South Jubilee News

October 1998

In this issue ...

Fifth annual StreetFest sizzles!!

Under a generous September sun, the sounds of Larry LaBrecque and his Rubber Blues Band once again announced to the neighbourhood that we were claiming Leighton Road for ourselves, and celebrating South Jubilee with food, drink, socializing, a clown, and good music.

Thanks to all these businesses for providing us with food, shelter, prizes, and popcorn:

Bagga Pasta Ninos for Kids
Bank of Montreal O'Beans
Baskin Robbins Oak Bay Books
Blighty's Bistro Oak Bay Shoe Repair
Christies Carriage House Oak Bay Toys & Books
Cook's Day Off Pharmasave
Country Comforts Safeway Canada
Countrywide Realty Salon George
Crossroads Antiques Science Works
Departures Travel Shecky & Elroy's
GardenWorks Shoppers Drug Mart
Great Canadian Bagel Starbucks
Kelly's Pet Mart Superway Market
Kentucky Fried Chicken Tell Me A Story Bookstore
Le Normandie Thrifty's foods
Mee Wah Yo Video

Thanks too, to the many South Jubileeans who worked hard to make the event a success, and to those who came to enjoy socializing in the sun. See you all next year!

Neighbourhood Meeting

Tuesday, October 13th - 7:30p.m.
Sundance School on Bank Street

  1. News & chat
  2. Presentation by Dick Austin - Coordinator
    Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program
  3. Sundance School Liaison – Tory Stevens
  4. Other business


Be prepared?

"Preparedness is the key." "Be an asset, not a victim."

These are the watchwords of the Victoria Neighbourhood Emergency Program, now moving into high gear under the leadership of Dick Austin, previously of the Victoria Fire Department.

"Your neighbourhood may be on its own for at least three days after an emergency," says Austin. "Police, hospitals, and emergency services will be overwhelmed by the number of calls they receive."

He points out that in an emergency neighbours want to help each other. So the program is designed to provide volunteers with the skills they will need to be of assistance when the earthquake strikes, or the city is once again snowbound with El Nino's revenge.

Austin will be at the next meeting of the Association, on Tuesday, October 13th, to answer questions about emergency preparedness.

Plastic Recycling - A Great Success

Yes, in spite of the fact that the CRD has not been able to start a general plastic collection, due to a limited availability of recycling facilities, we in South Jubilee have jumped at the chance to reduce our plastic waste stream. On the first Saturday, 54 households dropped off their bags and in September that number jumped to 92 -- 25% of our single family households. We are thrilled to have that response and to be able to send all that material out to the Syntal plant at Keatings for their plastic lumber production.

Next collection – October 10th at the corner of Bank Street and Leighton – 10 – noon.

Please hold your soft plastic for 2 months until December 12. Due to late equipment arrival, the plant won't be able to process this type of material until then.

New Newsletter Editor

Our Newsletter has a new editor. After many years of noble service and great product, Michael Best has passed on the responsibility for producing the Newsletter. Liz Hoar has offered to take over the production but not the writing -- so if there are any neighbourhood ideas you would like to share, call Liz at 595-2685.

Still Looking…

The Association is still without a president. Roger Smeeth has kindly offered his services on a temporary (his emphasis) basis. If you’re interested in the job or know someone who might be, come to the next meeting or phone Roger at 595-3914.

Our New Block-Rep Network

So that we can bring our Neighbourhood Association closer to our residents, a group of individuals have agreed to represent the particular block they live on and put a more personal face on the Association for their neighbours. In the event of an emergency such as the snowstorm of '96, or at any other time, residents will have someone on their block to contact for information or help. So far we have Reps for every block except the north half of Amphion.

South Jubilee Block Representatives

(listed as north or south of Leighton Rd.)

Roger Smeeth
1818 Leighton Rd.
Devon St. Dennis
1544 Bank St.
Ruth Turner
1728 Duchess
Tory Stevens
1525 Fell
Liz Hoar
1752 Davie
Michael Best
1520 Davie
Pat Jones
1703 Lee
Dorrie Murphy
1615 Redfern
June Cliffe
1514 Amphion
Foul Bay-North/South
Martin Monkman
1520 Foul Bay


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