The Y Outdoor Centre, home of Camp Thunderbird, is nestled in the Sooke Foothills and has provided outdoor experiences for children and youth since 1935. Our mission is to work together to enhance individual and community potential through participation, learning and leadership. Kids of all ages have fun and develop skills.
Residential Camp Thunderbird is a natural playground with 1200 acres of forest, dramatic vistas and the clear, clean waters of Glinz Lake. Thunderbird programs are active, dynamic, challenging and creative.
The Sooke Garden Club was established in 1971 as a means for residents of the Sooke Region to come together to share experiences, learn from experts, and enjoy the camaraderie and benefits to be derived from a common interest in gardening and horticulture. In turn, the Club contributes to the community through monetary donations, gardening-related volunteer work/support, and committee participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What we do... a) promote and facilitate sailing education across all age ranges b) promote water safety and seamanship in the Sooke area c) promote the physical, sport and social aspects of sailing and share a common interest and knowledge base. Currently we are hosting a sailing school for kids in July in Sooke for kids 6 to 14 years old. There will be three one week classes in July.
Film night once a month (2nd Wednesday) on topics normally disregarded by the mainstream media - political and social issues, health, spirituality, documentaries on current issues. For more information check out our website.