Lights on the Gorge
A multi-cultural Celebration of Lights just before the Winter Solstice on Sunday, December 18th
The events include tree decorating, music and singing, seasonal readings, storytellers, Mummer’s Play, Morris dancing, and a Lantern Procession as dusk falls and it gets dark.
It will be enjoyable for people of all ages but especially children.
At 1:00pm It begins at Gorge-ous Coffee at 300 Gorge Rd. West
At 2:30 it continues across the street at The Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club
This annual event is sponsored by the Gorge Tillicum Community Association
The Gorge Tillicum Community Association is a voluntary organization that is recognized by Saanich as the representative voice of our community on local issues. We promote a healthy, vibrant community by addressing issues such as environment and parks, traffic and transportation, land use planning and streetscapes, social wellness and community celebration.
We have good working relationships with Saanich Council and municipal staff, as well as with other community agencies such as Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Pearkes Recreation Centre, Saanich Centennial Library, Saanich Silver Threads, and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. In addition, we also receive the support of local businesses for the Gorge Canada Day Picnic (see Picnic page for details)
The GTCA board of directors meetings are open to members and held monthly on the first Thursday at Pearkes Rec. Centre (except July & August) to direct the business of the association, with other sub committees involved with environment, traffic calming, Picnic planning, parks improvement meeting separately as required. Our Annual General Meeting occurs in the Spring each year and community members are welcome to attend and stand for election to the board. We produce seasonal newsletters during the year and these are delivered to every household in the neighbourhood by volunteer carriers.
The GTCA has established itself as a vibrant, proactive community group in south Saanich. We have achieved a great deal and our strength has been attracting great local people who invest their time, energy and skill to help build our community’s future. We invite you to come and join us.