Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

Jarrett’s Ode to the Trail Builders

35th Anniversary of the Great Mountain Trail   Carrying on like we did before We had lots of fun The great mountain trail was created Hey, I have a great idea, a celebration of you   Carrying on like we did before Reminiscing those trail building days Choosing the routes, placing rocks, and refining the […]

Radio Sidney

Autumn 2022, Nicola Furlong interviewed Jarrett Teague; ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ / John Dean Park. Radio Sidney Program Podcasts About the Peninsula The Keeper Of Illahie ATP S4E15 Thanks Nicola! Discover Jarrett Coaching the Future – YouTube  

Broom Management Indifference Contingency

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION | 2022-23 ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park Last year my theme word was – Indifference: Who cares? If the broom wasn’t removed, would you be concerned?   This year, my theme word is Contingency: When Jarrett is unable to remove the broom, is a plan in-place? Who should be thinking of a […]

Pauquachin Chief Sawteaqualtin

Allan, my long-time friend has passed. We were in grade eight together and staid in contact throughout the years. I’ll miss you, Allan. Copied from: Posting on behalf of the Tom Family It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Allan Craig Tom Chief Sawteaqualtin Allan Craig Tom Sunrise: March 25, 1974 […]

100 years ago, 8-9 Dec 1921, the park was created

John Dean Park 100 (L/JDP) – YouTube

Indifference; what is the value or worth?

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION | 2021-22 ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park 2021 exceptionalism has made the park broom-free. The result is the way ahead for new volunteers has been eased (fresh starts). 11 of 11 broom zones are mint; End-2021 the broom zones were totally cleared; 55 hrs per year is required to maintain the achievement. […]

Menetiye on CBC

CBC Podcast, Beaches and Mountains Episode 1: Exploring the deeper significance of BC’s beaches and mountains (9 Aug 21). Menetiye Eliot, (16:00-23:00) wonderfully shares and explains: Saanich / W̱SÁNEĆ Mount Newton / ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Ancient stories How the mountain received its name 13 moons and teaching through songs The relationship to the homeland Beaches and Mountains […]

me-si’-ka Illahie

Today (2 Aug 21) on CBC’s the Early Edition, a panel discussed renaming British Columbia. Me-si’-ka Illahie (Our land) or Illahie Chuck (Land and Water)   An excerpt from the parks 100th book, John Dean 21: ILLAHIE TRANSLATES FROM CHINOOK AS COUNTRY, LAND, EARTH AND SOIL Today at Ƚ/JDP, the Chinook name Illahie is prominently […]


The centennial of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ / John Dean 1st Donated BC Park Established: December 9, 1921 | 2021 Centennial Contact Jarrett for a complementary copy PDF or Epub CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE PARK, the ancient history of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (Place of Refuge) is explored and the centenary of John Dean’s unique gift is contemplated. Only […]

Forest Fuel Load Treatment

Updated 31 Oct 21: Trail Closures for Wildfire Fuel Treatment November 1 – December 3, 2021 For the safety of visitors, sections of the Barrett Monfort Trail will be closed near the east boundary of the park, limiting travel. BC Wildfire Service is conducting tree falling, and controlled pile burning will take place. BC Forest […]

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