Brenda Parkinson


Brenda Parkinson was elected to District of Sooke Council in 2005, 2014 and again in 2018.

Brenda was Chair of the Sooke Program of the Arts (SPA) Committee and, with her committee, initiated: 

              • the covering of the Hydro boxes with photographs of local photographers; 
              • the painting of the Pump Stations by local artists and art students from Edward Milne Community School; and 
              • the acquisition of the Spirit Bear located out front of the Sooke Region Museum. 

She was Chair of the Mayor’s Panel on Arts and Beautification from 2012 – 2014, leading such projects as: 

  • the arts signage on the boardwalk; 
  • the artwork painted on the three electrical boxes in Ed MacGregor Park; and 
  • the artwork installed in all four of the bus shelters owned by the District. 

She also chaired the Communities in Bloom Committee, where Sooke has received the highest designation of 5 bloom status for the past 5 years. 

To start off each new year on a positive note, Brenda organized the Annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee for the residents of Sooke. 

Brenda was honoured to represent the interests of Sooke residents, by also serving on the
following boards and committees:

  • Capital Regional District Board – Alternate
  • Te’mexw Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Capital Regional District Arts Commission – Representative
  • Capital Regional Water Supply Commission – Director
  • Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission – Representative
  • Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission – Alternate