John Armitage of the Community Association of Oak Bay holds an image of the new bike and stroller shelter coming to Windsor Park. Pictured are Kris Nicholls and Joan Peggs of the (CAOB), Tsle Wokersien (Jaguar Club of Victoria), Mayor Kevin Murdoch, and Terry Sturgeon (Jaguar Club). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

John Armitage of the Community Association of Oak Bay holds an image of the new bike and stroller shelter coming to Windsor Park. Pictured are Kris Nicholls and Joan Peggs of the (CAOB), Tsle Wokersien (Jaguar Club of Victoria), Mayor Kevin Murdoch, and Terry Sturgeon (Jaguar Club). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay association rolling on new bike shelter for to Windsor Park

Shelter set for bikes, strollers during uptick in park use

A new cycle-stroller shelter is coming to Windsor Park.

The Community Association of Oak Bay is behind the project that was initially estimated to cost $18,000.

That was the pre-COVID-19 price, said Joan Peggs, a member of the association who is chair of the bike shelter committee. Costs are now $25,000.

Nonetheless, the project is off to a rolling start as Oak Bay council pre-approved it (assuming the funding comes in) and the first donation was a whopper, $3,000 from the Jaguar Club of Victoria. The Jaguar club hosts its annual car show at Windsor Park and was eager to give back as a thank you.

A new shelter is coming to Windsor Park to cover bikes and strollers. The Community Association of Oak Bay is fundraising the $25,000 project. (Image from Community Association of Oak Bay)

READ ALSO: Community association donates bike repairs stands to Oak Bay

“We are grateful to Oak Bay and the residents for welcoming the [car show]. We’ve been here in the rain watching rugby and know it will be nice to have a shelter for bikes, for strollers, and for a place to duck under,” said Dorothy Moleski of the Jaguar club.

To date, the community association has raised $4,000 so far and will donate $3,000 of its own money in a matching campaign.

This new shelter will be built with similar materials to the day-area shelter that was installed at the Windsor playground. It will have a cement pad, be well lit, and have stained wood on the underside.

It’s estimated to take about 200 hours to construct.

Kris Nichols, president of the community association, said they noticed the trend of more people enjoying Oak Bay parks and cycling on Oak Bay roads.

“This seemed like the perfect opportunity to partner with Oak Bay Parks and Recreation in the construction of this shelter. We have always been a big supporter of active transportation initiatives,” Nichols said.

Windsor Park had an estimated 33,000 visitors annually pre-pandemic and a need for covered parking for more bikes and for the many strollers bringing pre-schoolers to programs at the pavilion.

The community association is also in the process of donating bike repair stands to Windsor Park, Monterey and Henderson recreation centres, Willows Beach, and Oak Bay High.

“This will help entice more people to come on shoulder days,” said Mayor Kevin Murdoch. “We are thankful in Oak Bay that the community has contributed so many iconic things [everything from] the bike repair stands to the Kiwanis Tea House].”

Email the Community Association of Oak Bay at oakbayconnector@gmail.com for more information or to donate. Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.

reporter@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

VicPd are asking for the public’s help in finding Camper, a lost pit bull who ran away after their owner’s van was reportedly attacked by a man with a hammer on June 12. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Edmonton man reportedly smashes van’s windows with hammer while woman and her dog inside

VicPD are asking for help to find Camper, the woman’s dog who ran away during the Friday incident

Red arrow shows the existing warehouse that is home to a variety of specialized equipment used by the Capital Region Emergency Services Telecommunications (CREST). The service provider is looking for a new home that will protect the equipment in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster. (Google Maps)
CREST telecoms look to find a post-seismic facility in Greater Victoria

The move will better protect equipment vital to its 50 emergency service clients across the CRD

(Black Press Media file photo)
FRESH AND LOCAL: Greater Victoria farm markets ready to greet shoppers

A list of markets on the go this spring and summer, right into fall

A temporary urgent and primary care centre will open in Esquimalt this week, offering residents more health care options in their own community. (Black Press Media file)
Esquimalt’s temporary urgent and primary care centre to open Monday

The Esquimalt Health Unit will house the temporary site, permanent location opening in December

A client and a staff member embark on an art project at Oak Bay United Church. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)
VIDEO: Oak Bay group of adults with developmental disabilities promotes community inclusivity

Victoria Community Connections moved to Oak Bay late last year

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Queen Victoria statue at B.C. legislature vandalized Friday

Statue splattered with red paint by old growth forest proponents

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officer charged with assault during an arrest in 2019

The service has released no other details about the allegations

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Nathan Watts, a member of the Tseshaht First Nation near Port Alberni, shares his story of substance use, a perspective he said isn’t seen enough. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Watts)
Public shaming, hate perpetuates further substance use: UVic researcher

Longtime addict Nathan Watts offers a user’s perspective on substance use

Most Read