Greetings! We hope you all had a chance to enjoy the glorious summer weather we had and are back into the swing of the coming fall season.

Although your board is now following a quarterly meeting schedule format, directors were still quite busy working in and for our communities during our summer recess.

Membership Drive

We started our membership drive this summer by revising the old OPSRRA membership brochures to a new format and hosting an information booth at Shirley Day on Saturday August 18 on the grounds of the Shirley Community Hall. Many thanks go out to our OPSRRA member volunteers Bob and Heather Phillips, Alison and David Maule-Kronmiller, and board directors Wendy Morton and Brenda Mark, who worked the booth tirelessly that day answering questions about OPSRRA and enrolled over ten new members!

We’re also hoping to host our next booth at the Sooke Fall Fair Arts and Crafts show on November 17-19, as well as other opportunities. If you would like to volunteer and help us host the OPSRRA booth at this next event, please contact us by email at

Community Signage

OPSRRA is submitting a request letter to Mike Hicks for funding from CRD and/or B.C. Hydro to erect community signage (“Welcome to Jordan River”) at the east and west borders of the Jordan River along Highway 14 (West Coast Road) given the deteriorating state of existing signs. The new signage would be of a similar wood design to that of Shirley and Otter Point, and symbolize the importance of the Jordan River community to the social, economic and environmental welfare of our electoral region. We will keep you posted.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, and/or you wish to volunteer your time and assistance in any way at

In the meantime, have a safe and wonderful fall, everyone, and we hope to see you at our General Meeting on November 5!