Kevin Laird

Sooke Fine Art Show takes local art to a world stage

Sooke Fine Art Show takes local art to a world stage

People can visit online from July 24 to Aug. 3, and can purchase any art until end of September

Sooke Fine Art Show takes local art to a world stage
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Sooke Community Choir brings warmth to winter

This Shining Night concert features a variety of seasonal music

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The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir perform Christmas in Bohemia on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. (Stewart Jack)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus presents Christmas in Bohemia

Annual holiday concert set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Sooke and Colwood

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir perform Christmas in Bohemia on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. (Stewart Jack)
Sooke show honours artist Rin Raap

Sooke show honours artist Rin Raap

South Shore Gallery hosts event from Oct. 18-24

Sooke show honours artist Rin Raap
Sooke artist Sheila Thomas with her pet poodle Stroodle. Thomas wants to live the life of Canadian art icon Emily Carr for one year. (Contributed)

In the footsteps of Emily Carr

Following in a hero’s footsteps sometimes means filling some pretty big shoes.…

Sooke artist Sheila Thomas with her pet poodle Stroodle. Thomas wants to live the life of Canadian art icon Emily Carr for one year. (Contributed)
Local author Wendy Morton is a nationally-recognized poet who has made an outstanding impact on the Indigenous communities. (Sooke News Mirror)

Is Sooke Greater Victoria’s best kept literary secret?

With several well-known authors living here, there’s not much doubt

Local author Wendy Morton is a nationally-recognized poet who has made an outstanding impact on the Indigenous communities. (Sooke News Mirror)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! is set for July 7 at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic returning to Ed Macgregor Park for free summer concert

The perennially popular Philharmonic Fling! set for July 7

The annual Philharmonic Fling! is set for July 7 at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (Sooke News Mirror)
Celtic Reflections performs on June 15 in Sooke. (Pixabay)

Celtic songs tuned up for Sooke coffeehouse

Celtic Reflections to perfrom on June 15

Celtic Reflections performs on June 15 in Sooke. (Pixabay)
Jim Bottomley is an author and futurist

Sooke author short-listed for national writing prize

Jim Bottomley nominated for Arthur Ellis Award

Jim Bottomley is an author and futurist
A scene from Embers and the Giants by artist Kelly Richardson. The film will be shown at the Toronto Images Festival in Toronto on Thursday. (Contributed)

Island’s old-growth forest films premiere at Toronto festival

Imax movies shot in Port Renfrew area

A scene from Embers and the Giants by artist Kelly Richardson. The film will be shown at the Toronto Images Festival in Toronto on Thursday. (Contributed)
Multi-instrumentalist Jeff Poynter will perform with the Sooke Community Choir at its spring show #modernlove. Concert dates are May 3 to 5 at Sooke Community Hall. (Contributed)

Sooke Community Choir offers up #modernlove

Sooke concerts run from May 3 to 5

Multi-instrumentalist Jeff Poynter will perform with the Sooke Community Choir at its spring show #modernlove. Concert dates are May 3 to 5 at Sooke Community Hall. (Contributed)
Pianist Bruce Vogt will accompany a community singalong in Sooke on April 14. (Contributed)

Amateur crooners invited to Sooke singalong

Anyone can show up for the free April 14 event

Pianist Bruce Vogt will accompany a community singalong in Sooke on April 14. (Contributed)
Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards

Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards

70 Canadian books in seven categories are up for this year’s awards

Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards
mary e coakley’s Sculpted Earth. One of two photographs submitted by the East Sooke photographer.

The Passionate Photographers

The Sooke Fine Arts Show begins Friday

mary e coakley’s Sculpted Earth. One of two photographs submitted by the East Sooke photographer.
Tickets on sale for RCMP Musical Ride

Tickets on sale for RCMP Musical Ride

Troop performs in Sooke on Aug 18 and 19

Tickets on sale for RCMP Musical Ride
Mark Stuart returns for Sooke folk concert series

Mark Stuart returns for Sooke folk concert series

The concert takes place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 8 p.m. on Friday

Mark Stuart returns for Sooke folk concert series
Tee Jay at work in downtown Victoria. “I am absolutely over the moon with excitement,” he says.

Busker finds his niche with ukulele

Tee Jay and his Amazing Blazing Ukulele to perform at Granville Island

Tee Jay at work in downtown Victoria. “I am absolutely over the moon with excitement,” he says.
Beauty with a Bomb

Victoria mystery writer gets foothold in U.S. market

Grant McKenzie signes a five-book deal with Polis Books of New York City

Beauty with a Bomb