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Issue No. 8 | November 28, 2014

Issue No. 8 | November 28, 2014

In this issue:

  • Santa Parade this weekend!
  • SRVC Membership Benefits - Access to funding database
  • Recruiting members for keeps!
  • BC Pensioners share concerns for Medicare
  • This illustrates how truly fortunate we are!
  • Victoria Foundation's Vital Signs Report
  • On the Move, the CRD Regional Transportation Newsletter.



Santa Parade this weekend!

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is again hosting the 2014 Sanata Parade in down town Sooke. 

The parade starts at noon, leaving from Sooke Elementary School parking lot.and ending at the Sooke Community Hall, Eustace Road. Refreshments will be available af the end of the parade. Sooke Harbourside Lions will serving.  The proceeds going to the Christmas Bureau and Sooke Food Bank.

If possible, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Sooke Food Bank/Christmas Bureau. 

To participate (by entering a float, walking in the parade or volunteering to help with the parade or refreshments afterwards), please contact Aline at info@sookeregionchamber.com or call 250-642-6112.

The parade is brought to you by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the District of Sooke and EPCOR Water Services.

Click here for a route mapClick here for a detour map.


SRVC Membership Benefits:

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre (SRVC) members are invited to call our office to book an appointment for a 1/2 hour consultation to review our granting database GrantStation.  Come tell us what you are looking for and we shall see if we can find  you some additional sources.  To book your appointment leave a message at 250-642-6463 Ext. 235. 

As a newly developing organization we are still working on our official membership package.  We have been offering a number of services for some time with no membership requirement.  Some of these, like listings on the community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com will remain open to all regional non-profits at no cost to them.  Other services are being developed or expanded on to provide additional benefits to members.  Individual and regional non-profit membership is $25.00 per year.

Recruiting members for keeps!

Recruiting new members is so much more than “selling” a membership. The way you recruit has a direct impact on the way new members participate…and whether or not they renew.

Join us for a free live webinar on Thursday, December 11th with Patricia A. Hudson, MPsSc, President Melos Institute and discover how simple changes in the recruitment conversation can make all the difference.
In this webinar, we will:

Examine why current approaches fail to produce desired results
Explore a recruitment technique that resonates across generations
Learn practical ways your fellow members can become successful recruiters
Discover how this approach can be incorporated in print and digital ways
Gain access to samples and templates for your immediate use

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PST)
Register today! (limited space available)

If you are interested, you need to register with Wild Apricot and you could then join us at the Volunteer Centre to participate together and have discussions afterwards.  Please register first and then contact us at sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com

BC Pensioners share concerns for Medicare

Taking a Stand for Healthcare

Sent by Shirley Lowe, B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization, Sooke Branch #88

This week is Medicare Week!
On Tuesday, hundreds of public health advocates will arrive on Parliament Hill to ask our politicians to commit to protect and strengthen our universal public healthcare system during their election campaigns.
They need your help to stop the sabotage of Canada’s healthcare. Email your MP and all the party leaders today to show that Canadians will support politicians that make universal public healthcare a priority in the 2015 federal elections.

Our healthcare is being sabotaged by the federal government, and facing legal attack in the courts.
From the Harper government’s deep budget cuts, to a lawsuit in BC that could shatter the legal foundation of Canadian public health care, our healthcare system is facing attacks on various fronts. Now Leadnow is joining with the Canadian Health Coalition and other public healthcare advocates to fight back.

    READ MORE    


This illustrates how truly fortunate we are!

It is amazing when you put things in perspective......We are lucky!  Take a deep breath, let it out and say 'Ahhhhhhh!  Global statistics reduced down to something that is relatable.

This illustrates how truly fortunate we are



Victoria Foundation's Vital Signs Report

Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. It measures the vitality of communities in key areas, providing critical information that can help set priorities and identify opportunities for action. Yesterday, 27 community foundations across Canada launched their own local reports.
The Victoria Foundation released its 9th edition of the report, sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union. This year adds results of the first ever Victoria Capital Region Community Wellbeing Survey conducted earlier this summer. The Vital Signs report combines public opinion with statistics and relevant facts to provide a snapshot of the livability and wellbeing of the community.
Back again for the sixth year is a special eight-page Youth Vital Signs section that examines what people aged 15 to 24 think about life in Greater Victoria.
Visit our website to read the report, and for a complete listing of all indicator sources.


Welcome to On the Move, the CRD Regional Transportation Newsletter. This quarterly publication will provide you with information on news, events, resources and stories related to multi-modal forms of travel. Feel free to share this newsletter and provide us with ideas for future content. Enjoy!  Sooke is mentioned in this issue a couple of times.




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