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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Agreement #40110541 NEWS MIRROR Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 15 Sports/stats Page 21 PARK FULL OF ART Ed Macgregor Park will be alive with art and artisans. Page 21 SOOKE Classifieds P25 • 75 ¢ Britt Santowski photo It’s about the journey Tired paddlers Chief Gordon Planes, and Andrew, Justin and Joey Kasika-Planes return from their annual tribal journey. This year’s annual Tribal Journey took place at the Quinault Indian Nation, located by Taholah on the southwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Chief Planes said that 25 members of the T’sou-ke Nation attended. “It was a good journey, a drug and alcohol free event, “ said Chief Planes upon touching ground again in Sooke. The Tribal Journey is an annual event featuring ocean-going canoes, celebrated by coastal nations from Alaska, British Columbia and Washington. This year’s theme was Honouring Our Warriors, and it lasted six days, 24-hours-a-day, from August 1 to 6. Council authorizes spending for land Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror It appears that a document signed in the 1920s has resur- faced and a portion of a gazetted road will be given back to the own- ers of property along West Coast Road. At the District of Sooke regular council meeting on August 12, local resident Terrance Martin questioned council as to the need to compensate the developer for a pro- vincial highway dedi- cation. He also ques- tioned why the district is “giving” the owner a piece of waterfront property. “The developer should be buying it from the district,” said Martin. “It’s a gorgeous beach down there.” A portion of the prop- erty at 7707 West Coast Road was taken as road dedication back in 1922 but it was never used for the road. Council is proposing to close and remove the highway dedication and dispose portions of unused gazetted road. The Land Use Committee recommended a direct exchange of the pro- posed gazetted road. The owner requested a direct exchange with no financial payment to the district. “The property was expropriated for a road which was never put in,” said Mayor Wendal Milne. Martin stated that the province should be compensating the property owner, not the district. Council gave third reading to Bylaw 574,, West Coast Road Clo- sure and Disposal Bylaw, 2013. Other items on the council agenda included a delegation from the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Soci- ety requesting coun- cil help them acquire a piece of property on which to build a cat shelter. They also requested funding for a generator and/or funds for a shed. Margarita Dominquez, speak- ing for the society, said they are dealing with an overwhelming feline population in the region. A matter of referrals came before council in regard to a rezon- ing application and the unnecessary number of referrals sought in such applications. Cutting the number of required referrals would help streamline the process. Councillor Rick Kasper said, “referrals are a waste of time.” Mayor Milne sent this issue back to the Land Use Committee to investigate. The district is amid the process of acquir- ing land for both the connector road from Church Road to Otter Point Road as well as land for the town cen- tre road network and the roundabout. Property will be pur- chased from the Wad- ams family for an 11- metre strip along the frontage of the prop- erty at 2182 Church Road and a 25-metre strip along the south boundary. McElhanney Consulting Ltd. is the project manager for the design and construc- tion. This portion will be constructed before the Phillips-Charters section. This project is expected to cost in the realm of $1.9-million. The district is also purchasing strips of land on Sooke Road and Goodmere Road for the future “Waterview” Road. The new road will lead to the water- front. The roundabout and property purchase for it will cost the dis- trict around $850,000 with funds coming from the Gas Tax Revenue and road Development Cost Charges. Sooke News Mirror office relocated Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror The Sooke News Mirror has been relo- cated to Seaview Busi- ness Centre after fire destroyed their prem- ises on July 31. The early morning blaze was a difficult fire to control as the flames travelled through the building below the roof. Thousands of gallons of water was used to squelch the fire and in the process the archives and a lot of paper was destroyed in the Sooke News Mirror office. By pulling together as a team, the staff at the Mirror were able to recover a few items and, most importantly, the data in the comput- ers. Sooke firefighters aided in the recovery. They managed to put out the next edition on time. The temporary office is at 1A, 6631 Sooke Road, directly across from Home Hardware. “We managed to relocate to Seaview Business Centre and although a little smaller we’re going to make it work,” said publisher Rod Sluggett. The phone number (250-642-5752) and email addresses remain the same. Copies of the paper can be picked up at that location. Derek Parkinson 250-642-0405 NEW LOCATION! Coching Mortgage Corp. 103 - 6739 West Coast Rd. Sooke Across the street from the Post Office OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 7283 BETHANY PLACE WHIFFIN SPIT $369,900 53 SEAGIRT ROAD EAST SOOKE $609,900 107-2057 KALTASIN RD. BILLINGS SPIT $249,900 CLASSICE RANCHER LIVING WITH TERRIFIC WALK-OUT BASEMENT OPEN PLAN MAIN STUNNING SUNROOM/GARDEN TOTALLY REMEDIATED BLDG. LARGE 2BR GROUND FLOOR CORNER OCEANFRONT UNIT UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS!!! BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT PRIV. COVE & PEBBLE BEACH SPAC. IMMAC. 2BR 2 BATH BEST OCEANFRONT VALUE??? 10575 WEST COAST RD. FRENCH BEACH $799,900 DRAMATIC WEST COAST 4445 SQ FT OF COMFORT & STYLE PRIV. LANDSCAPED 2. 5 AC WITH IDYLLIC PEBBLE BEACH JUST SOLD 26-2190 DRENNAN ST 2371 DEMAMIEL DR. 2343 MOUNTAIN HTS.

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Page 1: Sooke News Mirror, August 14, 2013

C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

Black PressWednesday, August 14, 2013

Agreement#40110541

NEWSM I R R O R

Editorial Page 8

Entertainment Page 15

Sports/stats Page 21

PARK FULL OF ART

Ed Macgregor Park will be alive with art

and artisans.Page 21

SOOKE2x1mtg ctr

Classifieds P25 • 75¢

Britt Santowski photo

It’s about the journeyTired paddlers Chief Gordon Planes, and Andrew, Justin and Joey Kasika-Planes return from their annual tribal journey.This year’s annual Tribal Journey took place at the Quinault Indian Nation, located by Taholah on the southwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Chief Planes said that 25 members of the T’sou-ke Nation attended. “It was a good journey, a drug and alcohol free event, “ said Chief Planes upon touching ground again in Sooke.The Tribal Journey is an annual event featuring ocean-going canoes, celebrated by coastal nations from Alaska, British Columbia and Washington. This year’s theme was Honouring Our Warriors, and it lasted six days, 24-hours-a-day, from August 1 to 6.

Council authorizes spending for landPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

It appears that a document signed in the 1920s has resur-faced and a portion of a gazetted road will be given back to the own-ers of property along West Coast Road.

At the District of Sooke regular council meeting on August 12, local resident Terrance Martin questioned council as to the need to compensate the developer for a pro-vincial highway dedi-cation. He also ques-tioned why the district is “giving” the owner a piece of waterfront property.

“The developer should be buying it from the district,” said Martin. “It’s a gorgeous beach down there.”

A portion of the prop-erty at 7707 West Coast Road was taken as road dedication back in 1922 but it was never used for the road. Council is proposing to close and remove the highway dedication and dispose portions of unused gazetted road. The Land Use Committee recommended a direct exchange of the pro-posed gazetted road. The owner requested a direct exchange with no financial payment to

the district.“The property was

expropriated for a road which was never put in,” said Mayor Wendal Milne.

Martin stated that the province should be compensating the property owner, not the district.

Council gave third reading to Bylaw 574,, West Coast Road Clo-sure and Disposal Bylaw, 2013.

Other items on the council agenda included a delegation from the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Soci-ety requesting coun-cil help them acquire a piece of property on which to build a cat shelter. They also requested funding for a generator and/or funds for a shed. Margarita Dominquez, speak-ing for the society, said they are dealing with an overwhelming feline population in the region.

A matter of referrals came before council in regard to a rezon-ing application and the unnecessary number of referrals sought in such applications.

Cutting the number of required referrals would help streamline the process.

Councillor Rick Kasper said, “referrals

are a waste of time.”Mayor Milne sent

this issue back to the Land Use Committee to investigate.

The district is amid the process of acquir-ing land for both the connector road from Church Road to Otter Point Road as well as land for the town cen-tre road network and the roundabout.

Property will be pur-chased from the Wad-ams family for an 11- metre strip along the frontage of the prop-erty at 2182 Church Road and a 25-metre strip along the south boundary. McElhanney Consulting Ltd. is the project manager for the design and construc-tion. This portion will be constructed before the Phillips-Charters section. This project is expected to cost in the realm of $1.9-million.

The district is also purchasing strips of land on Sooke Road and Goodmere Road for the future “Waterview” Road. The new road will lead to the water-front. The roundabout and property purchase for it will cost the dis-trict around $850,000 with funds coming from the Gas Tax Revenue and road Development Cost Charges.

Sooke News Mirror office relocatedPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

The Sooke News Mirror has been relo-cated to Seaview Busi-ness Centre after fire destroyed their prem-ises on July 31.

The early morning blaze was a difficult fire to control as the flames travelled through the

building below the roof. Thousands of gallons of water was used to squelch the fire and in the process the archives and a lot of paper was destroyed in the Sooke News Mirror office.

By pulling together as a team, the staff at the Mirror were able to recover a few items

and, most importantly, the data in the comput-ers. Sooke firefighters aided in the recovery. They managed to put out the next edition on time.

The temporary office is at 1A, 6631 Sooke Road, directly across from Home Hardware.

“We managed to relocate to Seaview

Business Centre and although a little smaller we’re going to make it work,” said publisher Rod Sluggett.

The phone number (250-642-5752) and email addresses remain the same. Copies of the paper can be picked up at that location.

Derek Parkinson250-642-0405

NEW LOCATION!Coching Mortgage Corp.

