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A Day in the Life




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05:58 B.C. Transit driver Garry Shrive waits for his first passengers of the day on Central Avenue on the No. 2 bus to downtown.

De’Lish baker Magdalena Lamarche puts the finishing touches on a cheesecake as she prepares for the day.

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A Day in the Life of Oak Bay, photographed June 5, 2012 We are pleased once again to present our annual photographic tribute to life in Oak Bay. Our team of shooters covered every corner of the municipality this time around, capturing people at work and at play, and engaged in various activities in between. We like to think of it as a good kickoff to summer in Oak Bay, where the living is pleasant and opportunities to enjoy our natural surroundings present

themselves everyday. We’d also like to thank those of you who are pictured in this edition for allowing us to feature you as an example of life in Oak Bay. We appreciate it. As a special treat this year, we have a few reader submitted photos. You’ll find those highlighted throughout this publication. – Laura Lavin editor, Oak Bay News

Photographers Don Denton, Sharon Tiffin, Adriana Durian, Laura Lavin, Erin McCracken, Kyle Slavin, Natalie North, Roszan Holmen and Travis Paterson

07:12 Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen checks his email as he begins his day with cereal and a cup of tea in his home. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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07:30 Friends Gordon Chambers, left, and Wallace Eggert chat about golf and relax in the Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

08:00 Produce manager Dave Halsall rolls out carts of fresh fruit outside Tomley’s market on Foul Bay Road.


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Oak Bay municipal worker Eric Stark services a fire hydrant on the corner of Brighton Avenue and Oliver Street. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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08:05 Morning commuters make their way to and from UVic by car, bus, bike and on foot. Kyle Slavin/News staff



Oak Bay municipal worker Linda McGillicuddy loads plants onto a truck for planting around Oak Bay.

Buses follow each other up Henderson Road near UVic during the morning rush hour. Don Denton/News staff

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William brings to Barclay’s over 35 years of experience as a maker and designer of


08:25 Seth Copeman, 9, pedals his unicycle down Musgrave Street towards Willows School.

Fifteen-month-old Gabrielle Jourdenais gets a face wipe from big sister Avalon, 4, as they have breakfast at their grandparents, Dave and Sharon Fisher’s, home on Thompson Avenue.

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Joan Mason, left, and Donna Clements take her Rottweiler, Cinq Ami, for a walk through Cedar Hill Corner. Kyle Slavin/News staff

At the municipal yard, Stephanie Pereira, from Pacific Mobile Depot, picks up bags of recycling the Oak Bay Green Committee collected during the Oak Bay Tea Party. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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09:08 Fourth-year student Tiffany Garnett, 23, preps for a marine biology exam in the front lobby of the Bob Wright Centre at UVic. Kyle Slavin/News staff

08:48 Jocelyn Henderson, 8, left, crosses the street en route to L’Ecole Willows Elementary with mom Orissa and twin sister Brianna. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

09:13 The Whole Beast smoke-meister Geoff Pinth prepares sausages for the smoker at The Whole Beast on Oak Bay Avenue. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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09:49 Darcy Clark from Luis Cardoso Masonry selects stones for a raised flower bed on Beach Drive. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

10:23 Firefighters Roger Stewart, left, and Kris Malinosky check a breathing apparatus face piece on a fire truck at the fire hall on Monterey Avenue, part of their daily routine. Sharon Tiffin/News staff


09:30 Coach Helen Masters, left, and Leo Mostachfi, 2, play with a puppet, as Samantha Yee, 7, centre, looks on during a weekly Sportball class at Oak Bay United Church.

Jaymee Sidel covers the scones as she prepares for the opening of the Kiwanis Tearoom at Willows Beach.

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10:39 Oak Bay Beach Hotel owner Kevin Walker takes a call outside his office at the nearly completed Oak Bay Beach Hotel on Beach Drive. SharonTiffin/Newsstaff

10:45 Charelli’s Cheese Shop owner Carmen Lassooij unpacks newly arrived cheeses in her Foul Bay Road shop.

11:10 Architect Rory Phillips checks the oil in his car at the Shell station on Oak Bay Avenue before heading off to an appointment.


