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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.

Sooke News Mirror office relocated Pirjo Raits

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The Sooke News Mirror has been relocated to Seaview Business Centre after fire destroyed their premises on July 31. The early morning blaze was a difficult fire to control as the flames travelled through the

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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 computers. 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.

It appears that a document signed in the 1920s has resurfaced and a portion of a gazetted road will be given back to the owners 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 provincial highway dedication. He also questioned 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 property 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 proposed 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 Closure and Disposal Bylaw, 2013. Other items on the council agenda included a delegation from the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society requesting council 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, speaking 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 rezoning 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

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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 acquiring land for both the connector road from Church Road to Otter Point Road as well as land for the town centre road network and the roundabout. Property will be purchased from the Wadams family for an 11metre strip along the frontage of the property at 2182 Church Road and a 25-metre strip along the south boundary. McElhanney Consulting Ltd. is the project manager for the design and construction. 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 waterfront. The roundabout and property purchase for it will cost the district around $850,000 with funds coming from the Gas Tax Revenue and road Development Cost Charges.

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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 confesses, 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), qualifying him to represent Canada in the World Youth Chess Championships upcoming this December in Dubai. CYCC pairs players

within their appropriate 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 category, Rowan ranked 147 out of 178 players. Not bad for an eightyear-old, ranked among players that include adults with years of experience in the game.

Rowan says his biggest challenge is playing 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 spacial complexities, said his mother Miranda. “When Rowan was a toddler, he was doing 100 piece puzzles meant for six-yearolds,” said Miranda. “He has a good spatial understanding.” “Good” appears to be a dramatic understatement. 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

the municipal hall. Come out and support Sooke Fire Rescue at our next event, and join in the celebration of our 100 years of community service. On August 24 we will be hosting an Emergency 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 Complex 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 information, please contact

Chief Steve Sorensen at 250-642-5422.

Britt Santowski

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.

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

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In today’s world of shortened attention spans and immediate gratification, it’s impressive when one can stay focussed on an intellectual 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 training 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 strategies — for fun. He’s been playing seriously 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,

Britt Santowski photo

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

sights set on an international 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 airtime, Miranda has created 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 eightyear-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.

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Fire trucks and parade help celebrate 100 years Sirens and lights figure in parade

The Sooke Fire Rescue Service began protecting life and property in the Sooke community and neighbouring areas in 1913. It this level of dedication 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 Centre along Sooke Road at the vacant lot. The current firehall #1 was built in 1996 along with

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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 Vancouver Island for RBC Royal Bank said, “It was really devastating that first day and quite shocking, you don’t realize it would be complete devastation.” Linehan said the vault was always in their sight lines and secure. It stood out like a monolith against the backdrop 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 documents, 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 Friday 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 301215 Sheilds Road and all have mobile laptops to carry on

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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 documents 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 community, the culture here is so unique, there’s a depth to it.”

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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 celebration organized jointly by RBC, A&W, and Shoppers Drug Mart. In an announcement, RBC branch manager Krista Moffett said the businesses from

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The real power of women Women have always played a large role in a pioneer community, and never more so than in Shirley. Organized in 1924, the Shirley Women’s Institute provided an opportunity for these women to come together, support and encourage each other and work for betterment 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, president when these snaps were taken in 1940. Elizabeth was mother to Frances, who is pictured 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 Sullivan, who was to marry Frances Arden. On the right of Mrs. Cross is Mrs. Edwin Clark who wrote historical reminiscences of pioneer life under the name of Jean Stuart Clark. Mrs. Clark raised nine sons and

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a daughter Christine (shown lower left) who became a nurse serving 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 brother’s wife. Beneath Mrs. Asprey’s photo is Mrs. W.H. (Azuba) Anderson, pioneer of Malahat Farm, and great great

great grandmother of Laurie Szadkowski, now principal of Journey 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 grandmother to Shirley’s Colleen Minten. Bottom row, after nurse Christine Clark, is Mrs. Edwin (Frances) Banner, mother of Ed, Cliff, Walt, Shirley, Ruth and Bob Banner. Lower right is Mrs. Eustace (Anne) Arden, daughter of the Sooke

