Ayre Manor wins 2023 Business Excellence Award:
Non-Profit & Volunteer Services

2023 Business Excellence Award for Non-Profit Volunteer Services

A sincere thank-you to the community of Sooke and surrounding area for selecting Ayre Manor as the recipient of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for the Non-Profit & Volunteer Services category. Also, thank you to the District of Sooke who sponsored this award. We are very pleased to have been honoured with this designation and thank the staff, board and volunteers for their efforts and dedication to Ayre Manor. We pride ourselves in safe, reliable, high quality care for our residents, continuous improvement and a warm family atmosphere.

Testimonials received by the Chamber of Commerce:

2023 Property Upgrades

2023 Ayre Manor Cottage Upgrades

Cottages — Long overdue repairs and upgrades were started last year with amazing results! Patio fences have been replaced, as well as upgrades to exterior finishing, new windows and doors, roofs over the patios and a fresh coat of paint.

Gardens — Our wonderful volunteers have once again kept our courtyard gardens looking beautiful! Our gardener has been sprucing up our perimeter gardens. The results are fantastic.

Convenient On-Site Services for Residents

We are happy to report that we have located a dental hygienist who has been regularly assisting our residents with oral health. We have also arranged for a mobile hearing aid clinic that will regularly provide our residents with hearing tests and maintenance of hearing aids.

Music Therapy Program

Maryann Burrows Music Therapist at Ayre Manor

$8200 was raised by our Board Treasurer Philip Hulme, who belongs to a group called 100 Men Who Care. He pitched our organization and the benefits of music therapy. We are very fortunate to have music therapist Maryann Burrows providing this valuable program to our residents.

Gazebos at Ayre Manor

We partnered with the Rotary Club of Sooke to build two 100 sq.ft. gazebos with picnic tables and heaters. Since completion in June 2021, residents, guests and staff regularly enjoy this new sheltered space that is wheelchair accessible and located a short distance from the front doors for visitations, gatherings and more.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Sooke, Anderson General Contracting, Butler Concrete & Aggregate and Sooke Home Hardware for support building the project through means of materials and services.

Construction of New Gazebos at Ayre Manor

Construction of New Gazebos at Ayre Manor

Construction of New Gazebos at Ayre Manor

Construction of New Gazebos at Ayre Manor

Ayre Manor Gazebos