Spotlight on John Phillips Memorial Park

December 2023 - February 2024

December 21, 2023, 6:30pm
Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

The Friends of Sooke Parks Society (FSPS) is hosting a Winter Solstice Lantern Walk on Thursday, December 21 at 6:30pm in John Phillips Memorial Park.

Bring a battery powered lantern and gather at Sooke Municipal Hall for a beautiful, wintery stroll through the park and along Stickleback Trail.

The Sooke Region Museum will be hosting a lantern making workshop on Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. Learn more at their Facebook page or on their website.

To make your own lanterns at home, here are some links with videos and/or instructions to follow. You can go big or keep it simple - the main thing is to have lantern that will light up and illuminate our walk through the park :)

DIY Lanterns at home:

We can't wait to see you there!

Spotlight on Pineridge Park

September-November 2023

November 10, 2023, 12pm-4pm
Remembrance Day Pop-Up Story Walk

The Friends of Sooke Parks Society (FSPS) is hosted a Remembrance Day Pop-Up Story Walk with the Sooke Library and Military Family Resource Centre at Pineridge Park on Friday, November 10 from 12pm-4pm. Over 200 people came out including several classes from Poirer Elementary. The colouring tent hosted by the MFRC was a big hit.

The featured book was: In Flander’s Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae by Linda Granfield with illustrations by Janet Wilson.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and look forward to seeing you again next year.

November 1, 2023, 5pm-8pm
Spooky Pumpkin Walk

The Friends of Sooke Parks Society (FSPS) hosted a Spooky Pumpkin Walk event at Pineridge Park on Wednesday, November 1 from 5pm - 8pm. We received over 300 pumpkins and 200+ attendees making the evening a huge success.

Thank you to everyone who came out and/or donated a pumpkin. We already can't wait for next year! For more pictures of the evening, see our Facebook page.

September 23, 2023, 10:30am
Park Clean-Up and FireProof Initiative

Thank you to everyone who came out to help clean up and FireSmart Pineridge Park!

Key Highlights:

  • 23+ people and a few kiddos too

  • Two truckloads of debris and potential fuel for fires

  • Invasives like holly and ivy cleared out

  • Pathways raked

Nice Work everyone!

Getting Started as a Society

September 16, 2023, 10:30am
Meet and Greet

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meet and greet at Murray Road Park. We had over 20 people attend and it was inspiring to hear all the great ideas and to feel the passionate support for Sooke parks and green spaces.