Canada Day 2015
Enjoying the day from the Hampshire House "lookout room" gym.
Summer Solstice Giclee
Dr. Andrew Ross, our resident photographer, took a wonderful photograph of the sunrise at 5:16 am on the day of the summer solstice - June 21, 2015. We are thinking it is good enough to be printed on canvas and hung in the 3rd floor lobby on the east facing wall.
3' $162; 4' $238; 5' $325; 6' $430
Is there a generous sponsor amongst our owners and residents? It would have a plaque remembering a loved one.
The "giclee" will be signed and will be the "artists proof". As such it is expected to hold its value - maybe even be a good investment as the subject is so special. We plan to offer 10 numbered copies to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel to sell to tourists. They are likely to be priced over $2,500 each.
Camossung and the Spirit Rock by Jacques Sirois and Bill Smith
Camossung and the Spirit Rock by Jacques Sirois and Bill Smith. At the Gorge, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Jacques and Bill are directors of the Cattle Point Arts, Science and Culture Foundation http://www.cattlepoint.org
Staqeya the coastal wolf on Discovery Island
Staqeya the coastal wolf, still on Discovery Island, May 31, 2015 by Mike Sheehan. Amazing photo taken yesterday of the wolf over on Discovery Island. We need to get him a spouse? Some say this is the spirit of Chief Ron Sam's father. Appeared on the island just after old Chief died. — with Mike Sheehan atDiscovery Island (British Columbia).
Wolves have excellent hearing, and under certain conditions can hear a howl as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles away on the open tundra. A wolf howl is a deep and continuous sound from about half a second to 11 seconds long. So perhaps his pack in the Sooke Hills know where he is.
May 2015 - Dr. Andrew Ross' Birds of Oak Bay
Cattle Point Arts, Science and Culture Foundation is pleased to deliver another wonderful album of local bird photographs taken in Oak Bay in May 2015 by Dr. Andrew Ross. Click on star image at top right corner to download high resolution image to see the birds as you have never seen them. ?
Nepal Fund Raiser - Thursday May 21
This Thursday May 21st : 5-7 pm.
The Atrium, 1315 Blanshard, Victoria, B.C
Exclusive footage shot by documentary filmmaker Nick Versteeg in Nepal before and after the quake; Dr. Jeff Philips, volunteer dentist working with the Sherpa widows and children bereaved by Everest avalanche; Chris Considine, Consul General for Nepal (son of Oak Bay) , with an overview to the disaster today; Rajan Shakya, co-owner The Mint who lost his family home in Nepal; Suman Ayral, Nepalese folk singe; original slides from Nepal plus refreshments. Admission by donation in support of the Red Cross; tax receipts for donations over a $20, Each dollar donated will be matched by the federal government up to May 25.
Event takes place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
All monies donated at this fund raiser will be matched dollar for dollar by the Federal Government. Tax receipts will be offered for donations over $20.
Spa Pool Area Hours
Email from Oak Bay Beach Hotel General Manager Michelle Le Sage:
- Our pool hours are posted as 6:30 am to midnight
- With "whisper only policy" in affect after 9pm when the spa treatment rooms close
- Pools are restricted to hotel guests only outside of spa treatment hours
- Day use is restricted to spa patrons and hotel guests (9am to 9pm)
We have been full the last couple of weekends with no known issues on our side. Let's continue to work together to make this work for all of us.
Best regards Michelle Le Sage : 250 940 0303
PS if there is excessive noise after 10:00 pm, Hampshire House residents are encouraged to call the hotel on (250) 598-4556; and if quiet is not achieved after 10 minutes to call the Oak Bay Police on (250) 592-2424. This is essential to ensure our issues are recorded.