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New anglers’ coalition hopes to lobby Ottawa Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

A new society has been formed to lobby different levels of government against the decline of the recreational fishery on South Vancouver Island. The South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition has an objective to educate municipal, provincial and federal levels of government on the social and economic importance of the region’s fishery to increase access for all Canadians. “The purpose of the society is to act as a lobbying voice for the angling community of South Vancouver Island. We want to see the stop in the decline of the fishery that we’ve been witnesses over the last 10 years,” said Christopher Bos, SVIAC president. “In other words we want to return and rebuild the robust, thriving fisheries that we had on South Vancouver Island historically. It’s important that we have abundant, healthy fish populations and we would like to see our wild fish given more respect by our government and more emphasis on rebuilding those stocks that are of concern. “We are anglers that need to get the message out about the social significance and the importance of angling to the lifestyles of many people who live on South Vancouver Island as well as the

economic impact that we bring when we have a thriving fishery.” Bos stated over the course of 10 years, he’s observed increased restrictions and a massive decline of local fisheries like coho, chinook and halibut. “When I say decline, I use the term of 50 per cent of our fishing time in the last decade is now under heavy restrictions or closed compared to a decade ago,” he said. “We believe the Department of Fisheries and Ocean is using the reduction of fishing opportunities for commercial, recreational, and the First Nations as a method of recovery, which has proven to be historically a failure.” He said the DFO is not addressing the root problem in fish stock decline, which could be a result from massive overfishing from commercial fleets, climate changes, destruction of habitat overtime or human caused activities. “We don’t believe that it’s all nature caused as to why there are these declines and we believe that we can through our lobbying efforts create a positive change,” Bos said. “I’m not saying there’s not conservation concern on some of the fish, but we believe that’s not being addressed properly.” One of the long-term goals of the society is to hire a fulltime lobbyist in Ottawa who

will speak on behalf of South Vancouver Island anglers. A position that will come at a hefty price of between $100,000 to $120,000. Bos acknowledged the organization has a long road ahead. The organization, became a society in July and had it’s first meeting on Nov. 27 in Langford. “We had about 125 people attend our meeting and we signed up over 60 per cent of attendants as members on the spot,” Bos said. As a new organization, the society has identified the four following tasks: • Development of a strong membership base. • Development of a threeyear business plan to identify the key components such as details on the professional lobbyists, whether or not to take legal action on issues of importance, and how to proceed with activism campaigns. Perform an economic study on the fishery of South Vancouver Island for lobbying efforts. • Introduce themselves and educate all politicians within the SVIAC jurisdiction on fresh water and salt water angling on South Vancouver Island. Attain their support for lobbying efforts in Ottawa. • Generation of a large amount of funds. Info at: www.anglerscoalition.com.

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Lighting up! Sooke Fire Rescue Service volunteer firefighter, Dave Adamson, climbs a fire truck ladder to decorate the Evergreen Centre kiosk with a snowflake light. The District of Sooke, Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and local businesses partnered to decorate municipal trees in the town core with battery operated lights. The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is also encouraging different businesses to light up store-front trees.

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Honour Maestro Norman Nelson, was presented with a Queen’s Jubilee medal on Dec. 1 by MP Randall Garrison, left. Pinning on the medal is Sooke Philharmonic O r c h e s t r a president Pat Phillips, right.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012

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NEWS • A3

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Whiffin Spit SANTA CLAUS silhouette RUN THE ANNUAL SANTA One of the most Claus Run takes place soon. THE SCHEDULE WILL be printed on the paper grocery bags which will be distributed in the Sooke News Mirror.

LIGHT EM’ UP IF YOU PLAN to decorate your home and yard for the holidays, call the Sooke News Mirror with your address (250-642-5752) and we will include it on our list which we will publish in the coming weeks.

SANTA BREAKFAST COME HAVE BREAKFAST with Santa on Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sooke Community Hall.

SANTA PARADE BE DOWNTOWN ON Dec. 9 at 3:30 for the Santa Parade. Bring the kids for hot dogs (TD Bank), goodies and pictures at Modern Mortgage and bring a nonperishable ite, to donate to the Sooke Food Bank. Expect isolated showers.

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popular walking spots in Sooke is Whiffin Spit. Any day when the clouds part, even briefly, people are spotted walking themselves and their dogs. Soon, the annual decorating of the Christmas tree will begin.

COUNCIL BRIEFS Development Variance District of Sooke council, at the regular meeting on Nov. 26 granted a Development Variance Permit to properties at 2174 and 2175 French Road South. The Land Use and Environment Committee had recommended that the following variance be allowed in the proposed subdivision: A relaxation of the front lot line setbacks for garage; and a relaxation of the rear lot line for the principle building. Lease of Kaltasin Works Yard Three non-profit groups and two commercial enterprises are looking to do business at the Kaltasin Works Yard. A Request for Proposal was put out and the non-profits organizations; Juan de Fuca Marine Rescue Society, Sooke Region CHI/Volunteer Centre, Sooke Community Arts Council expressed interest in the space. The commercial enterprises were the Canadian Signal Company Inc. and Ellice Recycle Ltd. Discussion around the council table ensued and Mayor

Wendal Milne said the district needed some financial basis for this area and stated, “I personally don’t want to throw out the revenue maker.” The district was receiving close to $28,000 for rental of the premises from Canadian Signal Co. (CSC) who leased on a monthto-month basis. Ellice Recycle is proposing a waste and recycle facility with a lease rate to be negotiated (@$65,000). A considerable investment would be required and the operation would not be in place until mid-2013. There are some issues with the type of operation and rezoning which would have to take place. The Juan de Fuca Marine Rescue Society is looking for continued placement of the current portable classroom and would enter into a shared lease arrangement. A lease rate has not been negotiated. The Sooke Region CHI wished office, meetings and storage space for the volunteer centre and member agencies. They want the office building and two stor-

age bays and are also open to sharing. The Sooke Community Arts Council wants gallery space and artists’ workshops in four storage bays. They also seek shared arrangements. The owner of CSC came forward and said that his company, which deals with green technology, is looking at business in excess of $100 million over the next five years, translating into 400 jobs. He said he needs space currently for 50 employees. He said he is not sure where he stands as far as leasing space at the works yard and if

that didn’t work out for him he would look at relocating to Langford or Colwood. “I need everything,” he said. “It’s already in motion, it’s already happening.” Council directed staff to work on lease arrangements for the non-profit groups and CSC. A rezoning will have to occur and staff will bring a report back to council. Council signed a letter of support to the Ministry of Environment so Atwater Landing (the former Grouse Nest) may enter into discussions with the

MOE for the pre-registration of a satellite treatment plant. Reports Council received a lengthy report from Fire Chief Steve Sorensen on the sinking of a commercial fishing vessel on Oct. 9. Council discussed the fact that it took a lengthy time for responsible agencies to respond and that the Coast Guard boat could not be used. Mayor Wendal Milne said they needed to find out who in the Coast Guard was in charge of such incidents and why they couldn’t use their boat since it was sitting on

“our dock in our harbour.” Discussion ensued on who’s responsibility it was for marine “accidents.” In 2009 there was talk of the fire department acquiring a fire boat. “This thing concerns me,” said Milne. “But we’re not prepared to buy a boat.” Council will also be looking at developing a policy for donations and sponsorships. Council felt it was appropriate to develop a framework for monies requested and to apply a standard for every group requesting funding.

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Picture your pet with Santa Fundraiser for animal rescue

food donations for the Sooke Food Bank, and pet food, which will be supplied to the Sooke Animal Food Bank and Rescue Society. Santa Pet Photos was conceived and hosted by local pet shop and grooming salon, Wiskers and Waggs, last year. The event will take place at It’s Over Rover training facilities on 3312 Otter Point Rd. Participants will receive free treats, and there will be several draw prizes from local businesses.

Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror Sooke’s furry, fourlegged residents are being given the chance to meet and have their photo taken with Santa in support of two animal rescue organizations. It’s Over Rover, a local dog training business, is hosting Santa Pet Photos on Dec. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m both days. Jacklyn Orza, It’s Over Rover owner, said people can bring in their dogs and cats to have a photo snapped with Santa for $10 a piece. The shots can either be of one individual pet or as many animals as a frame permits. All proceeds will be given to two animal rescue organizations, which have been shortlisted to Turtle Gardens in Topley, B.C., and the Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders. Although Turtle Gardens is not based in the region, Orza said

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they have several foster families in Victoria and Sooke. “Even though they may not seem too local, a lot of their dogs come out towards this area. Victoria actually gets a lot of dogs from all over B.C. -- apparently people in Victoria are very dedicated rescuers.” The photos will be taken by Allana Brooks, of Kushti Photography. All photos will be

sent electronically to patrons. “She’s currently looking around for a really nice back drop, and we’re going to lay down a brown rug of some sort and have Santa sitting there with all of the dogs and cats around him,” Orza laughed. “It should be lots of fun.” Otter Point Vet will also be collecting

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Museum clean-up Sharron Ho photo

Left, Brianna Shambrook, project manager for the Sooke Region Museum’s artifact and archive re-organization, cleans up and checks item numbers on artifacts in a historical doll house. Right, Beth Boyce, project assistant, goes through the Sooke Region Museum’s basketry exhibit.

LOOKING BACK A trip through the Sooke News Mirror archives: Dec. 2, 1998 Fish farm under attack A local fish farmer says a naturally occurring algae bloom, not disease or toxins produced from his aquaculture business, was responsible for a substantial fish kill at his Sooke Basin enterprise. Prime Pacific Sea Farm’s Harry Hammer was responding to allegations made Tuesday by The David Suzuki Foundation and other fish farm opponents. David Suzuki Foundation fish farm consultant Lynn Hunter advised the media The Alliance Against Fish Farms was holding a news conference Tuesday after the Sooke News Mirror went to press. Hunter said the conference centers around a video tape shot by local residents who observed truck loads of dead fish being hauled out of the fish farm over the past six weeks. “On Nov. 11 residents video taped fish farm

