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Sooke Fine Arts Show | July 26 - August 5, 2019

July 17, 2019

The Sooke Fine Arts 11-day Show and Sale draws 9,000+ art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke, BC. More than 380 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery.


Tim Hortons officially opens in Sooke

July 13, 2019

Located beside Edward Milne Community School and only 3km from Sunriver Estates. "Next order of business is to continue the development on the remainder of the site" – Jeffery Frank, Project Manager


A lukewarm spring comes to an end for the Victoria real estate market

July 08, 2019

A total of 740 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 4.5 per cent more than the 708 properties sold in June 2018 but a 12.7 per cent decrease from May 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 6.1 per cent from June 2018 with 216 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 10.4 per cent from June 2018 with 394 sold.


Summer Time in Sooke

June 28, 2019

Sooke is a vibrant, bustling town especially in the summer. The many pristine beaches and beautiful parks, such as Sooke flats, French beach, Ella beach, China beach, East Sooke Park, Ed Macgregor Park, just to name a few, will keep you busy the entire season. Mountain biking and cycling, which Sooke is quickly becoming a go-to location for the sport. One of the more popular cycling routes in the area is the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which is part of the Trans-Canada trail, and runs through the Sooke area. For more info, check out http://www.sooke.org/parks/


Canada Day Events in Sooke Monday July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019

Canada Day will once again be celebrated in Sooke. Located at the Sooke river campground, there will be many family activities going all day including a parade, live music, and face painting just to name a few. There will also be many food vendors, and the night will close with a bang of fireworks at 10:00 p.m.


Medical clinic in Sooke gets $1 million for new doctors, nurses

June 17, 2019

A medical clinic with team-based care in Sooke is being expanded, with five additional doctors and nurses funded by the province.


Living in Bear Country

June 10, 2019

The black bears on our beautiful island are active from roughly April to November. This time of year, the bears are in Sooke looking for garbage and fruit trees.  Our fruit trees are ripe, and the streams are low this year.


A late spring bloom for Victoria real estate market

June 03, 2019

A total of 848 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 12.3 per cent more than the 755 properties sold in May 2018 and a 21.8 per cent increase from April 2019. Sales of condominiums were up 3 per cent from May 2018 with 244 units sold and were up from April 2019 by 20.2 per cent. Sales of single family homes were up 9.6 per cent from May 2018 with 445 sold.


SEAPARC Moves Forward with Fitness Facility Expansion

May 27, 2019

The Sooke & Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission (SEAPARC) Leisure Complex is excited to move forward with their fitness expansion this spring.


Sunriver Estates hosts 7th annual community yard sale on June 1st

May 20, 2019

Late spring marks the start of Garage Sale Season, which means it must be time for Sunriver Estates' Annual Community Yard Sale! This event, now in its seventh year, is a highlight for locals and visitors alike.