AROUND TOWN: Searching for Greater Victoria teens with a passion for parks

Youth in Parks team needs new members to help enhance green spaces

Teens with a passion for parks are invited to check out a new Southern Vancouver Island youth initiative from the Capital Regional District, B.C. Parks and the Boys and Girls Club – the Youth in Parks Team.

Capital Region teens ages 13 to 18 who want to share their love of parks and the outdoors with other youth and their community can learn more at 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 14) at the Boys and Girls Club, 1240 Yates St.

The Youth in Parks Team will provide the opportunity to meet other like-minded youth, gain leadership skills and contribute to parks in the community. For more information, visit www.crd.bc.ca/youthinparks.

March 15 – Saanich Newcomers Club for women meets, 11:30 a.m at Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave., Colwood. A speaker from the Maritime Museum will follow the meeting. FMI: www.saanichnewcomers.com.

March 15 – The Royal Oak Heritage Group hosts its inaugural meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. at Crumsby’s at the Schoolhouse, 4525 West Saanich Rd. The group is looking for people with history and memories of the Royal Oak area.

March 15 – The Native Plant Study Group presents Natural Processes for the Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites with Dave Polster, 7 p.m., UVic’s MacLaurin Bldg., Room D116. Non-member drop-in fee: $3. FMI: www.NPSG.ca

March 17 & 18 – Victoria Genealogical Society workshop, Finding Your Irish Ancestors, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members  $15. Register: 250-360-2808. FMI: www.victoriags.org

March 24 – Victoria Genealogical Society Workshop, Researching Records of Ancestors who Served in the British Army, with Robert Brett, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members $15. Register: 250-360-2808; FMI: www.victoriags.org

March 24 – Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health two-part workshop, 1 to 2:30 p.m. hosted by University of Victoria Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Victoria Prostate Centre. Part 1: Dr. Larry Goldenberg presents A Vision for a Healthier, Longer-Living Man (1 to 1:45 p.m.); Part 2:  PSA: Simple Test, Not-So-Simple Solution (1:45 to 2:30 p.m.). Cost: $45 plus HST; register through UVic Continuing Studies, 250-472-4747 or online, www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general.

March 29 – The Blenkinsop Valley Community Association hosts a discussion of regulations relating to the Agricultural Land Reserve and the Right to Farm legislation, 7 p.m. in the Lochside Elementary School library, 1145 Royal Oak Dr. Speakers include the ALC’s Jennifer Dyson and Roger Cheetham, MLA Lana Popham and Coun. Dean Murdock. All welcome; the association’s AGM will follow.

April 12 – Westshore Community Diabetes Support Group’s inaugural meeting at the Juan de Fuca Library, JF Room, at 7 p.m. Free; RSVP to Ken at ken.streetsmart@gmail.com

April 14 and 15 – Young Life Victoria’s 22nd annual Home Design & Renovation Tour. Tour through 10 homes, on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets $25. FMI: Call the Young Life office at 250-634-3223 or visit www.young life.ca/victoriahometour.

If you have an event you’d like to share, contact jblyth@telus.net.

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