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workers haul out 24 totes alone. There are 1,200 pounds on each tote.” Hunter said the dead fish were trucked up a gated road in Sooke where they were presumably disposed of. Hammer refused to be specific about the number of fish that were lost, only saying that it was substantial. Hammer said he witness East Sooke resident Gloria Graham video taping workers collecting and hauling off the dead fish. “Here I am dealing with this loss and my good neighbour is sitting on the shore video taping it,” Hammer said. Dec. 6, 2000 Local ornithologists to keep eye on the birdies for Christmas count Two days before Christmas, another annual event is taking place in Sooke. The 101st annual Christmas bird count will take flight at 8 a.m. and wind down at sunset on Dec. 23. “It provides a snapshot of the relative

numbers of bird in North America at one particular time of the year,” said Sooke resident Jack McLeod. Last year, 38 birdwatchers counted an amazing total of 25,815 birds representing a whopping 104 different species just in the Sooke count area. The B.C. bird species champ is Ladner where 138 species were sighted in 1999. “This area here is one of the best,” said McLeod, 72, who was introduced to bird watching as a nine year old when he was given a little red bird book by a family friend. Dec. 6, 2006 Development Cost Charges outlined The Committee of the Whole met in Sooke Council Chambers Monday night to hear from Fraser Smith of Urban Systems Ltd. about development cost charges (DCCs). Also covered during the meeting was a presentation from Ron Drolet of B.C. Transit, and discussion on a proposed bylaw concerning the control of

fireworks in the District of Sooke. What is sought is a method of financing municipal growth that is spread equitably among present and future residents, developers and various levels of government. Some of the criteria looked at by an outfit like Urban Systems relates to the percentage of single, family dwellings, multi-family units, etc. For example, consultants assume a higher average number of residents in a single family dwelling than in other forms of housing. A high load on local roadways and wastewater systems is therefore projected as regards to one unit, and charges are based accordingly. Dec. 7, 2011 Inaugural meeting of District of Sooke council The council chambers at the municipal hall was full to overflowing as members of the public, family and friends came to see the fourth council take office on Dec. 5. The official ceremony was punctuated with

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clapping and broad smiles as each councillor took their oath of office and Mayor Wendal Milne gave his inaugural address. Milne thanked the previous council and especially former mayor Janet Evans for her 12 years serving the community. “It was a huge commitment, I think,” said Milne. He vowed that there would be changes coming all with the intent of cutting spending in all ares of the district’s budget. He said there were plans already in place for many initiatives, but each of those decisions cost money and he wanted to ensure a balanced budget. He said in these uncertain economic times it was important to have sustainability for taxpayers. “Council and staff need to start doing businesses in a new way,” said Milne. He wants to control spending and stop tax increases, stating that it would be a “tough task.”

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A6 • LIFESTYLES

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Beecher Bay First Nation of Sooke, B.C. intends to make an application to Ministry of Forest and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a Utility in the vicinity of Beecher Bay, Sooke, B.C. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #1414046. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations at 142-2080 Labieux Rd. Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9 or emailed to: AuthorizingAgency.Nanaimo@gov.bc.ca Comments will be received by MFLNRO until January 15, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after that date. Please visit our website: http:// www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/ index.isp for more information.

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Different local businesses decorated Christmas trees in support of the BC Children’s Hospital on Nov. 30 at the Sooke Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Complex (SEAPARC). The event marked the fourth annual Festival of

Trees in Sooke, which saw 13 trees sponsored and decorated by local non-profits, private businesses and families. According to Elizabeth Olsen, event co-ordinator, the trees were sponsored at $250 each. “When you sponsor a tree you get a tree and you get all the

lights... so all the companies have to do is come in and bring in their decorations and decorate,” she said. Local residents can drop by anytime between Nov. 30 and Jan. 4 to donate and cast a ballot towards their favourite tree. All proceeds will be given to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We have little ballot envelopes and what they do is they just check off what their favourite tree is and put a donation into the envelope and return it into the centre,” Olsen said. “It’s a great event just in terms of how much the BC Children Hospital helps families here in Sooke.” In 2011, 2,400 children from Vancouver Island

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Bylaw is not yet set in stone District of Sooke council is struggling with trying to make sense of Bylaw 500 and the implications for residents and businesses in Sooke. It is an extremely complicated document and deserves extra consideration before any decisions are made. Decisions which could impact those properties that had their zoning changed without prior notice. An open house on Bylaw 500 will be held this evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the municipal hall council chambers. by district staff Open house Presentations will be made at 5 and 7 p.m. on Bylaw 500 This is an opportunity for residents who’s property tonight... may be affected to come and ask questions and get answers. It might be smart for residents with larger properties and commercial properties to check to see what their zoning is and what can be done or not done with their properties in the future. Some residents already discovered huge implications when they went to subdivide. Thus the review of the bylaw in the first place. Mayor Wendal Milne, on Dec. 3 at a Special Council Meeting made the decision to delay the deadline for the completion of the bylaw so that council could grapple with the content of the bylaw. This was a wise move as rushing to meet a deadline would not be in the best interests of the taxpayers and the district. Now council can pour over the details and make decisions which will return some property rights and zonings. “We’re the authors of our own mix up here,” said Milne.

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Will truth die on Deficit Hill? B.C. Views Whatever happens in the provincial election five months from now, taxpayers should insist that it be the last spring vote. Now I know this isn’t sexy like the horse race of popularity polls so loved by the TV news. But integrity of public financial information is the next vital step in democratic reform, even more important than scheduled election dates. And the B.C. tradition of tabling untested election budgets, shutting down the legislature and firing up the campaign buses, has to end. The B.C. Liberals are on track to surpass the NDP on fudge-it budgets, having put millions into TV ads that insist the 2013 budget will struggle into the black. This is the hill Christy Clark has chosen to die on. Glen Clark set the modern bar with his 1996 election budget. After a run of red ink, it conjured a tidy little surplus that helped the NDP squeak out a win over the plaid-shirted Gordon Campbell. Campbell’s noisy exit had its roots in his 2009 fudge-it budget, which clung to an outdated $500million deficit forecast that had already melted down along with banks, auto makers and U.S. real estate. After the election, British Columbians found out we were really $2.8 billion in the red.

