Spring Break events
Spring break takes place from March 9 to 23. There are a number of events parents can take advantage of to entertain their kids.
FREE Spring break events for youth 13 to 18-years-of-age
Skate & BMX Skate Jam Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DJ, prizes, juice and snacks. Helmets and signed waiver forms are mandatory.
Sooke Skate Park, 6522 Throup Road.
Tuesday, March 10
Movie Night, Free pizza. 7 to 9 p.m. Christian Life Assembly, 6851 West Coast Road.
Coast Capital Free Skate, SEAPARC, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, Magic: The Gathering 7 to 9 p.m. SEAPARC.
Art tour to AGGV
Art lovers are invited to join the Sooke Fine Arts Society Wednesday March 11 for a guided tour of three of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s current exhibits, exploring textiles, print-making and pottery.
The art social will include lunch at the Fernwood Inn and a docent-led tour of the following exhibits:
“Merimekko With Love” explores the history of the iconic Finnish textile company and its effect on the designs and fashions of daily life.
“A Study in Contrast” compares the work of two very different and influential print-makers, Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan, both of whom got their start at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London.
“Conversations with Lucie Rie” examines the influence of this prolific Austrian-British potter across seven decades.
The tour is open to all participants, with a $9 admission fee, $7 travel costs ($5 for Sooke Fine Arts Society members) and lunch. Membership in the society is just $10, and members enjoy discounts on art socials, 10 per cent off at the Gallery Gift Shop during the Sooke Fine Arts Show, and voting privileges at our AGM.
To take part in the AGGV tour, RSVP by March 6 to 250-642-7256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial area to get re-zoned
Council passed the motion to rezone 6509 Sooke Road, from Light Industrial to Service Commercial. The property consists of eight other properties, all created in 1900, which initially included a gas station, a welding shop, as well as an auto repair shop later on in the 1930s, called the “Cains Brothers Garage.” In its place will be a new auto repair shop, which will also encompass the currently-vacant part of the building, formerly home to the welding shop.
Tsunami road signs
After voting in favour, the council has decided that six new tsunami warning signs will be going into place: Whiffin Spit Park (1 at entrance) Ella Beach (1 sign at trail entrance), old Butler log sorting area along West Coast Road at the western end of the District of Sooke (2 signs, one eastbound and one westbound sides of West Coast Rd.) and Billings Spit are (2 signs).
• Saturday, March 7: Mt. Bluff Hike
Meet at Camp Barnard at the end of Young Lake Rd. at 9 a.m. for a hike to say goodbye to the forest east of the Scout camp that is scheduled for logging after the Jamboree.
The start is a steep hike up the Bluff for wonderful views with a moderate hike back on forest trails.
Bring a lunch, a camera, have good footwear and dress for the weather for a 10 kilometre hike.
• Saturday March 14: Roche Cove to Cougar Ridge
This is a JdF Parks and Recreation Commission sponsored hike in East Sooke Park. The hike is an approximately 10 km hike, if the circuit around Matheson Lake is also taken. That depends on the weather and participants.
It is a difficulty level-3 hike and features stands of old growth forest, spectacular views of Matheson Lake and of Sooke (in the distance).
Meet at William Simmons Memorial Park parking lot at 9 a.m. If more convenient at Roche Cove parking lot at about 9:30 a.m.
Dress for the weather, wear good boots and bring a lunch.
More information, call Sid at 250-642-2767 or email: JdF.CTS@gmail.com