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Metal ballgowns dress up Abkhazi Garden

Originally published by Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist, on April 9, 2016. To conjure up the indomitable spirit of a Shanghai-born princess, artist Bev Petow fashioned 200 maple leaves out of hard, cold steel. These metal leaves, in seven sizes, were painstakingly hand-cut, hammered and welded together in the shape of a ballgown. An acid wash [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Plantaholics Sale at Abkhazi Garden

Sunday May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, Abkhazi Garden will host the annual Plantaholics Sale at 1964 Fairfield Road. Funds raised go to help support the Friends of Abkhazi Garden Society, Abkhazi Garden's volunteer gardeners. Plants include Pacific Coast Irises, woodlanders, ferns, succulents, geraniums, fuchsias, Guy's tropicals, plants from the Garden and some odd [...]

By | 2016-06-09T18:29:21+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Haute Couture at Abkhazi Garden

 Haute Couture at the Abkhazi Garden Steel sculptures by Bev Petow inspired by the glamourous wardrobe of the Princess Peggy Abkhazi Opening at the Abkhazi Garden Saturday, April 9, 2016 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria Artist Reception April 9, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Princess Peggy Abkhazi had an exotic, privileged and far-flung life. Born in Shanghai, [...]

By | 2016-06-09T19:12:59+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|1 Comment

CRD and T’Sou-ke Nation to Open Spring Salmon Place Campground May Long Weekend

The Spring Salmon Place Campground, previously known as the Sooke Potholes Campground, is owned by the Capital Regional District and operated by the T’Sou-ke Nation. The campground operates seasonally each summer on a first-come, first-served basis with no online or phone reservations. The campground opens this year for the May long weekend. The autumn 2016 [...]

By | 2016-06-09T18:25:45+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Volunteers Pull Ivy at Invasive Species Management Workshop

At the end of February, TLC co-hosted an invasive species management workshop and ivy pull at UVic’s Cunningham Woods. TLC partnered with the Environmental Restoration Volunteer Network (ERVN) of UVic, as well as Sammy Kent of Pacific Ecoscapes, a local landscaping company with a passion for sustainable and organic gardening. Sammy understands the battle against [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

The Messenger is now coming to Victoria!

The Messenger will be screening at the Vic Theatre in Victoria from March 18 to 20, 2016. A special Q&A with David Bradley of Bird Studies Canada will be featured after the film on March 18. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creatively United for the Planet Festival Begins April 15

Join TLC at the 5th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase featuring world-class speakers on topics relating to individual, community and global well-being. Fri., April 15 (6-10 pm): Gourmet Farm-to-Table Dinner, 10-piece family string band, Dancing, Art and Silent Auction. Sat., April 16 (10 am-5 pm): Displays, Talks, Films, Repair Cafe, World Cafe, Ebikes/cars, Solar, Permaculture, [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Grizzly Bears Find New Home with CPAWS

TLC donated more than 400 of our plush grizzly bears to CPAWS for their efforts in grizzly bear protection. CPAWS create and safeguard large parks, protected areas and wilderness corridors – including grizzly sanctuaries. Just in time for grizzly bears to emerge from hibernation, TLC’s toy grizzly bears have awakened from their storage-slumber [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments