Category Archives: Park History

Menetiye on CBC

Beaches and Mountains, 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 | Live Radio | CBC Listen

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 […]

JOHN DEAN 21

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 jarrettteague@yahoo.ca 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

East Boundary, Oct-Nov 21 BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park – to reduce the fuel loads within the forest along the eastern boundary and along the entrance road, this October and November, the BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch will undertake a Fuel Management Prescription. Fifteen areas along the park’s […]

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Smith Mitchell, 28 Jul 47 – 6 Nov 20 https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18885816/Andrew-Smith-MITCHELL Andrew Mitchell Obituary (2020) – The Times Colonist (legacy.com)   Andrew has been visiting the park since the mid-80s. I first met Andrew in September 2002, shortly after he retired from the Forest Service. Within a few years he became a regular walker on […]

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  

Paving the Parking Lot

May 4-5, 2020, the 1938 parking lot and upper road at L/JDP was prepped and paved. Many thanks to the Friends of John Dean Park Society and BC Parks (through the Parks Enhancement Fund) for partnering to fund this project. Well done! Next year this grand-old park turns 100. More info: http://bcparks.ca/partnerships/pef.html https://www.friendsofjohndeanpark.org/index.php/home-page/news-events

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, […]

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Witnessing Ceremony

Dual Name Event, June 3, 2019 A celebration of the renaming of ȽÁU,WELṈEW/John Dean Park Welcome/EWÁ E NE EN SḰEL, ḰEL “Jarrett, you are on the list of honoured guests so I hope you are there!” – Adam Olsen The BC Legislature approved Bill 16 – 2019 on May 2nd and 14th, 2019, which added […]

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 […]

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