Our Sooke Business Directory
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A 5th generation Sooke resident, Dave McClimon bought his first dumptruck in 1981 and has been in the business ever since, providing excavating contracting services with complete site development.
4M Bobcat & Trucking Ltd. has a permitted quarry of crushed materials and well as blended topsoil.
Acupuncture Works Sooke
Admin Support Service takes care of your business’ endless stream of admin tasks, enabling you to be solely focused on what you do best by providing professional admin support specifically tailored to busy business owners like yourself. You go do your thing. Let us do the rest.
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Being locally owned and operated gives the experts at Aerial Roofing a full understanding of the type of weather pounding on your roof. Our knowledge and expertise ensures your job is done right the first time.
Our specialties include:
• Residential and Commercial Service
• Free Estimates
• New Construction
• Roof Repairs
• 10-year labour guarantee
• Free estimates
• Manufacturer warranty on materials
Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Sooke • Victoria • Colwood • Saanich • Highlands • Langford • Sidney • Mill Bay • Duncan • Esquimalt • View Royal
We specialize in providing in home assistance to seniors who just need a little help once in a while. Our qualifications include Resident Care Attendant, Home Support Worker, and Food Safe.
All of our employees have completed a criminal record check. We carry liability insurance to cover all of our services.
Please call to find out how we can help you. ~Stephanie Allman
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Situated on 5 acres and 1500 feet of waterfront, Arbutus Cove Guesthouse & Cottages is an estate that offers absolute privacy with direct accessibility to the Galloping Goose Trail.
Although surrounded by parks, trails and nature, Arbutus Cove is a 10 minute walk from one of Sooke's many pubs and restaurants and only a 40 minute drive to downtown Victoria. Located at kilometer 37 of the Galloping Goose Trail makes Arbutus Cove Guesthouse & Cottages the perfect day ride from Victoria or Swartz Bay.
We welcome all of our customers to come in for a visit. If you make a trip to Vancouver Island, please drive out to Sooke and introduce yourself.
While we continue to retail our jewelry to nearly 225 jewelry stores around British Columbia, in addition to selling our current inventory and custom jewelry pieces on the internet, we have also opened this gift store.
~ Brett and Kathy Borrie
Brett carves his jewelry while Kathy assists customers in the store.
Master Carver Brett Borie
Brett has worked for over 20 years to perfect the fine art of hand carving precious metals: Gold, Silver and Platinum.
Brett is self-taught, and his years of patient study and practice have culminated in a unique line of exquisite jewelry.
In 1999 Brett and Kathy opened their home-based business on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Each piece of jewelry is designed and handcrafted by Brett, with design assistance from Kathy.
Delicately proportioned and precisely carved. Brett's work is characterized by a fine sense of restraint and balance which is identifiably his own.
Brett's work predominantly features Canadian Wildlife but he can literally carve any design your heart desires. Give him a sketch and he'll take it from there.
Monday - Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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I provide learning/instructional design services to people or organizations who know their subjects, but need an adult education professional to help them design and develop an in-person or online course. I teach people how to facilitate in-person or online. I work with groups as a process facilitator, facilitating planning, decision-making, brainstorming, consultation or visioning meetings.
Gifts for your special days and your everyday! We specialize in Custom Gift Baskets and use primarily locally made products in all of our Baskets and Gift Crates.
Whether you want a Gift Basket exactly as pictured on our website, customized a little (or a lot), or something completely new and unique, we have you covered! Blissful Baskets specializes in custom and unique Gift Baskets (and crates, boxes and bags).
We will work with you and your budget to create a Gift that is exactly what you want. We can add company products (for example - notepads, pens, coffee mugs, etc.), a gift certificate, or use your company colours - just let us know what you would like.
No order is too large or too small - whether you want 1 Basket or 100 - we have you covered!
Our goal is to make your Gift giving as simple and easy as possible and to make you and/or your business stand out and be remembered.
Delivery is $10. for Victoria and area (Sidney to Sooke and everywhere in between). For delivery up island or off island please contact us for pricing.
We are constantly updated and adding new baskets to our website to reflect the season and/or any upcoming holidays or other special days - so please check back often!
Bouledogue Quilt Co., is your new favourite online quilt shop! We might be small now, but we have big aspirations! Our goal is to be Canada’s largest online quilting supply company for fabrics, tools, patterns, and supplies.
We are a destination quilt shop on beautiful Vancouver Island. A quick 30 min drive from Victoria, BC and nestled in the seaside community of Sooke, our home-based studio is jam-packed with the most sought after fabrics and the latest in patterns, tools, notions, and unique finds!
Our company is named after my other passion - French Bulldogs. The word “Bouledogue” is French for bulldog, and my logo is a depiction of the breed. Currently we have 7 (yikes!!) ranging in age from 7 years to 7 months.
Book an appointment, we would love to meet you!
Lisa and Crew!
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. is an aggregate and ready-mix company whose primary purpose is to provide a high quality of life by maximizing long-term profits.
We will be number one in our selected market area in product quality and customer service.
We will ensure that our employees, who are the major asset of the Company, are both challenged and satisfied.
We will act responsibly with respect to the environment and the community well-being.
We will do this while maintaining a commitment to ethical business behaviour.
Department of Mines gave us top marks for our reclamation project which was the first phase of the Keating X Road gravel pit, now known as Butler Crescent.
We have also won the Department of Mines Accident Free Safety Award.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. has a longstanding tradition of providing a wide range of building materials to lower Vancouver Island. The company first began in the 1930s, engaging in logging and the sale of gravel and expanding into the manufacture and sale of ready-mixed concrete in the 1950s.
Today, the company serves its customers with ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products all over ther Capital Region and Vancouver Island. There are three gravel pit locations in Central Saanich, Sooke and Duncan, providing everything from fill material to specialized sand and rock products.
The company has ready-mixed concrete batch plants in Central Saanich, Sooke and Victoria and, with one of the largest fleets of ready-mix trucks on the island, can supply ready-mix to any size of job site.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd., a recognized leader in the industry, continues to grow and meet the changing needs of its customers.
The Butler Brothers Family
A part of the rich heritage of the Saanich Peninsula and continuing to play a key role in the development of Vancouver Island Communities.
