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June 5, 2015 PDF courtesy edition
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Gra de 12 grad uates of
Sooke’s local Edward Milne Community School will be gathering on
Saturday June 6 at the University of
Victoria (UVic) campus, for a group
photo and to receive their diplomas.
Of course familyand friends
will fillthe auditorium, to watch as 157
grads (see names on page 3) walk
across the stage in cap and gown to
each receive their Dogwood (BC Gr
12 diploma). Master of Ceremonies
is EMCS Principal Pat Swinburnson.
Gues t speak ers i nclude
Sooke School District 62 (SD62)
Assistant Superintendent Dave Betts; SD62 Trustee Margot Swinburnson; Leader
of the Official Opposition John Horgan, MLA(Juan de Fuca); District of Sooke Mayor
Maja Tait; and local physician Dr Anton Rabien.
This year’s class valedictorian is Kayla Curtis. Class historians are Sophie
Adams and Norris Wass-Little. W E B C O U R T E S Y
Territorial recognition will be made by Chief Ron Sam, and there will be an
All Nations welcome by T’Sou-ke Nation Councillor Rose Dumont and T’Sou-ke
Nation Elder Shirley Alphonse.
Grade 12 students have been working hard in recent weeks to meet all their
qualifications for graduation including class assignments, projects and work experience while handling the workload of applying for scholarships and bursaries. SVN
Sooke RCMP
It was a drug bust by
RCMP, but it was not business
as usual.
Arecent well-orchestrated
operation saw Sooke RCMP enter four houses with search warrants. Drugs were found and
S/Sgt Jeff
seized, and 12 people were arMcArthur
Detachment rested.
Commander,
“We brought in Island DisSooke RCMP trict General Investigation Section (GIS) to assist. There were several investigators who worked tirelessly on this file for
the past few weeks,” said Sooke RCMP Detachment Commander S/Sgt Jeff McArthur, Drugs and cash were s ei zed by
after the news broke on June 3.
RCMP officers during a pre-planned
“I have been involved in several large op- raid in four Sooke homes.
erations of this kind, and in hundreds of drug investigations. The investigators
we utilized from RCMP Island District GIS are likely the most skilled in this type
of operation that I seen in 28 years of service,” McArthur said this week.
Sooke RCMP and the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section
together executed the targeted drug enforcement project. Over the last three
months, more than a dozen local and regional RCMP officers assigned to the
project used a variety of investigative methods to gather intelligence and build a
criminal case against those involved in the trafficking of illegal drugs in and around
Sooke.
As a result of this work, four search warrants were obtained, including one
which was executed at aW
residence
Road
E B ConOLanark
URT
E SinYSooke on May 27. The
remaining three search warrants were executed on Sunday May 31 at residences
in the 2000-block of Kaltasin Road, 2200-block French Road North, and 2500block Sooke River Road.
“Investigators seized quantities of illegal drugs believed to be heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, GHB, and marijuana, as well as Canadian currency
and a Cadillac Escalade truck,” said S/Sgt McArthur.
“This is the largest targeted drug enforcement project in recent years for
the Sooke RCMP,” says McArthur. "Our targeted efforts have resulted in the
removal of illegal drugs from our community, and provided valuable information
to our investigators about who is actively involved in the local drug trade," says
A crowd of about 250 people walked
S/Sgt McArthur. "We’ll be using this information to make additional arrests in the
in protest against the Conservative
government’s anti-terrorism bill, from
near future, and expect to lay more criminal charges against those involved."
Centennial Square by Victoria City Hall
A thirteenth arrest was made June 4: Jason Morrison, 42, of Sooke was
to Pioneer Park near Fort & Quadra, in
arrested and now faces three charges of drug trafficking.
the early evening of May 30.
Eight others face a variety of charges relating to drug trafficking. Remanded
by Mary P Brooke
into police custody: • Jamie Brittany Catt, 24-year-old female, of Sooke. Released by a Judicial Justice of the Peace: • Steve Allan Grunow, 48, Sooke resiA peaceful gathering in
dent • Gordon Lee Thomas, 24, Sooke resident • Brandon Clifford Stephens, 34,
downtown Victoria last Saturday
Sooke resident Released on a Promise to Appear (charges not yet laid - identievening, May 30, drew out folks of
ties withheld): • two men from Victoria (ages 18 and 22) • 23-year-old female of
all ages and all means. From young
Sooke • 29-year-old male of Sooke. Four of the 12 who were arrested were
to old, from street people to young
released and do not face criminal charges.
working
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T E Sadults,
Y from parents with
This project remains ongoing, and criminal charges are now before the
babes in strollers to professionals
Courts. Anyone with information on criminal activity in the community is asked to
in suits -- they came to watch, to liscontact Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241, or anonymously through Crimestoppers
ten, and together formed a slow proat 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). SVN
cession through downtown streets.
