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Folkies are cravin’ for Cramer Sea shanties and cowboy songs


his Saturday, June 18, the Sooke Folk Music Society is happy to be bringing back perennial favourite, Hank Cramer to our monthly Coffee House at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Hank Cramer is one of the best-loved folksingers in the American west. He’s known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and a wry sense of humour. Hank’s repertoire is a mix of original, traditional, and contemporary folk songs. They tell the stories of cowboys, sailors, soldiers, miners, adventurers, and just plain drifters. That fits with Hank’s life story: he has been an underground miner, a professional soldier, shanty-man, wrangler and a world traveler. Those experiences make Hank’s music ring with a special authen-

Tele-workshop geared to Alzheimer caregivers Changes in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia often appear to family members as changes in the person’s behaviour. Sooke caregivers will learn how to understand behaviour as a form of communication in a free tele-workshop offered on Thursday, June 23 by the nonprofit Alzheimer Society of B.C. Understanding Behaviour, starting at 7 p.m., will explore strategies for determining what the person with dementia might be trying to communicate, and finding ways to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that concern us and how to respond in supportive ways. Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by Monday, June 20 to participate by visiting www.alzheimerbc. org or phoning toll-free 1-866-396-2433.

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Hank Cramer returns to Sooke on Saturday. ticity. Hank inherited a gift of music from his father, and by high school was a prominent performer in glee club, choir, and school musicals. He learned guitar and banjo while still in school, and was heavily influenced by the Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot, and

the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. While earning his degree at University of Arizona, Hank performed solo in college coffee-houses and Tucson bars. After graduation in 1976, he followed in his father’s foot-steps to become an Army officer, paratrooper, and Green Beret. Wherever Hank deployed around the world, he packed his guitar along with his duffel-bag, and the music eased the strain of service and created many good memories for his soldier-buddies. Hank left active military service in 1990. For the next nine years he led a dual life. By day, he designed, built, and managed 9-1-1 emergency dispatch centers in Colorado and Washington. By nights and weekends, he per-

formed and recorded music with several of the Northwest’s bestloved folk groups: Victory At Sea, The Rounders, The Cutters, and The Ferryboat Musicians. Hank’s boisterous renditions of nautical work-songs (sea shanties) led to a stint as “shanty-man” and helmsman aboard the brig Lady Washington, an authentic replica of the first American ship to enter Northwest waters in the 1780’s. Hank’s repertoire of cowboy songs also drew positive attention from the western music community. Hank’s touring circuit spread wider and wider, until in 1998 he finally dropped his “day job” in order to meet the demands of a successful music career. He now has 18 CD’s, four

2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: website:

Notice Of Property Disposition (section 26 Community Charter) The District of Sooke gives notice of its intention to consider the disposition by way of a two (2) year Lease to HBM CANADA MANUFACTURING INC. (Inc. No. 842821) of Units 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of municipal property known as 2070 and 2080 Kaltasin Road and legally described as Lot 13, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan 2434, Except part in Plan VIP461RW (see Site Plan). The monthly rental for the property is calculated as $9.00/ square feet and the square footage of the Units 1 through 5 is 4,130 square feet.

music videos, and three movie sound-tracks to his credit. After 9/11, Hank interrupted his music career to resume military service to the country. Hank is now retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel with 28 years of service, and has resumed his concert tours and recording schedule. Please join us this Saturday, June 18th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road for a rousing evening of music with this gifted performer. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

Summer Children's Program

After the long, cool, wet spring it has been nice to experience some warmer days and sit under a bright sunny sky. The signs of summer are beginning to appear and our children's expectations are growing for their holidays ahead. One thing that I looked forward to in my summers of long ago was called Vacation Bible School. A week of day camp activity put on by our local church including singing, games, crafts, stories and snacks. It's now that time again and Sooke Baptist Church is gearing up for our Summer Children's Program during the !rst week of July. The theme is Pandas (yes, the cute cuddly looking bear) and the program is called Pandamania which will be a wild celebration of God's unconditional love! At Pandamania kids will discover that God has a purpose and plan for everyone and that he crafted each of us with his own loving hands. Each morning will be !lled with fun learning activities. The program is free for children ages 5-10 and runs from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8. PANDAMANIA "where God is wild about you." Pastor Dwight Geiger

The Lease will be considered by the Council at its meeting on June 27th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the District of Sooke Council Chamber located at 2225 Otter Point Road. Persons who consider they are affected by the disposition will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission to the District of Sooke before the start of the meeting. Copies of the proposed lease are available at the Municipal Hall during regular office hours. Please contact the Municipal Hall at 250-642-1634 for more information.

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCC) 911 Jenkins Ave, Langford, BC SERVICE: Sun 11:00am (Holy Communion) SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30am BIBLE STUDY: Sun 9:45am Tues 9:30am 250-478-4149


HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 Sunday & Wednesday Service 10:00 am Holy Communion Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy

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

ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 6221 Sooke 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-Wed 10-2, Thurs 2pm-4pm Rev. Fr. Michael Favero

Pastor Justin Reimer 250.642.4822 Grand opening April 24 2011

Wed June 15, 2011 News Mirror  

Complete June 15, 2011 issue of the Sooke News Mirror newspaper as it appeared in print.