Although Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. was incorporated in 1954, the Butler family has been a part of the History of the Saanich Peninsula since Captain George Stephen Butler began farming there in 1868.
The 'Butler Brothers' of the company name were Claude, Wally, Tom and Eric, all grandchildren of the Captain. Claude Butler, who was president of the company for quite a few years, passed away in 1986. Wally, the second brother, passed away in 1992. The company is now under the leadership of the Captain's great-grandson, Brian Butler.
The brothers were doing business of the island before the Second World War, when they were engaged in logging and the sale of gravel. In the late 1940s they built a small store to handle the sale of a limited selection of building materials. Following this, in the early 1950s, they became involved in the manufacture and sale of ready-mix concrete.
Today, Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. has three gravel pits in operation - Keating Cross Road, Sooke and Duncan - and sells ready-mix concrete from Keating Cross Road, Bay Street in Victoria and Sooke.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. continues to grow to meet the needs of Island consumers and to carry on the tradition of quality, integrity and service to Vancouver Island communities.
Butler Brothers has been serving the South Vancouver Island area with quality aggregate and ready-mix since the early 1940's.
We have in our fleet 23 ready-mix trucks ranging from 5.6 to 10 cubic metres of carrying capacity. There are three batch plants located at Keating Cross Road in Central Saanich, Bay Street in Downtown Victoria and Sooke. All of our batch plants are certified under the BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association's Plant Certification Program.
Our aggregates are produced at our Keating, Sooke and Duncan Gravel Pits, offering everything from fill materials to specialty products.
Our main aggregate depot is located in Duncan where we have up to 65 different products including limestone & granite. We specialize in sand products, service and quality.
We have 3 gravel trucks with pups and/or triaxles for delivery of our high quality aggregates.
Quality control and mix designs are constantly monitored.
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As the sole proprietor, I provide fully qualified and professional aesthetic services in a comfortable, private atmosphere. I specialize in podology as well as various other personalized treatments for men and women.
Sooke, British Columbia
Choo Choo, Let’s Go! Is happy to announce the opening of our Childcare Centre / Centre de Garde in Sooke.
We introduce our program, where children learn while playing. At Choo Choo, Let’s Go! We believe childhood is a precious time where children must have fun, laugh, play, run, explore, be curious, and learn while doing it.
Everyday, children can flourish in an enriching environment where daily life will include some time in French and Spanish learning and playing time.
Our well-balanced program includes time for well-structured activities to facilitate the needs of each and every child, as well unstructured learning which allows them to make their own choices.
Our classrooms are well designed, with open spaces and different stations designed to encourage autonomy, trigger curiosity, and facilitate learning, taking in consideration the individual development of each child.
We include 2 healthy nutritious snacks.
Applications are being accepted for our Programs Infant/Toddlers & 36-months to 5-years .
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Paul Clarkston, of Clarkston Construction (2004) Ltd., is a registered builder who has been building high quality custom homes in the Sooke area for the past decade. Born and raised on the south coast of Vancouver Island, he takes pride in helping to develop the community in which he lives. Each of his custom homes are built not only to his client's exact specifications but to the standard that Paul would want for his own family's home.
Typical of Paul's dedication, he worked closely with Nolan and Sandra Fisher to build their dream home, recently completed. The outcome was so impressive that the home was recently featured in Boulevard Magazine. Follow the link below to view the entire article:
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Corvidae Environmental Consulting Inc. is a solution oriented environmental consulting company that brings deep experience to private, municipal, provincial and federal projects requiring environmental expertise.
We complete Environmental Assessments, Permit Applications, Environmental Protection Plans, Riparian Area Regulation assessments, Restoration and Reclamation Plans, Environmental Monitoring and many other services.
Our Vision - To be the most sought after experts for environmental solutions on southern Vancouver Island. Our clients love us and we are at top of mind whenever an environmental solution is considered or required. Our Mission - We focus on solutions, act with absolute integrity, respond quickly, find all the answers, expertly navigate environmental regulation, provide specialised environmental field services and raise the bar when it comes to innovation to lead those making changes to the physical environment to go the extra mile for environmental protection while developing their projects.
Corvidae is based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with roots in Canmore Alberta. Corvidae provides environmental consulting services in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to Parks Canada, municipal districts, private landowners, commercial enterprises and the oil and gas industry. Corvidae also works on international projects.
Corvidae’s diverse team works to provide the best product possible. Each of our ventures demonstrates excellent management while meeting the timeline and budget. We specialize in working with clients, regulators and stakeholders to coordinate projects and meet our clients’ objectives.
With Corvidae’s diverse experience we have developed a dynamic ability to deal with the unforeseen circumstances that occur with many projects. This dynamic approach, coupled with our dedicated open communication allows us to immediately bring these issues to the forefront and resolve them to the satisfaction of our clients’ and regulators' criteria.
WE'RE IN THE PEOPLE BUSINESS - WE JUST HAPPEN TO DO MORTGAGES
Darrell and Paul are Service Inspired Brokers based in South Vancouver Island. A Dedicated Team with over 40 years of real estate lending experience and an additional 16 years of experience as Retail Bank Branch Managers.
It was during these years that they discovered their passion for providing insightful and informative financial services for their clients.
They have always prided themselves on a client-centric approach to their work. Darrell and Paul always provide expert advice and deliver a positive experience for the people they work with. Their number one priority is to make sure that their clients are extremely satisfied with the end result.
Welcome to the District of Sooke’s new website!
As a growing community, the District of Sooke strives to adapt its municipal business practices in an effort to provide excellent service and meet community need. Our new website is an exciting example of our commitment to ongoing improvement. Visitors to the site will find simpler navigation, a mobile friendly platform, and increased opportunities for engagement.
Sooke is a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming community. We are fortunate to be located close to nature, and our town motto of “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea” speaks to the environmental riches of the area. The District supports land use and development principles that preserve our natural environment, while also creating affordable and accessible housing that allow families to put down roots and thrive as members of the community. Opportunities for community involvement are abundant, our arts and cultural scene is second to none with many festivals and events throughout the year, and our residents are passionate and engaged in civic and volunteer activities.I am proud to serve as Mayor of Sooke and am honoured to hear from residents regarding their priorities and ideas for our town. Ongoing dialogue and open communication is a top priority of Council and we welcome suggestions for improvement to this site, and to other municipal services.
