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September 03, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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<ul><li><p>C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A</p><p>Black PressWednesday, September 3, 2014 Agreement#40110541</p><p>Editorial Page 8 </p><p>Entertainment Page B1</p><p>Sports/stats Page 20</p><p>32 pages in two sections</p><p>BEACH ARTAnnual outdoor </p><p>beach art compe-tition takes place </p><p>Sept. 6Page B1</p><p>3.125x1.2Dimock</p><p>Classifieds 17 75</p><p>Pirjo Raits photo</p><p>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 @ als.ca. 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!</p><p>250.642.6361</p><p>Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 201</p><p>TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.</p><p> Email: Shelly@ShellyDavis.ca </p><p> 778 -352 -3535 Shelly Davis Ellen Bergerud </p><p> Email: EllenBergerud@Shaw.ca www.ShellyDavis.ca www.RealEstateSooke.com </p><p>250 -818 -6441 Congrats Ellen &amp; Shelly </p><p>Top 30% of ALL Victoria Realtors! </p><p>Top Real Estate Company in Canada for Sales last 4 Consecutive Years </p><p>32 ACRE OCEANFRONT ESTATE in WHIFFIN SPIT.SOUTH FACING, HIGH BANK Private, Level, Wooded Propertywith 2500 ft OCEAN FRONTAGE.</p><p>Water Views! Walk to Theti s Lake</p><p>Spacious updated level entry townhome with upper level in absolutely pristi ne conditi on with water views. Garage.Pet friendly.</p><p>2500 ft OCEAN FRONTAGE</p></li><li><p>Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>The American flag, flying on another pole, was brought down because it cant fly alone without the Cana-dian flag.</p><p>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 </p><p>flag. It should never happen and its not the first time.</p><p>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.</p><p>Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>Its the hand that cra-dles new life and it is missing. </p><p>Driftwood Steves hand carved hand, which was at the Sooke Harbour House was pil-fered from the grounds sometime around March 24, 2014.</p><p>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.</p><p>The reward is to any-one who brings infor-mation to the return of the hand, no questions asked, said Steve.</p><p>The hand is about </p><p>four feet long and two and-a-half feet wide and as shown it can cradle a wee baby.</p><p>Its carved by my hand of my hand, he said.</p><p>Steve spent more than 60 hours carving the hand after he found the cedar burl on the beach.</p><p>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.</p><p>Its sad, my only income is from my art, </p><p>he said in reference to the missing art piece.</p><p>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. </p><p>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: artbynatur-esteve@gmail.com.</p><p>2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, september 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR</p><p>Carving of artists hand goes missing</p><p>Submitted photo</p><p>A large hand carved wooden hand was stolen from Sooke and the artist is offering a reward.</p><p>Canadian flag disappears from Legion</p><p>Pirjo Raits photo</p><p>Paul McTavish points to the flag pole which is missing its flag.</p><p>2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, september 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR</p><p>Reduce pain&amp; stress</p><p>Book your visit today.clearpathacupuncture.com</p><p>250.213.3340</p><p>Each Tuesday in September we will be at a different local hot spot ready to buy you coffee, a treat, or may-be even both! Yesterday we were at The Stick. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out where we will be next!</p><p>Facebook: www.facebook.com/kkmortgagesTwitter: @mortgagebykerry and @mortgagesbykari</p><p>Sweeten up Septemberwith Free Coffee and Treats!</p><p>2054 Otter Point Road at Sooke Road barkingdogstudio.ca</p><p>Barking Dog Studio250-642-6677</p><p>workshops start Sept. 9call studio for information</p><p>Over 50 local artists &amp; crafters represented!</p><p>pottery</p><p>LEATHERWORKS</p><p>up-cycled furniture</p><p>unique kids toys</p><p>BURL CARVINGS</p><p>jewellery2046 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC250 642-2058 Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pmSunday 12am - 4pmsouthshoregallery@shaw.casouthshoregallery.ca</p><p>Original Fine Art by Island ArtistsA collection of paintings, prints, ceramics,glass, metal works, jewelry, wearables, bre art, plus one-of-a-kind gifts, cards, framing and artist supplies.