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|VICTORIA SKETCH CLUB WINTER PROGRAM
April 18 – Annual General Meeting
April 25 – Spring Luncheon
VICTORIA SKETCH CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM 2017
Meet Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
GUESTS (and potential members) are welcome at public
Bring your own lunch and refreshments, unless otherwise
Terry McBride, 250-477-1906, email@example.com
Agnes Oosterhof, 250-598-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 2 - ABKHAZI GARDEN:
Flowers,shrubs (azaleas, rhodos),trees,ponds. **OPEN FROM
10:00—especially for us **
Location: 1964 Fairfield Road; phone:778-265-6466 (page); limited
street parking on Fairview Road, in front of the garden; on Shotbolt Road
and the NORTH side of Fairfield Rd. Washrooms on site. Donations
appreciated. Garden, Teahouse and Gift shop open 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
MAY 9 - CATTLE POINT (scenic loop)/UPLANDS PARK:
Flowers (BLUE camas!), spring scenery, ocean views.
Location: Off Beach Drive, south of Landsdowne. Free parking,
(PORTABLE) washroom on site.
MAY 16 - BEACON HIL PARK:
Flowers, shrubs, 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.
MAY 23 – UVIC, FINNERTY GARDENS:
Rhodoes, ponds, flowers, trees
Location: Northwest corner of Cedar Hill Cross Road and
University Drive, Parking lot #6. Three hours parking allowed on Cedar
Hill Cross Road, which is 5 minutes walk from Fiinnerty Gardens. Paid
parking is $1.25/hour available at Parking Lot #6, immediately adjacent to
the gardens (and Chapel).
MAY 30 - KINSMEN PARK, THE GORGE:
Japenese Garden, flowers, trees, bridge and water views.
Location: Entrance is on Tillicum Road between the bridge south of
Gorge Road and Craigflower Rd. (across from the Gorge Pub). Proceed
to parking lot. Washrooms, free parking.
JUNE 6 - GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDENS:
JUNE 13 - GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDENS: (Twice!)
Views of flowers/trees/grounds/buildings.
Location: 1401 Rockland Avenue (phone 250-387-2081); 19
thematic gardens (i.e. woodlands; cut flower; English country garden;
herb; rock & alpine; two rose gardens; etc etc). Washrooms, free parking.
Lunch at the ‘Mews’ (next to the Museum, on the grounds) for those
who are interested, or bring a picnic lunch and eat at the pergola.
JUNE 20 - MT DOUGLAS PARK in CORDOVA BAY:
Beach, cliffs, and island views.
Location: From Shelbourne Ave to Cedar Hill Road to Cordova Bay
Road. Washrooms, free parking.
JUNE 27- OGDEN POINT:
Pier, views of Salish Sea (Juan de Fuca Strait)
Location: Off Dallas Road, near the Breakwater. Free parking on
Dallas Road. Washrooms at the Ogden Point Cafe.
JULY 4 – 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 11 - CORDOVA BAY GARDEN:
Magnificent garden and home of Don/Bobbi Johannessen
Location: 5575 Parker Ave. Directions: Take Cordova Bay Road
North. At Cordova Bay Elementary School, take a right on Fenn Ave,
then Left on Parker. Please park on the street. Washrooms.
JULY 18- 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 25 - LAND CONSERVATORY:
Gonzales Hill, Old Weather Station. Lots of interesting vistas,
Location: 302 Denison Road, Off Beach Drive. Washrooms, free
AUGUST 1 – BONNY MYERS — GARDEN:
Beautiful Garden: Flowers, trees, shrubs
Location: 2173 Granite Street, phone 250-370-5543, street parking,
AUGUST 8 - ST STEPHEN’S HERITAGE CHURCH
Location: 7921 St Stephens Road, Saanichton (Off Mt Newton
Cross Road); phone: 778-679-8074 , www.parishcs.ca Directions: Pat
Bay Hwy North, Left on Mt Newton X Rd, Left on St Stephen’s Road.
Oldest church in BC, built in 1862, and used continuously as a place of
worship since its construction. In 1984 it was designated as a Heritage
Building. Free parking, washroom in Parish Hall.
AUGUST 15 – AMY NOHALES-KEZES — GARDEN:
Garden, Ocean Views, Beach Access
Location: Unit 5, 5187 Cordova Bay Road, phone 250-920-5820
Take Cordova Bay Road -north, to just north of Walema Road (it is south
of Matticks Farm and Cordova Bay Elementary School). Washrooms and
AUGUST 22 – OAK BAY MARINA:
Marina, boats, view of the water and Mary Tod Island
Location: 1327 Beach Drive. Paint until 1pm and then come for
lunch to celebrate the end of the summer program. Restaurant to be
decided on the day.
Members are invited to inform the
Webmaster of any activities of interest to
the Club at:
Rory Kirby at email@example.com