The impact of that gathering
-- together with dozens of others
Infrastructure investment is getting a high profile at the Fedacross Canada on the same day -eration of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference in Edwas hopefully evident to the powmonton this weekend, says District of Sooke Councillor Rick
ers that be. People in the mainKasper. Councillor Kasper is at the 4-day conference on bestream are aware and concerned
half of Sooke. In a discussion on June 5 by MPs of all four
that basic rights and freedoms are
federal parties, there was a wide range of topics discussed.
seriously under threat by the federal
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"All of them pledged support on municipal issues," says Kasper.
government’s anti-terrorist C-51 Bill.
Among items raised was the topic of infrastructure fundThe Canadian Bar AssociaRICK KASPER
There was a range of signage on
ing for roads, transportation, water and sewers, and emergency
tion has voiced sombre concerns
display at the protest rally against
response costs. The intel about what other municipalities are doing right and
about the potential misuse of power
Bill C-51. Many protesters wore all
black to symbolize the mourning of
what lessons have been learned is valuable.
with C-51. That was a key force that
personal rights and freedoms.
The opening event included a well-received speech by newly-elected Alcaught citizenry attention. The fedberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley. Keynote addresses on June 5 were given by
eral NDP under Tom Mulcair with analysis by Randall Garrison, MP (official
Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. On June 6 delopposition critic for public safety) have opposed the bill from the start.
egates will hear from NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and then fromW
Green
E BParty
C O U R T EC-51
S Y recently passed in the House of Commons with unanimous supLeader Elizabeth May on June 7.
port of the Conservatives, backed with unanimous Liberal support. All NDP
Attending FCM from Langford were all of their city councillors: Denise
MPs voted against. As of June 3, The Bill was in the Senate for Third (final)
Blackwell, Matt Sahlstrom, Lanny Seaton, Winnie Sifert, Lillian Szpak and Roger
Reading. It could be approved or tossed out. Canadians await. SVN
Wade. SVN W E B C O U R T E S Y
Sooke Voice News
Anti-C-51 rally draws mixed crowd
Sooke Voice News
Infrastructure on federal radar
Submitted photo
Sooke Voice News
Drug Mart Sooke
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EDITORIAL
The new Unicorn generation: embarking into a new world
SVN editorials aim to explore broader issues of concern
to the local community, economy and society as a whole.
BC & National News Commentary
on Twitter: @SookeVoiceNews
Veroniqu e Gagnon
Every generation of parents sees their to privacy and freedom seems just too massive to take on, but emerge
children grow into young adults and take somehow it must. W E B C O U R T E S Y
their place in the world. What might be differComplacency will be the enemy of today’s emerging new
ent for the graduates in 2015? Well, just about generation. This newest generation hasn’t even been labelled by
everything!
pollsters and media marketers yet. We’ve seen baby boomers (born
Compared to even just a few years 1948 to 1959), the Me Generation (born in the 1960s and 1970s), Xago, social media is mainstream and many Gen (born late 1970s to early 1980s), and Millenials (born in the midaspects of our lives dance alive in the Internet 1980s to early 1990s). Millenials have been socioeconomic sacrifiMary P Brooke ‘cloud’. Data about everyone is everywhere, cial lambs between the world that was and the world that will be.
Editor & Publisher both online and in your pocket on ID cards -So you’re now hearing it here first: our beloved youth headSooke Voice News
the use of information about each person is ing into the adult world in 2015 (born 1997 and beyond) are the start
increasingly out of one’s control. Much of our daily lives is of what we could call the Unicorns... fresh, unique, and newly formed.
videotaped -- at the ATM, at the mall and on traffic webcams They never knew a world with antenna-TV, or floppy disks, or sidewalk
(yeah, saw you on the Hwy 14 webcam, see you in 15 minutes lineups to buy concert tickets. They have always known the Internet
for dinner).
and mobile communications. The Unicorns are forging the first adult
Everyone’s financial activity is tracked via online generation that has known only a digital world. Their friends online
transactions and by use of credit and debit cards. What we like are as important as their friends next door. They are plugged into a
to read about and shop for is gleaned through web activity track- nearly seamless data stream, as if breathing.
ing and use of store loyalty cards -- ads pop up along the lines
Led or inspired by Millenials who have been held back by a
of your presumed interests, and coupons come by email for crushed and barely recovering economy, the new Unicorn generathe very items you need in your grocery cart
that
WE
Bweek.
