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New Uplands Park Kiosk Celebrated on Tree Appreciation Day – November 2, 2014

The new Uplands Park Kiosk was unveiled on November 2, 2014 at the annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day. Community members came to plant Garry Oak trees and Camas bulbs and to be present for the unveiling. Mayor Nils Jensen gave a wonderful talk about the history of Uplands Park, and acknowledged the leadership of the Friends of Uplands Park in bringing the vision of a new Kiosk into reality.

The beautiful watercolours of artist Briony Penn tell the cultural and ecological story of Uplands Park and outline the challenges and responsibilities of caring for this endangered ecosystem. Matthias Reinicke, of Lime Design Inc., provided all the graphic work for the 4 KIOSK Panels. Oak Bay Parks Department, under the leadership of Chris Hyde-Lay, constructed the beautiful cedar structure framing the KIOSK panels. A map featuring the main trail network in Uplands Park will help visitors understand the scale and diversity of Uplands Park.

Friends of Uplands Park Co-Chairs, Margaret Lidkea and Kathleen Matthews thanked the many people who contributed content, ideas and expertise these past three years, from the initial visioning, through the approval and fund raising process, and throughout all phases of content development and editing.

Our funders are gratefully acknowledged: Oak Bay Council, the Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society and the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria. A special thanks also to GOERT for their expert input regarding the species in Uplands Park, and, to James Miskelly for his research on the timeline.

Here are some photos taken by people who celebrated the unveiling of the KIOSK with us. Their photos record how happy we are to have been part of the development of the KIOSK and reveal how pleased we are with the outcome.

Photos from Britt Swoveland:
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Photos from Hazel Braithwaite:
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Photos from Cairine Green:
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Photos from the camera of Kathleen Matthews:
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Oak Bay News Article Features New Uplands Park Kiosk Unveiling At Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day Event – Sunday November 2, 2014.

An Oak Bay News article, [October 30-2014] announces the “unveiling” of the new Uplands Park KIOSK.

Please join us on Sunday November 2, 2014, at Uplands Park, between 10:00AM and Noon. The KIOSK opening is happening during Oak Bay’s Tree Appreciation Day activities so we will be planting trees and bulbs at Uplands Park. The Mayor of Oak Bay will have the honour of leading off the celebration and unveiling the KIOSK.

The attached photo shows the original Briony Penn watercolour, being received by Margaret Lidkea and Kathleen Matthews, Co-Chairs of Friends of Uplands Park. Briony’s watercolour will be featured on one of 4 panels on the KIOSK and celebrates the seasonal round of flora and fauna at Uplands Park.

Other KIOSK panels present a map of the Uplands Park main trail network, a storyboard illustrated by Briony’s watercolours and depicting the special features of Uplands Park, and, a timelime/chronology of this very special place.


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New Uplands Park KIOSK Celebrated on Tree Appreciation Day – Sunday November 2, 2014

Invitation to join Oak Bay Parks and Friends of Uplands Park on Tree Appreciation Day
Sun. Nov. 2, 2014
10:00 – Noon
Uplands Park – Across from the Cattle Point entrance

Kiosk Celebration Poster Nov 2, 2014

Celebrate the new Uplands Park Garry Oak Ecosystems KIOSK with collaborators and contributors.
Plant Garry oaks and other native plants with the Oak Bay Parks staff, pot your own acorn, learn about tree banding for winter moths and join a nature walk with the Friends of Uplands Park.
Bring your gardening questions.
For more information check: htp://

PDF of poster: Kiosk Celebration Poster Nov 2, 2014