To provide information to park visitors about keeping themselves and their possessions safe while they are visiting our beautiful parks and to provide tourist information about local businesses and attractions.
The Sooke Strings Orchestra is open to students in both middle school and high school. Our emphasis is on instrument technique and ensemble skills, with students participating in large ensemble rehearsals and instrument sectionals.
We are continuing to work with the T'Sou-ke Nation and the Capital Regional District Regarding our mutual interest to acquire land in the Muir Creek watershed. We also evaluate new properties, as they become available, for their suitability for parkland.
As Juan de Fuca regional residents we share this in common:
We are gravely troubled by the staggering rate and volume of deforestation in our region. We believe that our forests are being grossly mismanaged, and that these lands which should represent our commons have been unjustly expropriated in the name of fast profit for industry shareholders, at the expense of ecological sustainability and what is literally the birthright ground for future generations.
Our vision is two-fold:
A group of Juan de Fuca residents has formed a non-profit society to launch a news and advertising publication for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. We will provide a forum for our rural communities to share news, exchange ideas and develop a sense of community. At the same time the publication will give businesses within and outside the electoral area an opportunity to promote their products and services and reach potential customers. We also hope to make current information about the region and its services available to the many tourists who visit the area each year.
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.
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue is a team of unpaid professionals who respond to land-based search and rescue emergencies within the Juan de Fuca electoral area including all inland waters. JdF SAR is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and provide an emergency response.