Not one to waste a good crisis, Campbell ordered the harmonized sales tax. Now Premier Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong are proposing to balance the budget <I>and</I> shut down the HST money machine. Clark gave a speech in Coquitlam the day before last week’s budget update, warning it “won’t be pretty.” And it’s not. In September the current-year deficit forecast jumped above $1 billion, largely due to a glut of natural gas. The latest update pushed it near $1.5 billion. Natural gas royalties are bumping along the bottom, no big change there. But now coal prices and shipments are down, and a slow real estate market has pinched the flow of cash from Bill Vander Zalm’s legacy, the property purchase tax. I erred in a previous column, saying this year’s deficit is partly due to a staged repayment of federal HST transition money. Not so. That entire $1.6 billion was booked in last year’s budget, pushing that deficit to a record $3 billion. This means the current $1.5 billion bleeder is based strictly on current revenues, debt servicing and spending. So how is this sucking chest wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than

$100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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We asked: What do you think should lbe done about the deer population?

I love the deer, but I don’t like them in the back yard eating the fruit and flowers. Possibly a cull, but I still like my deer.

Well, they should catch them and truck them way out in the bush. Also, we can’t help it because we’re encroaching on their environment anyway.

I think we have to live with the deer population and we should modify our habits to fit in with living with the deer.

I don’t really think there is anything wrong with the deer population.

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Correction In an editor’s note on a letter “Public should know” it was incorrectly stated that the district did not legally have to divulge issues related to personnel. In fact, the contract, wage rate, etc. should be publicly available. (http://www.bclaws. ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_ new/document/ID/ freeside/10_371_93) and the FOI-POP Act, section 22 (4) A disclosure of personal information is not an unreasonable invasion of a third party’s personal privacy if (e) the information is about the third party’s position, functions or remuneration as an officer, employee or member of a public body or as a member of a minister’s staff. Pirjo Raits Editor

Sad, sad, sad One day a year, just one day a year, with plenty of warning and notice. The triathalon represented so many things a lot of us hold dear to our hearts about our community of Sooke. Living an Active lifestyle, walking, hiking, biking, a place for families, and a place where the community with a little effort can become self sufficient. Local sustainability, We all need to make some sacrifices occasionally for the good of the whole. Sad, sad, sad. Sharon Grove Sooke

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Speaking for the majority Bravo to Jacquie Jocelyn for so eloquently summarizing the most important points about this issue. Like many others before, she is speaking up for the majority of the 10,000 plus silent majority, who do not have the time, energy or knowledge about the matter at stake. However, the silent voices in the eloctorate are amongst those who elected the members of council and the current mayor to also represent their interest and take the decisions which are right for the

community and the district as a whole! There should never ever have been any doubt, that anybody could even dare to consider tampering with or destroying a beautiful, existing park. If I am not mistaken, there was even a conservation covenant placed on the land when it was bequeathed to the community. So how about honouring the memory and the wisdom of those who gave us the park in the first place and putting an end to all the needless bickering? Gisela Kumar Sooke

Sad and regrettable

news Dear Mayor Milne, Sooke council and CRD JdF director Mike Hicks: After receiving the announcement of the Subaru Sooke Triathlon cancellation, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce received numerous phone calls, email and social media comments from members and non-members. The general consensus was the decision to end the triathlon is extremely shortsighted. People (tourists and athletes) from all over the world came to Sooke to participate in this event and marveled at the beauty,

friendly people (300 volunteers), and how a community the size of Sooke was able to support an event of this magnitude. The triathlon had gained tremendous momentum over the past six years and brought international exposure and recognition to the Sooke region. It reached a very wide audience and showcased the area in ways that you would otherwise need thousands and thousands of dollars to accomplish. Although the District of Sooke and council supported this event, with a $25,000 investment, we received disappointing news from our mayor regarding the cancellation. With all due respect, if council truly supported this event, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan would not be hosting our triathlon in 2013. The District of Sooke, it seems, did not go to any extra measures when the triathlon was in jeopardy by the Juan de Fuca director and the select few naysayers who were “inconvenienced” for four hours on a Sunday, one day of the year,

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Cont’d from page 9 expressing community safety issues as their argument... despite the fact the roads were not completely closed with windows of opportunity (periodic openings) and access still permissable during the race. The benefits of having the triathlon in Sooke provided tangible and immediate revenues for numerous Sooke region businesses. Figures from the Prestige Hotel indicate a loss of $36,500 (242 room nights) for the 2013 event cancelled equivalent to one fulltime position. Another smaller business saw an increase of 10 to 15 per cent to their business during the 2012 triathlon. These are just two businesses, now multiply that by dozens. There has been tremendous community benefits as shown through the incredible amount of local volunteerism involved in the triathlon, as well as community spirit shown by the family/ kids race held in Sooke around the triathlon. Further benefit that helps the Sooke region over the long term is the follow up with tourism and potential eco-

nomic investments to the area from those that experienced the event in person or via the exposure through the tremendous TV coverage. Over time, this equates to millions of dollars. The tone this has set is one which has become very familiar to locals and outside stakeholders that have an interest in doing something in Sooke. We are all for progress, as long as it doesn’t include change or short term inconvenience. Let’s hope that we are able to overcome this short sightedness and come up with something as beneficial to our community before it’s too late. Kari Osselton Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

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Voyageur Jean Baptiste Brulé had Sooke roots

Rising now as a sentinel towering on the northwestern landscape, or in early summertime, attracting the rays of the sun as the brilliant yellow blossoms of scotch broom creep across the rock face - there stands Mount Brulé. Each day that we drive eastward across the river from downtown Sooke we see this rock face (pictured above), but how many know how it got its name? Jean Baptiste Brulé was born in Montreal and travelled westward as a voyageur with the Hudson’s Bay Company, arriving at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. In 1838 Brulé, a French Canadian, married Marguerite, a T’Sou-ke native who was living in that territory at the time. When the Oregon Treaty was enacted in 1846, locating the international boundary at the 49th parallel, a number of men who had been connected to the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to move northward, to stay with the “Crown” rather than with the “Republic.”

