CENTRAL SAANICH — As part of the process of winding down operations of the Saanich Fruit Growers Association, the assets of the Association are being distributed to support various local agricultural and community causes and organizations.
A donation of $ 50,000 to Newman Farm Park on Saturday, March 14 is part of that support. The donation will help pay for maintenance and care of the Newman homestead and help to bring to life the ways of the pioneering families who helped to establish the Central Saanich community.
The Saanich Fruit Growers Association made the contribution in the support of the preservation and restoration of the homestead for the years ahead.
The Farmlands Trust ( Greater Victoria ) Society also received a contribution of $ 25,000 to support the work they do on the Newman Farm Park fields.