The District of Sooke recognizes that volunteerism has played a major role throughout the history of Sooke in the betterment of the community in a great variety of ways.
For example, the Sooke Community Association was formed in 1934 to help raise money for a new community hall and has been called “one of the most effective volunteer civic groups in Canada.”
With over 120 known volunteer organizations in the area, Sooke has claimed the name “Volunteer Capital of Canada” and proudly displays the title on the “Welcome to Sooke” sign.
The District of Sooke chose 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer, to initiate a program recognizing long-time volunteers who have made significant contributions of benefit to Sooke and/or the surrounding region. The next Volunteer Recognition Ceremony is to be held in March 2017.
The District of Sooke invites everyone to recognize Sooke Region’s outstanding volunteers by nominating a citizen for a Sooke Volunteer Award. Nomination forms are available at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall and on their website.
Nominations will be accepted until November 30 at the Municipal Hall.