There are two upcoming studio tours in our area! Next weekend is the Scattered Artists Studio Tour and the following weekend is the Mount Tolmie Studio Tour.
For info on the Scattered Artists tour, click the image below:
Details on the Mount Tolmie tour:
Mt. Tolmie Studio Tour May 25-26
The 3rd annual Mt. Tolmie Studio Tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 from 11 am to 3 pm. Ten local artists will display their work at seven homes near Mt. Tolmie. Everyone is encouraged to drop by and ask questions of the painters, potters, photographer and jewelry artisans.
The map of artists is available at mtstudiotour.ca
, or paper brochures can be picked up at the Nellie McClung Library lower level.
Any Camosun community artists residing east of Shelbourne are strongly encouraged to join next year’s studio tour as it is intended to include both the Mt. Tolmie and Camosun neighbourhoods. Please contact Gerald Fleming, 250-477-8277 or gfleming4[at]gmail[dot]com
As the BC election campaign is in full swing, the CCA would like to remind residents that our community is split between three electoral districts! Those of us living west of Shelbourne are in Victoria-Swan Lake, while those of us east of Shelbourne are in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, except for the section south of Haultain which is a part of Victoria-Beacon Hill. You can check the maps for more detail here.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the candidates, the CCA is co-sponsoring an all-candidates debate for the Victoria-Swan Lake district:
The Hillside Centre redevelopment project will begin work along Hillside Avenue beginning Wednesday February 27th. The work will take approximately three months to complete. The work will affect traffic routing along Hillside between Doncaster Road and Shelbourne Street. The scope of the work includes enhanced boulevard space and safe pull off bays for buses along this stretch of Hillside.
Traffic along Hillside will remain open in both directions. Inbound (i.e., west bound) traffic will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in areas of construction. Side street access will remain open. Pedestrian traffic will be guided around the construction.
The Hillside and Shelbourne intersection bears a high traffic flow, and is well known as having a high number of accidents annually. Drivers are asked to exercise increased caution near this intersection and around these construction areas, and to give particular care when pedestrians and bicycles are on or near the roadway.
Project contractor EllisDon-Kinetic advises that you may contact their Construction office on site at Hillside Centre, or the City of Victoria Public Works Department at 250 361-0400 to express any concerns you may have on this issue.
Saanich has publised a brochure on things you need to be aware of. Oil
tank failure and the resulting environmental damage is a very serious
Oil Tanks 2012
Each year the Municipal Council appoints Saanich residents to serve as members of various Advisory committees and Foundation.
Anyone interested in being considered for such an appointment in 2013 must complete an application form and submit it to the Legislative Division by Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm. The Application for Appointment is available online.
Please read more details here.
Community member and CCA director Yves Bajard passed away January 26, 2013. Husband, father, sibling and neighbour, Yves was retired only in the sense that he no longer worked for pay.
Yves participated as a CCA director from 2001 to the present, absent for some years when other obligations consumed his time. He took an active interest in all community issues, but focused much of his energy on environmental and food security concerns. While the CCA enjoyed the fruit of his efforts at the community level, Yves had several geographically distant connections and interests, not the least of which included his much-loved family members.
Current and past board members of the CCA extend our deepest sympathy to Yves’ wife and partner in life, Thora, and all of his family and friends. We are fortunate to have known and worked with Yves. He will be missed.
A Celebration of Yves’ life will take place at:
The Nature House at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
Saturday February 16, from 10am to 12.
Please RSVP to Thora at email@example.com, 250 598-4610 or Anne Cath at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 604 710-4955. As Thora has written, “The nature lovers and bird watchers among you may want to bring warm clothes for a stroll along the lake. Yves would enjoy seeing you out there.”
Yves’ obituary is here.
Saanich is considering the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan which could recommend big changes for the CCA neighbourhood around the intersection of Shelbourne and North Dairy (see below).
Harold Stanley of Saanich Planning is seeking input from all interested residents of this area. If you have any concerns, or are interested in participating in a focus group to discuss land use changes please contact Harold at 250-475-5494 ext. 3410, or by email at email@example.com
Attached below are panels with more detail:
Potential future land use allowances
Potential street concept
Potential building massing
Urban building transition
All panels can still be found on Saanich’s website as part of a virtual open house:
Thanks to everyone who came out to our AGM last week! As promised, here is the 2012 CCA Land Use report. Click the link below to see the full report which includes highlights from the Shelbourne Valley Plan, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Camosun College, and various other developments in our community!
See poster below for details of the CCA’s upcoming AGM!