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September 03, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror


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

    Black PressWednesday, September 3, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page B1

    Sports/stats Page 20

    32 pages in two sections

    BEACH ARTAnnual outdoor

    beach art compe-tition takes place

    Sept. 6Page B1


    Classifieds 17 75

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Play it forwardPeople are getting water dumped on them and the goal is to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). Steve Knoke, manager at SEAPARC has invited staff and SEAPARC participants to donate via the Facebook page @ They are not currently tracking their contributions. The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.The SEAPARC team passed on the challenge to the District of Sooke staff. Mike Hicks passed the challenge on to Sooke mayor and council as well as District of Sooke staff. Hicks was taking up the challenge presented to him by the City of Esquimalt. The participants from left to right are: Darcy Smith, Tara Seeburger, Megan MacKeigan, Morgan Gurbersky, Steve Knoke, Mike Hicks, Bryce McMath, Angela Petrie, Arran Wass-Little, Norris Wass-Little. Not shown in photo is Dylan Mack. The dumpers are kids at SEAPARC summer camp. They loved doing it!


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  • Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    You never really notice them when they are flying but when they are gone you just sense something is dif-ferent. The American and Canadian flags have disappeared from the Legion.

    Someone came by late at night and stole everything but the flag pole. Whoever took the flag had to climb onto the roof to get at it. The Canadian flag flying at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 dis-appeared and now the Legion has to purchase another flag. Thats not all, they have to buy some kind of enhanced security flag pole so it doesnt happen again.

    The American flag, flying on another pole, was brought down because it cant fly alone without the Cana-dian flag.

    It will cost us a lot of money, said Legion manager Paul McTav-ish. We need to get a new one so the Legion can fly the Canadian

    flag. It should never happen and its not the first time.

    So the Legion is hop-ing people will donate towards the cost of a new flag pole and flag. if interested, drop off a donation at the Legion bar or through the mail to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54, P.O.Box 337, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1G1.

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Its the hand that cra-dles new life and it is missing.

    Driftwood Steves hand carved hand, which was at the Sooke Harbour House was pil-fered from the grounds sometime around March 24, 2014.

    Steve was set to give the art piece to his niece but it went missing and he wants it back. He is offering a reward of $750 to who-ever returns the red cedar carving.

    The reward is to any-one who brings infor-mation to the return of the hand, no questions asked, said Steve.

    The hand is about

    four feet long and two and-a-half feet wide and as shown it can cradle a wee baby.

    Its carved by my hand of my hand, he said.

    Steve spent more than 60 hours carving the hand after he found the cedar burl on the beach.

    Driftwood Steve is a carver and artist. He has numerous examples of his talent at the Sooke Harbour House. He calls it Art by Nature and thats his only livelihood.

    Its sad, my only income is from my art,

    he said in reference to the missing art piece.

    He fashions wooden flowers, gates, fences, arbors and all manner of creative pieces out of the driftwood he finds on the beaches in the Sooke area. Hes a wood salvager and a recycler, artist and craftsman.

    He asks anyone who may know where his piece is to just return it to where they found it or get in touch so he can retrieve it. Call Steve at 250-686-8974 or email to:

    2 Wednesday, september 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Carving of artists hand goes missing

    Submitted photo

    A large hand carved wooden hand was stolen from Sooke and the artist is offering a reward.

    Canadian flag disappears from Legion

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Paul McTavish points to the flag pole which is missing its flag.

    2 Wednesday, september 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    found items from the beach at Whif n Spit.

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    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Fall fairs have a way of bringing communi t ies together. They used to be held at a time when farmers could finally relax after the crops came in. They would boast about the biggest pumpkins and the fat-test chickens and they would visit with each other and relax a little.

    Family farms are the binder twine that holds all things together. This year the Sooke Fall Fair is celebrating the fam-ily farm in honor of the United Nations Inter-national Year of Fam-ily Farming. The Sooke Fall Fair takes place on September 6 and 7 at the Sooke Community Hall and across Eustace Road at the Legion.

    In her Presidents Message, Ellen Lew-ers said, our aim is to encourage the commu-nity to embrace their family farms (from backyard gardens to commercial producers) and gain better knowl-edge about local suppli-ers of healthy food and what they grow.

    Along with the dis-plays and exhibits of potatoes and flowers, knitting and quilting, and everything to do with growing, home arts and animals, there