2017-7-1 : OAK BAY MARINA – CANADA DAY 2017

FREE – NO TICKETS – MUSIC ALL AFTERNOON

OAK BAY MARINA STREET PARTY

CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD POSTER – PLEASE DISTRIBUTE

CLICK HERE to hear and maybe learn one of the three simple harmony parts

SINGING O CANADA – PREPARING FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS – CONSCIOUSNESS RISING

TIME TO BRING TOKITAE (LOLITA) HOME TO SALISH SEA

A SYRIAN MAN PLAYS TURKISH MUSIC ON TURKEY HEAD

Victorians are invited to join together on July 1 st at Oak Bay Marina as a spontaneous community gathering of grandparents, parents and kids of all ages take part the community singing of “O Canada.” 1 PM. Choirmaster is Hilary Coupland.

GUEST PERFORMERS

Sari Alesh – Syrian Violinist : https://youtu.be/KxqEw0wAUmU

Hilary Coupland – Guest Choir Conductor

Don Hauser’s SAXOPHORIA Band

MUSIC

Sheet music and rehearsal learning tracks are available for download at https://www.windsorsingsocanada.com/sheet-music

If you love harmony, simply download your part (low, mid, high vocal range), learn your part, then come sing your part at noon on July 1!

LOCATION

The gathering takes places in front of the great Salish Sea iron sculpture by Salish artist Chris Paul.

The Salish Sea Iron Sculpture

This location is part of the site of the ancient seaport of Sitchanalth.

It was also the location of Sealand where humans first realized that keeping ORCAs in captivity was inconsistent with the emerging human spirit.

 

BRING LOLITA HOME

As the World Spotlight is on Canada we are happy to do our little bit to also share this attention with “Tokitae/Lolita” and the “Bring Lolita Home” movement who are campaigning this month to bring Lolita home to Friday Harbour from a pen in Miami.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR MORE : https://youtu.be/T-plB6vwDGo

A MUSICAL AFTERNOON

After the singing of O Canada, you will be entertained by Oak Bay Talent extraordinaire, led first by a new Oak Bay resident, the Syrian Violinist Sari Alesh.

GUEST PERFORMERS

Sari Alesh – Syrian Violinist : https://youtu.be/KxqEw0wAUmU

Hilary Coupland – Guest Choir Conductor

Don Hauser’s SAXOPHORIA Band

EXTRAS

WEAR RED

BRING CHAIR and FLAG

PICNIC’S ENCOURAGED – THIS IS A PICTURE PERFECT PICNIC PLACE

2017-6-9 : Post from Dr Andrew Ross

Hi Bill,  Good to see the HH  News again. Suggestions

1) a lot of my photos could be dropped, and may be new ones added with a bit more background info added if people are interested.

2) With all the new owners you may want to canvass them for ideas, their interests, ideas for the future directions for Hampshire House. Some of us are getting a bit long in the tooth. There might be some hidden talent out there. If possible more input from different owners. Time to refresh?

Andrew

Hampshire House Overview

Hampshire House is located next to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel on the waterfront in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia (BC) Canada.

There are 36 condominiums in a unique concrete and steel building which has been substantially renovated inside and outside over the past 4 years.

The renovation included removal of the old stucco and thorough repair of the underlying concrete surfaces. Balconies were replaced; major enhancements to elevators; two roofs replaced; complete interior modernisation including upper and lower lobbies; guest suite renovation; lookout room renovation.

This is a “no rental building” mostly occupied by owners. The building appears from Beach Drive to be 3 floors as viewed from the road front. But in fact there are 6 levels as there are also three levels on the waterfront side layered down to the beach front. 

Every apartment benefits from magnificent water views which give each resident a special connection to the wonderful Oak Bay waterfront. 

Hampshire House Community Portal

The Hampshire House community portal is now online. This is not an official website. There is no private or confidential information maintained or stored and much effort has been made to honour peoples privacy – all data being already available on other websites on the Internet. The site is simply a portal to help you find information a little quicker and easier than a google search.

Here, you will find links to all manner of useful information about Oak Bay, its businesses and the Hampshire House neighbourhood.

You will (as our policy) NOT find information about council matters or internal issues. People will never be named except in rare circumstances where they have allowed this in recognition of contribution – ie :

  • Dr. Ross has allowed his name to be mentioned – crediting him for the wonderful wild-life photographs.
  • Bill Smith has allowed his name to be mentioned as the person “owning” and maintaining the website.
  • Liz Smith who owns Athlone Travel in Oak Bay has allowed her name to be used as “sponsor” of the website.

We are Volunteers

All Volunteers

Hampshire House with its Council and Working Group members are all volunteer residents and owners who have committed time and expertise to help all residents and owners. They continue to work together to take Hampshire House to new heights. Hampshire House is fortunate to have some wonderfully talented people taking responsibility without remuneration for everything from building maintenance to the Christmas Party. The main professional guidance and support is delivered by Ray Normandeau at info@prolinemanagement.com  (Proline Property Managers).  Please contact them on any issues relating to Hampshire House.

Resident and Owner Issues

If you wish to report anything you believe needs attention please phone or email Ray Normandeau at the email address above or on (250) 475-6440. He will pass the email to the appropriate council member, or deal with the issue immediately himself.

This applies to things like parking, building damage, water issues, garden maintenance, balconies and patios, broken bulbs, carpet damage, drains and anything and everything which is outside your own apartment.

After Hours and Emergencies

Remember when you call other residents on your list, even if you have a serious problem, they might be asleep or be dealing with other private issues.

Much better if you call PROLINE 24*7. 

Water Issues – call PROLINE Emergency Number. (250) 475-6440

Spa Pool Area Hours

Email from Oak Bay Beach Hotel General Manager Michelle Le Sage: 

  • Our pool hours are posted as 6:30 am to midnight
  • With “whisper only policy” in affect after 9pm when the spa treatment rooms close
  • Pools are restricted to hotel guests only outside of spa treatment hours
  • Day use is restricted to spa patrons and hotel guests (9am to 9pm)

We have been full the last couple of weekends with no known issues on our side. Let’s continue to work together to make this work for all of us.

Best regards  Michelle Le Sage : 250 940 0303

PS if there is excessive noise after 10:00 pm, Hampshire House residents are encouraged to call the hotel on (250) 598-4556; and if quiet is not achieved after 10 minutes to call the Oak Bay Police on (250) 592-2424. This is essential to ensure our issues are recorded.