Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

To the Minor Fastball Provincial Championships and lousy weather

THUMBS UP

To organizers of the Minor Fastball Provincial Championships. Once again, Sooke proved that it is more than capable of putting on a high-calibre event. The action started Friday and right through Sunday we were treated with great ball. The cherry on top of it all was the Sooke U12 Rep team winning gold and the Sooke U16 Rep team capturing a silver medal and advancing to the Western finals in Regina, Sask. later this month. We should all be patting the backs of the many volunteers who put this weekend on for the kids and the enjoyment of spectators. It’s not an easy feat, but they did it all with pride and a love of the game. We think they hit this one out of the park.

 

THUMBS DOWN

To lousy weather. On Sunday, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra was to host its annual Philharmonic Fling at Ed Macgregor Park. The event was moved to the Sooke Community Hall where almost 500 people enjoyed the performance, under the auspices of guest conductor Michael Klazek. It was just a little bit disappointing that after more than two months without a drop of precipitation, Mother Nature decided this weekend to stop by with a few teardrops. Nonetheless, it was a great weekend of music and celebration of the classics.

 

 

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