Maja Tait, Mayor
Office Hours: Mon - Fri:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Our optometry clinic is a member of Optometric Services Inc Canada's Largest Network of Optometrists, which allows you to take advantage of:
- A large selection of frames, lenses and treatments, sunglasses as well as contact lenses adapted to your eye care needs.
- Excellent quality at competitive pricing
- State-of-the-art technology for thorough examination of your eyes
- A team of Optometrists and Certified Optometric Assistants trained in the latest optometric advances.
- Personalized follow-up of your eye care needs
Our mission is to take care of your visual health: we strive to offer you the best services and products available.
Consult us for:
- Complete eye health examination
- Contact lenses
- Prescription glasses
- Lens treatments
- Sunglasses (Prescription and Non-Prescription)
- Laser Surgery Co-Management
Call us now for an appointment!
E-Fish-Ent Fish Company Ltd. is a BC family owned and operated business, established in 1990, which operates a custom fish processing and retort pouch packaging facility. E-Fish-Ent Specialty Products is a division of E-Fish-Ent Fish Company, established in 2007 to focus on meat and poultry processing. We specialize in retort pouch processing and thus deliver delicious, quality products that are tasty, nutritious and ready to eat.
E-Fish-Ent is a federally inspected processing facility, certifying that all safety standards are achieved.
We are Kosher Seafood Certified (OU), European Union (EU) approved, HACCP compliant, and US FDA approved.
E-Fish-Ent is one of the finest and safest food processors in North America, with the ability to export anywhere.
We are involved in the preservation and enhancement of salmon around Vancouver Island. It is important to us to ensure that this natural resource is not depleted and to maintain balance within our environment.e in the world. We are currently working towards becoming Halal Certified as well, in order to offer options to Muslim communities.
Salmon are an essential part of our West Coast ecosystem and their preservation is essential to maintaining this natural balance. We encourage and promote sustainable fishing practices as well as efforts to preserve and enhance salmon stocks.
Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
(Pacific Standard Time)
We sell Goofurr line of products! Canada's Pill Your Cat Ltd. is a subsidiary of of E-Fish-Ent Fish Company. We started processing an all-natural pet pill aid product for both Canadian and International use in February 2013.
Elements Casino Victoria, previously known as View Royal Casino, has been a proud member of the Westshore community since 2001. The 70,000 square foot gaming floor features approximately 800 slot machines, up to 25 table games and a variety of dining options that include: The Well Public House, Victoria’s newest local restaurant, pub and bar serving casual dining favourites and well-crafted drinks paired with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights; The Diamond Buffet, a place for all the senses where delectable, fresh and local food selections are prepared daily; Chi Express, specializing in Asian cuisine with noodle bowl options and Chef’s statement dishes while 1708 Quick Bites, is made for those who enjoy great bites and burgers made their way.
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Professional Garden Service | Residential & Vacation Homes | Consultation | Design | Maintenance
Glen Thelin, owner of Glen's Gardening Company, is now offering professional gardening expertise to residents of Sooke. He specializes in year round care of mature, established landscapes where in-depth plan knowledge, fine attention to detail and seasoned gardening expertise are essential. From garden consultation and design to year round professional care, Glen provides the skill and knowledge for those who love their gardens.
Glen is a Journeyman Horticulturist with over 20 years experience as a private gardener and as head gardener for the City of Chilliwack. He was instrumental in the design and maintenance of many city parks and public spaces. Glen's home garden was featured in Garden's West Magazine in December 2006.
Glen has also been an active volunteer in the gardening community; establishing an annual fundraising Garden Show for a heritage park, leading several elementary school garden and tree planting projects, and assisting the Chilliwack Rotary Club with its annual Garden Tour by collaborating with Brian Minter in selecting suitable properties (many of which were Glen's private gardening clients).
Glen's Gardening Company is now accepting new clients for the upcoming gardening season.
For more information and references, please contact.
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We are Licensed Property Managers and Realtors, we are members of the Victoria Real Estate Board, British Columbia Real Estate Association, Canadian Real Estate Association, Landlord BC, PAMA as well as certified in Negotiations (Real Estate Negotiation Institute), Design & Decorating and Staging, all of which we use to your advantage.
Our many years of experience span two countries wearing a multitude of hats from coordination, directing, leading, negotiating and hands-on the front line, everything task we do is with a team attitude and creative insight along with our strong values, integrity and professionalism we are the property managers you want taking care of your investment.
Property Management is changing from the way its been historically. Affordability and rental shortage continues to add pressure to the tenant-landlord relationships, demanding more of your time. We work hard to ensure that the many facets of property management are addressed efficiently and effectively. We have the systems in place, the latest laws and regulations at our fingertips enabling us to give you back the one thing that can never be replaced – Your Time!
Give us a call, you'll be glad you did
Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, our technical qualifications represent the best in the industy for road bulding tunnel drilling, underwater blasting, earthquake anchor holes, subdivsions and quarries.
We have a team of over 25 qualified drilling and blasting professionals.
With safety our main priority we are all certified with WCB and Mines Branch Blasting Tickets, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Level One First-Aid. We have regular safety meets and hearing checks.
Reliability, high safety standards, quality work and competitive pricing has established our reputation.
Our techical qualifications represent the best in the industy for road building, subdivisions, underwater blasting, earthquake anchor holes, pole holes and quarries.
Our team operation has developed a reputation to be the leaders in precision blasting in residential areas as well as controlled blasting on the logging grade. We have the ability to blast 30,000 cubic metres of rock in one large shot.
We can drill as small as 1 1/4" diametre holes for small jobs where vibration is a concern, and up to 5" diametre holes for large open blasts in quarries.
Other services include:
- anchors, grouting
- pre-shear blasting
- controlled wall blasting
- directional drilling
- shote crete
- pre-blast surveys of neighbouring structures
- seismic monitoring of blasts
- safely scaling of rock faces
To make our operations run smoothly we have in-house equipment moves, 5500 lb. rubber tire blast mats, 2-way radio communication in all vehicles and remote blasting machines.
