An advocacy group has been staging a series of rotating camp-ins to draw attention to homelessness, poverty and youth exploitation in the region. Since the middle of August, this group has moved throughout the CRD, including Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, and the Western Communities. Most recently, they spent several weeks demonstrating in Colwood and Langford.
On Tuesday January 9th, 2018, the demonstration group set up a small number of tents on municipal property in Saanichton Green Park. This protest camp is expected to stay in Central Saanich for approximately two weeks.
The Central Saanich Police Service is working closely with the District of Central Saanich and the camp organizer to ensure this event is safe and peaceful and has minimal impact on the local residents use of the park.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Police Service at 250-652-4441.