Category Archives: Shelbourne Valley

Community Members Organize in Opposition to Proposed Public Land Sale by School District 61

Community members opposed to the proposed land sale by SD61 of almost 2 acres of the Lansdowne school south campus have issued a media release. On Feb 27 th , over 100 local residents gathered near the Lansdowne Middle School … Continue reading

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Rally to Stop SD61 Proposed Sale of 2 acres of Natural Area on Bowker Creek

Please attend our community’s family friendly rally to loudly and visibly tell School District 61 trustees that they should stop the proposed sale of almost 2 acres of the Lansdowne School South Campus that today is a natural area alongside … Continue reading

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Local community to SD61: do NOT sell school land!

Residents of the neighbourhood and community near to the Lansdowne school south campus have started a petition to reinforce what we’ve heard from many people at SD61 board meetings: Please do NOT sell this school land. From the petitioners: Dear … Continue reading

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SD61 Board Meeting Feb. 23 re: south campus Lansdowne Middle School proposed land sale

A recent email from SD61 contained a media release, as shown below. This is your chance to speak to the SD61 Trustees regarding this land disposal! To speak at this meeting, you must register (please see details below). Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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FoBC: Petition to stop sale of south campus LMS land

The Friends of Bowker Creek have launched a petition asking School District 61 to stop the sale of the southwest portion of the land that makes up the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School. … Lansdowne South site is unsuited … Continue reading

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Abstract update on 3385 – 3405 Shelbourne rezoning & development

Abstract Developments will be hosting a Community Update for their new multi-family housing proposal at the corner of Freeman Ave and Shelbourne St. This is a significant rezoning and development application, described as: To rezone from RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to a … Continue reading

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Friends of Bowker Creek: Save Thaywun – Bowker Creek!

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society have requested the Minister of Education, the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside, to encourage Greater Victoria School District 61 follow the prescribed process should they wish to dispose of the 1.9 acre south-west portion of the … Continue reading

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CCA makes $500 donation to Shelbourne Community Kitchen

Your community association helped to found the Shelbourne Community Kitchen, and is pleased to have recently donated $500 to support its purpose. Please take a minute to learn about the vision and mission of the SCK, and consider helping them … Continue reading

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Bowker Creek: more than just a creek!

We’ve posted about Bowker Creek several times in the past decade on our CCA website. The recent rains here have shown the important role this waterway plays within Saanich, the Shelbourne valley watershed, and our community area. We ignore the … Continue reading

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November 2021 Newsletter and Update

Please enjoy the CCA newsletter and update for this month at this link. Highlights include: A survey on the recent sale and planned sale by SD61 of sections of school property at, respectively, the main Lansdowne Middle School location and … Continue reading

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