Dedication of the Site for the Emily Carr Statue “Our Emily” and Fundraising Launch

August 19, 2008   Dedication of the Site for the Emily Carr Statue “Our Emily” and Fundraising Launch.

The fundraising launch was hosted by Peter Baillie of the Times Colonist, Ann Geddes, President of the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria and Roger Soane, manager of the Empress Hotel. The sculptor, Barbara Paterson was in attendance. The presentations included a framed photo of the maquette to the Times Colonist, a framed original sketch of Barbara’s concept of the statue to the Empress Hotel and a signed copy of the book This and That to the Hon. Ida Chong. Ann-Lee Switzer, editor of the book This and That, presented a cheque receipt from the proceeds of the book sale to the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria for the Emily Carr Statue Fund. Emily Carr Statue

Old Police Barn at Beacon Hill Farm Gets New Roof

July 26 2007 – Beacon Hill Farm Society received a grant of $500 to be used for roof replacement costs on the “Old Police Barn.”

The Beacon Hill Farm Society provides children and families with a chance to mingle with small farm animals and birds, while ensuring that the animals are safe and secure in an urban setting.

Heritage Garden at Royal Jubilee Hospital Opened

July 24 2007 – On a lovely summer’s afternoon the Heritage Garden at the Royal Jubilee Hospital was opened. Sitting adjacent to the Pemberton Memorial Chapel, the garden provides a quiet oasis for patients, staff and visitors. Fundraising efforts of the Alumnae Association of the RJH School of Nursing were acknowledged, not only for the garden next to the Chapel, but also for the Chapel restoration and the archives display and storage. The donation from the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria for tree planting was recognized on the large bowl resting on top of the lectern stand.