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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.

the Evergreen Mall were collectively donating $6,000 to the Sooke Fire Department. “On behalf of all Evergreen 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

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Sorenson confirmed Moffett’s announcement. “Each firefighter will have their own personal 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 hamburgers, 200 hot dogs, over 450 ice creams and many drinks. (All cooked by Heather at A/W) The fire chief was in attendance with firefighters 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 amazing, the sense of community and staff has been really great,” Moffett went on to say. “It’s a beautiful place.”

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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.

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Another round of liquor reforms 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 associated with alcohol. Discussions with B.C.’s 10,000 liquor licence holders have identified a few problems that should be fixed. Going into a consultation phase that runs to October, the government 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 family 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 governments, police, health and social policy organizations and First Nations

in the fall. A website will be put up in September so members of the public can have their say. Here’s my suggestion to start things off. Recent incidents involving socalled “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 created 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. Gourmet 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 restrictions on mail-order wine and has urged other provinces to follow suit. There are a couple of reasons why this Prohibition-era structure persists. Liquor sales are a cash cow for provincial governments, and every case of wine brought in from elsewhere 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’ meeting in Ontario wine country, bringing 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 developing 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. Liberals 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 tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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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.

Going to the park, hanging with the family.

Swimming anywhere where there is water.

Going anywhere with my owner, wherever.

Pippa Sooke

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Hope Sooke

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Thanks for sharing I’m just reading your ‘Big hearts in a caring 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 special 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 impressive write-up you did for this event. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Pirjo, thanks also for your many wonderful photographs and previous articles. You are making a valuable contribution to our lives and the Sooke community.  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

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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 common sense. A. Gibbs Sooke

Public debate worthwhile 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 frequently 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 dumpers 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 Disposal 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. Malonery Sooke

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 numerous times.

There isn’t any noticeable signage whatsoever at the C h u rc h / G o o d m e re Road intersection indicating that the 6500 block is to the south. Why not? On another note: They put up ‘No Parking’ signs along the sidewalk on Murray Road from Whiskers & Waggs down past Lin-

croft Road. What on earth is the logic or reasoning for this?? It was already next to impossible trying to squeeze in between vehicles to get home when there is a function 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

A reasonable public debate over the Sooke bike park is an important and useful part of the democratic process. However, some people are stepping over the line by making 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

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Over 60 air cadets from all over B.C. on their way to help remove daphne laurel and other invasive plant species in east sooke regional Park on Aug 9. the cadets’ contribution to sooke, Metchosin, and Colwood satisfied program requirements for their respective courses’ community service project. offensive is that we have an adult directing 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 “bullying.”   On this same Facebook 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 “bullying,” she should bring it forward and report it to the Sooke RCMP so it can be dealt with. Real bullying should not be tolerated.  Rhetorical accusations of “bullying” trivialize the very real problem of bullying and the suffering of its victims. This kind of false allegation is damaging and possibly libelous.  We are still a community, even when we disagree.  I urge everyone expressing their opinion on this issue to do so in a respectful manner and to present facts, not hyperbole or lies.

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To the ignorant driver of the blue Dodge 4 x 4 with rear Willie Dodge plate covers making a right turn from Murray Road onto Sooke Road towards the Sooke town core, please, please, review correct driving rules before you hurt someone. On Friday, August 2 around noon time, you took it upon your-

self to push your way through the intersection 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 proceeding 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 driving procedures listed in the BC Driver’s Guide from ICBC for navigating such an intersection so you pose the least amount of risk to others. I am certain any of Sooke’s RCMP members would be more than happy to also review the proper driving procedures with you for that intersection as well. We would all like to get home safe and sound. Sherie Welsford Sooke

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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 comment. She got 20 likes and numerous comments 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 Facebook page. Wikipeadia defines bullying as: “the use of force or  coercion to abuse or intimidate  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 “bullying.” In fact, I saw no comments that were abusive or intimidating, nor did I see any evidence of coercion.  What is particularly

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Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 2145 Townsend. 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.

