Category Archives: History of John Dean

JOHN DEAN’S 1921 DECISION

The Creation of a Flagship Provincial Park In 1921, John Dean protected his amazing untouched property by creating Dean Park (80 acres). At this time, the slopes of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/Mount Newton had not been logged or touched by mankind. There were no highways, airport or ferries and the nearby population was very small. The ecosystem of […]

Pronunciation and Definition

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (Clay will nook) ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is the traditional name for Mount Newton ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ means Place of Refuge/Escape/Healing ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is best pronounced as Clay will nook 1921-1936 DEAN PARK 1936-1957 JOHN DEAN PARK 1957-2019 JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK 2019-current ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK  

The Mt. Rainier Sign, 25 Aug 20

L/JDP 100 – We’re now experiencing the 100th anniversary of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park. The scope of this anniversary ranges between 2018 and 2021. 100 Years ago today, John Dean created a sign for those visiting the summit… Mt. Rainier >>> 150 miles away, 14,408 Ft. High A century later, the trail signs throughout the park shine… […]

March 2020, The closure of parks

COVID-19 (text copied from BC Parks Public Notice, 23 Mar 20) Due to larger than average crowds and concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 to the local community, the Park will be closed until further notice. 1. The closure of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park to all recreational uses until further notice starting March 23, […]

EXPONENTIAL STEWARDSHIP

The priorities of 35 and 25 years ago   At Lillian Hoffar Park which fronts on the western side of Tsehum Harbour, recently 14 people met for a three hour ivy pull. This Stage 1 removal brought back memories of the initial ivy removal at Illahie during the late 1990s. Mid-morning, I moved over to […]

Royal Assent, ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park

May 14, 2019, at 17:05:10, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Legislative approval.   May 16, 2019, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Royal Assent.   ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook; the traditional name has been added, nothing has been lost.   Here’s the link and mapping to watch the third reading of […]

TIMELINE OF JOHN DEAN PARK

Mary Winspear Centre | 43 attended  | 25 Sep 17 Presented by Jarrett Teague PART OF: UVIC’s Peninsula Pursuits   Course description: John Dean Provincial Park has many fascinating aspects. In this session your speaker will share the secrets of: the Mount Newton/LAUWELNEW legends; the first peninsula survey of 1852; the 33 years John Dean […]

RESPONSE FEB-MAR 2017

Repairs & Removals – 6-8 Feb 2017, the old-growth valley at John Dean Park received 16” of soft snow, which compacted to an 11” hard pack. During the evening of Wednesday, 8 Feb., a freezing rain added a huge weight and literally brought down hundreds of limbs, 65 smaller trees and one old growth Douglas fir. The […]

2021 Centennial Project

1st Donated BC Park | Established: December 9, 1921 | 2021 Centennial Project Some amazing people have recently moved to Vancouver Island. They’ve found John Dean Park, and we’re getting together for the parks 100th anniversary, join us!        We’re planning: a)      adding the W̱SÁNEĆ SENĆOŦEN name to Pickles’ Bluff b)      painting commissions w/prints c)       […]

PICKLES’ BLUFF STEWARDSHIP SUCCESSION

Today, Pickles’ Bluff is mint – ready for special visitors!   Updated: May 2016   The magnificent Pickles’ Bluff is the best place to share with tourist and visitors alike! The eastward views are exceptional, everything from Sidney, the North Shore Mountains, the Gulf & San Juan Islands, the Cascades, the Victoria area and the […]

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