Unfortunately the City of Victoria is not allowing us to use Summit Park for the 4th annual Summit Park Pumpkin Parade, so the event has been cancelled for 2022.
We will revisit the possibility of hosting it again in 2023.
Join us November 1st for an enchanting fall experience celebrating the artistry of local pumpkin carvers. Bring your jack o'lantern for display along the paths in Summit Park for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!
There may be a surprise performance when you get to the tower! We ask that groups maintain physical distance.
Recommended donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of removing the pumpkins for composting.
Consultation and Advocacy on Behalf of Hillside-Quadra Residents and Business Owners
Mission: Communicate our needs to the City, the CRD, and other public bodies
In 2019 we focused on advocating for community space (possibly including a library) at 950 Kings Road (formerly Blanshard Elementary).
Check out the Engagement Report that we presented to the CRD Hospitals and Housing committee for details on our public consultation activities.
Safer Streets for Hillside Quadra
Mission: Slow traffic on side streets
Throughout Hillside-Quadra vehicles cutting through the side streets at high speed pose serious risks to people walking and on bicycles, and other road users. We advocate for innovative and cost-effective traffic calming measures through the Safer Streets for Hillside Quadra Facebook page, as well as presentations in the neighbourhood and at City Hall.
Advocacy for Local Improvements
Mission: Make our neighbourhood better
Advocate for and support better park access and maintenance, alternative transportation options, playground improvements, beautification, placemaking and community-building projects in Hillside-Quadra. Examples include advocating for an improved traffic diverter at 5th Street and Kings Road, pole painting projects, requesting services such as mailbox replacement, line and hydrant painting, and street sweeping.
Sharing Information about Local Events
Mission: Keep residents informed of local happenings
We keep an updated event calendar where anyone can check out upcoming events in Hillside-Quadra and the surrounding area. We also announce upcoming events via email. We do not have regular meetings, but you're always welcome to reach out!
Who We Are
We're parents, friends and neighbours who advocate for positive change in our community.
Empress von Grease Monkey
Yvonne loves biking, especially with her family, and she wants to help other families access and enjoy the outdoors on bikes. Community-building is what she’s all about, on her block, and on the trails. Yvonne is passionate about removing barriers to biking and advocating for better local bike parks so that families can get out and ride close to home. She’s a natural leader, and an inspiration. Yvonne is Vice President of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.
Ministry of History
Vincent is passionate about urban history and loves experimenting with radical democracy in placemaking. As a local historian, he wants to ensure that the questionable history of "urban renewal" is not forgotten. Vincent is founder of The City Walks, where he leads carefully curated tours of Victoria highlighting different aspects of its political history. Vincent was a founding board member of the Victoria Placemaking Network.
Jenn is excited about community-building, placemaking, and interactive art. She aims to improve access to public spaces, including parks and libraries, and to help integrate interactive public art into those spaces, so that people can experience an abundance of unexpected joys. Jenn was on the Advisory Panel for Create Victoria, the city’s newly developed Arts and Culture Master Plan.
Summit Park Pumpkin Parade
Select your desired arrival time for the Summit Park Pumpkin Parade below.
If you're not able to arrive during the window that you select, we will will do our best to fit you in, while maintaining proper physical distancing.
Suggested donation is $2-5, to cover the cost of removing the pumpkins for composting.
Pay what you can. Recommended amount $5 per person, or $20 per family.
*PayPal account not required. Just click on "Pay with a credit or Visa Debit card" on the payment screen to pay without a PayPal account.