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“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – October 2018

Some Highlights: Rural-like streetscapes, natural topography, stone walls, mature tree canopy, historic houses; ocean views, social history. Famous architect, Francis Rattenbury, who, with friends, developed The Prospect neighbourhood, said: “Oak Bay District is one of the most lovely residential areas I have ever seen, and it is my desire to retain this beauty as far as possible.” Read more [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|

“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|