Edward Milne Community School Green Space

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Edward Milne Community School Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The three and half hectare school grounds yard has a chain link fence and is bordered by the Butler Brothers Supplies. The northwestern border is a mix of shrubs and trees. The grass covered field is used for baseball, soccer, football, rugby and other field sports. Edward Milne, father of namesake of this local high school, arrived in the Sooke area in eighteen eighty three. The Milne family, composed of three generations then, help build the community of Sooke by improving both transportation and communication. They also provide the name of the Milne Landing School when it open in nineteen forty six. The land for the school was once part of the Milne Farm. During the second world war the land was expropriated for an army camp with facilities. The war was over shortly thereafter and the buildings became the Milne Landing School for the students in Sooke with a graduating class in forty-seven of five students. The family continues to live in the area. There is a school-based weather station at this school. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

Geographical location N48º 23’ 17”  W123º 41’ 46”

Edward Milne Community School Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road and turn into the side street for  the school. There is a parking area near this green space. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road near the school.

Further information on weather at the school: http://www.victoriaweather.ca/station.php?id=106

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