Infant Massage. 2145 Townsend 10-11:30 a.m.

Free Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage 7 p.m. YOUNG PARENTS’ GROUP With lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2145 Townsend. Call to confirm 250-6425152 for info.

Free 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.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Every Saturday from 10 a.m. Sunday breakfast brunch, to 2 p.m. on Otter Point Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. across from Eustace Road. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Help grow food for the Meat draw 3 p.m. foodbank at Sunriver Drop-in jam session 6 p.m. Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.

NIGHT STICK @ THE STICK

Live music and some cheesecake! 6-9 p.m.

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Knox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Euchre 7:00 p.m. ZENWEST OPEN HOUSE Zenwest Open House, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

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

4-7 p.m. Youth Clinic (1325), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic. DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES

Sooke Dog Club, Tues nights info 250-642-7667. KNITTING CIRCLE

All Community events which purchase a display ad will now appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. All FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge. Space permitting.

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Sooke Public Library, 6:30– 8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

Pool League 7 p.m.

BUH BYE 112-6660. BUH BYE Cappuccino maker. You were loved.

Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 2145 Townsend. (250) 6425152 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Help grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.


From the school of hard yuks SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, august 14, 2013

Kevin Banner returns to his hometown to Sooke & Destroy Pirjo Raits

Sooke 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 deprecating 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 nervous but the crowd was so good and other comics have been asking 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-

Kevin nighter in Sooke at the community theatre is a good thing, both for the folks who enjoy comedy and the comedians who love to perform. Performing stand up was a natural for Banner. 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 something creative and be in control, stand up comics 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

Jason it doesn’t matter when you start cracking jokes for people. “All the people I know that made a success out of Canada just work hard and they take opportunities 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 Banner, “Canadian show business.” Jason Lamb has been doing stand-up comedy 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 Saturday Night Live cast members, Jon Lovitz and Norm Macdonald.

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Ivan People may know Ivan Decker from his many appearances on CBC’s The Debaters... his special on CTV and the Comedy Network. 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.  Tickets will be available at Shoppers Drug Mart and at the door.

SHIRLEY DAY - 11am-6pm Sunday, August 18

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The Pastor's Pen The 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 Reverend Dwight Greiger following Jesus Christ. hoLy trinity anglican church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 Holy coMMunion ServiceS Sunday & Wednesday 10am Saturday 5pm Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy www.holytrinitysookebc.org

knox preSByterian ChurCh 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 Sunday Service 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

Sooke BaptiSt ChurCh 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 Sunday Service 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Pastor Dwight Geiger Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.net

St. roSe of Lima roman catholic Parish 2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-2 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael Favero


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that dance will begin in September. “I want to assure you we will be dancing in September,” Cave posted on their Facebook page. “It will take time to re-establish t

everything that was lost in this disaster, but we will be dancing while gradually reorganizing, rebuilding and replacing.” Their previously existing studio space

may be gone, but the dancers will not be forgotten. Registration is ongoing on the Sooke Dance Studio’s website (sookedancestudio. com/), and updates —

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including any fundraisers — will be posted on their Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/ pages/Sooke-DanceStudio/99668206383).

Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers Submitted photo

A group of dancers doing a dress rehearsal at the Sooke Dance Studio.

Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

One of the entrepreneurial 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 demolition had begun, Cave was thinking, “We’re done.” Lost were years of accumulation of costumes, props and space upgrades. Then, on watching newscasts of the fire and seeing the num-

ber of dancers in attendance watching the destruction of their studio, a different thought danced into Cave’s head. “We’ve lost everything,” said Cave. “But we didn’t lose the dancers. We’re determined to dance this September. Our teachers have been fantastic.” Since that eventful

day, Cave has received several offers for space and she’s currently considering her options. “It will take years to recoup,” said Cave. She has been teaching in Sooke since 1992, and this September would have been her seventh year operating out of the studio at 2106660 Sooke Road. But have no doubt

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Sooke Fire Fighters First Responders and RCMP plus Otter Point, Shirley, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal Fire Departments. Evergreen Centre is proud to thank these departments for their help in containing the fire. All shops & businesses are now open regular hours. A&W Food Services ............................... 250-642-0420 Barton Insurance .................................... 250-642-2727 BC Liquor Store ...................................... 250-642-3233 Bees Knees Boutique .............................. 250-642-0443 Carole Cave Dance Studio ..................... 250-642-6607 DTI Computers....................................... 250-642-2306 Fields Store .............................................. 250-642-4455 LifeLabs .................................................... 250-642-4212 The Reading Room & Cafe .................... 250-642-3955 Royal Bank of Canada............................ 250-356-3355 Studio J Hair Design .............................. 250-642-3721

Shoppers Drug Mart .............................. 250-642-5229 Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza ................................. 250-642-3312 Sooke Harbour Players Society............. 250-642-6480 Sooke News Mirror ................................ 250-642-5752 Sooke Video To Go................................. 250-642-6633 The Source ............................................... 260-642-4395 Subway ..................................................... 250-642-5699 VIHA Integrated Family Medical Centre ... 250-519-5295 West Coast Family Medical Clinic ....... 250-642-3913 Western Foods ........................................ 250-642-6433 Zycomp Systems ..................................... 250-642-4495

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• 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.

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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.

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A to Z Grantwriting Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns, and prepare proposals. Introduction to QuickBooks Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business. Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches. Real Estate Investing Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate. Computer Skills for the Workplace Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you'll need to succeed in today's job market. Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Learn to decipher and solve almost any problem with your PC. Discover Digital Photography An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.

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Learn 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.

This 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 Group Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex

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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 projectbased 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.

• 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.

Are 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.

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

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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).

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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.

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 teacherled seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

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Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor. Grades 8 & 9 Mathematics Science Social Studies English

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Community Garden WestShore 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.

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply Accounting Learn 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 Crofton Fee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting Sep 14 – Dec 21 Feb 8 – May 17, 2014

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Introduction to Microsoft Access Store, locate, print, and automate access to all types of information. Introduction to Microsoft Word Learn how to create and modify documents with the world's most popular word processor. Introduction to PowerPoint Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts, and more. Creating Web Pages Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own site on the Web. Accounting Fundamentals Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of doubleentry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more. Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be speaking Spanish in no time.

A to Z Grantwriting Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns, and prepare proposals. Introduction to QuickBooks Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business. Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches. Real Estate Investing Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate. Computer Skills for the Workplace Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you'll need to succeed in today's job market. Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Learn to decipher and solve almost any problem with your PC. Discover Digital Photography An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.

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This 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 Group Fee: $240 Location: WestShore Annex

Learn 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.

This 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 Group Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 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 equivalent Fee: $450 + textbook $100 The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm Sep 17 - Dec 6 Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2014 May 6 - July 29, 2014

Medical Office Assistant Do 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 Keyboarding Adult 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.

Information Session Medical Transcription and Medical Office Assistant Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 pm 103-814 Goldstream Avenue OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology. Dates: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Sep 23 - Jan 29, 2014 Feb 3 - June 2, 2014 Program Fees: $1100 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Medical 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 pm Nov 6 - Jan 29, 2014 Mar 19 - June 2, 2014 Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Materials: $100 Instructor: 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 Dimitrijevic Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm October 22 - April 10, 2014 Practicum completion by May, 2014  Program Fees: $1870 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Materials 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)

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription Program Visit 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.

