My husband and I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Gonder. Oak Bay is a gloriously beautiful place to call home. We’ve lived here for decades and wouldn’t even think of moving.
Look around at all the rhodos in bloom everywhere right now, wildlife abounds (watch out for those marauding young bucks especially) and the amount of hard work spent (not to mention the value we add to the economy) as we toil away in our gardens, well worth the results throughout the municipality and to be thoroughly enjoyed on a daily walk.
We have artists everywhere (speaking personally also), a wide range of experience and entrepreneurs, beautiful parks, exceptional views – Willows and Mt. Baker are outstanding – quaint restaurants aplenty – and with good food to be discovered and enjoyed. Even our weather co-operates with many variations, more than enough to make it interesting. Oak Bay has truly friendly neighbours – on both good days and bad – neighbours who have been in distress and haven’t thought twice about calling over to next-door for help. Yes, we have problems to sort out but surely they’re not insurmountable, all things considered.
No matter what difficulties life can bring, we can always enjoy the goodness of Oak Bay, where we happily call home.
Anne Louise Carlson