Posts Tagged ‘Sooke BC’

Sooke, BC Farming & Gardening by Women Is the Focus of Awareness Film Night in March

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Awareness Film Night logo

edible garden Learn the history and current state of women organic farmers and gardeners in Sooke, BC.

With spring on the way, thoughts turn to the outdoors and our place in it.  How we shape our environment says a lot about us.  Sustainable and organic practices are growing increasingly important all over the world and it’s no different for Sooke, British Columbia.  On March 6, there is a unique opportunity to learn about the past and present of sustainable, organic farming and gardening on south Vancouver Island.

The Awareness Film Festival will hold its Annual Farming and Gardening Gala, featuring film and discussion of women farmers and gardeners of the region at Edward Milne Community School in Sooke, British Columbia on March 6, 2013.

If you are coming to Sooke, you will want to take the time to add this evening program to your itinerary.  To enjoy accommodations that will be as memorable as your time in Sooke, we recommend the Sooke lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns.

Feature Film: “Outstanding in Her Field”

The heritage of organic and sustainable farming in the Greater Sooke area and beyond will be highlighted with a screening of “Outstanding in Her Field,” a 1995 Media Network Society documentary that explores the unique history and legacy of women in sustainable agriculture, including Sooke’s own ALM Organic Farm cofounder Mary Alice Johnson.  In this film women share their stories about and love for organic farming, including the challenges of access to land, seeking support, the physical demands, cooperative marketing, and the never-ending search for creative solutions. (more…)

Sooke Fine Arts Show Showcases Vancouver Island, BC Artists

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Sooke Fine Arts Show

The 2012 Sooke Fine Arts Show is your opportunity to browse and buy fine art from Vancouver Island BC area artists.

The 2012 Sooke Fine Arts Show runs from July 28 through August 6 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex.  8,000 attendees are expected for this event, so it’s a good time to secure your accommodations in preparation for your visit to the Sooke area of British Columbia.

A History of Celebrating BC Fine Arts

The Sooke Fine Arts Show, the longest-running adjudicated event of its kind on Vancouver Island, is now in its 26th year of promoting and encouraging appreciation of fine art and artists.  This annual event is organized and presented by the Sooke Fine Arts Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of local fine art and hosting this event as well as public art education on technique and expertise.

Sooke Fine Arts Show Events Offer a World of BC Art…and More!

Sooke Fine Art Show

Fine art in all mediums from Vancouver Island and the Coastal Islands of British Columbia is the focus of the Sooke Fine Art Show.

The focus of the art show is, naturally, fine art and the artists, but there’s also music, gourmet food, wine, events for kids and seniors, and much more.

There are art submissions from all categories to view, including:

  • Two Dimensional
  • Three Dimensional
  • Ceramic & Glass
  • Fibre Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media and More

Artist submissions will be judged and compete for category awards and $12,000 in prizes. (more…)