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This November Sunday Run took place on a typical late Fall day -- sunny and cool.
But by the time the run was over, it was starting to get very cloudy and some folks
may have gotten a bit wet on their way home.


There was a respectable turnout of 30 people, driving 7 vintage cars and 12 modern cars.

Liz Taylor designed the route to drive past 18 local Memorials -- in Saanich, Esquimalt, Victoria and Oak Bay.  She also provided some additional information on each memorial, for those interested.

The route started on West Burnside Rd. and we veered off to drive by the George R. Pearkes Community Rec. Centre.  Then onto Tillicum Rd. to Colville Rd., where we passed by the entrance to the Veterans' Cemetery (God's Acre).
As we turned onto Admirals Rd., we past CFB Esquimalt Naden and the construction site where the former Esquimalt Legion stood.  Lyall St. took us down to CFB Esquimalt Dockyard and then past St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church.  We also past the memorial cairn in front of the Esquimalt Town Hall and Memorial Park. 

Catherine St. and Bay St. took us past the Bay Street Armoury, and then to Blanshard St. and past the Save-On-Foods Centre Memorial Arena.

Heading downtown to Belleville St., we past the Cenotaph at Belleville and Government St.  As we headed around the back of the Legislative Buildings on Oswego St. and Superior St., we past 4 more memorials by the large fountain.

Southgate St. took us to Quadra St., where we past the Afghanistan Memorial in the Courthouse Park, and Pioneer Square Cenotaph and cemetery..

November202001 We moved on to Fort St. and Linden Ave. which took us down to Dallas Rd. and past the Millenium Peace Sculpture at Clover Point.  We then passed Ross Bay Cemetery to St. Charles St.

Back to Fort St. and on to Richmond Ave. and Bay St.  Shelbourne St. from Bay St. to Mt. Douglas Park is designated as the Road of Remembrance, and is lined with large London plane trees in memory of the BC soldiers lost in WWI.
Gore-Peace Park Memorial is located at Shelbourne St. and Church Ave.  Cedar Hill X Rd. took us by St., Luke's Church at the corner of Cedar Hill Rd.

We wended our way over to Beach Dr., via Pear St., Poplar Ave., Cedar Hill X Rd. and Lansdowne Rd.

Our final memorial was the Oak Bay Cenotaph monument near Cattle Point, and that is where the drive ended.


  Thanks to Liz and Paul Taylor

  for another interesting
  Sunday drive.
Former VCCC Victoria Chapter Member
Naval Service Memorial Wall, CPOs Mess, Lyall St.
The Memorial Wall in the Save-On-Foods Centre
B.C. Afghanistan Memorial
Millenium Peace Sculpture, Clover Point
Road of Remembrance -- Shelbourne Street
Oak Bay Cenotaph, Cattle Point 

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