Friends of Uplands Park is hosting its annual Camas Day Celebration and at the same time partnering with the Victoria Native Plant Garden Tour on Sunday May 4 from 1 to 4 pm in the grassy field at the entrance to Cattle Point on Beach Drive. Oak Bay Parks has a nice web page announcing this event at https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/events/calendar/camas-day-annual-native-plant-garden-tour
PDF of 2014 Camas Day NPG Poster
We also need volunteers
to help with organizing activities, putting up and taking down 8 tents, tables, signs and activity materials and helping with running activities:
*dressing up as Garry Oakley
*bubbles, sidewalk chalk, colouring/drawing with crayons etc
*making leaf prints with acrylic paint on fabric & hanging them up
*Making displays: including one of native plants and another of invasive plants…include brochures
On the grass: *dancing *juggling *sketching, painting, & other inspirational activities!
*looking after invasive removal tools & getting people to sign up how many hours
*showing people some of the invasive plants and why they need to be removed
*removing invasive ivy and helping people do it the right GOERT way
*showing people how to make ivy crowns
*helping at the Information Table:
Also volunteers to help with the Native Plant Garden Tours around Uplands Park
*giving out information for the NPG Tours
*organizing people for the next tour
*looking after tea and goodies & donations
*enrolling people as friends
*talking to people as a native plant expert to talk about how the plants would grow in a garden
Baking or other snacks & drinks also appreciated: To go with the Silk Road Tea and to encourage donations to FOUP.
Please contact Margaret Lidkea, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Matthews, kathleenmatt@gmail as soon as you can.