We maintain the newest technology and highest quality of rock drilling and blasting equipment available in the industry, enabling quick and efficient rock drilling.
Our inventory of equipment consists of over 11 drills from the premium quality Tamrock line. All are equipped with state-of-the-art dust collectors. We have all the equipment necessary to drill holes from 1 1/4" to 6" in diametre.
Regular Maintenance, reliable parts and up to date technology ensure our equipment runs at peak performance at all times.
My job, as a Professional cleaner, is to remove as much soil as possible from your carpets and upholstery which will make it:
- Look so Clean
- Feel so Soft
- Smell so Fresh
You won't just THINK your carpets and upholstery are clean, you'll KNOW they're CLEAN!
Choosing Happy Carpet Cleaners will allow you to breath easier; emotionally and physically. You can relax knowing your fabrics and flooring are in good hands and you are getting the BEST VALUE in town.
Rest easy with my No Risk Guarantee and my Fair Pricing.
Found in the Evergreen Shopping Centre, HUB International Sooke is conveniently located to serve our customers from East Sooke to Port Renfrew and all points in between. We specialize in Homeowners, Tenant, ICBC and Private Auto insurance, Travel, Marine and Small Business coverage.
HUB International is the largest insurance brokerage in BC and across Canada with nine Vancouver Island locations. Our Sooke office has been open for 12 years!
Our dedicated staff works hard to provide knowledgeable service and find answers. We love our community and are proud to support local organizations such as the Sooke Community Choir, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke Soccer Club and the Juan de Fuca Regional Park Watch Society. Drop by to say hello, we look forward to meeting you!
Island Office Equipment is a local Victoria, BC company that has become a leader in the copier, MFP and printer market place. We have recently expanded our product offering to include wide format printers and scanners, shredders, folding equipment, document management solutions and Managed Print services (MPS). Since our beginning in 1968, we are constantly working to provide our customers with the best service possible on Vancouver Island. We now offer a true on-line ordering system that gives our customers the ability to order supplies, place a service call, enter meter reads or simply view invoices all on-line. However, if you prefer to simply pick up the phone and call us for any of these items that works fine too.
Our Customer service team at Island Office Equipment is dedicated to meeting the document production needs of all of our customers, big and small. Our goal is to provide office equipment solutions that will make your work flow easier, with fewer complications, thus increasing your efficiency and productivity.
Our objective is to educate our customers on how new technology can help your business increase its productivity, improve your capabilities, and lower your overall operating costs.
We offer a no obligation "Document Workflow Analysis", which examines your current office equipment, its capabilities, limitations and operating costs. We then review your document production requirements and make recommendations that will improve your productivity, capabilities and show you how and where new technology can save you money.
Island Office Equipment has partnered with Kyocera because of their many environmental initiatives and their green technology that is simply better for the environment.
At Island Office Equipment we truly understand the importance of service, and we utilize the power of teamwork to ensure that every customer receives unparalleled service. All of our technicians have been professionally trained by our suppliers, so you can be confident that they will fix your system quickly and efficiently. Our service department is constantly in communication with the technical experts from the manufacturer updating their information and skills.
As a local company, when you call us for a service call, you are speaking with someone in Victoria BC, who can prioritize the calls. This means we are able to respond to all our service calls within 4 hours.
Our equipment can be programmed to automatically email meter reports directly to us, eliminating the need for someone at your company to manually provide this information, thus, improving your productivity.
We can also service most HP and Lexmark laser printers at very competitive rates.
Call or email us today to schedule an appointment.
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Island Vacation Homes Ltd. is an established company, bringing families together in quality vacation homes along the wild southwest coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
We know our properties well and are active participants in the local communities of East Sooke, Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River, and Port Renfrew.
We can help you find the house (or houses), cottage or suite that meets your needs perfectly.
Our service begins from the moment you contact us, and continues throughout your stay. Don’t be surprised at our enthusiasm. We work hard because our success is measured by our guests’ satisfaction.
If you are planning to bring your family together for a summer holiday, a reunion, a small wedding, a romantic getaway, a retirement or birthday party, call us toll-free at +1 866.542.5566. Or visit us on Facebook or Google Blogspot for news about Island Vacation Homes and things to do in Sooke, BC.
Island Vacation Homes Ltd. is a registered agency with BPCPA.
In 1981, Rob Jack, founder of Jack Insurance and Financial Services,
started his business career in office management as a management trainee.
In the following five years, Rob’s focus on people and service was further
developed as he worked in various capacities within the insurance and
financial industry across Canada
In 1986, Rob became the office manager for the Vancouver branch
of a large Canadian financial services company. He also worked as
a marketing manager, working with and training new agents in the
In 1993, Rob chose to move to Victoria in order to raise his family
and start his own business, Jack Insurance and Financial Services.
Since this time Rob has been an independent insurance and financial agent,
licensed with Manulife Financial and Manulife Securities International.
Today, Rob continues to employ his high standard of service by meeting
with individuals and businesses, listening to their needs and taking the time
to understand each one’s unique situation. Rob and his staff are committed
to making people their top priority. Personal service is the foundation of
Jack Insurance and Financial Services.
After 48 years, we decided to expand our services and relocate to Sooke to be closer to the water and our customers. We consider this part of a growth process of service. Our goal is to offer all that a boater would need or want in boating services and specialties.
Jenkins Marine has its own repair shop which provides both preventive and restorative maintenance. Anytime between spring tune ups and fall winterization, our technicians can handle anything from system repairs and installations to upgrades.
The Small Boat Division of Jenkins Marine Ltd. is located on Erskine Lane, behind the Victoria General Hospital. The View Royal Shop specializes in fiberglass, gelcoat, and paint services and repairs, including interprotect and bottom paint applications, from small chips to major damage. We also do custom builds swimgrids, aluminum engine pod's, kicker brackets, and other add-ons. As well as all interior and exterior modifications, repairs and replacement of transoms, stringers and floors, and the installation of marine electronics.
Our Commercial Division has trained, experienced, and professional carpenters, shipwrights, electricians, painters, welders (CWB certified for aluminum and steel), and fabricators. We have experience in building custom boats, complete refits, interior and exterior renovations, as well as the installation, regular maintenance, and repairs to all structural, mechanical, and electrical components of fishing and pleasure vessels, tugboats, barges, ferries, and all other marine craft.
