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.
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.