Blog 2018-04-10T21:04:59+00:00

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2018

Some Highlights: Celebrating Jane's Walk... On Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, approximately forty people participated in a guided walk through the proposed Prospect Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). It was advertised through the Jane’s Walks announcements by the Community Association of Oak Bay (thank you, Rick Marshall ) and on our website. Read more of our newsletter - [...]

By | June 10th, 2018|

The Fortunes of Mabel

Mabel was born on November 3rd 1888, into the wealthy Fortune family, (Mark and Mary) living in Winnipeg. When she was 23, most of her family sailed to Europe for a Grand Tour. Her two older sisters, Ethel and Alice, were getting married and they wanted stylish trousseaus. Her younger brother, Charles wanted an adventurous holiday after just graduating from [...]

By | June 10th, 2018|

Walking Tours of The Prospect

Once again this year, one of our neighbours, Sharman, has kindly agreed to guide two walking tours of our proposed “Prospect Heritage Conservation Area." The first walk is on Friday morning, May 11th at 11 am and the second is on Saturday afternoon, May 12th at 2pm. If you want to join one of Sharman's walks, please contact her by [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|

Welcome to “The Prospect” – April 2018

Some Highlights: Heritage Conservation Areas aim to protect, for the long-term, selected buildings, streetscapes and natural topography. This area has the highest concentration of heritage houses in Oak Bay—a total of 20 designated or registered homes and structures—and a rich social history, including famous architects and politicians, scandals and survivors. Support Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area Read more [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|