Bring Home the Kitchen: a bit for the pot

Acting on the call for donations to the Shelbourne Community Kitchen for the “Bring Home the Kitchen” funds drive, your own CCA recently made a modest donation to the cause.

CCA President Lisa Timmons with SCK Society Director of Operations Kim Cummins. Almost there!

We encourage you to help the SCK reach their funding goal.

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VHS quits purchase of Richmond school land

As reported by Victoria News, the Victoria Hospice Society (VHS) has withdrawn its proposal to purchase most of the the southwest section of the School District 61 (SD61) property that currently accommodates the Lansdowne Middle School south campus and is bisected by Bowker Creek.

The VicNews article appears to largely repeat what is stated on the VHS “Our Future” page.

“After careful consideration, we have determined that the Richmond Road site is not the right location for our new facility,” board chair Trudi Brown said in a statement. “We appreciate the input we have received from the community that helped us reach this decision and we remain committed to finding a new location where we can continue to offer compassionate end-of-life care.”

source: VHS website

SD61’s own statement on this topic may be found here.

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2023 Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)

The Camosun Community Association hosts its 2023 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 16 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm via Zoom.

On the agenda for the AGM is:

  • Guest speaker: Danielle Buckle, Water & Conservation Assistant – Parks & Environment – Capital Regional District
    • Topic: Rainwater Management in the CRD
      • Learn about your municipal zoning regulations and regionally available resources for installing water harvesting equipment on your property
  • Executive reports and updates
  • Board nominations: CCA is seeking board members. If you live in the CCA boundary and would like to serve your local community, we would love to hear from you
  • Membership dues must be current to be eligible to vote or hold board membership. Cost for membership is $10/year. Please visit the membership page on our website if you would like to purchase or renew a CCA Membership.

The CCA requires all those interested in attending the virtual AGM to pre-register for the meeting by emailing camosunca@gmail.com with your first and last name. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to registered attendees the day before the AGM. Please ensure you have downloaded and tested Zoom before the meeting.

The Camosun Community Association is a neighbourhood organization in the District of Saanich committed to representing the interests of local community residents. For more information on the Camosun Community Association, please visit our website

We hope to see and hear from you at our virtual AGM on November 16th!

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September 7, 2023 board minutes

The minutes of the September 7, 2023 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here.

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Bring Home the Kitchen Capital Campaign

Way back in March, we posted regarding the Shelbourne Community Kitchen’s expansion plans, and gave a heads up that they’d be fundraising soon. Well, soon is now!

The SKC’s “Bring Home the Kitchen” Capital Campaign officially launched this month, and an anonymous donor has offered to match the first $50,000 donated to the campaign in October!

As per SKC’s Program Director Kim Cummins:

To celebrate the launch and help raise funds, we are hosting a really special concert event filled with good food, warming drinks and live jazz on October 29th: our Jazz Bar Benefit Concert!



If you are free to join us on October 29th for Jazz Bar, 3pm-5pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross, it would be so wonderful to have you there!

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Apply for Appointment to Saanich Advisory Committees, Foundations and Boards

Saanich is reaching out to its residents:

Each year Saanich Council appoints residents to serve as members of various advisory committees, foundation, boards, and other organizations.

Attached is a copy of the notice appearing in the Saanich News, Times Colonist and on our website providing additional details. As noted, application forms are available online at Saanich. ca/committees.

Anyone interested in being considered for such an appointment in 2024 must complete an application form and submit it with a resume to the Legislative Services Division by Friday, November 10, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

For further information, please call Legislative Services at 250-475-5501 or e-mail us at council@saanich.ca

Here’s your chance to help Saanich move forward in these most interesting times in which we live!

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June 8, 2023 board minutes

The minutes of the June 8, 2023 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here.

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Emergency Preparedness Workshops, fall 2023

The Saanich Emergency Program will again be hosting a variety of free presentations this fall. Presentations include Preparedness 100: Emergency Preparedness Speaker Series, Preparedness 101: Emergency Preparedness Begins with You and Volunteer Information Sessions.

Presentations and dates plus additional information can be found here on the Saanich website.

We encourage you to register for and attend these informative and educational free presentations.

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Bowker Creek Biodiversity Day: August 12th, 1-4 pm

The Friends of Bowker Creek invite you to a community event on August 12th, 1:00-4:00 pm, at Kings Community Nature Space to celebrate the Bowker Creek Biodiversity Corridor.

Did you know that Bowker Creek flows almost 10 kilometers through Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay? Urban development has buried much of the channel as a storm sewer.

We envision a living stream that supports a biodiversity corridor from the creek’s source to the sea: a corridor of urban forest, active transportation, adaptation to climate change, and natural beauty and wellness, all at the heart of urban density.

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May 18, 2023 board minutes

The minutes of the May 18, 2023 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here.

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