Friends of Uplands Park Broom Bash – Oct 2014 – Thank you to all our Volunteers

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who came out and worked so hard at the annual Friends of Uplands Park Broom Bash, Oct 18-19, 2014. The weather was amazing. The work accomplished just wonderful.

Thank you to the Girl Guides, Pathfinders, Sparks, Brownies, Scouts, the Trefoil Ladies, Mount Doug Students, Glen Lyon Students, UVic students, Friends of Uplands Park, Community Members, and, Members of Oak Bay Council (Mayor Jensen and Councillors Murdoch and Herbert).

A special thanks to the Victoria Green Team for partnering with the Friends of Uplands Park in hosting our Broom Bash and bringing out a new group of volunteers and energy.

A huge thank you to Kevin Webber and Wylie Thomas, who, with their stewardship expertise and dedication, provided leadership and mentor-ship for our volunteers, and helped each day with the set up and take down of all our FOUP “stuff”.

Also, our gratitude and thanks to Margaret Lidkea, Friends of Uplands Park Co-Chair, who masterminds our annual FOUP Broom Bashes and ensures we have volunteers invited, good weather, tools, gloves, tarps, hot tea, juice, cookies, and an exuberant enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge of the Uplands Park ecosystems. And for arranging for tents, with our thanks to Oak Parks, should the weather have been blustery. And of course, our thanks to Oak Bay Parks who will be along during the week to pick up all the material we collected.

Here are a few photos from our October 2014 Broom Bash. More photos are available on FLIKR at the URLs provided under each slide show:

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Selected photos from Saturday October 18, 2014. Also see more photos in the FLIKR album at

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Selected photos from Sunday October 19, 2014. Also see more photos in the FLIKR album at

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