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October 2018

Sooke Harbour House Hotel and the Sooke Philharmonic Society are proud to announce the first of our “Nelson Series” concerts in honour of Norman Nelson, founder and past musical director of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra!

Join us for a candle light “chamber ensemble” featuring Yariv Aloni, newly appointed Musical Director and Conductor of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra.

The concert will include works by Mozart, Ravel and Grieg and is taking place this Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 PM.

~Danielle Tsao has performed as a soloist with other area orchestra’s and to acclaim in this summer’s Victoria Symphony Splash. She is the winner of the 2018 Don Chrysler Concerto Competition.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s popular and sparkling Cosi fan tutte Overture opens the program.   “The overture hints at the plot of the opera: the age-old competition between men and women”, said Aloni.  A lyrical oboe solo and lordly violins punctuated with sinuous feminine notes of the English horn call back and forth

There will be another open stage musical showcase, also known as the Sooke Food Bank Jam happening at the community stage, Sooke Community Theatre at EMCS  located at 6215 Sooke Rd (the local community high school).


Saturday October 13
Doors at 5:30
Acoustic jam starts 6:00
Electric jam starts 8:00
$10 at the door
All genres and styles of music welcome!

Come as a solo act, a duo, or a band, or, just show up and we’ll fit you into a jam set!

This is an all-ages event!



In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Volunteer Centre Updates​
  • Educational Sessions 
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre helps connect people with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire people to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer!   Check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office, we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Volunteer Centre Updates

  • Family Care Givers of BC provided training for a few of our volunteers who are ready to facilitate a Care Givers group in Sooke. We are currently working on more details, but we would like to open this group as soon as possible in our Volunteer Centre office. If only we have all information confirmed we will share with you.
  • On October 12th we have Sooke Fall Fair presentation about programs and volunteer opportunities there. This is the open to the public event. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about them.
  • By the end of this month we should have new version of the Seniors Services Directory in our office. This booklet contains over 500 listings of community resources. Please come to our office to pick it up.

Educational Sessions 

Educational Sessions are back in September. The full list of workshops is already available on our calendar.  There are still some seats available but please do not wait to register too long, as some workshops are almost full.

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, but you are not sure what opportunites are available please check our website or give us a call. We will be happy to meet with you and based on your skills, interests and experience we will match you with the best volunteer opportunity in our community.

Community Events

We have updated list of community events on our website. Our volunteers are  keeping their ears and eyes open for any new event happening in our community so please check it often.




A fundraiser for the EMCS Community Theatre.
Presented by the EMCS Society and the Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club.
After a wonderful debut early this year, Sooke Talks returns on the evening Friday Nov. 2 to showcase another unique fractal of the fascinating people living in our midst. All their stories are unique yet the common thread is passion ~ how to find it, cultivate it and allow it to blossom in ways surprising, rewarding and unexpected.

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