103 - 6739 West Coast Rd. Sooke

Across the street fromthe Post Office

OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

250 642 6480

7283 BETHANY PLACE WHIFFIN SPIT $369,900

53 SEAGIRT ROAD EAST SOOKE $609,900

107-2057 KALTASIN RD. BILLINGS SPIT $249,900

CLASSICE RANCHER LIVING WITH TERRIFIC WALK-OUT

BASEMENT OPEN PLAN MAIN STUNNING SUNROOM/GARDEN

TOTALLY REMEDIATED BLDG. LARGE 2BR GROUND FLOOR CORNER OCEANFRONT UNIT

UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS!!!

BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT PRIV. COVE & PEBBLE BEACH

SPAC. IMMAC. 2BR 2 BATH BEST OCEANFRONT VALUE???

10575 WEST COAST RD. FRENCH BEACH $799,900

DRAMATIC WEST COAST 4445 SQ FT OF COMFORT & STYLE PRIV. LANDSCAPED 2. 5 AC

WITH IDYLLIC PEBBLE BEACH

JUST SOLD 26-2190 DRENNAN ST 2371 DEMAMIEL DR.

2343 MOUNTAIN HTS.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, august 14, 2013 www.sookenewsmirror.com • 3

Sirens and lights figure in parade

The Sooke Fire Res-cue Service began pro-tecting life and prop-erty in the Sooke com-munity and neighbour-ing areas in 1913.

It this level of dedica-tion and commitment to our neighbours that has shaped us in to who we are today.

Sooke’s first firehall was built across from the Evergreen Cen-tre along Sooke Road at the vacant lot. The current firehall #1 was built in 1996 along with

the municipal hall.Come out and sup-

port Sooke Fire Rescue at our next event, and join in the celebration of our 100 years of com-munity service.

On August 24 we will be hosting an Emer-gency Vehicle Parade and Show and Shine at John Phillips Memorial Park, 2201 Otter Point Road.

The parade will start at 10:30 am at SEAPARC Leisure Com-plex and proceed to John Phillips Memorial Park, where there will be food concessions, inflatable games and kids activities as well

as emergency vehicles on display.  

For more informa-tion, please contact

Chief Steve Sorensen at 250-642-5422.

 Steve SorensenFire Chief

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

In today’s world of shortened attention spans and immediate gratification, it’s impres-sive when one can stay focussed on an intellec-tual task for a few hours, never mind eight.

When Rowan James gets engrossed in a game of chess, four hours easily slip by. In fact, when he recently attended a chess train-ing camp in Seattle, eight hours easily drifted by unnoticed.

What’s exceptional about this is not the eight-hour attention span, but the eight years. That would be how old Rowan is. Rowan is an eight-year old boy who studies chess tactics and strat-egies — for fun.

He’s been playing seri-ously since he was six. His father, local artist blacksmith Jake James, first showed Rowan how the characters move back when he was four. His older sister, Olivia, got Rowan interested in the game. These days,

it’s his mother, Miranda Aloma, who coaches him. Admittedly, she uses pre-scripted set strategies to guide her moves, since in his past two years of serious engagement Rowan has far surpassed all family members in the game. Although, Rowan con-fesses, Olivia can still beat him in a game of checkers.

Rowan’s passion for chess has already

turned him into a national traveller. In July, he competed in Ottawa’s nation-wide 2013 Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC), which went from July 10-13. There, he ranked third in his age-group (U8), quali-fying him to represent Canada in the World Youth Chess Champi-onships upcoming this December in Dubai. CYCC pairs players

within their appropri-ate age and gender categories. Following the CYCC, Ottawa also hosted the Canadian Open which is, as the title suggests, open to all ages. With the U8 being the youngest cat-egory, Rowan ranked 147 out of 178 players. Not bad for an eight-year-old, ranked among players that include adults with years of experience in the game.

Rowan says his big-gest challenge is play-ing a tournament game that starts at 6 p.m., because by 10 p.m., he can get pretty tired. Physically tired, though, not tired of the game. Ten o’clock is pretty late for a player with just a few months experience being eight.

Rowan has always been intrigued by spa-cial complexities, said his mother Miranda.

“When Rowan was a toddler, he was doing 100 piece puzzles meant for six-year-olds,” said Miranda. “He has a good spatial understanding.”

“Good” appears to be a dramatic understate-ment. He sometimes plays blind-folded against his sighted mother to increase the challenge. And on Mondays, he competes against adults in the Victoria Chess Club so that he can continually improve his game.

“His strength,” says his mother Miranda, “is tactics.”

Rowan ranks third in Canada in his age group, and has his

sights set on an inter-national tournament in December.

Rowan’s family of five is planning to get to Dubai in support of Rowan’s passion — and penchant — for chess. To travel those 11,853 km, which requires in excess of 15 hours air-time, Miranda has cre-ated a fundraising page at http://www.youcaring.com/chesschamp. They are already halfway to their aspired goal.

Rowan’s ultimate objective is to become a Grandmaster in chess. He has a vision board to guide him on his journey.

In other ways, he’s just an average eight- year-old kid. He loves playing with Lego and he’s a big fan of Harry Potter and Star Wars. And when it comes to homework, Miranda sighs and laughs, she’s still having a hard time getting Rowan to write in his journal once a day.

“He’s a well-rounded child, personable, with a great sense of humour and a great sense of timing,” says Miranda.

4x3marlene arden

OOps!CORRECTION:Zycomp, not

powerSoft, affected by the fire In the August 7 edition of the Sooke news mirror, we wrongly identified the computer firm whose office was destroyed by the fire as powerSoft Development corp. the computer firm affected by the fire was Zycomp Systems Limited.

we ApoLogIZe for any inconvenience this error caused.

GOlf tOurnies cOminG up

the Sooke chAmber of commerce annual golf tournament is scheduled for September 5 at Demamiel creek golf course on throup rd.

ALSo remember to mark your calendar for the Legion’s 6th Annual Little buddy golf tournament and Dinner being held this year on Sept. 15, starting at 12 noon.

Art in sOOKe

check out Some of Sooke’s fine artists at one of the galleries listed on page 21 of this week’s paper.

Up Sooke

Thumbs Up

sooke chess prodigy heading for Dubai

Britt Santowski photo

Rowan James with his “Journey to Grandmaster” vision board behind him.

Fire trucks and parade help celebrate 100 years

for everyone’S pAtIence while they find all of the businesses relocated after the July 31 fire.

Did You Know? Well, I looked at the Farmers Al-manac for our 2013 BC summer/winter weather forecast. I don't think it was completely accurate. It said that our summer would be slightly cooler than average with near-normal precipitation...NOT! Our September/October should be slightly cooler than normal and precipitation above normal... All I know is our raspberries were fabu-lous and the blackberries are pro-ducing well because of the heat. We’ll see how the weather for September and October turnout, just hold off on the rain until after the Labour Day long weekend...the kids must be having a ball this summer!

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After the Fire: Getting right back at itPirjo RaitsSooke News MIrror

All that was left standing was the vault, a brick wall with the RBC sign and that’s it.

The July 31 fire that destroyed a large portion of the Evergreen Centre has left its soggy mark on a number of businesses.

Debora Linehan, Regional Vive-President of South Van-couver Island for RBC Royal Bank said, “It was really devas-tating that first day and quite shocking, you don’t realize it would be complete devasta-tion.”

Linehan said the vault was always in their sight lines and secure. It stood out like a monolith against the back-drop of rubble and smoking debris.

She said the night deposit slot and ATM were completely melted on the outside, but the insides were perfect.

“There was no loss of jobs, transaction, money or docu-ments, everything is secure,” said Linehan. The safety deposit boxes were moved once they had access to the site and they were put into a vault at the Westshore branch.

“Everything was safe and secure and even clients going away on holiday could access documents, etc. in their safety deposit box. Everything in there was pristine. We knew it would be safe and even the outside combination could be spun.”

Her team on the ground took care of business by Fri-day and a cash machine with deposit capabilities was put into place at the Chevron gas station on Sooke Road.

By Saturday they had struck a deal with Shoppers Drug Mart to have space where customers could talk with their bankers. Financial and account managers have been relocated to Suite 301-215 Sheilds Road and all have mobile laptops to carry on

business almost as usual.It is still emotional for many,

said Linehan. Many of the employees have been with the bank for 36 years and have forged long term relationships with staff and customers.

“I have to say it’s been a very surreal week,” said Finance Planner Deb Johnston.

She said was amazed at how quickly their contingency plan went into place.

“The biggest message is that we can still serve our Sooke clients in Sooke — that’s huge,” said Johnston.

She said some of the docu-ments may be waterlogged and smokey smelling but they still have them.

“We are rebuilding and everyone will have a job,” said Linehan. “The overriding thing is the human element, you don’t expect so much emotion in your work. It’s not about the bricks and mortar. We want to thank the com-munity, the culture here is so unique, there’s a depth to it.”

Pirjo Raits photos

Top, Deb Johnston has a look at what used to be the Royal Bank. Second down, the sign was not marred by the flames and is still standing, as is the vault. Third down, the fire is believed to have been started at the rear of the building. This is what is left after the fire.

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

As the sun peaked through the morning clouds on the morning of Saturday, August 10, the parking lot at 6660 Sooke Road was lit with the faces of Sooke residents in a post-fire community cele-bration organized jointly by RBC, A&W, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

In an announcement, RBC branch manager Krista Mof-fett said the businesses from

Royal Bank recovers

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The real power of womenWomen have always

played a large role in a pioneer community, and never more so than in Shirley. Organized in 1924, the Shirley Wom-en’s Institute provided an opportunity for these women to come together, support and encourage each other and work for better-ment of the broader community. After the Shirley Hall was built in 1937, the group met there.

Central in the photo collage presented to the museum is the Cross family matriarch Elizabeth Cross, presi-dent when these snaps were taken in 1940. Elizabeth was mother to Frances, who is pic-tured in the photo at upper right of collage, and who was married to Jeremiah Sullivan, a teamster. Jeremiah and Frances Sullivan were parents to Tony Sulli-van, who was to marry Frances Arden.

