Lillian Hoffar Park April 13, 2019

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a volunteer and community engagement activity in North Saanich at Lillian Hoffar Park. This was part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Thank-you to everyone who participated: Bo, Brian, Chao, Christie, Graham, Hamlin, Huang, Hui, Jialu, Jialou, Joan, Lily, Mingzhe, Riley, Roger, Ruby, Ruining, Samuel, Shanli, Shujun, Tingyu, Weihe, Yang, Zhuohua and Zixuan.

Thank you very much to the North Saanich Parks Department for providing funds to this activity! A special thanks to the Parks’ Department Managers – Aaron and Jim for recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership! Your support made it all possible.

Thank you very much to the Friends of North Saanich Parks for all that you do for North Saanich Parks!

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors for providing thank-you gifts to our volunteers: West Coast Seeds for providing veggie and flower seeds, and LUSH for providing bath bombs. Plus our granola bars were donated by the awesome Nature’s Path



  • 28 volunteers participated (25 GVGT volunteers) and contributed 81 volunteer hours
  • 21 volunteers had never been to Lillian Hoffar Park before!
  • 14 of the volunteers were introduced to removing invasive English Ivy!
  • We removed 5 cubic metres of English Ivy (and some holly and blackberry) from an area measuring approximately 200 square metres.
  • We had a group of students from the Beifang Leadership Program. The students are all from China and are here in Victoria for three months participating in leadership activities! Welcome!

Before and After photos






Volunteers in Action

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