Monday June 6, 2022 | SOOKE, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
The entertainment’s booked, the speeches are written, and the stage is set to officially celebrate Sooke’s newest community amenity.
This coming Saturday June 11, the Sooke branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will host raptor demonstrations, author readings, face painting, music, technology demos, Indigenous drum donations, and so much more during the official Grand Opening celebration.
The day promises to offer something for everyone with the following schedule of events:
- 1:30 – 2 pm: Music and guests arrive
- 2 – 2:15 pm: Blessing from T’Sou-ke Elder, Shirley Alphonse, speeches, drum donation from T’Sou-ke Drum Maker, Jeff Welch, and ribbon cutting
- 2:15 – 2:45 pm: Live raptor show with North West Raptors
- 2:45-3:15 pm – Children’s author, Teoni Spathelfer, from the Heiltsuk Nation
- 2:45 – 4 pm: Makerspace demos in the makerspace room with Librarian, April Ripley
- 3:30-4:00 pm – Story time with Mayor, Maja Tait and Librarian, Nathalie Jones
In addition to the scheduled events, there will also be face painting available all day, snacks and refreshments, library tours, and special guests.
More information and reminders will be shared on the Sooke library Facebook page. The branch has been open to the public since February 25, 2022.
This event was postponed from an earlier date in March, due to a librarians strike.
Sooke Library official grand opening coming up mid-June (May 9, 2022)
VIRL librarians pause their strike action (April 12, 2022)
VIRL postpones Sooke Library grand opening due to librarian strike (March 13, 2022)