Travelling with fellow voyageurs, the group was first drawn to Fort Langley, but by around 1850 the families had migrated to Sooke, no doubt influenced by the desire of Marguerite to rejoin her people at the Sooke River. Among the voyageur group were Kalapuya wives from the Willamette Valley. Settling adjacent to Sooke Reserve No. 1, these families populated the land on the east bank of the Sooke River, towards the region we once

knew as East Branch (now Charters River). Brulé settled himself and Margaret to homestead at today’s Calvert Road, on property that reached up the west slope of the mountain that soon became identified with his name. When the discovery of gold in 1864 attracted hordes of gold seekers to the junction of the Sooke and the Leech, Brulé was in a position to provision the men with beef and mutton. The Brulé family

Historical note: The Lorimer family, prominent pioneer citizens of Sooke and of the Province of BC, have now lost the last of the young family members who grew up here, a part of the Sooke heritage. Growing up at the corner of Gillespie and Sooke Roads, the four Lorimer brothers, George, Malcolm, Duncan and Jimmie all went overseas in the Second World War. George was lost in the war, and a feature along the Galloping Goose Trail is now named for him. The remaining brothers all went on to distinguished careers; the only girl, Margaret, married Sooke’s Wilf

Strong, of the farming family. In 2006 Duncan Lorimer, well-known as the principal of Victoria High and a member of Sooke’s Pipe Band, passed away, and this week his widow, Betty, who in her youth had worked in the Sooke Telephone Office, went

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Sports & Leisure

Sooke skaters heading to international event

Please send sports tips to Sharron Ho at: news@ sookenewsmirror.com

ardo and Pilar gauge their passion an 11/10. “It’s not just our career or passion, it’s

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Sooke’s brother and sister figure skating duo recently earned second place at Mexico Nationals and a bid to compete in the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia, which runs from Dec. 13-15. The European competition holds high-stakes for Leonardo Maekawa, 20, and sister, Pilar Maekawa, 18, as they hope to earn enough points to qualify for the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Japan in February. The Four Continents sees competitors from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. “Our goal for this competition is to accumulate a certain amount of points, and if we get these points we can qualify for the Four Continents,” Leonardo said. “If we make it, that’ll be the biggest competition we have ever been to,” he said. “It’s a huge step forward for us.” Internationally, the Maekawas have competed in Mexico three times, and in Austria and Milan. In order to prep for the Golden Spin, Leonardo and Pilar train six days a week on the ice for an average of about two to four hours day.

a lifestyle,” Leonardo said. “We’ve done it for so long now, it’d be very

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Leonardo and Pilar Maekawa during the Free Dance event. Another aspect of their regiment is ballroom dancing, hip hop dancing and fitness training. Their resolve and

ice for the better part of a year, and only fully recovered in mid-October. “Halfway through October is when I

‘It’s not just our career or passion, it’s a lifestyle.’ --Leonardo Maekawa Skater determination is clear. The pair only had a month to train for Mexico Nationals, as Leonardo had been recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in October 2011. He was on and off the

started feeling back to 100 per cent,” Leonardo said. He also underwent surgery on his ankle in June to replace screws and inject bone to expedite healing. Mexico Nationals

on Nov. 12-18 was also their first event at the seniors level, which meant tougher competition. “We had one month to choreograph and catch up from junior all the way to senior,” Pilar said. “Junior to senior is huge step forward and we did quite well.” “The other competitors that we were competing against had been skating at that level for a longer period than us,” Leonardo said, adding the pair needed to work twice as hard to bridge the gap between the junior and senior levels. Skating together for about 12 years, Leon-

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More sports in B section.

EMCS welcome junior girls team Junior girls basketball team revitalized Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

After a year of absence, Edward Milne community school has gathered enough teens to start up a junior girls basketball team in the B division. Ebony Logins, junior girls basketball coach, said the team has about 11 players in Grades 9 and 10. “I’m really excited... because a lot of the girls are very athletic, they do other sports -and that means they’re

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busy -- but it also means they have the basics that other Grade 9 and 10 teams might not have already,” she said. The team has been practising since September, and Logins said she’s observed several players who are natural defenders and plenty of good shooters. “They kind of already know certain defensive strategies and certain offensive strategies so they’re able to bring those from other sports and then apply them to basketball.” Another advantage of the team is an established team dynamic. Grade 9 players already have experience on the

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court with one another from the previous year at Journey middle school. Last year, an effort to recruit players for a junior team failed due to a lack of players. Logins attributed the poor turn out to lack of interest, involvement in other sports or activities, and a smaller student body at EMCS. She added junior teams at EMCS come in waves, with teams some years and none for others. With the season rolling around the corner, the girls’ immediate goal is to expand on camaraderie between players. “I think our first goal

is just to continue building on our team dynamics because there is a Grade 9/10 split,” Logins said. “It’s been going really great so far, so as long as they can continue building that trust and understand each other’s strengths and how that applies in the team dynamic, I think that would be great.” The first game of the season is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 13 at 5:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic high school. “Hopefully this year, we’ll be able to win some games and prove that it’s more that just fun.”

