The Sooke Home Learners’ Support Group is a non-profit association established to offer support to home learning families in the Sooke region. Our membership comprises families who follow diverse home learning paths – from unschooling to more traditional approaches to homelearning. Members provide support to one another through an email Hotline, monthly SSOS (Sooke Support or Socializing) meetings for the parents of home learners, group events and field trips held throughout the year and a membership directory for those who wish to participate.
Hope Centre is a joint venture between the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island (SSVP) and the M’akola Group of Societies (M’akola). It came about when the groups identified a need in Sooke to provide affordable housing for aboriginal and non-aboriginal homeless singles (both men and women), including provisions for youth.
Housing and services for those experiencing homelessness in the Capital Region are primarily focused in downtown Victoria. There is great demand in Sooke for affordable housing – especially for youth who have few local resources or supports.
Horseshoes is an activity for all ages from youth to seniors. You can play just for fun or join an organized leqgue and play for competitive events. We will provide free lessons for anyone who wishes to learn the art of pitching horsehoes. Please check out our new website!
What is Hospice? We are a team of concerned people who offer care for those with life threatening illnesses and offer support and understanding to their families. Our team includes palliative care trained physicians and nurses, who have received special education, and a group of specially trained volunteers. We attempt to help in any way that is appropriate to the individual's or family's needs.
We are a family oriented club promoting and teaching the art of Shotokan Karate as well as street defence.
Our primary goal is to develop self-confidence and discipline, while teaching self defence techniques that will enable our students to protect themselves in dangerous situations and to deal with life's more unpleasant moments. Along with the student's physical fitness and mastering of techniques, there should also be mental and emotional growth and development. We do not promote aggressive behaviour, and such conduct is not tolerated.
The Sooke Masonic Lodge ground floor and grounds are available for rent for meetings and gatherings. The facility includes a kitchen and washrooms. No alcohol and no smoking allowed on the premises. For more information and to check for availability contact Bob Hudson 250-642-7150
Sooke Music & Art Festival is a free, family-friendly, music and arts festival held in the heart of SookSooke Music & Art Festival is a free, family friendly, music and arts festival held in the heart of Sooke on the August long weekend each summer.e on the August long weekend each summer.
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Sooke Options for Community Living Association (SOCLA) is a non-profit society that supports people who have developmental disabilities and their families in the Sooke area. SOCLA began as a group of parents, educators and caregivers in the Sooke area excited at the prospect of providing programs and services in the Sooke area for families with children, youth and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In October 1998, SOCLA was incorporated and registered as a non-profit organization.
Founded in 1997 by Norman Nelson, the full size semi-professional orchestra performed its first symphony concert in June 1998. With the subsequent introduction of the Chamber Players and the Philharmonic Chorus, the concert season has expanded to six programs (12 concerts) plus the ever-popular “Fling”, an open air pops concert performed each summer. In addition, small ensembles perform regularly at community events and fund raisers.
The Library's mission is to enrich lives and communities through universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning, and literacy. The Sooke Branch of the Vancouver island Regional Library (VIRL) provides programs, information and support. We have free access computers and helpful staff. Come visit us at 2065 Anna Marie Road, Sooke, B.C.
RCMP Victim Services programs offer practical and emotional support to assist victims, witnesses, and families in their recovery from the impact of a crime or trauma. Services include: Emotional Support,Information on the status of a police file,Information on the Criminal Justice system,Court orientation and accompaniment, Assistance with forms, ie: Crime Victim Assistance and Victim Impact Statements, Referral to appropriate agencies for specific information, support and counseling,and crisis response at Police request.
United Way's Better at Home program helps BC' older adults continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical home support services. Its unique seniors planning for seniors' approach means older adults contribute to the design, operation and evaluation of their local program. If you are a senior 65 or older living in our community you are eligible for this program. Seniors who receive Better at Home services will pay a fee based on their income. Some services are free of charge.
Services provided by Sooke Region Better at Home include:
With roots dating back more than 65 years in the community, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is considered a vital resource and advocate for Sooke's business community.
Having one of the strongest membership bases per capita in British Columbia, the Chamber operates as a not-for-profit organization and is led by a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors representing various business sectors in the Sooke region.