On the right of Mrs.Cross is Mrs. Edwin Clark who wrote his-torical reminiscences of pioneer life under the name of Jean Stu-art Clark. Mrs. Clark raised nine sons and

a daughter Christine (shown lower left) who became a nurse serv-ing in the Yukon. Left of Mrs. Cross is Mrs. Asprey, vice-president, whose home was on the ocean side at Coal (Kirby) Creek.

Far left, top, is Mrs. Percy (Margaret) Clark (later Mrs. Ted Perron) who raised a family of seven, including two sets of twins. Beneath her photo at left is Mrs. Herbert (Margaret) Anderson, her broth-er’s wife. Beneath Mrs. Asprey’s photo is Mrs. W.H. (Azuba) Ander-son, pioneer of Malahat Farm, and great great

great grandmother of Laurie Szadkowski, now principal of Jour-ney middle school in Sooke.

At far right, lower photo, is Mrs. Tom (Lydia) Cross who raised a large family at Cross Point Farm on Sheringham Point Road, and is grand-mother to Shirley’s Colleen Minten. Bot-tom row, after nurse Christine Clark, is Mrs. Edwin (Frances) Ban-ner, mother of Ed, Cliff, Walt, Shirley, Ruth and Bob Banner.

Lower right is Mrs. Eustace (Anne) Arden, daughter of the Sooke

River Road Sandersons who served with her husband at Shering-ham Lighthouse from 1912 to 1946. Wendy (Wilson) Milne, wife of Sooke’s Mayor Wendal Milne is a great-grand-daughter of Mrs. Anne Arden and also of Mrs. Frances (Cross) Sulli-van.

While a number of women’s institutes have closed down in recent years, Shirley Women’s Institute is still going strong today.

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the Evergreen Mall were collectively donat-ing $6,000 to the Sooke Fire Department.

“On behalf of all Ever-green businesses, the pledge was $6,000,” said Moffett. “We heard that they needed their own face masks. I believe that will be what the funds are going towards.”

FIre chief Steve

Sorenson confirmed Moffett’s announce-ment. “Each firefighter will have their own per-sonal mask now,” he said, adding that each mask costs about $400.

RBC’s regional vice president, Debora Lineham, summed up the day’s success in a follow-up email. “We served over 500 ham-burgers, 200 hot dogs, over 450 ice creams and many drinks. (All cooked by Heather at A/W) The fire chief was in attendance with fire-fighters and the truck. The kids loved their interactive tours of the truck and also received red fire helmets. Our face painter was lined up all day.”

“The community itself has been amaz-ing, the sense of com-munity and staff has been really great,” Mof-fett went on to say. “It’s a beautiful place.”

Continued from page 5

Britt Santowski photos

RBC branch manager Krista Moffett along with her team announce the collective donation of $6,000 to the Sooke Fire Department. Below Fire Chief Steve Sorensen enjoys the event.

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Fashioning our own future

Every town, big or small wants more business. Small towns, like Sooke, strive to bring in sustainable business to boost their commercial tax base as well as to provide jobs for local people. But, the cost of doing business in Sooke is high. First, there are few places to rent or lease and those that are available are costly. Rent, per square foot, is about the same as it is in Victoria in many cases.

So how does one manage to stay afloat? Sadly many don’t. We have seen the demise of a number of businesses in the last year and, thankfully, the rise of new ones. Rent and wages account for the biggest cost for any business and when you factor in the competition from places like Langford, it’s hard to make a living. The one factor which will set a business apart from its big box competition is uniqueness.

What do you have, make or produce that sets you apart? Sooke is unique and if you go scouting about you can find all manner of businesses that offer something different. But it takes time and effort. With the recent fire, there is the opportunity for the owners to rebuild. Wouldn’t it be nice if they built a real ‘West Coast” style building? Wouldn’t it be nice if the District of Sooke had some building design guidelines so that any new structure would encompass a seaside flavour? This is a big task, but an important one. The flavour of a community is many things and the visual is a large part of the attraction. If we had design guidelines, then we would not have a helter skelter of buildings all looking different. If we want a seaside community which is attractive and a go-to-place, then we need to lead the way. We need to be strict and adhere to our guidelines when it comes to developers. Other communities have done this and it works well. Let’s see if we can manage to get this started for Sooke because with the building boom that is headed our way, we can dictate our own vision.

ANOTHER VIEW

B.C. Views

The B.C. Liberal government is ordering up another round of liquor regulation changes, looking for ways to make life easier for businesses and customers without aggravating the health and social problems asso-ciated with alcohol.

Discussions with B.C.’s 10,000 liquor licence holders have iden-tified a few problems that should be fixed. Going into a consultation phase that runs to October, the gov-ernment is looking for answers to a few obvious questions, such as why it takes a pub or bar up to a year to get a licence.

Another question: why can a fam-ily with under-aged children go into a licensed restaurant for lunch, but can’t go to a pub and place the exact same food and drink order? This should be allowed, perhaps until the traditional 5 p.m. “happy hour” when the pub reverts to adults-only.

A couple of suggestions have come out of the healthy growth of B.C. wine, craft beer and distillery operations. Look for new licence opportunities for farmers’ markets to sell local beverages along with the produce and preserves.

Letters inviting suggestions from existing licence holders have gone out, and Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap will be meeting this fall with industry groups, local govern-ments, police, health and social pol-icy organizations and First Nations

in the fall.A website will be put up in Sep-

tember so members of the public can have their say. Here’s my sug-gestion to start things off.

Recent incidents involving so-called “party buses” shone a light on this growing industry, The sudden death of a 16-year-old on a party bus outing in Surrey in February turned out not to be alcohol-related, but to no one’s surprise, open liquor was found aboard the bus.

Open liquor isn’t allowed in any vehicle, but perhaps a new kind of special event licence could be cre-ated for party buses. They have been viewed mainly as part of the solution to impaired driving, and the situation isn’t much different from a supervised event on a boat.

Here’s another suggestion. Gour-met cooking classes are becoming popular, with customers preparing and then enjoying their meals. Why not licence these establishments, at least so people can bring their own wine for dinner?

Both the B.C. Liberals and NDP have advocated for easing the archaic rules on inter-provincial trade in wine. B.C. lifted its restric-tions on mail-order wine and has urged other provinces to follow suit.

There are a couple of reasons why this Prohibition-era structure per-sists. Liquor sales are a cash cow for provincial governments, and every case of wine brought in from else-where is lost profit for the provincial

wholesale monopoly. Then there is the local industry lobby that would rather not add to its competition.

Premier Christy Clark pressed this point at the recent premiers’ meet-ing in Ontario wine country, bring-ing in the maximum amount of B.C. wine allowed under Ontario rules and urging free trade in Canadian wine.

The Toronto media drank it up, aghast that they were barred from ordering the latest Naramata Bench tipples directly. No movement so far from the Ontario government, in a province that has done well devel-oping its own wine industry.

The B.C. government will no doubt be lobbied again to allow beer and wine sales in grocery and convenience stores. Our politicians show little interest in that, which is understandable. The B.C. Liber-als don’t want to upset the private liquor stores they have nurtured for a decade, and the NDP would never risk annoying the government liquor store union.

There are more creative ways to liberalize alcohol sales.

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

[email protected]

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Thanks for sharing

I’m just reading your ‘Big hearts in a car-ing community’ in the August 7, 2013 edition of Sooke News Mirror.

It’s so wonderful that you took the time to share your personal thoughts and feelings with us.

 Irene and I have lived here since late 2006 and we also have the same feelings about this spe-cial place.

Every day we absorb the rich ambience and share this experience with our wonderful neighbours.

It is a place to grow, find oneself and to count ones blessings.It’s really exciting to be here.

As an aside - we first met you when you came to our property as part of the 2013 Secret Garden Tour. Thanks again for the impres-sive write-up you did for this event. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Pirjo, thanks also for your many wonderful photographs and pre-vious articles. You are making a valuable con-tribution to our lives and the Sooke commu-nity.

 Eric Burns and Irene Billard

Sooke 

Why Not?As a resident of

Goodmere Road, the 6600 block, I wonder how the residents in the 6500 block, (where it doesn’t show up on

any Google or GPS maps yet) get their deliveries? I don’t know how many times I have had to direct delivery vehicles to the 6500 block, or I get parcels left on my doorstep, that I have to deliver as they cannot find the correct address after driving up and down our short street numer-ous times.

There isn’t any noticeable signage whatsoever at the Church/Goodmere Road intersection indi-cating that the 6500 block is to the south. Why not?

On another note: They put up ‘No Park-ing’ signs along the sidewalk on Murray Road from Whiskers & Waggs down past Lin-

croft Road. What on earth is the logic or rea-soning for this??

It was already next to impossible trying to squeeze in between vehicles to get home when there is a func-tion at the Anglican Church or a busy day at that hair salon. Where is the traffic going to go next time the Anglican Church has a funeral or

wedding? How many times

have you seen people pull over at the park area and enjoy an ice cream cone in the grass or let their dog run? Now they cannot park in front of there?

Sometimes I wonder where these planners put their logic and com-mon sense.

A. GibbsSooke

Public debate worthwhile

A reasonable public debate over the Sooke bike park is an impor-tant and useful part of the democratic pro-cess. However, some people are stepping over the line by mak-ing serious accusations which they do not back up with fact. This kind of hyperbole should not be tolerated by anyone, whether for or against the park.

Independent  of the Sooke Bike Club, a group of youth set up a Facebook page called

We asked: What is your favourite thing to do in the summer?

Hands down, to the beach and into the ocean. I go until I drop.

PippaSooke

Swimming anywhere where there is water.

HopeSooke

Going anywhere with my owner, wherever.

ToepeySooke

Going to the park, hanging with the family.

CrystalSooke

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To the owner of this mess

Thank you very much for depositing your garbage on our property. We are not the Sooke dump, so please come and get it.

Thanks to you and your illegal dumping, we now have a bear that comes quite fre-quently into our yard and the neighbour’s yard and gets into

the garbage. We don’t appreciate this, as it has now ruined   a metal shed.