11:00 Oak Bay parks employee Sean Cromarty installs wind barriers along the fencing surrounding the Carnarvon Park tennis courts.



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11:10 Chicken enthusiast Pat Rush spends a few moments with her hens in a coop behind her home on Transit Road. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

11:20 George Nation takes home a flat of flowers to replace some zinnias eaten by slugs. Laura Lavin/News staff

11:21 Grounds crewman Brad Sinclair drops sand to help drain the high-traffic areas along hole No. 15 of the Victoria Golf Club. Travis Paterson/News staff

11:32 Oak Bay Police Const. Dave Prill deals with paperwork at police office on Monterey Avenue. Don Denton/News staff

11:30 Markus Hediger, executive chef of Carlton House prepares a special meal to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee. Laura Lavin/News staff

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12:20 Josh Kalef feeds cookies to his dogs Bosco and Cubby. Laura Lavin/News staff

11:50 Margaret Weiss, left, Olga Stratholt and Helen Macpherson bundle up as they wait for the bus into Victoria.


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12:35 Stella Sarosiak takes a break at Willows Beach.

11:55 Oak Bay Pharmasave pharmacy staff, front to back, Sandy Nelson, Gina Mihaly-Wolfe, Lisa Holtner and Valerie Bjorn are hard at work taking and filling orders. Don Denton/News staff

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1:01 Gareth Gaudin, creator of the Perogy Cat comic and owner of Legends Comic and Books, at work in his home studio.

12:39 Writer Jude Isabella works on a freelance article in her Oak Bay studio. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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1:13 1:04 David Stephen enjoys his lunch in front of the Oak Bay municipal hall. Laura Lavin/News staff

Mojdeh, owner of Village Patisserie packs up an order for a customer. Laura Lavin/ News staff

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1:30 Oak Bay Rotary Club president Joan Peggs, right, and Oak Bay High Grade 11 student Caitlin Mangiacasale after she reported on her trip to attend Adventure in Citizenship in Ottawa. Tricia Timmermans photo

1:18 Zack Mears, 11, warms up his trombone before a performance in the Monterey Middle School gym. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Larry Maydonik, front, a member of the Oak Bay Sailing Club, forgoes a trip out on the water due to strong winds and opts to work on one of the club’s boats with Dennis Yap, at Oak Bay Marina.

Rory Stratton reads a graphic novel in a quiet spot behind the Welcome to Oak Bay sign at Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue.

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2:03 VPS Paving crew Kevin Gray, left, and Andrew Wickstrom prepare the asphalt as Tyler Wood, right, uses a roller to smooth a new driveway in the 1800-block of Oak Bay Avenue.


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L’Ecole Willows Elemetary School French immersion teacher Sarah Deblois mimes a mountain as she works on geography with her class. Sharon Tiffin/News staff


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2:10 Oak Bay High student Jon Souschef lies on his back on the grass outside the school playing his guitar.

Optician Jewel Knee, left, measures customer Doris Trigg’s eyes with a digital PD meter during a visit by Trigg to purchase new glasses at Oak Bay Optometry.

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Eva Kruger, 82, works out at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Bee Street. Kruger’s secret to staying young is to work out and eat healthy.

Katherine Klassen gets her hair done by En-Visage owner Anne Walsh at the salon on Estevan Avenue.

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2:41 Marjorie Clark plants some lychnis coronaria in a patch of her front yard along Dunlevy Street. Roszan Holmen/News staff

2:47 Ryan Aitchison, owner of Fusion Landscaping, lays bricks for a driveway at a newly-built house one block south of Estevan Village. Roszan Holmen/News staff

2:45 Alden Weymar, 8, prepares to return the ball while practising tennis moves with his father Matthew at the courts in Windsor Park. Don Denton/News staff

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3:06 3:00 Nate Corsi, 5, and brother Sam, 3, run off some energy with Grandma, Lien Dang, in Lokier Gardens.

