Angela Cowan

The toy shop at the Salvation Army’s Stan Hagen Centre for Families has a wide assortment of items for children of all ages. The shop opened its doors a week earlier than usual this year

FAMILY: Families the focus at Christmas for Salvation Army

Goal to make holidays special for family members of all ages

The toy shop at the Salvation Army’s Stan Hagen Centre for Families has a wide assortment of items for children of all ages. The shop opened its doors a week earlier than usual this year
Sylvan Learning Centre client Tiana

FAMILY: Tutoring can make a big difference for students

Extra help can keep academic challenges from getting out of control

Sylvan Learning Centre client Tiana
Andy Wooldridge takes a break from his work in progress at the 27th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In on Moss Street this summer.

Solo show vet at home in Oak Bay

Wooldridge, who’s lived in Oak Bay for 15 years, describes his work as a blend between the Italian metaphysical and hard-edged precisionists

Andy Wooldridge takes a break from his work in progress at the 27th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In on Moss Street this summer.
Gerry Denis

Back to school: Staples’ Stock the Lockers reaches out to those in need

Staples with a number of elementary and middle schools to ensure that no child goes without the necessities of education

Gerry Denis

Free concerts draw plenty to Willows Park

Successful concert series may continue

Damian Graham bangs out a rhythm on the drums

Damian Graham Trio play Willows Beach

Second summer concert features Oak Bay musician

Damian Graham bangs out a rhythm on the drums
Caroline Hunter answers questions from passersby as she demonstrates her particular style of painting using negative space during the TD Art Gallery Paint In on Moss St.

Hunter limits her palette

Bowker Creek Brush Up draws artists and those looking to ask questions

Caroline Hunter answers questions from passersby as she demonstrates her particular style of painting using negative space during the TD Art Gallery Paint In on Moss St.
Jayne Jonas comes down from a skyward stretch as she leads yoga faithful through a series of poses at a by-donation class at Willows Beach. Oak Bay Recreation and Kool FM work together to offer the class in support of the ALS Cycle of Hope.

Victor Lotto: Diplomatic devotion to art

Lotto still travels regularly, but for the last 20 years he’s been quite happy to call Oak Bay home

Jayne Jonas comes down from a skyward stretch as she leads yoga faithful through a series of poses at a by-donation class at Willows Beach. Oak Bay Recreation and Kool FM work together to offer the class in support of the ALS Cycle of Hope.
Oak Bay High student and wrestler John Fayad

Teen wrestler wrangles two gold

Oak Bay High student John Fayad brought wrestled for gold twice at the BC Summer Games

Oak Bay High student and wrestler John Fayad
Jayne Jonas comes down from a skyward stretch as she leads yoga faithful through a series of poses at a by-donation class at Willows Beach. Oak Bay Recreation and Kool FM work together to offer the class in support of the ALS Cycle of Hope.

Get extra bendy with Willows yoga

Classes by donation to support the ALS Cycle of Hope

Jayne Jonas comes down from a skyward stretch as she leads yoga faithful through a series of poses at a by-donation class at Willows Beach. Oak Bay Recreation and Kool FM work together to offer the class in support of the ALS Cycle of Hope.
Joan Firkins rolls a bowl in Wednesday’s friendly match with the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club.

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts ‘friendly’ with Qualicum

Weather cooperated beautifully with sunshine, and a gentle breeze to ease the heat

Joan Firkins rolls a bowl in Wednesday’s friendly match with the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club.
Even an hour’s consultation with a professional home stager can dramatically improve a home’s appeal by decluttering and rearranging furniture to best show off the home’s attributes

Downsizing a home after decades

Moving is a stressful experience and downsizing after living in the same house for decades can seem like an insurmountable task

Even an hour’s consultation with a professional home stager can dramatically improve a home’s appeal by decluttering and rearranging furniture to best show off the home’s attributes
Robert Amos holds up his sketched portrait of fellow artist Chief Tony Hunt at the TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Amos participates in Oak Bay’s Bowker Creek Brush Up

Amos brush-ready for first Bowker event on home turf

After a long search, well-known Victoria artist Robert Amos finally found the perfect spot in Oak Bay two years ago

Robert Amos holds up his sketched portrait of fellow artist Chief Tony Hunt at the TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Amos participates in Oak Bay’s Bowker Creek Brush Up
Oak Bay Parks employees

Oak Bay Parks pair poised to tackle Canada’s Amazing Race

If Helen Strohschein and Barb Hall get their wish, they’ll put Oak Bay on the map worldwide next year

Oak Bay Parks employees
Joan Firkins rolls a bowl in Wednesday’s friendly match with the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club.

Avid Rotarian doubles lawn bowls titles

Joan Firkins will represent the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club at the Champ of Champs tournament at Juan de Fuca in September

Joan Firkins rolls a bowl in Wednesday’s friendly match with the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club.

Public works sheds to get new roofs

Oak Bay council voted to support the over-budget option

Maria Bruvold sits in the Comfy Car provided to families of children with cancer by Saunders Subaru

Comfy Car allays isolation for Oak Bay family

Through the Family Support Program, the Bruvolds have been able to connect with other families going through the same experiences

Maria Bruvold sits in the Comfy Car provided to families of children with cancer by Saunders Subaru
Construction can begin at 3671 Crestview Rd. now that council has approved a variance to allow for greater square footage.

Residents protest plan for Crestview home

Council approves larger square footage for residence

Construction can begin at 3671 Crestview Rd. now that council has approved a variance to allow for greater square footage.
Sue Lindquist and Lynn Bissell who is currently undergoing chemotherapy paddled her double kayak in InspireHealth’s fundraiser at Willows Beach.

Inspired paddle raises funds for cancer patient resource

The centre employs clinical counsellors, dieticians, exercise therapists and doctors who specialize in cancer care

Sue Lindquist and Lynn Bissell who is currently undergoing chemotherapy paddled her double kayak in InspireHealth’s fundraiser at Willows Beach.
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria hosts the largest sanctioned gathering of Jaguars in North America last Saturday in Oak Bay.

Windsor boasts shine and glory of Jaguar Car Club show

Oak Bay hosts largest sanctioned gathering of Jaguars in North America

Jaguar Car Club of Victoria hosts the largest sanctioned gathering of Jaguars in North America last Saturday in Oak Bay.