We are sick and tired of these dump-ers that think they can get away with this, but guess wrong, as we found your name in amongst the trash. People on Amanda Road, Eaglecrest Road and all the other roads that lead off of Otter Point Road are all fed up with this kind of behaviour from grown ups.

If you can afford the

gas to drive all this way to dump your trash, then you can go to the dump and dump trash there.

As I said before we are not the Sooke dump.

When is Sooke Dis-posal going to find a place so that this will stop? We all think that it has been long enough for them to find a spot to get up and rolling again.

C.J. MalonerySooke

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“Yes to the Bike Park” — For Supporters of the Sooke Bike Park — and in several days got over 600 “Likes.” Shortly afterwards, another Sooke citizen posted a Facebook page called “Yes to the bike park I say no no no” and invited com-ment. She got 20 likes and numerous com-ments from supporters of the Sooke bike park saying why they were in favour of the Sooke bike park. 

After a few days, she posted accusations of “bullying” on her Face-book page. Wikipeadia defines bullying as: “the use of force or  coer-cion to abuse or intimi-date  others.” Bullying is a serious offense and allegations of it should be taken seriously. 

However this person provides no evidence of “bullying.” I read every word posted by members of the public, mostly youth, on her Facebook page. The worst comment said her dog looks like a rat. Not polite, but not “bul-lying.” In fact, I saw no comments that were abusive or intimidating, nor did I see any evi-dence of coercion. 

What is particularly

offensive is that we have an adult direct-ing her accusations at, predominantly, youth.  Youth have a right to participate in democracy and to use legitimate means at their disposal. They have a right to set up a Facebook page and allow posts in support of their cause. They have a  right  to block comments on their own page. This is not “bul-lying.”  

On this same Face-book page the writer accuses supporters of the Sooke bike park of bullying council. Since this is clearly false, it leads me to  wonder if all her accusations of

bullying are rhetorical.If this person has any

evidence of actual “bul-lying,” she should bring it forward and report it to  the Sooke RCMP so it can be dealt with. Real bullying should not be tolerated.  Rhe-torical accusations of “bullying” trivialize the very real problem of bullying and the suffer-ing of its victims. This kind of false allegation is damaging and possi-bly libelous. 

We are still a commu-nity, even when we dis-agree.  I urge everyone expressing their opinion on this issue to do so in a respectful manner and to present facts, not hyperbole or lies.

Christina Schlattner

Sooke

Know the rules of the road

To the ignorant driver of the blue Dodge 4 x 4 with rear Willie Dodge plate cov-ers making a right turn from Murray Road onto Sooke Road towards the Sooke town core, please, please, review correct driving rules before you hurt some-one.

On Friday, August 2 around noon time, you took it upon your-

self to push your way through the intersec-tion unsafely and posed a risk to myself and other drivers too.

First, you did not come to a complete stop at a red light.

Second, you failed to yield to traffic proceed-ing on an advanced green light (from Otter Point Road), nearly smashing into my front right fender (red Ford Ranger). When I honked at you to let you know you were in error, you then proceeded to fling your arms in jesters of disgust towards me as if I was the one at fault.

Please, please, do everyone a favour and review the correct driv-ing procedures listed in the BC Driver’s Guide from ICBC for navigat-ing such an intersec-tion so you pose the least amount of risk to others.

I am certain any of Sooke’s RCMP mem-bers would be more than happy to also review the proper driv-ing procedures with you for that intersec-tion as well.

We would all like to get home safe and sound.

Sherie WelsfordSooke

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What’s Up in SookeThurs.Aug 8SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.YOUNG PARENTS’ GROUP With lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2145 Townsend. Call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info.

Fri.Aug 9VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION$12 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. NIGHT STICK @ THE STICKLive music and some cheesecake! 6-9 p.m.

Mon.Aug 12PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 2145 Townsend. 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 7:00 p.m.ZENWEST OPEN HOUSEZenwest Open House, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

Sun.Aug 11ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.

Tues.Aug 13BABY TALK 2013Infant Massage. 2145 Townsend 10-11:30 a.m.

SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Call 250-642-8000.Preregistration required.

YOUTH CLINIC4-7 p.m. Youth Clinic (13-25), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic.DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSESSooke Dog Club, Tues nights info 250-642-7667.

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Wed.Aug 14PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 2145 Townsend. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONNASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.

Sat.Aug 10SOOKE COUNTRY MARKETEvery Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Otter Point Road, across from Eustace Road. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m. Drop-in jam session 6 p.m.

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Just for You!Sooke Says

Happy 80th BirthdayMARTHA!

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If you see this lovely lady out and about Sooke on August 15, please wish

her a happy 80th birthday(but be ready to buy a ra� e ticket!).

Wishing Martha Moore many morehappy birthdays to come.

Love from your family

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From the school of hard yuksKevin Banner returns to his hometown to Sooke & DestroyPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Kevin Banner, Sooke’s very own stand up comedian is packing up his schtick and heading back to town for a night of comedy. It’s what he calls his annual blow off in Sooke. By blow off he means a night full of laughs and self dep-recating adult humour. It’s going to be raunchy.

He’s pretty excited about coming back home for Sooke & Destroy on August 17.

“Last year I was ner-vous but the crowd was so good and other comics have been ask-ing about doing it,” said Banner.

He said that for stand up comics there are not a lot of options apart from the gigs at comedy clubs, usually in the cities. So a one-

nighter in Sooke at the community theatre is a good thing, both for the folks who enjoy com-edy and the comedians who love to perform.

Performing stand up was a natural for Ban-ner. He was the school funny guy and the laughs he got cemented his future dream. He grew up in Sooke and a lot of his family is still here, but he moved to Vancouver to get into the comedy scene on a more frequent basis. He is getting a lot of gigs and he said it is going better than he expected, although he still has another job. He was the houser emcee at Hecklers and he’s now a regular at the Comedy Mix.

So how does a Sooke kid get into comedy? Banner said it was des-

peration.“It was desperation.

I wanted to do some-thing creative and be in control, stand up com-ics are the last people to say what we want, for the most part.”

Stand up is a gig you can do at any age and

it doesn’t matter when you start cracking jokes for people.

“All the people I know that made a suc-cess out of Canada just work hard and they take opportuni-ties when they come to you,” said Banner in regard to a comedians life in Canada.

Banner isn’t coming empty handed, he’s bringing some other funny people with him for Sooke & Destroy at EMCS. Along for the yuks are Jason Lamb,

Katie-Ellen Humphries and headliner Ivan Decker.

“We’re all fighting the same fight,” said Ban-ner, “Canadian show business.”

Jason Lamb has been doing stand-up com-edy in B.C. for over a decade. In addition to being the house MC at Hecklers comedy club in Victoria, he is also the co-host of The Zone 91.3’s morning show. Recently, Lamb opened for two former Satur-day Night Live cast members, Jon Lovitz and Norm Macdonald.

K a t i e - E l l e n Humphries has been making a name for herself throughout the Pacific Northwest entertaining audiences with her sharp wit, inventive imagination

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People may know Ivan Decker from his many appearances on CBC’s The Debaters... his special on CTV and the Comedy Net-work. Ivan has recently worked with SNL’s Seth Myers and Brent Butt of Corner Gas...  Ivan makes his second appearance at Just For Laughs this year. 

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The Pastor's PenThe year was 1967. I was 12 years old when my father began

his long awaited project of renovating the house. The 30 x 30 single level structure was just too small for five growing children. Dad’s plan was to take off the two small lean-to bedrooms and add on 625 square feet of living space. It was to cost $5000 and take the whole summer to finish. Seven years later it still wasn’t finished. We had moved into rooms with plywood floors and

unfinished drywall. Finances and time caused a long delay in completion of the project. When I graduated from high school and got my first job at the pulp mill one of my first pay checks went to buy paint and carpet to finish my bedroom.

Renovations are strange creatures that distort reality and live in hope and dreams. The great things that we plan seem to take more time and finances than we anticipated. If we had know what it would truly have cost we would probably never have started.

God is in the renovation business. Instead of real estate he is investing in people. Transforming, changing, renovating our lives as we hand over building permits and open up private rooms long closed to public scrutiny. We are amazed at the cost of some of the renovations. There are things we have to change, give up or invest in. It seems to take a lot longer than we had originally anticipated.

Do I wish that my earthly father had not started on his renovations to the house? No, the changes actually became part of my life, my history, my experience. There were uncomfortable times but many became great memories. Do I wish that my heavenly father had not started on his renovations to my life? No, the changes are my life and my memories have become the experience I can draw on to help others in this time consuming and expensive process of following Jesus Christ.Reverend Dwight Greiger

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One of the entre-preneurial businesses impacted by the July 31 fire was the Sooke Dance Studio, owned and operated by Carole Cave.

When the fire initially broke out, Cave was notified and went to the site to see how things were progressing.

“I was only there very early in the morning. It looked like it was under control. The windows were intact, and there was possible water damage,” said Cave.

By the time the fire had reached its climax and building demoli-tion had begun, Cave was thinking, “We’re done.” Lost were years of accumulation of cos-tumes, props and space upgrades.

Then, on watching newscasts of the fire and seeing the num-

ber of dancers in atten-dance watching the destruction of their stu-dio, a different thought danced into Cave’s head.

“We’ve lost every-thing,” said Cave. “But we didn’t lose the danc-ers. We’re determined to dance this Septem-ber. Our teachers have been fantastic.”

Since that eventful

day, Cave has received several offers for space and she’s currently con-sidering her options.

“It will take years to recoup,” said Cave.

She has been teach-ing in Sooke since 1992, and this September would have been her seventh year operating out of the studio at 210-6660 Sooke Road.

But have no doubt

that dance will begin in September.

“I want to assure you we will be danc-ing in September,” Cave posted on their Face-book page. “It will take time to re-establish

everything that was lost in this disaster, but we will be dancing while gradually reorga-nizing, rebuilding and replacing.”

