Victoria
Sketch Club
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VICTORIA SKETCH CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM
JULY-AUGUST, 2016

Meet Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
GUESTS (and potential members) are welcome at
public venues.
Bring your own lunch and refreshments, unless
otherwise noted.

Program Conveners:
Terry McBride, 250-477-1906, tmcbride@telus.net
Agnes Oosterhof, 250-598-8000,
agnesoosterhof@hotmail.com

JULY 5 – FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Houseboats, fishing boats, harbour ferries,
waterfront and new designed park area.
Location: Parking below Fisherman’s Wharf park at
Dallas Rd. and Erie.
Paid parking. Public Washrooms. Picnic lunch or
restaurants available (great fish & chips!).

JULY 12 - OAK BAY GARDEN - home of Andy
Wooldridge
Garden/House
Location: 670 Mountjoy Avenue, Victoria, V8S 4K9,
phone : 250-592-8005 (Between Central and Beach
Dr/Fairfield). Please park on the street.
Washrooms.

JULY 19- THUNDERBIRD PARK/HELMCKEN
HOUSE/ ST ANNE’S SCHOOL
HOUSE/LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS/HARBOUR VIEW
First Nations Monuments, Historical Site.
Location: Thunderbird Park, at the corner of
Belleville and Douglas. (Our meeting place).
Thunderbird Park contains totems of the Haida and
Gitxsan First Nations. Helmcken House was built in
1844, as St Anne’s School house was built in 1852.
The Parliament buildings are located at 501
Bellville Street. Washrooms at IMAX/BC Museum.
Paid parking on the street. 3 1/2 hours free parking
at Beacon Hill Park, ten minutes walk from
Thunderbird Park.

JULY 26 - SAANICH HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS
Lots of interesting stuff such as old tractors,
trucks, etc. machinery, old houses and barns, lily
pond, trees.
Location: 7321 Lochside Drive, phone 250-652-5522
Take Pat Bay Highway to Island View Road, turn
left to park entrance.  
Free, but donations are appreciated. Washrooms,
free parking.

AUGUST 2 – BEACON HILL PARK
Flowers, trees, ponds, children’s zoo (goats)
Location: Enter the Park via Quadra Street to
Arbutus Way, and park at the children’s
playground area (meeting place). Washrooms, and
3 1/2 hours free parking.

CHANGED LOCATION
AUGUST 9 - SWAN LAKE
Water views, marshland, wooden walkway.

By car—from downtown Victoria— go north on
Blanshard Street/Pat Bay Highway #17, and take
McKenzie Avenue exit, right on Rainbow St, left on
Ralph St, right on Swan Lake Road. The parking
entrance is on your left. The outdoor Teaching
Shelter will be available. Washrooms and free
parking.

AUGUST 16 – CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE
Baronial Mansion by architect Robert Dunsmuir
Location: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, V8S 3L5,
phone 250-592-5323
Victoria-era Scottish mansion. Sorry, no
painting/drawing inside.
Washrooms NOT available on site, however
available at Govt House Mews and ‘down the hill’
at the Gas Station, and free parking.

AUGUST 23 – MATTICK’S FARM COURTYARD
Restaurants, shops, courtyard, garden shop at 5325
Cordova Bay Road
(phone 250-658-4700)
Paint until 1pm and then come for lunch to
celebrate the end of the summer program.
Restaurant to be decided on the day.
Washrooms and free parking.
                         
PUBLIC ART ACTIVITIES INVOLVING OUR
MEMBERS


Caroline Hunter Has been accepted into the FCA
2016 International Competition "Painting on the Edge"

The 12th Annual Bowker Creek Brush Up Show and Sale
will be held on August 14th in Oak Bay.
See "www.oakbayartists" for full details.
OBITUARIES
With sadness we have to announce that two past Victoria Sketch
Club members died recently.
Anne McCoy died on June 3rd, 2016;
Elizabeth Caulton died on July 11th, 2016