Since 1981 the Sooke Region Museum has hosted the region’s official Visitor Centre, part of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Arts Visitor Centre network. We serve visitors from around the world with inquiries in person, by mail, email and phone.
The East Sooke Services website has been created to provide information to residents regarding services available in the community. The website is under development, and will benefit from input from East Sooke residents who have learned how and where to find resources for themselves and their families. Please let us know what is missing on our website. It may be of help to your neighbour.
The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society was formed as a result of a symposium on salmon organized by the Sooke Region Historical Society in September 2002 which was held at Edward Milne Community School. Many presenters from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds of experience made contributions to the two-day program, titled SALMON: PAST–PRESENT-FUTURE.
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.
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.
The Sooke Youth Council is a group of young people aged 13-21, facilitating new opportunities for youth to be leaders in grassroots community action and regional decision-making in Sooke. Its mission is to improve the perception and outlook of Sooke through youth engagement in positive progress. Its objectives are to initiate and organize a host of new events and initiatives, such as concerts and monthly film nights.
Dementia is a general term that refers to a variety of brain disorders. Physical changes in the brain cause dementia. First Link® dementia support connects people with dementia and their care partners to support services, education and information at any stage of the journey. Some of our services are offered within the Sooke Region.
As Juan de Fuca regional residents we share this in common:
We are gravely troubled by the staggering rate and volume of deforestation in our region. We believe that our forests are being grossly mismanaged, and that these lands which should represent our commons have been unjustly expropriated in the name of fast profit for industry shareholders, at the expense of ecological sustainability and what is literally the birthright ground for future generations.
Our vision is two-fold: