Samantha Lawrence of Mount Tolmie Community Association and Lisa Timmons of Camosun Community Association stand at the Browning Gyro Park sign where the two groups are holding the Fall Festival, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Submitted

Camosun, Mount Tolmie associations combine for Fall Festival

Fall Festival goes Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. at Browning Park

A pair of Shelbourne area neighbourhood associations are partnering for one big party on Saturday afternoon at Browning Gyro Park.

It’s the second annual fall party for the Camosun Community Association, and this year the group has invited its neigbhour, the Mount Tolmie Community Association, to join in.

The family oriented party goes from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday with games, face painting, live music, exhibitors, crafts, food, and more, said Lisa Timmons from CCA.

“Our goal for this festival is for ‘attendees to learn something new about their community and environmental stewardship in a fun atmosphere.,’” Timmons said. “We also want to encourage residents to get involved in their community associations. We are volunteer based and need actively engaged residents in order to represent the interests of the community.”

The CCA is enjoying a revival after a successful inaugural 2017 CCA Fall Festival that drew over 100 residents to the grounds of Richmond elementary school.

This year CCA reached out to the Mt. Tolmie Community Association to join forces, Timmons said, noting the two assocations have partnered in the past.

“Our respective presidents Sandie Menzies and Marlene Davie agreed that it would be a great collaboration as we share boundaries and similar objectives around land use, particularly the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan, and community engagement,” Timmons said. “Moreover, our associations operate on very small budgets and so sharing costs on this event certainly helps and allows us to reach a wider audience.”

Booths will represent CRD Recycling (learn about separating plastics), Capital Region Beekeepers Association, Friends of Bowker Creek and the Victoria Cycling Coalition. The Shelbourne Community Kitchen will have preserves for sale by donation. As well, Saanich Fire Department has a booth. Free Family Entertainment includes a bouncy castle, Susi face painting and live music by singer Jill Cooper. The association will be serving up hot dogs, donations recommended.

MTCA board member Samantha Lawrence will offer a mini, gentle yoga sessions throughout the event, a continuation of her Community Yoga sessions she led at at Horner Park this summer. Bring your mat!

Browning Park is located on Shelbourne Street between Knight Avenue and McRae Avenue.

reporter@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Capital Regional District moves pipeline to save up to 50 trees

Move comes after short but intense lobbying efforts from Grange Road residents

Still no extreme weather shelter in Sooke

Coun. Ebony Login appointed as council liaison to address the issue

Readers divided in response to anti-refugee posters in Victoria

Posters found in bus stops on Douglas Street spark online debate

10 bags of donated Christmas toys stolen from Salvation Army

Victoria location reported theft to VicPD on Dec. 11

VIDEO: Ballet Victoria’s take on the The Nutcracker tours Vancouver Island and the Mainland

Performances in Revelstoke, Coquitlam, Chilliwack and Victoria

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Sex-assault squad investigated eight incidents at Toronto all-boys’ school

The interim president of a Roman Catholic all-boys school rocked by student-on-student abuse allegations said the football program was cancelled for next year.

Coal power in Canada must disappear by the end of 2029, new regulations say

Canada has significantly cut its dependence on coal largely due to the closure of all coal plants in Ontario.

Most Read