During the last few weeks we had the privilege of travelling through the various neighbourhoods in Sooke, armed with petitions and our belief in a cause.
There is always a bit of anxiety when one agrees to join a door-knocking campaign. However, from the first evening it was clear we were speaking to the converted. Folks were informed, had given the matter some thought, and thanked us for bringing the petitions to their door.
We interrupted their meals, their chores, their gardening, their television, and their quiet time at day’s end. We got them out of bed, set their dogs barking and their cats scurrying. Through it all, whether they agreed with us or not, folks were gracious and welcoming.
As we gathered at the end of each day, we would share thoughts of neighbourhoods new to us; of streets filled with laughing, happy youngsters; and of that special feeling that comes from knowing that you are doing something worthwhile.
Now it is time to thank everyone, on either side of this issue, for taking the time to share their opinions, and to be part of the democratic process.