Their previously existing studio space

may be gone, but the dancers will not be for-gotten.

Registration is ongoing on the Sooke Dance Studio’s website (sookedancestudio.com/), and updates —

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piano and violinWorks by Chopin, Brahms, Sibelius, Granados and more!

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- [Fast Forward] is a top-notch program; whoever needs to get Grade 12 has a golden opportunity here at WestShore.

- I would recommend this program due to the amazing environment it provides.

MathematicsApprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 1)

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mo/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 12 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 2)

SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Physics 11 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 1)

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 pm (Sem 2)

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

English 10 (Tutorial) Tue 8:45 – 11:30 am1

English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 pm

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Fri 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Social Studies 11 M/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 am (Sem 1)

Electives First Nations Art 11/12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Art 11/12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Carpentry 11/12 Wed 8:45 – 2:30 am

Drama, Film & Television 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12 Mon 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Information Technology 10 Tue/Thur 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 2)

Business Information Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Digital Literacy 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12 Sun 1:00 – 8:00 Spencer

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalentFee: $450 + textbook $100The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday

6:00 - 8:30 pmSep 17 - Dec 6Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2014May 6 - July 29, 2014

Medical Office AssistantDo you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours.•  30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not

recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs)• Medical Office Assistant Procedures• Computerized Medical Billing (Osler)• Medical KeyboardingAdult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites:• English 12 or equivalent •  Good computer and word processing

skills (documentation)Adult students who do not have sufficient typing or computer skills are expected to achieve these skills prior to the Medical Billing and Keyboarding portion of the program.

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology.Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmSep 23 - Jan 29, 2014Feb 3 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $1100Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Medical Terminology, A Short Course $50 (Cost of texts may change)

Materials: $100

OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmNov 6 - Jan 29, 2014Mar 19 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Materials: $100Instructor: Lee Price

Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmOctober 22 - April 10, 2014 Practicum completion by May, 2014 

Program Fees: $1870Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal)Program Prerequisites:Applicants must fulfill the following prerequisites for acceptance into the program.• English 12 or equivalent •  Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years)• Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation)•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Information SessionMedical Transcription and Medical Office Assistant

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 pm103-814 Goldstream Avenue

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription ProgramVisit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002. Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Director of Continuing Education and include a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

WestShore Centreis the school of choicefor over 3000 residents.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm

All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.

WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.

Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning.

Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes.

The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

If you are taking courses with us, WestShore has teacher support for you

at Edward Milne Community School.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

Contact us for further information.

250-391-9002

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP Calculus 12AP English Language & Composition 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12Data Management 12

English 10, 11 & 12Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Information Technology 10Introductory Italian 11Introductory Spanish 10 & 11Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12

Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor.

If you are taking courses with us,

Attention Sooke Students!

Metchosin Technical Centre Metchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in a small rural setting. Metchosin Technical offers the full graduation program with a careers focus utilizing hands-on project-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities to bring curriculum to life! The Metchosin program weaves a focus on character education throughout all curriculum and fully engages in daily outdoor and physical education in the beautiful setting of rural Metchosin.

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Semester 1 September 3 - January 31, 2014Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. The last 5 classes are on Simply Accounting.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Sep 14 – Dec 21Feb 8 – May 17, 2014

Marketing Your Small BusinessLearn fundamentals of advertising and using social media to market your business. Saturday, Oct 261:00 – 4:00 pm Fee: $150

Traffic Control PersonThis course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $240

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Air Brakes CertificationLearn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class.

Fee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Forklift Safety TrainingThis Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pmSep 14 Oct 12 Nov 9Dec 7 Jan 11, 2014 Feb 8Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10Jun 14

It’s Convenient!On-line courses that fit

into your schedule.

Adults!Take the courses you need to

complete graduation requirements or improve your job skills.

SecondarySchool Students!

Personalize your timetable, work ahead or finish early. Achieve the pre-requisites you need for post-

secondary education.

MORE COURSES AVAILABLEAT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER

Requirements:

All courses require Internet access,

e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet

Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Some courses may have additional

requirements. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center for more information.

Courses Start as Low as:

Enroll Now!

Visit our Online Instruction Center today!

or call:

M o r e t h a n 3 0 0 o n l i n e c o u r s e s

>Instructor-Facilitated

Online CoursesWestShore Centre - SD 62Introduction to MicrosoftExcelDiscover the secrets to settingup fully formatted worksheetsquickly and efficiently.

Introduction to MicrosoftAccessStore, locate, print, andautomate access to all types ofinformation.

Introduction to MicrosoftWord Learn how to create and modifydocuments with the world'smost popular word processor.

Introduction to PowerPointBuild impressive slidepresentations filled with text,images, video, audio, charts,and more.

Creating Web PagesLearn the basics of HTML soyou can design, create, andpost your very own site on theWeb.

Accounting FundamentalsGain a marketable new skill bylearning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financialreporting, and more.

Speed SpanishLearn six easy recipes to glueSpanish words together intosentences, and you'll bespeaking Spanish in no time.

A to Z GrantwritingLearn how to research anddevelop relationships withpotential funding sources,organize grantwritingcampaigns, and prepareproposals.

Introduction to QuickBooksLearn how to quickly andefficiently gain control over thefinancial aspects of yourbusiness.

Grammar RefresherGain confidence in your abilityto produce clean,grammatically correctdocuments and speeches.

Real Estate InvestingBuild and protect your wealthby investing in real estate.

Computer Skills for theWorkplaceGain a working knowledge ofthe computer skills you'll needto succeed in today's jobmarket.

Introduction to PCTroubleshootingLearn to decipher and solvealmost any problem with yourPC.

Discover Digital PhotographyAn informative introduction tothe fascinating world of digitalphotography equipment.

Our instructor-facilitated online

courses are informative, fun,

convenient, and highly interactive.

Our instructors are famous for

their ability to create warm and

supportive communities of learners.

All courses run for six weeks (with a

10-day grace period at the end).

Courses are project-oriented and

include lessons, quizzes, hands-on

assignments, discussion areas,

supplementary links, and more. You

can complete any course entirely

from your home or office. Any time

of the day or night.

Learn

from the

comfort of

home!

1. Visit our Online InstructionCenter:

2. Click the Courses link, choosethe department and course titleyou are interested in and selectthe Enroll Now button. Followthe instructions to enroll andpay for your course. Here youwill enter your e-mail andchoose a password that willgrant you access to theClassroom.

3. When your course starts, returnto our Online Instruction Centerand click the Classroom link.To begin your studies, simplylog in with your e-mail and thepassword you selected duringenrollment.

How to Get Started:

Learn More...• Expert Instructor

• 24-Hour Access

•Online Discussion Areas

• 6 Weeks of Instruction

New course sessions begin

monthly. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center to see exact

start dates for the courses that

interest you.

www.westshorecentre.com

www.westshorecentre.com

(250) 391-9002

$169

www.westshorecentre.comWestShoreCentre for Learning & Training

Community GardenWestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

DO YOU LIVE IN SOOKE?

The First Nations Graduation Program:• Adults who require Grade 12 graduation

(over 19)• School aged students, who have completed grade 10• Provides culturally relevant and student-centered

learning opportunities.• Prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation

certificate.• Involves the community through local First Nations

artists, cultural instructors, community members and organizations and Elders.

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

The First Nations Graduation Program:

School aged students, who have completed grade 10

Canadian Sports SchoolAre you an elite athlete? We have the program for you! Earn credits for your training while learning to become a better athlete. Meet some of Canada’s Olympians while taking courses at the Canadian Sport Institute at the Camosun College Interurban Campus. Contact us for information on registering for the 2014/2015 school year.

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm

All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.

WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.

Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning.

Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes.

The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

If you are taking courses with us, WestShore has teacher support for you

at Edward Milne Community School.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

Contact us for further information.

250-391-9002

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP Calculus 12AP English Language & Composition 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12Data Management 12

English 10, 11 & 12Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Information Technology 10Introductory Italian 11Introductory Spanish 10 & 11Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12

Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor.

If you are taking courses with us,

Attention Sooke Students!

Metchosin Technical Centre Metchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in a small rural setting. Metchosin Technical offers the full graduation program with a careers focus utilizing hands-on project-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities to bring curriculum to life! The Metchosin program weaves a focus on character education throughout all curriculum and fully engages in daily outdoor and physical education in the beautiful setting of rural Metchosin.

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Semester 1 September 3 - January 31, 2014Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. The last 5 classes are on Simply Accounting.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Sep 14 – Dec 21Feb 8 – May 17, 2014

Marketing Your Small BusinessLearn fundamentals of advertising and using social media to market your business. Saturday, Oct 261:00 – 4:00 pm Fee: $150

Traffic Control PersonThis course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $240

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Air Brakes CertificationLearn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class.

Fee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Forklift Safety TrainingThis Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pmSep 14 Oct 12 Nov 9Dec 7 Jan 11, 2014 Feb 8Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10Jun 14

It’s Convenient!On-line courses that fit

into your schedule.

Adults!Take the courses you need to

complete graduation requirements or improve your job skills.

SecondarySchool Students!

Personalize your timetable, work ahead or finish early. Achieve the pre-requisites you need for post-

secondary education.

MORE COURSES AVAILABLEAT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER

Requirements:

All courses require Internet access,

e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet

Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Some courses may have additional

requirements. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center for more information.

Courses Start as Low as:

Enroll Now!

Visit our Online Instruction Center today!

or call:

M o r e t h a n 3 0 0 o n l i n e c o u r s e s

>Instructor-Facilitated

Online CoursesWestShore Centre - SD 62Introduction to MicrosoftExcelDiscover the secrets to settingup fully formatted worksheetsquickly and efficiently.

Introduction to MicrosoftAccessStore, locate, print, andautomate access to all types ofinformation.

Introduction to MicrosoftWord Learn how to create and modifydocuments with the world'smost popular word processor.

