Tag Archives: LAUWELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park

BC Parks Facebook Post 17 Jun 19

June 21 is/was National Indigenous Peoples Day To reflect historical and cultural significance, John Dean Provincial Park was renamed LAUWELNEW/John Dean Park (pronounced Tlay-will-nook), which translates to “place of refuge” in the language of the WSANEC people. Amazing 2min video (posted 17 Jun 19)  https://www.facebook.com/pg/YourBCParks/posts/  

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 […]

ȽÁU,WELNEW, an additive process

ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook   MLA Adam Olsen (Green), May 15, 2019, “This is an additive process, not a reductive one. The name ȽÁU,WELNEW will be added to John Dean Provincial Park so it will now be known as ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park.” May 16, 2019, Bill 16 – 2019 received Royal […]

2018-2021 Centennial Years

JOHN DEAN PARK 100 – We’re now experiencing the 100th anniversary of John Dean Provincial Park. The scope of this anniversary ranges between 2018 and 2021. 1918 was the year John Dean spent the most time at his cabin retreat, Illahie. It was the year he promised the Sidney Board of Trade a portion of […]

VOLUNTEER ELDERS – 7 years plus

Friends Executive Service / Park Volunteer These consistent and amazing volunteers – are the precious few – who have maintained the “Friends” and supported this provincial park since 1984. Updated for June 2019 Name Period (years) Impression Elizabeth Nyland 1984 – 1999 (15) Founder Edo Nyland 10 May 84: elected President 30 Oct 96: elected […]

TRAIL BUILDERS, 1987-90

These amazing volunteers constructed the great John Dean Park loop trail. If I’ve accidently omitted/misspelled someone, please let me know; updated – summer 2019. By February 8, 1988, the volunteer trail crew had become too large for one project. The main 31 person troop split into three teams. The Alec Road Crew was led by […]

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