Sooke Seeks Your Opinion On Galloping Goose Connector

A few weeks ago, my Twitter feed for Sooke turned up a post from a justifiably irate cyclist from Vancouver, who heard about this little town called Sooke at the end of a fantastic little bike trail known as the Galloping Goose. Much to his chagrin, to actually get to Sooke from the Goose requiredContinue reading “Sooke Seeks Your Opinion On Galloping Goose Connector”

Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]

Every day I drive by the site of the new Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre on the waterfront in Sooke. It’s been fun and exciting to watch it all come together. This amazing facility is scheduled to open in February of next year, and since my last update, they’ve announced some more exciting features: TheContinue reading “Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]”

The District of Sooke Needs Your Opinion On Secondary Suites

As part of their review of the issue of secondary suites in single-family homes (also known as basement suites, in-law suites, rental suites, etc.), The District of Sooke is forming a Secondary Suites Advisory Committee and needs volunteers from various neighbourhoods in Sooke to come forward to share their views and make recommendations to townContinue reading “The District of Sooke Needs Your Opinion On Secondary Suites”

Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre

Sooke is quickly becoming one of the province’s fastest growing communities. New neighbourhoods are under construction, new parks and trails being established, and new commercial developments are being undertaken. Perhaps the most exciting of these developments is the Mariner’s Village project. Mariner’s Village is a mixed-use, multi-phase waterfront development which will include condominiums and townhouses,Continue reading “Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre”

Upcoming Music Festivals In Sooke and Port Renfrew

Sooke River Bluegrass Festival and Tall Tree Music Festival Back once again, the ever popular Sooke River Bluegrass festival goes this coming weekend, June 18-20 for three full days of music, camping, and hopefully, sunshine. Held every 3rd weekend in June, the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is well known for being a family-friendly affair, andContinue reading “Upcoming Music Festivals In Sooke and Port Renfrew”

Victoria’s Largest Garage Sale: Royal LePage Garage Sale For Shelter [Video]

On May 15, 2010, in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Royal LePage REALTORS® across Canada will be holding massive garage sales in their communities. Building on the success of last year’s event, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty will be holding what we believe is the largest garage sale in Victoria history! With theContinue reading “Victoria’s Largest Garage Sale: Royal LePage Garage Sale For Shelter [Video]”

Sociable! Book Launch in Victoria, BC

This Thursday, April 29th, 2010, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Stephen Jagger and professional sales trainer Shane Gibson will be at the Downtown Victoria Chapters store to launch their new book, Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-Down. The event starts at 5:30 with a networking opportunity for social-media-curious businesspeople, and then a presentation fromContinue reading “Sociable! Book Launch in Victoria, BC”

Secondary Suites in Sooke – Input Needed!

The District of Sooke is currently investigating the secondary suites issue, and is looking for feedback from residents about suites. At issue is the potential for legalizing secondary suites (also known as basement suites or apartments) in more zones in the District. Currently, suites are only allowed in dwellings on lots with a certain zoningContinue reading “Secondary Suites in Sooke – Input Needed!”

Sooke Rotary Auction and Spring Fair 2010

Springtime in Sooke – Cherry blossoms, daffodils, tulips. A season of renewal is upon us as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. For the last 20 years, another sign of spring in Sooke has been the Sooke Rotary Club‘s annual auction and spring fair. This year’s fair, the 20th anniversary of thisContinue reading “Sooke Rotary Auction and Spring Fair 2010”

Sooke Potholes Camping To Resume Spring 2010

Since the Capital Regional District and The Land Conservancy bought up some formerly private land around the Sooke Potholes a few years back (they recently bought some more), lots has been done up there. Expanded parking, trail work, Galloping Goose Trail upgrades, and the Sooke Potholes Campsite. Unfortunately, due to CRD water main construction, theContinue reading “Sooke Potholes Camping To Resume Spring 2010”