Christel Crawford – Access Consciousness

A shining beam of light. I really love how everyone I am meeting has a strong desire to build meaningful relationships either with others or themselves. As we go through this shift of consciousness from power and control to a softer more creative energy we need facilitators to help us make this shift. Christel is one of these facilitators that has been through her own …

Tom Kral – Nature’s Chef

Responding to the call of nature. I Love the new breed of attitudes emerging from our generation. Actually, not long ago this was just the way of doing things, no questions asked; somewhere it just got lost. Tom is a wonderful example for others to follow when it comes to working with the real appreciation for food. We are all sacred beings, and so is …

Debb Read of Wild Wise Sooke

Wild by Nature. Well, maybe a little bit herself but Debb is really well prepared to handle this role as an educator of how to be living in harmony with the wild animal population. We met at a welcome to Sooke lunch event at the Community Gardens hosted by Phoebe Dunbar and crew, where Debb along with her partner Nitya Harris gave us the lo-down …

Norman Ensil – Sausage and Karate

A Genuine Giant. I love how just about everybody in Sooke you meet is contributing or want to contribute to the town. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to meet Norman a the Stick In The Mud Coffee House while he was serving his home made sausages via his portable trailer. I picked up on his accent and he let me know he was …

Phoebe Dunbar

Spirit of a child yet solid as a rock. It wasn’t long after I moved to Sooke that I heard of Phoebe and her dedicated involvement in the community. I was anxious to meet her after listening to her speak to some of the fellow gardeners at the Community Garden here in Sooke. Her voice is full of enthusiasm and has a child like spirit, …

Candice Francis – NIA Dance

Strength, love and passion all in one. Ever wonder what kind of class to take to get your body to open up without feeling overwhelmed? The wonderful Candice Francis has a class at the Hope Center on Friday’s at 9am-10am that is easy enough for anyone to understand but exotic for even the wildest of personalities. Candice’s story about how she got into NIA Dance …

Rusty Sage – Master Woodworker

He has a heart as warm as wood. Finally, we got to interview Rusty. After many encounters at The Stick in the Mud Coffee House and really getting to know each other, I feel as if we are becoming close as family. Dave Evans, owner of the Stick was the one who nominated Rusty way back when I got into Sooke. Having lived here for …

Edith Newman of Blue Raven Gallery

Proud of her family, and rightly so. She is the one who makes all the pieces talk in her family. A Mother and wife to a very talented and blessed family, Edith nurtures and connects the things that are happening or need to happen with her family and community. I first saw Edith at a dance class in the yoga center, but had not officially …

Fredwin Perry – Rock Carving – Artist

Humble as an earthworm. I know this is a unusual use of words for promoting somebody’s character, but I believe that Fredwin would approve and understand it’s beautiful significance. Right Fredwin? This is a man of many stories and depth, yet an obvious simplicity as the medium he uses to create his art. Quite fitting actually. I originally met Fredwin through our friend Gunatita who …