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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How’s Fishing?

Sunrise over East Sooke with Jock’s Docks in the foreground.

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a purple Hot Spot with a glow insert and that should get the job done. Also try Coho Killer, Glo hootchies as well as herring and anchovies which work well. On the derby scene is the third annual Boxing Day Salmon Derby. Fishing starts at dawn on Monday, Dec. 26 with weigh-in at

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Band students look to journey to competitions Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

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Playing roulette with our food Film on seeds of deception When genetically engineered (GE) food first came on the scene, it was touted as the answer to world hunger. But time has shown us that it has proven to be an untested toxic disaster, to humans, pets, livestock and lab rats that eat GE corn and soybeans and to the fields and farmers where they have been planted. On Wednesday, Dec. 12 Awareness Film Night will present Genetic Roulette, a recently released film by Jeffrey Smith, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading experts on the health dangers of GE foods and author of Seeds Of Deception. This film presents never before seen evidence that points to GE foods as a major con-

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Mozart to Mariah at Christmas concert Are You Listening? You may just hear ‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ on the evening of Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. in the afternoon of Dec.15 when you and your family attend either performance being offered by the Sooke Community Choir. The choir is composed of 40 members from the community and Choir Director, Sarah Wilson and accompanist, Kathy Russell, have assembled a feast of choral music for this year’s Christmas concert. Featuring works that span over 500 years of composing, you’ll experience Mozart to Mariah Carey — we’ve even picked a plum from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! The performance also includes a Frank Loesser tune written to appease the timid Hollywood censors of 1948 — a tune that has since become a seasonal favourite. The concert will feature musical guests Sooke Says

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who will help to deliver a program covering not only a wide range of early and modern carols but also those essential sing-along pieces for any wannabe choir members in the audience. At intermission refreshments will be available, with a chance for us all to mingle and share the social pleasures that are particularly welcome during the Christmas season. There will be a door prize draw and the choir is offering a fundraiser through the sale

of freshly made seasonal door swags. We hope there will be something for everyone in our 2012 musical program. Please join us for an enjoyable Christmas experience and rediscover the pleasure that Christmas carols can bring as we celebrate the holiday season. In addition to the Christmas concert,

and during the Santa Claus Parade. (Dec. 9). The venue for the concerts is Holy Trinity Church located at 1962 Murray Rd. in Sooke. Tickets are $12 per person and children are free. Tickets are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, at the door and from any choir member. We hope to see you there. Merry Christmas!

the choir participates in a variety of community events throughout the year, including sponsoring community sing-alongs, choral concerts with Sooke public school students, performing at Remembrance Day ceremonies, providing a concert for residents of Ayre Manor plus caroling at Moss Cottage

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Ekoos sings Ave Maria in concert Pirjo Raits

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Ave Maria is one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs ever to escape from the lips of singers. Composed in 1825 by 28-year-old Franz Schubert, Ave Maria was written as a setting for words by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. Scott’s The Lady of the Lake describes a struggle in the 16th Century between several Scottish Highland clans. The beautiful heroine, Ellen Douglas, is forced to hide out in a mountain cave, along with her father, James Douglas. In that cave, she sings a song, Hymn to the Virgin, a prayer to the Virgin Mary for help and comfort. Ave Maria was written for voice and piano and first published in 1826, although the most commonly used words are not the original words set to music. On Dec. 15 and 16, Ekoos Vocal Ensemble will be singing the text of Ave Maria in settings by a variety of composers from the 16th to 20th centuries. Settings by such notable composers as

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Ekoos brings Odyssey to life in new CD Cont’d from page B7 striven for a harmonious vocal blend, good intonation, and pleasing expressions of the music it performs. Ekoos member Fred Andrew began recording performances in 2010 and has compiled a repertoire into a CD. All the selections were recorded live in performance and therefore have both the delights and deficiencies of music sung “in the moment.” He said the excitement of live performance is tempered by a few extraneous noises, and one or two measures which, had they the opportunity, they might like to try again. The recording was initially not intended for wider use. Their conductor, however, felt the standard of performance was very good and some of the repertoire deserved a broader exposure. Moreover, as public funding for choirs dwindle, they hope the sale of this CD will help them to supplement member fees and keep their performances

affordable to all. Editing, mixing and mastering were done in October and November, 2012 by Evan Rabby of Company Zero Productions in Victoria. Editing focused on removing extraneous noises – chair creaks and slamming doors and the like. Mastering concentrated on achieving a uniform overall sound for selections that were recorded in at least four different venues. Ekoos usually performs twice a year, at Christmas and in the late spring. Their repertoire reflects these seasons. Included in the CD are two settings

of the O Magnum Mysterium – by William Byrd and the other by the contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen, and two Hodie Christus Natus Est of Jan Pieter Sweelinck (Flemish) and Francis Poulenc (French). These choices reflect their interest in music from both the Renaissance and the contemporary. Also included are two extended works: Gartenlieder Op.3 by Fanny Hensel, the sister of Felix Mendelssohn, and three Motets Op. 38 of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. The latter work was performed in a

joint concert with Coro Galiano, an ensemble also directed by Peter Dent. A variety of Madrigals, carols, sacred and secular short selections round out an eclectic mix of music reflecting their creative work in the past two years. From tthe conductor Peter Dent: “As I make the weekly trek from Victoria to Sooke, I always look forward to Ekoos rehearsals. “The commitment to rehearsing is strong, the personal responsibility for preparing music between rehearsals is noticeable and the good choral discipline always evident. It is a tribute to previous conductors that the ensemble has achieved such a standard. The willingness to try new or relatively unknown repertoire is a huge plus. “I have enjoyed my time with the choir thus far and look forward to new and pleasurable challenges on this wonderful Odyssey,” said the conductor.