C OThe
U Rtion
T Ecould
S Ydecide to breathe all together all at once, and unleash a
concept of privacy is just about lost.
social movement even stronger than did the boomers who now slowly
The battle for freedom may be raging in faraway places leave the stage.
that we hear about in the news, but that fight is not nearly as
Many boomers and
prevalent as it should be here at home. Very soon Bill C-51 Me Generationers now have
As posted on Twitter, June 3:
could go through the Senate, and then Canadians would see a battle on their hands to [email protected]
reading your
their liberties tied up in knots. The very freedoms that our par- vive on little to no savings, and
latest
print
with
a
coffee
from
ents and grandparents sacrificed for in two World Wars -- all some may not ever retire. May
@thesticksooke
#goodreads
that we seem to be giving away. Perhaps the battle for the right the Unicorns inspire us.
thanks. ~ Jarvis Emerald, Edmonton
LETTERS
REGIONAL NEWS
Regional News updates & commentary
on Twitter: @WestShoreVOICE
Effective media mix good for tourism
“We’re all in it together,” said Tourism Vancouver Island President Dave Petryk at District of Sooke Committee of the Whole, June 1. “Tourism is part of growing a local economy.
It delivers a great return on investment,” he told Mayor and Councillors. He hopes that
municipalities and tourism businesses will use “an effective media mix” to promote tourism “to get to the right people at the right time”.
MLS May 2015
The Sooke Region Tourism Association (SRTA)
In Sooke the single family
promotes the Sooke region “into markets already familiar
home MLS benchmark price
with Vancouver Island (BC, Alberta and Washington State)”
(HPI ) in May 2 01 5 wa s
as a way of “getting the most mileage for expenditure,”
$352,800 up from$350,400 a
said Petryk. The District of Sooke has a service contract
year ago. Colwood’s house
with SRTA for which about $27,000 is paid. SRTA presiHPI was $468,400 up from
dent Jonathan Heerema was there for the June 1 presen$453,400. Langford’s HPI was
tation. A stakeholder model is recommended for tour$422,400 up from $419,600
ism organizations instead of a membership-model, said
one year ago. The overall
Petryk. In that way, all players in the tourism
industry
W EB
C Ocan
U RGreater
T E SVictoria
Y
area saw an
benefit by marketing efforts, not just the members of an
HPI of $5 06,80 0 up f rom
organization such as SRTA. SVN
$485,300 in May 2014. SVN
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An impassioned plea to shift the construcCurrent edition (PDF),
tion time frame of the roundabout on Sooke
archives, breaking news:
Road in town centre -- from summer to in- www.sookevoicenews.com
stead the fall -- was made by businessman
Randy Welters to Mayor Maja Tait and Mayor Maja Tait and Councillors
Kevin Pearson, Brenda Parkinson, Ebony Logins and Bev Berger at District of Sooke Committee of the Whole on Monday night, June 1.
The pitch did not fall on deaf ears. Mayor and Council were sympathetic. But it sounded like not much could be done to change the situation. Mayor Tait read out a statement from the Ministry of Transportation
and Infrastructure (MOTI) saying that a better road quality result will be
achieved in dry warm weather. The actions and expense it would take to
try and produce the highest quality road product would be compromised
by cool, wet fall weather. W E B C O U R T E S Y
Welters suggested that Sooke-bound commuters will likely shop
for groceries or stop for dinner in Langford on their way home rather than
deal with construction interruptions in their travels. The Sooke economy is
4th high school in SD62
not robust enough -- especially the town-core retail sector -- for some
The official opening of ‘alternative’ high school West Shore businesses to withstand a summer drought in business revenue. Welters
Colwood (WSC) on June 3 featured a BBQ, speeches and the outlined the cycle of dependence on a strong summer sales period, withmingling of students, parents, teachers, administrators, trus- out which a local business can struggle through the fall and winter months
tees and public. About 80 people attended.
(other than perhaps during the Christmas season).
