Allan Eastgaard

This and That, May 27

Brief stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • May. 27, 2015 11:00 a.m.

useum brings new exhibit

This summer the Sooke Region Museum will have a temporary exhibit titled Fashion Files: Dressing Sooke.

The exhibit runs from the museum’s annual Open House Sunday, June 28 to September 20.

The exhibit will feature a broad variety of textiles and clothing items that represent the residents of Sooke. Industries, weddings, athletics, services and discovery are a few of the topics that will be broached. Makeup, jewelry, hats, shoes, and other accessories will also be featured.

Visitors can look forward to a dress-up photo-op component too.

The museum is looking to Sooke residents for help in making this exhibit come to life. They are looking for objects, pictures and stories to put on display. If you have anything that you think would add value to this exhibit please contact Brianna Shambrook at the Sooke Region Museum (250-642-6351).

Toasting the Toastmaster

Wendy Arthurs, Division A governor was on hand at Sooke Harbour Toastmasters meeting Wednesday May 21 to present Tania Ehman with her trophy for winning the Division A International Speech contest.

To achieve this award Ehman won first place in the Sooke Harbour Toastmasters club competition, won again at the Area 8 contest, and finally at the Division A contest.

Ehman has set herself a goal of competing internationally at Toastmasters International convention to be held in Vancouver in 2017, where she would be competing against members from over 120 countries.  The winner will hold the title of World Champion of Public Speaking.

Ehman credits her win to the advice and support of the members of the Sooke Harbour Toastmasters.

Bear proofing on T’Sou-ke reserves

When the video was viewed it was obvious that wild animals had been moving around T’Sou-ke Reserve #2. Angie Bristol, who is monitoring wildlife on both reserves, saw footage of a large black bear as well as a cougar. The cougar had, in fact, been filmed just shortly before she was there.

The T’Sou-ke Nation acquired some funding and are putting it toward a bear proofing initiative which includes supplying both reserves with bear-proof garbage cans as well as video monitoring of wildlife.

“We decided to provide all our residents with bear-proof garbage cans, that’s 85 containers,” said T’Sou-je Nation’s Land Manager Karen George.

The video cameras were supplied by UVic’s Megan Adams. Nitya Harris is helping with the bear proofing program for the T’Sou-ke as well.

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