The Rockland Neighbourhood Association

Welcome to Rockland! We are a voluntary association of residents working to preserve and improve the Rockland neighbourhood. Rockland is a historic neighbourhood in Victoria, British Columbia. We are located on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

Government House Grounds and Covid 19

Shared below is a letter from the Honorable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia:

March 30, 2020

Dear “Friends of Government House Garden Society” and Rockland neighbours,

Government House is a dearly-loved community amenity and the only significant green space in the surrounding area. Due to recent closures of various parks and community amenities, we’ve been receiving inquiries about continued access to the Government House grounds.

This is a time when access to healthy outdoor environments is particularly important for both physical and mental health and I want to assure you that I remain committed to keeping the grounds open and accessible for as long as it is safe to do so. I fully expect that this will continue to be possible provided all our visitors are unrelenting in adhering to physical distancing directives. Our experience to date has been good and I thank you for that!

I am deeply grateful to the “Friends of Government House Garden Society” for their continued work on the grounds, which will be maintained as a priority. We also owe them thanks for shifting their regular work patterns to enhance safety and for demonstrating physical distancing at its best!

I’m pleased to tell you that we will be locating several handwashing stations on the grounds. Parking facilities remain open for the present; however, it will be necessary to close the outdoor washroom facilities in order to align with the Parks Canada and BC Parks directives. Thank you for understanding.

It gives me enormous pleasure to see people of all ages enjoying the beautiful Government House grounds. Thank you all for working with us to make this possible.

Stay safe, dear friends, and wash you your hands,

The Honorable Janet Austin

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia


Upcoming Events

Rockland Annual General Meeting postponed
Originally scheduled for Wednesday 25 March 2020, the Rockland Neighbourhood Association AGM has now been rescheduled for the fall of 2020

Please see the President's update under "RNA News" below for details

RNA board meeting dates for 2020
April 8th, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 9 (please confirm meeting date before attending).

Meetings of the RNA Board of Directors are held at 7:00 PM in the Government House Gardeners Cottage at 1401A Rockland Avenue.

All members are welcome to attend. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August)

RNA News



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