Posts Categorized: Announcements

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE…

Maybe it’s because we suffered a house fire in 1998.  Or that we lived for 18 years on the edge of densely forested John Dean Park on Mt. Newton…  Or because I was part of a North Saanich Municipal Council that took proactive steps, through the use of Development Permits, to identify and designate lands and wooded areas of the municipality subject to interface wildfires, that I take so seriously this summer’s unusually dry weather, record-breaking temperatures and precedent-setting number…

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Emergency Preparedness Workshop

It begins with all of us Are you ready if a disaster strikes? Are you prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 7 days after a major emergency or disaster? The Oak Bay Emergency Program (OBEP) will hold an information session on March 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Windsor Park Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road in Oak Bay. The session will be interactive and provide detailed information on how to be properly prepared for a major…

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Heritage Is Where the Heart Is

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 PM at Windsor Park Pavilion, to hear local resident, historian and Oak Bay Heritage buff Ben Clinton-Baker, present a historical retro-spective on Oak Bay Village, the heart of our community.  This is one in a series of lectures on topics significant to Oak Bay’s history and heritage, proudly sponsored by Oak Bay Heritage.  These lectures always draw good crowds so please arrive early.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door and…

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Mark Your Calendars

Oak Bay Heritage has been going strong since the mid-1970’s in Oak Bay.  The Oak Bay Heritage Foundation and Municipal Heritage Commission work together to promote heritage and history every year through a wonderful lecture series organized by the Foundation and promoted across the community and region.  These lectures are always well attended, donations are taken at the door to support Oak Bay Heritage and facilities at Windsor Park Pavilion provide a great venue for audiences and speakers alike.  Please…

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Receivership

The news out of Oak Bay today, that our local gem, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is now in receivership, is sad news indeed.  I love the hotel, the staff and all the wonderful events and activities that make it one of the community’s premier destinations.  Kevin and Shawna Walker and their management team have poured a lot of heart and soul into this hotel, a site that is iconic in Oak Bay and an award-winning hotel that is a…

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