Don's Boat Transport: We offer insured transportation of all boats, power or sail, from 6 to 70 feet. We specialize in complex moves that require years of experience and attention to detail. On or off of Vancouver Island we have the trailers and the staff to move your boat safely and securely to wherever you would like.
Last but not least, we manufacture high quality 24' sports fishing vessels under our Sea West Boats Division.
Come by our shop for all of your small boat needs and to learn about the high quality and expert workmanship that goes into a Sea West Boat.
RE/Max Camosun Westside – John W. Vernon
John W. Vernon - Personal Real Estate Corporation
John Vernon & Associates
John attributes his success in his real estate career to his style of doing business – listening to his clients’ needs and providing honest, enthusiastic, courteous, professional service and proven results – always. Ask any of the hundreds of people that he has helped over the years and they will tell you that his greatest assets are his integrity and professionalism. In fact 80 to 90% of his clients today are repeat clients or those referred to him by existing clients. John specializes in residential properties and land throughout Sooke and Greater Victoria.
RE/Max Camosun Westside - Johnny P. Vernon, Realtor®
Johnny (John W.’s son and business partner) is passionate about serving his clients in a professional and timely manner. Honesty, integrity and consistency are the pillars that Johnny strives to achieve in both his personal and professional life. Through hard work, creative leading-edge marketing strategies and his extensive knowledge of the local area, Johnny will work diligently to sell your home quickly or ensure you find the perfect property to call home.
Le Sooke Spa offers a tranquil escape for body, mind and spirit. Visit our new custom built Spa, over 1600 sq. feet of luxurious spa setting. Our spa consists of 4 spacious treatment rooms two of them equipped for side by side couple's massages and a beautiful outside seating area to overlook the ocean between treatments.
Our Spa menu provides our guests with many options to choose from as well as Spa Packages. Whether it's a short visit to the spa a full day or a wedding group, our highly trained spa practitioners will make your spa experience memorable and beyond your expectations.
Le Sooke Spa employs only professional and well-educated spa practitioners. They are highly trained and focus on providing you with a spa experience to be remembered.
Reception is available:
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays
LE SOOKE SPA GIFT CARDS
Gift cards are available in any dollar denomination and hold a dollar value only. Gift Cards are Non-Refundable, but fully transferable. They can also be used to purchase any retail products we have on display at the Spa. Prices are subject to change without notice. Gift cards can be purchased through our reception. We accept Cash, Visa, Master Card, Debit cards and American Express.
The Spa is available for large groups, events, stagettes and wedding parties. We can accommodate up to 10 reservations at the same time inside the spa, and up to 4 outside on the patio with privacy curtains with ocean views.
We are located at the Best Western Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Level 1 6929 West Coast Road in Sooke, BC. After entering the town of Sooke, we are just past the 3rd set of lights on the left hand side of the road. (Approximately 1.15 hrs from downtown Victoria.)
Indulge yourself and loved ones, and treat yourself to a getaway in your own home town, at Le Sooke Spa.
- Open Monday to Sunday
- Accept Visa, M/C, American Express and Debit Cards
- Team of 16 Certified Spa Practitioners and two master hair stylists
- Couples treatments available side-by-side simultaneously
- Private Manicure/Pedicure area of the spa, and we can accommodate up to 3 at the same time
- Variety of high-end retail
- Gift Certificates available
- Three registered massage therapists on staff
Mobile Service available ($30 additional charge per practitioner we send out)
Message to our locals!
We, at Le Sooke Spa strongly support the local community of Sooke, from various donations, volunteer time, taking part with local events and employing locals in the community.
Check out our special rates for Sooke residents on our website!
Marie Tennisco, RMT
Marie Tennisco is described as having a “kind heart, and strong therapeutic hands”. She is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, here in Victoria. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve a higher level of health and wellness, as well as minimizing and preventing pain and discomfort.
Marie looks forward to working with all her clients, whether they are in need of a deep tissue massage to really release some tension, or whether they require a lighter touch to calm the nervous system. Her extensive training has given her the knowledge and ability to identify and treat a wide variety of chronic and acute pathologies. Her goal as an RMT is to ultimately restore balance to the body by conducting an assessment, treatment, and a homecare plan with her clients.
Her therapeutic techniques include: deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching.
Her focuses and specialties are:
- Chronic and acute pain
- Overuse injuries
- Preventative care
- Degenerative disc disease
- Stress and anxiety
She is now accepting new clients, and looks forward to seeing you soon!
Sooke Clinic Schedule
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You may be considering help from a financial planner for a number of reasons, whether it’s deciding to buy a new home, planning for retirement or your children’s education, ensuring you have enough money to last you through your retirement, or simply not having the time or expertise to get your finances in order. Whatever your needs, working with a financial planner can be a helpful step in securing your own financial future.
Open 7 days a week 867 Goldstream Ave. Downtown Langford next to Tim Hortons ICBC... we deliver. Simply call in your renewal details and we will process the renewal over the phone and deliver you decal to you at home or work.
Complete Strata and Property Management Services for Sooke, the Westshore and Victoria
Our office is located at 6703 West Coast Road in Sooke, BC. We can locally and comprehensively fulfill all your strata management or property management needs.
Cleaning • Aromatherapy • Fresh Flowers • Organizing
We serve the Greater Victoria area. By combining our services; cleaning, aromatherapy and fresh flower delivery we are saving you time and money. Not only do we clean your home with Method natural cleaning products, we use Dyson technology to suck up all the dirt. We have a wide range of services for your convenience, from our Simple to our Premier cleans, we give you our five star treatment every time.
Our maids clean your home like their own, ensuring quality and high standards. We work in teams of two depending on the size of your home. We end our cleaning jobs with the white glove test, and professionalism is what we strive for. Our maids also organize for those hectic closets and cupboards that need attention.
Let us do a consultation on your home, because each home is unique, we can customize a service that works for you.
