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You’ve almost made it over the hump! And we’ve compiled a few fun events for you to partake in to celebrate.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today, Wednesday, August 12th:

Beach Cleanup!

Help keep Sooke’s best coastal destinations safe and healthy for our community. Begin the day at Whiffin and end the day at Ella. You can sign up here.

Additionally, please bring proper attire (gloves, hat, comfortable clothing) for this event. They will be supplying volunteers with the equipment necessary for the cleanup initiative.

  • When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Whiffin Spit, Sooke

Virtual Raptor Day

Join Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary for an online event all about raptors including owls, eagles, hawks and falcons. Feel free to ask us questions in the comments!

  • When: 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Online here

Comedy Night at the Mint

Comedy Night at the Mint is back! Each week they bring you the most hilarious comedians in the city. Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian’s in the city together for a wonderful evening of food, drink and fun!

Seating is limited, be sure to book your table online! There are options for 2, 4 or 6 only.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

Oaklands Sunset Market

Oaklands Sunset Market has reopened with a modified format. There will have a selection of local farm and food vendors, including food trucks.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1-2827 Belmont Avenue

Live Music Happy Hour at Pagliacci’s Restaurant

Pagliacci’s will be hosting live bands daily outside on their patio, with no cover and there will be drink specials.

  • When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1011 Broad Street