North Saanich Jubilee park opens Aug. 22

A new park will come into existence this weekend in North Saanich.

  • Aug. 20, 2015 2:00 p.m.

NORTH SAANICH — A new park will come into existence this weekend in North Saanich.

As part of its Jubilee year, marking 50 years since the District was incorporated, North Saanich is dedicating green space on the south side of Mills Road by Holy Trinity Anglican Church as a new, 3.6 acre municipal park. The land was donated to the District by the Victoria Airport Authority and the municipality itself will use tax dollars to develop the park over the next few years.

“Our new Jubilee Park will  be a welcome and key addition to our community,” stated Mayor Alice Finall in a media release, also noting this will be the District’s 37th park.

“I encourage everyone to come and help us celebrate this important event and enjoy a special pancake breakfast.”

The dedication takes place Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. at the park site, starting with pancakes and offering the public a variety of activities and a planned fly over by the Department of National Defense.

With no parking on site, drivers can park at municipal hall, just up the road or at the Institute of Ocean Sciences at 9860 West Saanich Rd.

Just Posted

New Star Cinema gets green light

Cameo development approved Monday night

Stelly’s sidewalk gets green light

Federal funding brings project to fruition

Witnesses sought for alleged drunk driver crash in Sidney

Crash happened June 16 on East Saanich Rd. and Canora Dr.

Fake crash warns students about real consequences

Saanich Peninsula emergency crews warn against distracted driving

An upstart ferry company might be a Malahat alternative

A new ferry service might alleviate Malahat congestion. Dogwood Ferries is a… Continue reading

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Vancouver’s Sedin brothers share King Clancy Award for humanitarian efforts

GoFundMe page launched for families of missing Vancouver Island fishermen

Search for three men whose vessel capsized near Tofino on June 15 continues.

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

Boys show concussion symptoms faster than girls

Researcher hopes to create concussion blood test

B.C. man surprised after used needle falls from sky

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

Most Read