On July 19, 2014 - a little Ghost Town was to have its Leechtown 150 Commemoration. With a lot of work and flurry the event which was to unveil a new monument as the original and rebuilt monuments of the past were destroyed and in derelict condition, on private land and unreachable by the public many objectives were to be met. Partnering up with CRD Parks, permission was granted to erect the monument at Kapoor Park a stones throw from the original Cairn and right at the Confluence of the Sooke and Leech River. With permits and a lot of work and help the event took shape. VIPMA was honored with receiving acceptance by the Honorable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia to co-unveil the monument with Mr. Bruce Chaytor, President of VIPMA. With busloads of selected guests bused up the Galloping Goose Trail, those who are young and have the energy to walk or ride the trail, and the many who came in through CRD Water Board by pre-arrangement and special permit, witnessed the ceremony, Her Honor was suitably piped in by her Piper, escorted by Bruce Chaytor, the Sooke RCMP, a Red Serge and flags flying high. Once seated Robert K sang to the heavens above and the crowd Oh Canada and at the end of the ceremony he honored our special guest, the Queen's representative, Her Honor Judith Guichon by singing God Save the Queen. As our MC was not well, Robert K also stepped in and took over the duties of the MC. Robert K is one of the finest human beings one can find. He and his wife Margaret mingled with the crowd, and he enjoyed special moments with Her Honor Judith Guichon; and VIPMA is forever grateful for that special touch Robert K brought to this historical event. Robert K has a beautiful voice and on that day the Sooke Hills were alive with music, honoring history of the discovery of gold at the confluence of the Sooke and Leech Rivers and paying tribute to the many different livelihoods that were supported by Leechtown over the last 150 years. No other voice could have resonated through the Sooke Hills such as that of Robert K. Forever Grateful. Thank you.
Hired as: Singing Guitarist
Response from Robert K:
Thank you for this lovely review... It's much appreciated.