[Pics] Prestige Hotel And Convention Centre Sooke Nears Completion

  I was invited to take a hard hat tour of the brand new Prestige Oceanfront Resort and Convention Centre on the waterfront in Sooke. Their first Vancouver Island property, Prestige has pulled out all the stops and has created something incredible on our shores. Everything is going to be top-notch and elegant. The hotelContinue reading “[Pics] Prestige Hotel And Convention Centre Sooke Nears Completion”

Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!

    It’s not hard to see when you drive by the spectacular waterfront site that this landmark property is nearing completion. I was contacted yesterday by Prestige to let me know that they will be hiring for positions at the new hotel and conference centre, with a hiring fair of sorts occurring this Wednesday,Continue reading “Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!”

Van der Valk Photography: Capturing Lifestyles

Capturing Lives Local Sooke photographer Jason van der Valk has broadened his focus and is now accepting clients for intimate lifestyle shoots, in the comfort of your home, or a favourite outdoor location. Many of you may be familiar with Jason’s landscape and scenic work, but it is only recently that he has used hisContinue reading “Van der Valk Photography: Capturing Lifestyles”

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]”

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”

Sleeping Around In Sooke – Reb Stevenson’s Toronto Star Column [Video]

I love Twitter. I also love living in a town with a unique name. It’s easy to monitor the goings-on in the online world with a search for Sooke saved as an RSS feed or in one of the many Twitter desktop clients like Tweetdeck. A month or so ago I discovered that travel andContinue reading “Sleeping Around In Sooke – Reb Stevenson’s Toronto Star Column [Video]”

Life In Sooke #1 – Storms (And Storm Watching!)

Welcome to a new series on the 642Blog, Life in Sooke. The idea for the series came to me as I was out for a run the other day – I thought it would be fun to carry my video camera a little more often and shoot video of Sooke and the surrounding area toContinue reading “Life In Sooke #1 – Storms (And Storm Watching!)”

All Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show is this Weekend

One of the oldest and biggest craft fairs on the Island goes this weekend, November 20 – 22, 2009. The All-Sooke Arts and Crafts Fair is taking place in the Community Hall building in Sooke. Over 60 exhibitors on two floors will be there, along with food and entertainment. Come on out and get someContinue reading “All Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show is this Weekend”

Name The New Roaster at Sooke’s Stick In The Mud Coffee House

If you’ve been by the fabulous Stick in The Mud coffee house in Sooke lately, you’ll notice that owner/operator/coffee nut David has cleared out and opened up a back room. What, besides a random-looking door-like window in the wall, is this all about? David has ordered himself a state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line, so-awesome-it-deserves-more-hyphens coffee bean roaster fromContinue reading “Name The New Roaster at Sooke’s Stick In The Mud Coffee House”