Halloween doesn’t mean much to me anymore, since I don’t have grandchildren who want to show their
grandparent{s) their costumes, and score some treats.  I live by the Ross Cemetery, and children are a
little afraid to walk down the unlighted  lane bordering the tombstones.  My personal memories are joyful
though.  Many of you will share images of our own childhoods when we made our own costumes, or our
mothers toiled for hours making us fairy outfits, witch outfits, etc.  I don’t remember my parents
accompanying us around…we went with older siblings, I guess.  Oct. 31st. was cold in Toronto, and often
the snow flurries where in the air.  Magical.  No costumes came from big box stores in those days!  
Hi Membership,
i have been awol most of the summer, what with health problems, and a big  housing move.  Upsizing.  I
know, it is goofy.  But i seem to need space  for all my collections.  Still in the midst of boxes, carpenters.  
Since my last Newsletter, some members of the Club went to Tofino for the annual paint out.  Here are
some pictures that Agnes took, plus another of Christine with her wonderful pieces.  Next year, Beach
Joan Head’s delightful garden painting at  Government House was chosen by the Government House
Staff to give to be given to her Honour Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor, when she leaves her
post.  Congratulations Joan!  Joan sent this picture of her grandson, smelling the roses.  Something we
all should do.
Speaking of the Lieutenant Governor, here is a picture of Larry Gollner, being honoured for his huge role in
bringing the Afghanistan Memorial to Victoria.  Here too are pictures taken Sept. 30th., when the memorial
was installed beside the children’s park behind the Court House.
Here is Larry again with Julie Payette, our new Governor General of Canada.  Look at her gorgeous hair.  
This week end is the Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4th. and
5th.  Members  Christine Gollner and Larry Gollner, at 449 Victoria Ave., Caroline Hunter, at 877 Island
Rd., Ann Nolte, at 962 Island Rd.,  Bonny Myers, at 2173 Granite St.,Terry McBride, at 2173 Granite
St., and Victor Lotto at 2605 Cotswold Rd.,  will all be displaying their works.
They would love to see you and your friends.   Oak Bay Rec Centre will have brochures with all
participating artists and addresses and a map; also, easier, go to

Our fall critique, on Oct. 24th., featuring one of our favourites, Andy Wooldridge, and Sofie, was a
success as always.  Charming as ever, and helpful as ever.  
Well folks,  have a good evening.  Look forward to seeing you soon.  Please feel free to send news and
pictures to me at


Joy Jondahl,
Communications Director.