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Issue No. 4 | October 24, 2014

Issue No. 4 | October 24, 2014

In this issue:

  • Name this Newsletter!
  • Welcome to new members.
  • Food CHI looking for input on their strategic plan.
  • Sooke Fine Arts Society plea to donors
  • Sooke Community Arts Council looking for poster art for Winter show and sale!
  • Sooke Region CHI looking for more seniors to interview
  • Improving Community Facilities: Information Session on Referendum Question Oct. 28/14
  • Bring Back the Results: 2013 A GP for Me Forum Results Nov. 1/14
  • Societies Act White Paper review by Peninsula Streams
  • Seniors BC Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 10
  • Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce presents: New Comers Luncheon
  • Annual Sooke Santa Parade on November 30th!
  • Of Interest to PAC's - BC Hydro Funding
  • Inspirational Video Link from Transition Sooke

 

Name this Newsletter!

The the options are:

  • The Benevolent Post
  • Non-Profit Links
  • Common Connections
  • Community Compositions

 

Just for the heck of it, send your votes to soookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com

Welcome to new members.

Thank you and welcome to our newest member, Jane H.

 

Food CHI is looking for input on their strategic plan. 

Click here to view their newsletter. Or here to go straight to their survey

 

Sooke Fine Arts Society puts out a plea

to donors to help fund grant applications.  Please spread the word!

The Victoria Foundation has put out a plea to donors to help fund some of the grant applications, including our own project to convert gallery lighting to LED (and a beautiful picture by Ken Miner, as well). LED has been a hot topic the last few years and the technology has improved greatly, to the point where LED lighting is virtually indistinguishable from more conventional lighting, making it appropriate for our gallery setting. 
 
The conversion would have a positive environmental impact, saving more than 

  Read more 

 

Sooke Community Arts Council looking for poster art for Winter show and sale!

URGENT CALL!

We are now creating the posters for our Winter show and sale and are looking for artists to contribute their work. Please submit your work as soon as possible to help celebrate this exciting event!  Contributing artists will be acknowledged on the poster.

For further details contact: sookearts@gmail.com
Our mailing address is:  Sooke Community Arts Council, Box 46, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0E4 Canada

Mail can now also be dropped off at the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre office in the Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke (new entrance) in the mail slot across from reception.
 

Sooke Region CHI and the Sooke Primary Health Care Working Group

are looking for more seniors to interview for their Study of Support Needs of Sooke Seniors. 

  • Are you a senior who plans to stay in your own home?
  • Do you have health issues and wonder how you will cope?
  • Do you need help with things around the house, or other kinds of support?
  • Do you know a senior who does?

This is local research to guide us in addressing the real needs of Sooke seniors. The 1.5 hour interview at your home will be kept totally private and we will give a $20 honorarium to the seniors who volunteer for the study.

If you are interested please call 250-642-5585 and leave your name and phone number. Linda or Anna will call you back.

Improving Community Facilities: Information Session on Referendum Question Oct. 28/14

Are you interested in finding out more about the referendum question: Would you spport the District of Sooke working with community to develop multi-use community centre facilities?

A public information session is bein held at the Sooke Community Hall, Sheilds Road, on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 7:00.  This information session is hosted by the District of Sooke and a number of local organizations interested in improving our community facilitites.  The Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre started the discussions with their Visioning Document.  Let's see what can be done over time to improve space for the benefit of all.

 

Bring Back the Results: 2013 A GP for Me Forum Results Nov. 1/14

The Sooke Primary Health Care Working Group will be holding a Public Forum to report back on their achievements since the 2013 “A GP for Me” forum, and to discuss current and planned initiatives.

Community members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local health care priorities and will learn about opportunities for participation in organizations that are working to build a healthy community.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
at the Best Western Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 6929 West Coast Road
For more information, please contact:
Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) at sookeregionchi@yahoo.ca

 

Societies Act White Paper review by Peninsula Streams,

via Shirley Lowe, President, B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization, Br. #88.  The writer believes there are serious implications especially environment focused organizations.

More detrimental interference by governments!

Hi there,
Not sure if you have heard about this but 'non profit societies' might want to take heed.

  Read More 
 

Seniors BC Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 10

Inside this issue:  (italics are our notations)

  • Message from Parliamentary Secretary Michelle Stilwell
  • 2014 BC Seniors Games: Everyone Wins!
  • Age-friendly Planning and Project Grants - a municipality or regional director must apply for these grants, with direction and support from community
  • Eight More Age-friendly Recognized Communities in B.C.
  • Women’s History Month: Profiles of BC Community Achievers 
  • Accessibility 2024    
  • Elder and Youth Legacy Program - First Nations Art funding
  • Cabbage Rolls Deconstructed

 

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce presents:

THE NEWCOMERS CLUB LUNCHEON  

"The Newcomers Club is a get-together for relatively new residents to the Sooke region (3 years or less) to meet with other newcomers as well learn about our local community in the areas of history, recreation, volunteer opportunities, local amenities, services and businesses, along with other topical items that are important to the future of the community and its residents."

Meetings take place at various venues throughout the Sooke region, typically on a monthly basis with local guest speakers.                    ~All newcomers to our community are invited~

 Please RSVP to the Chamber office by October 17th: 250-642-6112 or info@sookeregionchamber.com 

Anual Sooke Santa Parade on November 30th!

With the holidays just around the corner, please mark your calendar for this year's annual Sooke Santa Parade on November 30th!  The parade starts at noon from Sooke Elementary along Sooke Road to Shields Road, culminating at the Sooke Community Hall of Eustace Road where hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available.
Please see the attached registration form for more information and to participate.  There is no charge to participate.  If you know of anyone who is interested in participating in the parade with a float, vehicle, walking group or as a volunteer, please forward and share the attached form to submit to the Chamber office.
Aline Doiron, Office Administrator
Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, #201-2015 Shields Road, Box 18, Sooke, B.C., V9Z 0E4
Telephone: (250)642-6112
Email: info@sookeregionchamber.com 
Web: sookeregionchamber.com 

 

Of Interest to PAC's

BC Hydro encourages you to support this Organization and win!  Cowichan Energy Alternatives (CEA), a non-profit organization, is focused on providing energy & greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories & planning services, renewable energy feasibility studies & implementation, & leading community carbon offsetting initiatives through Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM). They recently conducted assessments on Sooke facilities including the Sooke Community Hall. Classrooms can win $1,000 by entering Community Champions and supporting this organization. 

How Schools Can Receive $1,000 For Their Own Project

Learn about the Community Champion finalists and tell us which video inspires you to take action and start a sustainability project in your school.

BC Hydro will list your school along with the organization you're supporting and enter you in the chance to win a $1,000 award to get your school's project started! School Support Form

 

Transition Sooke presents:

If You Build It, an inspirational video about building community by....building community!  It is great for our youth and great for us all!  And timely as well.

 

 

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