[Sooke, BC] – 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
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 our website at Volunteer Nomination Form.
Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2016 at the Municipal Hall.
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634