Guardians of Mary Lake: Festive Gathering & Fundraiser

by Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society

  • Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • 1772 Millstream Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6E4

Ticket Information

Ticket sales for this event are now closed.


Join us lakeside in the Highlands to hear the voices of support for the future “Mary Lake Nature Park” A sanctuary that will protect a watershed, pristine forest and many species, while creating a new link for a 25 km hiking trail loop.

Experience the awesome beauty and peace of this property that has been under conservancy ownership since 1947. That is 70 years - Let's make it forever!

Music by “The Vancouver Island Caledonia Pipe Band”

Guest speakers include:

                  Tom Sampson  - Tsartlip elder                                    

                  Elizabeth May   - Federal Green Party Leader

                  Jill Robinson  -  Habitat Acquisition Trust

                  Ken Williams  - Mayor of Highlands District      

                  Lisa Helps Mayor of Victoria            

                  Frances Litman - Creatively United for the Planet

                  Alistair MacGregor - Federal NDP MP   

                  VancityCommunity Real Estate Dept.




12 pm: Gates Open

1 pm: Festivities kick off in stage area (see details above)

3 - 5 pm:Spirit of Nature Walks” – on streamside trails

                 “Why Mary Lake?”   -  Informative slide show in house

Getting Here:

Get your tickets for the shuttle bus online asap so we can be sure you have a seat.

By Transit:

Take a Bus to the Western Speedway2207 Millstream Rd - $3 for shuttle bus to site and back 

By Car:

We encourage car pooling - post on our Facebook event page for rides needed or offered


Limited parking on Millstream Rd near main gate

Additional parking at Highlands Community Hall729 Finlayson Arm Road - 5 min. walk to main gate

Parking at Western Speedway Lot - 2207 Millstream Rd, Victoria

Shuttle bus to site - $3 for both ways (free parking)

Goal Progress


of $5,000

Days to Buy


1772 Millstream Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6E4

29 April 2017
Saturday, 29 April 2017 12:00 PM (PDT)


We have a need for volunteers before, during and after this event. Please let us know if you can give a few hours of your time to help us to create this special nature park. Greeters, parking & set up.


Questions about this event?

Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society
499 Millstream Lake Rd
Victoria , BC
V9B 6H5

About This Charity

Since 1979 the Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society has been promoting the preservation and acquisition of green space and park lands for the benefits of all citizens of the Greater Victoria area. Our main focus now is on nature conservation, education and connection. Our goal is to preserve environmentally sensitive ecosystems and habitats while promoting education in outdoor environments that offer a deeper awareness and connection to the natural world. Our emphasis on "Nature as Sanctuary" helps people understand the incredible benefits of well-being they receive simply from spending time in nature. Our partnerships with local land trusts and environmental groups enables us to access the research necessary to put in place land covenants that will protect areas from future development.