Category Archives: Information Kiosk

Oak Bay’s Active Living Guide features FOUP’s Fall Program – [2015]

Uplands PArk Kiosk and entry sign IMG_3751If you have not already seen Oak Bay’s Fall 2015 Active Living Guide, FOUP’s 2015 Fall events & programs are featured on page 86. And.. on page 1, the Mayor’s Message acknowledges the work and accomplishments of all the many FOUP volunteers. See: PDFs attached. 3program-guide-f2015-mayors-message and 3program-guide-f2015-parks [FOUP Fall Program]

Also, the original watercolour by Briony Penn, of the Uplands Park Seasonal Wheel that highlights the new Uplands Park Kiosk, is now hanging in the lobby of Oak Bay’s Municipal Hall.
Briony's Seasonal  Wheel at City Hall IMG_3919

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 News: Bike Racks & New Information Kiosk Planned for Uplands Park

The August 23, 2012 issue of the Oak Bay News has an article on the new bike racks approved for Uplands Park. Approval was granted at the August 13, 2012 Oak Bay Council Meeting. The article also notes the new information Kiosk that is being planned for Uplands Park by the Friends of Uplands Park. The bike racks and Kiosk proposals were presented to Oak Bay Council by Margaret Lidkea and Kathleen Matthews, on behalf of the Friends of Uplands Park. The Oak Bay News article can be read online at New features help protect Uplands Park