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OCV Hikes Resume

OCV Hikes Resume

Submitted by Nancy Payeur Covid-19 has changed lives world-wide, and curtailed regular OCV hikes.  Now that restrictions are easing, OCV leaders will offer physically distanced hikes, Mondays to Fridays during the month of June.  Groups are limited to six people, as per provincial health regulations.Our leader on this first post-pandemic OCV hike was Jan MacRae, who provided flower identification and historical commentary.  Brenda O’Regan, Lois Mesner, Cathy Gillis and Nancy Payeur participated in the hike, which included beautiful Oak Haven and Gore Parks, followed…

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Playfair Park Gary Oak Meadow

Playfair Park Gary Oak Meadow

Submitted by Jocelyn Green I have been exploring more parks close to home during this period of “lock down”. We are fortunate. There are some amazing places to explore. Playfair has been transformed over the last few years from ugly invasive grass to an incredible area with beautiful native species. Much of this work was done by pulling together volunteers but with great support from Saanich Parks. The Camas are not in full bloom yet but you can see many…

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First Hike of 2020

First Hike of 2020

submitted by Adrien Lamoureux It was a nice break from the rain to enjoy the a sunny (but windy) hike on Mount Finlayson. Six brave hikers did the front, and the majority did the back. We met at the top (including Joy!) and shared a small drink to kick off the new year (thanks to Joy) 🙂

Goldstream Park

Goldstream Park

Submitted by Shirley Traviss Five hardy members hiked in Goldstream Park on December 8, 2019. We made a loop to Goldstream Falls and the length of the park to the Railway Trestle. We were rewarded with a magical forest of green with moss hanging from the bushes and trees, many tiny waterfalls, sunlight filtering through, fog coming in and out, and no rain.  Shirley