Councillor Kevin Pearson @ Sunday’s Transition Cafe, 2 p.m. at the Reading Room

Transition Sooke’s final cafe of the 2013/14 season will be a first-Pearson singular afternoon with the District of Sooke’s Land Use and Environment Committee chairman Kevin Pearson.

The fourth-generation Sookie is a life-long local who juggles his career as a senior manager at Canada Post with his responsibilities as a first-term District of Sooke councillor.

We’ve invited Mr. Pearson to join us following a spirited chat at Seedy Saturday during which he cited the importance of local food security in light of the drought that has devasted the California farm belt this winter.

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We’re also curious about his thoughts on downtown development, the upcoming election campaign and the possibilities for small-lot forestry operations locally (he began his career as a millwright at the former Sooke Forest Products sawmill on Goodrich Point).

Please join us on Sunday afternoon at the Reading Room Café from 2 to 4 p.m. as usual. Add your voice to the conversation and stick around for as long as you like given the promise of a spectacular first weekend of warm weather.

PS Sincere thanks again to our earlier guests this year – the Sooke Volunteer Centre’s Marlene Barry; Mary Coll and Mary Alice Johnson from the Sooke Farmland Trust Society; and councillor Maja Tait.

Transition Café will return in the fall following the summer break.

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