Category Archives: History-Heritage

The Heritage of Uplands Park – a panel presentation (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)

Here is the poster announcing the April 16th panel on The Heritage of Uplands Park (Windsor Park Pavilion. 7:00PM. Tuesday, April 16th, 2013.) This event is co-hosted by the Friends of Uplands Park and Oak Bay Heritage. The poster was prepared courtesy of Oak Bay Heritage.
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Heritage of Uplands Park_April16_2013_Poster_PDF

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


Oak Bay Heritage Presents: The Uplands – Past, Present, Future (Nov 21-2012)

Ben Clinton-Baker finds foundation of original Hudson’s Bay building in Uplands Park

See Oak Bay News article, dated September 15, 2012 at Article includes a photo of Ben Clinton-Baker (the newest member of the Friends of Uplands Park steering Committee) standing at the foundation of the original Hudson’s Bay Company building in Uplands Park.