Preliminary Voting Results:

In Favour 978
Opposed 209

The referendum passed. Bylaw 4052 will proceed to adoption by the CRD Board at its meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The Question

Are you in favour of the proposal by SEAPARC (Sooke Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission) that the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopt Bylaw No. 4052, “Sooke and Electoral Area Recreation and Facilities Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2016” authorizing the CRD to borrow an amount up to SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($750,000) for the purpose of purchasing the 23-acre 6518 Throup Road property for the future development and enhancement of recreation services for the residents of Sooke and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. YES or NO?

Taxation Impact

SEAPARC will be debt free this year with funding in place for construction of an exercise and weight room expansion in 2017. The negotiated sale price for 6518 Throup Road is $999,000. $250,000 will be transferred for the land purchase, with the remaining $750,000 to be funded by Bylaw 4052. The current tax rate is projected to fund the payment for the land and continue to build the reserves towards the facility's exercise and weight room expansion.

Public Information Sessions

Join us at one of the upcoming Information Sessions to ask questions and learn more about the proposed purchase.

When & Where to Vote

  • General Voting Day, Saturday April 30, 2016, 8am - 8pm
  • Advance Voting, Wednesday, April 20 & 27, 2016, 8am - 8pm
  • Voter Information (CRD website)