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My name is Mike Menard and I’m the owner of the Menard Plumbing and Heating located in the beautiful District of Sooke. With over 30 + years of experience with emphasis in commercial construction and repairs, I have had the opportunity to build and renovate some very interesting projects. I have spent most of my life in the construction field and have developed many relationships with contractors, engineers and architects from all walks of life. I believe that for every problem there is a solution and you just need to find the right person to fix it. On many occasions I have been asked to resolve a problem that others can’t fix, and every time I have solved the problem or found out the problem to be resolved. I love a challenge! When you call our company, you will get attention to your needs and a game plan to resolve them.
At Dominion Lending Centres, we understand that purchasing a home is one of life's most exciting endeavours, and is also a very comprehensive one.
Canada's largest banks, credit unions, trust companies, and financial intuitions have teamed up with Dominion Lending Centres to offer you rates, products, and services that are only available through our mortgage professionals. For example, the Dominion Lending Centres mortgage product line has an array of home financing solutions that are only available to our mortgage professionals and their clients.
Through a proprietary low interest rate mortgage product line coupled with member training, technology, and a leading edge company, our mortgage professionals are the best equipped to serve you in fulfilling your homeownership dreams!
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Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mosaic Forest Management Corp. is a leader in sustainable timberlands management.
Mosaic was the first forestry company in BC to achieve Progressive Aboriginal Relations Bronze Certification, and the first forest company in the world to be accredited by the Carbon Trust. All forest lands managed by Mosaic are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®).
Mosaic employs several thousand people, directly and indirectly, who live, work and play in local Vancouver Island and Coastal BC communities.
I love working with anyone who has a burning desire to support communities, the earth, and all it’s creatures.
As an entrepreneur and learning specialist, I bring 30 years of experience facilitating positive change through effective communications, education and marketing.
I am currently developing a program to help progressive & regenerative entrepreneurs and organizations get crystal clear on their most effective marketing and communications strategy, along with a plan to implement it.
Gas & Plumbing Specialists
Since 2001, home and business owners across Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island have chosen Northern Star Plumbing Gas Service for a full range of services. Proudly family owned and operated, we take pride in our reputation for professional, affordable gas and plumbing work.
From design to finish, our experienced estimators, project managers and technicians provide the expertise to ensure your plumbing project is completed on time, on budget and up to code.
With 14 years of experience offering residential and commercial gas fitting and plumbing work, Northern Star Plumbing Gas Service is Southern Vancouver Island’s top choice for stellar service.
Our team is committed to offering reliable, affordable service in everything we do. Count on our team for a range of work at homes and businesses, including:
- Annual inspection of gas appliances
- Repair, maintenance and replacement of gas and plumbing fixtures
- Drain cleaning
- Camera inspections
- …and much more
Expert help is only a phone call away. Contact Northern Star Plumbing Gas Service today to speak to our tried and true gas and plumbing professionals.
Renovate Your Kitchen or Bathroom ~ Homeowners across Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island count on family owned Northern Star Plumbing Gas Service for on time and on budget home renovations. Even simple renovations like replacing dishwashers, kitchen sinks or adding a backsplash can greatly boost your enjoyment of your home as well as its property value.
Expect prompt and professional service when you choose Northern Star Plumbing Gas Service!
Contact us today and we'll show you how we can put our knowledge to work for you.
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada V9Z 0R5
Daily, weekly, monthly rentals. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom self catering, fully equipped beach house on 1/2 acre with walk on beach, large lawn, outdoor hot tub, fire pit. Satellite TV, DVD, Wood stove and electric heat, laundry facilities.
- Ocean view hot tub
- Fully equipped kitchen
- High Speed Internet available
- Wood burning stove with glass front
- Ocean view patio with barbecue & fire pit
- TV, DVD, Satellite TV and Pay-per-view
- Large lawn
- Private beach
- Sleeps 6/8, 2 bathrooms
"I think dogs were put in this world to remind humanity that love, loyalty, devotion, courage, patience and good humour are the qualities that, with honesty, are the essence of admirable character and the very definition of life well lived." ~ Dean Koontz, Seize the Night
What We Do
Our professional pet-care providers offer responsible care for your pets within the stress-free comfort, security and routine of their own home.
We work one-on-one with you through our initial free consultation visit to develop an individualized, flexible pet-care schedule that accomodates the needs of your cherished pets and valued home.
A variety of services to choose from: daily dog walks, either privately or in groups, in-home pet visits and backyard breaks, veterinarian appointment accompaniment and our very popular overnight pet/house-sitting service. We're available for quick getaways, extended vacations or simply long days away from home.
Why Choose a Pet/House-Sitting Service?
No need to rely on family, friends and neighbours to take on the task of caring for pets while you're away.
No need to endure the hassle and stress (yours and your pet's!) of removing them from home.
Built-in security and maintenance for your home and/or garden while you're away.
Freedom to enjoy peace of mind while you're away from home.
Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been in business serving the Vancouver Island area since 1887.
Our real estate agents and property managers can offer you sound real estate advice and professional service. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent property we can help you. To lean more about our services contact a local Pemberton Holmes professional today.
Rising above the Pacific Ocean, Prestige Oceanfront Resort offers an idyllic location for any family vacation, retreat, or special event. Luxurious, comfortable accommodations are a perfect way to end a day of exploration. Unwind at the spa, take in the breathtaking views from the indoor pool & hot tub, and enjoy a delicious culinary experience at the onsite food & beverage facilities. With over 15,000 square feet of customizable meeting and banquet facilities, your event is sure to offer a truly elegant and unique experience.
You can enjoy the many resort amenities – or for the more adventurous among you, there’s world-class fishing, golf, and outdoor exploration. The resort is conveniently located near the Galloping Goose Trail, Whiffin Spit Park, Sooke Potholes, French Beach, hiking trails, provincial parks, and heritage attractions.
Meeting & Banquet Facilities • Restaurant • Lounge • Café • Pool • Hot Tub • Athletic Club • Spa
Fishing Charters • Whale Watching • Year-Round Golf • Kayaking & Outdoor Adventures
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Pure Elements is a full service hair salon. Our highly trained staff offer a variety of cuts, colors, and perms. We carry only the finest in hair care products from Keune and Morrocan oil and Color Proof. All our hair services include a shampoo and relaxing scalp massage.
