Category Archives: Friends of John Dean

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. […]

THE WEST BLOCK ADDITION – 1989

A FRIENDS LEGACY – Twenty five years ago the Friends of John Dean Park achieved the sixth and most recent addition to John Dean Provincial Park, Alec Road to Dean Park. The 66.9 acre West Block addition was the upper/eastern portion of a 132 acre Crown Grant that Jacob Hunter Todd received on February 1, […]

REMOVING THE PARK’S IVY

Updated: 2016 – “100% ivy free”. The Ivy Management System for John Dean Park is: routine priority sustain the achievement search & remove quarterly 30min per area is crucial & conducted carefully remove baby-ivy slips by the root   Area A:                 Illahie had 9 ivy zones (stage 7 achieved, 2009) Zone A-1              Valley Mist Trail, […]

30 Years – EDO NYLAND’S LEGACIES

“We think it is urgent that some organised group be formed to protect the park from fire and vandalism, and to coordinate the use of John Dean Park.” On May 10, 1984: 1) Edith Gardner; 2) Cy Hampson; 3) Josephine Doman; and 4) Des Crossley, met at: 5-6) Elisabeth and Edo Nyland’s home. They all […]

25 Years – JARRETT TEAGUE’S TRIBUTE THEME

JARRETT’S FAVOURITE: Russell Watson’s – WHERE MY HEART WILL TAKE ME (2:54, courtesy YouTube) Hi, my name is Tyson Mazer, and I’ve known Jarrett since grade 3 at Sansbury School; we’re best friends… I built his house in 1999 and the addition in 2012. As a thank-you for volunteering on the mountain, I tribute this theme to celebrate: 25 […]

ESTABLISHING A SUITABLE TRAIL SYSTEM, 1987-90

By 1987, the parks clean-up was well underway. On January 9, 1987, the founder and president of the Friends, Edo Nyland met with the BC Parks Zone Supervisor; Parks Planner; Resource Technician & Surveyor; and the Visitor Services Representative. They toured the old-growth valley, out the West Viewpoint, along the Surveyors’ Trail and up the […]

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 October 2020 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 […]

FRIENDS OF JOHN DEAN PARK SOCIETY

Newsletters & Circulars – updated for spring 2020 Anyone interested in the parks post-1980 history, will find the newsletters most fascinating. They contain a wealth of information – previous park issues, history and nature articles; they truly explore the fundamental accomplishments and mission of the Friends. For public access, in 2009, the Friends donated their correspondence […]

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