Shelbourne Community Kitchen – Open House

The Shebourne Community Kitchen at 3541 Shelbourne Street will be hosting a public Open House on Monday, November 27th!  Everyone is welcome to drop by and learn more about this community resource.  Open House hours are between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, and parking will be provided in the gravel parking lot on Cedar Ave just off Shelbourne Street.

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Development applications update – North Dairy survey, Richmond/Kings meeting, and Townley approval

There’s a lot happening in the Camosun Community right now!  We have a number of active development applications in our community.  See below for info about some of the proposals, or click “Development Applications” from the header menu above to view all projects!

  1. An application for a multi-family residential building on North Dairy Road will be considered by Saanich Committee of the Whole on December 4th, 7pm, in the municipal Council chambers.  The CCA is currently conducting a community survey with neighbours to collect comments and feedback.  To view plans of the proposed building and to find a copy of the survey, visit this page: 1586, 1588, & 1592 North Dairy Road + 3200 Wordsworth Street

  2. Another application for a townhouse development on Richmond Road at Kings Road is going through the rezoning process.  The CCA is hosting a community meeting for neighbours to find out more and ask questions from the applicant.  The meeting will be held on November 23rd, 7pm, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (details below)

    2707 Richmond Road + 1810 Kings Road
  3. Lastly, the rezoning application for 1780 Townley Street was approved by Council at the November 7th Public Hearing.  To learn more about this project, visit: 1780 Townley Street
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Shelbourne Community Kitchen Fall Supper

The Twelfth Annual Lutheran Church of the Cross Fall Supper is happening on October 21st at 5:30pm.  All proceeds will go to support the Shelbourne Community Kitchen.  See poster below for more info.

The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is also seeking funding for its “Helping Hands” program through the Aviva Community Fund.  Please show your support by voting for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen online, here:

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Saanich By-election All-candidates Forum

The CCA has joined forces with 4 other Community Associations to host an all-candidates forum for the upcoming District of Saanich by-election.  Join us on on September 12th, at 6:30pm at St. Aidan’s United Church to meet the candidates and learn more about their platforms.

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CCA Fall Festival

The Camosun Community Association 2017 Festival will be happening next month on Saturday, Sept 16th, 1-4pm at the Richmond School site on Townley Street.

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1780 Townley open house

New plans for 1780 Townley Street have been revealed!

A public open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th, 6-8pm at Townley Lodge (1780 Townley).  Make sure to drop by to see the new plans and learn what has changed.  Click on the link below to see the updated site plan:

Site Plan – May 2017

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Cedar Hill Park Visioning and Planning Project – IDEAS FAIR

Date: Thursday, June 8
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre – Arts Studio #1
Time: Drop in anytime between 4pm and 8 pm.

The event will provide people with the opportunity to learn about the history of the park and brainstorm ideas they have about the park using interactive display boards. Please visit the Friends of Cedar Hill Park for more information on this topic.



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Saanich Sunday Farmers’ Market

New, this summer!

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CCA Annual General Meeting + Constitution Changes

REMINDER: The Camosun Community Association’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place next week on Thursday, May 4th, 7pm at Lansdowne Middle School.

Our previously announced guest speaker, Cam Scott, is unable to attend but Pam Hartling from Saanich Planning will be attending on his behalf to speak about the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan.  John Schmuck will also be speaking about the Saanich Governance Review.

As required by the new BC Societies Act, we will also be voting to amend the CCA Constitution.  Copies of the proposed and existing constitution and a list of changes can be found below:

Proposed Revised 2017 CCA Constitution

Existing 2010 CCA Constitution

List of Proposed changes
Pursuant to the new Societies Act, all societies must revise/amend their constitutions to be consistent with the Act.  The following changes are required by the Act:

1.  The constitution can only consist of the name and one purpose of the society. The other five purposes have been moved into a preamble in the bylaws.

2.  There must be definitions, so Part one – interpretation has been added.

3.  As well the majority required for special resolutions has been changed to 2/3 at a meeting, or 100% if in writing.

4.  There can no longer be unalterable provisions, but all such provisions need to be identified.

5.  For membership to be open to non adults, there is quite a bit of extra work for the society to allow that.  So, the constitution has been amended to say that only ‘adults’ can be members.  Having said that, there is no impediment to anyone, of any age, working with the Association, or attending meetings.

6.  In part five, membership, the basis on which a member can be found not in good standing has been narrowed, so that abiding by the constitution and bylaws is the test, not disagreeing with executive policy.

7.  The section on persons qualified to be directors is required by the new act and is taken directly from the same.

In addition to the above changes for consistency with the Act, the following is also proposed to clarify Executive roles:

8. Reducing the number of executive directors to consist of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and allowing up to 7 Directors at Large.

The rest of the constitution continues as previously adopted, with some reorganizing, but no other changes.

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Mount Tolmie–Camosun Community Plan

Have you seen the draft Mount Tolmie–Camosun Community Plan?  Visit the survey here to learn more:

This Plan is being produced as a collaboration with the Mount Tolmie Community Association to reflect the vision and values of our communities.

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