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Latest News and Upcoming Events

  Introducing our New Board Member:  Robin June Hood (Director) First Nations Liaisons     Robin is a cultural geographer, educator, filmmaker and activist/academic. She worked for several years in Latin America supporting Mayan efforts to strengthen indigenous...

Spring 2018 Newsletter #8

Spring 2018 Newsletter #8

Join Us for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING April 14, 2018    2- 4 pm Our AGM will provide an opportunity to learn about GVGS and what we have accomplished over the past year. There will a chance to meet the board and mingle with fellow members and supporters. Members in...

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors The Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society is requesting submission of nominations for new board members, to be elected at our April 14, 2018 AGM. Any member who wishes to stand for election must be nominated by another...

Matched Campaign Updates

Matched Campaign Updates

  Thank you so much to the donors who, during December 2017 gave $12,200 total to be matched. This means we are almost halfway to the goal of $25,000 for our matching campaign in just 4 weeks! Everybody at GVGS is really excited that our sponsor has agreed to continue...

Newsletter 7

Newsletter 7

2nd Annual New Year’s Day Gathering at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary & Nature House Jan.1, 2018: 1- 4 pm All ages are welcome Nature Trails Storytelling with Tsawout elder Earl Claxton Jr. (2-3 pm) Music Suggested donation: $5 for adults, children free, members free RSVP...

Newsletter #6 Lots to celebrate!

Newsletter #6 Lots to celebrate!

Happy fall to everyone! We have seen a burst of rain, but we are still blessed with gorgeous fall colours. We have a lot of information to share, so make a cup of tea and sit down to read all about the great news that has been happening at GVGS and Mary Lake.   ​First...

Newsletter #5: Springing Forward

Newsletter #5: Springing Forward

Momentum is starting to build for the creation of the Mary Lake Nature Park as more people attend our “Spirit of Nature” Walks and fall in love with the beauty. Because the land has been under conservancy ownership since 1947, when Gertrude Snider bought it from a...

Mary Lake Newsletter # 4

Mary Lake Newsletter # 4

​First of all we want to thank all of our supporters who made it possible to close on the purchase of the Mary Lake property on Dec. 23. It has been an exciting and momentous milestone in our collective effort to protect this beautiful green space so vital to the...

Exciting News

Exciting News

Highlands District, BC – Dec. 13, 2016 The Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society is pleased to announce the completion of phase one of our new campaign to create a 73 acre nature park which includes a 7 acre lake, creeks, wetlands and surrounding natural forest land on...

Mary Lake Newsletter # 3

Mary Lake Newsletter # 3

It has been an exciting and busy couple of weeks here at GVGS as we move closer to the Dec. 23 closing date. ​Lots of good news! Walkabouts at Mary Lake: 2 more were hosted, that had over 40 people attending including Eric Backman a professional photographer from...

Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary

1772 Millstream Rd,
Victoria, BC V9B 6E4

Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society

499 Millstream Lake Rd.
Victoria, BC. V9B 6H5
Registered Charity BN: 11894 6953 RR0001

WSÁNEC Coast Salish

Mary Lake lies within the traditional territories of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) Coast Salish Peoples.

​We recognize the integral role the ancestors of the WSÁNEC Coast Salish Peoples have played as past stewards of the Mary Lake and Highlands lands.

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