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Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels The 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 Beautification - 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

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Sports & Leisure Atom C-1 The arch-rival Juan de Fuca Grizzlies enjoyed their visit to SEAPARC last Saturday with an easy win over the Atom C1 boys. Missing three players due to various circumstances, the Thunderbirds were forced to juggle the line up and play extra shifts. However, it was all Grizzilies all the time as the first shot on net scored and the Thunderbirds trailed from that point after. With the shots 18 to 3 in favor of the Grizzilies mid point in the second period the boys were simply out hustled, out muscled and out played. At the start of the third period the score was only 3-0 and the Thunderbirds finally came to life with Kaiden Rheault scoring a great shot high on the glove side. But the continued pressure of the Grizzilies was too much, scoring again quickly making it 4-1. Nicholas Anderson ever determined stuffed in the puck past the Grizzlies’ net minder on a drive to the net to deliver

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The Sooke Atom C-2 played against the Victoria JDF Grizzlies on Dec. 1 at SEAPARC. himself a present on his own birthday. Soon after, Blake Reymerink blasted a shot and scored to make it 4-3 late in the third. Momentum was shifting and the comeback seemed possible but with Thunderbird goalie Connor North facing 35 shots and his team only providing 10, Juan de Fuca skated away with a 6-3 win as the buzzard sounded. The team is anticipating having a full roster as they take on the Victoria Icehawks in

Oak Bay next Sunday. This reporter heard the word in the change room is thunder and a promise to play a spirited game. The Hockey Fan Atom C-2 The Victoria JDF Atom C team came from behind to tie the Sooke Atom C-2s this past Saturday on the ice of the SEAPARC Leisure Complex. Noah Hamilton of Sooke scored the first goal at the 9.30 mark of the first period, sending the puck over the

blocker of the goalie. Malcom Isaac scored the second goal for Sooke off a rebound. The team returned for a third goal later in the period as Shaunisun Roper sent a higher bouncer over the rightside again of the Grizzlie’s netminder, with Claudia MacDonald assisting. Conner Bainbridge was in goal for the Sooke Atom C-2s, and had a couple of big saves in the first period including one at the 3.47 mark. The score at the end of the first period saw Sooke up 3-0. Sooke went up 4-0 on a breakaway by Assistant Captain John Stalker at the beginning of the second period. However, this was to be the last time the team put the black disc in the net as the Victoria Grizzlies scored one at the 5.25 mark. The period ended with Sooke up 4 goals to 1. The last period was all about the Grizzlies as Atom player Brian Vu stuffed one past

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Sports & Leisure Cont’d from page B10 ize on a body check penalty against Ethan Burke at the 11:19 mark of the period, the only penalty of the game. Ethan Burke came out of the penalty box and paid the Thunderbird team back with a goal to bring the Grizzlies within one. The Sooke C-2s were dominated in most of the last period, rarely pushing the puck out of its own zone. The team registered only 3 shotson-goal that period (out of 19 total), while the JDF Grizzlies took 13 shots in the third alone, racking up 22 total. With 36 seconds left on the clock, the JDF Grizzlies tied the game on a goal by Xander Blackstock. The team thus settled for a kiss-your-sister type draw. It was better than a loss. “Tie happens” one parent, who will remain anonymous, was caught saying. Coaches Drew Mackinnon of the Sooke Thunderbird C-2s and James Griffin of the Victoria Grizzlies C-4s shook hands afterward and both teams went to the locker room in a neutral spirit, reflecting on what they could

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The Sooke Novice 2W piled up goals on Kerry Park B3 squad in their latest match. have done better to have scored just one more goal. On a happy note, the Sooke C-2 team continues to improve its skating, skills, and position play through rigorous practice sessions and this is showing in improving results. Michael Clouser Sooke Novice 2W The practices are paying off as the Sooke Novice 2W piled up the goals as they downed Kerry Park B3 squad. Sooke offence was provided by Dumont, Jenkins, Ouellette, Roper, and Stanley. Forwards Samantha Kingcott and Tyson Robinson had strong games playing the wing, while Coen Brumovsky was in control of the face offs all night. Daniel Wiley was “solid” in the net showing off his big league poke-checking abilities, as Rose and Bosence keep the traffic in front of the goal to a mini-

mum. The players continue to develop their skills and every game it is shown in leaps and bounds. Next Sunday Dec. 9 the team travels to Oak Bay Rec centre to take on the Victoria Ice Hawks C at 7 a.m. The team would like to thank Sooke Cabinets and Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza for helping them buy new practice jerseys and team jackets. Wayne Robinson Bantam Girls

The Sooke Bantam Girls played the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies on Sunday in Sooke. It was an exciting game and both teams played very well. Sooke opened the scoring in the first period with an unassisted goal by one of our superstar defence, Jaime Lafontaine. The Grizzlies answered back in the first period, so it was all tied up going into the second. In the second period, Hailey Dimock scored with an assist by Haley Olejnik. The game ended with a final score of 2-1 for the Sooke Bantam Girls. It should also be noted the our goalie Michelle Lacombe played an outstanding game. Barb McKinnon

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage at 7 p.m. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Preschool Storytime, a literacy program for children, aged 3-5, is held at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 250-6423022.

