Fundraiser for Dave Polster

Dave Polster has been leading restoration projects, methods, and education for over 30 years. In the past year, he has faced health trials that have forced him to step back into retirement from the work he loves. Our community are coming together to honor his legacy and offer support in this time.

To send Dave off with a small reflection of the support he’s offered to his community, an honorarium is being raised through “Go Fund Me” – to donate, please go to    

Uvic’s Dr. Nancy Shackleford has created some really cool clothing with designs giving a nod to some of his methodologies (link below).

All proceeds go to supporting the Polster family. 

THANK YOU to Local Businesses for Supporting Restoration Work!

Friends of Uplands Park thank the Oak Bay Home hardware Store and the Ross Bay Home hardware Store for their generous discounts to purchase gloves, loppers and saws for restoration.   Local schools who will benefit from this include:

  • Monterey Middle School
  • Ecole Willows Elementary
  • Ecole Margaret Jenkins School
  • St. Patricks School
  • Christ Church Cathedral School
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School 

Students will be working in Uplands Park, Anderson Hill Park, Trafalgar Park and Walbran Park.

Please remember to support businesses that contribute to our communities and our schools.