Watch for the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan on CHEK TV this Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ 5pm

Thank you to Veronica Cooper and photographer Rob who came out to interview some members of the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee this week. You can watch this Sunday, August 11th during the 5pm newscast for the Vital People segment to learn all about the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan!

What is your vision for the future of Oaklands? We want to hear it! 
You can learn more about the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan, see upcoming workshops and engagement opportunities, and give us your feedback on our website here:

See more Vital People segments here:


 Oaklands Sunset Market! 
 Wednesday, July 3- September 4, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has been coming out each week and making the Oaklands Sunset Market amazing! We are so lucky to be a part of such a fantastic community! 

Oaklands Sunset Market is a weekly market taking place every Wednesday evening (4:30-8:30pm) from July 3-September 4, located at Oaklands Community Centre. We showcase local farmers, artisans, food producers,and jewelers, with food trucks, live music, workshops, and a beer garden at every event!

The weekly beer garden features rotating beers from Hoyne Brewing Company and ciders from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

*Kids Tent Hosted by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People

Check our website for the weekly Vendor + Food Truck line up!

Thank you to our sponsors: Hoyne Brewing Co., Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, TELUS, CFAX 1070, Virgin Radio Victoria, CTV Vancouver Island, KoolFM, Used Victoria.
Oaklands Sunset Market Skill Sharing Workshop Schedule

Join us each week for a free or by donation skill sharing workshop. Learn how to do something new from a local expert. We are offering everything from Naloxone Training to Zine Making for Self Care, and drop-in yoga classes. If you have any questions please email Tara at 

Koffi's First Annual Pup-a-Palooza!!
Saturday, August 10, 11am-4pm 

Exciting news!! Our friends at Koffi are hosting their First Annual Pup-a-Palozza on Saturday, August 10th! Mark your calendars for what is surely going to become a popular annual event. Stop by between 11am-4pm with your four legged best friend for pet photos, dog treats, raffle prizes, refreshing puppy pools, a live DJ, and a nice cold Hoyne beer! 

All proceeds go towards MexPup and ROAM.

We'll see you there! 
Thank you to everyone who came out to support SD 61's proposed childcare studios at Oaklands Elementary School. These studios, operated by the Oaklands Community Association, will provide childcare for children in the Oaklands Elementary School catchment. We are looking forward to adding more, much needed infant, toddler, preschool and out of school childcare in Oaklands. 

The application has been submitted by SD 61 and the estimated opening date will be Fall 2020. The location chosen has been Belmont Park; however, the orientation, parking, greenspace details may end up looking different than the image above. 

We look forward to keeping you updated on this development as we are provided with more details by SD 61. 

Wait list applicaton form and details can be found on our website here. 
Friends of Bowker Creek Host Creekside Concert at Clawthorpe Park! 
August 9, 2019, 6-8pm
Clawthorpe Park 

This is the first event in a series of free bicycle-powered concerts along Bowker Creek! There will be poetry and prose by Yvonne Blomer, music by Sari Alesh, and FREE pedal-powered smoothies to enjoy (lease bring your own cup for the smoothies)! 

For more information visit the Facebook event here, or the website here. 

Watch out for the other concerts in this series on August 29th and September 14th! 
Flip Out Friday for August!

Come hang with your friends or make new ones on Friday nights at the Oaklands Community Centre! We provide a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for youth to participate in favourite activities and try new ones! 

August 2 -  No Flip Out
August 9 - Theme: "A trip Around the World"
Make your own Pizza’s, Planet Earth - Netflix
Sugarcube pyramids and kickball if time and numbers allow! 
August 16 - Theme: "Slime and Cookies!"
Decorate sugar cookies
Make Slime!
Outside games
August 23 - Theme: "Pool Day"
The group will visit Crystal Pool for an evening of swimming.
Please bring a swimsuit and towel.
August 30 - No FlipOut

Want to know what we're up to? Give us a call at the Community Centre or check out our Facebook page!
The Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Activity Guide is Here! 

There are tons of new programs and workshops in the new activity guide! Baby Sign Language, French for Kids, Yoga for Youth, Self-Reflection Through Live Drawing, Introduction to Watercolours, Plant-Based Basics, Introduction to Embroidery or Knitting, there's something for everyone! Paper copies available at the centre.

Have you tried out our online registration? 

You can view our online Activity Guide to learn all about our upcoming programs and events. To register or ask a question about a program,

phone: 250-370-9101
or reach out to us on social media

We have a new website! 

Are we missing something? Let us know by emailing 

Bring the whole family and join us at Oswald Park to enjoy some fun in the sun, get active, and connect with your neighbours! Follow us on Facebook for weekly activity schedule!

Oswald Park, 3031 Cedar Hill Road (may be cancelled due to weather)
Call 250-370-9101 for more info or check the Facebook event for updates! 

Weekly Themes!
Aug 6: World of Wizards
Aug 13: Robot Time
Aug 20: Galaxy Day
Aug 27: Water Day Finale 

September Book Club!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Tuesday, September 3, 6:30-8 pm
Oaklands Neighbourhood House (2629 Victor Street)

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

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