Living on the Saanich Peninsula as if It Were Home. Links to recordings of the Zoom Webinars Sunday February20, Tuesday February 22 and Thursday February 24, 2022

Sunday February 20

Protecting Nature by Building Community

Bob Peart, the Coordinator of the Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition, provides an update on the efforts to facilitate the development of a bioregional planning framework for the Saanich Peninsula.  The Coalition is a collection of independent groups and organizations that have come together to promote ecological and economic sustainability here where we live.  In particular, the Coalition is focusing on the need to include these fundamental principles in the renewed Official Community Plan that is presently being discussed here in Sidney, and with North and Central Saanich as well.

Here is a link to the recording of the ZOOM Webinar:


Tuesday February 22

Illegal Moorage and Abandoned Boats in our Harbours: An Update

Gillian Oliver (Canadian Coast Guard) and Jody Watson (Capital Region District) provide an update on their efforts to address the challenges of abandoned boats and illegal moorage in the waters surrounding the Saanich Peninsula.  Their updates will be followed by a question and discussion period.  We hope that this webinar will inform the participants of the resources assisting and the obstacles opposing the resolution of these long-standing and complicated challenges.. 

Here is a link to the February 22, 2022 webinar:


Thursday February 24

At Home on the Saanich Peninsula

Farrell Boyce (retired scientist, environmental activist), Reverend Shana Lyngood (co minister of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria), Tiffany Joseph (member of the WSANEC Leadership Council) and Jacklynn Barrs (environmental scientist and activist) discuss what it means to be fully at home on the Saanich Peninsula. This discussion can be viewed as a an extension of the February 20 webinar “Protecting Nature by Building Community”

Here is a link to the recording of the ZOOM webinar:


Migratory Bird Sanctuaries In Greater Victoria, BC: New videos produced by NatureHood

Rick Searle at work at a Friends of Shoal Harbour “All Buffleheads Celebration”

Appended below are links to three short videos, arranged, produced and directed by Rick Searle, Greater Victoria Naturehood Coordinator. Filming and editing by Peter Campbell of Gumboot Productions. ____________________________________________________

Bob Peart, FOSH Chair, looks out over Tsehum Harbour (part of the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Here is a link to a short video about the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary:


Lindsey McCrank, Assistant Harbours and Watershed Cordinator for the Capital Regional District, talks about the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Here is a link to a short video about the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary:


Jacques Sirois, Chair of Friends of the Victoria Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Here is a link to a short video about the Victoria Migratory Bird Sanctuary.