Introduction to PowerPointBuild impressive slidepresentations filled with text,images, video, audio, charts,and more.

Creating Web PagesLearn the basics of HTML soyou can design, create, andpost your very own site on theWeb.

Accounting FundamentalsGain a marketable new skill bylearning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financialreporting, and more.

Speed SpanishLearn six easy recipes to glueSpanish words together intosentences, and you'll bespeaking Spanish in no time.

A to Z GrantwritingLearn how to research anddevelop relationships withpotential funding sources,organize grantwritingcampaigns, and prepareproposals.

Introduction to QuickBooksLearn how to quickly andefficiently gain control over thefinancial aspects of yourbusiness.

Grammar RefresherGain confidence in your abilityto produce clean,grammatically correctdocuments and speeches.

Real Estate InvestingBuild and protect your wealthby investing in real estate.

Computer Skills for theWorkplaceGain a working knowledge ofthe computer skills you'll needto succeed in today's jobmarket.

Introduction to PCTroubleshootingLearn to decipher and solvealmost any problem with yourPC.

Discover Digital PhotographyAn informative introduction tothe fascinating world of digitalphotography equipment.

Our instructor-facilitated online

courses are informative, fun,

convenient, and highly interactive.

Our instructors are famous for

their ability to create warm and

supportive communities of learners.

All courses run for six weeks (with a

10-day grace period at the end).

Courses are project-oriented and

include lessons, quizzes, hands-on

assignments, discussion areas,

supplementary links, and more. You

can complete any course entirely

from your home or office. Any time

of the day or night.

Learn

from the

comfort of

home!

1. Visit our Online InstructionCenter:

2. Click the Courses link, choosethe department and course titleyou are interested in and selectthe Enroll Now button. Followthe instructions to enroll andpay for your course. Here youwill enter your e-mail andchoose a password that willgrant you access to theClassroom.

3. When your course starts, returnto our Online Instruction Centerand click the Classroom link.To begin your studies, simplylog in with your e-mail and thepassword you selected duringenrollment.

How to Get Started:

Learn More...• Expert Instructor

• 24-Hour Access

•Online Discussion Areas

• 6 Weeks of Instruction

New course sessions begin

monthly. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center to see exact

start dates for the courses that

interest you.

www.westshorecentre.com

www.westshorecentre.com

(250) 391-9002

$169

www.westshorecentre.comWestShoreCentre for Learning & Training

Community GardenWestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

DO YOU LIVE IN SOOKE?

The First Nations Graduation Program:• Adults who require Grade 12 graduation

(over 19)• School aged students, who have completed grade 10• Provides culturally relevant and student-centered

learning opportunities.• Prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation

certificate.• Involves the community through local First Nations

artists, cultural instructors, community members and organizations and Elders.

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

The First Nations Graduation Program:

School aged students, who have completed grade 10

Canadian Sports SchoolAre you an elite athlete? We have the program for you! Earn credits for your training while learning to become a better athlete. Meet some of Canada’s Olympians while taking courses at the Canadian Sport Institute at the Camosun College Interurban Campus. Contact us for information on registering for the 2014/2015 school year.

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FREE COURSESfor all non-grad students and adults• To register call

250-391-9002 foran appointment with our academic advisor

• Complete a personal learning plan

• Textbook deposit may be required

• GRADS: Free academic Grade 11 & 12. Some restrictions apply

Day & Evening Classroom Academic Schedule Sept 3 - Jan 31 2014

101–814 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC • 250-391-9002

www.westshorecentre.com

• Receive Your High School Diploma

• Build Up Your Resume

• On-Line, Face To Face or Both

• Year-Round Registrations

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Cross EnrolmentDid you know that for grades 10-12 you can attend multiple schools and programs to allow for maximum learning opportunities. You can even go to college while attending high school.

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

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WestShoreCentre for Learning & Training

WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002

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Fast Forward to Gradua tion Program The full program consists of four academic classes (Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Communications 12, English 12, and Social Studies 11) and two electives (Sustainable Resources 12 and Film and Television 12); and to be part of this program, students may enrol in as little as one to all of these courses. This is a program for all types of learners. The classes are smaller, and the room provides an amicable, businesslike atmosphere, much like an office or workplace. Despite any apprehensions students may have about coming back to school, if they are committed and motivated, Fast Forward is the right place to get it done.

“ My philosophy is that under the right circumstance, anybody can learn virtually anything. I love my job and find it all the more rewarding when students start seeing the value of school. I guarantee that if you’re dedicated and want to graduate, I’ll be there to help you do it every step of the way.”

– Andrew Still

What the Students say- This is not just a place to come to school and be unnoticed. This is

a place where people make you feel welcome no matter the age - anything you need, these people will find a way to help you. Thank you Andrew, and all of the WestShore Annex Staff!

- WestShore made what seemed impossible, easy.

- [Fast Forward] is a top-notch program; whoever needs to get Grade 12 has a golden opportunity here at WestShore.

- I would recommend this program due to the amazing environment it provides.

MathematicsApprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 1)

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mo/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 12 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 2)

SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Physics 11 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 1)

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 pm (Sem 2)

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

English 10 (Tutorial) Tue 8:45 – 11:30 am1

English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 pm

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Fri 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Social Studies 11 M/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 am (Sem 1)

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Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

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Dan Ross photo

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Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud.

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Pictured left to right: Ariah, Dyler, Jaden, Brayden, lucky winner Mikhail, Brennan, Emily and Ella. Sooke’s newly-opened Candy Pit, which hosted its grand opening on Saturday, August 10, announced the winner of the “World’s Largest Gummy Worm.” Lucky four-year-old Mikhail Ellis, a resident of Sooke, was the proud new owner of the 22-inch long gummy worm. In case you’re interested, it contains 4,080 calories and happily feeds up to 34 sugar-deprived children. Mikhail graciously shared it with his family, friends and neighbours.

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· For financial advice services and appointments, visit us at #301-2015 Shields Road during hours listed above. · Need business and personal teller services?· Visit us at Shoppers Drug Mart during hours listed above. · Need an RBC ATM machine?· Chevron Sooke Pantry now has a full-function RBC ATM offering withdrawal, deposit, bill payment, funds transfer and passbook update capability. Open 24 hours. · Need to access your safe deposit box?· Visit our RBC Westshore Town Centre, located at 2945 Jacklin Road during extended bank hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

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Art in the Park combines art and sceneryPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Back in 1970, Michel Desro-cher’s paint-

ings were selling almost as fast as he could paint them. In July of that year, he held a show of his work at Gainsbor-ough’s house in Sud-bury, Suffolk.

“We sold out at Gains-borough’s house and I don’t know if it ever happened again,” said Marion. “It was an excit-ing time in the 1970s and 80s,” said Michel.

So, for more than 40 years Michel has been painting, and for the last 11 of those years he has been a part of Art in the Park.

Art in the Park began when Ed Macgregor Park first appeared. Michel said he and Adrian Small were talk-ing about the park and thought, ‘wouldn’t it be great to have art in the park?’

And so it began. The bright white

tents are a familiar sight in Sooke during the dog days of August. This

year’s event takes place on August 17 and 18 at Ed Macgregor Park on Sooke Road.

“It’s quite popu-lar actually, when the weather’s nice, it’s fun,” said Marion. “It’s truly a family affair.”

This year there are a number of new arti-sans and craftspeople selling their art, along-side the familiar faces. A new feature this year is for people who have their own tent, they can

set up for both days or just one.

The event always has a varied show of hand-made crafts including jewelry, pottery, metal work as well as wood and glass. This year there will be leather, Sooke Sea Salt, black-smith Justin Gilbertson, a potter from up-Island as well as new painters.

Food is there with Jennie’s Kitchen and of course, the adorable Carole Cave dancers.

Carole Cave’s dance studio was burned out in the July 31 fire at Evergreen Centre and there will be a tent with a silent auction. Cave lost all of the costumes and folks can go and bid on items in the tent.

Insurance just doesn’t cover every-thing,” said Marion.

Desrochers will have a number of smaller paintings at Art in the Park as well as a couple of larger ones.

“I go mainly to keep in touch with clients and see them there and invite them to the gallery (Sooke Fine Art Gallery at 2016 Sheilds Road).”

He said he has met some very good clients at Art in the Park.

“It’s not a honky tonk little thing, I’ve sold some very large paint-ings there,” said Michel.

Art in the Park is an initiative of the Sooke Community Arts Coun-cil. The Sooke Commu-nity Arts Council is a registered not-for-profit society funded by the B.C. Arts Council and the District of Sooke.

The arts council was

founded by an enthu-siastic group of artists and non-artists and incorporated on Octo-ber 10, 1987, at which time it was named South Coast Arts Coun-cil. After several years of operating under that name, it was felt that it did not reflect the council’s geographical location and/or bound-aries so it was decided the name would be changed to the Sooke Community Arts Coun-cil (SCAC).

The boundaries of SCAC extend from Port Renfrew, Jordan River, Shirley, Otter Point, Sooke, East Sooke and part of Juan de Fuca, giving a population cov-erage of some 18,000 people. Other events include Beach Art on September 8, a mem-bers’ Christmas art show and a Family Arts Fair held in the spring.

The Sooke Commu-nity Arts Council gives small grants in aid not only to member groups and individual mem-bers but to members of the community who seek funding for art related endeavours.

Submitted and Pirjo Raits photo

Marion and Michel Desrochers have been making art for more than 40 years. On the left is a photo of the couple during an opening at Gainsborough’s house in England in 1970 and on the right is a photo taken of Marion and Michel in 2013 at the Sooke Fine Art Gallery. Michel’s work will be at Art in the Park on August 17 and 18 in one of the traditional white tents at Ed Macgregor Park, below.