</p><p>South Shore</p><p>Gallery</p><p>2052 Otter Point Rd.Come in and enjoy both stores</p><p>now open for businessat our new location</p><p>SUPERSPECIALSSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPER</p><p>250-642-65096852 West Coast Road</p><p>Sooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.com</p><p>Sales, Service &amp; Parts for all Outboard and Sterndrives</p><p>9.8 hpStarting at</p><p>$2120Sales, Service &amp; Parts </p><p>for all Outboard and Sterndrives</p><p>Westburn Garden Centre2036 Idlemore Road</p><p>Locally owned &amp; operated</p><p>250-642-4689 www.westburngardencentre.ca</p><p>NEW ARRIVALSPansies, Violas and Mums 6 pk Winter Veggies </p><p>Tues-Sat 10-4 Sun 12-4. Closed Mon </p><p> $895</p><p>You dont have to leave Sooke to </p><p>GET A GOOD PRICE!! </p><p>Westburn Westburn Garden CentreGarden CentreGarden CentreTop quality and lovingly maintained!</p><p>1 gallon deer toleranthot lips salvia</p><p>GORDS STONEWORK Stone Retaining </p><p>Walls Fireplaces</p><p> Stone Pilars, Stairs, Patios</p><p> Ponds</p><p>K2 Stone Culture Stone River Rock</p><p>RECEIVE10% OFFUntil Aug. 30/14</p><p>250 883 8837</p><p>Rates up to 40% OFF!</p><p>LESLIE ROSEYOGA </p><p>THERAPYChronic Pain?</p><p>Pain that Always Resurfaces?</p><p>Yoga Therapy may be your relief!</p><p>Hurry, o er ends Aug. 31st</p><p>No </p><p>prio</p><p>r yog</p><p>a ex</p><p>perie</p><p>nce </p><p>requ</p><p>ired!</p><p>SUMMER</p><p>SPECIAL</p><p>leslieth</p><p>eyogateacher@gmail.comLeslie</p><p>250-634-3775</p><p>MARKHOUSTON</p><p>SalesRepresentative</p><p>Look who just moved to Sooke.</p><p>3335C Oak St., Victoriawww.united oors.ca(250) 475-3811</p><p>250-642-35961831 Maple Avenue S. Sooke, BC</p><p>Open forDinner</p><p>Tues - Satfrom 5:30 pm</p><p>Licensed patio with views of Sooke Harbour</p><p>SOOKE COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL</p><p>Whiffin Spit Park, Sooke, BCA celebration of the creative process, using only </p><p>found items from the beach at Whif n Spit.</p><p>NOTHING CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE SITEPrizes awarded for the most creative and original sculptures.</p><p>www.sookecommunityarts.com</p><p>Sunday, September 7, 12 Noon-3pm</p></li><li><p>SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, september 3, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, september 3, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3</p><p>Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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 are some fun things to take part in.</p><p>New this year is a family farm dance at Ed Macgregor Park on Sat-urday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lewers encour-ages people to get into the spirit and get out and dance.</p><p>Dress as a farmer if you like and get ready to do the chicken dance, said Lewers.</p><p>Thinking back to what made fall fairs such an awaited event were things like pie eat-ing contests and they </p><p>will be having one at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the community hall. The event is open to everybody and there is no entry fee. Proba-bly a change of clothes would be welcome after though.</p><p>Kids make up a lot of the enthusiasm and there are a number of fun things for them to do. There will be a dunk the Barbie tank, Lucky Ducky, Tic Tac Toe and a whole bunch of other fun unplugged events. These will be run by youth groups in Sooke and the ticket money (50 cents) will go to those groups for their programs. This could be a really great way to introduce kids to life before computers, cell phones and electronic games. Let them look at the chickens and rab-bits and other animals behind the community hall. The Pet Parade is a fun event where many </p><p>pets are dressed up and decorated. Its fun to watch and fun for the kids to be involved in.</p><p>Take the kids or grandkids on an old-fashioned hay ride and pony ride or race a zucchini in the Great Sookeini Race sched-uled for 3 p.m. on Sat-urday. </p><p> We are really try-</p><p>ing to get the kids engaged, said Lewers.</p><p>If that isnt enough to get the excitement happening, buy a ticket on the chicken plop bingo, come listen to the music, bring your entry in to be judged and then auctioned off. A happy face sticker will show which entries are up for auction.