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Whitty’s Lagoon

Whitty’s Lagoon

What a difference a day makes. We had glorious sunshine and wonderfully interesting skies for our hike around Whitty’s Lagoon, Sunday, January 14, 2018.             Fifty shades of grey has nothing on our 40 shades of green.        

Hiking in the Mist – Liz Bicknell

Hiking in the Mist – Liz Bicknell

Hiking around John Dean Park on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Wet and soggy but still magnificent. The view from Pickles Bluff was totally obliterated by the mist. We bumped into the BC Parks volunteer who was maintaining the trail. He said he could use the help of some OCV hikers if we felt like volunteering. I told him I’d be in touch.

Celebrating the protection of Mary Lake in the Highlands

Celebrating the protection of Mary Lake in the Highlands

Guardians of Mary Lake, First Nations elder, supporters, MPs and local political leaders gathered to celebrate the acquisition of the Mary Lake property. The Caledonia Pipe Band added to the ceremony, piping in the platform party and entertaining the crowd. Liz Bicknell, President of the Outdoor Club of Victoria presented a cheque for $2000 from the club. The funding provides a boost for the protection of original Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem at Mary Lake. “Our club has been hiking since…

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OCV presents donation to VISTA

OCV presents donation to VISTA

On Earth Day, 2017 the Outdoor Club of Victoria made a donation of $20,000 to the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association to support their 700km VI Spine Trail project to connect Victoria to Cape Scott.  The VI Spine Trail is currently 70% complete.  You can read the press release or watch a video of the presentation. Save

Dunsmuir Lodge and John Dean Park

Dunsmuir Lodge and John Dean Park

On Wednesday evening December 7th Vice President Liz Bicknell and I attended a rezoning meeting in the Municipality of North Saanich.  The sale of the Dunsmuir property by the University of Victoria to the Pauqauchin First Nations required rezoning. The property is to be used by Homewood as an addiction treatment centre and for the spiritual needs of the Pauqauchin. This is a part of their traditional lands. The university had allowed the public to use the trails.  This is…

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