Shirley celebrates on SundayShirley Day is a family affair

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Every vehicle that goes past the old red community hall in Shir-ley, must wonder at what people do there. The hall, which also contains the fire depart-ment, is well over 75 years old. Last year the fire department cel-ebrated it’s 25th anni-versary and Shering-ham Point Lighthouse celebrated 100 years. There is a lot of history packed into that tiny lit-tle spot on the highway going north.

The tiny community of Shirley, 15 minutes north of Sooke along Hwy. 14, began as a post office back in 1894, and was named after a town near Southamp-ton, England.

The community hall serves as the centre of the community with the firehall added in 1980.

The community still thrives with a summer population of about

600. Of the year-round residents, many work from home and many are retired and some just want to live there

on the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Shirley Delicious, a small coffee shop and cafe recently opened and is a favor-

ite stopping off point for folks traveling to or from Port Renfrew.

Shirley Day is the annual summer cel-ebration of all things Shirley. The event, on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a family affair with music, events for kids, a pie and watermelon eat-ing contest, display of fire trucks and a slew of vendors and crafters.

“We have over 30 vendors and crafters coming,” said Fiona McDannold, president of the Shirley Com-munity Association. “There’s our conces-sion with nice home-made food, bluegrass music and the West Coast Trio who play classical music.”

People come and have a bite, browse the craft market and just sit in the sun and relax.

Shirley Day will encompass the Sunday farmers’ market where folks can pick up fresh produce grown in the area.

The salmon barbe-cue takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the hall but the fun goes on all day.

File photo

Ahar there me maties...Pirates, music, games, great food and a whole bunch of vendors will be on hand at the Shirley Community Hall and Pioneer Park to celebrate all things Shirley.

Gallery showsA short list of some of the galleries in Sooke and area which have ongo-

ing art exhibitions.

Gallery West/South Shore Gallery2046 Otter Point RoadSooke250-642-2058Matt Lambert and Mary E. Coakley show photographs at the gallery

located behind the South Shore Gallery. The show runs until August 22. A variety of other artists and craftspeople continually show their work in the South Shore Gallery.

Sooke Fine Arts Gallery2016 Sheilds RoadSooke250-642-6411The work of Michel and Simon Desrochers is on display and for sale.

Metchosin Art Gallery4495 Happy Valley RoadMetchosin250-478-9223Eclectica - Expressionist Perspectives: Works in ceramics from Sooke

artist Sharon Brussard-Grove and painters Suzanne Jensen and James Roberts. Show continues to September 1.

Sooke Harbour House1528 Whiffen Spit RoadSooke250-642-3421This month features Desiree Bond with original acrylic on canvas.The gallery at the Sooke Harbour House has art shows while the entire

inn features the work of numerous artists from the area and beyond.

Stinking Fish Studio Tourwww.stinkingfishstudiotour.comThe Stinking Fish Studio Tour is a self-guided tour to the studios of art-

ists in the Sooke, East Sooke and Metchosin area. Go to: stinkingfishstudio-tour.com for a list of artists and maps to their studios.

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Celebrating a life well-livedMusical performance pays tribute to Louise Lemire-Elmore

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

St. Rose of Lima will be hosting a piano recital on Sunday August 18 with local pianist Gillian Lemire-Elmore.

Gillian was born in Sooke to Bruce and Louise Lemire-Elmore, and is the fourth of four children. Siblings Domini, Chloé are all musical, though Gil-lian is the one who has made a career of music, and has four years teaching experience.

In conversation, Gil-lian said that all four children took piano lessons, motivated by their very musical mother, Louise.

“I started enjoying it at age 13,” said Gil-lian. Her teacher at that time recognized the potential in Gillian, and introduced more jazz-type music into her repertoire. That reso-nated with Gillian, and she has since pursued music as a profession, studying it at university and now teaching it both through a school and through private lessons.

Sunday’s piano recital “is dedicated

to my mom who died last year,” said Gillian. Louise Lemire-Elmore was killed in a tragic accident last year when her car plunged into the ocean behind their property on the eve-ning of May 29.

“I am playing two pieces (in the second half) of the pieces she used to play. She would be happy to see me do this. It is a big celebra-tion,” said Gillian. “My mom would be proud of me.”

Both of her parents, Bruce and Louise, were involved in the estab-

lishment of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

“They did a lot of organizing and design-ing of the church,” said Gillian, adding that her mother Louise was a proficient interior designer.

The piano recital begins at 6:30 p.m., and admission is by dona-tion.

Guest performer Peter Weinkam will also be there.

For more informa-tion on this and other events hosted by the St. Rose of Lima Cath-

olic Church, visit their website at http://www.strosesooke.org/

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is now located at 2191 Townsend Road.

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Pianist Gillian Lemire-Elmore will be holding a piano recital at St. Rose of Lima on Sunday, Aug. 18.

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Upcoming Public MeetingsLand Use & Environment Committee

Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Mayor’s Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel

meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of

each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beauti� cation - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of

each month at 7:00 pm - Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair – 2nd

Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to con� rm meetings.

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Capital Regional District

The Manager, Sooke & Electoral Area Parks and Recreation (SEAPARC) provides leadership and support in the development, and administration of recreation services for the SEAPARC recreation facility. Responsibilities include leading strategic and operational initiatives and providing short and long range planning, leadership and support to the CRD’s Sooke and Electoral Area Parks & Recreation Commission and associated facilities and services.

In addition to being an enthusiastic, innovative thinker with excellent interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will have a degree in recreation administration, business or related field, and 8 - 10 years senior-level recreation administration experience. An understanding of the nature of regional government programs and service delivery is an asset.

For further information on this management opportunity, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/careers.

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It’s flying in fast…the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show is just days away. Air Show day is Sat-urday, August 17 and residents and visitors in the Comox Valley are invited to join the men and women of 19 Wing, CFB Comox in “Celebrating 70 Years of Canadian Air Force History.”

Organizers are expecting people from across Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland to descend on the Comox Valley for what promises to be an exciting, educa-tional and fun day for the entire family. With child tickets priced at $10 and advance-sales adult prices at $20 ($25 on Air Show Day), it is an affordable day out for families as well.

Recently, organiz-ers learned that they can offer visitors even more excitement and value for money as they added Team Rocket, with their high-perfor-mance “Harmon Rocket II” airplanes and the graceful aerobatics of Anna Serbinenko with her “Super Decathlon” to the line up. These acts will join the Air Show’s headline air-craft; the CF-18 Dem-onstration Team, the Snowbirds, as well as the C-17 Globemaster transport plane and a World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber.

Gates open to the public at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Early arrivals will be able to check out an impres-sive static aircraft dis-play area and classic

airplane fans will also be excited to know that close to 50 privately owned, unique and vin-tage aircraft will be on display at the “Fly-In” area.

The flying acts get started at 10:15 a.m. and go till 3:45 p.m. The entertainment won’t stop there though. The Royal Canadian Air Force’s “Jetstream” band will play till 5 p.m. when the gates close.

Visitors are highly encouraged to walk, bike or take BC Tran-sit’s Air Show service which will be operat-ing from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Air Show via Comox Mall will start at Cliffe and 4th Avenue. A second route, the Air Show Park & Ride, will collect passengers at the Comox Valley Exhi-bition Grounds and North Island College.

With traffic congestion expected to be high around 19 Wing Comox on Air Show day, visi-tors are highly encour-aged to “Ride the Bus to the Comox Air Show” for a fast and conve-nient way of getting to and from the base.

Handicapped parking will be available on-site for all vehicles display-ing the approved hand-icap signage. There will also be a handicap drop-off area across from the bus loop near the pedestrian gate.

Once inside the gates, visitors can enjoy the many dis-play booths and feast of foods from over 30 concessions. A Family Zone featuring a Lego play area and inflatable obstacle course will keep families with chil-

dren busy.Air Show tickets are

available at all Thrifty Foods locations and the Canex store at CFB Comox, as well as online at www.comoxairshow.ca

Users of the Comox Valley Airport between August 16-18 are encouraged to check the Comox Valley Air-port webpage at www.comoxairport.com for updates and informa-tion on how and when to get to the airport.

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PattersonJohn Andrew

Patterson, of Sooke, BC, passed away August 8, 2013 in the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 56.

John was born August 25, 1956 in Victoria, BC to Dr. John Gordon (Jack) Patterson and Victoria Patterson.

John was a kind, loving and compassionate man. Growing up in Victoria and moving to Sooke in his teens, he fostered many friendships and became a skilled and respected member of the community. With a great passion for the outdoors, John was a man of the land. He spent any spare time hunting and fishing with friends and family throughout BC. It was always one of John’s dreams to own a small cabin on the side of a lake in the interior of BC where he could be surrounded by nature and have a place where loved ones could join him.

Survived by his twin sons, Pete & Jess Patterson, siblings, Gordon Patterson and Maureen Zabel, five nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews, John was a family man who found great joy being with the people he loved. John was predeceased by both his parents, Jack and Victoria Patterson, and his sister, Linda Patterson.

A private celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2013

James Bruce KennedyDecember 13, 1943 to July 29, 2013

Jim suddenly passed away from cancer at Royal Inland Hospital.

He will be sadly missed by his wife (Marilyn), 2 children (Gordon & Teresa), his 3 granddaughters (Desiree, Katrina and Autumn) and his many other relatives and friends.

There will not be a service at his request.

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DEATHS

MR. MARVIN BRUCE SMITH,

late of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Sooke ,BC.

passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 71 years. he is survived by his loving family; his wife of

49 years, Lyn; his 4 children, Lynda Lee ( Ken) Radcliffe

of Sooke, BC. Marvin Robert Bruce (Dorothy) Smith of

Fort Saskatchewan, AB: 12 grandchildren, Kyndra,

Zackary, Kyle, Emily, Drake, Tehya, Bryden, Rylin,

Sheldon, Josh, Brandon, and Courtenay; 1 sister,

Betty Lou Boult; and 2 broth-ers, Keith Smith and Clifford Smith as well as numerous other family and many dear

friends. Marvin is prede-ceased by his parents,

Fredrick Arlander Smith and Gladys Maxine Smith (nee

Jepson). Family gathered to-gether with Father Jim

Corrigan for a Memorial Ser-vice on August 2, 2013. Me-morial donations in Marvin’s name gratefully accepted to

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Tour de Rock is a fundraiser that benefits children living with cancer and their families, which helps the riders put things into perspective.