The campus is part of Sooke School District 62 (SD62)
Most of the businesses likely to be affected are situated beyond
at 2139 Sooke Rd. About 220 students are registered for 2015- what is considered the core, i.e. mostly in what former Mayor Wendal
2016 in about 20 programs, says District Principal of Adult Milne called 'the periphery' at Otter Point Road and Sooke Road/West
and Alternative Education Paul Block. There will be 19 teach- Coast Road. That vicinity is hardly the ‘periphery’, in fact could be considSD62 trustees at the West ers and nine administrative and support staff. The renovated ered the real core, including: gift shops, restaurants, cafes, pharmacy,
Shore Colwood BBQ event in- older building includes a teaching kitchen and art studio, and
health food store, real estate offices, barber shop, hair salons, thrift stores,
cluded Neil Poirier (left) and
there
are
outdoor
food
growing
areas
for
the
Sustainable
Remidwifery service,W
chiropractor,
Ravi Parmar. SD62 Chair
E B C Ocomputer
U R T repair,
E S Yhealth food store, dress
sources program. There will be shared use of the sport field of shop, pet supply store, pet grooming salon, karate studio, laundromat, car
Wendy Hobbs also attended.
Colwood Elementary and use of the gym at Royal Roads Uni- wash, dental offices, yoga studio, post office, optometry office, notary ofversity. Students taking carpentry will be bussed out to nearby Metchosin Technical School. fice, legal office, art stores, fishing supply shop, surfing supply, jewellery
The other three highschools in SD62 are Edward Milne Community School in stores, florist, gas station, equipment rental, pizza place, and candy shop.
Sooke and two newW
highEschools
in the
west
shore:
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Councillor Brenda Parkinson was concerned that the presumed
economic benefit of about 3,000 people
coming to attend the Scouts Canada JamCanada Signal
boree near Sooke in July would be disCompany is
solved by the construction that would see
pleased to
at least the bulk of local traffic rerouted
announce that we
along Wadams Way. There are also the
have added
8,000 people who come annually to the
Custom Marine
Sooke Fine Arts Show and 4,000 folks who
Canada Signal has been established in Sooke for attend the annual Sooke Fall Fair who will
LED and Custom
over 3 years and with previous company HBM Canada likely be impacted by traffic delays.
Marine
operating in Sooke since 2007.
Apparently a possible detour
Upholstery
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your
boat
lighting
and
marine
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to
could
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professionals
with
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experience.
Sooke
Rd
behind Evergreen Shopping
operations.
Canada Signal has over 35 years of marine Centre behind Sooke Home Hardware.
Tel: 250.642.6604
[email protected] experience from the Mega Yacht Industry and Commercial
Welters’ presentation focussed
Marine Industry, with all types of boats. With Licensed on shifting the time frame of the inevitaMarine Engineers and Journeyman Licensed Technicians ble roundabout construction.
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The roadwork is expected to start
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Requirements and any Marine, Sail Repair, Upholstery
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September. District of Sooke Engineer
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Elisabeth Nelson called the project "major construction". SVN
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Edward Milne Community School Three evenings for the arts
Artwo rk s b y Gra de 12
EMCS students were disGrade 12 Graduates of 2015
played in the school lobby
CO URTESY
GRADUATION CEREMONY | 1 pm on SATURDAY
JUNE 6, 2015 at the University of Victoria
Howell, Jeremy
Huang, Teresa
Jessiman, Jordon
Jiang, Sofia
Jones, Andrea
Jones-Charlie, Brent
Kacki, William
Katz, Jessa
Kearney, Kelly
Kelley, Tristyn
Kelly, Shawn
Knight, Gabriel
Krenbrink, Elisha
Kuang, Andy
Laird, Randy
Lamontagne, Abe
Lang, Griffin
Lang, Justus
Laur, Gavin
Leblanc, Harrison
Lei, Nicklas
Lewers, Mathew
Li, Mako
Li, Jessica
Li, Ryan
WEB
Li, Leo
Li, Lee
CO URTE
Lin, Blake
Liu, Arya
Logan, Infinity
Lott, Connor
Lovbakke, Quiona
Major, Cleander
Mark, Lauren
Marriott, Jamie
Martin, Tucker
Marx, James
McColeman, Jonathon
Mentis, Taylor
Metcalfe, Brittney
Meyers, Holly
Millward, Jaime
Mollena, Kama
Montague, Breanna
Morrison, Conor
Muth, Damien
Narairat, Song
Scholarship, bursary and award winner
names will be listed in the June 12th
edition of Sooke Voice News.
