Welcome to the home of the Mount Tolmie Community Association (MTCA). We help facilitate, promote, support or undertake activities that will enhance the quality of life for those living and working in the Mount Tolmie area and to foster community engagement.  We foster and maintain a working relationship with Saanich Council and staff, business and service organizations, developers, special interest groups and other community associations for the betterment of our community. We review proposals to ascertain compliance with the OCP (Official Community Plan) and our Local Area Plan while seeking fair and appropriate community amenities. Like us on Facebook

Meet your MTCA board and volunteers:
Marlene Davie: President
Lynn McColl: Vice-President
Brodie Porter: Development and Land Use Contact
Wendy Webb: Secretary
Mark Davie: Treasurer
Gayla Baranieski: UVic Community Liaison Rep.
Mei Ang: Board Member
Val Neaves: Board Member
Penny Stevens: SCAN Volunteer Rep.
Samantha Lawrence: Events contact
Patty Mack: Past-President



The District of Saanich is in the process of updating our Climate Plan: 100% Renewable & Resilient Saanich. The Plan is being developed over the next year and will identify the actions needed to:
  • become a 100% renewable energy community (and corporation) by 2050,
  • achieve an 80% reduction in GHG emissions (from 2007 levels) by 2050, and
  • prepare for and adapt to a changing climate.

The new Climate Plan will address transportation, housing, land use, consumption and waste, energy, resilience to a changing climate, and more. You can read the Climate Plan Backgounder (at www.saanich.ca/climateplan) which provides an overview of the project, background information on the theme areas, and some great examples of climate action already happening in our community as well as how it links with our natural environment.

There are many other ways to participate, including:

  • Survey – we would be grateful if you could complete the Saanich Climate Survey (at www.saanich.ca/climateplan) and also invite your networks to participate if interested. You do not need to reside in Saanich to complete the survey, as long as you work in or visit Saanich (e.g. use the parks, recreation centres, shops etc.).
  • Fall Public Workshops & Open Houses – we are planning two interactive half day open houses and workshops on both climate mitigation and adaptation where the public will have a chance to delve into the issues and shape emerging strategies:
    • Thursday November 29, 2018, 3pm to 8pm – Gordon Head Recreation Centre (more info and registration to follow at www.saanich.ca/climateplan)
    • Saturday December 1, 2018, 10am to 3pm – Gordon Head Recreation Centre (more info and registration to follow at www.saanich.ca/climateplan
  • Climate Updates – individuals can sign up to the Climate Action Quarterly and the 2050 Climate Plan Update e-news letter here to be kept up to date on latest news, updates and events.
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 20th, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Venue:  Cedar Hill Golf Course
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Venue: Campus View Room, Cadboro Commons, University of Victoria

Open House – New UVic Residence Proposal

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 20th, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Gordon Head Rec Centre, Multipurpose Room

Date & Time:Wednesday, November 21st, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: University of Victoria, McPherson Library Foyer


The Fall 2018 MTCA Bulletin

The MTCA is a group of community volunteers whose goal is to make the Shelbourne Valley a meaningful and safe place to live.  Be a part of it! *********************************

Development updates: Not all have applications in Saanich yet.  For those that are, check the active developments pending with Saanich on their website.

  • 3601 Cedar Hill Road (Contact Daniel Doore, 250-721-2788)
  • 1677 Christmas Ave (Contact Denise Kors, 250-544-4017)
  • 1514, 1520 Cedar Hill Cross Rd | 3801, 3811 Cedar Hill Rd (Trillium/Highgate) (Contact Tony James, 250-388-4261 ext. 107)
  • University Heights Mall (in Gordon Head Residents Association boundary, new owners consulting all surrounding community associations), (Contact Tamra Groh, 604-694-8815)
  • Kisber/Stanboul/Christmas (Contact Eric Barker, 250-385-4565)
  • 1770 Mortimer (Contact Laurie Poulsen, 250-886-1248)
  • 1650 Cedar Hill X Rd (Contact Brad McAdams, 250-383-4124)
  • 1604 Derby Rd (Contact Denise Kors, 250-544-4017)
  • 3900 Block Shelbourne Street (Contact Travis Lee, (250) 477-2414)


Building Neighbourhoods For The Future


Shelbourne Community Kitchen Fundraising Campaign
The kitchen has begun its first ever fundraising campaign and the goal is to raise $80,000.
As a founding member of the kitchen, the MTCA is proud to support the campaign including promoting it to the wider community. The kitchen is a unique and special non-profit organization in the Shelbourne Valley that: provides access to nutritious food; develop gardens where people work together to grow food for themselves and others; offers other community, spiritual and social resource.
For further information and to support the kitchen please go to the website: http://shelbournecommunitykitchen.ca



Important Information

Saanich Council MeetingsSchedule and information can be found on the Saanich website.

Safer community: In an effort to reinforce that our community is made up of a wonderful and diverse group of people and businesses, the MTCA promotes two programs:  Block Watch and the “Mount Tolmie Good Neighbour Program 2017” program.

The MTCA is proud to support your community with two amenities:  A bench located at Richmond/Poplar (near the bus stop) and a Bike Repair Station located at the north end of Shebourne Village Square.

Volunteer opportunities include: communications, special projects, lead contact for developments and more.  If you are able to give 3-4 hours per month, have the skills and knowledge in board governance and communications that would be a valued asset.

For further information, email: info@mtca.ca or call Marlene Davie at 250-472-2246.