LETTER: Sailing association sends kudos to council

Reader says local politicians help fundraising efforts for coach’s boat

The Sooke Sailing Association wants to thank the District of Sooke for kick-starting its fundraising campaign for a coach boat for its popular sailing programs in Sooke.

With the addition of private donations, which includes a nine-metre sailboat, the association has raised $12,500 to date.

The Sooke Sailing Association has taught 6- to 14-year-old kids to sail and be active on the water since 2013.

With the help of B.C. Sailing, Sail Canada, Sooke Rotary Club, Dr. Morin, Dr Joslin and Associates: Doctors of Optometry, West Coast Adventure College, Dale Baker and Rowanwood Capital as well as many donations from the Sooke community, the association has been able to buy and maintain the equipment needed to teach up to 21 youth at a time.

The association is a not-for-profit and all donations go to equipment and paying coaches who have all been through the program.

Gord Fulcher, president, Sooke Sailing Association


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

First council candidate is missing

RCMP asks that anyone with information contact them immediately

Junior A hockey coming to Sooke

Exhibition game helps the Rotary Club to help community youth

Life-Altering experience

Six weeks that served to change their view of the world

Midway will open early at the 2019 Saanich Fair

This year the fair will pilot a “sneak peek” and the main stage will feature April Wine

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Retired Vancouver Island teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Patrick Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Most Read