SY
Nex, James
Niblack, Levi
Norman, Alisha
O’Gorman, Nicholas
Oyler, Kaitlin
Palle, Erick
Parkinson, Kendall
Philip, Jonah
Plonka, Kianna
Poirier, Kaelison
Power, Jessie
Powers, Melody
Pradine-Bradshaw, Elana
Price, Tuyen
Purdy, Kaitlin
Quiroz-Borrero,Mercedes
Richardson, Charles
Riel, Benjamin
Riley, Brandon
Robertson, Nona
Rougeau, Danielle
Rowden, Daniel
Salt, Monica
Schetterer, Cheyenne
Schuttinga, Jacob
Scott, Tyler
Senft, Logan
Shambrook, Jodi
Smith, Mitchell
Staszkiel, Ethan
Stauffer, Bronwyn
Steele, Tiana
Stuart, Eric
Sulzen, Taylor
Svoboda, Alyssa
Syrard, Nicole
Szadkowski, Mikayla
Szegi, Tayvin
Timmerman, Kyle
Townsend, Dasan
Trainor, Declan
Tregear, Aidan
Wallin, Coltyn
Warren, Shaylin
Wass-Little, Norris
Weeks, Olivia
Westgate, Xanthe
Winder, Hannah
Wingfield, Morgan
Xiao, Emilia
Yasuda, Naomi
Yin, Luis
Zeng, Jennings
Zhao, Katherine
Congrats grads!
Special prom corsages
for your big day!
www.aseaofbloom.com
Congratulations!
Grads of 2015
Prepared for emergencies,
prepared for life.
@jdfemerg
Juan de Fuca Emergency
Preparedness Program
Congratulations Graduates of
the Class of 2015 & Families
"Congratulations to all
the Edward Milne Community
School Graduates of 2015.
Graduating from high school is
a great achievement, be proud!
It shows that you understand
the value of hard work.
Now go and enjoy the next
phase of your life and let your
new dreams begin".
Councillor
Brenda Parkinson
District of Sooke
The future is yours.
Good luck.
Stay true.
Congratulations
to EMCS
Graduates!
Have a
positive
impact on
your world!
Sooke Voice News
EMCS
Grads:
Class of
2015
Abell, Rachel
Adams, Sophie
Albert, Alex
Aldinger, Lydia
Anderson, Heidi
Andrist, Chelsea
Anton, Emerson
Aspin, Julian
Aulenback, Jordan
Babcock, Karalyn
Baker, George
Barzkar, Tala
Bastone, Savannah
Bernard, Emily
Bidner, Zoe
Blatchford, Lucas
Bosher, Zachery
Bouchard, Dominick
Brooke, Jennifer
Burden, Kyle
Calnan, Taylor
Carnegie, Paris
Carter, Grace
Cheng, Cheng
Church, Wyatt
Contreras Armijo, Jonathan
Currie, Calvin
Curtis, Kayla
David, Haley
Dawson-Whisker, Josephine
Deng, Darin
Dewdney, Rebecca
Dickie, Scott
Dierk, Devin
Driver, Willow
Dueck, Joshua
Dumont, Jaelyn
Easton, Noah
Ebert, Kathryn
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Ell, Maryna
Fraboni, Rita C O U R T E S Y
French, Codey
Gallant, Jordan
Geib, Riley
George, Chase
Goluch, Zoe
Greenway, Aaron
Griffin, Eythan
Grigg, Abigail
Hamilton-Wojtas, Michael
Harrison, Cort
Hilton-Bains, Connor
Holden, Ashley
Holmes, Benjamin
Homer, Zackery
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Houlahan, Kelly
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Awards night coming up June 11
The 2015 awards night for secondary school students at Edward Milne
Community School (EMCS) will be held on Thursday, June 11 in the school
theatre, hosted by school principal Pat Swinburnson.
Hundreds of awards will be given out. The total dollar value of scholarships and bursaries as achieved by EMCS graduates will be published in next
week’s Sooke Voice News. SVN
Formal prom night at the Empress
This year’s formal prom night for Grade 12 students of Edward Milne Community School will be held on Friday evening June 12 at the Fairmont Empress
hotel. The registration fee is $70 per person, payable at the school office.
Corsage orders are piling up at A Sea of Bloom in Sooke. Customized
corsages can be picked up the day before and kept refrigerated until the big
night.
