Camas Day

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating Spring and those in our communities who tirelessly work to save, protect and restore the magnificent natural systems throughout Oak Bay and the Capital Regional District.

The festivities will commence at noon with an opening by Songhees First Nation Elder Florence Dick, who will share of her people’s connection with the land in Oak Bay and how they have cared for it through countless generations, and continuing today and into the future.

Enjoy live music with the Bald Eagles, food, drink, and prizes. Wildflower walks throughout the afternoon, led by local expert botanists, will showcase the beauty of Uplands Park and highlight the importance of its threatened ecosystems and the rare species that inhabit them.

Visit displays from local partner organizations and talk with their teams to learn about their role in nature conservation:

• Anderson Hill Restoration Project

• Community Association of Oak Bay

• Compost Education Centre @viccomposted

• Friends of Bowker Creek @friendsofbowkercreek

• Friends of Ecological Reserve 

• Friends of Victoria Migratory Bird Sanctuary

• Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society @gomps_victoria 

• Greater Victoria Green Team @gvgreenteam 

• Greater Victoria NatureHood @naturehoodyyj 

• Habitat Acquisition Trust @habitatacqtrust 

• Native Bee Society of BC @bcnativebees 

• NatureKids @naturekidsbc 

• Restoration of Natural Systems Program UVic #uvicenvi 

• Swan Lake and Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary @swanlakenature 

• Victoria Natural History Society

• Canadian Wildlife Federation WILD Outside Program @wildoutside.ca 

Volunteers are needed to set up at 10 am and take down at 3pm. Volunteers are also needed to assist with facilitating various activities throughout the event.

Donations of prizes or gift certificates for the event would also be greatly appreciated! Email foupsociety@gmail.com to get involved.

Please help us spread the work and looking forward to seeing you there!