Sidney & Sooke Events


Sooke Literacy Week

Daily events hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Sooke branch

Date and time

Sun, Jan 22 – Jan 29th, 2023

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Sooke Branch 6671 Wadams Way, Sooke

During this week you will find:

  • A month-long scavenger hunt
  • Daily StoryWalks
  • Steam Explorers every Wednesday
  • …and much more!

The Great Estimation Challenge – Sidney

Every January, families, schools, libraries and communities across BC celebrate Family Literacy Week.

Date and time

Mon, Jan 22 – Jan 29th, 2023
Various times and locations throughout downtown Sidney

This year, BC’s Family Literacy theme is “Make it count! Play * Sort * Measure.” Numeracy is everywhere and we want to highlight how simple math concepts like sorting, counting, estimating and measuring are used in everyday life. Saanich Peninsula literacy is offering a fun way to experience Family Literacy Week between January 22-29. 2023!

Throughout Family Literacy Week, families are invited to visit participating Sidney businesses to register your best estimate of the number objects in the containers displayed. Simply fill out an entry form, drop your guess into an entry box and keep your fingers crossed that you made the correct estimate! Winners will receive a free book, courtesy of the Peninsula 1000 x 5 Book Recycling project and the container of goodies!


Songs & Stories with Nancy Dobbs

“Super silly songs, stories and snacks in Sidney on Saturday” – Try saying that 3x fast!

Date and time

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sidney/North Saanich Library (10091 Resthaven Dr.)

You’re invited to celebrate literacy, learning and having fun together. There will be coffee for the adults and snacks for the kids (thanks to Saanich Peninsula Literacy).

There will be books for kids to take home and keep (thanks to 1000 x 5) and some fabulous door prizes.

The legendary Nancy Dobbs entertains with her guitar from 10:30 – 11:15 am. Nancy is a children’s performer but anyone who enjoys dancing, making music together and spreading positivity is welcome! Free. No registration required. We hope you can join us!