Category Archives: History of John Dean

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 […]

JOHN DEAN’S SACRED TRUST – 1996

75th anniversary film (1921-96) by Don Robb & Jarrett Teague – 30min Between March and June 1996, Don Robb and Jarrett Teague created the film: John Dean’s Sacred Trust. The initial plan was to celebrate the parks 75th anniversary; however the priority message needed to focus on the proposed down-loading from the province to the region. […]

LES DESFOSSES PRESENTS

LAUWELNEW | 7:50min | JOHN DEAN PARK, 2014 “…Mount Newton mantled by the deep green of John Dean Park.”  “…these magnificent old trees – these huge firs and cedars, that remind you that John Dean Park is the home on the largest stand of old growth forest we still have on the Saanich Peninsula.”

RESTORING THE TRADITIONAL NAME – ȽÁUWELṈEW

Updated:  December 12, 2014 ȽÁUWELṈEW (The place of refuge) is best pronounced as: Tlay will nooth   Possibly May/June 2015, elders of the Saanich First Nation may host a march to restore Mount Newton`s traditional name, ȽÁUWELṈEW. The march will likely commence at the parking lot, and follow the summit access road to the airport radar facility. […]

JOHN DEAN’S SACRED TRUST

Film By Don Robb and Jarrett Teague – 1996 (29:18, courtesy YouTube, Shaw)   Between March and June 1996, Don Robb and Jarrett Teague created the film: John Dean’s Sacred Trust. The initial plan was to celebrate the parks 75th anniversary; however the priority message needed to focus on the proposed down-loading from the province to the […]

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