Hey Kids – Tell us a story of what makes Sooke special and win a great prize.
To celebrate all things Sooke, we invite children to make their voices heard in a Sooke’s story Competition. It can be a story about an experience you had that made you love your home in Sooke or you can tell about a part of the community that makes it a great place to live.
Stories must be less than 250 words and storytellers must be 12 years of age and under.
Entries will be judged for three age groups (five and under, six to nine and nine to 12). All entries must be submitted to Sooke News Mirror before August 1, in person or by email at [email protected]
Children should also feel free to illustrate the stories, although this is not necessary.
We’ll have a panel of judges review the entries and choose the ones that best demonstrate why Sooke is such a special place to live.
Winners in three age categories will receive $ 150 gift cards, courtesy of Sooke’s dentist, Dr. Chris Bryant. The winning entries will be published in the Sooke News Mirror.
The contest is part of Sooke’s birthday celebration.
August 17, Sooke News Mirror in conjunction with the Sooke District and a host of community groups and volunteers will be hosting a Sooke 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The Old-Fashioned Country Picnic will feature music and food, artists and artisans, vintage cars, artisans, and farm-fresh food. You can splash paint by painting our giant boulder or decorating your own salmon cutout (there will be a kids’ parade of all cuts in the late afternoon).
In the Hannah Day Family Entertainment Zone, the community will honor the memory of Hannah Day and recognize the bravery of all of Sooke’s children who fight for their lives against the specter of serious illness.
While there is no charge for any of the events, we will be taking donations to the Family Fun Zone of new, unwrapped toys or cash donations – all for BC Children’s Hospital.
At the end of the evening, the District of Sooke will screen a first-run feature film in the park to cap off the festivities.