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Vancouver Island Regional Library – Sooke Branch
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The Sooke Branch is currently offering reduced services due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check our website for a description of currently available services.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is an incredibly valuable resource for business owners and entrepreneurs. They have recently launched a database called Creativebug, a resource that unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes, and award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists, anytime, anywhere.

Another resource is Grant Connect, a grant-funding information database. With Grant Connect, you have access to:

  • Over 11,000 Canadian foundations, 560 corporate giving programs, 370 government grant programs, 120 American foundations, and 200 other kinds of grant opportunities.
  • Funder profiles that offer insights on specific grant programs, application preferences, financial summaries, and key decision-makers.
  • Data on billions of dollars in past donations.

And, VIRL is also home to, where entrepreneurs can bolster skills with FREE online courses 

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In Sooke:
2065 Anna Marie Road
Sooke BC

Head Office:
90 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9Z 0A4
Vinod Nair, Personal Coach and Business Consultant
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Vinod Nair
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Vinod Nair is a known globally respected Coach and Business Consultant.

He is also an Author, Yogi, and Investor who is a High Functioning Autistic (Asperger's syndrome) with an IQ of 163. This condition comes with challenges but it also affords him gifts like hyper-focus, information curation, laser analysis to get to the core of issues, and pattern identification processed by an exceptionally high IQ. Vinod attributes his astounding success in the investment industry to his being Autistic.

"I will not let who I am stand in the way of who I want to be." Vinod Nair (Pride of Lions)

Vinod started his career with a brief five-year stint in the Army after which he went on to become a Coach/ Consultant. Over the next three decades Vinod coached- consulted for an estimated 650,000 people in over 200 companies across 3 continents.

Literate in Sanskrit, Vinod has a deep understanding of ancient Indian philosophies and texts. His knowledge of Yoga, breath-work, the Bhagavad Gita, Shiv Puranas, Indian philosophy, and his Western management approach and tools have produced impressive results and captivated audiences worldwide.

Vinod has written books on management er the years but his 2012 fiction thriller novel 'Pride of Lions' became a best seller through 2013 and is still selling today. A reclusive yogi, Vinod can be found at his Vedic retreat in Sooke on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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2236 Tara Place
V9Z 0H6
Vanessa & Tony Canevaro
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Tony Canevaro
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Tony Canevaro is an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team.

Vanessa Canevaro is an author, speaker and coach who helps people find positive changes in their lives, helping them discover who they are and where they want to go so they can live the life they were destined to live.

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