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info@rithetsbog.org The Rithet's Bog Conservation Society is a non-profit volunteer organization.

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Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society (RBCS) is a registered non profit Society dedicated to the care and stewardship of Rithet’s Bog Conservation Area, which contains the last remaining peat bog on the Saanich Peninsula. This Saanich park was donated to the…

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 20th, 2019 Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Sun 1 PM · Rithet's Bog Conservation Society Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest Work Party News

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Human History

Rithet’s bog is named after Robert Patterson Rithet, a prominent Victoria businessman and politician who owned this and surrounding property in the latter part of the 19 th C. and early 20 th C. and raised thoroughbreds (the most famous…

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Memories of Rithet’s Bog

BARA Bugle (Broadmead Area Residents Association Newsletter), Fall 2004 - John Lucas Elsie Watson, a retired Oak Bay resident, never lived near Rithet’s Bog nor did she skate, but as a girl she accompanied friends as they slogged up the…

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A Man of the Land

BARA Bugle (Broadmead Area Residents Association Newsletter), Fall 2005 - John Lucas The photographs spill out of files and pile up before us. Here is Jack Burge in a farm truck with his brother Doug and his nephew. There is…

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A Healing Place

BARA Bugle (Broadmead Area Residents Association Newsletter), Spring 2006 - John Lucas Rithet’s Bog is one of the ecological glories of Vancouver Island. It is an important haven for more flora and fauna than the average person can identify. It…

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An Eclectic History of Broadmead

BARA Bugle (Broadmead Area Residents Association Newsletter), Fall 2006 - Valerie Green Today Broadmead is an upper-class treed neighbourhood of fine homes and manicured lawns – but of course it wasn’t always that way. Broadmead’s history comprises a varied mix…

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