Field trip: Island View Beach, Saanichton, November 28th

Where: Island View Beach, Saanichton
When: 9 am to 12 noon(ish)
Difficulty: Easy

Sean is offering to run a field trip on Sunday, November 28th along Island View beach. Participants should meet at the Island View Park parking lot at the end of Island View road.

Island view is a good beach for general beach combing and to look for fossils. On a previous trip a club member found a huge piece of Dallasite – our club stone. On the 28th high tide is at 11:30 in the morning, so we will be rock hunting with a rising tide, but this should present no problems. This beach is an easy walk, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Numbers are not limited, but please use this form to sign up if you plan to join the field trip so we will know when everyone has arrived. If your plans change and you no longer plan to join, please contact fieldtrips@vlms.ca to let Sean know.

Island View Field Trip sign up form for November 28th 2021

As the field trip is outdoors masks will not be required and vaccine passports won’t be checked.

Suggested things to bring:

  • Water (for drinking)
  • Rock hammer
  • safety glasses (eye protection) if you plan to use a rock hammer
  • gloves if you plan to use a rock hammer
  • hiking boots or good treaded running shoes

VLMS Christmas dinner (pot luck)

We will be hosting a club Christmas dinner on Monday, 6th December. The club will supply the turkey, and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish.

If you would like to join us, please check here to see what other people are planning to bring so we can avoid duplication

Christmas dinner-what people are bringing

then fill in this form to say what you plan to bring (your form answers will be automatically added to the spreadsheet above)

Christmas dinner (pot luck) planning form

Where: Burnside Lawn Bowling Club, 274 Hampton Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 1H1 (the usual meeting place)
When: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, December 6th

In addition to your pot luck dish, please bring your own cup, plate and utensils.  We will have a gift exchange – no more than $20 value and home made gifts are encouraged.  We will also be taking a collection of foodstuff (non-perishables) for the Mustard Seed food bank.

Dinner organizers:  Barb McKenzie barb.mckenzie@vlms.ca and Susannah Andersen susannah.andersen@vlms.ca