</p><p>When people do their entries they have the opportunity to put their goods into the auction. Members of the Sooke Fall Fair Soci-ety will also be making pies for auction, Lew-ers said.</p><p>Whats a fall fair with-out a fiddle or two? There will be a farm-ers music jam at 11 </p><p>a.m. on Sunday. Musi-cians are encouraged to bring along their instruments and pick and strum with others on stage in the commu-nity hall. Music will be playing throughout the two days on the stage as well. Come on down, have a seat and listen to some of Sookes musicians and singers giving their all.</p><p>The beautiful Fall Fair Quilt will be raffled off as first prize and there are two other prizes this year. The quilt, of course, is first prize, with a basket of local meat valued at $250 as second prize and a pro-duce and a value-added basket worth $150 as third prize. All the more reason to purchase a raffle ticket. All the proceeds go towards future fall fairs.</p><p>Literary and photo-graphic entries can be viewed upstairs at the Legion, across from the Sooke Community Hall on Eustace Road.</p><p>Its all there, every-thing that makes Sooke what it is. Old-fash-ioned? Absolutely! Fun? You bet! Community? Most certainly.</p><p>For all the catego-ries and list of events pick up a fall fair cata-logue at retail outlets in Sooke. </p><p>Screening dayS</p><p>Screening mammography September 15-18</p><p>Sooke health Unit, 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke child, youth and Family centre (caSa), formerly on townsend road.</p><p>For an appointment call toll free 1-800-663-9203</p><p>correct phone # </p><p>taoiSt tai chi open hoUSe at the </p><p>Sooke legion (6726 eustace rd.) on tuesday, Sept. 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information call Debbie at 260-642-1969.</p><p>BooK SaLethe Sooke </p><p>harboUrSiDe lions are holding a book sale amd the proceeds go to huntingtons Disease a horrible, hereditary disease that attacks the nervous system.</p><p>the Sale iS on Saturday, Sept 6 from 10-2, in cedar grove mall.</p><p>FaLL FairSeptember 6 anD </p><p>7th at the Sooke community hall and upstairs legion hall.</p><p> Thumbs Up</p><p> UpSooke</p><p>101 years of family fun at Sooke Fall Fair</p><p>File photo</p><p>and the winning number is.....Theres lots of fun for kids of all ages at the Sooke Fall Fair. The Chicken Plop Bingo is especially intriguing to children. There are many activities for kids, check the Sooke Fall Fair calendar for times.</p><p>to all the parents who are trying to cope with the continuing labour dispute between teachers and the province.</p><p>Did you know. I have a veggie garden and every year I am excited to get it going, but they are a lot of work. I am ex-tremely busy with my career. I start the garden late, I dont weed it as often as I should. I pick all the beans a couple of weeks too late. There is quite an art to it. I remem-ber things my dad said were impor-tant when planting and I think part of wanting a garden is remembering a childhood and all that went with it. I will do it again next year and all I can do is hope to do better.! Buying or Selling.. call me! </p><p>ARDEN </p><p>Living Sooke... Loving Sooke... </p><p>Selling Sooke! 250.642.6361 </p><p>HEARING AID CLINICWe are pleased to announce that we will be holding another clinic on Thursday, Sept. 11. If you have any questions about hearing aids, want to make sure your hearing aid is working properly, or want to have a free hearing screening ~ we will have the mobile hearing aid Karen team here at the store to help you. Drop in or make an appointment. Clinic hours will be between 11 am and 3 pm.</p><p>KarenCustomer Service</p><p>Next Seniors Day: Thursday September 11 PeoPleS Drug MarT... Where People Come First</p><p>PEoPLEFIRST</p><p>Cedar Grove Centre I 250.642.2226PEoPLES DRUG MART ...Where people come first.</p></li><li><p>4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, september 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR</p><p>GRAND OPENING 6902 ISLAND HWY NORTH NANAIMO, BC</p><p>(250) 390-7800</p><p>THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM</p><p>FIRST 300 CUSTOMERS IN LINE RECEIVE A CABELAS GIFT CARD!YOURS COULD BE VALUED UP TO $500!</p><p>Limit one per person. Must be at least the age of majority in the province or territory of residence at the time of entry. See store for details.</p><p>MEET THE EXPERTS SEPT. 11-14</p><p>Jeff Chisholm, Leo Stakos and Ron JamesMEET THE HOSTS OF FISH TV ON SEPT. 11-13 FROM 11 AM to 3 PM</p><p>Host of Ni...</p></li></ul>