The Sooke PocketNews Do-or-Die fundraiser has achieved it’s $10,000 target. The mandate is now a definitive DO!
“It was a hold-your-breath month for me,” gasped Britt Santowski, SPN founder and publisher, drawing her first breath in three weeks, “But we did it!”
An impromptu Meet and Greet served with a side of secret auction was hosted on March 27 under the astute direction of community anchor Linda Green Abraham, and featured local musicians Carol Whitney with her Pantamanya handpan (and her young accompanist Maddy on the BlueN Ektar), and Taylor Caspersen. The venue, the Sooke Yoga Studio, was also graciously donated.
This secret auction raised a total $534.40, and put the Fundraiser over the top.
There are too many others to mention but please accept gracious appreciations for the month-long support (emotional as well as financial!). Sooke PocketNews is a community publication, and this month, the community stood strongly behind SPN.
The Fundraiser will continue until the end of the month, and SPN is still accepting donations. This is a last opportunity for businesses to get incredibly low advertising rates for the next six months, with Sooke’s only daily, which is strongly supported by the community.
Please continue to support those who advertise on SPN. A special acknowledgement to the individual donors and monthly sustainers, listed on our Donor page. Collectively, they are paying to bring Sooke’s daily news to you.
Again, Sooke, thank you! With special mention to SPN sponsors, and …
Linda Green Abraham, Ilona Anderson, Keith Baldwin, Carolyn Bateman, Jeff Bateman, Ian Backlund, Jewel Black, David Bloom, Jill Bone, John Boquist, Heike Brinkschulte, James Brisco, Chris Bryant, Edward Carlson, Ettie Catto, Alanda Carver, Lynda Chambers, Margaret Coles, Jean Conway, Beth Cougler Blom, Yvonne Court, Margaret Critchlow, Marcelyne Cross, Vivienne Curutchet, Lorna Danylchuk, Rosanne Day, Aline Doiron, Laura Dowhy, Meredith DeGroat, Jason Dixon, Angela Dorsey, Rachel Dyer, David Evans (The Stick), Jennifer Filgate, Simon Foster, Gaynor Gauthier, Sherri Gillanders, Linda Gordon, Meredith Groat, Micheal Hayward, Susan Healey, Cassie Hepburn, Ralph Hull, Carol Hurst, J Jackson, Lorna Jacobson, Sandy Javis, Rosemary Jorna, Benjamin Kendrick, Diane Kent, Marleen Kiral, Clive Kitchener, Denyse Koo, Miriam Lambert, Cheryl Larcombe, Becky Lawrence, Donna Levesque, Betsy Lockwood, Bjorn Lodding, Donna Lomas, Margaret Longdale, Carol Mallett, Jeremy Newell, Julie McDermaid, John Nunn, Julie Nunn, Jim Perkins, Scott Miller, Laurel Lee Mayo, Ben Molesky, Linda Mooney, Moonfist, Erin Morrell, Linda Nehra, Helena Nelson, Wendy O’Connor, Frederique Philip, Heather Phillips, Jo Phillips, Jill Phipps, Karen Pumphrey, Sandy Reber, Lori Rittaler, Brian Rundle, Corinne Saad, Brad Scarbro, Deb Schenk, Christine Schlattner, Carolyn Severson, Linda Slater, Steve Sorensen, Piska Stabel, Liz Stannard, Doug Strong, Julie Syrard, Laurie Szadkowski, Lisa Taylor, Patricia Timms, Jan Todd, Calvin L Tripp, Lambertus van den Berk, Yves Vanier, Jeff Walker, Shawn Walsh, Adrienne Wass, Sheila Whincup, Dragonfly Whispers, Kara White, Carol Whitney, Caryl Wilford, Mark Ziegler, Anonymous (2) … if we’ve missed your name, please let us know! We will add you to the list.