PROSPECT LAKE HERITAGE SOCIETY
- The Prospect Lake Heritage Society is pleased to announce the publication of “Prospect Lake: Reflections A Photographic Tribute of Significant Heritage Stories.”
- Publication of this book was made possible in part by an Arts Development Project Grant from the Capital Regional District.
- The Book Launch on Sunday Sept 23, 2012 at Tia’s Heritage Cafe was a huge success! The community turn-out was great and we sold out of books on-hand that day.
- The book can be ordered at email@example.com Cost is $50 per book.
- The book is now available at the Central Branch Library [735 Broughton St.] and at the Saanich Centennial Branch [3110 Tillicum Rd].
May 7th, 2013: The Prospect Lake: Reflections book was presented with an Honourable Mention Communication Award by the HALLMARK HERITAGE SOCIETY. This award “recognizes individuals or groups for exemplary work in COMMUNICATING heritage information and values through communications and education programs, print and electronic media, or publications.”
See the award letter here: Hallmark Heritage Society Award Letter
Visit the Hallmark Heritage Society @ http://www.hallmarksociety.ca/
Selected photos from the book:
Book Cover: Prospect Lake 1978 Courtesy: Margaret Hubner
Jackie Williams being held by his father, Tony Williams, 1926 Courtesy Whitehead Family
Detail of T.N. Hibben & Co’s Map of the Saanich Peninsula 1921 Courtesy Gary Cunningham
George Fraser 1948 Courtesy Wayne Phillips
Whitehead garden, c 1931 Courtesy Whitehead Family
Gawn “Bud” McCullough, c 1917 Courtesy Doris Wakelyn
McGregor farm, 1930’s [The old farmhouse is where the Prospect Lake Golf Course club house sits now.]
Courtesy McGregor Family
Our Lady of Fatima Courtesy Jo Ponsford
Heal’s Post Office, open from August 1, 1892, to February 29, 1912.
Courtesy Saanich Pioneer Society F550ph # 1 C. 1895
Prospect Lake General Store: Pat [Durrance], Evelyn Durrance, John Durrance, Doug Hill, 1954
Courtesy Pat Anderson
B.C. Electric Railway Company Trolley Car, May 27th 1923 Courtesy Henry Ewert
Nellie Whitehead and children, 1930’s Courtesy Whitehead Family
In front of Oldfield Garage, the log used for the lake float: Bill Whitehead and unidentified man.
Courtesy Gladys Raper
Brian Oldfield on homemade tractor, with Dick Pillar in rear-engine 1927 Chev.
Courtesy Saanich Pioneer Society F441 ph # 26
The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. Aerial shot with Juan de Fuca Strait in the distance, 1940’s
Courtesy Richard M. Pearce
Marilyn Bell stayed with the Jack Todd Family, practicing at Prospect Lake. Jack supplied the guide boat, and rowed it, for her 1956 successful swim across the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Here she is with Rick, John and David Todd. Courtesy C.F. Todd
Maltby Lake: Owned by the family for five generations, the lake and old growth forests have been protected as a natural area for over 150 years.
Photos: Courtesy Woody Thomson
Dumbleton Hunting Lodge
Cuthbert Holmes and younger brother, c 1914
Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltby_Lake