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Edward Milne Community School - 6218 Sooke Road

Re-Opening Soon!

After a long hiatus, the Sooke Makerspace is finally re-opening! Stay tuned to this site for more information!

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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!



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



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


 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.


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.


  • 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)


  • Sewing Machines

  • Sergers

  • Quilting Machine

  • Glue guns

  • More coming soon!


  • 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.

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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

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):


classes & volunteers

We always welcome new hosts and instructors for our programs and workshops.  We'd love to hear from you!


  • 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

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

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