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OCV Summer Picnic

OCV Summer Picnic

Submitted by Liz Bicknell 37 OCV members attended our first ever summer barbecue held at Elk Lake Rowing Facility. Everyone had so much fun. This will become an annual event for our club as the venue was such a hit. The team work to put on such a successful event was impressive. Our thanks to Grace and Barb and also to Jerry Reich and his barbecue assistants. The food was delicious. Thanks to all for putting so much effort into…

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Vancouver Island Trail Designation

Vancouver Island Trail Designation

Submitted by Liz Bicknell All smiles as OCV President Liz Bicknell thanks Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and Vancouver Island Trail President Ken Milbrath at the official designation ceremony marking Anderson Hill Regional Park in Oak Bay as the start of the Vancouver Island Trail. The trail will run from Victoria to Cape Scott on the North West of the island and is approximately 800 kms of through hiking.  Click the link below to read the July 1, 2019 Times…

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Swan Lake to Christmas Hill

Swan Lake to Christmas Hill

Photos and Post by Adrien Lamoureux It was warm and beautiful on this hike. About 9 KM hike going from Swan Lake to Christmas Hill, and through (or along) three other parks, with a nice lunch at some picnic tables. Flowers just starting to show. We were surprised by a large frog closer to the end of the hike. It was so still and large, we thought it was a statue/prank!

Mount Sugarloaf Ramble

Mount Sugarloaf Ramble

Photos and post by Adrien Lamoureux It was perfect weather for hiking today, first headed north with a hard elevation gain to a ridge (Townsend), then a bit east and south along Sue’s trail to another hard elevation gain to Sugarloaf. A bit dry for this time of year, but we’ll take it 🙂

Mill Stream to Jocelyn Hill

Mill Stream to Jocelyn Hill

Submitted by & photos by Adrien Lamoureux Sunday March 24th OCV members hiked from Millstream to Joceyln Hill. The hike was about 7KM, withh over 300M of elevation gain, and took just under 3 hours. It was a perfect day for hiking, with the snow completely gone. The first snow-free day hike since the snow arrived in February.