Sooke Lions Club is one of three Lions volunteer service clubs in Sooke that produces and participates in annual events and projects such as Sookarama, Canada Day, Sooke Business Directory & Phone Book, Raffle Calendar, Santa Parade and events, Hard Times Dance, pancake breakfasts and swim lessons for local schools and so much more.


We always welcome new members and volunteers to help in our community.

Our feature annual events:


Oktoberfest at Sooke Community Hall

Oktoberfest

OCT 2024 • TICKETS $TBA
Join Sooke Lions Club for an authentic German dinner and live musical entertainment at the Sooke Community Hall.

Sooke Santa Parade

Santa Parade & Events

DEC 2024 • FREE FAMILY FUN
Gather for free hot chocolate, hot dogs and cookies, then watch Santa and more parade through the town core from Sooke Elementary to Townsend Road.

Hard Times Dance at Sooke Community Hall

Hard Times Dance

JAN 2025 • TICKETS $TBA
Our annual Hard Times Dance returns with live music and a meal of wieners, beans and a bun — it’s a great way to blow off some post Christmas blues! Casual dress code or hard times costume.

Sookarama Trade Show at Seaparc Arena

Sookarama

APRIL 2025 • FREE ADMISSION
Sooke Lions Club and District of Sooke presents our town’s one and only trade show showcasing over 100 booths of local businesses and organizations.

Sooke Annual Duck Day Race at Sooke River Campground

Duck Day Race

MAY 2025 • FREE FAMILY FUN
Join Sooke Harbourside Lions for the Annual Duck Race at the Sooke River Flats.

Sooke Canada Day at Sooke River Flats

Canada Day

JULY 1, 2024 • FREE ADMISSION
Sooke Lions Club, in partnership with the District of Sooke, presents the 2024 Sooke Canada Day celebrations at the Sooke River Campground.

Raffle Calendar Winners


Participants eagerly anticipate a chance to win prizes from local retailers with weekly draws.

Our feature projects:


Sooke Business Directory

We distribute 7000 copies annually for free to local households and businesses in Sooke, East Sooke, Jordan River and Port Renfrew.

Raffle Calendar

Participants eagerly anticipate a chance to win prizes from local retailers with weekly draws throughout the year.

Grade Two Swim Program

Since 2007, we sponsor free swimming lessons (transportation included) at Seaparc for all Sooke second graders, offering essential swimming skills and promoting safety and confidence in the water.

School Bursaries

Annually, several Sooke students each receive a $1000 bursary to assist in advancing their post-secondary education. The next application deadline is May 2025.

Get Involved

We always welcome new members and volunteers to help in our community.