Million dollar smile

This and That November 26

A few short stories of interest to Sooke and area residents

  • Nov. 26, 2014 9:00 a.m.

$1 million winner

Proud new mom, Kimberlie Bouchard, has come forward to collect her $1 million cheque from the September 13, 2014 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw.

The Sooke resident purchased a Mini-Dip lottery pack from the cashier while paying for gas.

“I only knew what to ask for because that’s what my husband buys,” described Bouchard. “I’ve been very preoccupied with the baby so it hasn’t fully sunk in yet.”

The couple didn’t believe the win at first. Bouchard admits she had to check the ticket multiple times herself on the Check-a-Ticket terminal, before calling her husband in to confirm. Bouchard didn’t even know what the guaranteed $1 million prize was – she had to look it up online.

“It still doesn’t feel real,” smiled Bouchard. “I thought with the amount of time passing it would sink in but it hasn’t yet.”

Bouchard and her husband plan to buy a house and put aside money for their son.

The winning ticket was sold at the Hillside Petro-Canada gas station on the corner of Shelbourne Street and Lansdowne Road in Victoria.

House concerts

• Oliver Swain and Adam Dobres play on Sunday, Nov. 30. $15 at WiLD at HeART TEMPLE HOME, 1908 Billings Road, Sooke.

Email for reservations wild@seagrass.ca or oliverswain76@gmail.com

“Adam Dobres and I are putting some tunes together for our December BIG MACHINE recording session! Come join us at the Home of Lulu and Paisley for a sneak peak at the new tunes and some BIG MACHINE/Outlaw Social Favourites!”

• An intimate and interactive evening with Three Worlds; Brad Prevedoros, Niel Golden and Greg Joy. Their repertoire of Instrumental, World Fusion, Latin, Celtic & jazz will engross and entertain you. Children under 12 free. Call 250-642-0949 to reserve your seats.

Santa Parade detour route

The parade starts at noon on Sunday from Sooke Elementary along Sooke Road to Shields Road, culminating at the Sooke Community Hall on Eustace Road where hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available.  There is no charge to participate.

Our detour route will be as follows:

Start at: Charters Rd
1. Head northwest on Charters Rd toward Golledge Ave –  550 m  
2. Turn left onto Throup Rd –  500 m  
3. Turn left onto Church Rd
4. Turn right onto Wadams Way  
5. Turn left onto Otter Point Rd

6. Turn right onto Grant Rd W

Arrive at: West Coast Rd/Highway 14.

Make music now

Tall Tree Music Festival in partnership with TD Canada Trust, Music Counts and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science launch ‘Make Music Now,’ an extra-curricular music  program designed to positively enhance the lives of  youth living in the unserved communities of Pacheedaht First Nation and Port Renfrew.

The official launch of ‘Make Music Now’ will be held in Port Renfrew at the Port Renfrew Resort Lighthouse from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014. Appetizers and beverages will be provided, along with a performance by Sam Weber. Donations will be appreciated but not expected.

‘Make Music Now’ aims to guide participants in discovering positive, alternative extra-curricular activities, building confidence and self-esteem through music without traveling to other communities. ‘Make Music Now’ will offer a supportive and positive environment for members to express themselves creatively while enhancing arts and culture in the community of Port Renfrew.

The program will operate on a weekly basis, dividing groups based on age (12-15 years; 16-19 years; and 20-29 years), and encourages positive interaction between the youth of Port Renfrew. Weekly music sessions will be taught on a volunteer basis by local musician Hugh Mackie and members of The Victoria Conservatory of Music. Instruments will be available to use during the week, providing continuity between program sessions so that youth can practice at their leisure.

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