Amber Academy is a non-profit organisation in Sooke, BC with a focus to create healthier and higher qualities of life for youth by empowering them through the fine arts.
Not every child is an extrovert, but all children are creative in their own way. Amber Academy offers a variety of classes in visuals arts as well as stage arts and more. Throughout the year, students from each of our classes will collaborate together with the goal of creating multiple performances - including a musical theatre production almost entirely driven by the students themselves!
A group of Juan de Fuca residents has formed a non-profit society to launch a news and advertising publication for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area to provide a forum for our rural communities to share news, exchange ideas and develop a sense of community. The publication will give businesses within and outside the electoral area an opportunity to promote their products and services and reach potential customers. We hope to provide current information about the region and its services for the many tourists who visit the area. Our goal is to protect, preserve and enhance rural life.
The Sooke Strings Orchestra is open to students in both middle school and high school. Our emphasis is on instrument technique and ensemble skills, with students participating in large ensemble rehearsals and instrument sectionals.
Harmony Project Sooke is a non-profit society that provides musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke area.
Modelled on the award-winning Harmony Project in Los Angeles, the project in Sooke was launched in 2016 to promote the development of healthy youth and vibrant community through musical education and ensemble participation.
Sooke Youth Show Choir was established in 2013 in order to provide youth aged 4 and up with the opportunity to develop their natural creative abilities and promote self-confidence by teaching them the foundations of choral singing, dancing and acting. Our mandate is to encourage participation and excellence in the arts, culture and heritage for local youth from all religious, cultural and economic backgrounds as well as all levels of physical and cognitive abilities.
We are a recording studio and online radio station based out of Sooke BC.
A healthy community is one that is very active in the arts. Finding ways for engagement for each person can be a very enjoyable task for everyone! We encourage local shows and concerts in our community. All sorts of cool places to perform are right here! Such as: coffee shops, restaurants and pubs.
In the SENĆOŦEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.
Through the centuries, nature has shaped the people and the history of the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Presentation of this fascinating story, where the rainforest meets the sea, is the mission of the Sooke Region Museum.
It is a people's history, set in a land where a rainforest of infinite majesty matches the awesome grandeur of the Pacific Ocean breaking upon the western shore.