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Dress stores like Grad Central in Victoria have been keeping track of
who has what dress, to help prevent those moments where two people show
up in the same gown! SVN
Congratulations
class of 2015 from
all the staff at the
Prestige Resorts!
6929 West Coast Rd
Sooke, BC
250-642-0805
Best Western Premiere Prestige Oceanfront Resort
Ask a Doctor
of Optometry
on Facebook
Dr. Joslin,
Dr. Morin &
Associates:
Doctors of
Optometry
Providing comprehensive eye health
and optical services to the growing
community of Sooke for over 20 years.
#5-6726 West Coast Rd
Phone: 250-642-4311
Email:[email protected]
www.sookeoptometrists.ca
Mon-Fri 9 to 5 [Thurs to 7pm]
Saturdays ~ 8:30am to 3pm
Congratulations Grads!
District of Sooke Mayor
and Council congratulate
2015 graduates and
their families.
Cheers!
Herb Haldane
www.sooke.ca
Congratulations
class of 2015
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all 2015 Graduates!
this week (June 3, 4 & 5), as
part of the Final Projects
Night events for art, film,
drama and musical theatre
classes. Families, friends
and community attended.
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WHAT’S GOING ON
Add food items and
supplies for pets to
your #emergency kit.
Twitter: #26weeks
#emergencypreparedness
www.prepareyourself.ca
Kids’ Stuff Swap & Shop. At SEAPARC. Sat
June 13. 9am- 12:30pm. Tables:$15. www.seaparc.ca
‘Mocktail’ Seniors Volunteer Appreciation
Event. Upstairs at Sooke Community Hall. Sat June
13. 1-3pm. RSVP by Mon June 8. 250-642-6364
District of Sooke Committee of the Whole.
Mon June 15. 7pm, Council chambers. www.sooke.ca
EMCS Final Exam Week. June 18-24. Schedule: emcs.sd62.bc.ca W E B C O U R T E S
Journey Middle School Year-End Assembly.
Fri June 19. 11am. www.sd62.bc.ca
Sooke River Bluegrass Music Festival. June
19-21. Father’s Day weekend. Sooke River Campground.
Father’s Day. Sun June 21.
Sooke Voice News
The swimming pool at the hCRD’s
SEAPARC Leisure Complex in
Sooke will be closed June 8 to 28 for
annual maintenance.
The pool is about 20 years old,
the initial funding debt (paid by Sooke
taxpayers) is finally to be paid off this
year.
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EB C OUR T ES Y
The pool is expected to last
another 20 years, according to planning and project management consultant David Hewko, in his presentation to Mayor and Council at their
June 1 Committee of the Whole. SVN
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Emergency preparedness kits can
be something you buy ready-to-go,
or something you put together over a
few weeks or months.
Two Sooke Fire Department trailer
hitches were stolen earlier this
week, right off the vehicles!
Soo ke F ire Chie f St ev e
Sorensen expressed his chagrin on
Twitter on June 2: “Thanks to the
person(s) that stole not 1 but 2 trailer
hitches from #Sooke fire trucks.
Such a thoughtless thing to do.”
The total value is about $100.
“It’s more of an inconvenience and
just a waste of taxpayer dollars,” the
fire chief told Sooke Voice News.
One of the thefts occurred
from a fire vehicle parked at the
A replacement trailer hitch is now on the fire Sunriver muster station. The other
chief’s truck, after the previous one was stolen. was on the fire chief’s truck. SVN
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What’s important
about Grade 12
graduation?
Send 100 words by
noon on Thurs June 18.
All letters will be published.
Three top-writing gift
certificate prizes:
1 night at the Prestige
(value approx $150)
A Sea of Bloom ($45)
The Stick ($25)
Write to:
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Steve Sorensen
Who stole the trailer hitches?
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Sheringham PointLighthouse Preservation
Society members meeting, new members welcome.
Sun June 21 at SEAPARC, 2168 Phillips Rd. 2pm to
4pm. www.sheringhamlighthouse.org
District of Sooke Regular Council Meeting.
Mon June 22. 7pm, Council chambers. www.sooke.ca
John Muir Elementary Gr.5 Farewell Assembly. Tues June 23. 1pm. www.sd62.bc.ca
Saseenos Elementary Gr.5 Farewell Assembly. Tues June 23 1:30pm, and Year-end assembly
Thurs June 25. 10:30am. www.sd62.bc.ca
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop. Wed
June 24. What goes into a Grab & Go bag, how to
prepare for 7 days. 7pm, upstairs Sooke municipal hall.