Our instructors are some of the best in their fields and currently work in the industry.
Our courses are 100% instructor led, with incredibly small class sizes and a practical, hands-on approach to learning.
We tailor our courses and programs in great detail for our students and take each individual's strengths and goals into account for the best possible training results.
We care about our students' success and our unique and effective approach to learning speaks for itself.
We offer courses and programs that are designed to give students the most current perspective on technology and the skills necessary to succeed in this evolving landscape.
Our programs are taught full time and part time, and we also offer completely tailored, one-on-one learning experiences with flexible scheduling either day, night or weekends, at our location or yours.
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Your Sooke BC Landscaping Team
Rooted Landscape Management Ltd. is a family owned and operated landscaping business based in beautiful Sooke, BC. Serving the entire Westshore, we are pleased to offer a professional landscaping solution tailored to meet your unique landscaping needs.
"Work is done carefully and not rushed. Consultations allow my detailed input into how and where I want plantings placed. Staff knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. They go beyond necessary "job description" to be helpful." - Sooke Homeowner
Old Wood Beam ceiling and brick walls give this place a cool vibe featuring great food, service, music & atmosphere.
'Old school' Bar serves 6 Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Wine list & Cocktails.
3 TV's showing all the sports action.
Fresh seasonal Menu by Executive Chef James Dahnke. Route 14 uses Oceanwise Seafood & believes in the ethical treatment of Animals.
Route 14 supports local Charities and loves to give back to the community of Sooke.
Open 7 days a week
Monday to Thursday: 11:30AM to 9PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30AM to 10PM
Sundays: 12PM to 8PM
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We are the volunteer based organization that operates more than 30 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the B.C. Interior.From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies. We conduct, on average, 800 marine rescues every year.
You make this possible
Your contributions help support our volunteer training and our keep our equipment in excellent condition. Donations are also used for prevention programs that save lives on the water before a rescue is needed. Thank you.
We treat your pets like the valued family members they are!
SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, with 100 years of expertise in Canada and 11 years in the Victoria region, providing a full range of high-quality home care services and solutions supporting the community in the CRD. Our professional and highly-trained staff are here to help clients and their families.
Hours of Operation: We offer service 24/7.
Our Victoria office hours: 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri.
Contact Center support: after 5pm Mon-Fri;
all day Sat-Sun.
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- Monday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Tuesday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Wednesday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Thursday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Friday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Saturday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Sunday08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Canada Post Hours
- Monday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Tuesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Thursday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Friday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Since 1987 we have been proudly building Canada's Premier All Welded Aluminum Boat.
From concept to completion all of our boats are built by hand in Sooke, BC. Sooke is on the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island and needless to say it is the ultimate testing ground for all of our vessels.
Whether you are looking for a pleasure craft, commercial transport or work boat, research boat, rescue boat, oil spill clean up, oil spill response boat or something else all together - we build it all.
If you would like package pricing once you are finished browsing our catalogue, please contact us with your requirements and we will glady send you a personalized quote for your potential new boat.
Phone ahead to Andy the Pizza Man!
Sun – Tues 4 PM
Wed – Sat 11 AM
We Deliver from 4 PM daily
Or Free Stuff with Pick Ups:
2 Liter Pop Bottle or
Cheesy Garlic Fingers with any order of our Large 2 for 1 Pizzas!
Or 2 cans of pop with Medium or Small Pizzas!
Debit or Credit card at the door!
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The SCAC embraces all forms of the arts: visual arts (painting, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, glass, photography etc); performing arts (theatre groups, choirs, orchestras, dance etc.) and any other forms of art which may present themselves. Membership is encouraged from all walks of life. Not only are artists welcome but any member of the community who appreciates artistic endeavours and who can actively contribute to the arts community as a whole. Become a SCAC member and support the arts in your community. The boundaries of SCAC, through our affiliation with the BC Arts Council, extend from Port Renfrew, Jordan River, Shirley, Otter Point, Sooke and East Sooke. The Sooke Community Arts Council is a registered Not for Profit Society funded by the BC Arts Council and the District of Sooke.
The mandate and purpose of the Sooke Arts Council is
– to encourage creative participation in and excellence in the arts
– to encourage the development of opportunities to perform and exhibit the arts
– act as a clearing house for information on the arts
– to bring to the attention of local, regional, provincial and federal authorities the artistic needs of the community
The arts council embraces all forms of the arts: visual arts (painting, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, glass, photography etc); performing arts (theatre groups, choirs, orchestras, dance etc.) and any other forms of art which may present themselves.
Membership is encouraged from all walks of life. Not only are artists welcome but any member of the community who appreciates artistic endeavors and who can actively contribute to the arts community as a whole. Become a SCAC member and support the arts in your community. The boundaries of SCAC extend from Port Renfrew, Jordan River, Shirley, Otter Point, Sooke and East Sooke.
The Sooke Community Arts Council is a registered not for profit society funded by the BC Arts council and the District of Sooke.
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We provide individual treatment and exercise programs tailored exactly for your needs. Saying the same thing using more words, our medical model is client-centered, using an evidence-based and narrative approach to treat your whole self, not just the injury or condition.
The physiotherapists working at the clinic have additional training in manual therapy, use acoustic wave therapy, laser therapy, as well as acupuncture and IMS. They are also trained in the McKenzie method for back pain treatment and rehabilitation. The clinic also offers Custom Cast Orthotic and Massage Therapy.
To help you get better quickly and prevent recurrence of your injury, we use active rehabilitation including personal exercise programs. We want to be sure that you get the most benefit from the exercises and activities. So, under the supervision of the therapists, our fitness trainer will help you work through the programs designed for your needs.
Weight equipment, free-hand dumbells, elastic exercise band, therapy balls, balance boards, aerobic trainers, and more - all available for you to use during your treatment at the clinic.
Mondays - 8:20 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tuesdays - 8.20 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Wednesdays - 8.20 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Thursdays - 8.20 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Friday - 8.20 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch each day from 12.00 - 1.00 p.m
We are closed on weekends and all statutory holidays
Sooke Family Resource Society has been serving the greater Sooke community since 1984, and the Westshore and surrounding areas since 2004.
