Mike Hicks

This and That

A round-up of short stories of interest to Sooke area residents

  • Oct. 1, 2014 7:00 a.m.

 

 

Hicks to run again for JdF

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks has announced that he will be seeking re-election in the November election.

“I’m looking forward to another four years,” said Hicks. “Steady as she goes will be my campaign slogan.” He said he wanted to maintain the positive direction of the Juan de Fuca over the next four-year term.

Hicks was first elected in 2008 and has served for two three-year terms.

Hicks represents the Juan de Fuca communities of Willis Point, Malahat, East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River and Port Renfrew, and the Rural Resource Lands make up an unincorporated rural Electoral Area under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD).

Fall Fair Book on farms

Now that the garden is almost done, it is time to write some of your favourite, farm stories. The Sooke Fall Fair is preparing An Amusing Farm Story book, for our Christmas Craft Fair in November. The deadline for the stories is October 15, 2014.

The stories can be from 150 to around 1,000 words long. If you have a photo to go with the story, please scan and email it as well.

You can send your stories to sookefallfairemail@gmail.com or to mrslewersfarmhouse@shaw.ca. We look forward to your stories.

Correction

Property referred to as unsightly and with squatters in “Unfinished business” in the Council Briefs on Sept. 24 does not refer to 6717 Ayre Road which is  an adjacent property to the tin grotto.

Global challenge

On various Saturdays in October, select Vancouver Island Regional Library branches are joining over 70 countries and 1 million kids by participating in the Global Cardboard Challenge: a “worldwide celebration of children’s creativity and imagination”. The event invites children around the world to design and build creations using cardboard and recycled materials.

Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. On Saturday, October 11, 2014, communities will come together to play!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. Join with organizers all over the world, and help children unleash their natural creative powers.

Participating Vancouver Island Regional Library branches will be providing a venue and materials for the children’s event in the following locations: Chemainus, Comox, Courtenay, Cowichan, Nanaimo Harbourfront, Nanaimo North, Port Alberni, and Sooke. Sooke is running the program independently of other agencies.

Children and community members are invited to come together to celebrate the creativity and imagination of children around the world – and come up with awesome creations!

For more information about the Global Cardboard Challenge, visit http://www.imagination.is. To learn more about your local Library, as well as Cardboard Challenge times and locations, please visit http://www.virl.bc.ca.

Input wanted

The ninth independent and non-partisan British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission wants your input on the area, boundaries and names of provincial electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial general elections.

Beginning on Monday, September 22, the commission is holding public hearings in 29 communities throughout B.C. to hear views and receive presentations and submissions. This input will inform the commission’s Preliminary Report to the Legislative Assembly which they are mandated to submit before May 9, 2015. For a complete schedule of public hearing dates, locations and times, visit the commission website at www.bc-ebc.ca.

Views, submissions and presentations may also be made through an online submission form on the commission website (www.bc-ebc.ca), by email to info@bc-ebc.ca or by mail to PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9J6. All submissions must be received by the commission by Sunday, November 16, 2014.

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