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Sunday, Sept. 23

No Ivy League – Join Friends of Uplands Park to help restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive English Ivy. Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Sundays to the end of November, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at the Uplands Park entrance on Beach Drive. Visit Friendsofuplandspark.org for more.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Victoria Historical Society talk – Exhibition Dreams: A History of Oak Bay’s Most Amazing Building with Stuart Stark is at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St. Doors open at 7:15 pm for refreshments and conversation. Started in 1861 to encourage the growing of food, Victoria’s agricultural exhibitions grew in importance. When the exhibition outgrew the 1884 purpose-built Agricultural Hall located beside Beacon Hill Park was replaced in 1891 a spectacular ‘Crystal Palace’ the Willows. Stuart Stark explores the architectural and social history of this magnificent, but short-lived building and what happened to the Exhibition grounds after its demise. Stark, an award-winning Heritage Consultant, has worked on the preservation of some of B.C.’s most significant heritage buildings, including St. Ann’s Academy, Carr House and Irving House. The Hallmark Heritage Society recently gave his The B.C. Agricultural Association Exhibition Building at the Willows an award. Admission is free for members; $5 for guests. Contact www.victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca’

Cops for Cancer hockey game – Game On! Oak Bay High students versus Oak Bay First Responders in the Cops for Cancer Mclean Hockey Game 1:30 p.m. at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St. Free admission, donations accepted for Tour de Rock.

Saturday, Sept. 22

All candidates meeting – Meet the candidates up for election during the Oct. 20 municipal election at Monterey Recreation Centre from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., sponsored by Oak Bay Watch.

Family Caregiver Series – Free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Alzheimer Resource Centre, 202 – 306 Burnside Road W. Pre-registration required. 250-382-2052 or info.victoria@alzheimerbc.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

All candidates meeting – Meet the candidates up for election during the Oct. 20 municipal election at Emmanuel Baptist Church on the corner of Henderson and Cedar Hill X Rd. 7 to 9 p.m., sponsored by the North Oak Bay Community Association.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Family Caregiver Series – Free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Alzheimer Resource Centre, 202 – 306 Burnside Road W. Pre-registration required. 250-382-2052 or info.victoria@alzheimerbc.org.

World Airline Road Race – Come out and cheer on the side lines as the World Airline Road Race comes to Oak Bay. Starting at the Oak Bay Marina down Beach Drive on to Midland, watch and welcome the runners from around the world. The 10-km run starts at 6:30 a.m. and 5-km starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30

No Ivy League – Join Friends of Uplands Park to help restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive English Ivy. Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Sundays to the end of November, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at the Uplands Park entrance on Beach Drive. Visit Friendsofuplandspark.org for more.

Volkssport – 5/10 km walk (rated 2B). Meet at Cadboro-Gyro Park, Sinclair and Cadboro Bay roads, Saanich. Registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Contact is Gail or Ed at 250-477-7742.

Thursday, Oct. 11

All candidates meeting – Meet the candidates up for election during the Oct. 20 municipal election Oct. 11 at Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay High, 7 to 9 p.m., sponsored by the Community Association of Oak Bay.

Monday, October 1

The Gordon Head Garden Club – Monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Gordon Head United Church Hall (lower level), 4201 Tyndall Ave. August’s speaker is Emily Peltier of Cordova Bay Golf Course speaking on “Horticulture at the Golf Course: veggies the year round”. We also have a judged mini show of items from members’ gardens and a plant sales table. Guests are welcome.

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