SOOKE MAKERSPACE

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

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Seed funding has graciously been provided by a donor through United Way Greater Victoria.

To contribute to the matching campaign, please call United Way (250-220-3875).

CREATE & COLLABORATE

Learn about the concept, tools and equipment you'll have access to.

become a member

Check out our membership options and benefits. The wait is over! Join us today!

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WORKSHOP

From 3D printing to children's Arduino  to women's woodworking, we have a class for you!

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Ongoing donations are accepted. This is how your contributions will be used...

create + collaborate

 

 Location: Edward Milne Community School - 6218 Sooke Road

Please Contact Aimee in Program Office for Makerspace Availability. 

 The Makerspace is a collaborative project being developed in the Sooke community. The Makerspace will provide shared work space, tools, equipment and materials, and hopefully a little inspiration, and users will bring their interests, ideas, creativity, effort and motivation to the making of things.

 

 Tool Testing dates are available. Please contact Aimee at the Program office for an available date and time.

Email  Or Call : 250.642.6371

The space contains a wide variety of tools, equipment, and materials providing education, training and mentoring for the purposes of enabling community members to design, create, invent, tinker, explore, discover and make works that would not be possible with the resources generally available to individuals working alone. It is part workshop, part science/computer/electronics/tech lab and part arts and craft room.

IN THE SHOP...

  • Various Hand Tools

  • Various Power Tools

  • ShoptBot Desktop CNC with Vcarve Pro 9.012 ShoptBot Edition software

  • Prusa 3D Printer

  • Sawtop Table Saw

  • Planer

  • Jointer

  • Drill Press

  • Band Saw

  • Miscellaneous: moisture meter, combination squares, measuring tapes, drop cloths, dust masks, heat guns, etc)


IN THE TEXTILES ROOM...

  • Sewing Machines

  • Sergers

  • Quilting Machine

  • Glue guns

  • More coming soon!

OTHER...

  • Electronics/Robotics Room (Coming Soon!)

  • Donations required for future purchases: Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, Screen Printer, etc.

The Sooke Makerspace is available to residents in the Sooke Region who are 18+ after school hours and available to SD62 students during school hours. Community workshops will be available for children, youth, adults, and seniors. It is a place where skills can be learned and shared and the inter-generational transfers of skills can be fostered.

become a member

 

No matter how you'd like to use the space, we have a membership for you!

  • $15: Drop-In (Space & Hand tools only, unless tool tested. CHEQUE ONLY)

  • $35/month: Month-to-Month Membership

  • $30/month: Monthly Membership ($180 Paid Semi-Annually)

  • $25/month: Annual Membership ($300 Paid Annually)

  • $95 Punch Pass (10 Visits)

    Must be 18 years or older.
    Programs for youth & children are available.

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Membership Steps

1.  Complete the Membership Form (PDF) & Waiver (PDF)

2.  Complete the Safety Orientation (PDF) (15 mins in-person)

3.  Complete Tool Skills Test - written and in-person on any large equipment you plan to use (PDF):

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classes & volunteers

 

We are currently seeking hosts and instructors for our programs and workshops in Fall 2018 and Winter/Spring 2019.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Workshop Hosts for monthly Women's Day, Senior's Day, and Family Day!

  • MakerHost to supervise the workspace for a minimum of one 4-hr shift per month.

  • Membership Volunteer

  • Fundraising Volunteer

  • Grant Writing Volunteer

Volunteer with us today! 

Email us for more info

Please contact us with your area of expertise if you are willing to work as a paid instructor. Potential workshop ideas include:

  • Little Carpenters

  • Bike Building & Maintenance

  • 3D Printing for Kids

  • Surfboard & Paddle Board Building

  • Art classes

  • Woodworking classes

  • CNC or 3D Printing classes