Summer Solstice Giclee
Dr. Andrew Ross' Summer Solstice - 5:18 am, June 21, 2015
from Hampshire House 6th Floor Look-out - Sunrise June 21 over the Cascades
Thank you all the owners and residents of Hampshire House who contributed to a fund to have Dr. Ross's wonderful image, printed on canvas. I know that every time you enter the third floor lobby, or bring guests through, this will be a great talking point, and a wonderful reminder of why your guests should get up at sunrise and visit the lookout on the 6th floor.
P.S. Julian Hancock has suggested we get a second giclees, one for the front lobby too. We are planning to use this equally wonderful iconic image of Oak Bay's "Salish Sea" sculpture courtesy of Oak Bay Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. You can see from the cloud formation it was taken at the Oak Bay Marina at the exact time as Dr. Ross's image - 05:18 am on June 21, 2015. This is no coincidence as we were taking photos of the 2015 Solstice all along the Oak Bay Seafront. We are a couple of smaller donations short to fund a smaller giclee so please reconsider donating if you have so far "resisted" my pleas.
courtesy of Oak Bay Arts Laureate Barbara Adams - Summer Solstice in Oak Bay 2015
By the way many thanks to digital photo expert Terry Zlot who has amazed us with his company's skills and capability. He is at "The Print Lab" on Bowker in Oak Bay.
Canada Day 2015
Enjoying the day from the Hampshire House "lookout room" gym.
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.