Letters: Local skaters are deserving

Benefit being held to help Pilar and Leonard Maekawa continue

I was pleased to read in the Sooke News Mirror that community organizers are trying to raise funds to offset the cost of training, costumes and travel for young ice-dance skaters Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa.

Their fundraising efforts are to be commended — supporting the hopes and aspirations of youth is always a good idea. I will certainly drop by Peoples Drug Mart to get my ticket to Saturday‚Äôs fundraising dinner at the Legion. I hope lots of other Sooke area residents do the same.

Alan Strickland

East Sooke