Neighbourhood Life

Hillside-Quadra is a thriving, eclectic neighbourhood and the Hillside-Quadra News strives to showcase that.

Sample some of this vitality and diversity through stories about the people, places, issues, activities and culture of this community.

Cascadia Looking to Enhance Quadra Village Shopping Experience

January 29, 2018. Cascadia Liquor is proposing some changes to the Quadra Village shopping experience. Motivated to provide an enhanced customer experience through site improvements, the Cascadia Quadra location is applying to move to a larger location right behind its existing location in the Quadra Village Shopping Centre.

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Start the Holiday Season with Blue Bridge and Classic Radio Drama

From December 14-17 Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre invites Victoria audiences to once again experience classic radio drama as it was produced in the “golden age of radio” at its home, The Roxy Theatre, in the heart of Quadra Village, Victoria. Reviving its perennial favourite “It’s A Wonderful Life” based on the 1947 film of the same name by Frank Capra, Blue Bridge will also premiere a new adaptation of the 1940’s Ernest Lubitsch film “The Shop Around The Corner” by Andrew Bailey.

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Memories are Made at “The Nutcracker”

November 26, 2017. Alberta Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre from December 1 to 3. he ballet features gorgeous detailed costumes and million dollar sets by Emmy award winning designer Zack Brown. Choreographic Associate and Artist-in-Residence Edmund Stripe have created the choreography to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score.

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Allotment Gardens at The Summit at Quadra Village

29 October 2017: The Hillside-Quadra Healthy Neighbourhood Working Group, in consultation with The Summit at Quadra Village project team have identified allotment gardens as a priority for a 5000 square feet area of the site. This summer, the groundwork to develop a plan for presentation to Island Health – and to share with neighbourhood residents for feedback – got underway. Given the number of people in the neighbourhood interested in healthy, locally grown food, and the number of folks challenged by food security issues, it seems like the creation of allotment gardens is long overdue.

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Planning for the Future of Hillside-Quadra

June 15, 2017.
Over the next few years, the City of Victoria and several institutional partners, including BC Housing, School District 61 and the Capital Regional District, will reach out to Hillside-Quadra residents to develop a vision and a plan for the neighbourhood. Please share your ideas and participate in the grassroots planning process that unfolds in the autumn of 2017 and beyond. This is our opportunity to shape the future of our neighbourhood and city – and everyone has a role to play.

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Coming to a Hillside Crosswalk Near You!

15 June, 2017
Surely getting a simple change such as a pedestrian activated crossing light at Graham St. would not be too difficult? At least that’s what I thought going in! Thus began a very long process of working with the neighbourhood land use committee and navigating the corridors of City Hall.

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Get in the Gym!

Posted May 31, 2017.
Our goal is to get more people in the community involved in recreational and social activities at the gym. By providing a variety of different programs and events, we aim to make the gym a fun and inclusive space for everyone.

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Art Making Is Better With Others

Posted May 31, 2017.
For many of us, the enjoyment in making art lies in its being a solitary activity and so the idea of making art with others seems counter-intuitive. But making art as part of an art group or with others in, for example, a classroom environment has many benefits.

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Re-remembering Hillside-Quadra Resident Doug Hudlin (1922-2014)

May 14 2017. Yesterday’s Quadra Village Day celebrations brought longtime Hillside-Quadra resident Doug Hudlin (1922-2014) to mind for a number of people. In response to this, we’re posting the following tribute to Doug that first appeared in the print edition of the Hillside-Quadra News in 2014.

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Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym Now Open!

March 19, 2017. On February 1 the gymnasium at the former Blanshard Elementary School opened its doors to the community as “The Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym”. Under new management, through the Quadra Village Community Centre (QVCC), the gymnasium is now widely available for community use.

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Seeds for Thought

5 March, 2017. Kayla Siefried (Education Coordinator at the Compost Education Centre) inspires us to flex our green fingers in preparation for spring as she reflects on the value of food seeds and the beauty of the film “SEED: An Untold Story”.

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Update from École Quadra Elementary

By Marilyn Campbell, Principal École Quadra Elementary is a busy place with 430 students involved in many activities. The months of December, January and now February have been fabulous, as we have celebrated everything from Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa and... read more

Remembering Lyne England

By Carol Pickup, Coordinator SES Lyne England, a long time advocate with Seniors Entitlement Service (SES) at Quadra Village Community Centre, passed on December 27, 2016. Lyne was born in England and came to Canada at an early age. She trained as a nurse and taught... read more

Finding Phoenix – a poem by Patrick Hamilton

We are pleased to help fulfill one of Patrick Hamilton’s goals by publishing his poem, Finding Phoenix, in the Hillside-Quadra News. Patrick has had two of his poem’s published in the Poetry Institute of Canada’s Traceries of Trees Anthology 2017. Patrick says of... read more

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