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Irene Madeline Hollos (Dupuis) Irene Madeline Hollos (Dupuis) of Sault Ste. Marie/ Sooke BC passed away gracefully at home on Tuesday November 13, 2012 after a 27 year battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she left to be with our Lord. Irene was best known for her generiousity and compassion for others. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was well known for her perogies, pies, butter tarts and chocolate chip cookies. Irene also enjoyed gardening and received many beautiďŹ cation recognitions for her love of ďŹ&#x201A;owers (especially tulips). She always had a classy ďŹ nishing touch on projects and care packages sent to family, friends and less fortunate. Irene took that extra time to make sure people felt loved. Irene is survived by her husband of 53 years Mihaly Hollos; her three sons Michael (Carole) of Timmins, Ont; Frank (Marlene) of Red Lake, Ont; Shawn (Denise) of Timmins, Ont and daughter Michelle (Pat) Wass of Sooke, BC. Irene had many grandchildren and greatchildren who she never seemed to forget their birthday! Irene came from a large family herself and is survived by her sisters Monique (Jerald) Shook, Yvette (Ron) Lapointe and Jack (Charlotte) Dupuis and many many nieces and nephews. She loved us all very much and treasured her family. We will miss you more than words can say mom but we know that you are with the angels looking over us and free from anymore pain and suffering. God wanted you back and we were so blessed to have you for 68 years. You are beautiful mom , from the inside out and will always shine bright in our hearts. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com

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CABINS: 1 Small, 1 larger, near 17 Mile Pub, rural, Ref’s. Req’d, small pet okay. 250642-0058 COTTAGE at 8400 West Coast Rd. Avail Immed. $600+ utils. Call 250-642-4295.

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SUITES, LOWER $1250/MONTH (negotiable) utils. incl’d for a recently reno’ed 3 br suite. Avail. Jan/13. F/p, f, s, laundry, great yard and 1 min. walk to beautiful Whiffen Spit Provincial Park. 778-425-4807 lv. mess. 2 BED, 1000 sq.ft. Garden suite. Own laundry room w/w/d, utilities inc, $875.00/mo Available Dec. 1. N/S, N/P. 250-642-5119 or 250-6616168 $500 RENT rebate first month. 2 bed-1 bath lower suite-5 appliances, includes hydro, water & garbage. Has water view, Whiffen Spit area, $1125 per month. 250-642-5972 email: mp14@shaw.ca SOOKE CORE 2 br, walk out suite, f/p, nice yard, n/p, n/s, $700, shared utils.,avail. Jan. 1. 778-433-6868


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Deck the halls but have electrical safety in mind The holidays are almost here and for many it’s a time to “deck the halls” and “trim the tree.” Decorating the house inside and out with strings of bright lights and other colourful decorations is part of celebrating the season. It’s a special occasion to enjoy with family and friends, but it’s also a time to be careful. To stay safe and avoid electrical hazards around your home, follow these tips: • Use only approved electrical products that meet Canadian standards and carry the mark of a recognized certification agency like the Canadian Standards Association or similar group. • Always read manufacturers’ instructions and follow ratings on electrical products for indoor and outdoor use. • Holiday lights are

doorways, windows or high-traffic areas without covering them or protecting from potential damage. • Indoors or out -never overload electrical outlets, power bars or circuits. • Always plug outdoor-rated extension cords into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacle

installed in accordance with the Electrical Safety Code. If the outlet is not GFCI-protected, buy and use a portable GFCI outlet adapter. • Stay clear – at least 3 metres/10 feet -- of overhead power lines when decorating outdoors and using ladders. • Always turn off or unplug holiday lights

and other decorations before you go to bed or leave the house. Make the most of the holiday season. Have fun and enjoy putting up lights and deco-

rations around your home, but be careful and follow these tips to stay safe. www.newscanada. com

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2145 Firwood Place lights up. not designed for yearround use and can deteriorate over time. Check them thoroughly for wear or damage before use and store them carefully when not in use. • If you find broken lights or cracked sockets, replace them. Don’t risk a potential electri-

cal shock or fire. • If electrical cords are frayed or split, discard them. Damaged cords can expose electrical wires and may lead to electrical shock or fire. • When putting up your lights and decorations, don’t run extension cords through

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NO BETHELEHEM WALK THIS YEAR Every day we are getting phone calls asking when Bethlehem Walk is this year and we are having to lovingly disappoint people with the news that the Sooke Churches will not be putting on the community event that has enjoyed ten years of Christmas popularity. Over the past decade many, many people have been involved in setting up, performing and taking down the village in the Sooke Baptist auditorium. It evolved over the years into a fairly smooth running machine. Nevertheless, this machine was made up of people and God has instructed us to take care of the body and one of those instructions concerns taking a Sabbatical rest. Every seventh day - rest, every seventh year - rest, every 49 years take a double rest. It was decided that it would be good to take a rest this year. Be assured that Advent Sunday services continue and most of the Sooke churches have very special Christmas Eve events that are offered to the whole community. Remember that YOU are the reason for the season, because that is why God sent his Son into this world to bring light into the darkness of Pastor Dwight Geiger our lives.

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