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RBC is open for business! Thank you for your patience and support during our recent business interruption. We are proud to be longstanding members of the Sooke community and we are here to serve you:

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · 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 scenery Pirjo Raits

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ack in 1970, Michel Desrocher’s paintings were selling almost as fast as he could paint them. In July of that year, he held a show of his work at Gainsborough’s house in Sudbury, Suffolk. “We sold out at Gainsborough’s house and I don’t know if it ever happened again,” said Marion. “It was an exciting 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 talking 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

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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. year’s event takes place on August 17 and 18 at Ed Macgregor Park on Sooke Road. “It’s quite popular 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 artisans and craftspeople selling their art, alongside the familiar faces. A new feature this year is for people who have their own tent, they can

Shirley celebrates on Sunday Shirley Day is a family affair Pirjo Raits

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Every vehicle that goes past the old red community hall in Shirley, must wonder at what people do there. The hall, which also contains the fire department, is well over 75 years old. Last year the fire department celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and Sheringham Point Lighthouse celebrated 100 years. There is a lot of history packed into that tiny little 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 Southampton, 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

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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. 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 celebration 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 eating 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 Community Association. “There’s our concession with nice homemade 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 barbecue takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the hall but the fun goes on all day.

set up for both days or just one. The event always has a varied show of handmade crafts including jewelry, pottery, metal work as well as wood and glass. This year there will be leather, Sooke Sea Salt, blacksmith 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 everything,” 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 paintings there,” said Michel. Art in the Park is an initiative of the Sooke Community Arts Council. The Sooke Community 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 enthusiastic group of artists and non-artists and incorporated on October 10, 1987, at which time it was named South Coast Arts Council. After several years of operating under that name, it was felt that it did not reflect the council’s geographical location and/or boundaries so it was decided the name would be changed to the Sooke Community Arts Council (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 coverage of some 18,000 people. Other events include Beach Art on September 8, a members’ Christmas art show and a Family Arts Fair held in the spring. The Sooke Community Arts Council gives small grants in aid not only to member groups and individual members but to members of the community who seek funding for art related endeavours.

Gallery shows A short list of some of the galleries in Sooke and area which have ongoing art exhibitions.

Gallery West/South Shore Gallery

2046 Otter Point Road Sooke 250-642-2058 Matt 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 Gallery

2016 Sheilds Road Sooke 250-642-6411 The work of Michel and Simon Desrochers is on display and for sale.

Metchosin Art Gallery

4495 Happy Valley Road Metchosin 250-478-9223 Eclectica - 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 House

1528 Whiffen Spit Road Sooke 250-642-3421 This 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 Tour

www.stinkingfishstudiotour.com The Stinking Fish Studio Tour is a self-guided tour to the studios of artists in the Sooke, East Sooke and Metchosin area. Go to: stinkingfishstudiotour.com for a list of artists and maps to their studios.


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St. Rose of Lima will be hosting a piano recital on Sunday August 18 with local pianist Gillian LemireElmore. 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 Gillian is the one who has made a career of music, and has four years teaching experience. In conversation, Gillian said that all four children took piano lessons, motivated by their very musical mother, Louise. “I started enjoying it at age 13,” said Gillian. Her teacher at that time recognized the potential in Gillian, and introduced more jazztype music into her repertoire. That resonated 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

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

‘My mom would be proud of me.’ --Gillian Lemire-Elmore Pianist 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 evening 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 celebration,” 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 designing 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 donation. Guest performer Peter Weinkam will also be there. For more information 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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Come to the fastest show on the Island It’s flying in fast… the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show is just days away. Air Show day is Saturday, 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, educational 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, organizers learned that they can offer visitors even more excitement and value for money as they added Team Rocket, with their high-performance “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 aircraft; the CF-18 Demonstration 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 impressive static aircraft display area and classic

airplane fans will also be excited to know that close to 50 privately owned, unique and vintage 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 Transit’s Air Show service which will be operating 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 Exhibition Grounds and North Island College.

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With traffic congestion expected to be high around 19 Wing Comox on Air Show day, visitors are highly encouraged to “Ride the Bus to the Comox Air Show” for a fast and convenient way of getting to and from the base. Handicapped parking will be available on-site for all vehicles displaying the approved handicap 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 display 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 Airport webpage at www. comoxairport.com for updates and information on how and when to get to the airport. For more information on the 19 Wing Armed Forces Day and Air Show, visit www. comoxairshow.ca or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/comoxairshow.ca

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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.

