‘Twas the Night before Christmas – Sooke edition

With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore

Twas the night before Christmas, and Sooke was asleep,

Not a soul was outraged. No, not one made a peep.

So Council could rest, lie back and relax.

Put out of their brains the piles and the stacks,

Of issues they’d face when the new year began,

Making them question why they ever ran.

Al Beddows was nestled, all snug in his bed,

A smile on his face, sleep cap on his head,

He dreamed all the dreams that come with the season,

Of goodies and and fun a wee bit of teasin’.

Megan, of course, slept a sleep, oh so peaceful,

Knowing next morning that she’d be so gleeful.

Megan, you see, knew that Santa existed

And her actions assured that she’d been nice-listed.

The Bateman homestead shone bright in the night,

Jeff had set up the tree and he’d lit every light,

But he’d fallen asleep, (and this may seem strange),

Still reading some background on an issue of change.

And Ebony snoozed in her soft Christmas bed

Her stylish sleep kerchief atop of her head,

Her dreams mixed up sugarplums, and Christmas creations

With questions about even more Sooke pot locations.

And Dana lay back with a grin on his visage,

Well-knowing that Santa had gotten his message,

His gift had came early (in Sooke’s byelection),

When three votes his way locked in the selection.

Of course our friend Tony was sure that the season,

Would reward his always calm, cool voice of reason.

He’d find his long stocking in bulging condition,

Filled with Sooke Farmers Monthly, the December edition.

As for dear Maja, Sooke’s own darling mayor,

She knew that the season offered nothing to fear.

Her wee one was tucked away warm in his bed,

And his morning smile would leave nothing unsaid.

It was Christmas in Sooke, and each politician,

Would join with the folks in this town of transition,

To set aside strife, let their dreams all take flight,

To say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Tour de Rock riders zoom through Sooke, visit big donor

11-year-old Sooke girl raised over $10,000 for Tour de Rock with bottle drive

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

In addition to the online survey, a virtual online meeting takes place Oct. 22

Employees at Sooke business recognize Orange Shirt Day

Event remembers Indigenous children sent to residential schools

B.C. Greens introduce all-women slate for Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay ridings

School trustee Nicole Duncan assumes Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidacy

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley worked on the 156-page book to help educate students

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Reader’s Lens

Reader’s photo of the week

B.C. VOTES 2020: Businesses now owe $6 billion in deferred tax payments

COVID-19 relief from remittance to province ends with September

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Abandoned Neucel mill in Port Alice to cost at least $17 million to decommission

Removing hazardous waste and de-risking the site ratchet up bill to taxpayers

Long-term care study credits fewer COVID deaths in B.C. than Ont. to funding, policy

The study was published Wednesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal

Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

The Canadian pilot’s entry is titled: ‘Teara Fraser: Helping Others Soar’

Most Read