The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and the Sooke Multi-Belief Initiative are hosting a Conversations with Candidates on Oct. 11 at the Edward Milne Community School theatre. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates invited include Randall Pewarchuk, Conservative; David Merner, Green; Jamie Hammond, Liberal; Randall Garrison, NDP; Josh Steffler, Libertarian; Tyson Strandlund, Communist; and Jeremy Gustafson, People’s Party.
• On Oct. 3, Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates will participate in 100 Debates on the Environment, a nationwide initiative aimed to hear candidates’ best ideas and proposals for the environment. The debate begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Metchosin Community Hall.
OLD PAINT DUO is Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill, who have been making acoustic music steeped in American roots traditions for over a decade. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and using the guitar and fiddle as their base and leaping off point, these two serve up old country songs, Texas fiddle tunes, old time square dance music and original songs with grace and style.