The Mocktail Party was the brainstorm of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre committee to show appreciation for senior volunteers in our region. We also wanted to gather together some of these long serving community members to network and brainstorm on how to ride out some of the current challenges seniors and senior based organizations are facing. When we were advised that a 'Tea' would be stereo-typing seniors and not much fun, we decided to mix it up and bit. We were sure we couldn't get a liquor license under our grant hence the 'mocktails' which were really well received! Thanks to e
This fair was held again in conjunction with National Volunteer Week in April 2014. We always aim to support non-profit organizations and one way is to use non-profit space for our events. This time we chose the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre. We had 24 organizations presenting. While this is substantially less than last year's event there was still a lot of networking happening and some key connections where made.
Our first experient on holding a Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair was considered a success. Held at the Edward Milne Community School, we hosted a noon hour fair with 22 organizations presenting to the students, as well as an evening fair where 54 organizations presented. About 100 members of the public stopped by to see what was being offered in the way of activities and services in the Sooke Region and to look for rewarding volunteer opportunities.