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#61 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

Due to that nasty rabbit virus there will be no rabbits at the Saanich Fair this year. In fact, the whole rabbit showing hobby has virtually collapsed as exhibitions are cancelled because nobody wants to travel with rabbits and risk spreading the virus. There is a vaccine but using it makes the rabbit unusable for meat consumption. 


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#62 Bingo

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 09:59 PM

Steam engine in fine form at the threshing show

 

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#63 Matt R.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:27 PM

Threshing?

Also, I see 54-40 is playing this year. Sad I have to miss it, again.

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#64 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:51 AM

Great photos, Bingo!

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#65 mbjj

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:19 AM

We've been going to the fair every year for ages, 35 years or so at least. Sunday I have never seen it so busy. Yes we had to wait extra time to get into and out of the parking area but they did have flag people at the four-way stop at Stelly's and Wallace, people directing traffic in and out of the parking area, and flag person directing us at the exit out towards Brentwood Bay. It was tolerable.



#66 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:30 AM

It's been a while since I've been out there. I was shocked at the development along Stellys next to the fairground--the gas station and all the rental townhomes.


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#67 Bingo

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:35 AM

It's been a while since I've been out there. I was shocked at the development along Stellys next to the fairground--the gas station and all the rental townhomes.

I thought all that was in the ALR.



#68 Mike K.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:39 AM

And there’s far more coming down the pipes.

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#69 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:43 AM

I thought all that was in the ALR.

 

The signage said Tsawout reserve.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:46 AM

I thought all that was in the ALR.

Indeed it most definitely is in the ALR.

Enquiring minds would wonder how gas stations and development get built on an ALR property?



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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:51 AM

The signage said Tsawout reserve.

Ahhh, yes, the CRD land title map shows that corner sticking out into the Fairgrounds is Tsartlip land (although it still shows as ALR land within the reserve ... although obviously following an entirely different set of rules from regular ALR land).


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#72 Bingo

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:57 AM

Ahhh, yes, the CRD land title map shows that corner sticking out into the Fairgrounds is Tsartlip land (although it still shows as ALR land within the reserve ... although obviously following an entirely different set of rules from regular ALR land).

 

At bottom left.

 

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#73 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

Sorry, the sign I saw yesterday may have said Tsartlip, not Tsawout. Both nations live in Central Saanich.

 

Here it is: The Meadows, managed by Devon Properties.


Edited by Rob Randall, 03 September 2018 - 08:02 AM.

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#74 Mike K.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:39 AM

There’s lots more coming. Check this: https://victoria.cit...t-construction/

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:09 AM

Ahhh, yes, the CRD land title map shows that corner sticking out into the Fairgrounds is Tsartlip land (although it still shows as ALR land within the reserve ... although obviously following an entirely different set of rules from regular ALR land).

 

Reserve land, they can build what they want. I am sure that it is needed and affordable rental accommodation. My concern would be how it is maintained over the years.



#76 Nparker

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:43 AM

It's boomer time at the Saanich Fair again this year.

 

 

The Saanich Fair is where rock n’ roll lives this Labour Day weekend. Take in the last hurrah of the summer with Canadian classic rock kings April Wine and Prism. The two serve up their greatest hits, making sure the hundreds of Fair-goers keep rocking into the night...

https://www.vicnews....t-saanich-fair/

For all I know these same two bands might have played at the first SF I attended back in 1978.



#77 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:54 AM

they did not really have relatively big acts back then.

#78 Nparker

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

they did not really have relatively big acts back then.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.



#79 AllseeingEye

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:53 PM

Not sure I'd classify Prism as a 'classic rock king' act, Canadian or otherwise. Their sound always irritated the hell out of me.

 

I was a fan particularly of early pre-1977 April Wine, but then I got to see them in Montreal in their heyday when they drew huge crowds of......you know......really hot French chicks. It was a simple deal in Mon-real: you wanted to "parlez" with the mademoiselles then you damn well were a fan of Myles Goodwyn. And that cannon they unleashed on "Stand Back" was pretty cool..... :)



 



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