Here’s how to participate in the definitive good, clean fun that will be part of the Sooke Region Communities Clean Up, set for Saturday, April 14.
Fine print about the clean-up: Teams can get busy anytime on April 14 and continue as long as they like. Metal, garbage and plastic recycling bins will be set up in strategics spots in each community. Select an area to clean up that is near and dear to you (neighbourhood, favourite spot, an area that has you concerned, even your own backyard or garage). Then check in with Wendy to see whether or not another team has already chosen that area. Feel free to come up with a team theme, crazy team names, wear costumes (while still staying safe), and challenge others to compete against your team!
The duties of a team captain are: 1) setting a time frame for your clean-up; 2) picking up the team kit and listening to the aforementioned safety briefing with Wendy and Moonfist; 3) distributing the kits to team members; 4) ensuring team members sign a waiver (if you’re working within District of Sooke boundaries); and finally, when the job’s complete, 5) submitting a team snap of you and your haul + a copy of your registration form and any waivers.
Prizes in a wide variety of categories will be awarded at the Planet Earth Party set for the Sooke Community Hall on Earth Day itself a week later. We’re hoping clean-up crews will be in action across the region on April 14 — Scia’new First Nation, East Sooke, District of Sooke, T’Sou-ke First Nation, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River, Port Renfrew and the Pacheedaht First Nation included.
Okay, now let’s team-up to clean-up the Sooke region! Once more with feeling: Thanks to our sponsors & supporters ~ District of Sooke (foundational funding), Capital Regional District, PMD Recycling Solutions and Sooke Disposal Limited.