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.
Our Club accepted the "Lioness Bridging Program" offered by Lions International and "bridged" our "Lioness Club" (formerly Sooke Lioness Club) in September 2003 which became our official charter date. There were 25 original members of the newly formed Sooke Lioness Lions Club. On July 1, 2010 we re-named our club to the Sooke Harbourside Lions Club.
In 2011, 41 members are very active in the Sooke community, but work closely with Lions and Lioness Clubs in Multiple District 19 (British Columbia, Washington, and Northern Idaho).
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.
The Sooke Children's Garden Club meets monthly from May till October; all children from the age of 3 are welcome to attend to learn 'how to grow'. The club is free for families and thanks the Sooke Lions, Harbourside Lions and the Rotary Club for their support.
We offer the opportunity for children to learn the basics of gardening, environmental stewardship, encourage them to volunteer in our community and support the Sooke Fall Fair.
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Although much of the Women’s Institute influence in local communities is attributed to the early years of the province, we are still active in addressing issues as they arise.
Member’s of Shirley Women’s Institute spoke not only for themselves, but also for the provincial membership when they urged the Federal Government to stop the oil tankers from plying the West Coast, moving oil from Alaska to Washington State.