Alison Hogan from the Sooke Harbourside Lions

Alison Hogan from the Sooke Harbourside Lions

This and That October 15

A brief recap of some of the short news stories in Sooke

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Top cop

Steve Wright, during his ride for Cops for Cancer, raised over $35,000. His personal goal was $5,000. Of that amount $25,000 was raised by Sooke residents and the Tour de Rock Fundraising Committee through the Jailathon, bottle drives, head shaves and assorted fundraisers.

Money is still trickling in, so the total will, in the end, be much higher. Great job Sooke!

Free flu shots

Free flu shots are available to people 65 and older and their caregivers, healthy children from six months to five-years-old, pregnant women, health care workers, Aboriginal peoples, the very obese, people with chronic health conditions and household contacts, residents of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, owners and operators of poultry farms, corrections officers and inmates, and others.

All other B.C. residents can receive the flu vaccine for a fee. Contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Free

programs at the Library

Babytime
First Thursday of every month
2 – 2:30 p.m.

Babies start learning from birth!  Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0-18 months.  To register please call 250-642-3022 or email sooke@virl.bc.ca.

Sooke Writers’ Collective
Third Wednesday of every month
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Commit to your writing.  The collective offers writing support and practice for writers in and around the Sooke area.  New adult members are welcome.  Membership includes meetings, feedback sessions and publication in a yearly anthology.  For more information visit sookewriters.com or contact us at info@sookewriters.com.

One-time, Special Programs

Cardboard Challenge 
Saturday, October 25, 2-4 p.m.

Come celebrate children’s creativity! Discover the amazing power of imagination. Build ahead of time and show off your amazing creations, or drop-in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and create something great! Part of the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge.  For more information, visit http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/. For children of all ages; no registration required.

Fancy Nancy Storytime
Friday, November 14, 2-2:45 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled storytime all about Fancy Nancy! Refreshments will be served (that’s a fancy word for snacks) so wear your fanciest attire (that’s a fancy word for clothes). For ages 3-9 years.

Plus…

Fifty Book Fall Reading Challenge

 

Read 50 books or chapters before October 31 and earn a spot on our Wall of Fame and be entered into a draw to win a basket of books and your image featured on a professionally-made Read poster. To register or for more information, please call 250-642-3022 or email sooke@virl.bc.ca.

In by acclimation

Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks was not challenged for his seat as Jdf Electoral Area Director and will keep his seat for four more years.

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