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Four-legged fundraiser Jim Sinclair Sooke News Mirror


t’s impressive, it’s well-documented, heartwarming and indispensable to large numbers of people with special challenges. It’s the 24/7 companionship, reassurance and enabling that a dog guide can provide for someone who needs it. Local dog owners are invited to leash up their best friend for the fifth staging of the Purina Walk for Dog Guides – Fathers Day, June 19 at Whiffin Spit. The Lions are right in there with the dog on this one, as the Sooke Harbourside Lions team up with the sponsor to get our local event up and running for a very good cause. Sue Percival is at the helm of the three-hour supportive get-together at what is likely one of the top pooch-promenades in the country. She says there are currently five such dogguides in the Sooke area, faithfully, unquestioningly serving their human partners who may have challenges

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Dogs get a chance to socialize at the annual Purina Walk for Guide Dogs taking place on June 19. Below, Hannah, left and Cash were anxious to get on with their weekend, but first their mistress had an errand to handle at Evergreen Centre.

related to vision, hearing, seizure response and autism. This is the kind of set-up where participants can round up pledges by family and friends or even total strangers... that much is up to the individual. They and their pet or pets close the deal by completing the walk and contributing their take to the total. Last year $2,000 was raised by the local effort. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward providing dog guides at no cost for Canadians with disabilities. Information on the Sooke Purina Walk for Dog Guides is available at the local veterinary clinics and Wiskers & Waggs as well. It’s a low key, fun time and a good time should definitely be had by all. If you need more details just give Sue a bark at 250-642-5023.


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What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed. Thurs. Fri. June 15

June 16

June 17

PARENTS’ DISCUSSION 9:30 - 11 at CASA, 2145 Townsend Rd.

UNDER THE “I” Regular bingo games - firemen’s lounge in municipal hall –12:45 to 3 p.m. Bus leaves Western Foods at noon.

VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH 11:30-1:00 Holy Trinity Hall Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Steak Night - 6-7:30 Drop-in darts - 8 p.m.

WOMENS CONNECTION Group every Wed. Lunch provided along with open discussion. Sooke Legion (upstairs) 12:30pm. Sponsored by Sooke Outreach. Susan 250-216-6762. CASA AGM The Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies (CASA) is holding its annual general meeting – 9:30 a.m. at 2145 Townsend Road.

YOUNG PARENTS GROUP Playgroup support and lunch for parents under 25 and their children. 2145 Townsend Rd. Call 250-642-5152 for dates and times.

PRE-NATAL OUTREACH One to one pregnancy support. Call 250642-5152 for details. Playgroup for daycare providers 9:30 - 11 at CASA, 2145 Townsend Rd.


DRUG MART 250-642-5229

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.





COUNTRY MARKET Today on Otter Point Road at Eustace.

YOGA CELEBRATION Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice celebration is taking place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ed Macgregor Park – weather permitting.. If raining permitting the event will be held at Edward Milne Community School.

CALLING ALL QUILTERS! Sooke Quilters meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2110 Church Rd. dropin or contact Sharon Hanslip - 250-642-2484.

YOUTH CLINIC at Harbour Family Medical Clinic – 4-7 p.m. 250-642-4233

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June 19

June 20

West Coast Trail ferry picks up some hikers from the Gordon River Trailhead in Port Renfrew

June 21

CONTRACT BRIDGE 1 p.m. Sooke Com. Hall BABY TALK TOPIC “Colic and crying. ” 10-11:30 a.m. at Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre (CASA) 2145 Townsend Rd.

Wed June 15, 2011 News Mirror  

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

Wed June 15, 2011 News Mirror  

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