Sooke Elementary Gr.5 Farewell & Year-End
Assembly. Thurs June 25. 9am. www.sd62.bc.ca
Ecole Poirier Elementary Year-End Assembly. Thurs June 25. 1pm. www.sd62.bc.ca
SD62. Last day of school before summer
break.
Thurs June 25. EMCS report card pickup.
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Annual Salmon BBQ & Open House atSooke
Region Museum, Sun June 28. 12-3pm. All welcome.
Canada Day in Sooke. Wed July 1. Community event at Sooke River Campground. Entertainment,
fireworks. www.canadadaysooke.ca
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Annual pool
maintenance
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Grab & Go bag & 7 days prep: June 24
The next fire and life safety education session
at Sooke municipal hall will be an Earthquake
Preparedness Workshop on Wednesday,
June 24 at 7pm. Sooke Fire Rescue Education Committee members will host the evening.
Major risks in Sooke area will be outlined, including what items you should have in
your personal‘Grab andGo’ kit as well as what
supplies to be self sufficient for up to one week.
That includes the basics like food, water, blankets and personal hygiene for every family
member, but also essential medications, and
also food for your pet. Having cash on hand is
recommended, as ATMs and digital banking
could be out of service.
Seven days of self-sufficiency is recommended for this region. After a major quake,
it could take a while for supply deliveries to get
rolling again to this side of Vancouver Island.
Also, a major quake could see people without
regular electrical or water service. Preparing
for a range of possible scenarios is important.
There will be other Sooke public info
sessions in the fall on various topics, on
Wednesday nights: Sept 23, Oct 28 and Nov
25. All sessions are free. SVN
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Sooke Country Market. Sat June 6.10am-2pm. Every
Saturday to October. Otter Pt Rd at Eustace in town center.
Edward Milne Community School graduation ceremony. At UVic auditorium. 1pm. Sat June 6. Tickets from
UVic ticket centre: 250-721-8480.
West Coast Celebration of Art (June 3-14). Sooke
Community Arts Council artworks at Coast Collective. Meet
the artists reception SatJune 6 2-4pm. www.coastcollective.ca
Shirley Country Market. Sun June 7. 11am-3pm.
Every Sunday to Sept.13. In Pioneer Park next to Shirley Hall.
Secret Garden Tour. Sun June 7. 10am-4pm. Sooke
Philharmonic fundraiser. www.sookesecretgardens.com
District of Sooke Special Council Meeting. MonJune
8. 7pm, Council chambers. www.sooke.ca
Sooke Community Centre Advisory Committee
Thurs. June 11. 10am, Sooke Council chambers.
Sooke Night Market 2015. Thurs June 11. 5 to 8 pm.
Thursdays to Sept 3, outdoors at Sooke Region Museum.
Sooke Voice News ~ ad deadline Wed June 10 at
5pm for June 12 scholarship winners edition. Inquire about
discounts. 250-642-7729 [email protected]
Edward Milne Community School awards nightat
the school. Thurs June 11. 7pm. emcs.sd62.bc.ca
Edward Milne Community School prom at the
Fairmont Empress. Fri June 12. emcs.sd62.bc.ca
Free event postings courtesy as space permits.
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Friday, June 5, 2015 ::: SOOKE VOICE NEWS
Zero waste gears up
The new Zero Waste Sooke (ZWS)
organization is “putting all their efforts
this first year into reducing waste initiatives in the region,” says ZWS publicity chair Jo Phillips.
Over the summer ZW S will
host monthly workshops at the Sooke
Country Market on Saturdays. Coming up June 13 is Wild Wise with a
Side of Bokashi. Learn how to avoid
attracting bears and how to compost
kitchen and table scraps (and even
pet waste). Reduce your waste footprint and find out where to recycle various items in our region. SVN
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June 13
1-3pm
Hosted by Sooke
Region Volunteer
Centre
The Mock-Tail Party!
Open to everyone 65+ or who knows
someone 65+, or who has volunteered
for 20+ years! RSVP by Mon June 8.
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What year was the lighthouse
finally completed? Answer below.
Answer to this week’s Lighthouse Society Quiz:
The site for the Lighthouse was purchased from
the Clark family in 1912 for $226.02, and construction began that same year under a contract to T.
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