Our View: Take in some music and art

There is plenty happening in Sooke over the summer, take it in

Father’s Day (this Sunday) is the beginning of the festival season. Up and down Vancouver Island guitars are being tuned and fiddles are being plucked for the upcoming festivals and in Sooke the same thing is happening. This weekend, the Sooke Flats will be full of bluegrass and square dancing fans for the three day blow out. Head on down for a good ol’ foot stomping time. If we want events to continue in Sooke, we need to support them.

Canada Day has new organizers and it will be interesting to see how that all shapes up. It’s been excellent in year’s past and hopefully this year as well. Canada Day – Sooke Flats, that’s all we know so far.

The Sooke Fine Arts show is coming up rather rapidly and it is sure to be an amazing show again – for the 27th year! Make plans to take your guests to this prestigious show which showcases the best art on Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. Wouldn’t it be great if some local or regional musicians got it together and presented music on the 11 days of the show at Ed Macgregor Park or even in other venues? This would keep people in Sooke a little longer if there was more action in town.

Some events coming up include: the Tall Tree Festival in Port Renfrew (June 20-23), the Sooke Region Museum Open House and salmon BBQ (June 23), Philly Fling (July 14), Art in the Park (August 17-18), Shirley Day (August 18), Sooke Fall Fair (September 7-8) and scores of smaller events. Take your visitors out to them and help make Sooke an exciting and vibrant place to be in the summer.

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