We provide services to community members through the following programs:
- Prenatal education and outreach
- Family support
- Parent-child drop in groups
- Child Care Resource and Referral
- Licensed preschool
- Outreach for teens and young adults with mental health, addiction or other challenges
- Low cost counselling for individuals, couples, families and children
- Outreach and community inclusion for adults with developmental disorders
- Home Share program for persons with developmental disorders
- Parenting supports for families with children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Free Clothing Exchange
- Free toy and book lending library
The Sooke Fine Arts Society is a non-profit organization created to encourage and promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts by organizing an annual art show, as well as hosting public learning opportunities to demonstrate artistic technique and expertise. The annual art show, held the end of July and early August of each year, is Vancouver Island’s premier adjudicated art show. It brings artists, volunteers, visitors and art patrons together in an 11-day celebration of the arts.
Who we are:
- We live in the community
- Volunteer Firefighter with Sooke Fire Rescue
- Local Chamber Member
- Better Business Bureau Member
- Worksafe BC Certified
- 15 years experience
- Trusted name in the community
- We've repaired, cleaned, replaced and installed new continuous gutter systems and gutter guards for Remodeling Contractors, Realtors, Insurance Firms, Home Cleaning Contractors, Landscapers, Disaster Service, Home Developers and Commercial Builders
With such a diverse natural appeal surrounding the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, it is no wonder that there are a vast supply or year round activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered. Experience all the area has to offer with 5 star fishing, golfing, whale watching, kayaking, beachcombing and so much more right at your doorstep.
The waters just off Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina are well known for being an angler’s dream for species such as Halibut, Salmon and Cod. Not only are we located conveniently close to five star fishing, the resort also has a full service 114 slip marina that houses a number of fishing charters. You can walk out of your front door and into a fishing adventure.
Choose from 6 room types, offering a variety of unique, fully-equipped vacation rentals. All of our well-appointed, non-smoking, 1, 2, 3 bedroom suites, as well as our 2 and 4 bedroom penthouses, and all pet-friendly units, can be found in the heart of the scenic Sooke landscape, just steps away from the resort’s private marina.
Your Community News Team
|Rod Sluggett has been the publisher of the Sooke News Mirror since 1996. In more than three decades in the newspaper business he has worked in Courtenay, Parksville, Port Hardy, Powell River and Surrey. He is a sports enthusiast and a major man of the Vancouver Canucks.
|Kevin Laird is the editor of the Sooke News Mirror, a weekly community newspaper that is part of the Black Press chain. Kevin’s journalism career began more than 30 years ago. He has worked at numerous weekly and daily publications in Alberta and British Columbia.
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We began as a group of parents, educators and caregivers in the Sooke area. We were excited at the prospect of providing programs and services in our own area for families with children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In October 1998, Sooke Options for Community Living Association was incorporated and registered as a non-profit organization. Over the years our Board of Directors, members and employees have worked together to establish a summer day camp for children with disabilities, an adult day program and a support group for families and caregivers. In the future we hope to set up a staffed respite home.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Norman began his violin studies when he was 10 years old. At the age of 15 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and at 20 was appointed to a position in the first violin section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has held the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony and London Symphony orchestras. He was a founding member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. In 1965 Norman was appointed Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He also formed the internationally acclaimed Purcell String Quartet. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed in every major city in North America, and in Europe, Russia, Japan and China.
In 1979 Norman was appointed Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the leader of the University String Quartet. In 2007 he was awarded the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for his sustained and significant contribution to the Canadian orchestral community. In May 2012, Norman was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours outstanding Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens.
Norman and his wife Jenny live on Vancouver Island. Norman continues to be an active player, teacher and conductor.
Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
This community orchestra, with more than 60 members, was founded by Norman Nelson in 1997 and performed its first symphony concert in June 1998. With the subsequent introduction of the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus, the concert season now features four programs (eight concerts) plus the ever-popular Philharmonic “Fling”, an open air pops concert performed each summer. In addition, small ensembles perform regularly at community events and fundraisers.
As part of our commitment to support and encourage young musicians, the Sooke Philharmonic Society sponsors the annual Don Chrysler Concerto Competition for Young Musicians. The winner performs with the orchestra at the Celebration of Young Artists concerts in the fall.
Each year, our week-long Sooke Harbour Chamber Music Workshop attracts musicians from Canada, the U.S. and Britain.
Through the efforts of Maestro Nelson and the musicians and supported by many dedicated volunteers, the Sooke Philharmonic has grown to become the major musical presence it is today.
Sooke Philharmonic Chorus
Are you a singer? Have you ever wanted to sing with a live orchestra? The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus is looking for more members. We rehearse on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For more information, please call Lynda Rose at 250-642-3536 or email Lynda: email@example.com
The chorus began as the Sooke Festival Chorus, performing in the millennium Sooke Festival of Performing Arts under the direction of Christopher Symons. After two seasons, it became the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus in 2002, with Mary Wolfe (Holland) as Choral Director.
Now under the direction of Nicholas Fairbank, this auditioned group of approximately 30 singers performs classical repertoire with the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players twice a year.
After early studies in B.C., Nicholas Fairbank pursued further musical training in London, England and Paris, France. He holds Masters degrees from the Université de Paris (musicology and French literature), the University of California at Santa Barbara (French language and pedagogy), and the University of Victoria (music composition), as well as Associateship diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music (gold medal winner for pipe organ, 1981) and the Royal Canadian College of Organists (Willan and Barker prizes 1998), of which he was the National President from 2012-2014.
Established in Victoria since 1995, he keeps busy as a conductor, and in this capacity has worked with many Victoria-area choirs and orchestras, including the Linden Singers, the Victoria Choral Society, and the Civic Orchestra. He is currently Artistic Director of the Via Choralis Chamber Choir and Director of Music at First Unitarian Church of Victoria.
He is also on the faculty of the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where he teaches organ and harpsichord, and he performs regularly both as organ soloist and as a collaborative musician and continuo player. As a recitalist he has toured across the country as well as performing in Europe and in Mexico.
Mr. Fairbank is an established composer whose catalogue of compositions includes more than 80 works for organ and piano solo, voice, and various choral and instrumental ensembles.