August262015SNMLiveLoveLocalThe Chamber encourages everyone to clip the ad (shown above) from the Sooke News Mirror published in the August 26th edition (page B4) to display in storefront windows to help keep the ‘shop local’ messaging alive.  A .pdf colour copy, printable on standard 8½" x 11" paper is available at the Chamber office.


The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with other community associations, has established a program entitled ‘Learning on the Edge’ for continuing education and general interest studies.  We established this program to provide additional learning opportunities in Sooke without having to leave our community.  The poster below lists the initial offerings with more to come.  To register and for more information, please visit their website


SOOKE FALL FAIR - Embraces Soil and Light


Display Your Best
Sooke Merchant Spirit!  

Trophy and Rosette will be awarded for best in-store or window display using this year’s theme, ‘Sooke Fall Fair Embraces Soil and Light’.  Entries must be emailed by noon on September 10 to qualify with judging commencing on September 11th at noon.

This year, Sooke Fall Fair's President Ellen Lewers, is challenging all local businesses to show their ideas for uses of light to help improve where and how we manage our area in a responsible manner. There will be some fun entries and are also looking for your innovative composting ideas and ways of managing soil, weeds and growing in a responsible way.

For more information, click on the Sooke Fall Fair poster above (entry form is on page 46), visit their website, or contact Ellen Lewers directly at 250-812-2830 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sooke Fall Fair has attracted over 4,000 visitors to our region. 

JORDAN RIVER TRASH CLEANUP – September 5, 10:00 am


We are taking back our lands…

For far too long, inconsiderate people have dumped their garbage on Crown, leased and private lands.  Littering, misuse, abuse, dumping - all have closed many amazing outdoor areas of our beautiful country to the general public.

On September 5 2015 at 10:00 am, Time for Change Across Canada organizers and volunteers will be cleaning up trash in the wilderness, Bear Creek Reservoir Road (meeting at Hwy. 14 junction).

They are seeking assistance from the public to pitch in to help the community by requesting volunteers to participate.  Donations from businesses, who see themselves as having a vested interest in the region and the outdoors, would be very much appreciated.

For more information and to sign up or donate, contact Fredy Boese directly via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their Facebook page



2015 Golf Tournament & Dinner 'Fun'draiser  

Save the date...
Join us for this fun annual networking event! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015 
at DeMamiel Creek Golf Course.

Reserve your spot today!

Members $45 | Non-members $55
Includes light lunch starting at noon, 
9 hole golf game shotgun start at 1:00 pm Followed by a gourmet catered dinner.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Contact the Chamber office or visit our Events webpage for more details and to register.




Sooke, BC – The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor and host the 2015 All Candidates Forum for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding in relation to the upcoming Federal Election in the Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort Ballroom at 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke, B.C., on October 6th, 2015, starting at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  This event will be professionally moderated and is open to the public.

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce welcomes any and all questions to be asked of the candidates. 

Questions can be submitted online on our Events/All Candidates Meeting 2015 webpage or emailed in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submission deadline is September 28th, 2015. A question podium with an open mic will also be set up at the event to accept questions from the audience in attendance. 

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is a supportive resource for businesses and works to facilitate new economic development opportunities while influencing public policy and government in supporting free enterprise.

As a public service, our goal is to facilitate a public discussion on the issues affecting our community.

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization.  We do not endorse candidates.



A very special THANK YOU! to Phoebe Dunbar and all the wonderful volunteers from Sooke Region Food CHI for a delicious picnic luncheon made with fresh ingredience from the gardens.  We also wish to thank our guest speakers, Debb Read and Nitya Harris from Wild Wise Sooke for their informative  and lively presentation about keeping wildlife and our community safe.  The luncheon was held at Sooke Sunriver Gardens followed by a tour of the lush gardens for our August Sooke Newcomers Club meeting.

For more information about future Newcomers Club events, please visit our Events Calendar webpage. 

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Regularly updated, our website links to ‘Our Chamber in the News’ articles.  Follow the link to Chamber President Sean Dyble's latest article in the September 2015 edition of the Business Examiner Victoria:  

Federal Election Forum Coming to Sooke

Complementary copies of the Business Examiner Victoria are available at the Chamber office.


Every month the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce forwards new information we receive about businesses in Sooke to the Business Examiner Victoria to include in the ‘Movers and Shakers’ section of their monthly publication.  September’s edition announced the following:

Tastes of India in Sooke is now offering personal cooking lessons in Victoria as well as Sooke.  They are now located at 6309 Sooke Road at the Sooke River Hotel. 

Salish Sea Technologies is celebrating their 5th year in business.

New businesses in Sooke include:

  • Sooke Water Inc.
  • P&D's Closet
  • Sooke Family Resource Society will be opening a new thrift shop.

Barb's Barber Shop is celebrating their 30th year in business.

If you have any news within your business or organization, please contact the Chamber office to be included in an upcoming edition.


Our beautiful community of Sooke, BC has been nationally recognized in two recent publications as being the first of five great Canadian end-of-summer getaways! 

The articles mentioned three Chamber members: Sooke Harbour House, The Stick in the Mud and Mom’s Café

To read the full article, click on the corresponding link:


The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce encourages all businesses in the Sooke region to submit their information to be published on our website's business directory.  One of the many benefits of being a Chamber member means the inclusion of detailed business information such as logos, tag phrases, mission statements, company descriptions and links in our directory.

*Only basic contact information will be published for non-members as a service to our community.  

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce  201 - 2015 Shields Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4   Office: 250.642.6112  
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