Recently I took a walk around the boat launch by the Prestige Hotel. It was a beautiful evening, and many boaters were using the boat launch. They were in good spirits, and the general mood was positive. I realized then how important this public boat launch is to the residents of Sooke.
I have heard recently that the Knox Presbyterian Church would like to build low-cost housing for seniors at their current location on Church Road. These residences would be sold to seniors at cost. A laundromat is also planned at this site to cover costs, which is sorely needed in Sooke. The sole purpose of this non-profit venture is to help the residents of Sooke. Anybody who has a social conscience and cares about the welfare of others should surely support this project.
I am proud to live in a community that supports projects such as a public boat launch, low-cost housing, and treated wastewater. We need to continue moving forward and supporting projects that benefit Sooke residents. This includes transportation improvements such as the Throup Road interchange, the Evergreen Centre roundabout, and of course sidewalks. Sooke is changing in a positive way. We need to embrace this change.