“We’re all here for the same rea-son: we’re all gunning for a cure,” says VicPD Const. Mike Russell. “I’m a huge believer of trying to get the kids to have some sort of normalcy when they go through their treat-

ment. This is about finding a cure for cancer. This is about not losing any more kids to cancer.”

Russell, 33, a father of three, says meeting kids who are going through cancer and are the same age as his children takes an emotional toll.

“I really want to get to know these kids we’re fighting for, their families, on a more personal level. To get to

know them will add another level of motivation for me,” he says.

Tour de Rock has raised almost $18 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since 1998 – money aimed to fund pediatric cancer research and support programs for kids and their families, like Camp Goodtimes.

“I get the most gratitude from helping people, and I want this to be the year that cancer ends. Whether or not that happens, I can help a lot of kids get to camp,” Blackhall says.

Bourque says she’s riding to support families who have to go through the emotions of seeing their child go through treatment.

“What’s not fair is that life has to strike any kids with illness. Kids just want to be kids. They want to move forward and not get stuck in all that,” she says. “They may have struggles, but you can’t see it on their faces. You might get tired (rid-ing), but then you realize the effort you will put in. How could you not? They are your inspiration.”

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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 22-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock.ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at@arnoldlimphoto.

ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and ends Friday, Oct. 4 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs.

HELP OUT: Donations can be made at copsforcancer.ca

FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go to:

bclocalnews.com/ tour-de-rock

Danielle Pope and Kyle SlavinBlack Press

Aubrey Blackhall has been pull-ing for Tour de Rock since he was in high school.

Each year from Grades 9 to 12, the Oak Bay High grad raised money and shaved his head to support the cause. Now, the 21-year-old reserve constable with Oak Bay police is get-ting an opportunity to ride.

“I was really nervous going into the selection process, because I knew that, as a reserve constable, maybe I wouldn’t have the kind of standing that other officers would,” says Blackhall, who has been a reserve officer for a year and a half. “But it seems like what they really wanted to see was that your heart was in the right place.”

Blackhall’s heart is there. The young rider lost his grandmother to “an ugly, three-year battle with can-cer” when she was only 63 – a loss that motivates him on this ride.

Victoria police Const. Marie Bourque has also seen the toll a disease can have on loved ones. In 2001, she learned her father was fail-ing from frontal-lobe dementia and would lose most of his motor skills very quickly.

“Even though family is No. 1, care-giving is so tough,” says Bourque, 40. “My dad was 60 years old, which is young, but at least he had 60 years. Caregiving for a child – I just couldn’t imagine that, and what you’d have to go through.”

Emotions ride high for the Tour

(Above) Victoria police officers Mike Russell and Marie Bourque, and Oak Bay police reserve officer Aubrey Blackhall (below) are part of the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team.

Arnold Lim photos/News staff

No better motivation for officers than kids battling cancer

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Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

It’s been 45 years since he’s been on a bicycle.

Initially he was a bit wobbly on the wheels, but that didn’t stop him: he’s doing it anyway.

Terry Curry is riding the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

When the Sooke News Mirror asked if it took him some time to get his cycling legs back, without missing a beat Curry responded, “It’s been more about getting my cycle butt back!”

Why is he doing this?“I lost a brother in

1965 to leukaemia,” said Curry. His brother was only 15 years old, 18 months younger than Curry. “They had no treatment at the time, just blood trans-fusion, no aggressive treatments.”

And like many oth-ers, he too have felt the cold reach of cancer, having been diagnosed with prostrate cancer on the memorable day of November 11, 2005. Luckily, it was diag-nosed early enough, and Curry has been cancer-free for over five years now. For a long time, he’s been work-ing steadily on creat-ing awareness, fund raising, and lending a hand where he can. He would like to see the day where cancer, like polio, becomes a dis-

ease of the past.Riding the Tour

de Rock has always appealed to Curry.

You can only partici-pate once, said Curry, and you have to be a member of the forces.

He fits both of these requirements.

When he and his wife moved to Sooke, Curry was a member of the RCMP. Though he retired in 2007, he applied to go into the

reserve in 2009 and has been working part-time since. After his father passed away in late

2012, Curry decided it was time. So when the applications were made available in early

2013, Curry applied.The training pro-

cess was guaranteed to teach any level of

rider the skill and stamina required to

complete the tour. Training started slowly at one day a week, them ramped up to

three days. Later this summer, there will be a few rides that last five consecutive days.

And sure enough, after 45 years out of the saddle, Curry feels ready for the upcoming ride.

Curry will be riding in support of 12-year-old Joel Dorval, his desig-nated “Junior Rider.”

Joel was diag-nosed with Leukaemia when he was only six years old. His mother, Michelle, noticed while reading stories to Joel one night that the

glands in his throat seemed somewhat swollen while strug-gling with what seemed like the flu. She took Joel in to the doctor’s office the following

day, and he was sent home with a diagno-sis of mononucleosis. Something in Michelle’s gut told her this wasn’t right, and she took Joel in for a second opinion the following day. From the second doctor’s office, he was ushered to emergency. There, after some intensive test, he was flown to B.C.’s Children’s Hospi-tal in Vancouver.

It was a whirlwind affair. Diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia, the treat-ment was equally aggressive.

“It was absolutely terrible,” said Joel’s father, Joel Sr. “It came on so quick.” Joel Sr. is grateful every day that Michelle listened to her gut and got that second opinion. Untreated, Joel Sr. said, the second doctor said young Joel would have had four to six weeks of life left.

These days, 12-year-old Joel’s cancer has been in remission for two years. He sporting a mighty fine mohawk, and is debating having two fund-raising cam-paigns: one to keep the mohawk; and, the other to shave it.

To sponsor Curry, visit copsforcancerbc.ca and click on Riders. A search for Curry will return Terry Curry’s sponsorship page. To contribute to Joel’s fundraising campaign, send an email to his mother, Michelle, at [email protected]

Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Rock has many faces

Britt Santowski photos

Left: Junior rider Joel Dorval, sporting his very impressive mohawk. He is still deciding if it will stay or grow as he raises funds for the ride.Above: Meeting for the first time, Joel Dorval meets Terry Curry, the rider featured in this article.Right: Tim Martin, co-manager of the Sooke River Campground (“The Flats”) will be shaving his head at 3 p.m. on September 28, to raise funds for the Tour de Rock. Martin and his partner Ali Thornton will be accepting donations at the office. Visit the flats for more information.

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Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society (SSES) has just com-pleted its first decade of Chinook Salmon Derby. This year’s derby was held on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4.

“This year at the Jack Brooks Hatchery we produced 276,054 Chinook, with a final release weight of 5.71 Grams, and 110,951 Coho, with a final release weight of 3.96 Grams,” reflects SSES president Robert Gam-ache.

SSES has supported numerous commu-nity and educational organizations of the year, including Sooke Community Associa-tion, Sooke Lions Club, Rotary Club, Scouts and Guides Canada, Salmon in the Classroom, and Edward Milne biology students.

“We have just fin-ished up with our annual salmon derby which was a great suc-cess again this year,” writes Gamache in his year end summary. “This marks the end of

our work year thank goodness, because we are one tired group! We manage to have a lot of fun and meet some very interesting people during the year.”

Tenth annual Chinook Derby has many winners

Robert Gamache photos

Del Clark won the Open Category with a catch weighing in at 34.20 pounds. Dave Powell and John Redlick came in second and third, at 31.40 and 31.35 pounds respectively.

Ellen Martin took the Ladies first prize, with a catch weighing 29.75 pounds. Crystal Denison and Linda Redlick took second and third, at 23.70 and 23.15 pounds respectively. Below, some of the more elegant onlookers seen at the weigh-in station.

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A note from the president………….I feel very fortunate to be a part of this society. We have an exceptional group of volunteers that work tirelessly at our hatchery, organize our annual salmon derby and promote our cause and community at various events during the year.Our local business community and residents give us incredible support, and for that we are truly grateful.� is year at the Jack Brooks Hatchery we produced:276,054 Chinook, with a � nal release weight of 5.71 Grams.110,951 Coho, with a � nal release weight of 3.96 Grams

During the year we are pleased to support various community organizations and receive various groups at our hatchery including:

Sooke Salmon Enhancement SocietyAugust , 2013

SOOKE SALMON ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY WISHES TO THANK THOSE THAT SUPPORT US DURING THE YEAR

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US ENHANCE OUR FISH STOCKS AND HABITAT

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Fred ElgertHaldane Homes

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Rhys DavisRon Robinson

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We have just � nished up with our annual salmon derby which was a great success again this year. � is marks the end of our work year thank goodness because we are one tired group! We manage to have a lot of fun and meet some very interesting people during the year. So for now , it’s a bit of summer mainte-nance until we start it all up again in Mid September. A big thank you to all our volunteers and to those that have supported us � nancially.

Enjoy your summer.Regards,Robert Gamache, President, Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society

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Scouts and Guides CanadaSalmon in the ClassroomEdward Milne Biology Students

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society

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Local grid-iron center for the Victoria Spartans #66 Caleb “budder” Carrier with Westshore Rebels center #52 Kyle Daechsel at the August 7 game at Westhills Stadium. With more than 20 local football players playing for the fall community football program, Sooke was well represented as the two centers ran out on the field in the pre-game introductions.

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Fishing guide and Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike HIcks is shown fishing with some political cohorts from back east. Hicks is learning a thing or two about big city politics, he said.Hicks is holding a nice 25-pound chinook from the Swiftsure Bank. Fishing out at the bank has been as good as it gets with lots of halibut and big springs and coho.

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