Category Archives: FOUP Steering Committee Meetings

FOUP Steering Committee Agenda Topics – February 2013 Meeting


Friends of Uplands Park (FOUP) Steering Committee Agenda Topics
(February 2013 Meeting)

Items on the agenda include welcoming new FOUP Steering Committee member Ben Clinton-Baker, HSP grant to Oak Bay Parks for invasive species management at Uplands Park, Uplands Park Kiosk update, GOERT partnership, carpet burweed patrol at Cattle Point, public event at Windsor Park Pavilion April 16, 2013 (7:00pm) on the Heritage of Uplands Park, Uplands Park Spring 2013 Celebration on May 5, Spring 2013 Nature programs in Uplands Park.

If you are interested in being on the Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee please contact Margaret Lidkea or Kathleen Matthews.

Kathleen Matthews and Margaret Lidkea
Co-chairs of FOUP
(NOTE: January 2013 meeting rescheduled to February 2013)

Happy Holidays & some FOUP News

From the Dec 16th, 2012 email sent out, by Margaret Lidkea, to Friends of Uplands Park members:

Welcome to our newest Steering Committee member, Ben Clinton-Baker. Ben is a member of the Municipal Heritage Committee and offers great expertise to our committee.

Ben will also be on the panel of our upcoming event:

Heritage of Uplands Park
7 pm April 16, 2013
Windsor Park Pavilion

Thanks to Helen Johnson and Ralph Archibald, who have retired as members of the Steering Committee, for their greatly appreciated contributions. We wish them well as they continue to be involved in the community and as members of FOUP.

We welcome new members who may be interested in being on our Steering Committee.

Thanks to the financial donation of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay, two bicycle racks are now installed at two entrances to Uplands Park.

The Kiosk Project members are having a Visionary Session on Thursday December 27 at 12:30 pm to 2 pm. If you would like to participate please phone Margaret at 250-595-8084.

The federal Habitat Stewardship Fund has finally given money to Oak Bay Parks for Restoration projects in Uplands Park. This Fund is only available because we have so many volunteers working in Uplands Park removing invasive plants. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED!


Margaret Lidkea and Kathleen Matthews
Co-Chairs of the Friends of Uplands Park

Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee Meeting – April 3, 2012

TUESDAY, April 3, 7:15 to 9 pm
Contact for address of meeting.
Margaret Lidkea mledkea at mlidkea @
Kathleen Matthews kathleenmatt @

Draft Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. 2011 Annual Report
  3. 2011-2012 Treasurer’s Report
  4. 2012-2013 Budget
  5. Update: FOUP Membership
  6. Update: FOUP Website
  7. 2012 Events & Activities – To Date
  8. 2012 Events & Activities – Forthcoming
  9. Invasive Removal & Stewardship – Initiatives
  10. Uplands Park Sign Project(s)
  11. 2012 Earth Day Celebration Planning  – for Sunday April 22, 2012
  12. Planning Ahead & Possible New Initiatives for Fall 2012

Happy New Year – 2012

The Friends of Uplands Park looks forward to many new initiatives in 2012:

More information will be posted here as details and plans evolve.

To all our Friends of Uplands Park: A Wonderful and Happy New 2012 Year.

Reminder – Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee – Thursday, November 24, 2011

FOUP Steering Committee Reminder
Date: Thursday, November 24
TIme:7:30 to 9:30
Place: Margaret’s house:  1894 St. Ann Street
Agenda Topics: We are interested in new Steering Committee members and also in people that would like to be involved in one of our projects like the Signage Project, the Earth Day Celebration on April 22, organizing Public Meetings like our next one on Thursday March 8 at 7 pm, Windsor Park Pavilion, or Education events….
New Members Welcome: Come to this meeting and discover new information about FOUP!

FOUP Steering Committee Meeting – Thursday November 24, 2011 – 7:30 pm

Friends of uplands Park Steering Committee Meeting

DATE: Thursday November 24, 2011
7:30 pm –
1894 St. Ann St
CONTACTS: Margaret Lidkea 250-595-8084; Kathleen Matthews 250 -598-7995

Agenda: The agenda will include reports on the September Uplands Park Panel with OB Parks, the Fall Invasive Plants Removal, (133 people on the weekend of October 22 & 23 volunteering 265 hours and 17 Scouts and Friends volunteering for 34 hours. This will allow the Oak Bay Parks Department to apply for another Habitat Stewardship Plan Grant for 2012. Last year this federal grant of $20,000 was used to continue the management of invasives in areas of rare plants.), the Signage Project, and the status of Future Events 2012: Public Meeting and Earth Day Celebrations April 22. People interested in planning and organizing these, please come to the meeting or contact Margaret or Kathleen.

Regular Steering Committee Members include: Ralph Archibald, Helen Johnson, Ron Carter, John Henigman, David Blundon, Abee Abed, Kathleen Matthews, Margaret Lidkea

Special event members and consultants include Matt Fairbarns, Britt Karlstrom, Elizabeth Garrett, Carrina Maslovat.

New Committee Members welcome. Contact Margaret


Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee Meeting Agenda Topics – Sept 6, 2011

Friends of Uplands Park (FOUP) Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Sept 6, 2011
Time 7:30 – 9:00
Place: 1180 St. Louis Street  (Kathleen’s place)

Agenda topics:
– Public Meetings Sept 29 and February
– Fall Invasive Removal
– Park Signage Committee
– Funding applications and expenses
– Educational events
– Treasurer needed

If any of you have interest in any of those and would like to help organize these, please contact Margaret at 250-595-8084 or Kathleen at 250-598-7995