Patterson John 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

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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 brothers, Keith Smith and Clifford Smith as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Marvin is predeceased by his parents, Fredrick Arlander Smith and Gladys Maxine Smith (nee Jepson). Family gathered together with Father Jim Corrigan for a Memorial Service on August 2, 2013. Memorial donations in Marvin’s name gratefully accepted to the Kidney foundation of Canada, 101, 10642-178 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 9Z9.online condolences may be sent through www.dignitymemorial.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901 SEAS AGM Meeting Notice Sunday - August 18, 2013 10:00 am Meet at Pioneer Park - Shirley (check at the Lighthouse Table for meeting location) SOOKE SENIOR ACTIVITY SOCIETY Wed., Aug. 28th Coombs Pick-up 9am. $20 Hall 9:30am. $18 Ring June 250-642-1521

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Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses to support our Pediatric/Youth clients for home/school care in the Victoria area. Regular parttime positions 8-24hrs. per week on weekends (day, evening and night shifts avail). Casual positions also available. Pediatric experience is an asset, although we do offer client specific training, Trach/Vent courses and other on-going training supports. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you. Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby office: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

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ESTHETIC SERVICES HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. CARETAKER 1302CT The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is looking for a live-in Caretaker. In exchange for the use of one bedroom suite ( includes heat, water, electricity and basic cable and a small personal garden plot, the Caretaker will provide onsite security and basic outdoor maintenance ( including: lawn care, garden watering, grounds cleaning, snow removal, after hour’s access, etc.). The ideal candidate will have experience using lawn care equipment, comfortable interacting with the visiting public. The position is well suited to someone with an outside income. A well behaved pet would be considered. The suite is small, but couples have lived in it. The Sooke Region Museum is a year- round facility that consists of a mixture of heritage buildings and purpose built structures plus grounds with gardens and historic artifacts. The region is rich in natural beauty. Please submit your application to the Sooke Region Museum, by Mail to: Box 774, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H7; by email:

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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:

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(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.

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Aubrey Blackhall has been pulling 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 getting 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 cancer” 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 failing from frontal-lobe dementia and would lose most of his motor skills very quickly. “Even though family is No. 1, caregiving 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.”

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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 reason: 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-

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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 (riding), but then you realize the effort you will put in. How could you not? They are your inspiration.” news@mondaymag.com

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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 transfusion, no aggressive treatments.” And like many others, 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 diagnosed early enough, and Curry has been cancer-free for over five years now. For a long time, he’s been working steadily on creating awareness, fund raising, and lending a hand where he can. He would like to see the day where cancer, like polio, becomes a dis-

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 designated “Junior Rider.” Joel was diagnosed with Leukaemia when he was only six years old. His mother, Michelle, noticed while reading stories to Joel one night that the

ease of the past. Riding the Tour de Rock has always appealed to Curry. You can only participate 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

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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 rider the skill at the office. Visit the flats for more information. and stamina required to complete the tour. 2012, Curry decided 2013, Curry applied. The training pro- Training started slowly it was time. So when the applications were cess was guaranteed at one day a week, made available in early to teach any level of them ramped up to

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Tenth annual Chinook Derby has many winners Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society (SSES) has just completed 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 Gamache.

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

“We have just finished up with our annual salmon derby which was a great success 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.”

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Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society August , 2013 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. This year at the Jack Brooks Hatchery we produced: 276,054 Chinook, with a final release weight of 5.71 Grams. 110,951 Coho, with a final release weight of 3.96 Grams 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.

During the year we are pleased to support various community organizations and receive various groups at our hatchery including: Sooke Community Association Sooke Lions Club Rotary Club

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We have just finished up with our annual salmon derby which was a great success again this year. 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. So for now , it’s a bit of summer maintenance 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 financially. Enjoy your summer. Regards, Robert Gamache, President, Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society

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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