Caddy Bay: Association webpage hacked, Gyro Park masterplan revealed, Queenswood public forums

Gyro Park masterplan revealedThe Cadborosaurus lives on in Caddy Bay, at least on the Gyro Park playground. Maintaining the park’s long-standing playground figures was one of the community’s top concerns for the Cadboro-Gyro Park Masterplan.Other priorities expressed by residents and incorporated into the plan include a paved parking area and some type of First Nations presence in the park.Saanich Parks hosts an open house tonight, March 2, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Frank Hobbs elementary to receive feedback on the 30-year plan for the park.Queenswood public forumsThe University of Victoria and Friends of Queenswood both host community discussions this month regarding the rezoning of six hectares of land, located at Arbutus Road and Queenswood Drive. The property’s new owner, the University of Victoria, has held two open houses to discuss how the land will be used in the future, prior to submitting a zoning for reapplication to Saanich. A third open house is in the works this month, with no date set as of the News’  press time.Friends of Queenswood will host a meeting,7 p.m., March 22, at Cadboro Bay United Church to discuss residents’ land use concerns.“It’s the issue that has the most tension in the neighbourhood right now,” said Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association president Rick Page, who will speak at the meeting. “Part of it is the fear of the unknown.”

Association webpage hackedFor updates on all things Cadboro Bay, check out the residents’ association’s original webpage at The group’s newer, pilot project website ( was hacked last week. The residents’ association could not confirm if and when would be up and running again, given lower-than-desired interaction on the