancouver Island who is 17-years-of-age or older

This and That, March 11, 2015

Small news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Mar. 11, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Happenings  in Shirley

Shirley Hall foot care clinics

Foot Care Nurse, Marlene Beaulieu, LPN, will be holding clinics at the Shirley Community Hall. The clinics will run on the second Tuesday of each month.

Diabetics and others with foot care issues are encouraged to attend the clinics. For appointments please call Marlene at 250-664-6810. Marlene is also available for home visits if you are unable to attend the regular clinic.

Malahat Art Group meets Tuesdays at Malahat Farm from 2 to 4 p.m. Inspiration, fun or just company in what is often a solitary occupation. Come on down, share your skills, pick up new ones or just grab a cup of tea and check us out. Location varies. Email: woods@pacificcoastnet or hero@malahatfarm. com ca 250-642-0393 or 642-6868.

(Gleaned from the OPSRRA newsletter).

SRTA election

Tonight (Wednesday, March 11) at 5 p.m. there will be an election of Sooke Region Tourism Association (SRTA)board members. All positions will be open.

To vote, you must be a member in good standing. Contact Judi Conwright at judi-conwright@shaw.ca to pay your annual membership fee. The meeting will include a talk given by Tourism Vancouver Island, “The Value of Tourism.”

Rock opera in November

Sooke Harbour Players has been producing shows since 1982; the performances have varied from Disney to Gilbert and Sullivan, and shows that have been written and produced by local talent. One concept in theatre that has not been truly examined is the concept of Rock Opera.

For the first time since 2006, this will be revisited with the production of The Who’s Tommy in November of this year.

District financial plan input wanted

Over the next three months, District of Sooke Council will be going through the process of approving the Financial Plan and Property Tax Rates for 2015. This process involves open dialogue and consultation with the residents of the District of Sooke. There are many opportunities for public consultation and to find out more about the District’s budgeting process.

To provide your comments, you can attend one of the budget meetings or contact us at:

Mail: District of Sooke, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2  Attention: Michael Dillabaugh, Director of Finance

Email:   mdillabaugh@sooke.ca

Phone:   250-642-1634.

 

Reay endorses candidate

The new federal riding of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke could soon have a new – yet familiar – face vying to represent its citizens in the up-coming federal election following today’s announcement by Shari Lukens that she has entered the race for the Conservative nomination.

“Three years in municipal politics gave me the ability to understand the issues, the challenges and the opportunities in Colwood and the region,” said Lukens, “I know and care passionately about what matters to residents in the riding.”

Lukens has been an active part of the Capital Region since moving to Colwood in 2009. Prior to that she lived in the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver, while working in senior management for TELUS. Previously she had a successful career as a television journalist, a competitive athlete, and spent time overseas as an elite figure skating coach.

“Conservatives in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke have an important decision to make on March 21,” stated Kerrie Reay, Past President of the local Conservative Riding Association. They need and deserve someone with experience, passion and commitment to provide strong representation in the federal election and Shari has demonstrated she has those qualities along with the work ethic required to be a great MP.”

 

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