Thank you to Participants: Garry Oak Meadow…a Celebration of Volunteers – April 28-2019

Margaret Lidkea, FOUP Chair, sends the following thank you:

Garry Oak Meadow…a Celebration of Volunteers on April 28 was a beautiful sunny day with about 300 people stopping by to enjoy all the displays, the 3 wildflower walks, the children’s activities, the food, drinks and the wonderful music of the Bald Eagles Band.  Mayor Kevin Murdoch, and Parks liaison, Councilor Hazel Braithwaite, welcomed people at the official opening.  Other councilors attending were Andrew Appleton, Esther Patterson, and Tara Ney.

A BIG THANK YOU to the Bald Eagles Band, all the volunteers who helped, and to the organizations that displayed:

Bowker Creek Initiative CRD
Compost Education Centre
Saanich Parks Pulling Together
Friends of Ecological Reserves
Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society
Greater Victoria Green Team
NatureKIds and their ivy removal
Parks Canada
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Victoria Natural History Society
World Fisheries Trust.

Did you see the secretive burrowing sea cucumber?

It was lovely to see the inspired artists, Victor Lotto, Patricia Lortie and Avis Rasmussen painting in the park.  Thanks for being inspired and inspiring.

Thanks also to all the businesses that provided food and coffee:
Thrifty’s Food
Fairways Foods
Cobb’s Bakery
Hide + Seek Coffee

Thanks to those who donated prizes:
Bowker Creek Intitiative CRD
The Bungalow
Cobb’s Bakery
Friends of Uplands Park
Gardenworks, Oak Bay
Greater Victoria Green Team
Penny Farthing Pub
Willows Galley Fish & Chips
John Olafson and Linda Beare

Thanks to Oak Bay Parks for all their work providing tents, tables, chairs, electricity and their total support. Friends of Uplands Park is so fortunate to volunteer with Oak Bay Parks and to have the continuing support of our Oak Bay Council and the Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culuture Commission.

PDF of Thank You: Apr 28 Thank you to all for posting

[Photos forthcoming.]

“Garry Oak Meadow – A Celebration of Volunteers.” Sunday April 28, 2019. Noon – 3:00PM. Uplands Park.

Celebrate Volunteering with the Friends of Uplands Park.
“Garry Oak Meadow – A Celebration of Volunteers.”
Sunday April 28, 2019.
Noon – 3:00PM.
Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point, Uplands Park.

Inviting all volunteers of Greater Victoria Parks and those interested, to come, listen and dance to the rock music of the Bald Eagles. Enjoy food & drinks, activities, wildflower and family activities though the Uplands Park Garry Oak meadows and win prizes. Hosted by Friends of Uplands Park with displays and activities by GOMPS, Compost Education Centre, Saanich Parks Pulling Together, Swan Lake, Nature Kids, Friends of Ecological Reserves, World Fisheries Trust, Community Association of Oak Bay, Victoria Natural History Society, Oak Bay Parks and Recreation and others.