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VICTORIA SKETCH CLUB WINTER PROGRAM
Concludes with:
   April 18 – Annual General Meeting
   April 25 – Spring Luncheon

VICTORIA SKETCH CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM 2017

Meet Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
GUESTS (and potential members) are welcome at public
venues.
Bring your own lunch and refreshments, unless otherwise
noted.

Program Conveners:
Terry McBride, 250-477-1906, tmcbride@telus.net
Agnes Oosterhof, 250-598-8000, agnesoosterhof@hotmail.com

MAY 2 - ABKHAZI GARDEN:
Flowers,shrubs (azaleas, rhodos),trees,ponds. **OPEN FROM
10:00—especially for us **
   Location: 1964 Fairfield Road; phone:778-265-6466 (page); limited
street parking on Fairview Road, in front of the garden; on Shotbolt Road
and the NORTH side of Fairfield Rd. Washrooms on site. Donations
appreciated. Garden, Teahouse and Gift shop open 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

MAY 9 - CATTLE POINT (scenic loop)/UPLANDS PARK:
Flowers (BLUE camas!), spring scenery, ocean views.
  
 Location: Off Beach Drive, south of Landsdowne. Free parking,
(PORTABLE) washroom on site.

MAY 16 - BEACON HIL PARK:
Flowers, shrubs, trees, ponds, children’s zoo (goats)
  
 Location: Enter the Park via Quadra Street to Arbutus Way, and park
at the children’s playground area (meeting place). Washrooms, and 3 1/2
hours free parking.

MAY 23 – UVIC, FINNERTY GARDENS:
Rhodoes, ponds, flowers, trees
   
Location: Northwest corner of Cedar Hill Cross Road and University
Drive, Parking lot #6. Three hours parking allowed on Cedar Hill Cross
Road, which is 5 minutes walk from Fiinnerty Gardens. Paid parking is
$1.25/hour available at Parking Lot #6, immediately adjacent to the
gardens (and Chapel).

MAY 30 - KINSMEN PARK, THE GORGE:
Japenese Garden, flowers, trees, bridge and water views.
  
 Location: Entrance is on Tillicum Road between the bridge south of
Gorge Road and Craigflower Rd. (across from the Gorge Pub). Proceed
to parking lot. Washrooms, free parking.

JUNE 6 - GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDENS:
JUNE 13 - GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDENS: (Twice!)
Views of flowers/trees/grounds/buildings.
   
Location: 1401 Rockland Avenue (phone 250-387-2081); 19 thematic
gardens (i.e. woodlands; cut flower; English country garden; herb; rock
& alpine; two rose gardens; etc etc). Washrooms, free parking. Lunch at
the ‘Mews’ (next to the Museum, on the grounds) for those who are
interested, or bring a picnic lunch and eat at the pergola.

JUNE 20 - MT DOUGLAS PARK in CORDOVA BAY:
Beach, cliffs, and island views.  
  
 Location: From Shelbourne Ave to Cedar Hill Road to Cordova Bay
Road. Washrooms, free parking.

JUNE 27- OGDEN POINT:
Pier, views of Salish Sea (Juan de Fuca Strait)
  
 Location: Off Dallas Road, near the Breakwater. Free parking on
Dallas Road. Washrooms at the Ogden Point Cafe.

JULY 4 – FISHERMAN’S WHARF:
Houseboats, fishing boats, harbour ferries, waterfront and new
designed park area.
   
Location: Parking below Fisherman’s Wharf park at Dallas Rd. and
Erie. Paid parking. Public Washrooms. Picnic lunch or restaurants
available (great fish & chips!).

JULY 11- THUNDERBIRD PARK/HELMCKEN HOUSE/ ST ANNE’
S SCHOOL HOUSE/LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS/HARBOUR VIEW:
First Nations Monuments, Historical Site.
  
 Location: Thunderbird Park, at the corner of Belleville and Douglas.
(Our meeting place). Thunderbird Park contains totems of the Haida and
Gitxsan First Nations. Helmcken House was built in 1844, as St Anne’s
School house was built in 1852. The Parliament buildings are located at
501 Bellville Street. Washrooms at IMAX/BC Museum. Paid parking on
the street. 3 1/2 hours free parking at Beacon Hill Park, ten minutes walk
from Thunderbird Park.

JULY 18 - CORDOVA BAY GARDEN:
Magnificent garden and  home of Don/Bobbi Johannessen
   Location: 5575 Parker Ave. Directions: Take Cordova Bay Road North.
At Cordova Bay Elementary School, take a right on Fenn Ave, then Left
on Parker. Please park on the street. Washrooms.

JULY 25 - LAND CONSERVATORY:
Gonzales Hill, Old Weather Station. Lots of interesting vistas,
beach
   
Location: 302 Denison Road, Off Beach Drive. Washrooms, free
parking.

AUGUST 1 – BONNY MYERS — GARDEN:
Beautiful Garden: Flowers, trees, shrubs
   
Location: 2173 Granite Street, phone 250-370-5543, street parking,
washrooms
.

AUGUST 8 - ST STEPHEN’S HERITAGE CHURCH
Church, gardens
   
Location: 7921 St Stephens Road, Saanichton (Off Mt Newton Cross
Road); phone: 778-679-8074 , www.parishcs.ca Directions: Pat Bay Hwy
North, Left on Mt Newton X Rd, Left on St Stephen’s Road.
Oldest church in BC, built in 1862, and used continuously as a place of
worship since its construction. In 1984 it was designated as a Heritage
Building.  Free parking, washroom in Parish Hall.

AUGUST 15 – AMY NOHALES-KEZES — GARDEN:
Garden, Ocean Views, Beach Access
  
 Location: Unit 5, 5187 Cordova Bay Road, phone 250-920-5820
Take Cordova Bay Road -north, to just north of Walema Road (it is south
of Matticks Farm and Cordova Bay Elementary School). Washrooms and
free parking.

AUGUST 22 – OAK BAY MARINA:
Marina, boats, view of the water and Mary Tod Island
   
Location: 1327 Beach Drive. Paint until 1pm and then come for lunch
to celebrate the end of the summer program. Restaurant to be decided
on the day.
MEMBER ACTIVITIES
Members are invited to inform the Webmaster of any
activities of interest to the Club at:
Rory Kirby at jroryk85@gmail.com
F. Caroline Hunter AFCA
Caroline has 18 of her paintings on show
at  #505 - 1120 Fort St., Victoria.
They may be viewed Monday - Friday from 8:00 am
to 4:30 pm
Caroline has two juried paintings accepted in the
Above FCA show
also