Letter: Community Centre built with future in mind

Our community hall is being looked at by some as being old and outdated, which is far from the truth.

Our community hall is being looked at by some as being old and outdated, which is far from the truth. It is more for today’s use than when it was built. When the Sooke Community Association built it, they did not need a hall that size but they were considering the growth of our community and its future needs.

Now, we have a designated place to go, as the hall is a solid construction. It can seat 500 for a meal, and still have dance room. Many groups use the hall for regular meetings and storage as needed, sports groups use it year round. It is also used for weddings, memorials, the Sooke Fall Fair, and more.

It is the largest hall on the Island, and maybe in all of B.C. It has an elevator purchased years ago (which is now not affordable), handicapped washrooms, and a fire pit for BBQ salmon.

Why even consider investing money in a new hall when we have the best? We need sidewalks for those with walkers or scooters and so much more.

We must save OUR hall, and be grateful to our Communication Association for having the foresight to build with the future in mind.

Martha Moore

Sooke

 

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