Year in Review: Oak Bay in photos

Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after returning to art 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after returning to art 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay parks crew members Iain MacLeod on the chipper and Louis Burgess on the lift, clear a section of creekside vegetation to allow for repairs where the banks of Bowker Creek collapsed on March 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Oak Bay parks crew members Iain MacLeod on the chipper and Louis Burgess on the lift, clear a section of creekside vegetation to allow for repairs where the banks of Bowker Creek collapsed on March 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay High students Henry Baker, right, Evan Warburton, left and teacher Alex Bowen install the new little free library in Victoria’s Redfern Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Oak Bay High students Henry Baker, right, Evan Warburton, left and teacher Alex Bowen install the new little free library in Victoria’s Redfern Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Teardown begins on the Oak Bay Lodge as the Capital Regional Hospital District and Island Health continue to whittle down appropriate uses for the site. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Teardown begins on the Oak Bay Lodge as the Capital Regional Hospital District and Island Health continue to whittle down appropriate uses for the site. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Grade 12 students Shona Sinclair (left), Katie Bentley, Sophia Taylor and Olivia Friesen, first saw the original model in Grade 9. Now they enjoy the benefits of the new model in their Oak Bay High classroom. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Grade 12 students Shona Sinclair (left), Katie Bentley, Sophia Taylor and Olivia Friesen, first saw the original model in Grade 9. Now they enjoy the benefits of the new model in their Oak Bay High classroom. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Oak Bay High grad class of 2022 gathers with friends and family at Willows Beach on May 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)The Oak Bay High grad class of 2022 gathers with friends and family at Willows Beach on May 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Adam Ross, 13, leads bird census walks and talks with the Friends of Bowker Creek Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Adam Ross, 13, leads bird census walks and talks with the Friends of Bowker Creek Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
With a sip of scotch John Hillman, 103, celebrates finishing his 103-lap fundraiser walking around his Oak Bay courtyard to raise cash for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)With a sip of scotch John Hillman, 103, celebrates finishing his 103-lap fundraiser walking around his Oak Bay courtyard to raise cash for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Firefighters Aidan Wells and Nicole Pound face off for fun at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track in Oak Bay. Firefighters from Victoria and Oak Bay ran the track alongside students and staff from the adjacent high school for 24 hours starting June 25 at noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Firefighters Aidan Wells and Nicole Pound face off for fun at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track in Oak Bay. Firefighters from Victoria and Oak Bay ran the track alongside students and staff from the adjacent high school for 24 hours starting June 25 at noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Susan Hawkins keeps things green with late-summer watering at the Oak Bay allotment gardens on Monteith. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Susan Hawkins keeps things green with late-summer watering at the Oak Bay allotment gardens on Monteith. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Barbara Holst, right, calls the herb garden fronting Jude Somers’ Oak Bay home a magical place. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Barbara Holst, right, calls the herb garden fronting Jude Somers’ Oak Bay home a magical place. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Andy McMullen plays snooker with pals at the Monterey Recreation Centre in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Andy McMullen plays snooker with pals at the Monterey Recreation Centre in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Luc Hodkinson and Monterey classmates plant a garden to help filter rainwater that runs off nearby pavement, as it heads for Bowker Creek in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Luc Hodkinson and Monterey classmates plant a garden to help filter rainwater that runs off nearby pavement, as it heads for Bowker Creek in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Val Aloian checks the temperature every day to follow the maturation of 30,000 chum salmon eggs planted in Bowker Creek in January. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Val Aloian checks the temperature every day to follow the maturation of 30,000 chum salmon eggs planted in Bowker Creek in January. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Here are some of our favourite photos taken in Oak Bay during 2022.

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Year in Review