We walk the Spit every morning and at Christmastime marvel at the Whiffin Spit Elves.
Every year before Christmas the tree is magically decorated and every January it is magically undecorated and not a trace is left, not even a piece of tinsel. They are one of Sooke’s most delightful traditions that’s been going on now for over 20 years, we think.
This year another batch of elves decorated a different tree on the Spit and they are much less magical, in fact, bordering on thoughtless. The ornaments are still on the tree, many were glass, many have broken and the broken glass is on the ground.
We really hope those elves return soon and clean up after themselves before more damage is done.
Diane Kent, Pat Phillips, Joan Gething, Anne Boquist