Bus driver Dale Randall has a layover at Estevan Village while driving the 2A Willows route, which is his favourite route. Roszan Holmen/News staff

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3:07 Kai Bennett, 3, holds his cup for a refill from nanny Kala Halasz at Crumsby’s Cupcake Cafe on Estevan Avenue. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

3:11 Helen Lee waters the plants available at the Food Forum at the corner of Estevan Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road. Adriana A. Durian photo

3:18 Barista Amanda Baart prepares a speciality coffee at Pure Vanilla on Cadboro Bay Road.

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3:21 Dean Horsfall sets up a new stroller purchased from Buddies Toys for his 17-month-old daughter Cadence. Cadence wasted no time zooming the stroller up and down Estevan Avenue, and within seconds, navigated into the open door of the hair salon, giving a surprise visit to the ladies inside.


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Bob Martin works up a sweat through pedal power at Henderson Recreation Centre. The 74-year-old staff member has been a personal trainer since 1989. Erin McCracken/News staff


3:59 Wally Tsumura concentrates while taking a shot playing snooker at Monterey Centre.

It’s quitting time. Barry Russell moves a magnet on the staff board to show he’s out of the office, as his shift as a maintenance employee at Henderson Recreation Centre wraps up for another day.

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4:20 Carnarvon Cannons Bantam AA baseball players Tyler Rickman, at front left, Ryan Scherr and Yusaku Abe remove a protective cover from home plate before practice at Carnarvon Park.


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Mike O’Keefe from Westco wraps up working on a new home on Monterey Street for the day. Adriana A. Durian photo

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Simon Pollock, left, and Bennett Cannell take advantage of the afternoon sun to play street hockey.

Groundskeeper Emanuel Carreiro tends to a colourful trailing clematis on the sprawling grounds of a home on Upper Terrace Road.

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5:01 Johnny the border collie and Kayt the Dalmation wait for owner Robert Bill to play fetch at a popular dogwalking spot at the University of Victoria, along Cedar Hill Cross Road.


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UVic student Jacquie Cable works at earning next year’s tuition as she paints a stair railing along Elgin Road. Don Denton/News staff

4:48 Sully, a sixmonth-old Labrador-mastiff cross, shows Lowell Johnston some love near the University of Victoria grounds, along Cedar Hill Cross Road. Erin McCracken/ News staff

5:17 Canada geese cluster on a small group of rocks, enjoying the late afternoon sun as the tide rolls in to Oak Bay. Don Denton/News staff

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5:48 Harper Claire Murdoch enjoys bubbles and sunshine at the Music Together event in Windsor Park.


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5:19 Sara Bjorkquist and her son Nathan participate in the Music Together event at Windsor Park.

Sue Hayes practises fly fishing on the beach in front of Haynes Park.

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Meghan Kirby, 6, proudly runs to first base after hitting the ball during a t-ball game at Fireman’s Park.

Robert Duncan gives his daughter Roslyn a hand in the playground at Rotary Park.

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Adriana A. Durian photo

6:54 Alex Schmid, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, brought his homemade telescope (an eightinch reflector equipped with strong filters for safe viewing) to Cattle Point, where he hosted a steady stream of visitors there to witness the transit of Venus, which won’t occur again until 2117.

5:28 Oliver Lardiere takes a quick peek from behind specially protected binoculars while looking at Venus crossing the sun. Lardiere took in the view from Windsor Park.

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6:48 Seven-year-old Tower and his owner Mark Lougheed watch the world go by.

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Ian Fleury welcomes new guests to the Oak Bay Toastmasters group. The Oak Bay Toastmasters have been meeting for 15 years.

Landscaper Lance Langford from Acorn & Branch Landscaping works late into the evening.

Adriana A. Durian photo

Adriana A. Durian photo

a life less ordinary


Although it’s late, there’s still time for work and play all around Oak Bay.

9:13 Hockey player Larry Beatty, with the Blue Team, arrives at the Oak Bay Rec Centre for a semi-final game in the Duffer Hockey league. Adriana A. Durian photo

8:55 Sandy Friesen, a new Oak Bay resident, enjoys a walk along Oak Bay Avenue with her dog Tucker.


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Bartender Tamara Macgregor pours a brew at the Penny Farthing Pub. Adriana A. Durian photo

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